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  • 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults

    NATO leaders set aside public insults ranging from "delinquent" to "brain dead" and "two-faced", declaring at a 70th anniversary summit they would stand together against a common threat from Russia and prepare for China's rise.

  • Taliban say 'way too early' to speak of resuming talks with US

    The Taliban says it was "way too early" to speak of resuming direct talks with Washington, a day after President Donald Trump suggested negotiations to end America's longest war were back on track during a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

  • Trump invited to attend hearings

    The House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday it would begin hearings on December 4 in the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, inviting the US president and his lawyer to attend.

  • China summons US ambassador over HK rights bill

    China has summoned the US ambassador to demand that United States scrap legislation backing Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, or "bear all the consequences".

  • Frozen 2 dazzles with $127 million debut

    Disney's Frozen 2 ices out the box office competition in North America, where family audiences powered the animated adventure to a dazzling $130 million debut.

  • US will expose Iran’s ‘abuses’

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iranians on Thursday to send photos and other information documenting repression amid ongoing protests, while vowing to sanction “abuses” by the Islamic republic.

  • Trump aide curbed access to Ukraine call

    A top US official restricted access to the summary of Donald Trump’s Ukraine call that triggered an impeachment probe, fearing it would damage the president, testimony released Saturday showed.

  • Trump confidant Roger Stone convicted of lying, witness tampering

    Donald Trump's longtime aide Roger Stone is convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering in a bid to spare the president embarrassment over the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • 2 killed as student opens fire in California high school

    A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities say.

  • Former US President Carter hospitalised

    Former US President Jimmy Carter was admitted to an Atlanta hospital for a procedure to relieve brain pressure from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center says in a statement.

  • Erdogan, Trump announce talks Nov 13

    Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to the United States next week to meet Donald Trump, the Turkish presidency says, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

  • Trump impeachment hearings to go public next week

    Democrats announce they will launch public impeachment hearings, intending to bring to life weeks of closed-door testimony and lay out a convincing narrative of presidential misconduct by Donald Trump.

  • US accuses 2 ex-Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

    Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows.

  • Whistleblower offers Republicans testimony

    The US official whose whistleblower complaint led to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered to communicate directly with Republicans on the intelligence committee leading the inquiry, his lawyers says.

  • Trump to move permanent residence to Florida

    US President Donald Trump announces that he will change his permanent residence from New York to Palm Beach, Florida, claiming he had been "treated very badly" in his native city.

  • US House formalizes Trump impeachment process in landmark vote

    A deeply divided Congress formally opens a new, public phase of its investigation into Donald Trump as US lawmakers vote for the first time to advance the impeachment process targeting the US president.

  • State of emergency as California wildfires rage

    California's governor declares a state-wide emergency as a huge wind-fueled blaze forces evacuations and massive power blackouts, threatening towns in the famed Sonoma wine region.

  • US’s goal in Syria: protecting oil

    After abruptly pulling US troops who protected Kurdish fighters, President Donald Trump has identified protecting oil as the new goal in Syria. But experts question if the new strategy is realistic, or even legal.

  • US voices Kashmir concern as lawmakers raise tone on India

    The United States on Tuesday renewed calls on India to ease its clampdown in Kashmir as several lawmakers voiced anger at actions by a country that usually enjoys robust US support.

  • Testimony adds fuel to fire

    The top US diplomat in Ukraine poured fuel on Donald Trump’s impeachment probe Tuesday with a detailed account of how the president pushed Kiev to discredit one of his main political rivals, withholding US military aid to exert pressure.

  • Impeachment is ‘lynching’

    US President Donald Trump yesterday likened the impeachment investigation against him to a “lynching,” a racially charged word from the darkest days of America’s slavery legacy.

  • Trump resort to host G7!

    Furious that US President Donald Trump announced he will host the next G7 summit at his own golf resort in Florida, congressional Democrats introduced legislation Friday to block his plan.

  • Biden leads US Democratic race

    Former Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

  • ‘Don’t be a fool’

    “Don’t be a fool,” Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria -- warning history risked branding him a “devil.”

  • Back Trudeau for another term

    Former US president Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Canadian voters to back Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for another term, calling him an “effective leader.”

  • Trump pushed for Ukraine probe of firm tied to Bidens

    A US diplomat yesterday told Congress that President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer injected domestic politics into talks with Ukraine, including seeking a probe of a Ukrainian company with ties to the son of Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden.

  • Democrat Cummings, at center of Trump probe, dies

    Senior Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, who was at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry, died early yesterday at the age of 68

  • Two Americans detained in China on border charges

    Two Americans from an English-teaching business in China have been detained and bailed in the east of the country on suspicion of “organising others to illegally cross the border

  • Trump muddles facts on US Syria withdrawal

    US President Donald Trump muddled the facts Wednesday on America’s withdrawal from Syria and the conditions on the ground there, as he distanced himself and the US from the ongoing Turkish invasion into Syria.

  • Trump on Turkey going into Syria: 'It's not our border'

    US President Donald Trump on Wednesday again tried to distance himself and the US from the unfolding fighting and humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Syria, telling reporters in the Oval Office, "It's not our border," according to