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Hammond delivers first and last Autumn Statement

In his Autumn Statement on Wednesday, Mr Hammond unveiled a wide-ranging set of initiatives, with "English local transport" set to get "significant additional funding" of £1.1 billion. In addition, spending on the elderly would rise by 0.8 per cent of GDP in the next Parliament, as the number of pensioners soared by 9.1 per cent. Borrowing is forecast to fall from £68.2 billion ($84.7 billion) this year to £17.2 billion ($21.3 billion) in the year 2021/22.

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A fast track guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping

Don't want to step into the chaos? Bed Bath & Beyond will be closed on Thanksgiving in some locations and will open at 6 a.m. Friday. That's half off. Eastern time on the holiday, three hours earlier than past year. Read the fine print. The website shared basic advice to help shoppers before Black Friday .

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Donald Trump to deport three million illegal immigrants, including Ghanaians

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has said he will deport or jail up to three million illegal immigrants. "We're going to win on trade, we're going to win at the borders, we're going to knock out ISIS", Trump said. In many states of the USA, numerous anti-Trump protests were also reported with people shouting slogans & carrying placards that said "Not My President".

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Gulen Movement Finances Clinton's Election Campaign - Turkish President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has stated that Turkey sees the accession of his country to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as a real alternative to membership in the EU. Guy Verhofstadt, head of the Liberals in the European Parliament, said the assembly was calling for EU officials to suspend negotiations with Turkey over membership of the bloc.

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Does Trump need to prosecute Clinton?

Indeed, our Benevolent Leader may even help Clinton become a True Comrade. US President-elect Donald Trump does not need to further humiliate the Clinton family, says an American analyst, arguing that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election defeat was punishment enough.

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White Nationalist Leader 'Disappointed' After Trump Brushes Off Their Movement

Something happened this week as well, and it was the announcement by progressive website ThinkProgress that it would, going forward, stop referring to the white supremacist and white nationalist movement as "alt-right" and call them what they really are: racists .

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United States green light behind Israel settlement development: Activist

He said his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, an observant Jew and a close adviser, may help make that happen. Nevertheless, Israeli lawmakers, with the support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have pushed ahead with the controversial draft law.

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FIFA Monitoring Committee meets with Israeli and Palestinian authorities

Betty Herschman of Ir Amim said the latest announcement had particular significance as it was the first since Donald Trump's upset United States presidential election win earlier this month. More than 200,000 Israelis now live in east Jerusalem , as part of a wider community of around 600,000 settlers in all the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei warns USA on sanctions

The proposed legislation still requires approval by the U.S. Senate before being signed into law by the U.S. president. Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, says the renewal is a violation of last year's nuclear deal with world powers that capped Iran's nuclear activities in return for lifting sanctions.

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Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Michael Jordan

One of her most iconic contributions includes her character coming out as a lesbian on her sitcom " Ellen " in 1997. Who says Presidential Medal of Freedom honourees have to bring an ID to get into the White House? Barack Obama has reportedly said that Ellen Degeneres has an intrinsic talent to make people laugh at something, and not at someone.

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Woman accused in slaying, baby abduction charged

Pending charges against her include first-degree murder and kidnapping. "The death of Laura Abarca will be on all of our hearts in the next coming days". Police executed a search warrant at a home in Dallas Saturday morning. A Texas woman faces pending murder charges this week after she allegedly faked a pregnancy , killed a Kansas woman and then kidnapped the woman's newborn baby girl, CBS News reports .

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China signs new trade deals with Peru

The brotherhood, partnership and friendship between China and Peru are all examples for the development of China-LatAm relations, it said. China's President Xi Jinping signed new trade deals on Monday with Peru, one of its partners in its drive to boost world trade in the face of protectionist stirrings.

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Singapore to continue working with TPP partners to seek way forward: MTI

Mr. Trump does not agree. After an election campaign in which Trump vowed to label China a currency manipulator, accused the country of stealing U.S.jobs, and threatened to impose trade tariffs , the People's Daily editorial appears to constitute Beijing's latest attempt to fortify links with its largest trading partner, Bloomberg reports .

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Hundreds of Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh as violence spreads in Myanmar

An estimated 500 arrived overnight, using darkness to evade detection. United Nations agencies have not given specific numbers of fleeing Rohingyas, but aid workers told Reuters that hundreds crossed the border to Bangladesh over the weekend and on Monday.

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Homicide rate in Winnipeg drops 20 per cent in 2015

Quebec is among the provinces with the lowest provincial homicide rate - 0.93 per 100,000 people - while Saskatchewan has the highest rate: 3.79 per 100,000 people. While the homicide rate is down in Manitoba, the number of gun-related homicides is up from 2014 with an increase of three additional homicides involving a firearm.

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Iran says 11 tonnes of heavy water sent to Oman

Khamenei, who supported the deal, said the USA has violated the deal by "various violations" so far. "The current government of the United States has breached the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] on multiple occasions; the most recent being a 10-year extension of existing sanctions ", he said in a speech reprinted on his official website.

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Trump Said Lots of Nothing During NY Times Meeting

In a Friday interview with the Wall Street Journal, though, he said he has " zero tolerance " for anti-Semitic views. His Twitter spat with the Times came one day after Trump did sit down with television news executives and some well-known TV journalists - and repeatedly told them the campaign reporting about him was "unfair" and "dishonest".

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Los Altos woman named Rhodes Scholar

One of the prizes was an all-expense paid trip to the 62nd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif.to compete against 1500 students from 65 countries. A Maryland woman who attends the University of Virginia, a Johns Hopkins University senior and a Naval Academy midshipman are among 32 Americans selected as this year's Rhodes Scholars .

