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Author: 0 White House invites Putin to Washington 'in early 2019'

The White House has formally invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday, returning to an idea that was put on hold in July amid anger in the U.S. While Bolton did not state that the invitation was to the White House, the fact that the White House is inviting Mr. Putin to Washington D.C. pretty much confirms that this would in fact be an official White House visit.

World News Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa
Author: 0 Sri Lanka president sacks prime minister, appoints Rajapaksa

The appointment was confirmed in a statement from the president's office, but Wickremesinghe later told local television he remained the prime minister. President Sirisena's party put an end to the coalition after tensions surfaced between him and Wickremesinghe. Wickremesinghe had survived a no-confidence motion in Parliament in April which was brought by supporters of Rajapaksa, the country's former strongman president.

World News Diamonds, Brexit and poached sole - a right royal banquet in London
Author: 0 Diamonds, Brexit and poached sole - a right royal banquet in London

The Telegraaf was keen to point out that queen Maxima was wearing the fabled Stuart diamond, a 46 carat stone last worn in public 46 years ago by queen Juliana on her state visit to Britain. "But in the midst of all that complexity we should not lose sight of the greater narrative that continues to bind us". Beyond security, the UK government also announced a commercial agreement with Holland at the "UK Netherlands Innovation Showcase" event, which is being held as part of the Dutch ...

World News Man arrested for attempted theft of Magna Carta
Author: 0 Man arrested for attempted theft of Magna Carta

Wiltshire Police said cathedral alarms sounded Thursday afternoon in the southwestern English city when a person armed with a hammer tried to smash the glass box surrounding the Magna Carta . "The men really did a good job". It is considered one of Britain's most influential legal documents. Hammer holes in the glass case that housed the Magna Carta , at Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury , England, Oct.

World News US Navy sails warships through Taiwan Strait in show of force
Author: 0 US Navy sails warships through Taiwan Strait in show of force

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told journalists Tuesday that China had already expressed "serious concern" to the United States following the transit. Mr Mattis saw first-hand last month how mounting China-US friction can undermine military contacts, when Beijing upended plans for him to meet Mr Wei this month.

World News French 'Spiderman' arrested after scaling London skyscraper
Author: 0 French 'Spiderman' arrested after scaling London skyscraper

Mr Robert is due to appear before City of London Magistrates' Court later. The 56-year-old daredevil, who is known for scaling skyscrapers with his bare hands, said before his climb: "I fully feel alive when my life is at stake". Robert threw his arms in the air in apparent jubilation after reaching the top before disappearing out of sight. "It's just insane. It's surprising to see somebody doing that".

World News Trump Again Threatens Use of Military to Stop Migrants' Entry into US
Author: 0 Trump Again Threatens Use of Military to Stop Migrants' Entry into US

Honduras migrants walk to the U.S as they approach Zacapa, about 70 miles northeast of Guatemala City, Oct. 24, 2018. A few hundred tired migrants have accepted Mexican government offers to transport them back to their home countries. It appears someone or some organization is determined to make immigration an election-year issue. Much depends on the Mexican government and what routes the caravan is allowed to travel, whether its members are detained or held in certain areas and whether the ...

World News Khashoggi murder 'premeditated' - Saudi prosecutor
Author: 0 Khashoggi murder 'premeditated' - Saudi prosecutor

These were his first public comments since the Saudis admitted Khashoggi had been killed at the consulate . "He showed a keenness to tell the world that he believes in due process and justice", a British business delegate at the conference told AFP .

World News Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Greece: USGS
Author: 0 Strong 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Greece: USGS

The quake was felt strongly throughout western Greece . The US Geological Survey (USGS) initially reported the quake as magnitude 7.0, but later revised this to 6.8, in line with the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre ( EMSC ). Details about damage or casualties were not immediately available. It claimed firefighters in the regions of Sicily, Calabria and Puglia received thousands of phone calls after the quake struck.

World News Couple Falls to Death From Yosemite's Taft Point
Author: 0 Couple Falls to Death From Yosemite's Taft Point

The identities of the deceased have not yet been determined. Park spokesperson Jaime Richards said she does not have information about what the two people were doing or whether others were present when they fell . Taft Point is a popular hiking destination off the Pohono Trail, with views of Yosemite Falls. Dippel said this week that even after the story garnered national attention, he had not located the couple.

World News Killing of journalist was rogue operation, says Saudi foreign minister
Author: 0 Killing of journalist was rogue operation, says Saudi foreign minister

Eighteen Saudi nationals had been arrested, the Saudi public prosecutor said in a statement. "There are other things we can do that are very, very powerful, very strong and we'll do them", Trump said on Saturday, without elaborating. A United States government source said USA intelligence agencies are increasingly convinced of Prince Mohammed's culpability in the operation against Mr Khashoggi, which they believe resulted in his death.

World News Mattis expected to send 800 troops to US-Mexico border
Author: 0 Mattis expected to send 800 troops to US-Mexico border

The additional troops would provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, said the USA official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a plan that had not been finalized and formally announced. This deployment is separate from an ongoing National Guard effort along the border to support border authorities with technical assistance. Thursday's move comes as thousands of Central American migrants are crossing Mexico toward the United States in a slow-moving caravan.

World News Central Intelligence Agency chief hears 'compelling' audio that 'captured' Khashoggi's murder
Author: 0 Central Intelligence Agency chief hears 'compelling' audio that 'captured' Khashoggi's murder

France has said it will consider sanctions against Saudi Arabia if its intelligence services find Riyadh was behind Khashoggi's death. It especially paled in comparison to last year's inaugural FII, where Prince Mohammed dazzled investors with plans for the United States dollars 500-billion mega city NEOM billed as a regional Silicon Valley, and a talking robot named Sophia was declared a Saudi citizen.

