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What is 'hard' or 'soft' Brexit?

If judges decide there must be a vote in Parliament then the possibility of MPs defying the result of the referendum is raised. European stocks closed at a three-month low Thursday as weak economic data from China, an uncertain earnings outlook in the USA and ongoing concerns over Britain's Brexit strategy weighed on risk sentiment around the region.

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Wallonia says no to CETA

Linguistically-divided Belgium's seven different parliaments must first give the federal government power of signature for Belgium to give its official approval, under the country's complex political system. French President Francois Hollande asked Magnette to come to Paris on Friday to discuss the matter, a move seen by some as an unprecedented outreach by the leader of the French republic to an otherwise small, regional government.

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Hurricane Nicole teams up to set an Atlantic Ocean record

Nicole's maximum sustained wind speed is 60 miles per hour. Matthew has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it continues what appears to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast. On Saturday night, Matthew will begin to turn east away from the coast, likely before any serious impacts reach the Outer Banks. The former hurricane was 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and was moving to the northeast before it met its demise in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Scrapping Galaxy Note7 set to cost Samsung £4.4bn

The Suwon-based company disclosed on Friday a negative impact of about mid-three trillion won (€2.8 billion) on operating profit to the end of March 2017, on top of an already announced €2 billion cut for the preceding period. " The sales impact on other models remains unclear ", Kim Sung-soo, a fund manager at LS Asset Management, which owns Samsung Electronics shares, was cited by Reuters.

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Hurricane Nicole roars across Bermuda, moves into Atlantic

In fact, Nicole is the first major hurricane to track north of 30°N since Hazel in 1954. Wind and surf picks up as Hurricane Nicole approaches the Cooper's Island Nature Reserve in St. The Category 2 storm was expected to strengthen a bit before striking the island on Thursday morning. "We are hiding downstairs". Schools and government offices were expected to close early Wednesday and will remain closed through at least Thursday , according to Bernews.

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Nicola Sturgeon Asks Americans To Reject Donald Trump And Elect Hillary Clinton

He was referring to Mr. Trump's lewd comments about women on a decade-old recording, and of accusations by several women that Mr. Trump has tried to force himself on them. Hillary Clinton is narrowly leading Donald Trump in the battleground state of North Carolina, according to a survey released by Suffolk University.

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Two women claim Trump touched them inappropriately, reports say

Right before video of Trump crudely discussing groping women was published last week, Clinton only led Trump by two percentage points, and Republicans actually inched in front of Democrats on the generic ballot when undecided voters leaning toward one party were included.

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US backs India's 'right to self-defence' post terrorist attack in Uri

About investigation into the Uri attack, Basit said, "We would like to get out of this blame game, so why not get an worldwide investigation into this incident?" Every country has a right to self-defence. The envoys are visiting Washington and NY to highlight the Kashmir dispute and to counter India's version of the latest flare-up in the disputed region.

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Sony to launch smartphone games in 2018 - Nikkei

However, it does feel like you are playing games in a pseudo-"cinematic" mode. At this stage the unknown games are only slated for Japan and select Asian territories, but interestingly, the report suggests these new smartphone and tablet games may be linked to console experiences in some way.

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Plane evacuated after replacement Samsung Note 7 fire

The authorities and Southwest are now working together to recover the device and investigate the cause of the incident. "Until we are able to retrieve the device, we can not confirm that this incident involves the new Note 7", the South Korean company said .

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Western Digital Unveils New Blue And Green Consumer SSD

Called WD Blue and WD Green, they are the company's first SSD venture since 2010, when it released its disappointing SiliconEdge Blue drive. Consumers benefit from the combination of reliable storage with an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, coupled with reduced power and less heat when compared to HDDs.

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Global deal reached to limit powerful greenhouse gases

According to the agreement, the A2 (developed) countries agreed to a baseline of 2011-2013 with cuts in HFCs beginning in 2019. Developing countries like India, and other hot nations where HFC-using air conditioners are in high demand, are concerned about the high costs of the transition away from HFCs.

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Hurricane Nicole brings floods and power cuts to Bermuda

It said Nicole is expected to produce rainfall of five to eight inches (10 to 20 centimeters) over Bermuda. The storm was located about 100 miles (165 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda early Thursday morning. Nicole's maximum sustained winds were 85 miles per hour as it headed to the east-northeast at 21 miles per hour. They were served a free lunch as they waited for the hurricane to blow through.

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United States strikes not connected to broader Yemen conflict - Pentagon

In the meantime, the war is fueling anti-American sentiment in the region, deepening considerable strains in the US-Saudi relationship and raising the risk of unintended flare-ups with Tehran. The same senior administration official said Friday that "it's not entirely clear" why the Houthis fired missiles at the US ships. The missiles fired on Sunday were variants of the so-called Silkworm missile, and both also fell harmlessly into the water.

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Nations reach deal to reduce HFCs, environmental groups say

Almost 200 countries struck a landmark deal today to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. "It's a very historic moment, and we are all very delighted that we have come to this point where we can reach a consensus and agree to most of the issues that were on the table", said India's chief delegate, Ajay Narayan Jha.

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USA politics blast: Trump brazens it out as more accusers surface

It's like a magnet. He said, he just starts kissing "beautiful" women. Now, if they're going to rip us off, you wouldn't think they'd be building fortresses. Trump, thorugh his own words and actions, has already created for himself". At the time she was sitting next to Trump in the first-class cabin on a flight to NY.

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Xbox One Continues To Outsell The PS4 In The US

Launched on October 13, the previously codenamed "Project Morpheus", is a VR headset that attaches to the PlayStation 4 (PS4). This is despite the fact that at $399 the unit is hundreds of dollars cheaper than more-powerful competitors Oculus Rift and and HTC Vive, which run $599 and $799, respectively.

