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Output deal hinges on non-Opec members

So despite Monday's cancelled meeting, OPEC , which controls 40 percent of the world's oil exports, will conduct its official quarterly meeting in Vienna on Wednesday, during which the global energy community will look to the bloc's members to agree on cuts that will bring their combined production down between 4 and 4.5 percent total.

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More soccer players report abuses as English FA opens review

Police in Hampshire also said they were investigating a case of child sex abuse within football. An expert in child protection issues, Ms Gallefant will oversee an inquiry which will look at what information the FA was aware of, which clubs were aware of accusations and what action, if any, was then taken.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi accused of failing to protect Rohingya Muslims

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has pressed the Burmese government to provide immediate humanitarian access to provide aid to the Rohingya in accordance with worldwide law and has asked Bangladesh to keep its border open to any civilians fleeing the violence.

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Democrats Ask McCrory to Concede NC Governor Race

Cooper's campaign and the North Carolina Democratic Party claim McCrory has no viable path for overtaking the lead. Cooper's campaign said Monday that his lead has grown to almost 8,000 votes as county board of elections incrementally process mailed-in and provisional ballots.

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Murder Charges Filed in Wayne State Police Officer's Shooting

Wayne State University sergeant Cary Glazer said Wednesday he had previously had a run-in with Davis when he was patrolling around the campus in 2011. Collin Rose and his canine partner, Wolverine, are shown at a WSU memorial last month for Detroit Officer Patrick Hill. Tuesday wasn't Davis' first run-in with police , the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Men win all but 1 seat in Kuwait parliamentary election

Saturday's elections were the fourth since 2012 and were called after a dispute between the government and parliament over austerity measures following low oil prices. Only a few of the 293 candidates running are seasoned politicians. The emirate pumps 3.0 million barrels of oil daily. Since then, the government has pushed through a program of economic reform that included reductions in subsidies on electricity, water and gasoline.

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McCrory files for recount in NC Gov. race

The news release said the " recount was filed to meet the original date statutorily specified, although the formal recount will not occur until after the county boards of election certify their results". "McCrory needs to drop his filing for a recount and he needs to concede". McCrory's largest challenge, affecting 94,000 votes in Durham County, was thrown out by the county's election board.

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Arsene Wenger Happy With Granit Xhaka's Progress

Eddie Howe says Bournemouth's conscious decision to keep a British core is right for them ahead of their Super Sunday clash with Arsenal . The Frenchman revealed this morning that he will push for an extension to Wilshere's contract in the new year, with his current agreement set to expire in 2018.

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Trump Calls Recount a 'Scam' but Effort Moves Forward

Trump, who repeatedly challenged the integrity of the USA election system before his win, called the recount push " a scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded". In 13 swing states Trump received nearly 22.2 million votes to Clinton's 21.3 million. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign has said it would participate in Wisconsin's recount.

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European Union freezes Turkey membership talks following post-coup crackdown

But it brought an angry response from Erdogan, who claimed European leaders "betrayed your promises". The European Parliament "strongly condemns the disproportionate repressive measures under way in Turkey", reads the motion which passed with a large majority of 479 votes in favour, 37 against, and 107 abstentions.

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Hillary Clinton surpasses 2M popular vote lead amid calls for recount

The US presidential election is held on a two-stage system: the victor in each state takes so-called electoral votes, the number of which equals the number of constituencies for elections to Congress. USA citizens do not directly elect the president or the vice president; instead they choose "electors", who usually pledge to vote for particular nominees.

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Peace deal signed in Colombia

The conflict between the warring sides has claimed more than 260,000 lives and displaced almost seven million people over the past 52 years. The original agreement was signed on 26 September, but days later, voters rejecting the agreement.

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Prosecutors question Julian Assange at Ecuador embassy in London

Ms Isgren faced a battery of photographers as she arrived and left the embassy in Knightsbridge, but she made no comment. The meeting took place at the Ecuadorian embassy in London , where Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been living in asylum since 2012.

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Israel adopts new racist laws: Palestinians will go to the Security Council

The settler bill had been pushed forward by Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the hardline Jewish Home Party. On Sunday ministers backed two bills - one meant to stop the demolition of an unauthorised West Bank settlement. Israel's government, which had sought a nine-month delay to Amona's demolition, is seen as the most right-wing in the country's history, and key members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition advocate settlement building, while openly opposing the idea of a ...

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Pakistan PM Sharif names general Bajwa as new army chief

His immediate predecessor obtained a three-year extension while the previous army chief , General Pervez Musharraf, staged a bloodless coup in 1999 and ruled Pakistan until he stepped down in 2008. Bajwa has commanded 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade and Infantry Division in Northern Areas ( Commander FCNA). The argument has been that improved relations between the two neighbours will go a long way to strengthen the civilian political processes in Pakistan as hostility between the two ...

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Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Pakistan's new army Chief

How far General Bajwa will stay true to those convictions remains to be seen in a country where the military wields tremendous power and drives security and foreign policy. But General Sharif's popularity, enhanced by the army's slick media unit, also unnerved members of the ruling PML-N party who were suspicious of efforts to glorify the army chief.

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Syrian forces launch eastern Aleppo ground assault

After days of heavy combat, Syria said Saturday that its Russia-backed army had gained "full control" of a key rebel-held district in the war-torn city of Aleppo. Syrian forces regained the district on Saturday - a move making it easier for them to isolate the northern districts of east Aleppo from the southern ones.

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How the Electoral College Protects White Power

Trump now has 290 votes, while Clinton has 232. The organization, in its announcement, affirmed reports from the Department of Homeland Security and insight authorities that they didn't see "any expanded level of pernicious digital action went for disturbing our constituent procedure on Election Day".

