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UK finance chief doesn't rule out paying to tap EU market

Speaking in Brussels , Belgium, Barnier said the process would need to be completed by October 2018 to allow for ratification by the 27 remaining member states within the two-year time scale prescribed by European Union rules. Speaking during a two day visit to Bahrain, the Prime Minister said that getting a good deal which left Britain operating within a single European market was the key thing, rather than being hung up on labels.

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'The call is just the beginning': Taiwanese lawmaker on controversial Trump call

The call with Taipei was the first by a USA president-elect or president with a Taiwan leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China". Pence told ABC on Sunday that Trump "took the call, accepted her congratulations and good wishes and it was precisely that". "There is no change to our long-standing policy on cross-Strait issues", said U.S.

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Miami exiles rally for Cuba freedom after Castro death

The ashes were to arrive late Wednesday in the central city of Santa Clara , where they would spend the night at a memorial to fellow revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, whose remains are interred in Santa Clara . As the country ponders its future without Fidel Castro , attention is turning toward Raul and whether he will undertake deeper economic reforms after enacting modest changes in recent years.

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Human Rights Day: 'Stand up for someone's rights'

Human Rights Day is being observed on Saturday (Dec 10) to create awareness to reaffirm our commitment towards common humanity. Vulnerable minority groups, be they incoming asylum seekers or migrant religious communities have been vilified by populist politics undermining the recognition and respect for identities as the foundation of the principle of equality as developed under worldwide human rights law.

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University president praises John Glenn legacy

He will lie in state in the Ohio Statehouse and a memorial service is being planned at Ohio State University. Burial is being planned at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington. Glenn is survived by his wife of 73 years and childhood sweetheart, Anna, and two children-and by his indelible legacy of statesmanship, in terrestrial matters and beyond.

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Americans flood Little Havana to celebrate Castro's death

She called Saturday for the U.S.to speed the full economic relations with the county by lifting travel restrictions and ending the trade embargo with Cuba in the wake of Castro's death. blockade, while there was enormous pressure on him, and still led his country out of the blockade on the road of independent development". "Now that Fidel is gone, the US should continue to press hard against his brother Raul and continue to take steps to support the Cuban people until he provides basic ...

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Labour backbenchers plot Article 50 revolt

A technical vote formally adding the two elements together was overwhelmingly passed with a majority of 372, despite 23 Labour MPs joining other opponents in trying to derail it. Theresa May must rethink her plans and consider what to put before Parliament. Against the dollar it also fell 0.7 percent to dip back below $1.26 after the October output data showed the biggest monthly fall in four years.

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Zuma sends condolences to quake-hit Indonesia

Mr. Sutopo said that more than 160 homes and more than 100 buildings, including 14 mosques and a school, were damaged. More than 100 people were killed early Wednesday [7 December 2016] and more were feared dead after a powerful natural disaster struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with numerous victims crushed to death in their homes as they slept.

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Federal Judge Orders Immediate Recount of Votes in MI

District Judge Mark Goldsmith early Monday morning issued an order for MI election officials to begin counting ballots starting at noon. "Plaintiffs here have shown a credible threat that the recount, if delayed, would not be completed by the "safe harbor" day", wrote US District Judge Mark Goldsmith in his ruling, according to Politico .

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UN says hundreds go missing after leaving Aleppo

Until now the attacks are still ongoing in the city. The Britain-based monitor said there were heavy clashes in several rebel neighbourhoods, including Bustan al-Qasr, Saif al-Dawla, Zibdiya, Sukkari and Kallaseh. Earlier, a local council leader in Aleppo warned that "150,000 people are condemned to death" in the city, the BBC reported. With Aleppo , Syria's largest city and former commercial heart, the capital, Damascus, and Homs, the third-largest city under his control, Assad said ...

