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China-ROK ties have been through twists and turns, Wang said. "We hope the South Korean side will continue to appropriately handle the matter", he said. China wrapped up its weeklong 19th party congress last month, in which Xi cemented his power as he entered his second five-year term. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (L) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi ahead of talks in Beijing on November 22, 2017.
  • Visit of China Envoy to North Korea Watched Closely

    Visit of China Envoy to North Korea Watched Closely

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    President Trump says the move "supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate this murderous regime". Trump said new sanctions to be announced over the coming weeks, including Tuesday by the Treasury Department, will bring U.S. According to North Korea's state media, the two exchanged views about issues of mutual concern on the situation of the Korean peninsula and region, as well as bilateral relations.
  • Nuggets' Paul Millsap to undergo wrist surgery, could miss three months

    Nuggets' Paul Millsap to undergo wrist surgery, could miss three months

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    The Nuggets will be missing a huge chunk of their team as Millsap isn't just the second star on the team, he is also their defensive anchor and veteran with key playoff experience. Stay tuned for the latest Paul Millsap injury update. "It's a ideal opportunity for guys who haven't had a chance to play as much as they'd like". LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report that the Los Angeles Lakers' staff should take a specific approach to coaching his son, Lonzo: Be tougher on him.
  • Delhi Cannot Enjoy Privileges of a State, Centre Tells Supreme Court

    Delhi Cannot Enjoy Privileges of a State, Centre Tells Supreme Court

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    Additional solicitor general Maninder Singh made this submission before a five-judge constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A.K. He also refuted the allegations of Delhi government that the LG sits over the files. "There is National Capital Territory of Delhi Act but it does not constitute Delhi as the capital of India".
  • Mueller's Team Investigating Kushner's Contact With Foreign Leaders

    Mueller's Team Investigating Kushner's Contact With Foreign Leaders

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    Mueller's investigators have been asking witnesses about Kushner's role in the discussions leading up to the vote. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators are looking into White House senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his contact with foreign leaders, according to a new report .
  • State Sen. Dan Schoen to resign over sexual harassment claims

    State Sen. Dan Schoen to resign over sexual harassment claims

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    The 42-year-old first-term senator had faced widespread calls to resign from his Cottage Grove-area seat since allegations of sexual harassment first surfaced earlier this month. "I am glad, though, to see that we have been able at least in this instance to hold people accountable. Working on her pretty hard, but I nearly got her".
  • NYC truck attack suspect charged with 8 counts of murder, terrorism

    NYC truck attack suspect charged with 8 counts of murder, terrorism

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    Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek native who had been living in New Jersey, has been in federal custody since the attack that killed eight people, including five Argentine men visiting NY to celebrate a high school reunion. Saipov told investigators he was inspired to carry out the attack based off videos he watched on his cellphone. Saipov allegedly planned the attack about one year ago and, according to a news release from the U.S.
  • CPEC's new phase to ensure technology transfer: Ahsan

    CPEC's new phase to ensure technology transfer: Ahsan

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    The meeting, which was held at the Bayi Military Building in Beijing, was presided over by General Li Zuocheng, chief of the Joint Staff Department under the Central Military Commission (CMC), from the Chinese side, and Lt Gen Bilal Akbar, Army's Chief of General Staff, from the Pakistani side.
  • Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises

    Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises

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    The Youth Congress on Tuesday came under flak for a tweet that made a derogatory and personal attack on Prime Minister, on his back ground as a tea vendor. "Does Crown Prince @OfficeOfRG support this?" "I still take this opportunity and apologise and strongly condemn that tweet", Youth Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Brar told ANI.
  • Finland stands out among European nations in PISA problem solving test

    Finland stands out among European nations in PISA problem solving test

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    However, PISA data can not discern whether this is because schools are more equitable in providing learning opportunities for collaborative skills, or whether collaboration skills are mainly developed outside schools'. Not only that, but in the first-ever PISA assessment of collaborative problem solving, girls scored higher in every region tested, by an average of 29 points, worth about half a year of schooling .
  • U.S. strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

    U.S. strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

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    Earlier this month, the USA military also carried out its first strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and said it killed "several terrorists". Rob Manning said earlier this month. Al-Shabab is an affiliate of the Al-Qaida terrorist network and has been the frequent target of USA strikes in recent months.
  • Battlefield 1: Turning Tides DLC December Release Date Pinned Down

    Battlefield 1: Turning Tides DLC December Release Date Pinned Down

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    The new Battlefield 1 content will be released on December 11th for Premium Pass owners, with the DLC becoming available to all two weeks later. The third DLC will be released in two waves, with the first one being set during the 1915 British amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula.
  • Border Patrol agent's death in Texas leaves many questions

    Border Patrol agent's death in Texas leaves many questions

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    Rush Carter, a supervisor for the US Customs and Border Patrol region that includes the area where Martinez died, said all the agency can confirm is that the two 'were injured while performing their regular duties'. When the backup arrived, the partner was also found injured, the union said. 'We will, and must, build the Wall!' he tweeted on Sunday. Martinez's partner remains hospitalized.
  • Judge temporarily stops Trump policies on transgender service members

