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Trump team touts $8 billion Bayer investment

German-based Bayer AG has committed to President-elect Donald Trumpthat it will invest $8 billion in American research and development as part of its deal to acquire Monsanto, Trump’s transition team said Tuesday. Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Bayer will also protect all of Monsanto’s 9,000 American jobs while creating an additional 3,000 high-tech positions in …

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Beijing’s currency manipulation

Bobby Yip / Reuters

The Chinese government is willing to work with the new US administration to promote the healthy development of commercial ties, said China’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen. “I believe China and the United States can resolve any disputes through dialogue and negotiation and that the China-US commercial relationship will not significantly stray from the path of mutual benefit,” Sun told …

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Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration

RT has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm Moscow time (2:55pm EST) and will extend across US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. A misplaced live streaming rights strike during RT’s broadcast of President Obama’s final press conference seems to have triggered the ban. RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan …

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BBC’s Trump-Kremlin documentary is like an ‘Austin Powers’ film, says Galloway

THE TIMES

The credibility of a BBC documentary about US President-elect Donald Trump called ‘Trump: The Kremlin Candidate?’ has been questioned by ex-MP George Galloway. The former Labour and Respect politician likened the broadcast, and the whole furore over Russia’s alleged influence on the US election and Trump, to an “Austin Powers film.” Speaking to RT, Galloway also questioned why the BBC …

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Political Conflict Between Trump, EU Possible – Russian Senator Pushkov

A member of the Russian parliament’s upper house Alexei Pushkov says that current tensions between US President-elect Donald Trump and the EU leaders could lead to political confrontation. Current tensions between US President-elect Donald Trump and the European Union leaders could result in political confrontation between the sides, a member of the Russian parliament’s upper house, Alexei Pushkov, said Tuesday. …

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Trump worries Nato with ‘obsolete’ comment

THE TIMES

A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that Nato is “obsolete” has caused “worry” in the alliance, Germany’s foreign minister says. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was a contradiction of comments made days ago by Mr Trump’s incoming defence chief. Mr Trump also said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made “a catastrophic mistake” by admitting more than one million migrants. And …

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Inflation, not Trump or Brexit biggest headache for Russian central bank

Kirill Kallinikov / Sputnik

The Russian economy’s biggest woe is inflation and not Britain’s vote to leave the European Union or Donald Trump’s US presidential victory, according to Ksenia Yudaeva, first deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia. “Brexit and Donald Trump’s US election victory were unexpected, but nonetheless, the Russian economy and financial markets were not significantly affected,” she told CNBC on …

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Trump-Lewis row: Democrat inauguration boycott grows

The number of Democratic members of Congress saying they will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday has increased to 26. Many have cited as a reason the president-elect’s recent attack on civil rights icon and fellow congressman John Lewis. Mr Trump lashed out at Mr Lewis on Twitter on Friday after Mr Lewis said he was not a “legitimate president”. …

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