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Fiat scion briefly detained on fake kidnap claims, US prosecutors say

A member of the Italian family that controls the car giant Fiat-Chrysler was briefly detained by New York authorities after trying to collect ransom through a fake kidnapping scheme, prosecutors...

UN Security Council tightens sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution tightening sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday in response to the country's latest nuclear test conducted in September.

Facebook accidentally deletes some of founder Zuckerberg's posts

The social media website Facebook accidentally deleted posts by its founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, including two messages he had posted concerning the spread of fake news on the website and...

Trump cancels, then reschedules, meeting with New York Times

A meeting between Donald Trump and the New York Times will take place later Tuesday, both sides say hours after the president-elect had called off the talks in the latest twist to his contentious...

Trump slams "Hamilton" again, Pence says not offended by comments

US vice president-elect Mike Pence told a US broadcaster Sunday that the boos and cheers he received from the audience during a Broadway performance were "what freedom sounds like."

Four killed in medical plane crash in US state of Nevada

A patient and three crew members were killed after a medical plane crashed in the US state of Nevada, the company operating the aircraft said Saturday.

Trump calls for apology after Broadway actors' protest to US VP-elect

US president-elect Donald Trump called for an apology from the cast of the hit Broadway show Hamilton on Saturday after the actors expressed their anxiety to his deputy Mike Pence, who was...

Trump agrees to 25-million-dollar settlement in Trump University case

US president-elect Donald Trump and prosecutors reached a 25-million-dollar settlement in the Trump University fraud case, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday.

Hate crimes have "spiked" in US since elections, NY official warns

Hate crimes have "spiked" across the United States, including in the state of New York, since the presidential elections last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

New York shares hit by volatility in the wake Trump's shock win

Shares on Wall Street were hit by a wave of volatility Wednesday amid the global market turmoil sparked by Donald Trump's shock win in the US Presidential race.

Trump vows to be president for "all Americans"

President-elect Donald Trump vows to serve as a leader for "all Americans" and calls for the country to "bind the wounds of division" after a contentious presidential campaign.

"The Simpsons" to make history as longest-running TV series

The hit animated TV series "The Simpsons" will stay on the air for at least another two seasons, television broadcaster Fox said Friday, to become the longest-running scripted television series...

Climate accord goes into effect in "historic day for the planet"

An agreement to limit global temperature rise caused by greenhouse gas emissions to below 2 degrees, adopted during a UN summit in Paris last year, entered into force on Friday.

Over 600,000 children in Haiti dependent on aid after hurricane

More than 600,000 children in Haiti are dependent on humanitarian aid, UNICEF said Friday, one month after Hurricane Matthew pounded the Caribbean island nation.

US judge: "Substantial" progress towards VW 3-litre settlement

The US judge in the Volkswagen emissions test scandal said Thursday that the company had made progress in addressing remaining legal challenges involving its three-litre diesel engine vehicles....