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Obama vows to take action against Russia over election hacks
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Obama vows to take action against Russia over election hacks

US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign. “We need to take action and we will,” he told US radio station NPR. Russia stands accused by the US of hacking the emails of the Democratic Party and […]

Dylann Roof
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White supremacist guilty of South Carolina church killings

A white supremacist has been convicted of killing nine black worshippers in a church in South Carolina in a racially motivated attack. It took the 12 jurors just over two hours to convict 22-year-old Dylann Roof on all 33 counts he faced, including federal hate crimes. He will find out […]

Fake and real US embassy in Accra
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Fake US embassy operates in Ghana for 10 years

News has travelled the world that an organised gang based in Ghana ran a fake embassy selling real US visas for $6,000 (£4,700) for “about a decade”. How did they get away with it for so long? The US State Department says Ghanaian and Turkish organised crime rings were running […]

Dylann Roof
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A Whitman Accused of Mass killing at a South Carolina Church will defend himself

A white man accused of killing nine black people at a South Carolina church will be allowed to represent himself at trial, a federal judge has said. US District Judge Richard Gergel said 22-year-old Dylann Roof’s wish to be his own lawyer was “unwise”, but nevertheless granted his request. The […]

Clinton to Challenge Results of Three Swing States
Politics USA

Clinton to Challenge Results of Three Swing States

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of computer scientists and election lawyers to challenge the election results in three key swing states won by President-elect Donald Trump, Gabriel Sherman reported at New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz […]

Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns
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Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

President Barack Obama has sought to assure America’s allies that President-elect Donald Trump will honour the country’s international alliances when he takes office in January. Mr Obama told reporters that Mr Trump had expressed an interest in maintaining the US commitment to Nato. This came hours before Mr Obama was […]

Stephen K. Bannon, fourth from left, and Reince Priebus, second from right, during Donald J. Trump’s victory speech. Both are on a short list for chief of staff, according to people close to the campaign. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
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Trump’s Hires Will Set Course of His Presidency

WASHINGTON — “Busy day planned in New York,” President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Twitter on Friday morning, two days after his astonishing victory. “Will soon be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running our government!” If anything, that understates the gravity of the personnel […]

US economic growth rate fastest for two years
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US economic growth rate fastest for two years

The US economy grew at the fastest pace in two years in the third quarter, initial figures have indicated. The world’s largest economy grew at an annual rate of 2.9% in the three months to September, the Commerce Department said. Analysts had predicted growth of just 2.5%. The stronger-than-forecast rate […]