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Foreign Ministers of Russia, Ukraine to meet next week

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko expressed guarded optimism Thursday that a US administration under president-elect Donald Trump will continue to back sanctions against Russian Federation. He said that the key issue of the meeting with Sefcovic was gas transit to Europe through Ukraine . The EU is expected to prolong the sanctions by six months, the source said.

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Tropical Storm Otto forms over Caribbean

The National Weather Service issued on November 22 , a hurricane watch for Costa Rica , southern Nicaragua and a tropical storm warning for Panama and Colombia's Caribbean island San Andres. 24 before weakening over Central America after landfall. In Nicaragua , authorities now predict that the hurricane will enter between Monkey Point and San Juan de Nicaragua , sometime Thursday afternoon.

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Syrian Forces Continue to Strike Rebel-held Parts of Aleppo

Once Syria's economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been ravaged by the conflict that began with anti-government protests in March 2011 before spiralling into a brutal war that has killed more than 300,000 people. The renewed assault on rebel-held eastern Aleppo has left hundreds of civilians dead and hundreds more injured. In New York on Monday, UN aid chief O'Brien drew a bleak picture of life under siege for almost one million Syrians, in his briefing to the Security Council.

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Toby Alderweireld to Miss London Derby vs Chelsea

The last time these sides met: Spurs needed three points to stay in the title race, while Chelsea were out of sorts and with nothing to play for. Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola took 197 games to reach 50 goals in the English top-flight, while iconic Blues midfielder Frank Lampard took 284 matches to get to 50 league goals.

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Japanese shake thought to be aftershock of devastating 2011 natural disaster

A 6.9 quake struck Tuesday morning local time off the eastern coast of Japan. It was the largest quake in northeastern Japan since the 2011 one and some large aftershocks the same day. "But they were not that big". In the port of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, there was a wave of 4.5 feet, and waves of almost two feet hit Onahama in Fukushima Prefecture.

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Trump Says He Would 'Love' To Broker Middle East Peace Deal

They said Israeli settlers torched a Palestinian home in Yatta in the southern West Bank district of Hebron. The worldwide community considers all settlements illegal and sees them as one of the largest obstacles to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Jake Butt talks Ohio State; 'Must Win' Game

Our goals were in line , we were able to come out and have a winning streak going. Some people are even comparing it to the 10 years Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler coached against each other from 1969-1978 when the most points either team scored was 24 by MI in 1969.

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Package bomb targeted man in Philadelphia apartment

Police determined the package, which was addressed to the victim, contained a "device" meant to explode. He had received the package Monday evening and opened it early Tuesday believing it contained an inhaler or other type of medicine. Sam Rabadi , special agent in charge of the ATF Philadelphia field division, said Tuesday that the device was "a little different" than most others the agency typically sees, and that it had been sent to an ATF lab for testing.

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Drogba bids farewell to Montreal after final home game

Didier Drogba indicated he will not return to the Montreal Impact next season. The second leg of the two-games, total-goals series is to be played November 30 in Toronto . "I had one and a half years of good emotions", he said of his time in Montreal. Drogba had been linked to a return to Chelsea in a coaching role earlier this year , and there was widespread speculation he was not going to return to the Impact.

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SC Democrats and Republicans Respond to Haley's Cabinet Appointment

And it might just see Haley take on one of the toughest jobs going - especially as the role will see her having to explain and negotiate the Trump Administration's foreign policy with the rest of the world . Senate confirms her nomination. Haley faces a tough challenge at the United Nations during a time of worldwide uncertainty over Trump's promises to scale back Washington's central role in global security.

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At least 133 dead as rescuers finish India train crash search

They used cutting torches to pry open cars and cranes to lift coaches from the tracks, moving carefully to avoid injuring those trapped inside. "Still many more passengers are trapped", Anil Saxena, a senior railway official in New Delhi told Reuters.

