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Le Phuc Hai, 66 and To Gia Huy, nine, pose for a photo after having Trump and Kim haircuts in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday.  US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in Hanoi, a week before their second summit is to be held in the capital city of Vietnam.

HANOI (AP): At a barber shop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks. On a chair next to him, nine-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting...
British politicians Anna Soubry (centre), Heidi Allen (second left) and Sarah Wollaston (right) arrive for a press conference in Westminster in London, Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019. Cracks in Britain’s political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers – Soubry, Allen and Wollaston – quit the governing Conservatives to join a newly formed centrist group of independents who are opposed to the government’s plan for Britain’s departure from the European Union.

LONDON (AP): Brexit-driven cracks in Britain’s political party system yawned wider yesterday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents. All the lawmakers are opposed to the...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, took steps to address its worsening economic crisis by allowing its surrogate currency, bond notes, and electronic funds to float freely against other major currencies,...

WASHINGTON (AP): Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced yesterday that he is running for president in 2020. “Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump,...

SANTO DOMINGO (CMC): The military in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, has stepped up its presence along the Haitian border as protests continue to grip the French-speaking Caribbean country. According to...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020. “Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks, and allegations...

LONDON (AP): Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism – the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s major political parties.

MADRID (AP): Hundreds of Chinese have protested outside a Spanish bank in Madrid, claiming they are being unfairly denied access to their accounts, while the bank insists it’s merely complying with money-laundering laws.
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