Thursday, November 10, 2016

World News Briefs -- November 10, 2016

Trump and Obama addressed the press with short comments about their meeting following their hour-and-a-half long talk

Daily Mail: Awkward moment sworn enemies Obama and President-elect Trump pose together in the Oval Office during first EVER meeting

* President Barack Obama and president-elect Donald Trump met at the White House this morning for more than 90 minutes in a public display of unity following Tuesday's election
* The two men had never met each other, and while Trump said he intended for the getting-to-know-you meeting to last ten to 15 minutes but it went on much longer, delving into areas of policy
* Obama told reporters that his top priority was 'ensure our president-elect is successful', adding that he was 'encouraged' by the conversation they had
* Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan immediately afterward on Capitol Hill; he met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell separately
* Trump is accompanied by wife Melania, who had a have private meeting with Michelle Obama this afternoon; Vice president-elect Mike Pence is also on the trip

The most powerful man in America and the one Americans elected to replace him met at the White House this morning for the first time ever.

President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump talked for more than 90 minutes in the Oval Office while their wives visited separately.

A public display of unity intended to help the country digest the shocking results of Tuesday's presidential election, the president-elect called Obama a 'very good man'.

'I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel,' he said in a statement. 'He explained some of the difficulties some of the high flying assets, some of the really great things that have been achieved.'

The sitting president stressed that his top priority was 'ensure our president-elect is successful.'

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Iraqi forces enter Mosul from the east.

Iraqi forces accused of killing civilians near Mosul.

US airstrikes may have killed 64 civilians in Iraq, Syria over last year.

Sandstorm hampers offensive on IS-held Raqa.

Blitzkrieg through the desert: Syrian Army storms terrorist-held oil fields.

UN says 250,000 Aleppo residents could starve if emergency resupply fails.

U.S. charges Turkish, Iranian nationals with evading Iran sanctions.

Iran has 'other options' if nuclear deal falls through under Donald Trump, Foreign Minister says.

Arab Spring 'cost region $600bn' in lost growth, UN says.


Afghanistan: German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif attacked. German consulate blast in Afghanistan leaves two dead, scores wounded.

China says Trump should recognize economic benefits of co-operation.

Japan's PM Abe to meet Trump next week, pitch importance of alliance.

Philippine leader says honoring defense pacts with 'friends' U.S..

'We both like to swear': Duterte makes peace with US, Trump.

New Zealand immigration site traffic surges after US election.

Philippines, Malaysia agree to cooperate on tackling Abu Sayyaf kidnappings in territorial waters.

Vietnam ditches nuclear power plans.

India rupees: Chaos at banks after 'black money' ban.

US Election 2016: Asia markets bounce back after Trump win.


East Libyan factions see possible boost in Trump victory.

ICC: Libya will be top priority in 2017 including extremists.

Western Sahara opposes Morocco's African Union bid.

U.S. air strike in Somalia killed local militia, not al Shabaab.

South Africa's Jacob Zuma survives no confidence vote.

Egypt says foils Muslim Brotherhood plot on eve of planned protests.


Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway.

Trump's foreign policy approach almost same as that of Putin: Kremlin.

EU Commission president wants clarity from Trump on NATO, trade.

Britain's May to speak to Trump later on Thursday.

Juncker calls for an EU army.

French MPs call on 'bad President' Hollande to answer for his 'disgraceful' acts.

Massive cyberattack hit five top Russian banks: Kaspersky.


Obama cites 'excellent conversation' with Trump in first White House meeting.

Mr Trump comes to Washington: Triumphant tour for the victor.

Trump says health care, border, jobs are top priorities.

Anti-Trump protests continue; Opponents call them hypocrites. Fresh protests erupt in several US states over Trump win.

Mexico will not pay for Trump wall, but seeks cooperation.

Spike in illegal border crossings from Mexico: US.

Cuba announces military exercises following Trump's win.

Brazil's Rousseff alleges President Temer received illegal funds.


Year-old Paris attack probe sights new suspect, but mastermind elusive.

U.S. Treasury sanctions four al Nusra Front leaders.

Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag in Berlin were among possible ISIS targets – court data.

German parliament approves extension of anti-IS mission from Turkish base.


Dow Jones closes at all-time high.

Oil edges higher after shock Trump victory for U.S. presidency. Big Oil revels in Trump victory, expects less red tape.

OPEC pumping oil at record levels ahead of crunch meeting: IEA. IEA warns glut will swamp oil market if no OPEC cut.

Global markets in green despite widely-predicted collapse after Trump win.

Google hits back at EU claim over Android abuses.

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