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Israeli minister: Trump's victory ends prospects of Palestinian state

Several politicians, including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, said they expected Trump to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , which the Palestinians also claim as their capital. But the current president may not be done with Israel yet. Days after winning the United States presidential election, the Republican victor said that "as a deal maker, I'd like to do... Read More

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Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

Trump regularly - as recently as earlier Tuesday - insults the "failing New York Times " in tweets , but distanced himself from threats to toughen libel laws and engaged cheerfully with the paper. "In the presence of television executives and anchors, Trump whined about everything from NBC News reporter Katy Tur's coverage of him to a photograph the news network has used that shows him with a double chin". Read More

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U.S. considers taking Australian refugees

Turnbull and Trump spoke by phone on Thursday. US SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY, who encouraged all nations to cooperate in resettling the world's refugees. On Sunday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that a deal had been reached with the U.S. "We need to send the clearest and most unequivocal message to people smugglers and their would-be passengers that if they seek to come to Australia unlawfully, they will not succeed", he said. Read More

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Obama to meet Australia, Canada leaders before return to US

The American and Russian leaders aren't expected to have any formal meetings while both are in Peru. Global hand-wringing over America's next president has taken much of the wind out of President Obama's final overseas trip. He said the agreement, the largest regional trade deal in history between the United States and other Pacific Rim countries, a "death blow for American manufacturing". Read More

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Obama May Rush Refugee Resettlement In Final Months As President

The Prime Minister could not say how numerous 1600 detainees on Manus Island and Nauru would be destined for the USA, but predicted a "substantial" number would be eligible. The United States is also known for its rigorous security clearance process, which is stricter than many countries, including Australia , raising the possibility some refugees could be resettled in other countries, potentially including Canada, Malaysia, the Philippines and New Zealand. Read More

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Cities Across US Push Back Against President-Elect Donald Trump's Proposed Immigration Policies

They issued a call for " sanctuary campuses " for students who could potentially be deported for un-naturalized status. With roughly 850,000 people who are "not now citizens" living in a city of about 3.8 million, there is a "very real possibility that one out of every five Angelenos are likely to be affected by changes to immigration policies, funding and enforcement at the federal level", he wrote . Read More

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Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires

Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires

For the first time in more than 50 years, metro Atlanta went 30 consecutive days without rain this week. More than 5,000 firefighters and support staff from around the nation are trying to suppress these fires, he said. A home on Wilkes Road in Swain County, North Carolina. Gratitude has been running both ways. He said this is mostly due to recent dry and warm weather. Read More

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Large Anti-Park Protest Planned in Seoul, 4th Amid Scandal

They will just go out with a gust of wind", one Saenuri lawmaker said. She had lost the trust of the people and is no longer capable of continuing as the head of state, he said. The president has immunity from prosecution except in cases of treason, but she can be investigated. Before the corruption scandal erupted, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a former South Korean foreign minister, had been the odds-on favourite to be the next president. Read More

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Philippine economy posts 7.1 percent growth in third quarter

Philippine economy posts 7.1 percent growth in third quarter

The third quarter's growth is above the median market expectation of 6.8 percent. They had forecast growth for 2016 of between 6.4 percent and 7 percent. "The depreciation has induced expansion in existing domestic industry". Undeterred by risks such as Donald Trump's protectionist ambitions and President Rodrigo Duterte's rants against the USA, the Philippine economy is set to expand more than 6% until 2018 to rank among the fastest-growing in the world, accordng to economists ... Read More

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India looking forward to intensify partnership with Israel: Pranab Mukherjee

India looking forward to intensify partnership with Israel: Pranab Mukherjee

As many as 19 Memorandums Of Understanding (MOUs) were signed on Thursday in fields of technology, agriculture and archaeology between Israel and Indian universities in the presence of the Israeli President. "We recognise that terrorism is a global challenge, knows no boundaries and has extensive links with other forms of organised crime". On November15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral discussions with President Rivlin and also hosted a lunch for him. Read More

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Trump says he'll work for "just, lasting" Mid-East peace

Trump will instead focus on brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, foreign policy adviser Walid Phares said . The report suggests that like President Obama, Trump has a "reluctance to assume the role of the 'world policeman". embassy there if he is elected president. But Trump has previously encouraged Israel to continue to build settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, an enterprise that Washington has regularly criticized as an impediment to peace. Read More

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Obama Wants No Comparison to Donald Trump

Molotov cocktails were thrown by the protesters and police responded with stun grenades and tear gas , dispersing the crowds who eventually retreated into the side streets. But, he said, "democracy is bigger than any one person". And to listeners at home fearful about Trump, he offered a path out of the wilderness, albeit a long and winding one. Read More

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