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Obama pushes values in final emotional address

Obama pushes values in final emotional address

🕔15:56, 11.Jan 2017

With a final call of his campaign mantra “Yes We Can,” President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Donald Trump. In

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Iraqi forces advance in Mosul

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul

🕔07:48, 11.Jan 2017

Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul on Tuesday in a renewed effort to seize the northern city and deal a decisive blow to the militant group, though progress was slow in some districts, the army said.

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Ban unaware of details of U.S. bribery charges

Ban unaware of details of U.S. bribery charges

🕔07:45, 11.Jan 2017

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is unaware of the circumstances surrounding bribery charges laid by U.S. prosecutors against two of his relatives, Ban’s spokesman Lee Do-woon told reporters on Wednesday. Ban’s brother and nephew have been indicted on U.S. charges

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Kenyan president signs election amendments law

Kenyan president signs election amendments law

🕔06:58, 10.Jan 2017

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta approved a law on Monday requiring back up plans for an August election if electronic voting systems fail, despite fierce opposition from rivals who say any manual arrangements will open the ballot to rigging. Veteran opposition

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Pakistan counts transgender people in national census for first time

Pakistan counts transgender people in national census for first time

🕔06:53, 10.Jan 2017

Pakistan will count transgender people in its national census for the first time when it surveys its population in March this year following a top court ruling on Monday. The Lahore High Court issued the order to the government, National

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U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

🕔06:51, 10.Jan 2017

A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz after they closed in at high speed and disregarded repeated requests to slow down, U.S. officials said on Monday. The incident, which

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Four killed in truck attack in Jerusalem

Four killed in truck attack in Jerusalem

🕔08:10, 9.Jan 2017

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said was likely inspired by Islamic State. It was

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Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies

Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies

🕔08:05, 9.Jan 2017

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82, a big blow to moderates and reformists deprived now of their most influential supporter in the Islamic establishment. He had been described as “a pillar of

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Trump acknowledges Russia role in U.S. election hacking

Trump acknowledges Russia role in U.S. election hacking

🕔07:50, 9.Jan 2017

President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take action in response, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday. Reince Priebus said Trump believed Russia

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Germany says EU break-up not unthinkable

Germany says EU break-up not unthinkable

🕔07:50, 8.Jan 2017

Germany’s insistence on austerity in the euro zone has left Europe more divided than ever and a break-up of the European Union is no longer inconceivable, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Der Spiegel magazine. Gabriel, whose Social Democrats (SPD)

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Ivory Coast defence minister, others freed

Ivory Coast defence minister, others freed

🕔07:48, 8.Jan 2017

Rogue soldiers allowed Ivory Coast’s defence minister and dozens of others to leave a house where they had been trapped on Saturday when some mutineers appeared to reject aspects of a deal intended to end a two-day revolt, a Reuters

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Zuma’s ex-wife given boost in South Africa leadership race

Zuma’s ex-wife given boost in South Africa leadership race

🕔07:45, 8.Jan 2017

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division. The ANC will pick a

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Five killed in shooting at Florida airport

Five killed in shooting at Florida airport

🕔07:29, 7.Jan 2017

An Iraq war veteran took a gun out of his checked luggage and opened fire in a crowded baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale’s airport on Friday, killing five people before being taken into custody, authorities said. Eight other people

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U.S. ambassadors appointed by Obama must quit

U.S. ambassadors appointed by Obama must quit

🕔07:24, 7.Jan 2017

US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has issued a blanket mandate for politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Barack Obama to leave their posts by Inauguration Day, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand said on Friday. “I will be departing

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Brazil gang kills 31, many hacked to death

Brazil gang kills 31, many hacked to death

🕔07:23, 7.Jan 2017

Jailed members of Brazil’s most powerful drug gang killed 31 inmates at a penitentiary on Friday, decapitating and cutting out the hearts of most of them, in revenge for a separate prison massacre that left 56 dead this week. The

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U.S. spy chief ‘resolute’ on Russia cyber attack

U.S. spy chief ‘resolute’ on Russia cyber attack

🕔09:07, 6.Jan 2017

The top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday he was “even more resolute” in his belief that Russia staged cyber attacks on Democrats during the 2016 election campaign, rebuking persistent skepticism from Republican President-elect Donald Trump about whether Moscow was

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Two Islamic State car bombs in Baghdad kill at least 14

Two Islamic State car bombs in Baghdad kill at least 14

🕔09:05, 6.Jan 2017

Two car bombs in Baghdad claimed by Islamic State killed at least 14 people on Thursday, police and medics said, part of a surge in violence across the capital at a time when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are trying to drive

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UK’s May to meet Trump in Washington in spring

UK’s May to meet Trump in Washington in spring

🕔08:43, 6.Jan 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Donald Trump in Washington in the spring, a representative said, in the first visit with the new president by the leader of one of the United States’ closest allies. In a phone

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Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

🕔09:04, 5.Jan 2017

A young Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian assailant lying wounded and motionless on the ground in the occupied West Bank was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday in one of the most polarizing cases in Israel’s history. The decision

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Iraqi forces gaining momentum in Mosul

Iraqi forces gaining momentum in Mosul

🕔09:00, 5.Jan 2017

Iraqi army and security forces are working better together in their battle against Islamic State militants and are gaining momentum in the 11-week campaign to retake Mosul, the commander of the U.S.-led coalition backing them said on Wednesday. During a

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