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Criminals target women, children as migrant caravan makes its way to Mexico Criminals target women, children as migrant caravan makes its way to Mexico
- October 20, 2018

Trump , who has vowed to curtail immigration and build a border wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, threatened this week to halt aid if Central American governments did not act. Migrants in a mass caravan are chanting that "one way or another, we will pass" as they move toward a bridge on the Guatemala-Mexico border. "We're going to wait for those still on their way but who are close by" before trying to cross, Mario Mejia, who seemed to be one of the migrants' leaders, told AFP. (more...)
Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanished Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanished
- October 20, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump tweeted Monday that he had spoken with Saudi King Salman, "who denies any knowledge" of what happened to Khashoggi. (more...)
Trump says he wants Turkey's Khashoggi recording 'if it exists' Trump says he wants Turkey's Khashoggi recording 'if it exists'
- October 20, 2018

Turkish authorities say Khashoggi was killed October 2 during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document required to get married. Turkey has also reportedly entered the residence of the Saudi Consul General to Istanbul seeking more evidence over Khashoggi's disappearance. Their search included the roof and garage, and employed a drone to surveil the premises. (more...)
Kerch blast: Crimea college 'bomb' kills 10 Kerch blast: Crimea college 'bomb' kills 10
- October 20, 2018

Putin said the fact that teenagers get a shotgun and go on a shooting rampage means adults are failing to offer them an alternative to violence. "Vladislav was always telling me about his frequent fights with people around him", she said. (more...)
Tweets reveal cynical goals of Russia, Iran Tweets reveal cynical goals of Russia, Iran
- October 20, 2018

In total, the exposed accounts shared more than 10 million tweets and 2 million images and videos, Twitter said , before being taken down. "The Russian and Iranian troll farm operations show that American society was deeply vulnerable, not to all troll farm operations, but to troll accounts of a particular type", said a blog post from the group's Digital Forensic Research Lab. (more...)
‘Tough cookie, my guy!’: Trump praises Montana Congressman who body-slammed reporter ‘Tough cookie, my guy!’: Trump praises Montana Congressman who body-slammed reporter
- October 20, 2018

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Guardian newspaper have called on the USA president to apologise. During a Montana campaign rally on Thursday, Trump praised Gianforte, saying: "Any guy that can do a body slam - he's my kind of guy". (more...)
Turkish police search forest, coastal city for Saudi journalist Khashoggi's remains Turkish police search forest, coastal city for Saudi journalist Khashoggi's remains
- October 19, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said it is a pity that Mr Khashoggi has gone missing, but that Russia can not damage relations with Saudi Arabia without hard facts. ally. In his brief comments to reporters, Pompeo also stressed the "longstanding strategic relationship" between the USA and Saudi Arabia. Cavusoglu provided no details following Pompeo's two 40-minute meetings at the airport with Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan, describing them only as "beneficial and fruitful". (more...)
Top Afghan police chief killed in Kandahar shooting Top Afghan police chief killed in Kandahar shooting
- October 19, 2018

The top commander for USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces, General Scott Miller, was also present but escaped injury. Regional army commander Nabi Elham was wounded and is being treated in hospital. Col. Knut Peters, a spokesman for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan. The dead candidate had been a key figure in the dying days of Afghanistan's Soviet-backed government, holding military power in the south of the country until he fled into exile in 1993. (more...)
New Ad Hits Ted Cruz For Liking White Castle Instead of Whataburger New Ad Hits Ted Cruz For Liking White Castle Instead of Whataburger
- October 19, 2018

This comment seems to raise some questions about how Trump defines "long". Cruz called Trump a "sniveling coward" and refused to endorse him when he spoke at the Republican National Convention, prompting viewers to boo him off the stage. Early on, O'Rourke accused Cruz of not being able to stand up to the president for Texans, while Cruz went on to dismiss the idea O'Rourke would be able to work with the president after expressing support for his impeachment. (more...)
Woman Seen Abandoning 2-Year-Old On Stranger’s Doorstep In Texas Woman Seen Abandoning 2-Year-Old On Stranger’s Doorstep In Texas
- October 19, 2018

