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Gremio win Brazilian Cup in emotion-charged game

The team were set to play the first of two matches against Colombian side Atletico Nacional in the final of Latin America's number two club tournament. Colombia's Atletico Nacional, who had been due to play Chapecoense in the tournament's final, were bestowed with a one-off fair play award. Chapecoense's Nacional also gave the title to Brazilain side as an honour that means both of the sides will meet next year for the Recopa Sudamericana, a two-legged play-off between the Sudamericana ...

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Guatemala says Taiwan's Tsai to visit, no word on any USA stop

Team Trump's thoughts on China's dismay at the president-elect conversing with the Taiwanese president by phone can be summed up in two words: Screw 'em. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump blasted China's growing military presence in the South China Sea, saying, "Did China ask us if it was O.K.to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea?" However, people should remember that no matter how much Trump eviscerates Beijing on public forums, behind the scenes he still ...

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Gather in Eugene

The Corps cited North Dakota's oncoming winter and contentious clashes between protesters and police. The company constructing the pipeline, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, released a statement Sunday night slamming the Army Corps' decision as politically motivated and alleging that President Barack Obama's administration was determined to delay the matter until he leaves office.

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'Full veil not appropriate' Angela Merkel backs a burka ban

While Merkel insists that Germany will continue to take in people who genuinely need of protection, her government has toughened asylum rules and declared several countries "safe" - meaning people from there can't expect to get refuge. "In my view, a fully veiled woman has nearly no chance of integrating successfully in German society", she said. Merkel welcomed the Syrian refugees previous year, and now she is saying the full Islamic veil known as a burka or burqa is "not appropriate" in ...

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Did the Left Sow the Seeds for the Alt-Right?

For roughly two hours, Spencer delivered his message of white supremacy to a room of 400 people, the vast majority of whom were there in protest. "The Republican Party is effectively the white persons' party, whether it wants to admit it or not".

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Boat capsizes with 35 Rohingyas in Naf River, 3 rescued

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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ASH CARTER: Retaking Mosul from ISIS is 'possible' before Trump takes office

Then, in the middle of October, a massive offensive to free Mosul from Islamic State began, involving the Iraqi army, its US -led coalition allies and the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan autonomous region. "The fighting right now is very heavy - Iraqi forces have gone past our neighbourhood without entering it". "The quality of the enemy we are facing now is markedly declined from a month ago.

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Kejriwal decries demonetisation in PM Modi's LS constituency

What was the real reason behind demonetisation. "Note-bandi is a scam worth rupees 8 lakh crore to favour his industrialist friends and his party men", Kejriwal claimed. "Businesses are suffering, industries are shutting down, people have started losing their jobs, looms have been shut down in Modi's own parliamentary constituency causing weavers to go hungry", Kejriwal said.

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US Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone patent battle with Apple

Apple took Samsung to court back in2011 after the former accused the latter of copying the design of the iPhone. The award due to Apple was subsequently watered down to $548m, which was paid by Samsung in December 2015. A jury found that Samsung had infringed Apple design patents covering a rectangular front face with rounded edges and a grid of colorful icons on a black screen.

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At least 26 dead in Pakistan plane crash

The Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42 aircraft vanished after taking off from the Northern Chitral region, the airline has stated. "I think that there was no technical error or human error. The flight crashed in Havelian, which is around 75 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Islamabad . The plane had originated in Peshawar, where it had departed at 1.50pm local time.

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Syrian army on verge of major victory in Aleppo

The advance has displaced tens of thousands of civilians, according to the United Nations. Mahmoud Raslan, a local media activist, said rebels withdrew from the neighborhood in the morning. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were meeting for talks on Syria in Germany. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pull-back in Syria's second city came after days of heavy fighting.

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Assad: Aleppo win would be 'huge step' to end war

TRT World's Simon McGregor-Wood gives more information. While the focus has been on Aleppo , the regime's brutal policies in rebel-held areas are deployed in other areas of the country, as well. The Syrian army and allied forces' advances - which are being supported by heavy air strikes and shelling - are looking closer than ever to driving rebels out of the besieged eastern sector of the city.

