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Democrats push unity, but convention starts under cloud

The Democratic Party kicks off its national convention on Monday to anoint Hillary Clinton its presidential nominee, amid a simmering row over leaked emails that show party leaders sought to undermine campaign rival Bernie Sanders.

Susan Rice urges `candour and openness` on Beijing visit

National Security Advisor Susan Rice called for "candour and openness" before talks with Chinese leaders during the highest-level US visit to Beijing since an international tribunal rejected China`s vast maritime claims.

Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness': Obama

President Barack Obama says GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the US might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of Trump's "lack of preparedness" on foreign policy.

Muslims have always been a part of America: Obama

Muslims have always been a part of America: Obama

Criticising Republican leaders for singling out American Muslims, US president Barack Obama has said the minority community has always been a part of America.

Glitch puts Republican convention tweets on VP Biden account

How did videos from the Republican National Convention end up on one of Vice President Joe Biden's Twitter accounts

Erdogan back in Ankara as thousands hit by Turkey purge

Erdogan back in Ankara as thousands hit by Turkey purge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Wednesday to chair a crunch security meeting in Ankara for the first time since the failed coup, with tens of thousands either detained or sacked from their jobs in a widening purge.

US, anti-IS coalition allies regroup after jihadist attacks

With jihadist attacks proliferating around the world, the United States has reassembled its coalition partners for meetings Wednesday and Thursday to review a two-year-old war that has so far failed to eliminate the Islamic State group.

Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees

If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for ''thesaurus'' of insults

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday it would take far too long for him to apologise for the "rich thesaurus" of rude comments and insults he has directed at world leaders and others over the years.

Obama, Erdogan discuss status of cleric Gulen in call

Obama, Erdogan discuss status of cleric Gulen in call

President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the status of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Turkish authorities for masterminding a recent failed coup, during a call on Tuesday, the White House said.

Donald Trump to be Republican nominee for US presidential elections

Donald Trump to be Republican nominee for US presidential elections

Republicans formally chose Donald Trump as the party`s presidential nominee Tuesday, a landmark moment in American politics and a stunning victory for a man whose White House ambitions were once openly mocked.

Obama, Biden endorse Kamala Harris for US Senate

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday backed California's Indian- American Attorney General Kamala Harris to be the state's next Senator, brightening her chances to become the first from the community to ever be a member of the Upper House.

Gunman bypassed civilians as he ambushed Baton Rouge police

Gunman bypassed civilians as he ambushed Baton Rouge police

The three lawmen shot dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were deliberately "targeted and assassinated" by a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who appeared to go out of his way to spare the civilians he encountered during his assault, police officials said.

Islamic extremist terrorism is the enemy of US: Rudy Giuliani

Islamic extremist terrorism is the enemy of US: Rudy Giuliani

 Describing "Islamic extremist terrorism" as the enemy of the US, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has appealed Americans to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to commit themselves to "unconditional victory" against the menace.

Melania Trump plagiarises Michelle Obama's in Republican National Convention speech

Melania Trump plagiarises Michelle Obama's in Republican National Convention speech

 Melania Trump has appeared to have lifted a chunk of her speech during the opening night of the Republican National Convention from First Lady Michelle Obama`s speech at the 2008 Democratic convention, NBC News reported on Tuesday.

Obama calls for national unity after Baton Rouge shooting

President Barack Obama on Sunday called for national unity after the killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge, and warned against using the deadly event to inflame political fighting during a charged political campaign.

Obama urges rule of law in Turkey, US warns of damage to relations

Obama urges rule of law in Turkey, US warns of damage to relations

The United States urged Turkey on Saturday to exercise restraint after a failed military coup sparked a government crackdown, and warned its NATO ally that public suggestions of a U.S. role in the plot were "utterly false" and harmful to relations.

Obama convenes National Security Council after Turkey coup attempt: White House

Obama convenes National Security Council after Turkey coup attempt: White House

US President Barack Obama is convening his National Security Council following the attempted coup in Turkey overnight.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges Turks to defend state after coup `foiled`

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turks to remain on the streets on Saturday, as his forces regained control after a spectacular coup bid by discontented soldiers that claimed more than 250 lives.

Barack Obama speaks to Francois Hollande, offers help in terror attack probe

US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has been in touch with the French ambassador to the United States.