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Post-election, Trump closed 4 companies tied to Saudi Arabia

Comes days before he is to describe changes he is making to his businesses to avoid potential conflicts of interest as President.

- The Hindu - IN

Gambian president-elect urges Jammeh to accept defeat

Banjul - Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow on Saturday called on his predecessor Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in the December 1 election and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Five killed in blast as Bulgaria gas train derails

Five people were killed and dozens more were injured on Saturday when a freight train transporting highly-flammable gas derailed and exploded in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Beata Lipman's life highlights women's role in struggle against apartheid: ANCWL

The achievements of the late Beata Lipman highlight the important role that women played in the fight against apartheid and social injustice, the ANC ...

- News24.com - ZA

France to Debate Extending State of Emergency Through July to 'Protect Elections'

France's state of emergency has already been extended four times

- TIME Magazine - US

The U.S. Is Sending 200 More Troops to Syria to Battle ISIS

Ash Carter said the extra troops will help the local forces in their anticipated push to retake Raqqa

- TIME Magazine - US

Critics of Islam on Trial in Europe: Wilders Convicted

On December 9, for the first time in Dutch history, a court criminalized freedom of expression: The truly heroic Dutch Member of Parliament, Geert ...

- Hudson New York - US

Turkey's pro-Russian hardliners

Turkey is reported to be replacing pro-Western military officers in European posts with pro-Russian hardliners.

- The Australian - AU

Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria

SOFIA - At least five people were killed and 29 injured when a cargo train derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, ...

- Reuters - US

Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt

By Laila Bassam and John Davison ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT - Syrian's military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT - Syrian's military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday as Damascus's allies said victory ...

- Reuters - US

Messi scores 2 as Barcelona ends run of draws in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored twice in the second half to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win at Osasuna on Saturday, ending a run of three ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Senate avoided a government shutdown with less than an hour to spare

The Senate approved a short-term measure to fund the federal government until April 28 with a Friday evening vote that avoided a shutdown deadline by ...

- The Week - US

Gambia's President-Elect says Jammeh cannot reject polls

BANJUL - Gambia's President Elect Adama Barrow said that the country's outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no constitutional authority to reject the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Colombian Nobel Prize winner sees a "ray of hope" for Syria, Sudan

By Alister Doyle OSLO - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said an accord to end a 52-year civil war with Marxist rebels was a 'ray of hope' for ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Top Asian News 2:40 p.m. GMT

SEOUL, South Korea — The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, ...

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French government seeks extension of emergency

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the ...

- Times Of India - IN

Trump transition team slams CIA's assessment of Russian election hacking

Daniel UriaWASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump criticized the CIA after reports it had concluded Russian hackers intervened in ...

- UPI - US

Sport24.co.za | Worcester want compensation for Hougaard injury

Worcester Warriors want compensation for an injury sustained by Francois Hougaard while on Test duty with the Springboks.

- News24.com - ZA

Spain: Suspects in ill child charity scam spent $633,000

BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish couple arrested for allegedly exploiting the rare illness of their daughter in a charity scam spent almost 600,000 ...

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France's new prime minister seeks state of emergency extension

France's new prime minister wants the nation's state of emergency extended for a fifth time - beyond presidential elections due in spring. Bernard ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Colombian Nobel Prize winner sees a "ray of hope" for Syria, Sudan

OSLO - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said an accord to end a 52-year civil war with Marxist rebels was a "ray of hope" for solving conflicts ...

- Reuters - US

Iraq says army makes gains in grueling Mosul battle

BAGHDAD/GENEVA - The Iraqi army said it took full control of two more districts of east Mosul on Saturday, pushing back Islamic State militants in a ...

- Reuters - US

Gettysburg Might Just Be the Most Bloody Battle of the Civil War

Daniel L. Davis Security, America Gettysburg was a major battle that inflicted grievous wounds on both the North and the South. November 8 witnessed ...

- The National Interest - US

Pentagon to Show Trump Tougher Options

The Pentagon is drawing up proposals to offer to the Trump administration aiming to intensify the U.S. campaign against Islamic State, including less ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Yemen suicide bomb kills dozens during payday gathering

A suicide bomber kills at least 35 troops and wounds dozens at an army base in Yemen, officials say.

