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Trump Vows To Immediately Quit TPP

Trump Vows To Immediately Quit TPP

The U.S. president-elect Donald Trump revealed his to-do list for the very first day in the White House, as his transition team carries on working over top level appointments for the future administration. The TPP is meant to open up trade among 12 countries that encompass almost 40% of the world's GDP, including Canada. Simon Rabinovitch, Asia economics editor at the Economist, told the BBC that "though Trump has called it a terrible deal, [TPP] was actually very good for the U.S".



Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Regarding Civilian Control Of The Military

In a tweet Sunday, Trump referred to Mattis by his nickname "Mad Dog" and described him as "A true General's General!" "General Mattis is a strong, highly dignified man". Mattis, 66, is known as one of the most influential military leaders of his generation. "He is a forthright strategic thinker. And he has earned his knowledge and experience the old-fashioned way: in the crucible of our nation's defence and the service of heroes", he said.



Now in Bangladesh, Rohingya describe rape, murder in Myanmar

But Kofi Annan, a former United Nations chief appointed by Suu Kyi as head of a commission on Rakhine, hoped Myanmar would allow journalists to visit the state to "help eliminate some of the rumours we are hearing". A commission tasked with finding solutions to stop ongoing violence between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State is to present an interim report to the country's government in February.



French premier steps down to focus on presidential election

He will go up against seven other candidates in the two-round primary on January 22 and 29, including Arnaud Montebourg, another former economy minister from a leftist Socialist faction. Mr Valls said he would stand down from his current role on Tuesday in order to concentrate on his bid to succeed fellow Socialist Francois Hollande.


Michigan's Presidential Recount Is Officially Underway

Michigan's Presidential Recount Is Officially Underway

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum plans to have the ballot bags guarded each night during the recount by a sheriff's deputy. Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, says it's possible not all votes will be recounted in Wayne County because of improper seals on ballot boxes and other issues.



Aleppo battle: Russian Federation and China veto United Nations truce resolution

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that Moscow would hold talks with Washington this week on a timeframe for the withdrawal of all rebels from Aleppo . The Syrian government forces, who are in full control of western Aleppo , have been conducting operations to purge militants from the city's east.