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Donald Trump Explains Sweden Terror Comment That Baffled a Nation
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:21:00 GMTAfter bewildering residents and officials of Sweden by suggesting Saturday that a terror-related incident had occurred over the weekend in the small Nordic nation, President Donald Trump attributed his comment to a Fox News interview with a conservative ...

Bomb near bogota bullring injures more than 30
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:25:00 GMTFeb. 19 (UPI) --One person died and more than 30 people were hurt Sunday, many of them police officers, after a bomb detonated down the street from a crowded bullfighting ring in Bogota, Colombia. An explosion rocked the La Macarena neighborhood of Bogota ...

Gritty clashes mark what Iraq hopes will be 'the dawn of a great victory' in Mosul
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:04:00 GMTThe sniper’s bullet hissed like a sharp exhalation of breath, scattering the clump of soldiers observing the battle unfolding down the hill. They ran, stumbling over stones as they raced for a row of vehicles behind them. Another hiss came. They ran faster.

Shadow president or mere shadow? In Europe, Pence seeks to reassure allies unnerved by Trump.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:58:00 GMTBRUSSELS — Diplomats and leaders across Europe had one crucial — if unstated — question for Vice President Pence when he visited Munich and Brussels this weekend: Is he the shadow president, or a mere shadow of the president? And if the mission of ...

Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:50:00 GMTFeb. 19 (UPI) --Venezuela's Living Conditions Survey found that nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average of at least 19 pounds in 2016 due to a lack of proper nutrition amid an economic crisis. The survey, called ENCOVI, is a joint effort ...

Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Killed: Four More North Koreans Wanted by Police
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:22:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — In the latest twist in the suspected assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysian police say they are now hunting for four North Korean suspects. Kim Jong Nam died last Monday after ...

China bans all coal imports from North Korea amid growing tensions
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:37:00 GMTBeijing (CNN)China says it will halt all coal imports from North Korea, starting Sunday and for the rest of 2017, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang's most recent missile test last week. China's Ministry of Commerce, in a ...

U.S. deploys carrier to contentious South China Sea
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:27:00 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia — The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to patrol the increasingly contentious South China Sea, despite Beijing’s warnings not to challenge its sovereignty in the resource-rich sea. The Navy described Saturday ...

A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:41:00 GMTA week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own ...

Russia recognizes passports from Ukrainian separatists, stoking annexation fears
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:15:00 GMTRussian president Vladimir Putin has signed an order recognizing passports issued by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, prompting alarm from the United States and Ukrainian officials amid fears it could represent a step by Moscow towards declaring the ...

North Korean defector believes he can help topple regime by speaking out
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:01:00 GMTThe following script is from “The North Korean Threat,” which aired on Feb. 19, 2017. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Guy Campanile and Andrew Bast, producers. In Thursday’s press conference, President Trump would not say how the United States ...

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:59:00 GMTQUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa was headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, though he looked increasingly unlikely to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.

Pence takes charm offensive to EU and NATO
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:57:00 GMTBrussels (AFP) - US Vice President Mike Pence meets EU and NATO leaders Monday at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies worried that President Donald Trump might abandon them. Upon arrival in Brussels on Sunday, Pence said he looked "very ...

Third S.Sudan military official quits over 'ethnic crimes'
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:05:00 GMTA third top South Sudanese military official has resigned, accusing President Salva Kiir's regime of war crimes and ethnic cleansing, according to a letter seen by AFP Saturday. Brigadier Henry Oyay Nyago, advocate general and director of military justice ...



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