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Gambia's political transition begins after election shock

The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow was to hold talks with his coalition Saturday to plot his transition to power, following a shock election victory that ended the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. The scenes of jubilation on theShow More Summary

China lodges 'solemn representation' with Washington after Trump takes call from Tsai Ing-wen

8 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has lodged a complaint with Washington after a phone call made between US president-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen smashed longstanding protocol in what appeared to be a major departure from US policy. [ more › ]

US tries to block Chinese purchase of Aixtron

US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company's purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by rejecting the inclusion of Aixtron's US business in the deal.

Florida's Cubans take sober look at ties with homeland after post-Castro party

President-elect Trump has talked tough on Obama’s opening to Cuba but some doubt he will act, while the exile community no longer speaks with one voice A week after the death of Fidel Castro, the jubilant mood among Cuban exiles in Miami’s...Show More Summary

Thai dissident arrested for sharing new king article on Facebook

A prominent Thai dissident was arrested under the country's draconian royal defamation law on Saturday for sharing a BBC Thai profile of the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Facebook, supporters said. Thailand's monarchy is protectedShow More Summary

Beijing protests to US over Trump Taiwan call

Beijing has lodged a protest with the United States over a call between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, the foreign ministry said in a statement Saturday. "We have already made solemn representations about it to the relevant US side. Show More Summary

In Berkeley stop, Bernie Sanders challenges Trump and the Democratic establishment

The Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate offered his view on what went wrong in the Democratic Party and how liberals ought to counter the president-elect. Gone were the conciliatory remarks offered by Sanders and otherShow More Summary

Use The Brand-New Stranger Things To Do App To Make Planning Your Weekend Easy

20 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Download the new Stranger Things To Do mobile app for free on the App Store and Google Play. If you haven't already downloaded the Stranger Things To Do app, here are five reasons why you should do it immediately: 1. Show More Summary

Goldman’s Cohn said to meet with Trump’s team this weekend

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President Gary Cohn is scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team this weekend amid growing speculation the longtime banker is seeking... To view the full story, click the title li...

Free-For-All Friday 12/2/16

Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local topics not yet discussed here over the past week.

Putin warns artists against 'dangerous behaviour'

Vladimir Putin on Friday told artists not to confuse freedom of expression with "outrageously dangerous behaviour" and suggested the Charlie Hebdo massacre could have been avoided if the magazine had not insulted Islam. The Russian President...Show More Summary

Could An Electoral College Revolt Stop Trump?

Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead is now over 2.5 million, a margin greater than that of the last nine presidents, and a fat lot of good that does us with the electoral college giving the presidential election to Donald Trump by a combined margin of about 100,000 votes in three key states. Show More Summary

Video: Stephen Colbert Impressed With Mitt Romney's Shameless Sucking Up To Trump

Stephen Colbert returned from Thanksgiving vacation just in time to mercilessly mock Mitt Romney for his dinner date with the devil this week. After playing a clip of Romney insulting Donald Trump during the campaign ("He gets a free...Show More Summary

Britain to brief foreign press on Brexit to counter 'misreporting'

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office will hold regular briefings with foreign journalists from early next year to counter "misreporting" about its plans for Brexit, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Officials already update members...Show More Summary

China to 'seriously' implement N. Korea UN sanctions

Beijing will "seriously" implement new United Nations sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes, it said Thursday, with the measures set to hit Pyongyang's lucrative Chinese coal exports hard. UN Security...Show More Summary

The Christiane Chronicles: Food halls are a loss for urbanism

The trend of concentrating restaurants in places such as Krog Street Market, Ponce City Market, and Inman Quarter may be helpful in a city just beginning to embrace pedestrian arteries. But these food halls and mini-malls turn their backs to our streets, hoarding their treasures inside.

Gift of a studio for engineer left homeless after 2 accidents

Larry Williams sat on a thick folded blanket on the floor of his studio apartment, back to the wall, an ancient-looking laptop perched on his thighs. [...] recently the laptop was stowed away at a friend’s house, along with the muted...Show More Summary

Parents of teen who committed suicide sue school counselor

Jay Gallagher ended his life three weeks after a friend told the counselor he was suicidal, the suit alleges.

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