“RIP’’ to Obama administration, Russian Prime Minister says

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Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev said “RIP’’ to the outgoing U.S. administration of Barack Obama said on Friday, after the White House decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats.

“It is regrettable that the Obama administration, which started out by restoring our ties, is ending its term in an anti-Russia agony,” Mr. Medvedev said.

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Chinese club offer Real Madrid £250 million for Ronaldo

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Real Madrid were offered about £250 million by an unnamed Chinese club for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Portuguese player’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

He however said the 31-year-old forward had no interest in the deal, which included an £85 million  annual salary.

“From China, they’ve offered 300m euros (£257m) to Real Madrid and more than 100m euros per year to the player.

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

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Thirty-five-year-old tennis star, Serena Williams, says she is engaged to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of social news website Reddit.

The tennis superstar made the announcement in the form of a sweet poem she shared on Reddit, the website 33-year-old Ohanian co-founded in 2005.

“I came home a little late, someone had a bag packed for me and a carriage awaited destination. Rome!

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Hacking: U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats

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U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats including shutting down of two Russian compounds in the U.S. in a number of actions announced on Thursday.

Mr. Obama said in a statement on Thursday that the actions were “in response to Russia’s malicious cyber activity and harassment.

“Today, I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at U.S. election.

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Trump reverses self, says ‘Obama transitioning smoothly’


Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed himself hours after complaining on Twitter that outgoing President Barack Obama was constituting “roadblocks” to a smooth transition of power.

The President-elect had tweeted that there had been “many inflammatory statements” and “roadblocks” made by Mr. Obama.

“Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President Obama statements and roadblocks.

“Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!” Trump had tweeted.

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Trump criticises UN as talk shop


Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump has criticised the UN, describing the global body as a mere talk club.

In a tweet on Monday, Mr. Trump, however, said the 193-member body has great potential, according to our Correspondent from New York.

“The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.

“So sad,” Mr. Trump said.

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Republicans clarify Christmas “new King” message after criticism


The Republican National Committee, RNC, has lashed out at critics after part of a Christmas “new King” message it made on Sunday sparked outrage on social media.

RNC spokesman and future Trump Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, said the “new King” in the message was not referring to President-elect Donald Trump.

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Trump’s spokesman Miller rejects new job


Jason Miller, President-elect Donald Trump’s spokesman says he will not take the job of White House Communications Director he was nominated for on Thursday.

Miller announced in a statement that he would not continue on to the White House, citing family reasons.

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Obama: I could’ve defeated Trump

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Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama said he could have defeated Republican Donald Trump in the November 8 presidential election if he had run against him.

Mr. Obama told his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the “The Axe Files” podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN, aired on Monday.

He argued that Americans still subscribed to his vision of progressive change, asserting that he could have succeeded in this year’s election if he was eligible to run.

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Egypt detains Al Jazeera journalist


Egyptian authorities have detained a news producer working with Al Jazeera for allegedly spreading false news, state television reported on Sunday.

Prosecutors on Sunday ordered that Mahmoud Hussein be jailed for 15 days pending further investigations on charges of spreading false news.

He was alleged to have fabricated reports on the internal situation in Egypt to be shown on Al Jazeera, the broadcaster added on its website.

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