Trump latest: Five things you need to know on Sunday

 
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The world is still reacting to the election of Donald Trump (Source: Getty)

Five days in and the world is still absorbing the surprise news of Donald Trump being elected the 45th President of the United States of America.

Here's everything you need to know on the latest reactions and developments waking up on Sunday morning.

Nato chief speaks

The head of Nato, the global security group which Trump famously said he wants to leave during his campaigning, has spoken for the first time.

And general secretary Jens Stoltenberg warned the President-elect of going it alone. Writing in the Observer, he said: "We face the greatest challenges to our security in a generation. This is no time to question the value of the partnership between Europe and the United States."

However, he did concede that the US provided the majority of Nato's budget - 70 per cent - and that the US had "rightly called for a more equitable sharing of the burden".

Hillary Clinton blames FBI boss Comey

Defeated Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton has laid blame for her loss at the feet of the FBI.

The director of the institution James Comey renewed an investigation into Clinton's handling of emails when she was secretary of state around a week before election day. It sent her lead on Trump plummeting in the opinion polls.

Now, according to Reuters, Clinton has said the high profile and highly controversial renewal of the investigation - dropped again days later - eroded her support in a call with funders of her campaign.

When Nigel met Donald

Is Britain at the front of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the US post-Brexit? Nigel Farage seems to think so, and he was the surprise person first in line for a meeting with the President-elect. Read more.

Marine Le Pen hails Trump

Right wing French politician Marine Le Pen has hailed Trump's win and believes it boosts her own chances of succeeding in upcoming elections across the channel, in an interview with the BBC.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg defends false news accusations

Facebook has come under fire for its role in spreading fake news throughout the race for the White House. And the chance of moving on from that debate seems slim as the US does some (a lot of) soul searching on the election result.

Despite Mark Zuckerberg's insistence that it was a "pretty crazy idea" that it could have swayed the election, according to the New York Times, the social network is in fact asking the very same questions in private.

Zuck again defended the company, claiming that "more than 99 per cent of what people see is authentic". Read more.

Update: A bonus sixth story on Trump...

Remember the wall he wanted to build? He may have rowed back already on his promise to scrap Obamacare, but he's still committed to building that wall along the US-Mexican border - only, some of it might be a fence, he has revealed. Read more.

Need cheering up after all that? Check out the latest Christmas advert from Waitrose to warm your cockcles.

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