• Catalan's President plans to petition Europe
Catalan's President plans to petition Europe

After Catalonia declared independence Friday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dissolved the Catalan Parliament, fired all leaders and called for new regional elections, set to take place December 21. Puigdemont "will not go to Madrid" on Thursday because "he will not have a fair trial" in Spain, Bekaert pointed out in statements quoted by the Belgian ...

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  • Iran Leader Warns about Sabotage in Tehran-Baku Ties
Iran Leader Warns about Sabotage in Tehran-Baku Ties

Moscow said Syria will be a focus of Putin's visit, which comes after Russia, Iran and Turkey pledged after negotiations in Kazakhstan yesterday to bring the Syrian regime and its opponents together for a "congress" to push peace efforts. Trump has also not ruled out an outright cancellation of the deal. Putin said Russian Federation and Iran as we...

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  • NYPD Officer Who Shot NYC Terror Attack Suspect Hailed As Hero
NYPD Officer Who Shot NYC Terror Attack Suspect Hailed As Hero

The weapons turned out to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday evening that he wanted to "commend the response of our NYPD officer that was on post near the location who stopped the carnage moments after it began".

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  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah are 'best' new ball bowlers: Colin Munro
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah are 'best' new ball bowlers: Colin Munro

The match will kick-off the second stretch of New Zealand's limited overs tour of India . "I think it's a lot of fun, we enjoy it and we have been lucky enough in the last couple of years to be successful in it", Munro said. However, Munro adopted the counter-attacking ploy in the third ODI to give the Kiwis a blistering start while forging a st...

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  • Story of adrift sailors begins to sink
Story of adrift sailors begins to sink

Navy rescued them in the Pacific Ocean in October. The Associated Press says the two also had a working motor after their mast and rigging failed, but they still chose to sail past an inhabitated island. "Several of Ms. Appel's statements about her voyage do not check out and don't ring true to many experienced sailors", Wilson told ABC News by...

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  • Hillary Clinton Comes to Chicago for Book Signing, Event
Hillary Clinton Comes to Chicago for Book Signing, Event

She was largely mum on collusion and indictment news at that event, but she reportedly promised attendees that her book, What Happened , has "a great chapter about Russian Federation in here". Organizers said there would be no speech or presentation and attendees were required to put away all phones and other devices before approaching the form...

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  • How much of a difference will the foreign house buyers ban make?
How much of a difference will the foreign house buyers ban make?

New Zealand's new government is moving quickly to fulfill a campaign promise by banning foreign investors from buying homes. This requirement is subject to exceptions negotiated by each state but New Zealand has no carve-out allowing it to restrict investors from other TPP states from investing in New Zealand housing on terms other than those th...

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  • Christopher Bailey, the man who transformed Burberry, steps down
Christopher Bailey, the man who transformed Burberry, steps down

As part of the transition, Bailey also will step down from the Burberry Board of Directors. There were raised eyebrows too when Burberry began to reveal its catwalk looks on Twitter before they were seen on the catwalk. As an organization, it is creative, innovative and outward looking. Mr Bailey was assigned the chief executive of the comp...

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  • Shooting leaves one dead on University of Utah campus
Shooting leaves one dead on University of Utah campus

Police named the suspect as Austin Boutain, 24, and said he and his wife, Kathleen Boutain, 23, were wanted for a homicide committed last week in Golden, Colorado. "We've cancelled classes today in respect for Mr. ChenWei Guo and for the impact this has had on our campus community". Guo was an worldwide student at the university.

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  • Bahrain imposes visas on Qatar visitors
Bahrain imposes visas on Qatar visitors

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa tweeted "Qatari media targeting the GCC and its secretary-general confirms Qatar's lack of respect for the council, with it's goal being to weaken and undermine it", on Tuesday on his official account.

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  • Russia, Turkey and Iran agree to plan for Syria 'congress'
Russia, Turkey and Iran agree to plan for Syria 'congress'

Lavrentyev said that as envisioned by Russian Federation, the congress would focus on seeking "compromise solutions towards the political settlement" of the Syrian conflict. Russian Federation has been the main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a six-year civil war that has killed and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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  • Podesta Group one of the companies mentioned in Manafort indictment
Podesta Group one of the companies mentioned in Manafort indictment

Podesta! Wait, isn't that the guy who ran Hillary Clinton's campaign? Their work included lobbying "multiple members of Congress and their staffs about Ukraine sanctions, the validity of Ukraine elections" that the reasons for imprisoning Yulia Tymoshenko, the political rival of Russian-backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

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  • Trump campaign gave feds the goods on Papadopoulos, says White House
Trump campaign gave feds the goods on Papadopoulos, says White House

Papadopoulos , who is 30 years old, joined the Trump campaign in early March 2016 as a foreign adviser. The plea was unsealed Monday, but his sentencing hearing will be scheduled later. "Papadopoulos is an example of someone doing the wrong thing while the campaign was doing the right thing", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sa...

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  • Netflix Suspends 'House Of Cards' Production
Netflix Suspends 'House Of Cards' Production

Five seasons of the series have aired on Netflix so far and the sixth is now being filmed. Anthony Rapp , an actor, accused Spacey of historical sexual harassment when he was 14 and the star was 26. The reaction to that particular "apology" statement from Spacey was met with widespread scorn by Hollywood , with many rightly calling out his co...

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  • Submarine builder admits dismembering journalist's body
Submarine builder admits dismembering journalist's body

He told police she had died in August from carbon monoxide poisoning inside the submarine, while he was up on deck. Madsen claimed she had slipped and suffered a blow to the head from a heavy metal hatch on the sub — but police found no indication of a skull injury when her head was finally located.

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  • Podesta Quits as Mueller Indicts Manafort
Podesta Quits as Mueller Indicts Manafort

The firm disclosed payments of $1.3 million for its Ukraine work. Podesta vowed that he will "fight" back against accusations, but this is not the first time he has found himself in hot water for his failure to follow disclosure laws regarding his work for foreign clients.

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  • NY, MA Preparing For Heavy Rain And Strong Winds
NY, MA Preparing For Heavy Rain And Strong Winds

Thousands of people in central Pennsylvania are without power this morning as severe weather pounded the region with powerful winds and drenching rains . The winds will be strongest in the early morning hours of Monday, then still gusty as the storm exits Monday afternoon. Highs will be only in the mid- to upper-40s.

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  • Leaders inaugurate Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway
Leaders inaugurate Kars - Tbilisi - Baku railway

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project is a crucial step for the region's future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at the inauguration ceremony in Baku on October 30. The opening of the 826-km Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line marks the conclusion of a 10-year project to open a rail corridor carrying cargo and passengers between the tw...

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  • KRG president Barzani to step down
KRG president Barzani to step down

In a statement released by his office, the French president noted that Paris "has always worked for the full recognition of Kurdish rights under the Iraqi constitution", adding that he took note of the decision of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani to step down later this week.

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  • Kim Jong-un makes rare appearance with wife at makeup factory
Kim Jong-un makes rare appearance with wife at makeup factory

Ms Kim meanwhile can not be identified in the photographs, but the report by state news agency KCNA mentioned she was present along with other top officials. Thae Yong-ho, who was the No. 2 official at North Korea's embassy in London before defecting to South Korea past year, will speak before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, R...

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