Sputnik International
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Voice Of America
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" "As a Muslim scholar, I knew that across the Muslim worldpeople would have very high expectations of the new president," Ahmed said. Muslim enthusiasm for Obama's presidency proved short-lived as he struggled to enact most of his promises, and along the way soured on engagement with the region. Obama was an enthusiastic early supporter of the 2011 pro-democracy Arab Spring movement, but he threw his support behind Egypt's military regime two years later. His support of a military intervention in Libya in 2011 was hailed by some for preventing civilian casualties, but blamed by many in the region for igniting a civil war that continued years after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi. In 2011, Obama pulled American troops from Iraq, and in 2014 he ordered an end to combat operations in Afghanistan, but the conflicts intensified and he was blamed for a premature withdrawal from Iraq that led to the rise of Islamic State.
The Sun Daily
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US President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will take the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on the first day of his presidency in January 2017. Now, it is widely expected that Trump's presidency will increase US trade protectionism, and consequently by others in retaliation, possibly triggering serious trade conflicts with difficult to predict consequences. After decades of denial by 'free trade' advocates, it is now widely agreed that many manufacturing jobs in the US have been lost to both automation and offshore relocation by US corporations. Free trade agreements (FTAs) are also being blamed for the US's large trade deficits. Trump trade strategy? With the global economic slowdown of the last eight years associated by many with the slowdown of trade expansion, the surprise election of President-elect Trump has become the subject of much speculation and some dire predictions.
BBC News 24
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Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America today. President-Elect Trump faces an unsettled world, with conflicts in the Middle East, Europe working out what Brexit will look like and China flexing its trade muscles. He's dropped a few hints about his foreign policy plans. But what of the so-called special relationship between the UK and the US, which some say has cooled under Obama? Who famously said that Britain would go to the back of the queue if it left the EU.
BBC News 24
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-- potential conflicts of interest. It has raises question over whether as a commander-in-chief, it if he orders military action, whether he is doing this on behalf of the United States or on behalf of his own personal self-interest.
BBC News 24
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Do you not have any optimism about his skills as a businessman and what they could mean potentially for the United States? I don't want to get into will point to his lack of transparency in terms of disclosing his potential conflicts of, his failure to disclose his taxes.
NPR
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The president-elect has settled some of the legal and regulatory disputes he's embroiled in, but critics say his actions don't go far enough. (Image credit: John Minchillo/AP)
Ruptly TV
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Informed Comment
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BBC News 24
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All conflicts like this, they don't have a simple solution and maybe they don't have a solution at all. But what we should really consider in this situation is the opinion of the people in Crimea and we have no idea what they are actually thinking because the referendum which was done by Vladimir Putin was just a fake.
BBC News 24
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The problems in Kashmir go back to the late 1940s when the area was divided between India and Pakistan. Both countries, which are now nuclear powers, lay claim to the entire region. The dispute has led to two wars and frequent conflicts and there has been an escalation of violence in recent months.
BBC News 24
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We have not seen that in years. The Clintons will be there apparently behind the family. Traditionally this day celebrates the transition of power, not the person being made president. Has there been a time in history when the nation was so divided and this happens on Inauguration Day? Every four years we do see lawmakers scheduling conflicts or something like that to explain their absence.
BBC News 24
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All conflicts like this, they don't have a simple solution and maybe they don't have a solution at all. But what we should really consider in this situation is the opinion of the people in Crimea and we have no idea what they are actually thinking because the referendum which was done by Vladimir Putin was just a fake.
Politico
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All that has prompted widespread speculation that Ivanka may fulfill some of the first lady’s traditional duties in Melania’s place. She pushed back on that in her interview with ABC, though. She also discussed her transition from leader at the Trump Organization to Washington, describing it as “emotional.” “It’s emotional that I’m stepping away from my business, and my father will be president, and hopefully I can be there to support him and to support those causes I’ve cared about my whole professional career,” she said. ABC also spoke with Trump’s two adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for the segment. Both sons are taking over managerial control of their father’s business empire, an arrangement that has not satisfied ethics experts, who say it does not eliminate Trump’s many financial conflicts of interest. Eric, though, suggested that his father will be too busy to get involved with the business as president.
