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Obama: Character of USA ‘is on the ballot’ Obama: Character of USA ‘is on the ballot’
- October 29, 2018

In addition to his efforts to aid Democrats in tough races this cycle, Obama has focused his attention on boosting voter turnout across the board, casting the first major election since the inauguration of President Trump as a critical moment in American history. (more...)
Moment Saudi prince shakes hands with Khashoggi's son ignites outrage online Moment Saudi prince shakes hands with Khashoggi's son ignites outrage online
- October 28, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has said the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul was "one of the worst cover-ups" in history. FILE - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain, Feb. 1, 2015. Erdogan demanded that whoever ordered the killing of Khashoggi "be brought to account", and that the 18 officials already arrested by Saudi Arabia in connection with the killing stand trial in Istanbul . (more...)
Synagogue shooter identified, at least 8 dead Synagogue shooter identified, at least 8 dead
- October 28, 2018

Police say they received calls from people trapped in the building. Another law enforcement official told CNN at least 12 people have been shot. "We must draw a line in the sand and say very strongly, never again". Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding to the shooting, according to the ATF's Philadelphia field office. (more...)
The bomb was taken to the restaurant de Niro The bomb was taken to the restaurant de Niro
- October 28, 2018

Police also intercepted a package addressed to former vice-president Joe Biden this morning. The Bomb Squad placed the package in a containment vehicle and brought it to its detonation facility in the Bronx. The bombs were unstable and could have been set off just by handling, sources said. The suspicious devices are either at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., or on their way there now, authorities say, where the FBI's specialists will reach conclusions as they continue their ... (more...)
Israel PM Netanyahu makes first visit to Oman Israel PM Netanyahu makes first visit to Oman
- October 28, 2018

Accompanying Netanyahu and his wife, Sara , were National Security Adviser and National Security Council Director Meir Ben-Shabbat; Mossad director Yossi Cohen; the head of the Prime Minister's staff, Yoav Horowitz; the director of the Foreign Ministry, Yuval Rotem; and Brig. (more...)
Cruz Leads O'Rourke in Texas Race Cruz Leads O'Rourke in Texas Race
- October 28, 2018

Facebook's analysis shows as the midterm elections approached, numerous top spenders were high-profile candidates such as Rep. Beto O'Rourte in Texas and well-known advocacy groups like Planned Parenthood. Gonzales rates the race Likely Republican . Other big spenders include Trump's "Make America Great Again Committee"-which has spent $3 million on more than 50,000 ads since May-and ExxonMobile, which has spent almost $2 million on 1,758 ads during the last six months". (more...)
Israeli fighter jets ATTACK targets in Gaza after rockets fired at Israel Israeli fighter jets ATTACK targets in Gaza after rockets fired at Israel
- October 28, 2018

Earlier, Israeli military spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus accused Syria and Iran of involvement in the rocket attack. Islamic Jihad declared truce with Israel after a violent weekend in which Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired 37 rockets at southern Israel and the IDF hit 95 targets in the Hamas-ruled enclave. (more...)
PM to attend int'l conference on 'Future Investment Initiative' in Saudi Arabia PM to attend int'l conference on 'Future Investment Initiative' in Saudi Arabia
- October 27, 2018

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar speaks during a visit to the Karachi Stock Exchange in Karachi on October 20, 2018. Pakistani analysts say reducing the size of the bailout package needed from the IMF would shore up Pakistan's weak position during negotiations with the fund. (more...)
David Beckham spotted in crowd as Harry and Meghan attend Invictus event David Beckham spotted in crowd as Harry and Meghan attend Invictus event
- October 27, 2018

The couple - who is now in the middle of their royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga , and New Zealand - shared audio recordings in the new exhibition on their royal wedding , highlighting the special moments from their big day and in the days leading up to it. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency chief listens to tape of Khashoggi's death Central Intelligence Agency chief listens to tape of Khashoggi's death
- October 27, 2018

But Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan charged Tuesday that Khashoggi was targeted in a meticulously planned killing - and demanded that 18 suspects detained by Saudi Arabia be extradited to Istanbul to face trial. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Monday to discuss American-Saudi strategic partnerships, according to the Saudi Press Agency. (more...)
Sri Lanka former President Mahinda Rajapakse named as PM Sri Lanka former President Mahinda Rajapakse named as PM
- October 27, 2018

Underlining the risk of chaos in Sri Lanka , where the government had been under pressure over a misfiring economy, Media and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Twitter that the appointment of Rajapaksa as prime minister was a violation of the constitution, which was amended in 2015 to curtail the executive powers of the president. (more...)
Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female president Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female president
- October 26, 2018

