• Bulgaria's GDP to Grow 2.9% in 2017, but Election May Delay Investment
Bulgaria's GDP to Grow 2.9% in 2017, but Election May Delay Investment

Net job creation in 2016 is expected to have been robust thanks at least in part to the implementation of activation policies by the government. Economic activity expanded by 3.9% in the first three quarters of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.

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  • South Korea, US Say North Fires Ballistic Missile Into Sea Of Japan
South Korea, US Say North Fires Ballistic Missile Into Sea Of Japan

They also provide less warning of an impending launch because it takes less time to fuel the rocket. China is North Korea's main ally and trading partner but is irritated by its repeated aggressive actions, although it rejects suggestions from the United States and others that it could be doing more to rein in its neighbour.

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  • Chemours, Dupont agree to split cost of $670 million C8 settlement offer
Chemours, Dupont agree to split cost of $670 million C8 settlement offer

Several test cases in 2016 resulted in multi-million dollar awards for the plaintiffs, causing speculation that DuPont and Chemours would seek to settle. DuPont has already paid or committed to pay more than $350 million for impacted community water filtration systems, class member blood and health data collection, class member health studies ...

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  • Corporate Canada encouraged by Trump's comments on NAFTA
Corporate Canada encouraged by Trump's comments on NAFTA

Canadian pollster Nik Nanos said Trudeau, who remains popular at home more than a year after winning a surprise Liberal majority government, faces the same pressure all Canadian leaders do when they engage with US presidents: keep the economic ties tight but do not appear too chummy or subordinate.

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  • Fire crews survey losses from NSW bushfires as extreme weather eases
Fire crews survey losses from NSW bushfires as extreme weather eases

Trying to hold back his tears, the farmer said the raging fire has destroyed his family home and claimed the lives of his livestock and pets. At one point 49 fires were burning across the state of New South Wales , 17 of which were not under control.

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  • Hamburg airport stops flights after toxin injures dozens
Hamburg airport stops flights after toxin injures dozens

Fifty people are said to have been taken to hospital after a chemical leak spread through Hamburg Airport . A total of 14 flights were cancelled and several planes were diverted. "The fire department didn't detect any unsafe substances". Those who were evacuated were forced to wait outside the terminal building in freezing conditions.

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  • No breakthrough on Greek bailout talks
No breakthrough on Greek bailout talks

But the Greek prime minister warned worldwide lenders not to heap new burdens on a country he said had been "pillaged", with a population that had made "many sacrifices in the name of Europe". Responding in a statement , conservative New Democracy accused Tsipras of "preparing another about-turn", while targeting the "bad lenders" and political op...

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  • Syrian opposition picks delegation to Geneva talks
Syrian opposition picks delegation to Geneva talks

Half of them are representatives of armed groups, while others are members of the HNC political wing, independent opposition figures and participants of the Moscow and Cairo groups of the Syrian opposition. "In Geneva past year, the intransigence of the regime made any dialogue impossible". Russian Federation has called for the inclusion of the K...

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  • Ambassador Haley opposed Palestinian UN appointment; Sweden calls pick 'excellent'
Ambassador Haley opposed Palestinian UN appointment; Sweden calls pick 'excellent'

Fayyad's recognized personal qualities and his competence for that position". Former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro lambasted the decision to block the appointment. The objection to the candidacy of Fayyad came days before the meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump at the White House scheduled on...

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  • Strong winds in U.S. topple truck on highway
Strong winds in U.S. topple truck on highway

No officers were in the auto at the time, and no one was injured. Wind advisories in Wyoming are no joke. Dashcam footage captures the moment strong winds cause a truck to blow over onto a highway patrol vehicle in Wyoming, the US. Wyoming Highway Patrol Officers say they released this video to remind drivers to pay attention to High Wind Advis...

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  • Confusion at Rangers after Warburton denies resigning
Confusion at Rangers after Warburton denies resigning

Mark Warburton is no longer Rangers manager after a week of sensational behind the scenes manoeuvres which saw the former Brentford boss and his assistant, David Weir, and head of recruitment, Frank McParland, have their resignations accepted by the Ibrox board before their agent attempted to have them reinstated.

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  • Trump's tweets against judiciary 'disheartening', says SC nominee
Trump's tweets against judiciary 'disheartening', says SC nominee

This trash talk about an independent branch of government is disgraceful. "The White House's assertion that Judge Gorsuch's private remarks were not aimed at Mr. That's hardly surprising, given Gorsuch's stature in the legal profession and reputation for civility. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., told ABC News' "This Week" that "this has been a patt...

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  • Interactions between Chinese, US leaders
Interactions between Chinese, US leaders "very positive" signs of ties -- German expert

As expected, China reacted sternly, but then Trump publicly questioned whether the one-China policy was in the United States' best interests. Of course, like every other pair of bilateral ties worldwide, China and the United States do have their differences.

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  • Orange Alligator In Hanahan Becomes Viral Sensation
Orange Alligator In Hanahan Becomes Viral Sensation

Its photograph was shared on a local Facebook page where people commented on its unusual skin tone. " I've never seen anything like it ", said one neighbor. According to the Department of Natural Resources' Alligator Program Coordinator Jay Butfiloski, the orange color may be a result of where the reptile has been living during the winter months.

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  • Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo injured in second vehicle crash in months
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo injured in second vehicle crash in months

Two others in the prime minister's vehicle, both Government Protection Bureau personnel, were also injured in the crash. He said Szydlo, the driver and a security officer were taken to a nearby hospital. Dr Andrzej Jakubowski, who first examined Ms Szydlo after the crash, said she suffered some slight injuries but that the prognosis was good. Some ...

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  • Despite denials, Trump's national security adviser spoke about sanctions with Russian ambassador
Despite denials, Trump's national security adviser spoke about sanctions with Russian ambassador

Flynn spoke to Kislyak on December 29, the same day the sanctions were announced. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that nine current and former USA officials who had access to intercepted communications between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak say that Flynn made explicit references to election-related sanctions.

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  • Trump's Doubts and Ignorance on Nuclear Treaty Worry Experts
Trump's Doubts and Ignorance on Nuclear Treaty Worry Experts

The news agency said Trump paused to ask aides what the treaty was, and then denounced it as favoring Russian Federation. Reuters reported that Trump paused during the January 28 call to ask aides what the New START treaty was. "Are they listening to Nikki Haley or are they listening to President Trump?" Patrick Leahy blasted Trump on Mon...

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  • US Flags Set on Fire During Rally in Tehran Amid Deteriorating Relations
US Flags Set on Fire During Rally in Tehran Amid Deteriorating Relations

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied across the country Friday, burning effigies of U.S. President Donald Trump and chanting " Death to America " to voice their protest against the warning issued by the Trump administration last month, when Iran was put "on notice".

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  • Hundreds of whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach
Hundreds of whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach

Volunteers try to keep alive some of the hundreds of stranded pilot whales after one of the country's largest recorded mass whale strandings on Farewell Split at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Rescuers have been racing to save scores of pilot whales in New Zealand's Golden Bay. Officials have "no clue" why the whales had beached thems...

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  • Erdogan backs presidential powers bill as referendum looms
Erdogan backs presidential powers bill as referendum looms

Ankara accuses Gulen of orchestrating an attempted coup in Turkey last July. If approved by the referendum vote, presidential elections would be held November 2019. The ruling Justice and Development Party , backed by the Nationalist Movement Party , says it will bring the strong executive leadership needed to prevent a return to the fragile coal...

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