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22 February 2018 8:37 PM Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishments

Maryland — Donald Trump's candidacy jumbled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip. The largest annual gathering of conservatives has all the looks of a Trump festival, with Republican critics shut out from the event outside the nation's capital. Vice President 60

22 February 2018 9:04 AM Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

Albany - A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says "many" people who commit mass murder are Democrats. US Representative Claudia Tenney made the comment Wednesday on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly Florida high school shooting. She says she finds it interesting "so many" people 40

21 February 2018 3:54 PM Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

Conakry - President Alpha Conde's ruling party won a significant majority in Guinea's first local elections since 2005, near-complete results showed on Wednesday, although the main opposition party took the capital, Conakry. The election held on February 4 was the first of its kind since the end of military dictatorship, and followed eight years of delays 61

20 February 2018 10:31 AM Candidates in Pennsylvania House race oppose weapons ban

Pittsburgh - In the year's first congressional race, Republican and Democratic candidates in suburban Pittsburgh oppose banning weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in Florida last week to kill 17 students and teachers. Rick Saccone, a 60-year-old Republican state lawmaker, says existing laws need better enforcement and underlying societal problems 58

20 February 2018 3:10 AM Pennsylvania awaits first look at court's congressional map

Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats. The court set a Monday deadline for itself to unveil a map of districts to take effect in the May 15 primary, although Republican lawmakers have said they'll 60

16 February 2018 7:20 AM Ex-student confesses to killing 17 in Florida school shooting

Parkland – A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed on Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him. As Americans reeled from the country's worst school massacre since the horror at Sandy Hook six years ago, President 70

08 February 2018 10:05 AM Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favour of 'Dreamers'

Washington - US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing 10cm heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent 74

02 February 2018 5:44 AM Fidel Castro's son kills himself

Havana - The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state". A brief note read on state television said his treatment had "required an initial hospitalisation 35

21 January 2018 5:03 AM McDonald to replace Adams as Ireland's Sinn Fein chief

Dublin - Mary Lou McDonald is set to become the president of Sinn Fein, replacing Gerry Adams who is stepping down after 34 years as the dominant figurehead of Irish republicanism. McDonald, 48, the left-wing party's deputy leader, was confirmed as the sole candidate to take over from Adams, 69, at a party meeting on Saturday. The change represents a major 59

19 January 2018 10:30 AM African countries use Trump's vulgar 'shithole' comment to boost tourism campaigns

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Green Bay. (Evan Vucci, AP) Johannesburg — First, there was outrage in Africa at US President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some tourism operators are humourously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions. Trump referred to African nations 53