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Litvinenko suspects added to US's sanctions list against Russian Federation

The sanctions are not related to the election hacking allegations against Russian Federation, according to officials. Trump, who has made no secret of his admiration for Russian President Vladimir...

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Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

The objections were centered around complaints about the voting and elector ratification process in several states. There was a fledgling protest reportedly being launched by Democrats in the House ...

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Hillary Clinton humbled by surprise standing ovation at NY theatre

She attended the performance with her daughter, Chelsea, and husband, Bill Clinton. Videos shared on social media show the Clintons surrounded by audience members attempting to take selfies with the...

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Global crude oil prices slips on concerns U.S. production is rising

Global crude oil prices slips on concerns U.S. production is rising

USA crude oil production was lower in 2016 than in 2015 by more than 500,000 barrels per day (b/d) using estimates from the December Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Last week, USA crude plays witnes...

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McDonald's sells control of flagging China business

McDonald's has finalized a deal to sell a controlling stake in its operations in China and Hong Kong to a group of investors led by the Chinese state-backed Citic Limited. McDonald's said the new ow...

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Iraqi forces reaches near Tigris River in advances against ISIS

While the push marks a symbolic victory for Iraqi troops, the "Islamic State" (IS) militants they are fighting against still control some neighborhoods in Mosul's east, as well as the entire western h...

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USA consular official in Mexico shot in his vehicle

USA consular official in Mexico shot in his vehicle

As he walks away, the man in the purple shirt follows. The US Embassy in Mexico posted a tweet advertising a $20,000 (18,900 euros) reward for information regarding the shooter's whereabouts. State ...

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Trinamool Congress workers attack BJP office after party's MP arrested

Trinamool Congress workers attack BJP office after party's MP arrested

The Rose Valley group was active in many eastern Indian states. Earlier, CBI had arrested another TMC MP Tapas Pal in connection with the same case and kept him in remand for three days. A day after...

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Berlin Truck Attack Suspect Reportedly Passed Through Brussels on Way to Italy

Twelve people were killed and at least 48 more injured when a truck thought to be driven by Anis Amri plowed through an open-air market in Berlin on the evening of December 19. The pictures "suggest t...

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Tony Abbott says Australia should cut its aid support to Palestinian Authority

Tony Abbott says Australia should cut its aid support to Palestinian Authority

As Netanyahu said, Israel has extended its hand in peace to its neighbors from day one. Unfortunately, Mr. Kerry's speech offers far too little, and comes much too late. For the last six years, Pres...

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Weather Forecast: rise in temperatures

Weather Forecast: rise in temperatures

West wind around 5 miles per hour becoming north after midnight. Chance of rain is 60 percent, with possible amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch. Chance of rain 70 percent. Following is...

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SP headed for split as Mulayam serves show cause notice to Akhilesh

SP headed for split as Mulayam serves show cause notice to Akhilesh

Both the factions are now preparing to take their battle to the Election Commission to establish themselves as the "real Samajwadi Party" leaders and retain the party symbol, which is the cycle. After...

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Pepper spray used to disperse crowd after fight at Ohio mall

Pepper spray used to disperse crowd after fight at Ohio mall

No injuries were reported , and seven unidentified juveniles were arrested, the TV station reports . One of those malls shut down early after false reports of shots fired. It's not clear how many pe...

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Romania's President Iohannis rejects leftists' proposal for PM

PSD [Social Democratic Party] and the Liberal Democratic Alliance [ALDE] that came to the consultations together proposed Sevil Shhaideh as a candidate for the position of prime minister. This and h...

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United States gang-rape victim identifies three accused

However, an investigation was not opened by police until early this month after a US-based charity, Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, reported to them that a woman had been attacke...

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Powerful quake hits southern Chile

Onemi said one bridge in the area was impassable as crews worked to restore electricity to 21,000 homes without power. But despite the powerful nature of the Sunday event, there have been no reports o...

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Abe to make appeal for peace, security at Pearl Harbor

It appears he will be the first to visit, with an American president, the memorial that honors sailors and Marines killed in the 1941 attack. According to officials the objective of Abe's visit to P...

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92 onboard Russian military plane crashing in Black Sea

92 onboard Russian military plane crashing in Black Sea

The ministry told agencies there was no sign of any survivors at the crash site and that 10 bodies had been recovered off the coast of the resort city of Sochi, as authorities pledged to dispatch an a...

