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US won't take part in Turkey's Syria operation, says White House

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It's a major shift in US policy. In August, Turkey and the US agreed to set up a safe zone in northern Syria, but they are at odds over how far it should extend into Syria and who should control it. and Turkey are now in disagreement about how far the zone should extend. Despite the agreement, Erdogan had continued to threaten an attack. The US worked closely with the People´s Protection Units (YPG) militia against the Islamic State (IS) group, capturing swathes of territory from the ... Read More »

Second Trump whistleblower spoke to inspector general, lawyer says

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Trump has offered a series of contradictory statements when it comes to the Democrats' subpoena of White House records. Trump claimed that his intent to scrutinize the Bidens was out of concerns over corruption, not politically motivated or aimed at sabotaging Biden's presidential campaign. Read More »

Ivanka Trump deflects questions about her father's impeachment

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In a summary of the phone call between the two leaders released by the White House, Trump says to Zelenskiy: "There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great". Read More »

Iraqi ministry says 104 killed in protests

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Iraqi authorities say at least seven more people were killed in clashes between protesters and police in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, bringing the death toll from almost a week of anti-government rallies throughout Iraq to more than 100 with thousands of others injured. Read More »

Facebook's Zuckerberg defends encryption, despite child safety concerns

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UK's Indian-beginning home secretary Priti Patel on Friday issued an open letter to Facebook founder Notice Zuckerberg, alongside her counterparts within the United States and Australia, to warn him that the social media massive's discontinuance-to-discontinuance encryption of messages across its platforms locations public security at possibility. Read More »

What's next in the House impeachment probes

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Mark Zaid confirmed in an interview with ABC's "This Week" that the second official, also from the US intelligence community, has been interviewed by the US Inspector General. And the White House is accused of trying to cover up the request. Democrats have zeroed in on the State Department in the opening phase of their impeachment investigation. Read More »

First Hong Kongers appear in court for defying mask ban

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Lam said she invoked the restriction on masks under the Emergency Regulations Ordinances, a colonial-era plan that allows her to circumvent the legislature and enforce any regulations during a time of emergency or public danger. Friday night's "extreme violence" justified the use of emergency laws, Lam said on Saturday, but the laws have sparked further violent protests. Protesters on Sunday chanted "Hong Kongers, revolt" and "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong ", as riot ... Read More »

United States bans uninsured visa applicants

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Trump issued a proclamation, effective November 3, ordering consular officers to bar immigrants seeking to live in the United States unless they "will be covered by approved health insurance" or can prove that they have "the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs". Read More »

Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm

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Mark Zaid, who represents both whistleblowers, said the second whistleblower came forward after the intelligence community's inspector general began investigating in August whether the complaint was credible and of "urgent concern". The US president dismissed the Ukraine allegations as another witch-hunt aimed at smearing him and damaging his popularity as the Americans get closer to the 2020 election. Read More »

Four Killed, 5 Injured In Shooting At Kansas City's Bar In US

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So far this year, the U.S. has been hit by more than 40 mass shootings - defined since 2012 as incidents that kill at least three people. Authorities say a total of nine people were shot, four of which succumbed to their injuries. The shooting suspect has not yet been detained, police said . Agents from the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are on scene working with the Kansas City Police Department. Read More »

Joshua Brown Not Shot at South Side Flats, Where Botham Lived

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Joshua Brown lived across the hall from Botham Jean , and was one of the last people to see him alive before Jean was shot and killed by Guyger, who was a Dallas Police Department officer at the time. "Brown deserves the same justice he sought to ensure the Jean family", Merritt said in the statement. The timing of the Brown's death - just two days after Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison - has led some to speculate that it could be connected to the case. Read More »

United States to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in European Union goods

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Meanwhile, Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury has said that import duties on aircraft would disrupt the industry, raise costs and hurt economies including the US. Britain said it was seeking confirmation from the WTO that it had complied with the organization's rulings and should not face tariffs. Spanish vintners said their wine would cost too much in USA stores if tariffs were confirmed. Read More »

Irish leader presses for extension rather than no-deal Brexit

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On the opposite hand, Sky News experiences on Friday that the govt. has told the Court of Session that Top Minister Johnson will explore an extension if no exit treaty is agreed by October 19th. The segments read in court contradict Johnson's repeated assertions on the crucial question of whether Britain, if unable to finalize a divorce deal with other European Union countries by the end of the month, would leave the European Union without an agreement. Read More »

House Democrats subpoena White House for documents related to impeachment inquiry

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The impeachment inquiry stems from the call, which was flagged up by a whistleblower in August. US House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed the White House for documents they want to see as part of their impeachment investigation. "His actions have left us with no choice but to issue this subpoena". Congressmen Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and Eliot Engel, the chairs, respectively, of the House intelligence, oversight and foreign affairs committees, sent the letter. Read More »

Schiff facing growing criticism over handling of Trump probe

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He called on both Ukraine and China to investigate the Bidens as House committees began impeachment inquiries into whether Trump abused his power to get foreign governments to investigate a political rival. Intelligence Committee members and staff intend to ask Atkinson about the administration's initial handling of the whistle-blower's information. As a result, one question being mulled is whether the person's identity should be kept secret even from lawmakers on the panel, the sources ... Read More »

