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Iran Reports Breach of JCPOA to United Nations after ISA Extension

Although Trump and some of his Republican allies may believe that isolating the Islamic Republic serves USA interests, Washington would undoubtedly find itself isolated given how many major countries want to further unfreeze their economic ties with Iran.

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OPEC expected to deliver only half of target production cut: Kemp

He said oil consumers wanted stability in the market to ensure that future supply was guaranteed. A production cut always lifts prices, but the success of the Opec agreement depends on adherence. "Alone in India, oil demand is projected to rise to more than 10 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2040, from 4.1 million barrels per day now", Barkindo said.

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Syrian army retakes Aleppo's old city as rebels discuss exit

The United States is discussing with Syrian rebels their surrender and evacuation from Aleppo, as Russian Federation threatened the imminent "elimination" of anyone who refuses to leave the city. Fighters and civilians from rebel-held areas around Syria have previously been transferred to rebel-held Idlib under settlement agreements reached with the Syrian army.

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'Time' Magazine Names Donald Trump Person Of The Year

Trump, appearing at a Manhattan transition fundraiser today , announced that he had selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as the new USA ambassador to China. "He placed well ahead of his closest contenders, including Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Julian Assange, who all received 7 per cent of the "yes" vote".

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US Supreme Court rules in favor of Samsung in smartphone patent suit

The legal dispute revolved around whether 'article of manufacture , ' on which design patent damages are calculated in the USA patent law, should be interpreted as a finished product in its entirety, or not. The high court has sided with Samsung in the biggest design patent in 120 years. Sotomayor , writing for the unanimous court, said that the law is clear.

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Death toll rises after natural disaster in Indonesia's Aceh

While another four or five remains buried, however, they can not say whether the victims are still alive. Rescuers carry a body bag containing the body of a victim recovered from under the rubble of a building that collapsed after an quake in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec.

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Time magazine names US President-elect Trump person of the year

When Trump did not get the title last year, the president-elect tweeted , "I told you @ TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They [ sic ] picked person who is ruining Germany". After all, he's going to be the next president of the United States. Trump was selected from a shortlist that included prior winners Mark Zuckerberg and Vladimir Putin, as well as first-time candidates the Flint water crisis whistleblowers and Beyoncé Knowles.

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Christy Clark: BC's 5 conditions for pipelines close to being met

Shame on Prime Minister Trudeau and his ministers for siding with Big Oil and approving a pipeline which will likely bring about the extinction of the Northwest's iconic killer whales and drive us further towards climate disruption. The city of Vancouver and a Vancouver-area First Nation both have legal challenges against the project in front of the courts. Anderson's plea came less than 48 hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Ottawa that the federal cabinet approved ...

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Former UN head Annan urges rule of law amid Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

Mr Najib asked a raucous crowd. "We want to tell Aung San Suu Kyi, enough is enough". "UN, please do something. The world can not sit by and watch genocide taking place", Mr Najib said. 6, 2016, in Yangon, Myanmar. A senior minister has called on ASEAN, the ten-country Southeast Asia bloc, to review Myanmar's membership, while a strongly worded statement from the foreign ministry on Saturday accused Myanmar of engaging in ethnic cleansing.

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Shell to agree to develop Iran oil field: ministry

The fields are among the largest oil discoveries of the past 20 years. He didn't say which company would develop which of the fields. South Azadegan's second phase and Yadavaran are expected to produce 300,000 b/d each. This is in large part due to residual USA sanctions which don't allow American banks to be involved in any transactions. Analysts and observers are divided on whether Trump could have the power to dismantle the multi-nation deal, but it seems that oil majors are undeterred by ...

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Georgia high court declines to stop execution

On Monday, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected a clemency petition from Sallie's current defense team. Martin said former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman Fletcher told the Parole Board about Georgia's history of not providing lawyers for condemned inmates .

