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Euro rebounds after hitting 21-month low

Renzi will be most likely replaced by Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan , also a supporter of Renzi's proposed constitutional reform . But the leader of the far-right Front National in France, Marine Le Pen, tweeted: "The Italians have disavowed the European Union and Renzi".

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Russia Upset by Muted Response to Aleppo Attack

Elsewhere in its statement, the Syrian Foreign Ministry "appreciated" the double veto of the motion and noted that it would have only granted the terrorists "the opportunity to regroup and commit their crimes again". diplomats will meet to discuss the future of the city. State-funded Russian media outlet RT said that in response to a request for comment, the International Committee of the Red Cross said the incident indicated that "all sides to the conflict in Syria are failing in their ...

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Russian MPs accuse Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 of 'gay propaganda'

Russian MPs have asked the state communications oversight agency to take action against the Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 video game for violating the country's law against gay propaganda , reports The Guardian . Russia's Izvestia newspaper criticized the sports game developer saying the game was for all ages and that such campaign is a violation to the 2013 law that states such propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations will gravely affect children.

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Park paves way for further probe into SKorean scandal

The so-called "Choi Soon-sil Gate", which came to light a month ago, has caused Park's popularity ratings to plummet to a record low and led the opposition and a large section of society to demand her resignation. The opposition may attempt to impeach Ms Park if she stays in office in order to protect her immunity. Park and her attorney condemned the prosecution's investigation results, claiming the interim results were based on "imagination and conjecture" and refused to comply with ...

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Chance of light snow Sunday night, mixed with or followed by rain

A heavy band of snow was expected to hit Cedar, Clinton, Scott and Muscatine counties with 6 to 8 inches of snow later in the day today , according to the National Weather Service . This system won't provide the winter blast as the last one; however, we are expecting rain and even rumbles of thunder across the area! After a 40 percent chance of overnight showers, conditions improve on Saturday and Sunday to a 20 percent chance of showers and a slight cooling trend - with daytime highs ...

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New UN Security Council Resolution Strengthens Sanctions against North Korea

Yang, a former Chinese diplomat who dealt with Korean nuclear issues. Crucially, the proposal got the backing of China, which can veto any resolution before the 15-member council and has been wary of strangling its isolated neighbor's economy given the turmoil that might follow.

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Indonesian Islamic leader urges OIC to meet in bid to save Rohingya

Muslim Rohingyas have faced persecution and restrictions on movement that many rights activists have likened to apartheid. "The latest incidents are very different from the previous ones". Naypyidaw has denied allegations of abuse as the situation escalates, banning foreign journalists and independent investigators from the area. Last month it summoned the Myanmar ambassador, while around 500 Malaysians and Rohingya marched to the embassy in the Malaysian capital carrying banners ...

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Boris Johnson outlines 'four-point' blueprint for UK in Brexit negotiations

While steadfastly refusing to give a "yes" or "no" answer on payments in exchange for market access, Johnson did fire a predictable shot at his opponents in Labour. "That would be one of the outcomes of the Brexit". But he rejected this as a "glib" interpretation of the referendum result, and said he counted himself among "plenty" of Leave voters who backed Brexit "not because they disliked or feared foreigners but because they believed in democracy".

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Duterte: Trump supports the Philippines' drug war

And he wishes us well. Donald Trump and his transition team have not yet commented on the version of the conversation that Duterte has put forward. Duterte said he told Trump Filipinos "are tight with America" and wished Trump success. In October, Duterte announced a "separation" from the U.S. and had called for the withdrawal of American troops from his country, putting into question Manila's 70-year-old alliance with Washington.

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Buckinghamshire pub famous for Chinese president visit sold to Chinese investors

President Xi Jinping drinks a pint of beer with then British Prime Minister David Cameron at The Plough at Cadsden in Princes Risborough, northwest of London, on Oct 22, 2015. Edward Heath enjoyed a pint there on his way to Chequers while prime minister from 1970 to 1974, and the pub claims it regularly hosts "a variety of local celebrities from the world of film, television and the music industry".

