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Stacey Abrams Burned Georgia's Flag in 1992 Protest — NY Times Stacey Abrams Burned Georgia's Flag in 1992 Protest — NY Times
- October 26, 2018

It's fairly normal for politicians to (privately) lament their opponent turning out people to vote (progressive challenger to Andrew Cuomo's New York Democratic Governorship bid, Cynthia Nixon, even publicly blamed her loss partially on high turnout), and this quote echoes familiar complaints. (more...)
Saudi crown prince says Khashoggi death 'heinous crime' - USA Saudi crown prince says Khashoggi death 'heinous crime' - USA
- October 26, 2018

The Saudi public prosecutor said he was making the latest assessment on the basis of evidence supplied by Turkey , which has been the source of a series of grisly revelations about the government critic's death. "She said the Home Secretary is taking action against all suspects in the murder of Mr Khashoggi to prevent them entering the UK. He's running things and so if anybody were going to be, it would be him", Trump said. (more...)
Migrant caravan in pictures: A river of people moving north Migrant caravan in pictures: A river of people moving north
- October 26, 2018

Ruiz let them use his bathrooms, and a doctor who occupies one of the five storefronts he owns provided free medical care. Fleeing violence, poverty and government corruption in their home countries, the caravan of migrants continued on Thursday their slow trek toward the distant us border. (more...)
Strong Earthquake Rattles Greece, Ionian Sea Strong Earthquake Rattles Greece, Ionian Sea
- October 26, 2018

The epicentre of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.0, was in the Ionian Sea , some 133.5km south-west of Patras in the Peloponnese. The natural disaster led to brief power cuts on Zakynthos. Firefighters in Sicily, Calabria and Puglia received thousands of telephone calls for information about the quake. "The energy unleashed, based on the angle of the faultline, fanned out towards Italy", said Efthymios Lekkas, head of Greece's Earthquake Planning and Protection ... (more...)
Japan announced a Japan announced a "new era" in relations with Russian Federation
- October 26, 2018

The slow warming of ties between the neighbours has sped up since Mr Trump attacked them both on trade. Abe's trip comes at a time when bilateral ties, often frayed over territorial issues, have been markedly improving, while tensions between Beijing and Washington have been escalating over trade as well as Taiwan and the South China Sea. (more...)
Floods sweep away students, teachers near Dead Sea, 18 dead Floods sweep away students, teachers near Dead Sea, 18 dead
- October 26, 2018

Thursday's incident is the second tragedy resulting from flash-flooding near the Dead Sea this year. "[The floodwaters] swept away the students for 4 to 5 kilometers [2-3 miles]", Brig. "The students were on a school trip and it appears that a mudslide along the road swept their bus away", the official added. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz rushed to the scene and later visited the wounded in a hospital. (more...)
Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border
- October 26, 2018

The troops would include doctors and engineers and would be used mainly to provide logistical support including tents, vehicles and equipment. There are 2,200 national guard troops now serving on the border; 1,145 soldiers in Texas, 115 in New Mexico, 580 in Arizona and the remaining 360 in California. (more...)
U.S. complies with arms control treaty, problem is Russia U.S. complies with arms control treaty, problem is Russia
- October 25, 2018

USA national security adviser John Bolton has confirmed that the U.S. will withdrawal from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF ) after meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin and senior Russian officials. Referring to the recent U.S. withdrawal from a nuclear arms treaty, Trump said "we were not treated well for many years". "'Russia has violated the agreement". (more...)
Text Shows Undercover Agent Got Gillum 'Hamilton' Ticket Text Shows Undercover Agent Got Gillum 'Hamilton' Ticket
- October 25, 2018

The Florida Commission on Ethics has released 150 pages of documents, including text messages, emails, and photos related to interaction between Gillum, Gillum's brother Marcus, Corey, and Miller. Gillum pushed back in part by challenging DeSantis to release records detailing the more than $145,000 in taxpayer funds the Republican reportedly spent on travel during his time in the House. (more...)
Ethiopia Appoints Africa's Only Female President Ethiopia Appoints Africa's Only Female President
- October 25, 2018