    Judge temporarily stops Trump policies on transgender service members

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    The Washington Post reports that a second federal judge has stopped the proposed ban of transgender individuals in the military, as service members are "already suffering harmful consequences". Justice Department lawyers asked the court this month to dismiss the lawsuit because the policy is on hold pending a review by the Defense Department.
  • Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama

    Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama

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    When asked about the allegations that Moore pursued multiple teenage girls while he was in his 30s and an assistant district attorney in Alabama, Trump responded that Moore "totally denies it" and pointed out that the allegations are from roughly 40 years ago.
  • Christmas Tree Shortage Could Mean Fewer Choices, Higher Prices

    Christmas Tree Shortage Could Mean Fewer Choices, Higher Prices

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    Each tree, which is between 12 and 15 years old, is priced individually. "You can get artificial scents to put in the tree, but there's nothing like the real thing", notes David. Chesley admitted that talking about the process might take away a little bit of the "magic" around Christmas, but he's proud of the city's efforts to bring the holiday to the city.
  • Mugabe 'resigns' as president

    Mugabe 'resigns' as president

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    Mugabe shocked many on Sunday when he was expected to resign, but instead gave what many considered a freaky speech that focused on the country's unity while ignoring protests that had taken place the previous day. Mugabe was given until noon (5.00 a.m. ET) on Monday to resign or face impeachment, an ignominious end to the career of the "Grand Old Man" of African politics who was once feted across the continent as an anti-colonial liberation hero.
  • Paris beats Dublin to host European Union banking agency after Brexit

    Paris beats Dublin to host European Union banking agency after Brexit

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    It was thought the EBA would then go to an Eastern European nation to keep the balance, however Paris was chosen instead. The new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was also announced earlier today, with Amsterdam beating Milan in another lucky-dip style decision after both received an equal number of votes.
  • Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Egypt for talks with Sisi

    Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Egypt for talks with Sisi

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    He told reporters after the meeting that he will arrive in Beirut in time to celebrate Lebanon's Independence Day on Wednesday with the rest of the country. Okab Saqr, a member of parliament for Hariri's Future Movement, said after Hariri's visit to France he would have "a small Arab tour" before traveling to Beirut .
  • DOJ investigating Harvard's admission policies

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    The DOJ also accused the university of not cooperating with the department's investigation into the school's policies towards admitting students, The WSJ reported after obtaining documents on the matter . Graduating students arrive for Commencement Exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. on May 20, 2013. But critics said the ruling was narrow enough that other lawsuits could be filedto challenge affirmative action.
  • Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger

    Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger

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    Johnson, who became the unwitting subject of a political spat between President Trump and a Florida congresswoman, and three other USA soldiers were killed October 4 when about 50 Islamic extremists attacked a group of American and Nigerian troops.
  • Troopers to hit streets in force

    Troopers to hit streets in force

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    Monday-is the deadliest holiday for U.S. roads, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 is predicted, with 1.6 million more people venturing out compared with previous year. The mission of Operation Zero Deaths for the Holidays will be to detect and arrest impaired drivers before they cause injury or death to themselves or others.
  • Two men in United States court for allegedly bribing Uganda, Chad officials

    Two men in United States court for allegedly bribing Uganda, Chad officials

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    The detainees are the former home affairs secretary of Hong Kong, Patrick Chi Ping Ho, and the former foreign minister of Senegal, Cheikh Gadio. They were detained after initial appearances in Manhattan federal court. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco said the scheme involved bribes at the "highest levels of the governments" of two nations. The charges were based on their alleged use of the American banking system to process nearly US$2.5 million in payoffs, sent under the ...
  • Weather warning: Yorkshire told to expect heavy rain and strong winds

    Weather warning: Yorkshire told to expect heavy rain and strong winds

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    The Met Office's chief forecaster Dan Suri said: "Heavy and persistent rain is expected across parts of north and northwest England through much of Wednesday". Meanwhile north of the border there is a snow warning in place from 3am to 1pm on Thursday, covering most of northern Scotland. It says the wind will gradually ease from the west during the night but may not clear eastern areas until dawn on Thursday.
  • Three African elephants pulled from tractor trailer fire on highway

    Three African elephants pulled from tractor trailer fire on highway

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    Chief Morgan said the tractor was on fire, but the trailer was not. Chattanooga fire crews crossed into Georgia around 2 a.m.to assist Trenton, Georgia firefighters in Dade County after reports of a tractor-trailer fire on I-24. The blaze was put out and the owners called in a different trailer to their location so they could continue south, officials wrote. Firefighters posted at the tractor was on fire, but the trailer was not, and the elephants, who were called "huge, but well behaved", ...
  • Not again: Bill Clinton slapped with new sexual assault lawsuits

    Not again: Bill Clinton slapped with new sexual assault lawsuits

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    The attorneys representing the four women notified Clinton that they intend to file four separate lawsuits against him but during negotiations, the lawyers asked Clinton for a large compensation in return for their clients' silence. Another woman, Paula Jones , claimed in 1991 that Clinton propositioned her for sex and exposed himself when she was escorted to his room at a Little Rock hotel.
  • Bali's Mt Agung volcano erupting but alert level remains unchanged

