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  • Soldier shoots attacker at Louvre

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  • Trump picks Gorsuch for top court

  • EU chief Tusk warns of Trump ‘threat’

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  • White House defends decision

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  • Castro warns Trump to respect Cuba’s sovereignty

  • Probe into ‘voter fraud’

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  • U.S. defense chief to visit Japan, ROK / 1st trip to U.S. allies set for Feb.

  • China wants dialogue with U.S. over core interests

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  • Trump signs oil pipeline orders

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  • Trump vows to ‘start renegotiating’ NAFTA

  • Netanyahu invited to Washington

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  • German FM: Be ready for rough times under Trump

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  • British-Iranian’s jail term upheld

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  • Romanians protest govt pardon plans

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  • Gambians celebrate as troops enter capital

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  • Syria’s army nears pro-Turkey rebels, complicating battlefield

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  • Israel OK’s settlement in occupied East Jerusalem

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  • Storms slam U.S. South, killing 18

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  • China jails two ex-officials

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  • China official goes on rare shooting rampage

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  • Pena Nieto talks with Trudeau

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  • WSJ: Flynn probed over Russia

    WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — A top military counsel to President Donald Trump is under scrutiny by U.S. counterintelligence agents who have probed the new national security adviser’s communications wi…

  • Trump mocks protesters against him

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  • Policeman wounded in Belfast shooting

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  • New leader of UKIP to stand for Parliament

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  • China to prosecute ex-Tianjin mayor

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  • Justice Dept. clears Kushner to serve as White House adviser

  • U.S. to send observer to Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan

  • European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump

  • Putin ready to meet Trump ‘in coming months’

  • Netanyahu: Iranians, we are your friend, not an enemy

  • Beijing: Provocations can’t stop military drills

  • Anti-Trump marches draw millions

  • U.K., U.S. leaders to meet

  • Trudeau, Trump discuss trade

  • U.S.-Mexico talks set amid pressure

  • Gambia’s Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea

  • Turkish parliament OK’s system change

  • Trump praises CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

  • Active kids less likely to be depressed later on

  • New prescription: Doctors apply Apple store-like offices

  • U.S. cancer mortality drops 25% since peak

  • Trump takes oath of office

  • Trump signs executive order on Obamacare

  • New U.S. govt to quit TPP

  • Violence flares in D.C.

  • Global stability serves U.S. interests as well

  • Power transfer prompts notes of caution from world leaders

  • Taiwan envoy hails U.S. ties

  • May: Trump recognizes importance of NATO

  • Gambia’s leader Jammeh to step down

  • Violent Islamist groups foreign policy priority

  • Trump takes control of @POTUS Twitter handle

  • ROK minister held over blacklist allegation

  • Mattis sworn in as defense secretary

  • At least 11 survivors pulled from Italy avalanche hotel

  • Melania wears Ralph Lauren ensemble

  • Obama exits presidency voicing optimism for future

  • Bin Laden’s worry over ISIL shown in documents

  • Hamada: Push back if Trump takes ‘wrong’ economic turn

  • Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

  • Basi, world’s oldest captive panda, celebrates turning 37

  • Trump completes cabinet lineup with no Hispanics

  • 50 Obama appointees asked to stay

  • U.S. warns North Korea may be readying new missile test

  • Obama quiet on final full day in White House

  • China’s 2016 GDP slows to weakest since 1990

  • Trump pledges to unify U.S.

  • 20 firefighters killed as burning building collapses

  • Celebrities join protest against Trump in N.Y.

  • U.K. top court to give Brexit ruling soon

  • Migrants race to pre-inauguration U.S.

