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A rail project by a Chinese construction company in Lagos, Nigeria in 2015. The Trump transition team asks, “How does U.S. business compete with other nations in Africa? Are we losing out to the Chinese?” Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
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Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have, until now, been a mystery. But a series of questions from the Trump transition team to the State Department indicate an overall skepticism about the value of foreign aid, and even about American security interests, on the world’s second-largest continent. […]

Donald J. Trump, a co-owner of the Miss Universe contest at the time, at an after-party for the 2013 pageant in Moscow. He also used the visit to Moscow to discuss development deals. Credit Stoyan Vassev/Reuters
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For Trump, Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia

It was 2005, and Felix Sater, a Russian immigrant, was back in Moscow pursuing an ambitious plan to build a Trump tower on the site of an old pencil factory along the Moscow River that would offer hotel rooms, condominiums and commercial office space. Letters of intent had been signed […]

President-elect Donald J. Trump in the Trump Tower lobby on Monday. His remarks in a string of interviews have escalated tensions with China and infuriated allies. Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times
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As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World

LONDON — The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed. Just days before he is sworn into office, President-elect Donald J. Trump has again focused his penchant for unpredictable disruption on the rest of the […]

Officers at the scene where a man was reported shot in the leg in Baltimore in June 2015. The city, with about 622,000 residents, had 318 homicides in 2016, nearly as many as New York, home to more than 8.5 million. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times
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Obama Races to Overhaul Police in Baltimore and Chicago Before Trump Era

BALTIMORE — With just days until Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president, the Obama administration is making a last-minute push for police overhauls in two of the nation’s most violent cities, Baltimore and Chicago, where officers have been accused of routinely mistreating African-Americans. In Chicago, where a city […]

President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times
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Trump Pushes Republicans for Immediate Repeal of Obama Health Law

President-elect Donald J. Trump pressed Republicans on Tuesday to move forward with the immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act and to replace it very quickly thereafter, saying, “We have to get to business. Obamacare has been a catastrophic event.” Mr. Trump’s position undercuts Republican leaders who want a quick […]

President Obama and Michelle Obama at an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Sunday. In an interview released Monday, Mr. Obama said he was “confident” that if he had run for a third term, he could have “mobilized a majority of the American people.” Credit Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press
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Obama Says He Would Have Defeated Trump for a Third Term

HONOLULU — President Obama expressed confidence that, if he had run for a third term, he would have defeated Donald J. Trump, according to an interview released Monday with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser. “I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, […]

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Tiger Woods and Donald Trump hit the golf course

Tiger Woods can add President-elect Donald Trump to his power list of golf partners. Former world number one Woods played 18 holes with the current White House incumbent Barack Obama back in 2013 and repeated the exercise with Trump in Florida Friday. Few details of the latest round have been […]

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Trump says he wants to ‘greatly strengthen and expand’ U.S. nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, raising the specter of a new arms race that would reverse decades of efforts to reduce the number and size of the two […]

A construction site in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit in the West Bank. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)
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Trump, Obama on possible collision course over Israeli settlement vote

President-elect Donald Trump warned the Obama administration Thursday against a possible abstention in a key U.N. Security Council vote that would declare illegal all Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory in the West Bank and the mostly Arab East Jerusalem. The resolution, initially scheduled for a Thursday vote, urges Israelis and […]

Sen. Cory Gardner took pains to cast his proposal as far broader than the Russian hacking of U.S. election officials. | AP Photo
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Pressure grows on McConnell for special Russia hacking probe

Sen. Cory Gardner plans to introduce legislation to create a select committee to investigate an array of cyber security threats. By BURGESS EVERETT John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s bipartisan push to create a special committee to investigate Russia’s election-season hacking and other cybersecurity threats received a potential boost Monday as […]