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Trump conversation with Taiwan president a 'courtesy call' -Pence

The 10-minute call between Tsai and Trump on Friday evening demonstrated that Trump's team attaches importance to Taiwan , National Chung Hsing University Graduate Institute of International Politics professor Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥) said. Washington has pursued a so-called "one China" policy since 1979, when it shifted diplomatic recognition of China from the government in Taiwan to the communist government on the mainland.

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Donald Trump files lawsuit to end MI recount

District Court in Detroit to decide when the recount can begin. Currently, a hand recount of the millions of ballots cast in MI is slated to begin either late Tuesday or early Wednesday, two business days after the Board of State Canvassers' vote, Thomas said Friday.

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The International Space Station Just Lost Another Supply Mission

It is thought to be similar to the 2011 incident when a third-stage engine failure occurred due to a clogged fuel line. Ground-based simulation of the available telemetry would point to the components of the propulsion system that was assembled with violations, the source added.

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Nick Saban says it's 'never OK' to lose a game

Alabama got out-of-sorts offensively for much of the first half against Auburn, turning the ball over and generally shooting itself in the foot. Quarterback Jalen hurts might very well find himself in New York City at the end of the year for the Heisman Trophy Award ceremony.

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Analysts Advise About National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV)

The company has an Average Rating of 2.97 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5. Nomura set a $29.00 price objective on shares of National Oilwell Varco and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 0.22. The firm's current ratio calculated as 1.80 for the most recent quarter. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 2nd will be issued a $0.05 dividend.

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Will OPEC's deal to cut production work?

India Oil Corp's Director of Finance A K Sharma told Reuters that he expects any positive price impact to be "short term" and believes the OPEC cuts will be "largely offset" by growing us production. Crude oil futures for January delivery opened at $49.07 on the CME Globex, reaching a mid-day high of $50.97 and a low of $48.98. US light crude oil rose $2.32, or 4.7 percent, to $51.76 a barrel, and was approaching a 2016 high of $51.93.

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US consumers should feel muted effect from rising oil price, analysts say

Dec 2 Oil prices extended gains early on Friday as producer cartel OPEC and Russian Federation agreed to rein in a global oversupply in crude on Wednesday with analysts now focusing their attention on implementation of the deal. According to data published by OPEC last month , OECD oil inventories showed an overhang of 304 million barrels at the end of September , down from 350 million barrels at the end of 2015.

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Russian spacecraft launch ends in failure and a fireball

Russian Emergencies Ministry specialists have reportedly found a fragment of the Russian Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft in Siberia. It was launched on Thursday from the Russian space center in Kazakhstan , carrying over 5000 pounds of supply to the station.

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc 18.5% Potential Upside Now Implied by Deutsche Bank

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in shares of Zayo Group Holdings by 0.4% in the third quarter. Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 1st will be given a $0.65 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This report was originally posted by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News.

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Holocaust-themed ice skating routine by Putin aide's wife sparks outrage

Tatiana Navka , a professional skater on the reality show Ice Age , was partnered by actor Andrei Burkovsky . Despite receiving praises from the Russian audience, the performance was criticized on social media. " If in that ice dance, dedicated to Holocaust, all that was present then I see nothing wrong about it ", Gerber stressed. He said: "The lack of thought that would have to go into making that decision is nearly mind-blowing..." The song used for the performance was also culled ...

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Mystery video of man fighting kangaroo to save pet dog goes viral

The dog didn't return and the man then spots that he's got himself into a spot of bother with a large kangaroo. A KANGAROO being punched in the face by a man defending his dog has been caught on camera in a hilarious video crowned "only in Australia".

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Russia Space Station Cargo ship crashes, burns up in atmosphere

According to Russia's space agency Roscosmos , the cargo ship was lost at an altitude of 120 miles (190 km) over an unpopulated mountainous region in the Siberian republic of Tuva . And in April 2015 , a Progress M-27M rocket similar to the one that took off Thursday made it to orbit before it lost contact with the ground, spun out of control, and burned up as it fell back into the atmosphere.

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Holocaust-themed ice dance divides internet

The Saturday night peak time Nazi-themed item was said to be based on the Italian movie Life is attractive, a 1997 tragicomedy about an Italian-Jewish man's fight to survive in a Nazi concentration camp. Some have called the performance "blasphemy, while others called it tactless". Jeremy Jones , of Australia's Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, told CNN the act was "unbelievably tasteless".

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40 people feared dead in California party fire

The city had received complaints about construction done without permits at the building and opened an investigation, but an inspector failed to gain access to the structure on November 7, and the inquiry remained open, said the city's buildings and planning chief, Darin Ranelletti .

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Iran Says Extension Of Sanctions Act By US Congress Violates Nuclear Deal

But Ali Akbar Salehi, the Iran's nuclear energy chief, who played a major role in reaching the deal, described the extension as a clear violation. Two weeks ago, it passed the House by a vote 419-1, and yesterday it passed the congress unanimously, 99-0.

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Why Carrier deal could set troubling precedent

Trump reiterated his campaign promise to slap high tariffs on products made by US companies that move manufacturing overseas to take advantage of cheap labor. Some workers yelled: "Thank you Mr. Trump" and "Thanks Donald" as he greeted them. On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee blasted Trump, saying in a statement: "Every American job is important, but it's clear that Donald Trump not only got rolled by Carrier, he set a unsafe precedent that companies can easily shake down ...

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Large crowds for Castro's ashes after symbolic Che Guevara reunion

The government invited people to the square for a two-day commemoration and tribute sites were set up in hundreds of places across the country to bid farewell to Castro, who died on November 25 at age 90. The urn will be laid to rest at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, next to the mausoleum of 19th century independence hero Jose Marti. As the country ponders its future without Fidel Castro, attention is turning toward Raul Castro and whether he will undertake deeper economic reforms after ...

