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Europeans among 700 Islamic State hostages seized in Syria, says Putin

Europeans among 700 Islamic State hostages seized in Syria, says Putin Putin revealed the programme, and other missile systems he said were unbeatable, during his re-election campaign in March. Israel and the United States have demanded the withdrawal of all Iranian forces from Syria . and European nationals. He said: "We did that not because we wanted to undermine the dollar, but because of sanctions that have been introduced against us". [Full Article...]

Mexican ambassador makes a stunning accusation about migrant caravan from Honduras

Mexican ambassador makes a stunning accusation about migrant caravan from Honduras President Trump continued by saying ceasing the flow of drug and criminals into the U.S.is more important than global trade. But the idea that Mexico could close its porous southern border - or that the United States would choke off the hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings every day - strained the imagination. [Full Article...]

Orthodox Christianity in danger, faithful need unity - Patriarch of Antioch

Orthodox Christianity in danger, faithful need unity - Patriarch of Antioch The US State Department has backed Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew over his dispute with the Russian Orthodox Church following his decision to grant independence to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The Orthodox Church split from the Latin Church in 1054. Writing in a Facebook post, he said, "Sooner or later this will be fixed and the Russian Orthodox Church will return to communion". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Celebrates Montana Congressman for Body Slamming a Reporter

Donald Trump Celebrates Montana Congressman for Body Slamming a Reporter President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and called him "my guy" for body-slamming a journalist and breaking his glasses during an incident in 2017. "And I said 'Oh, this is awful. he's going to lose the election, '" Trump said before adding, "Then I said 'Well, wait a minute". I know Montana pretty well. [Full Article...]

'Toxic materials' looked for at Saudi Consulate - 10/16/2018 5:38:45 AM

'Toxic materials' looked for at Saudi Consulate - 10/16/2018 5:38:45 AM Speaking on Tuesday after Turkish police entered the consulate for the first time and searched the premises for nine hours, Erdogan also told reporters that they were looking into toxic materials at the mission. "He left Turkey of his own accord", a Turkish foreign ministry source said of the consul-general to CNN-Turk. Pompeo was greeted at the airport by officials including Saudi ambassado... [Full Article...]

Honduran migrant caravan arrives at Guatemala border

Honduran migrant caravan arrives at Guatemala border Carlos Reyes, 20, told the AP he was fleeing after men tried to kill him a week prior because he is gay. The caravan began as about 160 people who first gathered early Friday to depart from San Pedro Sula, one of Honduras' most risky places, figuring that traveling as a group would make them less vulnerable to robbery, assault and other dangers common on the migratory path through Central Americ... [Full Article...]

Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge in 13 minutes

Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge in 13 minutes Under sunny skies, Harry swapped the New South Wales standard for the Invictus flag at the top of the bridge, which sits 134 metres above the water. "In the military we talk about leaders who inspire "followership" and we talk about leaders who require 'followership, ' and he's certainly in the former category", she said. [Full Article...]

Israeli supreme court overturns entry ban on USA student

Israeli supreme court overturns entry ban on USA student Alqasem asked Israel's Supreme Court to overturn an expulsion order over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against Israel. Lara Alqasem's lawyers said she was released from Ben Gurion International airport, where she had been held in detention since arriving in the country October 2 with a valid student visa to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis indicates willingness to visit North Korea

Pope Francis indicates willingness to visit North Korea South Korea's president is in Italy for a series of meetings that will culminate with an audience with Pope Francis at which he's expected to extend an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit. I bear that mind every time I encounter difficulties. Kim also held an unprecedented summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, and promised to work toward denuclearisatio... [Full Article...]

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border The "caravan" is now estimated at several thousand people and will likely reach the United States-Mexico border crossing in Tijuana within days. The caravan has snowballed since about 160 migrants departed Friday from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, with many people joining spontaneously while carrying just a few belongings. [Full Article...]

