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Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

Although polls predict another neck-to-neck result on Sunday, Van der Bellen's position on refugees and migrants is becoming increasingly isolated. Van der Bellen said the election is "not only about two people". He is pro-Russian, speaks of migrant-blocking fences, says Islam is "not part" of Austria and wants to increase surveillance on mosques. Nigel Farage, who spearheaded the "Brexit" campaign, predicted on Fox News Friday that Hofer "will be calling for Austria to have a ... Read More

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India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues': Swarup

India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues': Swarup

The speculations of PM Sharif's likely visit to the United States comes at the heels of a telephonic conversation between him and Donald Trump earlier in the week. It will be an honour and I will personally do it. Pakistan will continue extending moral, political, and diplomatic, support to the "peaceful freedom struggle" of the people of Kashmir, Radio Pakistan quoting Pak PM Nawaz Sharif reported. Read More

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Syrian Opposition to Continue Contacts With Russia on East Aleppo Fighting

Syrian Opposition to Continue Contacts With Russia on East Aleppo Fighting

The conflict in Syria , which flared up in March 2011, has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 people, according to an estimate by UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. It said 1,846 rebels and 1,164 relatives had moved to the rebel-held city of Idlib in northern Syria in buses provided by the government. Others interviewed in the newly captured Hanano district complained of being mistreated on suspicion of cooperating with the Syrian army, including one who said he was detained. Read More

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Jill Stein Files for Michigan Recount, Which Could Begin Friday

According to the Election Commissioner, usually caution is taken while counting the ballots in a Presidential race, so a recount is unlikely to change the outcome of the election. "Jill Stein made her 1% temper tantrum official and will waste millions of MI taxpayers' dollars, and has acknowledged that the recount will not change anything regarding the Presidential election". Read More

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UN Official: Water Situation In Mosul 'Catastrophic'

Iraqi authorities are now trucking water from some 35 kilometers (nearly 22 miles) away into eastern Mosul, but it is not enough to meet the needs of residents, it added. However, the proposed battle plan has been compromised by the intensity of the battle. Advancing troops have at times been halted by determined Isis militants using sniper fire and suicide car-bomb attacks. Read More

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Traders Watch list: SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of KO. Coca-Cola has invested $20m in a bottling plant in Gaza, marking its first investment in a bottling plant in the region which is beset by conflict. The company's gross profit margin and operating margin expanded 80 basis points and 60 basis points, respectively. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Read More

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Donald Trump confirmed as MI vote victor, but recount challenges loom

Donald Trump confirmed as MI vote victor, but recount challenges loom

Fueled by the social media hashtag #recount2016 and millions of dispirited Hillary Clinton voters, Stein's recount drive had already netted $6.3 million by Monday, according to her campaign website. This will all happen at a rapid pace: Under Wisconsin law, the deadline to finalize the tally is December 13 - placing extra urgency on the court battles over county-level procedures that pop up in every recount. Read More

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Parents disarm their son who brought guns to Utah school

Parents disarm their son who brought guns to Utah school

The teen's parents had gone to the school to look for their son and arrived before the shot was sacked, Ross said. Police said two fast-acting Utah parents disarmed their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high school Thursday after the teenager brought the family's shotgun and handgun to school and fired a round into the ceiling of a classroom without injuring anyone. Read More

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Russian Federation deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in October that NATO's support for Ukraine was "unwavering" and that it did not and would not recognize Russia's "illegal annexation" of Crimea. Military sources told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that warships had taken up defensive positions near the Crimean peninsula. "Therefore, the tests of missiles capable of hitting both air and above-water targets were devoted to that", he said. Read More

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Fiat scion arrested after false report in New York

Fiat scion arrested after false report in New York

Instead, Mr Elkann - who made headlines in Italy in 2005 after he was hospitalized for a drug overdose in Turin - runs a company called Italia Independent. His family and his spokesman have declined to comment. Elkann's public image has always stood in stark contrast to his quiet brother and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chairman John Elkann, who also serves as chairman and CEO of Exor, an Italian investment fund that owns about 30 per cent of FCA. Read More

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Punjab: Navjot Kaur Sidhu formally joins Congress

Punjab: Navjot Kaur Sidhu formally joins Congress

Sidhu made it clear that she had joined the party without any conditions and would fulfil whatever responsibility she is assigned by the party. Punjab assembly elections are likely to be held early next year. According to Mr. Amarinder Singh, Sidhu is caliber and has the potential to sort the genuine problems of common men. She represented Amritsar East constituency in the Punjab assembly. Read More

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Syrian troops capture major Aleppo neighborhood

ISW's Cafarella said that, if Aleppo does indeed fall, the opposition and jihadists could retaliate by targeting Alawite populations along the coast in places like Latakia. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , said Syrian government forces have captured some 10 neighborhoods over the past few days, putting almost 30 percent of Aleppo's formerly rebel-held neighborhoods under government control. Read More

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3 killed in Tennessee wildfires

3 killed in Tennessee wildfires

More than 150,000 acres have been charred in the Southeast by large fires, according to the U.S. Forest Service, and almost 4,000 firefighters have been called into action to fight blazes that keep popping up. "No matter what happens, we're going back and we're going to continue to support that area", Yelverton said. More than 400 firefighters have been deployed since Monday night in shifts to fight the fire. Read More

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Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

Energy Transfer Partners , which is building the pipeline, has trumpeted that the project will create jobs - 8,000 to 12,000 for construction - but little in the way of permanent positions to monitor it. On Tuesday, the National Lawyers Guild filed a class action in U.S. District Court in North Dakota on behalf of injured protesters, claiming local authorities in Morton and Stutsman counties used excessive force. Read More

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No request received from Pakistan for bilateral meeting

Speaking to an Indian news channel, Basit said the schedule of Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was not set in stone and if there was an offer of dialogue from India, then it would be accepted by Pakistan. MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said this while responding to a media query in New Delhi today. Afghanistan is our neighbour country and peace in there is part of the Pakistan's foreign policy, they added. Read More

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Duterte threatens to pull out from International Criminal Court

The departures of the African states - South Africa, Burundi and Gambia - buzzed through the corridors on the first day of the annual meeting of the court's member states, the Assembly of States Parties, in The Hague . The decision came after an ICC ruling that Russia's activity in Crimea amounted to an "ongoing occupation". Under the treaty, the court could step in only when countries are unwilling or unable to dispense justice themselves for crimes against humanity, genocide, or war crimes. Read More

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Ukraine president to push European Union leaders on Russian Federation

Ukraine president to push European Union leaders on Russian Federation

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is pressing top European Union officials to keep sanctions pressure up on Russian Federation while the EU seeks reassurance that Ukraine is doing its utmost to battle corruption. "We are very satisfied with the tempo and the quality of the reform process, Ukraine is delivering ", Juncker said. "Even if it is hard, even if it is tortuously slow, we must not break off our efforts to implement the Minsk agreement step by step". Read More

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New army chief in old Islamabad bottle

New army chief in old Islamabad bottle

Soon after the announcement, electronic and social media was flooded with felicitation messages for the new appointees and appreciation for the outgoing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. He is said to consider extremism a bigger threat to Pakistan than India, according to Dawn .com. He had commanded the X Corps, which is responsible for the area along the Line of Control (LoC). Read More

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Israeli Air Force strikes ISIS target in Syria

Israeli Air Force strikes ISIS target in Syria

The worldwide community, including the United States, has never recognized Israel's annexation of the heights and views the area as Syrian territory occupied by Israel. A military spokeswoman told EFE that the attacks were perpetrated by the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade - an alleged IS-linked group fighting near the Israeli and Jordanian border. Read More

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