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German Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that she won't hold in-depth talks on Brexit for now, setting a tough tone as the two leaders met in Berlin . The president also says the European Union remains one of the world's great achievements. Speaking in Berlin , Obama also praised as an "outstanding" worldwide partner his host Angela Merkel , seen by many as a new standard bearer of liberal democracy as the world tensely awaits how Trump will reshape the ...
  • Trump lawyers aim to delay fraud trial at hearing

    Trump lawyers aim to delay fraud trial at hearing

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    Curiel, who Trump famously called a "hater of Donald Trump" who could not preside over the case fairly because of his Mexican heritage, broke his radio silence on the political landscape outside his courtroom to share a message of moving forward.
  • Kushner is looking into the legality of taking White House gig

    Kushner is looking into the legality of taking White House gig

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    Kushner, 35, is President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law (considered a "relative" under the aforementioned USA code). So, why isn't Chris Christie Trump's attorney general ? But Trump thanked Christie for his support since then. Abrams believes Trump is committing a mistake by allowing his family to figure so prominently before he has even taken office, and before he has finished building a qualified team to surround him.
  • Trump University lawsuits settled for $25 million

    Trump University lawsuits settled for $25 million

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    Other complaints alleged that the students learned absolutely nothing useful and spent thousands of dollars on classes and personal coaches that provided little in return. "This allows us to maximize the recovery for the victims", Jason Forge, one of the attorneys representing the victims, told the judge. Shortly after Trump won the election, his attorney Daniel Petrocelli asked U.S.
  • SC refuses to accept rejection of Collegium recommendations

    SC refuses to accept rejection of Collegium recommendations

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    The centre today faced tough questions from the top court of the rules implemented on the currency ban in the country. A bench of Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Thakur has asked the government, "why did you start demonetisation?". "Let him go outside and address people as a Congress person". Continuing his tirade against the Centre, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the PM can not decide the way people of the country live and warned of widespread protest against the ...
  • Malaysia detains 12 activists ahead of anti-PM rally

    Malaysia detains 12 activists ahead of anti-PM rally

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    Delivered at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Police raided the group's office in Petaling Jaya on the eve of the rally and confiscated items such as laptops, mobile phones and bank documents. The High Commission said the "rally is expected to start from Jalan Bangsar and end around Dataran Merdeka". Malaysians living overseas in major cities across the world are expected to stage simultaneous rallies in support of the Bersih 5 protest in Malaysia.
  • Syria war: Bombs fall like 'rain' on eastern Aleppo, resident says

    Syria war: Bombs fall like 'rain' on eastern Aleppo, resident says

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    As Syrian government airstrikes pounded eastern Aleppo on Wednesday, people huddled around incubators in the basement of the city's last remaining children's hospital, waiting in silence as they counted the bombs. It claimed that an assault was imminent and that "zero hour" would soon begin. The Russia-declared offensive came hours after President Vladimir Putin and U.S.
  • Ondo PDP crisis: Court of Appeal adjourns indefinitely

    Ondo PDP crisis: Court of Appeal adjourns indefinitely

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    SaharaReporters learned that it was a face-saving measure by the court as a series of tweets by this website had revealed a plan to deliver a judgment that would favor Governor Segun Mimiko of Ondo State who allegedly bribed judges in the case.
  • Donald Trump to Meet With Mitt Romney

    Donald Trump to Meet With Mitt Romney

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    Romney was one of the staunchest Republican opponents of Trump's candidacy during the party's primaries, describing the businessman as vulgar, unprincipled and threatening to United States values. "He's known as the economy guy, but look at his book". "He is and was more involved in matters of outside policy. And he was right about everything from ISIS to Russian Federation", the person said.
  • Menomonie Police Dept. has suspect in assault, death of UW-Stout student

    Menomonie Police Dept. has suspect in assault, death of UW-Stout student

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    Alnahdi was beaten to death October 29 outside Menomonie's tavern district. Already, one of Alnahdi's roommates and a former UW-Stout student from Milwaukee who knew Alnahdi are wearing the pins, she said. His death remains under investigation by Menomonie police. The release also indicates that the suspect is not a UW-Stout student, is not a resident of Dunn County and there is no evidence of the assault constituting a hate crime.
  • India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency

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    Having garnered Rs 3.75 lakh crore through exchange and deposit of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as on Tuesday, the government expects the final figure to surge to around Rs 10 lakh crore by November 24 when exemptions provided to use of old currency at hospitals, petrol pumps etc come to a halt.
  • Trump lauds Electoral College as Clinton wins popular vote

    Trump lauds Electoral College as Clinton wins popular vote

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    After weeks of polling showing that Democrat Hillary Clinton was not just up nationally, but also in numerous swing states, she eventually lost on Election Day, the reality of her failure to get an electoral college victory (despite the likelihood of her winning the popular vote by more that 1 million votes ) shocked voters and pundits alike.
  • Kosovo police say Islamic State attack on Israeli football team foiled

    Kosovo police say Islamic State attack on Israeli football team foiled

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    Kosovo police said Thursday they prevented simultaneous attacks by the Daesh terrorist group, including on the Israeli national soccer team that played a World Cup qualifier in neighboring Albania . Most of Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority are nominally Muslim but overwhelmingly secular. At least 200 people have been detained or investigated in Kosovo over their alleged links with IS in recent years, Reuters reported , adding that a total of 300 Kosovars went to Syria to fight alongside ...
  • Obama's alumni-to-be contemplate life after the White House

