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Trump backs down, signs order to end family separations at U.S. border

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. | Video

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Iranian people will not give in to U.S. pressure - Rouhani

BEIRUT The Iranian people will not give in to U.S. pressure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, as the Islamic Republic faces the reimposition of economic sanctions by Washington.

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Obama's lack of response may have emboldened Russia election meddling - former officials

WASHINGTON Russia may have stepped up efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election after President Barack Obama's administration did not retaliate strongly to reports of its activities, former aides to the Democratic president told U.S. senators on Wednesday.

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U.S. slams rights groups, says aided its withdrawal from U.N. body

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed rights groups on Wednesday for thwarting Washington's attempts to reform the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council and said they had contributed to the Trump administration's decision to withdraw.

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German intelligence sees Russia behind hack of energy firms - media report

BERLIN Russia was probably behind a widespread cyber attack on German energy providers disclosed last week, the head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency told the RND newspaper chain.

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White House adviser Kushner, Saudi crown prince meet on Middle East

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, met on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud about Israel and the Palestinian territories, as Kushner readies the administration's Middle East peace plan.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Nasdaq climbs to record; Dow capped by trade concerns

NEW YORK, June 20 The Nasdaq closed at a record on Wednesday, lifted by a climb in large-cap tech and consumer discretionary names, while the Dow and S&P 500 were hemmed in as concerns over an escalation in the U.S.-China trade skirmish simmered.