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GENEVA | UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

GENEVA— The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he’ll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its “defective leadership.” Executive director Michel Sidibe made the announcement during a UNAIDS board meeting Thursday in Geneva, said agency spokesman Mahesh … Continue reading GENEVA | UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

Saint Louis Zoo News: Celebrate Raja’s 26th birthday on December 27th

ST LOUIS, MO – The Saint Louis Zoo’s bull elephant, Raja (pronounced RAH zhä), will receive special presents to stomp open at 11 a.m. for his 26th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 27, at River’s Edge in the Zoo, weather permitting.  Visitors are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” and cheer for Raja. Born on Dec. 27, … Continue reading Saint Louis Zoo News: Celebrate Raja’s 26th birthday on December 27th

BERLIN | Germany: Merkel questions left’s backing for French protests

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing as “scandalous” a German opposition party’s full-throated support for the “yellow vest” protest movement in neighboring France. Merkel’s comment came during an exchange with Left Party lawmaker Fabio De Masi in a question-and-answer session in parliament Wednesday. The party’s leadership on Saturday praised the movement’s “resistance against the … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany: Merkel questions left’s backing for French protests

LONDON | The Latest: Sympathy, derision for May on London streets

LONDON— The Latest on political turmoil in Britain (all times local): 4:25 p.m. British bookmakers William Hill say they’ve suspended betting on the question of whether Prime Minister Theresa May will win a confidence vote by her party. William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams says that the odds favored May from the beginning of the day, … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Sympathy, derision for May on London streets

WASHINGTON | ‘Many’ candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says

WASHINGTON  — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Many’ candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says

BEIJING | China and US discuss plans for trade talks

BEIJING— China’s economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating that negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer about … Continue reading BEIJING | China and US discuss plans for trade talks

ALAMEDA, Calif. | AP source: Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie on Monday, less than two years after he was named the NFL’s executive of the year. A person familiar with the move says McKenzie was let go from the position he had held for almost seven seasons a day after Oakland beat Pittsburgh 24-21 … Continue reading ALAMEDA, Calif. | AP source: Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

WASHINGTON | Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control in the House. An announcement about Kelly’s replacement was expected in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end