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January 18, 2017

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, January 18 2017

World

Challenges Await Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s New President

Antonio Tajani was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, and he won’t have much time to settle in.

Nigerian military ‘mistake’ kills at least 50 in attack on safe-haven town

The Nigerian air force on Tuesday bombed a crowded town full of people who had fled Islamist militants, killing more than 50 in what was described as a mistake by pilots targeting Boko Haram fighters.

Gambia political crisis: What happens next?

A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency after refusing to admit defeat in last month’s elections. With his term in office due to expire on Thursday, what happens next?

World leaders find hope for globalization in Davos amid populist revolt

Amid growing doubts about the future of free trade and international economic cooperation, proponents of globalization found reasons for optimism as the World Economic Forum opened Tuesday.