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Jayalalithaa's final journey: Amma laid to rest with full state honours

She had been receiving treatment for months. After months of illness, Jayalalitha was about to get discharged when she suddenly got a heart attack. The extreme devotion she inspires among her supporters, many of whom refer to her as " Amma " (mother) have led to concerns that they could resort to self-harm or violence.

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Donald Trump Is Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump walks off his plane upon his arrival in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016. "But I consider this a very, very great honor". Donald Trump's transition team has not publicly announced the event, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday reports the Columbus Dispatch. Referencing Trump's populist approach in a "post-truth" era of politics, Time said that Trump was able to frame "tomorrow's political culture by demolishing yesterday's".

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CEO: Investment to automate at Carrier will mean fewer jobs

In addition, Jones claimed some of the 1,400 jobs at the factory were not in fact scheduled to leave the country - including 350 research and development positions. Donald Trump has singled out Indiana's Carrier Air Conditioning in a bid to keep jobs in the United States ( Univision ). "I was talking about Carrier like all other companies from here on in", Trump said.

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Why There Is Civilian Control of the Military

But the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, John McCain (R-Ariz.), said he was "pleased" with the nomination and anticipated "moving forward with the confirmation process as soon as possible in the new Congress". "That a person who has within ten years been on active duty as a commissioned officer in a Regular component of the armed services shall not be eligible for appointment as Secretary of Defense ".

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GOP Wish Come True: Dems Keep Pelosi as Leader

In the end, Cleaver voted to re-elect California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader . Conway said Democrats missed an opportunity to " step away from massive electoral losses " - 60 seats in the House, the White House , and more than 1,000 state legislators - and "connect [with] workers".

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French PM announces candidacy for 2017 presidential race

In contrast to the left's divisions, the right has rallied behind Fillon, a 62-year-old former prime minister, who promises to slash public spending, cut half a million public sector jobs and overhaul social security. Valls said his resignation as prime minister would take effect on Tuesday. Even the mayor of the northern city of Lille, Martine Aubry, described as a veteran socialist, said on Monday that it was "not a given" Valls would receive her support, Al Jazeera reported.

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Germany: Merkel's party backs tougher rules on dual citizens

After a debate in the party about the legal feasibility of a ban, a compromise called for bans in certain public places. Should Germany implement Merkel's plan, it would join three other European countries - France, Belgium and the Netherlands - that have specific bans on the face-covering garment.

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Donald Trump Fires Transition Team Member Michael G

The incident has heightened concerns about the incoming administration's fondness for fake news and raised further questions about the suitability of Flynn Sr, who has also shared bogus stories on social media. "Until Pizzagate proven to be false, it'll remain a story", Flynn wrote on Twitter Monday (5 December). CNN's KFile previously reported that the younger Flynn has posted racially insensitive tweets and frequently shares unfounded conspiracy theories, including the claim ...

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Another Texas Elector Refuses To Vote For Donald Trump

But he now says the president-elect's postelection attacks on the First Amendment, as well as the billionaire businessman's continued promotion of his brand and business interests overseas, changed his mind. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stand onstage together at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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New Zealand leadership frontrunner names likely finance minister

National Party MPs will meet at Parliament on Monday to officially vote for a new leader and deputy. With Mr English now confirmed as the only candidate to be New Zealand's new leader, more attention will now be given to his deputy. "I would like to say to my supporters that we should get in behind him and support Bill as the leader". Goodhew declined to comment on the discussions she had with Collins and Coleman.

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UK govt agrees to reveal details of Brexit talks plan

He also said that the plan must be detailed enough to "end the circus of uncertainty" on issues such as the single market and immigration, saying that this was "causing more damage to this process than anything else at the moment". But that's not quite how every Labour MPs sees it. "The work will be legally complex, politically sensitive and it will have important consequences for our economies and people on both sides of the [English] Channel".