  • Concerns rise on Trump’s climate policy

  • CIA to follow new rules on protecting citizens’ privacy

  • S. Korea media: North may test-launch ICBM soon

  • African troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

  • Pope to bless Duterte, aide says

  • Obama aims final messages at Trump

  • German vice chancellor condemns Holocaust remarks

  • London museum debuts Donald Trump waxwork

  • World’s primates facing extinction crisis, new report says

  • Panel OK’s Trump’s defense secretary / Nomination to be sent to full Senate

  • Permit extended for Snowden’s stay in Russia

  • Iraq military: Troops have ‘full control’ of east Mosul

  • 30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buried hotel

  • Mexico pupil shoots at classmates; 3 dead

  • China: Bar Taiwan from inauguration

  • Samsung heir escapes bribery arrest warrant

  • 50 Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

  • ‘Socialist statesman’ rules tighten in China

  • Beijing eyes leading global role as U.S. turns inward

  • Putin takes parting shot at Obama over dossier

  • Top EU envoy warns Trump on Iran deal

  • Operation Condor sentences handed out to ex-leaders

  • Berlusconi ally Tajani to head EU parliament

  • Obama cuts Manning’s sentence

  • Nigerian air force hits refugee camp; 52 dead

  • May sets ‘hard Brexit’ course

  • Samsung’s Lee grilled by court

  • Syria rebels to attend peace talks

  • Moscow reaction muted over Trump’s nuke talk

  • U.S. marines’ arrival in Norway irks Russia

  • Manila protests Beijing’s activity in S. China Sea

  • Xi to tout globalization at Davos

  • Top DPRK defector says more envoys are waiting to follow

  • Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies

  • EU defiant ahead of Trump presidency

  • Trump meets with MLK’s son amid civil rights storm

  • Istanbul shooting suspect caught

  • 5 dead after gunfire at Mexico club

  • S. Korea minister questioned

  • Milky Way: Rare glimpse of a ‘star factory’ at work

  • Huge Antarctic ice block set to break off

  • Grisly truth of Belgium Neanderthals

  • ROK seeks arrest of Samsung heir as Park bribery suspect

  • Obama: No regret for ‘red line’ over Syria

  • 26 killed in Brazil prison bloodbath

  • Over 50 insurgents held in Chechnya

  • 32 dead after plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

  • Report: Trump offers end to Russia sanctions for N-arms cut

  • Iran: N-deal won’t be renegotiated

  • Serbia’s row with Kosovo on train gets tense

  • Turkish MPs back bolstering Erdogan

  • Return to Mideast peace efforts urged

  • Trump’s team mulls moving press room

  • CIA chief warns PEOTUS on Russia

  • Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 yrs

  • Inaugural rehearsal held

  • Iraq trying to curb feud between Iran, Saudi Arabia

  • Bahrain executes 3 convicted in bombing

  • Gambia crisis focus of France-Africa summit

  • Duterte orders troops to bomb militants, their hostages

  • Abbas warns over U.S. Israel Embassy move

  • ISIL assault on Syria city leaves 30 dead

  • Iraqi forces advance at Mosul University / Seizing site crucial gain for troops

  • Trump attacks U.S. civil rights icon for claiming Russia aided victory

  • Holliday backs out of gig

  • Beijing reiterates ‘one China’ policy nonnegotiable

  • Obama to ease Sudan sanctions, with full approval from Trump

  • Analysis / PEOTUS team at odds on China policy

  • 8 Democrat lawmakers to skip inaugural

  • Concert to include Toby Keith

  • MPs demand Brexit plan by mid-February

  • Ex-MI6 spy, known to U.S. agencies, author of reports on PEOTUS

  • Cote d’Ivoire government, rebel troops reach deal

  • 2 Uighurs held over Istanbul attack

  • Winter storm wreaks havoc across Europe

  • House votes to begin dismantling Obamacare

  • Egypt: 10 ISIL militants killed in Sinai gunfight

  • Thai parliament approves king’s constitutional changes request

  • China Navy carrier capabilities tested on training mission

  • Liberty is depicted on new $100 coin

  • House backs waiver allowing Mattis to serve as defense chief

  • Senate takes 1st step to repeal Obamacare

  • Mattis takes aim at Russia

  • Arrival of U.S. troops in Poland unnerves Russia

  • Obama ends special immigration policy for Cubans

  • China, Russia agree on more countersteps against THAAD

  • FBI’s Clinton email actions to be probed

  • Airstrikes escalate despite Syria ceasefire

  • Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom

  • China posts worst export fall since 2009

  • Ethics chief blasts Trump’s business handover plan

  • U.S. State nominee Tillerson veers from Trump on key issues

  • Trump stops short of full divestment

  • Trump meets press, turns combative

  • Dossier on Trump circulated for months

  • Mexico ready for high stakes talks with Trump

  • Trudeau picks Russia critic as Canada’s top diplomat

  • U.S. adds 7 DPRK officials to blacklist

  • U.S. deploys high-tech radar amid fevered N. Korea rhetoric

  • Samsung chief questioned in Park political scandal

  • OUTLOOK 2017 / Keep an eye on global waves of nationalism

  • China unveils new reconnaissance ship

  • Japan criticized over U.S. trade deficits

  • Report: Nazi Brunner died in Syria in 2001

  • Tillerson reassures on defense of Senkakus

  • Trump acknowledges Russian hack responsibility

  • N. Korea’s plutonium enough for ‘10 bombs’

