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Ireland withdraws bid for hosting European Medicines Agency

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Two major European Union agencies now in London will be given a new home to move to and the two prizes are hotly fought over by most of the other 27 nations. The EBA employs about 170 staff while the EMA has a workforce of about 900. The agency is perhaps best known for its regular "stress tests" on the EU's financial sector in the wake of the global financial crisis. Read More »

Japan offers aid to Bangladesh to alleviate Rohingya refugee crisis

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China has offered to help Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis , a move Chinese analysts said reflected Beijing's more proactive and conciliatory tack on regional affairs. It remains unclear what mediating role China might play. While State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said last month that the U.S. was assessing economic options available to target individuals associated with any atrocities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on a visit to Myanmar last week that ... Read More »

Scaffolding Collapses in New York City Injuring Five People

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Those five people were "conscious and alert" when transported to a local hospital, New York City Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Lonino told the Post from the scene. The Department of Buildings was called after receiving reports of a sidewalk shed collapse in front of a 12-story commercial office building on 568 Broadway, near Prince Street, sources tell PIX11 News . Read More »

IFFI opens today with Majidi's Beyond the Clouds

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Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Smriti Irani, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Shahid Kapoor , Sridevi, head of the competition's global jury Muzaffar Ali and a host of Indian and worldwide film dignitaries were present. Read More »

Turkish capital bans public LGBT events

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In a statement obtained by the newspaper, the governor's office said LGBT-focused events including films, theater performances, interviews and exhibitions are banned until further notice. Homosexuality is legal in Turkey, but homophobia is considered pervasive. Gay activists says they have been subjected to various forms of discrimination including harassment, abuse and rape. Read More »

US Border Patrol agent killed while on patrol in Texas

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, also publicly commented on the deadly incident that resulted in Martinez's death, characterizing it as an attack. It is part of Customs and Border Protection's vast Big Bend Sector, which covers 135,000 square miles in Texas and Oklahoma and 510 miles of river border. Read More »

Turkeys arrive in Washington for White House pardon

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Rooms at that hotel can cost between about $200 to more than $5,000 a night. After the pardoning, the birds will join last year's turkeys at Virginia Tech University to live out the rest of their lives. The Thanksgiving turkeys due to be pardoned by the president of the United States had an fantastic stay in one of Washington DC's best hotels. The First Family will donate two additional turkeys to Martha's Table, a Washington, D.C. Read More »

Israeli minister reveals covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid Iran concerns

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Currently at a stalemate, the civil war is now witnessing a Saudi-led coalition blockade which is further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the country. Speaking in Paris, Hariri said he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut in the coming days. He alleged, "Iranian threats have gone beyond all limits and pushed the region into a unsafe abyss". Read More »

Ontario government passes legislation ending five-week college strike

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The legislation was debated between the New Democratic Party, Liberal and Conservative parties through special weekend sittings and eventually passed on Sunday. Students may have had to extend rental leases or cancel holiday plans. The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing (DCSN) updated the strike information webpage today writing they are "hoping" to have students back in class by November 21. Read More »

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies; ex-AIFF chief, Congressman was 72

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His body will be taken to the Congress headquarters on Akbar Road in New Delhi , where top party leaders including its vice-president Rahul Gandhi will pay their homage. In 2004, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi went on to serve as India's Chef-de-Mission to the Athens Olympics. Banerjee posted on her twitter handle. A massive stroke in 2008 virtually ended his political career. Read More »

NY Gov Cuomo named in sexual harassment lawsuit filed on Saturday

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She says he would call, text and email her inappropriately. She says he began to sexually harass and assault her; he turned up at her home uninvited where he kissed and groped her, according to her complaint. She said she called the governor's office, sent emails, and posted information on a Cuomo office Facebook page. Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for Gov. Read More »

Queen marks 70th wedding anniversary with portrait of herself with Prince Philip

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The portrait, taken earlier this month was shot by British photographer Matt Holyoak and was taken in the White Drawing Room at their home in Windsor Castle in early November. The British monarch and her husband were married on 20th November 1947 when they were still Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey in the heart of London . Read More »

Very windy today, a mainly dry and calmer week ahead

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Thanksgiving is still looking dry with highs near 50. Clear skies and a much cooler air mass means the coldest night of the week. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High temperatures in Salt Lake City will be in the upper 40s. For the busy travel day Wednesday , there could be a few showers, as a weak system moves offshore. Read More »

'Student Of The Year 2' Starring Tiger Shroff Poster Released

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The first edition of the franchise was directed by Karan himself but SOTY 2 will be helmed by Puneet D Malhotra. While a lot of speculations had been doing the rounds for a long time, the First poster of Karan Johar's Student Of The Year 2 starring Tiger Shroff is out this morning. Read More »

Downed small airplane on Keene Road North near Clearwater

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In the video, the plane can be seen soaring low overhead of the Sheriff's vehicle. Luckily, the pilot and his passenger walked away from the crash uninjured. Investigators say both the pilot and his passenger reported no injuries and refused medical treatment. No other injuries were reported. The investigation into the cause of the crash (pictured) is being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Read More »

Mugabe clings to power but resignation letter reported to be ready

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There, in a situation that could have become tense, the protesters instead showed deference to the small number of soldiers blocking their way and eventually dispersed. "The (ruling ZANU-PF) party congress is due in a few weeks and I will preside over its processes", Mugabe said during the television address. Unpopular first lady Grace Mugabe, who many feared would replace Mnangagwa and even succeed her husband, disappears from view. Read More »

Merkel to brief German president on coalition talks' failure

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Merkel's conservative party has been trying to reach a comprise with the FDP and Greens over immigration, climate change, European Union and taxes but hasn't reached a deal on any issue. Greens politician Reinhard Buetikofer criticized Lindner's decision, saying on Twitter that the Free Democrat leader had chosen "a kind of populist agitation instead of governmental responsibility". Read More »

US Navy to Deploy Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina

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San Juan in Southern Atlantic waters. The seven signals detected by Argentina's Defense Ministry on Saturday are not made by San Juan alone, Balbi said. "We are not discounting any hypothesis", Balbi said, adding that possibilities to explain the submarine's disappearance include "a problem with communications" or with its power system. Read More »

Russia's Top Nuclear Envoy to Visit S. Korea Sunday

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He is the first major Chinese envoy to visit Pyongyang in more than a year with ties severely strained between the two countries. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that the visit was a party tradition, and that the two sides would discuss matters of mutual concern. Read More »

Police detect alcohol from USA serviceman after Okinawa fatal crash

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The announcement follows the arrest of a U.S. Marine who reportedly was involved in a fatal traffic accident in Naha, the Okinawa prefectural capital, early on Sunday. A statement from U.S. Forces, Japan said, "The vast majority of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians in Japan serve honorably and make great contributions to the defense of Japan". Read More »

Arab League meets to discuss Iran 'violations' at Saudi Arabia's request

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Arab foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo , following Saudi Arabia's request to discuss Iran's "violations" and its role in "undermining Arab security and peace". Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said Lebanon was among the countries that voted in favour of the resolution, except for the points in which Hezbollah was mentioned. Read More »