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White House condemns Gambian leader's rejection of vote results

Washington (AFP) – The White House on Saturday sharply criticized longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh’s declaration that he would not accept the results of the country’s December 1 vote. “The United States strongly condemns the decision by President Yahya Jammeh … Continue reading

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Trump cheered by fans at annual Army-Navy game

BALTIMORE (AP) — Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in the one of the nation’s most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House. The future … Continue reading

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Greek PM eyes recovery as lawmakers approve budget

Athens (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday said the country was on the verge of economic recovery as lawmakers approved a new round of pay cuts and tax hikes for 2017. “(Next year) will be a milestone … Continue reading

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Frustrated Western powers call for talks to end Syria war

Paris (AFP) – Western powers called Saturday for talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition in a bid to end a war that has cost more than 300,000 lives, but desperation hung over a meeting in Paris. With President … Continue reading

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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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