Trump says he needs people not celebrities for inauguration

Washington, Dec 23 (PTI) President-elect Donald Trump has said that he wants “the people” and not celebrities for his inauguration as the 45th President of the US.

Trump’s comments came amid reports that several top American celebrities have declined to perform at his inauguration.

“The so-called ‘A…

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Obama says he'll focus on helping new generation of leaders

Honolulu, Dec 19 (AP) President Barack Obama says one of his missions after leaving office will be to develop a new generation of leaders on issues such as climate change, criminal justice reform and expanding health insurance coverage.

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Obama says he wants to…

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16 die of alcohol poisoning in Russia

Moscow, Dec 19 :  At least 16 persons were killed after consuming a bath lotion with alcohol content in Russia, the media reported on Monday.
Sixteen others were in critical conditions after they consumed “Boyarishnik” in the east Siberian city of Irkutsk, Xinhua news agency quoted the investigative committee of Russia…

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No turning back on climate change pact, says Ban Ki-moon

United Nations, Dec 17  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the world needs to press ahead in the struggle against climate change.

In his final press conference as Secretary-General, Ban on Friday said the UN must maintain the impetus that resulted in the signing of the Paris…

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Obama to retaliate against Russia over 'election hacking' (Lead)

Washington, Dec 16  US President Barack Obama on Friday said he will retaliate against Russia over its “malicious cyber-activity” during the November 8 US presidential elections.

“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections… we need to take…

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