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Trump endorses 'One China' policy in phone call with Xi Jinping

Trump endorses 'One China' policy in phone call with Xi Jinping

As expected, China reacted sternly, but Trump publicly questioned whether the one- China policy was in America's best interests. Trump prompted backlash in mainland China when he shared a phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen December 2 , marking the first time a USA president or president-elect has been known to speak to a Taiwanese leader in almost four decades. Read More

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Top lawmakers demand Kellyanne Conway be punished for plugging Ivanka Trump clothing

Top lawmakers demand Kellyanne Conway be punished for plugging Ivanka Trump clothing

The First Daughter's clothing line has been dropped in recent days by Nordstrom and Belk. " Kellyanne Conway's self-proclaimed advertisement for the Ivanka Trump fashion line demonstrates again what anyone with common sense already knew: President Trump and the Trump administration will use the government apparatus to advance the interests of the family businesses". Read More

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As UP polls begin, Modi tries to reach out to Jats

As UP polls begin, Modi tries to reach out to Jats

BJP leaders said they were confident of sweeping the region as they did in the Lok Sabha polls in 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also played the pro-poor and pro-farmer card, with a promise to waive off loans for small and marginal farmers and pay the dues of sugarcane growers within 14 days of coming to power. Read More

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Toronto police should not have been forced out of Pride Parade

Toronto police should not have been forced out of Pride Parade

Toronto Mayor John Tory has mentioned in his remarks that he's disappointed and frustrated to hear about the police's decision to not march in this year's Pride parade. "The reality is that community spoke up", she says, "and we need to start having further conversations on what is happening in our communities, and the distrust that we have toward the Toronto Police Service". Read More

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17 dead and scores injured in footie stadium stampede horror

17 dead and scores injured in footie stadium stampede horror

Some of the dead were children who suffocated in the stampede, the Portuguese news agency Lusa said. "There were 76 casualties, of whom 17 died", he said. "I was in the third layer [of people]". Domingos Vika, 35, broke a hand in the stampede. According to Sky News , hundreds of people rushed into the January 4th Stadium to watch a match, believed to have been between local teams Santa Rita and Recreativo do Libolo. Read More

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Most Europeans want to end migration from Muslim countries

The stark findings also reveal how opposition to Muslim immigration is especially intense among the retired and older age groups, while those under 30 are less opposed. With the exception of Poland, the countries surveyed have either been at the center of the refugee crisis or suffered recent terrorist attacks. Most of the states also have a far-right-wing presence in their respective political systems. Read More

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SONA 2017: Zuma calm ahead of the storm

SONA 2017: Zuma calm ahead of the storm

The violence and drama that accompanied President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address has made headlines in the UK. There were violent clashes inside South Africa's parliament on Thursday, (February 9), as members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, (EFF), were forcibly removed. Read More

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Analysts At Berenberg Reiterated Victrex PLC (LON:VCT) As Hold

Analysts At Berenberg Reiterated Victrex PLC (LON:VCT) As Hold

Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a GBX 2,052 ($25.56) price objective on shares of CLS Holdings plc in a report on Wednesday. Amino Technologies Plc is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in developing a range of products and solutions created to help broadband network operators deliver entertainment and associated connected home services to the consumer. Read More

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South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa v Sri Lanka

Already demoralised, Sri Lanka never looked likely to chase such a huge total and their eagerness to get off to a flier cost them dear as the top five all perished inside 14 overs. Proteas: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy. Sri Lanka, who have been well beaten in each ODI contest after winning the Twenty20 series 2-1, collapsed to 82-5 in reply but thanks to Asela Gunaratne's maiden ODI hundred, finished a respectable 296-8 as Chris Morris claimed 4-31. Read More

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M6.7 quake strikes off Surigao City

M6.7 quake strikes off Surigao City

The quake occurred on Friday, at 14:03 GMT, in the province of Surigao del Norte. Photo grabbed from Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) Facebook Account. The USGS reported the natural disaster struck at 6:03 a.m. Renato Solidum, head of the Philippines' seismic agency, said on radio on Saturday morning 89 aftershocks had been recorded and more could be expected but they were unlikely to cause significant damage. Read More

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13 missing after boat sinks near Tawau

13 missing after boat sinks near Tawau

Last Tuesday, a speedboat carrying 15 Indonesians, including the skipper, capsized after it was believed to have been hit by strong waves about five to 10 minutes after it departed the Tinagat Batu Payung jetty in Tawau . But there was too much water inside the boat and all passengers jumped into the sea, Fadil said, adding that Mansur and the skipper hung on to a gunny sack and floated for almost five hours before they were rescued by two fishermen. Read More

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White House aims tough talk at foreign leaders

White House aims tough talk at foreign leaders

Some Capitol Hill Republicans are fearful and frustrated over having Steve Bannon, the conservative firebrand who's regularly dismissed GOP lawmakers as too eager to work with Democrats, as a National Security Council member. "I did not attend regular meetings of the NSC Principals Committee or their deputies". The council was created in 1947 with the intention of senior members of the administration formally advising the president on US security measures and implementing those measures ... Read More

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House of Commons passes Brexit trigger Article 50

House of Commons passes Brexit trigger Article 50

Mr Corbyn, the Labour leader, thanked his colleague for his work "which has underlined what an asset he is" to the Labour Party. But senior frontbencher Clive Lewis sensationally resigned as shadow business secretary ahead of the vote. "I believe it is in everyone's interests that the PM is given the mandate to start negotiating Brexit and the formation of a new relationship with our friends in Europe without delay". Read More

