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Trade war: China not ready for a deal yet, says Donald Trump Trade war: China not ready for a deal yet, says Donald Trump
- October 16, 2018

Of course, presumably, the president will take the final decision, but who is playing what role? "Sometimes, it could be very confusing". One Chinese official appealed in June to "our American interlocutors to be credible and consistent" while another called the U.S. (more...)
Hillary Clinton: Bill Did Not Abuse His Power in Lewinsky Affair Hillary Clinton: Bill Did Not Abuse His Power in Lewinsky Affair
- October 15, 2018

Hillary Clinton has continued to stand by her husband Bill Clinton who was hit with fresh criticism after a senator said he should have resigned following his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky . " Absolutely not ", she replied when asked whether her husband should have resigned. "So, there was an investigation [of President Clinton], and it, as I believe, came out in the right place". (more...)
White woman claimed black 9yo boy sexually assaulted her, CCTV shows otherwise White woman claimed black 9yo boy sexually assaulted her, CCTV shows otherwise
- October 15, 2018

On Friday, Andrew Ramos, a reporter for WPIX11, tweeted the surveillance footage - which he says shows the woman "was wrong" - the child did not intentionally touch her butt. Spectators gathered outside the store, many of which tell Ms Klein to "go home" and one woman can be heard saying "she's nasty". Social media users have been blasting Klein online, saying the incident was racially motivated. (more...)
Modi should speak on allegations against MJ Akbar: Subramanian Swamy on MeToo Modi should speak on allegations against MJ Akbar: Subramanian Swamy on MeToo
- October 15, 2018

If the complaint made was informal in nature and if there were no written records, the moot point is whether the then owners or erstwhile senior colleagues of these media houses would testify if and when Mr Akbar's case is taken up in court. (more...)
Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank release official wedding photographs Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank release official wedding photographs
- October 15, 2018

The happy couple were pictured in the white drawing room in Windsor Castle, with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh alongside both the bride and groom's parents. The operation left a scar down her back, which she showed off with her low back wedding dress and no veil. She followed that up with three photos of Eugenie and Jack, saying that she was so "proud" of them. (more...)
European Union and United Kingdom fail to reach deal ahead of Brexit summit European Union and United Kingdom fail to reach deal ahead of Brexit summit
- October 15, 2018

An EU official said no further negotiations were planned before the leaders of EU countries convene in Brussels. Wilson added: "We are serious about ensuring that the Unionist people of Northern Ireland are not in any way going to be affected by the narrow vision that the EU negotiators have in protecting their European project at the expense of the unity of the United Kingdom". (more...)
Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia killed missing journalist Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia killed missing journalist
- October 15, 2018

Macron said he would take a stance on the issue once the facts were clear and that he would discuss it with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. And we know who to condemn for naively championing and encouraging this reckless young ruler: President Donald Trump and his naive, woefully inexperienced son-in-law and top Middle East advisor, Jared Kushner, who quickly formed a generational friendship with the Saudi crown ... (more...)
Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows strong likelihood I have Native-American heritage Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows strong likelihood I have Native-American heritage
- October 15, 2018

That meshes with Warren's narrative that her great-great-great-grandmother, OC Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American. It concluded there was "strong evidence" that Ms. A series of law school administrators and professors who took part in her hiring repeatedly dismiss that claim as nonsense, just as they did in a comprehensive debunking of the falsehood published last month by The Boston Globe , which was given access to Warren's personnel files. (more...)
Hostage held at Cologne main train station Hostage held at Cologne main train station
- October 15, 2018

German police have made contact with a man who took a woman hostage Monday inside Cologne's main train station and are trying to win her release. Cologne's central station itself is a major interchange for trains across Germany and Western Europe. (more...)
British restaurant owner, 34, shot dead by hunter in French Alps British restaurant owner, 34, shot dead by hunter in French Alps
- October 15, 2018

The 34-year-old victim originally came from Wales but had been living for the past four years in the small ski town of Les Gets, where he owned a restaurant and a rent-a-chef business. One person has already died due to a hunting accident in Gironde, south-west France . It is the latest in a serious of shooting tragedies involving innocent passers-by being killed or severely wounded during France's hunting season, which started last month. (more...)
Trump's son retweets posts linking Khashoggi to terror Trump's son retweets posts linking Khashoggi to terror
- October 15, 2018

