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December 06, 2016
Still seeking top diplomat, Trump taunts China
Washington (AFP) Dec 5, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has fired off another Twitter broadside, attacking China over alleged currency manipulation and foreign policy, as the world waits to see who he will pick for the vital role of secretary of state. Trump will have "a very full slate of meetings" on Monday as he looks to finalise key cabinet positions, senior aide Kellyanne Conway said Sunday. America's friends and foes alike are keenly awaiting Trump's choice for the top diplomat role, hopeful that it will offer clues ... read more

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