U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Islamabad on Monday to ask Pakistan’s civilian and military leadership to do more to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighboring Afghanistan. More than 100 days since President Donald Trump announced his South Asia strategy, however, U.S. officials […]

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MOSCOW – The Kremlin said on Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin had taken a decision to hold off responding to new U.S. sanctions last year independently and had not been influenced by former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and […]

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The incumbent in the presidential poll in Honduras has retained a lead of 1.59 percentage points over his closest rival after a partial recount of votes, electoral authorities have announced. With 99.96% of votes counted, President Juan Orlando Hernández had won 42.98% against Salvador Nasralla’s 41.39%. The electoral tribunal has yet to declare an outright […]

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The attorney for Donald Trump who sought to take the blame for a tweet that could signal the president took part in the obstruction of justice has offered a new defence of Trump’s actions: the president cannot obstruct justice. “The president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the constitution’s […]

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HARARE (Reuters) – New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to form a new cabinet this week, with all eyes on whether he breaks with the past and names a broad-based government or selects old guard figures from Robert Mugabe’s era. Of particular interest is his choice of finance minister to replace Ignatius Chombo, who […]

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While U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wage an escalating war of words over Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program, the U.S. military is quietly transforming its forces on the Korean Peninsula, boosting their ability to defend against an attack from the North. The centerpiece of the transformation is a sprawling new installation […]

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice who recently declared his intention to run for governor faced widespread condemnation — and even some calls to resign — after he boasted about his sexual history while defending “heterosexual males.” Justice William O’Neill posted a statement Friday morning on Facebook about what he described as the “national feeding frenzy […]

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A spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said the senator would not resign in the wake of an accusation he kissed and groped a woman without her consent, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Sunday. “He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday, and he’s doing a lot […]

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BEIJING — The president who considers himself a consummate deal maker opened trade and North Korea talks Thursday with one of the world’s biggest and most complex negotiating partners: China. “Looking forward to a full day of meetings with President Xi and our delegations,” Trump tweeted after a day of festivities Wednesday that included a […]

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