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January 24, 2017 11:08 AM Ecclestone exit: what the F1 bigwigs said

London – Bernie Ecclestone used to joke that retirement would come on the day of his funeral but in the end it was an American businessman in a suit who quietly ushered Formula One's 86-year-old ringmaster towards the exit. London – New US-based owner Liberty Media on Monday completed its takeover of Formula One's commercial rights and with it ended 17

January 24, 2017 5:00 AM Sesotho Culture Inspires Lobatse Weaver

Pule Letshikhona (38), of Tlhareseleele is one true expression of the power of imagination. Letshikhona’s business idea is unique in the sense that he deals with manufacturing of Sesotho traditional garments. Inspired by his culture, he weaves traditional Lesotho hats, blankets and deals particularly in wooden kitchen utensils and his ability to fix electrical 21

January 23, 2017 11:52 PM Ajit Pai, Net Neutrality Foe, is Named New FCC Head

A fierce critic of net neutrality is named chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. In a statement Monday, Ajit Pai said he was grateful to the president for choosing 40

January 23, 2017 8:42 PM Americans can’t agree on the country’s ‘most important problem.’ Why that’s also a problem for Trump

President Trump faces a number of challenges as he begins his new job at the White House. He has the lowest approval rating of any president to enter the Oval Office in at least four decades. His first weekend in office was dominated by news of his press secretary telling easily disproved claims from the White House podium, which adviser Kellyanne Conway 41

January 23, 2017 7:50 PM The Fall of Africa’s Loneliest Despot

BANJUL, Gambia — A reviled autocrat refused to leave office even as his democratically elected successor was sworn in as president. Foreign troops rolled across the border, threatening to install the new leader by force. And a hastily declared state of emergency prompted thousands of terrified civilians to flee the country. The tiny West African nation 50

January 23, 2017 6:05 PM Trump Has Nothing to Offer Asia Except Threats

Donald Trump’s executive order ending America’s commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership has left U.S. allies like Japan and Australia aghast at the waste of time and effort on what was once a signature – and effective – policy in the region. His “America First” refrain in his inauguration speech, with all its suggestions of a widespread retrenchment 20

January 23, 2017 10:20 AM Gambia’s Jammeh accused of stealing millions in final weeks

‘Gambia is in financial distress. The coffers are virtually empty,’ says Barrow advisor Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane. Mai Ahmad Fatty, a special adviser for the new president, said Mr Jammeh made off with $11 million( 28

January 22, 2017 10:57 PM Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh made off with government money, luxury cars

Troops arrive to secure West African country for newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday. Meanwhile, a regional military force rolled 55

January 22, 2017 3:35 PM Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. Even as new President Adama Barrow remained in neighboring Senegal awaiting a triumphant return 26

January 22, 2017 1:35 PM Gambia’s defeated leader leaves country after 22 years in power

GAMBIA is awaiting the arrival of the country’s new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. Even as new President Adama Barrow remained in neighbouring Senegal awaiting a triumphant return after a whirlwind political crisis 38