Mashable
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I never wanna hear you say you think Donald Trump seems to know what he's doing, Brian Littrell. The Backstreet Boy told TMZ he's bummed the group won't be performing at Trump's inaugural concert due to scheduling conflicts with their upcoming Vegas show, but he would be honored to play the gig. SEE ALSO: Moby's new video has a message for 'unevolved, feral, self-interested man-baby' Trump This guy, as of Friday, inauguration day, he's going to be our president," Littrell tells a reporter who caught him at the airport. "He's going to be our commander-in-chief, and he's gonna do so many great things in my opinion." Read more... More about Inauguration 2017 , Inauguration , Celebrities , Donald Trump , and Backstreet Boys
The Huffington Post
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As a candidate, Trump's claim to legitimacy and mass support was built on a rejection of insider politics and pledges to "drain the swamp" in Washington. However, in the lead up to his inauguration, he and congressional Republicans have shown multiple signs that they intend to do just the opposite, one of which is their unprecedented barrage of attacks on ethical protections. The most discussed ethical issue is of course Trump's unwillingness to tackle his own personal conflicts of interest and interconnected assets. But beyond that problem, there have been three other obvious affronts. First was the considered lack of focus from Trump's Cabinet appointees on completely disclosing and dealing with their own conflicts as required by law. Second was an ignoring (and disdaining of) the Office of Governmental Ethics (OGE) as it tries to administer both Trump and his appointee's transition process, and third was an unexpected attack on the Office of Congressional Ethics--the independent House ethics watchdog.
Washington Free Beacon
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She has some experience with her beat, having defended companies and individuals in government investigations brought by the Justice Department, as well as other government agencies. She does not, however, appear to have any journalism experience. Her last publishing stint came while she attended Harvard Law School. She was Articles Selection co-chair, an Article Editor, and a Technical Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and published her own articles on the intersection of gender, violence, and the law, the bio says. A search of the journal's archive shows that she penned one article; it was about strip searches in school . She concluded that they are invasive. CNN did not respond to a request for comment about whether any steps were taken to avoid conflicts of interest in Jarrett's reporting or about the genesis of the hiring.
BBC News 24
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It would be something like, you know, North Cyprus or the territory we are sharing with Japan and arguing with Japan for decades, or Palestinian territories. All conflicts like this, they don't have a simple solution and maybe they don't have a solution at all.
TIME - Top Stories
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Washington Free Beacon
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She has some experience with her beat, having defended companies and individuals in government investigations brought by the Justice Department, as well as other government agencies. She does not, however, appear to have any journalism experience. Her last publishing stint came while she attended Harvard Law School. She was Articles Selection co-chair, an Article Editor, and a Technical Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and published her own articles on the intersection of gender, violence, and the law, the bio says. A search of the journal's archive shows that she penned one article; it was about strip searches in school . She concluded that they are invasive. CNN did not respond to a request for comment about whether any steps were taken to avoid conflicts of interest in Jarrett's reporting or about the genesis of the hiring.
Finance Magnates
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NPR
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WhoWhatWhy
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Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration. The record of many long years stands as proof that our people and their government have, in the main, understood these truths and have responded to them well, in the face of threat and stress. But threats, new in kind or degree, constantly arise. Of these, I mention two only. A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction. Our military organization today bears little resemblance to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea. Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well.
Politico
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Given that he hasn't released his taxes, given that 74 percent of Americans want him to release his taxes, will he at least give a list of who he is in debt to and if not, why not?” Tur asked. Spicer was unruffled. I think that question has been asked and answered 100 times,” Spicer said as Tur interjected asking again about the tax returns. Katy, no, I heard the question. I think the president-elect has made it very clear he has no conflicts by law. He has gone above and beyond in terms of making sure that he separates himself from his business. Hands it over to his kids. And then put in place a very, very rigorous plan to ensure that no conflicts of interest occur. He has gone above and beyond what has ever required of him. He has no conflicts by law. What he has done is extraordinary to ensure his focus is entirely on helping this country move forward.