Boko Haram posts new video of abducted girls

Release of prisoners sought in exchange for Nigerian schoolgirls BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS JOHANNESBURG – Some of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram...

At least 18,800 civilians killed in the Iraq war since 2014

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE GENEVA — The conflict in Iraq has claimed the lives of at least 18,800 civilians and has left another 36,200 wounded since...

More dissidents since change in U.S./Cuba relations

More Cubans are now willing to speak out about their frustrations. BY FRANCO ORDONEX TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE HAVANA — In one of her first public acts of...

AFGHANISTAN, THE GOP, IRAN

President Obama’s full plate this week includes slowing down troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, fighting the GOP budget, and selling a nuclear deal with Iran. COMPILED...

From West African chic To dude ranch romance

Wedding trends these days range from an opulent affair in Dubai to a horseback event at a Central Florida resort. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER The universal...

Trump’s policy on Africa still a mystery

No clues yet about policy but theories abound diplomatic recognition, funding TRICE EDNEY WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK If U.S. President Donald Trump has an Africa policy in...

Boko Haram frees 82 kidnapped schoolgirls

GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK Boko Haram militants who used kidnappings, bombings and the torching of whole villages during an eight-year insurgency in northern Nigeria last...

Coup attempt in Turkey a ‘gift from God’ for Erdogan

BY MARC CHAMPION BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS LONDON – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised “a new Turkey” after the July 15 failed coup. Its shape had already been...

Thousands of Ghanaians in US facing deportation

West African residents who escaped Ebola fear return to nothing TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK Ghanaians who have overstayed their U.S. visas are facing a...

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

President required to inform Congress 45 days before directive takes effect BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism,...

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