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Donald Trump taps Fox News analyst for national security post

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Campaign lawyer Donald McGahn will be White House counsel. On Friday, Mr Trump named Don McGahn, a partner at the company Jones Day and who is now advising the transition effort, as that person to fill that role. The future Deputy National Security Adviser is now a security analyst for the Fox News television network. "The fact that Donald Trump is relying on Donald McGahn ensures we are not going to see any kind of (new) campaign-finance regulations coming out of Washington ". Read More »

Senate trade-off: More Obama judges, Trump gets nominees

He promised to fight Trump nominees nevertheless: "If it's somebody who is out of the mainstream, we'll fight tooth and nail and use every tool we have". "Trump tapped into those preexisting networks", says Garrett Ventry, a Republican strategist in North Carolina. Maybe they thought he was bound to lose anyway; if so, they miscalculated. Read More »

Trump to visit Russian Federation after inauguration

Such a productive first phone call is unsurprising, as during the campaign Trump had talked of improving relations with Russia , and since the election Russian government officials have said they saw the election of Trump as America's rejection of Hillary Clinton's calls for further hostility toward Russia . Read More »

Incoming EU president Malta signals tough Brexit talks with UK

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One minister is said to have told The Daily Telegraph: "We were told we would be in a recession". Responding to Mr Muscat's comments, a Downing Street spokesman said: "This is a negotiation that will take place next year and the Government will set out its negotiating strategy in the fullness of time". Read More »

Turkey says warplanes hit Islamic State targets in Syria

Elsewhere, they have held back and the spearhead role has been taken by Syrian rebels. Ankara has been providing aerial support as well as tanks and hundreds of soldiers in the offensive. Our correspondent added: "Earlier in the day, we heard claims from several Syrian pro-government websites saying that this attack was carried out by ISIL". Read More »

Here's Steven Seagal picking up his Russian passport from Vladimir Putin

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It might seem like an unlikely friendship, but Putin is reportedly a big fan of Seagal's martial arts and his movies such as Under Siege are apparently quite popular in Russian Federation. Seagal is not the first Hollywood name to win Putin's favor. Seagal's fame peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s with films such as Under Siege and Above the Law, but he remains hugely popular in eastern Europe and was granted Serbian citizenship in January. Read More »

Putin Says Trump Confirmed Willing to Mend Ties

Putin said on Sunday that Trump had confirmed to him that he was willing to mend ties. "We did not discuss where and when we would meet". When Putin said Russian Federation would withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week, Duterte was quick to offer his support by threatening to pull the Philippines out too. Read More »

PM has created a new normal,will clean and expand economy: FM

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Jaitley expressed confidence that the measures taken would have a positive impact on the economy in the long and medium term. "Demonetisation may impact business but it will only be a short term impact. "Some of the banks have already had a lot of success, contrary to argument which is made within the political system that Indians are not well adapted to this mode". Read More »

Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Now Over 2 Million

Trump cannot legally block other countries from fulfilling their Paris agreement commitments, nor can he quickly or unilaterally erase Mr. Obama's climate rules", New York Times reporter Coral Davenport wrote . That she would lose the election to Donald Trump , in other words. Secretary Clinton won 2 million more votes than victor Candidate Trump . In 2000, Al Gore , the Democrat, won the popular vote by 543,000 votes but lost the Electoral College to Republican George W. Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces run for fourth term

Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD ), junior coalition partner for the second time under Dr Merkel, said her decision to run again was "completely unsurprising". A poll published on Sunday put her Christian Democrats on around 33 per cent, down some 10 percentage points from the middle of a year ago. "I wish I could be there to lighten her load somewhat, but she is tough". Read More »

Turkish Army Blames Assad Regime for Deadly Air Strike

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week said the rebels were pushing forward with the aim of taking Al Bab from the jihadists. In a statement the Turkish military said they were evacuated from the area. "They are saying that they believe it was an attack by the Syrian air force". The operation has also targeted Syrian Kurdish militia, whom Ankara views as linked to its outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Read More »

French Jewish leaders criticize Fillon over fundamentalism comments

Fillon addressed his comments in a Facebook post shortly thereafter in which he wrote that he "never meant to call into question the Jewish community's attachment to our common values and to the respect of the rules of the Republic". He took 44% of the vote, next to 29% for the other qualifier and fellow ex-prime minister, Alain Juppé. He said the real danger to Europe was not Russian Federation, it was the economic threat of "the Asian continent". Read More »

