Regional body SADC calls for DR Congo election vote recount

Regional body SADC calls for DR Congo election vote recount
The Democratic Republic of Congo should recount the votes of its contested presidential election that the runner-up says was rigged, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said. "A recount would provide the necessary reassurance to both winners and losers," SADC said in a statement on Sunday. The 16-member bloc recommended a government of national unity including…

AT&T has lofty ambitions to change the way TV advertising is sold, but ad buyers worry it will become a walled garden like Facebook and Google

AT&T has lofty ambitions to change the way TV advertising is sold, but ad buyers worry it will become a walled garden like Facebook and Google
This summer, AT&T unveiled an ambitious plan to reinvent TV and digital advertising. The idea: To create a tech platform using the telecom's data and premium content that could be used by the entire TV industry to sell advertising across multiple networks using automated software. "Ultimately, we are stronger if we can create one connected…

Trump drags infrastructure into wall debate

Trump drags infrastructure into wall debate
With help from Tanya Snyder, Brianna Gurciullo and Stephanie Beasley PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Transportation will not publish from Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Our next newsletter will publish on Jan. 2.Story Continued Below Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Transportation is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Transportation subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter…

Here are all the ongoing investigations and lawsuits involving Trump and his businesses

Here are all the ongoing investigations and lawsuits involving Trump and his businesses
Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Jonathan Ernst/Reuters; Alex Edelman/Getty Images Nearly every corner of President Donald Trump's political, business, and charitable activities are the subject of some form of investigation as 2018 comes to a close.The probes that have received the most media coverage are special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election…

GM hit 200,000 U.S. electric vehicles sold in 2018: source

GM hit 200,000 U.S. electric vehicles sold in 2018: source
The GM logo is seen in Warren, Michigan, U.S. on October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co hit 200,000 total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months,…

Palestinian self-home-demolitions: ‘A new level of depravity’

Palestinian self-home-demolitions: ‘A new level of depravity’
Wadi Qadoum, occupied East Jerusalem - Murad and Johar Hashimeh spent most of Friday removing all the furniture, clothes and other belongings from a room of their modest home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Qadoum neighbourhood. On Saturday, a bulldozer is set to arrive to demolish the room they've lived in for more than 20 years. In 1998,…

Anthony Scaramucci joins ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ cast, along with Dina Lohan and Ryan Lochte

Anthony Scaramucci joins ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ cast, along with Dina Lohan and Ryan Lochte
CLOSE Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci inspires the late-night comic to channel his inner Oprah. Vote for your favorite joke. Eileen Rivers, USA TODAY OpinionAnthony Scaramucci only lasted days at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but hopefully he'll  fare better on "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition."President Donald Trump's former White House communications director is among the 12…

UPDATE 1-Controlling shareholder in Via Varejo raises $55 mln in stake sale

UPDATE 1-Controlling shareholder in Via Varejo raises $55 mln in stake sale
(Adds details on the transaction, share reaction) By Tatiana Bautzer and Paula Laier SAO PAULO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Food retailer GPA SA sold 217 million reais ($55 million) in Via Varejo shares on Thursday, equivalent to 3.86 percent of the electronics retailer’s capital. According to traders, the price of Via Varejo shares in the…

Former Trump advisor says proposing a wall was the easiest way to get him to discuss immigration

Former Trump advisor says proposing a wall was the easiest way to get him to discuss immigration
Sam Nunberg, a political advisor on President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, told the New York Times that the concept of building a wall on the southern border of the US started as a way to get Trump to talk about immigration. Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio told The Times the idea of building a wall…