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UK Rejects Trump's Undiplomatic Call for Farage Ambassador Post

Writing on Breitbart, the "alt-right" news website, Farage said that he could "scarcely believe" Trump had tweeted his endorsement. "There is no vacancy for that position". The unusual call from Mr. Trump clearly showed the scale of his liking for Farage , who played a key role shaping public opinion in favor of taking Britain out of the European Union ahead of the June referendum.

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European Union Remarks Interest in Russian Gas Supply

Mr. Poroshenko was asked about concerns that Mr. Trump would weaken support for Ukraine in a bid to strengthen ties with Russian Federation. In meetings with Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev, Sefcovic has reiterated the readiness of the European Commission to continue discussing gas supplies for the ongoing winter in the trilateral format, the European Commission reported.

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President Obama spoke with President-elect Donald Trump via telephone

US President Barack Obama did in Latin America what he tried to do in Europe: tell anxious citizens not to draw negative conclusions about the man he once called unfit to serve in the White House, President-elect Donald Trump . He said Trump's presidency would likely be far different from his candidacy. However, Obama has not promised that he will play by the hands-off rule, which is for the former president to not comment on the strategies of his successor.

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Suspect in monks' retirement home stabbing is arrested

French police stand guard on a road near a retirement home for Christian missionaries in Montferrier-sur-Lez, southern France, on November 25, 2016. Residents of the home "are very elderly with an average age of 75 although some are more than 90", said Alain Berthet, a local councillor in Montferrier-sur-Lez.

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Give Trump time, don't assume worst

U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Republican President-Elect Donald Trump have spoken again following their meeting at the White House shortly after Trump's victory earlier this month, the White House said on Tuesday. Bush, saying he " could not have been more gracious to me when I came in ", but did have some words of caution for his successor. "I can't guarantee that the President-elect won't pursue some of the positions that he's taken".

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Korea agrees to share intelligence directly with Japan

Officials say the agreement - which comes into effect immediately - aims to better deal with threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But the Asian neighbors had no direct intelligence-sharing system largely because of disputes stemming from Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

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INEC declares Rotimi Akeredolu victor of Ondo Governorship election

While Akeredolu has so far garnered 213,686 votes, the PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has received 121,471, a gap which observers believe is unassailable. I wish to express my profound gratitude, first, to the Almighty God whose infinite grace has allowed us to see this day. Mr. Akeredolu is a former president of the Nigeria Bar Association and enjoyed the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and majority of the members of his party during his campaign.

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Oldest Sister of Choi Soon Sil Appears Before South Korean Prosecutors

Prosecutors are expected to raise charges against Choi, but Park will not be charged under a provision in the country's constitution which provides president immunity while holding office, according to CNN . Korean president, Park Geun Hye, has the lowest approval ratings in Korean presidential history. If she does not resign, reports say her opponents are planning to seek impeachment.

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English FA to investigate alleged sexual abuse at soccer clubs

The Football Association (FA) has appointed a senior lawyer to assist with its review into historical child sex abuse allegations. Former Crewe player Andy Woodward was the first to speak about the abuse by Bennell, with Steve Walters , Jason Dunsford and Chris Unsworth then coming forward Woodward, 43, revealed that the paedophile encouraged Crewe academy boys to stay in his bedroom by frightening them with horror films.

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Toll mounts to 148 in Indore-Patna Express derailment, rail services resumes

Many more passengers were on the train without a ticket, and train station vendors said the crowd boarding the train was considerable larger than usual, the Times of India said. There shall be separate comprehensive investigation aided by latest technical and forensic analysis by an appropriate agency to look into all possible angles.

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Hundreds flee for government-held districts in Aleppo

The Syrian war broke out in 2011, and has since developed into a bitter conflict between government forces, armed opposition and terrorist groups such as the ISIL and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, both outlawed in a number of countries, including the United States and Russian Federation.

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Decision Day? Klinsmann to meet heads of US Soccer today

After initial optimism going into the final stage of the campaign, the Americans' route to Russian Federation in 2018 went off-track over the past week, with the dismal Costa Rica defeat following a home loss to arch-rival Mexico on Friday.

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Damages from Otto Still Being Tallied in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan government earlier declared a state of emergency , but later reported there were no deaths directly related to the hurricane. The temblor occurred around 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the coast of El Salvador, at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles), according to the US Geological Survey, confirming the magnitude given by Salvadoran officials.

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Led forces cut off Daesh's last supply line in Mosul

US -backed forces fighting to drive Islamic State out of Mosul, the militant group's Iraqi stronghold, are facing stiff resistance from fighters using vehicle bombs and human shields to slow their advance. Federal forces have already entered the city from the east. A coalition airstrike on Monday destroyed a major bridge over the Tigris in the southern part of Mosul, cutting IS supply lines to the east bank, where most of the fighting is taking place.

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Otto weakens to tropical storm after hurricane, quake hit Central America

Heavy rains from the storm have already been blamed for three deaths in Panama. The slow-moving system was expected to churn slowly through northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua over two days, dumping heavy rains that the USA center warned would likely cause "life threatening flash floods and mudslides".

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Army Corps of Engineers tells pipeline protesters to leave

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers didn't immediately return multiple messages Friday or Saturday seeking comment and verification of the letter. There are smaller camps on land not subject to the planned restrictions, including an area south of the Cannonball River where the Corps said it was establishing a free-speech zone.

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Mann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Narendra Modi thanks people for accepting demonetisation

The author of the editorial also said that any such bold reforms requires "more than just courage" and that China "will draw lessons [from Modi's reforms], which would in turn help us understand our own reforms". Addressing the nation through his popular radio programme " Mann ki Baat ", he urged unscrupulous elements to not exploit the poor by using their accounts to deposit black money in banks.


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