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South Korean opposition moves to impeach President Park

Politicians are under public pressure to oust Park, with weekly mass protests drawing hundreds of thousands across the country [EPA] The impeachment of South Korea’s embattled President Park Guen-Hye in a snowballing corruption case has inched closer as opposition parties decided to make a push for it. The move on Monday came the day after prosecutors named Park a criminal ...

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Mike Pence, VP-elect, booed at Hamilton musical

US Vice-President-elect Mike Pence was booed on Friday at a performance of the hit musical Hamilton. After the show, a cast member thanked Mr Pence for attending and read a letter to him on stage. “We sir are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us,” Brandon Dixon said. The message was ...

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We’ll govern for 50 years if we deliver – Top Trump adviser

Steve Bannon has no regrets. The ex-Breitbart executive, who serves as Trump’s chief strategist for the new administration, told The Hollywood Reporter that “darkness is good.” “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they (liberals) get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing,” he said in an interview published ...

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Former Bush official warns against serving in Trump administration

A former George W. Bush administration official who once encouraged recalcitrant Republicans to serve in the incoming Trump administration is now issuing a warning against getting on board, cautioning that those Republicans “would probably have to make excuses for things that are inexcusable and defend people who are indefensible.” Eliot Cohen, who served as a State Department counselor from 2007 ...

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I have great confidence in Trump – Japan Prime Minister

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has said he has “great confidence” in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Mr Abe described the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower, New York, as “candid”, with a “warm atmosphere”. Some of Mr Trump’s campaign rhetoric cast doubt over long-standing US alliances, including with Japan. The meeting was ...

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I wanted to curl up after election loss – Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has laid bare her disappointment at her election defeat to Donald Trump in her first public appearance since she lost a week ago. The Democratic candidate said in a speech in Washington DC that she had never wanted to leave the house again. She told a children’s charity that the election had prompted soul-searching for many Americans. Mrs ...

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The city is ‘fearful’ of you – New York mayor tells Trump

New York’s mayor says he has told US President-elect Donald Trump people in the city are “fearful” of what his White House administration could bring. During a meeting at Trump Tower, Bill de Blasio said he warned the Republican he would aim to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation. He said Mr Trump’s plans would not work in “the ultimate city ...

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West Virginia Mayor resigns after Michelle Obama’s ‘ape in heels’ post

A West Virginia mayor who faced backlash after posting a controversial comment about Michelle Obama on Facebook has resigned. Clay County Mayor Beverly Whaling came under fire after she appeared to agree with a racist comment posted about the first lady on social media. “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House,” ...

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Ivanka uses Trump 60 Minute interview to promote $10,000 bracelet

Ivanka Trump has found herself in the midst of a mini-scandal less than a week after her father was elected president. Ms Trump landed in hot water after sending out a “style alert” to journalists around the world. The problem? The alert focused on a $10,000 bracelet from her own range which she had worn during Donald Trump’s 60 Minutes ...

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Carson declined cabinet position offer from Trump – Aide

Ben Carson declined an offer from President-elect Donald Trump to join his cabinet as Secretary of Health and Human Services, a close Carson adviser told CNN on Tuesday. Carson confidant Armstrong Williams said the former neurosurgeon and top Trump surrogate will continue to advise Trump from outside the White House but declined Trump’s offer to join his administration as a ...

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