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Trump's national security candidates promised autonomy

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's next pick for national security adviser will have autonomy over staffing and key decisions, the White House said on Sunday as it scrambles to fill the post following the turbulent departure of Michael Flynn.

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Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport murder: police

KUALA LUMPUR 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.

World, North Korea 8:51am EST

Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.

World, United Nations, Iraq 12:41pm EST

Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

MOGADISHU 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.

World, Africa 11:56am EST

A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace: report

JERUSALEM 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

LONDON The process of Britain leaving the European Union is irrevocable once it has been triggered, a government minister said on Sunday.

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Florida middle schooler threw block at Trump motorcade, sheriff says

TAMPA, Fla. A Florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade as it drove through West Palm Beach on Friday, the local sheriff's office said.

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Sweden asks the U.S. to explain Trump comment

STOCKHOLM The Swedish embassy in Washington has asked the U.S. State Department for an explanation of a comment made by President Donald Trump that suggested there had been some sort of security incident in Sweden on Friday.