• Syrian government: Aleppo truce must include rebel pullout
Syrian government: Aleppo truce must include rebel pullout

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said a meeting on Aleppo set for Wednesday in Geneva has been canceled after the USA withdrew its proposals. During a stop Monday in Berlin, he said the two would meet Thursday in the German city of Hamburg, where they will attend a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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  • Italy PM Renzi asked to delay resignation
Italy PM Renzi asked to delay resignation

But Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front, who is hoping to ride the populist tide to victory in the French presidential elections, praised Mr Hofer's party for a campaign "fought with courage". They cut the price of Italian government bonds, lifting the yield - a sign that investors will demand greater reward for the heightened risk...

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  • Das wishes speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa
Das wishes speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman suffered a cardiac arrest Sunday evening and is under critical care in Apollo hospital in Chennai where she was admitted nearly three months ago for respiratory trouble. Crowds began to mass outside the hospital from Sunday evening as news that Jayalalithaa had suffered a cardiac arrest spread li...

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  • Bill to legalize West Bank settlements on Palestinian land advances in Knesset
Bill to legalize West Bank settlements on Palestinian land advances in Knesset

The Obama administration is coming under pressure from groups that favor an assertive USA posture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to take steps to preserve the two-state solution before Trump takes office. The Palestinian Ministry of Religious Affairs issued a statement yesterday saying that,"The Israeli occupation authorities have prevented ...

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  • Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging
Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said that based on the agency's technical analysis , automakers can meet emissions standards and fuel economy requirements for model years 2022 to 2025. Messages were left Wednesday seeking comment from the Trump transition team. It is possible the Republican Congress or Trump administr...

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  • Oil prices soar after OPEC announces output agreement
Oil prices soar after OPEC announces output agreement

The minister said the temporary suspension was in the best interest of all Opec members and that crude oil production could still be reduced and Indonesia would not be tied to that decision. This will bring the daily production ceiling to 32.5 million barrels starting in January. The price is up almost 20% since a low in mid-November. Oil prices wi...

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  • Trump the campaign trail showman returns on 'thank you' tour
Trump the campaign trail showman returns on 'thank you' tour

Romney excoriated Trump during a speech in March, calling him "a fraud" and 'a phony'. People who meet with the president-elect personally talk about there being "two Trumps" - the self-promoting celebrity that's seen in public and the amiable and courteous grandfather who emerges in private.

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  • 1 dead, 9 injured in shooting in New Orleans French Quarter
1 dead, 9 injured in shooting in New Orleans French Quarter

Authorities say two men began firing after an argument, and the victims were caught in the crossfire. It spanned four days, and a parade and a football game between Grambling University and Southern University highlighted the gala. Their ages range from 20-37, according to police. It's unknown what prompted the shooting, but police continue to ga...

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  • Carrier workers praise Trump's deal to keep more than 1000 jobs
Carrier workers praise Trump's deal to keep more than 1000 jobs

A 700-worker factory in northeastern in facing closure doesn't seem part of a deal Trump struck with its parent company to keep hundreds of jobs at an Indianapolis plant. So, I called Greg Hayes, I heard of him, but I never met him, and he picked up the phone. "There's so much to do when you've been elected president", Cohen said.

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  • Iran condemns US Senate vote to extend sanctions
Iran condemns US Senate vote to extend sanctions

However the USA still maintains its own separate set of sanctions, which are set to expire December 31 if they are not extended. Iran said Friday the US Congress' vote to renew sanctions was in violation of the 2015 global nuclear deal and vowed an "appropriate response".

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  • Twitter prays for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa after she suffers cardiac arrest
Twitter prays for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa after she suffers cardiac arrest

She was undergoing various treatments. Police has been deployed outside the hospital, which is now slowly filling with AIADMK supporters as news of her condition begins to spread. "Dr Richard Beale from London has also been consulted and he has concurred with the line of treatment by our cardiologists & pulmonologists", the hospital said in a ser...

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  • For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief
For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief

The Kremlin said last month that the two men agreed, in their first phone call after Trump's election win in November, on the need to "normalise" Russia-US relations. It's important to normalise [sic] and develop our bilateral ties on an equal and mutually beneficial basis. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed hope for mending...

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  • Jury going into next week in ex-officer's murder trial
Jury going into next week in ex-officer's murder trial

The judge in the trial of former SC police Officer Michael Slager told jurors to keep deliberating Friday afternoon after they told him they don't believe they can reach a consensus. If found guilty, Slager faces between two years and life in prison - depending on whether the conviction is for murder or manslaughter . Murder requires that Sc...

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  • Gujarat tycoon Mahesh Shah detained after IT raids
Gujarat tycoon Mahesh Shah detained after IT raids

After he failed to pay the first instalment of tax a sum of Rs 975 crore by November 30, thus leading to his declaration of Rs 13,000 crore being termed as "black money", he is reportedly missing. As per the accountant of Shah, the act of declaring such a huge Income is suspicious and hence was not able to pay the tax which led him to go missing.

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  • Thanksgiving 2016 Weather: Tropical Storm Otto Could Become Hurricane, Threaten Central America
Thanksgiving 2016 Weather: Tropical Storm Otto Could Become Hurricane, Threaten Central America

A tropical storm warning was in effect from north of Bluefields to Sandy Bay Sirpi and the Colombian island of San Andres. The storm could reach the coast of Nicaragua by Thursday, the NHC said. But it said the storm would likely recover hurricane force before it makes landfall Thursday. The storm is now located 550 miles south of Grand C...

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  • Bank's supplier looking at 'potential solutions' over animal fat in £5 note
Bank's supplier looking at 'potential solutions' over animal fat in £5 note

But, it turns out, the bill bearing Sir Winston Churchill's image also contains trace amounts of a substance that is proving to be highly controversial: Animal fat . "We are aware of some people's concerns about traces of tallow ", the BOE said. A new polymer 10 pound note is set to be released next year, while the 20 pound note will be issued ...

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  • Pope asks for prayers for Colombia crash victims
Pope asks for prayers for Colombia crash victims

As night fell, fans were still streaming into the stadium for a vigil. Temer, who is deeply unpopular, had been scheduled to attend the repatriation only but aides said he is now due to attend the ceremony. Twenty-one Brazilian journalists were traveling with the team. The South American soccer federation extended its condolences to the ent...

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  • Sgt. Bergdahl Asked Barack Obama for Pardon
Sgt. Bergdahl Asked Barack Obama for Pardon

Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl before his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The prisoner swap, initially hailed by Mr Obama, was criticised by others, including Republicans, for contravening policy against negotiating with terrorists. Sgt. Bergdahl's lead defense lawyer, Eugene R. Fidell, declined to comment the legal team's efforts when reached by the ...

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  • Palin Criticizes Trump's Carrier Deal
Palin Criticizes Trump's Carrier Deal

Under the proposed deal with Carrier's parent company United Technologies, the company would receive $ 7 million in financial incentives over 10 years in exchange for a guarantee that Carrier would retain at least 1,000 jobs and invest $16 million into its in operation, a source familiar with the talks has said.

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  • Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine
Controversy in Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine

Navka and Burkovsky performed a routine to a fragment of the soundtrack of Roberto Benigni's film " Life is Beautiful' that recounts the story of a Jewish-Italian family sent to a concentration camp during World War II". "Have you gone mad?" " People of reason can't condemn our item and they're writing the words of gratitude for our work to us"...

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