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Denmark urges European Union action on Iran plot

Denmark urges European Union action on Iran plot Shortly after being summoned by the Iranians, Ambassador Danny Annan was recalled by Copenhagen and left the country, Danish officials said. Iran's diplomatic apparatus has been busy reacting to statements from the Danish Security and Intelligence Service and the country's Foreign Ministry. [Full Article...]

Ahead of vote, Twitter says accounts removed over 'disinformation'

Ahead of vote, Twitter says accounts removed over 'disinformation' Yet the removals represent an early win for a fledgling effort by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , or DCCC , a party group that supports Democrats running for the U.S. Others, for instance, reportedly urged male voters not vote as it would " drown out " the voices of women. The number is modest, considering that Twitter has previously deleted millions of accounts it determined... [Full Article...]

Dozens Of Yemeni Rebels Killed In Red Sea Port City - Medics

Dozens Of Yemeni Rebels Killed In Red Sea Port City - Medics After UN-backed peace talks collapsed in September, the coalition announced it was relaunching an assault on Hodeida. The alliance, which relies on Western arms and intelligence, was on Wednesday still sending troops to the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah where it has massed thousands of forces in recent days, pro-coalition Yemeni military sources said. [Full Article...]

Races to watch in USA midterm elections

Races to watch in USA midterm elections The previous year, Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver, the widows of Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver, were invited to Trump's address to Congress. A Democratic-controlled House couldn't overturn the president's actions, but it could bring more scrutiny. But even if Republicans are swept out of power in the House, Trump seemed unconcerned about the implications, telling a crow... [Full Article...]

All asylum seeker children to leave Nauru: Brandis

All asylum seeker children to leave Nauru: Brandis The Australian asylum seeker debate reignited earlier this month when the government said it was willing to accept an offer from New Zealand to take 150 refugees - but only if Labor agreed to support legislation banning those refugees from ever travelling to Australia. [Full Article...]

GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department to investigate a woman who admitted she made claims against Brett Kavanaugh during the committee investigation as a "ploy". It's unclear who wrote the first Jane Doe letter. But Grassley said that Swetnick's allegation, which was detailed in a sworn statement to the committee, contained obvious contradictions. [Full Article...]

Identities released in yoga studio shooting

Identities released in yoga studio shooting The studio had advertised a Pilates certification class for the weekend. One of the women killed was identified as Nancy Van Vessem , 61, a doctor specializing in internal medicine who was a member of the faculty at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee . [Full Article...]

Whoops! Mike Pence's Hollywood Slam Backfires In 'The Hollywood Of The South'

Whoops! Mike Pence's Hollywood Slam Backfires In 'The Hollywood Of The South' A top Abrams aide said Kemp and Trump have contributed to a poisonous atmosphere, and that Kemp has been silent on previous racially loaded attacks on Abrams. "Oprah's good, but the woman that she's supporting is not qualified to be the governor of Georgia by any stretch of the imagination". Then she encouraged women of all races - "sisters. [Full Article...]

Maharashtra: ‘Man-eating tigress’ Avni killed in Yavatmal forest

Maharashtra: ‘Man-eating tigress’ Avni killed in Yavatmal forest Forest officials said the tigress, along with her cubs, had consumed 60 per cent of a human corpse, which ultimately led to the decision of declaring her as a "man-eater" and the passing of orders to kill her on sight. According to a release from the Maharashtra Forest Department (MFD), its officials received "many" phone calls from people near Boarati village on the Borati-Warud-Ralegaon road in ... [Full Article...]

Trump expects 'very good' trade deal with China

Trump expects 'very good' trade deal with China In response, "Asian stock markets jumped Friday, reflecting investor relief about upcoming trade talks between China and the US, as well as the dollar's gains against a basket of major currencies including the yen", reports MarketWatch . [Full Article...]

Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border

Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border The president's remarks, five days before USA voters determine which party will control Congress and state governorships across the country, drew immediate criticism as an effort to generate fear and energize his political base. Trump's rhetoric on shooting migrants drew criticism from human rights groups that said he was stoking fear ahead of next week's congressional elections. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia faces renewed backlash over execution of Indonesian migrant worker

Saudi Arabia faces renewed backlash over execution of Indonesian migrant worker Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict version of Islamic law. President Joko Widodo criticised the decision on Wednesday, saying the government has officially protested to Riyadh and demanded better protection of Indonesian workers in the country. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021

Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021 European equity benchmarks closed higher Monday, led by one of the best daily gains for Germany's bourse in almost eight weeks as Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would step down as chairwoman of her conservatives, introducing fresh leadership uncertainty in one of Europe's most powerful countries. [Full Article...]

Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams Mr Pence has criticised Ms Abrams for using Ms Winfrey during her campaign. "Democracy is not just about our individual rights and concerns and our individual protections". "I said, when we were watching it, 'If that women can get folks to eat pizza with a cauliflower crust on it, she is going to get that woman elected the first black female governor .' She took people to church", the co-host... [Full Article...]

Speculation grows over the causes of Lion Air crash

Speculation grows over the causes of Lion Air crash The Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger plane was flying from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang at 06.10 local time (2330GMT Sunday) but lost contact with the air traffic controllers about 13 minutes after it took off. All people on board are presumed to be dead. "Engineers in Jakarta received notes and did another fix before it took off" on Monday. A black box is a flight recorder placed in an aircraft for ... [Full Article...]

Chinese-style digital authoritarianism grows globally

Chinese-style digital authoritarianism grows globally Digital authoritarianism is on the rise as governments crack down on online freedom, according to a new report. 'Cutting off internet service is a draconian response, particularly at a time when citizens may need it the most, whether to dispel rumours, check in with loved ones, or avoid risky areas, ' Freedom House researcher Adrian Shahbaz said. [Full Article...]

Woman survives six days in Arizona desert after crash

Woman survives six days in Arizona desert after crash Though the group did not find anyone at first, they didn't give up and found the woman with the help of an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper. She walked towards railroad tracks in the area in hopes of being found, but she didn't make it to the tracks due to her condition. They followed the tracks and discovered the severely dehydrated woman, her eyes swollen, wearing a T-shirt, shorts ... [Full Article...]

Jamal Khashoggi's Body Dissolved After Dismemberment, Turkish Official Says

Jamal Khashoggi's Body Dissolved After Dismemberment, Turkish Official Says A member of Sri Lankan web journalist association holds a placard during a protest condemning the murder of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka Oct 25, 2018. After initially insisting Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, then saying he died in a brawl, the kingdom has admitted he was killed by a "rogue operation" on October 2. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi’s Body ‘Dissolved’ After Murder, Erdogan Aide Says

The squad leader, Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, started cutting Khashoggi's body while he was alive. Prince Turki reiterated that the Kingdom is committed to bringing to justice those responsible for Khashoggi's murder "and whoever else failed to uphold the law". [Full Article...]

Seven Killed in Attack on Coptic Christians Bus in Egypt

Seven Killed in Attack on Coptic Christians Bus in Egypt The Islamic State group claimed the attack in a message via its propaganda agency Amaq. El-Sissi, who has made the economy and security his top priorities since taking office in 2014, wrote on his Twitter account that Friday's attack was created to harm the "nation's solid fabric" and pledged to continue fighting terrorism. [Full Article...]


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