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- 2017-07-31 19:08:07Z
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A dispute over Kenya's presidential election intensified Thursday when supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga said an unofficial tally showed that he won - a claim that conflicted with a provisional official result that put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs?
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Monday he had not recently spoken to Donald Trump on the phone, after the US leader boasted his counterpart had called him to praise his border policy. Mr Trump made the comments as he presented his new chief of staff, former Homeland Security secretary John Kelly, who is tasked with restoring order to a White House beset by scandal, infighting and legislative defeats. "At Homeland, what he has done has been nothing short of miraculous," Mr Trump said of Mr Kelly. "As you know, the border was a tremendous problem and they're close to 80 percent stoppage. And even the president of Mexico called me - they said their southern...
Sanctions freeze Venezuelan president's assets under US jurisdiction and prevent US citizens from doing business with him Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro celebrates the results of the election in Caracas. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images
Every Monday I wake up with the rest of the United States and say to myself, "I really don't think the country's week can be any more insane than it was last week," and by about Monday afternoon or Tuesday, latest, I am shaming myself for being so foolish. Here we are again. SEE ALSO: Quiz: Who said it? Anthony Scaramucci or a Real Housewife? New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci resigned on Monday barely a week after he took the job and a few weeks before his official start date. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned because of this dude. This guy came on staff and immediately started throwing verbal haymakers in the direction of...
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Once a Kenyan success story, homegrown Nakumatt supermarkets are grappling with product shortages so severe even the country's best-known cartoonist has taken notice, lampooning the company's slogan in a recent drawing as, "You need it, we don't have it". "It's what I call a perfect storm, where a series of events have come together to create the position that we're in," said Andrew Dixon, a former executive with Britain's Tesco supermarket recently hired to head up Nakumatt's marketing. The chain's position today is indeed a tenuous one: Nakumatt has become so bad at paying its bills that some suppliers demand to be paid upfront or refuse to deliver.
By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - The Georgian army began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and other partner countries on Sunday, a day before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the ex-Soviet nation. About 2,800 soldiers from the United States, Britain, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Slovenia, Armenia and Georgia were taking part in the maneuvers, with Washington dispatching an entire mechanized company including several Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks. Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said the drills were an important event for the South Caucasus republic.
Five people were killed and nearly a dozen injured in separate shootings in Mexico City on Sunday, authorities said, adding to a growing death toll in the capital which has largely been spared the criminal violence plaguing the country. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot four people in a bar in the gritty Llano Redondo neighborhood on the city's southwestern fringe early on Sunday morning, according to the local attorney general's office. Then on Sunday afternoon, a 45-year-old woman and a man of 55 were fatally shot at a street market in the sprawling borough of Iztapalapa on the eastern edge of Mexico City, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):