SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT/Reuters

  • WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court. The decree’s main target is former ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Donald Trump responded with derision Friday to news of an investigation into the FBI decision to make public an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails days before the Nov 8 presidential election, a decision that Clinton said was a factor in her defeat. The US Justice Department's ...

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  • WASHINGTON - The White House on Monday condemned the suicide attack in Quetta. "That this attack occurred at a hospital and appeared to target a gathering of lawyers mourning the death of a respected colleague makes it all the more heinous," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a ...

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  • Kabul/UNITED NATIONS - Afghanistan signed a draft agreement on Wednesday with the Hezb-e-Islami militant group in a move the government hopes could lead to a full peace accord with one of the most notorious warlords in the insurgency. Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is a veteran of decades ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS /GENEVA - An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.The Islamist group, which also controls large parts of Syria, is responsible for acts that may ‘amount to war crimes, ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS/London - The United Nations human rights chief has denounced Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States as “grossly irresponsible” as it potentially put migrants in harm’s way and plays into the ...

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  • GLEN, NH/new york - US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.”Clinton’s language on ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - Critical aid operations supporting millions of people affected by the conflict in Iraq are at risk of shutting down unless funds are made available immediately, senior United Nations warned Thursday as they joined an international appeal for nearly $500 million to cover the ...

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  • NEW YORK - A US spying programme that collects data about millions of Americans’ phone calls is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, completely rejecting the government’s legal justification for the programme.   The decision comes as a fight in Congress is ...

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  • WASHINGTON - US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan who was released last summer as part of a prisoner exchange, has been charged with desertion and misbehavior, his attorney told American media on Wednesday.Bergdahl’s hearing was set for April 22 in San ...

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  • WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama said Friday that he and British Prime Minister David Cameron are ‘indispensable’ partners in facing the challenges of terrorism, the Iranian nuclear programme, Ebola, the global economy, and Russian actions in Ukraine. At a press conference with ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Not even the president of the United States is immune to the embarrassment of a declined credit card, apparently.While signing an executive order aimed to help protect consumers from financial fraud on Friday, President Barack Obama revealed he recently had his credit card declined at ...

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