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U.S. judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for 'sanctuary cities'

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.

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North Korea stages big artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

SEOUL North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military and a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs. | Video

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Mexico talks tough on Trump with NAFTA talks looming

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government on Tuesday said it would fight any measures in a U.S. tax overhaul that broke international trade rules, and threatened to review cross-border cooperation on migration and security if upcoming negotiations founder.

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Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russia trip: lawmakers

WASHINGTON Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of a House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday. | Video

EU tightens Brexit demands on residence, banks: document

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will insist Britain grant permanent residence to EU citizens who arrive before Brexit in 2019 and stay five more years, according to a draft negotiating plan they will endorse this weekend.

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Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

WASHINGTON The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill. | Video

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Erdogan says Turkey won't wait at Europe's door forever

ANKARA Turkey will not wait at Europe's door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday.