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China, Russia should promote establishment of free trade zone in APR - Xi

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump is not philosophically opposed to free trade and may even be persuaded to reverse his opposition to the giant Trans Pacific Partnership deal, according to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The CEO Summit is held within the framework of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting 2016. Obama argued Trump's administration will likely leave parts of free trade policies in place after taking a closer look at how they work.

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Celtics win in Detroit on Horford's follow in final seconds

Both teams had to travel after their game on Friday. Well, the Pistons finally fell at the Palace tonight. He's now at seven double-doubles for the season. When they over dribble and slow the game down, they struggle all the way around. Horford did everything he does, moving the ball, leading the break, choosing intelligently at nearly every turn.

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Built ship to assist in New Zealand quake recovery

Other tourists have left by chartering their own helicopters or having air transport provided by their embassy, while others have chosen to stay until an inland road reopens. New Zealand's Geonet measured Monday's main quake at magnitude 7.5, while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.8. The building, on Aitken St near Parliament, typically has around 1200 people working in it, mostly from the NZDF, as well as several hundred Ministry of Defence employees.

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Centre asks Delhi, other States to take immediate action on air pollution

There will also be a ban on the entry of trucks that are overloaded or passing through. While the Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra appealed to citizens to come up with suggestions to tackle Delhi's pollution, health minister Satyendra Jain hinted a return of the odd-even policy to curb vehicular pollution.

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Hundreds gather in downtown Portland to protest ND pipeline

John Kasich to recall the troopers. "The objective is to elevate the issue and to encourage the Army Corps to exert its power to stop this pipeline", Goldtooth said of Tuesday's protests in which more than 30 groups, including Greenpeace and CREDO Action, are participating.

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Supermoon to be biggest and brightest for decades

Weather conditions permitting, it should be quite a sight for gawkers and photographers alike. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. During a "supermoon" phase, the moon can appear to be 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter. November's full moon appeared Monday, the second of three consecutive so-called "supermoon" full moons for 2016.

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US Dollar ETF Maintains Trump Rally

The dollar index was recently at 101.35, up 0.35% - it is holding around its highest for 14 years amid expectations that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month. The Nasdaq composite briefly touched a record high as it rose 5 points to 5,339. The "Greenback" was also strengthened by forecasts for future rate increases, with Michael Darda from MKM Partners commenting that "the coast is clear for multiple rate hikes in 2017", although similar remarks were made a year ago, ...

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A 5.0 Earthquake Is Felt In Arkansas And Several Other States

The town of Cushing, Oklahoma, also known as the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World", was hit by a 5.0 magnitude quake on Sunday evening, damaging some infrastructure in the world's key oil hub. The governor says no damage was reported at the storage tanks at Cushing's oil storage terminal, which as of last month held 58.5 barrels of crude oil.

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Trump meets with Japan's PM, Nikki Haley, other possible Cabinet choices

A senior transition official said Mr Trump's team met Eva Moskowitz, a former NY councillor and charter school founder who is being considered for education secretary. Meanwhile, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, reported to be a key member of Mr Trump's transition team, has said a potential proposal to reinstate a national registry for immigrants from countries where extremist organisations are active is being discussed.

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Thousands rally calling on Malaysian prime minister to quit

We are not here to tear down the government, were here to strengthen it, Bersih deputy chair Shahrul Aman Shaari told the crowds gathered at the National Mosque. Britain-based rights group Amnesty International slammed the crackdown and called for the immediate release of the Bersih activists, describing them as prisoners of conscience.

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Alec Baldwin to return as Trump on 'SNL' this weekend

Kate McKinnon, who opened the last episode as Hillary Clinton , instead appeared here as a tired and slightly shocked Kellyanne Conway - a part she played memorably earlier in this season of " SNL ". "It crashes every weekend". Alec Baldwin's return comes as yet another big name is criticizing his performance on SNL Season 42. The cold open sketch also showed Baldwin's Trump while he Googled " what is ISIS? " - and had an epiphany about the scope of his promised wall across the Mexican ...

