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China's response thus far has been restrained. "Provoking friction and messing up China-US relations won't help "make America great again" an op-ed piece from the overseas edition of the China Daily said . The Journal cited an unnamed Trump transition official with the news of Dole's involvement in the controversial call last Friday - one the Journal reported may signal the start of a more adversarial relationship between the United States and China.
  • Texas elector says he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump

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    It's a guy from Texas. "Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states' votes", he wrote . In the November 8 election, Trump easily defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Texas, capturing the state's 38 electoral votes. This is in line with a strategy that has been pushed by some Democratic electors in recent days. Texas does not require electors to vote in accordance with the statewide popular vote, like many other states do.
  • IS attack breaches militiamen's defenses in northern Iraq

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    On November 3, IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi broke a almost year-long silence as Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul, urging his Islamist militants to hold their ground in the city against an offensive launched on October 17. But since the fight has moved into the city itself, progress has slowed, as streets crowded with civilians and fierce ISIS resistance have made Mosul a treacherous battleground.
  • Erdogan discusses Syrian issue with Putin over telephone

    Erdogan discusses Syrian issue with Putin over telephone

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    The Turkish military had earlier stated that the regime is assesed to have carried out the November 24 strike near Syrian town of al-Bab. In reference to eastern Aleppo, Lavrov said his country would continue its support to the Syrian government until "Aleppo is cleared of terrorists".
  • United States firms that move overseas will face 35% punitive tax, Trump warns

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    In a six-tweet diatribe sent just before 7 a.m., President-elect Donald Trump proposed a 35 percent tariff on goods imported to the United States by American companies that took their factories and jobs overseas. Trump, not having any worthwhile political influence yet, didn't participate as much in the negotiations as Pence did, who used his power as current in governor to try to keep the company in the state.
  • Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions

    Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions

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    Mr Putin has previously voiced hopes that the Trump administration will help improve US-Russia relations. "President-elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russian Federation and the people of Russian Federation".
  • Electors in Colorado are raising money to block a Trump presidency

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    Now, several online petitions have popped up encouraging Electors to change their vote from Trump to Clinton, and just last week the Detroit News reported that some Michigan Republican Electors have even received death threats. With Donald Trump's victory, the noise from the left has not ceased. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win. Some people have suddenly discovered a problem with the Electoral College, a system that has worked well for over 230 years.
  • Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV is 'winnable'

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    US President Barack Obama spoke out on World AIDS Day and called on everyone to rededicate themselves in the fight against AIDS. The New Hanover County health department does testing all year. It was important CARPHA said, that everyone should know their HIV status and ensure it is managed properly to prevent the spread of new infections.
  • Brazil mourns victims from Chapecoense team flight

    Brazil mourns victims from Chapecoense team flight

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    The site of the crash was hard to reach because of poor weather conditions. The other known survivors were two crew members and a journalist. The Brazilian president Michel Temer has also expressed his sympathies, writing on Twitter that he would offer every possible assistance to the victims and their families.
  • Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

    Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

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    Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. On economic cooperation now under way based on the eight-point plan that Abe proposed to Putin in May, Kishida said the work is progressing ahead of Putin's visit to Japan. After his meeting with Putin, Kishida told reporters, "I firmly conveyed our country's position on the territorial issue and peace treaty talks to Putin, keeping in mind the president's coming Japan visit".
  • Rare 'Thunderstorm Asthma' Kills 6 in Australia

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    The family of Carnevali has said she died in her family's arms while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The unprecedented natural disaster overwhelmed the state's emergency services and lead to more than 500 people being hospitalised, and more than 8500 treated for complications.
  • Kellyanne Conway Concedes: Donald Trump Will Not Lock Hillary Up

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    Trump has been promising to unite the country around his presidency, saying repeatedly he will be president of "all Americans". A declaration from Mr. "The law's totally on my side, the president can't have a conflict of interest ", he told the paper. I feel that I want to focus on jobs, I want to focus on health care, I want to focus on the border and immigration and doing a really great immigration bill.
  • Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana

    Commercial flights start between Orlando and Havana

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    Delta will offer nearly 3,000 seats weekly between the U.S. and Cuba. American Airlines has cut almost 25 percent of its scheduled flights to Cuba for early 2017. JetBlue fares to Havana also include Cuban government-required health insurance. However, the company executives opine that the current move was made with the aim to remain competitive in the market and that the airline can not speculate on what the next administration will do.
  • Mosul residents without water after pipeline is hit

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    In recent months, Iraq, backed by a US-led air alliance, has stepped up efforts to dislodge Islamic State from territory that the extremist militia seized in a lightning attack in 2014. Residents in east Mosul have resorted to pumping water from wells. As of November 28 2016, Iraqi forces say they have liberated 22 districts in eastern Mosul and killed almost 1,000 ISIS militants as they continue pushing westwards towards the Tigris river.
  • Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests

    Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests

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    Volodymyr Kryzhanovsky, a Ukrainian military official, said the exercises, taking place in the Kherson region, which borders Crimea, were in accordance with global law. However, Ukraine has moved the high-risk zones of its missile launches westward, away from Russia's territorial waters, a spokesman for the Russian civil aviation authority Rosaviatsiya told reporters.
  • Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

    Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

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    Trump won 290 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 232, with the votes from MI still untallied, although Clinton beat the NY mogul by at least two million votes in the popular vote . But it's unclear if the courts would have authority to do so. That's just 10,704 more votes than Clinton out of more than 4.5 million cast in the state and is the closest in MI history.
  • Thai cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king

    Thai cabinet paves way for prince's endorsement as king

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    His father, Bhumibol Adulyadej , died on 13 October at the age of 88 after long year of ill health. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon yesterday revealed that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has agreed to become the new King, pending an official invitation, as admiration and joy from people greeted the news of the start of the process toward a new reign.
  • Britain's anti-EU party UKIP elects new leader

    Britain's anti-EU party UKIP elects new leader

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    The selection of Paul Nuttall , a European Parliament member, seeks to end internal turmoil within the U.K. Independence Party, or UKIP, as it tries to chart a path without the charismatic but combative Farage, who led the party's anti-E.U.
  • Seasonal police drink/drug drive campaign starts today

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    It said: "Approximately 300 officers across the force are now fully qualified to test motorists for drugs at the roadside". Modelled on drink-driving tests, the legislation, which was introduced on March 2, 2015, makes it an offence for motorists to drive with certain drugs above a specified level in their blood.