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  • NAACP protests Trump’s U.S. Attorney-General pick

    Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) staged a sit-in at the Alabama office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday...

  • Obama calls Erdogan, commends progress against ISIL

    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on Wednesday by phone with Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan over the New Year attack and the progress made against ISIL in...

  • Trump flays US intelligence over Russian hacking, briefing delayed

    presidential election. Trump, who took to twitter to express his displeasure, said the delay was “very strange”. “The ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed...

  • Guterres urges ‘teamwork’ on assumption as 9th UN Secretary-General

    On his first day in office, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, has called for teamwork. On his first day at work, Guterres also addressed staff members who...

  • U.S., South Korea hold ‘strategic consultations’ on North Korea’s nuclear threats

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host First Deputy Director of South Korea National Security Office Cho Tae-yong in Washington on Jan. 6, for...

  • `America will be world’s great magnet for innovation, job creation’ – Trump

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday “America would be the world’s great magnet for innovation and job creation” during his presidency.   The Nigeria News...

  • Paul Ryan sworn-in as U.S. House Speaker

    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was on Tuesday sworn-in as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives after winning his re-election when the lawmakers convened for the...

  • Fire: Cote d’Ivoire oil output continues

    The refinery at Cote d’Ivoire said on Tuesday a fire broke out, but was put out by the evening and production was unaffected. The state-run Societe...

  • British Ambassador to EU resigns – Report

    Britain’s Ambassador to the European Union has resigned, nearly one year before he was due to leave his post, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Ivan...

  • British Ambassador to EU resigns – Report

    Britain’s Ambassador to the European Union has resigned, nearly one year before he was due to leave his post, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Ivan...

  • Clintons, Bush, Carter to attend Trump’s inauguration

    presidential election Hillary Clinton, and former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 20,...

  • Paul Ryan re-elected U.S. House Speaker

    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan won re-election on Tuesday as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives when the lawmakers convened for the 115th session of the...

  • Trump says no further prisoners should be released from Guantanamo

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday said there should be no more prisoner releases from the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. attacks. Edited by:...

  • Man shoots Swiss police officers in house search

    A man in north-eastern Switzerland shot two Police officers during a house search on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself. The 33-year-old fled after shooting...

  • UN chief Guterres arrives at UN Headquarters

    Antonio Guterres, the new UN Secretary-General arrived at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, his first time as Secretary-General. Guterres was accompanied to the...

  • British Airways to stage 48-hour strike from Jan. 10

    Cabin crew at British Airways plan to hold a 48-hour strike from Jan. 10 in an ongoing pay dispute, the Press Association said on Tuesday, citing...

  • Republicans retract ethics office changes after criticism, Reports

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday retreated from a controversial move to weaken an ethics oversight agency after widespread criticism, including from U.S....

  • Italian populist leader calls journalists “fabricators of fake news’’

    The leader of Italy’s populist, euro sceptic 5-Star Movement (M5S), Beppe Grillo, said on Tuesday that “journalists are in the business of manufacturing false news.’’ He...

  • French Newspaper Le Parisien to stop commissioning opinion polls

    A French daily, Le Parisien Editor-in-Chief Stephane Albouy, on Tuesday said that it has decided not to commission opinion polls during the upcoming French elections. “The...

  • Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims on terrorism-related charges

    An Ethiopian Court on Tuesday sentenced 20 alleged Islamists to five and a half years in prison on terrorism-related charges, the state-affiliated agency reports. “The defendants...

  • Panic triggered by earthquake leaves two dead in Bangladesh

    Officials said on Tuesday that at least two people died in Bangladesh when they tried to flee their homes as an earthquake jolted Bangladesh and parts...

  • Syria truce in “critical period’’ amid airstrikes, monitor says

    A Monitoring Group said on Tuesday that the Russian and Turkish-brokered ceasefire in Syria was “passing through a critical period,’’ with airstrikes on rebel strongholds. As...

  • Update: Arrests at Turkey airport as police hunt for nightclub gunman

      A Turkish media reported on Tuesday that two foreign nationals were detained at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in connection with a New Year’s Eve mass shooting...

  • ‘ObamaCare doesn’t work, unaffordable’ – Trump

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says the foremost legacy policy of the President Barack Obama’s administration, the Affordable Care Act, neither works nor is it affordable. Trump...

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