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  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

    Uber

    Uber launches a redesigned rider app

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

    Uber launches a redesigned rider app, with a simplified user flow that focuses on identifying the destination first, then shows ride options with prices, and then gives driver contact information and allows riders to make adjustments such as split fare and get more information about the destination. The app also connects better with the user's current location, real-world identity, favorite places (such as work and home) and integration with services such as Foursquare and Yelp for destination-specific information, in what is seen as an attempt to pull users into spending more time in the app.




  • Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    Thursday Nov 3, 2016

    Nokia

    Nokia's Merger on Alcatel-Lucent was completed

    Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    Thursday Nov 3, 2016

    In October 2015, following approval of the deal by China's Ministry of Commerce, the merger awaited approval by French regulators. The merger closed on 14 January 2016, but was not complete until 3 November 2016.




  • U.S.
    Friday Nov 4, 2016

    Desmond Doss

    the Movie

    U.S.
    Friday Nov 4, 2016

    The feature film Hacksaw Ridge, based on his life, was produced by Terry Benedict and directed by Mel Gibson. The film was released nationwide in the U.S. on November 4, 2016, to positive reviews. Doss is portrayed by Andrew Garfield, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, and won Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie, and Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.




  • China
    Monday Nov 7, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) interpreted the Article 104 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong to "clarify" the provision of the legislators to swear allegiance to Hong Kong as part of China when they take office

    China
    Monday Nov 7, 2016

    Their oaths were invalidated by the LegCo secretary-general Kenneth Chen and were subsequently challenged by the government in the court. On 7 November 2016, the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) interpreted the Article 104 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong to "clarify" the provision of the legislators to swear allegiance to Hong Kong as part of China when they take office. The spokesman of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office stated that "[Beijing] will absolutely neither permit anyone advocating secession in Hong Kong nor allow any pro-independence activists to enter a government institution."




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Flag of the United States

    Potential state

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Potential statehood candidates include U.S. territories, the national capital (Washington, District of Columbia), or a state created from the partition of an existing state. Residents of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have each voted for statehood in referendums (most recently in the 2016 statehood referendum in the District of Columbia and the 2017 Puerto Rican status referendum.) Neither proposal has been approved by Congress.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    On November 8, 2016, Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton. The official counts were 304 and 227 respectively, after defections on both sides. Trump received nearly 2.9 million fewer popular votes than Clinton, which made him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote. Clinton was ahead nationwide with 65,853,514 votes (48.18%) to 62,984,828 votes (46.09%).




  • France
    Wednesday Nov 16, 2016

    Emmanuel Macron

    "Unblock France"

    France
    Wednesday Nov 16, 2016

    On 16 November 2016, Macron formally declared his candidacy for the French presidency after months of speculation. In his announcement speech, Macron called for a "democratic revolution" and promised to "unblock France".


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 22, 2016

    Eminem

    Partners in Rhyme: The True Story of Infinite

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 22, 2016

    On November 22, 2016, Eminem released a trailer for a 10-minute short documentary called Partners in Rhyme: The True Story of Infinite.


  • France
    Thursday Nov 24, 2016

    Emmanuel Macron

    "Revolution"

    France
    Thursday Nov 24, 2016

    A book was published on 24 November 2016 by Macron to support his campaign titled "Révolution", the book sold nearly 200,000 copies during its printing run and was one of the best selling books in France during 2016.


  • New Jersey, U.S.
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    Black Friday

    Demond Cottman was shot and killed

    New Jersey, U.S.
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    In 2016, 21-year-old Demond Cottman was shot and killed around 1 a.m. Friday morning outside a Macy's store in New Jersey. The shooter fired multiple shots, leaving an SUV covered in bullet holes, but the motives remain unclear. Cottman's 26-year-old brother was also injured.


  • Mong Ko, Myanmar
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Northern Alliance captured the town of Mong Ko

    Mong Ko, Myanmar
    Friday Nov 25, 2016

    The insurgents (the Northern Alliance) captured the town of Mong Ko on 25 November 2016 and maintained control of it until they withdrew from the town on 4 December 2016 to avoid civilian casualties from airstrikes by the Myanmar Air Force.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 30, 2016

    Nancy Pelosi

    Pelosi defeated Ryan by a vote of 134–63

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 30, 2016

    Tim Ryan initiated a bid to replace Pelosi as House minority leader on November 17, 2016, prompted by colleagues following the 2016 presidential election. After Pelosi agreed to give more leadership opportunities to junior members, she defeated Ryan by a vote of 134–63 on November 30.


  • Bogota, Colombia
    Wednesday Nov 30, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    The House of Representatives unanimously approved the peace deal

    Bogota, Colombia
    Wednesday Nov 30, 2016

    The Colombian government and the FARC on November 24 signed a revised peace deal and the revised agreement will be submitted to Congress for approval. The House of Representatives unanimously approved the plan on November 30, a day after the Senate also gave its backing.


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