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Since Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

16 June 2017

EUROPEANS THINK MUCH better of the EU now than they did a year ago when Britons dealt the Union a heavy blow by voting to leave, a survey showed on Thursday. Support surged by 18 percentage points in both Germany and France, which just elected europhile centrist... Read More

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Trump to limit Cuba travel, restrict business deals with military

15 June 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Friday will tighten rules on Americans travelling to Cuba and significantly restrict US companies from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military, according to US officials who have seen a draft presidential... Read More

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UK to hold inquiry into London apartment block fire as death toll rises to 17

15 June 2017

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-floor apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how such a devastating blaze could have occurred. Smoke was still... Read More

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Cosby sex assault jury hears accuser's testimony again

14 June 2017

NORRISTOWN, PA. – The jurors deciding comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his sexual assault trial delved into his accuser's account on Wednesday, their third day of deliberations. The court reporter read back portions of Andrea Constand's trial testimony describing how... Read More

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Four killed including gunman in San Francisco UPS facility shooting

14 June 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A man dressed in a UPS uniform and armed with an “assault pistol” opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc. package sorting hub in San Francisco, killing three people before turning the gun on himself, police said. Police did not identify the suspect... Read More

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Top Republican wounded in shooting of US lawmakers; gunman dead

14 June 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – A gunman wielding a rifle opened fire on Wednesday on Republican US lawmakers practicing near Washington for a charity baseball game, wounding senior Republican leader Steve Scalise and several others before being fatally shot by police. The... Read More

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Venezuelan groups broadcasting ‘live’ on buses

14 June 2017

CARACAS – Riding public transport armed with a wobbly TV-shaped cardboard frame and loud voices, a group of young Venezuelan activists have found a novel way to transmit news, in a country where space has shrunk for stories about hardship and protests. Traditional... Read More

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Fire engulfs London tower block, at least six dead, more than 70 injured 

14 June 2017

LONDON — Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 70 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept. Flames raced through the high-rise Grenfell Tower block of... Read More

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US blames North Korea for hacking spree, says more attacks likely

13 June 2017

WASHINGTON/TORONTO – The US government on Tuesday issued a rare alert squarely blaming the North Korean government for a raft of cyber-attacks stretching back to 2009 and warning that more were likely. The joint alert from the US Department of Homeland Security and... Read More

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Senate panel to question Sessions on Russia, Comey

13 June 2017

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY General Jeff Sessions will face questions on Tuesday about his dealings with Russian officials and whether he intentionally misled Congress as a Senate panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Even before... Read More

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Brexit worsens nursing shortage in England

13 June 2017

LONDON – The number of European Union (EU) nurses registering to work in Britain has dropped by 96 per cent since July last year, the country’s Health Foundation said on Monday, in what it described as a wake-up call to politicians. Critics of Brexit have said the... Read More

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Record low turnout hangs over Macron's expected win in parliament

12 June 2017

PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron and his supporters will seek to "restore the trust" of the French people after a record low turnout in the first round of the parliamentary election, Macron's government spokesman said on Monday. Fewer than half of all registered... Read More

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Britain, US deny Trump state visit delayed

12 June 2017

LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said on Sunday there had been no change to plans for US President Donald Trump’s to come to Britain on a state visit, after the Guardian newspaper reported the trip had been postponed. The paper, citing an unidentified... Read More

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US joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city

11 June 2017

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – US Special Forces have joined the battle to crush Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town, officials said on Saturday, as government forces struggled to make headway and 13 marines were killed in intense urban fighting.... Read More

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Fears of a delayed Brexit after shock election result

10 June 2017

BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May’s shock loss of her parliamentary majority raises the risk of failure in Brexit negotiations due to start this month that will usher Britain out of the EU in March 2019. There was concern that... Read More

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Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

10 June 2017

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Friday accused Qatar of being a “high level” sponsor of terrorism, potentially hindering the US Department of State’s efforts to ease heightening tensions and a blockade of the Gulf nation by Arab states and others. “The... Read More

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May to form fragile government after UK election debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks

09 June 2017

LONDON -British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain's EU departure are due to begin. A stony-faced... Read More

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British politics in ferment as exit poll shows May failing to win majority

08 June 2017

LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will fail to win a parliamentary majority in Britain's election, according to an exit poll on Thursday, a shock result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks. The exit... Read More

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Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI, Russia investigation

08 June 2017

WASHINGTON – Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of firing him to try to undermine the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign team and Russia. In the most eagerly anticipated US... Read More

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Cosby lawyers seek to paint accuser as opportunist

08 June 2017

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania – Bill Cosby’s lawyers sought on Wednesday at his criminal trial to portray the woman accusing him of a 2004 sexual assault as an opportunist who pursued the comedian’s affections before going after his money. Phone records showed Andrea... Read More

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Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at FBI

07 June 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a fraught month-long search for an FBI chief after firing James Comey by selecting Christopher Wray, who has prosecuted and defended white-collar crime cases and represented New Jersey's governor in a political... Read More

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