She is the first woman to hold the post. 2 - The job she left to become president was United Nations Seceratary-General's Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) at the level of Under-Secretary-General. (more...)
Student athlete, 21, found dead in vehicle on campus Student athlete, 21, found dead in vehicle on campus
- October 26, 2018

When the campus lockdown was lifted, police tweeted that they believed the suspect had left the area and was no longer a threat to the campus. "There's a different perspective now than what I had in the past", Rowland said. "Suddenly, I heard her yell, "No, no, no"!" her mother wrote. She said when she heard the news of McCluskey's death she felt like, she had to do something for the family because of the kindness they showed her when her husband passed. (more...)
National Security Adviser John Bolton confident Russian Federation violated treaty National Security Adviser John Bolton confident Russian Federation violated treaty
- October 26, 2018

Russian Federation denies USA claims it has breached the treaty and warns that withdrawal is a "dangerous step". Ushakov explained that both Presidents will hold the bilateral meeting after the celebration events in Paris . Then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan and then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the INF treaty in 1987. Duda said: "We have not taken this matter into consideration". (more...)
Chinese, Russian spy agencies tapping Donald Trump's personal phone Chinese, Russian spy agencies tapping Donald Trump's personal phone
- October 25, 2018

Regarding her suggestion that Trump use a Huawei instead of an iPhone, this appears to be a sly reference to the United States government forbidding its agencies from using any technologies or services from the Chinese company. Trump has been asked to give up his third iPhone but wants to keep it as "unlike his other two phones, he can store his contacts in it". Chinese officials rely on Chinese businessmen and others with ties to Beijing to feed arguments and viewpoints to Trump's friends ... (more...)
CNN releases video of alleged Khashoggi body double in Istanbul CNN releases video of alleged Khashoggi body double in Istanbul
- October 25, 2018

Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for a "transparent and thorough" investigation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a meeting on Monday with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, the foreign minister of the Asian nation said. (more...)
Suspicious package found near offices of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Suspicious package found near offices of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
- October 25, 2018

Robert De Niro: Shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a suspicious package received at a nonresidential building in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, NYPD Lt. They were discovered during "routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such", the agency said in a statement. (more...)
Telugu IPS M Nageshwar Rao new interim CBI Chief Telugu IPS M Nageshwar Rao new interim CBI Chief
- October 25, 2018

On Wednesday, both CBI director Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana were sent on leave with immediate effect. Joint CBI director M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as the interim chief of the country's premier probe agency. " The odd timing of the late midnight orders also confirms that they are made mala fide ", states the petition. The case will be heard in the Supreme Court next on 26 October. (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered
- October 25, 2018

Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday that ending arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the country's involvement in the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi "should be on the table". However, a leading US Senate Republican said the Saudi explanation, which followed initial denials from the kingdom that it knew anything about Khashoggi's fate, wasn't credible. (more...)
As Border Restrictions Tighten, Some Experts See Migrant Caravans Growing In Size As Border Restrictions Tighten, Some Experts See Migrant Caravans Growing In Size
- October 24, 2018

Trump has made it a political issue in the November 6 mid-term U.S. congressional election, threatened to cut off regional aid, close the U.S. -Mexico border and deploy troops there if Mexico failed to halt the migrants. And many Republican candidates have echoed Trump's rhetoric about boosting border security and cracking down on illegal immigration . Mexican Federal Police, however, did not stop those migrants who crossed the river by swimming or using rafts. (more...)
Titanic II to offer passengers similar experience as Titanic (minus iceberg incident) Titanic II to offer passengers similar experience as Titanic (minus iceberg incident)
- October 24, 2018

Also, it will trace the precise route of the original ship. Mr Palmer added: "Blue Star Line will create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort". (more...)
Southwest Airlines passenger allegedly cites Trump after groping woman Southwest Airlines passenger allegedly cites Trump after groping woman
- October 24, 2018

Thirty minutes later, she felt fingers touch her ribs and "bra line" again, after which she stood up and confronted Mr. Alexander . When Alexander was later arrested on a federal charge of abusive sexual contact , he referenced President Trump's infamous "grab them by the p-y" quote in the back of a police vehicle. (more...)
Trump Wants to Define Transgender Out of Existence — NY Times Trump Wants to Define Transgender Out of Existence — NY Times
- October 24, 2018

According to a Health and Human Services memo obtained by the publication, the administration refers to the Title IX law under the 1972 Education Amendments Act to justify its attempts. Medical science seeking to explain what makes people transgender is in its infancy. "You know that as well as I do and we're looking at it very seriously". (more...)
Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin amid tensions over nuclear deal Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin amid tensions over nuclear deal
- October 24, 2018

