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India's rupee crackdown sees money-changers ink-marked

Now that 86 per cent of India's currency is no longer valid, the central bank has struggled to print replacement denominations - and the new notes are the wrong size for existing ATMs. Commercial activity has crashed. "If a son cannot look after his own mother, how can one expects him to look after the people of the country?" he asked.

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Another lawyer withdraws from Jimoh Ibrahim's case

Nwofor responded. The court had granted leave to Eyitayo Jegede, Ibrahim's rival, to appeal the ruling, which ordered his replacement as PDP candidate in Ondo. He said Mr. Ibrahim should therefore be allowed to brief another counsel. The appeal panel later agreed with Olanipekun that Badejo's motion filed on behalf of Ibrahim be struck out.

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Erdoğan hints at Brexit-like Referendum on Turkey Joining EU

Erdogan was speaking as European Union foreign ministers were meeting in Brussels to discuss the bloc's relationship with Turkey . The ministers say Monday that "the European Union reiterates its resolute commitment" to the plan that EU heavyweights Britain, France and Germany , along with the U.S., China and Russian Federation, agreed upon with Iran.

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Ivanka Trump's company apologizes for blurring line between politics and business

Trump's children have repeatedly said they will not hold any formal role in their father's administration. However, they can be appointed national security advisers, which would give them the top-secret clearance that Trump is seeking. "We are proactively discussing new policies and procedures with all of our partners going forward", said Klem. Paul Light, a New York University professor of public service, who's an expert on presidential transitions and government reform, told The ...

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UN agencies say food production in Syria hits record low

The bombardment is intense", al-Halaby wrote. "Residents from inside Aleppo tell us that there is chaos and mayhem in the streets - where there are streets still remaining". Cruise missiles fired from Russia's newest frigate were part of the combined Syrian, Russian push into Aleppo, a US defense official confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday.

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Pope Francis calls for acceptance of all people during speech

Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. The interview with Pope Francis was published on Friday but conducted on November 7, the day before the presidential election in the USA, during which Republican nominee Donald Trump, against the public's expectations, secured the necessary electoral votes to become the 45th president of the United States.

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Chuck Schumer elected Senate minority leader, McConnell re-elected majority leader

Bernie Sanders will now have a Senate leadership post to help further his "political revolution". Schumer, 65, who voters re-elected to a fourth six-year term last week, will replace retiring U.S. Schumer has a history of being a savvy partisan combatant willing to strike compromises, such as on a 2013 bipartisan immigration overhaul that ended up dying.

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European car sales flat in October

That was the first October sales decline since 2012, during the industry's six-year crisis. BMW sales rose 3.5 percent on a lift from the Mini brand. The revelations harmed the company's reputation for quality, helping Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Opel/Vauxhall, Daimler and BMW Group gain an advantage.

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Megyn Kelly: 'Trump Whisperer' Bannon Will 'Be in Charge'

In a strongly worded letter , the Democratic lawmakers said Trump's appointment of Bannon, whose ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines his ability to unite the country. I think you have seen perilously over the last few months that Donald Trump has been very disciplined. In a statement issued after the Monday call, Kremlin says that Putin expressed readiness to establish a "partner-like" dialogue with Trump's incoming administration.

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What Donald Trump might really do with health care

But with Trump , Obamacare could soon be gutted. Just days after the U.S. public gave Mr Trump the keys to the Oval Office, however, he said there are parts of Mr Obama's signature legislative achievement worth keeping. "But we still have very little detail about what that really means". Other plans prioritized by Trump included deregulating financial institutions to allow "banks to lend again" and securing the border against drugs and illegal immigrants.

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US Democrats delay vote as Muslim in lead for top spot

But over the last three decades the party stood by as corporations hammered trade unions, the backbone of the white working class - failing to reform labor laws to impose meaningful penalties on companies that violate them, or help workers form unions with simple up-or-down votes.

