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Judge orders Michigan recount to begin Monday

It's not clear what Stein's motive is in pushing for a recount , but she and her supporters have inched closer to their $ 7 million fundraising goal, though at the time Stein believed the Pennsylvania recount would cost $500,000, excluding the $2-3 million in legal fees.

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Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets

However, Trump Organization's vice president of marketing, Amanda Miller, told ABC News in a statement, "There are no plans for expansion into Taiwan, nor are any of our executives planning a visit". "There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues", commented spokesman for the US National Security Council Ned Price. Yet the phone conversation prompted mixed reactions.

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Far-Right Candidate Loses Bid for Presidency in Austria

Austria has elected independent candidate Alexander van der Bellen as it's next president. While the runoff for the presidency was close, polls in recent weeks have shown that Mr. Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said Van der Bellen "will represent Austria domestically and overseas in an excellent manner" - alluding to fears by establishment politicians that a victory by Hofer, whose anti-immigrant Freedom Party is critical of the 28-nation European Union, would hurt Austria's image.

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Burris leads Redblacks to upset Grey Cup win

It is the Redblacks' first title in franchise history, and Ottawa's first CFL crown since 1976 when they were the Rough Riders. The Stampeders rolled into the final at Toronto's BMO Field after a 15-2-1 season touched by tragedy with the death of Mylan Hicks .

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Sartaj meets Ghani, Doval on sidelines of Heart of Asia Conference

Not just against forces of terrorism, but also against those who support, shelter, train and finance them, " Modi said the Heart of Asia conference here. Apart from calling for concerted global cooperation to this end, the Declaration also calls for early finalization of the draft Comprehensive Convention on worldwide Terrorism and early meeting of experts to discuss a draft Regional Counter-Terrorism Framework Strategy, recently prepared by Afghanistan, for its early finalization.

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Three women shot dead after leaving restaurant in Finland

It was confirmed by the town mayor Pertti Lintunen that the victim was social-democrat council leader Tiina Wilen-Jappinen, who was in her 50s. According to the police, the attacker used s rifle to carry out the shootings and the alleged perpetrator has been detained nearly immediately.

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Vladimir Putin: Russia's President says 'clever' Trump will soon grasp weighty role

Despite Mr Trump's pro-Russian statements during the campaign, Russian politicians are concerned about reports that Mr Trump is considering Mitt Romney, known for his harsh stance on Russia, to be his secretary of state. The Kremlin said last month that Putin and Trump agreed - in their first phone call after Trump's election win in November - on the need to "normalize" Russia-U.S.

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Late-season storm Otto strengthens to hurricane; 3 dead in Panama

The depression is centered about 170 miles east-southeast of San Andres Island and has been almost stationary with little movement expected during the day. In Panama, the storm was blamed for three deaths, including that of a child, after triggering a landslide and downing tree branches. It was also the last tropical storm to make landfall in November in SC.

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UK Hits Back After EU Rejects Early Brexit Talks On Expats

In a one-page reply, Tusk wrote to pro-Brexit MP and the letter's organizer Michael Tomlinson: "You state that the Commission, and in particular Mr. Barnier, are attempting to prevent negotiations, thereby creating 'anxiety and uncertainty for the United Kingdom and European Union citizens living in one another's territories'".

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Italy facing political turmoil after Matteo Renzi defeat

Italy wakes up on Monday to the threat of a banking crisis, political turmoil, and a group of anti-establishment populists banging on the doors of government. Leaders of the populist 5-Star Movement, which is led by Grillo, joined the chorus among opposition forces for early elections. Its leader Beppe Grillo called for an election to be called "within a week".

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Wal-Mart where 3 died when truck hit store to reopen Sunday

We'll come together and get through this. He was alone in the truck and among the two people injured. Police say 66-year-old Dennis Mockenhaupt of Knoxville was behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 that barreled through the front doors of the Pella Walmart just before 10:00 a.m.

