• Washington sanctioned a close friend of Putin and Alexander Litvinenko's alleged assassins
Washington sanctioned a close friend of Putin and Alexander Litvinenko's alleged assassins

The new sanctions were imposed under a 2012 law passed by Congress and named after Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer and whistleblower who died after spending a year in pre-trial detention for revealing tax fraud by Russian officials. Kellyanne Conway , who led Trump's presidential campaign, made the remarks on Monday night, when answering a question by U...

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  • New wave of strikes to further cripple public transportation in UK
New wave of strikes to further cripple public transportation in UK

It came as Southern commuters were braced for further travel mayhem today with the network due to be shut by strike action for the fourth time in four weeks, forcing the cancellation of all 2,300 trains. "With government backing, the company has broken long-standing agreements with the union that make sure train drivers can do their job safely", ...

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  • Iran Declares Three Days of National Mourning after Demise of Ex-President
Iran Declares Three Days of National Mourning after Demise of Ex-President

Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani speaks in 2004 during Friday prayers at Tehran University. Under Rafsanjani, Iran was by no means a Western-style democracy. Until Imam Khomeini's death, he had an vast power in Iran. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was born in 1934 in south-eastern Iran to a family of farmers.

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  • U.S. official in Mexico 'wounded' by gunman, official says
U.S. official in Mexico 'wounded' by gunman, official says

A video with the two suspects has been released by the consulate. One showed the man in the purple shirt in greater detail - and wearing dark sunglasses - as he ran behind a truck. Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, is located in the western Jalisco state. No motive is known for the shooting and the US embassy has declined to identify the...

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  • Trinamool takes battle over MPs' arrest to Delhi
Trinamool takes battle over MPs' arrest to Delhi

The arrest of Sudip Bandopadhya was a major blow to party supremo Mamata Banerjee as this the second party MP arrested within a week. - PRASHANTH RAJ (@prashanthraj_27) January 4, 2017BJP's Hooghly office set ablaze @MamataOfficial should resign if she can't control her party worker.

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  • Trump Tweets About Victory, Casts Doubt On Russian Hacking Claims
Trump Tweets About Victory, Casts Doubt On Russian Hacking Claims

The point is, we don't know, but it is odd that only the Democrats were hacked. He also mentioned the United States intelligence community's conclusion that Russia tried to interfere in the USA election."Vladimir Putin defines Russian foreign policy entirely on the basis of Russian national interest".

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  • MK Stalin succeeds father Karunanidhi, elected as DMK's party president
MK Stalin succeeds father Karunanidhi, elected as DMK's party president

The party's general council that met here in the absence of Karunanidhi for the first time in almost five decades chose to make Stalin the de facto leader. Stalin's name was proposed by Anbazhagan and seconded by an emotional S Duraimurugan. Soon after Stalin was named working president, celebrations broke out with cadres bursting crackers and di...

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  • May suffers Brexit blow as UK's European Union ambassador resigns
May suffers Brexit blow as UK's European Union ambassador resigns

Rogers , was appointed by former Prime Minister David Cameron as Britain's envoy to Brussels in November 2013, having formerly worked in Downing Street, the British Treasury, the European Commission and at Citigroup and Barclays Capital. Mr Farage also said Theresa May should "welcome it with open arms and put a firm Brexiteer in the position". ...

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  • Anchor Megyn Kelly to join NBC after 12 years with Fox News
Anchor Megyn Kelly to join NBC after 12 years with Fox News

Kelly's move comes on the heels of public turmoil at Fox News . The Kelly File is consistently the number one news program in overall viewers on cable news and first among the critical 25-54 demo audience. News lured her away from Fox by offering a broad new role, according to the Times . More than respect, Kelly brought energy to a lineu...

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  • UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for peace on New Years Day
UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for peace on New Years Day

In the first minute after taking over as United Nations chief on Sunday, Guterres issued an "Appeal for Peace". Whole regions are destabilized and the new threat of global terrorism affects us all. Guterres was appointed by the General Assembly on 13 October. Guterres, 67, a former prime minister of Portugal and United Nations high commissioner f...

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  • Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview

I want to see Lallana maintain his form over an entire season; he owes Liverpool that, and for me, his personal target should be 25 goals/assists in all competitions. "It's for both teams, hopefully, the same - they'll have the same problems with us". "If I was not on the bench I would buy a ticket, 100 per cent, for this game".

