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Assad ‘Has Been Warned’ on Chemical Weapons in Idlib: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stressed Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been well warned against any chemical weapons use in an anticipated assault on Idlib province.

Trump Postpones November Trip To Ireland

President Donald Trump has put off a visit to Ireland that had been scheduled to follow a commemoration in Paris of the end of World War I, the Irish government said Tuesday.

Russia Accuses US of Using Banned White Phosphorous In Syria Bombings

Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombing using white phosphorous in eastern Syria against military targets in civilian areas, which is banned under international law.

Burt Reynolds Dead At 82

Burt Reynolds, the mustachioed heart-throb of 1970s cinema who won acclaim in "Deliverance" and a host of awards later in his career for "Boogie Nights," died on Thursday, his family announced.

Russia To Hold Biggest Military Drills Since Cold War

Russia will flex its military muscles and hold the biggest war games since the Cold War era next month, including almost 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, the defence ministry said Tuesday, leading NATO to warn of a "more assertive Russia". 

Trudeau Stands Firm On US Demands As NAFTA Talks Set To Resume

With talks with the United States about to resume, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he will only sign a new trade pact that is good for his country.

Chile Prosecutors Seek Vatican Files of Priests in Sex Scandal

Prosecutors in Chile on Wednesday said they have requested the Vatican files of nine Chilean priests being investigated for sexual abuses.

Arleta Man Gets Five Years for Role in Global Money Laundering Scheme

An Arleta man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for his role in a black-market "hawala" money laundering scheme that transferred about $4.5 million on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel and its drug trafficking affiliates.

Mars Makes Closest Approach To Earth In 15 Years

Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues.

LeBron James Accuses Trump Of Using Sports To Divide Nation

Basketball great LeBron James on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of intensifying racial divisions in the United States.

MH370 Report Offers No New Clues To Aviation’s Greatest Mystery

Investigators said Monday they still do not know why Malaysia's Flight MH370 vanished four years ago in aviation's greatest mystery, sparking anger and disappointment among relatives of those on board.

President Trump Tells Iran “Never, Ever Threaten the United States” in Tweet

President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran's president, warning him of dire consequences as the US intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic.

Syria: Air Strikes on Last ISIS Pocket Kills 26 Civilians

Twenty-six civilians were killed in air strikes Friday on areas controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in southern Syria's Daraa province, a war monitor said.

Israel and Hamas Agree to Ceasefire

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas and Israel agreed to a ceasefire early Saturday, a spokesman for the Palestinian party said, after five people including an Israeli soldier were killed Friday.

Analysts Say Ortega is Undercutting Talks on Nicaragua Crisis

The chances of talks finding a way out of Nicaragua's deadly unrest have taken a blow after President Daniel Ortega used force to crush protests and called Catholic bishop mediators "coup-mongers," analysts said Friday.

Back In Washington, Trump Under Pressure To Reverse Course On Russia

President Donald Trump found himself isolated and under pressure to reverse course Tuesday after publicly challenging the US intelligence conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election during his face-to-face with Vladimir Putin.
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