• Crude Production Drop and a Less Frothy Dollar Help Stabilize Oil Prices
Crude Production Drop and a Less Frothy Dollar Help Stabilize Oil Prices

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that that Libya's National Oil Co. has called a halt to the planned relaunch of production at oil fields in the country's western regions. Furthermore, it added that Chinese imports could fall back if prices remain high as much of the surge in oil imports has been driven by a desire to fill the country's ...

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  • Reports Say Mulvaney to Be Trump's Budget Director
Reports Say Mulvaney to Be Trump's Budget Director

The congressman was a driving force behind the 2013 sequester that forced Congress to reduce spending-the most significant legislative achievement the tea party ever had-that included $500 billion in automatic cuts to the Defense Department (of course, Democrat and Republican hawks sought to undo the deal as quickly as possible).

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  • Trump Holds Last Victory Rally but Promises More
Trump Holds Last Victory Rally but Promises More

Trump's campaign promises that the country will "say Merry Christmas again", as a three-piece country band played Southern rock classics. But on Saturday, he backed away from the comments, saying he was just "having fun" with his supporters.

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  • Merriam-Webster names
Merriam-Webster names "surreal" its word of the year for 2016

Merriam-Webster determines the popularity of words in terms of increases in look-ups in total volume and year on year. This year, other spikes corresponded to a variety of events, from to Prince's death, to the Pulse shooting in Orlando; from the Brexit vote to commentary about the presidential debates.

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  • Ireland accuses EC of exceeding powers in Apple tax ruling
Ireland accuses EC of exceeding powers in Apple tax ruling

The Ireland government is doing this to protect multinational companies that set up businesses in the country in an attempt to benefit from appealing tax regime. Ireland submitted its own appeal against the ruling to the EU's second-highest court on November 9. Its arrangements may have been permissible under the letter of the law, as Apple has...

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  • John Goodman joins Alec Baldwin's Trump administration on
John Goodman joins Alec Baldwin's Trump administration on "SNL"

Even Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton was resurrected in a spoof of the very exhausted holiday movie Love Actually . Kate McKinnon plays Kellyanne Conway , Mr Trump's dedicated campaign manager who reveals she has handcuffed herself to the president-elect for eternity.

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  • Goldman Raises Oil Price Outlook On OPEC Production Deal
Goldman Raises Oil Price Outlook On OPEC Production Deal

Prices have doubled from their January 2016 floor, when resource markets were in a global funk. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) had already said on Tuesday it had officially notified its customers of a cut in their contractual crude oil supplies for January.

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  • Limestone under 'slight risk' of severe storms; winter weather advisory issued
Limestone under 'slight risk' of severe storms; winter weather advisory issued

This does not look anything like the tornado outbreak from November 30th. There will be a few inches of accumulation of snow to the north with less to the south. Keep that in mind as you head out. Heavy rain to wintry mix? . Overnight lows were expected to drop to 15 degrees in the local area Friday night, and the Saturday high may not rise a...

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  • Aleppo evacuation halted as both sides trade blame
Aleppo evacuation halted as both sides trade blame

Volunteer groups assisting in the evacuations have reportedly been asked to leave eastern Aleppo. Numerous activists, rebels and east Aleppo residents shared reports and videos of people fleeing the sound of shooting, being detained and returning home badly beaten and robbed of their possessions near a checkpoint as they tried to leave the city...

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  • 'Cut it out': Obama recalls warning Putin over United States election cyberattacks
'Cut it out': Obama recalls warning Putin over United States election cyberattacks

Then-secretary of state Clinton seemed to side with the protestors , saying she had "serious concerns" about the elections and calling for a "full investigation". Obama said early on in the press conference. In excerpts from an interview with NPR published yesterday, Obama declared his intention to "take action" against the Russian hacks - that ...

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  • Obama urges Trump to take foreign election impact seriously
Obama urges Trump to take foreign election impact seriously

A Chinese warship seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider that was collecting unclassified scientific data, according to the Pentagon. "There are still a whole range of assessments taking place among the agencies", Obama told Inskeep.

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  • Warning for mums to be in South Texas over Zika virus
Warning for mums to be in South Texas over Zika virus

A United States study of Zika-infected pregnancies found that 6 percent of them ended in birth defects. Zika is transmitted primarily via the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, although it can also be spread through sexual contact. Both reports underline advice from medical and government groups that pregnant women and their partners not trave...

