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Iran President Demands Obama Not Sign Extension Of US Sanctions

Iran was exempted from the cuts as it seeks to regain the market share it lost during years of worldwide sanctions. Last month, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that the extension would be viewed in Tehran as a breach of the nuclear accord and threatened retaliation.



Revelers cheer amid police at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Onlookers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade said the intensive security measures aren't keeping them from enjoying the holiday event. Sixteen character balloons, 27 novelty/ornament balloons, 26 floats, 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers, more than 1,000 clowns and 16 marching bands and performance groups made their way down the 2.5-mile parade route.



Sarah Palin lambasts Carrier deal

First the deal has to be approved by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, but that approval is expected. Will we see more of these deals at the expense of the taxpayer or will Trump listen to these dissenting voices from the right? President-elect Donald Trump is again walking back his biggest campaign promise: to build a wall along the southern border of the United States.



Two budgets in 2017 after last statement in autumn

Britain ramped up its borrowing forecasts on Wednesday as the economy slows in the wake of the Brexit vote, finance minister Philip Hammond said in the country's first budget plan since voters chose to leave the European Union.The weaker growth and tighter public finances outlined by Hammond leave Prime Minister Theresa May's government little room to ramp up public spending or make big cuts to taxes to help the world's fifth-largest economy through its EU divorce.Britain will need to borrow ...


Bank of England moves to make £5 note vegetarian

Bank of England moves to make £5 note vegetarian

The Evening Standard reported on Wednesday that the new £10 notes, which will come into circulation next year, will also contain tallow, since the Bank of England is under contract to use the same supplier. It was recently confirmed that the new currency contains animal fat. LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England's new plastic 5-pound note is stronger, cleaner and safer — but apparently not suitable for vegetarians.



Italy's Renzi not stepping down even if he wins Sunday's referendum

But investors are concerned that weaker Italian banks may struggle to raise the capital they need to work off their bad loans - particularly if the current government is ousted following Sunday's referendum on changes to the constitution. Still, the most likely scenario if Renzi's opponents win is not an immediate general election, but an interim technocratic government tasked with making changes including the electoral law.