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Photos from Trump and Obama's historic meeting at the White House

Sorry to have kept you waiting, it's a complicated business", said Mr Trump, who looked as surprised as anyone. At around 3am in New York , Mr Trump, who secured a tally of 279 electoral votes compared to 229 for Ms Clinton, said she had called him moments earlier to offer her congratulations.

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Syrian army announces 'humanitarian pause' on Friday

While on the one hand this marks an extension of the ceasefire, the Friday deadline may amount to Russia's government announcing an upcoming end to the pause. The so-called Islamic State group may be behind the attack. They were evacuated and their lives are not in danger, the statement said. Rebel advisor Osama Abu Zeid told Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV, however, that he thought no one was entering government-held territory because "they have no confidence in those controlling the checkpoints".

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South Korean president forced to withdraw prime minister nomination

Chung, during the meeting told Park, "If the National Assembly recommends a nominee, you must appoint him and grant him authority and ensure there will be no disputes in the future about his authority", AFP reported . "It is unfit to tell the president to halt her duty of state management", the official said. Park's approval rating has sunk to 5 per cent with mass protests to demand she resign.

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Melania Trump and Michelle Obama carry on an awkward tradition, too

Twitter is flooded with the Democratic Party followers urging Michelle Obama to take up the reign of America after the Hillary Clinton Debacle. From the beginning, she called herself "the mothers' leader" and said she will focus all her efforts on the family and children.

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Did the Voting Rights Act Affect the Election?

What do I need to bring to the polls? Answer: In all likelihood. -Electioneering within 300 feet of a ballot box is a misdemeanor. All of this comes as this year's presidential election is the first in half a century to take place without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act.

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During Campaign Trump Pledged to Prosecute Clinton, Now What Happens?

And White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough led senior Trump advisers, including son-in-law Jared Kushner , around the grounds of the presidential mansion, and other top Obama aides met with their counterparts or potential successors. Trump noted that the meeting was expected to be short, but lasted nearly 90 minutes. A lot of these things take a lot of time to go into place, and it would take a long time to unwind them.

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Israel won't tolerate Iran's military presence in Syria, Netanyahu says

Oded Eran, a senior researcher at INSS, and former diplomat and head negotiator with the Palestinians, said he expected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to wait out the rest of Obama's term and then do what Dekel described. Houses in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Karmel, near Hebron, May 24. "Under global law and the political consensus of pretty much the entire worldwide community, [east] Jerusalem is occupied territory, forcibly and militarily taken by Israel in 1967".

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NGT suggests setting up central, State-level panels

Post Diwali celebration, the pollution levels in Delhi and NCR region has reached an all-time high with residents complaining about breathing problems and itching in the eyes. It had directed the state's transport secretary to hold a meeting with officials of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation in this regard and deliberate on the mechanism to decongest the area near Kaushambi bus depot.

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Half a million people protest over South Korean president

Organizers forecast up to 1 million people will turn out. Amid the planned deployment of 25,000 police officers, Deputy Prime Minister Lee Joon-sik admitted Friday that the situation could become tense. In an effort to soothe public anger, Park has issued several public apologies, voicing her personal "heartbreak" at being the cause of such widespread anger and distress.

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All eyes on Trump's meeting with Obama after months trading insults

President, it was a great honor being with you , and I look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future", said Trump , a president-elect who only acknowledged that Obama was born in the US two months ago. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Vice President-elect, Mike Pence, had earlier addressed the cheering crowd after which he introduced Trump to the crowd.

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Reports show IS using chemical weapons in Mosul, UN says

A spokesman for the federal police said that its officers respected the human values and principles of the civilians and their property, as well as providing all possible assistance to them during the operation to retake Mosul . IS took over the city two years ago, driving Iraqi forces out as it seized a big part of western and northern Iraq. And as Iraqi forces push into Mosul , a Kurdish-Arab militia alliance has been advancing on Raqqa - the militants' de facto Syrian capital - in ...

