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Proseuctors Raid Samsung Headquarters in Crony Scandal

But opposition parties said Park's offer was too "ambiguous", urging her to guarantee the new prime minister would be given a completely free hand in selecting cabinet ministers, handling state affairs and functioning without interference.

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Obama lauds Trump's call for unity

Shortly thereafter CNN reported that Clinton had called Trump and conceded the election. Trump plans to enact his immigration plan and start the projected $5 billion construction plan for his wall immediately after he is sworn in. Trump will inherit an anxious nation, deeply divided by economic and educational opportunities, race and culture. Trump supporters were more likely to share this frustration.

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Hillary Clinton wins Latino vote, but falls below 2012 support for Obama

The 69-year-old former secretary of state and the First Lady, who was aiming to break the highest glass ceiling in the USA by becoming the first woman president in the country's history, will give her concession speech later today, her aide said.

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A Wary World Looks For Clues To Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

In a brief statement, the Kremlin said Mr Putin had expressed his hope that the pair could "work together". "President of Russian Federation also expressed certainty that constructive dialogue between Russian Federation and Washington that is based on the principles of equality, mutual respect, and real consideration of each other's interest, is in the true interest of our people and the world community as a whole".

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Hillary Clinton teaches us how to say goodbye

While many millennials did vote for Clinton , a huge number did not. She said the effort was not about her , but "the country we love". A person winning the presidency without winning the popular vote is rare, but not unheard of in USA elections.

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China intervenes in Hong Kong's oath-taking row

Hong Kong police arrested two protesters on Sunday during a rally organised in anticipation of Beijing's decision on Monday to ban two pro-democracy politicians from the Hong Kong Legislative Council. Mr Xi knows that his credibility and that of the party will suffer if "the people" see an independence movement take hold among Chinese citizens in Hong Kong.

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With death penalty back, Nebraska looks ahead to executions

Proposition 52 would indefinitely enshrine the fee in law, making it harder for the Legislature to use the money for other purposes. Promoted by a wealthy Stockton farmer and businessman, the measure seeks to block Gov. Even as executions nationwide are at a 25-year low and public support for capital punishment is at a 30-year low , voters in three states on Tuesday chose measures that would preserve and strengthen the death penalty.

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Samsung's Seoul offices raided as government scandal grows

These scenarios would destroy Ms. Park's authority as president during her last 15 months in office, forcing her to voluntarily yield large parts, or maybe even all, of her presidential powers to a prime minister named by an opposition-controlled legislature.

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Fugitive Who Taunted Police Via Facebook Live Shot Dead In OK

Michael Vance, 38, who was also suspected of wounding two police officers in a shoot out and posting his getaway on social media, was killed by police after a caller reported a auto matching one allegedly stolen by Vance was seen near Hammon, in western Oklahoma, local media reports said , citing police sources.

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Netanyahu calls Trump 'true friend of Israel'

President-elect Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in the United States, ABC News reports. "The bond between the U.S. "Trump's victory was not a mistake, and he is not our main problem at the moment". Identifying Trump as a "true friend of Israel" highlights how Israeli officials accept many of Trump's racist and xenophobic comments, which may not come as a surprise to many given the Israeli government's own record on human rights abuses and racism ...

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MP gets on his bike to raise money for the Poppy Appeal

Offering advice and support after military service, the charity urges us: 'Don't just wear a poppy for the memory of the fallen, wear it for the future of the living'. "Through the Poppy Campaign , VIA Rail pays tribute to those who, both in the past and today, devoted themselves with courage and determination to protecting our rights and the values that we hold dear, in Canada and overseas".

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Third body found on SC property of accused mass killer

One was to transfer money to a girl Kohlhepp says he's helping raise, to help pay for college. Authorities have found another body buried at the rural SC property wh. The bodies belonged to a couple who had been buried there for almost a year after being shot, police said. The investigation is widespread and no longer limited to SC, he said.

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Turkish leader challenges EU to end membership talks

Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the strategic relations with the United States are far from depending on the president's identity, after Republican Donald Trump won the presidential elections. "In its own interest, Turkey urgently needs to stop moving away from the EU", Hahn said. "I am openly calling on the new president from here about the urgent extradition of Fethullah Gulen , the mastermind, executor and perpetrator of the heinous July 15 coup attempt, who lives on ...

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Republicans hold onto Senate, House majorities in sweeping victory over Democrats

House of Representatives Monday, calling for unity from the Republican party before voters head to the polls Tuesday. Ryan reluctantly endorsed Trump but told his GOP colleagues in the House that he would no longer defend Trump after the 2005 Access Hollywood tape was released showing Trump making crude comments about grabbing women's genitals.

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Speaker Ryan on Trump's win: He earned mandate

Ryan was then asked if Trump assured him that he would support him as speaker. The site also hit Ryan for opposing Trump's Muslim ban because it would impose a "religious test", even though Ryan sends his children to a Catholic school that requires a religious test.

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Paul Ryan won't be speaker in next Congress — HANNITY

At a press conference in his hometown of Janesville , Wis., Ryan congratulated Trump and called his surprise election victory "the most incredible political feat" Ryan had seen in his lifetime. Like all members of the House, other Republicans were also running for re-election from their home districts, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

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Congressional GOP pledges swift action on Trump's agenda

Now Ryan, who has vacillated between embracing Trump and distancing himself from the businessman during a long and hard campaign, said he's ready to put his differences aside and work with Trump during his presidency. The Associated Press declared Trump the president-elect at 2:30 a.m. ET, shortly after the wire service placed Wisconsin in his column. As Ryan noted today, the opposite happened, though he admitted the process was "very messy"-even though Trump clinched an electoral college ...

