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14 October 2018

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  • Bavaria election humbles Merkel allies, raising tensions in Berlin
    Reuters

    Bavaria election humbles Merkel allies, raising tensions in Berlin

    The Christian Social Union (CSU) won 37.3 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed, losing its absolute majority for only the second time since 1962 – an outcome sure to stoke infighting in the conservative party, already a difficult partner for Merkel in Berlin. The result, which saw the pro-immigration

  • Head of South Korea's ruling party says Pope wishes to visit North Korea:  Yonhap
    Reuters

    Head of South Korea’s ruling party says Pope wishes to visit North Korea: Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) – The head of South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party of Korea Lee Hae-chan said he had heard that the Pope wishes to visit North Korea next spring, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is visiting Europe and is expected to pass on to the Vatican

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  • U.S. student barred by Israel appeals to top court
    Reuters

    U.S. student barred by Israel appeals to top court

    Lara Alqasem, 22, flew to Israel on Oct. 2 on a study visa but was refused entry by security officials who cited her role as president of a small local chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Florida. In airport detention since then, she has been contesting the exclusion, with

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Antismoking laws gain local traction

    When the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce was convening experts and community leaders around a health initiative, the idea of raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 kept coming up. Within a mere two weeks, legislators in both Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., passed ordinances in November

  • Christian Science Monitor

    NAFTA’s replacement will have to do, Untangling the Skripal poisoning case, In US tariff talks, Japan should push principles of free trade, Sexual abuse survivors also face #MeToo consequences, Forced evictions are a global problem

    “The North American free-trade agreement was … stitched back up without major damage to the Canadian economy…,” writes Campbell Clark. “The peace treaty worked out [recently] isn’t going to be a glowing ode to the principles of free trade…. The deal … doesn’t have so-called poison-pill demands

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Will the Khashoggi affair change the course of US-Saudi relations?

    Ever since President Trump accepted the counsel of son-in-law and Middle East adviser Jared Kushner to make Saudi Arabia the first foreign trip of his presidency, it was clear that the kingdom was to be the linchpin of his administration’s regional policy. From countering Iran and achieving Israeli-Palestinian

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How hurricane Michael could affect Florida’s high-stakes midterms

    Indeed, it’s not a reference to hurricane Michael, the Category 4 storm that slammed into the Florida Panhandle earlier this week and wrought devastation across the southeastern United States. Superstorm Sandy had just struck the New Jersey coast, and the state’s then-governor, Republican Chris Christie

  • Associated Press

    Tensions in Baghdad after mortar attack, violence in south

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government says security forces have launched a search operation to determine the source of three mortar shells that landed inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, the first such attack in several years.

  • Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out
    Associated Press

    Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor

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  • Year after IS lost Syria's Raqa, holdout hospital awaits recovery
    AFP

    Year after IS lost Syria’s Raqa, holdout hospital awaits recovery

    Shattered ultrasound machines and prosthetic limbs litter the hallways of Raqa’s main hospital, still gutted a year after the Islamic State group made its infamous last stand in its Syrian heartland. On October 17 last year, US-backed forces overran the city’s final two jihadist holdouts —

  • Malaysia's Mahathir says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong
    Reuters

    Malaysia’s Mahathir says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong

    Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year because they did nothing wrong there, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. Reuters, citing the men’s lawyer, reported last week that Malaysia had released the 11 from

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  • Brexit could rewrite the rules in Channel fishing fights
    AFP

    Brexit could rewrite the rules in Channel fishing fights

    Port-en-Bessin-Huppain (France) (AFP) – With tensions already high between the French and British fishing fleets after a confrontation over scallops, Brexit could change the game completely by redrawing battle lines in the Channel. French fishermen are anxious to avoid a Brexit that could shut them

  • US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica
    Associated Press

    US headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women’s national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 3:39 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. South Korea said Monday’s talks will be aimed at finding ways to carry out peace agreements announced after

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  • Malaysian PM-in-waiting Anwar takes oath as lawmaker
    Associated Press

    Malaysian PM-in-waiting Anwar takes oath as lawmaker

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated.

  • Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries
    Associated Press

    Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth.

  • Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean
    Associated Press

    Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The nine climbers who died during the worst disaster on a Nepal mountain in recent years included the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen.

  • Iran's new breed of charities on poverty frontline
    AFP

    Iran’s new breed of charities on poverty frontline

    At an outreach centre in southern Tehran, teenagers are learning to be journalists, while upstairs their mothers are fine-tuning their sewing skills and rushing to fill an order for hospital uniforms. It’s a relatively new approach for Iran, where social welfare has often been left to informal groups

  • Assange's communications to be partly restored by Ecuador govt
    AFP

    Assange’s communications to be partly restored by Ecuador govt

    The Ecuadorian government will partially restore communications for Julian Assange at the country’s embassy in London, Wikileaks said. The Wikileaks founder, who has been holed up at the embassy since 2012, was stopped from using the internet or a mobile phone to communicate with the outside world

  • British royals arrive on landmark trip Down Under
    AFP

    British royals arrive on landmark trip Down Under

    Prince Harry and Meghan touched down in Sydney on Monday, kicking off a bumper Pacific tour that is the British royals’ first major outing abroad as a couple. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a low-key arrival to a wet and wintery Australia after a weekend spent celebrating the marriage of their

  • Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney before 16-day tour
    Associated Press

    Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney before 16-day tour

    SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday, a day before they officially start a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

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  • Papalii gets surprise nod for All Blacks  tour
    AFP

    Papalii gets surprise nod for All Blacks tour

    Wellington (AFP) – The All Blacks named uncapped flanker Dalton Papalii on Monday in a 32-man squad for a Test against Australia in Japan and their tour involving matches against England, Ireland and Italy.

  • Canada gets into Women's World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama
    Associated Press

    Canada gets into Women’s World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Christine Sinclair isn’t concerned about chasing records. She’s set her sights on the World Cup.

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  • The Latest: Storm victims include famed South Korean climber
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Storm victims include famed South Korean climber

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The Latest on mountaineering deaths in Nepal (all times local):

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  • Nicaragua police arrest 20, use stun grenades to end anti-govt demo
    AFP

    Nicaragua police arrest 20, use stun grenades to end anti-govt demo

    Some 20 protesters were arrested Sunday when Nicaraguan police swooped in to break up a meeting of demonstrators gathering for a march against the government of President Daniel Ortega. Police wielded clubs and hurled stun grenades to break up the demonstrators gathering at a shopping mall parking lot

  • JP Morgan and Ford cancel plans for Saudi investor event
    Reuters

    JP Morgan and Ford cancel plans for Saudi investor event

    JP Morgan & Chase Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon and Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford canceled plans to attend a Saudi investor conference, the companies said on Sunday, the latest such high-profile announcements after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The cancellations could add

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  • Reuters

    Senator Rubio says U.S. must take action over Saudi journalist

    Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said the United States must confront Saudi Arabia or risk losing credibility on human rights, if allegations are proven true that the Saudi government orchestrated the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “If we do not take action, including potentially arms

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  • Reuters

    Egypt calls for transparent investigation of Khashoggi case

    Egypt on Sunday called for a transparent investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned against the case being used to politically exploit Saudi Arabia. “Egypt stresses the importance of revealing the truth of what happened in a transparent investigation,”

  • Honduran migrant group grows, heading for United States
    Reuters

    Honduran migrant group grows, heading for United States

    A growing group of more than 1,500 Honduran migrants headed for the United States moved toward the Guatemalan border on Sunday, witnesses and organizers said. The migrants, who included families of adults and children, and women carrying babies, began a march on Saturday from the violent northern city

  • New Zealand All Blacks select 51 for season-ending tour
    Associated Press

    New Zealand All Blacks select 51 for season-ending tour

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The All Blacks have taken the unprecedented step of selecting a player based in Japan among an enlarged squad of 51 for autumn test matches against Australia, Japan, England, Ireland and Italy.

