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World jittery about Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ inaugural speech

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President Donald Trump‘s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations. The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first president who had never held political office or high military rank — promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs. “This American carnage stops right here,” Trump…

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Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths

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As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016’s fallen icons with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display honoring the late singer David Bowie and late actor Gene Wilder, becoming the first major city to bid a bittersweet adieu to a turbulent year.…

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China hopes Donald Trump call with Taiwan leader won’t damage ties

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China’s foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing’s relations with the U.S. would not be “interfered with or damaged” after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decadeslong diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan’s leader. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the call between Taiwan’s president and Trump was “just…

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Michael Phelps caught smoking a bowl

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This is the astonishing picture which could destroy the career of the greatest competitor in Olympic history. In the photo, Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals for swimming at the Beijing games last summer, draws from a bong.

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