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Abe, Obama lay wreaths at Pearl Harbor memorial

Pearl Harbor, United States | AFP | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama made a poignant joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor Tuesday, laying wreaths for the victims of a stealth attack that triggered America’s entry into World War II. The pair paid homage to the more …

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Obama orders ‘full review’ of 2016 election cyberattacks

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Barack Obama has ordered a review of all cyberattacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle, the White House said Friday, amid allegations of Russian interference. “The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during …

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French fashion designer refuses to dress Melania Trump

New York, United States | AFP |  There’s no doubt which side the fashion world supported during the US presidential campaign. For years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Democrats’ vanquished presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been favorites with fashion designers who dressed them in clothes aimed at evoking their values. …

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Obama warns against ‘crude’ nationalism

Athens, Greece | AFP | US President Barack Obama issued a warning against “crude” nationalism as he kicked off his last foreign tour Tuesday with allied nations on edge after Donald Trump’s shock election win. Speaking in Greece, Obama called the NATO alliance “absolutely vital” to US interests and stressed …

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Obama hails ‘excellent’ W.House talks with Trump

Washington, United States | AFP | Barack Obama and Donald Trump put acerbic rows and profound differences aside in a 90-minute transition meeting at the White House Thursday, hoping to quell fears about the health of the world’s pre-eminent democracy. The outgoing president and his successor met one-on-one and sat …

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OBAMA: Trump will be at White House today

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Barack Obama will host Donald Trump in the Oval Office Thursday, hoping to ease a smooth transition of power and steady nerves after an election that has shocked the world. Forty-eight hours after Trump’s improbable political victory, the 70-year-old president-elect will get a …

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