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Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler’s death

December 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Uzbekistan are casting ballots Sunday in the tightly controlled, ex-Soviet nation’s first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian leader who ruled for 27 years. Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who spent 13 years as Karimov’s prime minister, is expected to easily win a five-year...

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Death toll in China’s 2nd coal mine blast rises to 32

December 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-two miners were confirmed dead Sunday in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China, state-run media reported. The gas explosion hit the mine in Chifeng city in the Inner Mongolia region midday Saturday. Out of 181 miners...

Libya’s Tripoli sees worst militias clashes in 2 years

December 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a barracks, in what...

Gambia’s president concedes defeat after election loss

December 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Gambians celebrate the victory of opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow by tearing down a poster of longtime President Yahya Jammeh in the streets of Serrekunda, Gambia, Friday Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia’s...

Colombia repatriates dead as airline’s licensing questioned

December 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Air force soldiers stand in formation during tribute to the Brazilian victims who died in a chartered flight, before loading the caskets containing their remains into a cargo plane at the military airbase in Rio Negro, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The...

Brazil judge in Petrobras probe urges Senate to oppose bill

December 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Brazilian Federal Judge Sergio Moro, who is leading the corruption probe at the state-run oil company Petrobras, speaks during a Senate session in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Brazilian prosecutors are threatening to quit their investigation into...

French president rules out 2017 run to help boost Socialists

December 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech after awarding the Legion of Honour (Legion d’Honneur) and the National Order of Merit (Ordre National du Merite) to Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, France,...

Mexican billionaire Slim says Trump could be good for Mexico

December 1, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim attends a forum with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Slim said if Donald Trump achieves his promises to expand the U.S. economy, create millions of jobs and lower...

Death toll rises to 8 in cave-in at Polish copper mine

November 30, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

A view of the entrance to the Rudna copper mine with a miners flag at half-staff , in Polkowice, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The mine was hit by a tremor and cave-in, killing four miners and four are missing. (AP Photo/str) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The...

Pilot told Colombia controllers ‘no fuel’ before crash

November 30, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Rescue workers carry the bodies of victims of an airplane crash in a mountainous area near La Union, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. The plane was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense team that was on its way for a Copa Sudamericana...