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Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister

Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister

The White House opposes any unilateral actions to undermine Japan's administration of the islands, an administration official said in a briefing for reporters, requesting anonymity to discuss the issue. "The president was standing there but he was not able to understand, likely, what the prime minister was saying". The outreach to Trump carries risks. Read More

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Russian Federation considers sending Snowden back to United States as 'gift' to Pres

Russian Federation considers sending Snowden back to United States as 'gift' to Pres

Ben Wizner, who is Snowden's American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer, said Friday he is unaware of plans to return his client home. A day after President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of former U.S. The White House declined to comment, but Justice Department officials told NBC that it would welcome Snowden's return. On Twitter, Snowden said that this was "irrefutable evidence" he did not collaborate with Russian intelligence services. Read More

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AIADMK Crisis: Guv seeks legal opinion after meeting Panneerselvam, Sasikala

Governor Rao has reportedly concluded that Tamil Nadu's present political crisis as a "peculiar situation" with a "unique set of constitutional issues with no precedent". With various reports of MLAs being cut-off in every sense emerging - without newspapers, without mobiles, without net, without wi-fi, all this made up with "jil-jil" dancing being provided and liquor on tap - it increasingly points to utter desperation in her camp. Read More

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Taxpayers, not Trump, will pay for Abe's golf trip to Florida

Taxpayers, not Trump, will pay for Abe's golf trip to Florida

This is one of our earliest visits with a foreign leader. "I am sincerely grateful for the always heartwarming welcome". "A successful, comprehensive agreement with Japan would result in one of the greatest trade agreements for the US pork and beef industries and for many other sectors", said NCBA president Craig Uden, a cattle rancher from Elwood, Neb. Read More

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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Reinstatement of Trump's Travel Ban

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Reinstatement of Trump's Travel Ban

The onus was on the government to show that its executive order is likely to stand on constitutional merits, in order to be allowed its enforcement immediately. The Justice Department "is reviewing the decision and considering its options" after a court unanimously rebuffed its effort to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations linked to terrorism. Read More

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President Zuma's speech delayed as MPs raise objections

President Zuma's speech delayed as MPs raise objections

Zuma will give an annual address on the economy and other matters of national importance Thursday evening. In the run-up to the speech, during which Zuma unveiled a number of landmark proposals he claimed would economically empower the black population, security outside the parliament was beefed up with some extra 400 soldiers. Read More

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton's future in doubt after sacking confusion

Rangers manager Mark Warburton's future in doubt after sacking confusion

Mystery surrounds the current employment status of Rangers manager Mark Warburton. Rangers said they had agreed to waive their right to "substantial compensation", which would "assist the management team to join another club". "The board is very appreciative of the good work previously done by the management team but believes it had no alternative", their statement added. Read More

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How Did Suncor Stock Perform before Its Earnings?

How Did Suncor Stock Perform before Its Earnings?

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $32.20 and a 200 day moving average of $29.64. The latest update on the giant mining project in northern Alberta, which was sanctioned well before oil prices collapsed in mid-2014, came as Suncor (SU.TO) reported a stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, helped higher global crude prices and improved reliability at the Syncrude oil sands project. Read More

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Bali landslide leaves 12 people dead, homes wiped out

Rains often cause flooding and landslides in Indonesia, an archipelago where millions of people live in mountainous areas or on flood plains near rivers. Bangli Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) joined Denpasar Search and Rescue along with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Indonesian Red Cross, military, police, and volunteers to help evacuate the village. Read More

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BJP veteran LK Advani anguished by constant Parliament ruckus, wishes to resign

BJP veteran LK Advani anguished by constant Parliament ruckus, wishes to resign

An anguished BJP veteran L K Advani remarked in Lok Sabha on the penultimate day of the Winter Session of Parliament today, exasperated over its virtual washout on the note ban issue. Going a step further, he said on Thursday that the situation was so grim that he felt like "resigning". The senior BJP leader has been seen in a pensive mood in Parliament during this session, unhappy over the frequent disruptions that have become order of the day. Read More

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Bank loot by militants in Kashmir, 3rd since demonetisation

Bank loot by militants in Kashmir, 3rd since demonetisation

Some unidentified gunmen barged into a bank on Thursday in south Kashmir located Pulwama district and looted it. However, if sources are to be believed, more than Rs 10 lakh might have been taken by the gunmen along with them. Several cases of bank loot have come to the fore in the state post the demonetization move announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. Read More

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Sasikala Natarajan will be AIADMK General Secretary, confirms party

After Jayalalithaa's death speculations were rife that Sasikala might be the General Secretary of the party. "It is clear that Chinnamma (Sasikala) will be the next general secretary of the party", said AIADMK spokesperson C. "Nobody is against her (Sasikala), she is very well known person". Yet, when Jayalalithaa's body was placed in a huge public hall, drawing an endless sea of visitors, the same family members who Sasikala had disowned were conspicuous in their presence. Read More

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Polar Vortex 2016 Dips Into North America

Cold temperatures at this level can cause skin to freeze in less than ten minutes, Yuccas reported, raising serious risks of frostbite and hypothermia . Flurries will be a small possibility for most of the area throughout the week, but Friday will bring the highest chance of snow. This polar vortex isn't a surprise to forecasters, but it may come as a nasty shock to people who remember the last one all too well. Read More

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