    Obama's alumni-to-be contemplate life after the White House

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    President Obama said he "absolutely" has concerns about Donald Trump taking over, in his first news conference since the U.S. election outcome. A strong majority of Americans accept Donald Trump as the victor of the presidential election last week, but a significant minority of Hillary Clinton supporters say his victory was illegitimate, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
  • Israeli President Rivlin Reaffirms Strong Ties With India During State Visit

    Israeli President Rivlin Reaffirms Strong Ties With India During State Visit

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    The two sides also inked two pacts to strengthen cooperation in agriculture and water resources management. He also said Israel was "ready to answer" Modi's call to Make in India. India has purchased an estimated $12bn worth of defence equipment from Israel over the past decade, making it the third-largest supplier to India after Russian Federation and the United States.
  • Court rejects plea of Pak-Turk school employees on expulsion

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    He thanked Pakistan for extending necessary cooperation in tackling the challenge thrown by the organization of Fethullah. Addressing a joint press conference, the Turkish President told the media that during his one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Sharif they talked about the situation in Kashmir.
  • TPP Trade Deal Likely Dead After Trump Win

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    She just wrote the piece " Latest TPP Peril: President Donald Trump ", which states: "The election of Donald Trump did not kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)". White House Deputy National Security Adviser Wally Adeyemo on Friday told reporters that Obama will tell TPP member countries at the APEC summit that the United States will remain engaged in Asia, and that it recognizes the benefits of trade and such deals still make sense.
  • Iraqi forces say defenses, civilians hamper Mosul advance

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    The two sides engaged in a protracted sniper battle in one residential neighborhood, with each side taking up posts on rooftops. Twenty-five militants died, but security forces are hunting those who remain, he said. Mosul is the last major IS stronghold in Iraq , and driving the militants out would deal a major blow to their self-styled caliphate stretching into neighboring Syria.
  • Bernie Sanders is 'prepared to work with' Donald Trump

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    Keith Ellison to become the next head of the Democratic National Committee. In other words, it's not a sickness with the party's values, it's a sickness specific to Clinton. There is one question above all inside a decimated Democratic Party: who's to blame? What if we had donated more money? In an appearance on CNN late Thursday afternoon, when asked if he could have beaten Trump, Sanders said, "What good does it do now?" Still, it's conceivable that - with Sanders' support - she ...
  • Israel court rejects plea to delay West Bank outpost removal

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    In an interview with " Israel Today", a free daily owned by Republican super-donor Sheldon Adelson, Trump said he believed his administration can play "a significant role" in helping the Mideast parties reach an agreement. "And I can't speculate beyond that". Israel is eagerly waiting for more terror wars in Mideast by the Pentagon led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation so that it needs not worry about surrendering Palestinian territories back to Palestinians themselves.
  • China's Xi reaffirms US relations in talk with Trump

    China's Xi reaffirms US relations in talk with Trump

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    Trump's office said in a statement early on Monday that Trump thanked Xi for his well-wishes on his election. Furthermore, regarding this matter the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson named Lu Kang stated that "I believe that any USA politician, if he takes the interests of his own people first, will adopt a policy that is conducive to the economic and trade cooperation between China and the United States ".
  • Leonard Cohen has died, aged 82

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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led tributes to the singer: "It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of the legendary Leonard Cohen", Mr Trudeau said in a statement . His 1967 debut album became a cult hit, and with his second album, "Songs for a Room", unleashed one of his most revered and covered songs, " Bird on the Wire ".
  • Syrian forces regain control of Al-Assad, Minyan districts

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    On Saturday, it was confirmed that government forces had regained control of the al-Minian district and advanced into the al-Assad district. The Iranian reporting team came under mortar fire by terrorists in Minyan district in the western part of Aleppo.
  • Other Indian cities join Delhi in air pollution emergency

    Other Indian cities join Delhi in air pollution emergency

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    Industries in Delhi that lead to pollution are also expected to face shutdown in light of the heavy smog cover there. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who chaired an emergency meeting on 6 November, asserted that instead of politicising the issue of air pollution in the national capital, we need to come up with solutions to solve the problem together.
  • Hate crimes against Muslims rose by 67% in US

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    Anti-Semitic incidents rose to 111 this year from 102 last year, a increase of 11, and a 9 percent rise. The report came at a time of heightened racial and religious tensions in the United States following last week's presidential election.
  • Minnesota Man Gets 15 Years in Islamic State Case

    Minnesota Man Gets 15 Years in Islamic State Case

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    District Judge Michael Davis will consider evaluations done on some of the men to assess their risk for re-engaging in terroristic activities. Abdirizak Warsame, 21, didn't fare as well, but his sentence of 2½ years in prison was two years less than prosecutors sought.
  • UN chief 'sure' Trump will reconsider climate change stance

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    In the Paris Agreement, China committed to cutting carbon emissions by 60 to 65 percent per unit of GDP by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. He said that Trump, as a "very successful business person", would understand that market forces were already acting to push the world economy towards cleaner energies, away from fossil fuels.
  • Wikileaks founder Assange questioned in London over rape allegations

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    The Obama administration said it was confident Russian Federation was behind the hacks, and Ecuador temporarily cut off Assange's Internet access in the embassy in response to his activities. Mr Assange's Swedish counsel, Per Samuelson, was not notified or summoned to attend the procedure by the relevant prosecution authorities, despite the fact that the process concerns a preliminary investigation in Sweden under Swedish law in the presence of a Swedish prosecutor.
  • Climate momentum will be sustained: U.S. envoy on Trump vote

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    Each one of them is a reminder why we should take it seriously; why we should build a society that is aware of and responsive to Climate Change. Pershing, a State Department official, added: "The Paris agreement protects economic growth and the environment, all while providing nationally determined flexibility to accommodate differing circumstances".