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Trump taps Ben Carson for HUD secretary

Dr. Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday."I...

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade

It flew the American flag, hung a photo of President Obama and issued US visas for more than a decade.But a building that operated...

Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution.In a late-night...

Italy referendum: PM Renzi's future in the balance

Italians are voting in a referendum which is being closely watched for further signs of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe...

President-elect hails 'a new Gambia'

Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian election heralds new hope for the country.Yahya Jammeh, an authoritarian president who ruled...

Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call

US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were...

Gambia's Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow

Yahya Jammeh has been in power for 22 yearsYahya Jammeh, The Gambia's authoritarian president of 22 years, has suffered a surprise defeat in presidential...

Gambia's President Jammeh 'to concede defeat'

The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh is about to concede defeat, the electoral commission chairman has told the BBC.Mr Jammeh, who has been in power...

Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Gen James Mattis, a former marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as his defence secretary."He's our best,"...

Nigeria's Soyinka 'cuts up US green card over Trump'

Nigeria's Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka has kept to his word and thrown away his green card, the AFP news agency reports.Last month the...

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