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A top economist says Americans are not nearly as ambitious or innovative as they think

View photo . Americans often point to our role as the world’s leading innovator. There are plenty of realms in which this is true, whether we look at lists of…

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93 journalists killed in 2016: press watchdog

Brussels (AFP) – Ninety-three journalists & media staff were killed around the world in the course of their work in 2016, with Iraq & Afghanistan the deadliest countries, the International…

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AP PHOTOS: Top Middle East photos from 2016

CAIRO (AP) — For the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan, 2016 was a year of grueling warfare. It saw the campaign against the Islamic State group gain momentum, with international…

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A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town retaken from IS

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Syrian troops took back from Islamic State fighters. LOCATION A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria,…

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Democratic voter voices from Washington, Alaska and Hawaii

Democrats in Washington state & Alaska made their choice for the party's candidate for president Saturday. Hawaii Democrats started their nominating process after in the day. Voters supporting either Sen….

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Archbishop of Canterbury says migration fears are valid

London (AFP) – Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, said Friday that people were entitled to fear the impact of mass migration, in his first…

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Religious TV channels on the rise across Mideast

Doha (AFP) – The number of religious television broadcasters across the Middle East has risen by 50 percent, reflecting a rise in sectarianism in the region, according to a study…

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Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

Brussels (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday sought more assist from dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists, as Russia mounts its…

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To silence propaganda, Iraq seeks to take Islamic State offline

By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Islamic State's rule, seeking to deal a major blow to…

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Lawmakers to press commander on troop levels for Afghan war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top American commander in Afghanistan faces skeptical lawmakers amid concerns that worsening security conditions demand a greater number of U.S. forces to ensure the gains made…

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