Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
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Obama says he is “forever bonded” with “brother” Biden

President Barack Obama pays tribute to Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony at the White House, calling him his brother and awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Continue reading

Angry Trump blames U.S. intelligence for ‘phony’ Russia dossier

President-elect Donald Trump says U.S. intelligence agencies might have leaked a dossier of what he called “fake news” about how Russia had tried to sway his actions, and slams two news organizations for reporting unsubstantiated claims about his ties to Moscow.

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Donald Trump’s quest for the White House, from announcing his run through his victory tour

Supercharging the bluster, hyperbole and media mastery that made him one of the world’s best-known businessmen, Donald Trump upended the U.S. democratic traditions on a headline-making quest that ultimately led him to the White House.
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18Jan/17

Woman sues Trump in New York for defamation over sexual assault denial

One of about twelve women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances files a lawsuit against him in New York, claiming false and defamatory statements about her.

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18Jan/17

Vedanta’s Zambia mine to pay first instalment of $100 mln fine by month-end

LUSAKA Jan 17 (Reuters) – Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by global conglomerate Vedanta Resources PLC, will pay the first tranche of a $100 million fine to the Zambian government by the end of month, the country’s investment firm said on Tuesday.
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17Jan/17

Defamation lawsuit filed on behalf of Trump accuser

Attorney Gloria Allred announces she filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump on behalf of Summer Zervos, who claims Trump subjected her to unwanted sexual touching. Continue reading

17Jan/17
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin calls report which said Russia had damaging details on Trump a hoax

President Vladimir Putin says an unsubstantiated report that alleged Russia had gathered compromising material on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a hoax, doubts that Trump met with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room.

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