  • Sainsbury, coach's son-in-law, eyes Socceroos captaincy
    AFP

    Sainsbury, coach’s son-in-law, eyes Socceroos captaincy

    Trent Sainsbury has put his hand up to be the new Socceroos captain, but his father-in-law, new coach Graham Arnold, is unlikely to make a long-term decision before their defence of the Asian Cup in January. Australia has only had two permanent skippers over the past decade — Lucas Neill and Mile Jedinak

  • Opinion poll shows some voters warming to Australia's new prime minister
    Reuters

    Opinion poll shows some voters warming to Australia’s new prime minister

    Australia’s new prime minister extended his party’s nascent recovery, one widely watched opinion poll showed on Monday, six days before a crucial by-election, but the main Labor opposition still holds a landslide-sized lead before elections due by May. The Newspoll, published in The Australian

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  • Memory of slain councilwoman honored in Rio de Janeiro
    Associated Press

    Memory of slain councilwoman honored in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Brazil’s second largest city Sunday to honor the memory of a councilwoman and human rights activist who was shot to death seven months ago.

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  • Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election
    Associated Press

    Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria’s state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election Sunday, a result that could cause more turbulence within the national government.

  • US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say
    Associated Press

    US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

    GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing.

  • 'Genius' behind 'Teletubbies' in new go-to-sleep kids show
    AFP

    ‘Genius’ behind ‘Teletubbies’ in new go-to-sleep kids show

    Cannes (France) (AFP) – “Teletubbies” creator Andrew Davenport has come up with a new show “guaranteed to stop children climbing the walls”, BBC bosses claimed Sunday. Davenport introduced the show by video link from Atlanta, Georgia, where he is rushing to finish the first series

  • Deadline passes for Syria's Idlib buffer without jihadists leaving
    AFP

    Deadline passes for Syria’s Idlib buffer without jihadists leaving

    A deadline passed Monday without jihadists leaving a planned buffer zone around Syria’s last major rebel bastion of Idlib as set out under a Russian-Turkish deal. The radical fighters were supposed to withdraw from the buffer as a final condition to implementing a Russian-Turkish deal to stave off

  • Saudi Arabia says will retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi case
    Reuters

    Saudi Arabia says will retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi case

    Saudi Arabia has denied that. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened “severe punishment” if it turns out Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, though he said Washington would be “punishing” itself if it halted military sales to Riyadh. “The Kingdom affirms its total rejection

  • Associated Press

    Bernhard Langer wins SAS Championship by 6 shots

    CARY, N.C. (AP) — Bernhard Langer ran away with the SAS Championship on Sunday to take the points lead into the PGA Tour Champions’ Charles Schwab Cup playoffs

  • Reuters

    Senator Rubio says U.S. must take action over Saudi journalist

    Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said the United States must confront Saudi Arabia or risk losing credibility on human rights, if allegations are proven true that the Saudi government orchestrated the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “If we do not take action, including potentially arms

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  • Reuters

    UK’s Labour says would stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

    Britain’s main opposition Labour Party would stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia if it was in government, its foreign policy spokeswoman said on Sunday after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi officials say he left shortly afterwards but Turkish officials and his fiancée,

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  • Ford Motor chairman cancels visit to Saudi investor conference
    Reuters

    Ford Motor chairman cancels visit to Saudi investor conference

    Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford canceled a multi-stop trip to the Middle East, including a planned appearance at a Saudi investment conference, the company said on Sunday, the latest such cancellation after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The company did not elaborate on the

  • Reuters

    Egypt calls for transparent investigation of Khashoggi case

    Egypt on Sunday called for a transparent investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned against the case being used to politically exploit Saudi Arabia. “Egypt stresses the importance of revealing the truth of what happened in a transparent investigation,”

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  • Reuters

    JP Morgan CEO Dimon cancels plans to attend Saudi investor event

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – JP Morgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon has canceled plans to attend a Saudi Arabian investor conference later this month, the company said on Sunday, the latest high-profile cancellation after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The company did not elaborate

  • Nicaraguan activists detained in government crackdown
    Associated Press

    Nicaraguan activists detained in government crackdown

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan human rights group says two activists were forced off a plane for questioning by government officials in Managua amid rising tensions and detentions of dozens of anti-government protesters.

  • Reuters

    Stand up to EU bullies, UK’s ex-foreign minister Johnson says

    Britain must stand up to bullies in the European Union and press for a “super Canada” free trade deal, former foreign minister Boris Johnson said, increasing pressure on his former boss, Prime Minister Theresa May, over Brexit. In his weekly column in the Telegraph newspaper to be published

  • Reuters

    Agree Brexit deal for security, British foreign minister says to EU

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt will urge the European Union on Monday to agree a Brexit deal to ensure the region can tackle global threats such as cyber attacks, migration and terrorism. At the beginning of what he called “a crucial week” when Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Brussels

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  • Associated Press

    Migrant caravan swells in Honduras as group nears Guatemala

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds more Hondurans have joined a caravan of migrants moving toward the country’s border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty and seek new lives in the United States.

  • Gruden: Raiders not looking to trade Cooper
    Associated Press

    Gruden: Raiders not looking to trade Cooper

    LONDON (AP) — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden insists he’s not shopping Amari Cooper to other teams.

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  • Ecuador partly restores internet access for WikiLeaks founder Assange
    Reuters

    Ecuador partly restores internet access for WikiLeaks founder Assange

    Ecuador has restored partial internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who took refuge in the country’s London Embassy more than six years ago, WikiLeaks and an Assange lawyer said separately on Sunday. The move comes nearly six months after the Ecuadorean government suspended Assange

  • Ukrainian nationalists honor WWII-era paramilitary group
    Associated Press

    Ukrainian nationalists honor WWII-era paramilitary group

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 10,000 people have marched through the capital of Ukraine in an annual nationalist commemoration of the formation of the World War II-era Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

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  • Tale of two brothers reflects Syrian rebel unity and divisions
    Reuters

    Tale of two brothers reflects Syrian rebel unity and divisions

    One is a member of a rebel group that was once backed by the CIA. “The important thing is we fight the same enemy,” said Abu Eliyas, 40, a member of the Turkey-backed Failaq al-Sham group. “At home, we exchange military skills and information, and discuss the Syrian scene.” Abu

  • Syrian jihadists signal acceptance of Idlib deal
    Reuters

    Syrian jihadists signal acceptance of Idlib deal

    Syria’s main jihadist group signaled on Sunday it would abide by the terms of a Russian-Turkish deal to prevent a Syrian government offensive on rebel-held Idlib the day before a critical deadline. Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist alliance spearheaded by al Qaeda’s former Syrian affiliate previously

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  • Seahawks roll behind Wilson's 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured
    Associated Press

    Seahawks roll behind Wilson’s 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured

    LONDON (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown saw teammate David Moore go tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards.

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  • Brexit talks in crisis over Irish border ahead of crunch summit
    AFP

    Brexit talks in crisis over Irish border ahead of crunch summit

    Last-ditch talks between London and Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiators failed to agree a draft divorce settlement on Sunday, still blocked on the issue of the Northern Irish border just days before a make-or-break European Union summit. Britain’s Brexit pointman Dominic Raab made an unannounced

  • Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic
    AFP

    Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

    Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters. From tech tycoons to media giants, a host of Western companies are now distancing themselves

  • Reuters

    Erdogan, Saudi king stress importance of Khashoggi working group: sources

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman of Saudi Arabia spoke by telephone on Sunday evening and discussed the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish presidential sources said. They said the leaders stressed the importance of their

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  • Outrage over far-right 'war' on Italy migrant town
    AFP

    Outrage over far-right ‘war’ on Italy migrant town

    Anger in Italy grew Sunday over an interior ministry order to transfer all migrants out of a town at the centre of a national debate on the integration of asylum-seekers. The ministry has said all migrants must leave the Calabrian town of Riace in southern Italy following the arrest of its mayor Domenico

