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Trump pushes back amid signs of strain in transition

Trump, whose aggressive use of Twitter against rivals was a key element of his presidential campaign, tweeted a list of several world leaders he had spoken with since his upset victory in the November 8 presidential election. Another name that's surfaced to lead the State Department has been former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Sen. The Harvard graduate, she said, earned Trump's trust though sheer hard work on the election trail where he is believed to have written several of the candidate's ...



Trump Says Electoral College 'Genius' After Calling It 'Disaster'

The college gives tiny (in population) states like Montana, Vermont and Alaska a minimum of three electoral votes, cheapening votes in larger states, as if some Americans are more American than others. Until election reform becomes a major political issue, the protests are likely to continue, McKee said. Smith said he doesn't think the electoral process will change, but if there was a time for it, this would be it.



NATO chief 'certain' Trump will meet US commitments

Trudeau said he is "very proud" that Canada is taking a leadership role "as we support the Baltic states and defend the eastern European border against Russian Federation". " Europe needs to be able to act for its own security", French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters at the special session of the EU's 56 foreign and defence ministers in Brussels .


Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally

Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally

Merkel and Obama have enjoyed a close relationship over the years, and Obama seems to be counting on the German leader's strength to help counter isolationist tone voiced by president-elect Donald Trump during the election campaign. Domestically, Merkel is battling a new nationalist foe in the form of Alternative for Germany, a party that has surged in popularity by railing against refugees.


Cash crunch: No respite from long queues at banks, ATMs

Cash crunch: No respite from long queues at banks, ATMs

More micro ATMs have come into function to dispense cash on debit cards. Sinha said around 280 of the 2,500 ATMs in Delhi were not working due to technical problems. In its November 2 notification, RBI had also pointed out that a review of steps taken by banks for installing ATMs dispensing lower denomination banknotes was conducted and "found that very few banks had taken initiatives in setting up ATMs dispensing lower denomination notes including Rs 100 denomination banknotes".


Kosovo police say terror attack on Israeli team prevented

Kosovo police say terror attack on Israeli team prevented

Following a thorough covert investigation, sufficient evidence was gathered showing that "certain persons were planning to commit terrorist acts in Kosovo and [an attack against] the Israeli football team and fans during the Albania-Israel match".