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Syria: Airstrikes hit eastern Aleppo for the first time in weeks

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Russian Air Force started a "major operation" on November 15 against positions of the Islamic State group and the former Al-Qaeda branch in the Idlib and Homs provinces. Tuesday's bombing on eastern Aleppo appeared to mark the end of a pause inside the city declared by Russian Federation on October 18. "We can not tell anything about what he's going to do, but if.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Files Bill to Scrap Electoral College System

However, his shifting stances on issues central to his campaign platform have left both critics and supporters uneasy about how much Trump will actually follow through with his campaign promises. "We are hopeful that this will spur activity and state legislators of all parties will look at how broken the process is and really decide that every vote should matter", Pearson said.

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US mayor resigns over racist remarks on Michelle Obama

Census.About 77 percent of Clay County residents supported Trump in the November 8 election. In Clay County in general, more than 98% of its 9,000 residents are white. spend a day with us". If I knew you would come, I would bake a cake. Clay Town Councilman Jason Hubbard told Charleston Gazette-Mail that the controversy would be addressed at a council meeting on Tuesday.

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Twitter setback for Indian PM Narendra Modi

Sibal said Modi's pledge that the situation caused by the November 8 spiking of 500 and 1,000 rupees notes will stabilise in 50 days can not be believed because his earlier promises had also fallen flat. "Your government is insensitive", he said adding Modi was riding a bullet train in Japan when old, women and common man were queueing up at banks at 3 am in the morning to get currency to buy their daily needs.

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Maine to legalize pot for recreational use

Other subjects included gun control, the death penalty, plastic bags and assisted suicide. Law-enforcement officials in NY said they will be monitoring the legalization of marijuana in MA, which will allow for possession of some pot there starting December 15.

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Obama to tour ancient Greek Acropolis

After Athens, Obama planned visits to Germany and Peru. Obama said the two countries had "stood in solidarity in war and in peace, in good times and in bad, including in these very hard years for the Greek people". Obama says the strong North Atlantic Treaty Organisation relationship between the United States and Greece is of the upmost importance. Obama will head to his hotel ahead of his first meeting with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

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Germany's Steinmeier in Turkey to discuss strained ties

A discussion on Ankara's membership bid is not due until December. The decision not to put Turkish accession process on ice is the confirmation of Ankara's importance for the bloc. "We should not push Turkey into a corner, we should not overreact in a way that is against our collective interests", he said. "We should not overreact".

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Syrian President: Trump could be a 'natural ally'

Ibrahim al-Haj of the Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo city said in the late afternoon that his group had counted 72 air raids in nine neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo. Mr Shoigu said the "major operation" began yesterday morning aiming to inflict heavy damage on "the Islamic State group and the Al-Nusra Front's positions in Idlib and Homs provinces".

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Petition Declares 'Steve Bannon Has No Business In The White House'

Democrats and progressive outside groups have widely panned Bannon's appointment. "Indeed the majority of Americans oppose Donald Trump", the Senator said. Kasich was one of 16 Republican presidential hopefuls Trump defeated in the party primaries ahead of last Tuesday's election. "Instead of hiding behind your Twitter account, and show America that racism, bullying and bigotry have no place in the White House or in America", he said.

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Outpost Regulation Bill on West Bank Homes Passes Preliminary Reading in Knesset

The Regulation Bill is aimed at preventing the forced evacuation of the outpost of Amona, as well as several other Israeli settlements in the West Bank under Israeli law. Isaac Herzog, who heads the opposition Labour party, said the bill contravened Israeli and worldwide law and justified "theft". In all, an estimated 2,500 homes would be affected, while Palestinian landowners would be eligible for compensation.

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Experts say Electoral College would be hard to get rid of

In the 240-year history of this great country, a woman has never been elected president. Obama has not weighed in directly on the leadership fight. Furthermore, I knew that while some students were not anxious, others were scared out of their minds and you can't tell someone their emotions of gladness aren't as valid as your sadness.

