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Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances - 19 Feb 2017 at 11:18am - MUNICH (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine....

Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39 - 19 Feb 2017 at 11:13am - MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president.

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations - 19 Feb 2017 at 11:09am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad - 19 Feb 2017 at 10:44am - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago....

Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country - 19 Feb 2017 at 10:36am - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit....

Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul - 19 Feb 2017 at 10:17am - BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in Mosul, in the western part of the city, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.

Trump's defense chief, unlike boss, says has no issues with media - 19 Feb 2017 at 10:11am - ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday distanced himself from President Donald Trump's assessment of the media as "the enemy of the American people," saying during his first trip to the Middle East that he had no problems with the press.

AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hype - 19 Feb 2017 at 9:49am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen....

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident - 19 Feb 2017 at 9:47am - HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country....

Back on the campaign trail already, Trump touts promises kept - 19 Feb 2017 at 9:05am - MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, after a rocky first month in office, returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to deliver another attack on the media and tout his White House accomplishments in the friendly and familiar atmosphere of a rally with supporters.

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul - 19 Feb 2017 at 9:01am - HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city....

Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport murder: police - 19 Feb 2017 at 8:51am - KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison, police said on Sunday.

As Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids the spotlight - 19 Feb 2017 at 8:50am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."...

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp - 19 Feb 2017 at 6:39am - DACHAU, Germany (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II....

A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace: report - 19 Feb 2017 at 6:22am - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly a year ago with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel's Haaretz daily said on Sunday.

Britain's exit from EU irrevocable once triggered: minister - 19 Feb 2017 at 5:42am - LONDON (Reuters) - The process of Britain leaving the European Union is irrevocable once it has been triggered, a government minister said on Sunday.

Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started': Senator McCain - 19 Feb 2017 at 4:45am - MUNICH (Reuters) - Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was "how dictators get started".

Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing - 19 Feb 2017 at 2:41am - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing....

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California - 18 Feb 2017 at 9:14pm - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Southern California cleaned up on Saturday after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said.

Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75 - 18 Feb 2017 at 2:16pm - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor....