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Israel strikes Gaza targets after rockets fired from enclave Israel strikes Gaza targets after rockets fired from enclave
- October 17, 2018

The wounded were taken to nearby hospitals, Gaza's Health Ministry said , and dozens suffering from teargas inhalation were treated at the scene. In a separate incident, a group of Palestinians broke through the Gaza security fence and approached an IDF post. (more...)
Indian police charge protesters at flashpoint temple, South Asia News & Top Stories Indian police charge protesters at flashpoint temple, South Asia News & Top Stories
- October 17, 2018

Ugly scenes erupted as mobs surrounded and attacked the cars of female journalists. The famed Lord Ayyappa temple here opened Wednesday for the five-day-long monthly poojas in a surcharged atmosphere of protest over the Supreme Court verdict permitting entry of women of all age groups. (more...)
European Union leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit European Union leaders gather for 'moment of truth' Brexit summit
- October 17, 2018

Instead, Barnier has told European Union 27 foreign ministers that more time is needed to find an agreement and resolution to the Irish border issue. In a last ditch pitch, the PM will hold one-to-one talks with the EU Council president before addressing the EU27 at a summit dinner. The St Austell and Newquay MP said: "The tourism and hospitality sector is very concerned that they will be able to continue to access the seasonal workforce they need once we leave the EU". (more...)
Beto O’Rourke revives Trump’s brutal nickname for Ted Cruz during debate Beto O’Rourke revives Trump’s brutal nickname for Ted Cruz during debate
- October 17, 2018

In August, the Ted Cruz campaign issued one of the weirdest soundbites of the entire midterm-election season when Emily Miller, the spokesperson for the U.S. But with polls showing him slipping farther behind just three weeks before the November 6 election, and six days before early voting starts in Texas, O'Rourke switched his approach. (more...)
Two Koreas, U.N. Command hold first talks on disarming border Two Koreas, U.N. Command hold first talks on disarming border
- October 17, 2018

North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because the Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command began talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace. (more...)
First legal cannabis in Canada sold in St. John’s First legal cannabis in Canada sold in St. John’s
- October 17, 2018

Canada is only the second nation after Uruguay to legalise the drug, although countries such as Portugal have decriminalised it - meaning those caught with the drug face civil punishment, such as a fine. Mr Trudeau has previously admitted to smoking pot five or six times in his life, including at a dinner party with friends after being elected to parliament. (more...)
Explosion hits collage in Crimean town of Kerch; several dead Explosion hits collage in Crimean town of Kerch; several dead
- October 17, 2018

The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement that the blast at the college, in the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea, was caused by an explosive device. An employee at a hospital in Kerch was quoted as saying that 18 people had already been admitted with injuries from the explosion, and that doctors were expecting around 50 more wounded people to be brought in. (more...)
Trump rival takes up DNA test challenge - worldwide Trump rival takes up DNA test challenge - worldwide
- October 17, 2018

Native Americans also resented Trump's continuing use of Indian heritage as a means to mock Warren , a Democratic senator from MA who is widely expected to run for president in 2020. "Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don't want her. Phony!" "I will give you a million dollars, to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian", Trump said at the rally. (more...)
Barnier calls for more time to find Brexit deal Barnier calls for more time to find Brexit deal
- October 17, 2018

The latest developments heighten the uncertainty ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders on Wednesday, to consider if sufficient progress has been made to warrant talks in November. Britain insists such a solution can not be permanent, while the European Union says just as strongly that it must not have an end date. Mr Trombetta hit back: "It's not the Irish border itself that is the problem". (more...)
American Pilot Dead in Ukrainian Military Plane Crash American Pilot Dead in Ukrainian Military Plane Crash
- October 17, 2018

The search and rescue group found bodies of two servicemen, the official confirmed. The incident is now under investigation and do not have any other information to provide at this time. Air Forces Europe said in a Tuesday statement. We are awaiting more information . U.S. Air Force pilots are now in Ukraine participating in a large-scale multi-national aviation exercise known as "Clear Sky" involving close to 1,000 personnel from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries. (more...)
Merkel's regional ally bullish despite Bavaria election blow Merkel's regional ally bullish despite Bavaria election blow
- October 17, 2018

Today's result is likely to reverberate loudly in Berlin, where it will be seen as yet another blow to Merkel's once-mighty fusion of her own Christian Democratic Union (CDU) with its Bavarian sister, the CSU. "She [Merkel] will have to continue muddling through, but she is dependent on two badly beaten coalition partners [the CSU and SPD]", Carsten Nickel, an analyst at Teneo Intelligence, a political consultancy in London, told the Bloomberg news agency. (more...)
Louis woman who blocked a Black man from entering apartment building, fired Louis woman who blocked a Black man from entering apartment building, fired
- October 17, 2018

When he declined to tell her, she remained in his path. You look pretty stupid on the video. "You just followed me all the way to my door", Mr Toles said to the woman. Moments later, the police were knocking at the black man's door following a call from the woman. "That's false and heartbreaking", she said. I am not upset with her. (more...)
U.S. Government Deficit Grew 17% in Fiscal 2018 U.S. Government Deficit Grew 17% in Fiscal 2018
- October 17, 2018

The Department of Treasury says American workers paid $1.6 trillion in taxes - the most in USA history. The 2018 deficit amounted to 3.9 percent of the country's more than $18 trillion annual economy, up from 3.5 percent past year. "What's going on is revenues are not rising when they otherwise would be", said Marc Goldwein, senior vice president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget . (more...)
Jared Kushner may have dodged paying federal taxes for years Jared Kushner may have dodged paying federal taxes for years
- October 17, 2018

They found that he and his family's NY real-estate firm used a common tax deduction known as depreciation, which is created to protect property owners from an asset's gradual decline in value. The records reviewed by NYT did not expressly state how much Mr Kushner paid in taxes, but included estimates for how much he owed called "income taxes payable" - and how much Mr Kushner paid in expectation of forecasted taxes known as "prepaid taxes". (more...)
Jayme Closs, Missing Wisconsin Teen, Possibly Spotted In Miami | Crime Time Jayme Closs, Missing Wisconsin Teen, Possibly Spotted In Miami | Crime Time
- October 17, 2018

He said Jayme is not considered a suspect in her parents' deaths. A 13 year-old who has not been seen since before her parents were found dead was reportedly spotted nearly 1,750 miles from her home. At 3:20 p.m., an Amber Alert went out on cellphones across western Wisconsin. Late Monday, a witness reported to police in Miami , Florida, that a girl fitting Jayme's description had been seen Monday afternoon at a Miami gas station in a black Ford Explorer with two well-dressed, bearded ... (more...)
Australia may also recognize East Jerusalem as future Palestinian capital Australia may also recognize East Jerusalem as future Palestinian capital
- October 17, 2018

Ambassadors from 13 Arab countries met in Canberra on Tuesday, concerned that Australia's move to consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital could damage peace prospects there, Egypt's ambassador said. administration. The by-election is in the Sydney harbourside seat of Wentworth, vacated by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull after he was ousted in a Liberal Party coup in August. (more...)
Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria
- October 16, 2018

On Sunday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC ) called on the Nigerian authorities to ensure the release of the abducted medical staff, as the deadline set by militants to kill them was approaching. We desperately hope not". "This situation is heartbreaking and our thoughts remain with the family", ICRC spokeswoman Krista Armstrong told Reuters in Geneva on Monday. (more...)
Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Istanbul patriarchate Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Istanbul patriarchate
- October 16, 2018

The mountain is one of the holiest shrines in Christian Orthodoxy, which many pilgrims, including Christians from Russian Federation, try to reach every year. Ecumenical Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill conduct Sunday service in the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George at the Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey July 5, 2009. (more...)
Lee’s Distant Descendant Called Trump Out For His Comments Supporting The General Lee’s Distant Descendant Called Trump Out For His Comments Supporting The General
- October 16, 2018

Lee . "Lincoln had nearly developed a phobia because he was having a hard time with a true great fighter and a great general, Robert E. Lee ", Trump said just moments later. View the president's comments on Lee and Grant below. President Trump did what he does best when he appeared at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio . Trump accused media-specifically NBC News, who later issued a correction-of twisting and cutting his full remarks made during an October 12 rally where he praised a number of ... (more...)
Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him
- October 16, 2018

On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, Mullin pointed to a 2014 study by Harvard University and 23andMe that found that European Americans tested overall for 0.18 percent Native American ancestry, while Warren's results show she may have as little as 0.09 percent. (more...)
Brooklyn witches are planning to put a curse on Brett Kavanaugh Brooklyn witches are planning to put a curse on Brett Kavanaugh
- October 16, 2018

