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UN backs Gambia's new president Adama Barrow

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to back Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, and called for a peaceful transition of power.

Scientists say 2016 was warmest on record, for third consecutive time

Last year was the warmest since recordkeeping began in 1880, US government scientists said Wednesday, making 2016 the third year in a row to break records.

France's Le Pen visits Trump Tower - but doesn't meet with Trump

French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen did not meet Thursday with president-elect Donald Trump during a stop in Trump Tower in New York.

Amazon plans to create more than 100,000 new jobs in the US

The world's largest online retailer Amazon plans to create 100,000 new jobs in the US over the next 18 months.

'You are fake news' - Trump bashes media over publication of dossier

"Since you're attacking us can you give us a question?" a reporter from broadcaster CNN called out as US president-elect Donald Trump took questions at a rare press conference.

Trump admits Russia hacked Democrats, hits back at allegations

US president-elect Donald Trump admitted Wednesday that he thought the hacking of Democratic Party officials during the presidential campaign was committed by Russia, as he used a rare news...

"NO WAY!" Trump says of Toyota plans to build plant in Mexico

US president-elect Donald Trump on Thursday denounced Japanese carmaker Toyota's plans to build a new factory in Mexico and export cars built there to the United States.

Deutsche Bank pays 95 million euros to settle tax avoidance suit

Embattled German lender Deutsche Bank has settled another of its US lawsuits after agreeing a 95-million-dollar payment, state prosecutors said.

Mexican politician protests in Trump Tower against border wall

A Mexican politician and activist protested Wednesday in Trump Tower against president-elect Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Tesla misses sales targets for 2016

Electric car manufacturer Telsa missed its ambitious sales target for the year, the company said Tuesday after markets closed.

Trump threatens General Motors over imports from Mexico

US president-elect Donald Trump criticized the country's largest car manufacturer General Motors via Twitter on Tuesday over the company's imports from Mexico.

Obama: Serving as president a "privilege"

In a New Year's Day message 19 days before handing the reins to his successor Donald Trump, US President Barack Obama said Sunday the presidency has been a "privilege."

Times Square NYE party goes as planned, aside from Mariah Carey gaffe

An estimated 1 million revellers packed into New York's Times Square on Saturday amid heightened security measures for a New Year's Eve party that passed without incident

US reporter freed after detention of more than two days in Istanbul

A reporter for the Wall Street Journal was arrested and detained in Turkey for two-and-a-half days without contact with his family or employer, the newspaper said Saturday.

"Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One" top US box-office rankings

A year after "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" dominated North American cinemas, the latest spinoff of the series is the box-office champion for the year-end holidays.