  • Luxembourg election delivers uncertain outcome
    Reuters

    Luxembourg election delivers uncertain outcome

    Opinion polls had indicated that the Christian Social People’s Party (CSV) – which was led for 19 years by EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker – would end Xavier Bettel’s five years as prime minister of a three-party coalition. Bettel’s Democratic Party’s result was unchanged, while

  • Brexit talks stall before midweek EU summit
    Reuters

    Brexit talks stall before midweek EU summit

    EU negotiator Michel Barnier said after meeting British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab that they could still not bridge a gap between his “backstop” demands that Northern Ireland stay in the EU’s economic zone if there is a risk that border checks with EU member Ireland could revive conflict

  • Immigrants face hurdles to prove abuse by US agents
    Associated Press

    Immigrants face hurdles to prove abuse by US agents

    Investigating one case came down to two sisters’ word versus the agent’s. And as in dozens of similar cases, investigators sided with the agent.

  • German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 1 dead and 14 injured
    Associated Press

    German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 1 dead and 14 injured

    BERLIN (AP) — A German bus crashed into a metal post on a highway in southern Switzerland Sunday, leaving one woman dead and another 14 people injured, police said.

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  • Reuters

    Brexit progress made, but unresolved issues on backstop: UK Brexit ministry

    Britain and the European Union have made progress “in a number of key areas” in Brexit negotiations, but there remain a number of “unresolved issues relating to the backstop”, Britain’s Brexit ministry said on Sunday. “The UK is still committed to making progress at the

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  • China bemoans 'confusing' US signals but holds hope for a Trump-Xi meet
    AFP

    China bemoans ‘confusing’ US signals but holds hope for a Trump-Xi meet

    Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will “probably” meet at a G20 summit next month, a US official said Sunday, as both sides seek answers for a badly strained relationship that a Chinese official called “very confusing.”

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  • North Korea leader sincere, must be rewarded for move to abandon nuclear weapons: South Korean president
    Reuters

    North Korea leader sincere, must be rewarded for move to abandon nuclear weapons: South Korean president

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sincere and really means to abandon nuclear weapons, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told a French newspaper, adding that the international community needed to reward him for that. Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump pledged at a landmark summit in Singapore in

  • Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria's rebel-held Idlib
    Associated Press

    Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

    BEIRUT (AP) — A month after Russia, Turkey and Iran came together in a last-ditch effort to avert a potentially catastrophic Syrian government offensive in Idlib, they appear to have succeeded in creating a buffer zone around the northern rebel-held province, defusing tensions in a major flashpoint area

  • Del Potro calls knee fracture a 'hard blow'
    Associated Press

    Del Potro calls knee fracture a ‘hard blow’

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro has fractured his right patella bone in what the Argentine called “a hard blow that leaves me without strength.”

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  • Nicaraguan police arrest protesters, quash anti-government march
    Reuters

    Nicaraguan police arrest protesters, quash anti-government march

    Among those arrested ahead of the “United for Liberty” march were civil society activists and political leaders, according to a list published by Nicaragua human rights non-profit the Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos. Protests first erupted in April when Ortega’s leftist government

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  • Hungary: Ban on living in public areas taking effect
    Associated Press

    Hungary: Ban on living in public areas taking effect

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A constitutional amendment that prohibits people from living in public areas takes effect Monday in Hungary, but Ferenc Ribeny’s biggest concern is the fate of his dog.

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  • Associated Press

    Italy moves to dismantle migrant services in model town

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s hard-line interior minister is defending his reported decision to relocate migrants from a southern city that became a model of integration.

  • Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer historic election losses
    AFP

    Merkel’s Bavarian allies suffer historic election losses

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CSU allies suffered historic losses in Bavaria state elections Sunday, dealing a blow to her fragile three-party coalition government. Merkel’s other national governing partner, the over 150-year-old Social Democrats (SPD), halved their ballot box

  • Associated Press

    Who’s Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — China’s ambassador to the United States says he and other foreign diplomats in Washington are having a difficult time figuring out which trade advisers President Donald Trump listens to in his administration.

