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Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights

Reuters - 44 min 1 sec ago

Tributes have been paid from across the world to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.

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Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Reuters - 44 min 1 sec ago

Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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VW's CEO was told about emissions software months before scandal: Der Spiegel

Reuters - 45 min 29 sec ago

Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, German magazine Der Spiegel said.

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Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge 'games' on the economy

Reuters - 1 hour 58 min ago

A day after two major ratings agencies downgraded Turkey closer to junk status amid a currency crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would challenge those playing "games" on the economy.

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China's top diplomat says supports Turkey's efforts to safeguard stability

Reuters - 1 hour 59 min ago

China supports the Turkish government's efforts to safeguard security and economic stability and believes that it will overcome its "temporary difficulties", China's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, told Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday.

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Former cricketer Imran Khan sworn-in as Pakistan's prime minister

Reuters - 2 hours 15 min ago

Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn-in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms over the turbulent, nuclear-armed South Asian country.

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Judge Bars Statements Made by Guantánamo Detainees During F.B.I. Interrogations

NYTimes Home - 2 hours 23 min ago

The decision could be a major setback for the effort to prosecute the five detainees who are accused of aiding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

NYTimes Home - 2 hours 30 min ago

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticized for Excluding Press From 2 Town Hall Meetings

NYTimes Home - 2 hours 30 min ago

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist candidate for Congress in New York, called the controversy a “nonstory.”

Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee wins renewal of protective order

Reuters - 2 hours 32 min ago

Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee won renewal of a protective order on Friday against a onetime business manager accused of subjecting the 95-year-old "Spider-Man" co-creator to elder abuse after taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.

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Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Reuters - 2 hours 45 min ago

Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

NYTimes Home - 3 hours 36 min ago

Without waiting for Congress or the Trump administration, states have passed many laws to hold down drug prices, over the objections of manufacturers.

Accusing Trump Adviser of Repeatedly Lying to Investigators, Mueller Asks for Jail Time

NYTimes Home - 3 hours 38 min ago

In a memo filed Friday evening, Robert Mueller said that George Papadopoulos’s attempts to mislead the F.B.I. had a significant effect on the investigation into Russian election interference.

The Treatment Gap: This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

NYTimes Home - 3 hours 59 min ago

Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.

Factbox: Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights

Reuters - 4 hours 4 min ago

Tributes have been paid from across the world to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.

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Ghana mourns death of Annan, 'one of our greatest compatriots'

Reuters - 4 hours 36 min ago

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday hailed the late former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan as a consummate international diplomat who had brought immense pride to his country.

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Qatar accuses Saudis of barring haj pilgrims, Riyadh says untrue

Reuters - 5 hours 50 min ago

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year's haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Former U.N. chief and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan has died: foundation

Reuters - 5 hours 51 min ago

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died, the Kofi Annan Foundation said on Saturday.

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France Dispatch: Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble

NYTimes Home - 6 hours 58 min ago

Angered by the demolition of many of the historical buildings where they live in France, an impoverished community of outsiders protested and officials backed down. But the truce is only temporary.

Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year

NYTimes Home - 6 hours 58 min ago

“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”