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Colombian Govt. FARC-EP Sign Definitive Peace Pact

FILE - In this September 26, 2016, file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, front left, gives a peace pin to the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, Rodrigo Londono, known by the alias Timochenko after they signed a peace agreement between the government and the FARC in Cartagena, Colombia.

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USA warship to help New Zealand natural disaster victims

A 7.8-magnitude quake struck New Zealand's South Island just after midnight on Monday, triggering a tsunami and sending aftershocks across the country that left at least two dead. He said about five metric tons of supplies were ready to be delivered from Christchurch . Wellington was a virtual ghost town with workers ordered to stay away while the city council assessed the risk to buildings, several of which were damaged by the tremor.

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Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead over Donald Trump exceeds 2 million

Conservatives who had reveled in the possibility of a Clinton prosecution were not pleased. But it could be hard to make governing compromises with the same level of mud-slinging coming from the Oval Office. "I've gotten to know him well - he's a greatly talented person who loves people!" Breitbart News , the outlet once led by Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, published a story on Tuesday under the headline, "Broken Promise: Trump "Doesn't Wish to Pursue" Clinton email charges".

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Syrian troops capture east Aleppo neighborhood from rebels

Observers said capturing the Hanano area will expose the Sakhour neighbourhood to the Syrian Army, enabling it to isolate the northern part of the rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo from the southern one. "In many ways plan B is that people starve, and can we allow that to happen?" It said the service member died on Thursday from wounds caused by an improvised bomb near the town of Ayn Issa.

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Clinton makes first public remarks since election loss

After Hillary Clinton got roughly 1 million more votes than Donald Trump nationwide but still lost the presidential election, more and more Democrats are noticing that the Electoral College is an utterly freakish way of choosing presidents.

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Trump Not Planning to Prosecute Hillary Clinton, Conway Says

This morning on MSNBC , campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Trump won't pursue locking her up out of a gesture toward helping Clinton "heal". It wasn't immediately clear whether Conway was referring only to congressional investigations, or additionally to the Justice Department.

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Erdogan warns Turkey could open gates for migrants if pushed by EU

The EU wants to hold on to ties with Turkey, amid threats by Ankara to scupper a migrant deal, in the wake of an EU parliament vote to freeze accession talks. The latest setback was the vote on Thursday by the European Parliament to freeze membership talks, a move prompted by alarm over Turkey's crackdown after an attempted putsch.

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Russia, European Commission mull gas transit through Ukraine

These allocations are parts of an support package to "foster accountable and transparent governance" in Ukraine which altogether make up a package worth over 300 million euros, the Commission noted. Moscow and Kiev have been locked in conflict since Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula and an uprising by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine .

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North Korea threat sees Seoul, Japan pledge to share more intelligence

Military cooperation with Japan is a divisive issue in South Korea, where many people still harbor strong resentment over Japan's brutal 1910-1945 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. Klingner said Seoul and Tokyo should build on the deal by integrating the South Korean and Japanese programs to improve the likelihood of successfully intercepting North Korean missiles.

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Turkish soldier martyred in northern Syria

It was the first time Turkey had blamed the Assad regime - which is given military support by Russian Federation - for a deadly strike on its troops during Ankara's three month campaign inside Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Syrian conflict with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by phone Friday after the Turkish army accused Moscow ally Damascus of killing its soldiers in northern Syria.

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Syrian government rejects United Nations proposal to end atrocious bombing of Aleppo

The Syrian regime denies using chlorine gas bombs, which would violate the global Chemical Weapons Convention. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 240 people have been killed in eastern Aleppo and in the rebel-held countryside west of the city since Tuesday, when Syrian aircraft and Russian warplanes resumed bombings in and near the war-torn city after a two-week lull.

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US Election Clinton's lead over Trump now over 2m popular votes

The Green Party's Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein , is also raising funds to request a recount in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, all won by Trump. Since his election victory, Trump has defended the Electoral College, despite calling the system a "disaster for a democracy" in 2012. But the former secretary of state's popular vote lead continues to grow.

