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Israeli National Among Those Wounded in Berlin Truck Crash

He was staying at a refugee hostel in the defunct Tempelhof airport, the source added. Germany's Interior Ministry characterized the incident as a terrorist attack. The Polish owner of the truck said he feared the vehicle may have been hijacked. German police released a 23-year-old Pakistani asylum seeker due to a lack of evidence, after arresting him hours after the attack.

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United States blacklists several people, companies connected to Russian Federation over fighting in Ukraine

The Obama administration reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining sanctions on Russia over Crimea with new financial restrictions announced Tuesday on Russian businessmen and companies. The Treasury Department said Tuesday that this is part of the government's goal "to maintain pressure on Russian Federation by sustaining the costs of its occupation" of the Ukrainian peninsula.

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Holiday Markets Ramp Up Security After Deadly Berlin Christmas Market Attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said "we must assume" that the truck that ran into a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market on Monday "was a terrorist attack". Photo: CTK In Berlin, no Czechs were reported among the 12 dead or nearly 50 injured. Germany has been increasingly on edge since two attacks by asylum-seekers over the summer.

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$1 million will buy a hunting trip with Trump's sons

Spokespeople for the Trump Organization, President-elect Trump, and his transition team , did not respond to requests for comment from The Center for Public Integrity . Bald Eagle and Grizzly Bear donors also get access to a VIP reception, where they'll get a photo op with the newly minted president. Opening Day, which Dallas News reports as having been started on December 14, doesn't have the clearest of mission statements.

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Amazon Plans Large Fulfillment Centers In Midwest

Amazon plans to invest almost $90 million on construction, machinery, equipment and other improvements on the Livonia property at 13000 Eckles Road. It could also qualify for an additional $4.9 million in state funding if it meets "certain jobs requirements" by 2020, the Detroit News reports.

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Man accused of bombings, NJ cop shootings pleads not guilty

Rahimi pleaded not guilty in an indictment charging him in the September 17 attacks, which included the detonation of a bomb in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 30 people. Rahimi gave the statement before he was read his Miranda rights, but it was taken lawfully under the "public safety exception". Two officers were wounded in the shootout with Rahimi.

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Boeing: More job cuts coming in 2017

The jobs cuts come after the company peaked in airplane orders and is now focused on the delivery phase. However, the message warns that "we may also need to use involuntary layoffs". Last week, the company announced it would reduce the production of its twin-aisle 777 jetliner by 40 per cent in August 2017 due to weak demand for the aircraft.

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Congress wins civic elections in Khuldabad, Shiv Sena leads in Paithan

After going solo in the Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayat elections now underway in Maharashtra, NCP on Tuesday said it was ready for a tie-up with "big brother Congress" for coming Corporation and Zilla Parishad polls early next year.

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Row sparked after Turkish global school 'bans' Christmas

They said they were also instructed to remove any advent calendars they might have had in their classrooms. German politicians had reacted with fury over the reports. The move was seen by German politicians as part of a larger change under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan away from secularism across Turkey. The school itself denied on its website Sunday night that it had passed a Christmas ban, dpa reported .

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Gunmen take several tourists hostage in a Jordan castle

The clashes took place on Tuesday after security forces conducted a raid on a house in a village on the outskirts of Karak, where suspected militants were believed to be hiding. Four terrorists were killed in a security operation in the southern governorate of Karak on Sunday after 10 people were killed in attacks, including four police officers and three gendarmes.

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Syrian rebel official: Aleppo evacuation back on

Ms. Power may speak at the United Nations as if she inhabits some moral Mount Olympus from which she watches with outrage the violent events in Syria, but the truth is that Washington's hands are dripping in blood. "So they can have a chance". The president said he's always thought about "what's best for America" when making decisions. The cease-fire and evacuation marked the end of the rebels' most important stronghold in the 5-year-old civil war.

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The Growth Forecast For Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)

Delta Air Lines said the company will continue its commitment of investment and growth in the Pacific Northwest. (NYSE:DAL) shares were bought by Mattson George N. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Investors of record on Friday, November 11th were paid a $0.2025 dividend. This represents a $0.81 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%.

