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Ex-CIA Chief Says Trump Risks Blame for an Attack if He Skips Briefings

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Dec 14 – Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if he refused to receive more regular intelligence briefings. U.S. officials told Reuters that Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a

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Kanye West Meets with Trump to Discuss ‘Multicultural Issues’

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK, Dec 14 – Kanye West met Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss what he said were “multicultural issues” including bullying, education and violence. West’s meeting at Manhattan’s Trump Tower sent social media into a frenzy and fueled speculation about a possible performance at Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration or

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Too Big to Fail: China Maps Out its Trump Strategy

By Ben Blanchard and Christian Shepherd BEIJING, Dec 14 – When Donald Trump becomes U.S. president next month, one issue above all others could force his new administration to work closely with China and underscore why he and Beijing need each other – North Korea. A nuclear armed North Korea, developing missiles that could hit

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Iran Says Gulf Worried About War Risks With Trump

DUBAI, Dec 12 – Donald Trump’s election has led to unease over threats to peace in the region, Iran’s defence minister said on Sunday, warning that a war would destroy Israel and the small Gulf Arab states. Trump’s election victory has raised the prospect the United States will pull out of a nuclear pact it

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Looking Ahead to Trump Presidency, Netanyahu Refocuses on Iran

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 12 – Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has resumed his attacks on a nuclear deal with Iran, seeking Donald Trump’s help to smash a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s foreign policy legacy. Following up on remarks he made this month to a Washington think tank, the conservative Israeli prime minister said on

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Conflict over Russia is Rocky Start for Trump and Intelligence Agencies

By John Walcott WASHINGTON, Dec 10 – President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts’ conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command. Most of them involve Russia, which

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WHO urges Trump to Expand Obamacare, Ensure Healthcare for All

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 10¬†– The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to expand Obamacare and ensure all Americans have access to¬†healthcare. The real estate magnate takes office next month after promising to repeal outgoing President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare policy which helped millions more Americans get medical insurance

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CIA says Russia Intervened to Help Trump win White House

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 – The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on,

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Obama Orders Review of Cyber Attacks on 2016 Election – Adviser

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Dec 9 – U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday. Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared

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Trump Gets One Presidential Intelligence Briefing a Week

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Dec 9 – President-elect Donald Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter, far fewer than most of his recent predecessors. Although they are not required to, presidents-elect have in the past generally welcomed the opportunity to receive the

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