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  • Germany: Police release Tunisian detained in Berlin truck attack probe
Germany: Police release Tunisian detained in Berlin truck attack probe

But "further investigations determined that the man who was provisionally detained isn't this possible contact person of Anis Amri, so he had to be released from custody", Koehler told reporters. His route appears to have taken him to Nijmegen in the Netherlands and via a bus to Lyon in central France . The truck came to a halt, preventing fur...

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  • Madras High Court raises doubts over Jayalalithaa's death
Madras High Court raises doubts over Jayalalithaa's death

Panneerselvam is the first Chief Minister from AIADMK who will not be the party's Secretary General. When the announcement of her appointment was made, party cadre pulled a huge banner of Jayalalithaa presenting a bouquet to Ms. The shadow presence, once described as an extra-constitutional authority during AIADMK regimes under Jayalalithaa, has ...

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  • Akhilesh Yadav to launch 105 Megawatt solar projects in Mahoba, Jhansi
Akhilesh Yadav to launch 105 Megawatt solar projects in Mahoba, Jhansi

Though the 235 candidates list of Akhilesh was not issued officially and it was put in the public domain through social media, but the act has put the future of the Samajwadi Party in the stake. While there have been informal alliance talks between the two parties, sources said Mulayam is wary of giving Congress afoothold on its erstwhile turf.

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  • Iraqi Forces Begin Second Phase Of Massive Mosul Offensive
Iraqi Forces Begin Second Phase Of Massive Mosul Offensive

Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab Saadi, commander of counter-terrorism forces in eastern Mosul, said they appreciated the help from federal police who "have experience with urban warfare". "The Americans were very pessimistic ", al-Abadi stated on Tuesday. "Just now they are starting to shoot". On the morning of August 7, 2014, a team of fighters from the...

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  • Trump gets caught lying about his charitable foundation
Trump gets caught lying about his charitable foundation

But he says he still wants to dissolve it to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. Trump Foundation, established in 1987, admitted to the Internal Revenue Service just previous year that it engaged in "self-dealing", a prohibited practice in which a nonprofit leader uses an organization's money to benefit his or her own interests.

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  • Peaceful Holiday Shopping Interrupted by Fights in at Least 15 Malls
Peaceful Holiday Shopping Interrupted by Fights in at Least 15 Malls

When police tried to break up the fight in the food court, a large crowd began surrounding the officers, prompting officials to call every on-duty officer in the city for backup, according to the police department . A large fight occurred at Rosevelt Field Mall in NY, leading to an eventual stampede. It was not immediately clear what sparked the...

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  • Romania's President Iohannis rejects Muslim woman as PM
Romania's President Iohannis rejects Muslim woman as PM

Romania's president, Klaus Iohannis , said he carefully examined the pros and cons of the nomination and decided not to accept it, without giving reasons. The PSD, which also promised higher wages and pensions during the election, had hoped that Dragnea would become Prime Minister but Iohannis made clear he would reject any candidate with a crimi...

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  • USA woman gangrape case: DCW issues notice to Delhi Police
USA woman gangrape case: DCW issues notice to Delhi Police

The accused - tourist guide Aniruddha Singh, hotel staffer Vivek, driver Om Prakash and cleaner Maqsood Khan were arrested on Monday by the Delhi police. Delhi Police had registered an FIR early this month on the complaint of the woman as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj intervened in the matter.

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  • Magnitude 7.6 quake hits coast of southern Chile
Magnitude 7.6 quake hits coast of southern Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.6 quake struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (9:22 a.m. EST; 1422 GMT) near the southern tip of Chiloe Island, about 25 miles (39 kilometers) south-southwest of Puerto Quello and at a depth of 22 miles (35 kilometers).

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  • Syria: Russia-Turkey prepare rebel-regime meeting in Astana
Syria: Russia-Turkey prepare rebel-regime meeting in Astana

Lavrov stressed the necessity of creating conditions for direct talks between the leaders of Israel and Palestine and warned against bringing US' domestic agenda into the work of the Middle East Quartet and the United Nations Security Council".

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  • Japan monitoring Chinese aircraft carrier in the Pacific
Japan monitoring Chinese aircraft carrier in the Pacific

Senior Taiwan opposition Kuomintang 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. China has been angered recently by USA naval patrols near islands that China claims in the South China Sea. US...

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  • 'No survivors' as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes
'No survivors' as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

The cause of the crash is not yet known. It is the aircraft of the Ministry of Defense, the airspace of the Russian Federation, there can not be such a version. A 22-year-old Turkish police officer, who shot Karlov during a public event, shouted slogans related to the Syrian civil war. In recent years, Russian airlines have replaced their Tu-154s...