    Bali's Mt Agung volcano erupting but alert level remains unchanged

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    Mount Agung erupted two months after 74,000 Bali residents were evacuated from their homes following a series of risky tremors from the volcano. Volcanologists say the eruption was caused by magma heating water, which is called a phreatic eruption, rather than a generally more risky eruption of magma itself, Nugroho said.
  • Marico slashes prices, extends GST benefit to consumers

    Marico slashes prices, extends GST benefit to consumers

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    In the 23rd GST Council meeting on November 10, as many as 178 items of daily use were moved from the higher tax bracket of 28 per cent to 18 per cent, while a uniform 5 per cent tax was prescribed for all restaurants, both air-conditioned and non-AC.
  • Judge permanently blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities

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    Section 9 (a) of the order also made "sanctuary jurisdictions"-that is, those that limit the extent to which local authorities cooperate with federal immigration demands-ineligible to receive federal grants". "I concluded that the County of Santa Clara and the City and County of San Francisco had pre-enforcement standing to protect hundreds of millions of dollars of federal grants from the unconstitutionally broad sweep of the Executive Order", Orrick wrote.
  • Palestinians 'freeze' meetings with U.S. over office row

    Palestinians 'freeze' meetings with U.S. over office row

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    In a video statement on social media, Erekat said: "We will put on hold all our communications with this American administration". US President Donald Trump now has a 90-day window to decide whether "the Palestinians have entered into direct, meaningful negotiations with Israel ", according to 2015 law- in which case he can waive the requirement to shutter the office.
  • Submarino argentino: Débiles llamadas satelitales no logran entregar localización

    Submarino argentino: Débiles llamadas satelitales no logran entregar localización

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    Irigoyen también destacó la restauración que se realizó en agosto de 2007, cuando el buque ingresó a las gradas del Astillero Ministro Manuel Domecq García, donde se llevó a cabo la denominada Reparación de Media Vida, consistente en el corte de su casco para permitir el cambio de su planta propulsora, incluyendo los motores diésel y los 960 elementos de sus baterías.
  • Suspect arrested in deadly Pennsylvania police officer shooting

    Suspect arrested in deadly Pennsylvania police officer shooting

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    Investigators tracked down Harper and found him Saturday with $2,500 cash and bags of suspected heroin, according to a criminal complaint. Earlier, authorities arrested Tavon Jamere Harper, who they said was behind the wheel of a gold Chrysler Town and Country vehicle on Friday night when he and Holt were stopped by New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw, 25, inside the parking lot of the Assemblies of God Church.
  • ASCH: The GOP tax bill is an assault on higher education

    ASCH: The GOP tax bill is an assault on higher education

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    No, the real winners of the bill are large corporations who will see their top tax rate go from 35 percent to 20 percent, conceivably saving them billions. "It's going to be a challenge, mainly because I don't have any family here to help me with money, since I am from Brazil", Da Silva said. "So why should we as employees have benefits that we have to start paying taxes on?" Instead, the stipend students receive from working at universities would be taxed as regular income - creating a ...
  • Cuerpos especiales de seguridad revisan y custodian residencia de Ledezma — En video

    Cuerpos especiales de seguridad revisan y custodian residencia de Ledezma — En video

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    En Caracas , varias patrullas del servicio de inteligencia estaban frente a la casa de Ledezma y alrededores, en el este de la ciudad. Desde esa fecha y hasta su huida del país hacia Colombia la madrugada de este viernes, en una " travesía peliculesca " como él mismo la denominó, Ledezma pasó 1.002 días detenido entre complicaciones médicas, retardos procesales, madrugonazos e incluso fue galardonado internacionalmente por su "lucha" a favor de los derechos humanos (DDHH).
  • PM scared to face Parliament: Sonia Gandhi

    PM scared to face Parliament: Sonia Gandhi

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    Accusing the Congress of suffering from "selective amnesia", the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that allegations regarding the delay in the session have "no base as the grand old party has delayed the session" on several occasions citing various reasons.
  • Rayan Murder case: Court to hear bail plea of Pinto family today

    Rayan Murder case: Court to hear bail plea of Pinto family today

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    The CBI detained a class XI student of the same school as the primary accused in the murder case, nearly two months after the Gurugram police had detained bus conductor Ashok Kumar in links with the case. Police had also claimed that Kumar brought a knife from the bus tool box and threw it into the toilet after the murder. Then, in a startling new development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier this month apprehended another student+ of Ryan International School for the ...
  • Journalist shot in Tripura, second scribe killed in two months

    Journalist shot in Tripura, second scribe killed in two months

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    Sudip Datta Bhowmik worked with a local Bengali newspaper, Syandan Patrika, and a news channel, Vanguard, as "an investigative journalist". He had gone to meet the Commandant at the Tripura State Rifles camp. Survived by his wife and two children, Bhowmik's murder is the second incident in past two months in which a journalist has been murdered in Tripura.