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Defense secretary assures Afghan leaders of U.S. commitment

Carter will meet USA troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani while in Afghanistan. Trump has said little about his plans for Afghanistan but has expressed opposition to what he termed US nation-building projects. James Mattis. The U.S. has about 10,000 troops in Afghanistan to train and advise Afghan security forces combatting a resilient Taliban insurgency.

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Syrian army captures a third of rebel-held territory in east Aleppo

The government's push, backed by thousands of Shiite militia fighters from Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran, and under the occasional cover of the Russian air force, has laid waste to Aleppo's eastern neighborhoods. Mr Sabra, chief negotiator for the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), told the BBC World Service that the loss of Aleppo would "not be the end of the revolution".

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Obama warns Trump administration that torture doesn't work

Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump? The Iowa representative - one of the most outspoken voices on immigration in the Republican conference - also staked out an aggressive position on Trump's proposed border wall, saying he wanted concrete wall with extensive security features covering the entire U.S.

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Syrian Government Offensive In Aleppo Continues Despite Cease-Fire Claim

On Friday, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement that some 8,400 civilians have been evacuated from the militant-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the past 24 hours, adding that military specialists continue to sweep mines and explosives in war-ravaged areas.

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ACA 'repeal and replace' plans in motion for 2017

That's more than the 50 million who lacked coverage in 2009 before the health law was passed, said John Holahan, a senior fellow at Urban Institute and co-author of the report . As a result, almost 59 million Americans would be uninsured in 2019, the researchers estimate-more than were uninsured in 2009, before the ACA's passage.

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Nana Akufo-Addo, Winner of Elections According to Early Rpeorts

Ghana is a beacon of democracy in West Africa, praised for peaceful transfer of power between the two main parties without violence. This will be the third time since 2000, when an incumbent president has lost in the country, if the electoral body confirms the projected results by the local media.

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Trump to Kick Off Victory Lap by Touting Carrier Deal

United Technologies Corp. will receive $ 7 million in state tax breaks over 10 years to keep about 1,000 Carrier jobs in IN as part of a deal with the incoming Trump administration, according to media reports . The president-elect recounted his conversation with United Technologies' Greg Hayes: "I said, we gotta sit down and we gotta do something. because we just can't let it happen".

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Solomon Islands rocked by another major quake

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially denied a Tsunami threat, but later warned of waves up to 0.3 metres along the coasts of Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. But aid agencies have confirmed homes on the island of Makira were badly damaged in yesterday's 7.8 magnitude jolt. She said 20 people were evacuated from a hospital.

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Glenn To Lie In State In Ohio Capital

Glenn died yesterday at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio , where he was hospitalised for more than a week, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs announced. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. Two years later, Glenn's name was among the potential running mates for Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter, but the former US President ended up picking Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota.

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Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election in February

But, in a decision widely expected, Mattarella told Renzi "to delay his resignation until that task (of the budget law) is completed". Italy's lower house has already approved the bill, leaving the Senate to vote on it. After the talks at his party headquarters, Renzi said he assumed full responsibility for the referendum but gave no indication he was considering stepping down from the PD leadership.

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A 6.5 magnitude natural disaster claims at least 25 lives in Indonesia

Quake survivors spend a night at a temporary shelter in Ulim, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. The agency says more than 1,000 personnel, including military officers and volunteers, have been deployed to help in search and rescue operations .

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Terrorists Blocking Civilians from Fleeing East Aleppo

Under the plan being considered between the two sides, he said, both the disarmed fighters and civilians could leave the devastated city through corridors to either the city of Idlib or to the Turkish border. Russian Federation wants rebels and their families to be evacuated to the rebel-held town of Idlib, but the rebels want evacuees to go to northern Aleppo province.

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WADA: Over 1000 Russian athletes involved in doping

It said there was a systematic cover-up, which was refined at the 2012 Olympics, 2013 world athletics championships and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and that more than 30 sports, including soccer, were involved in concealing positive doping samples.

