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U.S. prosecutors said Friday that the sudden death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Washington hotel was an accident, and occurred after days of heavy drinking and successive
Donald Trump has given $10 million of his personal money to his presidential campaign in an effort to boost his White House bid 11 days before the Nov. 8 election, according to media reports.
Peshmerga need additional weapons supplies in battle for Mosul, says Iraqi Kurdish regional govt leader
Kosovo's special prosecutor filed a war crimes indictment Friday against a top guerrilla commander turned politician who has twice before been charged and acquitted over atrocities in the 1990s confli
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed regret Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International Criminal Court and said it could "send a wrong message on the
Colombia's second-biggest guerrilla group, the ELN, insisted Friday it was playing by the rules in keeping hold of a hostage until peace talks are launched with the government.
EU Budget Commissioner and vice president Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria has resigned from her job in Brussels to become chief executive officer of the World Bank, a statement said Friday.
Donald Trump's campaign is downplaying new federal filings that show Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch of the campaign.
The United Nations has negotiated the release of nearly 900 children detained by Nigeria's army and security forces after they have retaken land from Boko Haram militants, a senior official said.
A Belarusian court Friday handed a blogger jailed since January over posts critical of Russia a restriction of liberty order for one year and nine months for having "incited hatred."
The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday its General Staff had asked President Vladimir Putin for permission to resume air strikes against militants in Syria's eastern Aleppo after a 10-day hiatus, th
Pakistani police clashed with opposition party supporters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Friday, arresting dozens ahead of a planned protest by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan aimed at unse
Alexandra, a British woman living in Tokyo, tells World Have Your Say why she disagrees with an advert discouraging women from applying make-up on the move.
The Danish ex-editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago Friday accused the Jyllands-Posten newspaper of trying to silence him, saying it had let "the ji
The FBI reopens its inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email while secretary of state.
BEIRUT (AP) — Barring any surprises, a former Lebanese general and a strong ally of the militant Hezbollah group is poised to be elected Lebanon’s president next week, formally ending a two-yea
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private server may contain classified information.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has been voted off the United Nations Human Rights Council in a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions in Syria
WASHINGTON - FBI notifies Congress it will investigate new emails found in probe of Clinton's private server. ... more
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone County authorities have identified a 32-year-old Wyoming man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with police officers in a Montana hotel. Deputy Coroner
Four men who unsuccessfully sued a former Pennsylvania university administrator over allegations that he sexually abused them are now asking for a federal civil rights investigation into their claim
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for using vulgar language and making controversial remarks, such as calling President Obama a "son of a whore," claims he heard God's voice telling h
SEASIDE, Ore. - Finding housing on Oregon's north coast has become a challenge for seasonal, part-time and lower-wage workers. The Daily Astorian reports ( ) that demographics fr
The parliament of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia voted in favor of a planned EU-Canada trade agreement Friday, ending its opposition that had threatened to destroy the entire deal.
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has repeatedly said he will spend $100 million or more of his own money on his presidential bid. Yet even with a fresh donation, he'd be $34 million short of that promise. T
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was awaiting a formal invitation Friday from the European Union to come to Brussels to make Canada a signatory to their comprehensive free-trade agreement. Euro
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old Las Vegas girl died of a prescription drug overdose after her mother and aunt gave her oxycodone and other painkillers for an injury. Las Vegas police said Th
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says that in a previously undisclosed encounter in the skies over Syria, a Russian fighter jet flew so close to a larger American plane that its crew could feel th
OTTAWA - Immigration Minister John McCallum says the plan to relocate an immigration processing centre from Vegreville, Alta., to Edmonton will be more efficient and result in a net increase of jobs i
LAGOS, Nigeria - The U.N. Children's Fund says it has negotiated the release of 876 children detained at a Nigerian army barracks that holds people suspected of helping the Boko Haram extremist group.
MONTREAL - The Quebec government has released its long-awaited plan to fight and prevent sexual violence. Five provincial cabinet ministers were on hand in Montreal this morning to announce the new m
The announcement came as Syrian rebels launched an assault on government forces to break a months-long siege of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
LONDON (AP) — Apple has raised the prices of its Mac computer range in the U.K. amid the dramatic drop in the value of the pound against the dollar following Britain’s vote to leave the Europea

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