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Trump's Role In Carrier Deal Well Received By American Voters

In exchange for keeping 800 factory jobs in Indiana, Carrier will receive $ 7 million in tax breaks over the next decade from the state , which is now still being governed by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Farmington, Connecticut-based United Technologies , which typically announces equipment price changes around this time each year, said the increase is unrelated to the Carrier plant announcement.

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Scots teenage girls outperform boys when it comes to reading

The Scottish education system performed similarly to 13 countries at science , including Northern Ireland and the United States, and above 12 countries including Wales and Italy. The survey also found that how much time students spent learning and how science is taught has a direct impact on science performance and pursuing a science-related career versus how well-equipped and staffed a science department is.

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Cokie and Steve Roberts: Not perfect, but excellent

George W. Bush in the popular vote , but lost the recount in Florida - giving Bush the needed electoral votes to win the executive branch. "We used to have state legislators select our USA senators", Green said . Each state's electors are nominated by political parties, usually at a state convention. The most important is that we want the presidential election to settle the question of legitimacy-who is entitled carry on the office of the president.

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US Supreme Court rejects final appeal, Sallie executed for killing father-in-law

Sallie's time of death was 10:05 p.m., making him the ninth prisoner to be executed in Georgia this year, according to Warden Eric Sellers. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles, which is the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence, on Monday declined to grant Sallie clemency.

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Pakistan passenger plane 'on fire' as it crashed with 48 on board

The sources said the ill-fated plane has crashed in a Piplian area of Havilian. The cause of the crash is under investigation but one official said a pilot reported engine trouble. "The way the plane crashed and broke into pieces, there is no chance of any survival", Sardar Aurangzeb Nalota, a local legislator, told reporters.

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Michigan's Jabrill Peppers among Heisman finalists

According to NCAA.com , the competition is a close one as organizers said that usually they would only have three finalists but this year they have five which would have to mean that the scores of the fourth and fifth finalists are really close to that of the first three nominees.

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Donald Trump is named TIME's person of the year

In response, Trump said, "Well, it's a great honor". The annual cover on which the magazine recognizes the person who "for better or for worse ... has done the most to influence the events of the year" pictures the president-elect in his NY tower with the headline, 'Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America'.

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Pearl Harbor: Dec. 7, 1941 is a date we must never forget

It was a sunny Sunday morning when the attack began at around 7:55 a.m. The U.S. pilots who were able to take off under heavy enemy fire became the first American casualties of World War II. Carter is in Japan to try to soothe anxieties caused by the victory of Trump, who has called for allies to pay more to sustain US forces, or face their possible withdrawal.

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Penn State defeats Wisconsin, becomes Big Ten champions

USC will play in the Rose Bowl for the first time in eight years on January 2 when it faces Penn State , it was announced Sunday. Penn State won its last nine games to finish the year with an 11-2 record and a Big Ten title. With Penn State's thrilling 38-31 come-from-behind victory over Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game on Saturday, the controversy over who gets the fourth spot in the College Football Playoffs (CFP) has already begun.

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Syria minister says Aleppo advance is "strategic victory"

But since violence broke out there four years ago, the city has been left divided between rebels in the east and government forces in the west. A rebel loss in Aleppo "will mean the transformation of the course of the war across Syria", he told the newspaper, which is close to the government.

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John Kasich to Electoral College: Don't cast your vote for me

He says he believes electors should unite behind a Republican alternative like Ohio Gov. John Kasich when they meet on December 19. Suprun says that instead of Trump, electors should unite behind "an honorable and qualified man or woman such as Gov.

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Rescuers search rubble after deadly natural disaster in Indonesia

Tens of houses, buildings and infrastructure facilities were destroyed by the powerful and shallow quake , the official told Xinhua news agency. The earthquake's magnitude was around 6.5, said CNN, and damaged many homes, mosques and shops in the district of Pidie Jaya.


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