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Military Drills Have Been Announced in Cuba After Donald Trump's Election Victory

Cuba will embark on five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare its “troops and population to counter a range of enemy action,” the …

Japan defies Trump, approves TPP trade pact

Japan's lower house of parliament has passed the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal, a move largely viewed as an empty …

Iraqi forces accused of beating and killing civilians fleeing Isil

Iraqi government forces have been accused of torturing and killing civilians near Mosul, in the first such reports since the start of the offensive to liberate the city from Islamic State of Iraq the Levant.<p>Residents of recaptured villages were beaten and shot to death by men dressed in federal …

Depleted by coup, Turkish air force seeks to lure back seasoned pilots | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s air force in September made a public appeal to hundreds of former pilots to return to its depleted ranks to replace more than 350 airmen purged after July’s failed coup.<p>A Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter flies over a minaret after it took off from Incirlik air base in …

Oregon is epicenter as Trump protests surge across nation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Another night of nationwide protests against Donald Trump's election came to a head in Portland, where thousands marched and …

Almost Half of Eligible Voters Didn't Vote in This Election

A chilling reminder of how important it is to vote.<p>While many continue to mourn, celebrate, and dissect Tuesday's election, new data now suggests that part of the reason for its surprising outcome might be due to low voter turnout.<p>According to the United States Election Project, nearly half of …

Man dies in Luton police shooting

<b>A man has died after he was shot by a police officer, Bedfordshire Police has said.</b><p>Armed officers were called after reports of a woman being assaulted at a property in Tracey Court, off Hibbert Street, Luton, at about 13:30 GMT.<p>The 24-year-old man was shot by an officer during the incident.<p>He was …

Glitch briefly removes 'Muslim ban' proposal from Trump website | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of the most controversial proposals Donald Trump made while running for U.S. president disappeared from his campaign website on Thursday, but a spokesman said what some observers took as a softening of Trump’s policies was due to a technical glitch.<p>A man hands a newspaper …

"Trashzilla" protests against polluting of Hong Kong's oceans

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> More than 800 children formed a giant piece of living artwork last week in protest of pollution along Hong Kong's coastline and in the ocean.<p>On a beach in Repulse Bay, one of Hong Kong's wealthiest neighborhoods, Ocean Recovery Alliance volunteers formed a "Lap Sap Chung" -- trash …

Reports: Two police officers shot in Pennsylvania

One police officer was fatally shot and another wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance call Thursday in the western Pennsylvania town of Canonsburg, authorities said, and a suspect was found dead at the scene.<p>Officer Scott Bashioum and another officer were responding separately to an …

Syria Conflict: Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov To Launch Strikes On Rebel Regions Around Aleppo

In a further escalation of conflict in Syria, Russia has sent a naval group led by its aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to launch strikes on rebel …

Colombia domestic sales of cocaine, marijuana worth $2 billion annually: government | Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Sales of illegal drugs inside Colombia were worth more than $2 billion in 2015, the equivalent of 0.75 percent of gross domestic product, the government said on Wednesday.<p>A Colombian anti-narcotics policeman takes a sample of cocaine at the cocaine lab, which, according to the …

China Targets More Liberal Hong Kong Lawmakers in Widening Crackdown

Following an unprecedented move by Beijing to effectively bar two newly elected, pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers from taking their seats, there …

‘Clumsy’ attempts to manoeuvre close to squadron that is on mission to Syria could have resulted in accident, says Russian defence ministry spokesman<p>Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea drove away a Dutch submarine shadowing the squadron, the Russian military has said.<p>Russian defence …

Military

Afghan Watchdog: U.S. Pays Millions for No-Show Teachers, Students

The independent U.S. watchdog for Afghanistan aid is out with a new report pointing to significant problems in the education sector, once thought to be one of the few bright spots in the faltering multi-billion-dollar American reconstruction effort.<p>The report, by John Sopko, the Special Inspector …

