CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister beat other world leaders to an early call with President-elect Donald Trump by getting his cellphone number from Greg Norman, the golfing great said on Thursday.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Boom with an explosion heard several miles away and felt for several city blocks, an Air Force explosives team detonated a World War II-era bomb unearthed at a construction site Wednesday near the Florida State University campus.
GENEVA — A 17.07-carat pink diamond sold for a hammer price of 18.3 million Swiss francs ($18.3 million) at a Geneva jewelry auction Wednesday, cruising past both its pre-sale estimate and the winning bid for the “Sky Blue” diamond billed as the event’s standout piece.
LONDON — Oxford dictionary editors have chosen their word of the year: “post-truth,” a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate.
Oxford Dictionaries said Wednesday that use of the term rose 2,000 per cent between 2015 and 2016, often in discussions of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the campaign of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.
WASHINGTON — A Donald Trump administration could radically reshape the Justice Department, particularly civil rights efforts that became one of its most pressing and high-profile priorities over the past eight years.
CUSHING, Okla. — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake centred near one of the world’s key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe in the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes.
San Francisco on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the developers of a sinking and tilting luxury high-rise, claiming they knew about the problems but did not disclose the information to potential home buyers as required by law.
WASHINGTON — What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to another undecided, hotly disputed presidential election? What if the outcome turns on the razor-thin margin in one or two states, one candidate seeking a recount, the other going to court?
We know what happened in 2000, when the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote effectively settled the election in favour of George W. Bush.
VIENNA — Outraged claims of voting fraud are no longer only a regular part of elections in unsteady, young democracies they’re increasingly being made in established democratic countries by populist politicians who question the fairness of the voting process and with it the validity of representation by and for the people.