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  • Kanye West Does Not Speak for People of Color
Kanye West Does Not Speak for People of Color

John said he's "disappointed" with KanyeJohn and his wife Chrissy Teigen are friends with Kanye and Kim KardashianRelated articles I'm pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump . Trump did have some more traditional meetings. For energy secretary, Trump nominated former Texas Governor Rick Perry - an energy dep...

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  • The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green is Star Trek: Discovery's lead
The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green is Star Trek: Discovery's lead

Although one would have to suspect that her role on the Walking Dead will have to become a little bit smaller for her to be able to manage both. The casting of Martin-Green brings to a close a lengthy search for a lead on " Discovery ", which has struggled with delays since being given a greenlight by CBS a year ago.

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  • Feds seek to halt merger between Alaska Air, Virgin America
Feds seek to halt merger between Alaska Air, Virgin America

Except for one plane. Alaska Airlines had kept the commemorative Boeing 737 under wraps at considerable expense for months while its $2.6 billion takeover underwent extended government antitrust review. Alaska Air also announced Wednesday that it will launch new daily flights to Orlando, Minneapolis and Orange County, California from its hub in S...

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  • India, Indonesia want resolution of South China Sea dispute
India, Indonesia want resolution of South China Sea dispute

India and Indonesia jointly called for unimpeded lawful commerce and for resolving maritime disputes by peaceful means, in a move that raise the hackles of China. "Both leaders recognized the importance of freedom of navigation and overflight on the high seas, unimpeded lawful commerce, as well as resolving maritime disputes by peaceful means, in a...

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  • Sunny Leone looks stunning in Indian attire at her brother's wedding
Sunny Leone looks stunning in Indian attire at her brother's wedding

Actress Sunny Leone's brother Sundeep Vohra got married to Karishma Naidu in Los Angeles, USA very recently. Gorgeous Sunny Shared the her brother wedding pics on her official social Media Accounts. Of course, Sunny was the star of the wedding but husband Daniel also stole the limelight. Actress Sunny Leone was the most searched Indian...

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  • Syrian army advance in Aleppo as rebels face
Syrian army advance in Aleppo as rebels face "death or surrender"

Aleppo was once Syria's most important industrial and commercial city but has seen some of the most brutal violence of the war. Syria's state news agency said at least 4,000 people fled the enclave Sunday. The heavy fighting in Aleppo has prompted widespread global concern but despite a series of meetings diplomats have been unable to reach a dea...

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  • IMF's Lagarde stands trial over state payout
IMF's Lagarde stands trial over state payout

Lagarde, 60, was France's finance minister in the government of then-president Nicolas Sarkozy when she approved an out-of-court settlement with Tapie to end a long-running dispute between the magnate and the French state. The trial is due to last until December 20 . He accused the bank of allegedly defrauding him after it resold its stake f...

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  • 18 years jail for fishing boat captain who caused major migrant tragedy
18 years jail for fishing boat captain who caused major migrant tragedy

The ill-fated fishing boat. Mahmud Bikhit, a Syrian national who served as Malek's mate on the boat, was also convicted on charges of aiding illegal immigration. Once the fishing boat hit global waters, Malek called the Italian coastguard in Rome , which in turn sought the help of the King Jacob, a Portuguese container ship sailing nearby.

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  • Japan demands halt to US Osprey flights after crash
Japan demands halt to US Osprey flights after crash

A US military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued. The accident of the aircraft, seen by many in Okinawa as accident-prone, came at a time when a showdown between the central and prefectural governments are deepening on the plan to move the operations of U.S.

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  • Wisconsin recount continues, judge debates PA ballot case
Wisconsin recount continues, judge debates PA ballot case

Still, opponents, including Trump and the state attorney general's office, counter that no such evidence of hacking has been presented and that Stein has no standing to seek a recount because she can't win the election. Judge Paul Diamond said he'll decide by Monday because come Tuesday, the state must certify its presidential vote totals. In Mad...

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  • Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary
Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary

He also thanked member states and staff for their support and their continued commitment to the noble purposes and principles of the United Nations . At the onset of his remarks at the swearing-in-ceremony, the Secretary-General-designate paid tribute to Secretary-General Ban for his "principled leadership [that] helped to chart the future of the ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 4th Ballon d'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 4th Ballon d'Or

The Real Madrid and Portugal striker beat out arch-rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona for the coveted award, as well as the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Neymar. I never thought in my mind to win four times. Messi was runner-up for the fifth time in his career, while Griezmann finished third after a remarkable year with France and Atle...

