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White House denies accusation of unwanted Trump kiss during campaign - 02/25/2019

Washington - The White House on Monday denied an accusation by a former member of US President Donald Trump's campaign that he kissed her without her consent while campaigning in 2016. "This...

May: Brexit deal by March 29 'within our grasp' - 02/25/2019

London - An agreement for Britain to leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29 remains within Britain's grasp, Prime Minister Theresa May says, amid pressure to extend negotiations.  ...

Is winning an Oscar for best picture still a golden investment? - 02/24/2019

Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa) -There was a time when a best picture Oscar meant everything to studios. A big win could significantly boost the box office for a film and create years of steady revenue...

In a first, Saudi Arabia to send a woman to Washington as ambassador - 02/24/2019

Cairo - Saudi Arabia has appointed Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as new ambassador to the United States, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.   She is the...

Venezuela aid showdown looms as Guaido attends concert on border - 02/23/2019

Bogota - By Sinikka Tarvainen, - Venezuela's opposition and its US and Latin American allies on Friday threw a challenge to embattled President Nicolas Maduro, vowing to bring humanitarian aid into...

Terrorism financing watchdog gives Iran 4 months to avoid sanctions - 02/22/2019

Paris - By Pol O Gradaigh, - An international task force against money-laundering and the funding of terrorism on Friday gave Iran four months to pass new laws or face sanctions. The Financial Action...

Russian court prolongs detention of suspected US spy Whelan - 02/22/2019

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday prolonged the detention of suspected US spy Paul Whelan, who has been held in Moscow since late last year.   Whelan, 48, was detained in Moscow in December on...

Denmark says it won't stop Islamic State fighters from returning home - 02/21/2019

Copenhagen - The Danish government said it cannot prevent its citizens who travelled abroad to fight for the Islamic State terrorist group from returning home. The question of what countries should...

Reports: Dozens of tourists briefly taken hostage in Peru - 02/20/2019

Bogota (dpa) – Criminals attacked a tourist lodge in Peru's Amazon region and briefly took about 40 US and Chinese tourists hostage, local media reported on Wednesday.   The attackers, who were...

British Islamic State bride set to lose citizenship, lawyer says - 02/19/2019

London - The family of Shamima Begum, the British teenager who ran away to join Islamic State in Syria but now wants to return, have received a letter from the Home Office saying it intends to...
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