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Celebrities Plead to Electoral College to Not Honor Donald Trump's Win

Hollywood stars including Martin Sheen ("President Bartlet" on the TV series "West Wing") recently released a video to goad electors to dump Trump. The electors have this duty because they are "most capable of analyzing" the choice "under circumstances favorable to deliberation".



Lebanon's New PM Vows to Shield Country From War in Syria

Another Aoun ally, Gebran Bassil, will remain foreign minister, while Ali Hassan Khalil, member of the Shiite Amal party to which speaker of the parliament Nabih Berri belongs, will continue on as finance minister. Hariri, 46, is anti-Syria and a fierce opponent of Hezbollah, members of which have been accused by an worldwide court of involvement in his father's 2005 assassination.



Apple and Ireland go on offensive against EU's $14B tax bill

In a statement this morning the Irish Government said that the European Commission had misinterpreted Ireland's tax laws. In September the Irish government agreed to join with Apple in appealing against the Commission's order that the U.S.


Obama publicly accuses Putin of hacking U.S. election, vows retaliation

Obama publicly accuses Putin of hacking U.S. election, vows retaliation

Responding towhether Putin was personally responsible for the hacks into emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's presidential campaign, Obama did not the directly blame Putin, but noted that "not much happens in Russian Federation without Vladimir Putin".


East Aleppo evacuation under way -UN official

East Aleppo evacuation under way -UN official

Videos broadcast on social media showed men with guns cheering and shouting "God is great" as the buses burned. State television said 100 buses would take people out. Activist al-Idlibi said that local military and civilian authorities had stepped in to control the situation. The Observatory says six buses were burned while Hezbollah's media outlet put the number at five.


Trump gave $10000 for West Bank settlement, tax form shows

Trump gave $10000 for West Bank settlement, tax form shows

He clarified that Trump's contribution was designated for the building of a yeshiva in Beit El, and not for the expansion of the community itself. Friedman is a staunch supporter of the Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.