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Parents of Woodstock fire chief killed in Tennessee wildfire

The names of the other victims have not been released. County Mayor Larry Waters said they hope to have Gatlinburg open to the public by next Wednesday. The fire in Tennessee marks the 35th fire local firefighters responded to in 2016, he said, and he also has a crew that helps out with fire management.

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University of Regina vigil remembers victims of Montreal massacre

This is unacceptable. nearly a year ago, our Government began the process of designing an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; today is our opportunity as Canadians to reflect on the importance of this national inquiry and how gender-based violence affects all of us.

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Politics takes front seat at Kennedy Center Honors

And finally, it was time to honor the Eagles, including the late Glenn Frey. "In 1968, when James Taylor signed with Apple Records, I was in Vietnam and America was at war overseas and in turmoil here at home". "I want to dedicate this evening to our brother Glenn", Henley said as his band accepted the honor. As he kicked off the evening, Colbert said America was lucky to have a "passionate, intelligent and dignified" president.

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Israel Accepts Egypt, Jordan Firefighting Help as Suspects Held

On Friday, Netanyahu and other right-wing leaders pointed the finger at Israeli Arabs, suggesting they committed "arson-terrorism". Palestinian firefighters have deployed to help their Israeli counterparts combat raging wildfires across Israel, as authorities arrested 12 people within the past 48 hours on suspicion of arson.

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Donald Trump: Companies 'not leaving' US

It's not going to happen", the president-elect vowed. November 25: United Steelworkers Local 1999 president Chuck Jones, who represents workers at the Indianapolis factory, says he isn't optimistic of success in changing Carrier's decision and that union leaders had last met with the company three months earlier.

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12 killed in shelling of government-held Aleppo

Ahrar al-Sham groups fired mortars against al-Sakhine quarter in the Aleppo city. At least 80,000 people have fled east Aleppo since the Syrian army began an operation in mid-November to recapture the rebel-held sector of the second city, a monitor said Tuesday.

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Taiwan's Tsai: no major policy shifts, despite Trump call

Following the fateful call, Trump and Tsai also chimed in to explain - with Trump tweeting the following. "He is trying to pillage other countries for US prosperity", it warned, but instead he will unwittingly "smashing the current world economic order" of which the U.S.is the "biggest beneficiary".

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Hurricane Otto kills 3 in Panama

The paper says that very few hurricanes have formed so late in the season - which ends on 30 November - and that across the Atlantic since 1851 only 35 storms have reached tropical storm intensity on or after 15 November. Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) with higher gusts. The other death was that of a boy, who was hit by a tree that fell on the vehicle he was in as he waited with his mother outside his school in the capital, Donderis said.

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Heroism Of USS Nevada's Crew Recalled 75 Years After Pearl Harbor

China on Wednesday said it, too, has places that Japanese political leaders should visit to pay tribute to war victims, in response to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to go to Pearl Harbor for that objective later this month. He told his wife not to wake him because he hadn't gotten any rest during the busy night. "That just makes me proud that our country is willing to remember the people who have served".

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Colbert Mocks Romney's Humiliating Dinner With Trump

He replied: "Well we're gonna see what happens". Romney said Trump is "not smart" on foreign policy and is "not of the temperament of the kind of stable, thoughtful person we need as a leader". Mitt Romney had only words of effusive praise for President-elect Donald Trump after dinner with him in New York Tuesday. While skeptical at first, Gingrich started singing a different tune as soon as Trump became the front-runner and remained by the president-elect's side even when he chose ...

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Utah parents disarm son, 15, who brought family's gun to school

Mindy Simon, right, consoles Linda White while parents wait to get information on the safety of their children at Mueller Park Junior High School in Bountiful on Thursday, Dec. The chief praised the parents for recognising something was out the ordinary and taking action, though he declined to provide specifics on what the parents noticed.

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Pakistani national carrier's plane missing after takeoff

Daniyal Gilani, a spokesman for the airline, said the plane had lost touch with control tower operators. He says all resources are being mobilized to locate the plane . Footage on state-run Pakistan Television showed a huge fire at the site of the crash . Plane carrying over 40 people lost contact with air traffic controllers, according to spokesman.

