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François Fillon's triumph will only help Marine Le Pen become president

After coming third, Sarkozy , 61, admitted defeat and endorsed former Prime Minister Francois Fillon , 62, a moderate who finished first in Sunday's first round, according to near-complete results, the BBCreported. Fillon has acknowledged that his measures would be tough, but says they would ultimately provide an electro-shock to the country.Juppe also said some of Fillon's positions on society including women and gay rights were "backwards".

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Melania Trump won't move to White house for a while

A source close to Trump's transition team told the New York Post Sunday: " Melania is extremely close to Barron , and they have become closer during the campaign". Almost every first lady has taken up residence there. She did not join her husband other than for major events like the Republican National Convention, and she granted few interviews.

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Wife, son will move to White House after school year

The future first lady and the president-elect's 10-year-old son will remain in New York City, living at the gilded Trump Tower. It looks like the incoming first family may not be moving to Washington after all. "Right after he finishes school". She has kept a low profile throughout the campaign, with the exception of her speech at the RNC and an interview with Anderson Cooper in support of her husband.

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M6.9 quake strikes near Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan

Authorities had imposed tsunami warnings and advisories across the eastern Japanese coast that warned the wave could be some nine feet high. Japan, that sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", is said to witness most of the world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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Britain braces for first budget since Brexit vote

Proposals will be set out in a Government Green Paper kicking off a period of consultation later this autumn. While those measures could be appropriate for some firms, others could continue to use existing board structures "complemented or supplemented by advisory councils or panels" to ensure that workers are represented.

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UK Rejects Trump's Suggestion to Make Nigel Farage US Ambassador

Farage was often seen by Trump's side during the election campaign and was among the first to fly out to the U.S. to meet the President-elect after the election. Mr Farage's former chief of staff said the Brexiteer had placed his neck on the line by standing by Mr Trump after he came in for a wave of criticism during his successful presidential campaign.

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Donald Trump says Nigel Farage should be UK's United States ambassador, causes outrage

Nigel Farage, a controversial leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, took to his Twitter account Tuesday to speak out about his relationship with U.S. London is also interested in sounding out a United States trade deal as it plots its departure from the European Union. Queen Elizabeth could host Trump within months of him becoming United States president, with the British government confirming on Monday that it was considering a state visit next year.

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NHS hopes to save 10000 lives a year with DeepMind app

In addition to the Streams project, DeepMind is being used to improve the treatment of ocular diseases and head and neck cancer at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the University College London Hospital, respectively. "This is about bringing information to doctors and nurses, much in the way we get news alerts on our phones". Now, the company has moved to restart the work on Streams by signing a new data-sharing agreement that supersedes and extends the deal; it will now run for five years ...

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Trump will withdraw from TPP 'on day one'

Nevertheless, China is defending the collaborative, rules-based order because it has benefited hugely from that system: its accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001 gave an huge boost to Chinese exports but also provided a real incentive for its own domestic economic reforms.

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South African skipper scuffles with media over ball tampering controversy

Du Plessis, who has been accused of ball tampering during the second Test against Australia in Perth has been having a bad time with all sorts of questions being thrown at him. But Pycroft said it was treated as a first offence under the version of the ICC's code of conduct that came into force in September. While Cricket Australia have distanced themselves from the ball tampering saga, vice captain David Warner weighed into the issue.

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Nugent Laments Costly Missed PATs

NFL place-kickers have failed on a season-high nine extra points in Sunday's early games, continuing a midseason spike that has highlighted the league's efforts to make the kick more hard. Forbath, Myers and Prater missed despite being indoors. Clearly, PATs aren't as easy as they once were. Chicago's Connor Barth , Minnesota's Kai Forbath , Jacksonville's Jason Myers , Cleveland's Cody Parkey and New England's Stephen Gostkowski each missed one.

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USA gas prices low, but watch out for OPEC

West Texas Intermediate crude rose as much as 2 percent to $49.20 a barrel. That remains the main proposal being considered, Nigeria's Waya said. "Everyone knows that the stakes are high". On the other hand, news of an attack on a Nigerian pipeline cut output by at least 200,000 barrels, lent some support to crude prices. Oil has rebounded from an eight-week low on November 14 as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries make renewed diplomatic efforts before their ...