Author: 0 A timeline of events in the Khashoggi case

On Thursday, a Saudi public prosecutor said the killing was premeditated , citing the Turkish-Saudi joint probe, Saudi media said. The eldest son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and his family arrived on Thursday (Oct 25) in Washington on a flight from Saudi Arabia, according to two sources close to the family.

World News China Chastises US for Planning to Scrap Nuclear Arms Treaty
Author: 0 China Chastises US for Planning to Scrap Nuclear Arms Treaty

Moreover, an even more important reason for the United States to withdraw from INF can be found in Asia. Putin also warned that if the New START Treaty is not renewed, there will be nothing left of arms control between Moscow and Washington, given that the United States has already left the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and is now talking about leaving the INF.

World News Ethiopia hires its first female president
Author: 0 Ethiopia hires its first female president

Mr Abiy, who came to power in April, has presided over a raft of reforms that have turned the region's politics on its head, including promoting the need to include women in all parts of public life in the patriarchal and conservative country.

World News NY Times: China, Russia Listen in on Trump's Cell Phone Calls
Author: 0 NY Times: China, Russia Listen in on Trump's Cell Phone Calls

And they say China has put together a list of the people Mr. Trump speaks to regularly, including Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman and casino magnate Steve Wynn. The officials said US spy agencies had learned from people in foreign governments and by intercepting communications from foreign officials that China and Russian Federation were listening to the president's calls.

World News Japan confirms release of journalist 3 years after capture in Syria
Author: 0 Japan confirms release of journalist 3 years after capture in Syria

But a senior Japanese official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he had "absolutely no idea" about the veracity of the claim that Yasuda had been released four days earlier. "Thank you. Thank you for praying for him and taking action", she said in tears. As Japanese officials worked to verify Mr. Yasuda's identity, his family waited anxiously.

World News Son uses blowtorch to kill spiders, sets parents' home on fire
Author: 0 Son uses blowtorch to kill spiders, sets parents' home on fire

Almost 30 fire fighters from the Fresno Fire Department arrived at the home to help put out the fire. Twenty-nine firefighters responded to put out a two-alarm blaze at a Fresno home Tuesday evening. He was housesitting in Fresno, California, when he noticed the black widow spiders and grabbed the closest weapon. The man had "made a bad decision to use fire instead of insecticides to kill the spiders", he pointed out.

World News Japan's Abe in China as 2 nations try to mend ties
Author: 0 Japan's Abe in China as 2 nations try to mend ties

Japan shares USA concerns about Chinese trade practices, but favors dialogue with Beijing over President Donald Trump's tariff strategy. The Trump administration has promoted the grouping, emphasizing that all four countries are democracies and changing the name of the U.S.

World News Sanders To CNN: Your Network Calls Trump 'Evil' 'Day-In, Day-Out'
Author: 0 Sanders To CNN: Your Network Calls Trump 'Evil' 'Day-In, Day-Out'

Sanders also responded to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan who demanded that the president "act presidential" after the attacks. With two more bombs being found this morning, the country looked to the White House for a response. Trump tweeted Thursday morning that the " fake news " media is fueling anger among Americans.

Author: 0 US Still Determined to Pull Out of Key Arms Treaty With Russia

Mr Bolton told reporters afterwards that Russian missiles were a threat and signalled Washington would ignore Russian objections to its exit plans. It would be the first such encounter between the two presidents since July, when they met in Helsinki.

World News Newspaper publishers, editors demand Saudi Arabia provide answers on Khashoggis' death
Author: 0 Newspaper publishers, editors demand Saudi Arabia provide answers on Khashoggis' death

Critics are questioning how a team of 15 Saudi agents could fly to Istanbul to meet Khashoggi and eventually kill him without the crown prince's knowledge and consent. Speaking to USA broadcaster Fox, Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, extended condolences to Khashoggi's family. Mutreb's name also matches that of a first secretary who once served as a diplomat at the Saudi Embassy in London, according to a 2007 list compiled by the British Foreign Office.

World News Central Intelligence Agency director heard recording of Khashoggi killing during Turkey visit
Author: 0 Central Intelligence Agency director heard recording of Khashoggi killing during Turkey visit

Striking a defiant tone, powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told worldwide investors at the conference that the furore over Khashoggi's killing would not derail the kingdom's reform drive. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also said it was " very difficult " to drop an arms deal with Riyadh worth billions of dollars. Khashoggi was missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

World News Worried about iPhone eavesdroppers? China says Trump may need a Huawei
Author: 0 Worried about iPhone eavesdroppers? China says Trump may need a Huawei

None are completely secure as calls can be intercepted as they travel through cell towers, cables and switches that make up national and global phone networks, the report said. The Chinese are said to be using information picked up from monitoring Trump's calls to figure out who he listens to the most. The Times reported that through China's espionage, the country has compiled a list of the president's most important confidantes, which reportedly includes Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman ...

World News Satan-worshiping Polk girls plot stabbing attack at school, police say
Author: 0 Satan-worshiping Polk girls plot stabbing attack at school, police say

Bartow police said a Bartow Middle School teacher heard about the plan from a student and notified the principal, who in turn called police. A check of the girls' residences uncovered a drawing outlining the school and hallways and marking the restroom where they planned to carry out their plan, the affidavit said.

World News The long good-bye: Theresa May's Brexit transition plan could last for years
Author: 0 The long good-bye: Theresa May's Brexit transition plan could last for years

May will argue this is not the case and highlight all the specific areas of agreement already reached, including settling the divorce bill at £39 billion (US$51 billion), having an implementation period until at least the end of 2020 and recognising the rights of European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom and vice versa.

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