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Trump meets King's eldest son on civil rights holiday
President-elect Donald Trump praised Martin Luther King Jr as a "great man" and met with his eldest son on the US holiday honoring the slain civil rights icon, amid a brewing spat with one of King's close collaborators, John Lewis. The meeting -- just days before Trump takes office swearing -- appeared to be an effort by the Republican to reach out to the black community amid his public stand-off with Lewis, a high-profile lawmaker who has questioned the legitimacy of the US presidential election and vowed to boycott the inauguration. "Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for," Trump tweeted prior to the meeting.
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British American Tobacco agrees on takeover of ReynoldsLONDON (AP) ? British American Tobacco Plc has agreed to fully take over Reynolds American Inc. in a deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company.
Iraqi forces push into IS-held pocket in Mosul: military
Iraqi special forces pushed into a pocket of Islamic State-held territory in eastern Mosul on Tuesday, the military said, seeking to recapture the remaining districts under the group's control east of the Tigris river. The militants have been driven out of most eastern districts in their Iraqi stronghold in a 3-month-old U.S.-backed campaign. Iraqi troops have seized large areas along the river, which bisects Mosul from north to south.
Number of suspected dead climbs from shipwreck off LibyaROME (AP) ? Aid groups have revised to at least 170 the number of suspected dead from a weekend migrant shipwreck off Libya.
Chinese president urges world to 'say no to protectionism' and insists 'no one will emerge the winner in a trade war'DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) ? Chinese president urges world to 'say no to protectionism' and insists 'no one will emerge the winner in a trade war'
Four Gambian ministers resign as neighbouring states prepare to step inGambia's ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, state television said, as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad after he refused to accept his Dec. 1 defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow. A senior Nigerian military source said Nigeria and other West African nations were prepared to intervene militarily to remove him if he remains in office after Wednesday, when his presidential mandate runs out.
Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book critics prizesNEW YORK (AP) ? Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.
German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party