A career diplomat & senior official at the United Nations, she brings the right competence & experience to the office. "And the nominee shall be elected President if a joint session of the House of Peoples' Representatives and the House of the Federation approves his candidacy by a two-thirds majority vote". (more...)
China Calls Report It Is Spying on President Trump's Phone 'Fake News' China Calls Report It Is Spying on President Trump's Phone 'Fake News'
- October 25, 2018

Trump's aides have repeatedly warned him that his cellphone calls are not secure and that Russian spies routinely eavesdrop on the conversations, but they say the president still refuses to give up his cellular phones, the Times reported , citing officials. (more...)
Japanese Journalist Freed From Syria Japanese Journalist Freed From Syria
- October 25, 2018

In a phone call Wednesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for Ankara's efforts to secure Yasuda's release. A war monitoring group said he was most recently held by a Syrian commander with the Turkistan Islamic Party, which mostly comprises of militants from China in Syria. (more...)
Putin wants to continue treaty talks with Trump in November
- October 25, 2018

And though they are not formally part of the treaty, Germany, Hungary , Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have also destroyed their intermediate-range missiles. "It wasn't true then, and it will not be true now with the withdrawal from this treaty", he said . The United States insists that a new Russian missile system - known as the 9M729 - contravenes the 1987 INF treaty. (more...)
Your Network Calls Trump 'Evil' 'Day-In, Day-Out — Sanders To CNN Your Network Calls Trump 'Evil' 'Day-In, Day-Out — Sanders To CNN
- October 25, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as the White House communications director, has given an unflattering portrayal of his former boss, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who sacked him last summer. Veteran journalist and Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward in his book "Fear" reported that Kelly often vented to colleagues about Trump, calling the president "unhinged" and "an idiot". (more...)
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Announces Probable Alzheimer's Diagnosis Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Announces Probable Alzheimer's Diagnosis
- October 25, 2018

Her decision to step down was influenced by a decline in the health of her husband, John O'Connor III, who himself had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Gore , the case that settled the 2000 presidential election for George W. Bush - a decision she later lamented. "In all aspects of her life Justice O'Connor has been a transparent leader, and being forthcoming about her diagnosis is another demonstration of this", the Alzheimer's Association said in a statement . (more...)
Saudi official says Khashoggi's body given to 'local cooperator' inside rug Saudi official says Khashoggi's body given to 'local cooperator' inside rug
- October 25, 2018

A USA official familiar with the peace effort said the team remains committed to its plan and does not expect the crisis surrounding the Khashoggi killing to affect it. "This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had". He also urged Turkey to turn over purported audio recordings of Khashoggi's killing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (more...)
Saudi prince may be involved, but I want to believe he's not Saudi prince may be involved, but I want to believe he's not
- October 25, 2018

Members of Congress have demanded that sanctions be imposed on Saudi Arabia over the killing of Khashoggi , who lived in self-imposed exile in the US and wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Wednesday that those responsible for Khashoggi's killing will not "escape justice". Saudi Arabia had initially denied all knowledge of the writer's whereabouts when he went missing on 2 October. (more...)
NYTimes: China Listens to Trump Cellphone Calls, Tries to Sway Policy NYTimes: China Listens to Trump Cellphone Calls, Tries to Sway Policy
- October 25, 2018

The Times' report claims that American spy agencies have determined that China and Russian Federation are indeed listening in on the president's cell phone calls and using the information they collect to their advantage. The New York Times says that Trump uses his smartphones when he doesn't want a call to go through the White House switchboard. The report indicated Trump prefers using his cell phones over the White House's more secure landline. (more...)
How two USA schoolgirls planned to kill classmates and drink their blood How two USA schoolgirls planned to kill classmates and drink their blood
- October 25, 2018

The plan, deemed credible by investigators who recovered knives in the girls' possession, included drinking victims' blood, dismembering the bodies then killing themselves, police Chief Joe Hall said Wednesday morning at his headquarters. Police say they found a hand-drawn map of the school and hallways in the home of the 12-year-old, which showed where the girls planned to commit their killings. (more...)
Explosives sent to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Explosives sent to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
- October 25, 2018

Authorities have intercepted suspicious devices intended for former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and the Florida office of Democratic Rep. NY police commissioner James O'Neill described the one sent to Brennan at CNN as a appearing to be a "live explosive device". It was returned to the Democratic congresswoman because that was the return label on the package, the sources said, adding that it was the same return address for the packages sent to Obama and Clinton. (more...)

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