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Paris 'peace' summit pits Kerry, 72 nations vs

Paris 'peace' summit pits Kerry, 72 nations vs

Trump's election, the adoption on December 23rd by the UN Security Council of resolution 2334 condemning Israel's continuing confiscation of land in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as a "flagrant violation under global law", and unprecedently harsh USA criticism of Israel by the outgoing secretary of state John Kerry five days later, have hardened positions on both sides. Read More

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Trump Attacked Civil Rights Hero Rep. John Lewis, Called Him

Trump Attacked Civil Rights Hero Rep. John Lewis, Called Him "Sad"

Lewis also said he would not attend Trump's presidential inauguration. Mr Lewis was beaten by police during a march he helped lead in 1965 in Selma, Alabama, drawing attention to hurdles for blacks to vote. - Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle)Here's a tip: Instead of attacking civil rights icons like John Lewis , reach out to all the Americans feeling threatened by your presidency. Read More

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'I'm Not Going To Give You a Question

'I'm Not Going To Give You a Question

President-elect Trump scolded media outlets for inaccurate reports of his political adviser's whereabouts. According to Variety , Trump was angered by a recent CNN report claiming officials had gathered a two-page document summarizing compromising information about the President-elect that was presented to Trump and Barack Obama. Read More

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Industrial activity grows 5.7% in Nov despite demonetisation

Industrial activity grows 5.7% in Nov despite demonetisation

The main contributor to slower inflation was the softening in food prices, with inflation in the "food and beverages" category of the CPI falling below the 2% mark (1.98%) for the first time since January 2012. "It would be premature to conclude that demonetisation did not have an impact as the data on physical production numbers for auto and infrastructure sectors do show lower production numbers for November when compared with October, but are getting magnified when compared over 2016", ... Read More

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York police arrest teenager over death of seven-year-old girl

York police arrest teenager over death of seven-year-old girl

Corbyn said "Im sure the whole House will join in heartfelt condolences to the family and friends (following) the tragic death of seven-year-old Katie Rough in York earlier this week". Witness accounts of the mother's immediate reaction to Katie's death corroborate The Guardian's description, too. Headteacher Tracey Ralph said: "Katie was a kind and thoughtful child who was well liked by both pupils and staff". Read More

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Hunt for Shooter of US Official in Mexico

The safety and security of US citizens and our diplomatic staff overseas are among our highest priorities. He was arrested by Mexican authorities on Sunday and then deported. "The Government of Mexico has offered full support to the attacked official and his relatives to overcome this hard situation and clarify the facts", they added. Read More

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U.S. imposes new sanctions on 5 prominent Russians

According to AFP, the British police requested in January 2016 the extradition of two Russian citizens - Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun - designated as the authors of the murder by poisoning with radioactive polonium of the former KGB agent, Aleksandr Litvinenko, in 2006 in London, according to the findings of the investigation made public by the British magistrate Robert Owen. Read More

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Spicer hints Obama's Russian sanctions 'politically motivated'

Spicer hints Obama's Russian sanctions 'politically motivated'

One thing's for sure, the Russian hacking story is a big mess that has thus far boiled down to either believing the Central Intelligence Agency (which lies) or believing Trump (who lies). Most of the USA mainstream media wrote off or took pleasure in mocking the Republican candidate (which gave outlets like Sputnik a lot of uncovered topics to write about), so Twitter became Trump's platform of choice for communication. Read More

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Greek Ambassador to Brazil Missing for Three Days

Greek Ambassador to Brazil Missing for Three Days

Kyriakos Amiridis had travelled to Rio to celebrate the new year with his wife. Mrs. Amiridis, who first reported her husband missing two days after his disappearance, was first questioned by police on Thursday. According to the Greek Foreign Ministry's website, Amiridis also was Greece's ambassador to Libya in 2012. He was Greece's consul general in Rio from 2001 to 2004. Read More

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Police Detains Man With Links To Attacker

Police Detains Man With Links To Attacker

She also said that authorities considered authentic a video message released last Friday, in which Amri is seen swearing allegiance to the head of the Daesh, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Meanwhile in Italy - where Amri first arrived in Europe as a refugee in 2011, served jail time for arson, and died last week - authorities have also been searching for a possible support network. Read More

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Romanian president refuses to designate parliament majority nominee as PM

There is no law preventing Mr Dragnea taking the position himself but President Iohannis was elected on an anti-corruption platform and has said he will not accept as prime minister anyone who has a criminal conviction. The PSD, along with its junior coalition partner and long-time ally ALDE, control 250 of the combined 465 seats in the two-house assembly - enough majority for their leader to be elected as the prime minister. Read More

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Brawling Teens Shut Down 15 Malls On Boxing Day

Brawling Teens Shut Down 15 Malls On Boxing Day

In Aurora, Colo., "multiple skirmishes" on Monday afternoon at Town Center Aurora led to evacuations, KUSA-TV, Denver, reported . No injuries have been reported at this time , and no property was damaged. A fight had broken out at the mall, and a chair that was thrown sounded like a gunshot when it landed, leading to the false reports of shots being fired. Read More

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Russian Federation calls United States move to better arm Syrian rebels a

Russian Federation calls United States move to better arm Syrian rebels a "hostile act"

Attempts to use the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council is bickering between the Democrats and the Republicans are harmful, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a telephone conversation with U.S. "It is impossible for the Obama administration not to understand that such weapons will quickly end up in the hands of jihadists with whom the ostensibly "moderate" opposition has long acted as one". Read More

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China aircraft carrier to lead Pacific drills for first time

China aircraft carrier to lead Pacific drills for first time

Senior Taiwan opposition Nationalist lawmaker Johnny Chiang said the Liaoning exercise was China's signal to the United States that it has broken through the "first island chain", an area that includes Japan's Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. Aircraft performed air conflict manoeuvres along with practising launch and recovery from the Soviet-era warship, which China bought off Ukraine in 1998 and has since spent years refurbishing. Read More

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India's oil imports from Iran fell 19% in November

India's oil imports from Iran fell 19% in November

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude dropped 19 cents to $52.30 a barrel. Both contracts were lower in electronic trade earlier in the NY morning. Oil rose on Wednesday, driven by expectations for a decline in us crude inventories and bringing price gains for December to 10 percent, which would be the strongest performance in the final month of the year in six years. Read More

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Police officer's two-year-old son dies after shooting himself with dad's gun

Police officer's two-year-old son dies after shooting himself with dad's gun

Police spokesman Det. Reginald Lanton said officers follow state law when it comes to securing their weapons in ensuring service weapons don't fall into the wrong hands. Officers responded to a home on Library Avenue about 10:30 a.m. and took the child to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. "I know a lot of people that carry that are very, very responsible". Read More

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