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U.S. places Palestinian mission under control of controversial Israel embassy U.S. places Palestinian mission under control of controversial Israel embassy
- October 19, 2018

A State Department official, however, confirmed that the role of U.S. consul general will cease to exist and its current head will return to Washington . He had long sought to end the Jerusalem consulate's independent status but had faced resistance from within the State Department. It said that a new Palestinian Affairs Unit would operate from inside the embassy and that there would be no changes to general consular services. (more...)
United Nations approves resolution enabling Palestinians to chair group United Nations approves resolution enabling Palestinians to chair group
- October 19, 2018

The measure does not, however, change the status of the Palestinians, considered a non-member observer state at the United Nations without voting rights at the General Assembly. However, as a non-member state, the Palestinians can not speak in meetings until after member states, diplomats said. The G-77 has recognised Palestine as a member since 1976. (more...)
CCTV of woman abandoning child at stranger's doorstep CCTV of woman abandoning child at stranger's doorstep
- October 19, 2018

The shocking incident was reported at roughly 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday after a homeowner in Spring, Texas , found two-year-old Royal Simmons standing on her front doorstep by himself. MCSO is still investigating. Video taken by the home's security system captured the woman dropping the child off. "Had she waited just seven seconds, the home owner would have opened the door and maybe would've started a conversation, dialogue to direct her to the correct house to drop the child off", Spencer ... (more...)
UK PM seeking to extend Brexit transition period UK PM seeking to extend Brexit transition period
- October 19, 2018

But no deal was reached, and the leaders of the 27 remaining European Union states decided not to call a special Brexit summit in November after chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he needed "much more time" for talks. "May is testing the water by saying that she is open to an extension, but her proposal for one only as a fallback option and only for a few months, reflects her concerns about the political backlash", she said. (more...)
Pennsylvania priest pleads guilty to sexual abuse of two boys Pennsylvania priest pleads guilty to sexual abuse of two boys
- October 19, 2018

The release states that one of the victims was assaulted more than 20 times in Cambridge Springs and Fryburg, and both victims were assaulted at a remote hunting camp in Jefferson County. Though local prosecutors generally handle child sex abuse cases, federal prosecutors can step in at times. Every bishop, priest, deacon, employee, and volunteer, who have contact with children in any capacity, must undergo a background check and triennial training on how to prevent, recognize and report the ... (more...)
International Monetary Fund chief defers Middle East trip with Saudi stop International Monetary Fund chief defers Middle East trip with Saudi stop
- October 19, 2018

That's a reversal from just four days ago, when Ms. Lagarde said she was "horrified" by news reports that Mr. Khashoggi may have been kidnapped or killed on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul , Turkey, on October 2, but that she still planned to attend the October 25-28 Future Investment Initiative conference being organized by the oil-rich kingdom. (more...)
Trump, Ryan concerned by Khashoggi disappearance Trump, Ryan concerned by Khashoggi disappearance
- October 19, 2018

A man holds a poster of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest Monday organized by members of the Turkish-Arabic Media Association at the entrance to Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul . Mr Erdogan said he is still hopeful that Jamal Khashoggi is alive. Some commentators in Saudi Arabia and the UAE have also attempted to link Khashoggi's disappearance to a "Qatari-Turkish Islamist smear campaign", claiming that either Qatari or Turkish leaderships would have better ... (more...)
ISIS took 700 hostages, including US citizens, in Syria: Putin ISIS took 700 hostages, including US citizens, in Syria: Putin
- October 19, 2018

ISIS has kidnapped 700 people from a refugee camp in Syria, and will "kill ten hostages every day" unless their demands are met, Vladimir Putin said today. "We have no concept of a preemptive strike ", Putin told a forum of worldwide experts in the southern city of Sochi in response to a question from the audience. (more...)
Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India
- October 19, 2018

The Sri Lankan foreign ministry also issued an official statement rejecting the media reports as "baseless and false". After his election defeat in 2015, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa held the RAW among those responsible for the change in regime. (more...)
‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Tommie Lee Arrested TWICE Within 24 Hours! ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Tommie Lee Arrested TWICE Within 24 Hours!
- October 19, 2018

Allegedly, she went off on one of her daughters at her middle school in Cobb County, GA. This is far from Jefferson's first arrest. According to WSB-TV , Lee was released on $27,000 bond on Wednesday and later arrested that night on aggravated stalking charges. (more...)
Israeli supreme court overturns entry ban on US student Israeli supreme court overturns entry ban on US student
- October 19, 2018

Erdan said the senate's support of Alqasem was "another politicization of the Israeli academia for the sake of someone who actively works to harm the State of Israel and its citizens". She had hoped to study Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but Israeli officials issued a deportation order when it was discovered that she had once been president of the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the University of Florida. (more...)
WH Downplays Reports Of Heated Exchange Between Kelly, Bolton WH Downplays Reports Of Heated Exchange Between Kelly, Bolton
- October 19, 2018

Trump has lately expressed fury about a large group of migrants who are traveling from Honduras toward the USA border. Kelly and Bolton have been feuding over the issue for days, but it broke into a full-fledged brawl on Thursday when Trump sided with Bolton. (more...)
President Trump Calls Beto O'Rourke a 'Flake' After Cruz Debate President Trump Calls Beto O'Rourke a 'Flake' After Cruz Debate
- October 19, 2018

