07-19-2018  8:47 am      •     
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KABUL (AP) -- NATO-led forces have recovered the remains of three American military contractors from the wreckage of a U.S. Army reconnaissance plane that crashed two weeks ago in the rugged mountains of northeastern Afghanistan, the military said Tuesday...


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(GIN) - South African riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at crowds of protesters in two communities east of Johannesburg who are demanding better housing, running water and electricity in their townships...


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UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) -- He's got a book deal, and a movie could be in the works. He's been to the White House to meet the president, to the Queen Mary ocean liner for a vacation and back to his modest 1830s Vermont farmhouse. He gives motivational speeches on the lecture circuit. Now, six months after his high-seas drama with Somali pirates finished with a happy ending, Capt. Richard Phillips is contemplating calling it quits ...


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(GIN) – In what may be one of its biggest overseas oil deals, a Chinese state-owned oil company is preparing to sign 16 oil licenses, making it the owner of some of the world's richest oil blocks located in Nigeria...


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(GIN) – Over 300 sq miles of farmland in Tanzania has been bought by South Korea – the latest in a series of deals between Africa and land-scarce countries abroad...


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GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) _ Hulking gray naval frigates fanned out across the Gulf of Aden have combined with monsoon storms to sharply reduce pirate attacks in the world's busiest shipping lanes in recent weeks.
But the commanding officer of the European Union armada warned Tuesday that it is too early to declare victory over heavily armed Somali pirates in tiny, fast-moving skiffs...


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One of the summer's biggest blockbusters -- a sci-fi morality tale about aliens and apartheid -- is not welcome in Nigeria because of its portrayal of Nigerians as gangsters and cannibals, Nigeria's information minister said Saturday.

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SEATTLE (AP) _ A coalition of nearly 100 bankers and government officials is launching a new enterprise to provide financial services to the millions of people in the world who do not have easy access to banks


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Iraq and Afghanistan claim U.S. lives.

At least 4,343 members of the U.S. military have died in Iraq and 742 have died in Afghanistan since military action in those countries was initiated.


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GENEVA (AP) _ American goods will face around $295 million in annual sanctions as a result of the United States' failure to eliminate illegal subsidies to U.S. cotton growers, the World Trade Organization ruled Monday. The South American country sought to target American goods and drug patents for $2.5 billion worth of economic retaliation.


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