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U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush

U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush

U.S. senators said on Sunday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military’s presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the west African country. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said in separate interviews that they support […]

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Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 percent in Brazil

Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 percent in Brazil

Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network’s stock in recent weeks. Advertising revenue rose about 30 percent in Brazil last year, Twitter’s top executive in the country told Reuters, defying a two-year slowdown in the local economy and more than doubling […]

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Peugeot lifts profitability goal on record year

Peugeot lifts profitability goal on record year

PSA Group (PEUP.PA), the French carmaker in talks to buy Opel from General Motors (GM.N), announced its first dividend in six years and raised its medium-term profitability goal on Thursday after full-year profit almost doubled. The Paris-based maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars said stronger pricing, sales of higher-specification models and cost cuts lifted the automotive operating margin to a […]

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5 former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

5 former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush gathered on stage in College Station, Texas, home […]

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. “I would go, yes,” Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an interview at his ranch house in Plains, Georgia whether […]

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Macri coalition may win Argentina’s ‘Big Five’ districts in Sunday mid-term

Macri coalition may win Argentina’s ‘Big Five’ districts in Sunday mid-term

Allies of Argentina’s business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country’s “Big Five” voting districts in Sunday’s congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019. The private sector has worried about a potential comeback by former President Cristina Fernandez, a free-spending populist who nearly bankrupted the country during her 2007-2015 rule, but opinion polls […]

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Trump video to be played at hurricane relief concert

Trump video to be played at hurricane relief concert

In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video posted online for their work helping to raise funds to help victims of recent hurricanes. The statement, which commends Americans for coming together in the wake of four hurricanes and the deadly California wildfires, will be […]

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Austria’s likely next chancellor hopes to form govt. in 60 days: paper

Austria’s likely next chancellor hopes to form govt. in 60 days: paper

Austria’s likely next chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, wants talks over a new government to last no more than two months, he said in a newspaper interview published in Sunday. Austria’s president on Friday gave the green light to conservative leader Kurz, whose People’s Party (OVP) secured 31.5 percent of the vote in last week’s parliamentary election, to form a government. “The […]

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Populist billionaire’s party wins big in Czech Republic

Populist billionaire’s party wins big in Czech Republic

The centrist ANO movement led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the euroskeptic to lead the country. With votes from 99.6 percent of all polling stations counted by the Czech Statistics Office, ANO won in a landslide with […]

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US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran’s growing assertiveness in the Middle East. Tillerson has participated in the inaugural meeting of a Saudi-Iraqi coordination committee, along with the Saudi king and Iraq’s prime minister. Tillerson tells those leaders that the meeting highlights already improving ties and “the […]

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