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Turkey arrests head of opposition newspaper

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Friday detained the board chairman of opposition daily Cumhuriyet, according to the paper, which has been the target of an intensifying crackdown since July´s failed coup. Akin Atalay was taken into custody at Istanbul´s airport after arriving from Germany, said Cumhuriyet, which also saw nine of its staff arrested last week amid swelling concern over media freedom …

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Trump begins White House transition as protests simmer

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump said Friday he had a “busy day” planned as the Republican president-elect — confronted with the magnitude of the task ahead — begins building his administration before entering the White House in 70 days. Trump´s challenge in unifying a restless nation after the most divisive campaign in memory was immediately put under pressure by thousands of angry …

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Obama to meet Xi, European allies next week

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will meet key European allies and China´s Xi Jinping during an upcoming three-country overseas trip, the White House said Friday, hoping to reassure partners after Donald Trump´s shock election. Obama is expected to meet the leaders of Britain, France and Germany during a visit to Berlin and will hold a bilateral meeting with China´s leader on …

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I love Pakistan: Donald Trump

NEW YORK CITY – United States (US) President-elect Donald Trump has spoken up about his love for Pakistan after a campaign that infamously called for tightened immigration laws among racial and religious biases. As he arrived to attend a ceremony, Trump said that “We love Pakistan, I love Pakistan.” It should be mentioned here that David Hale, Ambassador of the …

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Five shot in downtown Seattle near scene of anti-Trump protests

SEATTLE: A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, not far from protests against the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. The shooting did not appear to be connected to the anti-Trump demonstrations but instead stemmed from a personal argument, said Robert Merner, …

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China state media warns Trump against isolationism, calls for status quo

BEIJING: Chinese state media has warned the U.S. president-elect against isolationism and interventionism, calling instead for the United States to actively work with China to maintain the international status quo. President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tear up trade deals and pursue a more unilateral foreign policy under his “America First” principle during a tempestuous election campaign. But China and other …

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Is Donald Trump softening after electoral victory?

WASHINGTON: After all the rhetoric and badmouthing during campaign, Donald Trump seems to be adjusting himself with the demand of his office as the President of the United States. His winning speech was conciliatory towards his rival for whom he used harsh words and now the statement calling for a ban on Muslims from entering the US has been removed …

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Obama to host Trump in the Oval Office Thursday

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will welcome his successor Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, for talks aiming at ensuring a smooth transition of power, the White House announced. Trump, who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in a shock upset on Election Day, was to meet with Obama at 11:00 am (1600 GMT), with brief comments to the media …

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TRUMP’S BIG DATA MIND EXPLAINS HOW HE KNEW TRUMP COULD WIN

The Associated Press had yet to call the presidential election for President-elect Donald Trump, and races in tight states like Pennsylvania and New Hampshire were still undecided, but Matt Oczkowski and everyone else on Trump’s data, digital, and technology teams were celebrating in San Antonio, Texas, where they’ve spent the past several months. Reached by phone, Oczkowski, director of product …

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Melania Trump: poise and glamour for Donald´s White House

NEW YORK: Melania Trump brings poise and glamour to the presidency of her husband Donald Trump, and will become America´s first foreign-born first lady in two centuries. Elegant with a dazzling smile, the 46-year-old native Slovenian was at her husband´s side in New York early Wednesday when he declared victory — a discreet source of support, out of the camera …

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