• U.S. reviewing El Salvador relationship after Taiwan break: spokesman
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    U.S. reviewing El Salvador relationship after Taiwan break: spokesman

    The United States is "deeply disappointed" by El Salvador's decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China and is reviewing its relationship with San Salvador as a result, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. El Salvador was the third Latin American

  • Australian PM faces new leadership challenge from conservative rival
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    Australian PM faces new leadership challenge from conservative rival

    Former home affairs minister Peter Dutton said he was again canvassing colleagues in the Liberal Party, the senior partner in the government coalition, just a day after Turnbull survived his initial challenge for the leadership in a party-room vote. The narrow margin of his victory - Turnbull defeated

  • With Amazon courting Atlanta, mayor touts "Gulch" project
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    With Amazon courting Atlanta, mayor touts "Gulch" project

    With Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta's mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city. Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by narrowing its list of potential

  • Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges
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    Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

    Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. The verdict was part of a stunning

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    U.S. commander in South Korea says he supports plan to reduce DMZ outposts

    South Korea’s defense ministry has said it plans to reduce guard posts and equipment along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on its border with North Korea as part of efforts to reduce tension and build trust with its northern neighbor. "I have some concerns about what that means militarily for the

  • Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty of tax and bank fraud
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    Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty of tax and bank fraud

    After almost four days of deliberations, a 12-member jury found Manafort guilty on two counts of bank fraud, five counts of tax fraud and one charge of failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. The jury in U.S. federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, said it could not reach a verdict on 10 of the 18

  • States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans
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    States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

    A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said he'll rule

  • Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally
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    Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

    A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree

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    Mexico's new government wants fintech, banks to help financial inclusion

    Arturo Herrera, one of two future deputy finance ministers, said in an interview that the lack of financial inclusion was one of the biggest obstacles in the new government's fight against poverty, inequality and slow economic growth. Leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is scheduled

  • The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes
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    The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

    Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. The verdict Tuesday was part of a stunning one-two

  • At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible
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    At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

    A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. Much of the awkwardness centres on the defining fact of the Korean Peninsula: For decades it has been divided between the authoritarian North, originally backed by the Soviet Union and then, during the war, communist

  • Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme
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    Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

    Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage to his White

  • Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported
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    Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

    A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings and interrupting a pro-government rally in support of controversial economic reforms. The 7.3 quake was the largest to strike Venezuela since 1900, according to the U.S.

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    Asian shares flat as drop in S&P 500 futures weighs

    On Tuesday, the S&P 500 rose as high as 2,873.23, topping the previous record of 2,872.87 set on Jan. 26, and is poised to become the longest-running bull market in the index's history on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.25 percent to 25,821.95, the S&P 500 rose 0.21 percent

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    China defense minister meets Indian PM as ties warm further

    Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe praised relations with India, describing them during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a friendship dating back to ancient times, as relations between the two countries warm further. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Modi agreed in April to open a new

  • Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, damage so far limited
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    Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, damage so far limited

    Venezuelan officials said there were no immediate reports of injuries and two sources at state oil company PDVSA told Reuters the OPEC member's refineries and oil fields were operating normally. PDVSA did not immediately comment. Along Venezuela's picturesque palm tree-dotted northern coast

  • US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths
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    US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

    The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars. The proposal broadly

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    Texas man charged with fatally stabbing 16-month-old son

    Blair Ness, 27, is charged in the death of his toddler son, Ashton Ness. Lewisville police Capt. Mike Lane said Ness had significant injuries to his hand from the knife, along with the shooting wound. Police also said witnesses reported that Ness yelled "Jesus is coming" before the attack

  • Father of slain Colorado woman sobs, seethes in courtroom
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    Father of slain Colorado woman sobs, seethes in courtroom

    Frank Rzucek Sr. leaned forward in a Colorado courtroom, weeping with his face in his hands as his son-in-law, just feet away, was told Tuesday he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Rzucek's daughter and two granddaughters. Collecting himself, Rzucek glared as Christopher Watts

  • Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges
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    Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges

    After almost four days of deliberations, a 12-member jury found Manafort guilty on two counts of bank fraud, five counts of tax fraud and one charge of failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. The jury in U.S. federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, said it could not reach a verdict on 10 of the 18

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    Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist: rights groups

    Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom's Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists

  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen testifies Trump told him to commit a crime
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    Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen testifies Trump told him to commit a crime

    Cohen, 51, made the statements as he pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges in federal court in Manhattan, including tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Cohen did not name Trump in court, but his lawyer, Lanny Davis, said afterward he was referring to the president. "Today

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    Ex Argentine leader Fernandez to allow searches of her properties

    The scandal is of importance to next year's presidential election, in which leftist Fernandez may try to unseat Argentina's current leader, Mauricio Macri, whose popularity has fallen as the economy slips into recession and inflation soars. The scandal exploded this month when a local newspaper

  • Ex-NFLer Incognito accused of threatening funeral home staff
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    Ex-NFLer Incognito accused of threatening funeral home staff

    Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito bonded out of an Arizona jail Tuesday after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home a day earlier, authorities said. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Incognito had been booked on suspicion of misdemeanour

  • Rapper Post Malone's jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely
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    Rapper Post Malone's jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

    A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him while he was in