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Russian Federation deploys new missiles to Baltic Sea region

Last month, the deployment of Iskander missiles to the Kaliningrad region anxious Russia's neighbors. However the latest move appears to be a direct response to Washington firming up defences in Europe. He said: "Why are we reacting to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expansion so emotionally?" "To counter these threats, we will be forced to strengthen our air and missile defenses in the western vector and to deploy additional means to defend the relevant command-and-control ...

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Merkel's center-left rivals face pressure to name challenger

The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), junior partners in Merkel's right-left ruling coalition, were a distant second with 24 percent. BERLIN―German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected to announce her bid for re-election Sunday in a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following shock poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump .

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Greek, Turkish Cypriots join peace demo as talks continue

Metin Ozerem, a senior official with the Turkish Cypriot energy ministry, said that Greek Cypriots could also receive Turkish electricity if the power grid's technical details can be ironed out. The two leaders met earlier this month and are said to have made progress towards agreement. Kidd said Britain was willing to help organise a conference on security - the next hurdle to overcome once territory is settled.

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APEC leaders extend moratorium on protectionist measures until end of 2020

A four-minute meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Lima, Peru , might have been be the final encounter between the two leaders as tensions continue over Ukraine, Syria, human rights and the US presidential election.

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Obama: I'll push back on Trump if needed to defend US ideals

Messrs. Obama and Putin had spoken before the November 8 election, after the USA accused the Russian government of using cyberattacks to try to influence the outcome of the presidential race. Trudeau praised Obama, saying he would still represent an important voice as a private citizen. "This is not based on ideology or opinion, this is based on the fact that Canada has benefited extraordinarily over the nearly 150 years of our existence - and well before that - from strong trading ...

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China's Xi calls for 'smooth transition' in relationship with US

Obama and Trump's relaxed, cordial demeanour in front of the cameras was in stark contrast to the months of harsh rhetoric during the campaign. The White House says President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Syria and Ukraine during a four-minute conversation at the start of a summit in Peru.

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Police identify slain San Antonio officer

A San Antonio , Texas officer was inside his vehicle writing out a ticket during a stop in front of the city's police headquarters when cops say the driver of a black sedan pulled up from behind. Hours later, authorities fatally shot the gunman after he opened fire at officers. Police chief McManus compared the shooting to the targeted attacks on police officers this year, reported NBC News.

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Authorities say Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes

Louis and Gladstone, Mo., and Sanibel , Fla. The suspect then shot a second time before fleeing the scene in a black vehicle. "I think the uniform was the target". Referring to the recent ambush killings of police officers in Texas and Louisiana, he said, "Unfortunately, like Dallas, like Baton Rouge, it's happened here now".

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Bengals' AJ Green hurts hamstring early in loss to Bills

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller caught three passes for 61 yards and a touchdown, but broke a bone in his foot. "It's nerve-wracking. Whatever you want to call it". "Obviously, you're typically not going to beat good football teams like that with the penalties that we had". Cincinnati was playing at Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since October 23.

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Syrian Jets Bombard Aleppo Children's Hospital During a 48-Hour Offensive

Staff members at the children's hospital in Aleppo's al-Shaar neighborhood said they were hiding in the basement, counting the bombs above their heads. Separately, 25 fighters and civilians were killed in a car-bomb attack targeting Syrian rebels in Aleppo yesterday, a rebel group said. The Russian Defense Ministry said long-range bombers dispatched from Russia fired cruise missiles at Islamic State and al-Qaida targets in Syria during a 7,000-mile (11,000-kilometer) flight.

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8 people killed at China-Myanmar border

The sudden escalation of fighting comes as the government grapples with a conflict in northwestern Rakhine that has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, posing a new challenge to Nobel peace prize victor Ms Suu Kyi, who swept to power past year on promises of national reconciliation.

