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US proposes UN arms embargo, sanctions on South Sudan

In a report to the Security Council released Wednesday, Ban said that United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan lack the manpower and capability to stop mass atrocities should they occur. There were high hopes that South Sudan would have peace and stability after its independence from neighboring Sudan in 2011. He added that the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), a force allied with the government, was becoming " increasingly ethnically homogenous " being made up mostly of members of ...

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Storm Angus to batter Exeter as winds top 80mph this weekend

It is now expected the strongest winds will affect coastal counties from the Isle of Wight eastwards, where 70-80 miles per hour gusts are possible. Storm Angus comes after Braemar in Aberdeenshire dropped to -8C on Friday night, with sheltered areas in Scotland set to plummet as low as -10C overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.

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Trump's gold bracelet fuels conflict-of-interest debate

But the incident heightens concerns about how Trump will navigate around potential conflicts of interest during his presidency. Meanwhile, Ivanka herself has claimed she will be active in ways that do not directly pertain to official power .

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Saudi-led coalition announces 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen

The coalition intervened in Yemen in March a year ago after Mr Hadi was forced to flee the country when the Houthis joined ranks with forces loyal to the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and descended from their northern stronghold - seizing the capital and pushing southward.

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Obama offers reassurance abroad about Trump

President Xi Jinping, who will also be in Lima for APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, is widely expected to press for a Pacific partnership that, unlike the TPP, will include China and Russian Federation both. "Inaction poses serious costs", he said. "We want more. We want freedom from pollution, freedom of thought, freedom to develop". "But some members said it would be such a loss if the TPP never came into force".

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New poll shows Clinton leading by two points

Clinton's lead has varied from 4 to 7 percentage points every day over the past week in the Reuters/Ipsos poll , while other opinion polls have shown the race becoming increasingly competitive. Still, Trump must win both Florida and North Carolina to have a good chance of winning the White House. An estimated 200 million USA voters would elect their next president on November 8.

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Former Michigan GOP Chair Calls For Electoral College Reform

As America comes to grips with its election our introspection should include who we are leaving out of the national conversation. Typically, Americans are optimistic when there is a new President. Here is an analysis of the difference between the final YouGov polls and the election results. Democrats, he said, must do some "soul searching" in the coming months.

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South Korea: 50000 expected to attend anti-PM rally

The bill on an independent investigation was passed by a vote of 196 to 10 with 14 abstentions in the 300-seat assembly. Choi is also being investigated for exploiting her personal relationship with the president to coerce large corporations to donate more than $68 million to two sports foundations, and funneling much of that money to her private businesses.

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New York Giants: Five Players Who Stepped Up Against The Bengals

They'll close out their three-game home stand next week against the Chicago Bears. Still, he wouldn't criticize Beckham for his optimism. We're playing every week as a whole. "Throw all the records out the window", McAdoo said Tuesday on a media conference call. "I expect him to learn from those moments and he'll improve".

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Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

Turkey, which considers the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan's Workers' Party (PKK), has repeatedly asked the Kurdish forces to withdraw from all areas west of the Euphrates, and has expressed its concerns to the USA regarding its partnership with the SDF in their campaign against the ISIS militants.

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Security forces kill one terrorist in J&K's Pulwama; gunfight under way

A top police official said that the encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Begumbagh area of Kakapora, in which one terrorist was killed. "As the security forces closed in on the hiding militant, he opened fire triggering an encounter in which the militant was killed". He said that the Pakistan Army was using 120 mortar shells and automatics to target Indian positions in Naushera sector of Rajouri district and also the Sunderbani sector of Jammu region.

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Cash crunch to continue for 1 more week: Intelligence

In a crowd like this, largely working-class and uneducated, no one talks back to a policeman. "We find that many people are not able to reach the counter and same persons are visiting the counter multiple times and other people are not getting the benefits", Das said.