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  • U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran: Rouhani
    Reuters

    U.S. wants ‘regime change’ in Iran: Rouhani

    The United States is seeking “regime change” in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current U.S. administration is the most hostile that the Islamic Republic has faced in its four decades. Tensions have increased between Iran and America after U.S. President Donald

  • Associated Press

    Iran arrests member of military over deadly Ahvaz attack

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is saying that authorities have detained a member of the military over the September attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 24 people.

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  • Jordan and Syria say border to reopen on Monday
    Reuters

    Jordan and Syria say border to reopen on Monday

    AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The border crossing between Jordan and Syria will officially reopen on Monday after being closed for three years, the two countries said on Sunday, though it will not be open to normal traffic immediately. The Syrian government retook the area around the border crossing with

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  • Associated Press

    Aid groups decry ‘routine’ killing of Yemen’s civilians

    CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and humanitarian workers on Sunday condemned an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels that reportedly killed at least 15 civilians near the port city of Hodeida.

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  • Reuters

    Britain and EU pause Brexit talks until Wednesday summit: sources

    British and EU negotiators called a pause in their talks on a Brexit deal on Sunday and will wait for the outcome of a summit mid-week before any resumption, four EU sources told Reuters. “Despite constructive and intensive negotiations, several key issues remain unresolved,” one senior EU

  • Reuters

    Support for Peru’s president surges after battle with Congress

    Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra’s approval rating shot up 16 points to a high of 61 percent in October, after he adopted a harder line with the opposition-run Congress, a monthly Ipsos poll showed on Sunday. The public opinion survey, published in local newspaper El Comercio, was taken on Oct

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  • S. African newspaper apologises for 'tainted' scoops
    AFP

    S. African newspaper apologises for ‘tainted’ scoops

    One of South Africa’s leading newspapers admitted Sunday it had run “tainted” scoops during the presidency of Jacob Zuma which turned out to be largely false, but insisted it had been the victim of political manipulation. “We admit here today that something went wrong in the process

  • Rival prayers, police presence as Ukraine marks holiday
    AFP

    Rival prayers, police presence as Ukraine marks holiday

    Police were out in force in Kiev Sunday as Ukraine marked Defender’s Day, an event with nationalist roots, shortly after a decision to grant independence to the country’s Orthodox Church brought fresh tensions. The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate announced this week that it would recognise

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  • US diplomat heads to Iraq for talks with newly elected leaders
    AFP

    US diplomat heads to Iraq for talks with newly elected leaders

    US State Department number two John Sullivan departs Sunday for Iraq to meet with the country’s new leaders, the highest level administration official to do so since their election. Sullivan will visit Baghdad and Arbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, the State Department said

  • Reuters

    Irish border issue holds up Brexit deal: EU’s Barnier

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The thorny problem of how to ensure Brexit does not mean frontier checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland is among issues holding up a deal on Britain’s withdrawal, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Sunday. Tweeting after he met British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab following

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  • Associated Press

    Israel’s Supreme Court halts deportation of American student

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday agreed to hear the appeal of an American graduate student who is fighting an expulsion order over her involvement in the boycott movement against Israel.

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  • Rescue teams in Florida search for survivors in hurricane-devastated Mexico Beach
    AFP

    Rescue teams in Florida search for survivors in hurricane-devastated Mexico Beach

    Carefully, the search and rescue team examines what is left of a house devastated by Hurricane Michael when it blasted through this small waterfront community days earlier. Wearing a hard hat and with a hammer in hand, chief Dobson, one of several hundred people searching for survivors in the ruins

  • Plane accident in central Germany leaves 3 people dead
    Associated Press

    Plane accident in central Germany leaves 3 people dead

    BERLIN (AP) — Three people died after they were hit by a small plane in central Germany on Sunday as it attempted to take off after an aborted landing, police said.

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  • Associated Press

    Israeli PM favors naming envoy to Christian world

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says he favors appointing an envoy to the Christian world, a sign of Israel’s efforts to foster close ties with its Christian allies.