Lesley Stahl grilled Trump like a cheeseburger over the now infamous campaign rally . where Trump suggested Dr. Ford was a liar, to the delight of thousands who cackled their approval. Trump on mimicking Christine Blasey Ford: "It doesn't matter". And if Congress decides to force an investigation into the credible claims by Ford against Kavanaugh-in addition to the possibility that he lied to the Senate while under oath, a federal crime-it could be very much up in the air about whether ... (more...)
Trump hangs painting of self at bar with Republican presidents Trump hangs painting of self at bar with Republican presidents
- October 16, 2018

This painting was first spotted during an interview with the USA president on 60 Minutes which aired on Sunday. The artist behind the painting, Andy Thomas , told Inside Edition that he received a personal phone call from Trump, requesting his own. (more...)
US asks Saudi to support thorough probe into disappearance of missing Journalist US asks Saudi to support thorough probe into disappearance of missing Journalist
- October 16, 2018

Embassies and consulates under the Vienna Convention are technically foreign soil and must be protected by host nations. However, activists protesting outside the consulate said more needed to be done. Saudi Arabia remained silent at the accusation as the images were seen around the world, raising pressure on the kingdom to explain what happened to the writer, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (more...)
Australia considers recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital: Netanyahu
- October 16, 2018

But a closer look at the joint statement Morrison and his foreign minister, Marise Payne, issued on Tuesday shows that Australia's potential recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital , if it will actually happen, would extend only to the western part of the city, and would include the recognition of its eastern part as the capital of a future Palestinian state. (more...)
Hundreds Taken by ISIS from East Syria Displacement Camp Hundreds Taken by ISIS from East Syria Displacement Camp
- October 16, 2018

The Lebanese Minister of Agriculture in the caretaker government, Ghazi Zu'aitir, said that "opening the Nassib crossing serves the interest of Lebanese exporters and that communication with the Syrian side is continuing at the level of ministers concerned on this issue". (more...)
Australian Senate Votes Against Motion That 'It Is Okay To Be White' Australian Senate Votes Against Motion That 'It Is Okay To Be White'
- October 16, 2018

The resolution, tabled in the Senate on Monday, was drafted by populist firebrand Pauline Hanson and railed against what it described as "the deplorable rise of anti-white racism". "This one was not escalated to me because it was interpreted in my office as a motion opposing racism". Being asked to vote on 50 to 60 motions a week - when it's your job that you're paid well to do - shouldn't be that hard. (more...)
Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump THROWN OUT of court Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump THROWN OUT of court
- October 16, 2018

After Ms Daniels's lawyer released a sketch of a man who allegedly told her to remain silent in 2011, Mr Trump, who denies having an affair with Ms Daniels, tweeted it was a "total con job" about a "nonexistent man". "Mr. Trump's tweet displays an incredulous tone, suggesting that the content of his tweet was not meant to be understood as a literal statement about the plaintiff", the ruling states. (more...)
US Defence Chief Jim Mattis, US Defence Chief Jim Mattis, "Sort Of Democrat", May Go: Donald Trump
- October 16, 2018

Asked about Jamal Khashoggi , Trump said that if the attack was found to be a state-sponsored murder, there would be " severe punishment " for those involved, saying there is "something really bad and disgusting" about murdering a reporter - a view Trump himself said people might be surprised to hear from him. (more...)
Pro-Trump Mob Assaults Protesters in NYC: Pro-Trump Mob Assaults Protesters in NYC: "Are You Brave Now, F*ggot?!"
- October 16, 2018

Anti-fascist protesters had gathered outside the building, prompting police to escort some of those inside the club in the opposite direction following the event. A note left at the scene said the damage was "just the beginning". The Southern Poverty Law Center says the Proud Boys and their leaders "regularly spout white nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists". (more...)
Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist
- October 16, 2018

Khashoggi's disappearance continues to draw worldwide attention as people demand answers about his whereabouts from the Saudi government. Turkish officials have wanted to search the consulate for days. Dissident journalist and Washington Post contributor Khashoggi, 58, has been missing since last Tuesday after entering the Saudi consulate to gather documents for marriage. (more...)

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