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[Graphic News] Eight men own more than poorest 3.6b people

Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart,” Oxfam said.The wealth of the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people i...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:55

[Newsmaker] Europe, NATO hit back at Trump

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:05

5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort: Police

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) _ A Mexican police officer said Monday a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen.The officer who gave the information spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to ...

Updated : 2017.01.16 23:14

[Graphic News] Mexico tops list of best places to retire

Mexico ranked top as the best place to retire in 2017, according to InternationalLiving.com’s new Annual Global Retirement Index.Panama and Ecuador consistently rank among the top places to retire. T...

Updated : 2017.01.16 18:14

France says 'serious consequences' if US embassy moves to Jerusalem

PARIS (AFP) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Sunday that if US President-elect Donald Trump moves the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem it would have "extremely serious consequences".Speaking as 70 countries gather in Paris to try to revive Israeli-Pale...

Updated : 2017.01.15 21:55

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

ELLENTON, Florida (AP) -- After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of fa...

Updated : 2017.01.15 21:45

Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops

BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi military spokesman says government troops have fully liberated the sprawling complex of Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.The spokesman of the Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, dec...

Updated : 2017.01.15 21:39

[Graphic News] PC sales fall for 5th year in a row

Sales of desktop and laptop computers declined last year, continuing a decline that began in 2012, according to figures released Wednesday by two market trackers.Preliminary figures from Gartner indic...

Updated : 2017.01.15 17:33

SpaceX launches rocket for first time since blast

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with 10 Iridium NEXT communications satellites lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Space Launch Complex 4E at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Saturday. AP-Yon...

Updated : 2017.01.15 17:13

Top Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia’s ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior official said Friday.T...

Updated : 2017.01.14 11:04

Trump raises millions to cover inauguration's steep costs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That's it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you're talking real money.Donald Trump will have it to spend. Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised a...

Updated : 2017.01.13 21:49

Trump's choice for top US diplomat talks tough on China

Pointing toward possible confrontation, Donald Trump's selection for secretary of state likened Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea to a takeover of another country's territory and spoke of forcing Beijing to fully apply sanctions on North Korea.  China will likely be alarmed...

Updated : 2017.01.12 21:49

More than 16,000 Iraqis killed by violence in 2016

Violence and military operations claimed the lives of more than 16,000 civilians in Iraq last year, a research group that tracks civilian deaths in Iraq said Thursday, making it one of the deadliest years for war-weary Iraqis since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.  In its annual report, the Lo...

Updated : 2017.01.12 21:42

Trump concedes Russia’s role in election hacking

In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the...

Updated : 2017.01.12 18:41

Germany says 2016 asylum seeker arrivals down two thirds

BERLIN (AFP) -- Germany took in 280,000 asylum seekers in 2016, about one third of the previous year's record figure, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday.At the height of the huge r...

Updated : 2017.01.11 21:00