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

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President-elect Donald Trump urged the government on Tuesday to cancel an order with Boeing Co for a revamped Air Force One - a prominent symbol of the U.S. presidency - complaining that 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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Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up

COPENHAGEN Danish toymaker Lego is to appoint its first foreign CEO and give its family owners a bigger role in developing the Lego brand under an organizational shake-up that will see incumbent Jorgen Vig Knudstorp step down by the end of the year. | Video

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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.

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Syrian troops close in on Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory

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.

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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. | Video

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Oakland warehouse fire death toll, at 36, not expected to rise

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


Iraqi army launches fresh assault toward Mosul center

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi army units surged toward 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