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    Trump's nominee for UN ambassador withdraws

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:17am on February 17, 2019

    US president Donald Trump's choice to be US ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job, according to a...

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    Sacked US man kills 5 in Illinois shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Chicago | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers...

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    Mike Pence urges EU to recognise Guaido

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2019

    US vice-president Mike Pence on Saturday called on the European Union to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela....

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    Trump finally declares nat’l emergency for border wall

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:02am on February 16, 2019

    The United States president Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without...

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    Dismissed man guns down five colleagues in Illinois

    Reuters . Aurora | Updated at 10:33am on February 16, 2019

    A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain,...

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    Pompeo meets EU diplomat after Pence’s Iran accusations

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 02:11am on February 16, 2019

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo met with the EU’s top diplomat in Brussels on Friday, a day after vice president Mike Pence accused America’s...

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    Trump vows emergency declaration over wall

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    US president Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the US-Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as...

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    Trump blasts Venezuela over blocked

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    President Donald Trump warned Venezuela on Wednesday that ‘all options’ are on the table and demanded that far left leader, Nicolas Maduro, unblock US aid...

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    NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet - but NASA’s...

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    US fails to halt Iran bid to free frozen billions

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague, Netherlands | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    An international court Wednesday ruled Iran can proceed with a bid to unfreeze assets in the United States, rejecting Washington’s claims the case must be...

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