When she reaches the front entrance, the woman puts the child down, repeatedly rings the door bell and knocks several times. About 12 hours after the incident unfolded, deputies said they found his father . In August, the same sheriff's department issued an appeal after another chilling video showed a semi-clothed woman wearing wrist-ties rushing up to a doorbell in the middle of the night. (more...)
DC think tank declines Saudi money amid Khashoggi controversy DC think tank declines Saudi money amid Khashoggi controversy
- October 19, 2018

Meanwhile, Trump sent the U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo , to Riyadh to meet King Samlan. "All they're going to do is give it to other countries, and I think that would be very foolish". Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post , went missing in Turkey on October 2. Saudi officials have called all the allegations "baseless", but have offered no evidence the journalist left the consulate. (more...)
Cherokee Nation rails against DNA test Cherokee Nation rails against DNA test
- October 18, 2018

The Cherokee Nation was quick to condemn the Bustamente report . "Let them have their story". Back in 2015, researchers at 23andMe and Harvard University published the results of a genetic analysis of ancestry among the American people . (more...)
"Bring your rage": Witches plan to hex Brett Kavanaugh in public ritual
- October 18, 2018

Sen. Collins is exactly what the people of ME value in our leaders: representation based not on partisan politics, but on independent thought and a commitment to the values of the constituents. They're all very, very close. Speaking at the University of Minnesota, Roberts emphasized the Supreme Court's independence from the political branches. (more...)
Donald Trump: Midterm Campaign 'Feels Very Much Like It Did in 2016' Donald Trump: Midterm Campaign 'Feels Very Much Like It Did in 2016'
- October 18, 2018

Darrell Issa also on the line. President Trump told Varney that Republicans planned to continue cutting red tape, as well as moving ahead with more tax cuts after the midterm elections. Abraham Lincoln , Richard Nixon , Ronald Reagan , Teddy Roosevelt , and both Bushes are among those included. Now on 60 Minutes: There's less than a month until the mid-term elections. (more...)
At least 10 killed in blast at Crimea college At least 10 killed in blast at Crimea college
- October 17, 2018

Crimea , officially part of Ukraine , was seized by Russian Federation in 2014 and annexed after a disputed vote that was widely condemned by the global community. It said in a statement that 13 people had been killed and around 50 wounded, many of whom were teenage children. About 200 soldiers and 10 military vehicles have been deployed to assist at the blast site at the school, TASS reported, citing local military officials. (more...)
Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide
- October 17, 2018

John's arrived outside Canopy Growth Corp.'s Tweed store at 8:30 p.m Tuesday. The first purchase, rung in by Canopy chief executive officer Bruce Linton at five seconds after midnight, was paid for by Nikki Rose, 24, who bought one gram for Mr. (more...)
NEW First Legal Recreational Cannabis in Canada Sold in NL NEW First Legal Recreational Cannabis in Canada Sold in NL
- October 17, 2018

EDT), with hundreds of people lining up to exercise their constitutional right to get stoned. Who can buy marijuana in Canada? The B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, the official government distributor of non-medical cannabis in B.C., has entered a contract with Canada Post to deliver online cannabis orders to customers. (more...)
Brexit: Irish say United Kingdom places new terms on border Brexit: Irish say United Kingdom places new terms on border
- October 16, 2018

Negotiations were stepped up this morning after UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab made an unexpected visit to see the EU's negotiator Michel Barnier . The issue of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is one of the last remaining obstacles to achieving a divorce deal. Theresa May's Brexit plans have reached a crisis after she dramatically pulled the plug on a fledgling divorce settlement over the EU's demands for the Irish backstop. (more...)
German police detain suspected hostage-taker and free woman German police detain suspected hostage-taker and free woman
- October 16, 2018

German magazine Focus had earlier reported that several shots appeared to have been fired in the station, which is next to the city's cathedral, a major tourist attraction. Deutsche Bahn cancelled or delayed train services in Cologne during the stand-off. Ambulances and heavily-armed police were lined up in wait behind the train station. (more...)
Erdoğan, Saudi King discuss Khashoggi case over phone
- October 16, 2018

