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British-based Startup ARC Debuts First Motorcycle for $117,000

British-based startup ARC unveiled its first motorcycle model in Milan this week, one being described as fast, advanced and expensive. The so-called Vector costs more than $100,000, but ARC says it’s for good reason. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports. Source Link: British-based Startup ARC Debuts First Motorcycle for $117,000

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Migrants Get Cool Reception in Mexican Border Town

TIJUANA, MEXICO —  Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday that they didn’t feel welcome in Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants were headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority were camped at …

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Trump To Survey California Fire Devastation

U.S. President Donald Trumps travels to California Saturday to get an up-close look at the devastation caused by the California fires and to meet people whose lives have been impacted. California’s outgoing and incoming governors, Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom, respectively, will join Trump in the survey of the destruction …

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APEC Nations Divided Over Future of Free Trade

PORT MORESBY —  Fault lines were quick to emerge over the future of free trade as leaders gathered for an Asia-Pacific summit Saturday, with some calling for radical change while others argued for a return to the status quo on globalization. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit …

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Sudanese-American Elected to US Public Office

The number of Sudanese-Americans holding elected public office in the United States has doubled – there are now two. Mohamed Seifeldein won a city council seat on November 6 in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of the capital, Washington. He follows in the footsteps of Mazahir Salih, who was elected to …

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Pence Announces ‘US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership’

At a summit with Southeast Asian countries in Singapore, Vice President Mike Pence announced a new “U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership” that he says will spur renewed American investment in the region’s digital infrastructure. VOA White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara brings the details from Singapore. Source Link: Pence Announces ‘US-ASEAN Smart …

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Stabbings on the Rise in London

LONDON —  Twenty-one-year-old Beniamin Pieknyi, a Romanian, was walking in a London shopping mall when he was chased and stabbed to death by a group of assailants for no apparent reason last March. His grieving brother and sister, who had been living with him in the British capital, have returned …

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China Appears to Ease North Korea Sanctions

WASHINGTON —  A U.S. congressional commission said Wednesday that China appears to have relaxed enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and called on the Treasury Department to provide a report on Chinese compliance within 180 days. In its annual report, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said the Treasury …

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