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Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, five aboard killed Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, five aboard killed
- October 28, 2016

A light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. Five French nationals have been killed when a military aircraft crashed on take-off from Malta in the island nation's worst peacetime air accident. (more...)
'Burial Slab' of Jesus Discovered in Jerusalem 'Burial Slab' of Jesus Discovered in Jerusalem
- October 28, 2016

The innermost chamber at the centre of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre has always been considered by many historians and Christianity as the site where Jesus was entombed and eventually resurrected, but until now it was assumed that the original cave chamber had been destroyed over the years. (more...)
Erdogan tells Obama that Ankara targeting Raqqa
- October 28, 2016

The West has accused Moscow of bombing the country's civilian infrastructure to bolster long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad. Erdogan added that he urged that the operation take place without involvement of Syrian Kurdish forces. The rocket fire hit two west Aleppo neighbourhoods, with one of the attacks striking a school, said the official SANA news agency. Juliette Touma, regional UNICEF chief of communication, said Wednesday's attack was the deadliest attack on a school in 2016, bring ... (more...)
Refugees stranded in Calais after camp closure spark fears of 'another Jungle' Refugees stranded in Calais after camp closure spark fears of 'another Jungle'
- October 28, 2016

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. Afghan migrant Abdul Wali said he cried Thursday morning when he boarded a bus for Strasbourg in eastern France, leaving the Calais camp for what should be the last time. (more...)
USA to auction leasing rights offshore NY for wind energy development USA to auction leasing rights offshore NY for wind energy development
- October 28, 2016

Fourteen companies from Europe and the United States have qualified to take part in the 15 December federal auction for the roughly 700MW New York offshore wind zone. A reporter noted that Trump again criticized wind energy earlier this week, saying it's expensive, a concern Branstad said he's been talking with the billionaire developer about. (more...)
Korea's failed missile tests could have involved KN-08: U.S. expert Korea's failed missile tests could have involved KN-08: U.S. expert
- October 28, 2016

South Korea's Lim added that Seoul will resume talks with Tokyo about the General Security of Military Information Agreement pact, which allows both nations to share information about the North's nuclear activities with each other. He said the best hope is capping its capability instead. Clapper said he got a good taste of how the world looks from North Korea's viewpoint when he went to Pyongyang on a mission in 2014 to secure the release of two Americans. (more...)
Stock's Stunning Activities: Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) Stock's Stunning Activities: Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH)
- October 28, 2016

The nation's second largest hospital chain has seen its financial performance tumble in recent years after acquiring the debt-laden hospital chain, Health Management Associates, in 2014. Shares registered one year high at $26.55 and the one year low of $9.66. 3 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 12500 shares traded. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
Trump pledges to pour millions more into his campaign to stop collapse Trump pledges to pour millions more into his campaign to stop collapse
- October 28, 2016

Among those supporting Clinton, 66 percent say they want the Democratic nominee to become president and 34 percent say they are backing Clinton to prevent a Trump presidency. Nine in 10 Democratic and Republican voters alike prefer their own party to have control. While the moment of bipartisanship is often short-lived, the public appearance sends an important signal to the country that both parties are ready to accept the will of the voters and move forward. (more...)
Quinnipiac poll shows Trump and Clinton even in Iowa Quinnipiac poll shows Trump and Clinton even in Iowa
- October 28, 2016

Trump leads Clinton 44-43 in Georgia (within the poll's margin of error) with Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party coming in at 8 percent. Quinnipiac reported Clinton and Trump were tied with 44 percent each in Iowa. Clinton maintains a 5.6% lead, according to a RealClearPolitics average of recent polls . Republicans go to Trump 88 to 6 percent, while Democrats back Clinton 88 to 9 percent. (more...)
GfK poll: Most voters believe media biased against Trump
- October 28, 2016

The New York businessman also struck back at Clinton for criticizing him for attending the opening of his new hotel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump batted away a legion of polls pointing to impending electoral doom Thursday, insisting he will win the White House in 12 days' time. (more...)
Michelle Obama joins Hillary Clinton at campaign rally
- October 28, 2016

