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  • Trump says he has written answers to Mueller's questions

    US President Donald Trump said Friday he had personally written -- though not yet submitted -- answers to the questions put to the White House by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, while once more assailing the probe as a "witch hunt."

  • UN to convene Yemen talks in Sweden soon

    The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend

  • 37 killed in CAR clashes

    At least 37 people were found dead in a town in restive Central African Republic, the UN said Friday, after clashes between Christian and

  • Number of missing soars past 1,000

    The number of people listed as missing in a northern California wildfire jumped past 1,000 as searchers found the remains of eight more

  • Verdict a signal to other perpetrators

    The US has welcomed Cambodia's landmark genocide verdict and said it served as a warning that perpetrators of mass atrocities, "even

  • 28,529 Afghan troops killed since 2015

    The death toll among Afghanistan's security forces is nearing 30,000 since the start of 2015, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said, a


    1917: Auguste Rodin, French sculptor of "The Thinker" and "The Kiss", died.

  • 'If he misbehaves, we'll throw him out'

    The White House agreed Friday to allow CNN reporter Jim Acosta back in after a judge ruled that the star journalist was improperly

  • Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied the Middle East for years,

  • Hejbollah leader's son put on US terror list

    The United States on Tuesday branded the son of Hezbollah's leader a "terrorist" subject to sanctions as it offered rewards to capture

  • Death toll hits 50

    Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of

  • Melania Trump calls for firing of national security aide

    US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security advisor Mira Ricardel -- a rare

  • CNN sues White House over barring of reporter

    CNN sued Donald Trump's administration yesterday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by

  • 500,000 killed in 3 nations: study

    About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched following the September 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday.

  • US unveils new crackdown plan

    The United States will no longer allow people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum, officials said Thursday, unveiling a controversial new crackdown on immigration.

  • Florida heads for possible recounts

    Key results in this week's US elections hung in the balance Thursday, two days after polling, with accusations flying of voter fraud and corruption, as several races appeared headed for recounts.

  • 2020 White House race just kicked off

    Let the 2020 White House race begin. Tuesday's elections sounded the starting gun for a long, crowded, expensive and no doubt dramatic race for the presidency.

  • US exempts Chabahar port from sanctions

    The United States said Tuesday it would exempt Iran's Indian-backed port of Chabahar from new sanctions on Tehran, recognizing the value of the project to Afghanistan.

  • US prepares more Russia sanctions

    The United States said Tuesday it was preparing more sanctions against Moscow over the attempted assassination in Britain of a former spy, after a previous round sowed chaos on Russian markets.

  • Trump's foreign policy at stake

    Democrats will use their new majority in the US House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward President Donald Trump's foreign policy, and push for tougher dealings with Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea.

  • US, China to hold top-level security talks

    US and China will hold top-level security talks on Friday, the State Department announced, in a sign of easing tensions after months of escalation over trade and regional disputes.

  • Millions barred from casting ballots

    Millions of Americans were barred from casting ballots in yesterday's crucial midterm elections due to criminal records, which effectively exclude many minority voters to the detriment of Democrats.

  • Blue wave or red?

    Immigration, health care, jobs. The extraordinary US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump, the man who isn't even on

  • Trump, Obama in frenzied final push

    Donald Trump, his Republicans and their Democratic rivals steeled themselves for a final frenzied day of campaigning yesterday on the eve of contentious US midterm elections, when voters render their verdict on the president's first two years in office.

  • N Korea warns of returning to 'byungjin' nuke policy

    North Korea has warned the United States it will "seriously" consider returning to a state policy aimed at building nuclear weapons if

  • Trump's border deployment plan a 'political stunt'

    Former president Barack Obama on Friday decried as a "political stunt" Donald Trump's plan to send thousands of US soldiers to the

  • Second migrant caravan on the move in Mexico

    Another migrant caravan, consisting of around 2000 people mostly of Salvadorian origin, is on the move in southern Mexico. The group

  • A hate-filled week in US

    Americans witnessed a series of crimes and violent acts past week. A white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church.

  • Facebook blocks Iran-linked bid to sway US, British politics

    Facebook on Friday said it had taken down accounts linked to an Iranian effort to influence US and British politics with messages about

  • US formally invites Putin

    The White House has formally invited President Vladimir Putin to Washington, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said yesterday, returning to an idea that was put on hold in July amid anger in the US over the prospect of such a summit.