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US expels Russian diplomats over alleged election hacking, Russia vows to retaliate

US expels Russian diplomats over alleged election hacking, Russia vows to retaliate Fri, 30 Dec, 2016

Russia on Friday eyed retaliatory measures against the US after President Barack Obama kicked out dozens of suspected intelligence agents and imposed sanctions in a furious dispute over alleged election interference.
China seizes U.S. submarine drone in South China Sea

China seizes U.S. submarine drone in South China Sea Fri, 16 Dec, 2016

China "unlawfully" seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.
U.S. offers $25 million reward for information on Islamic State leader

U.S. offers $25 million reward for information on Islamic State leader Fri, 16 Dec, 2016

The United States on Friday more than doubled its previous reward for information on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, offering $25 million for information that would help locate, arrest or convict the head of the jihadist group.

First American to orbit Earth, John Glenn dies at 95

First American to orbit Earth, John Glenn dies at 95 Thu, 08 Dec, 2016

John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95, the Ohio State University college bearing his name said Thursday.
Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China Sat, 03 Dec, 2016

In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China on Saturday and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia.
Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns

Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns Sat, 26 Nov, 2016

Wisconsin's election board agreed on Friday to conduct a statewide recount of votes cast in the presidential race, as requested by a Green Party candidate seeking similar reviews in two other states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins.
Trump picks Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos as first women for cabinet

Trump picks Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos as first women for cabinet Wed, 23 Nov, 2016

 President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and prominent charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education, the first women selected for top-level administration posts in his new administration.
World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade

World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade Sun, 20 Nov, 2016

Several U.S. allies took aim at Donald Trump's views on global trade, while China's president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders on Saturday
Trump University lawsuits settled for $25 million

Trump University lawsuits settled for $25 million Fri, 18 Nov, 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement in class action lawsuits accusing the now-defunct Trump University of fraud -- a deal that will spare him the embarrassment of further legal wrangling as he prepares to enter the White House.

Obama praises Greece's 'extraordinary compassion' for refugees

Obama praises Greece's 'extraordinary compassion' for refugees Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised Greece for showing "extraordinary compassion" to hundreds of thousands of migrants, many of them fleeing war, in what has become an enormous challenge for the entire European Union.
Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff

Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday chose Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the favorite of the party's establishment and a low-key Washington insider, to serve in the influential position of White House chief of staff.
Trump vows to deport up to three million immigrants 'immediately'

Trump vows to deport up to three million immigrants 'immediately' Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

Donald Trump plans to immediately deport or jail as many as three million undocumented immigrants, the Republican said Sunday as he set out his priorities as America's head of state in the first television interview since his election.
Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation Sat, 12 Nov, 2016

 Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald Trump's election as president.
Trump meets Obama in White House to prepare for transition

Trump meets Obama in White House to prepare for transition Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump held a 90-minute transition meeting in the Oval Office Thursday, with the outgoing president vowing his support after an "excellent conversation."

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