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UN Security Council adopts sanctions against DPRK coal export

The new resolution aims to shave $700 million from North Korea's coal revenues. But the sanctions go beyond coal exports by also restricting the sale of metals including copper, nickel, silver and zinc. "Ninety percent of North Korea's trade is with China, so us simply wagging our finger at them won't work", Walsh says. "Implementation is everything.

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Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson Peppers, 2 Sooners

For the first 24 years, Clemson never had a finalist reach the Big Apple. Below is what the race looks like, and check back later this week for Sports on Earth's full analysis of who should win. Swinney believes Clemson's head-to-head win and ACC title should make the difference for Watson to win the award over Jackson. Clemson has not run him as much, there were some problems throwing downfield and his offensive line didn't come together to be quite as dominant as hoped.

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Student suspect detained after shot fired at Bountiful junior high school

The suspect also pointed the shotgun at his own neck, Ross told AP. Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross told reporters Thursday that the parents were concerned about their 9th-grade son and noticed the weapons were missing that morning. Student Dan Fowers said Thursday he was in the classroom at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful when the student burst in shortly after class started.

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Italy referendum casts uncertainty on country's banks

Dec 5 The take-up of a debt swap offer that is a crucial plank of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena's rescue plan totalled a maximum of 1.029 billion euros ($1.11 billion), the ailing Italian lender said in a statement on Monday. UniCredit (CRDI.MI) shed 4 percent after dropping as much as 6 percent at the open. "We believe the "No" vote makes it more hard for Monte dei Paschi to find an anchor investor.

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68 civilians killed by regime shelling in Aleppo, Idlib

An unnamed source within the Syrian military said that they expected to take the city very soon. Russian Federation and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. "The clashes are still going on", said Zakaria Malahifji, a Turkey-based official with the Aleppo rebel group Fastaqim. The United States and Russian Federation are exploring new ways to break a monthlong diplomatic deadlock over how to stop the fighting in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo , U.S.

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U.K. Government''s Brexit Plan Heads to Supreme Court

The government lost the first round of the fight over Article 50, with the High Court in London ruling last month that Brexit would irrevocably change domestic United Kingdom laws, demanding a vote of Parliament under the nation's constitution.

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B.C. Premier Clark backs Trans Mountain as opposition could get ugly

The $6.8-billion Trans Mountain project would triple the capacity of an existing line to take crude from the Edmonton area to Burnaby, B.C. Earlier this month, the federal government announced a $1.5 billion marine safety plan that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said will make Canada a world leader in protecting the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

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Obama administration differs with Trump on China policy

Trump and largely blaming President Tsai Ing-wen for the call, which was seen as a slight against China. "Some of the progress we have made in our relationship with China could be undermined by this issue flaring up". The Post report and the spokesman's statement appear to differ from the Trump team's explanation for the call, which Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Sunday said was "nothing more than a courtesy call".

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Japan experiences natural disaster; Initial Tsunami warnings downgraded

A tsunami wave has already been spotted 22 kilometers off the coast of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture, CNN affiliate NHK reported . About 10,000 people along the northwest coast took the tsunami warning seriously and fled their homes, according to Kyodo News agency.

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Trump Will Violate DC Hotel Lease By Taking Office, Say Experts

But the terms of the agreement effectively forbid Trump from being a party in the lease, stating that " no. elected official of the Government of the United States . "Four top Dems on Wednesday sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA ) asking how it will handle the relationship between Trump's future government and his D.C.

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Kerry: Israel 'Heading to a Place of Danger'

In his remarks to the Saban Forum, Netanyahu said peace could be advanced through a regional effort using "our new relationships in the Arab world" to get the Palestinians to the table. "But I can not accept the notion they don't affect the peace process, that they aren't a barrier to peace". Netanyahu has called the legislation needlessly provocative, but Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday that Israel should wait until President-elect Donald Trump takes office to decide the ...

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Stein sues for recount in Pennsylvania; Michigan recount expected

Trump has taken to Twitter in response to the recount efforts, calling it a scam. Stein plans to hold a rally and press conference Monday outside Trump Tower in New York City. " Michigan voters rejected Stein's candidacy by massive margins, but her refusal to accept that state-verified result poses an expensive and risky threat to hard-working taxpayers and abuses the intent of MI law", said Schuette.

