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Trump wins United States election but loses popular votes

Obama and Trump struck a conciliatory pose in brief remarks after the meeting, their first face-to-face conversation after years of doing long-distance political battle. Trump visited the White House Thursday for his first ever meeting with President Obama. Mr Pence meant to join both meetings. The two families skipped a photo op of Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arriving at the White House.

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Clinton urges backers to accept election outcome

On Tuesday night, Trump said that he had received a call from his opponent, Hillary Clinton. We would be talking about a Clinton win and the first female to be elected president but the third party voters showed up in droves, whether to legitimately vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, to voice their displeasure with Trump and Clinton or perhaps to just not vote for either of the two out of spite, it still contributed to a Trump win.

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Clinton tells supporters they owe Trump 'chance to lead'

The heated rhetoric witnessed between Obama and Trump during the presidential campaign did not spill over into the meeting, the spokesman said . President Obama was the first president to use social media in his job - it didn't really exist before he came into power eight years ago.

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Blast at Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills 10, wounds dozens

Muslim shrines have often been targeted by militant groups, many of whom adhere to a strict interpretation of Islam that regards veneration of saints at shrines such as Shah Noorani as heresy. It was reported that the blast took place when there was a unique " dhamal " (Sufi dance) taking place at the shrine. A doctor at an area hospital told a local television station that the number of wounded being brought in had overwhelmed the hospital's capacity.

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Electoral College Can Stop Unfit Trump - With Another Republican

While their husbands were getting acquainted, First Lady Michelle Obama met soon-to-be successor Melania Trump while Vice President Joe Biden held West Wing talks with Trump's running mate Mike Pence . The shifts between Trump and Clinton voters cancelled one another out, with the overall number of people saying the country is on the "right track" moving from 30 percent to 28 percent.

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Pope Francis pushes for inclusion in race, class, religion

We must tear down the walls that divide, try to increase well-being and make it more widespread. The fundamental problem, the Pope said, is inequality, which he called " the greatest evil that exists in the world ". In an introductory remark preceding the interview in La Repubblica , Scalfari observed: " I have often written that Francis is a revolutionary, but this was beyond revolution ".

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US to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

Ian Rintoul, of the Refugee Action Coalition, welcomed the prospect of a USA resettlement deal, but doubted that one had been struck. Senator McKim said Mr Trump could overturn the plan when he took office, leading to more chaos in Australia's immigration regime.

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'Lock her up': Could Obama stop a Trump threat to prosecute Clinton?

Clinton is a former secretary of state, US senator and wife of two-term president Bill Clinton. "There was a failure of imagination on the part of the Democrats to see the anger at Washington and economic discontent among white working-class voters in the suburbs and exurbs of the Great Lakes states".

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U.S. Might Accept 1800 Of Australia's Refugees

The deal follows extensive negotiations over the fate of those processed in the two detention centres, re-opened by the former Gillard government. Mr Turnbull has kept tight-lipped on speculation of a deal with the U.S., but on Friday Cabinet Minister Christopher Pyne spoke of how such a deal could yet be completed before Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Detainees From Nauru, Manus Island To Be Resettled In US: Turnbull

Turnbull would not say exactly how many refugees would be resettled in the United States, but said women, children and families would be prioritized. The Manus Island Regional Processing Facility is seen in 2012. "The approach taken by Australia in transferring refugees and asylum-seekers to open-ended detention in Papua New Guinea and Nauru has caused vast harm to vulnerable people who have sought asylum since 2013", the UNHCR said in a statement.

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PM strikes 'one-off' resettlement deal

The agreement is a one-off that will be available only to refugees now in processing centers, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in Canberra on Sunday. Operation Sovereign Borders statistics released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection show there were 872 people in the Manus Island processing centre and 390 people in the Nauru centre as of October 31.

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Mexico doesn't expect Trump deportation plan to begin soon

During his campaign, Trump vowed to rewrite or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement on grounds that it favoured Mexico at the expense of USA workers. "Because of the uncertainty of what Trump could do, consumers will postpone purchases, companies will postpone investments", Casillas said but added that he thought Trump's actual policies will fall short of his rhetoric, not least because unwinding trade with Mexico is easier said than done.

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Obama administration leaves TPP deal in President-elect's hands

The White House had lobbied hard for months in the hope of moving forward on the pact if the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, had won. The document said withdrawing from the massive free trade agreement with Japan and ten other Pacific Rim nations would be done within the first 100 days of a Trump administration.

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Bennett to Trump: End idea of Palestinian state

According to Paul Larudee, a former USA government adviser, this invitation indicates that Washington will continue to receive orders from the Tel Aviv regime. While polls show most Israelis favour Clinton, Trump has a hard-core following among some national-religious Israelis, many of whom are originally from the United States.

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Russian officials were in contact with Trump campaign, diplomat says

America's European allies have also expressed concern about Trump and his campaign's apparent ties to Russian Federation, which they fear could imperial the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance now that he's been elected. Obama administration officials have blamed Russian hackers, possibly with high-level intelligence links, for infiltrating the email account of Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta.

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McDonald's Italy Introduces Nutella 'Burger'

The answer? A Nutella burger . After Donald Trump's shocking win of the U.S. election, McDonald's held a crisis meeting to discuss the best possible thing they could do to bring joy to the world during a devastating week. The post reads, "A soft sweetness has arrived that you will not be able to resist". "Try Sweety with Nutella now: soft bread with a creamy, indulgent centre".

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Melania likes Michelle Obama, says Trump

It's an appropriate backdrop, considering her green thumb and love for the White House garden . "They don't have to like each other personally and given what has gone on, I would be surprised if Michelle Obama was chatty with Melania", Brower said .

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South Korean President Park: 'All of this ... is my fault'

This photo, taken on October 25, 2016, shows President Park Geun-hye addressing the nation over an influence-peddling scandal involving her longtime confidante at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul . The South Korean leader said on Friday that she has given orders to her administration and secretariat to actively cooperate with the investigation.

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US Obama admin suspends TPP vote efforts

Just days after Donald Trump surprise victory, US officials said Republican congressional leaders had made clear that they wouldn't consider the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership in the remainder of Mr. Administration officials also said Obama would next week try to explain the situation to leaders of the 11 other countries in the pact when he attends a regional summit in Peru.

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Democratic lawmaker seeks GOP Christie impeachment hearings

Christie did address the Bridgegate scandal on Thursday, specifically with regard to last week's verdict that saw three people, all of whom are former political allies of Christie, convicted of wrongdoing. Just last week, Pence said Christie would still lead Trump's transition team despite the swirling Bridgegate controversy . Of course, Christie only fired one of the three, former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly .

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Trump Victory Casts Doubt Over Fate Of Iran Nuclear Deal

The Islamic Republic's "policies of engagement with the world and the breaking of nuclear sanctions have put Iran's relations with other countries on an irreversible path of growth", Rouhani said . While the latest quarterly report from the United Nations atomic watchdog, released on Wednesday, confirmed that Iran was sticking to its commitments, the report added that Iran's stock of heavy water had risen to 130.1 tonnes, 100 kilos above the maximum of 130 tonnes, the second time it has ...

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Dickey heads to the Braves....Indians Anderson has elbow surgery

Colon went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA with the New York Mets this past season, and he had the most wins (44) of any Mets pitcher since the beginning of the 2014 season. The Bartolo Colon era is over in NY. The Braves have not confirmed the agreement with Colon, who produced a 3.45 ERA over 33 starts for the Mets this past season.

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Britain's UKIP leader Farage meets Donald Trump in New York

Perhaps now Trump is about to take the United States mantle, Farage may feel he will have more in common ideologically with America's forthcoming strategies on immigration; which we are promised will include the insistent idea of building a wall to separate the country from Mexico.

