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NDC Vice Chairman Koku Anyidoho told journalists this morning that incumbent President John Dramani Mahama was on track to win another term and would be able to run a government without a majority in parliament. "I wish to congratulate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the NPP for winning the 2016 presidential election based on results available to me". The opposition New Patriotic Party says the government has mismanaged the economy and squandered the country's resources causing hardship and a ...
  • Syrian forces close to capturing Aleppo's old city, force rebels to withdraw

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    It called on the United Nations to hold accountable those who have committed "war crimes" and said "only a political settlement can bring peace for people in Syria". But Power said current global military efforts against terrorism are like playing "whack-a-mole". The tough rhetoric comes a day after Russian Federation and China blocked a draft resolution at the U.N.
  • Euro wobbles after Italian referendum

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    The approval of the budget is expected to be completed by the end of the week, according to Italian media. The major amendment proposed would have demoted the senate, leaving to the House of Deputies only the power to bring down the cabinet.
  • Trump, Romney meet for second time after election

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    Three people close to the transition team said Trump was aware that Conway planned to voice her concerns about Romney in public and they pushed back at suggestions that the president-elect was angry at her for doing so. Trump's consideration of Romney has divided his inner circle, however, with some of his top surrogates publicly questioning the possible move. If nothing else, Twitter users have made it clear that the awkwardness of the Trump-Romney dinner will never, ever be forgotten.
  • Israel wildfires: 23 people arrested on suspicion of arson

    Israel wildfires: 23 people arrested on suspicion of arson

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    Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of a far-right party, said on Thursday the fires could not have been started by Jews and on Friday blamed them on "nationalist terrorists", a reference in Israel to Palestinians. A Boeing 747-400 Supertanker, the world's largest fire-fighting aircraft capable of carrying 75 tons of fire retardant, is scheduled to arrive later Friday to help the efforts, though officials said it may not be needed by then.
  • Calls Increasing for Immediate Cease-fire in Aleppo

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    The rebels launched shells into government-held west Aleppo late Tuesday, killing 11 people, the official Syrian Arab News Agency, or SANA, reported. The CNN crew also saw Syrian soldiers carrying old and weak people out of Agheour. Activists with the Aleppo Media Center said some parts "fell by default because the rebel fighters withdrew". "There is no other way". Staring a punishing and brutal defeat in the face, several Syrian rebel factions on Wednesday proposed a five-day cease-fire ...
  • Iraqi aid supplies make slow progress to trapped civilians in Mosul

    Iraqi aid supplies make slow progress to trapped civilians in Mosul

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    People said they saw 40 or 50 pickup trucks with rocket launchers on top leaving Wadi Agab, an industrial area on the western limits of the city targeted by strikes, and moving to residential areas nearer the expected new front line. "We're in despair", said a resident in the southeastern district of Intisar, where the army's Ninth Armoured Division has struggled to make gains. Rudaw's Farhad Dolamari reported from Barid that coalition forces were backing the Iraqi army in clashes with ...
  • Right-wing candidate defeated in Austrian presidential election

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    But it now ranks as Austria's strongest political force, capitalising on wide-spread disenchantment with established political parties to siphon off Austrians with moderate views - a development Mr Hofer sought to emphasise. If he is true to his word, he would plunge Austria into a political crisis with unforeseen consequences. "I think it is a historic day for Austria, for several reasons".
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    The loser faces a late-season scramble for not only the division crown, but a playoff spot as well. Oakland is tied with the New England Patriots for the best record in the AFC , and Kansas City might be the biggest threat to New England's Super Bowl chances.
  • Why This Republican Electoral College Member Won't Vote for Trump

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    Five times in USA history the nation has elected a president who did not win the popular vote, including the 2000 election of President George W. Bush and the recent election of Trump. A change.org petition asking the Electoral College to vote for Clinton has collected nearly 5 million signatures. "It makes no sense to be elector number five who comes out against Trump".
  • AT&T DirecTV Now video package set to launch

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    AT&T Entertainment Group's CEO John Stankey said that the company's "customer-centric offers show that mobility and entertainment are better together". In 2017, DirectTV Now will have its availability in Amazon Fire Tablets, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs. There is also a free version, Freeview, which will act as a sampler of the paid services.