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Canadian hostage, children seen in just-released Taliban video

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012. The Obama Administration has been trying to bring the Pennsylvania native home since 2012. He said the Haqqani network is demanding the release of three of its senior members - including the brother and maternal uncle of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban.

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DRC Opposition Calls on People to Stop Recognizing Authority of President Kabila

Angry demonstrators began putting up barricades in the capital, Kinshasa, prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowds. "I am solemnly appealing to all Congolese not to recognise the illegal authority and the illegitimate Joseph Kabila by peacefully resisting a coup d'etat as this has been achieved through the help of the constitutional court", said Tshisekedi.

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'Political Point Scoring': Farage Blames Merkel for Berlin Terror Truck Attack

Some Twitter users today were enraged after Nigel Farage, a former leader of the UK Independence Party, said events like yesterday's Christmas market attack in Berlin, in which twelve people were killed, will be German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legacy.

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German Authorities Believe Christmas Market Truck Crash Is 'Terror-Related'

He said the truck drove on a sidewalk of the market hitting many people. Flowers were being laid in the centre of the nearby Kurfuerstendamm, a prestigious shopping street. Six of those killed are German nationals; however, authorities have yet to confirm the nationalities of the other six killed in the attack. According to a German security source, the suspect was known to the police for minor offenses, and had been staying in the Tempelhof refugee center.

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No Singaporeans affected by Berlin Christmas market tragedy: MFA

A suspect believed to be the driver was arrested nearby the scene. Police detained an asylum-seeker from Pakistan shortly after Monday's attack, but he denied involvement. "They must have done something to my driver", Zurawski told German TV24. Both attackers were killed. The chairwoman of the German populist party, AfD, Franke Petry, announced: "Germany is no longer safe".

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9 dead after truck crashes into Christmas market in Berlin

In a statement widely broadcast on German television, Merkel described herself as "shocked, shaken and deeply saddened". In a separate press conference, Chancellor Merkel said that "there is much [authorities] do not know with sufficient certainty", but the incident must be "assumed to be a terrorist attack".

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Canadian tourist among at least 10 killed in Jordan attack

Video footage on social media showed security forces taking groups of young Asian tourists up the castle's steep steps to its main entrance as gunshots were heard overhead. By the early evening, Jordanian Special Forces were close to retaking the castle, according to a government spokesman. However, it is among the few Arab states that have taken part in a USA -led air campaign against Islamic State militants holding territory in Syria and Iraq.

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Charlotte School of Law loses federal student aid

At neither time was the information shared with current or prospective students, according to the education department. Leaders in similar situations, in law schools or otherwise, should be transparent with graduates about the state of industry and where jobs in a field can be found, so that they do not face similar inquiry from government or independent accrediting agencies.

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Antoine Griezmann reveals what club he wants to end his career at

With the January transfer window soon to open, the 25-year-old attacker (recently named Best French Player of the Year by France Football ) is likely to be linked with many top European clubs. "I would like him to play up front with me just behind to knock balls deep for him". Sorry, I am going to stay. The Atletico Madrid forward has enjoyed a great year, which saw him reach the final of both the Champions League final and Euro 2016.

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Australia, France to sign DCNS submarines deal on December 20

Under the contract, French industrial group DNCS will open a branch in Adelaide to build a scaled-down version of Shortfin Barracuda stealth submarines. The new contract between Australia and France will lay out the "legal framework under which Australia and France will partner on the future submarine programme over the coming decades".

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Liz Truss on a sticky wicket over prisons

We also have very concerning levels of self harm and deaths in custody. She said levels of violence in prisons are too high, but said "swift action" was being taken to deal with drugs, drones and phones in prisons. A stream of security vans came and went from the prison on Saturday. While prison officers working for private firm G4S attempted to lock other prisoners back inside their cell, the trouble escalated, keys were snatched, chains were cut and records were set on fire, forcing the ...

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Sturgeon reveals proposals for Scotland following Brexit

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon will launch the paper, titled Scotland's Place in Europe , on Tuesday morning. She said: "Nicola Sturgeon talks about compromise but written in black and white in her own report is her true intention - she wants independence in Europe".

