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Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Dec 3, 2016

Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a “new Gambia” Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh — who has been frequently accused over the years of suppressing his opponents — conceded ...

Dec 3, 2016

U.S. allies hope for best as they reach out to Trump

America’s closest partners are putting a brave face on Donald Trump’s surprise election win while reaching out to try to shape his worldview and to preserve traditional alliances. Allies were rattled by Trump’s nationalist campaign rhetoric and by the haphazard way he has approached ...

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews

Dec 3, 2016

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s moves to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews as lawmakers and others struggle to balance their regard for the individuals he is choosing with a broader worry about an increased militarization of American policy. No fewer ...

French left seeks candidate after Hollande bows out

Dec 2, 2016

French left seeks candidate after Hollande bows out

French President Francois Hollande’s dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the left-wing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable. Hollande announced Thursday he would not seek re-election next April, bowing to historic low approval ratings. “I ...

Gen. James Mattis: A 'Mad Dog' with a big library

Dec 2, 2016

Gen. James Mattis: A 'Mad Dog' with a big library

Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis — who for years oversaw U.S. war efforts in the Middle East and was tapped Thursday by President-elect Donald Trump as his new defense secretary — did not come by his nickname lightly. Mattis, 66, commanded ...