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British Airways cabin crew start two-day strike

A two-day strike by some of BA’s cabin staff may disrupt flights at Heathrow airport on Tuesday and Wednesday. The strike, by 2,900 members of the Unite trade union, is in pursuit of higher pay for members of the so-called “mixed fleet”. Those are staff who have been recruited by BA since 2011, and who […]

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Trump son-in-law gets advisor job

  President-elect Donald Trump is to make son-in-law Jared Kushner one of his senior advisers. The 35-year-old played a key role in the presidential campaign and his new White House job will cover both domestic and foreign policy. Mr Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, is a property developer with a wide range of […]

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Chinese state tabloid warns Trump over one-China policy

  State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would “take revenge” if he reneged on the one-China policy, only hours after Taiwan’s president made a controversial stopover in Houston. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met senior U.S. Republican lawmakers during her stopover in Houston on Sunday en route to Central America, […]

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Russian hacking claims: Biden tells Trump to ‘grow up’

  Donald Trump           US Vice-President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and criticised his attacks on the intelligence community. On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in November’s US presidential election. But Mr Trump has cast doubt on claims of Russian involvement, […]

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Yahya Jammeh calls ECOWAS deployment ‘an act of war’

t Yahya Jammeh, Gambia President       President Yahya Jammeh says the West African community’s decision to send troops into The Gambia to force him to accept defeat in last month’s presidential election, is “a declaration of war”. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States or ECOWAS deployed troops to The Gambia on […]

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Berlin market attack: Tunisia arrests suspect Amri’s nephew

D Tunisian security forces have arrested the nephew of the Berlin market attacker Anis Amri and two other suspects, officials say. The Tunisian interior ministry said the three, aged between 18 and 27, were members of a “terrorist cell”, and that they were detained overnight. Tunisian-born Amri, 24, was shot dead by police near the […]

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Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office

t   President-elect Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day in the White House. He made the announcement in a video messageoutlining what he intends to do first when he takes office in January. The TPP trade deal was signed by 12 countries which together cover […]

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Turkey withdraws child rape bill after street protests

t AP/The capital Ankara has seen furious protests Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that would pardon men convicted of sex with underage girls if they had married them. The government acted just before the controversial legislation went to a final vote in parliament, which is dominated by the ruling AK Party. […]

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Trump’s win: Only prophets can understand me – TB Joshua

Popular Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has reacted to claims that he gave a false prophesy after predicting a win for Hillary Clinton in the us polls.The popular televangelist had predicted victory for the former secretary of state but she was beaten to the presidency by billonaire Donald Trump.Since the shocking victory for the eccentric businessman, […]

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Donald Trump election win sparks protests in US cities

  Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump.Many shouted the slogan “Not my president”. Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman.Mr Trump will become the 45th US president after securing a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.He is due to meet current White […]