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After years in exile, an Ethiopian politician returns home with hope and fear

A year ago, rebel leader Berhanu Nega was coordinating attacks against Ethiopian soldiers from his base across the border in Eritrea and faced a death penalty at home.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:46:29

Adidas hikes 2018 profit guidance, trims sales outlook

German sportswear firm Adidas hiked its 2018 profit guidance, citing a strong financial performance in the first nine months of the year, but trimmed revenue target due to weaker-than-expected growth in western Europe.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:42:15

Democrats pick up U.S. governorships but lose Florida, Ohio

Democrats picked up governorships in at least five U.S. states on Tuesday but failed to win high-profile races in Florida and Ohio, as voters cast ballots in three dozen gubernatorial contests across the country.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:31:50

In setback for Trump, Democrats seize U.S. House control

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:30:05

Facebook blocks more accounts potentially linked to foreign entity

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it blocked more accounts, in addition to the about 115 accounts it blocked over the weekend, in the run up to the U.S. midterm elections that saw democrats capture U.S. House majority.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:30:05

North Dakota voters set to reject marijuana legalisation measure

U.S. efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use saw mixed results on Tuesday, as voters in Michigan approved a measure legalizing the drug while North Dakotans looked set to block it.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:28:10

Republican Rick Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat - Fox News

Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday won the state's U.S. Senate election, unseating Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, Fox News projected.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:23:40

Smaller UK factories expect dip in output before Brexit - CBI

Smaller British manufacturers expect their output to dip for the first time in seven years during the next three months, hurt by sagging order books ahead of Brexit, an industry survey showed on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:22:53

Facing new sanctions, Iranians vent anger at rich and powerful

More Iranians are using social media to vent anger at what they see as the corruption and extravagance of a privileged few, while the majority struggles to get by in an economy facing tighter U.S. sanctions.


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:11:53

Pelosi urges bipartisanship as Democrats win U.S. House

A victorious Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will use their newly won majority to pursue a bipartisan agenda for a country that she said has had "enough of division."


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Posted 2018/11/07 06:07:55

Republican Braun wins Indiana U.S. Senate race, ousting Democrat - ABC News

Republican businessman Mike Braun won Indiana's U.S. Senate election on Tuesday, unseating Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, ABC News projected.


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Posted 2018/11/07 05:48:55

Explainer - How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy

Democrats will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward President Donald Trump's foreign policy, and push for tougher dealings with Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea.


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Posted 2018/11/07 05:43:47

Women voters drive Democratic House victories, Republican Senate gains -Reuters/Ipsos poll

U.S. women voters increased their support for Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives, providing an anticipated swing to help the party take control of the chamber, according to Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll.


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Posted 2018/11/07 05:42:26

How Apple is losing its grip on India

Software engineer Samee Alam was ready to take the big leap and buy an iPhone in this week's Diwali festival sales, but at the last minute he opted for cheaper Chinese competitor OnePlus instead.


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Posted 2018/11/07 05:39:33

FACTBOX - Democrats to pick up net 25 seats in U.S. House -media/data provider DDHQ

U.S. voters on Tuesday went to the polls in congressional elections for all 435 seats of the House of Representatives. The Democratic Party needs to pick up 23 seats to wrest control of the chamber from the Republican Party.


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Posted 2018/11/07 05:23:11

Instant view - Investor reaction after Democrats capture U.S. House majority

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny.


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Posted 2018/11/07 05:21:55

A dozen U.S. states see problems with voting machines - rights groups

Problems with voting machines were preventing some Americans from casting ballots in a dozen states in Tuesday's congressional elections, U.S. rights advocates said, following complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation they have received throughout early balloting.


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Posted 2018/11/06 19:43:56

Trump agenda at stake as voters decide control of U.S. Congress

Americans voted on Tuesday to decide whether Donald Trump's Republicans maintain their grip on the U.S. Congress, or if Democrats can slow the president's agenda after a divisive campaign marked by clashes over race, immigration and trade.


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Posted 2018/11/06 19:43:56

No signs of breaches in U.S. election infrastructure - DHS chief

There have so far been no signs of breaches in U.S. election infrastructure during voting in Tuesday's congressional elections, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.


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Posted 2018/11/06 19:34:21

PM office rejects BBC report on November Brexit timetable

Britain wants a Brexit agreement by the end of November and Prime Minister Theresa May would give a speech on Nov. 19 saying she had delivered on the referendum with a deal which brings the country back together, the BBC reported on Tuesday.


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Posted 2018/11/06 19:31:04