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Why the spy trade is such a booming industry: Brian Stewart

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The alleged Russian plot that targeted the U.S. presidential election has raised concerns we’re headed for Cold War levels of spying, but there’s actually plenty of evidence the world soared past that point years ago.




Trump takes charge: How NAFTA renegotiations might unfold

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The soundbite from Donald Trump's presidential inauguration speech could strike fear into a free trader's heart: "We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American." Following through on his rhetoric will be anything but simple.




Syria government, rebel groups meet in Kazakhstan for ceasefire talks

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:20:05 EST

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Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and aimed at bolstering a shaky ceasefire in place since last month opened on Monday in Kazakhstan, marking the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government representatives and rebel factions trying to overthrow it.




Let us hope for a Donald Trump disaster: Opinion

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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If Trump’s success transfers from politics to governing, his dark and guttural ways will become entrenched and ubiquitous.




Australian charged with 5 counts of murder after pedestrians run over

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:38:50 EST

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A man who authorities say drove into a crowd of pedestrians, killing five and injuring more than 20 in the centre of Melbourne, has been charged with five counts of murder, Australian police said on Monday.




Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires on battery design, manufacturing

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:25:36 EST

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Samsung Electronics Co. says problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.




Mexico gasoline protests affect border crossings in California, Arizona

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:45:29 EST

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Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.




'The coffers are virtually empty': Gambia's defeated leader flees country with government funds

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:55:39 EST

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Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.




Trump calls protests 'a hallmark of our democracy' in toned-down response to marches

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:09:40 EST

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President Donald Trump is striking a more unifying tone as he gets down to business on his second full day in the White House.




Trump vows federal help as storms, tornadoes rip through southeastern U.S., killing 18

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:19:05 EST

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A dangerous weekend weather system has killed at least 18 people in the U.S. South. U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged federal assistance for the affected areas, and Georgia has declared a state of emergency.




China closes over 100 golf courses for land, water conservation

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:02:09 EST

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China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses in an effort to conserve water and land, and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links.




Trump aide insists press secretary was offering 'alternative facts' on crowd size

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:32:51 EST

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There were strong signs across the U.S. that the number of people who attended the Women's March on Washington on Saturday topped those who gathered on Friday to watch U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration.




Netanyahu to meet with Trump before calling vote on West Bank annexation

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:44:12 EST

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a vote Sunday on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, apparently to co-ordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.




Patriots earn right to go for 5th Super Bowl, against Falcons

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:01:31 EST

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The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the title game, and his seventh.




A softer side of government: How Larry the cat became a purr-fect political companion on Downing Street

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Larry the rescue cat lives at 10 Downing Street, and although he doesn’t do much in the way of policy, he has become the furry face of a more relatable U.K. government.