UN approves resolution enabling Palestinians to chair group

UN approves resolution enabling Palestinians to chair group There were 15 abstentions and 29 countries didn't vote. "The General Assembly decided today to provide additional rights and privileges of participation to the State of Palestine when it assumes its position as chair of the "Group of 77" developing nations", the release said on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Woman Seen Abandoning 2-Year-Old On Stranger’s Doorstep In Texas

Woman Seen Abandoning 2-Year-Old On Stranger’s Doorstep In Texas She then rings the doorbell, knocks several times, and drives away, leaving the child at the home. The mother told the father that the boy would be dropped off in the afternoon, but when he didn't arrive, the father assumed the plans had changed and left the home for the evening. [Full Article...]

President of Turkey says he hopes Saudi writer is still alive

President of Turkey says he hopes Saudi writer is still alive Two senior administration officials said the administration has no verifiable information to confirm the Turkish government claims that Khashoggi was killed but that the United States is seeking answers about his whereabouts - and talking to senior levels of Saudi government. [Full Article...]

No Siri kill plot by India: Sri Lanka government

No Siri kill plot by India: Sri Lanka government As per the Hindu report, Sirisena also alleged that the government is showing "indifference" to an assassination plot targeting him. Reports regarding an assassination plot emerged when one person by the name, Namal Kumara, who was part of an anti-corruption outfit claimed that he was aware of the plan to assassinate Sirisena and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. [Full Article...]

Cruz confronted by 2 protesters over his vote to confirm Kavanaugh

Cruz confronted by 2 protesters over his vote to confirm Kavanaugh Cruz tried to educate the woman: "I believe in due process". The woman sputtered, "You believe in due process? Do you believe in perjury?" "Shame on you Ted Cruz! " the woman yelled multiple times. "Cruz's elbows have been so sharp and his disdain for deal-making so pronounced, that he's often stymied his own party's agenda", the endorsement editorial read, citing his role in the 16-day governm... [Full Article...]

Marine who saved 20 lives during Vietnam receives Medal of Honor

Marine who saved 20 lives during Vietnam receives Medal of Honor Among his notable actions during the war, the White House said that Canley, as a gunnery sergeant, " fought off multiple enemy attacks " in the Battle of Hue during the Vietnam War. "Their bravery and sacrifice is unparalleled", Canley said. "I think if a Marine comes to you with a problem, you must do whatever within your power to alleviate that problem", he added. [Full Article...]

Twitter Dumps Data on Tweets, Accounts Linked to Russian, Iran Ops

Twitter Dumps Data on Tweets, Accounts Linked to Russian, Iran Ops While the Russian op aimed to interfere in the 2016 presidential election it was also "aimed at dividing polarized online communities in the US, unifying support for Russia's global interests, and breaking down trust in USA institutions", Nimmo found. [Full Article...]

Theresa May considers longer transition to break Brexit deadlock, sources say

Theresa May considers longer transition to break Brexit deadlock, sources say The issue of Northern Ireland remains a thorny issue in Brexit talks. European Union leaders dismissed May's most recent proposal as unworkable. One of the people familiar with the discussions said May's Tory party would find it hard to be fighting the next general election - due in 2022 - while the country is still inside the single market and customs union. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller almost ready to present findings on collusion, obstruction

Robert Mueller almost ready to present findings on collusion, obstruction In his conversation with the Journal , Rosenstein did not specify when Mueller's investigation would come to a close. The Russia investigation, which was first handed off from the FBI to the special counsel in May 2017, has already resulted in numerous guilty pleas, including those of former Trump advisers Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos , and convictions against former Trump cam... [Full Article...]

Meghan tries her hand at Aussie Rules football

Meghan tries her hand at Aussie Rules football The tram ride took the royals from Albert Park Primary School, where the couple had visited the school's garden and learnt about their sustainability program, to South Melbourne beach. While Meghan showed a keen interest, she wasn't prepared for the sudden blast that greeted her. Cue puff of smoke and - much to Harry's amusement - a giggly yelp not unlike Julia Roberts's jewelry box moment i... [Full Article...]


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