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U.S. Air Force, Boeing begin work on new Air Force One

Washington - Air force officials and Boeing engineers have started the years-long process of replacing Air Force One, the legendary aircraft that whisks the American president and his entourage around the world.

Man's obituary asks voters not to vote for Donald Trump

Pittsburgh - A Pittsurgh man's obituary is asking voters to not vote for businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Conservative TV pundit tipped to capture Portugal's presidency

Lisbon - Popular TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is expected to win Sunday's presidential election in Portugal, which would give him the power of life or death over the nation's fragile ruling alliance.

S. Korea president urges tough global response to North's test

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday pushed China to back harsh sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test, as troops fired at a suspected North Korean drone that crossed the tense inter-Korean border.

S.Korea president urges tough global response to North's test

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday urged the international community, and in particular China, to ensure that North Korea receives the strongest possible punishment for its latest nuclear test.

Two ex-PMs to vie for C.Africa presidency in 2nd round

Bangui - Two former Central African Republic premiers, Anicet Georges Dologuele and Faustin Archange Touadera, will vie for the presidency of the strife-torn nation in the final January 31 round of elections, provisional results showed Thursday.

Tajikistan parliament votes to name president 'leader of nation'

Dushanbe - Tajikistan's parliament on Wednesday unanimously voted to grant President Emomali Rakhmon the title 'Leader of the Nation' for life, reinforcing his blossoming personality cult in the ex-Soviet state.

Former S. Korean president Kim Young-Sam dies at 87

Seoul - Former South Korean President Kim Young-Sam, whose election pulled down the final curtain on more than 30 years of military rule, died on Sunday, hospital officials said. He was 87.

Laughter at the White House as Siri interrupts press conference

Siri interrupted a press conference at the White House earlier today by unexpectedly bursting into a questioning session and saying "I'm not sure what you want me to change." The incident, captured on video, completely destroyed the formal atmosphere.

Guatemalan president refuses to quit over graft scandal

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez said he will not resign and rejected allegations that he was one of the ringleaders of a corruption scandal shaking the country.

Angry push for Guatemala president to resign in graft scandal

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans waved flags, chanted and demanded that President Otto Perez resign, in a graft scandal that has already seen his vice president step down.Shouting "Otto - Thief," "Get out, Otto" and "Resign - and now!

Guatemalan president was 'Number One' in graft scheme: officials

Guatemala City - Prosecutors accused Guatemalan President Otto Perez on Friday of being one of the ringleaders of a corruption scandal shaking the country, as police arrested his former vice president.

GOP Presidential hopefuls take debate stage in Cleveland

Cleveland - The top 10 polling Republican presidential candidates squared off Thursday in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, discussing at length their ideas to secure America's borders and grow a stagnant economy.

Poland swears in conservative Duda as new president

Varsovia - Conservative lawyer Andrzej Duda was sworn in on Thursday as Poland's president, promising generous social benefits and calling for a greater NATO presence in the region amid concerns over the perceived threat from Russia.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death sparks wave of tributes

Nintendo has confirmed that its president and CEO Satoru Iwata has died aged 55. Iwata had been recovering from cancer surgery last year and died of a bile duct growth on July 11. The games industry has been flooded with touching tributes for Mr Iwata.

Latvia's Vejonis sworn in as EU's first Green president

Riga - Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis was on Wednesday sworn into office, becoming the first Green head of state in the European Union and pledging to make national security his top priority."Today, many in Europe have woken up from a deep slumber.

Turkmen president's birthday celebrations reinforce personality cult

Ashgabat - Citizens of gas-rich Turkmenistan marked strongman President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's 58th birthday in the national capital Ashgabat Monday by attending the opening of an ostentatious park named in his honour.

Latvia elects Vejonis, EU's first Green president

Riga - Latvia's parliament on Wednesday elected Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis as the Baltic state's new president, making him the 28-member European Union's first Green Party head of state.

Turkmenistan unveils gold statue of president

Ashgabat - The isolated Central Asian state of Turkmenistan on Monday unveiled a massive gold statue of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov riding a horse in a move that echoes his predecessor's cult of personality.

Sri Lanka parliament votes to curb president's power

Colombo - Sri Lanka's parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to curb the power of the presidency, restoring a two-term limit and reviving independent bodies to manage key institutions such as the police and the judiciary.

Armenia demands 'stronger message' from Turkey on 1915 genocide

Ankara - Armenian President Serge Sarkissian said Thursday he expected a "stronger message" from his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the centenary of the 1915 massacres in order to unblock frozen relations.

Yemen leader meets governors after fleeing capital

Aden - Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi led a meeting of governors in the southern city of Aden Sunday as he resumed some of his duties after escaping house arrest in Sanaa.

New Greek president Pavlopoulos, pro-European with mixed legacy

Atenas - Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who was elected Greece's new president Wednesday, is a veteran conservative insider whose selection has raised its share of eyebrows among the ruling left.

Veteran conservative Pavlopoulos elected Greek president

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected pro-European conservative Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the country's new president, a move calculated to bolster the hard-left government in its critical EU bailout talks.

Pavlopoulos, Greek presidential candidate with compromised past

Atenas - Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who was nominated for the Greek presidency on Tuesday, is a high-profile politician whose career has been tainted by controversy.

Conservative ex-minister Pavlopoulos nominated for Greek president

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday named former conservative minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos as his party's candidate for president, a move calculated to speed up the process ahead of critical EU talks.

New Italian president Sergio Mattarella sworn in

Rome - Sergio Mattarella, a Sicilian constitutional court judge closely associated with the fight against organised crime, was sworn in on Tuesday as Italy's new president.

Italy's new president: A quiet man marked by tragedy

Rome - Italy's new president is a white-haired Sicilian who might never have got anywhere near the corridors of power but for the Mafia killing of his beloved elder brother.

Weizsaecker, president who helped Germany face past

Berlin - Richard von Weizsaecker, who died Saturday aged 94, was the first president of a reunited Germany and played a leading role in helping the country face up to its Nazi past.

Italy presidential battle heads into third day

Rome - Italy's presidential election will go into a fourth and likely decisive round on Saturday more after two more inconclusive votes on Friday.
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President Obama watching the Navy vs. Army football game
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