When did Trump and Putin last meet? Russian Federation denies U.S. claims it has breached the treaty and warns that withdrawal is a "dangerous step". Putin was, however, quoted as telling Bolton that it would be "very useful to exchange views on issues of strategic stability, disarmament, and regional conflicts". (more...)
Saudi king, crown prince meet family of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi Saudi king, crown prince meet family of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi
- October 24, 2018

Erdoğan confirmed that a 15-man Saudi team took part in the incident. Turkish investigators, however, have steadily leaked evidence to the media that allegedly proves the journalist was tortured, murdered and his body dismembered within the consulate building. (more...)
USA warships sail in disputed waters USA warships sail in disputed waters
- October 24, 2018

Two U.S. warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on October 22, a military spokesman said , in a move bound to aggravate China amid heightened tensions with Beijing. The Pentagon says Washington has sold Taiwan more than 15 billion dollars in weaponry since 2010. This came after the Chinese military conducted large-scale military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in April. (more...)
Trump blasts caravan, says he's cutting Central American aid Trump blasts caravan, says he's cutting Central American aid
- October 23, 2018

He also claimed that " unknown Middle Easterners " were "mixed in" with the Central American migrants. Two days later, Trump threatened to order the military to shut down the U.S. "At least four journalists travelling with the caravan have said they've seen nobody from the Middle East or heard of anybody from the Middle East", wrote Dale . (more...)
Georgia police officer shot and killed in line of duty Georgia police officer shot and killed in line of duty
- October 23, 2018

He was found in the area of Hewatt Road SW in Snellville on Monday morning after getting a tip. A Georgia police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school. Police say Maynard remains at large and should be considered armed and risky. "Antwan was just the life of the party, kind hearted, generous", Toney's older sister Carla Johnson told FOX 5. (more...)
Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey
- October 23, 2018

The whereabouts of Khashoggi's body remain unknown. A strong USA response could encourage other Western countries to follow suit, further amplifying the crisis. The Saudi stock market is down about 4 percent since Khashoggi's disappeared. Pro-government Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak, citing the purported audio recording of the killing, said his torturers cut off his fingers during an interrogation and later beheaded him. (more...)
5-magnitude natural disaster hits 208 kilometres off Port Alice on Vancouver Island 5-magnitude natural disaster hits 208 kilometres off Port Alice on Vancouver Island
- October 23, 2018

Emergency Info BC tweeted that the quakes were felt in parts of the province, but there were no reports of damage or injury. By comparison, the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 was a magnitude 6.9. The epicenters for all three earthquakes were roughly 120 miles off the community of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. The quake caused a tsunami that hit the east coast of Japan. (more...)
Pres. Trump Holds 'MAGA' Rally In Houston, Texas In Support Of GOP Pres. Trump Holds 'MAGA' Rally In Houston, Texas In Support Of GOP
- October 23, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump set aside his old feud with Senator Ted Cruz on Monday and headlined a packed rally to help the fellow Republican in his tight race in Texas with rising Democratic star Beto O'Rourke just two weeks before the November 6 elections. (more...)
Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote
- October 23, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservative Party has ruled out another public vote on the subject. As the organizers stated later, some 670,000 people attended the march. The EU said Thursday that it was ready to extend the length of the transition period that is created to smooth the UK's exit from the 28-nation bloc next year. (more...)
Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease
- October 23, 2018

Jordanian King Abdullah II informed Israel, on Sunday, that he will not renew two annexes of the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan concerning territory leased to Israel. Keinon said the problem is not so much between Jerusalem and Amman , but rather with the Jordanian people themselves. Israel's ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories is also a source of anger among Jordanians. (more...)
Top White House Staffers Get Into 'Profanity-Laced' Shouting Match Top White House Staffers Get Into 'Profanity-Laced' Shouting Match
- October 22, 2018

Kelly and Mr. Bolton were sparring over an issue that has frequently angered the president and has often prompted him to lash out at Kirstjen Nielsen , who succeeded Mr. She added that they are furious at the failure of Congressional Democrats to help the administration address the growing immigration crisis. The caravan issue has been the subject of several White House meetings in recent days, according to an administration official. (more...)
Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death
- October 22, 2018

Deputies are also trying to determine who killed Jayme's parents, and why. What about the 911 call? One-hundred volunteers have joined the search for Jayme, authorities said Thursday, after Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked for people to pitch in. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra is 'really excited' about Meghan Markle's pregnancy Priyanka Chopra is 'really excited' about Meghan Markle's pregnancy
- October 22, 2018

Earlier on Saturday, the couple had attended their first event of the Sydney Invictus Games as they presented medals to the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge winners. 16, 2018. The Invictus Games , Harry's brainchild and the focus of this tour, were founded by the prince in 2014. Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 21: Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle , recently, opened up about her daughter's pregnancy and said that it all feels "overwhelming and joyful". (more...)
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...)