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AT&T Unveils Details For DirecTV Now

Customers can get an Apple TV included with 3 months pre-paid of any DIRECTV NOW package. AT&T, which acquired satellite provider DirecTV for $1 billion in July 2015, is launching DirecTV Now to capture 20 million cord cutters who no longer subscribe to cable or satellite services.

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'You can't just walk away' - Gwede to ANC's NEC

Zuma, who weathered a motion of no-confidence in parliament over the cost of the renovations, has since paid back more than $500,000 as required by the court. Worldwide credit rating firm Fitch on Friday dropped its outlook for South Africa from stable to negative, pointing to the country's recent political turmoil.

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Trump's conversation with Taiwanese president gets mixed reactions

The wording implied the protest had gone to the Trump camp, but the ministry provided no explanation. Another said Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council has made many phone calls across the strait through the political hotline set up by the Ma Ying-jeou administration, but the PRC didn't want to take the calls, and now it's reacting to the Trump-Tsai call like insane.

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Renzi courts trouble as Italy votes on constitutional reform

He has said he will resign if the reforms are rejected, and opposition politicians have vowed to press for a new government if voters do not back the proposed constitutional changes. Berlusconi has argued that it concentrates too much power in the premier, while Monti says the reforms don't go far enough and downplayed the risk of political instability.

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PM circumspect on Trump's call with Taiwan

China's foreign minister Wang Yi characterized the call as "just a small trick by Taiwan ", but the country lodged a formal complaint with the USA over the call. "China policy and sovereignty that are extremely sensitive issues, it would be a tremendous concern were we to suddenly change our position on something like this that has been a fundamental basic element of how we approach China for many, many years", Ford added .

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Samsung runs Note 7 apology in three major newspapers

The ads, which ran in papers including the Wall Street Journal , New York Times , and Washington Post , featured a one-page letter from Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. "The issues with the galaxy note 7 are isolated to only that model". The South Korean company says it is "truly sorry" for not delivering best-in-class quality, and it insists safety remains its top priority.

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Iran will halt JCPOA implementation if sanctions re-imposed: Zarif

Senate's vote to extend sanctions against the Islamic Republic for 10 years violated a historic nuclear deal reached between the country and six major powers in 2015. Iran's most powerful authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had already warned in November that an extension of US sanction would be viewed in Tehran as a violation of the nuclear accord.

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Netflix launches new download feature for offline viewing

You'll find Orange Is the New Black, Narcos and The Crown available - but you can't download everything. The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS, and it couldn't be easier to download a program.

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)

The stock's price fluctuated within the range of $7 - $7.30 during previous trading session. Several research firms have commented on CHK . Finally, Nomura raised shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. This represents a $1.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.89%. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Chesapeake Utilities Corp". Wedbush Securities Inc.

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Want to see an early screening of 'Rogue One

And Rogue One director Gareth Edwards did previously say that if a sequel were ever to happen, "that sequel will be directed by George Lucas ", a reference to that first Star Wars film . Get ready for a lightspeed ride back to that galaxy far, far away when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , the first-ever standalone movie set in the iconic Star Wars universe, hits theaters December 16 .

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India train derailment kills at least 133, more than 200 injured

Indian Army personnel along with around 250 rescue workers worked through the night to clear the wreckage and carry out rescue operations. Since Monday morning, they have searched 14 cars, lifting coaches from the tracks in the hope of finding any survivors trapped underneath.

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Site of deadly Oakland warehouse fire an artist space, maze

The fire started around 11:30 p.m. Friday, in a two-story warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, according to the East Bay Times , during an electronic music show headlined by Golden Donna of Madison, Wisc. The fire was described as one of the deadliest in the history of Oakland . "It filled end to end with furniture, whatnot, collections", she said.

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Residents return to charred Tennessee town

So the Great Smoky Mountains, in a few years, will be more handsome than ever before. Firefighters and other responders have done preliminary searches in about 90% of the burned areas, Waters said. Hours later, the family said, she called her son James Wood to tell him that her home had caught fire. Bowing to pressure from home and business owners on Friday, city officials began to allow some people to return to the city.

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Oil prices rise on planned OPEC-led production cut

It said at the end of September it aimed to cut production to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day compared with its recent record output of around 33.8 million bpd.While a ceiling for overall OPEC production may be agreed by November 30, it is unclear whether clear quotas per member state would be set.

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Bryant on rolling Cowboys: Plan 'way bigger than being 11-1'

It had seemed like the Cowboys had lost their "America's Team" luster, but apparently all it took to get it back was two electric rookies and the best record in the NFL. Minnesota's third-ranked defense did their fiery leader proud, holding the explosive Cowboys offense to season lows in points, yards (264) and first downs (13).

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Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola Discuss Manchester City-Chelsea Brawl

The Manchester City players lost their cool towards the end with Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho being sent off. Aguero made an ill-timed challenge on David Luiz while Fernandinho reacted to provocation from Cesc Fàbregas by grabbing the Spain global by the neck.

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Van Gisbergen wins championship

His maiden Supercars championship caps a triumphant year for van Gisbergen, who has also made a name for himself in global GT3 sports auto racing. The 27-year-old said that was his main thought in the last few laps of Saturday's race, when he fought his way through the field from sixth to third.

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Unmanned ISS cargo ship burns up in atmosphere

But shortly after the upper stage separated from the core booster, flight telemetry stopped , leaving ground controllers confused about what had happened. Boeing and SpaceX are now developing the technology to send American astronauts to space from American soil, meaning the shuttling service - and the revenue it produced for Roscosmos - could soon end when NASA begins shuttling its own astronauts skyward using private, commercial spacecraft.


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