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Russia’s Putin calls leaked Trump memos ‘utter nonsense’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described allegations his country holds compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump as “utter nonsense”. Mr Putin questioned what reason Russian intelligence would have had to spy on Mr Trump before he entered politics. He

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Trump-Lewis row: Democrat inauguration boycott grows

The number of Democratic members of Congress saying they will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday has increased to 26. Many have cited as a reason the president-elect’s recent attack on civil rights icon and fellow congressman John Lewis. Mr

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Guantanamo Bay: Oman receives 10 released inmates

Oman says it has received 10 prisoners released from the US military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The foreign ministry said it had responded to a request from the US and acted “out of consideration for the men’s

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Donald Trump says Merkel made ‘catastrophic mistake’ on migrants

US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made “one very catastrophic mistake” by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe’s most important leader, and that the EU had become a vehicle

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Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

US President-elect Donald Trump says he is willing to work with Russia and China, providing they cooperate. Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would remain “at least for a period of time” but could

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Donald Trump promises report on election hacking

Donald Trump has promised to issue a report within 90 days on allegations of Russian hacking during the US presidential election campaign. In a series of tweets, the president-elect called the claims “made-up facts by sleazebag political operatives”. US intelligence

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AR Rahman’s ‘Urvasi Urvasi’ gets topical: ‘If the Rs 500 note becomes useless, take it easy policy’

Constant experimentation is probably the single biggest characteristic of AR Rahman’s career. The 50-year-old music composer made his film debut with Roja (1992), and among his early earworms was Urvasi Urvasi from Shankar’s Tamil film Kadhalan (1994). Rahman has reinvented

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Donald Trump Nominee for Attorney General Promises Curbs on H1B Visas

Washington: US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the post of Attorney General has assured lawmakers of taking steps towards pushing legislative measures to curb misuse of H-1B and L1 work visas significantly used by Indian IT professionals and allegedly replace

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Trump pick Tillerson: ‘Fair assumption’ Putin behind hacks

It is a “fair assumption” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind US election hacks, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson has said. The former CEO of Exxon Mobil told his Senate confirmation hearing the intelligence report on Russian tampering

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Spotify offers Barack Obama a job as ‘President of Playlists’

President Barack Obama recently joked that he was hoping for a job at Spotify when he leaves the White House. And it seems the music streaming service is keen to oblige him, after it posted on its careers page a

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Donald Trump May Pick Ashley J Tellis as Ambassador to India: Report

US President-Elect Donald Trump may appoint Ashley J. Tellis as ambassador to India, an American daily has claimed. The Washington Post quoted a source in Trump’s transition team saying that Trump was close to selecting Tellis as ambassador to India.

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Donald Trump names Dan Coats national intelligence director

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Dan Coats as his national intelligence director. The Indiana ex-senator formerly served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Mr Trump said Mr Coats would “provide unwavering leadership… and spearhead my administration’s ceaseless vigilance against those

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Donald Trump blasts ‘fools’ who oppose good Russian ties

US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets condemning those who oppose good relations with Russia as “‘stupid’ people, or fools”. Mr Trump vowed to work with Russia “to solve some of the many… pressing problems and issues

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Indian-American Raj Shah appointed to key White House position

Washington [U.S.A.], Jan. 5 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday appointed Indian-American Raj Shah as Deputy Communications Director and Research Director, a key White House position. According to a statement by the transition team, Trump filled out more of

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After Trump’s tweet, China says its North Korea efforts ‘widely recognised’

Beijing [China], Jan. 5 : After U.S. President-elect Donald Trump accused Beijing for not helping with efforts to contain growing threats from North Korea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the country’s efforts and contributions for the same are internationally

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