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Britain only has two options -- 'Hard Brexit' or no Brexit

Of those surveyed in a poll commissioned by Open Britain, the successor to Britain Stronger in Europe, 59% of people wanted to stay in the single market, while 41% wanted to leave. "Buy a cake, eat it, and see if it is still there on the plate", Mr Tusk added. "There will be no compromises in this regard", the former Polish premier said.

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PM Theresa May to Seek Trade Opportunities With India Trip

She will lead a delegation of small and medium-size businesses. May is facing a number of challenges in the House of Commons and even in her own party, such as a tussle between those who want a "hard Brexit" and those who believe a "soft Brexit" with access to the European Union's single market would be better for the UK.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation document spurs new controversy over Clinton e-mails

The second is that the email in question appears to be public already, and was posted online by the State Department in May of 2015. It's one of many accusations against her that have to do with shrugging off the norms of security in her role as the nation's top diplomat.

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Duterte tells USA not to treat Philippines like "doormat"

But on Friday Lorenzana said the value of USA military aid to the Philippines was " not that much ", and the military could ask Congress to make up for a shortfall of some US$50 million-US$100 million a year in USA military aid. Mr. Lorenzana said he had tried to reassure his USA counterparts about the endurance of the alliance, but said the president was "sensitive" about criticism over his "war on terrorism and drugs especially".

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China blocks Modi's plan to link Pakistan with 'terrorism'

Modi confirmed that the leaders had agreed to fast-track setting up a new ratings agency amid accusations from within the bloc that the three traditional agencies - Moody´s, Standard & Poor´s and Fitch Ratings - are all Western-based. The group, which represents almost half of the world's population and a quarter of its economy, with a combined annual gross domestic product of $16.6 trillion, renewed its commitment to speed global recovery by investing in infrastructure projects and the ...

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Corbyn went after May for leading Britain into a 'shambolic, Tory Brexit'

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds onto her notes as she leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for her weekly Prime Minister's Questions, in London , Wednesday, Oct. "The brutal truth is that Brexit will be a loss for all of us", he said in a speech at Brussels think tank the European Policy Centre. MPs will vote on the motion - although the result will not be binding - and the government is expected to table an amendment adding that the European Union referendum ...

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UNESCO Denies Connection between Judaism and Al-Aqsa Mosque

It comes after the body approved a text which repeatedly used only the Islamic name for a hilltop complex which is also the holiest site in Judaism. The resolution also recognised Israel as "the Occupying Power". According to the document posted on UNESCO's website and dated October 12, the holy sites will be referred to by their Arabic name, Haram esh-Sharif, while the Hebrew terms will only appear in quotation marks in United Nations references.

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UN, police use tear gas to deter Haiti aid looting

Tensions are high in Les Cayes and elsewhere in Haiti's southwest region because help has yet to reach many families whose crops and water supplies were destroyed, increasing the risk of cholera and malnutrition. About 120,000 homes were either damaged or destroyed when category-four Hurricane Matthew swept through on 4 October with winds of 230km/h. The demand for aid, food and shelter sparked violent scenes as police and peacekeepers fired tear gas to disperse a large crowd trying to ...

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Thailand mourns as tourists told to be 'respectful'

Huge crowds of crying people lined the streets of Bangkok as a convoy led by a van carrying the body of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej drove to the Grand Palace. One of the mourners, Arunee Sahathongthai, 49, said he was "very sad, I was born under this king", adding that Thais were " united in grief ". He came up through the ranks of the powerful military and first achieved national prominence in 1974 when, as army commander in the rural northeast of Thailand, he favored development and ...

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Raiders offense unable to overcome defensive woes

The Raiders only touchdown of the game came on their opening drive and then the rest of the way was all Kansas City as the Chiefs ran away with the 26-10 victory. BIG-MAN TD: Dontari Poe makes the most of his offensive chances. With the Denver Broncos' loss to the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night, Oakland could have taken sole possession of the top spot in the AFC West on Sunday.

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Stoke City midfielder scores stunning goal for Wales

They briefly threatened when Bale beat two defenders to deliver a risky cross which Austria just about cleared, but Wales will be satisfied with a point which makes it four from two games. "Sometimes you've got to find different ways", Coleman said. "I think whoever finishes above Austria will qualify", said Coleman. While it was hard to remember a Wales game when Bale was so anonymous for long periods, the Real Madrid forward still managed to have a hand in both goals.

