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Australia refugee deal under wraps

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has kept tight-lipped on speculation of a deal with the US. Australia and the United States are nearing a deal to help each other clear refugee centers they are operating outside their own borders, Australian officials said. Read More »

Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence's role

After ending his own failed campaign for president, Christie emerged as one of Trump's most enthusiastic supporters. Chris Christie was previously leading the transition process. This is filled with people who were among the early endorsers of Donald Trump - people like Rudy Giuliani , Newt Gingrich , people who had been kind of out of power for a while align themselves with Trump really closely, and now that's benefiting them. Read More »

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe resigns

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According to cellphone tracking records obtained by the protector's investigators, Molefe was at or near the Guptas' Saxonwold, Joburg, compound 19 times between 5 August and 17 November 2015. Public Law expert Cathy Powell says people are misinterpreting the fact that the state capture report made observations rather than concrete findings. Read More »

Clashes subside between Syrian rebels in city of Aleppo

Russian Federation has promised two corridors through which rebels can leave the city, and said they will allow them to take their weapons with them. The ministry, which is helping forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, also said civilians and the wounded would be allowed to leave through six different corridors. Read More »

Conagra Brands completes Lamb Weston spinoff, name change

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Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.2. Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the ConAgra Foods, Inc . They now have a United States dollars 54 price target on the stock. The company surged 1.29% and closed its last trading session at $48.06. The company's 50 day moving average is 46.67 and its 200 day moving average is 46.32. Read More »

Feelings mixed over legalization of recreational marijuana in MA

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Regardless of how a still-contested legalization vote turns out in ME, more than 1 in 5 Americans now live in states where the recreational use of marijuana is, or soon will be, legal. Nevada is also quite in support for legalizing marijuana. As one reform advocate told the Washington Post: "The prospect of Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie as attorney general does not bode well". Read More »

Korean, U.S. biz leaders urge stepped up bilateral cooperation, free trade

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Lee Ju-yeol said Friday that Trump's campaign promises critical of free trade, if realized, could have a negative impact on South Korea's exports as well as global trade. “I really think this missile deployment is going to make South Koreans angry at the American military here, ” says Lee, whose brown, wide-brimmed hat is adorned with a red ribbon that says in Korean, “Totally Against THAAD.”. Read More »

Britain's Johnson says no need for gloom about Trump victory

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The Daily Telegraph says ministers will have to seek the advice of UKIP's interim leader because they have no links to the president-elect. Prime Minister Theresa May has led United Kingdom political congratulations for Donald Trump after his USA election victory. Read More »

Father of girl subject of Amber Alert found dead: RCMP

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The RCMP confirmed Thursday that the body of Adam Jay Eastman, the father of Nia Eastman, was found at around 5:30 a.m. CST. Police say they are trying to piece together what happened after her father picked her up from school on Wednesday. Read More »

Suspected coordinator of Paris, Brussels attacks ID'd

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He could not say exactly which top IS official or officials gave the orders or whether they sent them from a base in Syria or Iraq, the territory run by IS leader and self-declared caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Conversations extracted by a computer used by one of the Brussels attackers also referred to an "Abou Ahmad", the source said. Two suspects in the attacks are in French custody. Read More »

New WSJ/NBC poll shows Clinton ahead but lead slashed

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The poll showed Clinton leading 48 percent to Trump's 42, a 6-point difference. The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll shows Trump has extended his lead from the last poll. Clinton also has the support of 92 percent of Democrats while Trump has the support of 82 percent of Republicans. It has a +/- 3.6 percent margin of error. Read More »

Russian Ships Chase Away 'Dangerously Maneuvering' Dutch Monitoring Submarine

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Russian warships in the Mediterranean have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine, according to a Russian military spokesperson. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said two Russian navy destroyers spotted the Walrus-class submarine Wednesday while it was 20 km (some 11 nautical miles) away from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and its escorting ships. Read More »

From Cairo To Manila, Hard-Line Leaders Welcome Trump's Victory

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The sentiment has been echoed by a group that is not exactly a part of Mr Trump's target demographic: hardcore jihadist and Salafist sources across the Middle East. Earlier in the day, the Egyptian President had released a statement congratulating the Republican President-elect on his victory. Trump, the Republican nominee, won the USA presidency on Wednesday, beating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks without its approval

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Sturgeon, a nationalist who heads the devolved Scottish government, said she believes that if courts decide definitively that the process of leaving the European Union needs an act of parliament, Scotland's devolved parliament should also be formally consulted. Read More »

Top aide reveals details about Trump's phone calls with Clinton, Obama

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In his victory speech, Trump said he also congratulated Clinton and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. I congratulate president-elect Trump on winning the election. The voting process is now underway across all the states of America. Exit polls show 49% of voters 18-29 voted for Clinton while 40% voted Trump . Read More »