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Army row: West Bengal Governor, Mamata Banerjee in tussle

They have also refuted Mamata's allegation that the state government was not informed about the same. Tthe Trinamool Congress but has remained unconvinced and raised the issue in Parliament. He wanted the clarification from Defense Minister on army deployment in Bengal. The Trinamool says this move clearly violates the nation's federal structure.

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Trump says Duterte doing it the right way on war against drugs

Since his inauguration, the Philippines president has made good on that promise, launching an anti-drug operation called "Double Barrel" which has taken the lives of almost 5,000 people, according to Duterte. Asked if the reboot of Philippine-U.S. ties include military alliance, Andanar said he would leave to the president and foreign affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.

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Ex-minister launches Socialist bid for French presidency

French President Francois Hollande says he's not running in 2017 because he knows he might not have enough support. "In the months to come, my only duty will be to continue to lead my country", he said. Mr Valls, who polled slightly higher than Mr Hollande, is widely expected to jump into the primary field. Primaries in January will select the party's candidate.

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe Hopes For Progress on Peace Treaty With Russia

Even after the election, rumors - without any compelling public evidence to back them - have subsisted about Russian intelligence working to damage Clinton's campaign, connections between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin , and Trump's business ties to Moscow .

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Cuba will ban naming of monuments after icon

The locals also said that 4 December celebration was very unusual unlike other years as it was without drums, flowers and out-of-town crowds that make it a yearly highlight. Castro's bodyguards, household staff and invited dignitaries laid white roses at the gravesite, state media said. During the past week, Cubans were urged to go to schools and other public buildings to sign an oath of loyalty to his revolution.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to resign

He said he is proud of his father for keeping his head high when the journey through politics "was not always the smoothest of sailing". Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott also paid tribute to Key, using a cricket analogy, which is great because Australia beat New Zealand in the cricket just last night.

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Federal ruling expected on Jill Stein's presidential recount efforts in MI

District Court in Detroit about the difficulty of a recount if it starts two business days following certification of the election. Even if all the recounts take place, they are extremely unlikely to change the overall outcome of the election.

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Taiwan president's call to Trump was just courtesy: Mike Pence

The call broke almost 40 years of protocol, in which USA presidents have not spoken directly to Taiwanese leaders since China considers Taiwan to be part of its nation. "Beijing will watch closely to see which it is", said Paal, now vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. "The "one China" principle is the political foundation of China-US relations".

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What's behind persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya

Mohd Azmi said Mapim also called on the Malaysian government to apply pressure on worldwide organisations to take stern action against Myanmar. In 2012, violence between Rohingya and the Buddhist community killed hundreds and forced about 140,000 people - predominantly Rohingya - to flee their homes to camps for the internally displaced.

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Two million rally against S. Korea's Park

For South Korean farmer Lee Hyo-shin, demanding the ouster of President Park Geun-hye was a slow and grueling 10-day journey atop a vehicle unable to move faster than 20 kilometers (12 miles) per hour. The first female president of a North Asian nation, 64-year-old Park has apologised twice to the nation for allowing her friend Choi Soon-sil to interfere in government affairs.

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They 'Took Everything That Donald Trump Said So Literally'

Trump said. Did Marla Maples release Donald Trump's tax returns? Specifically, Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, speaking at a forum Thursday night at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, was criticizing what he considered the media's myopic focus on the accuracy of Trump's statements during the campaign.

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Stein to make Michigan third state for presidential recount

The Clinton campaign did not respond to a request for comment . Stein's campaign has said they will also file for a recount in Pennsylvania and MI. On Monday, Stein filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission calling for a recount of the Wisconsin vote. As expected, the Green Party filed petitions in Lansing Wednesday for a recount of the Presidential race in MI.

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Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project

This is not the first time Putin has publicly declared his admiration for Trump. Putin told Trump he was looking forward to stabilizing relations between the world powers with a "partner-like dialogue" and "mutual respect" after his election victory in November.