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Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

As of Saturday, Clinton was more than 2.5 million votes ahead of Trump, a margin larger than the lead with which 10 presidents have won the general election. With Democrats screaming about their winning the popular vote, a vote located nearly exclusively on the coasts and in the nation's biggest cities, it's heartening to learn that Americans' support for the Electoral College has dramatically increased.

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United Nations chief urges ceasefire in Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said al-Shaar and some other areas had been taken, but did not immediately confirm the takeover of all the areas announced by the army. But hopes of agreement on the new plan to stop the carnage in Aleppo, where Russian-backed Syrian forces made further gains in reclaiming rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city amid widespread civilian casualties, appeared again to falter amid charges, countercharges and confusion.

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Not the usual playmakers in this win — PATRIOTS

After the Jets jumped out to a 10-0 lead, the Patriots responded with 10 unanswered points to end the half. Jets 17, Patriots 13. There is a modesty and focus about the Patriots that the Jets lack. So, he admits the job has to be done and the Jets with five games remaining will be looking to get him back on his Island. This is the essence of the Patriots.

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Italy's Renzi told to delay quitting as PM

However, President Mattarella has asked Mr Renzi to stay on until the 2017 budget has been approved by parliament, which will potentially happen later this week. Demands mounted from opposition parties, eager to capitalize on Renzi's political misfortunes, for elections to be called far ahead of the spring 2018 due date.

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Heart of Asia summit seeks dismantling of Pak-based terror sanctuaries

He said that all major players must extend long-term support to Afghanistan. The conference, attended by representatives of over two dozen countries and worldwide groupings, was aimed at finding ways to help Afghanistan, battling decades of unending war, in its political and economic transition.

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RBI holds rate, lowers GVA forecast; Market trades lower

By not increasing the rate, the governor is looking more extrovert and is concerned about the worldwide volatility, which is "a good tactical call as this will still leave a chance with him to see how the global economy reacts to Fed move and then take a call on domestic Interest rates".

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Syria accelerates its push into eastern Aleppo

A government intense aerial offensive had preceded the ground troops' advances. A Facebook page operated by activists in the predominantly Shiite towns said 10 people, including five from the same family, were killed in Tuesday's shelling on Foua.

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Attorneys for Keith Lamont Scott family own some blame for shooting protests

Family attorney Chuck Monnett said the case could still end up in a Mecklenburg County courtroom moments after learning criminal charges won't be filed against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Brentley Vinson in the shooting of Scott .

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Italian PM agrees to stay until budget is passed

The referendum result was being seen as a further victory for the anti-establishment backlash sweeping much of Europe and America - with the opposition to his plan headed by the anti-euro Beppe Grillo's populist Five Star Movement . The most probable scenario is a caretaker administration dominated by Renzi's Democratic Party taking over before an election that has to take place by March 2018.

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Hamilton has a 'different viewpoint' to Rosberg

Nico Rosberg was likewise the first German motorist to win the Formula One title with a German auto and team, and now becomes the very first champ to leave without defending the title since Frenchman Alain Prost in 1993. "This is a big problem now for us and the team to find the proper replacement", the three-time world champion told BBC 5live. "I hope to continue driving a Formula 1 vehicle for at least another 10 years", Hamilton is quoted as saying by El Mundo Deportivo .

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Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar to escape 'genocide': IOM

A large number of desperate refugees including women and children have flooded the Bangladesh border in the past few weeks bringing with them horrifying claims of gang rape, torture, murder and destruction to their dwellings by the Myanmar junta.

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Jury deliberations continue in Michael Slager trial

After a monthlong trial, the judge ruled Wednesday that he would allow the jurors to consider an alternative verdict of manslaughter. If found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, Slager will face up to 30 years in prison. However, they were not marked by violence as was observed in the wake of other, seemingly comparable shooting deaths of African-American men at the hands of police, such as in Charlotte, North Carolina following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, as previously reported ...


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