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Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

 U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting. His comments came as he faces criticism from survivors of the attack over his ties to the powerful National...

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Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. "My job as chef diplomat is to ensure that the North Koreans know, we keep our channels open," Tillerson told the CBS news show...

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Moscow: no evidence behind US indictment of Russians for alleged election meddling

Moscow: no evidence behind US indictment of Russians for alleged election meddling

No evidence is behind the U.S. indictment of Russian nationals for alleged election interference and Moscow has given multiple explanations on what Washington called "Russian meddling efforts", RIA news agency cited the Russian presidential envoy as saying on Saturday. The office of...

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Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a young girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for the killing of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern...

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India, Iran to work for stability in Afghanistan

India, Iran to work for stability in Afghanistan

India and Iran have agreed to step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking and restoring peace and stability in war-wracked Afghanistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the two countries will also make efforts to improve energy security and...

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Trump says 'no collusion' after Russians indicted for election meddling

Trump says 'no collusion' after Russians indicted for election meddling

US President Donald Trump on Friday held up the indictment of 13 Russians -- and no Americans -- for meddling in the 2016 election as vindication that his campaign team did not collude with Moscow. "Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run...

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Against Putin, 7 candidates and one glaring absence

Against Putin, 7 candidates and one glaring absence

MOSCOW: Seven candidates are lined up against Vladimir Putin in a Russian presidential election next month that he is all but guaranteed to win, extending his Kremlin term to 2024 with a fourth term in office. His competitors include a former reality TV star and a director of a fruit...

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Security conference in Germany brings together top officials

Security conference in Germany brings together top officials

Dozens of world leaders, top defense officials and diplomats were gathering Friday in southern Germany for an influential security conference, amid growing strains between the U.S. and other NATO nations and Russia over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of Defense James...

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Kremlin rejects accusation behind cyber attack

Kremlin rejects accusation behind cyber attack

MOSCOW- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday he denies Russia was responsible for the 'NotPetya' cyber-attack last year, after the White House Thursday joined the British government in accusing Moscow of the attack. In response to a question about the attack, he said he...

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3 teachers killed in extremist attack in northeastern Kenya

3 teachers killed in extremist attack in northeastern Kenya

A Kenyan official says suspected al-Shabab extremists have killed three teachers in an overnight attack in the northeastern county of Wajir. North Eastern regional coordinator Mohammad Saleh says an unknown number of gunmen attacked Qarsa primary school and targeted non-Muslim teachers....

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Uganda to widen relief fraud probe to UN staff, vows reforms

Uganda to widen relief fraud probe to UN staff, vows reforms

Uganda said Thursday it was widening a probe of government officials who allegedly stole aid intended for refugees to include U.N. staff, amid concern the scandal may hold up donor cash needed for the country's surging refugee population. Allegations that officials may have inflated...

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Iran president meets with religious scholars in India trip

Iran president meets with religious scholars in India trip

HYDERABAD, India: Iran's president said Thursday that his country was ready to help promote dialogue as a way to end bloodshed in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Hassan Rouhani made the comments to a group of Muslim religious scholars in the in southern Indian city of...

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Ethiopian prime minister resigns amid protests

Ethiopian prime minister resigns amid protests

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday tendered his resignation amid anti-government demonstrations. Speaking to local media on Thursday, Desalegn said he is also resigning as the chairman of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic party. In a...

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Vatican seeks to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

Vatican seeks to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

VATICAN CITY (AP)-  The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. Spokesman Greg Burke said...

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Trump to make national address after Florida school shooting: spokeswoman

Trump to make national address after Florida school shooting: spokeswoman

WASHINGTON- U.S. President Donald Trump will make a national address at 11 a.m. Thursday, a White House spokeswoman said, about a massacre at a Florida high school Wednesday in which a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people in one of the country's deadliest school shootings. Earlier on...

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6 African nations among the worst to be young in a war zone

6 African nations among the worst to be young in a war zone

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says. The Save the Children report released Thursday looks at factors including attacks on schools, child soldier recruitment, sexual violations, killings and...

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UN: Afghan civilian casualties decreased 9 percent in 2017

UN: Afghan civilian casualties decreased 9 percent in 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of civilians killed and wounded in the war in Afghanistan declined last year, but the number of deaths from airstrikes was on the rise, according to a new United Nations report released on Thursday. The total number of civilian casualties decreased...

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Russian opposition leader Navalny says access to his website being blocked

Russian opposition leader Navalny says access to his website being blocked

MOSCOW: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that Internet providers in Russia had started blocking access to his website on the orders of the country's communications watchdog. Navalny said on social media that Roscomnadzor, the regulator, had said last week it would block...

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