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Putin says he, Trump wish to normalize relations

Delegates attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Lima , Peru, have demanded free trade policies continue. "But I think we can effectively reduce the risk and take the key external operators off the field", Obama said . Obama said he was already hearing calls for a less ambitious free trade agreement with fewer protections for workers and environmental standards.

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Iraqi forces regroup, search for cars intended for attacks

ISIS used hundreds of people living in villages controlled by it as human shields against Iraqi led troops. Iraqi special forces clashed with IS in eastern Mosul before capturing two neighbourhoods located less than six kilometres [3.7 miles] away from the city centre.

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Polling begins for bypolls in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Palanisamy while at Thirupparankundram the AIADMK's A.K. Bose will take on the DMK's P. Saravanan. Election Commission officials announced that Thirupparankundram recorded 85 per cent polling while Aravakkurichi registered around 81 per cent voter turnout.

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Community gathers for International Transgender Day of Remembrance

More than 100 names were read. Many Trans people were known by their true names within the Trans community, but to their family and employers they were only known by their former names or never properly identified. So while candles were li and heads bowed Sunday night to mourn those lost, there was also an important message shared about moving forward. "Together, we're an unstoppable force", another speaker said.

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Russian Minister Charged With Bribery

Ulyukayev allegedly received the bribe for a "positive" assessment, which led to Rosneft acquiring a 50% stake in Bashneft, the country's Investigative Committee has said. "One would have to be insane to extort a bribe from the most influential person in the country", said Alexander Shokhin, who served with Ulyukayev in the Russian Cabinet in the 1990s.

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More people must share trade benefits: Obama

It was unclear whether their agenda was really as busy as all that. In an acknowledgement of that political reality, the White House has stopped actively lobbying Congress to try to pass it. Questions about Trump trailed Obama throughout his final overseas trip, as anxious world leaders quizzed him on Trump's stances on trade, foreign policy and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.

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Germany's Angela Merkel seeks 4th term on top

Merkel, while listing her main challenges said , "The European Union is now under great strain, with the euro crisis, with the refugee question, and following the decision of the United Kingdom to want to leave the EU, and with a situation in the world which, to put it delicately, needs to focus itself anew following the elections in America and also regarding the relationship to Russian Federation".

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Germany's Angela Merkel Says She'll Run For Fourth Term In 2017

On Sunday, the politician who has led the German government for the last 11 years decided it was time to announce her perhaps most ambitious project: a bid for a fourth term as chancellor . Germany's pacifist instincts and modest military capabilities limit Ms. Merkel's ability to hold together the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, whose members Mr.

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Obama, Putin Talk About Syria and Ukraine In Quick Summit Meet

Najib, who arrived in the Peruvian capital on Friday, and other leaders of the 21 APEC member economies are convening in Peru for the two-day APEC leaders' meeting, the main event of the APEC meet, beginning Saturday (Nov 19) to reshape globalisation and trade policies.

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American Music Awards 2016: Selena Gomez Stuns With a Smoky Eye

Hosts Gigi Hadid , left, and Jay Pharoah appear at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles . Selena Gomez said that while she had everything, she felt "absolutely broken inside". She said: "On behalf of Prince our wonderful friend, teacher and brother, I humbly accept this award". Grande and Nicki Minaj gave a steamy during their performance of the reggae-tinged "Side to Side": Grande's background dancers danced closely on her, and ...

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The White House's New Carbon Reduction Plan Is Already In Trouble

Mr Obama also said he was "not optimistic" about the short-term prospects in Syria. "Everything's great!" he said. I asked McDonough how it was going, and he gave me a death-skull grin. US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on the last day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima on November 20, 2016.

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England-born Matt Renshaw earns Australia Test call in squad overhaul

While Adam Voges was unavailable for selection after he suffered concussion during a Sheffield Shield game - Joe Burns , Peter Nevill , Callum Ferguson and Joe Mennie have been left out of the squad that will attempt to salvage some pride for the Australians .

