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Trump Cites China Nuclear Buildup In Vowing To Abandon Treaty With Russia

Trump Cites China Nuclear Buildup In Vowing To Abandon Treaty With Russia President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States plans to increase it's already massive nuclear arsenal , a move that could start another arms race. "I am sure that this is just a kind of rhetoric, which is characteristic, however, to Trump in different situations", he said. "I don't want to lose a million jobs", he said. [Full Article...]

7th Fleet ships transit Taiwan Strait amid security, trade tensions with China

7th Fleet ships transit Taiwan Strait amid security, trade tensions with China The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China, but will likely be viewed in self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support by President Donald Trump's government, amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing. Trump was the first president since Jimmy Carter to directly speak with the Taiwanese leader, and a year ago, the US Congress passed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which a... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Pledges: Illegal Bedouin Shantytown Won't Be and Will Be Evacuated

Netanyahu Pledges: Illegal Bedouin Shantytown Won't Be and Will Be Evacuated Israel has announced it was putting on hold the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank until further notice. An official statement by the Cabinet read, "In accordance with the recommendation of professional elements, the Security Cabinet has granted an extension of several weeks in order to exhaust the negotiations for evacuation by agreement". [Full Article...]

Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter

Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said: "A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Kaduna town and its environs". Hundreds of people have been killed this year in outbreaks of communal violence across Nigeria . Two people were said to have been killed in the initial market row, but the violence then dramatically escalated. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls One-Time Bitter Rival Cruz ‘A Really Good Friend of Mine’

Trump Calls One-Time Bitter Rival Cruz ‘A Really Good Friend of Mine’ He's not", Trump said, adding that O'Rourke "got beaten badly" in his debates against Cruz. Because of course who could forget the 2016 election's connection to the John F. But he announced his support about a month before Election Day - and won points in Trump's camp for not withdrawing after the "Access Hollywood" tape was released in which Trump bragged about groping women. [Full Article...]

Draft Trump Admin Memo Narrowly Defines Gender, Uses Genetic Testing

Draft Trump Admin Memo Narrowly Defines Gender, Uses Genetic Testing Transgender and gender non-confirming people have been sharing their personal stories and response to the report using the hashtag #WeWontBeErased. HRC is among the nation's most prominent LGBTQ rights groups, and its statement Sunday called on Congress to pass legislation enshrining protections it says are at threat should the Trump administration go forward with the reported plan . [Full Article...]

Vigil planned for missing Wisconsin teen, unseen for a week

Vigil planned for missing Wisconsin teen, unseen for a week Though nobody spoke, "a lot of yelling" could be heard. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has not confirmed who made the call. A gun was not found at the scene. The door had been kicked in. The sheriff did not have details on possible license plates. 'I'm telling you, Jayme is missing and endangered, ' Fitzgerald said. [Full Article...]

World’s longest sea-crossing bridge opens between Hong Kong and China

World’s longest sea-crossing bridge opens between Hong Kong and China But some in Hong Kong have questioned the objective of the bridge, saying no-one really needed it and that it's largely an attempt to symbolically bring Hong Kong closer to the mainland. The Transport Department has already capped the number of permits for cross-border private cars at 5,000, it said. The opening of the high-speed rail link also sparked criticism as it saw Chinese security statio... [Full Article...]

Trio of big earthquakes strike off coast of Vancouver island

Trio of big earthquakes strike off coast of Vancouver island According to the USGS, the first quake was a 6.6-magnitude. Earthquakes Canada has since downgraded the quake to 6.5-magnitude, with no initial reports of tsunami threats, damage or shaking being felt. According to a forecast model of the 9.0 natural disaster produced by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the tsunami generated from such a quake would impact all of the west coasts of Canad... [Full Article...]