4 homeless men attacked and killed in New York City

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The victims apparently were asleep when they were attacked in three different locations. The elderly man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the suspect attacked five homeless men in their sleep. After searching the area, police found a man that matched witnesses' description and took him into custody without incident. Authorities described the metal object as resembling a pipe. Read More »

Vladimir Putin JOKES about meddling in the 2020 United States elections

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Russia opposes new NATO-like military blocs in the world - Putin Moscow believes the creation of new military blocs along the lines of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after the Second World War is a bad idea, and attempts to do so in Asia are alien to the region and its interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said . Read More »

Thousands attend climate change rally in Iowa City

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Speaking at an energy conference in Moscow , Mr Putin said: "Nobody explained to Greta that the modern world is complicated and complex". Mr Putin did highlight that young people who paid attention to environmental issues should be supported. Read More »

Trump formally objecting to probe, won't say he'll cooperate

In one, Bill Taylor, a senior USA diplomat in Kiev, drew a direct line between Zelenskiy's White House meeting request and a almost $400 million military aide package that Trump himself froze. Trump was treating the investigations as a precondition to giving Ukraine, an American ally that borders Russian Federation, a meeting with the president and a $391 million package of security aid. Read More »

Democrats subpoena White House, Pence over Ukraine documents

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Trump says: "We are looking at corruption, we're not looking at politics". The ad is titled "Biden Corruption". Trump's campaign likened CNN to a public relations firm for Democrats after rejection of its first advertisement, which discussed allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden that the network said had been proven false by several news organizations. Read More »

Australian travel-blogging couple held in Iran released: Canberra

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They were detained for several months. 'We have done that discreetly and I would note that each case of an Australian unfortunately detained overseas is different and requires a specific and a particular response, ' Senator Payne said. In a statement issued via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in September, her family thanked the government and the University of Melbourne for their "ongoing support at this distressing and sensitive time". Read More »

Ex-Dallas cop in deadly shooting gets hug from the judge

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Brandt Jean, Botham Jean's younger brother, hugs former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger in court after saying he forgives her for killing his brother. I love you just like anyone else and I'm not going to hope you rot and die. "I do not want it to be misconstrued as a complete forgiveness of everybody". Read More »

Britain, EU trade blame over new Brexit plans

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Following downbeat assessments from most European Union officials and leaders, the fresh proposals put forward by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson face an uphill struggle to become the basis of a new agreement between both sides. 'All sides recognise that the alternative, no-deal, is disruptive'. Mr Johnson was reminded of the challenges ahead when the British opposition parties denounced his proposals. Read More »

Campaign confirms Sanders had a heart attack

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Friday's statement noted he was " stable " upon arrival to the hospital, adding the doctors determined " all other arteries were normal ". His physicians said in a statement that his "hospital course was uneventful with good expected progress ". Read More »

Defending his Ukraine role, Biden says he isn’t ‘going anywhere’

Trump on Thursday publicly encouraged China to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter , snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to Ukraine violated his oath of office. "I don't care about Biden's campaign, but I do care about corruption", Trump said. "Your failure or refusal to comply with the request, including at the direction of or behest of the president or the White House, shall constitute evidence of obstruction of justice of the House's ... Read More »

Iranian Hackers Targeted Presidential Candidate, Others — Microsoft Security Alert

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According to Microsoft , only four accounts were eventually compromised, and none of these were associated with a campaign, nor any former or current officials. Burt said the attacks were not technically sophisticated but resulted in a significant amount of information. "This effort suggests Phosphorus is highly motivated and willing to invest significant time and resources engaging in research and other means of information gathering". Read More »

Mahatma Gandhi's ashes stolen, photo defaced in MP's Rewa

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But several right-wing Hindu nationalist groups view Gandhi as a traitor for promoting Hindu-Muslim unity, and opposing the idea of India as a Hindu nation. The complainant and Congress leader Gurmeet Singh told The Wire: "Gandhi's ideology has been shamed again". Singh told CBS News that when he went to the memorial to offer tributes on Gandhi's birthday, he found the urn missing. Read More »

An-12 crashes killing five people onboard

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As MP stated, there are four deceased according to Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy. The surviving three passengers were hospitalised in a serious condition after being trapped in the wreckage, the emergency service said. Read More »

Inmate files appeal saying Khashoggi's death is evidence of brutality

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I desire his friends to be launched from prison. For her part, Cengiz told attendees: "I want those in power to be held accountable for their action". Eleven people are on trial in Saudi Arabia. "A June report from United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard stated there was" credible evidence" linking MBS into the murder and an attempted cover-up. Read More »

18 killed in vaping-linked lung injury in US, over 1000 sick

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Politicians have been passing laws banning e-cigarettes and other tobacco-related products. The outbreak has hit young people particularly hard, with 81% of those sick younger than 35, according to the U.S. The cases in ME were reported between the second week of August and the end of September and involve patients who exhibited symptoms similar to those identified in other states , according to the CDC . Read More »

Russian alcohol consumption down 40%

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The report attributed the decline in what was considered to be one of the heaviest-drinking countries in the world to a series of alcohol-control measures implemented by the state, especially under then President Dmitri Medvedev, and a push towards healthy lifestyles. Read More »