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Republican Party maintains hold on House and Senate

Ryan on Friday said he intends to seek the post again. Reports last week claimed Ryan no longer wanted to be speaker and planned to step down after the election. "We kicked their tails last night", said GOP Rep. Greg Walden of OR, head of the Republicans' House campaign committee. The speaker defended the times he broke with Trump, saying "if I see conservatism being disfigured I'm going to stand up for conservatism".

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'Weak and Ineffective' Paul Ryan Thanks Donald Trump for Delivering GOP Congress

Trump said toward the close of his campaign that Ryan's days as speaker of the House were numbered. Tuesday as it was looking that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was on the verge of winning the presidency, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity called in to react to the status of the contest.

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'Weak and Ineffective' Paul Ryan Thanks Donald Trump for Delivering GOP Congress

Trump said toward the close of his campaign that Ryan's days as speaker of the House were numbered. Tuesday as it was looking that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was on the verge of winning the presidency, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity called in to react to the status of the contest.

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Republican Todd Young Defeats Evan Bayh In Indiana Senate

Trump was heavily favored to win IN even before he picked Pence as his vice presidential candidate just before the GOP convention IN July. Trump topped Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 12th Republican to carry IN in the last 13 presidential elections.

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Mexico Not Paying for Trump Wall, Mexican Foreign Minister Says

Through the night, financial markets reacted violently as the results beat the polls and closed Clinton's path to victory. Mexico's benchmark IPC stock index fell more than 3.0 percent initially, but pared losses to sit down 2.00 percent to 47,500 by early afternoon.

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The world comes to terms with President-elect Donald Trump

Much has been made in Russian and Western media of the perceived similarities and differences between Putin and Trump, who have never met. "I, as many of you, watched the election results with trepidation", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today.

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Blaine toddler found dead, child missing; man wanted for questioning

He is identified as 24-year-old Nelson Geovanny Soto-Lopez, a Hispanic man who was last seen wearing black T-shirt and jeans. Both are in the care and custody of authorities from the state of Missouri. After first lying to investigators about what had happened, she admitted that Soto-Lopez had hit the boy repeatedly with a belt when he was crying, according to the charges.

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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn says Labour could block Article 50

THE HIGH court has ruled that the government can not trigger Article 50 to leave the European Union without a vote in Parliament. In one of the most important constitutional cases in generations, three senior judges ruled that the Prime Minister does not have power to use the prerogative to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the two-year process of negotiating Brexit without the prior authority of Parliament.

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Led airstrike kills at least 20 civilians near 'Islamic State' capital city

U.S. Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for the U.S. -led forces, said the coalition had conducted strikes in the area but could not confirm whether there were civilian casualties. "They punished us for the smallest of things, but God will punish them", one woman said. "We should not force the people to choose between two evils", he said.

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Cubans Worried That Closer Ties Will Be Reversed

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The Associated Press notes that, while the government has not given a reason for the sudden announcement of military exercises, they appear to be linked to the election of Donald Trump.

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Putin says wants Russia to restore 'fully fledged' relations with US

A softer USA stance could also weaken European sanctions resolve. Russian-U.S. relations have been in a downward spiral since the spectacular failure of the "reset". Within hours of Trump's acceptance speech, Putin congratulated him and flagged Moscow's willingness to fully restore ties with its old Cold War foe, now at loggerheads over how to deal with the Syria conflict.

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5 people shot in downtown Seattle, fire department says

Seattle Police reported one male victim has life threatening injuries. All five victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center. Police have arrived at the scene, the newpaper noted, without specifying whether the shooting is related to the ongoing rally.

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Melania Trump: bringing glamour to Donald's White House ambitions

Obama and Netanyahu sparred over the issue of Israeli settlements, while Trump has said they should expand. "It was truly an honor to introduce my wife, Melania". Melania Trump became a USA permanent resident in 2001 and a citizen in 2006. The 35-year-old Wharton Business School graduate, is happily married to real-estate developer Jared Kushner , and the power couple are parents to three children; Arabella Rose Kushner, Joseph Frederick Kushner, and Theodore James Kushner.

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Anger over Donald Trump explodes in post-US election protests

The students rallied in the courtyard of Berkeley High School, according to Charles Burress, spokesman for the Berkeley Unified School District, who estimated the crowd size. The Los Angeles police said there are about 20 students exercising their first amendment rights and the demonstrations would eventually stop. "We're sitting here, setting our clocks back to 1950 electing this fool".

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This British politician predicted Trump's victory all along

One can be sure that the possibility of an Anglo-American trade deal post-Brexit that Trump so wishes will smooth over any misgivings the British government might have about the American president-elect. Donald Trump's election victory could pose diplomatic difficulties for the "special relationship" between the UK and United States. INSKEEP: Any idea what a President Trump means for the special relationship, as it has so often called, between Britain and the United States? The UK is ...

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Calls for Michelle Obama to run for presidency with #Michelle2020

She has campaigned for veterans and for access to education for girls as part of her Let Girls Learn initiative and has suggested she may continue this work after Mr Obama leaves office. However, we rarely talk about Michelle as the first African-American first lady, and what that representation means in the cultural context of the country.

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Hillary Clinton Concession Speech: 'This is Painful'

Beverly Minardi said she'd been hounded by reporters all day. "Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country", Trump said. The president commended Clinton for her work as first lady, senator and secretary of state. His 1991 biography of Donald Trump was just republished in paperback with the title Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention.

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Hillary Clinton urges supporters to give Trump a chance

Speaking in front of a row of American flags, she told supporters her loss was painful "and it will be for a long time", and that she had offered to work with Trump on behalf of the nation. FBI Director James B. Comey recommended in July that neither Clinton nor her aides be charged with any crimes in connection with her use of a private email server during her term at the State Department, saying "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring such a case.


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