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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Facebook shuts 20 pages claiming to be Ethiopian broadcaster

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— A major Ethiopian broadcaster says Facebook has shut 20 fake pages that falsely used its name. Fana Broadcasting Corporate said Wednesday that as a result of its request, Facebook closed down the pages that were spreading fake news. Fana’s announcement comes as Ethiopians complain that fake news reports in recent months have … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Facebook shuts 20 pages claiming to be Ethiopian broadcaster

MOSCOW | Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic’s first nuclear power plant. During Putin’s visit to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on Friday, he and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ordered the start of preliminary work at the future plant’s construction site. The plant in the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

UNITED NATIONS | UN report: Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran

UNITED NATIONS  — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their origins obscured, according to U.N. sanctions monitors. Six years after the U.N. Security Council prohibited exports of prized Somali charcoal to try to choke off a … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | UN report: Banned Somali charcoal exports pass through Iran

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla.  — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Georgia’s Department of Agriculture is coordinating efforts to assist recovery in Southwest and Central Georgia, areas most affected by Hurricane Michael. Commissioner Gary W. Black, in a news release Thursday, said crops, … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by Hurricane Michael

SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea says North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament the estimates on the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal range from 20 bombs to as many as 60. His comment Monday was the first time a senior Seoul official publicly talked … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus | Cyprus to renegotiate offshore gas deposit contract

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ energy minister says the country will renegotiate the financial terms of its contract with a consortium on exploiting a gas field off its southern shore. Georgios Lakkotrypis told reporters Tuesday that the consortium made up of Texas-based Noble Energy, Israel’s Delek and Royal Dutch Shell wants to renegotiate the contract on … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus | Cyprus to renegotiate offshore gas deposit contract

Tesla’s Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes … Continue reading Tesla’s Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

Police: DNA comparison to missing brothers could take months

DETROIT / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  It could take months before DNA from the remains of three children found in Montana can be compared with DNA in the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers due to a backlog of cases awaiting DNA testing, Michigan state police said Friday. Once available, the results will be … Continue reading Police: DNA comparison to missing brothers could take months