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French, UK, Dutch ministers cancel trip to Saudi conference

French, UK, Dutch ministers cancel trip to Saudi conference Officials in Turkey believe Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate, but his death has not been confirmed. "The president has to put this fire out". Saudi Arabia, a key US ally in the Mideast, is under pressure to explain what happened to Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor living in the USA who had been critical of the crown prince. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Threatens to Send U.S. Military to Stop Migrant Caravan

Donald Trump Threatens to Send U.S. Military to Stop Migrant Caravan On "Fox & Friends" Thursday, "Angel Mom" Mary Ann Mendoza said she "absolutely, 100-percent" supports Trump's idea of closing the border. Trump's frustration appears to stem in part from record levels of migrant parents entering the United States with children in the three months since his administration ended family separations at the border. [Full Article...]

US military commander survives attack at Afghan governor's compound

US military commander survives attack at Afghan governor's compound The shooting broke out at the end of a meeting between Miller and officials who had been discussing how to maintain security during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, scheduled for Saturday. "We are being told the area is secure". The Americans were wounded in the cross-fire after gunfire erupted at the palace, Peters said. Ahmadi asserted that Miller had been killed, a claim denied by USA m... [Full Article...]

Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia: Dimon, Schwarzman, Fink wanted conference delay

Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia: Dimon, Schwarzman, Fink wanted conference delay He reiterated Riyadh's "solid" relations with Ankara, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency. October 14: In an interview aired on CBS's "60 Minutes," Trump addresses Khashoggi's disappearance. The Arab News said: "Saudi Arabia "will not be bullied". Trump called Khashoggi's disappearance a "terrible situation". Furthermore, even if no such investigation materializes, the preliminary ... [Full Article...]

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period The European Parliament (EP) might vote against the draft agreement on Brexit , if no positive solution to the Irish border issue is found during the negotiations, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said Wednesday. "That would backfire spectacularly". "We are close to the moment of truth". Most EU leaders struck a note of cautious optimism that a deal would eventually be re... [Full Article...]

Canadians make 100 orders per minute as bhang legalised

Canadians make 100 orders per minute as bhang legalised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government's new pardon laws for simple pot possession will be of particular benefit to young minority people. Canada has legalized the possession and use of recreational marijuana, making it the world's second and largest country with a legal national cannabis marketplace. [Full Article...]

Missing girl was home when parents were killed: cops

Missing girl was home when parents were killed: cops Fitzgerald also said that "based on the investigation thus far, we believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the homicides and we still believe that she is in danger", adding "This remains an active investigation and we are following up on every tip". [Full Article...]

California Deputies Use Doritos To Round Up Rebellious Pig

California Deputies Use Doritos To Round Up Rebellious Pig The swine, described in a call to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department as "the size of a mini horse", was spotted Saturday in a neighborhood of Highland, California. "They were both a terrified, nervous wreck when they were first found, and both were in terrible shape, covered in cuts and bruises, coughing up water for days, and on top of this, Jax was unable to open his eyes", wrote Z... [Full Article...]

The budget of Italy is unsettling the Eurozone

The budget of Italy is unsettling the Eurozone Earlier this morning, we reported that according to Deutsche Bank economists - and virtually everyone else except for those who were apparently waving in BTPs yesterday - Italy was squarely on a collision course with the European Commission, whose President Juncker said yesterday that there would be a "violent reaction" from other euro area countries if the Italian budget were to be approved. [Full Article...]

Harry and Meghan visit rural Australia

Harry and Meghan visit rural Australia VideoWATCH: 5-year-old Luke Vincent from Buninyong Public School has stolen the show, giving Prince Harry a big hug and stroking his beard. Harry and Meghan were invited for a morning tea at the homestead and the duchess surprised her hosts by bringing along a banana bread she had baked herself at Admiralty House, where the couple are staying in Sydney. [Full Article...]

Indian minister resigns amid sexual harassment accusations

Indian minister resigns amid sexual harassment accusations The resignation of the editor-turned-politician, who has been accused by multiple women of sexually harassing them, came a day ahead of hearing of a criminal defamation complaint filed by him against Priya Ramani, the first woman journalist who has accused him of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago. [Full Article...]

Chinese online star detained for five days for ‘insulting’ national anthem

Chinese online star detained for five days for ‘insulting’ national anthem Under China's National Anthem Law, which came into force previous year, those who sing the anthem in a "distorted or disrespectful way" can be detained for up to 15 days. "Sorry - so sorry - to my homeland, sorry to my fans, sorry to netizens, sorry to the online platforms", she said. It's not clear if she published the statement while still in detention. [Full Article...]

Pot by the numbers: The nitty gritty of Canada's cannabis scene

Pot by the numbers: The nitty gritty of Canada's cannabis scene And retailers aren't waiting to see what demand is like. Shops in the province of Newfoundland, the most easterly time zone in Canada, opened as midnight struck for the first legal sales of cannabis in the country. " We have talked to stores in our county...and anecdotally people have said about 20 to 30 percent of store purchases in Whatcom County are done by Canadians coming from outside". [Full Article...]

Australia is considering recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, says PM Scott Morrison

Australia is considering recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, says PM Scott Morrison The Palestinians must not be rewarded for this and must instead be shown that the path to peace lies only through honest negotiations with Israel . "While Australia's voting record has generally acknowledged this, our bipartisan policy goals would be better served by voting "no" on some of the resolutions on which Australia now abstains". [Full Article...]

Stunning video shows bridge washed away in Texas flood

Stunning video shows bridge washed away in Texas flood Several other agencies have conducted their own rescues along the Llano and other rivers in the state. The Llano River reached historic levels of flooding Tuesday, prompting officials in Marble Falls to order evacuations and open shelters for displaced residents. [Full Article...]

UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit

UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit Juncker will brief leaders on the commission's work done on preparedness, and there could be a decision to turn the planned November Brexit summit into a "no-deal" summit, where leaders focus on preparations for the United Kingdom crashing out of the bloc. [Full Article...]

Canada Becomes the Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Canada Becomes the Second Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Legalization advocates around the world cheered Canada's move. In that short time, about 140 pot companies have gone public in Canada, with a combined market value of more than C$60 billion ($48 billion). Online purchases are also subject to a $10 shipping fee. "I was happy to see vaporizers here because I know that combustion is really maybe not the top choice for a lot of people, so there'... [Full Article...]

Treasury Department worker leaked records on Manafort, Russian spy

Treasury Department worker leaked records on Manafort, Russian spy Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan ordered that Edwards, 40, be released after surrendering her passport and posting a $100,000 bond. Talking Points Memo notes that while the name of the media outlet Edwards allegedly leaked to is not named in the complaint, the titles of the articles in question suggest it is BuzzFeed News. [Full Article...]

Harvard's admissions policies to be tested in court

Harvard's admissions policies to be tested in court Students for Fair Admissions, a group representing Asian American applicants, alleged here in federal court that Harvard violated their civil rights by penalizing them for their race at key stages of deliberations. Its leaders also believe the suit threatens the flexibility that other courts have granted schools to build the type of student population that's best for their own campus. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Murder Charge Planned After Toddler Found Dead In Oven

Sheriff: Murder Charge Planned After Toddler Found Dead In Oven It is not clear where the girl's parents were. "That was the only person who was there with the child at the time", Williams said. The woman has appeared in court and was given a $500,000 bond. says 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged Tuesday after Royalty Marie Floyd was found dead Monday night at the home they shared in the Mississippi Delta town of Shaw. [Full Article...]


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