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Trump offers to play any role in solving Pak's problems

This is especially important for a President who has "blasted" Pakistan in the past. He also reported: "I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play". Trump's team however released a bland read out of the conversation in which it was said that the two leaders had a productive conversation about how the USA and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in future.

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Putin says 'clever' Trump will soon grasp weighty role

And if he's a smart man, that means that he'll fully and quickly enough realize this different level of responsibility. The Kremlin said last month that the two men agreed, in their first phone call after Trump's election win in November, on the need to "normalise" Russia-US relations.

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Coalition forces surround Mosul, cutting off Islamic State supply lines

Iraqi military estimates put the number of insurgents in Mosul at 5,000 to 6,000, facing a 100,000-strong coalition of Iraqi government units, peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite militias. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded 45 people. Abadi tried to allay fears of ethnic and sectarian killings in Tal Afar , saying any force sent to recapture it would reflect the city's diversity.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years

I come from a background of representing working people. His family also clearly loomed large in his decision. Key managed to forge good relationships with a number of global leaders, including Obama. Key said he had told his Cabinet colleagues from 8am this morning, contacting them individually. "And that's because Labour will come off eight years on life-support as of today".

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Afghan Teen Arrested Over German Murder-Rape

The horrific incident occurred in October, however it came to light on last Friday after arrest of the suspect. The suspect was charged with sexual assault and murder, police said during the press conference, adding that it is yet unknown whether he deliberately drowned the victim or threw the woman in the water while she was unconscious.

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DC police detain man with assault rifle at pizza shop

A man armed with a gun reportedly walked into Comet Ping Pong - the subject of a freaky conspiracy theory by Donald Trump supporters - and was arrested on Sunday. " This was our worst fear ", he said, "that someone would read all this and come to the block with a gun. I hope that those involved in fanning these flames will take a moment to contemplate what happened here today, and stop promoting these falsehoods right away".

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For Russia, Trump presidency offers hope of sanctions relief

And if he's a smart man, that means that he'll fully and quickly enough realize this different level of responsibility. In this photo taken Friday, Dec. In the interview he added: "We don't want confrontation with anyone". The post-Cold War relationship between the US and Russian Federation has been rocky, especially since the Ukrainian crisis and the war in Syria.

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Italian Referendum Outcome Adds Pressure

The result is the latest in a series of votes that have roiled financial markets in 2016, following Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June and Donald Trump's victory in last month's US presidential election. Global investors are concerned, however, that a "no" vote could derail Mr. Renzi's plans to nurse Italy's beleaguered banks back to health. 5-Star Movement's Luigi Di Maio speaks at a press conference in Rome, early Monday, Dec.

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Dylann Roof Gets First Real Test as Attorney in Hearing

He was then involved in the jury selection process, but was assisted by stand-by counsel. "I would like to ask if my lawyers can represent me for the guilt phase of the trial only", Roof wrote. Roof is charged with killing nine people, including church pastor state Sen. That could include relatives of the shooting victims, some of whom said at Roof's initial court appearance that they forgave him and would pray for him.

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Trump wishes Philippines' Duterte well on anti-drug push

The two leaders spoke by phone on Friday , and Duterte relayed their conversation to reporters on Saturday, the New York Times reported . For the Philippine president, an expression of support from Trump could help reset ties with the United States.

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Federal judge orders election recount in MI to begin on Monday

In Wisconsin, Trump, who earned 1,404,000 votes in the state, leads by 22,177 votes over Clinton, who earned 1,381,823, and Stein, who had 31,006, or 1.04 percent, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission . As of Day Three of the Wisconsin recount , the Wisconsin State Board of Elections has begun posting results as raw data in a spreadsheet. The Wisconsin recount is underway, with state officials racing against the clock in order to complete the recount in time to have it's ...


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