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Virat Kohli hints at surprise inclusions ahead of second Test against England

The pitch for the Second Test is expected to take significantly more turn than the one in Rajkot . Back where he belongs, talented opener KL Rahul recollected the frustrating six weeks that he was out of the Indian team stating that not being a part of the squad at Indore when the team became No 1 Tests left him "heartbroken".

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Sanders to deliver 'major speech' on Trump

In Kentucky, the Republicans swept many long-serving Democrats from Eastern Kentucky out of office. Democrats need to move beyond the Clintons. "We are going to go forward in creating a non-discriminatory society". As far as the national election, Trauner said Democratic leadership was playing too much insider baseball and missed the national pulse. Clinton lost states like MI and Wisconsin that her campaign did not believe were even in play in this election.

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Syria's Assad: Trump would be a natural ally if he fights 'terror'

Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose approach in Syria has been praised by the US President-elect, spoke by phone on Monday and agreed to "combine efforts to tackle global terrorism and extremism", the Kremlin said. Renewal of the sanctions could facilitate the United States opting out of the Iran nuclear deal, which exchanged a nuclear rollback for sanctions relief .

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Turkey PM: EU should decide between Turkey and its enemies

Erdogan argued Friday that a presidential system - which the authorities say would be similar to that in France or the United States - "will give Turkey the chance for faster development". "It would have to be a majority vote to stop the talks and it's clear there is no majority at this stage", the official said. "We do not deserve this (EU criticism), so if we make a decision.

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Thomas has big 4th quarter to lift Celtics over Mavs 90-83

Stevens said the Celtics' primary focus is on Horford getting completely healthy so there won't be any other concussion problems down the line. The big debate in the Celtics locker room Wednesday night? I guess we'll end this post there.

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Hillary's First Speech Since Conceding Election: 'America Needs You'

An aide said Clinton had agreed to appear at the event prior to Election Day and wanted to honor her commitment regardless. Marian Wright Edelman, the Children's Defense Fund's founder, described the event as "a love-in for our dear friend" and noted Clinton has a lead of more than 1 million in the popular vote.

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Cambodian Officials Unaware of Australia-US Refugee Deal

CNN reported that Australia will transfer the refugees being held in offshore detention centers to America in a "one-off" deal that was announced on Sunday. In December, the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh said that about $3.9 million of that money had been delivered to date. "We deal with one administration at a time", he told Australia's Nine Network TV.

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Trump denies FAKE story on family security clearances

This is the former mayor of New York , Rudy Giuliani , one of the key figures of Donald Trump's staff, now vice president of the transition team, who confirmed to CNN , the number of relief of Republicans. "He's going to make sure that we have the absolute best people", Mr. Miller said. Though they were an integral part of his campaign team, Mr. Trump's children have all stated that they will not hold formal roles in the government.

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Bernie Sanders Blasts Donald Trump Over Steve Bannon Appointment

Sen. Bernie Sanders called on president-elect Donald Trump to rescind Stephen Bannon's appointment as chief strategist and senior counselor on Wednesday. Some 169 House members, all Democrats, have signed on to the letter launched Wednesday in the House by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., with all but two of the 19 Jewish representatives signing.

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An Outsider's Bid for the French Presidency

Macron by contrast has a meagre two years in government as a sometimes rebellious economy minister from 2014-2016 and time as an advisor to his former mentor President Francois Hollande . (On the Move). On Tuesday, he became the latest French presidential hopeful to cast himself as a maverick outsider in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in America.

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Russian Federation announces major offensive in Syria

Warplanes resumed airstrikes on the besieged rebel-held sections of Aleppo, Syria, on Tuesday, as Russian Federation began a major new offensive against insurgents battling Syria's president, Bashar Assad. Residents sit amongst rubble on October 11, 2016, in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria. Syrian warplanes and artillery pounded the besieged districts of rebel-held Aleppo for the second day in a row on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and raising the civilian death toll in the last two ...

