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Trump outlines hardline position on illegal immigration in speech

PHOENIX U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday that anyone who is in the United States illegally would be subject to deportation if he is elected, stressing his hardline position after flirting with a softer approach. | Video

U.S. accuses EU of grabbing tax revenues with Apple decision

WASHINGTON The United States has accused the European Union of grabbing revenue intended for U.S. coffers when it ordered Apple Inc to pay up to $14.5 billion (11.04 billion pounds) in back taxes, a decision that could cause friction at an international summit in China next week.

Business, G20 31 Aug 2016

Germany confident Italy will get sympathetic EU hearing over quake plans

MARANELLO, Italy Germany reassured Italy on Wednesday that Europe would help the country after last week's deadly earthquake, with Chancellor Angela Merkel saying solutions could be found to overcome budget restrictions.

31 Aug 2016

Turkey wants to 'cleanse' strip of territory on Syrian border

JARABLUS, Syria Turkey wants to clear Islamic State from a 90-km (56-mile) stretch of territory on the Syrian side of its border, an official said on Wednesday, a week after it launched an incursion that has strained ties with the United States.

World, Middle East, Syria 31 Aug 2016

Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent U.S. strike in Syria

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON Islamic State said on Tuesday one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. | Video

31 Aug 2016