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What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for the world?

What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for the world?

(Economist)- IT IS hard to think of a president-elect less versed in the workings of the world than Donald Trump; or of one more willing to upturn the global order that America has shaped in the seven decades since the end of the second world war. He has so far described his foreign policy in...

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Syrian teens tell UNICEF envoy Liam Neeson about tough exile

Syrian teens tell UNICEF envoy Liam Neeson about tough exile

Liam Neeson got a little break from being famous. Sitting on the floor of a community center courtyard with two dozen local teens, he listened attentively as young Syrian refugees — who had no idea that he's a Hollywood star — talked about the struggles of exile. A 15-year-old girl said...

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Oil prices rise as markets recover from Trump shock

Oil prices rise as markets recover from Trump shock

Oil prices reversed early losses to push higher on Thursday as markets recovered from their initial shock at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory, although traders said that crude fundamentals remained weak. Trump's election initially stunned markets and led Ian Bremmer,...

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Hearing set for man accused of trying to join ISIS

Hearing set for man accused of trying to join ISIS

A bond hearing is set for an Ohio man accused of trying to travel to Libya to join ISIS. A federal prosecutor in Columbus says Aaron Daniels wired $250 to an ISIS operative in January and told an undercover informant about his interest in traveling overseas to commit extremist acts....

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Turkey warns US against demographic change in Syria's Raqqa

Turkey warns US against demographic change in Syria's Raqqa

Turkey on Monday warned the United States not to allow demographic changes in the Syrian city of Raqqa after Kurdish-Arab forces launched a US-backed operation to capture the Islamic State (IS) bastion. Turkish forces are conspicuously absent from the operation, even though they are present...

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Trump victory shocks global firms reliant on open trade

Trump victory shocks global firms reliant on open trade

Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. election sent shockwaves through industries that rely on open trade, from airlines to cars and IT outsourcing, even though many executives remain unsure what his protectionist rhetoric will mean in practice. Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump has...

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Russia says chased away NATO submarine in Mediterranean

Russia says chased away NATO submarine in Mediterranean

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday NATO submarines had been tracking its battle group in the Mediterranean and that it had chased away a Dutch submarine which had been dangerously maneuvering nearby, the Interfax news agency reported. Moscow has assembled a sizable battle group...

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Egypt's Sisi is first leader from Arab world to congratulate Trump

Egypt's Sisi is first leader from Arab world to congratulate Trump

(Middle East Eye)- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was the first leader from the Arab world to congratulate Donald Trump on Wednesday and said he hoped the US president-elect would "pump new life" into Egyptian-American relations. A statement from the Egyptian presidency emphasised...

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Netanyahu congratulates Trump, a 'true friend' of Israel

Netanyahu congratulates Trump, a 'true friend' of Israel

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on his election as US president on Wednesday and called him "a true friend of the state of Israel." "President-elect Trump is a true friend of the state of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security,...

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Some Americans look to Canada, NZ as Trump surges to victory

Some Americans look to Canada, NZ as Trump surges to victory

Canada's main immigration website appeared to crash and New Zealand reported increased traffic to its website for residency visas from U.S. nationals in the hours before Donald Trump surged to victory in the U.S. presidential election. Canada's main immigration website appeared to suffer...

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After Trump and Brexit, populist tsunami threatens European mainstream

After Trump and Brexit, populist tsunami threatens European mainstream

Back in May, when Donald's Trump's stunning U.S. presidential election victory seemed the remotest of possibilities, a senior European official took to Twitter before a G7 summit in Tokyo to warn of a "horror scenario". Imagine, mused Martin Selmayr, the head of European Commission President...

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Iran's Zarif urges Trump to stick to agreements

Iran's Zarif urges Trump to stick to agreements

Iran's foreign minister called Wednesday on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to stick to international agreements following his threats during the election campaign to tear up a nuclear deal with Tehran. "Every U.S. president has to understand the realities of today's world. The most...

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South Korea ruling party says U.S. anti-missile defense to go ahead

South Korea ruling party says U.S. anti-missile defense to go ahead

The deployment in South Korea of the U.S. military's THAAD system, designed to counter North Korea's missile threat, will go ahead as planned under a Trump administration, the South's ruling party chief said on Wednesday, citing the defense minister. Saenuri Party policy chief Kim Gwang-lim...

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Russia's Putin congratulates Trump on election win

Russia's Putin congratulates Trump on election win

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated businessman Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. presidential election in a telegram on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. "Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address...

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Saudi Arabia halts $23bn oil aid deal to Egypt 'indefinitely'

Saudi Arabia halts $23bn oil aid deal to Egypt 'indefinitely'

|(Middle East Eye)- Saudi Arabia has informed Egypt that shipments of oil products expected under a $23bn aid deal have been halted indefinitely, suggesting a deepening rift between the two countries. On Monday Egypt's oil minister, Tarek El Molla, confirmed Saudi Arabia had stopped...

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Donald Trump becomes 45th US president

Donald Trump becomes 45th US president

(Al Arabiya)- Republican Donald Trump is projected to become the next United States president after a bitter-fought election cycle against his rival Hillary Clinton. Trump finally won surpassing the necessary 270 votes after clinching Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes to win the presidency....

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Republicans projected to keep control of Congress

Republicans projected to keep control of Congress

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress are projected to remain under Republican control when they convene on Jan. 3, with voters on Tuesday dashing Democrats' hopes of taking over the Senate while keeping the House of Representatives in Republican hands. A few Senate races were still undecided,...

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The French president seems to be suggesting Americans vote against Donald Trump

The French president seems to be suggesting Americans vote against Donald Trump

At first, the French viewed the U.S. presidential election with delight: It was a quintessentially American sitcom, reality television let loose into the realm of reality. But then delight became shock, and shock became horror. In recent months, François , France’s president, has been...

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