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Unemployment rises - but so do employment figures

The economy needs to expand at 7.2 percent a year from 2018 to achieve the government's goal of reducing the jobless rate to 6 percent by 2030, the World Bank said in February. "While the unemployment rate has remained nearly stuck at around 27%, its consequences on poverty have been growing the fastest", said Lehohla. A year ago, the jobless figure totaled 5.42 million.

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It looked bleak for Johnson until he snatched a 7th title

Jimmie Johnson walked across the stage after driver introductions to find his vehicle inexplicably missing from pit road. "We've had an incredible run and I am so appreciative for the opportunity to be a part of Roush Fenway", Biffle said Monday.

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Trump's CIA pick is conservative Kansas congressman

Mr. Obama has said he would not comment on appointment being made by the President-elect. It was widely expected that Sessions would be rewarded with some kind of appointment. "I know from my 46-year personal relationship with Jeff Sessions and my 43-year career as an accomplished civil rights attorney in Alabama that Sessions is not a racist", Watkins wrote .

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UK Chancellor Hammond gets boost from October borrowing data

In his first set-piece event since becoming chancellor, Philip Hammond is expected to loosen the purse strings - but not a lot. Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London Asset Management, says now is not the time for the Government to announce half-hearted austerity measures, arguing it is possible for governments to "borrow their way out of debt".

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Civilians flee as Syria regime advances in rebel Aleppo

The global community appeared unlikely to halt the government's advance, despite expressing outrage about civilian deaths and the targeting of hospitals and rescue worker facilities in the east. Rebels have tried several times to break the siege on the east, without success, and one European diplomat said it seemed only a matter of time before the city fell to government forces.

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Ambulance Victoria flooded with calls after mass incident of 'thunderstorm asthma'

Doors swung wide open at homes around Melbourne on Monday afternoon in hopes a looming thunderstorm would bring with it a cool change. State health commander Paul Holman labelled Monday a "state disaster" and said he had not seen anything like it in 40 years on the job.

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Philippines' Duterte steps up attack on West in talks with Putin

Under the plan announced by the President's office on Monday (Nov 21), fishermen of both countries can cast nets on the fringes of the lagoon, but not inside it, allowing fish stocks to be replenished. "That is a unilateral action from government". Philippine coast guard ships also resumed patrols in the vicinity of the shoal. It said the Philippines' source of foreign direct investments also diversified from the U.S., with Japan now the largest FDI investor in 2016.

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EPL form a worry as Leicester enters defining week in Europe

Early in Leicester's phenomenal title success last term, Ranieri maintained his focus was on the 40-point mark many believe is necessary for Premier League survival. But while Drinkwater was sitting out England's games against Scotland and Spain, Vardy was scoring for the first time in 15 games in the 2-2 draw with the Spaniards at Wembley on Tuesday.

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Farage 'flattered' by Trump suggestion he become ambassador

Her representatives Tuesday quickly shot down Trump's extraordinarily undiplomatic initiative, which was expressed in a tweet the night before by the US president-elect. Farage has urged May to build ties with Trump, who provoked criticism in Britain with his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.

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Over 68500 people displaced by military operations to retake Iraq's Mosul

Sami al-Aridi of the special forces tells The Associated Press that his men foiled two attempted suicide auto bombings early Monday, firing on the approaching vehicles, which exploded before reaching their intended targets. Five weeks into the US-backed offensive on Mosul , ISIL is fighting in the area of Tal Afar, 60km to the west, against the Popular Mobilisation Forces - a coalition of mostly Iranian-backed Shia armed groups sanctioned by Baghdad .

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Demonetisation: Congress urges Centre to give ex-gratia to victims

As people continued to grapple with the cash crisis, Delhi Congress on Tuesday hit out at the Modi government, saying demonetisation has made people "stand like beggars" outside banks, and demanded compensation for the kin of those people who have died "due to its impact".