  • ‘More forceful ways’ an option over DPRK

  • 1st China president to visit Davos forum will be Xi

  • Corbyn vows to manage U.K. migration

  • Fillon to propose EU immigration quota

  • Breivik makes Nazi salute in court again

  • Tillerson to stand firm on Russia, China

  • Flynn calls alliances great tool for U.S.

  • Russia might know things that ‘compromise’ Trump

  • Taiwan president meets with likely Trump staffer

  • ‘Yes we did,’ Obama says in farewell speech

  • Reporter who broke news of WWII dies

  • Taipei scrambles jets over China warship

  • ROK culture minister sorry for ‘blacklist’

  • Pakistan fires N-ready missile from sub

  • Trump tweets reveal more than anger

  • 5 Russians sanctioned in hacking aftermath

  • Democrats slam Trump amid ethics fears

  • Huge batch of uranium approved for Tehran

  • Shots fired as U.S. warns Iran

  • Trump appoints son-in-law Kushner to take over senior White House role

  • Assad says he’s ready to ‘negotiate everything’

  • Italy to place ambassador back in Libya

  • Top Sinn Fein figure resigns in Belfast

  • Mao critic fired from university

  • Avatar-style manned robot takes first steps

  • Study: Dinosaur eggs took longer to hatch

  • Cheetahs in the wild face threat of extinction

  • Truck attack kills 4 in Jerusalem

  • Zuma calls for end to ANC infighting

  • British FM in U.S. to meet Trump advisers

  • Ghana president faces plagiarism row

  • Tunisians protest against jihadists

  • Anime boom in China heats up, unaffected by chilly ties

  • Italy’s 5-Star seeks divorce from UKIP

  • Iraqi forces reach Tigris in Mosul

  • Iran’s ex-president Rafsanjani dies

  • Priebus: Trump admits Russia hacking

  • Israeli media: Netanyahu sought good press

  • Kushner in talks with Chinese financial group

  • N. Korea: We can launch ICBM ‘anytime’

  • China tightens rules on corruption investigators

  • China paper warns Trump over Taiwan

  • Ethics reviews unfinished on Trump picks

  • Crowley defended on plagiarism

  • Founder of Portuguese democracy dies

  • Sri Lanka launches China-led investment zone amid protests

  • Nearly 50 killed by blast in Syria town

  • 2 suspected militants killed in Riyadh

  • Choked by smog, Beijing creates environmental police

  • DPRK low-key on Kim’s birthday

  • Cote d’Ivoire’s president: Deal made to end army mutiny

  • PEOTUS: Only fools oppose better Russia ties

  • Turkish PM visits Iraq amid spat over unauthorized troops

  • Trump has no plan to meet Tsai

  • CDC may lower threshold level for childhood lead exposure

  • Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids

  • Quitting journalist says Charlie Hebdo has gone soft

  • Migrant death toll rises to record high in 2016

  • Michelle Obama praises diversity in farewell speech

  • Trump taunts Terminator

  • Brazil gang kills 31, many hacked to death, as prison violence explodes

  • 4 held over beating disabled man, broadcasting attack

  • Tsai heads to Americas; U.S. stops set to irk China

  • U.S. intel report blames Putin for hacks

  • 5 killed, 8 injured in shooting at U.S. airport

  • Russia: Scale back of military presence has begun in Syria

  • Duterte tours Russian warship amid warming ties

  • ‘Mastermind’ of deadly cafe siege in Dhaka killed

  • Trump repeats pledge to make Mexico pay for wall

  • U.N. warns of ‘war crime’ as Damascus water crisis grows

  • Trump to nominate former Sen. Coats as intelligence chief

  • Mexico gas protests, looting leave 2 dead; 700 held

  • U.S. spy chief raps Russia cyber-attack

  • U.S. warns N. Korea’s N-capability ‘improving’

