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Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December. | Video

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More Democrats oppose Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee grew on Monday while the White House demanded a "fair, up-or-down vote" in the Senate on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the lifetime post.

Politics, Election 2016 Mar 27 2017

China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time: think tank

WASHINGTON China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a U.S. think tank said on Monday.

After civilians killed in Mosul, Pentagon denies loosening rules

WASHINGTON The Pentagon, facing accusations that a coalition air strike may have killed scores of civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, said on Monday it was not loosening its rules of engagement in the fight against Islamic State but that resources to investigate claims were limited.

World, Iraq Mar 27 2017

U.S. attorney general escalates pressure on 'sanctuary' cities

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America's largest urban centers.

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Mar 27 2017

Lack of security footage hampers Ohio nightclub shooting probe

Ohio police have made no arrests yet in a fatal weekend shooting in a Cincinnati nightclub, in part because there was no security video footage available to investigators despite a history of violence at the venue, authorities said on Monday.

Mar 27 2017
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Kim Jong Nam's body still in Malaysia amid talk of deal with North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country.