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  • Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec. 28

    Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on Dec. 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation. Presidential polls had been pushed back to Nov. 30, but the electoral commission last month announced they would be in December...

  • Reports: Tibetan Buddhist monk self-immolates in west China

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing's rule, a U.S. government-backed radio station and rights monitoring group said. The unidentified monk set himself alight on a road outside the town of Machu in...

  • Syrian troops shell crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppo

    Syrian troops and allied forces shelled eastern Aleppo on Friday despite Russia's announcement that the Syrian army was suspending combat operations to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held districts. Civilians continued to stream out of the ever-shrinking enclave, residents...

  • S. Korea's interim leader was Park defender; powers unclear

    The man who takes over as government caretaker in the wake of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment is seen by critics as a stiff and uncompromising defender of the fallen leader. How loyal is Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn? As the corruption scandal that would bring Park down raged last month, popularly...

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  • Republicans ready to launch wide-ranging probe of Russia, despite Trump’s stance

    Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a coordinated and wide-ranging probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. elections and its potential cyberthreats to the military, digging deep into what they view as corrosive interference in the nation's institutions. Such an aggressive...

  • Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

    Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

    In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor. In Columbus, he also had words of tribute for astronaut and...

  • Senate agrees to waive most California Guard bonus repayments

    Senate agrees to waive most California Guard bonus repayments

    The Senate overwhelmingly approved a $619-billion defense authorization bill Thursday that includes direct help for thousands of California National Guard soldiers and veterans facing repayment demands for long-ago enlistment bonuses. The bill sets strict limits on the government’s ability to recoup...

  • Did Al Gore get played? Engaging with Trump brings risk for the left

    Did Al Gore get played? Engaging with Trump brings risk for the left

    When Al Gore emerged from his surprise meeting at Trump Tower earlier this week to suggest the president-elect was a good listener and maybe was keeping an open mind on climate change, there was hardly universal relief on the left. But there was a lot of suspicion that Gore had been played. Within...

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