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European Union officials say it's time for Turkey to say whether it really wants to join, but patience is running out in Turkey after more than a decade of troubled membership talks. Turkey, meanwhile, has been angered by what it sees as a lack of solidarity following the coup. Erdoğan blames a USA -based Muslim preacher, Fethullah Gülen , and his supporters for the putsch.
  • Tim Howard could miss rest of MLS playoffs with adductor injury

    Tim Howard could miss rest of MLS playoffs with adductor injury

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    Howard suffered the injury during Friday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, forcing Brad Guzan to come on in his place. While this match won't be a must-win (thankfully because the USA has never won in Costa Rica), it's important for them to at least get something from it.
  • Nobody with unaccounted for cash will be spared: PM Modi

    Nobody with unaccounted for cash will be spared: PM Modi

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    Japan will supply fuel, equipment and technology to India, which wants more nuclear-generated electricity for its rapidly growing population. But this assurance had always been supplied by New Delhi right through its nuclear discussion with Japan.
  • Iraqi Forces Retake Nimrud, Home To Ancient Site

    Iraqi Forces Retake Nimrud, Home To Ancient Site

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    Security forces and army infantry divisions, backed by a US -led air force, are preparing to move on southern and northern districts of Mosul in coming days, to step up pressure on the militants. The elite Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) force has pushed into the eastern outskirts of Mosul, with heavy fighting in recent days. The town, a cultural and archaeological jewel in an area often referred to as the cradle of civilisation, is of special significance to Iraqi Christians.
  • Obama Honors NBA Champs at White House

    Obama Honors NBA Champs at White House

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    Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, battles for the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. It is his insistence on always making the right play. "J.R had the Fresh Brewed Tees with the tattoos on it, so originally (LeBron James) had mentioned, 'Kev why don't you give him the jersey and Swish you hand him the shirts, '" Love said.
  • Chinese ship opens new trade route to Pakistan via Gwadar port

    Chinese ship opens new trade route to Pakistan via Gwadar port

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    Parts of a multi-billion-dollar trade route between China and Pakistan have opened, with the first Chinese trade caravan reaching Pakistan's port city of Gwadar. It is also building a network of roads and railways to link up its western region to Gwadar for easiest access to Arabian Sea. The Government is implementing a project worth twenty five billion rupees in Gwadar as part of its agenda of priority based development in Balochistan.
  • Pollution: NGT puts in place emergency response system

    Pollution: NGT puts in place emergency response system

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    Most of these cities also figure in the World Health Organisation's list of most polluted cities in the world , but are routinely ignored by the national media. The Tribunal also slammed the Delhi government and the neighbouring states including Uttar Pradesh for not implementing its orders to curb pollution.
  • The view from shell-shocked Silicon Valley

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    Thiel spoke at the Republican National Convention in July, donated $1.25 million to Trump's campaign in October, and convened journalists in Washington last month to explain his support for Trump . I'm not saying Thiel is the strongest player in the Valley, but he is generally better regarded than Mark Cuban. In fact, while Cuban and Whitman seemed nearly laser-like in their focus on status, Thiel's support of Trump actually hurt his status.
  • U.S., Australia nearing agreement on deal to swap groups of refugees

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    Mr Turnbull has kept tight-lipped on speculation of a deal with the U.S., but on Friday Cabinet Minister Christopher Pyne spoke of how such a deal could yet be completed before Donald Trump's inauguration. Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese said: 'These are people who are refugees, who have been found to be refugees, who, if they are settled in a country like the United States, that will be a good thing'.
  • Obama hosts Trump at White House after surprise victory

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    And I have been very encouraged by the I think interest in president elect Trump's wanting to work with my team around numerous issues that this great country faces and I believe that it is important for all of us regardless of party and regardless of political preferences to now come together, work together, to deal with the many challenges that we face.
  • French Investigators Name Alleged Coordinator Of Paris, Brussels Attacks

