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Trump tells Canada, Mexico, he won't terminate NAFTA treaty yet: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House statement said.

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Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen: poll

PARIS Fewer French voters believe centrist Emmanuel Macron got off to a good start in the last lap of France's presidential election than far right leader Marine Le Pen, a poll showed on Thursday.

World, France Apr 26 2017

United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats

NEW YORK United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger.

Push for South China Sea code stirs ASEAN suspicions about Beijing's endgame

MANILA China's support for finalizing a code of conduct in the hotly contested South China Sea is generating some hope in Southeast Asia of settling disputes, but those working out the terms remain unconvinced of Beijing's sincerity.

Uber driver charged with raping California woman in car

LOS ANGELES An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday.

U.S., Tech Apr 26 2017

Sanctions short-circuit Russia's electricity plans for annexed Crimea

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U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

WASHINGTON U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.

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Exclusive: Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation.