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Trump and Obama set campaign rancor aside with White House meeting

Trump and Obama set campaign rancor aside with White House meeting President-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, then the country succeeds". "We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed the country succeeds", Obama said. [Full Article...]

Obama gathers key Europe leaders amid questions about Trump

On Tuesday, Obama acknowledged the impact of the financial crisis on Greece, which has wiped out a quarter of its economy and led to unemployment rates of above 25 percent. "We can not sever the connections that have enabled so much progress", Obama said. President Barack Obama issued a paean to democracy Wednesday following his tour of the Acropolis in Greece, a symbolic nod to the ancient birt... [Full Article...]

Australia, US announce refugee resettlement deal

Australia, US announce refugee resettlement deal The Prime Minister was tight-lipped about how many people the U.S. had agreed to take and whether it would remain in place under Mr Trump, saying "we deal with one administration at a time". The voyages are extremely risky and have resulted in numerous deaths at sea. This report includes material from the Associated Press and Reuters . [Full Article...]

Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon: 'Darkness is good'

Steve Bannon has no regrets. "We have no doubt that vice-president-elect Mike Pence is a true friend of Israel, he was one of Israel's greatest friends in the Congress, one of the most pro-Israel governors in the country", Israeli ambassador to the US Ron Dermer told reporters Thursday at the Trump Towers in NY. [Full Article...]

Henrik Stenson wins his 2nd Race to Dubai title

Henrik Stenson wins his 2nd Race to Dubai title After two rounds in Dubai, Garcia shares the lead with Francesco Molinari at nine under. Henrik Stenson edged closer to victory in the Race to Dubai with a third-round 70 at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai . Except for two bad tee shots, one of which resulted in his solitary bogey on the 13th, Garcia was in complete control as he made six bogeys. I didn't need to try and keep up with hi... [Full Article...]

GOP eyes long-term shift in Pennsylvania after Trump's win

GOP eyes long-term shift in Pennsylvania after Trump's win But he won, and Republicans know they can not pretend Trump's victory didn't help them preserve their own Senate majority. So Donald Trump was right about the system being rigged. In Congress, the Democrats were absolutely obliterated. Mr. Obama has since said he regretted the move. Ignorance usually creates fear, and fear creates hatred, and hatred creates violence, and violence creates more ... [Full Article...]

Syria: Air raids hit rebel held areas, 54 killed

Syria: Air raids hit rebel held areas, 54 killed More than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria's civil war, now in its sixth year. Ankara sent ground forces into northern Syria in August, vowing to clear the border area of both IS and Syrian Kurdish militias. Worldwide observers say Syrian and allied Russian forces regularly strike hospitals, schools, and other civilian infrastructure in opposition-held areas, against global law. [Full Article...]

Alabama, Auburn move on from FCS warmups to Iron Bowl

Alabama, Auburn move on from FCS warmups to Iron Bowl It seemed like the sky was the limit once he took the reigns from the explosive Nick Marshall. Last week didn't go as planned for the Auburn Tigers. They are giving up 37 points and 447 yards of offense per game this season. "The other stuff doesn't even matter". The Bulldogs managed only 86 total yards and six first downs in the half. [Full Article...]

Sanders: 'Maybe I Would've Been Elected President'

By the time I went to bed early on November 9, I was more disappointed in my fellow citizens who believed that hype that is President-elect Donald Trump . Prepare to go further . Sanders says the appointment is "totally unacceptable". A representative of the publisher, St. Martin's Press, said there has been an uptick in demand for the book since the November 8 election. [Full Article...]

Spy critic Wyden attacks as Clapper resigns

Spy critic Wyden attacks as Clapper resigns The Guardian report alleges that Clapper meant to manipulate intelligence. "My staff and I spent weeks preparing it, and I had my staff send him the question in advance so that he would be prepared to answer it". Clapper, a retired Air Force general who led two of the nation's intelligence agencies before being appointed by Obama, has seen his tenure buffeted by controversy over the nation's spyi... [Full Article...]

