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Paris Conference Creates Momentum for Palestine's Int'l Recognition - Ambassador

It was hoped that the agreement will encourage the worldwide community to acknowledge an independent State of Palestine, alongside Israel. Netanyahu reminded Kerry that the U.S.' refusal to veto the U.N. "It's a last gasp of the past before the future sets in", Netanyahu said January 12 following a meeting with Norway's foreign minister, Borge Bende. "This is a powerful change and I think it is positive for the world".

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Crude Oil Jumps Above $53 As OPEC Turns Off Spigot

Also hurting are the oil-dominated economies of Venezuela and Nigeria. Outside the United States , there were lingering doubts over compliance with planned production cuts from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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Trump, Republicans at odds on dealing with provisions in Obamacare

Because if, say, your child had cancer , and the Affordable Care Act was the reason you could get health insurance, you wouldn't want to rip up the ACA before knowing what would replace it. "He showed willingness and openness and was interested in getting a replacement that could be passed as part of repeal", Paul said. Other Kentuckians have told me how their family doctor won't accept their Obamacare plan, even after they were promised by the president that they could keep their doctor.

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Trump's Justice Dept. Pick Would Recuse Himself From Any Clinton Probe

First, Sessions brought up another quote from that same interview in which Sessions claimed to have filed "20 or 30 civil rights cases to desegregate schools" other organizations as a United States attorney in Alabama. At the time , Sessions was accused of describing the N.A.A.C.P. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as "un-American" and "Communist-inspired".

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Despite Trump's victory in his state, Sen. Casey stands up for Obamacare

Using a meat-ax instead of a scalpel, Senate Republicans last week began trying to dismember the law without offering a replacement or anticipating how their efforts would affect millions of citizens insured through the plan. Healthcare is in the crosshairs of Washington's lawmakers, and the main battle cry on the front lines is "Repeal Obamacare"! She worries won't continue to be covered if there is a repeal.

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NFL Playoffs 2017, Lions vs. Seahawks: Preview and Prediction

Which player on Detroit's front seven is most disruptive and should have Seahawks fans paying attention? Avril had 39.5 sacks in 73 games with the Lions, with a high of 11 in 2011. The spotlight's even brighter - and likely more revealing - in tonight's game on NBC . Zenner said he wasn't offended by Bennett's remark and said he was appreciative of Bennett's statements.

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Obama, Dems claim upper hand in Obamacare repeal fight

Obamacare sign-ups for 2017 coverage rose about 2.3 percent from the same time a year ago, as efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care reform begin in Congress. "The American people voted decisively for a better future for health care in this country and we are determined to give them that", Mike Pence said.

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Turkey calls for coalition support in N.Syria operation

In the past few weeks, Turkey has complained that the coalition forces aren't providing air cover to Turkish troops trying to capture the key IS-held town of al-Bab. This new year of 2017 will not be one of peace in Turkey . Both the U.S. and Turkey have designated the PKK as a terrorist group but not the YPG, which only Turkey designates a terrorist group.

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Ighalo Struggles, Kane Equals Henry Record As Spurs Bash Watford

Tottenham will be looking to keep the pressure on the top four in the league when they take on Watford at Vicarage Road on New Year's Day . Chelsea will try to become the first team in league history to win 14 consecutive matches in a single season Wednesday against Spurs at White Hart Lane.

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Syria Ceasefire To Take Effect At Midnight On Dec. 30

The agreements are very fragile and need support, Putin said. Russian Federation and Turkey have pushed a deal to end Syria's nearly-six-year-long civil war - which could leave the dictator Bashar al-Assad with much less power than before, and eventually force him out of office, Reuters reported .

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Israeli Government Ramps Up Criticism of U.S.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has joined Israeli leaders in attacking the outgoing Obama administration's move at the United Nations. Trump weighed in on Twitter Wednesday, saying, "We can not continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect".

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RIP Carrie Fisher: Twitter Remembers Star Wars Actress In Pics and GIFs

Mrs Glasgow, who calls herself a full time Star Wars hobbyist, also runs a website on women's Stars Wars fashion - where Carrie Fisher is a constant inspiration. "You know I just feel really sad". "That was probably the last screen embrace that we did". My five-year-old just asked why I was crying. "Therefore, she was wiser", he said.

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A new nuclear arms race? We hope not

Gates said last week, Trump's seemingly slapdash assertiveness toward Putin may be a good thing. "They are humiliating themselves". "It is important to know how to lose gracefully". "We are just saying that we are simply stronger than any aggressor", he said. In response, Mr Trump said: "His thoughts are so correct". The war in Syria, the United States presidential elections, and various sports events were the most important happenings of 2016, according to a Russian public opinion poll ...

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Dangal Full Movie Leaked, Will Piracy Affect Dangal Box Office Collections

The movie, from the studios of Disney Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions, has been released across 4,300 screens in India and about 1,000 screens internationally. Dangal collections on the 2nd day mostly depend on the closing of the year and workload in Indian offices. Dangal has made close to Rs 30 crore in India (across all languages) has received rave reviews and BookMyShow continues to witness unprecedented bookings for the film.

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There Was Almost a Jedi In Rogue One

The film centers around the Rebel Alliance's mission to seal the Death Star blueprints from the Galactic Empire . Her father ( Mads Mikkelsen ), an expert in weaponry, was taken by the Empire , which is in need of his expertise. I liked Jones in the lead role. (I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Han Solo is kind of a jerk.) Leia's political power over Han was obvious (and, admittedly, pretty awesome), but his constant belittling of her political stature undermined her importance ...

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Italy confirms Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

Counter-terror agencies were watching Amri and suspected he was preparing "a serious act of violence against the state", said Ralf Jaeger, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state. Anis Amri was shot and killed after a confrontation with police in the early hours of Friday morning. An Italian woman is reportedly among those missing in Berlin following an attack at a busy Christmas market on Monday evening.

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Hillary Clinton would have won the Electoral College if Appalachia didn't count

However, the population of North America is questioning the importance and value of the Electoral College now that Trump has beaten Democrat's Hillary Clinton. That means the electoral vote ceremony is an affirmation of how the state voted. We call on Gov. Bryant to continue calling for a much more representative form of election the USA president.

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Syria's new trio of power brokers leave US out in the cold

But they did not stay long in Syria . The evacuation of of Aleppo would be complete in a maximum of two days, Sergey Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, said. The shouted words of the 22-year-old assassin, who invoked the carnage in Aleppo , echoed the anger expressed by many Turks over the course of the five-year-old civil war.

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Donald Trump blames 'Islamist terrorists' for Berlin truck crash that killed nine

German authorities are still scrambling to pinpoint those responsible in connection with the truck attack that killed 12 and injured dozens more at a Berlin Christmas market on Monday. At the same time , he added that he had no specific information concerning any potential attacks on Christmas markets in Bavaria that could take place in the near future.

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ISIS claims responsibility for Christmas market attack in Germany

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack the following day, calling the truck driver a "soldier". UPDATE (4:07 PM EST): The truck crash is now being investigated as a terrorist attack, a German intelligence official tells CNN.