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  • S.Africa's Ramaphosa promises to accelerate land reform
    AFP

    S.Africa’s Ramaphosa promises to accelerate land reform

    President President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday symbolically handed back land to a community of black South Africans who were forcibly removed from it under apartheid and promised to accelerate land reform. Land reform has become a hot topic in South Africa after Ramaphosa vowed that the country’

  • London, Paris, Berlin demand 'credible' Khashoggi probe
    AFP

    London, Paris, Berlin demand ‘credible’ Khashoggi probe

    Britain, France and Germany insisted Sunday that “light must be shed” on the whereabouts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as they called for a credible investigation into his disappearance. In a joint statement, Britain’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian

  • Syria minister discussed with Iraqi counterpart reopening border crossings
    Reuters

    Syria minister discussed with Iraqi counterpart reopening border crossings

    CAIRO (Reuters) – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem discussed “speeding up” the reopening of border crossings with Iraq in a meeting with Iraqi counterpart in Damascus, the Syrian state news agency SANA said on Sunday. Near Syria’s border with Iraq, the U.S. military has closed the

  • Associated Press

    Yazidi man accused of Germany honor killing arrested in Iraq

    DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish Iraqi police forces say they have arrested a Yazidi man accused of killing his cousin in Germany after she refused to marry him.

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  • Reuters

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    The number of people killed in twin suicide bomb attacks on two restaurants in Somalia’s southern city of Baidoa has risen to 20 and another 40 people were injured, a local hospital official said on Sunday. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in restaurants in Baidoa in the early evening on Saturday

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  • Associated Press

    Syria and Jordan agree to reopen vital crossing

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria agreed Sunday to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted.

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  • Reuters

    Israel clears its F-35s for action after U.S. orders fuelling tests

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has cleared its F-35 stealth fighters to resume full duties, a military statement said on Sunday, after they underwent precautionary tests following the crash of a different model of the plane in the United States. The Sept. 28 crash in South Carolina prompted the Pentagon

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    Reuters

    Portugal’s premier reshuffles cabinet, appoints new economy minister

    Cabinet Minister Pedro Siza Vieira, a lawyer who joined the government a year ago, will serve as the new economy minister, replacing Manuel Caldeira Cabral. Joao Gomes Cravinho, the European Union’s ambassador to Brazil, will take over from outgoing Defence Minister Jose Azeredo Lopes, who resigned

  • Reuters

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    Ambassadors for 27 member states of the European Union were told on Sunday there was as yet no deal with Britain over the terms of the country’s withdrawal, two EU diplomatic sources said. The ambassadors for EU member states excluding Britain had been summoned for a meeting on Sunday, prompting

  • Reuters

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    Britain would have to think about the appropriate way to react if it was proven that Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday. “I don’t want to get drawn into hypotheticals because we don’t know the facts yet, but

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  • Reuters

    Saudi Arabia thanks U.S. for caution over Khashoggi case

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday thanked countries including the United States “for refraining from jumping to conclusions” over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The embassy in Washington issued a tweet to clarify an earlier statement in which Saudi Arabia said it

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    Reuters

    Islamic State in Nigeria might soon kill health workers, schoolgirl: ICRC

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  • Reuters

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    The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, is the worst climbing accident to hit the Himalayan nation in two years. Police official Bir Bahadur Budhamagar said rescuers helped by locals retrieved the bodies of the nine climbers on Sunday from near their basecamp

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    AFP

    Libya’s NOC threatens to halt oil refinery over insecurity

    Libya’s National Oil Corporation warned on Sunday it could be forced to suspend production at its Zawiya refinery due to growing security threats to its staff and facilities. “National Oil Corporation’s board of directors has alerted the Petroleum Facilities Guard and competent authorities

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  • 22 dead as migrant truck crashes in western Turkey
    AFP

    22 dead as migrant truck crashes in western Turkey

    Twenty-two people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey. The vehicle was travelling on a highway near Izmir airport when it flipped over and fell into the channel several

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  • Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51
    Associated Press

    Patrick Baumann, rising star in Olympic circles, dies at 51

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball’s world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51.