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US Senate leader says Iran sanctions renewal will pass

Congress has been adamant that some extension of sanctions is necessary so that if Iran violates the nuclear pact, there are punitive measures to "snap back" against Tehran. The ISA will expire at the end of 2016 if it is not renewed and the bill must be passed by the Senate before being signed by the U.S. president into law.

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Senior Russian minister Alexei Ulyukayev charged with oil firm bribery

He was questioned for hours Tuesday before being taken to court, where the judge put him under house arrest for two months. The Investigative Committee, the state agency that investigates major crimes, said Ulyukayev received a $2 billion bribe in exchange for signing off on Rosneft's purchase of a stake in mid-sized oil producer Bashneft.

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US CIA Chief Clapper Resigns, Trump To Fill Vacancy

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Russian Federation curtailed its election-related cyberactivity after the Obama administration accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the presidential race. "I also think he's painting a picture", he told CNN's Carol Costello on "Newsroom". In 2015, Clapper came under fire again when The Guardian reported that the spy chief was in "frequent and unusual contact" with military intelligence officers.

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Rudy Giuliani favourite for Secretary of State role in Donald Trump's administration

Giuliani, 72, was one of Trump's most vocal and high-profile supporters on the campaign trail, introducing him frequently at rallies with slashing attacks against Democrat Hillary Clinton . Rudy Giuliani is the leading candidate for secretary of state in President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet, people familiar with the situation said.

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HRW: More than 300 Former Iraqi Policemen Executed by ISIL Near Mosul

The capture of the Tal Afar base also offers the mainly Shi'ite forces a launchpad for operations against Islamic State targets inside Syria, and highlights the potential for the Mosul operation to reshape strategic power across northern Iraq.

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Malaysia rethinks its trade strategy after the end of TPP

Negotiations began in 2013, and there have been nearly as many rounds of talks as there were for the TPP . And if he's profited from the agreements before, and is surrounded by Republican TPP advocates now, it seems entirely possible that Trump may not be able to deliver on his only truly attractive policy.

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Rights group decries 'abusive' detentions by Yemen's rebels

Human Rights Watch accused Yemeni rebels on Thursday of arbitrarily detaining, torturing and forcibly disappearing opponents since they overran the capital in September 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with Houthi representatives in Oman this week, set November 17 as the beginning of the ceasefire. The rebels forced President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee the country and seek shelter in Saudi Arabia, which subsequently launched the intervention by mostly Gulf Arab states ...

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Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Receives Icy Reception at Broadway's HAMILTON — Twitter Watch

Pence's presence also didn't go unnoticed by the cast, and Dixon used the opportunity in a rare move after the show to address the in governor directly during curtain call, reading from a statement that appeared to have been prepped backstage.

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Ivanka Trump Joins Dad's Meeting With Japanese Prime Minister

Abe, set to meet Trump later on Thursday in NY, is expected to be the first foreign leader to do so since the US real estate magnate's election on November 8. On Thursday, only Prime Minister Abe spoke to reporters. Mr. Kawai said he had spoken to several Trump advisers and lawmakers since arriving in Washington on Monday and had been told "we don't have to take each word that Mr.

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Trump fears push nations at Morocco talks

Delegates from China to Brazil have expressed hope that Trump would keep the U.S.in the Paris Agreement despite his campaign promises and insisted the rest of the world would go ahead regardless. "We call for the highest political commitment to combat climate change, as a matter of urgent priority", said the proclamation adopted at the closing plenary session of the conference.

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Trump's pick for US Attorney General turning heads

A former military intelligence chief, Flynn has accused the Obama administration of being too soft on terrorism and has cast Islam as a " political ideology " and driver of extremism. Back in 1986, the Alabama senator was accused of making racist comments while serving as a USA attorney in Alabama. During the hearing , Sessions denied making some of the comments and said others were jokes that had been taken out of context.

