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15 October 2018

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  • No frisbees! China bans guns, roller skates from year's biggest trade fair
    Reuters

    No frisbees! China bans guns, roller skates from year’s biggest trade fair

    Visitors to China’s biggest trade fair of the year can leave their frisbees at home. The flying disc joined kites, roller skates, bats and balls on a list of items banned from the massive trade show to be held in Shanghai on Nov. 5-10. The China International Import Expo aims to show off China&

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  • May says Irish backstop can't derail deadlocked Brexit talks
    Reuters

    May says Irish backstop can’t derail deadlocked Brexit talks

    Addressing a rowdy session of parliament before she headed to Brussels for a summit on Wednesday, May remained upbeat but repeated she would not agree to anything that could split the United Kingdom. With less than six months before Britain leaves the bloc, talks stalled at the weekend over how to ensure

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  • Brazil far-right candidate could revise pre-salt oil contracts: report
    Reuters

    Brazil far-right candidate could revise pre-salt oil contracts: report

    Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro could revise the country’s model of production-sharing contracts in its coveted pre-salt oil fields if he wins this month’s election, newspaper Valor reported on Monday. The poll leader ahead of the Oct. 28 run-off vote could also

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    Migration roils global politics, even as it ebbs

    In 2018, the United States is set to take in fewer political refugees than in any year since 1977. President Trump is revoking the protected status Washington has offered for decades to more than 400,000 immigrants who fled turmoil in their home countries. In Hungary, border guards have withheld food

  • Christian Science Monitor

    A lesson from the Sears bankruptcy

    Once called the colossus of retailing, Sears filed for bankruptcy on Monday. While the Sears name may yet reemerge in smaller form, its demise offers a cautionary tale – and not just on the need for constant innovation in business. While Sears was long a trusted brand name, it never was a vital center

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Spain's elite shaken by 'blackmailer' cop's recordings
    AFP

    Spain’s elite shaken by ‘blackmailer’ cop’s recordings

    He may be behind bars, but a former police chief still strikes fear into the highest levels of the Spanish state thanks to his covert recordings of compromising conversations with the all-powerful. Spain’s socialist justice minister Dolores Delgado is the latest high-profile personality to be embarrassed

  • Australian PM faces backlash over surprise shift in Israel policy
    Reuters

    Australian PM faces backlash over surprise shift in Israel policy

    Such a move, which would follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in December to do just that, would reverse decades of foreign policy and inflame tension with some of Australia’s Asian neighbors. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, and Australia are

  • N. Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push
    AFP

    N. Korea slams US for ‘evil’ sanctions push

    North Korea’s state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an “evil” attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations. The declaration threatens to upset the negotiations between Washington and the nuclear-armed

  • Reuters

    Teams probing Saudi journalist’s disappearance leave Istanbul consulate: witnesses

    While the search was being carried out, CNN and the New York Times reported that Saudi Arabia was preparing to acknowledge Khashoggi’s death in a botched interrogation and U.S. President Donald Trump speculated “rogue killers” may be responsible. The consulate was the last place Khashoggi

  • China rolls out PR push on Xinjiang internment camps
    AFP

    China rolls out PR push on Xinjiang internment camps

    China issued Tuesday an ardent defence of its alleged mass internment of minorities in far west Xinjiang region amid a global outcry, with a regional official insisting that authorities are preventing terrorism through “vocational education” centres. Beijing has sought to counter criticism

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  • US defense chief Mattis says he is on Trump's 'team'
    AFP

    US defense chief Mattis says he is on Trump’s ‘team’

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis insisted on Tuesday that he is on Donald Trump’s team, after the US president said in an interview that he could be leaving. Mattis, seen as one of the steadiest but also more independent members of Trump’s cabinet, has served as a low-profile counterweight to

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  • As Canada awaits, Uruguay's legal cannabis project provides benchmark
    AFP

    As Canada awaits, Uruguay’s legal cannabis project provides benchmark

    As Canada prepares on Wednesday to become only the second country in the world to legalize the use of marijuana, experts in Uruguay say its pioneering move three years ago helped to reduce drug trafficking in the South American nation. While the public initially rejected the project first introduced

  • Reuters

    Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashes during training mission on Monday: SPA

    DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed during a training mission on Monday in northwest of the kingdom, killing all of its crew, a Defense Ministry source was quoted as saying on the state news agency SPA on Tuesday. The report did not say how many crew members were on board of the plane

  • Top US diplomat heads to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi
    Associated Press

    Top US diplomat heads to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish forensics teams finished a search for evidence in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul early Tuesday morning over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, as reports circulated that the kingdom may concede the killing took place there.

