Lebanese PM asks friendly nations for credit amid crisis

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister called on several Arab and world leaders Friday to help his country secure credit lines for imports from friendly nations as the tiny Mediterranean country passes through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. According to a statement released by his office, Saad Hariri sent letters to the […]

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Boat with at least 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned

Rosetta – A boat carrying up to 450 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt’s north coast on Wednesday, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials said. The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta, police and health officials said. Five survivors, handcuffed to beds in a Rosetta […]

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls For Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosion Thursday called on House Democratic leaders to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. “Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” she said Thursday, in what was billed as a special announcement about the “status” of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Trump. Lawmakers […]

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Mexico raises to 24 death toll in border gunbattles

VILLA UNION, MEXICO —Authorities in northern Mexico have raised the death toll from weekend gunbattles in the small town of Villa Union to 24. Coahuila state authorities say another suspect’s body has been found after a search of the area following the clashes Saturday and Sunday. According to death counts, gunmen from the Noreste drug […]

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Electricity bill: Legault set to invoke closure over Hydro-Quebec rates

QUEBEC CITY — François Legault is determined to set Hydro rates before the end of the year – and said on Wednesday he’ll invoke closure if he has to. Legault said he’s determined to pass Bill 34 on electricity rates before Jan. 1, 2020; the parliamentary session at the National Assembly ends this Friday. The […]

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Turnout low as Tunisia holds first free municipal elections

Tunisia held its first free municipal elections on Sunday but only one in three eligible voters cast ballots, reflecting frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring. The election has been touted as another milestone on the road to democracy in the North African country, […]

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Four soldiers ‘killed by Boko Haram’ at Lake Chad base

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed four Chadian troops early on Monday in a newly established military outpost on Lake Chad, the military and local officials said. Boko Haram has training camps on several of the islands that dot the vast, shallow Lake Chad, which straddles the borders of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as well as […]

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Tunisian bus plunges off cliff, killing at least 24

At least 24 Tunisians were killed and 18 more injured Sunday when a bus plunged off a cliff into a ravine in the country’s north, officials said. The bus had set off from Tunis to the picturesque mountain town of Ain Draham, a popular autumn destination for Tunisians near the Algerian border, the tourism ministry […]

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9 killed, 3 injured as plane crashes in South Dakota

Authorities say nine people have been killed after a plane crashed in South Dakota. Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board tells The Associated Press 12 people were aboard the Pilatus PC-12 when it crashed about 12:30 pm on Saturday, shortly after taking off from Chamberlain, about 140 miles (225.3 kilometers west of Sioux […]

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Hundreds protest public service cuts at UCP convention in Calgary

Hundreds of public sector workers circled the Calgary hotel hosting the governing United Conservative Party’s annual general meeting Saturday, chanting and shouting in –15 Cweather while about 1,600 party members met inside. Teachers, nursesand government workers marched in protest of cuts to public services and the potential loss of thousands of public sector jobs announced […]

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Impeachment may complicate 2020 for lonely Michigan moderate

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – For more than 30 years and under five presidents, Republican Rep. Fred Upton easily won reelection to his southwest Michigan House seat by touting “common-sense values” and bipartisan accomplishments. Republicans and even many Democrats have appreciated his moderate views and the way he hustled around the district on his days back home, […]

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Search in Albania quake reduced, death toll at 49

TIRANA, ALBANIA —The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania’s deadly earthquake was winding down Friday, with rescue crews limiting their efforts to a collapsed beachfront hotel in the port town of Durres as the death toll climbed to 49. Albanian, Serb and Montenegrin rescue crews were working through the ruins of the […]

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Germany to tighten law on anti-Semitic crimes

BERLIN: Germany is planning to tighten legislation on anti-Semitic crimes, a minister said on Thursday following a deadly attack aimed at a synagogue in Halle in former east Germany last month. Justice minister Christine Lambrecht told parliament that anti-Semitism would be made an aggravating factor for hate crimes in the criminal code. The current law […]

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How we got to 8% from SAA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association say they are pleased that they secured the 8% wage increase they demanded from South African Airways. SAA initially would not budge from offering 5.9%. The new wage increase agreed to on Friday is, however, subject to the necessary funds […]

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The Latest: New chant at Trump rally: ‘Conan, Conan’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Latest on President Donald Trump’s rally in Florida (all times local: 7:30 p.m. There’s a new chant at an election rally for President Donald Trump: “Conan, Conan.” Rallygoers delighted Tuesday in Vice-President Mike Pence’s mention of the U.S. military dog that played a starring role in the raid that […]

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Jewish and Muslim leaders attack main UK political parties ahead of election

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in Downing Street arriving for the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London. Jonathan Brady – PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images With just over two weeks until the U.K. general election, the country’s chief rabbi has attacked the main opposition Labour party, claiming its […]

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Main candidates in Namibia’s presidential election

Namibia votes in a general election on Wednesday with 11 candidates running for president. Here are the four frontrunners. The incumbent Hage Geingob, the 78-year-old leader of the long-ruling South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO, was elected president in 2014 after serving as prime minister for a total of 14 years. He chaired a 21-member […]

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Arsenal: Pep Guardiola admits Mikel Arteta will become a manager ‘sooner or later’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted his assistant Mikel Arteta will become a manager “sooner or later” after the Spaniard was repeatedly linked to the Arsenal job. With Unai Emery’s sacking at Arsenal now acknowledged by many to be inevitable, after the dire 1-1 draw with Southampton stretched the Gunners’ winless run to six successive […]

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Hong Kong leader vows to ‘seriously reflect’ on election

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday she would “seriously reflect” on a stunning landslide victory by pro-democracy candidates in the city’s local election that was a clear rebuke of how she has handled violent protests that divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Pro-democracy candidates swept nearly 90% of 452 district council seats, which will help […]

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Netflix reopens iconic New York theater to showcase its most prestigious films

Netflix has signed a lease to keep New York City’s iconic Paris Theater open, and will use the space to play some of its most prestigious films, the company announced today. The Netflix have plans to get into major theatrical distribution, but will instead use this to showcase their own films. The move comes at […]

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Jason Garrett coached scared and it cost the Dallas Cowboys dearly

This is the online version of our morning newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. Jason Garrett did something against Bill Belichick and the Patriots on Sunday that you just can’t do against the Patriots and it ended up costing his team dearly – Jason Garrett coached […]

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