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Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

The U.S. does have a "robust unofficial relationship" with Taiwan and commits to defending it in the event of a Chinese attack, according to the Department of State's website. The U.S. policy acknowledges the Chinese view over sovereignty, but considers Taiwan's status as unsettled. "They reached out to offer congratulations as leaders around the world have", he said.



Artillery barrage kills many displaced in Aleppo

Meanwhile, eight civilians, including two children, were killed in shelling on the government-held western side of the city, according to state media. Rescue efforts by the group were hampered by the lack of functioning machinery, said Mr Rifai. Please see our terms of service for more information.



Far-right Norbert Hofer defeated in Austrian presidential election, projections show

The 72-year-old Van der Bellen is running as an independent candidate but is supported by the Green Party, where he previously held top-level positions. The president plays an important role in the formation of coalitions after an election, and Van der Bellen has said he would try to prevent an FPO-led government.


Stein: We will see this recount through

Stein: We will see this recount through

A computer science professor from the University of MI explains how a MI recount filed by Jill Stein's campaign could reveal tampering with voting machines. Stein's campaign has also filed for recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. He carried Branch County by an over 2-1 margin as he collected 11,786 votes compared to 5,061 votes for Hillary Clinton .



Duterte: During phone call, Trump praised my drug war as 'right way'

Duterte said of his short chat with Mr. Trump in a statement on Saturday. "Based on the transcript, what was actually said by President Donal Trump was if you happen to be in NY or Washington D.C.to let Donald Trump know". and had called for the withdrawal of American troops from his country, putting into question Manila's 70-year-old alliance with Washington. The White House has been critical of Duterte's extrajudicial killings in his campaign against drug abuse.


For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief

For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief

As a result of the dispute the two countries never signed a peace treaty to formally end the war. Putin expressed certainty that the real estate magnate knows what he's doing, despite growing criticism seven weeks ahead of the inauguration that Trump is out of his depth.