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World

US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

​US officials promised Mexico no "mass deportations" or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in his country.

Iraq forces enter IS-held Mosul airport

​Iraqi forces on Thursday thrust into Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.

Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys

​Mexico on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies to two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration's hard line on immigration, trade and security.

North America MORE

Canada's Trudeau pressured to tackle problem of asylum-seekers

Canada's Trudeau pressured to tackle problem of asylum-seekers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under increasing pressure on Thursday to deal with asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada from the United States to avoid a crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump.

Europe MORE

UK PM May's Conservatives gain parliamentary seat as rivals suffer election setbacks

UK PM May's Conservatives gain parliamentary seat as rivals suffer election setbacks

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives secured a landmark victory in a parliamentary by-election on Friday, boosting her hand ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations as her rivals suffered damaging poll setbacks.

Middle East & North Africa MORE

Suicide bomber kills 29 near Syria town taken from IS

Suicide bomber kills 29 near Syria town taken from IS

A suicide bomber killed 29 people, most of them rebels, on Friday near the Syrian town of Al-Bab, which they had taken from the Islamic State group just hours earlier, a monitor said.

Africa MORE

Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe

Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health.

Latin America MORE

Three-vehicle collision kills 15 in NW Peru

Three-vehicle collision kills 15 in NW Peru

A three-vehicle collision in the northwest Peruvian region of La Libertad on Thursday killed at least 15 people and injured another nine, local media reported.

Op-ed

News Analysis: U.S.-Cuba ties improve, obstacles remain, says expert

News Analysis: U.S.-Cuba ties improve, obstacles remain, says expert

​​Nearly a year since Cuba and the United States formally restored diplomatic ties, the two former adversaries have inched closer to establishing a normal relationship.

At War

Colombia, ELN peace talks to begin Nov.3 in Ecuador

Colombia, ELN peace talks to begin Nov.3 in Ecuador

​​Peace talks between Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), will begin on Nov.3 in Quito, Ecuador, it was announced on Monday.