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Russian Federation declares 'humanitarian pause' in Aleppo

But on Monday, the Syrian army responded with a counter-offensive, managing to strip the rebels of some of the areas they had taken in western Aleppo. "It looks that the Russians are preparing their people, and the world, for a major assault on us", one said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said that by around 8:30 pm local time, there was no sign yet of resumed aerial bombardment of central parts of the city.

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U.S. refugee deal similar to Malaysia: Labor

The Hondurans and El Salvadoreans in the Costa Rica camp would be assessed under the little-used "In-country Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 201)" because they have been removed from their own country by the U.S. That deal has all but failed after only six refugees took up the offer, with local media reporting four have chose to return to their home countries.

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Hope Donald Trump will respect nuclear deal: Iranian President Rouhani

Trump has called the deal "disastrous" and said his "No. 1 priority" would be to dismantle it. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the country has 130.1 metric tonnes of heavy water, when it should not have more than 130 according to the deal signed in 2015.

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Dry, windy conditions feed wildfires across Southeast

Smoke has settled over Clayton, Georgia and surrounding Rabun County, where fires including a 2,000-acre blaze has forced people from their homes. Wildfires burning across the South have created a smoky haze over metro Atlanta and prompted a public health advisory in Kentucky - and the forests are expected to continue burning for days as flaming leaves fall to the ground and spread the fire, authorities said Wednesday.

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Man from UNCLE actor, Robert Vaughn, dies at 83

USA actor Robert Vaughn , the last survivor of the Magnificent Seven , known for his career in television rather than in Hollywood films, died Friday of acute leukemia at the age of 83 years, announced his agent. He wrote: "Sorry to hear the news about Robert Vaughn ". The next year he was one of the stars of John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven , along with Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson.

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Nigeria Beat Algeria 3-1 In World Cup Qualifier

With the win, the Super Eagles remain in the driver's seat in their World Cup qualifying group; having secured the maximum six points from two games. "I watched the game and I am very impressed with the outcome". A double from Victor Moses with efforts from John Obi Mikel were all the Super Eagles needed to tear apart the visitors at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

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Syrian forces recapture 2 key areas fallen recently to rebels

Syrian government forces have recaptured all of the areas taken by rebel fighters in a recent assault meant to break the regime siege on eastern Aleppo , a monitor said on Saturday. Prior to that, the Syrian Observatory and emergency workers said heavy air strikes had killed at least 450 people, and hit hospitals and other civilian facilities.

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USA close to accepting 100s of Australia's refugees

However, The Wall Street Journal noted on Friday that at least one Australian newspaper had predicted that a deal could be announced as soon as this weekend, while a source within Australia's immigration office told the American daily that both the United States and Canada were involved in talks with Canberra.

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CLINTON CAMPAIGN: We lost because of James Comey

Or does he stay on as a safeguard against executive power? Comey announced on October 28 that he told Congress a new trove of emails related to the investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server had emerged . "After the third debate we felt so good about where we were", Clinton said, according to Quartz s source, who chose to remain anonymous. Yet in July, Comey declared he would not recommend Clinton be prosecuted.

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Republicans Expand Domination of State Legislatures

There are a lot of disenfranchised people in this country, most of whom don't live in our population or business centers. Some never fell in line. Plus Ryan - who angered Trump supporters in his conference when he said last month he couldn't defend his party's nominee - seems to have calmed down Trump backers by his late embrace of the billionaire in the final days of the campaign.

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Iraqi troops inch ahead in Mosul as United Nations says chemical weapons used

Exchanging small arms and mortar fire with "IS" positions, the special forces have entered the Qadisiya neighbourhood, advancing slowly to avoid killing civilians and trying to avoid being surprised by suicide auto bombers, said Brigadier General Haider Fadhil.

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Donald Trump shouldn't be president, according to his own tweets

This is where I'm supposed to say: The people have spoken and the people are always right. The Oval Office meeting also appears to have nudged Trump towards a compromise on his oft-repeated threat to repeal Obama's signature health care law .


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