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Britain's EU partners agree terms for post-Brexit ties

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The European Union agreed on guidelines Friday that will govern negotiations on future relations and trade links with Britain after Brexit, almost exactly a year before the country leaves the bloc.

Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

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A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.

Life support ending for 'brain dead' school shooting victim


A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said Thursday.

Peru's congress ready to replace scandal-tainted president


Peru's congress is expected to vote Friday to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki's resignation and swear in as his replacement a politician who the vast majority of voters never even heard of until recently.

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Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway

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Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac PD: Stop killing us!"


Gone extinct: Animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames

The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames.


Bolton may push rightward shift in Trump's foreign policy


John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump's incoming national security adviser -- and his third to date -- is a divisive foreign policy figure who was an unabashed supporter of the Iraq war and advocates regime change in Iran.


NATO trying to get better at predicting Russia's next move: Latvian commander


While NATO is determined to improve its ability to predict the Kremlin's next move, a senior Latvian commander concedes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has managed to keep the military alliance guessing in recent years.

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

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Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering an…


EU leaders back Britain in blaming Russia over spy poisoning

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British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of 27 other European Union leaders on Thursday in blaming Russia for the poisoning of a former spy on English soil.


Porn actress' lawyer demands Trump business retain documents


A lawyer for a porn actress who has said she had sex with U.S. President Donald Trump demanded Thursday that the Trump Organization preserve all of its records relating to the $130,000 she was paid as part of a nondisclosure agreement.


911 calls show quick reaction to Florida bridge collapse

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Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus even before witnesses could finish making 911 calls for help, according to audio files released Thursday.

Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago


A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago.


Mueller examining Cambridge Analytica, Trump campaign ties


U.S. Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more…

Powerful image of Afghan woman nursing baby while taking university exam goes viral


An inspiring photo of a young Afghan woman nursing her child while taking a university entrance exam has struck a chord with people around the world.


John Dowd resigning from Trump's legal team


U.S. President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president's team, an exit that removes the primary negotiator and legal strategist who had been moulding Trump's…

Invitations sent out for Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle

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Kensington Palace says approximately 600 people have been sent formal invitations to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which is slated to take place at St. George’s Chapel on May 19 in London.


British PM urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams U.K.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia for not respecting international rules or borders, while Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy in its investigation of the poisoning…

Septuagenarian smackdown? Trump, Biden trade fighting words


U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden are in a rhetorical smackdown over who could clean the other's clock in a brawl.


6 dead, 2 hurt in Czech chemical factory explosion


An explosion rocked a chemical factory Thursday in the Czech Republic, killing six people and injuring two others, officials said.

Thursday, Mar 22

Stoneman Douglas students to use clear backpacks in wake of school shooting

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Amid fear and security concerns at the Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting, Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie sent a letter to families outlining security measures that include students having to…

French former president Sarkozy: I am 'living the hell of this slander'


Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly denied all allegations that he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Two American tourists die in helicopter crash on Great Barrier Reef


A helicopter carrying American tourists crashed at a coral-viewing site on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, killing two passengers from Hawaii and injuring two others from Colorado, police said.

Wednesday, Mar 21

Mom arrested after video of smoking baby goes viral

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A video of an infant smoking a small cigar set off outrage on social media that helped North Carolina authorities identify and arrest the mother.

Boko Haram returns girls, warns: 'Don't ever put your daughters in school again'


Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school…

Academic says he's being scapegoated in Facebook data case

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An academic who developed the app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday that he had no idea his work would be used in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and that he's being…

Minneapolis cop charged in shooting of unarmed Australian woman

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A Minneapolis police officer was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

Tuesday, Mar 20

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election

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U.S. President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a "sham."

U.K. parliament asks Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify

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A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections.

No big woop, Kremlin says of Trump not congratulating Putin

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The Kremlin spokesman says it's no big deal that U.S. President Donald Trump didn't congratulate Vladimir Putin on his re-election as president.

Former French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Monday, Mar 19

U.K. police: No forced entry in Russian businessman death

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British police say no sign of forced entry has been found at the home where a London-based Russian businessman died from a neck compression.

What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia


Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia -- and stronger place in the world -- thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president.

Austin likely facing 'serial bomber,' police chief says

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Fear escalated across Austin on Monday after the fourth bombing this month -- this time, a blast that was triggered by a tripwire and demonstrated what police said was a "higher level of sophistication" than the package bombs used in the…

EU condemns Skripal poisoning as Britain slams 'absurd' Russian denials

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday described Russian claims that it is not responsible for the poisoning of a former spy as absurd, and said the U.K. has the full backing of its European partners.

Sunday, Mar 18

Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

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Embracing the tough penalties favoured by global strongmen, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic.

Putin calls U.K. accusations over ex-spy poisoning 'nonsense'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed British accusations of Russia's involvement in an ex-spy's poisoning as 'nonsense,' but added that Moscow is ready to co-operate with London in the investigation.

Winning US$457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

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If you bought a Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania for Saturday's drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth US$457 million.

Bodies of 2 French skiers found after Swiss Alps avalanche

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Swiss authorities say they've recovered the bodies of two French skiers killed in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps but two other skiers remain missing.