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World News Headlines - Yahoo News
World News Headlines - Yahoo News

French Socialists still trail four other Presidential candidates as primary approaches: poll
France's Socialists still trail well behind four other main candidates for the French presidency days ahead of the first round of the party's presidential primary, according to extracts from a new opinion poll published by Le Monde. An article on the newspaper's web site on Thursday said the poll by Cevipof put far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen in front for the first round of the election itself on between 25 and 26 percent. Conservative Francois Fillon was close behind her on between 23 and 25 percent, with independent Emmanuel Macron on between 17 percent and over 20 percent.

At least 38 firefighters hurt as Tehran building collapses: Iran state TV
By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 38 firefighters were injured when a blazing high-rise commercial building in downtown Tehran collapsed, state television reported on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey tower's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." The building's occupants were evacuated before the collapse, state TV said, but firefighters were still trying to control the blaze when it came crashing to the ground in a giant cloud of dust. Rescue teams were at the scene, state TV said.

Kremlin hits out at Obama, says was always ready for nuclear arms cuts
The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal. Obama said overnight he had told President Vladimir Putin he was ready to proceed with nuclear disarmament, but that Russia didn't want to negotiate. "The Russian side always favored a proportional and fair process of nuclear disarmament," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

Yahoo Sports
Yahoo Sports

Which NBA storylines are you already sick of? (Yahoo Sports)
Draymond Green's flagrant fouls, the future of NBA superstars and the supposed inevitability of another Cavs-Warriors FInals are all getting old.

Swinney: Deshaun Watson skeptics are nuts (Yahoo Sports)
Some scouts don't think Deshaun Watson is worth a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney disagrees.

Antonio Brown doesn't deserve this (Yahoo Sports)
Yes, the Steelers receiver made a mistake by shooting a video in the team's locker room. But the criticism he's received has been out of proportion.

Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Dollar bounces back, bond yields jump on Yellen's rate guidance
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rebounded, Asian shares slipped and government bond yields soared to multi-week highs on Thursday after U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen signaled a path of steady interest rate increases for the world's largest economy.

China says can resolve trade disputes with new U.S. government
China and the United States can resolve any trade disputes through talks, the government said on Thursday, as a Chinese newspaper warned U.S. business could be targets for retaliation in any trade war ushered in by President-elect Donald Trump. Trump, who is sworn into office on Friday, has criticized China's trade practices and threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, Trump's choice for commerce secretary, voiced sharp criticism of China's trade practices on Wednesday, telling senators he would seek new ways of combating them.

Indian government wants Apple, but not all officials are biting
By Sanjeev Miglani and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some Indian officials have balked at Apple's demands for concessions before it assembles iPhones there, raising doubts about a spring deadline to launch a key project in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to lure foreign investors. The country is still keen for the U.S. tech giant to produce its signature smartphones there, and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that India would keep an "open mind" in negotiations. "We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India," he said.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

At least 30 missing in Italy hotel avalanche
An avalanche buries a four-star hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes in the area.

Trump and the end of the American Century
Donald Trump’s election repudiates the political establishment's long-cherished ideal of an essential, expansive America.

Assange backtracks on extradition pledge
The WikiLeaks founder retreats from his vow to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning is granted clemency.

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