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France Plans On Getting Tough With Trump

The National Front wants France to leave, too. It was no coincidence that Le Pen was one of the first political figures to congratulate Trump on his win. In an early-morning tweet , a German news outlet reported that Petry said , "This night changes the USA, Europe and the world!" The AfD wants a ban on minarets and Muslim face veils. Read More »

Mosul battle rages as bombings elsewhere in Iraq kill 29

The attack involving 30,000 troops will stretch ISIS to breaking point as they attempt to keep hold of Mosul from Iraqi forces as well as the Syrian city. The UN has for weeks warned that IS was forcing civilians living in districts around Mosul into Iraq's second city, hoping to use them as human shields in an upcoming battle. Read More »

Early voting is looking good for Hillary: Michelle Obama

Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters Sunday Trump planned to keep up the breakneck campaign pace through Election Day. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, was removed from the stage while speaking at an election rally on Saturday over a security scare. Read More »

Bush did not vote for Hillary Clinton

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Bush and Laura Bush voted for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. WASHINGTON (CNNMoney ) - Rush Limbaugh's claim that George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted for Hillary Clinton is wrong, a spokesperson for the former president says. Read More »

WOW air expands transatlantic services from Cork Airport

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The affordable transatlantic airline will begin nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT ) to Iceland for as low as $99* one-way including taxes. The inaugural flight from Pittsburgh will be on June 16, 2017. "We are honored to be the seventh USA market selected by WOW for service to the airline's more than 20 worldwide destinations", Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said in a press release. Read More »

David Marshall wants Scotland win at Wembley for Strachan

Neil McCann is sure Leigh Griffiths will cause England problems if he plays at Wembley - and the former Scotland winger feels there is everything to play for in the World Cup qualifying section. Mulgrew has made four appearances for Blackburn since Scotland's double-header last month after recovering from the calf strain which cut short his Rovers debut in September. Read More »

China passes controversial law to counter cyberterror

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China is attempting to crack down on box office fraud in the world's second-biggest movie market by setting out punishments for companies that fabricate ticket sales and other data under the country's first film law. The law obliges network operators to assist public security and national security organs in activities including safeguarding national security and investigating crimes. Read More »

Emails show aide's claim about Clinton daughter

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Band told Podesta in an earlier email he had "just received a call from a close friend" of Bill Clinton's . Clinton had previously said that some of the emails she deleted from her private server were related to Chelsea's wedding. According to Politico , the memo written by Clinton aide Doug Band details how "helpful" hedge fund billionaire Marc Lasry has been "on a number of fronts" that include " killing potential unfavorable stories in the Enquirer ". Read More »

Student's auto filled with thousands of Kit Kats

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His grave mistake? Leaving his doors unlocked while a perfectly good Kit Kat bar was sitting in the auto cup holder, sans protection. Not long after she received a text message from Hunter saying that he made it back to Manhattan safely, Sam saw her son's tweet about the Kit Kat thief. Read More »

IS group claims responsibility for Turkey attack

On Friday morning, the Turkish Interior Ministry published a list of 11 of the detained HDP members, stating that they had been arrested on the orders of the local prosecutor. After the EU's reaction, Cavusoglu spoke with the European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and the secretary general of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, about the detentions over the phone. Read More »

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.54 percent

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Current mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow at 3.41 percent, down 3 basis points from last week. Rates remain near historically low levels, however. "Interest rates for all TD customers are going to go up", a spokesperson for mortgage site Ratehub said in an emailed statement. Read More »

Fatal Abbotsford stabbing may be a "random act of violence"

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Police have not identified the victims, but fellow students say the teen killed in the school's atrium was 13-year-old Letisha Reimer. We are asking anyone that has had contact with Klein, whether it be social media, email, or face-to-face, to bring information forward to investigators. Read More »

US Justice Dept. to prioritize email probe as Clinton's support dents

Comey, who is paid by us taxpayers, needs to give us a full accounting of what his agency is looking at, no matter what that means for Clinton's presidential chances - bad, good or indifferent. Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik assured Congress in a letter that his department "will continue to work closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and together, dedicate all necessary resource and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible". Read More »

Putin grants Russian citizenship to actor Steven Seagal

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Others include French actor Gerard Depardieu and USA boxer Roy Jones Jr. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Seagal had applied and lobbied for the Russian citizenship . Aside from his admiration for Putin, and a valiant though dubious attempt to enunciate Russian swearwords when he played a Russian gangster in the 2009 direct-to-DVD film ... Read More »

Home sales in Greater Toronto Area smash record

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But while home sales continue to fall steeply, the same can't be said for prices. The benchmark price for all homes sits just above $900,000, up about 24% from a year ago, but down 0.8% from last month. However, it could be several months before the full impact of the new rules is felt, Zigelstein said. Good luck. Our local real estate market is still a hot one, and as the Toronto Real Estate Board reports, in October 2016, realtors in the GTA made a record of 9,768 sales, a figure ... Read More »

