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Trump on Boeing's Air Force One contract: 'Cancel order!'

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump urged the government on Tuesday to cancel an order with Boeing Co to develop a revamped Air Force One - one of the most prominent symbols of the U.S. presidency - saying costs were out of control. | Video

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U.S. trade gap widens as exports of soybeans, other products drop

WASHINGTON The U.S. trade deficit recorded its biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years in October as exports of soybeans and other products fell, suggesting trade would be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter.

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U.N. nuclear watchdog confirms Iran shipped sensitive material abroad: diplomat

VIENNA Iran has shipped 11 tonnes of heavy water abroad to bring its stock back under a limit set by its landmark nuclear deal with major powers, according to a diplomat citing a confidential U.N. nuclear watchdog report.

World, Davos 1:59pm EST

Syrian troops close in on Aleppo's Old City

BEIRUT/GENEVA Syria's army and allies closed in on areas near Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five year civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold.

World, United Nations, Syria 12:56pm EST

Setting sights on fourth term, Merkel vows tough line on migration

ESSEN, Germany Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, seeking to energize her conservatives with a call to ban full-face Muslim veils and the promise of a tougher stance on immigration after a record influx of refugees.

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Libyan forces clear last Islamic State hold-out in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State hold-out in Sirte on Tuesday after a six-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold.

World, Libya 2:13pm EST
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Death toll not expected to rise in Oakland warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. Authorities in Oakland, California, said on Tuesday they do not expect the death toll from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party to rise above 36, but could not rule it out as they continued picking through debris. | Video

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Iraqi army launches fresh assault towards Mosul center

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi army units surged towards the center of Mosul on Tuesday in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold. | Video