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Shares of Vanke jump after stake sale

Co will sell 1.69 billion of its A shares in Vanke to Shenzhen Metro Group Co. The emergence of Shenzhen Metro on Vanke's share register - it acquired the shares from China Resources - caps a tumultuous few months for the developer, which has watched rival developers and aggressive strategic buyers use leverage to acquire large slabs of its stock.

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Majority Americans Disapprove of Trump Handling Transition

Ms Obama described moving into the White House as a "whirlwind" and took time to really settle in. "I've seen communities. rebuild from disaster and cities like Boston show the world that no terrorist will ever break the American spirit", he added.

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High Court to hear British Brexit escape route case

Michel Barnier, who presents himself publicly as an uncompromising hardliner, told a private meeting of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) that there should be a special relationship between the EU and the City of London to avoid economic disaster hitting the bloc.

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President-elect Donald Trump will not sell off his sprawling business empire

Mr. Trump, she explained, would still be aware of his company's holdings, and he'd still be able to receive information on those holdings from press reports - hardly a "blind" arrangement. But "I don't like the way that looks", he said. As for whether the president can not have a conflict of interest, which Trump has repeatedly asserted, Shaub said this was "obviously not true".

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Broncos finalizing deals with McCoy, Musgrave

Musgrave, 49, is a former Broncos quarterback (1995-1996) that has been coaching football for 20 years. General manager John Elway admitted the team will continue to try and "fix" the offensive line this season. He never won more than nine games in a season with the Chargers and made a single playoff appearance in his four years with the club. The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns each had interest in Musgrave for their offensive coordinator positions but he opted instead for his roots ...

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Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala passes away at 91

Barnala was instrumental in setting up Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. "Pained by demise of Shri Surjit Singh Barnala". A leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Longowal, Barnala tried to restore normalcy in the state but in view of the continuing violence, his government was dismissed in May 1987 and the state brought back under President's Rule.

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Palestinian leader meets the Pope and opens Vatican embassy

Pope Francis on Saturday received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shortly before the opening of a Palestinian embassy in the Vatican City, the Vatican confirmed. In June 2015, the Vatican signed its first agreement on full-scale bilateral relations with Palestine confirming its support of an Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution.

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Polish government welcomes arrival of United States troops, while North Atlantic Treaty Organisation eyes Russian Federation

The troops from the Third Armor Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Carson, Colorado, along with hundreds of armoured vehicles and tanks, were moved from the U, S.to Germany last week for transit by rail and road to Poland and elsewhere in eastern Europe.

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Obama Administration Ending 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy for Cubans

That's according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was effective immediately. Nearly 90,000 Cubans arrived in the United States this way in 2014 and 2015. For more than 20 years, Cubans migrating to the USA enjoyed that special privilege, which meant if they made it to dry land here they could stay. Almost 60 percent of Latinos in the USA have disapproved of the way the Obama has handled deportations of undocumented immigrants, according to a new national ...

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Donald Trump,"Hillary 'Guilty as Hell,'Should Not Have Been Allowed to Run"

In a debate in October, the Republican real estate developer vowed Mrs Clinton would "be in jail" over the matter if he became president, but later said he would not pursue prosecution. The former Hillary Clinton campaign manager said that it is likely Clinton was singled out in the presidential election. It's unclear what Trump meant when he claimed the spy was "afraid of being sued".

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Take a 360-Degree Virtual Tour of the White House

His score has dropped since the last poll from early December 2016, which found that he had an even split with 48 percent approval and disapproval each. Mr. Trump's Cabinet nominations - several of whom have already weathered Senate confirmation hearings - are also facing low approval ratings. "Can [Trump] run an improvisational presidency?" Barack Obama retains the highest score, with 83 percent approval and 12 percent disapproval in January 2009.

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10 times Donald Trump's cabinet picks directly disputed him

President-elect Donald Trump has called President Barack Obama's decision to open combat roles to women "politically correct" and has linked it to the military's problems with sexual assault, but he has not said he would reverse the decisions.

