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International Monetary Fund downgrades outlook for U.S., China as result of trade war International Monetary Fund downgrades outlook for U.S., China as result of trade war
- October 11, 2018

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the group will redouble efforts to reach a "substantial conclusion" to a regional trade arrangement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, by the end of the year. Against a basket of currencies, the yuan has depreciated less. The Trump administration has argued that it supports "free and fair trade" and ultimately wants to see trade barriers reduced around the world, but it says it doesn't believe that will happen without added pressure. (more...)
Chief Justice Roberts sends Kavanaugh complaints to Colorado court Chief Justice Roberts sends Kavanaugh complaints to Colorado court
- October 11, 2018

The first complaint, though, was filed September 10 - before the sexual assault allegation came out - and accuses Kavanaugh of lying when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing in early September that he hadn't received information stolen from Senate Democrats when he was working in the White House in the early 2000s. (more...)
Status Orange warning in place as Storm Callum approaches Status Orange warning in place as Storm Callum approaches
- October 11, 2018

Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides, there is a risk of some coastal flooding. Cllr John Campbell says areas of South Donegal which have been prone to flooding in the past owing to high tides could still be vulnerable. Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday in these areas, gusting between 90kph and 110kph . Officials said on Thursday morning that many schools could face closure on Friday , but that any decisions on school or business closures, as well as ... (more...)
Quake near Bali, Indonesia, kills at least 3 Quake near Bali, Indonesia, kills at least 3
- October 11, 2018

A magnitude 6 quake off Java and Bali islands early on Thursday added to the crisis, killing three people, damaging buildings and sparking panic. Aside from the Asean event, Bali is also due to host the International Monetary Fund and World Bank's respective annual meetings this week. (more...)
Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for missing journo Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for missing journo
- October 11, 2018

Khashoggi , a wealthy former government insider who had been living in the U.S.in self-imposed exile, had gone to the consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get paperwork he needed for his upcoming marriage while his Turkish fiancee waited outside. (more...)
Ominous signs crash victims may have been concerned about limo Ominous signs crash victims may have been concerned about limo
- October 11, 2018

Shahed Hussain, 62, who runs rental firm Prestige Limousines, is thought to split his time between the Emirates, the U.S. and his native Pakistan. A third, Brian Hough, taught geology at the State University of NY at Oswego. Scott Lisinicchia - who was behind the wheel of the 2011 Ford Excursion before the crash - was cited for operating the same limo without a proper license by a state trooper in August. (more...)
Italian budget impasse shakes European markets Italian budget impasse shakes European markets
- October 11, 2018

The BTP yield is now 3,03%, up from 2,85% October 5. Underscoring the anxiety in Europe, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen told reporters on Tuesday that Italy was highly vulnerable. Salvini also said that he shares the view with the leader of the Europe of the Nation's group at the European Parliament, Marine Le Pen , that the real enemy of Europe is the European Commission. (more...)
Tsunami Alert After 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea Tsunami Alert After 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea
- October 11, 2018

A major quake struck the coast of Papua New Guinea this morning. A strong aftershock rocked Papua New Guinea a shortly after the first magnitude 7.0 natural disaster hit early Thursday morning, which triggered a tsunami threat along the island's coasts. (more...)
Trump says he's spoken with Saudis at 'highest level' over Khashoggi Trump says he's spoken with Saudis at 'highest level' over Khashoggi
- October 11, 2018

Ankara backed Doha in denying the charges, instead accusing Saudi Arabia and its allies of using the pretext of terrorism allegations to suppress dissent at home. The station did not cite a source for its report . Khashoggi, a former Saudi government adviser, had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States since previous year fearing possible arrest. (more...)
Gas Analyst: Prices Set to Spike Following Pipeline Explosion Gas Analyst: Prices Set to Spike Following Pipeline Explosion
- October 11, 2018

Motorists beware: gas prices are set to rise across the Pacific Northwest following yesterday's pipeline explosion in Prince George. There are no reports of injuries, he said. Residents previously evacuated can return home. Puget Sound Energy asked its customers in a tweet on Wednesday to conserve natural gas. "We're very concerned about this", Hall said, adding the focus now would be to keep affected residents informed about the situation. (more...)
Florida Governor To Declare State Of Emergency Ahead Of Possible Hurricane Florida Governor To Declare State Of Emergency Ahead Of Possible Hurricane
- October 11, 2018

As far as wind goes, we can plan on 15-25 miles per hour sustained winds, with gusts over 40 miles per hour at times. Outer bands from the storm are also expected to bring roughly 100 mm of rain to the Florida Keys through Tuesday. " As we continue to monitor this storm's northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that our communities have every available resource to keep everyone safe and prepared ", Scott said in a statement. (more...)
Huge Victory for Christian Bakers' Religious Rights at UK's Highest Court Huge Victory for Christian Bakers' Religious Rights at UK's Highest Court
- October 10, 2018

But in a free society, people should be able to discriminate against ideas that they disagree with. The justices have also been asked to decide if the relevant provisions under the regulations and order breached the McArthur family's rights under the European Convention on Human Rights relating to freedom to manifest one's religious beliefs and freedom of expression . (more...)
Kenya: At least 50, including eight children, killed in bus crash Kenya: At least 50, including eight children, killed in bus crash
- October 10, 2018

