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US director of national intelligence at time of presidential campaign denies Trump Tower was wire-tapped

The director of national intelligence at the time of the US election has denied there was any wire-tapping of Donald Trump or his campaign. James Clapper also told NBC that he knew of no court order to allow monitoring of

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Trump says Obama wiretapped him during campaign; gives no evidence

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation. “How low has President Obama gone to

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President Trump’s inaugural speech

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its

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Two transitions and a dog’s bad name

By Akin Rotimi This is a historic week in the world as far as democratic transitions are concerned. On Friday, January 20, 2017, President Barack Obama would be handing over as President of the United States of America to Donald Trump,

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Merkel urges United States to stick to international cooperation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged the United States to stick to multilateral cooperation, saying a trend towards protectionism was a risk to prosperity. The United States is Germany’s most important trading partner and the protectionist rhetoric of U.S.

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Obama lauds achievements, regrets in goodbye memo

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday published a letter to the American people, outlining his proudest accomplishments and biggest regrets from his eight years in office. Obama’s letter entitled: ‘Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work

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Obama to deliver farewell address in Chicago on January 10

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a farewell address on Jan. 10 to reflect on his time in office and say thank you to his supporters, he said in an email statement released on Monday. Obama, noting that the first

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Putin says will not expel anyone in response to U.S. sanctions

Russia will not expel anyone in response to U.S. sanctions against Moscow and the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the United States, the Kremlin quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying in the statement on Friday. H”We will not

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Obama cautions Trump: ‘There’s only 1 U.S. President at a time’

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has told incoming President Donald Trump to accept the fact that there is only one U.S. President at a time. Obama also told the president-elect that he remains the U.S. President till Jan. 20, 2017,

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Obama’s year-end message: I have done well as president

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has given himself a pass mark, telling Americans that he has done well in office as president in the last eight years. Obama, who made the remarks in his final press conference of the year,

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