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Watson Coleman Calls for Trump to Rescind Bannon Appointment

Not all Democrats have been willing to criticize Trump for his pick of Bannon. Also on Wednesday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and a number of other Democratic lawmakers, including Congressman Keith Ellison sent an open letter to financial services trade groups demanding they condemn the appointment of Bannon.

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Russian Federation withdraws backing for ICC treaty

If an investigation into the U.S. army and the Central Intelligence Agency goes ahead, it would be a very significant move by the ICC, according to David Bosco, who wrote a book about the ICC's role and function in global politics. Russia's announcement may be welcomed by African states like South Africa and Gambia, which have recently announced their withdrawals, but critics said the move was yet another example of Moscow flouting global norms.

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Canada keen to come to NAFTA table as Trump wins - ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump has called NAFTA "the worst deal in history", but Ambassador David MacNaughton said any agreement can be improved. One such improvement, MacNaughton hinted: free trade on softwood lumber, a long-standing irritant between the two countries.

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Modi's 97-year-old mother visits bank to exchange old notes

Mayawati said while the BSP welcomed the PM's drive against black money, corruption, loot of public money and money laundering, it opposed the harassment of common people. People, who had questioned as to why they should stand in long queues when they don't have black money themselves, will shut their mouths after reading this news .

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Bernie Sanders Releases Official Statement About Donald Trump's Presidential Win

The Vermont Senator's comments come after he penned an Op-Ed in the New York Times Saturday that called the vote for Republican Donald Trump a "protest vote" because Americans fiercely oppose "an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own".

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McConnell To Lead Senate GOP, Schumer New Democratic Leader

With that in mind, he expanded the Senate Democratic leadership team to include Vermont Sen. One of Schumer's most important duties - as the effective leader of his party in Washington , will be to fix Democratic links to blue collar and middle class Midwestern voters who defected to Trump.

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Russian Federation announces intentions to leave ICC

The US, India and China as well as most Middle Eastern states have declined to ratify the Rome statute which established the court. A report issued on Monday by the ICC's Office of the Prosecutor angered Moscow by referring to Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea as an armed conflict.

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Australia's refugee deal with United States could quickly come unstuck under Donald Trump

While this is an agreement negotiated with the administration of Barack Obama, much of the practical implementation will only occur after the inauguration of Donald Trump in January as the next U.S. The government has stubbornly and mistakenly insisted that harsh treatment, in refusing people entry to Australia, is needed as a deterrent for smugglers.

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Boris Johnson accused of 'insulting' Italians over Brexit and prosecco

Jeroen Dijsselbloem singled out comments made by Boris Johnson that Britain could restrict the movement of European Union nationals and still retain access to the single market. "You can't say that it's sensible to say we want access to the single market but no free circulation of people". To many EU officials the union's four freedoms - free movement of goods, services, capital and people - are essential to membership.

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Two dead at the Great Barrier Reef

A lookout pulled the man to the beach where he attempted to resuscitate him and a second lookout on a boat hauled the woman onboard, where he attempted to revive her. Mr McKenzie believes the third person may have had 'an anxiety attack'. Passions of Paradise is an award-winning tourism operation that has taken more than 400,000 tourists to the reef since 1989.

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What a Trump Presidency means for the climate

As the 1992 agreement is an global treaty, the president does not have to consult with the Senate before withdrawing. Extreme weather events such as heat waves and heavy downpours are becoming more frequent and severe, as are related fires, droughts and floods.

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Palestine to Make Trump's Life 'Miserable' If Embassy Moved

Trudeau said the legislation "could pave the way for the legalization of dozens of illegal outposts deep in the West Bank" and "would represent an unprecedented and troubling step that is inconsistent with prior Israeli legal opinion". The Palestinian landowners would be offered compensation in return for the land being seized. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party, also called for the embassy to be moved, as did Jerusalem ...

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Six Utah high school students stabbed, including teen suspect

According to reports , he was a new transfer to Mountain View High School in Utah; prior to attending the school, he had been home-schooled. The school staffers managed to contain him for several minutes and prevent any more possible bloodshed until police arrived, he said .


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