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Russian ambassador to U.N. falls ill at office, dies in NYC at 64

Feb 21, 2017

Russian ambassador to U.N. falls ill at office, dies in NYC at 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was taken ...

'Erdogan assassination plot' suspects go on trial in Turkey

Feb 20, 2017

'Erdogan assassination plot' suspects go on trial in Turkey

The trial opened Monday for almost 50 suspects accused of plotting to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel on the night of the botched July 15 coup. Forty-four suspects, mainly soldiers, are under arrest, while three others still on ...

Feb 20, 2017

IS rapes and tortures Sunni women too, rights group says

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The watchdog documented cases of arbitrary detentions, beatings, forced marriages and rape by the jihadists on ...

Feb 20, 2017

Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged city

When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at ...

Colorado gets a drive-through marijuana shop

Feb 20, 2017

Colorado gets a drive-through marijuana shop

The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state. The Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express last week, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Saturday. “As far as ...

Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries

Feb 20, 2017

Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries

A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet. A senior administration official ...