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Trade body: Uncertain impact from Trump decision to exit TPP

WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo says hasn't spoken with Trump but is "ready for a conversation" and hasn't had any indication that Trump would pull the USA...


2 dead, 4 hospitalized in Louisville shootings

The wounded suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and were taken to University Hospital. "When you have a tragedy like this take place, certainly it puts a ...


Isis claims truck bomb in Iraq that kills 80 Shia pilgrims

The Islamic State militant group ( ISIS ) has claimed responsibility for a truck bomb at a gas station south of Baghdad that left at least 28 people dead. Up ...


Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

The term was further popularised by head of the National Policy Institute, Richard Spencer , who gave a speech on 19 November at the Institute's annual conf...


Philippines, US militaries agree to scale down joint exercises

The upbeat statement issued at the end of a Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board meeting came after threats by Philippine President Rodrigo Dute...


Syria army steps up bombardment of rebel east Aleppo

Francois Delattre strongly condemned renewed airstrikes targeting three hospitals in Syria since Monday and killing more than 30 people in Aleppo , including c...


China defends Asia-Pacific trade after Trump threat

The paper notes the new relationship have five features - sincerity and mutual trust in the political field, win-win cooperation on the economic front, mutual l...


Toronto mayor indicates support for road tolls

Toronto Mayor John Tory will make a push for tolls on both the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway in an effort to boost the city's coffers, sources told...


Iraqis advance in Mosul as bomb south of Baghdad kills 21

Over the past five weeks, Iraqi security forces in collaboration with Kurdish fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen have launched a major offensive...


El Salvador natural disaster: Tsunami warning issued after powerful magnitude-7 quake

This resulted in an emergency tsunami warning in Nicaragua just hours after Hurricane Otto made landfall in that country. Residents living along the pacific c...


Nicolas Sarkozy Out of France's Presidential Race

Mr Fillon is in a commanding position for next Sunday's second round of a contest that is widely expected to decide France's next leader, with the victor ti...


Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Revised Peace Deal

The latest agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, clarifies an accord rejected by Colombians in an October 2 plebiscite, rather tha...


Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

In backing her coalition partner's candidate for the mainly ceremonial post, she signaled her preference for a possible resumption of the so-called grand coalit...


Ranked Huskers Extend Streak, Sweep Iowa

Another ranked Big Ten Conference opponent. Fyfe threw for over 200 yards last week in Armstrong's absence. The Hawkeyes are a good team that could beat N...


Trump's son reportedly talked Syria with Russian Federation supporters

In particular, Randa Kassis, leader of the moderate Syrian opposition, was present. The Wall Street Journal reported that after the election, Kassis posted...


S. Korea prosecutors likely to question president

Park faces allegations she allowed her friend Choi Soon-sil to use her closeness to the president to meddle in state affairs and wield influence in the sports a...


Tropical Storm Otto kills four in Panama

Workers attempt to clear a tree that fell over on a auto and left a child dead following heavy rains by the tropical storm Otto, in Panama City, Panama on Nove...


The White House Turkey Pardon: Obama At His Corniest

Every year, the president of the United States pardons the national Thanksgiving turkey in front of an audience, and President Obama has always made sure it...


For Trump and GOP, 'Obamacare' repeal is complex and risky

But if an issue "goes to core questions about our values and our ideals, and if I think that it's necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, then I'll ...


French presidential candidate: Jews wished to break our laws

Chartier's statement comes after Fillon said earlier Wednesday that France must combat Muslim sectarianism like "we fought against a form of Catholic sectariani...


US court blocks overtime expansion pay rule for 4 million

He also said staffing at state agencies, notably Department for Children and Families and Department of Corrections, could be negatively affected had the new ru...


Polish minister: Trump not additional EU trouble

Earlier, Johnson told fellow foreign ministers in the European Union to drop the "general doom and gloom" and "collective whinge-o-rama" after the U.S. NATO Se...


Yaya Toure gets a powerful endorsement from Pep

PEP GUARDIOLA SAYS Yaya Toure is now firmly back in his Manchester City plans season after the Ivorian made a stunning return to the line-up with two goals at C...


Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

After six years of negotiations, India and Japan on Friday finally signed a landmark civil nuclear agreement in Tokyo , where Prime Minister Narendra Modi an...


Mass rally in Seoul urging president to quit

Let her hear us roar!" yelled one speaker who was rewarded with a massed bellow of approval. "If the wrong leader is elected, this kind of thing can happen". Po...


