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The globetrotter confined: the hardening of Geert Wilders

AMSTERDAM Since the evening in 2004 when policemen arrived unannounced to escort him and his wife to safety, Geert Wilders has lived in safe houses under 24-hour guard to protect him from Islamist militants who threatened to kill him. | Video

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Trump to sign measure to bolster U.S.'s historically black colleges

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a measure on Tuesday aimed at boosting government support for the nation's historically black colleges, a senior White House official said.

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U.S. economy slows in the fourth-quarter; consumer spending remains bright spot

WASHINGTON U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter as previously reported, with robust consumer spending offset by downward revisions to business and government investment.

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Exclusive: Saudi Arabia wants oil prices to rise to around $60 in 2017 - sources

DUBAI/LONDON Saudi Arabia wants crude oil prices to rise to around $60 a barrel this year, five sources from OPEC countries and the oil industry said.

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Ex-President Bush says hopeful despite 'pretty ugly' climate in Washington

Former U.S. president George W. Bush has described the political climate in Washington as "pretty ugly" under Donald Trump's presidency but expressed optimism the United States would pull through despite the divisive political discourse.

South Korea suggests North's suspension from U.N. over airport killing

GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR South Korea called for "collective measures" to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder over the airport attack.


Trump seeks 'historic' U.S. military spending boost, domestic cuts

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his plan and said it was not enough to meet the military's needs. | Video


U.S.-backed Iraqi forces close in on IS-held Mosul government buildings

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled their way to within firing range of Mosul's main government buildings, a major target in the offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. | Video