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Biden: 'I have no intention of running' in 2020

And from 1973 to 2009, Biden served as a senator from Delaware. Biden was blindsided. He told Yale students previous year that he nearly resigned before taking office to care for his two injured sons. "I have no intention of running", he said. "I don't plan on running again, but to say you know it's going to happen in four years I just think is not rational".

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Maguvhe to be summonsed to appear before SABC inquiry

Witnesses have come out strongly against Motsoeneng and his relationship with the last remaining board member. Maguvhe and the SABC delegation walked out of the first day of hearings into the board on Wednesday, saying he was being discriminated against because he had not received necessary documents in braille.

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India close on 146-1 after England post 400

Even though they won the toss and were able to bat first, conditions were less than easy as Ravichandran Ashwin spun a web late in the day to pick up four of the five wickets that fell. "You play so much cricket that actually sometimes there's not enough time to think. about what is vital to me to get the best out of myself". Pujara's dismissal marked the arrival of Kohli who helped Vijay bring up his second century of the series after scoring 126 in the drawn first Test in Rajkot .

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Cowboys can clinch home-field advantage this weekend

Week 1 against the Giants, Elliott was held to a season low 51 rushing yards. By defeating the Cowboys, the Giants would pull to within two games of the division lead in the NFC East. "There's not much more you could ask for". The last game of the season comes against the hated Eagles. "But when you play a back like Ezekiel, then you have to do some minor tweaks in your assignments".

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Donald Trump Taps Lucky Teen to Own CNN Reporter Online

But they say that short of a true blind trust and divesting his foreign assets, these "legal documents" are unlikely to amount to much. Trump didn't divulge specifics about his economic plan, but said it involved "massively" lowering taxes and loosening business regulations to allow better competition with foreign companies.

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Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA pick, is climate change skeptic

In announcing the nomination Thursday, Trump said, "For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs, while also undermining our incredible farmers and many other businesses and industries at every turn".

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Parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye

Park , who faces the political fight of her life as lawmakers attempt to force her from office over prosecution claims that she helped a confidante extort money and favors from companies and manipulate state affairs. Her approval ratings had plunged to 4 percent, the lowest among South Korean leaders since democracy came in the late 1980s, and even elderly conservatives who once made up her political base have distanced themselves from her.

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Trump salutes Carrier - and himself - for saving jobs

While hundreds of Carrier employees are celebrating the news that their jobs are staying in IN, not everyone in the company's employment was spared. Finally, the president-elect said that he will treat companies well if they stay in the United States.

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LeBron James passes Elvin Hayes for 9th on NBA's all-time scoring list

Irving's driving layup at the third-quarter buzzer extended the Cavs' lead to 87-69 and coach Tyronn Lue pulled his regulars after James passed Elvin Hayes (27,313) for ninth place on the scoring list. Richardson, who missed the first four games of the season as he recovered from a sprained MCL and then the last five games with a sprained ankle, was one of five players the Heat left behind in South Florida recovering from bumps and bruises before it began the road trip Wednesday in Atlanta.

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Trump holds 'thank you' rally in Michigan

President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting USA troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. And if he doesn't win, I have got myself a problem in Washington because, you know, we have - it's pretty close. "American families need a Labor Department that stands up for workers' wages, retirement security and safety, not one focused on reducing their pay".

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Colorado Springs' Jim Downing revels in Pearl Harbor remembrance event

The 90-minute ceremony began at 7:45 a.m. and there will be a moment of silence observed around the time the bombs started falling at 8 a.m. that Sunday morning. Other Japanese planes bombarded US air fields. And they fought incoming planes with machine guns. The United States and Japan further extended offerings of peace on Tuesday when representatives held the traditional "Blackened Canteen" ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial.

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Bolivian official breaks silence about air crash in Colombia

In a letter made public Thursday, Celia Castedo said she didn't have the authority to stop the doomed flight from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia. "I don't know if it was a fuel problem - the investigation will determine that", Erwin Tumiri told the Associated Press during an interview from his home in Cochabamba, where he is recovering.


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