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Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren’t just stockpiling parts for when the … Continue reading

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Ghana's new leader urges respect for democracy in Africa

Accra (AFP) – The winner of Ghana’s presidential election Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday warned that African leaders who reject democracy were “fighting the tide of history”, following his nation’s high-stakes vote. Defying predictions that the presidential race would be neck-and-neck, … Continue reading

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Car bomb in Istanbul, nearly 20 police wounded: minister

Istanbul (AFP) – A car bomb exploded in the heart of Istanbul Saturday, wounding around 20 police officers, the interior minister said, quoted by the official Anadolu news agency. The bomb, apparently targeting a bus carrying police officers, exploded outside … Continue reading

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Trump at Army-Navy game to salute armed forces

BALTIMORE (AP) — Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation’s most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander in chief attended … Continue reading

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President vows rapid moves to end Italy crisis

Rome (AFP) – Italian President Sergio Mattarella indicated Saturday he would move swiftly to appoint a new government, saying the country had pressing issues to address following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s resignation. In comments that came against the backdrop of … Continue reading

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Loud explosion heard in Istanbul: AFP

Istanbul (AFP) – The sound of an explosion was heard on the European side of Istanbul on Saturday, an AFP journalist reported. The cause and the location of the blast were not immediately clear but CNN Turk television reported that … Continue reading

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Russia intervened to help Trump win election: intelligence officials

By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil CEO is Trump's top pick for secretary of state: reports

Washington (AFP) – ExxonMobil President and CEO Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump’s top pick for secretary of state, US media reported Saturday, with NBC reporting that Tillerson has already been chosen. Tillerson, 64, is an oil executive with extensive … Continue reading

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UN Security Council demands Gambia's Jammeh hand over power

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council on Saturday demanded that Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn. In a unanimous statement, the … Continue reading

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Netanyahu ally says he would prefer Arab Israelis not to vote

Jerusalem (AFP) – A close ally of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he would prefer Arab Israelis not to vote in parliamentary elections. David Bitan, chairman of Netanyahu’s governing coalition and a lawmaker from the premier’s Likud … Continue reading

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