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Macron hails French Muslim charter against extremism

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders on Monday after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and radicalised teachings blamed for a surge in jihadist attacks in France in recent years.

US carries out last federal execution of Trump era: reports

Washington - US authorities carried out the 13th and final federal execution of Donald Trump's presidency Saturday, media reports said, less than a week before the White House is taken over by Democrat Joe Biden, who opposes the death penalty.

US carries out last federal execution of Trump era: reports

Washington - US authorities carried out the 13th and final federal execution of Donald Trump's presidency Saturday, media reports said, less than a week before the White House is taken over by Democrat Joe Biden, who opposes the death penalty.

US carries out last federal execution of Trump era: reports

Washington - US authorities carried out the 13th and final federal execution of Donald Trump's presidency Saturday, media reports said, less than a week before the White House is taken over by Democrat Joe Biden, who opposes the death penalty.

US executes drug trafficker in Trump's final days in office

Washington - US federal authorities executed a former drug trafficker who had contracted Covid-19 late Thursday, and a final execution of Donald Trump's administration was scheduled for Friday with just five days left of his presidency.

Solemnity, tension at gaveling of Trump's second impeachment

Washington - There was deep silence on the House floor as the gavel struck Wednesday heralding the second impeachment of US President Donald Trump.

Central American migrants hope Biden will support American Dream

La Lima - Emerson Lopez sells bananas on the side of a dusty road in northern Honduras -- but soon he is going to try his luck chasing the American Dream.

First US federal execution of woman in decades

Washington - An American woman was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday, becoming the first female to be executed by US federal authorities in nearly seven decades.

Videos reveal violence of assault on US Congress

Washington - Five days after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, new videos are revealing the level of violence that left lawmakers cowering inside and police howling for backup.

US president has sole power to launch nuclear strike

Washington - Concerns on Friday over US President Donald Trump's mental state have drawn focus on his power to unleash a nuclear attack.

Often-lectured Africa sees irony in US political violence

Abidjan - As they watched a violent mob smash into the US Capitol, some in Africa could not help but see a little irony in the chaos incited by President Donald Trump, who once famously called African nations "shitholes".

Right-wing media offers sympathy and excuses for Congress mob

New York - American conservative media has played down the gravity of the storming of the US Capitol by a mob supporting outgoing President Donald Trump, citing anger at the establishment and accusing the hard left -- without proof -- of having infiltrated the cr...

Biden, Trump descend on Georgia for Senate runoff rallies

Atlanta - Donald Trump and Joe Biden head to Georgia on Monday to rally their party faithful ahead of twin runoffs that will decide who controls the US Senate, one day after the release of a bombshell recording of the outgoing president that rocked Washington.

Canada will share any excess vaccine doses, Trudeau says

Montr - Canada, which has placed orders and options on more than 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, will share any excess doses with other countries once its population is inoculated, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.

On the auction block: imploding Trump's casino

New York - Atlantic City will auction off the right to press the button to implode a former Trump casino, all in the name of a good cause.

French court to rule in ex-president Sarkozy's corruption trial

Paris - The court in the landmark corruption trial of French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy will deliver its verdict on March 1, 2021.The trial wrapped up on Thursday evening after the last of the defence was concluded.

Despite historic diversity, Biden faces pressure with cabinet picks

Washington - Aware that he owes his presidential victory to Black voters, Joe Biden pledged to name the "most diverse" cabinet in US history.

DR Congo parliament votes to oust pro-Kabila speaker

Apo - DR Congo legislators on Thursday voted in favour of removing the National Assembly's speaker, in the latest round of a bitter dispute between President Felix Tshisekedi and supporters of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo parliament votes to oust pro-Kabila speaker

Apo - DR Congo legislators on Thursday voted in favour of removing the National Assembly's speaker, in the latest round of a bitter dispute between President Felix Tshisekedi and supporters of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo parliament votes to oust pro-Kabila speaker

Apo - DR Congo legislators on Thursday voted in favour of removing the National Assembly's speaker, in the latest round of a bitter dispute between President Felix Tshisekedi and supporters of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

EU leaders save landmark budget as Brexit looms

Apo - EU leaders on Thursday resolved a bitter dispute with Poland and Hungary and salvaged the bloc's landmark post-coronavirus recovery plan, as the threat of an imminent no-deal Brexit loomed large.Leaders were looking to salvage the EU's 1.

Trump floats idea of 2024 White House run

Washington - Still irate and bitter one month after his election defeat to Joe Biden, Donald Trump is openly musing about a second run at the US presidency in 2024.

Iran assassination could undercut Biden's diplomatic options

Washington - The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel, risks not only sharpening tensions across the region but also severely complicating plans by US President-elect Joe Biden to resume dialogue with the Islamic repub...

Spain's minority government relies on controversial allies

Madrid - Spain's leftist minority government is managing a delicate balancing act to govern with the support of several smaller regional nationalist parties, including the heirs of the former political wing of armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Sao Paulo's first black trans councilwoman defies barriers

S - As she steps into the staid chamber of Sao Paulo's city council, the first black trans woman elected to the municipal legislature is well aware of the dangers before her.

Greek protesters clash with police after defying virus ban

Athens - Greek police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon in Athens on Tuesday to break up a demonstration to commemorate a 1973 student uprising against the military junta that was banned because of the pandemic.

Trump election lawyers on trial in court of public opinion

Washington - Written in giant capital letters, it's nearly impossible to miss the message emblazoned along a San Francisco street: "Jones Day: Hands off our ballots.

Can Trump block Biden's victory?

New York - Since US media declared Joe Biden's White House victory on Saturday, President Donald Trump has refused to concede and repeatedly made baseless claims of election fraud.

For Trump, a nightmarish weekend of defiance and defeat

Washington - His brow furrowed, shoulders slightly slumped, Donald Trump seemed alone Saturday on his golf course near Washington.

Joe Biden — a life's work in Washington

Washington - A stalwart of American political life for decades, Joe Biden, 77, has experienced many ups and downs during his long career in Washington. But in the end he won the biggest prize of all -- the presidency -- after edging out President Donald Trump.
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