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Political analyst Giovanni Orsina , who teaches at Rome's LUISS University, says the referendum outcome was driven by sentiments of anger, disappointment and irritation. Mainly the referendum was about people deciding between giving " this kind of prime minister " more powers and keeping unchanged " the constitution, which has been very reliable and affordable for many years ", he said.
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    But she cautioned against buying into purported claims of responsibility for the attack by ISIS. He was shot and killed by a police officer within minutes. Artan was not known to the FBI before Monday's attack, according to a law enforcement official who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
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    This means that Mattis may have difficulty being confirmed by Congress at all, as he would only be the second general to ever receive a waiver for the position under these particular circumstances. In 2010, he was named to head the US Central Command. Mattis is also said to be a prolific reader with a personal library of thousands of books on military history.
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    Interestingly, the group also addressed the recent claims by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein that there were issues with the voting technology used in several states, including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI. The local recount is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Racine County Courthouse, County Clerk Wendy Christensen said. "Michigan has this very high level of under votes that is blank ballots".
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    The greater restrictions on coal export will hit North Korea hard as coal is its top export earner. Byrne added that it was important to tamp down North Korean resources without having a negative effect on China's economy. "The United States is realistic about what this resolution will achieve". How successful the new measures will be, of course, depends on the willingness of countries to abide by them.
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    He sang a different tune Saturday when he emerged from the meeting at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster , New Jersey, where he was interviewed for the job of secretary of state. The Republican pair also said that Marine Corps General James Mattis was an "impressive" prospect for defence secretary. The next morning, at 8:39, Trump gushed again, this time on Twitter, calling him " very impressive " and saying he was "a true general's general! ".
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    According to The Independent , 51-year-old President elect Adama Barrow spent over three years living in London when he was younger. With cameras rolling, Yahya Jammeh called the victor, opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow , on a mobile phone to praise the election and vow not to contest the result.
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    The Trump transition team said in a statement that Trump and Tsai discussed the close economic, political and security ties that exist between Taiwan and the United States. China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province, lodged a formal complaint with the USA over the call. Sen. Tom Cotton was more emphatic. China and the Washington foreign policy establishment thought they could tell President-elect Donald Trump whom he can and cannot speak with on the phone.
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    Renzi, who had boldly staked his political future on winning the referendum, was expected to hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella later Monday. The Northern League also has tapped growing discontent with the migrant crisis, especially in the northern regions of Veneto and Lombardy where they run regional governments and where Italy's proud entrepreneurial class is still struggling to regain footing after the economic crisis.
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    He told a press conference on Monday (5 December) that he had been considering his position all year and finally made the decision when he returned from a visit to NY. "He will be a great loss to New Zealand and a great loss to the world". "This has been the hardest decision I have ever made and I do not know what I will do next".
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    President-elect Donald Trump's willingness to play his role in resolving its outstanding problems with New Delhi . Trump's transition team has not released a readout. "And all the Pakistanis I have known are fantastic people". NORTHAM: According to the Pakistani readout , Trump also offered to help with any outstanding problems.