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Xi Jinping announces training program for Latin American and Caribbean media professionals

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visits to Ecuador, Peru and Chile and his attendance at the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ( APEC ) Economic Leaders' Meeting have promoted Asia-Pacific cooperation and China-Latin America relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.

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Singapore downgrades 2016 GDP growth f'cast after Q3 contraction

This slowing rate of GDP growth is expected to continue amid headwinds such as stubbornly weak external demand, and economists have begun tapering their forecasts for the local economy. "Global growth is projected to pick up slightly in 2017". Last week, labour chief Chan Chun Sing noted that it was too early to tell whether such a scenario will happen, even though Singapore's exports plunged 12 per cent in October year-on-year - the lowest in seven months.

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Syria regime bombs rebels as Aleppo food aid runs out

When they finally left the basement under cover of darkness, staff at the children's hospital found that the bombing had given way to shelling. Following the US election, questions have swirled over how US President-elect Donald Trump might approach the war, which has seen the US and Russian Federation on opposing sides on many counts.

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PM Modi not courageous enough to face parliament: Congress

Over 200 MPs from14 parties, including the AIADMK which has remained quiet on the issue so far, joined the symbolic protest in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament. PM Modi had shared the results of responses of people over demonetisation. As almost 200 Opposition MPs staged protest outside Parliament, the Congress vice president said: "What the PM has done is the biggest impromptu financial experiment in the world".

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Why is Modi govt harassing 1 billion people: Rahul

Sections of the Opposition have demanded a rollback, saying it has destabilised the rural economy, while all of them want PM Modi to reply on the floor of the House - demands the government has rejected. ALSO READ: Demonetisation: Will PM Modi Speak In Rajya Sabha? Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi too had taken a dig at the Prime Minister saying he could speak in concerts, but could not speak in Parliament.

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Survival guide for Black Friday 2016 at Destiny USA

Ravi Jariwala, a Walmart spokesman, told The Associated Press that three out of the four customers it polled said that they wanted to shop Cyber Monday deals earlier - after the kickoff in stores. and close at 11 p.m. on Black Friday . More and more retailers in South Africa are joining in on the Black Friday deals and centres are urging more retailers to join in.

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Khamenei says Iran will 'react' if US renews sanctions

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said. An end to the Obama tenure will be considered a severe blow to Iran. Despite Iran living up to its side of the bargain, last week, members of the House of Representatives voted to renew sanctions on Iran for another ten years.

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Organised loot and legalized plunder: MMS on currency chaos

Speaking about PM Modi's urge of waiting for 50 days till the worst is over, Manmohan Singh said that even those 50 days could be detrimental for the poor. He suggested that the Prime Minister must come with some constructive proposal how to implement the scheme properly. It is no good that everyday the banking system comes with modification of the rules, the conditions under which the people can withdraw money.

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Germany's Lufthansa cancels 912 flights in pilot strike

Passengers wait at a Lufthansa Counter at the terminal 1 at Frankfurt International Airport during a strike by Lufthansa pilots. Hundreds of Nigerian passengers were yesterday stranded at airports in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt as pilots of German carrier, Lufthansa Airlines embarked on a strike over pay rise.

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Area malls, stores beckon Thanksgiving shoppers

While numerous best deals are on Thanksgiving there are more Black Friday specific deals this year with some retailers setting up Black Friday 2016 doorbusters and some retailers not opening on Thanksgiving at all. Target , which was the subject on an online petition in 2011 pleading it not to open on midnight that year, first opened on Thanksgiving in 2012 at 9 p.m.

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Infants with Zika can develop microcephaly later — CDC

Investigators are working to determine what proportion of Zika-infected women have babies with birth defects, and how the risk varies based on when during the pregnancy the infection occurred. The findings also highlight the "importance of early neuroimaging for infants who were exposed to Zika virus prenatally", the agency added. CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said in the CDC's announcement, "We understand this has been a difficult time for Miami Beach residents and tourists and ...

