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Questions linger about Trump's relationship with Russia

They also said 87% of the DNS lookups involved Alfas Banks servers. USA law enforcement and intelligence officials investigating hacks of Democratic Party organizations view Russian spy agencies as trying to sow chaos and confusion in the United States elections, but not necessarily trying to help a particular candidate.

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Belgium makes breakthrough in talks for EU-Canada trade deal

That declaration was approved by representatives of all 28 EU countries later on Thursday, according to a European Council official. John Manley, the head of the Business Council of Canada, which represents the country's largest companies, said CETA should not be confused with a trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, the larger and even more contentious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

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CALAIS EXODUS: Buses remove 1500 more children from Jungle camp

But the plight of hundreds of minors, almost 1,500 of whom are now in temporary lodging in container-boxes in Calais , has become a point of dispute between Britain and France. Two agents from the British Home Office traveled on each bus, said Barbet. "The fear is that they'll go to these accommodation centres and they won't be brought to safety quickly, they may run away from these centres, when they actually have a family member in the United Kingdom waiting to take care of them".

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State calls slew of witnesses in first day of Slager trial

A former North Charleston police officer will face a almost all-white jury as his criminal trial begins Thursday. According to NBC News , the jury is made up of "six white men, five white women and one black man ". Some of those reasons were not having a good understanding of English, expressing anti-gun sentiments and, in one case, being a friend of the medical examiner, who is expected to testify.

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Italian anti-EU leader: Brexit vote should stand

Theresa May's plans for Brexit have suffered a major setback after campaigners won their High Court battle over her decision not to seek parliamentary approval before starting the process. "We need to get more clarity on what MPs think and intend to do about this now they have a say ". Ed Miliband had also been pressing the case for a parliamentary vote, while during the summer's leadership contest Owen Smith pledged to vote against triggering Article 50 unless a second referendum or ...

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Afghanistan Nato: '30 civilians killed' in fighting with Taliban

Emotionally-charged protests ensued outside the governor's office in Kunduz in the aftermath of airstrikes, led by relatives of the airstrike victims carrying their bodies. There was also no immediate word on whether any air strikes had been carried out. The air raids on Thursday were in support of United States and Afghan forces during an attack targeting senior Taliban commanders, according to provincial spokesman Mahmood Danish.

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Not so fast on Brexit; court says lawmakers get a vote

But Labour MP Lisa Nandy told the programme: "Britain is leaving the European Union and whether or not Parliament has to vote to trigger Article 50, this will happen because, in reality, there are no more than a handful of parliamentarians who would seek to block that decision".

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Immigrants Don't Take British Jobs — George Osborne

As usual, there were also plenty of jolly political japes... Whatever you think of her, one thing it is possible to say about our new prime minister is that she has excellent banter . In his book he said that when he heard the result of the referendum, he walked out of the office and as he walked into Whitehall started wretching violently.

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South Korea prosecutors detain ex-presidential aide amid scandal

The saga took on a unusual twist when rumors swirled of Choi's links to a religious cult, depicting her as a "shaman" who has been manipulating Park through supernatural means and even comparing her to Russian mystic Rasputin. He joined the Park's presidential campaign in 2012 and served as the chairman of Presidential Committee for National Cohesion under the Presidential Inaugural Committee for the incumbent president.

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Cubs End Curse, Top Indians In World Series Game 7

That pressure didn't mean the beer wouldn't flow and the bars wouldn't be louder than ever for twelve-plus hours, but it did mean that underneath all of the fun and the excitement and the chanting there was an unmistakable presence of permanent melancholy.

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S. Korea court approves arrest of Park's friend

Ms Choi, who has been held in emergency detention since Monday (Oct 31), is accused of coercing local firms to donate large sums to dubious non-profit foundations that she then used for personal gain. Reacting to her address, the main opposition Democratic Party insisted her changes had been cosmetic and warned that it would begin a campaign for her ouster unless further steps were taken.

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Italy shaken by largest quake in 36 years

Destruction has been registered in 100 cities in the regions of Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio in central Italy as a result of the strong quake. While thousands have been moved to live in empty hotels on the coast, out of harm's way, a growing number of residents insist on staying put.

