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United Kingdom may pay for European Union single market access after Brexit

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Asked when the expat issue can be expected to be settled, Mrs May's official spokeswoman said: "This is an issue that we are very clear matters to Europeans here in the United Kingdom and Brits in Europe". But Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron accused the government of "sending mixed signals" and of being "in an absolute mess". "Ministers' comments seem to have been over-interpreted". Read More »

Talks on Ukraine produce no visible results

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Earlier this month, Kyiv said Russia's Federal Secret Service fabricated a claim that they detained a group of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea. The latest four-party talks on resolving the Ukrainian conflict made no headway, with Germany's foreign minister describing them as "tedious". Read More »

Syrian army closes in on Aleppo, kills at least 20

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The meeting was called by Britain and France's United Nations ambassadors about two weeks after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime announced it would resume airstrikes targeting besieged, rebel-held eastern Aleppo after a three-week pause. Read More »

France welcomes WTO decision on United States subsidies for Boeing

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The decision was viewed as a setback for the United States plane maker as it eyes victory in a parallel case against Airbus. Tax incentives offered to Boeing in order to secure new production in Washington state constituted "prohibited" subsidies to the aerospace giant, a World Trade Organization panel ruled this week. Read More »

Think tank plans legal action to keep UK in EU single market

The note, carried by an aide to MP Mark Field outside No.10 Downing St, suggests the United Kingdom government will not go for a deal like Norway, which has single market access as part of the European Economic Area. "We need to bring an end to negotiations", it said. But Ms Dockerill appears to have been particularly careless during her visit to Downing Street. Read More »

Palestinian leader seeks Trump support for independence

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Jibril Rajoub, a former intelligence chief, current head of the Palestinian Football Association and Fatah central committee member, acknowledged " opponents and dissidents " had not been invited, but said " the priority is to hold the congress ". Read More »

Russia, Turkey keep lines open on Syria amid competing goals

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Russian Federation is a main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey supports the rebels fighting to oust him, but the two have been trying to find common ground on Syria since their rapprochement nearly four months ago. "[We didn't enter] for any other reason", the president said . The Turkish military lost contact on Tuesday with two of its soldiers deployed in the operation to sweep Islamic State from northern Syria, the army said in a statement. Read More »

BSF foils infiltration bid along IB, 3 terrorists shot dead

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The BSF said that the three militants might have crawled through an 80-metre-long tunnel under farmlands to cross the International Border. BSF sources said its troops near the Chamliyal Border Outpost, in the intervening night of November 28 and 29, saw suspicious movement using thermal imaging cameras. Read More »

Paul Nuttall named new leader of UKIP

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But Nuttall is not content to replace the Liberal Democrats (or the Scottish National Party, which, at present, is actually the third most represented party in parliament). One of the UK Independence Party's ruling executive has said he hopes Douglas Carswell will stay in the party after a new leader is selected on Monday. Read More »

Women activists enter sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali Dargah

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In recent months, India has seen a number of campaigns to allow women into religious shrines that bar their entry. "We have made arrangements to ensure that the women worshippers are not inconvenienced". "A glass ceiling has been broken today", Zakia Soman, the founder of BMMA, said after visiting the dargah . According to some orthodox followers, the presence of women in such close proximity to the grave of a Muslim saint was a "grievous sin" in Islam. Read More »

Syrian Girl With Viral Twitter Account Narrowly Survives Bombing: 'I Almost Died'

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On Monday, Bana tweeted asking for people's prayers amid fresh bombardments. Seven hours would pass before the next update. "If so I'd be happy to get a copy over to you". Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old in Aleppo , Syria, lives amid terrifying violence due to the country's civil war. Government forces retook six rebel-held districts over the weekend, after a almost two-week operation to recapture the city. Read More »

US students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science

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The same year, students from 10 education systems such as Norway, England and Singapore topped USA students' average score in mathematics, while students in eight systems scored higher in mathematics than US eighth-graders. "But the trajectory is positive, and it may indicate that some of the efforts we've made over the past two and a half decades are making a difference". Read More »

