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UN: Congo in constitutional crisis with no end in sight

The electoral crisis in Congo has become a constitutional crisis resulting in increasing political polarization and with no immediate end in sight, the U.N.’s special representative for Congo said Tuesday.
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Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia's new president at a ceremony in the country's embassy in Senegal.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's London embassy since 2012, said Thursday he stood by his offer to be extradited to the United States providing his rights would be
The U.S. Senate is due to vote Friday on the two retired Marine generals who are President-elect Donald Trump's nominees to be Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security, Senate Democrati
The U.N. Security Council was set to vote Thursday on backing ECOWAS efforts to force Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power as the West African regional bloc amassed a military force ready t
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used his first address at the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday to push for a new partnership with business to help fight climate change and reduce poverty
Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th U.S. president, Donald Trump arrived in Washington Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years.
Turkey extends condolences to 'friend and ally' Italy
Gambia's new president Adama Barrow took the oath of office in the country's embassy in Senegal Thursday.
If global temperatures continue to rise, the United States faces big drops in harvests of major food crops by 2100, which may push up global food prices, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Resea
The French government has filed a legal complaint against cement maker Lafarge for buying oil in Syria to power a factory there in violation of sanctions, sources close to the case told AFP Thursday.
London police say two of the city's busiest bridges have been partially closed after a suspected World War II bomb was found in the River Thames. The Metropolitan Police force says officers were call
Fears grow for some 30 people buried under snow and debris at a hotel, with three deaths confirmed.
WASHINGTON - Spike Lee says he won't be using Chrisette Michele's music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. The New York Daily Ne
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said.
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said.
CALGARY - A Calgary Zoo investigation was unable to find out what caused the deaths of seven Humboldt penguins last month. Director of animal care Jamie Dorgan said Thursday it appears something spoo
In his parting message before Donald Trump takes over, President Barack Obama today assured Americans that "we're going to be OK" but vowed to protect US' "core values"
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Latest on a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland (all times local): ___ 11:45 a.m. The owners of Elvis Presley's Gracela
A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on
Adama Barrow was sworn in, as outgoing president Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down.              
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three high school seniors are among the four people killed when a stolen SUV crashed into a tree in Massachusetts. Police identified the victims of the Tuesday night crash a
Adama Barrow is sworn in as Gambian president in Senegal as strongman Yahya Jammeh refuses to quit.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Human Rights Watch says satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria’s air force struck a refugee camp with “multiple air-dropped munitions,” even
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a 2011 raid that kille
One rescue worker said there was no sign of life in the decimated hotel building.              
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders. Si
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal consumer finance regulators said Thursday they were suing TCF Financial Corp., alleging the bank deceived consumers so it could charge them exorbitant overdraft fees. Banks&
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for a convicted killer executed in Virginia say they’re concerned his lethal injection caused a painful death. Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. Wednesd
HALIFAX - The Transportation Safety Board says a Nova Scotia deckhand was hauled overboard and dragged underwater by the weight of lobster traps, and blames the death on ineffective risk management.
The governor of a Brazilian state hit by deadly rioting stemming from fighting between drug gangs in jail called Thursday for troops to be sent to end the spreading violence.
Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s president at the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday, a step that could hasten a possible military intervention by other West African countries to oust longt
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mystery behind unusual happenings in a federal judge’s courtroom is deepening: The judge has removed herself from more than two dozen cases since a trial she preside
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Hundreds of inmates from rival drug gangs clashed on Thursday in a Brazilian prison where 26 inmates were killed in the latest of a string of bloody uprisings, tel
Mario Draghi, told critics to wait for the euro zone's recovery to take firm hold

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