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World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on Super Tuesday primary election night at the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BRUSSELS (AP) — Following Donald Trump’s breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America’s next president_a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror. “The ...

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EU extends sanctions against North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a banquet for contributors of the recent rocket launch, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 15, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union said on Friday that it had added 16 people and 12 companies to its sanctions list following North Korea’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch. The United Nations unanimously voted to expand existing sanctions against Pyongyang on Wednesday. The European Union introduced restrictive measures ...

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Europe moves to fix its free border crisis by end of year

Migrants walk along a road towards a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, Greece March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission set out a timetable on Friday to restore the fraying 26-nation Schengen open border area by year-end, warning that failure to do so would cost the European economy up to 18 billion euros ($19.7 billion) a year. It proposed no new measures, but told ...

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Brazil’s ex-president Lula questioned in anti-graft bust

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) greets supporters as he attends a campaign rally in support of Brazil's president and candidate Dilma Rousseff, in Sao Goncalo, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in this October 23, 2014 file photo.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Files

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was briefly detained for questioning on Friday in a federal investigation of a vast corruption scheme, fanning a political crisis that threatens to topple his successor, President Dilma Rousseff. Lula’s questioning in police custody was the highest profile ...

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Cuba sending Americans to the beach during Obama visit

PHOTO: Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) – Americans traveling to Cuba later this month are being moved out of Havana hotels to make room for President Barack Obama’s entourage and being sent tantalizingly close to a place U.S. law effectively forbids them from visiting: the beach. Obama will make his historic trip to the ...

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Venezuela opposition picks strategy to oust President


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition coalition has decided on a triple-barreled strategy to oust President Nicolas Maduro before the end of his term. The opposition will simultaneously pursue a constitutional amendment, a recall referendum and a campaign to push for the resignation of the embattled socialist president, said opposition ...

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Dustin Hoffman on Oscars: ‘It’s always been racism’


NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Hoffman feels there’s a systemic racial problem in America that goes beyond the Oscars. The two-time Oscar winner did not attend Sunday night’s ceremony, nor did he watch the broadcast. But he was in the same place as this year’s recipient of an Honorary Academy ...

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N.Y. judge backs Apple in encryption fight with government

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REUTERS – The U.S. government cannot force Apple Inc to unlock an iPhone in a New York drug case, a federal judge in Brooklyn said on Monday, a ruling that bolsters the company’s arguments in its landmark legal showdown with the Justice Department over encryption and privacy. The government sought ...

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Lawyer: Mexican Drug lord changes mind, wants extradition


MEXICO CITY (AP) — A lawyer for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Wednesday his client now wants to be extradited as soon as possible to the United States because guards at a Mexican maximum-security prison won’t let him sleep. Lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez said Guzman told him to ...

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NASA is spending $20 million on this supersonic ‘X-plane’


NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin $20 million to design a new series of supersonic aircraft. Known as “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft, NASA hopes these quieter “X-planes” will pave the way for the reintroduction of commercial supersonic flights. Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, announced the news during an event ...

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