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Not ratifying TPP trade agreement a missed opportunity: White House

China will play its role in promoting economic integration in the Asia-Pacific, the foreign ministry said yesterday, after US President-elect Donald Trump said he would kill an ambitious regional trade pact. It is a more traditional trade agreement, involving cutting tariffs rather than opening up economies and setting labor and environmental standards as TPP would.

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China Wants Quick Close on Regional Trade Pact After TPP Dashed

China will play its role in promoting economic integration in the Asia-Pacific, the foreign ministry said yesterday, after US President-elect Donald Trump said he would kill an ambitious regional trade pact. Trade deals such as TPP and the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement featured heavily in the brutal White House race and many see Trump's victory as a repudiation of ever-deeper commercial ties.

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Median wait times for medical treatment hit record high in Canada

Speaking with reporters during a scrum on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, federal health minister Jane Philpott said while there's no question access to care and wait times are very important, she does not give much credit to the study itself.

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Best Buy's Black Friday deals are kicking off on Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday also takes on varying importance depending on the retailer. Or are you going to get a jump on your holiday shopping? Instead of making people wait for online sales, Walmart is evening out the in-store and mobile experience.

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Narendra Modi to attend Rajya Sabha today; will PM reply on demonetisation?

A united Opposition gave a new dimension in the Upper House by asserting that no discussion on demonetisation would take place till the House adopts a resolution mourning the death of almost 70 people said to have been caused by hardships after the junking of the high-denomination notes.

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90% support demonetisation in PM App survey

Most opposition members demanded that the debate should take place under adjournment motion, even as Biju Janata Dal and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) said they have not given adjournment notices. This is the Prime Minister's decision. Mamata, whose party had taken the lead in uniting the Opposition against the Government on the issue, was in the national Capital again after a gap of a few days and led a protest by four other parties at Jantar Mantar where she gave a call for Modi's ouster.

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Cash Van Driver Flees With Rs 1.37 Crore

He said money belonged to two different banks from where the agency had collected cash for depositing during the day. "This theft has happened while they were collecting the cash", he added. Rs1.36 crore was in Rs2,000 denomination and one lakh was in Rs100 denomination, police said. "We have formed four teams to trace the driver who appears to have planned well in advance the act and the route he took to disappear".

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Driver Runs Away with Vehicle Carrying 1.3 Crore of New Currency

The Bank of India zonal manager, Eshwarappa, said the company - Logitech - was responsible for collecting cash from different branches. Four special teams have been formed to track down the van and the driver named Dominic, a resident of Bangalore.

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South Korea's President's Office Explains Purchase Of 360 Viagra Pills

Thirty-two agreed to pursue Park's impeachment and demand that she leave the party, with lawmaker Hwang Young-cheul saying in a briefing that the number of proponents will increase. If an impeachment motion passes parliament, it is reviewed by the Constitutional Court, which has to confirm it with at least six of its nine judges.

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Significant Runner- Burlington Stores, Inc.'s (BURL)

Burlington operated 592 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico as of October 29. About 601,661 shares traded hands. According to a research note disclosed on Mar 04, 2016, analysts at Citigroup have lowered their rating on these shares from Buy to Neutral.

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Dow sets new record as other indexes slip; tech stocks skid

United States stocks ended Tuesday at fresh record highs, grasped in the final minutes of a dramatic roller-coaster session, while Canadian stocks hit their highest since May 2015. In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline picked up one cent to 1.41 dollars a gallon. Benchmark U.S. crude dipped 60 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $47.64 a barrel in NY.

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China rebuffs Trump threat to take steps to win trade edge

Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, on November 23, 2016. WASHINGTON-Chinese officials have warned of retaliation against the U.S. As for the currency issue, Zhang said economists and government officials agree China is not manipulating its currency, and "significant progress has been made" toward establishing a market-based exchange-rate regime.

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North Dakota leaders urge Obama to make decision

The movement has remained strong even as temperatures have turned frigid. "Linda Black Elk is a medic at the protesters" camp. Both sides have blamed each since the weekend clashes. The Dakota Access Pipeline would carry crude oil from North Dakota to IL. In September, a federal judge ruled that the pipeline, which would run under the Missouri River just north of the reservation , could be constructed, but the U.S.