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Berlin truck crash: 12 dead, 48 injured in 'apparent terror attack'

Another man in the truck died. "With all my heart with the people of Berlin and all the people of Germany", French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia wrote on Twitter. "There is still a lot that we don't know about this act with sufficient certainty", Merkel told reporters in Berlin , in her first personal statement following the incident, adding that she was "shaken and deeply saddened".

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Truck crashes into Berlin Christmas market: Here's how the incident unfolded

Police said they were investigating reports it had been taken from Poland, but the boss of the firm that owned the truck said it had gone to Berlin on a job and was loaded with steel beams. He said: "I can vouch for my driver". Witnesses described how a traditional German Christmas fair suddenly became a scene of carnage as a heavily laden truck - possibly in an act of terrorism - slammed into a crowd of revelers.

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Thousands more Syrians to leave rebel enclave in Aleppo

Russia - Syria's ally - said the Syrian army resumed firing after the rebels broke the truce. Amid the chaos, the self-styled Syria Civil Defense volunteer rescue group - also known as the White Helmets - was among groups pleading for safe passage out of Aleppo for their volunteers and civilians.

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Pakistan Follows PM Modi's Lead, Plans To Demonetize Rs. 5000 Notes

Senator Usman Saifullah tabled the resolution, arguing that the note was being used in illegal transactions and should be withdrawn. Pakistan's news website Dawn reported that the House passed this resolution with a majority vote despite opposition by the government.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress and Hollywood Icon, Dead at 99

Gabor had been hospitalized repeatedly since she broke her right hip in July 2010 after a fall at her home. After his divorce from Zsa Zsa, Sanders would go on to marry her older sister, Magda, in 1970 - a union that only lasted 32 days. Her only child, daughter Francesca Hilton, died in 2015. It was a plan Gabor's daughter Francesca called weird. While her sister Eva was a focused actress, Gabor's own film career was hodgepodge and eccentric, including small roles in big movies and big ...

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Severe weather warnings as Storm Barbara to bring 90mph winds

Powerful gales could generate the second name of the season - Barbara - although government forecasters have not confirmed this. It warns of a potentially stormy spell of weather with the north and west of the country most at risk. WeatherOnline forecaster Simon Keeling added: "There will be a change in the weather through this week as the quiet conditions of the next day or so morph into stormier weather by the Christmas holidays.

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Truck plows into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, killing 9

A large Christmas tree was toppled over nearby in the street. "There have been at least nine deaths", a police spokesman told AFP. In July a 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan stabbed passengers on a train in Duisburg, seriously injuring four tourists from Hong Kong.

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Witness to an Assassination: AP Photographer Captures Attack

Last year, Turkey also shot down a Russian jet killing a crew member after it violated airspace of it. Putin was briefed about the shooting during their conversation. The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the attack mounted as Ambassador Andrei Karlov made a speech at the opening of a photographic exhibition. The gunman was killed by special forces.

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Russian ambassador to Turkey has been shot in Ankara

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot and killed December 19 at an art exhibition in Ankara , where he was delivering a public address. "We condemn this act of violence, whatever its source. Don't forget Syria!" after killing Karlov at a photo exhibition in the capital. He said later on Twitter: "Shocked to hear of despicable murder of Russia's Ambassador to Turkey ".

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China rejects Trump claim it stole USA drone

Navy ship that veered into Iranian waters. "I don't know if you'd want that drone back". It also said it "strongly opposed" USA reconnaissance activities and had asked Washington to stop them. Trumps behaviour "could easily drive China-US relations into what Obama portrays as full-conflict mode", said the editorial which was published alongside a cartoon showing Trump riding a bull into a China shop much to the shock of US businessmen.

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Syria summit goes ahead despite Russian ambassador death

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said last week, "We're seeing the most cruel form of savagery in Aleppo, and the regime and its supporters are responsible for this". Relations between Russian Federation and Turkey have been tense in recent years over the ongoing bloodshed in Syria. The Russian Foreign Ministry has declared the attack as a terrorist act, and a criminal case over the murder has been opened by Russia's Investigative Committee.


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