Thursday is deadline for requesting absentee ballots

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While early voting numbers look good, he thinks some voters will leave it to November 8th. The rules are that a government-issued photo ID is no longer the only way to identify yourself when you vote in person. "With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, everybody has an opinion on these candidates", Vasquez said. Absentee ballots also help down-ballot races more than the national ones. Read More »

Clinton camp assails FBI director, presses for details

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Donald Trump's possible ties to Russian Federation were the subject of four notable news reports in a matter of hours Monday night. But the focus in that case was on Mr. Manafort, who stepped down in August, denied any ties to Putin or Russian interests in an interview with NBC News Monday. The FBI spent a year investigating Clinton's use of a private email server, instead of government systems, while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Read More »

Iraqi forces recapture state TV building in battle for Mosul

Smoke could be seen rising Tuesday from buildings in Gogjali , where shells and bombs had landed. Iraqi special forces are holding their positions in Mosul a day after entering the Islamic State-held city for the first time since 2014. The men of the special forces appear casual - but make no mistake, they are ready. They include government troops seeking to reunify a broken country, peshmerga fighters aspiring to an independent Kurdistan, and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias projecting ... Read More »

Trump encourages voting a couple of times if necessary

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At a rally in Golden, Colo., on Saturday, Trump also said his campaign is above such activity. During another Colorado rally on Saturday, Trump critiqued the vote-by-mail process because he thought it would enable people to vote a couple of times. Read More »

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

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The photo is most likely an old one , since her 2011 Blackberry is still sitting in her lap. One, a link to her website with last-minute costume ideas and photos of herseld and her sister, Kortney Kardashian, in Halloween costumes as children. Read More »

India, Pakistan trade border fire in Kashmir, 6 killed

Seven civilians, among them five women, were killed and 15 others were injured on Tuesday as Pakistan troopers bombarded several areas of Jammu and Kashmir with heavy mortar shells, triggering mass migration from dozens of frontier villages near here, officials said. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association ban England and Scotland from wearing remembrance poppies

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England and Scotland face off on the pitch on November 11 and the same day while Wales plays Serbia on November 12. However, a compromise was utilized in 2011 when England played Spain in a friendly on November 12. Regan said he and English FA counterpart Martin Glenn planned to meet Federation Internationale de Football Association officials on Thursday, although a Federation Internationale de Football Association source forecast that the matter could be resolved as soon as Wednesday. Read More »

Paul Ryan confident of retaining US House speaker post

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Meanwhile, Republican Gov. John Kasich of OH cast his ballot on October 31. But he said he's happy to serve in the job and added, "I'm very confident where I stand with our members". 'My job is to make sure Nancy Pelosi does not return as speaker of the House and it is also to help all Republicans make sure they go vote, turn out and that helps every Republican up and down the ticket, ' Ryan concluded. Read More »

Turkmen leader accuses Iraqi PM of 'ignoring' community

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Commanders said the counterterrorism force, which has received training and support from the United States, was besieging the town of Bartala on thursday morning, about six miles east of Mosul. Mosul , some 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, was where top IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago but is now the group's last major stronghold in Iraq . Read More »

Clinton leads Trump by two points

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Michelle Obama, on the other hand, has taken an ever more visible role on the campaign trail, with recent speeches in New Hampshire and Arizona that garnered national television audiences. Clinton also appears to hold an edge in Nevada and Colorado based on early returns. The survey, which was taken before the bombshell announcement that the FBI was reopening the investigation into Clinton's email server, represents a surge of support for Trump and a steady decline for Clinton. Read More »

Trump takes issue with Clinton's criticism of Putin

Trump has been repeatedly criticised for failing to denounce the Russian leader and saying that he'd be willing to work with him to fight Islamic State militants. Putin said he'd like to have such a propaganda machine in Russian Federation but that "regrettably" that wasn't the case. The remarks are the just the latest instance in which Trump has curiously come to the defense of the authoritarian Russian president, who is being blamed for meddling in the U.S. Read More »

Do we get an extra hour asleep tonight?

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Of course it means it's going to get lighter earlier and darker sooner. He said that for half the year the sun was shining for several hours each day while people were asleep, and had nearly set by the time we got home from work. Daylight saving works because it saves energy due to less artificial light needed during the evening. Longer evenings mean that it will definitely be dark by the time shows like Countryfile (6.15pm) start up in the evening. Read More »

Jurors to hear closing arguments in New Jersey bridge case

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Two of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's former aides are accused of shutting down access lanes on the George Washington Bridge in an attempt to punish a Democratic mayor who did not endorse the Republican governor. Kelly, who cried several times during her testimony, portrayed Christie as a demanding and bullying boss who once flung a water bottle at her in anger. Read More »