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For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the U.S. election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party didn't hold back....

The Latest: China's foreign minister reacts to Trump's call
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with Taiwan's leader (all times local):...

The "Two Trumps" surface in president-elect's transition
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump's skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington....

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject - weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office....

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he's choosing with a broader worry about an increased militarization of American policy....

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China
BEIJING (AP) -- In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia....

The Latest: Trump takes on another Indiana manufacturer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...

Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister condemned the U.S. Senate's extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation, state TV reported Saturday....

What US presidents said about ties with China and Taiwan
President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, a highly unusual and probably unprecedented move since the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979 and shifted to diplomatic recognition of China under a so-called "one-China" policy....

Trump voter lost home, blames incoming Treasury secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink....