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General Motors announces 1-billion-dollar investment in US workforce

General Motors will join other carmakers in opting to invest and hire inside the United States, the company announced on Tuesday, days before the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump.

King's son visits Trump after his sharp words with civil rights icon

President-elect Donald Trump met Monday with the son of slain civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King to discuss voting rights.

Last man on the moon, US astronaut Gene Cernan, dies

The US astronaut Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to leave footprints on the moon, has died at the age of 82, the US space agency NASA said on Monday.

Wife of Orlando gay nightclub shooter arrested in California

The wife of the man who killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Florida in June has been arrested, the FBI in San Francisco said Monday.

Trump says more countries could leave EU over migration

US president-elect Donald Trump criticized the European Union and Germany for their immigration policies in a joint interview published Sunday by Britain's The Times and Germany's Bild newspapers...

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket makes first launch since September explosion

An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from a California launch pad on Saturday and delivered 10 satellites into low Earth orbit.

Trump pours scorn on US civil rights icon John Lewis

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize civil rights champion John Lewis after the veteran lawmaker said he didn't consider the president-elect "a legitimate president."

Trump open to lifting hacking sanctions on Russia

US president-elect Donald Trump is considering lifting sanctions ordered on Russia in response to Kremlin-directed interference in the US presidential election, he told the Wall Street Journal in...

US congress takes first step in Obamacare repeal

The US Congress moved forward with the first step in Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health insurance reforms, advancing a budget measure that would initiate a...

Congress approves waiver letting Mattis serve as defence secretary

The US House of Representatives approved Friday a measure that will allow retired Marine general James Mattis to serve as Donald Trump's defence secretary.

Obama eases some sanctions on Sudan, citing "positive steps"

Citing "positive steps" taken by the government of Sudan, outgoing US President Barack Obama announced the easing of some sanctions against the North African nation on Friday.

Trump promises report on hacking within 90 days

US president-elect Donald Trump promised Friday that his "people" will release a full report on hacking within 90 days.

Would-be defence, CIA chiefs break with Trump on Russia

Two of the top national security figures in US president-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration broke with their soon-to-be boss on Thursday, taking a hard line against Russia even as the...

US public affairs programme interrupted by Russia Today broadcast

A US public affairs cable television network said Thursday it was investigating the interruption of its programming by a Russian state broadcaster.

US inspector general launches review of FBI actions on Clinton emails

The US Department of Justice inspector general said Thursday he is launching an investigation of how the department and the FBI handled a probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server ahead of...