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By Sylvain Andzongo YAOUNDE (Reuters) - The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome differences in their efforts to crush the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in two days of talks but they failed to announce a breakthrough on issues such as the right of cross-border pursuit. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, making his first trip to Cameroon since winning power in March, and Cameroonian leader Paul Biya voiced support for a planned multinational task force to fight Boko Haram but they provided no specifics on when it would become operational. ...
Beijing and Almaty went head-to-head on Friday, wheeling out sporting and political leaders in a final showdown to secure the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. China's President Xi Jinping promised a "fantastic" Games if Beijing was chosen. The former Kazakhstan capital sought to exploit weaknesses in the mega-bid of their favoured rivals by offering "real" snow and shorter travelling times between sports venues for athletes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.