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Jayalalitha's death: Nat'l Flag to fly half

Her doctors said she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, December 4. The CM was immediately administered resuscitation and provided ECMO support within the hour. Very soon, Jayalalithaa fell out with the Congress (I), and her government was besieged by charges of corruption. The next health bulletin is expected to be out at 11 PM.

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Trump expands list of candidates for Secretary of State

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway , told reporters Sunday that the search was, indeed, widening beyond the four "finalists" the campaign had talked about. "And he'll factor the totality of Gen. Petraeus' career in making that decision". When asked if the call signaled a break with the United States' "one-China" policy, Pence replied, "We'll deal with policy after January 20th", Pence said, referring to Inauguration Day.

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Panel Urges Better Cybersecurity To President-Elect Trump

In the Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy the 12-person, non-partisan commission identified six "imperatives" for enhancing cybersecurity , along with 16 recommendations and 53 related actions that it described as both practical and ambitious that will increase the nation's cybersecurity.

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Powell praise defensive effort in Dubai win

England came through the opening day to qualify for the Cup play offs but the side's inexperience was exposed on the second day of competition, losing out to Olympic gold medallists Australia in the semi-finals. Canada also finished sixth past year in Dubai, its worst finish of the season. As is customary after every tournament, a Dream Team is chosen, with two South Africans - Seabelo Senatla and Werner Kok - cracking the nod.

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Gambian President Jammeh to Concede Defeat in Election

Mr Barrow won by 263,515 votes - 45% of the total - while Mr Jammeh finished second with 36%. It was " very unique " that Jammeh would accept defeat after controlling the Gambia for so long, Njai said. He has previously vowed to rule the country for " a billion years ". Mama Kandeh, a former member of parliament, secured 17.8 percent of the vote. Jammeh has survived multiple attempts to remove him from the presidency.

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Myanmar's Rakhine Advisory Commission meets with top leaders, lawmakers

Meanwhile, Malaysia accused Myanmar of engaging in the "ethnic cleansing" of its Rohingya minority yesterday, as former United Nations chief Kofi Annan visited a burned out village in strife-torn Rakhine state. Myanmar's government does not recognise the Rohingya as its citizens. I would like to tell the Malaysian prime minister, don't stand for terrorists.

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Uzbekistan's acting president wins election overwhelmingly

Polls have closed in Uzbekistan's presidential election, with long-serving Prime Minister and interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expected to score a comfortable victory in the ex-Soviet state. "The only thing different in this election was the fact that Islam Karimov didn't run". Karimov's death sparked fears of a power struggle but the country's powerful clans all supported Mirziyoyev who was also the ruling party's candidate.

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Lawrence Teen Due In Court In Killing, Decapitation Of Classmate

Mathew Borges , also 16, was charged as an adult with having committed first degree murder. It comes after it was revealed a woman walking her dog along the banks of the Merrimack River called police about 2:45pm on Thursday after she found the body.

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Investigators Still Searching for Victims from Devastating Oakland Fire

Rachel Saxer (left) embraces friend La Tron Dec. 4 at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal warehouse fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland , California. As the endeavor to locate the fire's cause continues, recovery efforts have been temporarily halted as a safety measure for investigators and rescuers.

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Greece rejects extradition of Turkish servicemen over coup

It remains unclear whether they will be granted asylum in Greece, as all eight military personnel have requested. A Greek court has ruled against the extradition of three Turkish soldiers accused by Ankara of involvement in a failed coup last summer.

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Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Redskins' loss Thursday to the Cowboys helped, as did the Vikings' loss to the Lions, since the Eagles have a win over the Vikings and loss to the Lions, so they would rather be in a tiebreaker with Minnesota. They're some of the best fans. The onus will fall on Rodgers' arm. Or the Packers could shift outside linebacker Clay Matthews inside, where Matthews moved midway through the 2014 season - a switch that reversed the struggling defense's fortunes that season.