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  • Park Geun-hye impeached: South Korea rally demands full removal
Park Geun-hye impeached: South Korea rally demands full removal

President Park Geun-hye was holed up in her official residence on Sunday after the National Assembly voted to impeach her over a massive corruption scandal. "I want to sincerely apologize to the people of the nation for this large-scale national chaos they're experiencing due to my carelessness and deficiencies, especially amid the security and eco...

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  • Ranieri: Big champions Mahrez and Vardy react at right moment
Ranieri: Big champions Mahrez and Vardy react at right moment

Vardy scored his first premier league hat-trick against a clumsy City back line that conceded 3 goals in 20 minutes and then a fourth goal through a back pass. "It was very good; he took me into his office". Guardiola was also forced to defend Stones again after the £50million summer signing from Everton made another mistake, presenting Vardy w...

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  • Naidu puts off UAE visit due to 'Vardah'
Naidu puts off UAE visit due to 'Vardah'

The system is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. So much so that it is also moving closer to the Andhra coast and is now lying 790 km SSE of Visakhapatnam , 870 km SE of Machilipatnam and 480 km WNW of Port Blair.

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  • Alabama prepares to carry out second execution of year
Alabama prepares to carry out second execution of year

According to the Death Penalty Information Center , the state has eight executions scheduled to go forward in 2017. Reporters from the Associated Press and local news site AL.com, who were present for the execution, said Smith periodically "heaved and coughed" for almost 15 minutes after he was injected, and also appeared to clench his fists...

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  • Syrian troops push into rebel-held east Aleppo
Syrian troops push into rebel-held east Aleppo

The government forces have tried to cut off supply lines to rebel-held parts of the city. The Russian Defense Ministry also said Syrian government troops had pushed the rebels from Qadisia which it described as the "key neighborhood of eastern Aleppo".

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  • Net long-term United Kingdom immigration hovers at record levels
Net long-term United Kingdom immigration hovers at record levels

But pro-Remain former minister Sir Oliver Letwin welcomed the idea. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital, said: "Sterling is on the tear this morning on hopes for a soft Brexit". "The Government are in an absolute mess". It is the furthest the Government has gone on discussing how it will achieve the single market access it has tal...

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  • Sasikala, Panneerselvam Meet 2 Days in a Row, Talk Future of Party
Sasikala, Panneerselvam Meet 2 Days in a Row, Talk Future of Party

Jayalalithaa was one of the most sought after actresses of her generation. Senior Ministers were also present at the meeting. These meetings come amid increased speculation that Natarajan will be soon announced as the party's new general secretary, a post that Amma held for over two decades.

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  • Defense: Dylann Roof's mother had heart attack
Defense: Dylann Roof's mother had heart attack

Prosecutors also played surveillance video of Roof going into the church and coming out about 50 minutes later with a gun in his hand. His grandmother, who sat in the second row of the gallery, wiped tears from her eyes every time she looked up at one of two giant screens set up for spectators.

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  • Tensions rise over delay of Ghana's election results
Tensions rise over delay of Ghana's election results

Meanwhile, hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission ahead of the release of results from a narrowly contested presidential election. Twice since 2000 voters have kicked out the government of the day. Until 2014, the country also had one of Africa's most dynamic economies, though growth has slowed in part due to a fall...

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  • Joe Biden Says He Is Considering A 2020 Presidential Run
Joe Biden Says He Is Considering A 2020 Presidential Run

The senate recently voted last Monday to actually rename a bill targeted at accelerating the research of cancer, after Joe Biden's late son. The former senator and current meme-in-chief was reflecting on how much he enjoyed working in the chamber over his long career, when he teased his presidential run.

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  • Iran Says Extension Of Sanctions Act By US Congress Violates Nuclear Deal
Iran Says Extension Of Sanctions Act By US Congress Violates Nuclear Deal

If the bill, which allows sanctions against Iran to be renewed for another decade, passes through the Congress, President Obama has confirmed the he will sign it. The US Senate passed the ISA 99-0 on Thursday after it easily cleared the House of Representatives last month. "When I took office, the country was suffering from severe worldwide ...

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