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Russian FM warns U.S. new sanctions "endanger whole relations"

​The U.S. move to tighten sanctions on Russia threatens the entire relationship between the two countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Thursday.

21 killed, 30 injured in highway pileup in SE Brazil

​At least 21 people were killed and 30 others injured in a multiple-vehicle road accident in southeastern Brazil on Thursday, local media have reported.

Trump says he has no tapes of Comey meetings

​US President Donald Trump admitted Thursday he does not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey, after fueling speculation for weeks of secret Oval Office tapes.

North America MORE

LA considers renaming street after Obama

LA considers renaming street after Obama

The president of the Los Angeles City Council introduced on Tuesday a motion to rename a street in the city after former President Barack Obama.

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None of royals wants to be king or queen, says Prince Harry

None of royals wants to be king or queen, says Prince Harry

Queen Elizabeth's bachelor grandson Prince Harry caused a stir Thursday by saying no members of the British royal family want to be the king or queen.

Middle East & North Africa MORE

Afghanistan struggling with refugee returnees as mass deportations bite

Afghanistan struggling with refugee returnees as mass deportations bite

Iran is reportedly deporting hundreds of Afghans every day with the number sent back to their home country reaching 130,000 so far this year. As World Refugee Day is marked on Tuesday, Afghanistan is struggling with a growing number of returnees not only from Iran but also from Pakistan and Europe.

Africa MORE

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Mogadishu attack

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Mogadishu attack

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, where 31 people, mostly civilians, were killed. Wednesday’s blast was one of the deadliest to hit the city in recent times.

Latin America MORE

Cuba opens to private sector but remains socialist character

Cuba opens to private sector but remains socialist character

Cuban President Raul Castro stressed on Thursday that the country will maintain its socialist character, following the parliament's approval on a reform plan that will allow private companies to develop their businesses in the country.

Op-ed

News Analysis: U.S.-Cuba ties improve, obstacles remain, says expert

News Analysis: U.S.-Cuba ties improve, obstacles remain, says expert

​​Nearly a year since Cuba and the United States formally restored diplomatic ties, the two former adversaries have inched closer to establishing a normal relationship.