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The Obamas are making their extended stay in the nation’s capital a little more permanent.
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle have reportedly spent $8.1 million to buy the 8,200 square-foot house that they had been renting in Washington, D.C.’s posh Kalorama neighborhood.
The couple moved into the...
May 8th, 201710World leaders have reacted positively to Emmanuel Macron’s victory over Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s French presidential elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “the decision of the French voters is also clearly a vote for Europe.”
Ms. Merkel’s spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, said the Chancellor is looking forward to...
April 7th, 201745US military strike on a Syrian airbase has caused several deaths, said the governor of Homs province where the Shayrat base is located.
“There are martyrs, but we don’t yet know the number either of martyrs or of wounded,” Talal Barazi told AFP by telephone.
He said parts of the base were on fire and some of the wounded were...
January 29th, 201769Donald Trump's executive order on immigration – the full text
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 27, 2017
PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United...
January 23rd, 201761
The dollar retreated Monday, with warnings of wild volatility ahead as Donald Trump began his presidency promising to put America first and attacking global trade deals.
With trading floors ravaged by uncertainty over the tycoon’s plans, many key stock markets also fell, with Wall Street, London, Frankfurt, Paris and...
January 16th, 201735The move by outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to stop the inauguration of the President-elect Adama Barrow suffered a major setback on Monday as the country’s Supreme Court refused to hear the application.
Last Thursday, the country’s ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction, APRC, filed an application...
January 16th, 201741Just five days to his inauguration President-elect Donald J. Trump has questioned why the United State was still spending money to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, why all of the schoolgirls kidnapped by the group have not been rescued and whether Qaeda operatives from Africa are living in the United States.
He went further...
December 19th, 2016195Russia's ambassador to Ankara has been shot dead by a Turkish police officer who allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar," and "Revenge for Syria," as he carried out his attack.
Russia's state news agency said Andrey Karlov, an experienced 62-year old diplomat, died at the scene of gunshot wounds.
The attacker, who has been...