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Modi slams opposition for not allowing debate on demonetisation

Modi also said the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes had given "a historic opportunity to embrace increased cashless payments and integrate latest technology in economic transactions". He is having a nice time, while the people of the country are suffering", Gandhi said. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar also spoke about how Goa government is working to ensure that 60 per cent of transactions in the state are cashless.

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Donald Trump's Favorability Rating at 50 Percent, New Poll Shows

Forty three percent of respondents view him negatively. President Obama had a rating of 68 percent. On a slew of questions about simple facts, a large chunk - and, in some cases, strong majorities - of Trump supporters are simply living in a different reality.

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Gold firm on weaker dollar ahead of ECB meeting

The price of gold dropped on Thursday. Among other precious metals, silver was up 2.6 percent at $17.14 an ounce, after rising to $17.24, the highest since November 14. "With the U.S. Fed most likely to raise interest rates next week by 25 basis points, the firmer dollar is a very, very strong factor to limit any rally", Gan said.

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Time Magazine names Donald Trump 'Person of the Year'

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett, reporting from Washington DC, said "for better or for worse, those who see him as a positive influence see the election as a long overdue rebuke of a very arrogant governing class". However, Trump was labeled as the "President of the Divided States of America" by the magazine, which is printed under his name. Nigel Farage and Donald Trump were both nominated for prestigious award.

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Brexit Deal Must Be Reached By October of 2018

In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, nine leading UK-based technology entrepreneurs and investors, including Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, pressed the government to act to ensure a continued flow of skilled migrants after Britain leaves the European Union.

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Chinese inflation rises 2.3 pc in Nov

China's consumer inflation rate rose to 2.3 percent year-on-year last month, the highest since April. That compares with rises of 1.2 per cent in October and 0.1 per cent in September. Stepping back, the big picture is that China's stimulus driven recovery has stoked domestic price pressure this year, with the most rapid increases concentrated in property prices and industrial commodity prices.

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ECB Adds Half a Trillion Euros in Stimulus

South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. The euro weakened vs. the dollar on the news. Park has denied allegations she colluded with a confidante who extorted companies and manipulated state affairs. USA indices made strong headway on Wednesday with fresh record highs.

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United Nations agency says Iran no longer in violation of nuclear deal

A senior Iranian official has warned the USA of a "firm and strong reaction" if it persists in actions he says are endangering a nuclear deal aimed at curbing programs Tehran could use to make atomic arms. Do you suppose we will allow this? This brings Iran's stock of heavy water back below the 130-tonne level set out in the nuclear accord with world powers that came into force in January, the watchdog told its members.

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Clinton decries rise of fake news in first speech since loss

Harry Reid doesn't back down from a fight. Harry Reid as he tells tales of his fight against the mob, an attempted vehicle bombing, and his love of palm trees. Let me mention briefly one threat in particular that should concern all americans. "I can still remember seeing my dad on that bed, and I was so sad because my dad never had a chance.

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Suspect in Georgia officer shootings confirmed dead

Officers Nicholas Smarr and Jodi Smith responded to a domestic dispute call Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in Americus, Georgia. Officer Smith underwent surgery Wednesday night and is in a Macon hospital. Smith and Smarr had been friends since grade school and were sharing a home in Sumter County at the time of the shooting, said Lt. UPDATE: Following a 27-hour manhunt, Americus Police chief Mark Scott said Minquell Kennedy Lembrick, 32, was found dead with what appeared to ...

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European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

Germany's 10-year bond yield - the benchmark for the eurozone - was at 0.43% after falling as low as 0.37%. The euro saw its biggest one-day percentage drop against the dollar since June after the European Central Bank said it would reduce its bond buying program to 60 billion euros a month from 80 billion, but extended it from April to December 2017.

