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Gore says US Climate Curbs on Track, Hopes Trump Will Surprise

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Dec 4 – U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. Gore, a climate activist who will lead a 24-hour

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Trump Attends ‘Villains and Heroes’ Party at Major Donor’s Home

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK, Dec4 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a “Villains and Heroes“ costume party at a major donor’s Long Island home on Saturday night, but declined to don any garb that was in keeping with the theme. Trump entered the party hosted by the Mercer family, one of his biggest donors,

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Bergdahl Seeks Pardon Before Trump Takes Office

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made caustic comments

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Obama, Trying to Protect Legacy, Unlikely to Act on Mideast Peace

By Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Dec 2 – U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to preserve his legacy on domestic health care and the Iran nuclear deal, is not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office, U.S. officials said on Thursday. One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said

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Trump Vows to Shut U.S. Borders to Middle Eastern Migrants in “Thank You” Tour

By Emily Stephenson CINCINNATI, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump kicked off his post-election “thank you tour” on Thursday by railing against globalization, promising the return of manufacturing jobs to American workers, and vowing to shut U.S. borders to some Middle East migrants. Speaking in an arena that was about three-quarters full, Trump rallied the

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U.S. Ethics Office Tweets Sarcasm at Trump on Business Conflictsv

By Andy Sullivan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump faced criticism from an unusual source on Wednesday when a buttoned-down U.S. government ethics office issued an apparently sarcastic stream of Twitter messages applauding him for selling off his assets. Trump, in fact, has not said whether he will sell the hotels,

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Trump Says He Will Back Away from Business to Focus on White House

By Steve Holland and Melissa Fares NEW YORK, Dec 1 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest but gave few immediate details as concern over his dual role mounts ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump, a real estate magnate

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Trump Offers to Help Pakistan, Calls PM Sharif a “Terrific Guy”

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 – U.S. president-elect Donald Trump offered to help solve Pakistan’s problems and praised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a “terrific guy” in the first call between the two men, the Pakistani leader’s office said. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and Washington have seen relations sour in recent years

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Trump Announces Dec. 15 News Conference to Discuss Leaving Business

By Steve Holland NEW YORK, Nov 30  – Under pressure to avoid any conflict of interest, President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will be leaving his far-flung business “in total” to focus on running the country and scheduled a Dec. 15 news conference to lay out his plan. Trump announced his plans in a

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