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Duterte may be too “tied up” to accept Trump’s invite

Controversial President Rodrigo Duterte has been a vulgar, outspoken critic of U.S. over pressure on human rights

“Curious animal” knocks out power to thousands

Local power utility spokesman says meddling baboon survived electric shock and was handed over to wildlife officials

How Coast Guard tracks “tsunami of cocaine” about to hit U.S.

Step inside the nerve center that's tracking drug traffickers

Trump meets with Chinese president amid North Korea tension

CBS News' Major Garrett previews the summit between President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, just after North Korea launched a ballistic missile test.

Russia responds to U.S. strike against Assad in Syria

With 1st U.S. intervention directly against Moscow's ally, America's role in the Syrian civil war could become a lot more complicated

Sri Lanka unveils artificial Christmas tree it claims is world’s tallest

The 238-foot tree is 18 meters taller than the current record holder, organizers said; Catholic Church criticized the tree as a “waste of money” and suggested that the funds better be spent on helping the poor

Bataclan reopens as Paris observes one-year anniversary of attacks

A year ago Sunday, 130 people were killed in terror attacks across Paris. The Bataclan theatre, which reopened over the weekend, saw the worst of the attacks. Charlie D'Agata has more.

Angela Merkel: “I deplore” U.S. leaving climate accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her dissatisfaction with where the U.S. stands on climate policy on the final day of the summit

Macron and Le Pen advance to French presidential runoff

For the first time in modern French history, no mainstream party candidate is advancing, upending the country’s political system

Taliban kills at least 5 in attack on police headquarters

Spokesman for police chief of Paktia province says one attacker detonated his suicide vest and another held out for hours inside a dining hall

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Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Leading Republicans reject Mr Trump's view that "both sides" were to blame for Saturday's violence. Source: BBC

Birmingham bin strike called off

Acas said it had been agreed certain posts would be kept and bin collections could now resume. Source: BBC

¿A quién cita Barack Obama en el tuit con más “me gusta” en la...

El expresidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, escribió tres mensajes el domingo para pronunciarse sobre los disturbios entre supremacistas blancos y opositores que ocurrieron en Charlottesville, Virginia, y que dejó un fallecido y al menos 19 heridos. El martes uno de sus tuits se convirtió en el más gustado en la historia de la red social. Fuente: bbcmundo.com