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No Lame Duck Trade Deal Vote

Dr Parkinson, who heads the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, said the model of USA "economic diplomacy" remains the "right bet for our region" despite the nationalistic instincts and policy positions of the incoming President. In June, the Republican called the existing North American Free Trade Agreement "the worst trade deal in the history of the country" and likened the TPP to a "rape" of the United States economy.

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Trump name stripped from 3 NYC apartment buildings

Trump does not own the buildings between 66th and 69th Streets, along Riverside Boulevard, whose owner is Equity Residential, a publicly-traded company based in Chicago, which bought them in 2005 for $809 million. In October, McKenna told Bloomberg News that the company has a "contractual obligation regarding the use of the name" while addressing outrage among residents.

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Workers pry 'Trump Plaza' name off NYC apartment buildings

While half the country is struggling to accept Donald Trump as the next president, resident's of Trum Place New York City apartment complex are rejoicing at getting the Trump name off their buildings . "Since the campaign and election, the Trump name has been politicized and as a public company EQR remains apolitical". On Tuesday landlord Equity Residential - who many people say are total lightweights - made a decision to listen to their residents and will rename the building's using their ...

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Volkswagen to cut 30000 jobs by 2020

The company expects this plan to result in $3.9 billion in annual savings and lift their brand's operating margin to 4 percent by 2020. Herber Diess, head of the core Volkswagen brand, said that Volkswagen had let its costs rise and "lost ground in terms of productivity".

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U.S. stocks hardly move as energy rises, health care falls

The metal for immediate delivery dropped as much as 0.9 percent to $1,205.71 an ounce, the lowest level since May 31, and traded at $1,207.60 by 3:37 p.m.in Singapore, according to Bloomberg generic pricing. Ian Shepherdson, chief economist of Pantheon Macroeconomics, worries the Fed is getting closer to being behind the curve, saying inflation could breach two percent in mid-2017 "just as the Trump stimulus kicks in".

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New Zealand begins evacuations from quake-hit Kaikoura

New Zealand Government hired Tonkin and Taylor Engineering Consulting Services to evaluate the damages to Kaikoura. Trump had tried to get in touch earlier in the week but Key had missed the call in the confusion after the quake. Authorities have prepared about 5 metric tons (5.5 tons) of supplies in the city of Christchurch . Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the building would likely have to be demolished.

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Russian Federation detains economy minister over alleged $2M bribe

The large-scale bribe-taking charge could see him face a jail term of between eight and 15 years. Kremlin-controlled Rosneft bought 50 percent of Bashneft for 330 billion roubles ($5 billion) in October. Ulyukayev had presented Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko, who also oversees economic cooperation, a list of 89 projects as possible bilateral cooperation items during their meeting in Russian Federation on November 3.

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Demonitisation: New Rs 500 notes to be circulated soon

This is because people want to withdraw currencies for emergency purposes since they can not make use of the old Rs. 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. Meanwhile, the government has set up a special task force headed by Deputy Governor of RBI to expedite the process of re-calibrating the ATMs to make them fully functional, which will work with different banks in this direction.

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Unemployment rate drops slightly in RI to 5.5 percent

October's rate represents 123,892 unemployed persons, compared to 117,100 in September and 131,421 in October 2015. Each county in Central Florida also showed a similar trend, where the jobless rates were stuck at the same level as September - 4.4 percent in Orange County; 5 percent is Osceola County; and 4.3 percent in Seminole County.

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Cyber Monday 2016: The Best Gaming Deals Predictions Here!

Most of your mouth's must be watering at the thought of the actual Black Friday deals by now. The survey showed 85 percent in that age group plan to hit the stores or shop online on Black Friday . Locally, both Beachwood Place Mall and Ohio Station Outlets in Lodi are staying closed for Thanksgiving, although individual stores might open early.

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Iran pumps more oil as Saudi minister calls for OPEC output cuts

OPEC ministers agreed in Algiers to reduce production to 32.5-33 million barrels per day from the 33.47 million pumped in August, the first cut in eight years. Market experts also say that without the commitment of non-OPEC Russia , which is among the world's largest oil producers, to cut or freeze production, OPEC members would be less inclined to scale back their own.

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Volkswagen confirms €3.5bn restructuring plan

Volkswagen has to pay $15 billion to US authorities as well as the owners of almost half a million vehicles. This software could identify the testing and reduction of harmful toxics to showcase that the cars met the requirements, but in reality, they didn't.