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China state media warn Trump against renouncing free trade deals

Trump will not be in Lima - sitting president Barack Obama will make one of his last worldwide appearances at the APEC summit - but the mood among TPP signatory leaders this weekend is to send a strong message to the incoming USA administration that the rest of the region is not giving up on trade liberalisation, even if American political appetite is lacking.

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Trump Defends His $25 Million Settlement of Trump University Lawsuits

The trial had been set for jury selection November 28. In May, Mr Trump told supporters at a rally that he would travel to San Diego to testify once he had won the presidency. Trump has repeatedly denied the fraud allegations and has cited Trump University's 98% approval rating as evidence the program was providing valuable instruction.

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Countries that signed TPP could focus on China-led agreement - Froman

More generally, if the Trump administration were to implement economic policies that precipitate "a decoupling of Asian economies from the USA", then Asian partners could begin to hedge more toward Beijing , Sumpter said . Prime Minister John Key says Trade Minister Todd McClay has been meeting with his counterparts, and some have expressed a wish to go ahead with the deal, even if they can't get the US President-elect on side.

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Delhi under cloud of smog, considers traffic measures to ease pollution

Particulate Matter less than 10 micrometres in diameter (PM10) is so small that it can get into lungs, likely causing serious health problems. By Our RepresentativeTop global NGO Greenpeace has said that there is a need for an urgent nation-wide, systemic solution for pollution crisis response, and the Delhi government's announcement of "emergency measures" to help citizens cope with the public health crisis of hazardous air pollution levels lack a national perspective.

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Syria conflict: Coalition strike 'kills 16 civilians near Raqqa'

US-backed forces pressed offensives Wednesday on the Islamic State (Daesh) group´s strongholds in Syria and Iraq, as an air strike by the American-led coalition reportedly killed 20 civilians near the Syrian city of Raqa. Islamic State forces already are now under attack by USA -backed Iraqi forces on the eastern edges of the city of Mosul, which the militant group seized two years ago when it captured territory across Iraq and Syria for its self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Missing Kansas newborn found in Dallas; 2 in custody

Abarca-Nogueda's live-in boyfriend, Sofia's father (pictured with them), found the mother's body at their Wichita apartment Thursday. The last known contact Abarca-Nogueda had with anyone other than her killer or killers was shortly before 1 p.m.

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PM Nawaz invites Turkish investors to become part of CPEC

Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said Thursday that he aims to finalize and sign a free trade agreement with Turkey before the New Year. President Erdogan said bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries will grow further in the coming days, adding that all necessary measures in this regard will be taken.

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Obama to reassure leaders in Peru on successor's presidency

Chinese President Xi Jinping has held meetings in recent weeks with the leaders of the Philippines and Malaysia, traditional US allies. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski , the APEC meeting host, has said of the moribund pact: "It can be replaced with a similar deal, but without the United States ".

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Iraqi militias take Tal Afar air base from IS

The civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded when militants fired mortar rounds on government-controlled areas of eastern Mosul, said army medic Bashir Jabar, who is in charge of a field clinic run by the special forces. The officials said at least four mortars landed in the eastern Mosul neighborhood of al Zahraa, which was declared under the full control of Iraqi security forces almost a week ago.

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US, Australia reach deal to relocate some refugees in offshore camps

But is the United States likely to ride to the rescue under President Trump? The plan is a "one-off agreement". It will not be repeated. Turnbull added that the deal would only be available "to those now in the regional processing centers" and will prioritize "women, children and families".

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Trump Set to Make Diplomatic Debut with Japan Prime Minister

Trump is a leader in whom I can have great confidence". Trump, in a brief entry on his Facebook page accompanied by a photo of the two men, said: " It was a pleasure to have Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stops by my home and begin a great friendship ".

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Flynn: Trump's Go-to National Security Adviser

Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn gestures as he arrives at Trump Tower, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in NY. The announcement Friday said that Flynn was among three high profile national security positions - including Mike Pompeo for Central Intelligence Agency director and Jeff Sessions for attorney general - that had been offered and accepted.


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