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Trump threatens to cancel orders for new Air Force One planes

US President-elect Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cancel the planned purchase of new presidential planes because of cost overruns.

Judge orders Michigan officials to begin election recount on Monday

Election authorities began a recount Monday in Michigan, hours after a federal judge ordered a hand tally of the nearly 5 million presidential votes cast in the Midwestern state.

Trump's talk with Taiwan leader only a "courtesy call," Pence says

US vice president-elect Mike Pence on Sunday brushed off the uproar surrounding Donald Trump's telephone conversation with the president of Taiwan, describing it as only a "courtesy call."

US releases another Guantanamo Bay prisoner, leaving 59 at facility

The United States has released a detainee from its prison at Guantanamo Bay, leaving 59 prisoners at the Cuban facility.

Trump breaks with decades-old US policy in call with Taiwan president

US president-elect Donald Trump telephoned with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday in a move widely considered to risk a frosty response from Beijing.

US unemployment rate dips to 9-year low

The US unemployment rate fell in November to 4.6 per cent, a nine-year low, the Bureau of Labour Statistics said Friday.

Democratic senators push Russian election interference investigation

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Thursday for a formal investigation into Russian interference in the US election.

Trump vows US companies won't leave "without consequences"

President-elect Donald Trump vowed Thursday that US companies will not be able to take their operations outside the country "without consequences."

Reddit to crack down on "toxic" Trump users

US-based news sharing and discussion website Reddit will take action against "toxic users," in particular some of president-elect Donald Trump's supporters, the chief executive and co-founder said...

Trump names wealthy former investment bankers to key positions

US president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday named two former investment bankers to key administration positions dealing with economic policy.

President-elect Trump says he's leaving his businesses "in total"

Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will step down from daily operations at his businesses "in total" so he can focus on the US presidency.

Trump names Chinese immigrant to transportation post

Donald Trump named former labour secretary Elaine Chao to head the US Department of Transportation in his new administration, as the country's president-elect continued to fill cabinet posts...

Three confirmed dead as thousands flee Tennessee wildfires

At least three people have died after ravaging wildfires in the US state of Tennessee that threatened the popular Great Smoky Mountain National Park and led to the evacuation of thousands of...

Trump calls for flag burners to have citizenship revoked

US president-elect Donald Trump called Tuesday for severe consequences for those who burn the US flag in acts of protest.

Trump selects Obamacare critic as health secretary

Donald Trump has named Georgia Congressman Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, to lead the Health and Human Services Department, the president-elect's transition team announced Tuesday.