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State official sought change in Clinton email

Concerns are growing that rhetoric of a "rigged" contest could spark unrest, should Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lose the election on Nov 8. Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Trump's assault on the voting system was an act of desperation. Clinton limited his criticism of Trump - whom he didn't mention by name - to rejecting Trump's view that "everything's a disaster - except his campaign" and there's nothing good happening in the world.

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Kuwaiti government dissolved by emir over political infighting

MPs filed a series of requests to grill finance minister Anas al-Saleh over the country's decision to raise oil prices and a range of other ministers over alleged financial and administrative violations. Under Kuwait's constitution, early elections must be held within two months of the dissolution of the parliament. In response to the bombing, Kuwait initiated a security crackdown and arrested 29 people, seven of whom were sentenced to death.

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Japan lawmakers' group visits Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Japan's premier sent a ritual offering Monday to a war-linked shrine, a gesture that has previously drawn protests from some neighbors over Tokyo's approach toward its militarist past. "We oppose this ritual offering and we urge Japan to reflect on its aggressive history and take concrete actions to win back the trust of its Asian neighbours and the global community".

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Philippines Defense Minister Says Military Not Dependent on US Aid

Lorenzana announced that the USA troops involved in counterterrorism will be asked to leave as soon as the Philippines acquires surveillance capabilities to take over these activities. The tough-talking leader, apparently incensed by repeated claims that his harsh words against USA leaders and the European Union would affect the flow of worldwide aid to the Philippines, reportedly invited his allies to withdraw aid if they wanted to.

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders U.S. forces out after 65 years

In a speech before a local convention attended by officials and business executives, Duterte outlined his disappointments with the USA, which has asked his government to stop the widespread killings and has questioned whether human rights are being violated.

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Clinton takes near unbeatable lead over Trump

Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? Pence, though, stuck to his media bias script, refusing to touch Trump's claim of voter fraud happening on a massive scale - a claim he hasn't backed up with any evidence. The first two presidential debates hurt Trump among Millennials. "We will not tolerate his talk about insulting women and demeaning women". Instead, Clinton and congressional Republicans, should they retain control, would be left trying to govern in a country divided not ...

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Bill Clinton Campaigning in NH for Hillary

A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Ryan is "fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity". So the claim that the USA election is rigged against Donald Trump , "is not something that keeps me up at night at all", Murphy says.

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The Battle for Mosul Is Playing Out Live on Facebook

Police and Iraqi Army units will move up the main highway from Baghdad, while Shia militia forces are expected to focus on Tal Afar to the west and the town of Hawijah to the southeast. Mosul is about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad. Iraqi media outlets reported that troops were only about 15 kilometers away from Mosul, suggesting that the start of the offensive was only hours away.

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Trump campaign releases statement from accuser's cousin

She then added: "I would greatly appreciate reconnecting at this time". —Jill Harth , a former business associate, told the Times that Trump put his hands under her skirt during a business dinner in 1992 and, on another occasion, tried to force himself on her.

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SC school shooting victim gets superhero's farewell

Blizzard said Jacob loved everybody, and would "pretend he was a superhero". Young Jacob was a massive fan of superheroes, and was placed in his coffin wrapped in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blanket. The attack happened just as students were being let outside for recess break on 29 September. Townville Elementary school teachers were also in the church, and wore handmade blue capes with a Ninja Turtle face and Jacob's name on the back.

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Thai Crown prince to take time before becoming new king

Due to the Crown Prince's decision to delay his ascent to the throne, 96-year-old former army general Prem - a previous prime minister and close and trusted confidant of the late monarch - has stepped in as regent. King Bhumibol is likely to be replaced by Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn , despite rumours in recent years that the Privy Council would attempt to sideline the crown prince.

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WikiLeaks Releases Full Transcripts of Clinton's Speeches

This was not the sort of talk she'd have given to labor union executives or human rights professionals or Bernie Sanders delegates. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown , ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee: "The things she does will contribute to safety and soundness, will make Wall Street more trustable by the public.