  • Bin Laden’s son put on U.S. terror list

  • Bombing kills 2 near courthouse in Turkey

  • Swimmers take icy plunge at snow festival in China

  • Austria eyes plan to call for EU migration ceiling

  • May quickly names career diplomat as new EU envoy

  • In court, Park’s friend claims ‘much unfairness’

  • China: Carrier conducts research, tests weapons in South China Sea

  • Ex-Tianjin mayor expelled from party, to be prosecuted

  • Govt official suspected in rare gun rampage in China

  • Trump goads intel agencies on hacking

  • After disparaging U.N., Trump talks with new chief

  • Clintons, Bushes to attend Trump inauguration

  • Trump’s intel briefing delayed

  • Trump to hold press conference on Jan. 11

  • GOP makes ethics office U-turn

  • China calls Trump remarks ‘pandering’

  • Trump: No DPRK missile will be capable of reaching U.S.

  • Trump slams U.N. as ‘good time’ club

  • Obama vs Trump poll dispute erupts

  • Trump to dissolve foundation amid New York investigation

  • Trump welcomes ‘nice’ letter from Putin

  • Trump cochair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

  • Trump continuing battle with media

  • Spicer picked for U.S. press secretary

  • Trump: U.S. must ‘strengthen’ nuclear capability

  • Trump: Berlin violence attack on humanity

  • Trump discusses cutting F-35, Air Force One costs

  • Trump: Terrorists behind Turkey, Germany killings

  • Trump assured of presidency after Electoral College vote

  • Trump given warning over upending China policy

  • Trump endorses Romney’s niece for RNC chair

  • Trump meets ‘old friend’ Kanye West

  • Trump calls CIA report on election ‘ridiculous’

  • Trump campaign spent less than rival’s

  • Trump picks fast-food exec for labor secretary

  • Time names Trump Person of the Year

  • Trump selects climate-change denier for EPA

  • DiCaprio meets Trump on green jobs to boost economy

  • N.Y. wants $35 mil. to protect Trump; Congress offers $7 mil.

  • Trump complains about China policy

  • Stein: Penn. recount bid will head to federal court

  • Trump speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai, risking China tensions

  • Beijing: Call a ploy by Taipei

  • Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in U.S. heartland

  • Trump assails push for vote recount

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  • 3 California mosques get threatening letters

  • Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N.

  • Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal

  • Trump remains elusive on Cabinet

  • ‘Hamilton’ cast’s plea to VP-elect ignites debate

  • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

  • Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

  • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

  • Team denies disorganization

  • Trump turns to Wall Street

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

  • British PM May: It’s time to respond to transformed world

  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

  • Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties

  • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

  • Trump’s new chief of staff a man with many friends

  • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

  • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

  • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

  • After off the mark polls, some question value of ‘big data’

  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

  • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

  • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

  • Senate leader dashes hopes for TPP vote before year-end

  • An unexpected thrill ride on TV

  • Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe

  • Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

  • Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House

  • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

  • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

  • Melania worked ‘without proper visa’

  • Security scare for Trump in final days

  • U.S. warning of Al-Qaida election threat

  • Clinton sent daughter material later classified

  • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

  • Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’

  • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

  • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

  • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

  • Poll: Clinton extends lead

  • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

  • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

  • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

  • Trump says he may not accept election result

  • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

  • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

  • Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations

  • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

  • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

  • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

  • House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump

  • Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing

  • 2nd debate marked by personal insults

  • More Republicans condemn Trump

  • Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments

  • Trump caught making lewd remarks about women

  • Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll

  • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

  • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’

  • 1st Trump-Clinton showdown draws record ratings for debate

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  • Analysis / Trump struggles to be ‘change’ candidate in 1st TV debate

  • Asia viewers see Clinton as winner

  • Trump plagued by sniffles during debate

  • Trump vows to accept ‘undivided’ Jerusalem

  • Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into 1st showdown

  • Cruz endorses Trump, whom he called ‘utterly amoral’

  • Clinton leads Trump by 4 points

  • Politics takes center stage at Emmys

  • Clinton condemns triple ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

  • Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race

  • Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails

  • Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness

  • Rio 2016 / U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

  • TV camera falls on Rio Games visitors in latest mishap

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

  • High alert for Olympics

  • Olympic torch lit by Rousseff

  • 100 days to Rio Olympics, many challenges remain

  • 6 months to Rio Games, troubles mount for Brazil

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