The emails were among those released Thursday by Wikileaks. The emails were among thousands stolen from the private account of a top Clinton aide, part of a hacking the Democratic campaign has blamed on the Russians. It would be paid for through Clinton's proposed tax increases on the wealthy. Al Franken is bringing some humor to the trail while he campaigns in OH alongside Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine. (more...)
Diplomats say USA will abstain on United Nations vote on Cuba embargo
- October 28, 2016

Cuba's foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, welcomed the abstention, saying it is a positive step for the future of relations between the two countries, but that the US needs to go further. But sitting out the United Nations vote is just the latest change in the U.S.' attitude toward Cuba. Those working to lift the embargo said the vote acknowledged that the "obsolete" policy had no place in worldwide affairs. (more...)
Sturgeon Threatens Scottish Independence Vote Over Brexit
- October 28, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon will say Scotland intends to remain at the "very heart" of Europe as she unveils a four-point plan aimed at increasing trade and exports in the wake of the Brexit vote . But the conference supported a motion on Friday which said Scotland "should prepare for a second independence referendum and seek to remain in Europe as an independent country". (more...)
Megyn Kelly And Newt Gingrich Spar Over 'Sexual Predators' Megyn Kelly And Newt Gingrich Spar Over 'Sexual Predators'
- October 28, 2016

The host of The Kelly File , who changed agents and publicity teams since a year ago, is reportedly in active talks over her Fox contract. "I'm sick and exhausted of people like you using language that's inflammatory, that's not true", Gingrich said . (more...)
Russia cancels refuelling plan at Spanish port Russia cancels refuelling plan at Spanish port
- October 28, 2016

Fortunately for Spain , Moscow withdrew its request after the Spanish foreign ministry made inquiries about the true objective of the flotilla's passage through the Mediterranean , thereby sparing Madrid's blushes. But he refused to single out Spain , despite being repeatedly asked what damage the refueling might do to NATO's image. According to the BBC , the Spanish foreign ministry said: "Given the information which appeared on the possibility that these ships would ... (more...)
Oil nudges down ahead of U.S. data; OPEC jostling weighs Oil nudges down ahead of U.S. data; OPEC jostling weighs
- October 28, 2016

Analysts polled by Reuters said crude stocks probably rose 1.7 million barrels last week, lifting their earlier assessment of 800,000 barrels. Before this week, oil prices had surged about 13 per cent in three weeks since OPEC announced on September 27 its first planned output cut in eight years to combat the steep slump in crude prices from 2014 highs above US$100 a barrel. (more...)
NATO calls for more troops for face-off against Putin
- October 28, 2016

He particularly condemned the Syrian regime and Russian Federation for launching air strikes on eastern Aleppo. UK Defense Minister, Michael Fallon, said it would be on "Madrid's conscience" if the Russian fleet was used to launch airstrikes. (more...)
Duterte claims China visit about economics, not arms
- October 28, 2016

Addressing growing tensions with the United States, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared today that he's very much like to expel all the U.S. "We avoided talking about alliances", he told Japanese businessmen. Mr Duterte said "progressive" countries in the West have no right to "chastise" and "reprimand" him for simply doing what is necessary to protect future generations of Filipinos. (more...)
South Korea, Japan to resume talks on military information-sharing pact
- October 28, 2016

Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank on Tuesday, Mr Clapper described the North Korean government as "paranoid", and said it saw nuclear weapons as "their ticket to survival". "They are not going to do that", he said. In his CFR remarks, Clapper also expressed mild frustration that the US has not taken better advantage of the Kim Jong-un regime's aversion to outside information reaching the North Korean people. (more...)
Iraqi Prime Minister Says Foreign Ground Forces Not Involved in Mosul Operation
- October 28, 2016

Army Apache attack helicopters are striking IS targets in support of the operation. From Paris, Hollande said there is evidence Islamic State militants are fleeing, but the hope is they won't regroup in the Syrian bastion of Raqqa. "We may face a more complex situation in the battle for Mosul than expected", a Kurdish Peshmerga official told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity. (more...)

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