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Trump issues order banning transgender troops except under ‘limited circumstances’
President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

Peru's new president sworn in after impeachment drama
Martin Vizcarra has been sworn in as Peru's new president Friday, after the vice president was catapulted to the post when Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid impeachment.

Trump axes McMaster, names Bolton as national security adviser
US President Donald Trump named ultra hardline Fox News pundit and former UN ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor Thursday, ousting embattled army general HR McMaster.

Can Zuckerberg’s mea culpa ease the pressure on Facebook?
In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network.

Facebook's Zuckerberg admits errors over Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg vowed Wednesday to "step up" to fix problems at the social media giant, as it fights a snowballing scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of its users.

Peru's embattled President Kuczynski resigns ahead of impeachment vote
Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation Wednesday in an address to the nation, the day before he was to face an impeachment vote in Congress.

Austin bombings suspect commits suicide as police close in
US law enforcement officials have identified the Austin bombings suspect as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, who blew himself up as police closed in on him in an Austin suburb overnight.

Republicans angered as Trump congratulates Putin
President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a "sham."

Saudi ‘prince of PR’ arrives in US, unleashing a royal media spin
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Washington Tuesday at the start of a visit aimed at wooing US backing on issues ranging from business to confronting Iran. He will be aided by a sophisticated Saudi PR machine.

Scandal-hit Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy
Harvey Weinstein's former production company announced late Monday it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations.

Pressure mounts on Facebook as data breach probe looms
Facebook shares plunged Monday as the social media giant was pounded by criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members.

Trump calls for death penalty for drug dealers to beat opioid crisis
US President Donald Trump on Monday made a controversial call for drug traffickers to face the death penalty, as part of his plan to combat America's opioid epidemic - a move that appears to be as much about politics as policy.

Hundreds protest murder of activist councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro
At least 1,000 people marched in Brazil's second largest city Sunday to protest the murder of councilwoman and human rights activist Marielle Franco.

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