By close , it had recovered some losses, ending down 3.5 percent and losing $16.5 billion of market value. "None of us know what happened, but we are all extremely concerned about the stories that have emerged, and the country that can help us get to the bottom of this is Saudi Arabia ", he added. (more...)
Homeowner guilty of shooting at teen Homeowner guilty of shooting at teen
- October 14, 2018

In April, Brennan Walker , 14, told police he missed his school bus and knocked on Zeigler's door in suburban Detroit to ask for directions after getting lost while walking to school. Dana Zeigler testified that she panicked. According to CNN , Walker's mother said in April, "It definitely was a hate crime". "Number one, he didn't look like a child". (more...)
Trump says Mattis 'could be' leaving as United States defence chief
- October 14, 2018

CBS billed the story as Trump "hinting" that Mattis may depart his role - a change that's been in the rumor mill for several months - but the president seemed to signal that the internal chaos that roiled the Trump administration in its infancy has settled somewhat, and called reports of internal strife within the ranks of the president's Cabinet are " fake news ". (more...)
UK's Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks UK's Brexit chief rushes to Brussels for Sunday talks
- October 14, 2018

For many the failure to reach agreement to date had led them to question how they were governed, Mr Alexander said. Stewart Jackson, who was chief of staff to former Brexit secretary David Davis, said it was "quite possible" that another Cabinet minister could follow the example of his former boss and resign. (more...)
South African apartheid-era foreign minister Pik Botha dies South African apartheid-era foreign minister Pik Botha dies
- October 14, 2018

He served as his country's foreign minister for 17 years until the end of the apartheid era in 1994, becoming one of the governments most recognisable faces during its years of global isolation. Flo Letoaba also said: "Hearing Pik Botha's son saying his father was anxious about the deteriorating state of South Africa on his death bed is nearly laughable". (more...)
U.S. Envoy Meets Taliban In Push for Afghan Peace Talks U.S. Envoy Meets Taliban In Push for Afghan Peace Talks
- October 14, 2018

A motorcycle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, officials said, in the latest attack on a political rally. A senior official working with the Afghan president said Khalilzad had briefed Ghani about his meetings with senior ministers and top diplomats in four countries who could play a key role in peace talks with the Taliban. (more...)
Beto O'Rourke racks up record fundraising haul in Texas Senate bid Beto O'Rourke racks up record fundraising haul in Texas Senate bid
- October 14, 2018

O'Rourke's record-shattering third-quarter fundraising haul brings his total to more than $60 million since he began his campaign previous year. O'Rourke previously had raised $23.6 million through the second quarter. Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke addressed supporters during a campaign rally at White Oak Music Hall on October 8 in Houston. But being so flush allows O'Rourke to add staffers and try to motivate low-frequency voters in Texas , which traditionally has one of the ... (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi was planning pro-democracy group before he disappeared Jamal Khashoggi was planning pro-democracy group before he disappeared
- October 14, 2018

President Donald Trump said he has talked to officials in Saudi Arabia at the highest levels about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants the United States to get to the bottom of the matter. According to some reports, Ankara is considering the options of recalling its ambassador from Riyadh and expelling the Saudi envoy if the Saudis fail to provide a satisfactory explanation on Khashoggi's fate "within several days". (more...)
UK's Princess Eugenie proves scars are lovely at her wedding UK's Princess Eugenie proves scars are lovely at her wedding
- October 14, 2018

The newlyweds are said to be "delighted" to share the four photographs, which were taken by British fashion and portrait photographer Alex Bramall . A group photo taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor shows both the bride and groom's families. (more...)
Theresa May verging closer to Brexit deal but is facing cabinet resignations Theresa May verging closer to Brexit deal but is facing cabinet resignations
- October 13, 2018

Writing in the Belfast News Letter, Boris Johnson also called on Downing Street to scrap the Irish backstop. Trade secretary Liam Fox told friends that her proposal "would make life very hard for me", according to a Mail report , because it would limit the UK's ability to strike new free trade deals outside the EU. (more...)
Review targets gay students and teachers Review targets gay students and teachers
- October 13, 2018

