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Buenos Aires says Permit for Trump-Linked Project not Authorized

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 25 – The city of Buenos Aires has declined to authorize a permit to build an office tower linked to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and developers will have to file new paperwork for it to be reconsidered, the city government said in a statement on Friday. The “Trump Tower” project near Buenos

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Trump’s Surprise Wins in Key U.S. States Rattle World Markets

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson Nov 8 – Republican Donald Trump scored a series of shocking wins in battleground U.S. states including Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, opening a path to the White House for the political outsider and rattling world markets that had counted on a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton. With investors

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Amid Scandal, Bluster and Insults, Trump Closes in on White House

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON – Supercharging the bluster, hyperbole and media mastery that made him one of the world’s best-known businessmen, Donald Trump upended U.S. democratic traditions on a 17-month quest he hopes will lead to the White House. From his grand Trump Tower escalator entrance into the Republican presidential race on June 16, 2015,

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Russia Says Future Use of Iran Air Base Depends on Syria Circumstances

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Aug 22 (Reuters) – The Russian military said on Monday its aircraft operating from an Iranian air base to conduct strikes in Syria had completed their tasks, but left open the possibility of using the Hamadan base again if circumstances warranted. Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Russia had stopped using the base

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Father of Muslim American Captain Who Died in Iraq War Confronts Donald Trump

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 – In the biggest speech of her quarter century in politics, Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election with a promise to make the United States a country that worked for everyone. On the last night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Khizr Khan, a Muslim whose

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Anti-Trump Protesters: A Patchwork of People and Facebook Pages

By Kevin Murphy and Bob Chiarito KANSAS CITY, Mo./BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 13 – Donald Trump has called them thugs, professional organizers and supporters of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders. But the protesters who have stepped up their actions against the Republican presidential front-runner are a disparate group from different walks of life, with no national

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Trump, Cruz Tamp Down Expectations for Uncertain Iowa Vote

By Steve Holland and James Oliphant DES MOINES, Iowa/COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Feb 1 – Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz battled on Sunday to persuade their supporters to turn out and tried to lower expectations on how well they will do in the first U.S. presidential nominating contest in Iowa on Monday. Iowa will set

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Confident Trump Says Could ‘Shoot Somebody’ and Not Lose Voters

By Steve Holland and Ginger Gibson PELLA, Iowa /ANKENY, Iowa, Jan 23 – U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump expressed confidence on Saturday that he could push back attempts by his rivals to knock him off his top perch, saying he could stand on New York’s Fifth Avenue “and shoot somebody,” and still not lose voters. Nine

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Clinton Calls Daesh Persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a Genocide

By Amanda Becker Dec 30 – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Daesh violence against Christians, Iraqi Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East was genocide. “I think I was asked this a couple months ago, and I said that term carries with it legal import, it is a very important

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