Interest in #Calexit growing after Donald Trump victory

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> They call it #Calexit.<p>Interest in pushing for California's secession from the United States has increased after Donald Trump won the presidency.<p>The "Yes California" campaign is backing an independence referendum in support of a constitutional exit of the state from the US. In the …

Australia ratifies Paris agreement amid fears of Trump withdrawal

As concerns grow that US president-elect Donald Trump could withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal, Australia has ratified its greenhouse gas …

California's U.S. Senate race is slipping away from Loretta Sanchez

Democrat<p>Loretta Sanchez’s wave of attacks against her rival and attempts to win overRepublicanshave failed to turn around her fading campaign for U.S. Senate, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.<p>Just 28% of likely California voters have a favorable impression of the Orange County …

Mortar fire breaks Russian-declared fighting halt in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition fighters fired mortars Friday at a corridor set aside for rebels and residents to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, Russian and …

Iraqis Near Mosul in 'Smoke-Filled Hell' as ISIS Burns Oil Wells

Thousands of families are living in a "smoke-filled hell" in Iraq after ISIS set fire to oil wells and created a black cloud bigger than Los Angeles, a charity said Friday.<p>The extremists have torched more than a dozen wells near Mosul during their retreat into the city in the face of a massive …

Oil & Gas Industry

Trump's Denver office vandalized twice, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's Denver campaign office has been vandalized twice in the last 24 hours, the Denver Police Department said Friday.<p>In the latest incident, a rock was thrown through the window of the Republican presidential nominee's field office, CNN affiliate KCNC reported.<p>Earlier in the day, …

Newly commissioned Admiral Grigorovich has a fearsome ground attack capability in the form of Kalibr cruise missiles<p>A Russian frigate armed with cruise missiles has passed through the Bosphorus on its way to the eastern Mediterranean in a potentially ominous development for the embattled Syrian …

Military

Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish lawmakers as crackdown widens

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply escalated his conflict with the Kurdish opposition on Friday as his government formally brought terrorism-related charges against at least eight members of parliament belonging to Turkey’s largest pro-Kurdish party, including the party’s two …

Is Russia Funding Ukraine Separatists? Moscow Official's Hacked Emails Reveal Kremlin's Position On Kiev

Two Ukrainian hackers claimed responsibility for a major Kremlin breach that compromised the accounts of top Russian officials. Several of the emails …

Filipino mayor on Duterte's narco-list killed in prison shootout

The mayor was one of some 160 officials Duterte put on a so-called "narco-list" as a war on drugs that has claimed more than 3,000 lives accelerates. …

Nevada's Early Vote Ends With Massive Democratic Surge

"Looks like Trump got his wall after all. A wall of beautiful voters."<p>Friday marked the end of early voting in the battleground state of Nevada, and the final returns brought decidedly good news for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.<p>Registered Democrats turned out in force in Nevada’s …

Fund for burned, vandalized black Mississippi church nears $200,000 | Reuters

(Reuters) - An internet fundraising campaign to repair a historic black Mississippi church that was burned and spray-painted with “Vote Trump” a week before the U.S. presidential election had raised nearly $200,000 by late Thursday afternoon.<p>Hopewell Baptist Church is damaged by fire and graffiti …

Italy Becomes A Leading Destination For Migrants, Matching Greece

Rome's Via Ramazzini is a residential street with a sprawling park that belongs to the Italian Red Cross. That's where newly arrived migrants are being sheltered in a tent camp.<p>Outside on the sidewalk, three young African men say they're from Eritrea, here for the past two weeks after making a …

Iraqi troops storm town south of Mosul

<b>Irbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Iraq's federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, on Saturday as Iraqi-led coalition forces seek to drive back ISIS militants from their last major Iraqi stronghold.<p>The Iraqi air force provided air cover for the assault …

Islam

Tens of thousands of South Koreans call for Park to quit

Tens of thousands of South Koreans poured into the streets of downtown Seoul on Saturday demanding the resignation of President<p>Park Geun-hyeover a political scandal that has engulfed the nation.<p>The protest, the largest anti-government demonstration in the capital in nearly a year, came a day after …