The review was ordered after same-sex marriage became legal in December 2017, to address concerns of religious communities who anxious marriage equality would infringe on their right to act in accordance with their beliefs. Morrison told ABC's AM that the Ruddock review had recommended that people of different faiths should have the "same protections" as other attributes such as gender and race. (more...)
USA student detained at Israel airport for past week USA student detained at Israel airport for past week
- October 13, 2018

Alqasem appealed the deportation order issued last week when she tried to enter Israel and has remained in custody at a Ben-Gurion Airport holding facility for foreigners denied entry. Rejecting the widespread criticism that the case harms Israel's image and the anti-BDS battle, Erdan said Thursday that "every day, thousands of people are stopped at the entrance to the United States and Britain, and nobody in the hypocritical worldwide media writes articles about it or questions [authorities] ... (more...)
Eight feared dead on Nepal mountain Eight feared dead on Nepal mountain
- October 13, 2018

The remote area is hard to reach by foot, Mr Budhamagar said, and locals were still looking for two other climbers who were missing after the overnight storm. The storm is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal's mountaineering industry since 18 people were killed at Mount Everest's base camp in 2015 in an avalanche triggered by a powerful natural disaster. (more...)
Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Ceiling Of Former Detroit Funeral Home Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Ceiling Of Former Detroit Funeral Home
- October 13, 2018

An employee or someone who had knowledge of the inside of a former funeral home in Detroit is the most likely suspect in connection with the discovery of human remains, police said. The State of MI closed down Cantrell Funeral Home, located at the city's east side, six months ago. "We will use the evidence gathered today to add to our open investigation and will continue to work with local law enforcement as this case proceeds". (more...)
Indonesia quake: Search for survivors extended for one more day Indonesia quake: Search for survivors extended for one more day
- October 13, 2018

The worst affected area was in Sumenep district, East Java, where three people died in one village and several homes were damaged. The agency said the official death toll had risen to 2,073 as of Thursday, with most of the fatalities in Palu. (more...)
Seven Palestinians killed in border protests: Gaza health officials Seven Palestinians killed in border protests: Gaza health officials
- October 13, 2018

His name was Mohamed Abbas. A Middle East Eye photographer in Gaza added that three Palestinian youth approached the Israeli military fence, crossed it and got into a fist-fight with Israeli snipers stationed west of the fence. Palestinians gather at the Israel-Gaza border fence during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, in southern Gaza on October 12, 2018. (more...)
Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts
- October 13, 2018

That means worsening climate and frequent natural disasters following eventual rising sea levels, ice melt, increasingly scarce water resources, reduced agricultural production, growing threats to land and marine biodiversity. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. UNDP Country Director Caitlin Wiesen commended that UNDP is proud of having strong partnership with the Vietnamese government to build resilience for most-at risk ... (more...)
'Serious problem': Migrants to be directed away from major Aussie cities 'Serious problem': Migrants to be directed away from major Aussie cities
- October 13, 2018

The Morrison Government is considering forcing migrants to regional and rural centres for up to five years, as part of a four-point plan to ease congestion in capital cities as population growth outstrips infrastructure building. The main driver of population growth in Sydney and Melbourne was overseas migration, with 87 percent of skilled migrants to Australia and nearly all refugees gravitating to those cities. (more...)
Archbishop of Washington DC Cardinal Donald Wuerl resigns amid cover-up scandal Archbishop of Washington DC Cardinal Donald Wuerl resigns amid cover-up scandal
- October 13, 2018

He also apologised for "past errors in judgment" and asked for "pardon". In his first months as bishop, after the priests were charged with more than 100 counts of abuse, he formed a review board at the diocese level. Years later, according to the report , six more people alleged that they were sexually assaulted by O'Malley, in some cases after he had been reinstated . (more...)
India wins seat to Human Rights Council at United Nations with highest votes India wins seat to Human Rights Council at United Nations with highest votes
- October 13, 2018

The United States withdrew from the Council earlier this year after its Permanent Representative Nikki Haley questioned its legitimacy because of the presence of several dictatorial regimes violating human rights on it. The UN set up the council in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights, which faced widespread criticism for letting countries with poor human rights records become members. (more...)

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