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Current events of
January 26, 2017
Armed conflicts and attacks
Libyan Civil War (2014–present)
Forces of the
Libyan National Army
claim to have captured one of the last remaining strongholds of
Business and economics
Tankers anchored in the
are unable to deliver over four million barrels of
, due to
company being unable to pay for hull cleaning, inspections, and other
Disasters and accidents
Two to three days of freezing weather and heavy snow kills at least 27 children in
(Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
At least 14
soldiers and four civilians are killed in a series of
Line of Control
Jammu and Kashmir
2017 Mexico–United States diplomatic crisis
Enrique Peña Nieto
cancels the meeting scheduled for next week with
, citing his plan to build a border
between the two countries.
The New York Times
Donald Trump calls for a 20% tariff on
imports to pay for the cost of a wall on the U.S–Mexican border.
White House Press Secretary
says that this is one of the ideas that the administration is considering to make Mexico pay for the wall.
Law and crime
Supreme Court of Greece
rejects the extradition of eight soldiers accused by
of involvement in the
Former Gambian Interior Minister
is arrested in Switzerland on allegations of human rights abuses.
Politics and elections
Patrick F. Kennedy
Joyce Anne Barr
Michele Thoren Bond
Gentry O. Smith
resign from the
United States Department of State
Gregory B. Starr
had declined to stay on in the
The Herald Scotland
2016–2017 Gambian constitutional crisis
after being sworn in as president in
, bringing an end to the country's political crisis.
Ard van der Steur
Minister of Security and Justice
resigns after allegedly misinforming the
House of Representatives
over the fallout of a payments scandal.
Science and technology
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
thirty seconds forward, to two and a half minutes before midnight.
The Washington Post
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