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Pence: GOP ticket will 'absolutely' accept vote outcome

There is no evidence to back up Mr Trump's claim of widespread voter fraud. "The president's press secretary doesn't speak for me", Pence said . There are states with some measure of Democratic control over the process. It works very well in places like Ohio . "We have a bipartisan system of elections". "In terms of the actual vote itself - if you're here at a rally and you've not yet volunteered to participate in the electoral process by respectfully providing accountability at a ...

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Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion

Schools such as Houston, Brigham Young, Southern Methodist, Tulane and Cincinnati recently interviewed with conference officials. In a decision made by the university presidents, the conference chose to end its three-month expansion exploration that revolved around 20 schools that applied to join the smallest of the NCAA's "Power 5" conferences.

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Three killed as explosion hits Turkey's Gaziantep region near Syria border

But Turkish state media said opposition forces, backed by Turkish warplanes and artillery, seized control of Dabiq on Sunday. But as the rebels moved Sunday to capture the last road leading south out of Dabiq , the remaining 100 or so Islamic State fighters there ran away, Abu Jalal said.

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Russia's support to Syrian govt demands war crimes investigations: Kerry

The British ambassador to the United Nations, Matthew Rycroft, accused Russian Federation of abusing its veto power. Russia's Churkin said the demand for a bombing halt in Aleppo was "not fleshed out" and would affect the government-controlled western part of the city as well as the rebel-held east.

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BRICS - BIMSTEC Leaders Condemn Terror, PM Modi Takes on Pakistan Indirectly

Benaulim (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina for showing solidarity with India after the Uri terror attack, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday. Pakistan responded by saying that India was "misleading" those at the summit about what is going on in the region. "Unfortunately, this country in India's neighbourhood embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism", the Prime Minister said.

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Can not have differences on terror: Modi to Xi

Mr Modi also pushed India's case for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Later, responding to questions, Swarup said, "There is close coordination between India and China on this issue and that particular dialogue will continue... But on Sunday statement released by the official news agency, Xinhua painted the state of Sino-India relationship in a broad brush and in diplomatic jargon, dashing any immediate Indian hopes of China changing its tune on Azhar and NSG.

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Dhaka all set to welcome Xi Jinping

It is an essential component of China's concerted move to woo India's neighbours and drive a wedge between them. "This is the first state visit [to Bangladesh] from a Chinese head of State for the past three decades", Jiang Jingkui, director of the Department of South Asian Languages at Peking University told the Global Times .

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China defends Pakistan against Modi's terrorism barb

Prime Minister Narendra Modi , addressing BRICS and BIMSTEC summits on Sunday, called Pakistan a "mother ship" of global terrorism and said the menace has become its "favourite child". At least two countries - Argentina and Egypt - have expressed interest in joining the BRICS . He also added that in order to further bridge the gap in the global financial architecture, we agreed to fast track the setting up of a BRICS Rating Agency.

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Former President Bill Clinton makes bus tour through the Valley

Bill's solution, which he attributed to Hillary, was to let people buy into Medicare or Medicaid rather than private insurance. Bill Clinton echoed those sentiments in his own speech, saying that at the Democratic convention Sanders and Hillary Clinton took their two plans for college affordability and combined them to make something even better.

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Need 'zero tolerance' for terrorists and their supporters: Modi-Putin

Clinton, the Democratic nominee. "We are sending a message". "We have the capacity to do it". Biden added: "He'll know it", referring to Putin. "He'll know it. The attacks are allegedly aimed at manipulating the United States elections 2016. Putin, for his part, said he is delighted to see that Russian Federation and China have maintained close communication at high levels and in various fields, which is very important to consolidating bilateral ties.

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Police and Crime Commissioner issues creepy-clown warning

Thames Valley Police said they had received 14 reports of incident in just 24 hours and Chief Superintendent Andy Boyd said that the time taken to deal with the complaints was a waste of police resources. "I also understand that someone has published a list of locations where clowns plan to visit". Another Facebook group, also titled Perth Clown Purge, posted that their page was being shut down due to a police investigation.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland may seek separate European Union trade deal

In her clearest indication yet of the circumstances that will trigger another vote on the break-up of the Union, the First Minister said she would call a re-run of 2014's referendum if the Government did not give Scotland new powers to keep it in the single market.


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