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Trump breaks protocol _ again _ on press access

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NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days, moving about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has knowledge of his

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Argentine women protest teen girl's rape, killing

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Dressed in black, Argentine women took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest incident of gender violence to shock the country. The protesters marched in memory of Lucia Perez, a high school

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Visiting Hòn Bà Mountain in Khánh Hòa Province

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Vietnamnet - Hòn Bà mountain is compared with Đà Lạt for its mild climate, primeval forests and high peaks, but it provides glories all of its own.

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More Britons prioritize EU trade than immigration controls: poll

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britons who want the government to prioritize favorable trade deals with the European Union when negotiating Britain's exit from the bloc outnumber those who think it should prioritize reducing immigration, a poll has found.

Britons voted by 52 to 48 percent in a June referendum to quit the 28-member bloc after a campaign in which those advocating a "leave" vote focused heavily on immigration and promised that 'Brexit' would make it easier to reduce it.

The government is expected to formally start two years of negotiations on the terms of Britain's departure by the end of March. Its challenge is to secure as much access as possible to the EU's single market while also restricting the freedom of movement from other EU countries that is one of the market's main pillars.

In a poll of 2,000 people conducted online by ComRes on Oct. 12-13, 49 percent of respondents said the government should prioritize getting favorable trade deals, while 39 percent thought it should prioritize reducing immigration.

There was a stark age divide, with 48 percent of older people wanting immigration controls to be the priority, while only 25 percent of younger people felt that way, according to the poll for the Sunday Mirror and Independent on Sunday newspapers.

That reflects the results of the referendum itself, in which a much higher proportion of older than younger voters opted for Brexit.

Finance minister Philip Hammond, who campaigned for a "Remain" vote before the referendum, said on Friday that controls on immigration after Brexit must not be damaging for the economy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Britain could not get concessions on freedom of movement while retaining full access to the European single market, or other countries would want the same.

Her words were echoed by French President Francois Hollande, who said Britain's decision to leave the EU should not jeopardize the principle of free movement.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Park in Indian capital shut after suspected bird flu deaths

NEW DELHI (AP) — City authorities have closed a sprawling park in the heart of New Delhi after eight birds died of suspected bird flu, days after the city zoo was closed to the public after nine birds died there.New Delhi's Development Minister Gopal Rai said eight bird deaths were reported to city authorities on Thursday. These included two more bird deaths in the Delhi Zoo and two dead birds found in the Hauz Khas Deer Park.The zoo was closed to the public on Tuesday after autopsies on the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

French PM Manuel Valls 'to announce run for president'

Paris (AFP) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will announce on Monday he is running to become the Socialist presidential candidate in elections next year, sources close to him told AFP.The prime minister's office announced only that he would make a statement at 6:30 pm (1730 GMT) from his political base in Evry, south of Paris.But his entourage confirmed the 54-year-old Spanish-born premier would end the speculation over whether he would run -- seen as highly likely following President… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

FIFA unveil 2026 World Cup bidding process

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North Carolina gov offers $5k reward in GOP firebombing case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor announced a $5,000 reward offer Wednesday in hopes of solving the case of last weekend's firebombing of a local Republican office.Gov. Pat McCrory said the offer by the state is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the attack on the Orange County GOP headquarters in Hillsborough. He urged anyone with tips to contact the state's top law enforcement agency.The firebombing was reported Sunday… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Nearly 50 flee rebel-held Aleppo: Syrian state media

Beirut (AFP) - Nearly 50 people fled battered eastern districts of Aleppo into the government-controlled west of the city on Monday, Syria's state news agency SANA reported.The incident comes after a unilateral three-day ceasefire declared by Russia and government forces ended on Sunday without any evacuations by the United Nations."Forty-eight people from... the eastern districts were able to flee towards the western districts, where a Syrian Arab army unit welcomed and secured them," SANA… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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