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World

Nightclub Massacre in Istanbul Exposes Turkey’s Deepening Fault Lines

ISTANBUL — When a lone gunman murdered dozens of New Year’s revelers early Sunday, he targeted a symbol of a cosmopolitan Istanbul that is increasingly under threat: a dazzling nightclub where people from around the world could party together, free from the mayhem and violence gripping the region. It was […]

Members of the armed forces from Britain, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and the United States participated in the exercise, called Saber Strike 2015. Credit Bryan Denton for The New York Times
World

U.S. Lending Support to Baltic States Fearing Russia

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Dozens of United States Special Operations forces are now in the Baltics to bolster the training and resolve of troops who are confronting a looming threat from Russia, and to enhance the Americans’ ability to detect Moscow’s shadowy efforts to destabilize the former Soviet republics. “They’re scared […]

Victims in Istanbul New Year’s Attack Came From at Least 12 Countries
World

Victims in Istanbul New Year’s Attack Came From at Least 12 Countries

Abis Rizvi made a Bollywood action film about tigers. Leanne Nasser insisted on traveling from Israel, even though her father was worried about her safety. Haykal Mousallem, a businessman, came from Lebanon with his wife to ring in the new year. Also there to celebrate was Nawras Assaf, who owned […]

The fishing industry faces antiquated regulations that have been overtaken by climate change, as warming seas force a variety of fish to seek cooler and deeper waters. Credit Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times
Science & Tech

Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

POINT JUDITH, R.I. — There was a time when whiting were plentiful in the waters of Rhode Island Sound, and Christopher Brown pulled the fish into his long stern trawler by the bucketful. “We used to come right here and catch two, three, four thousand pounds a day, sometimes 10,” […]

Julia and Kevin Garratt gave their account of their arrest and detention in an interview on Dec. 12, nearly three months after being reunited in Canada. Credit Ian Willms for The New York Times
World

Couple Held in China Are Free, but ‘Even Now We Live Under a Cloud’

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — When the restaurant elevator doors opened onto a crowd of people, many holding video cameras, Kevin and Julia Garratt thought they had stumbled into a wedding party. But this was no celebration. In a flash, the Garratts were snatched by men and shoved into separate cars. They […]

Russian diplomats expelled
Politics USA

35 Russian diplomats expelled from the US

Thirty-five Russian diplomats expelled from the United States by President Barack Obama have left the country, Russian news agencies report. An embassy official said the plane had taken off with all the affected personnel and their families aboard. Mr Obama ordered the expulsion in response to alleged hacking of the […]

J. J. Rawlings
Politics

Rawlings denies responsibility for NDC’s defeat

Former President Jerry John Rawlings said on Saturday that he should not be blamed for the defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 General Election. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President-elect, captured the seat from President John Dramani Mahama with an excess of about one million gaining […]

Edwin Gyimah
Soccer Sports

Orlando Pirates defender Gyimah trains with Ghana after car crash

Orlando Pirates defender Edwin Gyimah has reportedly began training with his Ghana teammates ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. The 25-year-old was involved a serious car accident on Monday when his vehicle collided with a taxi in his hometown of Obuasi, Ghana. According to Ghana’s leading football website, […]

Isaac Dogboe arriving with WBO belt
Boxing Sports

Isaac Dogboe arrives in Ghana with WBO belt

The newly crowned WBO international super bantamweight champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (16-0, 10 KO’s) on Thursday,   landed in Ghana from U.K. and has promised fireworks in 2017. Isaac Dogboe who was in the company of his father/trainer Paul Dogboe received  hero’s welcome as hundred of onlookers at the airport […]

Incumbent Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, leader of the APRC (The Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction) greets his suporters in Bikama on November 24, 2016 during an electoral rally.
As electoral favorite Jammeh seeks his fifth term in power, a two-week campaign period will come to an end next week ahead of the December 1st presidential election with political leaders canvassing in rural areas. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI
Homeland News

Ghana & Gambia: A tale of two elections

For a few days following the elections in Gambia and Ghana at the beginning of December, it seemed that the political landscape in West Africa would change in an unexpected way. On 1st December, Gambia’s strongman, Yahya Jammeh, who took power in a military coup in 1994, surprisingly conceded the […]