Putin gives thumbs-up to Trump's win in US

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram - yes, a telegram - to congratulate Trump. Donald Trump's victory, declared early Wednesday, was an unexpected bonus for the Kremlin, which had used the long, tortured USA election campaign to prove the global reach of its disruptive disinformation operations and to cast doubt on the entire Western democratic process. Read More »

Dollar rises vs yen to highest since July 27

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Financial markets in the US and around the world had been largely pricing in a victory for Hillary Clinton over Republican nominee, Donald Trump . With the substantial increase on the day, the ten-year yield reached its highest closing level in almost ten months. Her chance of victory was at about 71 percent Tuesday, according to poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight. Read More »

China rules Hong Kong politicians must swear allegiance to country

The NPC's ruling says that oaths must be taken "accurately, completely and solemnly" in order to be valid. It's also the first time that Beijing has interpreted the Basic Law before a Hong Kong court has delivered a ruling on a case. But many people worry about what they see as the NPC's attack on Hong Kong judicial independence. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying appeared to admit as much, telling reporters on Monday that new concerns about independence advocacy have given ... Read More »

Donald Trump's victory sets off protests on both coasts

Madeline Lopes and Cassidy Irwin, both of Oakland , march with other protesters in downtown Oakland . Police say the protest began around 11:45 p.m. Five people have been shot, two with life-threatening injuries, near an anti-Donald Trump protest in Seattle, one of several protests taking place in major cities around the globe Wednesday night. Read More »

Police searching for gunman in Seattle shooting

The other four victims, identified only as one woman and three men, all sustained non-life threatening wounds to their legs, police said . Police have not yet made an arrest in the case. At least one victim was a bystander, Seattle police Assistant Chief Robert Merner said. The Seattle Times newspaper reported that witnesses heard several gunshots. Read More »

Mosul Today: heaviest fighting yet in campaign to expel IS

The attack comes in the third week of the massive operation to retake Iraq's second city from ISIS, which has already carried out diversionary attacks in other areas. "They've been knocking on people's doors and asking for their boys", United Nations human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said. She said she was not aware of any of civilians dying in air strikes while they were being held as human shields. Read More »

India to eliminate largest banknotes in strike at corruption

However, he stressed that the nation is moving ahead with the government's promise of eradicating corruption and bringing back black money. The Prime Minister announced a 50-day demonetising road map under which people have time till December 31, 2016, to return their high currency notes to banks. Read More »

Obama's final push: Whirlwind 3-state tour for Clinton

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Straining toward the finish line of the wildly unpredictable White House race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump blitzed through battleground states Monday in a final bid to energize supporters. As the campaign's final weekend drew to a close, more than 41 million Americans had already cast their ballots in early voting. Obama, ending his second term in office with strong approval ratings, reiterated his charge that Trump is "temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief", and he cast the ... Read More »

Israel to miss French peace conference, wants direct talks

Israel has thus far rejected the initiative and insists that the only way to achieve peace is through direct talks with the Palestinian Authority. At a meeting in Jerusalem with Israel's acting national security adviser and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's diplomatic adviser, French envoy Pierre Vimont was informed that Israel wanted nothing to do with the effort to revive talks that last broke down in 2014. Read More »

First US Town To Vote Grants Clinton Her First Victory

According to New Hampshire law, communities with under 100 voters can open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots. Bush and Ronald Reagan, and in 2012 between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman). The latest poll numbers are showing it will be a tight race. The town was invited to take the tradition back up previous year by New Hampshire's secretary of State, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary. Read More »

Did Chelsea Use Clinton Foundation Money to Pay for Her Wedding?

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A separate Band email claimed that not only Chelsea , but even her husband Marc Mezvinsky used their ties to the foundation for personal enrichment. Band was particularly upset when he heard that Chelsea had told one of George W. Chelsea Clinton has served as an active member of the Clinton Foundation's board of directors for more than five years. According to Politico , the memo written by Clinton aide Doug Band details how "helpful" hedge fund billionaire Marc Lasry has been "on ... Read More »

Everything You Wanted to Know About South Korea's 'Choi-Gate'

According to the Daily Star, a military source said: "Speculation of a launch taking place in the near future comes as North Korean experts have said Pyongyang will likely want to send a strong message to the next president". The North is known to have first fielded the IRBM in 2007, but it only test fired it for the first time on April 15 of this year. That missile flew about 400 km after reaching an altitude of 1,400 km. Read More »

Discount airline adding flights to Iceland from Pittsburgh

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Travelers can continue their trip to other European destinations including London , Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris and Dublin. WOW air, Iceland's only low cost airline, has announced a new service from the United Kingdom to Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania beginning in June 2017, with fares from just £119.99 one way¹. Read More »