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Ex-personal lawyer says Trump knew of hush payments

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump directed the payment of hush money to two women during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and knew that doing so was wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. “He directed me to make the payments. He directed me to become involved in these matters,” Cohen told ABC News. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison this week on multiple charges, some related to the payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy…

Trump taps Exxon chief Tillerson as secretary of state

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday, praising him as a successful international dealmaker who leads a global operation. Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for Exxon, the world's largest energy company, although questions have been raised about his relations with Russia. "He will be a forceful and clear-eyed advocate for America’s vital national…

‘North Koreans still don’t know the result of US elections’

The name ‘Donald Trump’ has dominated news headlines around the world since he was elected 45th President of the United States. Almost everyone in the world knows about the president-elect of the US, but there is one country which still is reportedly not aware of the US elections result. It's now Monday in North Korea, and the state media still seem not to have told the population the result of the US presidential election. — Chris Greenway (@ChrisGreenwayUK) November 13, 2016 BBC reporter Chris…