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Trump's transition team works to fill jobs

Another Trump supporter rumored to be in a line for a Cabinet slot, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, suggested he would not be joining the administration. "When does President Trump compromise an important secret?" said Frum, whose tweets also conjured thoughts of world leaders reading Trump's Twitter feed to determine which countries he had not spoken with.

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Israeli high court rejects government plea, orders West Bank settlement removal

Palestinian leaders on Monday denounced controversial Israeli draft bills - one authorising illegal settlements, the other silencing calls to prayer - threatening to take the issues to the United Nations Security Council. During the campaign, however, Trump made it clear he would support Israel in a number of critical areas, including moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, all but enshrining Jerusalem as Israel's capital over global objections, and not applying pressure for talks ...

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Julian Assange gives statement over rape allegations

The questions were prepared by prosecutors in Sweden, where an arrest warrant for Assange was issued in 2010, but were posed by a prosecutor from Ecuador under an agreement the two countries made in August. The Guardian's Esther Addley and David Crouch reported that Ingrid Isgren, Sweden's deputy chief prosecutor, began questioning Assange on Monday morning.

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"Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey will be released from prison

Dassey remained in prison in Wisconsin while the legal fight played out. On Monday, the judge approved the immediate release of Dassey, NPR reported. It's certainly been a complicated case, with many eyes closely watching, thanks in part to the widespread interest gained from the Making a Murderer documentary .

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China will promote an alternative to the TPP in Latin America

The TPP had been broadly welcomed by food makers, with U.S. meat, poultry and dairy sectors by-and-large approving of the increased access to overseas markets. "Let's find a way to move forward". The CCTV report quotes Professor Yeah Kim Leng, an economist at Sunway University, as saying that China would become an even more important partner in terms of driving Malaysia to the next level of growth.

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Earthquake takes focus, but Kiwis need to deliver in first Test

The quake was felt strongly in Christchurch but Hagley Oval is undamaged. Pakistan , arguably the best all-conditions team on the planet, will embark on a long southern summer in which, with some luck, they will have a tilt at the top ranking.

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EU warns Italy, several others over 2017 budget plans

The EU's executive Commission said Wednesday that in several countries "the planned fiscal adjustments fall short, or risk doing so, of what is required". EU Economics Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici tried to downplay the negative opinion against Italy, pointing to the extra costs a handling a series of earthquakes and the migration crisis.

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EU unveils new security check system for travelers

Get ready for some extra paperwork. Nationals from almost 60 countries are exempt from having visas to the Schengen zone, including those from the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Chile, Argentina as well as neighbours like Albania and Bosnia.

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GOP senator declares US 'reset' with Russia unacceptable

Names floated for senior Cabinet positions are also discomfiting, among them former NY mayor Rudy Guiliani and Iraq and Iran hawk John Bolton as Secretary of State. This was after Russian President spoke through telephone to Trump for the first time on Monday. " Russian Federation now has two free hands in Syria ".

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Electoral College 101 - popular vote VS electoral vote

As the final votes are being counted for the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton could end up with a healthy victory in the popular vote . However, as of November 15, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads the popular vote by almost 1 million votes, according to the Cook Political Report national popular vote tracker .

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Republican Lawmakers Struggle to Respond as Democrats Denounce Steve Bannon Hire

Steve Bannon was named Trump's chief strategist and senior counselor this week, making him one of the most powerful people in Washington . "Your appointment of Stephen Bannon , whose ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines your ability to unite the country", Cicilline wrote.

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Russia's Supreme Court overturns sentence against opposition activist Navalny

Alexei Navalny, a leading foe of President Vladimir Putin, was convicted of embezzlement in 2013 in a trial he called politically motivated. The Supreme Court quashed the conviction on Wednesday and ordered a retrial in a review of the case after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Navalny didn't get a fair hearing.

