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Europe should look to Japan for warning signs on negative rates

The implied average OIS rate for the next 12 months fell 0.005 percentage point to minus 0.202% Wednesday, compared to the bank's minus 0.1% policy rate. "A few members said the final goal of this comprehensive assessment was to assess what should be done to achieve the price stability target of 2 percent at the earliest possible time, and did not suggest the BOJ would be reviewing the price stability target itself", the minutes showed.

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Chance The Rapper To Perform At White House Christmas Tree Lighting Concert

The pop idol ripped " My Country 'Tis of Thee " at Obama's second inauguration in 2013; Adams appeared at a White House "In Performance" celebration of Ray Charles in April. And at the end, everybody takes a group photo, and he's signing stuff. The public is encouraged to enter a lottery that begins October 7 to attend the 94th annual lighting of the tree.

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NASA Spots What May Be Plumes Of Water On Jupiter's Moon Europa

But unlike Europa, Encleadus is a relatively small moon and indications are there is just a small sea below its surface rather than a huge ocean. "Europa's ocean is considered to be one of the most promising places that could potentially harbour life in the solar system", said Geoff Yoder, acting associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, DC.

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Cabinet decides to ratify Paris agreement

Germany ratified the accord on September 23 but EU rules require European countries, responsible for around 12 percent of emissions, to deposit their ratifications as a bloc when all 28 members have approved the deal. The signatories are supposed to ensure that world climate change doesn't go beyond two degree Celsius. "Now that target is achievable", Javadekar said.

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'Safe' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in China

And, since the phablets sold in China have a different juicebox in them, manufactured by Amperex Technology, Sammy said that devices sold in the country will not be subject to the recall , which occurred in other markets. Samsung , for its part, said it was in "active discussions" with CPSC over the issue, and released a very similar-sounding statement to the agency today.

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Germany Orders End to Facebook/WhatsApp Data Sharing Project

In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission has also received complaints from The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and the Center for Digital Democracy over the issue. "According to Facebook , this very big amount of data has not yet been collected". Other features due to reach WhatsApp users this year include GIF support, new security features and, some speculate, video calls.