By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) – Former Afghan finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over an election that destabilized the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave. Ghani’s administration must now not only forge an effective government after so much acrimony, but also deal an emboldened Taliban-led insurgency that is bringing near-daily attacks across the country. …
Tesco, Britain’s largest retailer by revenue, says it overstated expected half-year profit by 250 million pounds ($407 million) as it issued its third profit warning this year. The announcement shocked …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday.
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Millions of children around the world benefit from the basic human right of education — even if they don’t yet know it.
The music vibe and high-energy beat of South Beach wrapped around VIP guests circulating through bars and chef stations set up in the lobby, and that was before Canadian reggae group Magic! gave an animated and intimate performance.
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.
When the Civil War broke out in 1861, shortly after Lincoln’s inauguration as America’s 16th president, he maintained that the war was about restoring the Union and not about slavery. He avoided issuing an anti-slavery proclamation immediately, despite the urgings of abolitionists and radical Republicans, as well as his personal belief that slavery was morally repugnant. Instead, Lincoln chose to
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