Trump claims migrant caravan contains 'unknown Middle Easterners'

Trump claims migrant caravan contains 'unknown Middle Easterners' US President Donald Trump on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) vowed to cut off or "substantially" reduce aid to three Latin American nations, voicing fresh frustration as a growing caravan of migrants that originated in Honduras continued to make its way toward the US-Mexico border. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit vote

Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit vote MPs from all the main political parties were supporting the demonstration calling for a fresh referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal, even though Theresa May has ruled this out. The speakers set to take the stage outside parliament where the march concludes include London Mayor Sadiq Khan . Tom Baldwin, director of communications for People's Vote, told Sky News that the campaign had ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Willa a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico

Hurricane Willa a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico Hurricane force winds extended out 40km from the storm's core and tropical storm force winds were up to 130km out. The storm is expected to weaken when it makes landfall Tuesday but is forecast to bring large waves, unsafe storm surge, gusty winds and heavy rain. [Full Article...]

‘Transgender’ definition may be erased in the US

‘Transgender’ definition may be erased in the US Civil rights organizations and members of the LGBTQ community are stunned and furious about a reported Trump administration plan to severely narrow the legal definition of gender. The definition is integral to two proposed rules now under review at the White House: one from the Education Department deals with complaints of sex discrimination at schools and colleges receiving federal fina... [Full Article...]

Saudi king, crown prince make condolence calls to slain journalist Khashoggi's son

Saudi king, crown prince make condolence calls to slain journalist Khashoggi's son This comes a day after Riyadh's statement that Khashoggi was killed during "a rogue operation" by individuals operating outside the scope of their authority, who tried to cover up his death . German Chancellor Angela Merkel added that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia "in the current situation". The number of asylum seekers from Saudi Arabia globally has more than doubled since... [Full Article...]

Phelps consolidates her lead in Wentworth after nail biting day

Phelps consolidates her lead in Wentworth after nail biting day While postal votes are still being counted, Dr Phelps leads Mr Sharma by more than 1,600 votes. "We have absolutely no intention of those kind of Labor Party parlour games". Since then, he largely avoided commenting on Australian politics, other than attending an event in NY where he derided former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott as "miserable ghosts" for lingering in Parliament after t... [Full Article...]

Multiple people shot in Jacksonville, Florida near TIAA Bank Field

Multiple people shot in Jacksonville, Florida near TIAA Bank Field Sunday on a boulevard in the stadium's general area and that five men and one woman were hit by gunfire. Deputies said the shooting did not affect fans at the game. Three people are in critical condition after the shooting, police said, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. An update on the conditions of the wounded wasn't immediately available late Sunday and they were not identifie... [Full Article...]

Saudi officials say Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fist fight"

Saudi officials say Jamal Khashoggi died in a Corker said he was waiting for investigations to be completed and hoped that Turkey would share any audio tapes of the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. Jubeir was the first senior Saudi official to speak on the record on the matter after Saudi Arabia admitted on Saturday that Khashoggi was dead. [Full Article...]

Harry and Meghan visit world's largest sand island as Australia tour continues

Harry and Meghan visit world's largest sand island as Australia tour continues Mark Metcalfe via Getty Images Harry and Meghan pose with Silver medallists Craig McGrath and Scott Reynolds of Australia during the medal ceremony during the JLR Drive Day at Cockatoo Island on October 20, 2018 in Sydney , Australia. [Full Article...]

Jordan tells Israel to return lands leased under 1994 peace deal

Jordan tells Israel to return lands leased under 1994 peace deal The King said: "We have informed Israel of an end to the application of the peace treaty annexes regarding al-Baqura and al-Ghumar". According to annex 1B in the agreement, after the end of the 25 years the agreement would be automatically renewed for an equal number of years unless one party informed the other of its desire to end it by a date no later than 25 October 2018. [Full Article...]

Amritsar train tragedy: Police injured as protesters take to stone-pelting

Amritsar train tragedy: Police injured as protesters take to stone-pelting On Friday evening, a gathering of more than 300 people were on the tracks to watch the burning of a Ravana effigy when the speeding train struck leaving 59 dead and scores injured. Data from Parliament in July showed that 49,790 people were killed by trains on India's tracks between 2015 and a year ago. They heard its horn too. [Full Article...]


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