Mexico seeks assistance from United Nations for migrant caravan

20 Oct, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to threaten the newly minted Canada-U.S. - Mexico trade deal over a caravan of Honduran migrants trying to reach his country. Typically, migrants use rafts to float across informal border crossings. Immigration advocates and experts on global refugee law say that providing transit documents to those in search of protection would be the reasonable and humane response.


Liked at last... Sir Nick Clegg takes top job at Facebook

20 Oct, 2018

In his new role at Facebook, Mr Clegg will report to chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg . According to the Financial Times , Clegg, who was recently knighted , "will move to Silicon Valley in January to succeed Elliot Schrage, who announced he would leave Facebook after 10 years in June".


Russian woman charged with USA election-meddling

20 Oct, 2018

It came less than 3 weeks before the hotly contested November 6 vote that will determine whether Democrats can win control of the House of Representatives and the Senate from President Donald Trump's Republicans. After another article appeared about Mueller past year, members of the troll farm were told to share the article and say that Mueller was a "puppet of the establishment" who had connections to the Democratic Party and "who says things that should either remove him from his position or ...


Rod Rosenstein Offers 'Forceful Defense' Of 'Appropriate' Russia Probe

20 Oct, 2018

Speaking with The Wall Street Journal , Rosenstein said, "I have a solemn responsibility to make sure that cases like that are pursued and prosecuted, and I'm pleased the president has been supportive of that". Rosenstein vehemently denied the claim, and subsequent media reports also cast some doubt on the veracity of The Times' reporting. The announcement on Thursday that Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview October 24 comes after weeks of negotiations over the meeting.


Varadkar: May's plan to save deal won't work

20 Oct, 2018

He also reiterated his warning that there can be a return to violence in Northern Ireland as a effect of the European Union and the United Kingdom failing to reach a Brexit deal which ensures there is no hard border. An EU source confirmed Mrs May was ready to consider adding an extra year. But with talks at an impasse, the bloc has suggested extending that period to provide more time to strike an agreement that ensures the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland ...


Migrant caravan to USA faced Mexican riot police and pepper spray

20 Oct, 2018

Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, walk in direction to the border with Mexico as they leave Guatemala City on October 18, 2018. In a series of tweets, Trump blamed Democrats, leaders of Central American countries and "existing weak laws" for the influx. Cristian, a 34-year-old cell phone repairman from San Pedro Sula, Honduras , says he wants to reach the U.S.to work.


Crimea mourns after fatal college attack

20 Oct, 2018

According to the Russian media, this would amount to 39.000 rubles (519 euros), of which almost 15,000 to buy its license to carry firearms. "He would say that he lost trust in people when his classmates began humiliating him for not being like everyone else", a 15-year-old named as Zlata told the Kremlin-funded RT television of Vladislav Roslyakov, as reported by Agence France-Presse ( AFP ).


Canadian academic critical of USA senator's DNA claim to Indigenous identity

20 Oct, 2018

She's the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, and her work has long focused on the place of DNA in determining Indigenous belonging. "Why can't Dems ever stay focused?" "There is an obvious appetite on the activist left for a candidate or candidates willing to take on Trump on his own brawler's terms".


Recreational Marijuana Is Legal In Canada Today: Here Are The Rules

20 Oct, 2018

Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight. Why does it matter? A sign up at YVR reads: "Crossing worldwide borders with cannabis is illegal", according to an October 16 Global News article.


At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

20 Oct, 2018

The tragedy took place at the Joda Fatak area of Amritsar , where crowds - some reports say 300, others 1,000 - had gathered to watch the fireworks. An angry crowd shouts slogans at the site of a deadly train accident on the outskirts of Amritsar , India , on Friday.


Food, Water, Ride: Guatemalans Aid Honduran Caravan Migrants

19 Oct, 2018

The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act bars Trump from using the military as a police force, and while Trump could ask Congress for a waiver, that is unlikely because Senate Democrats , who oppose his border security agenda, can block passage of most legislation.


China 'regrets' United States leaving postal union amid trade dispute

19 Oct, 2018

Postal Service. USA officials said the administration sought to revise the treaty in September and was rebuffed by other nations, prompting the decision to withdraw. They argued that the treaty allows foreign postal services, especially in China but also in Germany, to take advantage of cheap shipments to the US.


Germany expects no decision on Brexit deal at European Union summit

19 Oct, 2018

And he called on Theresa May to come up with "concrete proposals" to break the "impasse". The prime minister also suggested there could be a further parliamentary vote if Brexit talks fail to secure a deal. If it turns out that "decisive progress" has been made in the negotiations, he will convene a new summit in mid-November to mark an agreement at the highest level.


