Mar. 7, 2019

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President Donald Trump is open to further talks with North Korea over denuclearization, White House national security adviser John Bolton told Fox News in an interview on Thursday.

A former prosecutor for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has been tapped to step up the U.S. government's enforcement of a rarely prosecuted law on foreign lobbying, a senior Justice Department official said on Wednesday.

The top Republican on tax policy in the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday that he will seek President Donald Trump's tax returns if Democrats in the House of Representatives obtain them.

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday said it will not allow Fox News to host any of its candidates' political debates through 2020, citing a report this week about the conservative channel's ties to U.S. President Donald Trump.

President Vladimir Putin mounted a horse on Thursday and cantered with female police officers in footage broadcast across Russia ahead of International Women's Day.

Thousands of people could still be left inside Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said, as the waves of evacuations from the tiny area continued on Thursday.

With Israel's election just over a month away, a Druze former television news anchor is poised to become the first woman from her Arabic-speaking minority to serve in the Israeli parliament.

New activity has been detected at a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles plant, South Korean media said on Thursday, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be very disappointed if Pyongyang rebuilt a rocket site.

The European Central Bank changed tack on its tightening plan on Thursday, pushing out the timing of its first post-crisis rate hike until 2020 at the earliest and offering banks a new round of cheap loans to help revive the euro zone economy.

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to strong labor market conditions despite signs that job growth was slowing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 223,000 for the week ended March 2.

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Russia's Defense Ministry has accused the U.S. military of keeping tens of thousands of people in a refugee camp in southern Syria against their will. The U.S. military has prevented 35,000 Syrians from leaving the Rukban camp.

House Democrats clashed during a closed-door meeting Wednesday over how best to respond to Representative Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes to impugn the motivations and patriotism of her pro-Israel colleagues. A number of Omar's fellow progressives lashed out at Democratic leadership for agreeing to vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to Omar's recent claim that her pro-Israel colleagues are motivated by a nefarious "dual loyalty" to the U.S. and Israel.

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said Thursday he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis, after a court found him guilty of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest.

Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters say they believe Donald Trump did something illegal before he was elected president, while 24 percent believe he did not, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

On a typical day, over 30,000 Venezuelans used to cross the two bridges into the bustling Colombian border city of Cucuta, but both have been closed since the opposition's failed bid to drive through trucks filled with U.S.-donated aid over a week ago.

Pakistan said on Tuesday it had begun a crackdown on Islamist militant groups, detaining 44 members of banned organizations including close relatives of the leader of a group blamed for a deadly bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir last month.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday it was "out of the question" to reconsider a controversial deal to buy a top-line Russian anti-missile system and he might even look at other purchases.

Ethiopia is appealing for $1.3 billion from the international community to assist 8.3 million displaced due to ethnic conflict as well those vulnerable to climate shocks and disease.

The towering white temple stands on Rome's nondescript outer rim, far from the Vatican, but for Italy's 25,000 Mormons it is a clear sign that their faith finally arrived at the heart of Christianity.

Rescue workers are continuing to search parts of rural eastern Alabama despite declining hopes of finding any more survivors after six tornadoes ripped across the state killing 23 people, including three children, and leaving hundreds homeless.

BBC

The man at the center of a campaign to expose one of Pakistan's most notorious "honor killings" cases has been shot dead nearly seven years after he brought it to national attention.

President Donald Trump has revoked a policy set by his predecessor requiring US intelligence officials to publish the number of civilians killed in drone strikes outside of war zones.

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A prominent physicians' organization that strongly opposes mandated vaccines is urging the federal government to let parents make medical decisions for their children.

An aborted baby for the first time in the United States has been recognized to have legal rights. An Alabama man suing a clinic for providing an abortion to a woman he says was pregnant with his baby petitioned a probate judge to allow him to represent the unborn child's estate.

Decriminalizing prostitution - an idea gaining momentum among some Democrats, including Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California may one day be traced back to the hookers plying their trade under the elevated train along New York City's Roosevelt Avenue.

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