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Obama fetes world-champion Chicago Cubs, his (wife's) favorite

0SHARESShare Tweet WASHINGTON (AFP) –  Barack Obama, the man once known as the “hope candidate,” on Monday warmly feted a team that had gone more than a century without much hope — the world champion baseball team the Cubs from his adopted hometown of Chicago. Just four days before he hands power to Donald Trump, President Obama welcomed the members of ...

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Holders Ivory Coast stumble in Africa Cup of Nations opener

Ivory Coast were held to a 0-0 draw by Togo as they began the defence of their African Nations Cup title with an uninspiring display in the opening Group C game on Monday. It was the fourth draw in the opening five games at this year’s finals where none of the pre-tournament favourites have made an impact but will be ...

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Kabananga strikes as DR Congo upset Morocco

0SHARESShare Tweet OYEM (GABON) (AFP) –  Junior Kabananga scored to give the Democratic Republic of Congo an upset 1-0 win over Morocco Monday in an Africa Cup of Nations Group C match in Gabonese town Oyem. Victory took the Congolese Leopards to the top of the table after defending champions the Ivory Coast were held 0-0 by Togo in the first ...

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Netanyahu slams 'unprecedented' media campaign amid graft probe

0SHARESShare Tweet JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been questioned by police in a corruption probe, on Monday denounced an “unprecedented” media campaign to bring down his government. Police have questioned Netanyahu in a probe into whether he unlawfully received gifts from wealthy supporters. They are also looking into a recording of a conversation he had with ...

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Italy in talks with EU over budget deficit: sources

0SHARESShare Tweet MILAN (AFP) –  Italy is in discussions with the European Commission to try to prevent Brussels imposing penalties over Rome’s management of its public finances, sources close to the talks said Monday. Italy was one of eight eurozone countries warned in November that they could face fines and restricted access to funds from Brussels over their failure to stick ...

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Los Angeles eyes two-stadium opening ceremony for 2024 Olympics

0SHARESShare Tweet LOS ANGELES (AFP) –  A 2024 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles would feature a groundbreaking opening ceremony using not only the Memorial Coliseum but also a new state-of-the-art NFL stadium. The group backing Los Angeles’ bid announced Monday they believe the plan, which would be a first for the Games, would attract “the largest in-stadium, citywide and TV audiences ...

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IS group stages fierce attack on Syrian army enclave

The Islamic State group has launched its fiercest assault in a year against a besieged Syrian government enclave in the city of Deir al-Zor, trying to cut it off from a nearby military air base in a battle that has killed dozens. A Syrian military source said the fighting was intense. “This attack is one of the fiercest attempts by ...

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Turkish police catch Istanbul nightclub attacker: state TV

0SHARESShare Tweet ISTANBUL (AFP) –  Turkish police late Monday caught the attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub, state-run TRT television reported. The alleged attacker was found along with his four-year-old son in an apartment in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul after a massive police operation, TRT reported. © 2017 AFP Related 0SHARESShare Tweet

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Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested, Turkish media say

A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was caught in a special operations police raid on a house in a housing complex in Istanbul ‘s Esenyurt district, private NTV television said. The report said ...

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Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dead at 82

0SHARESShare Tweet WASHINGTON (AFP) –  US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday at age 82, NASA announced. Cernan was the spacecraft commander of Apollo 17 — his third space flight and the last scheduled US manned mission to the moon — in December 1972. “We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA ...

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