Large anti-Park protest planned in Seoul, 4th amid scandal

South Korea's parliament has approved a bill to appoint a special prosecutor, who will take over from state prosecutors and conduct a separate and a more wide reaching probe. Still, the prosecution said it can not indict Park, citing the Constitution, which stipulates that the country's president is immune from indictment except in cases of insurrection or treason. [Full Article...]

Train derails in India, 30 people dead - railway official

Train derails in India, 30 people dead - railway official Though the cause of the derailment was not known immediately, sources said nature and timing show that the accident was caused by a rail fracture. According to railway officials, the casualties could rise. "All rescue relief work is on to deal with the unfortunate accident". Train accidents are common in India, with most accidents occurring due to human error or aging equipment. [Full Article...]

Battle of Aleppo: 84 are dead in renewed offensive, say reports

Battle of Aleppo: 84 are dead in renewed offensive, say reports Staff members at the children's hospital in Aleppo's al-Shaar neighborhood said they were hiding in the basement, counting the bombs above their heads. On Thursday, the areas of Fardous, Bustan al-Basha, Saliheen, Maadi, Ansari, Sheikh Faris, Mowasalat and Masakin Hanano were targeted, the Local Co-ordination Committees activist network said. [Full Article...]

Trump University lawsuits settled for $25M

Trump University lawsuits settled for $25M A federal judge on Tuesday scheduled a hearing to consider President-elect Donald Trump's request to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump University until after his inauguration on January 20. The deal does not require Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing. Trump faces two similar complaints over the venture, one in NY and the other a class-action lawsuit in San Diego . [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner has not applied for a role in Trump's administration

Jared Kushner has not applied for a role in Trump's administration Why? Who really knows, but according to the New York Post it's because he let Bridget Kelly take the fall for Bridgegate, and according to the Washington Post, it's because he put Trump's son-in-law's father in jail when he was U.S. The suggestion has been made that Mr Kushner could work in an informal capacity, but that raises other legal issues. Not only was Christie demoted to vice chairm... [Full Article...]

Canadian military hospital will treat everyone, including ISIL fighters

Around 4,000 of the elite troops are now positioned in the eastern outskirts of Mosul, while the 1st Infantry Division and the 9th Armoured Division of the Iraqi army is fighting on the south-eastern fringes. On the sidelines of a climate conference in Morocco, Iraqi officials said they are confident of victory. The man spoke anonymously because he is still afraid of ISIS. [Full Article...]

Trump University agrees to settle civil fraud lawsuit

Trump University agrees to settle civil fraud lawsuit One of the cases, was set to be heard in front of a jury in 10 days. The election of failed casino owner and alleged crotch-grabber Donald J. Trump as president of the United States represents a number of historic firsts. Trump's lawyers had petitioned the court to postpone the fraud trial to push the case by a couple of months from 28 November to sometime after the 20 January inauguration o... [Full Article...]

Malaysia arrests pro-democracy group chief ahead of anti-PM rally

Malaysia arrests pro-democracy group chief ahead of anti-PM rally He said when Dr Mahathir was prime minister he condemned street demonstrations saying it was not a Malaysian culture apart from being against Islamic teachings. "And that's important", he said. If pictures of the civil servants are played up in the news, then we have no choice but to terminate them. Saturday's protest over 1MDB is the second in 15 months organised by Bersih , which means "cle... [Full Article...]

If hardship due to demonetisation continues, there may be riots: SC

If hardship due to demonetisation continues, there may be riots: SC That prompted Rohatgi to react sharply, accusing the senior advocate, also a senior member of the Congress party, of turning the court into a political platform. "How will people withdraw money in far-flung rural areas of the northeast and Himachal?" "Banks are just trustees of the money. situation is serious. [Full Article...]

Boy, 6, pulled alive from rubble after Aleppo air strikes

Boy, 6, pulled alive from rubble after Aleppo air strikes Activist Baraa al-Halaby, who is based in eastern Aleppo , says via text messages that warplanes are firing missiles and helicopters are dropping barrel bombs on the eastern part of Syria's largest city. Footage has shown children being pulled alive from rubble and treated at a medical centre after a second day of bombing in rebel-held eastern Aleppo , which a war monitor, medics and emergency... [Full Article...]


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