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'A beautiful life': America mourns Barbara Bush

AFP Washington Former president George W. Bush thanked his mother Barbara for her"beautiful life"as tributes poured in Wednesday for the much-loved political matriarch and one-time first lady following her death at the age of 92. ..

Pompeo nomination faces opposition from top Democrat in US Senate

Reuters WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday he will oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, making it unlikely he will have the ..

'Dreamer' immigration bill gains steam in US House

Reuters WASHINGTON A bipartisan majority of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged Speaker Paul Ryan to schedule debate on bills to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, in a move aimed at reviving a ..

AFP Sao Paulo A Brazilian court on Wednesday turned down ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's latest appeal against his 12-year sentence for corruption, seemingly putting his bid for a political comeback even farther out ..

Reuters WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not fire James Comey"because of the phony Russia investigation,"contradicting his 2017 statement that he ousted the FBI director last year over the probe. ..

Bras'edlia Aecio Neves, a Brazilian senator who narrowly lost the 2014 presidential election, will face trial for corruption and obstruction of justice, Brazil's top court decided Tuesday. A panel of Supreme Court ..

New York Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two. ..

AFP Havana The Castro brothers'six-decade grip on power in Cuba approached its end Wednesday as the country's National Assembly named number two Miguel Diaz-Canel as the sole candidate for the presidency. Diaz-Canel, a ..