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Tillerson, Mattis clarify Trump’s China attack

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Pentagon chief James Mattis have tried to clarify President Donald Trump’s criticism of China over its failure to rein in North Korea. “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. ...

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US police officer gets off scot-free for killing black man

A court in the US city of Milwaukee in Wisconsin state has acquitted a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an African-American man, with the father of the victim saying there is no justice in the United States.  Dominique Heaggan-Brown was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in the ...

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Peru’s Congress votes to dismiss finance minister

Peru’s Congress has dismissed the finance minister following revelations that he allegedly asked the comptroller to green light a controversial project, a fresh blow to centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his efforts to jumpstart the faltering economy. The single-chamber Congress voted 88-11 against embattled Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne, who ...

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Russian hackers targeted 21 US states’ vote systems in 2016: Official

An official with the US Homeland Security says Russian hackers targeted 21 election systems in different US states during the 2016 race, which yielded President Donald Trump. Testifying before a congressional panel on Wednesday, Jeanette Manfra, the Homeland Security Department’s acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, disclosed the number publicly ...

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Brazil federal police accuse Temer of receiving bribes

Brazil’s federal police say there is solid evidence embattled President Michel Temer received bribes, a legal development that could see him suspended from office. In a report made available by the Federal Supreme Court, the police said Temer — who was away in Russia Tuesday — benefited from bribe funds, even if ...

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Republican Karen Handel wins congressional race in Georgia

Republican Karen Handel has won a hotly contested congressional race in the US state of Georgia, fending off a challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff in the heavily Republican House district. With almost all votes counted on Tuesday night, Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, had 53% of the vote ...

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US demands liberation of three Americans held in North Korea

The United States has called on North Korea to release “as soon as possible,” three Americans who are still detained by Pyongyang, following the death of the college student, Otto Warmbier. “We hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier’s unjust imprisonment,” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said at a ...

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