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How Facebook's election 'war room' is tackling fake news How Facebook's election 'war room' is tackling fake news
- October 20, 2018

Facebook , which has been blamed for doing too little to prevent misinformation efforts by Russian Federation and others in the 2016 United States election, now wants the world to know it is taking aggressive steps with initiatives like the war room . (more...)
Africa's youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction Africa's youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction
- October 20, 2018

Clearly strained and appearing exhausted, he thanked the "Tanzanian authorities, including the police, who worked for my return". The businessman thanked Tanzanian police "and everyone around the world for their prayers". Describing Mr Dewji's rescue, police chief Lazaro Mambosasa said: "We found him there physically fit, and we suspect that the abductors are South Africans because he said they were communicating in one of the vernacular from that country". (more...)
Macedonia approves country's name change Macedonia approves country's name change
- October 20, 2018

A referendum on the agreement failed to pass the turnout threshold of 50 percent, leaving it up to the Skopje parliament to settle the issue. Macedonia's conflict with Greece stems from a province in the country that shares its name. The process for Macedonia's parliament to fully change the country's name is lengthy and will require several more rounds of voting. The country's right-wing Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has threatened to quit the governing coalition if the matter goes to a ... (more...)
More charges against California surgeon, friend More charges against California surgeon, friend
- October 20, 2018

In a statement provided to Fox News, Robicheaux and Riley said they "unequivocally deny all allegations of non-consensual sex and absolutely deny any allegations that we have ever secretly drugged anyone for the goal of having sex with them". (more...)
Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in Istanbul consulate Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in Istanbul consulate
- October 20, 2018

Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. In a statement published on the state Saudi Press Agency , an unidentified Saudi official said: "The preliminary investigations conducted by the Public Prosecution showed that the suspect [s] had travelled to Istanbul to meet with the citizen Jamal Khashoggi as there were indications of the possibility of his returning back to the country". (more...)
At Brussels summit, Spain’s PM is hopeful of progress on Gibraltar At Brussels summit, Spain’s PM is hopeful of progress on Gibraltar
- October 20, 2018

By bowing to the European Union on this point, she risks a political fight domestically. Meanwhile, May was criticised by Sinn Fein president Michelle O'Neill for refusing to meet her party or the SDLP or Alliance to discuss issues related to Brexit. (more...)
Mattis To Meet With Chinese Counterpart As Trade War Intensifies Mattis To Meet With Chinese Counterpart As Trade War Intensifies
- October 20, 2018

Despite disagreements over Beijing's territorial ambitions, China is trying to strike a more conciliatory tone in an effort to stop a new Cold War erupting in the region. Four ASEAN members - Brunei , Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam - have conflicting claims in the South China Sea with Beijing. This month, China expressed anger after a U.S. (more...)
U.S. Suspends Another Military Exercise to Help With North Korea Talks U.S. Suspends Another Military Exercise to Help With North Korea Talks
- October 20, 2018

The 2017 exercise involved about 230 USA and South Korean aircraft from eight military stations on the Korean peninsula "providing realistic air combat training and enhancing operational and tactical-level coordination through combined and joint combat training", according to a statement on the website of the Osan Air Base in South Korea. (more...)
Girl sells out of cookies in minutes after choosing clever sales spot Girl sells out of cookies in minutes after choosing clever sales spot
- October 20, 2018

She sold all 30 boxes in less than 45 minutes, earning $120 for Girl Guides. The reception outside the cannabis store, he said, was much more friendly-not to mention a positive lesson in entrepreneurialism. Elina is not the first girl guide to take advantage of customers with the munchies. "Good on her and her family for thinking of it", said Edmonton commissioner for Girl Guides, Heather Monahan. (more...)
Charges are 'a test from God', says Zahid Charges are 'a test from God', says Zahid
- October 20, 2018

Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam revealed the arrest at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya yesterday in a Facebook post: "Datuk Seri Zahid informed me that he was arrested upon his arrival at MACC headquarters". Coincidentally, Najib also made a return to MACC - the second time this week - said to answer questions on 1MDB's dealings with Abu Dhabi's state-owned International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC). (more...)
Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate
- October 20, 2018

Khashoggi", Castro said. Meanwhile, in a statement, the White House said it is "saddened" to know about the Khashoggi's death. When asked about the U.S. First we were told Mr. Khashoggi supposedly left the consulate and there was blanket denial of any Saudi involvement. Since his disappearance, the kingdom had rejected Turkish fears he was killed and dismembered there as "baseless", but growing global pressure and comments by USA officials up to President Donald Trump appears to have ... (more...)
Greek foreign minister resigns, prime minister takes over Greek foreign minister resigns, prime minister takes over
- October 20, 2018

The prime minister stressed that he "will not tolerate double talk and self-serving strategies" and added: "I chose to take up the foreign ministry for the time being and the responsibility that comes with it, sending a message at the same time that this decision signifies my determination to do whatever possible to guarantee the successful conclusion of the historical agreement of Prespes". (more...)
Israel steps up armored deployment near Gaza Israel steps up armored deployment near Gaza
- October 20, 2018