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  • Peru detains opposition leader's top advisers at political rally
    Reuters

    Peru detains opposition leader’s top advisers at political rally

    Peruvian police detained two top advisers of jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori at a political demonstration on Monday, deepening a crisis at the heart of the country’s most powerful conservative movement. Hundreds of people chanting “Keiko is innocent” marched through downtown Lima

  • Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote
    AFP

    Aussie government blames admin error for ‘okay to be white’ vote

    Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia’s conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring “it is okay to be white”, blaming the decision on an “administrative process failure”. The motion was narrowly defeated 31-28, with several

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  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 4:45 a.m. GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle’s newly announced pregnancy. Prince Harry and Meghan spent longer than the 20 minutes allocated

  • Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts
    Associated Press

    Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

    SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle’s newly announced pregnancy.

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  • Brexit clouds on horizon for Holyhead's lifeline port
    AFP

    Brexit clouds on horizon for Holyhead’s lifeline port

    Hundreds of trucks roll off the docks at Holyhead every day, bringing goods to and from Ireland in an economic lifeline for this deprived corner of Wales, which is now threatened by Brexit. Just 73 miles (117 kilometres) from the Irish capital Dublin, the port’s future will depend on how any Brexit

  • Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt
    AFP

    Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

    Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered. Three female health workers were kidnapped during a Boko Haram raid on the remote town of Rann, in Borno state, on March

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  • Bulgaria urged to save communist-era architectural 'masterpiece'
    AFP

    Bulgaria urged to save communist-era architectural ‘masterpiece’

    Perched like a vast flying saucer on a central Bulgarian mountainside, Buzludzha is a brutalist concrete monument that was built to glorify communism nearly 40 years ago. The striking circular building has been left to fall victim to vandalism and decay, as Bulgaria has been eager to forget its communist

  • Associated Press

    China says internment camps are ‘free vocational training’

    BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country’s far west as a system of training centers that saves Muslims from religious extremism by teaching them to speak Mandarin and accept modern science.

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  • Reuters

    Saudi team probing journalist’s disappearance leaves Istanbul consulate: witness

    A Saudi team investigating the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday. A team of around 10 Turkish police investigators and a prosecutor had already left after a nine-hour search. Earlier, a Turkish diplomatic

  • War drills on the school curriculum in eastern Ukraine
    AFP

    War drills on the school curriculum in eastern Ukraine

    Huddled in a basement, dozens of children cover their heads with their hands, practising what to do if their school comes under attack in eastern Ukraine’s war. At School Number Eight in Sartana village, only 10 km (6 miles) from the fighting, an alarm signals children to make their way calmly underground

  • The female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan
    AFP

    The female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

    Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. Hailing from the small, impoverished town of Dunyapur in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, Nawaz relied on scholarships and often skipped

  • Bolt offered contract with Malta football club
    AFP

    Bolt offered contract with Malta football club

    Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday, with the club saying it wanted to “write history” with the signing. Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners

  • Associated Press

    Tropical Storm Tara moving just off Mexico’s Pacific coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Tara is dropping heavy rain on west-central Mexico while moving just offshore, and forecasters are warning of the danger of possible flash floods and high winds in some coastal areas.

  • Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis
    Associated Press

    Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to ‘Play Ball’ amid crisis

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Winter league baseball is under way in Venezuela, and fans are having to make sacrifices to feed their passion for “pelota” — as the national pastime is affectionately known.

  • AFP

    IMF to reopen office in Argentina

    New York (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund said Monday it has decided to reopen an office in Argentina, six years after leaving.

  • Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official
    Reuters

    Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official

    Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case that has strained the Americans’ relationship with the Saudis, carefully cultivated by the U.S. president. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of the powerful Saudi crown prince

  • Locals fear being cast away on Brexit border 'island'
    AFP

    Locals fear being cast away on Brexit border ‘island’

    For people living in and around the Drummully Polyp, a squiggle on the map of the Irish frontier, life without an open border is unimaginable and a reminder of the bad old days of checkpoints. Threaded through emerald farmlands with serpentine disorder, this section of the border all but hems in locals

  • Reuters

    Turkish prosecutor in Saudi journalist’s disappearance leaves consulate: witness

    The Turkish prosecutor investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday. A team of around 10 Turkish police investigators had already left after a nine-hour search. Earlier, a Turkish diplomatic

