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Philippines’ Duterte says didn’t seek U.S. support in city siege

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he did not seek support from Washington to end the siege of a southern Philippines town by Islamist militants, a day after the United States said it was providing assistance at the request of the government. Duterte told a news conference in Cagayan de Oro City, about 100 km (62 miles) from… Read More »

Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring Americans

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs. Two senior Trump administration officials who briefed reporters at the White House said Trump will also use the “buy American and hire American”… Read More »

Flynn resignation: Republicans seek probe into leaks

Leading Republicans in the US have called for an investigation into leaks that led to the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn. The heads of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees are concerned potentially classified information was released. Mr Flynn is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with Russia’s ambassador in calls before his own appointment. It… Read More »

Italy president starts talks to seek way out of political crisis

Italy’s president began talks with political leaders on Thursday to seek a way out of the political crisis caused by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Sergio Mattarella, a 75-year-old former constitutional court judge, must decide if someone can lead Italy to elections scheduled for 2018, or whether an interim government should serve until a snap vote… Read More »