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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 12 Yemeni Troops in Aden

DUBAI, Dec 10 – A suicide bomber killed 12 Yemeni soldiers and wounded at least 20 others at a base in the city of Aden, a medic at the scene and government officials said, in another major attack on forces allied to a Saudi-led military campaign. The attacker blew himself up as the troops were

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John Kerry Urges Russia to Show “Grace” in Geneva Aleppo Talks

PARIS, Dec 10 – Backers of the Syrian opposition appeared resigned to the fall of eastern Aleppo on Saturday, with the United States pleading Moscow to show “grace” when officials meet in Geneva to try to reach a deal for civilians and fighters to leave the city. Syrian government and allied forces have in the

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Drone Strike Kills Militant Linked to Charlie Hebdo Attack – U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 – A U.S. drone strike in Syria has killed an Daesh militant linked to the Jan. 7 2015 attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, defense officials said on Friday. Boubaker el Hakim was killed late last month in Raqqa, the Daesh’s defacto capital in Syria, the officials said, adding he

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Iraq says Army Makes Gains in Gruelling Mosul Battle

By Dominic Evans and Stephanie Nebehay BAGHDAD/GENEVA, Dec 10 – The Iraqi army said it took full control of two more districts of east Mosul on Saturday, pushing back Daesh militants in a slow and hard-fought advance into the city whose 1 million residents face growing shortages of fuel, water and food. A military statement

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Saudis Order Oil Cuts to U.S., Europe Before non-OPEC Talks

By Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler and Vladimir Soldatkin VIENNA, Dec 9 – Saudi Arabia has told its U.S. and European customers it will reduce oil deliveries from January, as Russia said it was confident non-OPEC producers would fully join OPEC’s output limits on Saturday in the first such move since 2001. Saudi Arabia told

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Motherhood is Biggest Challenge for ‘Woman of the Year’ Madonna

NEW YORK, Dec 9 – Madonna was presented on Friday with Billboard magazine’s Woman of the Year award, but the seven-time Grammy Award winner said one of her biggest challenges was being a good mother. “The biggest accomplishment I think was finishing my tour, doing my shows every night. And dealing with the challenges of

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Trump Remains Executive Producer on Reality TV Show – Schwarzenneger

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Dec 9 – President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer on the reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice,” new host Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday, defending the situation as similar to his own transitions between politics and entertainment. Trump, who famously barked the catchphrase “You’re fired!” as he dismissed competitors

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Germans See Refugees as Biggest Problem Despite Falling Numbers

By Michelle Martin and Thorsten Severin BERLIN, Dec 9 – More than half of Germans see refugees and integration as Germany’s biggest problem, a survey showed on Friday, despite the number of newcomers falling significantly on the year. A record 890,000 mainly Muslim migrants from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Europe’s largest

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CIA says Russia Intervened to Help Trump win White House

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 – The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on,

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