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Orlando man used wife's Facebook page to cover up killing, police say

The report says McShane told detectives he logged into his wife's Facebook account and posted that she'd dropped her phone in the toilet so family and friends wouldn't worry if she didn't respond. He claimed that his actions were committed in a fit of rage. On Tuesday, McShane was arrested on charges of domestic battery by strangulation and second-degree murder.

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Jake Spavital named offensive coordinator

Check back for updates . Spavital, Holgorsen and Wickline worked together at Oklahoma State in the 2010 season. Wickline had a large hand in helping retool West Virginia's attack to incorporate more variety in the running game, so it will be interesting to see how that duo meshes.

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JD (U)'s invite to BJP draws Congress' ire

Already unnerved by the growing bonhomie between the BJP and the JD (U) and exchange of praise between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Nitish Kumar at the recently concluded Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh, Choudhary said he would not attend the JD (U) feast as he would be "out of the state capital on Sunday".

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Women's March on Washington could outdraw Trump's inauguration

Although bus permits on their own are not accurate predictors of how many people will actually attend these events, the disparity between the two is striking, to say the least . Director of the D.C. Department of Homeland Security Chris Geldart told NBC it's nearly impossible to get an accurate estimate of how many people will attend either days' events: "I can't tell you which is going to be more or less people, or how many people from the 20th are going to stick around for the 21st to add ...

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Russian Embassy Silent on Talks Between Ambassador, Trump Advisor Flynn

Trump spokesman Sean Spicer earlier Friday said Flynn and Kislyak had spoken on December 28, the day before Washington announced the expulsions and sanctions. political groups in the 2016 election. One of the sources said the US actions "took the Russians by surprise". The disclosure came after a week dominated by the release of a dossier, prepared by a former British intelligence officer, alleging that Russian Federation collected compromising information about Trump and that ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation and US Justice Department investigated over Clinton probes

The Justice Department's inspector general announced Thursday that it will review how Justice Department officials, along with Comey and others at the FBI, handled an investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee. Mr. Comey's divergent standards illustrate why the Department of Justice is correct in opening an internal investigation into the FBI's pre-election conduct.

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France to host meeting on revival of Israel-Palestine peace talks

A draft communique for the meeting seen by Reuters calls on both sides to "restate their commitment to the two-state solution and to disavow official voices on their side that reject this solution". We don't believe in violence. "The U.N. resolution that was passed, in my view, is not helpful". The Israeli Prime Minister and his Republican allies in the US Senate and House severely condemned Obama administration for abstain and accused him of being unfriendly to Israel.

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CBS to Obama: Country 'Deeply Appreciates' Your Restraint on Trump

Gallup surveyed 1,032 Americans on land lines and cellphones from January 4 to 8. In a transition period that found the President-elect often commenting on presidential matters, Obama admitted that it has been an "unusual" time. Most notably, Clinton's ratings today are significantly lower than they were in 2012 and 2013. Obama noted that Trump "ran sort of a improvisational campaign" but cautioned him against running an "improvisational presidency", saying it will be a test to see if ...

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Intelligence Director Called Me and Denounced Russian Dossier as 'Fictitious'

On Tuesday, it was reported intelligence officials who briefed President Barack Obama and Trump last week about Russia's possible meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election included a two-page addendum detailing the unverified compromising information.

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Calm Storm leads McIlroy at South African Open

RORY McILROY will be tough to stop this year if he keeps up this form. In his first competitive round of 2017, the world number two looked rusty at times, with a few wayward drives on the course at the Glendower Golf Club. "The middle of the round was good", McIlroy said. The tournament organisers are just delighted of course that he is playing and in contention on the final day, after he raised the possibility of withdrawing after the second round due to a bad back.

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Senator Tester releases statement on General Mattis cabinet appointment

Only three senators on the committee voted down the waiver, but even they showed some support for Mattis. Federal law stipulates that the defense secretary must be a civilian who has not served in the active-duty military for at least seven years.

