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ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Mahama said on Friday he aimed to "make the country proud" regardless of the final outcome of Wednesday's election, which two private radio stations said he had lost to opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. "Let's allow EC (Electoral Commission) to carry out its constitutional mandate. We'll make Ghana proud no matter outcome," of the election," he said in a tweet on his official account. It was his first public comment since the vote. (Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Gareth Jones)
By Andrew MacAskill and Anjuli Davies LONDON (Reuters) - Large banks in Britain want the UK government to allow their industry to remain subject to EU laws for up to five years after Brexit, a move likely to enrage eurosceptics who want to break away from the bloc's legal system as soon as possible. The banks - international players - are also pressing the government to allow the European Court of Justice to rule on decisions related to their businesses during that period, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The document was drawn up by law firms on behalf of banks lobbying the government for a departure in stages from the EU.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and allied forces shelled eastern Aleppo on Friday despite Russia's announcement that the Syrian army was suspending combat operations to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held districts.