Philippines' Duterte May Follow Russia And Withdraw From International Criminal Court

The Rome Statute is the treaty which established the International Criminal Court . It is the world's first permanent court mandated to bring to justice people responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The decision came after an ICC ruling that Russia's activity in Crimea amounted to an "ongoing occupation". (The United States is in the same situation.) But it's another blow to an institution already reeling from what looks to be the beginning of a rush to the ... Read More »

Trump will not pursue probe against Hillary, claims aide

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The US Presidential elections are over with Republican Donald Trump emerging victorious, but for some - the game is still not over. Hillary Clinton is now more than two million votes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote count for the U.S. Read More »

Federal Court Rules Wisconsin GOP-Drawn Legislative Maps Unconstitutional

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He insists the maps' "discriminatory effect is not explained by the political geography of Wisconsin nor is it justified by a legitimate state interest". "My colleagues rightly conclude that when political staffers compile historical voting information about potential districts, their claim that they did not intend to use that information to predict future voting patterns is hardly worthy of belief", he wrote. Read More »

Katie Taylor secures win on professional debut

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It was Ward's first defence of the title he won by beating Andy Townend in September. Taylor entered the pros after a highly successful amateur career that includes an Olympic gold medal, five World Amateur Championship gold medals, and and six gold medals in the European Amateur Championships. Read More »

Angela Merkel to run for fourth term as German Chancellor

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Opinion poll agencies said that, with Dr Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU ) some 10 points behind their 2013 result, the German leader was far from unbeatable in the 2017 federal election. Ms. Merkel has also pursued a German policy of welcoming immigrants, some one million in 2015. A poll published on Sunday put her Christian Democrats on around 33 per cent, down some 10 percentage points from the middle of a year ago. Read More »

French conservatives voting in first presidential primary

In a concession speech, Sarkozy said he will support the 62-year-old Fillon in the runoff. The surprise result puts Fillon in a commanding position for next Sunday´s second round of a contest that is widely expected to decide France´s next leader. Read More »

3 dead in Panama rains linked to Tropical Storm Otto

Hurricane Otto is drifting west at 2 miles per hour with a minimum central pressure of 984 mb. Costa Rica orders evacuations for hurricane threat was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on November 22, 2016 and was last updated on November 22, 2016. Read More »

Syrian troops push into rebel-held east Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that more than 4,000 civilians have fled to government-held parts of western Aleppo in the last 24 hours. The monitor said that Inzarat, Al-Sakan al-Shaabi and Ain al-Tall have been taken over by government forces and the army has made large forays into Sakhur and nearby Haidariya. Read More »

PM Modi appealed youth for cashless transaction

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move as "very bold", China's official media today said it was a "gamble" that would create a precedent irrespective of whether it succeeds or fails and China will draw lessons from its impact on corruption. Read More »

Merkel 'not happy' over crumbling Pacific trade pact

In a YouTube video released Monday, Trump said he will issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the agreement on his first day in power, a move many believe would kill the deal outright. US allies, who spent years selling the TPP to some reluctant electorates in the hope of yoking America closer to several like-minded Pacific democracies, are clearly disappointed. Read More »

Israel bombs alleged IS militant hideout in Syria

The Israeli soldiers from a reconnaissance unit were operating within Israeli-occupied territory in the disputed Golan region when they came under fire from militants of the ISIS affiliate Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, Lerner said. Earlier this month, a United Nations observer force crossed from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights into Syria. "They know exactly what the Israeli response would be". Read More »

Missing boy, 9, with autism found dead in Pearland

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Police in Texas are desperately searching for a nine-year-old CT boy with autism who has been missing since Thanksgiving afternoon. When Marcus went missing, police said he was wearing a black T-shirt with a green Nike swoosh and gray and black sweat trousers. Read More »