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IOC president Bach wants life bans for proven Russian cheats

The statement from the IOC Executive Board reiterated that two commissions were established on July 19 to investigate doping allegations against Russian Federation. Friday's report is expected to focus on evidence of organized Russian doping centered on the Sochi Games, including allegations that tainted samples of Russian athletes — including medalists — were swapped for clean ones through a concealed hole in the wall of the drug-testing lab.

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Online sales hit $3.34 billion as mobile commerce dominates, says Adobe

The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls opened its doors at 6 p.m. Thursday, with lines forming well before that. Shopper Bryan Lampman told KXMC-TV that it bothers him a little that stores open on the holiday, but since his family wasn't around it was nice to get out and do something.

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Oil prices rise on US crude stock decline, weaker dollar

Crude oil inventories in the United States dropped 2.4 million barrels in the week that ended on December 2, compared with analyst expectations for a draw of 1 million barrels . As of August this year, the USA had exported crude oil to 16 different countries. Oil prices are forecast to rise in 2017, according to the latest figures from the U.S.

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South Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach Park

According to the Yonhap news agency, the anonymous vote is scheduled to take place at 3pm local time (6am Irish time) on Friday during a parliamentary session. Engulfed by a corruption scandal that has transfixed the nation and paralysed her administration, Park must now confront the prospect of going down as the first democratically-elected South Korean president to be kicked out of office.

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Trump picks Scott Pruitt to head EPA

Scott Pruitt Attorney General of Oklahoma arrives to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 7, 2016. He met in New York with retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis, now a dean at Tufts University in Boston, who is being considered along with 2012 presidential contender Mitt Romney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus and others.

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Reynolds Faces Spotlight in Rise to Iowa Governor

Trump had angered China by taking a congratulatory call from the president of Taiwan and criticizing Beijing in a series of tweets over currency devaluation and tariffs. -China relations by unapologetically chatting with Taiwan's president, whose legitimacy China doesn't recognize. "I think she brings a level of enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the state of Iowa that has only been matched by Governor Branstad".

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China warns US on Taiwan leader's planned transit

He then explained that the United States has not recognized Taiwan as an independent nation since 1979, and jokingly offered Trump an easy way to remember "which China" the USA talks to - "it's the one where they make your ties". But questions remain as to whether the call signaled a foreign policy shift in a new administration or a blunder by an inexperienced politician and transition staff.

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France PM Manuel Valls expected to announce presidential bid

The new premier is a trusted aide to Hollande who served as interior minister since 2015, overseeing the government's response to a wave of terrorist attacks that left more than 200 people dead. Valls hopes to unite France's Socialist party and to give the left a chance to remain in power at the Elysee Palace after France's two-round presidential election in April and May.

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Austrian presidential election too close to call

He called the result "a clear victory for good sense against right-wing populism". An array of establishment figures lined up behind Mr. Van der Bellen, but Mr. "I would ask Mr Farage not to interfere in internal Austrian affairs". The AP also reports that election officials said the remaining ballots will not alter the outcome, but the percentages each of the candidates received may vary.

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Stein defends recount efforts against 'scam' allegations

To win the Electoral College votes, Clinton would have to win all three states. However, Lonnie Scott, executive director of the advocacy group Progress Michigan , countered, "Every vote should count in an election". Officials also said that no recount will occur at all unless Stein pays the $3.5 million recount fee ahead of that time, the Journal Sentinel reports .

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Italian Prime Minister says he will delay stepping down

But we do not expect the "no" vote to hurt Italian or eurozone assets in the medium term, as we write in our new BlackRock Bulletin piece, " Italian voters reject reform ". One of the difficulties for Mr Renzi in staying on as PD chief is that he would be forced to support the new government, which must take on some unpopular tasks, such as dealing with Italy's troubled banks and negotiating a new electoral law.