Nation Media, another local news channel reported that Kericho County Police Commander James Mogera said the death toll from the 67-seater bus, could rise from 49. Highway roads in Kenya can be notoriously risky and the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked Kenya as one of the world's worst countries for road safety. (more...)
Two Britons killed in Majorca flooding
- October 10, 2018

The island was hit by devastating floods overnight, with torrential rainstorms hitting the town of Sant Lorrenc, about 40 miles east of the capital Palma. Two more local people were killed in the town, along with a further victim, who died in the town of S'illot. Around 100 emergency rescue workers, three helicopters and a Hercules transport plane from the Spanish military have been sent from Valencia to help. (more...)
Pope meets USA cardinal in shadow of abuse crisis Pope meets USA cardinal in shadow of abuse crisis
- October 10, 2018

The cardinal said a review of his files showed there were no documents about any sanctions imposed on McCarrick and that it was "false" to suggest Francis had annulled any such measures. Ouellet did acknowledge that McCarrick had been "strongly exhorted" not to travel or appear in public, and to live a discreet life of prayer given the rumors against him. (more...)
'Stolen baby' doctor guilty but can't be punished 'Stolen baby' doctor guilty but can't be punished
- October 10, 2018

The babies were adopted by infertile couples, preferably close to the far-right regime, often with the help of the Catholic Church. Those babies had been stolen from their mothers to be given to families backing the regime, or because their mothers were poor or single. (more...)
Japanese Passport Tops 2018 Visa-Free Travel Index Japanese Passport Tops 2018 Visa-Free Travel Index
- October 10, 2018

Japan edged ahead of Singapore after gaining visa-free access to Myanmar earlier this month. Germany now shares 3rd place with South Korea and France. Somalia and Syria are only slightly improved with access to 32 countries. That is down 17 places since 2008. UAE citizens have access to 161 destinations. (more...)
Tropical Storm Michael prompts hurricane watch for part of Florida
- October 10, 2018

Scott said during a 6 p.m. news conference that he declared an emergency in 26 counties in the Panhandle and the Big Bend - generally areas surrounding Tallahassee - because of a storm in the Gulf of Mexico that became Tropical Storm Michael on Sunday. (more...)
NK summit after midterms, number of locations under consideration NK summit after midterms, number of locations under consideration
- October 10, 2018

Trump told reporters Tuesday he "just can't leave now", according to the Hill . US President Donald Trump arrives on stage for a rally at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on October 9. Kim has yet to comply with U.S. demands for a complete inventory of its weapons and facilities, or take irreversible steps to give up its nuclear arsenal. (more...)
DUP call Irish border plans a ‘disaster’ as summit looms DUP call Irish border plans a ‘disaster’ as summit looms
- October 10, 2018

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has warned of "dire" electoral consequences for the party if she persists with her model for trade with the EU. In a move that will be viewed by many as a leadership bid, Mr Davis branded Mrs May's stance on Chequers as "preposterous" and demanded the government "reset" its negotiating strategy immediately. (more...)
Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial
- October 10, 2018

The Chinese territory last week refused to renew the work visa of Victor Mallet, the Asian news editor of the Financial Times who also serves as the vice-president of the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC). "What you said is pure speculation", she told reporters. Confidence in Hong Kong's rights and freedoms is an essential component of its future success. (more...)
IPCC: Report makes case for more ambitious global climate pact
- October 10, 2018

The report released this week was written by 91 co-authors from 40 countries, cited more than 6,000 references and incorporated 42,000 comments from governments and experts. "Many parts of the world will see mean temperature increases that, in time , will be higher than 1.5°C, including the South West of Western Australia", Dr Kala said. (more...)
Turkish experts invited to Saudi Consulate for probe
- October 10, 2018

A ministry statement said Saudi Arabia indicated it was open to cooperation . The private DHA agency said the planes, which it identified as a two Gulfstreams belonging to a Riyadh-based company that hires private jets, landed at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on the day Khashoggi vanished. (more...)
Dominic Raab says UK Brexit deal will be done in autumn Dominic Raab says UK Brexit deal will be done in autumn
- October 10, 2018

Pressed on whether the DUP was prepared to block a Brexit deal and so pitch Britain into a "no-deal" scenario next March, Foster said she believed her party was not alone in its view, and that she expected May to respect its position. That's certainly not where I want to be. "When will the Government take this key that has been handed to them, keeping us in the prison of this negotiation, and admit that we can leave into an FTA basis which will make this a proper independent country able to ... (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon says SNP MPs would back new Brexit referendum Nicola Sturgeon says SNP MPs would back new Brexit referendum
- October 10, 2018

Ms Sturgeon said her MPs would vote down any Brexit plan that ruled out the single market or customs union. With 35 MPs, the SNP is the third largest party in Westminister and could play a huge role in a crucial parliamentary vote. Discussions of both Brexit and independence are conspicuously absent from the main conference programme, but the topics are expected to dominate the fringe. (more...)

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