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    Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ convicted by NY jury

    Agence-France-Presse . New York | Updated at 03:51pm on February 14, 2019

    Mexican mobster Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was convicted Tuesday of crimes spanning a quarter-century in a trial that laid bare his lavish lifestyle and penchant...

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    Judge rules that ex-Trump aide Manafort broke plea deal

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:37am on February 14, 2019

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could face a much longer prison sentence than expected after a Washington judge ruled Wednesday that he had broken...

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    Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by US jury

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 09:44am on February 13, 2019

    The world's most infamous cartel boss Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty...

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    Trump not 'happy' with border deal but shutdown unlikely

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:30am on February 13, 2019

    President Donald Trump indicated Tuesday that he will walk back his threat to shut the government even if he does not get all the money...

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    Lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid US govt shutdown

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:39am on February 12, 2019

    US congressional negotiators on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did...

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    US gov’t shutdown looms as talks collapse on border deal

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:53am on February 11, 2019

    Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another US government shutdown,...

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    Democrat Warren to kick off 2020 run, hobbled by ancestry row

    Agence France-Presse . Lawrence, United States | Updated at 12:00am on February 11, 2019

    Democrat Elizabeth Warren was set Saturday to officially kick off her 2020 White House run with a pledge to defend working Americans, even as a...

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    US in direct contact with Venezuelan military

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 10, 2019

    The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela’s military urging them to abandon president Nicolas Maduro and is also preparing new sanctions...

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    Ivanka ‘not concerned’ over threat of Russia probe

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 10, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka said Friday that she is not worried about any threat that the Mueller Russia meddling investigation might pose to her...

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    Virginia lieutenant governor accused of sexual misconduct again

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:33pm on February 09, 2019

    A second woman has accused Virginia’s lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual misconduct, US media reported Friday, further adding to the political turmoil in the...