  • Spy master Le Carre's TV series showcased at London film fest
    AFP

    Spy master Le Carre’s TV series showcased at London film fest

    A tale of espionage and intrigue by Britain’s master spy novelist John le Carre is the latest TV series to grab the limelight usually reserved for movies. The series based on his 1983 novel “The Little Drummer Girl”, directed by South Korea’s Park Chan-Wook, will hit TVs in the next

  • Australia embraces royal couple after pregnancy announcement
    Reuters

    Australia embraces royal couple after pregnancy announcement

    Crowds thronged the Sydney Opera House and shores of the city’s sparkling harbor on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan during their first public appearances in Australia since the announcement they were expecting a child. The royal couple started their official tour of

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 3:11 a.m. GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex started the first day of official engagements of a royal tour of Australia on Tuesday with the public focus on the former Meghan Markle’s newly announced pregnancy. Meghan wore a tight-fitting cream dress by Australian designer Karen Gee that barely

  • New Zealand lawmaker accuses opposition leader of corruption
    Associated Press

    New Zealand lawmaker accuses opposition leader of corruption

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s conservative opposition party was in turmoil Tuesday after one of its own lawmakers accused leader Simon Bridges of corruption for hiding a donation from a wealthy Chinese businessman.

  • Two Koreas, U.N. Command hold first talks on disarming border
    Reuters

    Two Koreas, U.N. Command hold first talks on disarming border

    The two Koreas agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang to form a tripartite consultation with the UNC, which overlaps with U.S. forces in the South and oversees affairs in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), to facilitate their plan to disarm one of the world’s most heavily fortified frontiers

  • Trump floats 'rogue killers' in Khashoggi case, Pompeo heads to Saudi
    AFP

    Trump floats ‘rogue killers’ in Khashoggi case, Pompeo heads to Saudi

    Riyadh (AFP) – “Rogue killers” could be to blame for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has said, as his Secretary of State headed to Riyadh in an attempt to find out what happened. Turkish police on Monday searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

  • Harry and pregnant Meghan get baby gifts, meet koalas Down Under
    AFP

    Harry and pregnant Meghan get baby gifts, meet koalas Down Under

    British royals Harry and Meghan received baby gifts, met a koala couple and posed in front of Sydney’s dazzling Opera House Tuesday, on their first public outing since announcing they are to become parents. The happy prince and his US-born wife laughed as they were given a pair of Australian baby

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  • Reuters

    Saudi Arabia to hold investment forum despite key speakers pulling out

    DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will go ahead with a major investment conference planned later this month despite key speakers and partners pulling out after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a statement from the organizers said on Monday. “With more than 150 speakers confirmed from

  • Reuters

    BlackRock and Blackstone CEOs withdraw from Saudi conference: source

    BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman will no will no longer attend a high profile conference in Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, becoming the latest senior executives to withdraw amid concerns about a missing journalist

  • Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference
    Reuters

    Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference

    Pressure has mounted on Saudi Arabia since prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi policies, went missing. Google said in a statement that Google Cloud Chief Executive Diane Greene would not attend the Future Investment Initiative Summit

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  • US judge tosses out Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump
    AFP

    US judge tosses out Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump

    President Donald Trump scored a legal victory Monday against porn star Stormy Daniels when a federal US judge rejected her defamation suit against him. Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — still has a separate lawsuit against the president linked to $130,000 in hush money she was paid

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  • Australia mulling embassy move to Jerusalem: PM
    AFP

    Australia mulling embassy move to Jerusalem: PM

    Australia is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday, following the lead of US President Donald Trump. Morrison called a press conference to say he was “open-minded” to proposals to formally recognise Jerusalem as

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  • Associated Press

    Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command were meeting Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas.

  • Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound
    Associated Press

    Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound

    ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Honduran migrants surged over the Guatemalan border under a broiling sun Monday hoping to make it to new lives in the United States, far from the poverty and violence of their home nation.

