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California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed
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California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 11, 2018 a helicopter makes a water drop in the Feather River Canyon, east of Paradise, California. – The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities […]

Trump ups pressure on Macron as weighs in on French demos
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Trump ups pressure on Macron as weighs in on French demos

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by GONZALO FUENTES / POOL / AFP) Donald Trump piled pressure on Emmanuel Macron Sunday, pushing for resolutions to disputes on trade and defense spending, as he weighed in on the mass protests against his French counterpart’s government. Writing on Twitter, Trump showed he had […]

Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally
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Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, queue for food in Mexicali, Baja California State, Mexico, on the border with Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018. – US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to […]

Senators sue Trump over appointment of justice chief Whitaker
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Senators sue Trump over appointment of justice chief Whitaker

Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker attends the annual Veterans Appreciation<br />Day ceremony at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) Three Democratic senators sued Monday to challenge President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Amid […]

‘Sad’ Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement
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‘Sad’ Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement

President Donald Trump (C) surveys the damage from the Woolsey fire in Malibu on November 17, 2018. (Photo by Genaro Molina / POOL / AFP) President Donald Trump expressed sadness Saturday at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement […]

US vows to hold Khashoggi murderers to account
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US vows to hold Khashoggi murderers to account

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. – US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over […]

Troop levels on US border ‘pretty much peaked’
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Troop levels on US border ‘pretty much peaked’

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, remain by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on November 15, 2018. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he will visit the US-Mexico border, where thousands of active-duty soldiers have […]

Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests
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Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

[FILE PHOTO] Roberto Moreno Ramos, 64, was due to be put to death by lethal injection at 6:00 pm (0000 GMT Thursday) in the penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas. The state of Texas was preparing Wednesday to execute a Mexican man sentenced to death in 1993, despite objections from human rights […]

CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense
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CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 07, 2018, US President Donald Trump (R) gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (L) during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. CNN sued Donald Trump's administration […]

Deadliest fire in California history kills 42 people
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Deadliest fire in California history kills 42 people

A helicopter drops water on a burning ridge in the Feather River Canyon, east of Paradise, California on November 11, 2018. – The number of dead in a wildfire raging in California rose to 29 on November 11, matching the deadliest in the state's history as recovery teams found six […]

Macron urges leaders at WWI ceremony to ‘build hope, not fear’
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Macron urges leaders at WWI ceremony to ‘build hope, not fear’

(FromL) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove attend a ceremony at the […]

Macron, Trump in show of unity after row over Europe’s defence
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Macron, Trump in show of unity after row over Europe’s defence

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2R) bid farewell to US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump as they leave the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 10, 2018 following bilateral talks on the sidelines of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the […]

Nine die in California wildfires, hundreds of thousands forced to flee
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Nine die in California wildfires, hundreds of thousands forced to flee

The Paradise Inn hotel burns as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, North of Sacramento, California on November 08, 2018. More than one hundred homes, a hospital, a Safeway store and scores of other structures have burned in the area and the fire shows no signs of slowing. Josh Edelson […]

US mail bomb suspect indicted on 30 counts in New York
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US mail bomb suspect indicted on 30 counts in New York

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 06: Police watch over the entrance to the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse ahead of the appearance by alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 6, 2018 in New York City. […]

US mail bomb suspect appears in New York court
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US mail bomb suspect appears in New York court

MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 29: Daniel Aaronson, from the Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo P.A. law firm, speaks to the media outside the Federal District court for the Southern District of Florida after attending a hearing for his client Cesar Sayoc where he was formally addressed with the charges against […]

Pittsburgh synagogue members hold first Shabbat since massacre
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Pittsburgh synagogue members hold first Shabbat since massacre

PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 3: Rabbi Chuck Diamond, former Rabbi of the Tree of Life Congregation, conducts a Shabbat prayer vigil Saturday morning in the in front of the Tree of Life Synagogue on November 3, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Synagogues around Pittsburgh are opening their doors to members of […]

US Iran sanctions move hits European companies
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US Iran sanctions move hits European companies

US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran and reimpose a raft of sanctions puts European businesses on the spot. While the European Union insists it will stick by the nuclear accord to allow trade to continue with Iran, European […]

US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits
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US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attends the funeral of a commander, killed a day earlier in the town of Hajin during battles against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishly in northeastern Syria, on October 29, 2018. – The Islamic State group ousted […]

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship
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Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 27, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks during an election rally in Murphysboro, Illinois. – President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States — guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution […]

Bolsonaro, Brazil’s ‘Tropical Trump’ poised to win presidency
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Bolsonaro, Brazil’s ‘Tropical Trump’ poised to win presidency

Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro gestures as he talks to the press in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25, 2018. The presidential runoff election takes place on October 28 in Brazil. CARL DE SOUZA / AFP Sometimes called a “Tropical Trump” for his politically incorrect vitriol, Brazilian far-right […]