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US astronaut John Glenn - "ultimate hometown hero" - dies at age 95

Former astronaut and US senator John Glenn, who shot to fame in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth, died Thursday at age 95, the governor of Ohio, Glenn's home state, announced on ...

Magnitude-6.5 earthquake strikes off coast of California

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of northern California on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

NYC mayor: residents shouldn't have to pay for Trump's security

Residents of New York City shouldn't have to foot the bill for added security around the residence of president-elect Donald Trump, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

Time magazine named US president-elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year, a pick that its editor called a "straightforward" choice given the way he has shaken up US society before even...

British regulator fines Pfizer 84 million pounds for overcharging

A British government regulator fined global drugs giant Pfizer a record 84.2 million pounds (106.4 million dollars) on Wednesday for overcharging the country's national health service.

US journalist deported from South Sudan over critical reporting

A US freelance journalist working for the Associated Press has been deported from South Sudan after reporting on human rights violations in the violence-plagued country, the news agency said...

Electric car manufacturer Tesla recalls charging adapters

US electric car manufacturer Tesla on Tuesday issued a recall of charging adapters for its electric cars which could be in danger of melting from overheating.

Trump says Japan's Softbank will invest 50 billion dollars in US

US president-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank will invest 50 billion dollars in the United States.

Trump threatens to cancel orders for new Air Force One planes

US President-elect Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cancel the planned purchase of new presidential planes because of cost overruns.

Russia: US "changed their mind" on talks to withdraw Aleppo rebels

The fate of an effort to withdraw Western-backed rebels out of the wartorn Syrian city of Aleppo was up in the air Tuesday after Russia accused the US of cancelling a critical meeting.

Poland's Supreme Court blocks Polanski extradition to US

Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to block filmmaker Roman Polanski's extradition to the United States on a decades-old child sex abuse conviction.

USA committed to Dayton deal, but election system must be overhauled

Hoyt Brian Yee, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Euroasian Affairs, told the press in Zagreb on Monday that his country, as a guarantor of the Dayton Peace Accords, was...

Amazon tests checkout-free food store

Online retail giant Amazon is testing a new type of physical store in the US that promises no lines or checkouts, the company announced Monday.

U.S. official says fascistisation not visible in Croatia

A senior US official said on Monday that fascistisation was not visible in Croatia, as claimed by Serbia, which has called on the international community to react to "the expansion of fascism" in...

Judge orders Michigan officials to begin election recount on Monday

Election authorities began a recount Monday in Michigan, hours after a federal judge ordered a hand tally of the nearly 5 million presidential votes cast in the Midwestern state.