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Trump picks Indian-origin politician as ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for ambassador to the United Nations, was relatively unknown on the national stage until a mass shooting in her state vaulted her to prominence. The June 2015 massacre at a historic black church in Charleston laid bare some of the …

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Personal data of over130,000 US sailors breached, US Navy says

WASHINGTON: The Unites States Navy says personal data of 130,000 of its sailors have been stolen. The US Navy made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service had launched an investigation into the breach. “The Navy takes this incident extremely seriously — this is a matter …

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For Washington, Destroying Syria is a Bipartisan Agenda

With a new president coming into office, hopes for a break in the Syrian conflict are abound. However, these hopes are likely misplaced. Recent US designs for the destruction of Syria began unfolding, not during the administration of US President Barack Obama, but in fact during the presidency of George …

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Parliament Condemns US Congress for Extending Iran Sanctions

TEHRAN: The Iranian legislators in a statement on Tuesday deplored the US House of Representatives for extending the Iran sanctions law for another 10 years and banning the Treasury Department from granting license to sell commercial aircraft to the Islamic Republic, and called on the Tehran government to adopt reciprocal …

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New Evidence Shows Vote Hacking in 3 States of US Presidential Election

WASHINGTON: A prominent group of election lawyers and computer scientists said presidential election results in three swing states that Donald Trump won may have been manipulated or hacked, and are pressing Hillary Clinton to seek a recount, according to a report. The group held a conference call last week with …

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Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

LIMA, PERU: (Web Desk) US President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour. His historic presidency and charisma have made Obama a rock star on the international …

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Here Are the New Policy Stances Donald Trump Has Taken Since the Election

President-elect Donald Trump’s policy platform continues to evolve and change dramatically as he prepares to be sworn into office early next year, making a complete and detailed understanding of his governing agenda difficult to discern. Eleven days after being elected, Trump has taken eight new policy stances on seven different issues. Donald …

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Trump signals shift to right in US security policy

SEOUL: (Web Desk) President-elect Donald Trump has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, signaling a sharp rightward shift in US security policy as he begins to form his Cabinet. Trump on Friday also named retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn …

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Why did Trump Win? A Post-Mortem on the Post-Mortems

OTTAWA: (Web Desk) Why did Trump win? The election post-mortems are coming in fast and furiously, and the range in accuracy is, well…..interesting.  Some analyses miss the mark completely (“White America is racist”), others hit a significant portion of it (“Globalization has left the American middle class behind”), and still others …

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Trump’s rhetoric will help ISIS recruitment

OTTAWA: (Web Desk) From Afghanistan to Algeria, jihadists plan to use Donald Trump’s shocking U.S. presidential victory as a propaganda tool to bring new fighters to their battlefields. Taliban commanders and Islamic State supporters say Trump’s campaign trail rhetoric against Muslims — at one point calling for a total shutdown of …

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