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Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gaddafi claims - source

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 09:41 Last update: about 10 hours ago Associated Press

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader...

Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 08:08 Last update: about 11 hours ago Associated Press

Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid...

Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

Monday, 19 March 2018, 17:32 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border. Britain is due...

UK police: No forced entry in Russian businessman death

Monday, 19 March 2018, 15:02 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

British police say no sign of forced entry has been found at the home where a London-based Russian businessman died from a neck compression. Metropolitan Police Commander Clarke Jarrett said...

Another explosion injures two in Texas capital; cause unclear

Monday, 19 March 2018, 08:34 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Two people were injured in another explosion in Texas' capital, and police weren't saying if it was caused by a package bomb like the three that detonated earlier this month elsewhere in the...

Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

Monday, 19 March 2018, 08:23 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for...

Polish archbishop criticizes priest wishing Pope Francis death

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 07:25 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Poland's leading archbishop deplored on Sunday comments by a senior conservative priest who had wished Pope Francis a quick death if he does not open to "wisdom." Krakow Archbishop Marek...

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