You believe in men assaulting women. Cruz tried to educate the woman: "I believe in due process". "Do you believe in perjury?" Earlier this week, President Trump expressed his support for Cruz on Twitter and berated his opponent. The second woman, who chose to simply get louder rather than offer any sort of persuasive argument, yelled, "So why do you support a man who abuses women?" One of the videos from the incident shows Cruz struggling to escape the hostile crowd amid chants and ... (more...)
Biden Doesn't Think There Is 'Basis' For Trump Impeachment Yet Biden Doesn't Think There Is 'Basis' For Trump Impeachment Yet
- October 19, 2018

Biden's comments come after recent reporting that Democrats have outlined a list of key investigations they plan to launch if they take back the House from Trump's taxes, ties to Russian Federation and the administration's handling of security clearances. (more...)
Twitter Releases Full Tweet Archive From Russian, Iranian Trolls Twitter Releases Full Tweet Archive From Russian, Iranian Trolls
- October 19, 2018

Twitter had already made public the existence of tweets it believes to be the product of foreign misinformation campaigns, but the release of the tweets themselves on Wednesday will allow researchers to learn much more about Russian Federation and Iran's disinformation efforts on Twitter since 2016. (more...)
Twelve million face famine in Yemen if bombs don't stop, WFP warns Twelve million face famine in Yemen if bombs don't stop, WFP warns
- October 18, 2018

However, the rebels said they failed to retake the sites due to heavy airstrikes by the coalition that backed the Yemeni internationally recognised government forces. Verhoosel regretted that the Saudi-led coalition's siege on Yemen, particularly its Hudaydah port, is preventing WFP workers from reaching its 51,000 tons of wheat stocks at the Red Sea Mills facility. (more...)
Singaporean charged with supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea Singaporean charged with supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea
- October 18, 2018

A trip that would be the first by a pope to officially atheist North Korea would need "serious preparation and consideration", Parolin said. The Vatican previously has said a papal trip to North Korea may first require the nation to incorporate changes such as allowing for freedom of religion. (more...)
Brexit talks: Now is the time for a deal, May tells EU Brexit talks: Now is the time for a deal, May tells EU
- October 18, 2018

There were doubts about the value of calling any special summit in November to finalise the EU-UK divorce terms as many leaders sought to calm things and maximise use of the final weeks. "I believe a deal is achievable and now is the time to make it happen", said May entering the summit. An extension could buy negotiators time to resolve the impasse over the Ireland-UK border , but the suggestion immediately courted criticism from within May's own party when it was first floated in ... (more...)
Rosenstein: Mueller Probe Is 'Appropriate,' 'Independent' Rosenstein: Mueller Probe Is 'Appropriate,' 'Independent'
- October 18, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller is prepared to release his "core-findings" to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, reports Fox News . This comes after Trump has increasingly and publicly complained about the probe - which he refers to as a "witch hunt" on Twitter and during his numerous campaign rallies - as well as the decision by Sessions to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Dubbo Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Dubbo
- October 18, 2018

The videos also showed the kid giving flowers to Meghan Markle and giving her a warm hug too. Excited school children jumped up and down waving Australian flags as the royal couple stepped onto the tarmac. Indeed, she even participated in some sports drills, despite wearing Manolo Blahnik heels and being a few months into her pregnancy. "I have a lifelong interest in the story of food - where it comes from, why we embrace it and how it brings us together: The universal connection to ... (more...)
In his 'last' column, Khashoggi wrote on threats to free media In his 'last' column, Khashoggi wrote on threats to free media
- October 18, 2018

Turkish investigators again searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul overnight as part of a probe into Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, as US President Donald Trump said he did not want to abandon his Saudi ally over the missing journalist. (more...)
Trump threatens to 'close border' over Central America caravan Trump threatens to 'close border' over Central America caravan
- October 18, 2018

President Donald Trump threatened to use the military to close the border with Mexico in an attempt to block a migrant caravan from trying to enter the U.S. It's unclear how he intends to close the entire US-Mexico border and he already earlier this year called up some military units to do border security. (more...)
Kandahar governor, police chief killed in insider attack Kandahar governor, police chief killed in insider attack
- October 18, 2018

A senior security official said the governor's bodyguard opened fire and hit Razeq in the back as soon as officials came out of the meeting. At least two US soldiers were reported wounded in the incident, but Miller was said to be unhurt, according to the officials. (more...)
Freed Pastor Andrew Brunson: Faith in God Got Me Through Ordeal Freed Pastor Andrew Brunson: Faith in God Got Me Through Ordeal
- October 18, 2018

As Trump bowed his head, Brunson asked God to "give him supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him". Brunson told Mr. Erdogan said on Twitter that he hoped the two countries will continue to cooperate "as it befits two allies". Erdogan also called for joint efforts against terrorism, and he listed the ISIS group, Kurdish militants and the network of a US -based Muslim cleric whom Turkey blames for a failed coup in 2016. (more...)
Investigators enter Saudi consulate where journalist vanished Investigators enter Saudi consulate where journalist vanished
- October 18, 2018

It said one of the sources told them that the intention was to abduct Khashoggi and it had not been authorized by the Saudi government. Reuters and Associated Press journalists observed the cleaning crew carrying buckets, mops, cases of trash bags, cleaning solution, bleach, and two cases of milk through the front door of the consulate shortly before Turkish investigators were to inspect the building for evidence in the Khashoggi disappearance. (more...)

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