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US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling S. China Sea

Washington (AFP) – A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway. China asserts ownership of almost all … Continue reading

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Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

PHOENIX (AP) — For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings. It was a policy … Continue reading

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Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility

Washington (AFP) – Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. He was 78 years old. Abdel Rahman … Continue reading

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Pence offers 'unwavering' NATO pledge, leaves open questions

MUNICH (AP) — America’s commitment to NATO is “unwavering,” U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union … Continue reading

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Vatican 'House of Cards' as pro and anti-pope factions clash

Vatican City (AFP) – A real-life version of the hit political drama “House of Cards” is unfolding at the Vatican, from cardinals openly defying the pope to anonymous posters sullying his name. In the latest episode, a group of powerful … Continue reading

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Mom-To-Be Shares Photo of 2 Onesies Surrounded by Needles After Struggling to Get Pregnant

A Texas woman, who struggled to conceive for two years, announced that she is pregnant with twins after several fertility treatments in a heartwarming Facebook post. Lauren Walker, who is now 13 weeks pregnant, posted a photo of hundreds of … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: Cuba

Havana (AFP) – More than 680 Cubans have been deported back to Cuba since the United States ended its decades-old policy giving them preferred immigrant status in January, state media reported Saturday. According to official Cuban reports, 683 people have … Continue reading

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Russia's Lavrov says Feb. 20 ceasefire in Ukraine has been agreed

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers his speech during the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle More MUNICH (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday after meeting with his Ukrainian, German … Continue reading

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Russia seeks pragmatic US ties and "post-West" world order

MUNICH (AP) — Russia wants pragmatic relations with the United States but also is hoping for the creation of a “post-West world order,” the country’s foreign minister said Saturday, dismissing the NATO military alliance as a relic of the Cold … Continue reading

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Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Seoul (AFP) – Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Among other allegations, Lee is accused of … Continue reading

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