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Conflict between Turkey and Iraq Escalates: Appeal for U.N Emergency Talks
- October 24, 2016

An operation is expected in the coming weeks. Turkey previous year sent several hundred soldiers - since reinforced - and mechanized vehicles including tanks to the Yazidi town of Bashiqa, a few kilometers north of Mosul. "We don't need permission for this, and we don't plan on getting it". Turkey sees any involvement by the Iran-influenced militias as boosting Tehran's clout in northern Iraq, a red line as far as Ankara and Saudi Arabia are concerned. (more...)
Who Forced The FBI To Change Hillary's Email Classification?
- October 24, 2016

U.S. Department of State spokesman John Kirby debunked the allegations during an interview on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, October 18. Under Secretary Kennedy sought to understand the FBI's process for withholding certain information from public release. (more...)
United States official to Yasay: Duterte tirades stir 'consternation' United States official to Yasay: Duterte tirades stir 'consternation'
- October 24, 2016

Duterte should seek "feedback" from Filipinos, he said. "The president did not talk about separation ", Philippine Trade Minister Ramon Lopez told CNN in Beijing today. Duterte has said he did not want to embroil the Philippines in an unwinnable war with China, which could instead be tapped as a major trading partner and source of development funds. (more...)
Rodrigo Duterte reversing words: Philippines don't want Rodrigo Duterte reversing words: Philippines don't want "separation" from the US
- October 24, 2016

After the shock caused by his comments last week, Duterte tried to limit the damage over the weekend. "Let me clarify. The president did not talk about separation ", Philippine Trade Minister Ramon Lopez told CNN, noting that the comments were merely meant to shore up support in their corner of the world and improve Asian relations. (more...)
Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as Islamic State attacks western town
- October 24, 2016

Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week. Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdish region, told US Defense Secretary Ash Carter that the Kurdish fighters had been successful in liberating the town from IS (Daesh). (more...)
Philippines, China forge agreement on illegal drugs
- October 24, 2016

The countries also agreed that "bilateral defense and military cooperation are important components of bilateral relations", calling for greater exchanges in such areas as humanitarian assistance and disaster alleviation. "The U.S. has a very strong commitment to the Philippines". "Obviously any relationship is one of mutuality and we will continue to discuss that with our Philippine counterparts", he told reporters on a flight to Turkey. (more...)
33 people injured after NY commuter train derails 33 people injured after NY commuter train derails
- October 24, 2016

Saturday. Describing the incident, passengers told local media they saw sparks flying outside the windows as the train began shaking before striking something and grinding to a halt. But workers were trying to clear trains from the tracks so that other trains could run on them by Monday morning, Cuomo said. Official estimates on the number of injured people ranged from 29 to 40. (more...)
Trump's comment on rigging of elections is unsafe: Obama
- October 24, 2016

Both candidates started out on themselves, with Hillary Clinton mocking her own pantsuits and Donald Trump making reference to his supposedly small hands. And I very politely replied: 'Let me talk to you about that after I get into office'. At the annual dinner, honoring former Governor of New York Al Smith , politicians from across the spectrum are encouraged to set aside their differences and playfully "roast" one another. (more...)
Clinton Reaches Out To Trump Fans 'Reconsidering' Vote Clinton Reaches Out To Trump Fans 'Reconsidering' Vote
- October 24, 2016

Trump and Clinton took shots at each other in jest during the dinner. Most eyes were on Trump, who infamously glowered through Obama's jokes at his expense during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner and is not known for being self-deprecating. (more...)
French police started clearing the 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais
- October 24, 2016

Most of those living in the camp are from sub-Saharan Africa - Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia - and Afghanistan; they have spent months or even years there in the hope of reaching the United Kingdom, some 30 miles away across the English Channel. (more...)
U.S. commander: Apaches are striking Islamic State targets
- October 24, 2016

The United Nations said it fears up to a million people could be forced from their homes by fighting to retake Mosul . "God willing, we will take this town today", he said. "We are very anxious about the safety of innocent civilians in Mosul city", Su'ad Jarbawi, Iraq country director for Mercy Corps, a humanitarian aid agency, said in a statement. (more...)
British PM allows MPs to scrutinise Brexit plan
- October 24, 2016

The government has consistently maintained that it is unhelpful to give a "running commentary" on its negotiating strategy, in order not to give negotiating partners in Brussels and across the continent any advantage. May has remained silent on the form of Brexit she wants to pursue but there are already tensions between ministers about whether to go for a "hard" deal securing a clean break with the EU. (more...)
First unaccompanied children from Calais arrive in UK
- October 24, 2016

Citizens UK, a coalition of charitable organisations based in the UK, said numerous children who had previously been reunited with their families were reunited by charitable - not official - efforts. Addressing reporters in Croydon, he said: " Today is the beginning of what I hope will be, in the next couple of weeks, a serious, shared enterprise for Government and voluntary organisations in this country". (more...)
Lady Gaga's powerful voice stars on uneven 'Joanne'
- October 24, 2016

Lady Gaga has never been one to shy away from opening up on records but the title track from her new album may be her most emotional songs yet. Those performances may have hinted at what this album could be: a stylistic departure from her dance-pop past. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Early Vote Event in Charlotte, North Carolina
- October 24, 2016

The suspected supporter of Republican nominee Donald Trump was arrested for civil assault and charged with a misdemeanor, local authorities told CNN , adding that the victim did not need medical attention after the attack at the Charlotte event. (more...)
Some voters say they won't accept outcome of election
- October 24, 2016

Trump, who is lagging in opinion polls, has offered no widely accepted evidence to back up his vote-rigging claims, and numerous studies have shown that the USA election system, which is run by the states, is sound. Trump's jokes did cause moments of laughter, such as when he mentioned a moment he shared with Clinton backstage. "I respect that, I want to answer them, I want to earn your vote, I am reaching out to all Americans, Democrats, Republicans and independents", Clinton said. (more...)
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in painfully awkward fundraiser roast
- October 24, 2016

Conway went on to praise Chris Wallace's job as moderator, stating that he did good work in scrutinizing the candidates' controversies while allowing them to outline their presidential visions. A NY crowd at an annual bipartisan Catholic dinner that hosts the presidential candidates every four years booed Donald Trump late Thursday as he launched into a series of barbs against Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Netanyahu spits feathers at Unesco's view of Jerusalem Netanyahu spits feathers at Unesco's view of Jerusalem
- October 24, 2016

Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported Palestinian cabinet hailing the resolution as being just to the Palestinian people. Gardner Coates takes an extraordinarily narrow perspective on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's magnificent exhibition "Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven" ("Rewriting the History of Jerusalem", op-ed, October 10). (more...)
Polls: Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump in final debate
- October 24, 2016

Trump refused in a televised debate to say he would accept the outcome of the election on November 8. "The United States government has said very clearly that this was done by a foreign power, particularly the Russians, and Mr. It's safe to say Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump didn't finish Wednesday night's debate on the best terms. Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, later insisted that the candidate had meant he would not concede until the "results are actually known". (more...)
Duterte's China visit a 'turning point' Duterte's China visit a 'turning point'
- October 24, 2016

Despite the clarification, the tough-talking president kept up on his tirades against the USA, saying in a late-night speech in his southern hometown of Davao city that he would never travel to America "in this lifetime". "Assistance, USAID, you can go to hell ", he said, referring to the American program responsible for sending foreign aid. He is in the Philippines for a previously scheduled visit to clarify Philippine-US relations and meet with Filipino youth leaders. (more...)