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Five children killed when school bus slams into tree

Walker was also charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Fletcher said the bus, which was carrying students in kindergarten through fifth-grade, turned over on its side and struck the tree. He was going real fast, and he hit a garbage bag. A warrant was issued to remove the black box from the bus and to review evidence from the bus's video cameras.

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Hospital Airstrikes Cut Off Civilian Access to Medical Care in Aleppo

Hospitals on the rebel-held eastern side of Aleppo are no longer able to provide medical care for the estimated 250,000 remaining residents after continued damage from bombings by Syrian government forces, The New York Times reported Monday.

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Marcus Theatres acquiring Wehrenberg

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Marcus plans to complete the Wehrenberg acquisition in December, pending regulatory approvals and closing conditions. Lindbergh Blvd.in St. Louis. The chain was founded by Fred Wehrenberg in 1906 in a storefront on Cherokee Street in south St. Louis. "We will be investing in amenities that we have at Marcus Theatres ", he said.

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United States warns citizens of heightened Europe terror threat over holidays

The travel alert also noted terrorist attacks in Belgium, France, Germany and Turkey earlier this year. The lone radicals or persons sympathising with them may carry attacks during the Christmas season, even without warning. The alert will stay in place until 20 February next year. On Monday, France police broke up a terror ring plotting an attack in the country after arresting seven suspects in Strasbourg and Marseille over the weekend.

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At Least 30 Dead in Kabul Mosque Bombing

Photos from the scene of the blast circulated on Facebook by witnesses showed rescue workers picking their way across dozens of bodies strewn across the bloodied floor of the mosque, looking for survivors. This is the second deadly attack the ISIS terrorist group is claiming responsibility for within the past one and half month. He wrote on Twitter: "This attack targeted innocent civilians - including children - in a holy place".

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Heavy snow in China results in 56-vehicle pile up, 17 dead

The accident took place on Beijing-Kunming expressway yesterday due to snow and rainy weather. Most of the vehicles involved in the accident in Shanxi province were large trucks, the report said , adding that the cause of the accident was being investigated.

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Leonard scores 24 as Spurs top struggling Mavericks 96-91

Pop called his team out for an "awful" performance and said on multiple occasions the Spurs were "pathetic". "They had some guys out, we had some guys out, but they had more guys out than we did". Dallas was a woeful 8 for 27 on 3-pointers. I just wanted to go out and execute what they wanted to do on the offensive end and defensive end and just play hard the whole game.

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Zika no longer an global public health emergency, but sustained response needed

The announcement came after the fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee on Zika, microcephaly and other neurological disorders convened by World Health Organization in Geneva on Friday. "We are not downgrading the importance of Zika". "I think WHO's decision is unwise", Lawrence Gostin, a global health law expert from Georgetown University, told Reuters.

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Kim Kardashian skips NYC gala following Kanye West's hospitalization

Kim, who has kept out of the spotlight since being robbed at gunpoint October 2 in Paris, was to have made her first post-robbery appearance at the Angel Ball. Kanye ended his show in Sacramento after just three songs on Sunday night. He urged Jay Z to talk to him "like a man", and to not send "killers" at his head.

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Bypolls: BJP retains Shahdol LS, Nepanagar Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh

BJP nominee and tribal leader Gyan Singh is leading by a margin of 12,000 votes in the Shahdol Lok Sabha by-poll in Madhya Pradesh, an election official said today. West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, however, termed the result as a mandate against the Centre's demonetisation move. Rongpi defeated his nearest Congress rival Ruponsing Ronghang by 16,600 votes.

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Leonard Cohen leaves behind rich literary legacy with novels and poetry

During an influential career that spanned more than five decades, Leonard became one of the most revered pop poets and a musical touchstone for many songwriters. If you need more Leonard in your life right now, U of T's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library has an impressive archive of Cohen's work dating back to when he was just 19 years old.

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Japan Calls Off Tsunami Warnings After Powerful Earthquake

A powerful natural disaster off Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday morning disrupted the cooling system for a storage pool of spent nuclear fuel at the No. "I decided that if I leave now, I could be engulfed by a tsunami", said a male employee. Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the coast in the pre-dawn hours after authorities issued a tsunami warning and urged residents to seek higher ground immediately.


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