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World › Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation

1 hour 15 min ago
Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of U.S. immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration. Any immigrant who is in the country illegally and is charged or convicted…

World › Trump denounces anti-Semitism

1 hour 20 min ago
President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully. With his somewhat delayed denunciation, Trump sought to reset…

World › Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

1 hour 37 min ago
At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous but increasingly popular trafficking route to Europe. The bodies were found near the western Libyan city of Zawiya on Monday, Red Crescent spokesman…

World › Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

1 hour 40 min ago
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city. Since ousting the militant group from eastern Mosul last month, Iraqi…

World › U.S.-backed fighters advance on IS in Syria's east

1 hour 43 min ago
An alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters seized more than a dozen villages in eastern Syria on Tuesday in their drive to encircle the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made a major incursion into the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor as part of…

World › More tests needed on Russian U.N. ambassador's cause of death

1 hour 57 min ago
Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died. Vitaly Churkin, who died Monday, a day before his 65th birthday, had been Russia's envoy at…

World › Kardashian heist suspects talk, but no sign of jewels

4 hours 29 min ago
A diamond that "everyone was scared to sell": More than a month after French police arrested the suspected robbers of TV star Kim Kardashian, investigators are piecing together what happened -- they just haven't found the jewels yet. Ten suspects were charged last month in connection with the hold-up of…

World › 4 U.S. tourists, pilot killed after small plane crashes into Melbourne shopping center

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:46
An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about…

World › 5 killed after small plane crashes into Melbourne shopping center

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:38
A light aircraft exploded Tuesday in a "massive fireball" with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping center near the Australian city of Melbourne. The Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into the shopping centre, that was still closed, next to Essendon…

World › Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:34
Thousands of protesters against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain's Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval. In a passionate debate that's unlikely to change the British government's position,…

World › Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:30
President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt Gen H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club and said McMaster is "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience." The president, who has no military experience,…

World › N Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:15
North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia on Monday denounced the country's investigation into the death of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe amid increasingly bitter exchanges between the once-friendly nations. Malaysia responded with its own accusations, with a foreign ministry…

World › Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:00
Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists. With aerial support from the U.S.-led coalition,…

World › French far-right candidate Le Pen calls Assad solution to Syria crisis

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:41
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-Syria, pro-Christian stance with a visit to Lebanon on Monday, holding her first campaign meeting with a head of state. On the first day of her two-day visit, Le Pen, head of the anti-immigration…

World › 25% of Canadians support Trump's refugee ban

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:12
A sizeable minority of Canadians -- 25% -- would like to see restrictions on immigration and refugees akin to what U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed, according to a survey released Monday. Most support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's openness toward refugees, but public opinion is "showing signs Ottawa may be…

World › Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:45
A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator. Human rights lawyers who presented Arthur…

World › TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on North Korean

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 05:32
Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador to North Korea amid rising tensions between the nations. The footage, obtained by Fuji TV…

World › Blast kills 34 in Somalia marketplace

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:08
Somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast. The explosion hit a busy marketplace in the western part of the capital, said…

World › Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 01:00
A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen. Trump, who in his first weeks in office has tried to tighten U.S. borders sharply for national security reasons, told…

World › Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 22:15
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine. Some European leaders, however, remain skeptical of whether Pence…