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  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of three or four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday and were exchanging fire with security forces, an interior ministry spokesman said. The hotel, located on a hilltop and heavily protected like most public buildings in the city, was previously attacked by Taliban fighters in 2011..

  • Visitor centers and other facilities run by the National Park Service were closed, but privately operated hotels, tour services and gift shops were open. The National Park Service oversees both natural wonders and historic landmarks across the nation. The park service's parent agency, the Interior Department, had vowed to keep as many parks and public lands...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- President Donald Trump will not open negotiations on immigration until Democrats agree to reopen the government, his spokeswoman said on Saturday in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- President Donald Trump will not open negotiations on immigration until Democrats agree to reopen the government, his spokeswoman said on Saturday in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- President Donald Trump will not open negotiations on immigration until Democrats agree to reopen the government, his spokeswoman said on Saturday in a statement.

  • KABUL, Jan 20- A group of three or four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday and were exchanging fire with security forces, an interior ministry spokesman said.

  • CHICAGO/ CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 20- Top U.S. grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co has proposed a takeover of Bunge Ltd, according to a person familiar with the approach, which could set up a bidding war with Swiss-based rival Glencore Plc.. Thin margins have squeezed core commodity trading operations, including those of ADM, Bunge, Cargill Inc and Louis Dreyfus Co,...

  • INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL IN AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL UNDER ATTACK- INTERIOR MINISTRY SPOKESMAN.

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo.— The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration— the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island— were closed Saturday. The park service's parent agency,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The second year of Donald Trump's presidency began on Saturday with the U.S. government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would fund federal agencies. Facing a political crisis that could have an impact on November's congressional elections, the Republican-controlled Senate and House of...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 20- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak met his Saudi counterpart Khalid al-Falih in Oman on Saturday, where they both expressed satisfaction with the way oil market has been rebalancing, the Russian energy ministry said. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers, including Russia, are cutting oil output by 1.8...

  • RUSSIA'S NOVAK TELLS SAUDI'S FALIH OIL MARKET SEES JOINT EFFORTS ARE SUCCESSFUL, PRICE HIT NEARLY $70/ BARREL- RUSSIAN ENERGY MINISTRY.

  • RUSSIAN AND SAUDI ENERGY MINISTERS MET IN OMAN, SATISFIED WITH WAY OIL MARKET HAS BEEN REBALANCING- RUSSIAN ENERGY MINISTRY.

  • PARIS— French activists say they are have started to unblock a road they used to occupy, in a move that eases tensions three days after the government abandoned plans to build a new airport in the west. They warned the French government against potential "expulsions" of people living in the makeshift settlement they built in a vast area around Notre-Dame-...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 20- India's environment ministry has placed restrictions on the use of imported petroleum coke in the capital Delhi and its surrounding region, in the latest effort to curb rising air pollution. As the world's largest consumer of petcoke, India imports over half its annual petcoke consumption of about 27 million tonnes, mainly from the United...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 20- South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a new board at state-owned power utility Eskom and named Telkom's chairman Jabu Mabuza as its new chairman, the country's presidency said on Saturday. Eskom has been in a leadership crisis after several board members, including the chairman and chief executive, resigned in...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 20- The largest union at Cerrejon, Colombia's top thermal coal mine, will begin a 10- day voting period this weekend to decide whether to strike following failed salary and benefit negotiations with the company, the head of the union said on Saturday. Cerrejon, a joint venture equally owned by BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Glencore, produces about 37...

  • PARIS, Jan 20- Paul Bocuse, who died on Saturday aged 91, combined a passion for food and women with a nose for self-publicity that brought him fame and fortune far beyond his native France. Decades before the era of the foodie and celebrity TV chef, Bocuse enjoyed rock star status among the world's culinary cognescenti and started restaurants from Tokyo to New...

  • PARIS, Jan 20- Paul Bocuse, who died on Saturday aged 91, combined a passion for food and women with a nose for self-publicity that brought him fame and fortune far beyond his native France. Decades before the era of the foodie and celebrity TV chef, Bocuse enjoyed rock star status among the world's culinary cognescenti and started restaurants from Tokyo to New...

  • PARIS, Jan 20- Paul Bocuse, who died on Saturday aged 91, combined a passion for food and women with a nose for self-publicity that brought him fame and fortune far beyond his native France. Decades before the era of the foodie and celebrity TV chef, Bocuse enjoyed rock star status among the world's culinary cognescenti and started restaurants from Tokyo to New...