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Dad in Hot-Car Death Will Never Leave Prison

In addition to the life term for the murder charge, Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark tacked on 32 years for the other crimes. After his son died from being alone in a hot auto for hours, authorities sentenced one Georgia father to life in prison without the possibility of parole on December 5.

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Valls steps down as French PM to seeks presidency

The combative Valls meanwhile will go up against at least seven other candidates for the nomination of the mainstream left in a two-round primary on January 22 and 29. Valls' widely-anticipated move towards the Elysee Palace was further cemented after Hollande announced he was bowing out of the presidential race.

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Arrest Made in Westside Abduction Case

A grand jury on Monday indicted Justin Christian, of Lorain, on rape, kidnapping and aggravated burglary charges. "There's just no way possible to believe that Justin Christian just randomly made a decision to wake up and kidnap little girls and become a rapist", said Christian's friend, Sean Webb.

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Trump takes on China in tweets about currency, South China Sea

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has put an end to a 40-year diplomatic tradition with Beijing and the Island of Taiwan, during a phone call with the President of Taiwan. US diplomats were shocked by Trump's telephone call with the Taiwanese leader. Trump said on Sunday. The call prompted an understated complaint from China to the US government.

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South Carolina Prosecutor: 'We Will Try Michael Slager Again'

A mistrial was declared November 12 when a Cincinnati jury couldn't reach a verdict in the case of a former campus police officer who was also charged with shooting a black motorist . "It's not over", Judy Scott said. Deliberations have entered a fourth day in the case and the jury is considering whether to acquit Slager, find him guilty of murder or convict him of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott.

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Walt Disney Co(NYSE:DIS) Declares Dividend of $0.7800

The firm's revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The number signifies 28.8385% growth over the last five years. Over a period of three years the company has paid a dividend of $0.78 reflecting a growth of 0.78% over the same period.

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No tears shed by Miami exiles for Castro funeral

On Sunday, Fidel Castro's ashes were buried in a cemetery on the edge of Santiago de Cuba, a city that is to Cuba what Harlem is to NY. Castro's ashes were interred in the city's Santa Ifigenia Cemetery where Jose Marti , the Cuban revolutionary leader from the 19th century, is buried.

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After the Italian Referendum

He told German news agency dpa: "Italy voted on a reform". "Sharp depreciation in the euro and European indices have been swiftly reversed, bearing more than a passing resemblance to the United Kingdom referendum and US election results".

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Pakistan Air Force Chief Urges India to 'Show Restraint' Amid Border Tensions

Indian forces also attacked an ambulance which was carrying victims of the bus attack, a blatant violation of the global humanitarian law. Three Indian soldiers were killed Tuesday along the highly militarized de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, army officials said.

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Malaysia condemns violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma as 'ethnic cleansing'

Malaysia's Foreign Affairs Ministry described the violence as "ethnic cleansing" on Saturday, and Najib called on the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to intervene. "That is what government does because at that level, we do not have to take to the streets", he said, adding that he took part in street demonstrations now because he was no longer in the Government.

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Trump expanding secretary of State field

But on Sunday, the Trump camp said the president-elect had expanded the pool of potential candidates. Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families says while few would question Romney's competence, his loyalty and commitment to Trump's agenda would be "highly suspect".

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Al Gore talks about Ivanka Trump and climate policy

Former US Vice President Al Gore leaves after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City on Dec 5, 2016. Ivanka Trump is meeting with former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore on Monday, Trump spokesman Jason Miller told CNN .

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Artists Say Sky-High Rents Are to Blame for Oakland Warehouse Fire

Bhatt said people from the local underground music scene gather at potentially unsafe places because high rents in the area make it impossible to find above-the-board spots, and that marginalized people look to those spaces for their personal safety.

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Putin credits Trump as 'clever' and 'already a statesman'

Speaking about Russia's relations with the West, Putin said in Sunday's interview that attempts to create a unipolar world had failed. Trump's transition team said the president-elect told Putin he was "very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russian Federation and the people of Russia".