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Activists at Dakota Access Pipeline frozen by recent victory, heavy snow

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chair Dave Archambault made the request on Tuesday, just days after the US federal government ruled against construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, which would cross the Missouri River just north of the reservation.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average finished Wednesday

IBM rose $3.93, or 2.4 percent, to $164.28 and HP added 45 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $16.05. USA stocks were on a record run in Wednesday afternoon trade. The S&P 500 energy sector .SPNY fell 1.07 percent, weighed down by Exxon and Chevron. Unlike banks and industrials that could benefit from a Trump Presidency, the tech sector might not be so lucky.

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China trade in November rebounds from slump

Sponsored Content: Federal News Radio conducted an exclusive data center survey to assess how agencies are storing data. Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, pointed to improved exports to the US, European Union and emerging markets to back up his argument that the world economy was "back on track" for growth.

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Cubans anxious about life after Castro

Ca. Maradona spoke to the press in Zagreb, Croatia, where he has travelled to watch the Davis Cup Final between Argentina and Croatia. "While a controversial figure, both Mr Castro's supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for "el Comandante"," Trudeau said in the statement.

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Jill Stein sues Wisconsin to go through with vote recount

The complaint also alleges Clinton appears to have illegally helped Stein raise almost $7 million for the recounts in Wisconsin , Pennsylvania and MI - double the amount Stein raised for her own presidential campaign. Stein called the cost "exorbitant" and "excessive" but said she plans to pay it. Elections administrator Michael Haas said Stein's campaign will be refunded if the recount comes in under the stated cost.

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Long Term Growth review of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI)

Broker Rating Update on Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 30 by Pivotal Research. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders' move deserves attention.

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Recount is Under Way in MI

Stein has also hired lawyers to fight legal battles in all three states, including Pennsylvania where the Green Party filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking a statewide recount . "The cost of a recount is $125 per precinct". The alleged need for recounts in these states was driven in part by concerns that hacking could have changed results recorded by electronic voting machines.

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Trump, Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

This year's finalists included Hillary Clinton, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, singer Beyoncé, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and whistleblowers in Flint, Michigan. Trump criticized the magazine past year when it picked Merkel, who he called the "person who is ruining Germany". Well, hopefully now the US President-elect would stop discrediting the magazine, elections and in general everyone.

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"Heart beat" bill passes Ohio Senate

The heartbeat bill cleared the House in March 2015, in a 55-40 vote. "I've been practicing this soundbite for about six years, so allow me to say it now, all glory goes to the God of the Impossible, praise to the name of Jesus". Faith2Action has been advocating for the heartbeat bill since 2011 while Ohio Right to Life has refused to endorse it, seeing it as strategically risky.

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Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal

Also like a Twinkie, the deal had little substance and no nutritional value, and it is most likely to produce a sugar high of hyperactivity followed by a crash when real substance is required. The plant, saved from oblivion by the 2008 auto bailout under President Barack Obama, will soon shut down its semiconductor production due to global forces that GM says make the plant no longer competitive.

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Test woes irrelevant to Australia ODI side - NZ coach

Guptill was still around though, and reached his 11th ODI century with a six off Mitchell Marsh over long-on. Smith then took two great catches and paceman Josh Hazlewood claimed three wickets to dismiss the Kiwis for 256 in 44.2 overs. You've got to always be making runs and always performing, and that's what you've got to do. Smith's top-ranked team suffered a 5-0 ODI series drubbing in South Africa in October and looked shaky again when reduced to 92 for four in the 21st over.

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Stagecoach Group plc (SGC) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

BNP Paribas reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a GBX 150 ($1.91) price target on shares of Serco Group plc in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and GBX 280 target price in Thursday, February 4 report. If you happen to be reading this article on another website, it was stolen and illegally republished in violation of US and global copyright law.

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Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower

Biotech drug companies took steep losses after President-elect Donald Trump said he wants to reduce drug prices. The S&P 500 healthcare index.SPXHC swiftly lost 1.56 percent, while the Nasdaq Biotechnology index.NBI dropped 3.8 percent - set for its worst day in almost two months.


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