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Oil prices rise on weaker dollar, optimism on output cuts

Oil prices rise on weaker dollar, optimism on output cuts

Oil rose on Wednesday, driven by expectations for a decline in us crude inventories and bringing price gains for December to 10 percent, which would be the strongest performance in the final month of ...

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Hijackers divert Libyan plane to Malta, threaten to blow it up

Hijackers divert Libyan plane to Malta, threaten to blow it up

According to sources at the scene in Malta , the aircraft has landed safely and emergency services have been dispatched. Prime Minister Muscat also tweeted the passengers on board the plane inclu...

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Obama administration getting rid of program used to track Muslims

NSEERS required citizens from 25 countries, all but one being majority Muslim, to register when entering the USA, and check-in with officials during their stay if they were non-immigrant visa holders...

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Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey

Prior to that posting he had served in various capacities in the Russian embassy in North Korea, including as ambassador from 2001 to 2006. The police officer is said to have shouted , "Don't forge...

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Quick, someone tell Santa - there's a storm warning in Ireland

A weather warning for wind has been extended to Christmas Day , as forecasters warn travel disruption is likely when Storm Barbara starts to batter Northern Ireland on Friday . The Met Office alre...

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Berlin Christmas market attack suspect was monitored by security services

Berlin Christmas market attack suspect was monitored by security services

The horrific attack that took lives of at least 12 people and left dozens injured was allegedly conducted by one of Daesh's operatives. A German security source told Reuters that the suspect was...

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Weather 'rather quiet' through Christmas, as winter arrives

Weather 'rather quiet' through Christmas, as winter arrives

On Wednesday , a hazardous weather outlook was issued that includes much of northwest and north-central Minnesota, as well as northeast North Dakota. The rain will move out of town Thursday evening...

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British FAs fined over poppy displays during internationals

British FAs fined over poppy displays during internationals

World football's governing body was approached by the FAs with a request to wear the armbands and reminded both about their rule which states that: "The basic compulsory equipment must not have any po...

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Kate takes over as Queen steps down as Wimbledon patron

Kate takes over as Queen steps down as Wimbledon patron

Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 in April. "Her Majesty is now patron of more than 600 organisations and has enjoyed a close and active association with a great number of them throughout her reign". The...

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9 dead, dozens injured after massive explosion at fireworks market in Mexico

9 dead, dozens injured after massive explosion at fireworks market in Mexico

Thick plumes of black smoke were seen billowing from the scene following the dramatic explosion of fireworks. The town hosts an annual National Pyrotechnic Festival. A huge explosion tore through San ...

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MH370 unlikely to be in search area

The experts have identified a new area of 25,000 km square north of the current search zone as having the "highest probability of containing the wreckage of the aircraft". Searchers have covered over ...

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Trump Announces Nomination Of S.C.'s Mulvaney To Head Budget Office

Trump Announces Nomination Of S.C.'s Mulvaney To Head Budget Office

The 49-year-old Mulvaney came to Congress in 2010 as part of the right-wing Tea Party faction promoted by the Koch brothers and other Republican billionaires, taking advantage of popular hostility to ...

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Crude Oil Prices Waiver; Worries Linger

Even though OPEC vocalized the potential for an output cut in September, it noted that a formal agreement would not be reached until its formal, November 30 meeting. On Nov. 30, OPEC nations agreed fo...

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Trump ends 'Thank You' Tour on familiar theme: reveling in his victory

Trump ends 'Thank You' Tour on familiar theme: reveling in his victory

Trump's comments about Michelle and President Barack Obama was one of the few conciliatory notes he sounded during a victory tour in which he showed few signs of turning the page from his blustery cam...

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Merriam-Webster names 'surreal' its word of the year

Whether you're writing your communications thesis on how Salvador Dalí's works relate to public relations, or you're trying to differentiate between dreams and reality, 2016's word of the year could ...

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Ireland to appeal EU's record $14B tax order on Apple

Last week Patently Apple posted two reports covering Apple's EU Tax case titled "The Legislature of Ireland Invites Apple's CEO to Attend a Hearing to Respond to EU's €13 billion Tax Ruling" and "...

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Indus Waters Treaty: Changes in pact will not be accepted, says Pakistan

Indus Waters Treaty: Changes in pact will not be accepted, says Pakistan

We want to utilise whatever water we can under the treaty. New Delhi had threatened to stop honoring the Indus Water Treaty after a militant attack on an army base in Indian-held Kashmir left 19 I...

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