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NYPD Arrests Man Accused of Harassing Muslim Police Officer

The incident happened on Saturday evening in Bay Ridge, when Officer Aml Elsokary was with her teenage son, according to an NYPD spokesman. She went to park the auto and when she returned, she says she saw a man yell at her son and push him.

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Climate policy review 'business as usual': Malcolm Turnbull

The Liberal senator, who has returned to Australia after a three-month stint with the United Nations in NY, queried the review's terms of reference which includes consideration of an emissions intensity scheme for electricity generators. Weatherill says his government strongly supports such a scheme and would like to see it implemented soon. The chairman of the backbench committee on environment and energy policy, Craig Kelly has told RN Breakfast he is only interested in measures which ...

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Matteo Renzi to resign as Italy faces uncertainty

Flawless bicameralism was introduced in the first Republican Constitution, right after the end of Fascism, as a way to prevent the possible rise of a new dictator. Italy referendum: Is the European Union going to fall apart before Britain gets a chance to leave it? Former three-time Premier Silvio Berlusconi, the center-right leader, was among them.

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"Keep calm and negotiate" — European Union tells Britain

Speaking in Brussels, he also told reporters that "time will be short" for negotiations, because the proposed deal needed to be ratified as part of a two-year process. "Third countries can never have the same rights and benefits since they are not subject to the same obligations". "The single market and its four freedoms (which includes freedom of movement) are indivisible".

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Trump turns to Twitter tirade to criticize China

But it's generating a lot of anxiety in China. "This is a policy that is based on three joint U.S". Trump has pledged to be more "unpredictable" on the world stage, billing the approach as a much-needed change from President Barack Obama's deliberative style and public forecasting about USA policy.

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Colombia, FARC plan next move as Uribe rejects peace deal

The revised deal aims to end 52 years of conflict that has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced millions. The new accord will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to another referendum. The agreement between the government and the rebel group comes amid stiff resistance from opposition political parties who say the deal continues to favour the insurgents.

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Clerks scrambling to start MI recount by noon today

Officials in Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration have said there is no evidence hackers manipulated the vote. The news conference, held on busy Fifth Avenue, was repeatedly interrupted by shouts of protest. Republicans appealed that ruling Monday. She barely got 31,000 votes in the state. They claimed that the barriers to a recount under state law - including a required $1 million bond to pursue a challenge - violate the rights of voters.

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Large fire burns several Cambridge buildings

The fire department said more than 100 people were displaced, and school officials say at least 40 of them were students. "It was the fastest fire I've ever seen". The Cambridge fire chief credits that to the fire starting in the daytime. Authorities said they have intentionally shut the power off in the affected neighborhood and it could remain out through Saturday night.

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European Union sigh of relief: Austria votes for independent, rejects anti migrant candidate

Austria's pro-European Green Party surprised observers and even the party's own supporters in defeating the Freedom Party, founded by former Nazis, in presidential elections Sunday. "We have entered a period where nothing is impossible and it worries all capitals, and especially the European Union headquarters". And that in the end we all have to unite and stand together.

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United Airlines will charge extra fee for use of overhead bins

Charles Schumer's office, United expects the plan to raise $1 billion for the company by 2020. United Airlines will soon introduce a fee for the use of overhead bins for bags in economy. To use overhead bins, passengers would have to pay higher fares. In addition to the security lines, perhaps the other biggest factor in making modern air travel so tedious is the time it takes to board because everyone is either gate-checking carry-on luggage or taking forever to stow bags they shouldn't ...

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Crown prince becomes first new Thai king in seven decades

King Vajiralongkorn then prostrated himself, hands pressed together in respect, to a small shrine topped by a picture of his father and mother - Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara. Thailand now enters a new and uncertain era. The anointment of the new monarch will nonetheless bring an element of political stability in Thailand, which has been in flux for a decade after the ouster of Shinawatra's popular government.


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