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Gaza City – Muscle Men Ring Up Dollars With Gaza Private Security Firms

November 30, 2016 at 06:02 PM
Gaza City - Trained in martial arts and firearms, their muscled physiques bursting out of tight t-shirts, young men in Gaza are increasingly finding work with private security firms retained by banks, local celebrities and international visitors. Three private security companies are now competing in Gaza, offering protection for high-profile Arab and Western delegations or cautious...

Washington – Conflict Rules Hardly The Same For President, Others

November 30, 2016 at 05:16 PM
Washington - Rep. David McKinley has sold his West Virginia engineering and architecture firm, but it still bears his name — and that earned the Republican congressman a rebuke from the House Ethics Committee. President-elect Donald Trump has built an international property management, real estate and branding business around his name. There appears to be no consequence for that. When it...

Vilnius, Lithuani – AP Interview: Lithuania: Trump Right On Europe Defense Costs

November 30, 2016 at 04:38 PM
Vilnius, Lithuani - Two senior Lithuanian officials have told The Associated Press that President-elect Donald Trump is actually right that Europeans must increase military spending. Trump stunned Washington's allies during the U.S. election campaign by suggesting that American military guarantees to NATO members could depend on whether they are paying enough on defense. In separate...

Washington – Trump’s Cabinet: ‘Draining The Swamp’ Or Diving Right In?

November 30, 2016 at 04:35 PM
Washington - Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in the nation's capital. Instead, he's diving right in. So far, the president-elect is tapping people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street as he fills out his Cabinet, turning to two power centers he vilified as greedy, corrupt and out of touch with Americans during his White House campaign. His choices have won praise from...

Lansing, MI – Stein Makes Michigan Third State For Presidential Recount

November 30, 2016 at 04:14 PM
Lansing, MI - Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote, making it the third state narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump where she wants another look at the results. Stein previously asked for recounts of the votes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. President-elect Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by about...

Riyadh – Saudi Billionaire Prince: Women Should Be Allowed To Drive

November 30, 2016 at 03:44 PM
Riyadh - A Saudi prince has issued a public call for women to be allowed to drive in the conservative kingdom. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal made the call on Twitter, tweeting in Arabic and English: "Stop the debate: Time for women to drive." His tweet late Tuesday included links to an opinion article arguing for the change that cited economic, social and religious considerations. Alwaleed does...

San Jose, CA – California Fugitive And Sister Arrested, 1 Still At Large

November 30, 2016 at 03:08 PM
San Jose, CA - One of two inmates who sawed their way out of a county jail in California and escaped last week was recaptured late Tuesday after he crashed through a ceiling while hiding in his sister's attic, officials said Wednesday. Santa Clara County Undersheriff Carl Neusel said Laron Campbell, 26, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and Antioch police. Campbell's sister...

Ramallah, West Bank – Palestinian Leader Seeks Trump Support For Independence

November 30, 2016 at 02:40 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - The Palestinian president on Wednesday expressed hope that President-elect Donald Trump will support the Palestinian quest for independence, saying little is known about the incoming American leader's policies. In a sprawling speech that lasted well over three hours to his Fatah Party, President Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes that 2017 will be the year that the Palestinians...

New York – Trump Says Ohio State Attacker Shouldn’t Have Been In US

November 30, 2016 at 02:02 PM
New York - President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the 18-year-old Ohio State student who carried out a car-and-knife attack on his college campus "should not have been in our country." It's unclear from Trump's tweet whether he thinks there was some failure in the screening system or whether he was offering this case as evidence to support his proposals to overhaul immigration...

Vienna – OPEC Agrees To Cut Output To Push Up Oil Price

November 30, 2016 at 01:42 PM
Vienna - OPEC has agreed to cut its oil production for the first time in eight years, ending a strategy of high supply that had aimed to cripple the U.S. energy industry but also led to decade-low prices and drained the budgets of crude-producing nations. The cartel will cut 1.2 million barrels a day from its present output after its 14 members put aside differences at a meeting Wednesday to...

Washington – White House Gives Trump Credit On Carrier Deal To Keep Jobs In Indiana

November 30, 2016 at 01:23 PM
Washington - The White House is praising President-elect Donald Trump's deal with Carrier Corp. to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the United States, but is trying to play down the significance of the agreement. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Trump "deserves credit" for brokering the deal, which the air conditioning company says will keep the jobs in Indiana instead of moving them to...

Colombia – Soccer Plane In Colombia Crash Was Running Out Of Fuel, A Pilot Says

November 30, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Colombia - The pilot of a LAMIA Airlines plane that crashed in Colombia, virtually wiping out a Brazilian soccer team, had radioed that he was running out of fuel and needed to make an emergency landing, according to the co-pilot of another plane in the area. The crash on Monday night killed 71 people. Six survived, including just three members of the Chapecoense soccer squad en route to the...

New York – Dow Reaches Records Again As Energy Companies Surge

November 30, 2016 at 01:00 PM
New York - The Dow Jones industrial average is trading at a record high Wednesday as blue-chip energy companies and banks surge. Oil stocks climbed after countries in OPEC, which collectively produce more than one-third of the world's oil, agreed to trim production for the first time in eight years. Banks are also rising sharply as bond yields and interest rates increase. Other U.S. indexes...

New York – Trump Asks Bharara To Stay As Top Manhattan Federal Prosecutor

November 30, 2016 at 12:38 PM
New York - U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has agreed to remain a federal prosecutor at President-elect Donald Trump's request. Bharara told reporters Wednesday after meeting with Trump "to discuss whether or not I'd be prepared to stay on as the U.S. attorney to do the work as we have done it, independently without fear or favor, for the last seven years." He said he had also met with Sen...

New York – Conway Says Trump Kids To Have Role In Empire

November 30, 2016 at 12:22 PM
New York - Donald Trump's senior adviser says his adult children are expected to take more control of his business empire as the president-elect works to prevent conflicts of interest before he takes office. Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press Wednesday that "The three adult children who "The three adult children who do already work in the corporation are expected to continue in those...

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