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Obama sees Duterte hitting it off with Trump

President Barack Obama said he won't hold back from criticizing Donald Trump if the soon-to-be-president does anything to threaten the "values or ideals" of America, saying he would step in if "necessary or helpful to defend those ideals".

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Retailers readied for record Black Friday despite 'discount fatigue' suggestions

The malls will re-open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday and will close at 10 p.m. But line up to get in the door early. However, some analysts said sellers have bottom-line reasons for closing or opening on Thanksgiving Day . Target opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will remain open indefinitely until supplies last. Thanksgiving Day: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. I had to work and work didn't end to 3 or 4 p.m.

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Fed officials confident of US economy's strength

Mr. Trump's win sent stocks, bond yields and the USA dollar higher, and shifted the outlook for fiscal, trade and regulatory policies considerably since the Fed's last policy meeting . It hasn't moved because of recurrent worries about growth, weak inflation, hiring and turbulence overseas-issues that have improved recently. The personal consumption expenditures price index, minus food and energy, rose 1.7 percent in the 12 months through September.

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Lambert Predicts 8% Spike in Travelers This Thanksgiving Travel Period

To avoid the long, problematic lines O'Hare saw back in the spring, the TSA added more employees and K-9 units and opened all security checkpoints to expedite the security process. "We've got a lot of things planned nothing too exciting, swimming pool and we've got a few other surprises that we won't reveal till we get there".

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Another quake hits Japan near Fukushima but no tsunami warning

However, no Tsunami warning was issued and the tremors did not do any additional damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Company, according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK. In the initial report, it was claimed that no one was hurt by the natural disaster. "Sea level fluctuations may continue along some coasts of Japan over the next few hours", it said.

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US stocks recede from record highs; drugmakers skid

The Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq and small cap Russell 2000 indexes all closed at record highs on Monday, the first such instance since December 1999. The NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index has plunged by 6.3 percent to a almost eight-month intraday low. Eli Lilly (LLY.N) fell 12.8 per cent to $66.26 after the company said it would stop developing its Alzheimer's drug following a trail failure. However, traders were presented with a slew of USA economic data, including a Commerce Department report showing a ...

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Colorado offers free admission to state parks on Black Friday

Hi! Guess what! For the second year in a row Save the Redwoods League and the California State Parks Foundation are sponsoring Green Friday which will provide thousands of free day-use passes to the citizenry granting entry into our state's none-too-shabby network of state parks.

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PM Modi aiming for cashless economy: Naidu

With pandemonium continuing, he said this was "blatant indiscipline". It also acknowledged the initiative as a national project of cleansing the system and of great significance that will usher in behavioural and attitudinal changes encouraging honesty in personal and public life, particularly political life.

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Argos online out of action as retailer prepares for Black Friday bonanza

With a range of smartwatches being produced now by various manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Pebble and more, there are plenty of different designs, styles and functionality to choose from. The results show that only half (51%) of the products were cheapest on Black Friday itself, with the remainder cheaper before or after the day. Ahead of the planned social media event the Lowe's Black Friday 2016 ad has leaked on Black Friday sites.

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Alberta consumer power rates to be capped for four years

This is a complicated issue. "Moving in this direction will help Alberta attract investment in the new, lowest-cost capacity we need to smooth our move away from coal-fired generation", McCuaig-Boyd said. Alberta's market is unique in Canada because the province does not own a Crown corporation - like Hydro One in Ontario or SaskPower in Saskatchewan, for example - to produce power for consumers.

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Sizzling Hot Financial Stocks: The Allstate Corporation (ALL), Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

This means 44% are positive. Realty Income Corporation experienced its Day High at -19.73%, with its Day Low of 4.61%. Kimco Realty Corporation has P/S value of 9.27 while its P/B value stands at 2.03. -2016-Annual-Institutional">Businesswire.com published: "SL Green Realty Corp. The dominant statistics will authorize the investment community to govern the size of Realty Income Corporation compared to the sales or total assets figures.


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