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Egyptian-American Dina Habib Powell joins Trump's administration in senior role

Goldman Sachs Foundation and global head of corporate engagement, Dina Powell attends the CEO Roundtable on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016 in New York.
 
17 Jan 2017
Egyptian-born Dina Habib Powell is joining the Trump administration in a senior role focused on entrepreneurship, economic growth and the empowerment of women. Currently a Goldman Sachs executive, Powell was born in Cairo, emigrating with...
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Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark

17 Jan 2017
Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking after a meeting with alliance...
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China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan: state media warns

16 Jan 2017
China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if the US president-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. In an interview with...
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Trump says NATO is obsolete but still 'very important to me'

16 Jan 2017
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said NATO was obsolete because it had not defended against terror attacks, but that the military alliance was still very important to him, The Times of London reported. “I took such heat, when I said...
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Britain's May to call for national unity in major Brexit speech

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives her speech on the final day of the annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 5, 2016.
15 Jan 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May will use a major speech on Brexit next week to call on Britons to reject the acrimony of last year's referendum and unite around the vision of a Britain more open to the world, her office said on Sunday....
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Japan PM says important to solve South China Sea conflict peacefully

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks to reporters during a joint news conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Palace, West Java, Indonesia January 15, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta - RTSVLBC
 
15 Jan 2017
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during his visit to Indonesia on Sunday that it is important to solve the South China Sea conflict peacefully.   "About the South China Sea conflict, we assert the importance of the principle...
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Russia says facing increased cyber attacks from abroad

15 Jan 2017
Russia is facing increased cyber attacks from abroad, a senior security official was quoted on Sunday as saying, responding to Western accusations that Moscow is aggressively targeting information networks in the United States and Europe...
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Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
15 Jan 2017
The pesident-elect Donald Trump began a long holiday weekend that honors slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by attacking another rights activist and politician who had said he does not see Trump as a "legitimate...
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Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

Barack Obama
13 Jan 2017
The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy. The...
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Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat

13 Jan 2017
Amazon.com removed doormats resembling the Indian tri-colour flag from its Canadian website on Wednesday, after an Indian government threat to rescind visas of the U.S. company's employees if they did not stop selling the product....
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