• Trump's Israel advisor: President-elect does not view settlements as obstacle to peace
Trump's Israel advisor: President-elect does not view settlements as obstacle to peace

His government, which receives more than $3 billion per year in USA defence aid, has faced increasing criticism from President Barack Obama's administration over continued settlement building in the West Bank. "We are going to see a very different relationship between America and Israel in a positive way". There are now 350,000 Jewish settlers livi...

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  • Jill Stein launches vote recount bid in key U.S. states
Jill Stein launches vote recount bid in key U.S. states

Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million , but Trump secured 290 electoral votes to take the presidency. "These recounts are part of an election integrity movement to attempt to shine a light on just how untrustworthy the USA election system is".

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  • 2 dead, 4 hospitalized in shootings at riverfront park in Louisville
2 dead, 4 hospitalized in shootings at riverfront park in Louisville

The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two men dead and four others injured at a flag football game on Thanksgiving afternoon, November 24. Police blocked off a large portion of the park after the shooting, but a football game continued. He said the shootings happened about 150 yards from him.

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  • WTO chief: Details needed to gauge impact of US pullout
WTO chief: Details needed to gauge impact of US pullout

The head of the World Trade Organization said he had had no indication the United States would move to leave the WTO under Donald Trump's administration. He said he would instead negotiate "fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores". Zhang Xiangchen, China's deputy global trade representative, also told a ...

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  • EU Parliament wants to freeze Turkey membership talks
EU Parliament wants to freeze Turkey membership talks

Turkey formally applied to become an European Union member in 1987 and accession talks only began in 2005, even though Ankara's aspirations to become part of the bloc dates back to the 1960s. Omer Celik said on Thursday that Turkey would not abide by the resolution he termed "unnecessary". S&D MEP and EP rapporteur on Turkey, Kati Piri, said, "un...

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  • Many Killed in Car Bomb Attack Targeting Iranian Pilgrims in Iraq
Many Killed in Car Bomb Attack Targeting Iranian Pilgrims in Iraq

No one claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but the Islamic State group mounted similar attacks in areas outside their control in the past for undermining the military campaign in Mosul, the group's last remaining city in Iraq. 21, 2016. Officials said IS militants attempted to infiltrate Karbala last week after six suicide bombers entere...

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  • Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists
Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

Trump's comments come days after Richard Spencer , a white supremacist and leading figure in the alt-right, delivered a racist and anti-Semitic address to a gathering of the group's members in which he declared, emphatically, "Hail Trump!".

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  • Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes off coast of El Salvador
Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes off coast of El Salvador

The epicenter of the quake hit 154 kilometers (96 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, according to the USGS. A magnitude seven quake has occurred off El Salvador's Pacific coast. "We were serving lunch to the MPs and the natural disaster started and we felt that it was very strong", said Jacqueline Najarro, a 38-year-old food...

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  • Toll highways in Toronto could pave way for other cities
Toll highways in Toronto could pave way for other cities

In March, city staff issued a call for a consultant to report on suitable tolling technologies and potential impacts of road pricing on the two highways. Tolling drivers is also a huge political risk for Tory, viewed by many as governing midway into his first term catering to the concerns of suburban drivers.

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  • Philippines-US military exercises to be reduced next year
Philippines-US military exercises to be reduced next year

They said they look forward to continued cooperation in areas central to both countries' national and security interests, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counter-terrorism, cybersecurity and maritime security. "We hope China and the Philippines can continue to strengthen dialogue and cooperation, and make the South China Sea ...

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  • Syrian air force hit main children's hospital in Aleppo
Syrian air force hit main children's hospital in Aleppo

The bombardment hit in besieged neighborhoods of Aleppo , as well as the surrounding countryside and the nearby rebel-held province of Idlib. Damascus considers all those who oppose Assad's government to be "terrorists" like the Islamic State group, which Trump has said should be the focus of USA involvement in Syria.

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  • China Defends Asia-Pacific Trade After Trump Threat
China Defends Asia-Pacific Trade After Trump Threat

In bilateral trade and economic cooperation, China and Latin America aim to shift toward an appropriate balance, rather than a model based on high trade volume but insufficient investment. This is Xi's third time in Latin America since taking office in 2013, and when he wraps up the tour he will have visited 10 countries in the region - the same nu...

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  • Auto bomb south of Baghdad kills 21
Auto bomb south of Baghdad kills 21

The offensive started on October 17 with air and ground support from a USA -led coalition. "There must be co-operation between us to prevent ISIS from moving their equipment and their fighters", he added, referring to Islamic State. The exodus is worrying humanitarian organisations as some of the civilians are heading into insurgent territory, wher...

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  • France's surprise result: Francois Fillon wins Republican presidential primary
France's surprise result: Francois Fillon wins Republican presidential primary

Mr Fillon is in a commanding position for next Sunday's second round of a contest that is widely expected to decide France's next leader, with the victor tipped to beat Ms Le Pen in the decisive presidential run-off next May. "To some extent, we believe Fillon's lead introduces additional uncertainty when it comes to the presidential electio...

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  • Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Revised Peace Deal
Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Revised Peace Deal

The new agreement to end 52 years of war was put together in just over a month after the original document was narrowly and unexpectedly defeated in an October 2 referendum for being too lenient on the insurgent group. They are threatening to boycott congress and take to the streets to protest what they consider a major blow to Colombia's democracy...

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  • Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany
Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

Her party has slumped in regional elections in the previous year while support for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has swelled. Obama, in talks with Merkel, conceded Thursday that it would be "naive" of him to expect a breakthrough in the Syria conflict before he leaves office.

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  • Huskers Look to Capture Tenth Win Against Rival Iowa
Huskers Look to Capture Tenth Win Against Rival Iowa

He enters the Minnesota game looking to lead the Badgers into the Big Ten title game. I chose to go ahead and leave you guys off with some excellent news that just recently came in late Wednesday, news that should really serve as a boost of confidence for the Hawkeyes' chances on Friday.

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  • France to convene Syria talks, accuses Assad, allies of waging
France to convene Syria talks, accuses Assad, allies of waging "total war"

The think tank's founder, who was born in Syria, has worked with Russian Federation to end the civil war and seeks a political transition with the cooperation of President Bashar Assad, a close ally to Russian Federation, according to the newspaper.

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  • Korea prosecutors want to question president over scandal
Korea prosecutors want to question president over scandal

The scandal that emerged late last month has sparked nationwide fury with tens of thousands of protesters taking to the street to call for Park's resignation. Park also faces allegations that she helped Choi extract money from local companies including Samsung and Hyundai. They had raided the company's headquarters in southern Seoul on Tuesday.

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  • Late season tropical storm forms in the Caribbean
Late season tropical storm forms in the Caribbean

It's expected to make landfall as a Category 1 storm Thursday but will likely weaken as it crosses the mountainous countries and not restrengthen in the Pacific. National Hurricane Center said that Otto, which had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, is expected to turn into a hurricane on Tuesday .

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