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Patna: Boat carrying 40 capsizes in river Ganga; 19 dead, several missing

However, later reports said that the death toll has risen. According to eyewitnesses, rescuers were seen diving near Ganga river to save people who could not swim. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered a probe and asked Patna's District Magistrate Sanjay Aggarwal to look into the lapses that led to the incident.

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Trump pledges to impose border tax on companies moving production overseas

Mexico's economy has been struggling, and Peña Nieto, who suffers from low approval ratings, doesn't have much to gain from forking over billions of dollars to the United States. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has warned that he would tear up a trade agreement that strengthens Mexico's export model if he is unable to re-negotiate its terms in his favor.

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Trump targets 'sleazebags' and 'guilty as hell' Clinton

He added: "Russia says nothing exists", and that the allegations will never be proved. President-elect Donald Trump says his team will have a "full report on hacking within 90 days". It's becoming increasingly evident that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and Russian bully Vladimir Putin tilted the presidential election to Donald Trump .

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Ram vilas paswan admitted to hospital over breathing difficulties

Earlier in the day, Paswan criticized the BJP for backing the human chain programme of the Bihar government and said NDA partners should collectively take any decisions. Senior leaders from different parties visited the hospital to enquire about his health. CM Nitish Kumar went to the hospital soon after returning back the state capital after completing the Begusarai leg of his "Nishchay Yatra".

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David Shulkin tapped as Trump's VA secretary

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., Wednesday expressed doubt about President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, noting David Shulkin is not a veteran. After joining the VA in 2015, Shulkin - who is not a veteran - pushed an initiative to expand nurses' authority to provide care, part of an effort to reduce the VA's backlog.

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Trump Picks Giuliani As Cybersecurity Adviser

Giuliani, 72, dubbed America's mayor for his leadership in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, said last month he had taken himself out of the running for a cabinet job after coming under scrutiny in the United States media over business dealings that could post conflicts of interest.

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United Syria impossible with Assad in power, says Turkey

The timetable would put the meeting just three days after the Republican president-elect assumed office on 20 January, succeeding Democrat Barack Obama. Flynn, came in a December 28 phone call to Flynn by Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador in Washington". The anonymous source added that "no decision was made" during the call and that "I don't have anything additional on USA attendance at this time", the Washington Post reported.

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Katko bucks GOP on health care: Here's why

However, in recent days some Republicans have expressed concern about the party's current strategy of voting for a repeal without having a consensus replacement plan ready. Ryan tried to claim that he wants to replace it with something better than what is there right now. The Senate already has passed the first resolution in the repeal process.

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Watch Donald Trump's Cameo in this Russian Pop Music Video from 2013

The briefing referred to details of Mr Trump "perverted sexual acts" involving prostitutes during an event that allegedly took place in a hotel room in Moscow. His work was initially funded by anti-Trump Republicans and later by Democrats. The Americans allegedly told the Israelis they should avoid sending any secret information to the United States until it is made clear Mr Trump is not being blackmailed and has no inappropriate links with Russian Federation in order to avoid any ...

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Netanyahu lashes out against Paris peace meeting

Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has refused to attend the conference, or a subsequent dinner to which French president Francois Hollande invited him and the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas told French daily Le Figaro on Friday that Sunday's Paris conference "may be the last chance for implementing" the two-state solution. He added: "This pushes peace backwards".

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Former British Spy Reportedly Behind Trump Allegations Disappears, Fearing For His Safety

Trump had slammed against the U.S. Intelligence agencies for exposing such nonsense matters to the public, and added that these types of moves by them would serve as nothing but a detrimental spot going down in the intelligence records. She said: "It is absolutely clear that the individual who produced this dossier has not worked for the United Kingdom government for years". The former MI6 officer is one of two directors of Orbis, according to Companies House, along with Christopher ...

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House Democrats Slam FBI Director James Comey After Closed-Door Briefing

Mrs Clinton said Mr Comey was at fault for her loss after he made a decision to send a letter to Congress only days before the election announcing he was reinstating an investigation into whether she mishandled classified information when she used the private email server.


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