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In Germany Ruling coalition backs FM Steinmeier as president

Steinmeier, a former SPD party leader, vice-chancellor in Merkel's second coalition government and runner-up in the 2009 elections, has consistently received some of the highest popularity ratings in German politics but was opposed as a candidate by the chancellor until she struggled to field her own candidate.

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Government forces pound Aleppo for 2nd day

The air raids formed part of a wider military escalation by the Syrian government and allies including Russian Federation, which fired coordinated volleys of missiles at rebels on Tuesday and for the first time used its only aircraft carrier.

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Bernie Sanders: I'll be Trump's "worst nightmare" if he targets minorities

Some critics have said that Sanders would have been a stronger candidate against Trump that Clinton because he understood that working-class anger. The question for Sanders' supporters is what they do next. Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and exhausted of establishment economics, establishment politics, and the establishment media.

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Giants OL flips script, closes out fourth straight win

The final score being 21-20 was in stark contrast to the game that seemed to be unfolding after each team scored in impressive fashion on their respective first drives. "At the end of the day, with some of the teams losing, that puts us in a decent situation". After the Giants went three-and-out, Erickson did it again, this time with an 18-yard punt return that gave his team excellent starting field position.

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Ellison considered for the top spot in the DNC

In two years, Democrats will be defending about two dozen Senate seats, including at least five in deep-red states. "We must be with them through every lost paycheck, every tuition hike, and every time they are the victim of a hate crime". Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) announced her resignation in July. On Thursday afternoon, November 10, 2016 , former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean offered himself for a second tenure He wrote on Twitter: "The dems need organization and focus on the young".

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Trump and Putin vow cooperation, speak of possible meeting

The office of the president-elect in a statement said the two men "discussed a range of issues including the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russian Federation, strategic economic issues and the historical U.S. Trump has also questioned the relevance of the USA alliance with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which was conceived to protect Western Europe from Russian aggression.

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Airline employee killed at Oklahoma City airport; suspect also found dead

A Southwest Airlines employee shot Tuesday at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has died, the airline said . At least one person was shot at Oklahoma City's main airport on Tuesday, prompting flights to be halted and a shelter in place order put in effect to allow police to search for a suspect.

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Will John Bolton be Trump's Pick for Secretary of State?

Paul said no man "is more out of touch" with the Middle East than Bolton and that Bolton is unable to see the mistakes he has made. Trump has sought another "reset" of USA relations with Russia; Bolton has taken a more confrontational approach with Moscow.

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Air strikes resume in Syria's Aleppo after weeks-long pause

Sergei Shoigu said in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the operation involves aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov , which made a much-publicized trip from Russian Federation to Syria's shores last month. The government and its ally Russian Federation halted air strikes in mid-October to allow civilians and rebels to leave. In Moscow, the Defense Ministry denied allegations that Russian combat jets had bombed hospitals in Aleppo, explaining that the Russian and Syrian ...

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German FM considers unacceptable Erdogan's accusations against Germany

Separately, Yildirim said "perception operations" conducted by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization, which is said to be behind the July 15 coup attempt, were attempting to undermine Turkey's stability and economy. "It can not be expected for us to stop our fight against terror or take a step back", Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told members of his ruling AK Party in parliament on Tuesday.

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Buhari in Morocco for climate confab

The global drive to stave off disastrous global warming will continue regardless of who heads the USA administration, Washington's top climate envoy said Monday on the election of climate change denier Donald Trump. "We expect of the heads of state to reiterate their commitment (to the deal). and send a strong message to Trump and the rest of the world", Celia Gautier of the Climate Action Network, a grouping of NGOs, told AFP on Monday.

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Israel court sticks to deadline for settlement

The Israeli State Attorney's office had requested the postponement on the basis that it could not arrange alternative housing for the residents of Amona before the target evacuation date of December 25 this year, with Palestinian landowners filing an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court last week rejecting the demands to postpone.


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