At his first press conference in months, the US president-elect repeated his plans to dismantle his predecessor's legacy. He also accused CNN of broadcasting "fake news" and called Buzzfeed a "failing pile of garbage."
Jeff Sessions is a controversial pick and has faced allegations of racism and concerns about his stance on immigration and abortion.
Demonstrators dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan interrupted Jeff Sessions' opening remarks and called him a racist. Around 30 years ago he was refused a position as a federal judge over allegations of racism – a claim he denies.
President Barack Obama has been meeting with Democratic party lawmakers in a bid to stop Republicans from dismantling the program.
Abe traveled to Hawaii to become his country's first prime minister to commemorate its attack on the US naval base alongside a US president.
The symbolic visit to Pearl Harbour along with US President Barack Obama was to highlight the strength of the US-Japan alliance.
US President Barack Obama gives his last press conference of 2016. His last day in the White House as president will be on January 20, 2017.
Secretary of State John Kerry says if Bashar al Assad's regime and its allies, Russia and Iran, do not return to the negotiating table, the bloodshed will spread.
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