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USA presidential elections 2016

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Trump supporters attempt to block 'Rust Belt' recount bid

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters have launched a sudden robust attempt to derail efforts to secure vote recounts in three “Rust Belt” states.

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters have launched a sudden robust attempt to derail efforts to secure vote recounts in three “Rust Belt” states.

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Trump names James Mattis as US defence secretary

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

A spokesperson for the president-elect said no official decision has been made, although Mattis has been favourite for the job since Trump's election.

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Texas 'elector' quits in Trump protest

One of the Electoral College electors, a Texas Republican, quits in protest over the election of Donald Trump

One of the Electoral College electors, a Texas Republican, quits in protest over the election of Donald Trump

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Trump claims loss in popular vote down to 'illegal' votes

President-elect Donald Trump has claimed that, contrary to the official count, he won both the electoral college and the popular vote.

President-elect Donald Trump has claimed that, contrary to the official count, he won both the electoral college and the popular vote.

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Trump: US recount row ridiculous

US president-elect Donald Trump was quick to denounce Hillary Clinton’s decision to help with efforts to secure vote recounts in several states, dismissing the notion as…

US president-elect Donald Trump was quick to denounce Hillary Clinton’s decision to help with efforts to secure vote recounts in several states, dismissing the notion as…

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Record post-election highs on Wall Street

US stocks closed on record highs for the second straight day on Tuesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average leading the way passing the 19,000 mark.

US stocks closed on record highs for the second straight day on Tuesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average leading the way passing the 19,000 mark.

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Trump Tower: inside the President-elect's New York home

Whether one is an admirer of the new US president or not, going to New York without seeing Trump Tower is, arguably from now on, like going to Paris without taking in the Eiffel…

Whether one is an admirer of the new US president or not, going to New York without seeing Trump Tower is, arguably from now on, like going to Paris without taking in the Eiffel…

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Trump disavows alt-right conference after online video of Nazi salutes in his honour

Under pressure to strongly condemn the actions of a so-called ‘alt right’ group who celebrated Donald Trump’s election with Nazi salutes, the president-elect told the New York Times he ‘disavows’ the

Under pressure to strongly condemn the actions of a so-called ‘alt right’ group who celebrated Donald Trump’s election with Nazi salutes, the president-elect told the New York Times he ‘disavows’ the

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How can Donald Trump balance his conflicting interests?

With the US presidential transition two weeks in, the incoming administration of the president-elect faces an avalanche of conflict-of-interest troubles.

With the US presidential transition two weeks in, the incoming administration of the president-elect faces an avalanche of conflict-of-interest troubles.

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Donald Trump's grandfather moved to US after being 'banished from Germany'

An event in Germany dating back more than a hundred years could have had a profound effect on the 2016 US presidential election, a newly-discovered royal decree appears to…

An event in Germany dating back more than a hundred years could have had a profound effect on the 2016 US presidential election, a newly-discovered royal decree appears to…

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Trump team 'taking shape'

More hopefuls turn up for talks with Trump as the president-elect continues with the task of trying to pull a government team together

More hopefuls turn up for talks with Trump as the president-elect continues with the task of trying to pull a government team together

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Trump attacks 'harassment' of Mike Pence at Hamilton musical

The US vice president-elect was booed by the Broadway audience and taken to task by the cast over the next administration's likely direction.

The US vice president-elect was booed by the Broadway audience and taken to task by the cast over the next administration's likely direction.

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Brexit, Trump and hate crime: what does the data tell us?

In the week since Donald Trump was elected President, there has been growing concern among many Americans of a rise in hate crimes.

In the week since Donald Trump was elected President, there has been growing concern among many Americans of a rise in hate crimes.

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Opinion: What could the world look like under President Trump?

By Carl Bildt, former prime minister and foreign minister of Sweden Angry American voters who feel slighted by the Washington establishment have

By Carl Bildt, former prime minister and foreign minister of Sweden Angry American voters who feel slighted by the Washington establishment have

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Opinion: Europe, Alone in Trump’s World

By Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations Alone again. Since World War II’s end, Europe has looked at the world

By Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations Alone again. Since World War II’s end, Europe has looked at the world

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Turkey issues US travel warning due to anti-Trump protests

Turkey's government has told its citizens traveling to, and living in, the United States to stay away from mass protests in US cities.

Turkey's government has told its citizens traveling to, and living in, the United States to stay away from mass protests in US cities.

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EU ministers meet to discuss Trump's policy pledges

European Union foreign ministers met for an emergency dinner on Sunday to try to work out their best approach to a Donald Trump presidency.

European Union foreign ministers met for an emergency dinner on Sunday to try to work out their best approach to a Donald Trump presidency.

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Trump makes first team appointments

US President-elect Donald Trump has begun appointing people to key positions on his incoming team.

US President-elect Donald Trump has begun appointing people to key positions on his incoming team.