Hurricane Otto hits Nicaraguan coast

Late Tuesday, the hurricane top sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and was moving westward at 3 miles per hour, the US hurricane center said. Hurricane Otto made landfall as a unsafe Category 2 hurricane on a sparsely populated stretch of Caribbean coast in Nicaragua today, becoming the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Read More »

Farage predicts political quake if Brexit is slowed

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Farage was the first foreign politician to visit the president-elect. "Mr Farage is certainly extraordinary in his own way but I think that being plenipotentiary as well may be a bit too much". In an interview with CNN on 24 November, the interim Ukip leader said that considering "anything is possible", he seems open to Donald Trump's recommendation that he be made ambassador to the U.S., despite not having experience in the Foreign Office. Read More »

Iran Condemns Attack on Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq

The group is also fighting off a US-backed offensive on its stronghold Mosul, in northern Iraq. Hilla is situated between Kerbala and Najaf, two cities home to important religious sites.The pilgrims were coming from Karbala after commemmorating Arabeen, 40th of martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Husayn. Read More »

Trump picks SC Gov. Haley to be UN ambassador

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Farhan Haq, spokesperson for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said during the U.N.'s daily press briefing on Wednesday that while Haley's nomination still needs to be confirmed by the Senate, many U.N. Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, Trelleborg and Giti Tire all have announced new or expanded operations in recent years, bolstering South Carolina's reputation as the nation's tire capital. Read More »

With Trump's Election, We Recommit to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who heads the hardline Jewish Home party, said on Wednesday that the U.S. election result meant the idea of a Palestinian state was over. The American people have spoken. While many of Trump's statements so far have pleased the Israeli right, some analysts warn that nothing should be taken for granted. Read More »

In Australia: Govt to send asylum seekers to US

People will have to pass health and security checks for entry to the US. Analysts said the timing could prove awkward for Turnbull. A prominent U.S. Speaking in New Zealand Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. had "agreed to consider referrals from UNHCR on refugees now residing in Nauru and in Papua New Guinea". Read More »

'Yes, we cran': Obama pardons turkeys for last time as POTUS

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Two Iowa-raised turkeys, Tater and Tot , were pardoned by the president. "Of course, Thanksgiving is a family holiday as much as a national one, so for the past seven years, I've established another tradition: embarrassing my daughters with a corny-copia of dad jokes about turkeys". Read More »

Three Dead as Hurricane Otto Forms in Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center cone of probability projects landfall of Otto at the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Thanksgiving. Depression strengthens into tropical storm otto . At 10 a.m. EST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Otto was located near 10.4 degrees north latitude and 79.2 degrees west longitude, about 330 miles (530 km) east-southeast of Bluefields, Nicaragua . Read More »

Retaliation Possible Motive in Killing of Oklahoma Airport Worker, ..

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Paco Balderrama said at a news conference. A Southwest Airlines employee has died after being shot at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. The airport suspended operations and maps posted at the FlightAware website showed that one flight was diverted to the Wiley Post Airport in the northwestern part of the city while two commercial flights from Chicago's O'Hare Airport were directed to Tulsa, about 100 miles away. Read More »

Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

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But Trump has called climate change a hoax and has promised to pull the USA out of the agreement. And he appeared to soften his pledge to pull the United States out of accords such as last year's COP21 Paris Agreement , that binds countries to national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

Rick Perry meets with Donald Trump over possible Cabinet position

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Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway , who's simply labeling herself as a Trump adviser post-election, previewed some of the meetings on her tour of the morning shows today. Brown, a Republican and member of the Army National Guard, told reporters he believes he is "the best person" for the job. Trump plans to leave NY on Tuesday or Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving at his Florida resort. Read More »

Trump cancels meeting with New York Times

Instead, the president-elect delivered a defiant message: You got it all wrong . Executives and anchors from the country's five biggest television networks met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Monday afternoon. "There was a backlash against elites, backlash against those who were telling Americans what was important to them", Conway said. The statement comes only hours after Trump tweeted that he would not be meeting with the newspaper. Read More »