  • Iraq's Mosul logs civil records lost to years of IS rule
    AFP

    Iraq’s Mosul logs civil records lost to years of IS rule

    When Shahed was born in 2015 her father tried to notify Iraq’s civil registry. The problem was, their city of Mosul was held by Islamic State group jihadists and the office had been shut. Three years later, 39-year-old Ahmed Aziz has yet to officially register his daughter’s birth, the certificate

  • Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala
    Reuters

    Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala

    The crowd more than doubled in size from Saturday, when some 1,300 people set off from northern Honduras in what has been dubbed “March of the Migrant,” an organizer said. The migrants plan to seek refugee status in Mexico or pass through to the United States. The impoverished nations of

  • Aid worker killed in Nigeria after Islamists' deadline expires: government
    Reuters

    Aid worker killed in Nigeria after Islamists’ deadline expires: government

    Three aid workers, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, Alice Loksha and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, were working in the town of Rann when they were kidnapped by Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA). Khorsa, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife, was killed in September. The Nigerian information

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  • Reuters

    Second, larger quake recorded off New Caledonia: USGS

    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake was recorded east of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, about half an hour after an earlier 6.5 quake in the same area. The second quake was registered 163 km (100 miles) east of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands at a depth of about

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  • Associated Press

    Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that he was open to shifting the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the contested holy city as Israel’s capital.

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  • Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist
    Associated Press

    Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered Saudi journalist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued

  • Reuters

    Magnitude 6.5 earthquake recorded east of New Caledonia: USGS

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 was recorded east of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake was 190 km (120 miles) east of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands at a depth of 33 km (20 miles), the USGS said. There was no

  • Protesters, soldiers clash in Comoros over presidential term extension
    Reuters

    Protesters, soldiers clash in Comoros over presidential term extension

    Assoumani’s move to compete in presidential polls in early 2019 has angered people on the archipelago’s Anjouan island as it would deny them taking over the presidency under a system that rotates the post among the country’s three main islands. “These protests are a result of a general

  • Associated Press

    New tropical storm brings rains to central Mexican coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Tara soaked parts of west-central Mexico with heavy rains Monday as it drifted off the country’s Pacific coast.

  • Reuters

    BlackRock and Blackstone CEOs withdraw from Saudi conference: source

    BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman will no will no longer attend a high profile conference in Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, becoming the latest senior executives to withdraw amid concerns about a missing journalist

  • Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches
    Associated Press

    Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women’s World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer.

  • Associated Press

    Body of Egyptian man found floating off California coast

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities have identified an Egyptian man whose body was found floating off a Southern California beach last week.

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  • Ending austerity in UK 'incompatible' with budget plan
    Associated Press

    Ending austerity in UK ‘incompatible’ with budget plan

    LONDON (AP) — A report says the British government will have to spend an extra 19 billion pounds ($25 billion) a year on public services by the year 2022-23 if it’s to deliver on Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise to end austerity.

  • UN chief says prospects for Cyprus deal remain 'alive'
    AFP

    UN chief says prospects for Cyprus deal remain ‘alive’

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says prospects for a Cyprus settlement remain alive, a year after a failed peace effort, and has instructed an envoy to press on with efforts to kick-start talks. Guterres gave that assessment in a report presented Monday to the Security Council that set the stage

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  • Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports
    Associated Press

    Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports

    Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades of calling the shots the way he sees them.

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  • Associated Press

    Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain

    MADRID (AP) — A member of American cycling team Trek-Segafredo was hospitalized with a concussion after going missing for several hours in northeastern Spain on Monday.

  • Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op: reports
    AFP

    Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op: reports

    Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, US media reported on Monday. Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has not been seen since he walked

  • Guzan to make 1st US appearance in 13 months
    Associated Press

    Guzan to make 1st US appearance in 13 months

    EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Brad Guzan is set to make his first appearance for the United States in 13 months when the Americans play Peru in an exhibition on Tuesday night.

  • Associated Press

    Yemeni president fires prime minister, citing ‘negligence’

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fired the prime minister, accusing him of “negligence” in running the country.

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  • England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years
    Associated Press

    England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years

    MADRID (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting “Ole” at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players.

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  • Australia congratulates royal couple on news of first child
    Reuters

    Australia congratulates royal couple on news of first child

    Australia’s prime minister was among the first world leaders to congratulate Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on the news they were expecting their first child, as the royal couple toured Sydney’s Opera House on Tuesday. Kensington Palace on Monday announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are

  • Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official
    Reuters

    Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official

    Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case that has strained the Americans’ relationship with the Saudis, carefully cultivated by the U.S. president. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of the powerful Saudi crown prince

  • Associated Press

    US: Cuba’s political prisoners are “affront” to democracy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says Cuba is jailing 130 political prisoners in a “blatant affront” to fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the U.S. lacks the moral authority to teach other countries such lessons given what

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  • Australia PM open to shifting Israel embassy to Jerusalem
    Reuters

    Australia PM open to shifting Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    Australia will reconsider its support for Iran’s nuclear deal and is open to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shifting its embassy there, Australia’s Prime Minister said on Tuesday. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and

  • Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo
    Associated Press

    Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s pro-Russia defense minister denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia and suggested he should be thrown out of the country Monday for calling the former Serbian province of Kosovo a sovereign state.