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Russian Federation tells rebels to leave Aleppo by Friday evening

Russian Federation and its Syrian allies say they halted air attacks on Aleppo on October 18. Yasser al-Youssef, a spokesman for the Nour el-Din el-Zinki rebel group, said Russian Federation "is not serious" and its latest initiatives "don't concern us".

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Senate candidate Feingold rallies with Kaine in Wisconsin

Sen. The previous Marquette poll, conducted October 6-9, also had Feingold leading Johnson within the poll's margin of error, 46 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. A few hundred people of all ages attended the vice presidential candidate's rally to hear how Clinton and Kaine would fix pressing issues by refinancing student loans, boosting wages, creating jobs, protecting the environment and supporting equality.

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About 13 percent of registered Minn. voters have already cast ballots

Tuesday was the last day for Virginians to request an absentee ballot by mail, which means if you haven't requested a mail-in ballot yet and you're still thinking about voting before Election Day, you will have to cast your absentee ballot in person.

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Embattled South Korean President to address nation amid scandal

Park also vowed to accept a direct investigation into her actions, but the opposition, sensing weakness, immediately said that if she doesn't accept a prime minster chosen by the parliament and withdraw from dealing with domestic affairs, it will push for her ouster.

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France warns UK's May of hard Brexit talks

At the tail end of a dinner of scallops and lamb, May set out her approach to Brexit, underlining there would be no second referendum and that she wanted Britain's departure from the European Union to be "smooth and orderly" to safeguard the economy and calm increasingly nervous investors and markets.

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Putin grants action star Steven Seagal Russian citizenship

That means that Seagal automatically became a Russian citizen as soon as the decree was published, and he doesn't have to officially accept it. Others include French actor Gerard Depardieu and United States boxer Roy Jones Jr . Russia's Tass news agency reported that Seagal said during his visit that he was interested in spending several months each year in the country. Seagal, whose work in the early 1990s reportedly grossed $1 billion, has largely released straight-to-DVD films more ...

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Michel Aoun, Lebanon's new president

The key, though, to clinching the post was the shock support of two of his greatest rivals: Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, and Sunni former premier Saad Hariri. In a second round, Aoun surpassed the 50%-plus-one quorum requirement with 83 votes, Al-Manar reported. Aoun also told lawmakers that the consolidation of the Lebanese army is a priority to preserve the country's sovereignty.

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Australia's Dreamworld reopens on Friday after accident

But the concerns did not include the Thunder River Rapids ride where four people died when the ride malfunctioned on Tuesday afternoon. Dreamworld will reopen on Friday with a memorial day as a mark of respect to the four people who lost their lives on one of the theme park's most popluar rides.

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OROP row: Police halt Rahul Gandhi's protest march

They also rued the politics being played over his death. Meanwhile, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition parties are engaged in a verbal duel over the issue. "If we look at sequence of events, they first questioned on surgical strikes, they then created useless noise over the SIMI encounter, now they have racked up OROP issue", Naqvi said.

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Creepy 2014 tweet predicted Cubs-Indians Game 7 extra innings, apocalypse

Fans are gathering in Wrigleyville to snap selfies in front of the iconic marquee on the stadium that declares the Chicago Cubs "World Series Champions". Rizzo put that final ball in his pocket as the Cubs piled up in the middle of the diamond, David Ross got carried off the field by his teammates and Bill Murray partied in the clubhouse.

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Islamic State Leader's New Message Rallies Fighters in Mosul

Mosul is the last major city under control of his group in Iraq and there are an estimated 5,000 IS fighters holed up in the city. Amiri said the militias also intended ultimately to cut off the main highway between Mosul and Tal Afar, but said that the Muhalabiya route was the priority because it was the one used by the militants since they took over Mosul two years ago.

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IS leader confident in victory, gives first message about Mosul battle

Gen. Abdul-Ghani al-Asadi, the top counterterrorism forces commander, told reporters that the special forces had imposed a curfew in the neighbourhood of Gogjali while gains there were being consolidated. Conditions have already been dire for civilians since the drive on Mosul began. On the southern front, Federal Police Forces captured four small villages outside the Hamam al-Alil area, over 30km from Mosul, the army said.