Obama, Russia's Putin speak at economic summit in Peru

Obama said he was proud his administration hadn't faced the scandals he said have "plagued" other administrations. Xi - who the White House sees as perhaps ...


Syrian government refuses UN truce terms for Aleppo

On the ground in Syria , government forces launched a ferocious assault last Tuesday to recapture eastern Aleppo, killing 115 civilians so far. Air strikes...


Iraqi special forces pause in Mosul push due to poor weather

Heavy fighting broke out on Wednesday in Mosul's eastern Tahrir neighbourhood, where an IS suicide vehicle bomber disabled an Abrams tank belonging to the Iraqi...


INEC Chairman says no plans to postpone Ondo elections

He added that INEC would abide strictly by the provisions of the law in the conduct of the election, which has 28 political parties participating. "Where an i...


Trump cancels meeting with New York Times

It wasn't immediately clear whether Conway was referring only to congressional investigations. If Trump's appointees do not follow through on his pledge to in...


South Africa sets out planned minimum wage level

The Nedlac panel might do well, for once, to listen to the Young Communist League and even the EFF, who back the R4 500 figure which Cosatu put to parliament ...


Divided Cyprus' rival leaders still looking for land deal

Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anatastasiades and breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci were meeting at Mont Pelerin, Switzerland Monday in hopes of ...


Trump's lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring

Warren would be seeing similar success during the Trump administration. In the first days of his administration, Obama signed an executive order preventing ...


What is Donald Trump's staff doing in Washington?

Last week, Trump bumped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from the chairman's job in favor of Pence. Now a week after winning the 2016 election, Trump's transiti...


Yemen ceasefire ends without extension over repeated 'violations'

Gen. Ahmed Assiri said, adding there are "no orders to extend the ceasefire". The coalition had declared the truce on Saturday. "Given the sectarian issues ...


Egypt jails journalist union chief, two members

In March 2014, an Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood (an Egyptian rebel group) to death - a decision described by human rights org...


President Obama meets with President-elect Trump

He'll begin occupying the office on January 20. Obama has spent a year telling interlocutors that the Republican billionaire would never be elected and that h...


'Sanctuary cities' vow to protect immigrants from Trump plan

In Ohio, more than 2,400 students at Oberlin, a university known for being progressive, signed a petition demanding the campus become a sanctuary for undocument...


Mayors of 'sanctuary cities' say they'll fight Trump's plans

As many as 400 places across the country could be affected by Trump's campaign promise to deny federal funds to what some call "sanctuary" cities and counties...


Korean Prosecutors Say Park Conspired With Her Friend

Park apologized late last month and again November 4 for sending speech drafts to be checked by old acquaintance Choi, but she insisted that her motives for fun...


China pledges further opening as leaders scramble for free trade

Key will leave to return to New Zealand on Monday afternoon after the leaders' retreat for the 21 Apec leaders. John Key suggested "cosmetic changes" to the T...


Ashton Kutcher confronted by protester at Airbnb event

Chesky said the goal of Trips is to draw travelers away from touristy areas and into local communities, where they can have a more authentic experience . To ...


Obama team trying to damage ties with Russia

Though Trump has since softened those comments, he hasn't offered the explicit reassurances in public that Obama said he offered in private. The meeting, whic...


Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

A number of electors told The Republic that they've been barraged with thousands of emails, phone calls and letters urging them to break that promise. The N...


Pope shuts Holy Door, urges reconciliation

Francis jokingly asked his interviewers if they're angling for an answer like "a special tea". God's unconditional love, he said , "is the true prerequisite ...


Farage first United Kingdom politician to meet Trump since election

His election, however, has met with strong opposition by millions of people across the U.S., who staged protest rallies for the 4th day on Saturday. Pressed i...


North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief reassures alliance of Trump's commitment

Leaders "unanimously agreed" on continued sanctions in a show of solidarity with Ukraine, the White House said after Obama's meeting with his counterparts from ...


Crystal Palace fans bemoan defensive errors against Manchester City

Toure, a two-time Premier League title victor with City, had been out in the cold at the club since the end of August. "The real reason he didn't play - you k...


State of Wisconsin fights 'Making a Murderer' inmate release

Avery is now serving a life sentence (without the possibility for parole) for Halbach's murder and illegally possessing a firearm. On Monday, a judge ordered D...


Children's hospital hit in Aleppo

The Observatory and residents said the city's east was hit by rocket fired from jets, barrel bombs dropped from helicopters and artillery from government forc...