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    We were both wiretapped under Obama: Trump to Merkel

    BBC | Updated at 08:45am on March 18, 2017

    US president Donald Trump has stood by claims he was wiretapped under Barack Obama, telling visiting German chancellor Angela Merkel: ‘At least we have something in common, perhaps...

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    G20 to jointly fight bank sector hacking

    Reuters . Baden-Baden, Germany | Updated at 01:05am on March 18, 2017

    The world’s biggest economies will pledge to jointly fight cyber-attacks on the global banking system, one of the biggest coordinated efforts yet to protect lenders since an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account in 2016...

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    Trump foreign aid cuts counter GDG: EU

    Associated Press . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:57am on March 18, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts to humanitarian aid go against the Global Development Goals the United States committed to in 2015, the European Union’s international development chief warned Friday...

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    US demands ‘immediate end’ to Russian annexation of Crimea

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:51am on March 18, 2017

    The United States on Thursday reiterated its condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, vowing to maintain related sanctions until Moscow returns the strategic Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine...

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    Trump to appeal to Supreme Court after loss on travel ban

    Reuters . Honolulu | Updated at 12:05am on March 18, 2017

    A defiant president Donald Trump has pledged to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary to fight for his revised travel ban, parts of which were halted by two different federal judges in recent days...

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    Britain’s GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump

    BBC | Updated at 11:29am on March 17, 2017

    Britain’s communications intelligence agency GCHQ has issued a statement denying it wiretapped Donald Trump during the US presidential...

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    Air strike on mosque near Aleppo in Syria kills 42

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15am on March 17, 2017

    Warplanes struck a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, in northwest Syria, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Thursday...

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    Trump slashes foreign aid in ‘hard power’ budget blueprint

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:57am on March 17, 2017

    President Donald Trump proposed drastic cuts in spending on the arts, science, foreign aid and environmental protection Thursday, in a security-focused budget blueprint that could struggle to pass Congress..

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    Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s travel ban

    Agence France-Presse . Honolulu | Updated at 12:46am on March 17, 2017

    Federal judges halted Donald Trump’s revised executive order to temporarily close US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating defeat...

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    Myanmar must allow Rohingyas to return home: Kofi Annan panel

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:20am on March 17, 2017

    Myanmar should immediately start letting Rohingya Muslims return home and ultimately close rundown camps for the displaced in its western Rakhine state, a panel led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said on Thursday...