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Romania set for first female PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Viorica Dancila is an ally of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea Viorica Dancila has been named as Romania's first female PM following the sudden resignation of Mihai Tudose. Ms Dancila, a member of the European Parliament, is regarded as an ally of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea.…

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Six graphics that tell story of Trump’s first year

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump came into office promising to change the face of American politics and transfer power "back to the people". So what has he achieved so far, at the 12-month mark? We're tracking the president's progress on his agenda and how it is received by the American public. And there are…

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Facebook selfie leads to teen’s killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cheyenne Antoine (L) poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted in the death of her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in…

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North Americans kidnapped in Nigeria

Image copyright Reuters Two American and two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped near the northern city of Kaduna, Nigeria, police say. Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy. The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their way from Kaduna…

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Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the iPhone X launch in November Apple will pay about $38bn in tax on the $250bn cash pile it holds outside the US following recent changes to American tax rules. The sum is expected to be the biggest payment under the reforms, which…

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US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congress has until Friday to pass a bill keeping the government open The US government is two days away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the White House feud over immigration. Congress faces a Friday deadline to pass a stopgap measure that would fund federal agencies until next month.…

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