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Obamas illuminate National Christmas Tree for final time

Kelly Clarkson performed at the festivities, before the first family was introduced by Eva Longoria. The president briefly spoke to the gathered crowd. Living Lerwick, which oversaw the tree's erection, confirmed on Wednesday that the lights will be changed on Sunday when traffic is quieter. The ceremony typically includes a hearty roster of musicians and performers spanning almost every genre, and this year is no different, according to the National Christmas Tree Lighting website .

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United States to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office

China's Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang said: "We hope that these trade deals will follow the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules and be helpful to the multilateral trade system". While some Chinese may be happy at what they see as a political failure for the U.S., ultimately "China disapproves of this, China is anxious about the retreat of globalization", Da said.

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Unemployment Down to 4.6% as 178000 Jobs Added in November

The three-tenths of a percentage point drop in the unemployment rate last month to its lowest level since August 2007 was both the result of more people finding work as well as dropping out of the labour force. "Despite lots of uncertainty about upcoming Trump policies, the good news is that the incoming administration stands to inherit a stable and growing economy with the strongest overall job market in a generation".

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Historic first: Japan leader to visit Pearl Harbor

Abe's planned visit is a way of reciprocating the commitment shown by Obama to Japan-US relations, said David Warren, an associate fellow of the Asia program at Chatham House in London. Serving as the culmination of the two leaders' efforts to build the Japan-U.S. alliance over the past four years, the meeting will "show the big role that the Japan-U.S.

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China Sidesteps Trump Twitter Storm But Media Slams 'Reckless Remarks'

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher claims he is under consideration to become the next secretary of state and says it's "terrific" that President-elect Donald Trump flouted decades of US diplomatic convention by speaking directly to the leader of Taiwan.

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14 confirmed dead in Tennessee wildfires

Rev. Taylor, a beloved Gatlinburg minister and a World War II veteran, was found dead outside his home due to smoke inhalation, according to WJHL . Constance Reed, 34, and her two daughters 12-year-old Chloe and nine-year-old Lily are among the 13 victims who have died in the massive wildfires, officials said.

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'We Couldn't Take It Anymore.' Italians Deliver Another Blow to EU

He made it look like he was playing with the Italian constitution and clearly Italians were wary of changing the rules of the political game. Mr Renzi had staked all on his reform plan - vowing to resign if it was rejected by voters. However, there is a constitutional court ruling pending on this. Renzi conceded defeat after exit polls showed his proposal losing by a margin of about 60 percent to 40 percent in Sunday's referendum.

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Malaysia PM calls for stop to "genocide" of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

The UN World Food Programme said Friday that since Oct 9 it has been able to deliver food or cash to only 20,000 of the 152,000 people who usually receive assistance, and to about 7,000 newly-displaced people. "The fact that only one particular ethnicity is being driven out is by definition ethnic cleansing", he added. "She told my minister that she was willing to meet on Malaysia and Myanmar bilateral issues but not on Rohingya".

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UN Security Council Set to Approve New N. Korea Sanctions

This includes trade bans on minerals such as copper, nickel and zinc, as well as ships, helicopters and statues. This is a big deal for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; he will now face a $700 million shortfall in revenue compared to previous year.

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India's Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 'Amma' Jayalalithaa dies after cardiac arrest

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa had fond memories of her childhood in Mysuru, where her grandfather was the doctor to Mysore king Jayachamaraja Wadiyar. After performance of the last ceremonial rites as per tradition, her tricolour draped body was shifted to Rajaji Hall here for people to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

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Officials fear that up 40 dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Authorities did not identify any additional victims at a press conference early Monday and said they are convinced the number of dead will rise. Previously, the toll stood at 33. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Bureau posted seven names on the city website Sunday night. But soon he was shouting so people fleeing the fire could follow his voice toward the exit.

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Putin says Trump's business record shows he is a 'smart man'

In an interview with the NTV channel aired on December 4, Putin said that Trump's business accomplishments show him to be a "clever man". Trump has praised Putin's leadership and said he looks forward to "a strong and enduring relationship with Russian Federation".


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