Guard kills top Afghan cop, US general unhurt

19 Oct, 2018

Unconfirmed reports from local officials suggest that Gen Miller appeared to have been saved by his body armour. At least two hand grenade explosions and sporadic gunfire from around the compound were also reported by officials. Raziq was the third of the last four Kandahar police chiefs to be killed on the job. Col. Peters says one servicemember, one US Civilian, and 1 Coalition contractor was hurt.


Woman drops 2-year-old on doorstep, leaves him

19 Oct, 2018

The incident happened Wednesday around 8:20 p.m.in the 30700 block of Legends Ridge Drive in Spring, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office . The entire incident lasted 23 seconds. "Deputies canvassed the area in an attempt to find anyone who knew the child but were unable to locate anyone".


Advice: Saudis in trouble but U.S. should tread carefully

19 Oct, 2018

Trump said that he has spoken to the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the kingdom continues to steadfastly deny any involvement in Khashoggi's suspected murder. Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak published on Wednesday what it said were details from audio recordings purportedly documenting Khashoggi's torture and interrogation.


Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi-Turkish team arrives to search consulate

19 Oct, 2018

Hours earlier, a Saudi team of 15 people arrived at the consulate building, after meeting with Turkish authorities at the Istanbul security headquarters. Both companies declined to comment when contacted by Reuters . He said he didn't think any government officials should go to Saudi Arabia, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's planned trip to an economic conference October 23 , "until we know exactly what happened here".


The Moment Meghan Markle Got The Shock Of Her Life In Melbourne

19 Oct, 2018

Meanwhile, Pippa Middleton, the youngest sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, welcomed her first child , a boy, with husband James Matthews. Are you excited about Meghan and Harry welcoming a baby? She is likely referencing the fact that Kensington Palace only spoke on behalf of Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, after the pregnancy was announced on Monday.


Theresa May says 'maybe' to transition period extension — European Union summit

19 Oct, 2018

Downing Street insiders do not now believe there is much prospect of the EU27 recommending a special November summit to seal a deal. "We hope extended transition will not be needed", May added. "What we are not doing, we are not standing here proposing an extension to the implementation period". As she tries to hit those marks, May faces the daunting task of not only negotiating with the EU's 27 countries but also selling the terms of any deal to hard-line Brexiteers at home.


The Royals Just Visited Bondi And Saw The Most Golden Pants Ever

19 Oct, 2018

While taking a tram ride during the third day of their Australian royal tour , the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were asked if they had picked a moniker for their future child. "I think there is still a lot of stigma around mental health and it's great that Harry and Meghan are addressing that here today", Ms Adams told AAP at the beach.


Canada pot stores run out of supplies

19 Oct, 2018

Canada on Wednesday became the second country to officially legalize marijuana. The government is also considering a "blanket amnesty" for anyone now facing a pot conviction. Fire and Flower Chief Executive Trevor Fencott brought his wife and three children - 16, 13 and 6 - for the opening of a company pot shop in Edmonton, even though the law forbid his children from going inside.


Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort

18 Oct, 2018

The type of reports Edwards is accused of leaking are filed confidentially by banks and other financial institutions to flag for law-enforcement entities what they believe are possibly illegal transactions. BuzzFeed's reporting contained detailed information drawn from Suspicious Activity Reports. Goldstone in an email called it "outrageous" that his "personal and private regular banking details were leaked to Buzzfeed in order to create a salacious story".


Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes

18 Oct, 2018

The Israeli military released a video showing a man near the border preparing a rocket for launch before being hit by a missile strike. "We will defend Israeli civilians", it added. Over the weekend, Israel halted Qatari-donated fuel shipments to Gaza's power plant in response to escalating violence. The protesters have been demanding an end to Israel's crippling blockade and the right of return to land now inside Israel, from which their families were expelled or fled during the 1948 war ...


Parents found dead, 13-year-old girl missing in Barron County, Wisconsin

18 Oct, 2018

Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since a 911 call was placed to sheriff's dispatchers at around 1 a.m. Monday. She is described as 5 feet tall, about 100 pounds, with green eyes and blonde-strawberry hair. BARRON CONTY - The names of the parents of the missing 13-year-old teen have been released. Drone and infrared technology were used in attempting to determine her whereabouts, he said.


Cookies And Cremation? Student’s Recipe May Have Included Grandparent’s Ashes

18 Oct, 2018

They say there's nothing better than grandma's cooking, but what about cookies made from the ashes of a dead grandmother? The alleged incident, which Doroshov said occurred on October 4, was not made public until the outraged parents of a male student contacted Sacramento's FOX 40 News on Monday .



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