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Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

WASHINGTON —  New White House press secretary Sean Spicer, widely criticized for his assessment of the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s swearing-in last Friday, said Monday “it…

Food Aid Cutbacks Provoke Anguish in Central African Republic

Food Aid Cutbacks Provoke Anguish in Central African Republic

The past year has seen the World Food Program make drastic cuts to food rations for people in need across Africa, as crises around the globe compete for donor money…

Next Star Wars Movie Title Announced

Next Star Wars Movie Title Announced

The title of the next installment in the Star Wars saga has been revealed. Star Wars: Episode VIII will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie, which is…

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

ISTANBUL —  Turkey’s pro-government media, usually critical of the United States, welcomed the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin spoke warmly of the…

Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties

Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his right-liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy ran a full page newspaper advertisement Monday calling for people to “act…

Blinking Acts Like ‘Steadicam of the Mind’

Blinking Acts Like ‘Steadicam of the Mind’

On average, people blink tens of thousands of times a day, and while it was thought the involuntary motion served mainly to lubricate the eyeballs, a new study suggests blinking…

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania’s leader to…

New Gambian Leader Wants Truth Commission on Jammeh Years

New Gambian Leader Wants Truth Commission on Jammeh Years

New Gambian President Adama Barrow says he will establish a truth and reconciliation commission to examine allegations of misrule during former president Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years in power. “Twenty…

Top Hamas Leader in Gaza Visits Egypt, 1st Trip Since 2013

Top Hamas Leader in Gaza Visits Egypt, 1st Trip Since 2013

CAIRO —  The top Hamas official from the Gaza Strip has arrived in Egypt for meetings with security officials, the highest level visit by a member of the Palestinian militant group…

Trump Withdraws US from 12-Nation Pacific Rim Trade Deal

Trump Withdraws US from 12-Nation Pacific Rim Trade Deal

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade on Monday as he started his first full week in office. At the White House, Trump…