Fears are growing over the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Turkish officials said they believe he was murdered inside the Saudi consulate. The latest moves come as more leading business figures say they will not attend a major investment conference in Riyadh later this month. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon; and Ford Motor Co. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test & Website Detailing Native American Heritage Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test & Website Detailing Native American Heritage
- October 16, 2018

According to the report, "the great majority of (Warren's) identifiable ancestry is European". Bustamante calculated that Warren's pure Native American ancestor appears in her family tree "in the range of 6-10 generations ago". Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took a DNA test to prove she had Native American ancestry , Trump denied he ever made the commitment. "Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center ", Warren tweeted , including a link to the group's ... (more...)
Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis on Native American heritage Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis on Native American heritage
- October 16, 2018

After Sen. Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results showing a distant Native American heritage, the Cherokee Nation dismissed the idea that such a test could determine her tribal affiliation, The Oklahoman reported . Elizabeth Warren's choice if she would take a DNA test to demonstrate that she had Native American ancestry . Carlos D. Bustamante, the scientist who analyzed Warren's DNA, concluded that "the vast majority" of her ancestry is European. (more...)
Nepal storm kills at least seven climbers on Himalayan mountain, police say Nepal storm kills at least seven climbers on Himalayan mountain, police say
- October 15, 2018

Yoo was in charge of equipment, Lee was charged with taking care of food and medical supplies and Yim was a documentary filmmaker, the agency said. While the climb was arduous on its own - rife with glacial ice and loose rock, according to GlacierHub - the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation commended Kim's team for making the climb without leaving a trace, including gear and waste. (more...)
Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, D.C Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, D.C
- October 14, 2018

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who oversaw the grand jury investigation, vigorously disputed Wuerl's claim in an interview with NPR's Audie Cornish . He earlier served as an auxiliary bishop of Seattle from 1986 until 1988, when he was named bishop of Pittsburgh, where he served for 18 years. The Pope has asked Wuerl to remain an Apostolic Administrator until his successor is appointed. (more...)
India wins election to UN Human Rights Council India wins election to UN Human Rights Council
- October 14, 2018

With no competition, each candidate got well over the 97 needed votes , including the Philippines, widely condemned internationally for a deadly drug crackdown, and Eritrea, which has faced criticism from a commission set up by the council itself. (more...)
Turkey has audio of writer’s killing — Newspaper Turkey has audio of writer’s killing — Newspaper
- October 14, 2018

Hatice Cengiz, his fiancee, who was waiting outside the consul, had stated that she did not see him re-emerging from the building. The Kentucky Republican said he hopes Trump will support stronger measures against Saudi Arabia "if there is any evidence they killed this journalist". (more...)
GOP Trails Democrats by 11 Percent Ahead of US Midterm Elections GOP Trails Democrats by 11 Percent Ahead of US Midterm Elections
- October 14, 2018

While numerous results in the poll fall along familiar partisan lines, it also found that political independents are more suspicious than supportive of the new justice. Gatherings like these should take place in October in other States, including some traditionally sympathetic to republicans, such as Texas, Georgia or SC. (more...)
Saudis Threaten to Retaliate Against Punitive Action Over Critic Saudis Threaten to Retaliate Against Punitive Action Over Critic
- October 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia has been under pressure since Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a US resident, disappeared on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul . The writer, an advocate for reform and a thorn in the side of the country's autocratic Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, left Saudi Arabia a year ago over fears for his safety. (more...)
United States pastor held in Turkey may be released under secret deal United States pastor held in Turkey may be released under secret deal
- October 13, 2018

His lawyer said the electronic ankle bracelet monitoring his house arrest was removed. Brunson is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Friday . Brunson denied the charges against him, which included conspiring to help topple Erdogan and fanning ethnic tension. American pastor Andrew Brunson has begun his journey home after being freed from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the United States and Turkey. (more...)
Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation over sex abuse cover-up Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation over sex abuse cover-up
- October 13, 2018

In a letter to Cardinal Wuerl obtained by CNA Oct. 12, Pope Francis told the cardinal: "Your renunciation is a sign of your availability and docility to the Spirit who continues to act in his Church". Before the Pennsylvania grand jury report was released in mid-August, the book on Donald Wuerl would have been that he was among the most influential churchmen in American Catholicism over the last fifty years, and arguably the single most important of the last 20. (more...)
Turkish authorities to search Saudi consulate after dissident journalist vanishes Turkish authorities to search Saudi consulate after dissident journalist vanishes
- October 10, 2018

