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Further US rate hikes 'most likely' needed: Fed minutes

Further US rate hikes 'most likely' needed: Fed minutes Any delays would force the Fed to make larger or more frequent rate increases in the future, potentially overshooting its targeted 2 percent inflation rate and risking a recession. Lower-than-expected United Kingdom inflation data weighed on sterling, which gave up the previous day's gains. But as a sitting member of the Fed Board, Quarles is also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Commi... [Full Article...]

Israeli Supreme Court overturns entry ban on United States student

Israeli Supreme Court overturns entry ban on United States student Alqasem was president of a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine - which supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel - when she studied a degree at the University of Florida. "If this is truly the case, then we are talking about an extreme and risky step, which could lead to the crumbling of the pillars upon which democracy in Israel stands", the verdict... [Full Article...]

Google boycotts Saudi conference over Khashoggi

Google boycotts Saudi conference over Khashoggi Khashoggi, who recently has been living in Virginia and writing columns for The Washington Post , hasn't been seen since October 2, when he entered the Saudi Consulate to handle paperwork for his upcoming marriage. President Donald Trump opened the door Monday to the possibility that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may drop out of a high-profile investor conference in Saudi Arabia next wee... [Full Article...]

Trump Warns Mexico on Migrant Caravan, Threatens to Close Border

Trump Warns Mexico on Migrant Caravan, Threatens to Close Border Earlier in the morning, Trump made headlines for his Twitter tirade against immigrants. Already some migrants from the caravan have begun to arrive, seeking refuge, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday night. In 2016, it was estimated that 400,000 migrants pass through Mexico every year. The nearest border is about 110 miles (177 km) away. "We are not leaving because we ... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein says Mueller probe is 'appropriate' and 'independent'

Rosenstein says Mueller probe is 'appropriate' and 'independent' On Thursday, lawmakers' frustration over the deputy attorney general's failure to appear reached a boiling point. Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus will be left out of the meeting. The "wire" controversy fueled speculation weeks ago that the deputy attorney general might be fired or quit. President Donald Trump appointed Rosenstein soon after entering the Oval Office, but their ... [Full Article...]

United States rep. introduces bill to ban Saudi arms sales

United States rep. introduces bill to ban Saudi arms sales He also reportedly was close to the Saudi crown prince, and has been photographed near him on several worldwide trips. The US leader made the comments as Turkish police searched the residence of the Saudi consul-general in Istanbul , 2 kilometres from the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi was last seen on October 2. [Full Article...]

Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon

Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon Asked whether the United States was seeking audio or video evidence that Turkey reportedly has, Trump said: "We have asked for it, if it exists". I will be forever grateful he chose The Post as his final journalistic home one year ago and gave us the chance to work together. [Full Article...]

Pocahontas Descendant Calls on Warren to Apologize

Pocahontas Descendant Calls on Warren to Apologize But the results showing only a trace presence of Native-American lineage swiftly revived scrutiny of how she may have used that backstory in her professional pursuits. That's not good enough for some critics, most prominently Trump, who in utilizing his remarkable talent for turning schoolyard slurs into political ammo against his rivals dubbed Warren " Pocahontas ", after the Native American woma... [Full Article...]

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border President Donald Trump has threatened to call in the military to seal off the US" southern border with Mexico, unless the Mexico takes action to halt a "caravan' of migrants making its way to the USA from Central America. -Mexico border and demand entry. The issue with Trump's threat is that deploying active usa military troops for domestic law enforcement duties is illegal, unless he declar... [Full Article...]

The budget of Italy is unsettling the Eurozone

The budget of Italy is unsettling the Eurozone The deficit will come as a result of measures such as the introduction of a monthly income of up to 780 euros ($905) for low-income citizens and the lowering of Italy's retirement age. Last week, Italian stocks briefly slipped into a bear market, and while they have rebounded a little, they remain subdued - although Italy's benchmark share index, the FTSE MIB is more than 1% higher on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

More than 50 feared dead in train accident in Amritsar

More than 50 feared dead in train accident in Amritsar It was an EMU train, running between Jalandhar and Amritsar . The train reportedly did not stop following the accident , which also saw a number of people taken to hospital. "Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar ", he said on Twitter . "The tragedy is heart-wrenching", Modi tweeted. Minister Rajnath Singh has tweeted that all support from the central government would be g... [Full Article...]

Canadian Joints Running Out of Weed After Legalization

Canadian Joints Running Out of Weed After Legalization He also says some condominiums that previously allowed tobacco are now banning all smoking just to avoid cannabis use in the building. California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the United States biggest legal marijuana marketplace at the start of the year. [Full Article...]

Twitter publishes tweet archive of Russian and Iranian state-run troll farms

Twitter publishes tweet archive of Russian and Iranian state-run troll farms In the months that followed his victory, reports emerged that teams of dedicated operatives in Russian Federation and Iran worked to stir up hatred and division on the social media platform to encourage a Trump victory. California-based Twitter said it was releasing detailed data on previously disclosed misinformation efforts to allow researchers to gain more insight into the campaigns. [Full Article...]

Barnier: Brexit deal at 90%, Ireland a 'sticking point'

Barnier: Brexit deal at 90%, Ireland a 'sticking point' But I did not perceive anything substantially new in terms of content as I listened to Mrs. He explained how Mrs May had repeated her insistence that she would not assent to anything that would leave Northern Ireland in the EU's customs jurisdiction without the rest of the UK . [Full Article...]

Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana Asked about Trump's comments, Theresa May's spokeswoman said: "He obviously made comments at a political rally, and those are for him". The next day, Mr Gianforte won a special election for Montana's US House seat. His remarks praising Mr Gianforte come amid an global furore over the apparent assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi , who allegedly had his fingers cut off an... [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey CCTV footage, which has served as a focal point in the investigations, showed vehicles moving from the consulate building to the nearby Consul General's residence on October 2. Also Tuesday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told USA top diplomat Mike Pompeo that they are "strong and old allies", during talks in the kingdom on the missing journalist. [Full Article...]

Boy left on Spring doorstep dropped off at wrong house, father says

Boy left on Spring doorstep dropped off at wrong house, father says Investigators could not immediately confirm these details. Afterwards, the boy was taken into protective custody but within several hours, tips from the public identified him. A woman left a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's porch in Texas, in an incident that was captured on camera and covered widely by local media. Once the suspect arrived at the front door she rang the doorbell, knocked on the... [Full Article...]

Trump administration to pull US out of United Nations postal treaty

Trump administration to pull US out of United Nations postal treaty The White House said in a statement that the U.S. State Department would give notice of its intent to pull out of the postal union Wednesday, but the parties involved would still have a year to negotiate before it's a done deal. The United States has imposed tariffs on about $250 billion in Chinese goods, and Beijing has responded by targeting about $110 billion in USA products. [Full Article...]

The US air force has eliminated dozens of Somali militants

The US air force has eliminated dozens of Somali militants United States military officials have expressed concern that the group is again growing - even after losing much of its territory in Somalia in recent years and being targeted by U.S. Under President Trump, the United States military has increased its involvement in the fight against al-Shabaab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in sub-Saharan Africa. [Full Article...]

Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights'

Chinese city wants to launch artificial moon to 'replace streetlights' Video A Chinese businessman has announced plans to light Chengdu at night by launching an artificial "moon" to direct the out-of-sight Sun's rays down onto the city's streets. It also will have solar panel-like wings on its surface which can be adjusted for precise lighting. As Fortune's Don Reisinger notes, Chengdu officials hope the project will generate a financial windfall, allowing the c... [Full Article...]


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