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  • Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Bolsonaro holds wide lead: poll
    Reuters

    Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Bolsonaro holds wide lead: poll

    BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro maintained a wide lead over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad in the second election poll looking at voter intentions for the Oct. 28 run-off vote, according to a survey published on Monday. The Ibope poll showed that Bolsonaro

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  • Koreas to reconnect roads, rail, U.S. concerned over easing sanctions
    Reuters

    Koreas to reconnect roads, rail, U.S. concerned over easing sanctions

    The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month. The two sides agreed to hold ceremonies in late November or early

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  • Aid worker killed in Nigeria after Islamists' deadline expires: government
    Reuters

    Aid worker killed in Nigeria after Islamists’ deadline expires: government

    Three aid workers, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, Alice Loksha and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, were working in the town of Rann when they were kidnapped by Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA). Khorsa, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife, was killed in September. The Nigerian information

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  • Associated Press

    Chile says 2 US citizens, 1 Chilean gone missing found dead

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities say two young Americans and a Chilean who went missing over the weekend have been found dead in a river estuary, the apparent victims of accidental drowning.

  • Associated Press

    Pressure building on Vatican to give women vote at synod

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pressure is building on the Vatican to give women the right to vote during its big meetings of bishops, with petitions, protests and persuasion all giving religious sisters hope that they will have their votes heard along with their voices.

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  • The Latest: Austria's Kurz sees border as Brexit 'tactic'
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Austria’s Kurz sees border as Brexit ‘tactic’

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):

  • Former swim champion Magnini's doping decision postponed
    Associated Press

    Former swim champion Magnini’s doping decision postponed

    ROME (AP) — Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini will have to wait longer to find out his fate in a doping case for which he risks a ban of eight years.

  • Reuters

    May tells Sinn Fein UK committed to no hard Irish border

    British Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed on Monday in a meeting with Sinn Fein’s leaders the UK’s commitment to there being no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and no border in the Irish sea, May’s office said in a statement. May met with Sinn Fein’s leader Mary

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  • Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat
    Associated Press

    Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

    LONDON (AP) — Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday.

  • Titans' offense struggling with extended touchdown drought
    Associated Press

    Titans’ offense struggling with extended touchdown drought

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans made a coaching change after winning their first playoff game in 14 years to rev up Marcus Mariota and the offense.

  • Greece: Molotov cocktails injure 4 police officers
    Associated Press

    Greece: Molotov cocktails injure 4 police officers

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say four police officers were injured when a police station in central Athens was attacked with Molotov cocktails.

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  • Reuters

    Trump says nobody knows if media report on Khashoggi is official

    MACON, Ga. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had seen a media report that Saudi officials might say missing prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during unauthorized interrogation, but “nobody knows” if this was an official report. Trump made the remark

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  • Formula E CEO says Saudi race still planned to open season
    Associated Press

    Formula E CEO says Saudi race still planned to open season

    LONDON (AP) — The Formula E motorsport series is pressing ahead with plans to open its season in Saudi Arabia, even as global business leaders have suspended ties with the Gulf kingdom over the disappearance of a journalist.

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  • Associated Press

    Nigeria: IS-linked extremists kill abducted health worker

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, Nigeria’s government said late Monday.

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    WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

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    The Latest: 47 migrants found in truck at Romania’s border

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    Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison.

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  • Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople
    AFP

    Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

    The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it is breaking ties with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to grant independence to the Ukrainian church, which Moscow does not recognise. “A decision has been made to rupture full communion with the Constantinople Patriarchate,

  • Zimbabwe says VP in S.Africa to treat blast injuries
    AFP

    Zimbabwe says VP in S.Africa to treat blast injuries

    Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is in South Africa receiving treatment for injuries sustained during a blast at a ruling party rally in June, state media reported Monday. A grenade blast at an election rally in the second city Bulawayo killed two people and narrowly missed President Emmerson

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    Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Orthodoxy’s leader

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church decided Monday to sever ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community after his decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Moscow Patriarchate.