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A Spider Across The Room Can 'Hear' You, Study Finds

As to what comes next - you could say that the scientists who study these spiders will be all ears. We already knew that jumping spiders have exceptional vision. "It kept on happening". Their brain activity also spiked, not only in response to close-range sounds, but also to sound sources located more than 3 meters (10 feet) away.

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State Dept.: A Concern Obama-Clinton Emails Not Be Made Public

However, Catholic and evangelical leaders are still holding him accountable for not raising objections against the statements by Halpin and Palmieri. "By dribbling these ( emails ) out every day WikiLeaks is proving they are nothing but a propaganda arm of the Kremlin with a political agenda doing Putin's dirty work to help elect Donald Trump", said Clinton campaign spokesman Glen Caplin.

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South Africa's Zuma asks court to block anti-graft report

The outgoing Public Protector said the report that would be in the hands of the speaker of Parliament was the final version based on all the evidence she had. In response to her work, Madonsela faced repeated and vicious attacks against both her office and her character, including a number of death threats.

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Nations reach deal to reduce HFCs; could dent global warming

This growth was mainly due to demand for air conditioners, expected to treble in use by 2050. And what makes HFCs even more worrying is that they are increasing at a rate of 10 to 15 percent a year, according to Greenpeace, which it says makes them the fastest-growing greenhouse gas .

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Why voters say they are picking Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump

The White House said on Tuesday that Trump's remarks about groping women in the video amounted to sexual assault. "This corruption and collusion is just one more reason why I will ask my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor", to investigate Clinton and the fact that she apparently deleted thousands of emails that were never recovered, Trump said.

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U.S. removes limits on bringing in Cuban rum, cigars

The changes, the latest in a series of new rules since the two former Cold War foes began normalising relations in December 2014, will allow export to Cuba of some United States consumer goods sold online. Since 2014, Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro have been working on settling peace and establishing new relationships between the two countries as a way of ending the nearly decade-long situation.

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Clinton's momentum continues to surge following Trump audio leak

Just over 40% of respondents said they thought Clinton won the Sunday night rumble, while only 28% said the same of Trump, the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll showed. Following the episode depicted in the ad, the Clinton campaign belatedly acknowledged the Democratic nominee had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier.

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Barack Obama sidesteps Congress to make Cuba trade concessions irreversible

Now, Cuban cigars are no longer a forbidden luxury, as President Obama on Friday issued a directive that would allow Americans to engage in more commerce with the communist-run island, including potentially allowing Cuban state-run pharmaceutical companies to sell their low cost, innovative medications in the US.

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Russian Federation says United Kingdom military welcome in Syria if target terrorism, not Assad

Mr Tusk said: "The words uttered by one of the leading campaigners for Brexit and proponents of the cake philosophy was pure illusion that one can have the European Union cake and eat it, too". Johnson made the remarks giving evidence to the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee while stressing that it was time to consider "more kinetic options", including military options.

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Replacement Note 7 Reportedly Catches On Fire On A Southwest Flight

He told Reuters that he had replaced the original phone around two weeks ago. This latest incident comes just as it appeared Samsung had resolved its 'exploding phone' crisis with replacement devices issued and sales reportedly picking up.

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Nations seek deal to phase out HFCs; could cut temperatures

During the first of a series of meetings this week, United Nations Environmental Program executive director Erik Solheim said of the magnitude of these talks, "No one, frankly, will forgive you if you can not find a compromise at this conference".

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Wall says Clinton's climate plan a better approach, Trudeau should take note

Canada's provinces and territories will be given an option of determining their own mechanisms - tax or cap-and-trade - to set the price. Trudeau's plan calls for a $10 per tonne tax on carbon starting in 2018, increasing to $50 per tonne by 2022.

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Sony reportedly planning to develop smartphone games for March 2018 release

Console makers have had to look at mobile gaming for new sources of revenue. They originally planned on developing games that would work on both PS Vita and Android, but that project was shuttered quietly in 2015 due to a supposed change in internal interests.

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Sending in a Mail-In Ballot? You'll Need A Few Extra Cents

In Marion County, voters who wish to cast early ballots in-person must travel to the clerk's office in the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St. "We want voters to use the voting method that best fits their schedule". Absentee ballots also are available by mail from county election offices. In previous elections, voters had to pay the cost of return postage, which frequently exceeded a single first-class stamp.

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Tracking Matthew: Matthew Brings Record-Breaking Flooding To Eastern NC

Hurricane Matthew killed nearly 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast US coast. In Georgia as of Saturday morning, 300,000 customers had reported power outages, NPR's Rae Bichell reports from Savannah, Ga. The agency said 14 emergency response vehicles were going into communities Sunday to distribute food and cleanup kits to residents.

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Google Daydream VR Keyboard app is now Available on Play Store

The Pixel will come with a 5 inch display while the Pixel XL comes with a 5.5 inch display . The model with Very Silver colour is also available at the same price . That this could be an issue for Google's phones, which are known for always carrying the latest version of Android , only exacerbated the concern.

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Obama on Trump disavowals: Too little, too late

OH is still very much in play, said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball, a national nonpartisan newsletter based at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics that tracks candidate polling. In addition to insulting and demeaning women, he has shown disrespect for African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims, POWS, people with disabilities, and immigrants.

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Pakistan will be very much the flavour of the summit

India hopes its longtime strategic partner, Russia, would reflect upon its just-concluded maiden military exercise with Pakistan and refrain from more such joint ventures. "India looks forward to building bridges to new partnerships and finding common resolve and solutions to our entrenched problems", he said. During the BRICS summit, India will be seeking to re-engage Russian Federation more substantively.


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