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Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer

Moscow - A US former Marine charged with espionage in Russia was handed a USB drive containing state secrets without knowing what it contained, his lawyer told journalists on Tuesday after a hearing extending his client's custody.

Palestinians to refuse remaining US aid for fear of lawsuits

Bethlehem - The Palestinian government will refuse all US government aid for fear of lawsuits, officials said Tuesday, throwing the future of security coordination and projects already under way into doubt.

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim: security sources

Paris - American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday.

Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptor

Jerusalem - The Israeli and US defence ministries said Tuesday they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases.

Moscow court denies alleged US spy's bail request

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday denied bail to a US former Marine who was arrested in Russia on espionage charges last month.

Trump says students 'unfairly treated' over Native incident

Washington - Boys from a Catholic school in Kentucky were treated unfairly in a rush to judgment, President Donald Trump said on Monday after allegations the students had mocked a Native American elder.

'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays

Kansas City - Many of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common. They were refugees, mostly from conflict-torn regions in Africa and the Middle East.

In Iraq, political wrangling spawns debate over US troops

Baghdad - From the halls of parliament to the lightning-fast rumour mills of social media, pro-Iran factions are demanding US troops withdraw from Iraq in a challenge to the country's fragile government.

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'

San Francisco - Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.

Pompeo talks N.Korea with Tokyo and Seoul

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on North Korea with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts ahead of a summit between Pyongyang's leader and the US president, the State Department said Monday.

Taliban announces meeting with US officials in Qatar

Kabul - The Taliban said it met with US officials in Qatar on Monday, in the latest round of talks between the insurgents and Washington aimed at bringing an end to the 17-year war.

Suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria 'kills 5'

Beirut - A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria on Monday killed five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-jihadist coalition, a monitor said.

Suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria 'kills 5'

Beirut - A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria Monday killed five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-jihadist coalition, a monitor said.

Russian watchdog launches 'administrative proceedings' against Facebook, Twitter

Moscow - Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched "administrative proceedings" Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of not complying with Russian law, news agencies reported.

In Texas, one family fights to keep Trump wall off property

Mission - In this yard in the Texas town of Mission, they played as children, learned how to fish, picked cotton and gathered watermelons. But because it's on the border with Mexico, the Cavazos family could lose their property -- to Donald Trump's border wall.

US has 'no plan' as Syria pullout proceeds: ex-envoy

Washington - The United States has no plan for Syria as it proceeds with President Donald Trump's order to pull American troops out of the country, a top official who quit in protest at the policy said on Sunday.

Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths

Washington - US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that he end the government shutdown before border security talks can begin, but there were hints of possible movement.

Top US senator urges meeting between Trump and Khan

Islamabad - Leading US Senator Lindsey Graham vowed Sunday to urge President Donald Trump to meet Imran Khan to boost Washington's Afghanistan peace efforts, calling the Pakistani prime minister an "agent of change".

'Green Book' wins PGA best film, boosting Oscar chances

Los Angeles - "Green Book" took home best film at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, boosting its chances at next month's Oscars after it picked up three wins at the Golden Globes.

Chips are down for online gamblers as US moves toward new ban

Washington - US authorities have begun an effort to ban all forms of internet gambling, reversing course from a 2011 decision and imperiling a burgeoning online wagering sector in several American states.

US military says 52 Somali Islamists killed in airstrike

Nairobi - United States military forces carried out an airstrike Saturday against Islamist group Al-Shabaab, killing 52 militants, according to a statement from US Africa Command.

Russian court extends detention of Belarussian model

Moscow - A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign, had her detention in Moscow extended by three days by a Russian court on Saturday.

Thousands join US women's marches despite discord

Washington - Thousands of women marched Saturday in the US capital and across the country to convey a now-annual message opposing Donald Trump and supporting women's rights, but internal divisions appeared to steal some energy from the rallies.

Location of next summit with Kim chosen, says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that the location has been decided for his next summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, around the end of February."We picked a country," Trump told reporters, without giving more details.

Trump attends repatriation of four Americans killed in Syria

Dover - US President Donald Trump attended a silent, solemn ceremony on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in northern Syria in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group that took place after he declared the jihadists "largely defeated...

Top Republican urges slow US pullout until IS 'truly defeated'

Ankara - A senior Republican senator on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to slow down the withdrawal of US ground troops from Syria until jihadists were defeated to avoid a "nightmare" for Washington's allies.

Real progress needed at Trump-Kim II: analysts

Seoul - The planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un needs to make tangible progress on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons if it is to avoid being dismissed as "reality TV", analysts say.

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step Friday of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate.

US confirms holding Iran-based journalist, no crime alleged

Washington - A US court on Friday confirmed the arrest of a journalist for Iranian television, saying her testimony is required over an unspecified case but that she is not accused of a crime.

Trump giving 'new life' to IS, former envoy says

Washington - President Donald Trump's decision to pull US troops from Syria was made without deliberation, left allies "bewildered" and has rejuvenated the Islamic State group, the official formerly in charge of fighting the jihadists said Friday.
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