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Two men killed in Portland after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant: Police

The incident unfolded on a commuter train hours before the start of Ramadan when most of the world`s 1.6 billion Muslims observe a religious fast.

US to launch ''first ever'' missile test to counter North Korea US to launch ''first ever'' missile test to counter North Korea

The missile is meant to simulate an ICBM, meaning it will fly faster than missiles used in previous intercept tests, according to Christopher Johnson, spokesman for the Missile Defense Agency.

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump, recalls Richard Nixon's impeachment of Justice Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump, recalls Richard Nixon's impeachment of Justice

Clinton attacked the Trump administration budget, calling it a "con" and "an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us".

CIA-trained Cuban ex-spy recounts his `story of failure`

The book details how CIA agent David Atlee Phillips recruited him in 1959 and trained him in Havana to kill Fidel Castro, who died last year of natural causes.
 

Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age 89: Daughter

Brzezinski frequently wrote articles for newspapers and published several books, including "Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power". 

Russian with ties to former Donald Trump aide wants immunity for testimony: Report

Controversy has engulfed Trump since he fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9.

Rex Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department: sources

Since 1999, Democratic secretaries have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month.

Donald Trump's son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: Sources Donald Trump's son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: Sources

U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.

United States probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March.

Canada: 5-year-old becomes PM for a day!

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent a day with 5-year-old Bella Thompson and built pillow forts. 

Senate confirms Indian-American to key judicial post

Amul Thapar is the first Indian-American to be nominated by US President Donald Trump for the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Donald Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues

Trump came to Brussels direct from a "fantastic" meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Donald Trump admin proposes zero aid to Tibetan community

"Leader Pelosi is very concerned about the zeroing out of aid to the Tibetan community in the Trump budget proposal,"

Donald Trump says `Germans are very bad`: Spiegel

Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are scheduled to meet Friday at the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy.
 

Indian man arrested at LaGuardia Airport security breach

An Indian national has been arrested and charged in connection with a security breach at LaGuardia Airport here, that led to the evacuation of a busy terminal at the airport earlier this week.

Donald Trump's son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: Reports Donald Trump's son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: Reports

Kushner is being investigated because of his meetings in December and other possible interactions with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow.

Brazilian President deploys army against protestors Brazilian President deploys army against protestors

Temer was caught engaging in obstruction of justice and endorsing bribes to a witness in a corruption case: Report. 

Brazil's Michel Temer deploys Army as protesters battle police Brazil's Michel Temer deploys Army as protesters battle police

The scandal has raised chances Brazil could see a second president fall in less than a year.
 

Donald Trump meets wary NATO and EU in `hellhole` Brussels

Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders on Thursday in the city he once derided as a "hellhole", with nervous allies hoping for a strong show of commitment from the US president.

Donald Trump calls North Korea leader ''madman'' who cannot be let on the loose: Transcript

In a call last month with the Philippines president, US President Donald Trump described North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un as a "madman with nuclear weapons" who could not be let on the loose, according to a leaked Philippine transcript of their call.

Donald Trump promises peace push after talk with Pope Francis Donald Trump promises peace push after talk with Pope Francis

Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world after what he depicted as an inspirational meeting with an initially grim-faced Pope Francis.

 

Donald Trump proposes deep US spending cuts in Mexico, Central America Donald Trump proposes deep US spending cuts in Mexico, Central America

President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed drastically slashing U.S. foreign aid spending in Mexico and Central America, which are struggling with drug violence, graft and poverty that prompts many from the troubled region to migrate north.

Newark Liberty International Airport reopens after United Airlines engine fire

Newark Liberty International Airport reopened late on Tuesday after being shut down when 131 people were evacuated from a United Airlines flight over flames seen emerging from an aircraft engine.

Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation

Newark Liberty International Airport is a major international hub near New York City.

Venezuela to push ahead with assembly in July despite unrest

At least 53 people have been killed as a result of unrest that began in early April.