Ivory Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home
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Ivory Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Dozens of Ivory Coast politicians, including ex-ministers and diplomats, gathered in a hotel conference room here this week to honor a man widely blamed for his country’s descent into months of grisly killings and sexual violence five years ago. The event organized by supporters of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo was intended … Continue reading

Egypt’s president praises 2011 uprising, urges patience
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Egypt’s president praises 2011 uprising, urges patience

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president paid tribute on Sunday to the country’s 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, saying that protesters killed during the 18-day revolt had sought to revive “noble principles” and found a “new Egypt.” President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s praise of the uprising, delivered via a televised speech on the eve of … Continue reading

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more
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Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a “Funny Girl.” “Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America’s strength as a nation,” … Continue reading

Argentina’s president-elect inherits large economic problems
Latin America & the Caribbean

Argentina’s president-elect inherits large economic problems

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri on Monday prepared to confront myriad problems in Latin America’s third largest economy, including soaring prices and high government spending that are a legacy of outgoing President Cristina Fernandez. Macri, fresh off his historic election win late Sunday, began laying out how he would achieve some … Continue reading

United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China
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United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China and lawmakers should look at whether U.S.-based companies be allowed to ‘hack back’ to recover or wipe stolen data, a congressional advisory body said Tuesday. That’s the primary recommendation of this year’s report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review … Continue reading

Viewers’ guide: Rising tensions on display in 3rd GOP debate
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Viewers’ guide: Rising tensions on display in 3rd GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect the 10 candidates participating in the third Republican presidential debate to highlight rising tensions in the unsettled field. Political outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson are the front-runners in national polls, and they may take aim one another during the 8 p.m. EDT debate in Boulder, Colorado. But the anticipated sparring … Continue reading

Obama announces education commitments for Latino students
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Obama announces education commitments for Latino students

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrating Hispanics’ contribution to the nation, President Barack Obama said Thursday that America is made great “not by building walls, but by tearing down barriers to opportunity.” Obama spoke as the White House observed Hispanic Heritage Month. His remarks contrasted with concerns about immigration among some Republican presidential contenders. Front-runner Donald Trump … Continue reading

In Iowa, Obama looks to leave his imprint on 2016 race
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In Iowa, Obama looks to leave his imprint on 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidates are a common sight in Iowa as the 2016 campaign intensifies. But the White House hopefuls are now seeing competition from the man they’re running to succeed. President Barack Obama will spend Monday afternoon in Des Moines, the capital of the kickoff caucus state that will be instrumental in winnowing … Continue reading

Seeking ’16 spark, Walker proposes vast union restrictions
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Seeking ’16 spark, Walker proposes vast union restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called Monday for sweeping restrictions on organized labor in the U.S., seeking to replicate nationwide his successful effort as Wisconsin’s governor to curb the power of unions. At a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Walker will propose eliminating unions for employees of the federal government, … Continue reading

Clinton stirs up old difference with Obama on foreign policy
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Clinton stirs up old difference with Obama on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years, two presidential elections and one shared commitment to the nuclear deal with Iran later, Hillary Rodham Clinton is delicately resurrecting her 2008 critique of Barack Obama’s approach to world affairs. In a speech on Wednesday, the Democratic presidential candidate once again positioned herself as the hawkish alternative to the president, … Continue reading