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Interpol will not consider Palestinian request for membership

Bennett said in a statement: "Trump's victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the center of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause". Shmuel Rosner, a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, said a Trump administration is likely to be "much more understanding if Israel has to use force in order to tamp down Palestinian violence".

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Australia refugee deal under wraps

The Turnbull government is expected to announce as soon as Sunday a multi-country solution to the festering national sore of indefinite detention on Manus and Nauru, Fairfax Media has learnt. While the deal is being welcomed by many in Australia, there are also worries about how the refugees will be treated once they land in America and what will happen to those who remain in detention.

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Trump advisers offer conflicting predictions on United States embassy move to Jerusalem

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas also congratulated Trump and said he hoped peace could be achieved during his term based on the two-state solution. The alacrity of Trump's response may be the first solid indicator that Trump is serious about restoring camaraderie between the White House and Jerusalem , signaling a spring-like change in atmosphere that became cold under the administration of President Barack Obama.

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President-elect Trump addresses protests for first time, accuses media of inciting them

After the meeting Obama said to Trump, "We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed, because if you succeed the country succeeds". The two men ended the improbable and historic White House encounter with a handshake and refused to take questions, appearing to find common cause in their opinion of the press.

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Mad rush spells chaos at banks; ATMs go dry soon after opening

Public sector banks provided notes of Rs 100 and Rs 500 denominations during exchange and for those withdrawing from their accounts, Rs 2,000 notes were given. A large number of people who thronged different ATM centers in the town were disappointed a lot as most of the ATMs remained closed here putting the people to hardships.

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Juncker: We'll Need To Teach Trump About Europe

Trump's long-standing investments and numerous visits to the continent over the past few decades. Should the world be anxious by a President Trump? Addressing a conference in Luxembourg, he said Donal Trump's election as USA president poses the risk of upsetting intercontinental relations.

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Numbers behind China's Singles' Day shopping spree

He also predicted Singles Day would a household name in the USA within 15 years. Alibaba claimed online sales of around 10 billion yuan equivalent to $1.47 billion at seven minutes past midnight China Standard Time on Friday. JD.com operates an Amazon-like e-commerce service. Baidu is the largest search engine in China. Alibaba's sales volume accounts for a bulk of the total sales on Singles Day.

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Obama administration withdraws from making Trans-Pacific Partnership a reality

President Barack Obama reportedly hoped have the deal approved by Congress before he turns over the White House to Trump. As recently as last week, U.S. economy", he said. In what could be described as the cherry on top of a rough week for the Obama administration, White House officials said Friday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would not be pushed in the lame-duck session of Congress.

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In Australia: Govt to send asylum seekers to US

The camps have been controversial amid allegations , from refugees stuck on the islands and among Australians, that the refugees are not being treated humanely. Australia and the Obama administration are reportedly nearing a deal to help clear each country's extraterritorial refugee centers. Australia's last deal to settle refugees in a third country collapsed earlier this year when the most of the refugees who were resettled made a decision to return to their home countries.

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4 killed in German consulate attack in Afghanistan

The Taliban called it a "revenge attack" for U.S. air strikes in the volatile province of Kunduz earlier this month that left up to 32 civilians dead. A foreign ministry spokesman in Berlin said all German employees of the consulate general were safe and uninjured. To stabilize security around the diplomatic mission in Mazar-e-Sharif, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission deployed its quick reaction forces in response to the attack on the German Consulate last night.

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What you need to know before voting in Florida

It is also unlawful to remove a ballot from the polling location, possess intoxicating liquors within half a mile of a polling place or to disclose how you voted while within the election enclosure. Ballots cast by voters who declared themselves unaffiliated with either of the two major political parties surged by 40 percent. The latter scenario could mean fewer voters at the polls on Tuesday, which could improve wait times and other voting issues.

