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Trump retains 50 senior Obama appointees

The officials include the highest-ranking career officials at key national security agencies.

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Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Extradited to U.S.

Mexico’s Department of Foreign Relations announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S.

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Insect named after Donald Trump

“Having a species named after you is almost always an honour,” a scientist said.

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U.S., Britain ask South Sudan to retract ‘reckless’ regime change comment

South Sudan Army accused the Troika of plotting a regime change with rebel officials.

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Iran rules out review of nuclear deal despite U.S. concerns

U.S. President-elect Trump has expressed displeasure with the nuclear pact.

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Four Gambian ministers resign from Jammeh’s government

Mr. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

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MH370 families say search for the missing plane must continue

The search for the missing plane was suspended on Tuesday.

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UN says no justice in South Sudan after July rapes, killings

“The fighting that erupted in July 2016 was a serious setback for peace in South Sudan.”

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No ban for Germany’s far-right NPD, Constitutional Court rules

Court President Andreas Vosskuhle said that the party’s radical ideology was not enough to merit a ban.

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Gambian foreign minister resigns as Jammeh becomes more isolated

Two ministers have now resigned in the past week as Mr. Jammeh insists on holding on to power.

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Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia.

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Gambia: Jammeh’s ploy to remain in office legally truncated by Supreme Court

The Gambian Supreme Court declined Mr. Jammeh’s application to stop Adama Barrow’s inauguration.

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Pastor arrested after prophesying Mugabe’s death

Mr. Mugadza said in December that Mr. Mugabe would die on October 17.

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Trump says Brexit to be a great thing, wants deal with UK

“I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing,” the President-elect said.

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Bahrain executes 3 convicted in deadly police attack

The executions were carried after a top court rejected an appeal filed by the three.

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Mosque torched in U.S.

The police believe the fire was intentionally set.

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Abbas meets Pope for Palestinian embassy opening in Vatican

The Vatican City officially recognised Palestine as a sovereign state in 2016.

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25,800 unaccompanied children from Nigeria, 3 others, arrived Italy in 2016 – UNICEF

The 2016 figure more than doubled the 2015 number.

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ECOWAS to take all necessary actions in Gambia – Chambas

The UN Security Council has been briefed of the situation.

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Trump accuses Democrats, Republicans of plotting against him

“Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives both Democrats and Republicans – fake news!”

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Gambia: What Jammeh’s party told Supreme Court to prevent inauguration of President-elect Barrow

The Gambia’s Supreme Court had on Monday adjourned the hearing of the election petition to January 16.

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Judge denies bail for Volkswagen executive arrested over emissions scandal

Volkswagen this week admitted guilt and agreed to pay $4.3 billion to the U.S. government.

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Gambian President’s party seeks to block rival’s inauguration

The ruling party wants an injunction.

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Finally, Trump concedes Russia hacked into U.S. election

Mr. Trump denied that he had links with Russia.

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Heathrow airport sets new record with 76 million passengers in 2016

Heathrow Airport, the world’s sixth-busiest airport, handled 1.5 million tonnes of cargo in 2016, a rise of 3 per cent.