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As the marathon quadrennial circus in the U.S. drew to a close last week, most people expected to hear a monumental sigh of relief as the curtain came down.
 
Following the U.S. election results the past week, I've been having many conversations with friends and family with regards to Hillary Clinton's defeat to Donald Trump.
 
The surprise election of Donald Trump has left many people uncertain what he will be like as the 45th president of the United States.
 
Unless freedom of expression and media liberty are guaranteed in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) will never be able to realize the long-held dream of genuine democracy.
 
President Donald J. Trump -- not many outside the United States thought they would be uttering those words. Indeed, the shock from his stunning victory is probably greater in the rest of the world than it is in America. After all, almost half of Americans voted for him.
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Even before the triumph of Donald Trump, it was said that the next president of the United States would not be able to be as globalization friendly as Barack Obama.
 
Turkey is heading to a referendum on granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan new powers as early as next spring, ratcheting up tensions amid a crackdown on dissent and pro-Kurdish politicians, analysts say.
 
Americans are already crying hoarse about how bad Donald Trump will be for the United States. But if his attitude on climate change persists, and he walks away from U.S. commitments, then his presidency will be bad for the whole world.
 
European leaders have rushed to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory in the United States presidential election. But behind reassuring pledges that the Europe and the U.S. "will remain strong and close partners on trade, security and defense" -- as British Prime Minister Theresa May put it -- Europeans remain in a state of deep shock by the turn of events and deeply apprehensive about a future they no longer understand or are able to predict.
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A month after rebels killed dozens of civilians in Kaga Bandoro, residents of the Central African Republic town still live in fear despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers in the country and the prospect of nationwide disarmament.
 
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