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Foam blob oozes from airport hangar

Fire retardant foam is seen blowing in the wind after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar according to local media, near the San Jose airport in Santa Clara, California. The cleanup company will distribute a dissolving agent that will break down the bubbles and drive a giant vacuum cleaner truck in the area, Matlow said.

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Ivanka Prepares to Run Trump's Business by Meeting Japan's Prime Minister

Japan's leadership has been nervous about the future of an alliance that is core to Tokyo's diplomacy and security since Trump raised concerns about its prospects with his statements during the United States election cycle. Trump had caused concern in Asia when he said during the campaign that allies in the east would have to pay more for help from U.S. forces. The outcome of the hastily arranged talks during Abe's stop-over in NY on his way to an Asia-Pacific trade summit in Peru comes ...

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South Korean prosecutors to question president

Ahead of Choi Sun-sil's November 19 indictment, Park to be questioned by November 16 at the latest Park Geun-hye is set to become the first sitting President in the history of South Korean Constitutional government to be questioned by prosecutors.

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South Korea indicts friend, former aides of President Park in corruption probe

Also indicted were Ahn Jong-beom, a former aide to Park, who stands accused of pressuring the companies into giving the donations during his time as presidential secretary, and another former aide, Jeong Ho-seong, who is accused of passing confidential documents between Park and Choi.

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Colorado-built weather satellite will be most advanced ever

Your weather forecast is about to get better. An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with NOAA's next-generation GOES-R weather satellite on Saturday, Nov. GOES-R will scan the Earth five times faster and with four times the resolution of current satellites. GOES-R will be fired into a geosynchronous orbit 36,000 kilometres above Earth.

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Trump University Settlement Deal Could Come Soon

In a prepared statement , Alan Garten the General Counsel for the Trump Organization said that in his opinion Trump would have been the victor if a trail had taken place, but settled so the president-elect to could put complete attention to important issues the great nation of the US was facing.

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Trump settles fraud case against Trump University days before trial

Attorneys for the President-elect told U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel that Trump is busy making appointments and preparing to run the country and it was uncertain whether he'd be able to attend the trial - now scheduled for November 28 - in person.

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Volkswagen to slash 30000 jobs by 2020

The new cars based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit and electric components from our plants will make our German locations pioneers of electrification within the Volkswagen Group. The company said that the plan is the most radical in its history. Apart from the emission scandal, the company has struggled with profit margins well below those of its rivals, weighed down by onerous labour contracts and a complex corporate structure.

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Rove: These Words From 'Hamilton' Cast to Pence Might've Helped

Protesters shout slogans at Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he leaves the Richard Rodgers Theatre after a performance of " Hamilton ", in New York , Friday, Nov. Although Trump lashing out and broadcasting his feelings on Twitter is nothing new, his reaction to what the cast of Hamilton had to say to Pence has come to overshadow a series of more noteworthy stories.

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Rs 100 or Rs 2000?

But to what avail? It is also said that the Chief Minister apprised Modi of the problems being faced by common man, women and youth queuing up at ATMs and Banks either to exchange their money or withdraw amount only not to avail. The government should consider the benefits already achieved and the need to reduce any possibility of public tension whipped by the vested interests.

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Volkswagen to drive down costs with 30000 job cuts

The auto giant, which employs 624,000 people in 34 countries, said that the 30,000 job cuts include 23,000 in Germany, but will create 9,000 new jobs as it shifts to electric and self-drive technology. Matthias Müller, the chief executive, said the move was the "biggest reform package in the history of our core brand". Volkswagen must find billions of euros to pay fines and settlements.

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State jobless rate holds steady in October; 700 jobs added

Connecticut's 5.1 percent unemployment rate is the second-highest in New England; only Rhode Island's 5.6 jobless rate is higher among the region's six states. Almost 3,000 jobs were pared from state and local governments and 2,200 construction jobs were cut in October. "The good news is that unemployment rates have gone down, but the bad news is the state's and Stamford's workforces are shrinking because jobs have left the area", said Jack Condlin, president and CEO of the Stamford ...


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