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Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close area for safety concerns

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving toward kicking protesters out of the main North Dakota camp they have used since last April to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Camp organizers said more than 300 protesters were injured in Sunday's standoff, and 26 were hospitalized. They said they are gathering medical supplies, warm blankets, winter coats, hats and gloves and other necessities for the protest, which had no end in sight as of Friday.

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India and Japan forge strategic bonds

Senior officials of the two friendly Asian nations signed the "historic" agreement in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Energy-hungry India wants to increase nuclear power generation to support its strong economic growth. However, without striking a nuclear deal with Japan these wouldn't be operational as they need Japanese components.

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Iran detains 3 railroad staff over deadly train collision

Two wagons were set in fire as the trains collided and most of the injuries were due to the burning, semi-official Fars News Agency reported. The TV said four carriages derailed and two caught fire in the collision. He said that an accurate report on the number of martyrs can not yet be released due to the bodies being unidentifiable, but stressed that no injured were among them and that all Iranian nationals were martyred in the attack.

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Banks closed on Monday; queues get longer at ATMs

The chairman said that the bank will start dispensing Rs 50 and Rs 20 denominations once the rush decreases. "It has been made a decision to enhance the supply of cash to branch post offices to facilitate cash withdrawals from postal accounts".

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European Council president speaks Ukrainian at Brussels summit

The protests were set off in November 2013 when then-President Viktor Yanukovych abruptly made a decision to abandon a free-trade agreement with the European Union and seek closer cooperation with Moscow instead. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed the accusations of plotting attacks on Crimea as "fantasies" concocted by Moscow. Steinmeier said he hopes that his Russian and Ukrainian colleagues "assess the seriousness of the situation in a similar way to us".

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Farooq Abdullah's 'Kashmir tumhare baap ka hai kya' rant evokes sharp reactions

His son, Omar Abdullah was also present at the function. "It is not the personal property of India so that it could make a claim over it like an inherited property of forefathers", Abdullah was quoted saying. British Foreign Secretary said that United Kingdom would continue to encourage India and Pakistan for engagement for a positive dialogue and find a lasting solution to Kashmir issue.

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Sarkozy quits politics as ex-French President's bid to return hits rock

The victor is expected to have a strong chance of victory in next year's presidential election , because traditional rivals on the left have been weakened by Socialist Francois Hollande's troubled presidency. Mr Fillon and Mr Juppe also agreed on giving managers more flexibility by loosening the 35-hour weekly limit on employees' working time. Hollande, whose popularity ratings are abysmal, has yet to announce whether he will stand again.

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Don't abolish the Electoral College

Trump so far has won 62,206,395 votes. "We learned that was false because we ended up with what, three-something (electoral votes)". The former secretary of state's advantage had crossed the one-million mark by November 15 and ballooned to 1.5 million by Sunday.

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Israeli ministers vote in favour of legalising outposts

The Palestinians see Israeli settlements as a major obstacle to reaching a peace agreement and want them dismantled. Israel's Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit said in a statement that the bill was legally flawed in its current form as it contravened private property rights legislation and did not tally with Israel's worldwide law commitments.

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Clinton leads Trump by over 2 million in popular vote

Although Trump may be trailing bigly in the popular vote, he's claimed he would have been able to win by this metric if he'd needed to. "He (Mattis) said, 'I've never found it to be useful, '" Trump said, adding that Mattis found more value in building trust and rewarding cooperation with terrorism suspects: "'Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers, and I'll do better'".

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Erdogan threatens to open migrant gates

The office of Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, said Erdogan's "threats" were "not helpful". In a speech Tuesday in France, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the EU relationship with Turkey "is at a crossroads, because Turkey is at a crossroads".

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McDavid has 3 points in 3rd as Oilers beat Avalanche 6-3

The Avs took a 3-2 lead into the third period but McDavid assisted on the game-tying goal, scored the game-winner and assisted on the insurance goal for the visitors - all within the first 7:30 of the frame. "The worst penalty kills are the teams that take the most penalties, and that's where we're at". You're trying to ask a team to kill five, six, seven penalties a game.


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