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Mexico Leader Cancels U.S. Trip in Border Wall Row with Trump

Tensions between Donald Trump and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto over the U.S. leader's vow to make Mexico fund a new wall on the neighbors' border boiled over Thursday with the cancellation of talks in Washington set for next week.

Trump had been scheduled to receive Pena Nieto at the White House on Tuesday, for their first meeting since the inauguration. Instead, the Republican president is managing a foreign policy spat during his first week in office.

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Trump Pick Could Talk His Way into War

Prospective US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson better watch his mouth, angry Chinese media said Friday, warning Donald Trump's nominee that his threats to block China in the South China Sea are fighting words.

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In Europe on Last Foreign Trip, Obama Warns against 'Crude' Nationalism

U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday issued a warning against "crude" nationalism following Donald Trump's shock election win as he visited Europe on a mission to reassure jittery allies.

Obama, making his last foreign trip as president, said the NATO alliance was "absolutely vital" to U.S. interests and stressed a strong, unified Europe was good for America, after Trump, on the campaign trail, appeared to play down the importance of transatlantic ties.

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Trump Begins White House Transition as Protests Simmer

Donald Trump said Friday he had a "busy day" planned as the Republican president-elect -- confronted with the magnitude of the task ahead -- begins building his administration before entering the White House in 70 days.

Trump's challenge in unifying a restless nation after the most divisive campaign in memory was immediately put under pressure by thousands of angry protesters who took to the streets of U.S. cities for a second straight night.

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U.S. Stocks Jump More than 2% after FBI Clears Clinton

Wall Street stocks jumped more than 2 percent Monday as global markets rallied after the FBI cleared U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an email probe.

Analysts described the gains as a relief rally in the final session before the U.S. vote Tuesday, on the presumption the FBI's announcement Sunday boosted the odds for Democrat Clinton, a clear favorite of investors over Republican Donald Trump. 

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Polls Open in Pivotal U.S. Presidential Election

With an anxious world watching, Americans began voting Tuesday on whether to send the first female president or a volatile populist tycoon to the White House.

The kickoff marks the end to a campaign like no other -- exhausting, often bitter -- as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presented radically different visions of how to lead the world's greatest power.

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2 U.S. Cops Killed in Iowa 'Ambush', Suspect Held

Police quickly apprehended a 46-year-old white male in the shooting death of two police officers who were "ambushed" in separate attacks in the U.S. state of Iowa early Wednesday, authorities said.

Scott Michael Greene from Urbandale -- a suburb of state capital Des Moines -- was captured less than two hours after police released his name and said they were searching for him. They had cautioned that Greene should be considered armed and dangerous. 

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Tawdry U.S. Campaign a Gift for Iranian Hardliners

For hardliners in Iran, running down the United States has become a lot easier during the U.S. election campaign -- it's just a matter of turning on the television.

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Denuclearizing N. Korea a 'Lost Cause,' U.S. Intel Chief Says

Convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons is a "lost cause," America's top intelligence official said Tuesday, causing concern in the State Department and ally South Korea over an issue of long-standing U.S. policy.

The United States has always maintained it cannot accept North Korea as a nuclear state and, under President Barack Obama, has made any talks with the North conditional on Pyongyang first making some tangible commitment towards denuclearisation.

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US Denies it Urged Ecuador to Unplug Assange's Internet Access

The United States on Tuesday denied charges from WikiLeaks that Washington asked Ecuador to cut the internet connection of the website's founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks on Monday alleged that Assange's internet access was cut Saturday after the anti-secrecy published private speeches by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to Goldman Sachs.

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