- Published on Saturday, 29 December 2012 19:48
- Written by Afua Hirsch-guardian.co.uk
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Fears that rebels will seize control of the Central African Republic's capital are growing, as the US closed its embassy in the country, citing concerns about the security of the personnel. The US ambassador and about 40 diplomats were evacuated from Bangui early on Friday.
- Published on Friday, 28 December 2012 21:10
- Written by The Guardian
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Washington geared up for a final effort to avert the fiscal cliff budget crisis on Friday as Barack Obama held crisis talks with congressional leaders and legislators cut short holiday plans to return to Capitol Hill.