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Iran nuclear deal: China, Iran make not-so-veiled comments to Trump

The foreign ministers of China and Iran on Monday urged governments not to violate the deal that limits Iran's nuclear activity in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, in remarks apparently directed at President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration.
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They are traditionalists with a YouTube channel, nostalgic nationalists who text and tweet.
Young, white and European, they call themselves Identitarians, right-wing activists agitating across the continent against immigration and Islam and for a future rooted deep in an idealized past.
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All is dark at the Oceti Sakowin camp in southern North Dakota, but there is a cacophony of hammering and a couple lanterns lighting a small work site.
Joel Maurer, a tiny house carpenter from California, gets set to hoist a piece of plywood, explaining this will soon be a new cabin and meeting room for a prominent chief at the camp.
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Central banks are intrinsically conservative to keep our money safe: Don Pittis

Which is the best economic strategy: delayed gratification, or live for today?
In the era of Donald Trump, it seems inevitable that the entrepreneurial urge to make hay while the sun shines is headed for a collision with the restraining forces of central banking.
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Ransomware doesn't just target the big guys

It sounds like the plot of a blockbuster movie: a metropolitan transit system is hit by a ransomware attack that freezes its entire ticketing infrastructure.
A message from the hacker is splayed across the terminals' public displays: "You are Hacked.
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National Chief Perry Bellegarde faces divisions over pipelines as AFN meets

First Nations leaders who support pipeline projects are afraid to speak out because they have become stigmatized by some protesters, AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde said.
"There's a stigma now attached to supporting economic development. There's a stigma that somehow you're not a First Nations person, if you support a pipeline," he said in an interview with CBC News.
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Maxime Bernier's donor base is bigger and broader than Kellie Leitch's

The most recent set of fundraising data for the Conservative leadership race put Kellie Leitch narrowly ahead of Maxime Bernier in total dollars raised. But an analysis of where these contributions came from suggests Bernier has a bigger and broader base of national support within the party — and that puts him in a much better position to win than Leitch.
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Pete Stoopnikoff, 92, was a self-made millionaire, but now he says he can't afford to put gas in his car because two of his children took nearly all of his life savings.
He alleges his two oldest children drained his funds from a shared account that was meant to cover his living expenses and duped him into signing over two other multimillion-dollar accounts as well as properties.
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Justin Trudeau vows 'significant improvements' to refugee system

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told refugee sponsors in Canada who are frustrated by a lack of communication that the federal government must "make significant improvements" to a system that can be trying for both bureaucrats and immigrants.
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It can be very difficult for people with disabilities to find a job. I hear this at the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS), where I have worked for almost five years, and from some of my friends.
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France PM Manuel Valls expected to announce presidential bid

Socialist French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is to announce later on Monday that he will run for president in next year's election, Agence France-Presse and French television reported.
Valls' office issued a statement that he would make a declaration at 6:30 p.m.
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Judge orders Michigan recount to begin today

A federal judge has ordered a recount of Michigan's presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday and directed that the state complete the process by a Dec. 13 federal deadline.
U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith issued the written order early on Monday after a Sunday night hearing in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan's Southern Division.
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