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Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities 6:31am EST

MOSCOW U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV.

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China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. | Video

Election 2016, China, World Dec 03 2016

Mattis likely to become defense secretary, despite Democrats' concerns

WASHINGTON Congress is expected to approve President-elect Donald Trump's choice of retired Marine Corps General James "Mad Dog" Mattis as secretary of defense, despite Democratic concerns that it ignores a long tradition of civilian control of the military.

Election 2016 Dec 02 2016

Trump supporters try to block vote recounts in three states

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump moved on Friday to halt the Green Party's requests for long-shot recounts of the presidential votes in three states where Trump, a Republican, won with narrow victories.

Election 2016, U.S. Dec 02 2016

Duterte says felt rapport with Trump, assures U.S.-Philippines ties intact

MANILA/WASHINGTON Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte described as "encouraging" his phone call with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, during which he felt a rapport between them and gave assurance that ties were intact, despite a period of rocky relations.

World, Election 2016 Dec 03 2016