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Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria
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Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria

Iraqi forces / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE An Iraqi paramilitary force Monday accused the United States of killing 22 of its fighters in an overnight air raid just inside Syria’s border with Iraq that a monitor said left dozens dead. “US planes fired two guided missiles at a fixed […]

US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn
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US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn

Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are “not in a flood zone,” meaning no flood insurance is required. But experts warn that ignoring sea level […]

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe
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Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 18, 2017 Rupert Stadler, CEO of German car producer Audi AG, arrives at Audi's annual general meeting in Neckarsulm, Germany. Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, […]

US lawmakers want to end ‘evil’ migrant family separations
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US lawmakers want to end ‘evil’ migrant family separations

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 4, 2017 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the “evil” separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea […]

Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan
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Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

US President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe take part in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.<br />MANDEL NGAN / AFP Donald Trump told Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he could ship 25 million Mexicans […]

Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple
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Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple

Oprah Winfrey PHOTO:AFP Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content. An Apple statement Friday offered few details about the role for Winfrey, who hosted a hugely popular talk show before leaving to start her […]

Trump says Russia investigation ‘totally discredited’
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Trump says Russia investigation ‘totally discredited’

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 21, 2017 shows Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation, following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on June 21, 2017. A lawyer for Donald Trump's transition team […]

Police raid doctor in California university abuse scandal
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Police raid doctor in California university abuse scandal

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 17, 2018 showing the entrance to the Engemann Student Health Center on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) is seen in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles Police (LAPD) raided Thursday the home of George Tyndall, without giving details of […]

Trump prepares China tariff target list, Beijing ready to retaliate
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Trump prepares China tariff target list, Beijing ready to retaliate

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 8, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for the G7 summit in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump turned 72 on June 14, 2018, having returned to the fray of Washington politics after his grueling […]

Sessions cites Bible to defend family separations as border debate rages
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Sessions cites Bible to defend family separations as border debate rages

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 10, 2018 showing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listening as he is introduced during the Justice Department's Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR) Annual Legal Training Program at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons, Virginia. Sessions spoke on his intention to limit […]

Watchdog faults Comey over Clinton probe, but says no bias
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Watchdog faults Comey over Clinton probe, but says no bias

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 11, 2018 Former FBI Director James Comey speaks about his book "A Higher Loyalty" during a discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. A Justice Department report gave US President Donald Trump new ammunition on June 14, 2018 in his fight […]

Top US Republican against separating migrant families at border
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Top US Republican against separating migrant families at border

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 14: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks about the opioid crisis during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, June 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP US House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he opposes separating undocumented immigrant families at the border and wants […]

Pompeo warns North Korea peace goal still faces ‘risks’
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Pompeo warns North Korea peace goal still faces ‘risks’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to a translation during a joint news conference with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on June 14, 2018.<br />North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen "quickly", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said […]

All eyes on OPEC as Trump gripes over prices
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All eyes on OPEC as Trump gripes over prices

President Donald Trump. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN Just nine days before a big OPEC meeting, US President Donald Trump joined the oil-market fray on Wednesday, blaming the group for high prices. “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” the US president said on Twitter. […]

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Trump, Kim agree on denuclearization, deal considered symbolic

United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged yesterday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy. The joint statement signed at the end of their historic summit in Singapore gave few details […]

Trump’s G7 bust-up shows risks for North Korea summit
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Trump’s G7 bust-up shows risks for North Korea summit

US President Donald Trump waves after Air Force One arrived at Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore on June 10, 2018, ahead of his planned meeting with North Korea's leader. Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump will meet on June 12 for an unprecedented summit in an attempt to address […]

US blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’
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US blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

Photo released on Twitter by the German Government’s spokesman Steffen Seibert on June 9, 2018 and taken by the German government's photographer Jesco Denzel shows US President Donald Trump (R) talking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and surrounded by other G7 leaders during a meeting of the G7 Summit […]

Trump, Kim arrive for US-North Korea summit
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Trump, Kim arrive for US-North Korea summit

US President Donald Trump (R) is welcomed by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (2nd L) upon his arrival at Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore on June 10, 2018, ahead of a planned meeting with North Korea's leader.<br />Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump will meet on June 12 for […]