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Trump's U.N. pick to echo his criticism of world body, offer some praise

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador will echo his condemnation of the world body's treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, although offering some praise for an organization the president-elect has disparaged.

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US, Mexico, Cuba ready to sign 'Doughnut Hole' deal in Gulf waters

MEXICO CITY The United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, three diplomatic officials familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Cuba 12:58am EST

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 243 military members in post-coup probe: Anadolu

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 243 members of the military in 54 provinces across the country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, in a probe following July's failed coup.

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Russia says extends Snowden's residency permit 'by a couple of years'

MOSCOW Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been given leave to remain in Russia for another couple of years, a spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry said.

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At least four killed in gunfight in Mexico's Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico At least four people were killed after gunmen opened fire at government offices in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun on Tuesday, a day after at least five people died in a shooting at a music festival nearby.

Mexico 12:49am EST

Xi says world needs China, U.S. to have stable relationship

BEIJING The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president.

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