    French Investigators Name Alleged Coordinator Of Paris, Brussels Attacks

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    He has been already a suspect in the Brussels attacks by his cousins, the El Bakraoui brothers, but has now been linked to the atrocities in Paris on November 13 past year. After being released in 2012 he returned to Belgium before apparently making his way back to the Middle East but intelligence services lost track of him months ago.
  • Clinton leads Trump 48-43% in latest poll

    Clinton leads Trump 48-43% in latest poll

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    Clinton's 4-point lead is less than half the 11-point edge she enjoyed in a mid-October poll. It has a +/- 3.6 percent margin of error. He leads among several key demographics, including men, independents and non-college-educated voters. By comparison, a majority of Trump's supporters, 51 percent, said they mainly supported him out of opposition to Clinton. Clinton was ahead with 48 percent to Trump's 42 percent in a survey by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport ...
  • Democrat Duckworth takes Illinois Senate seat, more updates

    Democrat Duckworth takes Illinois Senate seat, more updates

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    Democrat Tammy Duckworth says she is proud of her campaign and "so excited to get to work" after unseating Republican incumbent Mark Kirk for the U.S. Final results were not in, but Ms Duckworth was leading with 55% of the vote, with Mr Kirk picking up just 40%. Harris, by virtue of her Jamaican father, sets another precedent: She will also become the second black female senator in Congressional history after Carol Moseley Braun, who was herself a senator from IL from 1993 to 1999.
  • Republicans Keep Control Of The Senate As Democrats Largely Falter

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    Democrats netted a seat in IL, and one race was still too close to call - but the GOP ensured it would keep a majority with the projection just before 1:30 a.m. Republicans hold 54 Senate seats to 44 Democratic seats and two independents who align with Democrats. The only one in Democratic hands presently is Nevada, where Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is retiring.
  • New Jersey takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City government

    New Jersey takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City government

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    With 93 precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, the casino question was failing almost 78 percent to 22 percent. Four Atlantic City casinos closed in 2014, and the Trump Taj Mahal closed last month thanks to a labor dispute. All likely feared a decline in revenues should casinos open in North Jersey . The city has a roughly $100 million budget deficit and about $500 million in total debt.
  • Delhi pollution: Schools shut for 3 days, odd-even may return, says Kejriwal

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    The NGT came down heavily on Punjab and Haryana governments over "emergency like situation in Delhi" and not making any serious effort to stop crop burning in their states. "Why haven't you started artificial rain or sprinkling of water on roads from helicopters to control dust", he asked of the Delhi government. But this year's change has been particularly dramatic, with the American embassy reporting hazardous pollution levels for several days running.
  • Judge deciding whether deposition can be used at Cosby trial

    Judge deciding whether deposition can be used at Cosby trial

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    Bill Cosby (right) arrives for a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Norristown. NORRISTOWN, Pa. The judge hearing pretrial arguments Tuesday suggests the decision to testify in the civil case might have been strategic. He found no evidence Cosby's lawyers tried to get the promise in writing before allowing him to give four days of testimony.
  • Islamic State tunnels discovered beneath villages beneath Mosul

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    She said the jihadists were using a "depraved, cowardly strategy" in the face of a US-backed Iraqi government offensive to retake Mosul , the IS group's last bastion in Iraq. ISIS terrorists have electrocuted 22 civilians in central Mosul as they send armoured suicide truck bombs towards Iraqi forces trying to liberate the city.
  • Brazil eye Argentina ambush, World Cup exorcism

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    Some of the first Brazil players to arrive in Belo Horizonte were also pledging to make fans forget about the 7-1 loss. "They do well because they deal well with the athletes, they are very human", Costa said. They need points on Thursday and next week in a hard match against Colombia . Chile and Argentina have 16 points each. "The scars are going to remain but we can only change what happens from now on", midfielder Renato Augusto told reporters after joining up with his teammates in ...
  • President Obama reaches out to Trump following victory

    President Obama reaches out to Trump following victory

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    He and Obama had a relationship that was more fraught than the typical one between people on opposing sides of a campaign. It will be her first public remarks since her stunning defeat to Donald Trump in the USA presidential election. Obama phoned president-elect Trump early this morning, "to congratulate him on his victory", the White House says . Obama called Clinton after it became clear she'd lost the race.