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Flynn shifted stance on Turkey, torture

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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyer: No charitable funds will pay for Trump University settlementTrump urged UK leader to oppose wind farm near his golf course: reportBET founder: Trump ‘committed to reaching out’ to black AmericansMORE’s chosen national security adviser has previously criticized aggressive counterterrorism methods that he now appears open to and also seemed to change his tune on the government in Turkey after his consulting firm received a lucrative contract. By Julian Hattem While using torture once seemed to ... Read More »

US dollar eases slightly after a week-long surge

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US dollar eases slightly after a week-long surge | i24news – See beyond By Yoni Dayan ‘Now that we have a new administration on the way, the dollar’s rally has received a fresh dose of octane’ The US dollar eased slightly after a week-long surge pushed the… US dollar eases… Read More »

Trump Camp’s Talk of Registry and Japanese Internment Raises Muslim Fears

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A prominent supporter of Donald J. Trump set off concern and condemnation from Muslims on Wednesday after citing World War II-era Japanese-American internment camps as a “precedent” for an immigrant registry suggested by a member of the president-elect’s transition team. By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH The supporter, Carl Higbie, a former spokesman for Great America PAC, an… Trump Camp’s Talk of… Read More »

Kennedy Family Writes Anti-Trump Op-Ed In Washington Post That EVERYONE Should Read

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If there is one family in America that is qualified to speak on the issue of hatred and violence, it is the Kennedys. By Sampson John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in 1963 followed by Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. The remaining Kennedy members were so disturbed by Donald Trump that they wrote the… Kennedy Family Writes Anti… Read More »

Refugee deal: United Nations to determine numbers to be resettled in US from Manus Island, Nauru

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The United States Government says the United Nations will decide how many refugees it accepts from Australia’s offshore detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island. By PNG correspondent Eric Tlozek and political reporter Stephanie Anderson The statement from the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration comes two days after the head of… Refugee deal: United… Read More »

Amazon TV ad features imam and vicar exchanging gifts

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Online retailer says campaign in US, UK and Germany is about ‘selflessness and thinking of other people’ Mark Sweney Amazon is launching a TV ad in which an imam and a vicar exchange gifts, before the Black Friday shopping bonanza during which consumers will spend billions with the… Amazon TV ad… Read More »

Lifetime ban on asylum seekers ‘not connected’ to US deal, says immigration head

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Michael Pezzullo says the US did not ask for the plan to permanently ban boat arrivals from entering Australia Gareth Hutchens The head of the immigration department has confirmed that legislation banning asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever entering Australia is not… Lifetime ban on… Read More »

Why Erdogan-Trump honeymoon may be short-lived

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Donald Trump’s election as president may have sent shock waves across the world, leaving many countries deeply concerned, but it has had the opposite effect in Turkey. Semih Idiz President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are pleased with this turn of… Why Erdogan-Trump… Read More »

Trump adviser linked to Turkish lobbying

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A company tied to Erdogan’s government hired retired general Michael Flynn’s lobbying firm. By Isaac Arnsdorf Donald Trump wants to forbid his officials from lobbying for foreign governments, but one of his top national security advisers is being paid by a close ally of Turkey’s president Trump adviser linked… Read More »

Trump victory comes with a silver lining for the world’s progressives

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The election of Donald Trump symbolises the demise of a remarkable era. Yanis Varoufakis  It was a time when we saw the curious spectacle of a superpower, the… Trump victory comes… Read More »

An Open Letter To Donald Trump, My Former Boss Of 18 Years

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I know you can be a good president. Good luck. Barbara Res Dear Donald, Congratulations on your win. I wish you the very best for a successful presidency. As you know, I supported Clinton. I do not believe in your stated policies, especially your anti-choice stance and… An Open Letter To… Read More »

Let’s Face It: The U.S. Constitution Needs a Makeover

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TThe 2016 election shows that it’s time to start a national conversation about fundamental political reform. BY CHRISTIAN CARYL  The experts have been throwing around a lot of numbers in the wake of the U.S. presidential election. But there’s one statistic that… Let’s Face It: The… Read More »

Weekend Roundup: Democracy Disrupts Itself

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The “Great Reaction” that propelled Donald Trump to the White House is not just another turn of the electoral cycle, but an indication of a system in crisis. Nathan Gardels When unresponsive elites forsake the common folk in governing systems anchored in popular sovereignty, demagogues who fashion themselves as tribunes of the… Weekend Roundup: Democracy… Read More »

The US election was closer than you think

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ANALYSIS On first look, the US election looks like a Trump landslide. But looks can be deceiving. by Matt Martino The electoral college vote as it stands has Donald Trump at 279 votes — nine votes above the magic number of 270 needed to claim the presidency. With another 26 expected from the… The US election was… Read More »

Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

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Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped shift power away from the people towards corporations. Robert Reich It was this that created an opening for Donald Trump. What has happened in America should not be seen as a… Democrats once represented the… Read More »

The Guardian view on President-elect Donald Trump: a dark day for the world

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This is a political and cultural cataclysm that few believed would really happen. Editorial It’s a bleak day for America, and for the pluralism and diversity the country has come to stand for Donald Trump wins the US election – live Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution The Guardian view on… Read More »