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  • BJP asks is Rahul Gandhi more wise than Supreme Court?
BJP asks is Rahul Gandhi more wise than Supreme Court?

While the Congress would support the Modi government on its actions against black money, the party was "completely against" demonetisation as the move was not solving the problem but hurting the poor instead. "PM Modi has taken a crown off the state's head, just like the BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh snatched away la...

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  • Oil prices rebound on signs of growing USA demand
Oil prices rebound on signs of growing USA demand

Russia, in line with the OPEC deal, will cut its oil output by 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the end of the first quarter. Non-OPEC producers including Russian Federation and Azerbaijan have also pledged to lower exports by 600,000 bpd in line with efforts to ease the global supply glut.

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  • Dead orca found near Sechelt
Dead orca found near Sechelt

The results of a necropsy are still pending and the cause of death hasn't been confirmed, but the US -based Center for Whale Research issued a statement Thursday saying J34 was "looking skinny this past summer". Scientists from the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, Washington, reported that the whale was looking skinny in the summer...

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  • Obama administration kills program Trump could use to register Muslim, Arab immigrants
Obama administration kills program Trump could use to register Muslim, Arab immigrants

One signee, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, invoked Trump's varying arsenal of proposals - which sometimes aim at barring Muslim immigration directly and sometimes focus more broadly on citizens of Muslim-majority countries. The move prevents the dormant program from being quickly restarted to track the movements of certain Muslim me...

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  • Berlin Christmas market attack suspect released
Berlin Christmas market attack suspect released

The family of the Berlin massacre suspect have spoken of their shock at the 24-year-old's status as Europe's most wanted man. A Europe-wide manhunt is under way to find Anis Amri, a Tunisian asylum seeker who is suspected of being at the wheel of a hijacked 25-tonne lorry which ploughed into a crowd of shoppers at a busy Christmas market.

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  • Putin And Trump Set The Stage For Nuclear Arms Race
Putin And Trump Set The Stage For Nuclear Arms Race

The US has 7,100 nuclear weapons and Russian Federation has 7,300, according to the Arms Control Association . Washington correspondent Priscilla Huff told Morning Report "this raised eyebrows" across Washington and the political spectrum.

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  • Group allegedly behind DNC hack targeted Ukraine, report finds
Group allegedly behind DNC hack targeted Ukraine, report finds

The CIA concluded earlier this month the breaches were aimed to tip the USA presidential election toward Trump, who has expressed support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since about 2013, Ukrainian artillery soldiers have been using an Android-based mobile phone app to help them aim weaponry. "The capability of the malware includes gaining ...

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  • Is there a 'snowbomb' heading to United Kingdom for Christmas?
Is there a 'snowbomb' heading to United Kingdom for Christmas?

The incoming winter weather could prove an issue for some Phoenix residents looking to head north over the long weekend. By late Saturday , the storm could bring some snow to parts of the northern Plains, while dropping freezing rain as far east as upper Mississippi Valley.

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  • China Returns US Underwater Drone Seized In South China Sea
China Returns US Underwater Drone Seized In South China Sea

China claims nearly the entire South China Sea as its own with a roughly drawn border known as the "nine-dash line" running along western Philippine islands. According to the Defense secretary, he was shocked when his USA counterpart told him about the underwater drone that was confiscated by a Chinese Navy warship recently.

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  • Farage facing legal action after speaking about tweet from Jo Cox's husband
Farage facing legal action after speaking about tweet from Jo Cox's husband

Chris Bryant, the Rhondda MP and former shadow Commons leader, said: "The sheer nastiness of Farage sometimes takes my breath away". "He'd know more about extremists than me, Mr Cox, he backs organisations like Hope Not Hate who masquerade as being lovely and peaceful but actually pursue violent and very undemocratic means", said Farage.

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  • Facebook CEO develops own virtual butler Jarvis
Facebook CEO develops own virtual butler Jarvis

Jarvis is capable of playing music, switching lights on and off, recognizing visitors and deciding whether to open the front door. Mark Zuckerberg is a man of many talents. I wrote nearly two years ago about Sehat Sutardja, then Marvell Technology's CEO, who spent his spare time developing a new interconnect technology called MoChi.

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  • Children among 60 injured in explosion at Mexican fireworks market
Children among 60 injured in explosion at Mexican fireworks market

Similar catastrophes occurred at a fireworks market in Tultepec back in 2005 and in 2006, though it is not known if that is the same market as the one set off today. Fireworks continued to pop off long after the blast, and Puente added that there was no choice but to let any unexploded fireworks be consumed. Many in Mexico traditionally celebr...

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