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Demonstrators in London protest Aleppo attacks

Kinzinger urged the president to act decisively in Syria in a letter signed by U.S. Reps. Russian Federation and its Syrian allies say they halted air attacks on Aleppo on October 18. The Obama administration argues that, unlike Russian Federation, the USA military has taken extensive precautions to avoid targeting civilians and has worked closely with United Nations agencies to aid those who manage to escape the fighting.

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South Korean PM nominee says president can be subject to investigation

Han Kwang-ok, chairman of Presidential Committee for National Cohesion, was named as the new chief presidential secretary, and Hur Won-je, a former journalist-turned-politician, was appointed as the new senior secretary for political affairs to replace controversial Woo Byung-woo charged of acting go-between the president and her controversial friend Choi Soon-sil as well as other multiple personal wrongdoings.

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Gasoline pipeline continues burning as Democrats seek probe

Federal officials have confirmed that they are investigating Monday's explosion and firethat killed one worker and shut down two huge pipelines that fuel metro Atlanta and much of the east coast. The pipeline, which stretches from NY to Houston, Texas, provides gasoline for an estimated 50 million people. The company said the fire, which has been allowed to burn under supervision, will be extinguished soon and then the pipe will be drained.

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Standard Chartered drags down FTSE 100

Winters said the bank's debt capital markets activity was a bright spot, but emerging markets had not seen as strong a rebound in capital markets activity as the USA and Europe last quarter. Mr Winters has been shrinking the balance sheet and tightening lending standards after taking over in 2015 from predecessor Peter Sands, who spent eight years in charge.

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Calais "jungle" clearance complete - Regional head

A local official in the region. For numerous migrants fleeing war and poverty, the closure of the Jungle marks the end of a dream to reach Britain, which lies a tantalisingly short sea crossing away, where most had sought to reunite with family or find work.

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Zuma South Africa's President says Gordhan charges a concern for all

President Jacob Zuma has said he is not in conflict with Gordhan and the country's top prosecutor has denied any political motivation over the fraud charges. The minister enjoys a good deal of public support over his records in the office. Minister Gordhan is expected to announce National Treasury's views on growth prospects.

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Independents leaning toward Trump in polls after Federal Bureau of Investigation furor erupts

Trump's confidence aside, Clinton still has more paths to victory - and was looking for even more. Michelle Obama , who has made a powerful pitch to women, is also expected to be on the trail for Clinton before Tuesday. That could complicate her path in other states, too, including North Carolina, Pennsylvania and MI. "The African-American vote right is not as solid as it needs to be", Obama told radio's Tom Joyner Morning Show, the first of a series of interviews he was giving Wednesday ...

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Earthquake strikes again in Italy with magnitude

It has been followed by hundreds of powerful aftershocks feared to have further compromised the safety of buildings in the affected area. In Cascia, 13 miles south of Norcia , a hospital was being evacuated and children in some towns were being told schools would not open on Monday.

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Kenya pulling UN peacekeepers from South Sudan in protest

Kenya's Ondieki fired by the UN. Accordingly, the Kenyan, foreign ministry announced the withdrawal of its troops from South Sudan saying that "the continued presence of its troops in South Sudan is no longer tenable and is inimical to their safety".

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With French camp razed, moved migrants try to adapt again

Here are some devastating pictures of the aftermath. Walia said the camp departures have been peaceful, despite the uncertainty for migrants being forced to leave. He said he had slept on the ground just in front of the containers, with some 20 to 30 other minors. After two full days of the operation, French authorities have transported about 4,000 migrants to reception centres around the country.

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IS leader says confident in victory, in first message after Mosul battle

Although he did not refer to Mosul by name, al-Baghdadi mentioned the fighting in Nineveh province, the administrative region that includes the city. Al-Baghdadi visited the city after the takeover, and from inside Mosul , declared an Islamic caliphate that at one point covered almost a third of Iraq and Syria.


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