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Deadlock Broken Over CETA Free Trade Deal

The holdout regions had effectively blocked the accord - which requires the approval of all 28 European Union members - raising fears that seven years of trade negotiations were to go to waste. Wallonia, a Socialist stronghold, said it wanted more transparency and was opposed to an arbitration system it said gave too much power to multinational companies.

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Hacked Emails Show Hillary Clinton Aides Surprised At 2015 Email Revelations

However, Clinton's aides knew that he and the former secretary of State had exchanged emails , and they anxious that contradicted Obama's public statement. "All of us as citizens need to get over our classicisms and vote for the betterment of us all". Revelations unearthed in WikiLeaks emails from an aide that detail the inner workings of "Bill Clinton Inc." could be an 11th-hour "game-changer" that breathes new life into Donald Trump's campaign, a leading pollster says.

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United Nations blames all sides after Syria evacuation plan fails

It was unclear whether they were civilians or rebels, which eastern districts they had left or how they had reached the western part of the city . Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing the streets into rubble and government forces are chipping away at the pocket of opposition control.

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Second UNESCO committee passes resolution ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount

The United States decried the resolution as "inflammatory". Did Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi actually read the full text of the UNESCO resolution on Palestine and Israel, before he raved with anger? It is the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

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Hillary Clinton calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to release of email probe

The official was not authorized to discuss details publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. "Even Director Comey noted that this new information may not be significant". Ms Clinton declined to comment on the news in her latest speech, at a rally in Iowa. Toner pledged the department would "cooperate to the full extent that we can".

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AT&T drops $85.4 billion on Time Warner buy

Trump's comments anticipated The Wall Street Journal's report several hours later that the two companies had come to an agreement for AT&T to purchase Time Warner . Like they did when Comcast acquired NBC Universal in 2011, regulators will likely have questions. Then there is the $85 billion that AT&T is handing over to Time Warner , nearly 40 percent more than investors thought the company was worth a week ago.

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Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive

Fresh fighting shook Aleppo on Saturday as rebels battled to break a siege of the city by the Syrian regime, accused by Washington of using starvation as a weapon of war. Earlier in the day, rebels launched a major assault in Aleppo aimed at breaking the government's siege on the eastern section of the city. "All the revolutionary factions, without exception, are participating in the battle", declared the military spokesman for the Fastaqim faction inside the city, the Associate ...

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8 injured after plane catches fire at Chicago airport

According to the Federal Aviation Administration American Airlines Flight 383 departed from O'Hare and was headed to Miami when it blew a tire. Federal officials said the cause of the fire was "uncontained" engine failure, meaning pieces were blown out of the engine.

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Kentucky Voters with Medical Emergencies May Now Cast Absentee Ballots

Provisional voters have been encouraged to vote at the county's Board of Elections building prior to election day. Brown County has already processed over 1,000 applications and we are expecting record requests for voting by absentee as votes do not have to have an excuse for voting early.

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United States says Syria using starvation as 'weapon of war'

Heavy gunfire, mortar fire and explosions were heard in the background of his broadcast, and dark smoke was seen rising above the city. Syrian state media said rebels shelled government-held western neighborhoods of Aleppo on Saturday morning wounding at least six people, including a young girl.

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9 athletes, including 6 medalists, caught for Beijing doping

The International Olympic Committee has not said whether the medals will be reallocated to other athletes. Zulfiya Chinshanlo, victor of the women's under-53 kilogram weightlifting event in the English capital, has been disqualified after testing positive for oxandrolone and stanozolol.

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Woodstock, Ont. police chief speaks out after murder charges against former nurse

Police identified the victims at Caressant Care as James Silcox, 84, Maurice Granat, 84, Gladys Millard, 87, Helen Matheson, 95, Mary Zurawinski, 96, Helen Young, 90, and Maureen Pickering, 79. She is accused of killing seven of her long-term care patients from Caressant Care Nursing Home and one from Meadow Park Nursing in southwestern Ontario.

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Dreamworld accident: Park will not open until after funerals are held - CEO

Ardent Leisure , which owns Dreamworld , held its annual general meeting in Sydney today, and faced fierce questioning from media about the deadly incident. Mr Codd said he was in talks with Dreamworld about a staged re-opening, possibly early next week, but it was too early to say for sure. "This gentleman is not an employee of Dreamworld ".

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Philippines Say China Visit Was About Economy

While some anxious that Duterte was ready to give up the Philippines' South China Sea claims in order to please Beijing, Duterte assured Japan that he would insist on ending the conflict via worldwide rule of law, referring to a decision in July by UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague which invalidated China's vast claims to the South China Sea.

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Dreamworld: Police 'failed to contact' victim's relatives

Dreamworld had planned to reopen its doors for the first time today, and hold a memorial service for the victims. But the pledge comes after Ardent went into damage control, following a bad performance at the company's Annual General Meeting on Thursday.

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'The Sellout' Gives Paul Beatty's The First Ever US Booker Prize

The prize has only been open to authors from countries outside of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth for three years and Beatty was up against one other American writer this year: Ottessa Moshfegh, who published her first novel " Eileen " in 2015.

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Indian diplomat leaves for India after being expelled from Pakistan

Shoaib, a Jodhpur-based passport and visa agent, was detained near his hometown on Thursday evening, Rajasthan Police said. It all started when New Delhi police detained a staff member of the Pakistani High Commission for questioning on charges of spying.

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Trump offers strategy lessons to military expert

It's something that people aren't talking about, but what's going on is bedlam, bringing women in the Army". "He never served in the military and never served the government", it continues. "As soon as Mosul is liberated, we will meet with our partners in Baghdad and talk about our independence ", he said according to the German translation.

