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What if Trump wants to live in Trump Tower? NY mayor weighs in

New York, United States | AFP |  What if speculation proves correct and Donald Trump decides against settling in Washington and maintains his principal residence in New York? That’s the question the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio raised on Friday. Since his election last week, the real estate billionaire — …

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Trump rushed off stage by secret service in false gun scare

Reno, United States | AFP | White House Republican candidate Donald Trump was bundled off stage by security officers Saturday after a false gun scare during a campaign appearance. The US Secret Service, which provides security for presidential candidates, later said someone in the crowd had shouted “gun” but that …

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Ongoing cyber attack hits Twitter, Amazon, other top websites

Washington, United States | AFP |  Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under sustained cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it had suffered a distributed denial …

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JOBS: Regional security manager

Regional Security Manager – Kenya, Uganda Saferworld Closing Date : 2016-11-06 Duty Station : Kampala, Uganda Application : Apply for the job here Organization: Saferworld Country: Kenya, Uganda Closing date: 06 Nov 2016 Share on: WhatsApp

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15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

Washington, United States | AFP | Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory. On October 7, 2001, in response to the 9/11 attacks, President George W. …

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Saudi Arabia and 9/11: What we know

  Washington, United States | AFP | A new US law allows survivors of terror attacks and victims’ relatives to sue foreign governments, opening the way for Saudi Arabia to be targeted for its alleged role in the 9/11 attacks. The kingdom firmly denies it had anything to do with …

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US Congress rejects Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 bill

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke of his eight-year presidency. The Senate overrode the veto in a 97-1 vote, followed a short time later by …

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Fugitive Snowden urges Obama to pardon him

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden called on President Barack Obama to pardon him, saying in comments published Tuesday it had been morally “necessary” to shine a light on mass surveillance. The former intelligence contractor has spent three years in exile in Russia after initiating …

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Museveni commissions ultra modern air-defence system

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned ultra modern air- defence systems for Uganda. Over 60 graduate troops were also commissioned to man them at a ceremony in Masindi at the weekend. At the ceremony, Museveni commended the army leadership for building independent capabilities on land, water and air. He hailed the army leadership for recruiting young graduates …

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‘Lone wolf’ attacks rising, hard to track Europol warns

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Europe is at major risk of so-called “lone-wolf” terror attacks, its policing agency said Wednesday, with the latest incidents showing “how difficult it is to detect and disrupt suspects”. Recent incidents including Monday’s attack on a German train and last week’s carnage in Nice …

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