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Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

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Washington, Dec 8 (AP) - President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House.
The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of Staff John Kelly's departure now appears certain.
Trump announced Friday he was picking a new U.S. attorney genera l and a new ambassador to the U.N. , and at the same time two senior...
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ fails to click with Chinese audiences

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Beijing, Dec 5 (AP) - Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity.
Industry data show the film made just $1.2 million over the three days of its initial release, far behind local...
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US urges Europe to impose sanctions on Iran over missiles

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Brussels, Dec 4 (AP) - The Trump administration is urging Europe to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program.
The call comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet European officials in Brussels this week and after the U.S. and others condemned an Iranian...
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Turkish president praises Venezuela’s leader in 1st visit

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Caracas, Dec 4 (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heaped praise on Venezuela's embattled social-ist leader Monday as political and economic ties between the two countries blossom.
Erdogan took the stage with President Nicolas Maduro in the first visit by a Turkish leader to Venezuela...
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Over 150 sexual violence cases in South Sudan in 12 days

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United Nations, Dec 4 (AP) - More than 150 women and girls have sought treatment in the past 12 days for rape and other acts of sexual violence near Bentiu, the second-largest city in South Sudan, U.N. officials said Monday.
A joint statement from the U.N. humanitarian chief and the heads of the...
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