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  • The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the state election in Bavaria, Germany (all times local):

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  • Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero
    AFP

    Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

    Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries. A government statement said Belgium was the “true backer of the assassination of Rwagasore

    2

  • Reuters

    Brexit deal not likely on Sunday: EU sources

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Weekend negotiations in Brussels between British and EU officials have not yet produced a final Brexit deal for leaders to approve this week, senior EU sources told Reuters on Sunday. Some EU diplomats following the talks closely have been more optimistic that EU negotiators would

  • Reuters

    Small plane crashes into crowd in Germany, several people killed

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Several people died when a Cessna plane crashed into a crowd in the western German state of Hesse on Sunday, police said. Several more people were injured in the incident that happened around 3:45 p.m. (1345 GMT) in the Rhoen region near the town of Fulda, police said. Local media

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  • Associated Press

    Exit poll: Merkel’s conservative allies lead in Bavarian election, but lose majority in state parliament

    BERLIN (AP) — Exit poll: Merkel’s conservative allies lead in Bavarian election, but lose majority in state parliament.

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  • Myanmar demonstrators condemn foreign intervention
    Associated Press

    Myanmar demonstrators condemn foreign intervention

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Several thousand pro-military and nationalist demonstrators marched through Yangon on Sunday, voicing their support for Myanmar’s armed forces and government while condemning foreign involvement in the country’s affairs.

  • Reuters

    Negotiators reach Brexit divorce deal: Politico cites EU diplomats

    Brexit negotiators have reached a deal on a withdrawal agreement, the Politico news website reported on Sunday, citing three EU diplomats. Three senior EU diplomats have told Reuters on condition of anonymity that a deal on Britain’s divorce terms had been reached, but others with knowledge of the

  • Syria's Idlib buffer zone hangs in balance
    AFP

    Syria’s Idlib buffer zone hangs in balance

    A horseshoe-shaped demilitarised zone around Syria’s opposition stronghold of Idlib is aimed at averting a massive government assault on the area, but its implementation has been riddled with challenges. The buffer, agreed by regime ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey last month, was meant to be

    1

  • Associated Press

    Garcia beats Pliskova to win Tianjin Open title

    TIANJIN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia won her first tournament of the year with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over top-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the Tianjin Open on Sunday.

  • Reuters

    EU ambassadors summoned to Brexit meeting: diplomatic sources

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ambassadors for 27 member states of the European Union have been summoned to a meeting on Brexit at 1630 GMT in Brussels, diplomatic sources said on Sunday. The meeting will involve representatives for the EU’s member states excluding Britain. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska

  • Reuters

    Any Northern Irish backstop will be temporary: UK health minister

    British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday any backstop arrangement to prevent a hard border with Ireland following Brexit would be temporary, adding there were different ways to make something “credibly time-limited”. “It’s important where we have a backstop that that both

  • Britain's Labour will not vote for 'blind Brexit'
    Reuters

    Britain’s Labour will not vote for ‘blind Brexit’

    Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will not vote for a Brexit deal that offers little more than a “bridge to nowhere”, its foreign policy spokeswoman said on Sunday, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May. “I think they (the government) are going to come along and give

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  • May's team must force change in Brexit policy, says former minister
    Reuters

    May’s team must force change in Brexit policy, says former minister

    Prime Minister Theresa May’s ministers should “exert their collective authority” to force a change in her Brexit strategy, former Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, stepping up pressure on Britain’s leader. In an article in the Sunday Times newspaper, Davis again pressed May

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  • India minister denies misconduct after #MeToo accusations
    Associated Press

    India minister denies misconduct after #MeToo accusations

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s junior external affairs minister on Sunday denied any wrongdoing after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct when he was a newspaper editor.

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  • Israel warns Hamas of 'painful' strikes if protests go on
    Associated Press

    Israel warns Hamas of ‘painful’ strikes if protests go on

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened “very painful blows” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers if they don’t halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops.

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