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Gold set for second weekly loss on impending US rate hike

The US dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of other major currencies, rose 0.4% to 101.33. The election of Donald Trump as USA president has done nothing to change the Fed's plans for a rate increase "relatively soon", Yellen said on Thursday in Congressional testimony.

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Tony Blair's return to politics would re-energize Brexit movement, say Euroskeptics

A source who has spoken about Brexit with Blair told the newspaper: "He's not impressed with Theresa May". The controversial former Prime Minister is engineering a comeback because he feels he can fill a political vacuum caused by Theresa May being a "light weight" and Jeremy Corbyn being a "nutter", The Sunday Times reports .

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"Melania Liked Mrs. O A Lot", Trump Tweets

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama canceled a photo op with President-Elect Donald Trump and future First Lady Melania Trump at the White House on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported . The two men were able to sit down together and put all differences aside to make a smooth transition . It is traditional for the person who wins the presidential election on Tuesday to visit the White House the following Thursday.

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Dow surges 218 points to a record close

The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped slightly Friday as it fell 3.03 points, or 0.1%, to close at 2164.45. The Nasdaq composite index gained 5 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,215. South Korea's Kospi advanced 2.3 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.9 percent. Still, shares of the company jumped 5.6%. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index, among the biggest losers on Wednesday, erased its losses by rocketing 6.7 per cent to 17,344.42.

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Police officer shot in the head while writing traffic ticket

The shooting unfolded when the suspect pulled his auto up behind the parked police cruiser, got out, walked to the patrol vehicle and shot the detective in the head through the window as he was writing a ticket, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is cracking down on fake news

However, Zuckerberg reiterated that Facebook has no wish to become an arbiter of truth. Media captionHow can you tell if news is fake? Facebook Inc. The CEO's post also reveals the company is "exploring" warnings that will label stories "that have been flagged as false by third parties or our community, and showing warnings when people read or share them.".

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Julian Assange quizzed over Swedish sex allegation

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said last week that Ecuador had granted a Swedish request for assistance in criminal matters. A statement said: "As the investigation is ongoing, it is subject to confidentiality". A Swedish appeals court decided in September to uphold Assange's arrest warrant, saying a strong public interest argument outweighed a case to set it aside based on the lengthy deadlock and a previous lack of impetus in pursuing the case.

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Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet

China is moving after Donald Trump's election win to claim the mantle of the world's champion of free trade and the fight against climate change, prompting a melancholy warning from President Barack Obama that the USA risks getting left behind in Asia.

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Mattis Could Be Trump's Defense Secretary

The president-elect also used the social media platform on Sunday morning to criticize the cast and producers of Hamilton, Saturday Night Live and Sen. "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet", is one of Mattis many disturbing quotes. Among those visiting the President-elect were former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New Jersey Gov.

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Student From Ohio Chosen As Rhodes Scholar For 2017

Watkins additionally serves as the co-president of College Democrats at Notre Dame, and will pursue a doctor in philosophy degree in school-legal studies at Oxford. The American students will join an global group of scholars chosen from 18 jurisdictions around the world. Nicole Mihelson, of Fullerton, California, a neuroscience major who graduates from Johns Hopkins University in December, was also named a Rhodes Scholar.

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Recovery operation begins after India train derailment kills over 110 people

The derailment had the strongest impact on the first two carriages of the train, which crashed into each other and overturned. I can see a woman's red dress hanging off the roof of a carriage. According to railway authorities, a majority of victims were from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. He added that adequate help and assistance is being provided to the passengers and appropriate action would be taken against the guilty.

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Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Leads Anti-Hate Rally At Adam Yauch Park

Ad-Rock, like many others, credits the apparent uptick in hate crimes to the election of Donald Trump, whose Vice President Mike Pence has been said to hold homophobic views. "He was someone that taught non-violence in his music and his life, to all of us and to me", Horovitz said. Hundreds of New Yorkers came together to protest hate messages and offensive symbols Sunday at a Brooklyn Heights park that is named after a late Beastie Boys star.


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