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Trump administration calls US judge's asylum ruling 'absurd'

Trump administration calls US judge's asylum ruling 'absurd' The judge's ruling will remain in effect for one month, with another hearing scheduled in December to consider arguments for a permanent order. The final version of the order was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26 after a protracted legal battle. [Full Article...]

Trump's Presidency gets A+ -- from President Trump

Trump's Presidency gets A+ -- from President Trump He expressed pride in the Republican Party's ability to keep the Senate in the midterm elections, and suggested that losing the GOP majority in the House of Representatives doesn't reflect on his presidency. As you know, I just left the day before the American Cemetery and I probably think, and that was one where it was raining as hard as you can imagine and I made a speech at the American Cemeter... [Full Article...]

Kremlin foes fume as Russian set to be Interpol chief

Kremlin foes fume as Russian set to be Interpol chief Moscow's interior ministry attacked a "foreign media campaign aimed at discrediting Russia's candidate". Russian dissident and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Tuesday gave a news conference in London alongside USA -born Kremlin critic Bill Browder at which both warned against Prokopchuk's election, saying it would make it easier for the Kremlin to manipulate Interpol. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump Claims She Didn’t Know the Rules About Personal Emails

Ivanka Trump Claims She Didn’t Know the Rules About Personal Emails A wave of social media users slammed the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump , for using a private email for government business and then claiming not to know that it was against federal rules. In comments to reporters, the president, who has spent years railing against Clinton's use of private email for public business while secretary of state, sought to downplay - and differentiate - his daughte... [Full Article...]

Afghan peace: Khalilzad hopes for peace deal with Taliban before April 2019

Afghan peace: Khalilzad hopes for peace deal with Taliban before April 2019 He said the US believes the Taliban knows "that "at some point" it has to reconcile". The former United States ambassador to Kabul has been spearheading American efforts to convince the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. "This clearly proves that both sides are exercising patience and caution during their diplomatic engagement", a USA official said on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Turkey discusses Khashoggi murder with United Nations chief

Turkey discusses Khashoggi murder with United Nations chief Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday highlighted his concern for the Palestinians in an annual televised speech that noticeably made no direct mention of the murder of dissident Saudi journalist that has tipped the country into one of its worst global crises. [Full Article...]

Airbnb removes rentals in Israeli occupied West Bank

Airbnb removes rentals in Israeli occupied West Bank The decision, affecting some 200 listings, would take effect in the coming days, Airbnb said. "Israelis and foreigners may rent properties in settlements, but Palestinian ID holders are effectively barred", HRW said in a statement announcing the report's release. [Full Article...]

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez inaccurately names branches of government

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez inaccurately names branches of government Scarry deleted his tweet , but it was screen grabbed and quoted repeatedly. "I'll tell you something: that jacket and coat don't look like a girl who struggles", Scarry wrote . She is accusing members of the GOP of "drooling" in anticipation of every mistake she might make in "real time". "Ah yes, God forbid a diverse, working-class district (that more accurately represents modern America) act... [Full Article...]

Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as speaker

Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as speaker Pelosi picked up backing from Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader, while a who's-who of Democrats - including former Vice-President Al Gore and former Secretary of State John Kerry - advocated on her behalf. " She has probably the most diverse leadership team in the history of any legislative body as far as the Congress is concerned", Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the incoming House ... [Full Article...]

Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder Trump made the remarks hours after the State Department said the government was still working on determining responsibility for the death of the US-based Washington Post columnist. The Saudi government has acknowledged communications between Khashoggi and Khalid but said they never discussed "anything related to going to Turkey". [Full Article...]

2 dead, officer injured after active shooter incident at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital

2 dead, officer injured after active shooter incident at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital Police Activity: Reports of shots fired in the vicinity of 26th and MI near Mercy Hospital. Chicago police confirmed that the gunman and the woman shot in the parking lot had been involved in a relationship. The suspected gunman at Mercy Hospital is dead, according to Chicago Police. Mercy has a rich history as the city's first chartered hospital. One employee of the hospital's family clin... [Full Article...]

North Korea Just Released Another American Citizen

North Korea Just Released Another American Citizen The US national, named Bruce Byron Lowrance, was detained in North Korea in October after he illegally crossed the border from China, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported , citing a message carried by the North Korean state-run News Agency (KCNA). [Full Article...]

Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intact

Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intact The Israeli government looked to be on the brink of collapse Monday morning after Mr Netanyahu refused demands from the Jewish Home party to give them control of the defence ministry. "I told coalition party leaders not to topple the coalition", Netanyahu said at a Likud faction meeting. Kahlon said before his meeting with Netanyahu that he did not think it was possible to continue with the exis... [Full Article...]

Finland's president to Donald Trump: We don't rake forests

Finland's president to Donald Trump: We don't rake forests He cited peer-reviewed scientific articles that say that the amount of land burnt in California over the last 15 years has doubled because of climate change . Asked by Fox News host Chris Wallace whether climate change was the larger factor in the forest fires , Trump dismissed the idea. It could also hamper efforts to find some of the hundreds of people who remain missing since the Woolsey... [Full Article...]

Finns respond to Trump by raking country great again

Trump on Saturday repeated an earlier claim that mismanagement of California's forests was largely to blame for the fires. "And when they do, it's a very small problem". Mr. Trump told reporters while visiting the devastated areas in California that the USA needs to improve fire management. "You wouldn't have the fires". [Full Article...]

CNN seeks hearing after WH threat to revoke Acosta pass again

CNN seeks hearing after WH threat to revoke Acosta pass again The presiding judge said, in his ruling, that the decision by the White House "likely violated the journalist's right to due process and freedom of speech". But Trump appears eager to advance an argument about White House press corps "decorum". "We look forward to continuing to defend the White House's lawful actions". [Full Article...]

GoFundMe Couple, Homeless Man Allegedly Both in on Scam

GoFundMe Couple, Homeless Man Allegedly Both in on Scam McClure said she later returned with her boyfriend, D'Amico, in tow and he took a picture of the unlikely pair. Coffina believes that the entire story was based on something Bobbit posted to his personal Facebook page in 2012, which was very similar to the story presented on the GoFundMe page. [Full Article...]

Trump casts doubt on NYT report about Mike Pence's loyalty

Trump casts doubt on NYT report about Mike Pence's loyalty Pence's remarks come after President Trump rejected a list of trade concessions sent by Beijing on Friday, because major issues like intellectual property theft weren't addressed. Pence to be on the 2020 ticket, faulted the newspaper for not asking him before publishing the story. Washington will not change its pressure tactics against Beijing until it bows to USA terms, Vice President Mike ... [Full Article...]

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide Genocide was committed against the Cham, Vietnamese and Buddhists, he said. The court found that during their rule, the Khmer Rouge had a policy to target Cham and Vietnamese people to create "an atheistic and homogenous society without class divisions", Judge Nil Nonn said in the verdict. [Full Article...]

New Brexit Secretary worked on Gibraltar regulatory issues

New Brexit Secretary worked on Gibraltar regulatory issues At the annual financial services lunch in 2017 during the Gibraltar Day events [pictured above], Mr Barclay reaffirmed the UK's commitment to maintaining Gibraltar's post-Brexit access to the United Kingdom market for financial services, highlighting a shared commitment to strong regulation, supervision and cooperation outside the EU. [Full Article...]


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