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California threatens to break away from Trump’s United States

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | After Brexit, could there be a Calexit? For some liberal Californians incensed by Donald Trump’s election to the presidency over Democrat Hillary Clinton, secession from the United States is the only way forward. Although observers say the Golden State has little to no …

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Trump says health care, border, jobs are top priorities

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President-elect Donald Trump visited Congress on Thursday and proclaimed that health care, border security and jobs will be his top three priorities when he moves to the White House next January. Continuing a Washington victory tour of sorts after his presidential election shocked …

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Progress, but uphill slog for women in tech

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |   They are under-represented in the industry and sometimes made to feel unwelcome in geek-infested workspaces, but women are making their voices heard at Europe’s largest technology marketplace. Organisers of this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon said nearly half its 53,000 attendees were women, helped …

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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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China official’s election as Interpol chief sparks concern

Nusa Dua, Indonesia | AFP | A Chinese security official was elected president of Interpol Thursday for the first time, sparking criticism from activists who say Beijing uses the agency to track down dissidents abroad. Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei was chosen as the new head of the …

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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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Trump joins club of billionaire moguls elected to power

Paris, France | AFP |  Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and US president-elect whose worth Forbes estimates at $3.7 billion, joins an ultra-elite group of billionaire business tycoons who have come to power through the ballot box. Other political leaders who first made fortunes in businesses …

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Clinton will not speak tonight: campaign chair

New York, United States | AFP | Clinton will not speak tonight, her campaign chair said as Donald Trump was poised for a shock White House win. America’s historic presidential election showdown is however still too close to call, with several states still up in the air, the Democrat’s campaign chair …

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Surprise and euphoria at Trump headquarters in NY

New York, United States | AFP | Euphoric Donald Trump supporters transformed into a sea of “Make America Great Again” hats, shouting “USA” and partying late into the night as the billionaire appeared within reach of victory Wednesday. “We are so excited,” said Aliza Romanoff, a well-dressed, articulate and educated …

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