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Paul Krugman: Seduced and betrayed by Trump

Millions of white working class Americans don’t even realise they have been sucker punched writes Paul Krugman

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Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Picture: AP Photo/Mike Corder

Europol warns that fresh terror attacks in EU are “likely”

Islamic State is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting the extremist organisation in Syria and Iraq, according to EU police agency Europol

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Donald Trump appoints “Mad Dog” to top defence job

Donald Trump appoints “Mad Dog” to top defence job

President-elect Donald Trump has announced retired general James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his nomination for US defence secretary.

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Many Muslims seem ready to believe that these events are being deliberately organised and manipulated. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Just one in 25 Muslims blames al-Qaeda for 9/11, finds study

British Muslims have a “deeply worrying” belief in conspiracy theories and almost half would not go to the police if they knew someone with links to Islamic State (IS), a major study has found.

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Gambians wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the capital, Banjul. Picture: AP

Gambia ruler predicts landslide as internet blocked for election

Voters in the tiny West African nation of Gambia used marbles to vote yesterday in an election widely expected to keep the country’s ruler of more than two decades in power despite a unified effort by the opposition.

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Fans cry while paying tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real at the club's Arena Conda stadium. Picture: Getty Images

Plane carrying Chapecoense team ran out of fuel, controllers told

The pilot of the doomed chartered plane carrying a Brazilian football team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and pleaded desperately for permission to land before crashing into the Andes, a leaked recording of the flight’s final minutes has revealed.

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French President Francois Hollande will not seek re-election in next year's presidential election. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

French president Francois Hollande will not seek second term

French President Francois Hollande announced Thursday that he would not seek a second term in next year’s presidential election, saying he hoped to give his Socialist party a chance to win “against conservatism and extremism” by stepping aside.

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Protesters carry an effigy of South Koreas President Park Geun-Hye during an anti-government rally in Seoul. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

MPs struggle to define plan to impeach South Korean president

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s conditional resignation offer appears to be causing cracks in what previously had been a strong push for her impeachment.

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Mourners line the streets of Cuba as the motorcade passes carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro to their final resting place in Santiago. Picture: AP

Cubans line streets as Castro’s ashes begin 500-mile procession

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The statue of the police chief and his wife will be a centrepiece of the exhibition.

Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Dozens of treasures discovered in an Egyptian tomb built for a police chief and his wife 3300 years ago are set to go on display in Edinburgh.

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First lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Michelle will never run for office, says President Obama

President Barack Obama has damped down any speculation that First Lady Michelle Obama may one day run for office herself.

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The two Icelands are seeking to resolve their trademark row. Picture: PA Wire

Martin Flanagan: N’ice and easy does it with trademark row

It is to be hoped that the “high-level delegation” going from supermarket group Iceland Foods to Reykjavik this week to try to resolve their dispute over its trademark name manages to thaw relations.

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Guy Hewitt: Barbados remembers Scots heritage on St Andrew’s Day

Guy Hewitt: Barbados remembers Scots heritage on St Andrew’s Day

As the balmy Caribbean island of Barbados draws close to the celebration of its Golden Jubilee, 50 years of Independence on 30th November 2016, we have reconnected with our Scottish heritage.

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Tom Price is in favour of changes to Medicare. Picture: Getty Images

Donald Trump chooses Obamacare critic for health secretary

US president-elect Donald Trump made two cabinet selections yesterday, choosing fierce Obamacare critic Tom Price to lead the department of health and human services, and Elaine Chao, who served in the cabinet of George W Bush, as secretary of transport.

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Palm oil plantations in Indonesia are using child labour. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Nestlé among brands hit by palm oil child labour claims

Major household brands are selling everyday grocery staples containing palm oil produced using child labour, Amnesty International has claimed.

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Players of Brazil's Chapecoense. A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including players from Chapecoense, heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport in Colombia. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Chapecoense football team among 75 dead in Colombia plane crash

A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division football team crashed in Colombia while on its way to the final of a regional tournament, killing 75 people.

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Nicola Sturgeon addressed a meeting of Irish business leaders in Dublin alongside Danny McCoy, chief executive of business body Ibec. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon gets applause in Dublin for independence stance

Nicola Sturgeon said Scottish independence remains “firmly on the table” as Irish politicians urged her to press ahead with her plans to break up the UK.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuffed early attempts to secure rights for Britons living and working in the EU. Picture: AP

Angela Merkel rejects early agreement on rights of Britons in EU

German chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuffed efforts by Theresa May to seek an early agreement on the rights of Britons living in the European Union and EU citizens in the UK, according to reports.

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Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. Picture: PA Wire

Nigel Farage defends Trump as he heads back to America

Nigel Farage will return to the United States within days as he continues to pose a diplomatic headache to Theresa May over his closeness to US President-elect Donald Trump.

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Exile Mario Chiong Pena, 86, celebrates news of Castro's death with the rest of Miamis Cubans. Picture: AP

US-Cuba relations could see U-turn with Trump’s presidency

The historic thawing in diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba could be reversed unless the country moves in the “right direction” following the death of Fidel Castro, one of president-elect Donald Trump’s closest advisers has warned.

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