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  • Associated Press

    Morocco to let prisoner complete terror sentence in France

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    The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting a child in the spring (all times local):

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  • Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt
    AFP

    Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

    Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered. Information minister Lai Mohammed did not identify the victim but described the killing as “dastardly,

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  • Associated Press

    US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s envoy for North Korea is traveling to Russia, France and Belgium for talks with counterparts there as the U.S. prepares for a second leadership summit with the North.

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    Reuters

    Yemen’s President Hadi sacks premier over economic crisis

    Yemen’s Western- and Gulf-backed president sacked his prime minister on Monday, blaming him for the economic crisis in a country devastated by war, according to a statement carried by the loyalist SABA state news agency. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed to replace

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  • Deadly floods hit southwest France
    AFP

    Deadly floods hit southwest France

    At least 11 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France on Monday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said. The equivalent of three months rainfall was dumped overnight in the region of Carcassonne in just a few hours, sending

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  • Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi
    Associated Press

    Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered journalist Khashoggi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a comment that seemed designed to give Saudi officials a route to climb down from outright denials, President Donald Trump suggested Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who hasn’t

  • Reuters

    Saudi Arabia to hold investment forum despite key speakers pulling out

    DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will go ahead with a major investment conference planned later this month despite key speakers and partners pulling out after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a statement from the organizers said on Monday. “With more than 150 speakers confirmed from

  • Associated Press

    Mexican officials arrest last suspect in activist’s killing

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have arrested a man accused of participating in the killing of an activist last year.

  • Yemen president sacks prime minister amid economic woes
    AFP

    Yemen president sacks prime minister amid economic woes

    Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Monday fired Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher and ordered him to be investigated in connection to the country’s economic woes, the official Saba news agency reported. The riyal has lost more than two-thirds of its value against the dollar since 2015, when

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  • Associated Press

    Albany to host all-women international sports festival

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new women’s international sports, entertainment and cultural festival is coming to Albany.

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  • The Latest: Governor: Coal export idea is 'harebrained' plan
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Governor: Coal export idea is ‘harebrained’ plan

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration considering the use of military bases or other federal facilities to export fossil fuels (all times local):

  • The Latest: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' in writer case
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ in writer case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey and the U.S. reaction (all times local):

  • Associated Press

    Catholic priest killed in northern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Baja California are investigating the apparent slaying of a Roman Catholic priest in the municipality of Playas de Rosarito.

  • Associated Press

    Ukrainian brothers given tennis life bans for match fixing

    LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 for multiple match-fixing and corrupt betting.

  • Canada's FM calls for 'transparent' probe into missing Saudi journalist
    AFP

    Canada’s FM calls for ‘transparent’ probe into missing Saudi journalist

    Canada’s foreign minister called Monday for a full and transparent probe on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a telephone conversation with her Saudi counterpart. Speaking to lawmakers, Chrystia Freeland said Canada was “very concerned” about Khashoggi’s disappearance

  • Australia considers recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital: Netanyahu
    Reuters

    Australia considers recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: Netanyahu

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Australia was considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern

  • German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record
    Associated Press

    German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record

    BERLIN (AP) — A man who held a woman hostage at Cologne’s main train station also injured two other people Monday, and police said his motives weren’t clear but they were investigating if he had extremist connections or beliefs.

  • Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed: CNN
    Reuters

    Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed: CNN

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is preparing a report that would admit Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed as the result of an interrogation that went wrong, CNN reported on Monday, citing two unnamed sources. One source cautioned that the report was still being prepared and could change,

  • Moroccan navy rescues 38 migrants at sea
    AFP

    Moroccan navy rescues 38 migrants at sea

    The Moroccan navy on Monday rescued 38 migrants and recovered one body from a boat that ran into trouble off the kingdom’s coast, the official MAP news agency reported. The Moroccan nationals were found in “poor health” and had been aboard the vessel since October 8, a military source

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  • Flash floods in southern France kill at least 12 people
    Reuters

    Flash floods in southern France kill at least 12 people

    Several deaths were in the town of Trebes, which sits between a canal and two rivers, including the Aude. As the death toll rose and the extent of the damage became clear, President Emmanuel Macron decided to hold off on an already-delayed reshuffle of his cabinet. The village is more or less cut off

  • EU says still time for Brexit deal as failure looms
    AFP

    EU says still time for Brexit deal as failure looms

    British and European leaders insisted Monday they could still reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks, but the EU warned a no-deal scenario was “more likely than ever before”. British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted there was still “disagreement”

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  • Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.
    Reuters

    Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.

    The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million – or two in five of the population – from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday. Yemen has been torn apart

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