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Trump sworn in, ushers in transformative shift

Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the US, taking office on a day that has featured smaller crowds and more subdued ceremony than previous inaugurations — but still ushers in a transformative shift in the countr

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US imposes sanctions on Russia for election hacking

US President Barack Obama on Thursday authorised a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of US officials and cyber operations aimed at the US election in 2016. “Russia’s

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Obama vetoes 9/11 bill, set for showdown with Congress

President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency.

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IS can't undermine American way of life: Obama

President Barack Obama on Monday asked Americans not to succumb to fear after multiple recent attacks, pledging to keep fighting the so-called Islamic State terror group abroad and its ideology at home. "I think it is importa

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US pays tribute to 9/11 victims 15 years after attacks

Americans commemorated the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on Sunday with the recital of the names of the dead, tolling church bells and a tribute in lights at the site where New York City's massive twin towers collapsed.

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Russia could try to sway US election: Obama

US President Barack Obama said it was possible that Russia would try to influence the US presidential election, after a leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have attributed to Russian hackers. "Anything i

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Trump explores new ways to fire Obama appointees

If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire pu

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Obama, Saudi prince discuss Iraq, Syria at key meeting

President Barack Obama and the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Friday discussed ways to support Iraqis in their fight against Islamic State militants and the importance of a political transition in war-torn Syria, the White House said.

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Obama to meet Saudi deputy crown prince

US President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince on Friday and the two are expected to discuss conflicts in the Middle East including the campaign against Islamic State, a White House spokesman said on Thu

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Saudi prince seeks to promote business on US visit

Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince held a full day of meetings with US lawmakers on Wednesday, part of a visit aimed at restoring frayed ties with Washington and promoting his plan to wean the kingdom away from oil revenue.

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