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Amid anti-Trump protests, 1 injured in Oregon shooting

Protesters angry Thursday over Donald J. Trump's election as president marched in downtown Los Angeles and rallied at City Hall for a second night and earlier shut down portions of the Hollywood (101) Freeway. Protests also sprung up in California. Nadia Gavino, 25, learned about the rallies on Twitter and protested Thursday evening. "Trump is our president!" Eleven people were taken into custody in the east bay city, which was peppered with "Kill Trump" graffiti in the early hours of ...

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Reports show IS using chemical weapons in Mosul — UN office

Islamic State fighters have executed scores more people around Mosul this week and are reportedly stockpiling ammonia and sulphur in civilian areas, possibly for use as chemical weapons, United Nations human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Friday.

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Air pollution: NGT defines emergency norms for Delhi, 4 other states

The plea coincides with sickening air pollution that is affecting New Delhi and has led the capital to shut schools and building sites. Even the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, which has held two high-level meetings on Delhi's air quality, has ignored the other cities.

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Respectfully, Trump and Obama meet at the White House

Trump used the issue to stir up a base of antipathy toward this president. And so it proved to be on Wednesday, when President Barack Obama walked out to meet the press the day after a stunning election victory for Donald Trump. Rasmussen, Leonard and others aren't blind to the criticisms levied against Trump nor deaf to the statements he made in a 2005 recording, in which he bragged about groping women and kissing them without consent.

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Israel says 'no' to peace conference in Paris

This Palestinian position came after the Israeli National Security Council adviser Jacob Nagel and Israel Prime Minister adviser Yitzhak Molcho told the French envoy to the peace process in Jerusalem today that Israel supports push the peace process through direct negotiations between them stating thay Israel rejects the French initiative to hold an worldwide peace conference.

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Obama, Trump hold wide-ranging conversation during first post-election meeting

A spokesperson for the Trump campaign was not immediately available to comment on who they believed was sponsoring the protesters, nor why the media would need to incite them if they were professionals. Trump and Obama - who had recently characterized the president-elect as a greedy, incompetent, hateful demagogue who represented all of our nation's worst impulses - discussed the policies that the sitting president hopes his successor will continue, according to White House press secretary ...

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Netanyahu to Medvedev: Israel Will Prevent Iran Military Presence in Syria

In September, Russia had expressed a willingness to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, though no date was officially agreed on by all of the parties involved. "I woke up this morning to discover that Trump will be the next president of the United States", he posted on Facebook. He said the one consolation was that "his statements are so unfeasible, unreasonable, illogical, so in violation of worldwide laws and the global consensus, that they can not be implemented".

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Donald Trump On '60 Minutes': President-Elect Says He'll Keep Elements Of Obamacare

More likely, they will bring repeal up through reconciliation , through which they can repeal most of the ACA with just 50 votes. "It's not something I've given a lot of thought, because I want to solve healthcare, jobs, border control, tax reform", Mr Trump said.

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Russian official: Trump campaign talked to Russians

Moscow was just beginning to consider how to go about setting up more formal channels to communicate with the future Trump administration, said Ryabkov . Putin has made it clear he expects a great deal from Mr. Trump. Much to the chagrin of his detractors, Trump complimented Putin as a "strong leader" throughout the campaign, contrasting him with a "weak" President Obama.

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Banks to open more counters,work extra hours to exchange notes

However, the sudden move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes is not new. Police said that the notes were damaged, cut and then burned and added that they have taken over the remains of the currency and have informed Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officials about the same.

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PM Modi, Abe ride on Japan's famed Shinkansen bullet train

The move has drawn staunch criticism from some sections of the global community as well as anti-nuclear advocates, as this marks the first time Japan has inked this kind of deal with a country that is not a signatory of the worldwide Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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India won't be Japan's pawn: Chinese media

The official, Nafess Zakaria, responding to a Kyodo News query on Friday's deal inked during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tokyo , urged Japan and other countries "to objectively assess the consequences of discriminatory approaches to our region".

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Day: Election 2016 and the Future Supreme Court

And with that, there is even more weight to the decision voters are making in today's general election. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared after Scalia's death that Republicans would not act on any Obama nominee .


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