Instead of pursuing these angles, the mainstream USA media is focussing on the minute details of Khashoggi's disappearance inside a Saudi consulate in Turkey, and giving too much space to unbelievable Saudi denials. Erdoğan of Turkey has left no stone unturned to assert Turkey's supremacy in the Middle-East. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor , had gone there on an administrative errand but "did not come back out" of the building, police had told the state-run Anadolu news agency. (more...)
Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador
- October 10, 2018

Neither the White House nor Ms Haley have given a reason for her exit, which was first disclosed by Axios . So I look forward to supporting the president in the next election'. The daughter of immigrants from India, Haley favored free markets and global trade and earned worldwide attention for speaking out against the Confederate battle flag in the aftermath of the 2015 massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)
Hope Hicks Hire Takes Fox Veterans by Surprise Hope Hicks Hire Takes Fox Veterans by Surprise
- October 10, 2018

Hicks, 29, is best known as one of President Donald Trump's most trusted aides. National Security Adviser John Bolton was a Fox News contributor who frequently appeared on television before Mr. Those deals are expected to be completed in the first half of 2019, pending regulatory approval. But communications executives cycling out of the White House and into high-profile positions at media companies is not unusual. (more...)
Second Sergei Skripal 'poisoner' identified as Russian military doctor Second Sergei Skripal 'poisoner' identified as Russian military doctor
- October 10, 2018

Amy Kellogg has the story. UK-based "investigative" group Bellingcat claims one of the the men accused by the United Kingdom authorities of being involved in the Salisbury poisoning affair is known as Aleksandr Petrov and is a doctor working for Russian intelligence. (more...)
Pompeo says Kim 'ready' to invite inspectors to nuclear site Pompeo says Kim 'ready' to invite inspectors to nuclear site
- October 10, 2018

They said the North Korean leader appeared simply to be repackaging and dragging out past pledges. "I like him, he likes me, the relationship is good", Trump said of Kim. Pompeo was in Tokyo for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea. Moon said Kim was expected to visit Russian Federation soon and that Chinese leader Xi Jinping was also expected to travel to North Korea, but did not elaborate. (more...)
At least 11 people die as 5.9 magnitude natural disaster rocks northern Haiti At least 11 people die as 5.9 magnitude natural disaster rocks northern Haiti
- October 09, 2018

The quake's center was located about 12 miles west-northwest of Ti Port-de-Paix and struck with a depth of about 9.5 miles. According to local authorities, four people were killed in and around the town of Gros-Morne in the south - including a woman who died from a heart attack suffered after the quake. (more...)
Kavanaugh on track for his Supreme Court robes Kavanaugh on track for his Supreme Court robes
- October 09, 2018

Even as Kavanaugh took his oath of office Saturday evening in a quiet private ceremony, not long after the narrowest Senate confirmation in almost a century and a half, protesters chanted outside the court building across the street from the Capitol. (more...)
It's now Hurricane Michael and it's hitting Cuba It's now Hurricane Michael and it's hitting Cuba
- October 09, 2018

Hurricane Michael is intensifying now in the Gulf of Mexico , but its impact on eastern Virginia is still uncertain. With the center of the storm targeting the central Florida Panhandle, that part of the area will get storm surge , hurricane wind heavy rain and possible tornadoes. (more...)
Pompeo, Chinese counterpart exchange criticism during meeting in Beijing Pompeo, Chinese counterpart exchange criticism during meeting in Beijing
- October 09, 2018

The US official said earlier on Monday that "great progress" had been made with Kim Jong-un, and that work is being done to schedule a second summit with US President Donald Trump. Pompeo, however, played down the differences. "But if you look at the approach, we are in lockstep with each of those two countries in terms of how we approach achieving the results that everyone is aimed at". (more...)
Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms
- October 09, 2018

Mr Trump said Mr Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", as he left for a trip to Florida . The President had at one point previously been conciliatory toward Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before Congress alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. (more...)