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Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 1:13pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 1:45pm

NEW YORK — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his Western...

Flood fears renewed as California is pounded by storm

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 1:02pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 1:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Downpours swelled creeks and rivers Monday in Northern California, threatening to cause even more flooding in the already soggy region.

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Trump's weekends in Florida include work and golf

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 12:59pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 1:30pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition to work, he has dined with...

3 men convicted in $110 million Paris modern art heist

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 12:53pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 1:15pm

PARIS — An agile thief nicknamed "Spiderman," an antiques dealer and an art expert were sentenced to prison Monday and ordered to pay Paris for stealing five masterpieces from...

Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 12:47pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 1:15pm

PFAFSTAETTEN, Austria — So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president's...

Jolie hopes family will come out 'stronger' after breakup

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 12:15pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 12:45pm

NEW YORK — Angelina Jolie says that she and her family have been going through a "difficult time" since the breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, but added that hopefully they...

UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump invite for state visit

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 11:48am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 12:15pm

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump should not be afforded the "rare privilege" of a state visit, a British opposition lawmaker said Monday, as Parliament debated a call for...

Rhode Island marks anniversary of club fire that killed 100

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 11:29am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

WEST WARWICK, R.I. — Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, and relatives of those who died, are marking the 14th anniversary of the blaze.

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Merkel's Algeria visit cancelled because president falls ill

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 11:04am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 11:30am

ALGIERS, Algeria — An attack of severe bronchitis suffered by long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika forced his country to call off a visit by German Chancellor...

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 11:00am

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western...

US Defence Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 10:07am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 10:30am

BAGHDAD — U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky...

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

By The Canadian Press February 20, 2017 - 9:49am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 10:30am

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia on Monday denounced the country's investigation into the death of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler,...

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