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AP Analysis: Trump heads to UN as US retreats from world

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third.<p>As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what …

Foreign Policy

Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Rohingya Situation 'Could Have Been Handled Better'

Under international pressure over alleged genocide by Myanmar's army, the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi acknowledged Thursday that her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims "could have been handled better."<p>Speaking at a World Economic Forum meeting in Vietnam, Suu Kyi also struck a defiant …

Human Rights

Word detectives: Science may help finger opinion columnist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: "I," "of" and "but."<p>And lodestar? That could be …

Donald Trump

'Over 10 million people still need assistance in the Lake Chad region'

In an exclusive interview, the head of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Achim Steiner tells DW why the international community must …

Africa

Inside Stephen Miller’s hostile takeover of immigration policy

The 33-year-old policy adviser has made unprecedented power grabs as he seeks to slash immigration to America.<p>When the White House held a series of meetings last year to discuss how to deal with nations that refuse to take back their citizens whom the U.S. is trying to deport, one voice in the room …

Donald Trump

US North Korea visit: China says Trump criticism is 'irresponsible'

<b>China has said it is "irresponsible" of President Trump to suggest it was not putting enough pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme.</b><p>Mr Trump had tweeted that China was "not helping" because of trade tensions with the US.<p>A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said this was "contrary to …

North Korea

Trump escalates feud with Sessions, urging him to ‘look into corruption' on the ‘other side’

President Donald Trump pressed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday to investigate his perceived enemies, as the long-running feud between the men bled into another day.<p>Responding to Sessions’ declaration that he would not be influenced by politics, Trump tweeted that Sessions must “look into …

Afghan Security Adviser Quits Amid Reports of Cabinet Shakeup

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Ashraf Ghani’s national security adviser abruptly resigned on Saturday amid reports that Mr. Ghani was firing his entire war cabinet.<p>Shah Hussain Mortazavi, a spokesman for the Afghan leader, confirmed that Mr. Ghani had accepted the resignation of the national …

Afghanistan

Congo rolls out trial Ebola treatment as death toll rises

The Health Ministry has said two people to receive an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered. Yet officials are worried as the virus continues …

Disease

Italy migrant row: Rescue ship allowed to disembark in Sicily

<b>Migrants trapped on a ship in a Sicilian port for six days have been allowed to disembark, bringing a stand-off between the Italian government and other European states to an end.</b><p>Italy had refused to allow most of the migrants off until a solution was reached regarding their relocation.<p>Late on …

Red Cross

Fear, uncertain future for Nicaragua's student protesters

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Jairo Bonilla was inside a Managua seminary last spring during a break in Catholic Church-mediated talks to try to end Nicaragua's bloody political crisis when two fellow students approached him with a threat.<p>"You're going to pay," warned one of them, Leonel Morales, the …

Nicaragua

Anniversary of Rohingya crisis marked in Bangladesh camps, Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations and prayers on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar's Rakhine state that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.<p>Across the border in …

Cox's Bazar

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

Kenya, U.S. mark 20 years since al Qaeda's first major attack

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador joined a ceremony in Nairobi on Tuesday to commemorate 20 years since truck bombs hit the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 258 people and marking the start of al Qaeda's global campaign of violence.<p>Some 200 Kenyans and Americans, many of them …

Al-Qaeda

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism of arrests

Riyadh also recalls its envoy and suspends trade deals after Canada's foreign ministry denounced jailing of activists.<p>Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador over alleged interference in the kingdom's domestic affairs after Ottawa's foreign ministry rebuked Riyadh for jailing human rights …

Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants

Border Crisis<p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge …

Trump Administration

Funerals held for 3 Russian journalists killed in Africa

MOSCOW (AP) — Funerals have been held in Moscow for three Russian journalists who were killed during a reporting trip in Central African Republic.<p>Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko were shot last week while investigating a Russian military contractor and Russia's interests …

In Canada's Grocery Carts, a Boycott U.S.A. Movement Starts Rolling ​

OTTAWA—Ticked-off Canadians, irked by U.S. metals tariffs and President Trump’s harsh words for their prime minister, are boycotting American products and buying Canadian.<p>“Usually we don’t pay that much attention to it,” said Garland Coulson, an entrepreneur from Spruce Grove, Alberta. “You tend to …

Donald Trump

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume (infographic)

Are you in to independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned …

Steve Bannon 'planning foundation' to boost far right in Europe

Report says Donald Trump's controversial ex-adviser plans to set up a foundation 'to spark populist right-wing revolt'.<p>Steve Bannon, the controversial former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, is planning to establish a political foundation in Europe to "spark a populist right-wing …

Steve Bannon

Seniors have too much house. Millennials have none. And a business model is born

Canada’s rents are rising while the vacancy rate shrinks, yet the country has one coveted real estate asset collecting dust: empty bedrooms, and millions of them. A growing number of the country’s seniors are living in homes too big, while young Canadians squeeze into apartments too expensive. …

Housing

Tech Workers Demand CEOs Stop Doing Business With ICE, Other U.S. Agencies

Tech workers from Salesforce, Microsoft, Amazon and Google have been putting pressure on their CEOs to cut ties and end contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, and other government agencies.<p>It's a rare occurrence for employees to tell their bosses to turn away …

CEOs

Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

TORONTO — Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. on Friday in a tit-for-tat response to the Trump …

Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership.<p>The hashtags surfaced after a recent wave of steep price hikes for fuel, drinking water and …

Austerity

Health officials cautiously optimistic dangerous Ebola outbreak is over

There is cautious optimism that a dangerous Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is over, the head of the World Health …

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't.<p>NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would …

Scientific Research

Nigeria’s Human Traffickers Are Working the World Cup

UYO, Nigeria—Weeks before the 2018 FIFA World Cup was due to kick off in Russia, a woman met Blessing and Mfon at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in the …

Africa

Tea towels 'can cause food poisoning'

<b>Multi-use of tea towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month.<p>They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and …

Andrew Coyne: Whoever wins the Ontario election doesn't deserve it

This election was said from the outset to be the Ontario Conservatives’ to lose, and let the record show they did their level best to lose it. No …

The Latest: Death toll from boat off Tunisia rises to 46

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration into and around Europe (all times local):<p>9:10 p.m.<p>Tunisia's defense ministry says the number of migrants who died after their boat sank off the country's coast has increased to at least 46.<p>The ministry's press officer, Rachid Bouhoula, said Sunday afternoon …

Coast Guard