Much may depend on the scope and intensity of a planned Palestinian protest at the border with Israel on Friday, where often violent demonstrations have been held over the past six months. About 200 Gazans have been killed by Israeli troops since the border protests began, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures. Kites and balloons equipped with incendiary devices were launched across the border into southern Israel , and the Israeli army said one of its aircraft targeted a group ... (more...)
Assange prepares to sue Ecuador government for 'violating his freedoms' Assange prepares to sue Ecuador government for 'violating his freedoms'
- October 20, 2018

Newly released Ecuadorian government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway by naming him as a political counsellor to the country's embassy in Moscow. But along with the partial restoration of internet came the protocol, in a nine-page memo which also included telling him that he must refrain from making political statements and clean the bathroom in the embassy. (more...)
President Trump Threatens Nightmare 1,500 Honduran Immigrants Marching to U.S. President Trump Threatens Nightmare 1,500 Honduran Immigrants Marching to U.S.
- October 20, 2018

By Friday morning, at least a thousand migrants had arrived in the city of Tecun Uman, in northern Guatemala , and said they were preparing to cross into southern Mexico , even as Mexican authorities deployed additional police and Guatemalan officials shut a major border crossing. (more...)
Fight for the Senate: Menendez slams Hugin's ad invoking prostitutes Fight for the Senate: Menendez slams Hugin's ad invoking prostitutes
- October 20, 2018

Menendez a 6-. But Menendez has higher unfavorable than favorable ratings, fallout from the the trial he faced a year ago on corruption charges that ended in a partial acquittal and then admonishment by the ethics committee. Bob Menendez of New Jersey in Jersey City on Tuesday night. Bob Menendez had sex with "underage prostitutes" during trips to the Dominican Republic. Salera noted that his group's counterpart, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, had previously said it would ... (more...)
Don McGhan, top White House counsel, to step down Don McGhan, top White House counsel, to step down
- October 20, 2018

President Donald Trump says he's selected Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel. Despite the fact that the painting is part of a series of paintings by the artist dating back a decade, Twitter had a field day when it was spotted by many social media users after 60 Minutes aired an interview with Trump on Sunday. (more...)
Chief Justices John Roberts Stresses Judicial Independence Chief Justices John Roberts Stresses Judicial Independence
- October 20, 2018

Roberts said that he wanted to assure people that the court would continue to do that whether the times are "calm" or contentious. "Our role is very clear", Roberts maintained: "We are to interpret the Constitution and laws of the United States and ensure that the political branches act within them". (more...)
Australia set for more political chaos: Scott Morrison prepares for minority government Australia set for more political chaos: Scott Morrison prepares for minority government
- October 20, 2018

Also in the running for the Wentworth seat are Greens candidate Dominic Kanak, Robert Callanan of Katter's Australian Party, Shayne Higson of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party and Ben Forsyth who belongs to Derryn Hinch's Justice Party, along with a number of smaller party and independent candidates. (more...)
Mexico vows to meet migrant 'challenge' as caravan hits border
- October 20, 2018

While Trump is threatening to eliminate aid, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been pushing efforts to improve US ties in Central America to reduce the flow of migrants. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico on Friday for a meeting with the country's top officials, where the caravan will likely be among the topics of discussion. (more...)
US Treasury sends China warning shot regarding currency US Treasury sends China warning shot regarding currency
- October 20, 2018

And there are signs that the currency may fall further to 7 yuan per dollar -- a level not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. It recovered slightly in the afternoon. Still, Treasury is critical of Beijing for not pursuing more market-based reforms that could bolster confidence in the renminbi, that has depreciated significantly. (more...)
Julian Assange in Embassy's Doghouse Over His Cat Julian Assange in Embassy's Doghouse Over His Cat
- October 20, 2018

In particular, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, was asked to monitor the "well-being, nutrition and hygiene" cat. The Ecuadorean government is putting its foot down with Julian Assange . The ministry also rejected as "false" reports that the United Nations pressured Ecuador into issuing a "special protocol" regulating the "minimum conditions of stay" for Assange. (more...)
Nikki Haley makes ‘Indian’ jokes about Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test Nikki Haley makes ‘Indian’ jokes about Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test
- October 20, 2018

But that hasn't stopped some from confusing her Indian heritage with Native Americans - including, she joked, the president. "I am still someone who gets very excited about Halloween", Haley said, "but in this toxic environment, even this causes political arguments". (more...)
Saudis Preparing to Admit Journalist Killed By Mistake During Interrogation Saudis Preparing to Admit Journalist Killed By Mistake During Interrogation
- October 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia previously called the allegation "baseless", but reports suggest they may admit Mr Khashoggi died during a botched interrogation. In a statement, Bachelet welcomed the investigators being given access to the consulate, despite a two-week delay, and called on authorities of both countries to ensure that "no further obstacles are placed in the way of a prompt, thorough, effective, impartial and transparent investigation". (more...)
John Kelly and John Bolton have shouting match over immigration
- October 20, 2018

The White House has not commented on the incident, and President Trump said he'd "not heard about it". Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that Nielsen was close to resigning after being criticized by Trump at a Cabinet meeting for what he said was her failure to secure USA borders. (more...)

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