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Jared Kushner again defends Trump against anti-Semitism claims

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he would "love" to reach a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, adding that he would appoint his son-in-law as a Middle East envoy and help broker a deal after he takes charge at the White House.

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Man shot in USA city amid anti-Trump protest

November 11, 2016. Protesters hold banners during a rally in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump , in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles , California, Nov. "Everyone needs to leave the area immediately", police said on Twitter and they asked witnesses to come forward. Trump supporter Nicolas Quirico was traveling from South Beach to Miami .

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Trump's move on TPP trade deal could open path for China

But global trade negotiations won't stay quiet for long. Instead, Mr Trump will pursue "fair" bilateral trade agreements. These are China, Japan, South Korea, India, New Zealand, and Australia. As the USA pushed ahead with the TPP in the last several years, China had been pushing for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a deal negotiated among 16 Asian countries that is now close to completion, as well as the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which is open to 21 ...

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MP Jo Cox's Murderer, Thomas Mair, Jailed for Life

Mr Cox said in his statement: "The killing of Jo, in my view, was a political act and an act of terrorism". We must renew the fight against racists like him and stand together to celebrate Jo's life and values. Mair's inspiration was not love of country but admiration for Nazism, the judge said, which was a betrayal of our parents' generation's huge sacrifices during World War II.

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West Virginia vs Oklahoma: Highlights, score and recap

These two teams are the top two teams in the Big 12 Conference. With three weeks left in the regular season — one more than the other Power Five conferences, which all have championship games — Oklahoma (8-2, 7-0 Big 12 ), No. "They ( West Virginia ) have their plays where it's one yard, two yard, catch you in the backfield a time or two, but overall, they (the line ) really worked through it really well".

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6 takeaways from Donald Trump's meeting with the New York Times

During the presidential campaign, Trump vowed he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the former secretary of state after the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department decided against prosecuting Clinton for her use of a private email server while serving in the Obama administration.

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Bernie Sanders Brings 'Our Revolution' to Boston

It is not good enough for someone to say, 'I'm a woman, vote for me.' No, that's not good enough. But it is not good enough for somebody to say, "Hey, I'm a Latina". That is not good enough. "I have to know whether that Latina is going to stand up with the working class of this country, and is going to take on big money interests", Sanders said, responding to a someone who asked about her aspiration to be the second Latina U.S.

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No. 8 Oklahoma routs No. 10 WVU

The Oklahoma offense is one of the best in the country, but goes up against one of the better defenses in the Big 12 . Oklahoma (9-2, 8-0 Big 12 , No. Whether or not they make a move in the playoff standings after the convincing win remains to be seen, although the league's top prize remains theirs for the taking.

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Fillon calls for 'transformation' after first-round win in French primary

Results from over 95 percent of polling stations on Monday gave Fillon 44.1 percent of the votes cast, ahead of 28.5 percent for Juppe and 20.6 percent for Sarkozy. Fillon now looks set to become the centre-right candidate for the French presidency Who is Francois Fillon and who will he face in the general election? Fillon and Juppe will compete in a run-off election on Sunday.

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Japan and South Korea to Share Military Information

Opposition parties strongly opposing signing of agreement that they say could jeopardize security The South Korean government is planning to officially sign the bilateral General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan on November 23.

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Putin hits out at European Parliament vote

The MEPs said they were "seriously concerned by the rapid expansion of Kremlin-inspired activities in Europe, including disinformation and propaganda seeking to maintain or increase Russia's influence to weaken and split the EU". Putin lashed out at the European Parliament for "trying to teach us democracy" while at the same time there was a "clear degradation. of the concept of democracy in Western society".

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Ellen DeGeneres forgot to bring her ID to the White House

The president also had an eloquent description of Scully, saying, "You hear the crack of the bat". Actress Tracee Ellis Ross took credit for getting the recipients together, which included her legendary mother, Diana Ross. The president has sole discretion in deciding recipients of the Medal of Freedom, an award meant to recognize contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

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Trump retreats from threats to investigate Clinton, tear up climate change deal

Trump initially responded to questions about jailing Clinton by tellingthe Wall Street Journal that pursuing a prosecution of his former rival is low down on his list of priorities, stating: "It's not something I've given a lot of thought, because I want to solve health care, jobs, border control, tax reform".

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Iran transfers its surplus heavy water to Oman

As a result of the agreement, it would take Tehran over a year to obtain enough enriched material for bomb. "My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran". Dr Rouhani added: "Iran and Slovenia also showed interest in developing cultural, scientific and technological relations. Whether this is rolled into a larger attempt to renegotiate the accord remains to be seen, as that would involve coordination with the other P5+1 members", Ben Taleblu said.

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Syrian group: Rebels preventing refugees from fleeing Aleppo

Syrian regime forces retook nearly a third of the Masaken Hanano district on Tuesday, a Britain-based monitoring group has said. Dozens of civilians tried to flee rebel-held east Aleppo but were forced to retreat by gunfire, as the Syrian army and its allied militias on Wednesday pressed on with an offensive to recapture the whole city.

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China to 'play own role' in Asia-Pacific

Other members of the 12-nation grouping could conceivably work around a USA withdrawal. China, Japan, and Korea are discussing a trilateral free trade agreement, according to media reports . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has already said TPP is as good as dead without the US. He blames the deals for economic struggles in pockets of the country and has pledged to cancel the TPP when he enters office.

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Oil Prices Turn Negative on Worries Over OPEC Output Cut

The cartel made headlines September 28 by agreeing to cap production between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day compared with its October record of 33.64 million barrels. The contract advanced 4.4 percent to $48.90 on Monday, also the highest close since October 28. An OPEC committee convened on Monday and Tuesday in Vienna to decide how to share the burden of the Algiers agreement, but chose to defer the issue of Iraq and Iran's participation to the ministerial meeting on November ...


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