- BBC - UK

Donald Trump's Taiwan Call Just Step One of a New Asia Strategy

Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia Many China watchers have been begging for a tougher line against Chinese aggression. Donald Trump just might give it ...

- The National Interest - US

After Aleppo falls, where next for Syria?

While seizing control of Aleppo will not end the Syrian war, Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian and Iranian allies have more control now than at ...

- Yahoo! News - US

16 Cuban migrants land in Puerto Rico after boat voyages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities in Puerto Rico say 16 Cuban migrants have arrived in the U.S. territory by boat.

- Yahoo! News - US

Thousands flee Syria's Aleppo as Assad nears victory

Russia says Syrian forces have suspended their offensive for the safe passage but monitor says heave clashes on.

- The Hindu - IN

The CIA has concluded with 'high confidence' Russia tried 'to help Trump get elected'

The CIA has concluded with "high confidence" that Russia interfered in the American presidential election not only to promote public distrust of U.S. ...

- The Week - US

News24.com | 5 killed in Bulgarian explosion

Officials in Bulgaria say at least five people have been killed and 23 injured after a train derailed and containers of gas exploded.

- News24.com - ZA

Okaka's Watford brace deepens Everton gloom

Italian striker Stefano Okaka's first two Watford goals inspired a 3-2 comeback win over Everton on Saturday, leaving Ronald Koeman's side with one ...

- Yahoo! News - US

At least 50 killed by ISIS suicide bomber in Yemen

At least 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded by a suicide bomber in Yemen Saturday morning. The attack took place on a Yemeni army base in ...

- The Week - US

Iraq says army makes gains in grueling Mosul battle

By Dominic Evans and Stephanie Nebehay BAGHDAD/GENEVA - The Iraqi army said it took full control of two more districts of east Mosul on Saturday, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Stand up for someone's rights today,' UN urges on Human Rights Day

Upholding human rights is in the interest of all and are at the heart of the work and identify of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ...

- UN - INT

Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages

BEIRUT — Hundreds more civilians fled what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Train carrying gas explodes; 5 dead

Four people are dead and more than 20 injured after a cargo train carrying propane-butane derailed and then exploded early Saturday in northeast ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Gunmen kill counterterrorism police officer in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a counterterrorism police officer and wounded his young son in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Colombian Nobel Prize winner says a ‘ray of hope’ for Syria, Sudan

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said an accord to end a 52-year civil war with Marxist rebels was a "ray of hope" for solving conflicts from ...

- GMA News - PH

Russia intervened to help Trump win the White House: CIA

U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to ...

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Libya: UN envoy welcomes temporary cessation of hostilities for civilian evacuation in Ganfouda

Welcoming the announcement of a temporary cessation of hostilities by the Libyan National Army in the Ganfouda area, in the Libyan city of Benghazi, ...

- UN - INT

News24.com | Culpable homicide probe after six killed in crash

Police are investigating a culpable homicide case after six people were killed in a collision in Mookgopong in Limpopo.

- News24.com - ZA

France gives boost to electric vehicles amid pollution peaks

PARIS — The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as Paris and other cities ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Islamic State fighters 're-enter ancient Palmyra' in Syria

IS fighters have re-entered Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian city, activists say.

- BBC - UK

US-backed alliance announces 'phase two' of Raqa campaign

A US-backed Arab-Kurdish alliance announced Saturday 'phase two' of its campaign for the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqa as Washington ...

- Yahoo! News - US

7 killed in blast as Bulgaria gas train derails

Seven people were killed and dozens were injured on Saturday when a freight train carrying highly flammable gas derailed and then exploded, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Meet an Uber driver who lives in her car for days at a time

This segment originally aired Dec. 2, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. On Wednesday at 2:30 AM, Uber driver Terri White left her home in Stockton, ...

- VICE News - US

Macedonia votes in early election

SKOPJE, Macedonia " Macedonians will vote on Sunday in a general election called two years early in a bid to defuse a deep political crisis sparked by ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

President-elect slams US intelligence over Russia hack

- CNN Top Stories - US