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Over 140 People Arrested in Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Those actions brought the total arrests since August to at least 410. Law enforcement repeatedly asked protesters to retreat, at one point using a high-pitched whistle they said was meant to "control and disperse" protesters. The pipeline would come within a half mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation , which straddles the North and South Dakota border. "I'm struggling as an attorney to see an equitable system when you have armed criminals ...

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Pakistani Rangers killed in retaliatory fire: BSF

A BSF jawan was today killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. The army added that a suspected militant was also killed in this operation. The BSF retaliated with small arms, ANI quoted the Border Security Force as saying. "Last night we have destroyed their OP (observation post) towers and some OP towers caught fire due to our firing", Kumar said.

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Houthi missile shot down near Makkah

He added that the attack is a clear evidence of the group's refusal to acknowledge the worldwide community's will and decisions as well as efforts to enforce the truce in Yemen and reach a political solution to the crisis there. The Saudi military has a supply of US-made, surface-to-air Patriot missile batteries it previously has fired at Houthi-launched missiles. The secretary-general said he will start consultations with members of the Executive Committee to hold a meeting to discuss the ...

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Clinton 'confident' new emails will not change initial Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

James Comey told Congress, FBI agents have discovered emails that appear to be related to a review of classified information on the server that Clinton used as secretary of state. "The Director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining". Democrat presidential candidate Mrs Clinton said she was "confident" the investigation into the emails would not change the FBI's original finding in July.

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Philippines looks to secure defence investment from Japan

Addressing growing tensions with the United States, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared today that he's very much like to expel all the USA troops from his country, saying he hates the idea of foreign military forces operating inside the Philippines.

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Iraqi and Kurdish force launch new mosul offensive

Journalists were not being allowed into the town, which lies 12km to the northeast of Mosul. The capture of Bashiqa, if confirmed , would mark the removal of one more obstacle on the road to the northern city. At least 46 people, majority members of the security forces, were killed in the raid and ensuing clashes . The long-anticipated US-backed offensive to retake Mosul from Isis' hands began on Monday.

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Belgium blocks key European Union trade deal with Canada

European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday on Twitter that there's still time to reach a deal ahead of the scheduled joint summit Thursday. The Belgian federal government can not sign the deal without the consent of its five regional authorities.

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Leading French Groups Protest Country's Abstention in UNESCO Vote

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday passed a conservation resolution on the status of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls that the United States condemned and that is likely to rile Israel _ especially after the body adopted a similar resolution last week.

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Iraqi forces "pausing" advance on Mosul to clear rear flanks - coalition

The city is the second largest in Iraq and the place where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the existence of the caliphate. He described the pause as a normal move at this stage of the battle and not an indication that the Iraqis have lost any momentum.

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ISIS Reportedly Murders Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians As It Defends Mosul

The US military, which is providing air and ground support for the operation, said it tried to disrupt the forced displacement of civilians south of Mosul earlier this week by hitting vehicles being used by ISIL in the forced push. "We ve seen. quite a dramatic increase in the numbers in the last few days, and they are now going into the newly set up camps", Karl Schembri of the Norwegian Refugee Council told AFP.

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Philippine leader says will raise arbitration case with China, won't bargain

Duterte goes to China on Tuesday with at least 200 members of the Philippine business elite to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance, amid deteriorating ties with the United States. On Friday at a forum in Quezon City, China's ambassador to the Philippines, Zhao Jianhua, said he was confident a solution could be found and eventually the two countries could create "a sea of peace and cooperation".

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School death toll rises after 'war crime' attack

Ban said in a statement that the attack, carried out against rebel-held territory, may amount to a war crime if found to be deliberate. A team of first responders, the Syrian Civil Defense, said on Thursday that the airstrikes killed at least 35 people, mostly children.

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Four countries promise to join Canadian-led battle group in Latvia

Their main forum for airing disagreements - the NATO-Russia Council - has only met twice this year as allies do not seem to share a common vision of what Russia is trying to tell them or how to respond. He said while Russian Federation was trying to use the path of diplomacy to ease tensions, "there is a lot of idiotic and risky discourse on the U.S.

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Pakistan reels after attack on police training college leaves 61 dead

Asif Murad, a 19-year-old cadet , was among the 61 killed during the attack, and he had only joined the forces in March, two years after his father - a police officer - had been killed in the line of duty. A photograph of the three alleged attackers released by IS showed one with a striking resemblance to the picture of a dead gunman taken by a policeman inside the college, and shared with Reuters .

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Suzanne Evans says she'll stand for Ukip leadership

Mr Banks said he was backing Mr Kassam for the leadership "despite Paul Nuttall running" for the job. Mr Farage claimed Evans previously accused him of being " toxic " and told the former leader "immigration shouldn't be discussed with the public".

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Daesh militants killed in Iraqi airstrike

The battle for Iraq's second city is expected to be the biggest since a US-led invasion of the country in 2003. Erbil - Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, Secretary-General of the KRG Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs and the Spokesperson of the Kurdistan Region's armed forces, told ARA News that after liberating Bashiqa District from ISIS , the Kurdish forces will not go to Mosul city.

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Russian Federation to extend air strike moratorium, as opposition alleges bombing in Aleppo

The unilateral ceasefire ended without any evacuations by the United Nations , which had hoped to bring wounded civilians out of the rebel-held east and deliver aid after weeks of government bombardment and a three-month siege. Stephen O'Brien cited delays in receiving necessary approvals from local authorities in eastern Aleppo, conditions placed by armed groups, and the Syrian government's objection to allowing medical and other relief supplies into the rebel-held area.


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