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World News The impeachment inquiry is making Nancy Pelosi more popular
Author: 0 The impeachment inquiry is making Nancy Pelosi more popular

American domestic politics has experienced a new low with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi engaging in an unprecedented war of words on the issue of pull out of United States forces from Syria , a move that paved the way for Turkey to launch cross-border military operations against US-ally Kurdish forces.

World News Buttigieg Blasts Warren: More Specific on Selfies Than Medicare for All
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Senator Warren defended herself and her plans by challenging her rivals to think big. Moderators asked Warren a question requiring a "yes" or a "no" answer, but she did not respond affirmatively to the question. Ronald Brownstein writes at The Atlantic . So even with her proposed wealth taxes, corporate surtaxes, increased estate taxes and wiping out President Donald Trump's tax cuts, she's still short a pretty big chunk of change.

World News Nancy Pelosi Comes Out The Victor In Pelosi-Trump Twitter Matchup
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi Comes Out The Victor In Pelosi-Trump Twitter Matchup

Pelosi mockingly acknowledged the photos by making one of them her new Twitter banner, and on Thursday, a reporter asked her to provide context at that moment. Trump's attack on the speaker of the House are in contrast to the many kind things he's said about her in the past. According to Democrats, Trump began Wednesday's meeting with a "lengthy monologue" on Syria, and then "bragged about his "nasty" letter" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which the White House released ...

World News Kate Middleton rocks an all white ensemble by Gul Ahmed in Lahore
Author: 0 Kate Middleton rocks an all white ensemble by Gul Ahmed in Lahore

The couple have also, for the first time, brought with them a tour doctor. The governor had gifted a painting and a traditional artifact made of olive wood to the Duke of Cambridge while the CM Punjab presented a shawl to the Duchess. Kate Middleton plays cricket as she visits the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan , wearing a "shalwar kameez" by Gul Ahmed and Hampton Canvas sneakers.

World News Zuckerberg stands by Facebook's hands-off approach to political speech
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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a speech on Thursday (Oct 17) that the social media company had considered banning all political advertising but decided against it, erring on the side of greater expression. While Facebook as a private business is not required to honor the 1st Amendment on its sites, more than 2.7 billion people use its products around the world.

World News 15 killed in shootout in Mexico's Guerrero State World 06:45
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At least 15 people were killed Tuesday in a gunfight between Mexican military and armed men in the southern state of Guerrero, authorities said, Xinhua reported. Guerrero is known for violence linked to organized crime and the army has been targeted on other occasions. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he was confident his crime-fighting strategy will help curb violence in Mexico, despite Monday's massacre of more than a dozen police officers.

World News A Fourth Associate of Rudy Giuliani Has Been Arrested
Author: 0 A Fourth Associate of Rudy Giuliani Has Been Arrested

Yovanovitch, who was recalled from her post in May ahead of schedule, testified last week to House impeachment investigators as part of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry of the president. Justice Department officials last month said criminal division prosecutors in Washington had examined Trump's July call with the Ukrainian president only for the narrow issue of potential campaign finance violations and determined there was no crime.

World News US Energy Secretary Perry tells Trump he plans on resigning
Author: 0 US Energy Secretary Perry tells Trump he plans on resigning

This visit appeared in the anonymous whistleblower complaint about Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine . "I don't know whether that was crap or what", Perry told the newspaper. Perry has tried to persuade Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, to build nuclear power plants using USA technology. He has denied any wrongdoing.

World News Sondland Will Express Disappointment In Trump, Giuliani During His Testimony
Author: 0 Sondland Will Express Disappointment In Trump, Giuliani During His Testimony

Marching orders: Sondland says Trump ordered him and other officials to work directly with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine , a directive Sondland says he was "disappointed" with but reluctantly followed. "Or we could do as President Trump directed and talk to Mr. Giuliani to address the President's concerns". "It was apparent to all of us that the key to changing the president's mind on Ukraine was Mr Giuliani ", he added.

World News Mark Zuckerberg rebuts criticism of his dinner with conservative leaders
Author: 0 Mark Zuckerberg rebuts criticism of his dinner with conservative leaders

The company's half-hearted efforts to fight rampant disinformation has reportedly always been plagued by fears of right-wing backlash ( prompted in part by a Gizmodo story from 2016 ), and a year ago Zuckerberg brought in a former GOP senator with a long history of bigoted remarks , Jon Kyl, to conduct a useless bias audit of Facebook's policies.

World News William and Kate to embark on bustling city of Lahore
Author: 0 William and Kate to embark on bustling city of Lahore

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , Prince William and Kate Middleton , on the fourth day of their royal tour of Pakistan, arrived in Lahore and visited SOS Children's Village and later played cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

World News Brexit deal: DUP 'could not support' what is being suggested
Author: 0 Brexit deal: DUP 'could not support' what is being suggested

The Irish backstop is an insurance policy to ensure the border between Northern Ireland (UK) and the Republic of Ireland (EU) remains completely open to trade, people and services, with the aim of preventing a hard border after Brexit. It has been replaced with a new backstop, or a "protocol," which keeps Northern Ireland aligned with the EU's rules on goods and, to some extent, on customs.

World News US, Chinese teams working on Phase 1 trade deal text: Mnuchin
Author: 0 US, Chinese teams working on Phase 1 trade deal text: Mnuchin

It has taken a little time, but it now appears that the United States and China have concluded a deal and declared a truce in their trade war. Trump has not yet decided whether to postpone or not the new 15 percent levy on US$160 billion of Chinese goods that include laptops, smartphones, and TVs on December 15.

World News Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities
Author: 0 Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

Speaking after crisis talks with Erdogan in Ankara, Mr Pence said that under the deal all military operations would be paused to allow a pullback of Kurdish YPG militia over a 120-hour period. The deal was a major contribution to relations between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Turkey and the United States , which have become strained in recent months.

World News Trump, Pelosi clash amid impeachment
Author: 0 Trump, Pelosi clash amid impeachment

A department official said, "If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us". Then Pelosi batted that down as a goal, not a plan. Pelosi and Hoyer stood and left the meeting. "When there was a time of crisis, leaders should stay whether they like what is said or not and actually work to solve a problem." .

World News El Clasico: Barcelona boss against moving Barca v Real from Nou Camp
Author: 0 El Clasico: Barcelona boss against moving Barca v Real from Nou Camp

Real in Buenos Aires? The two are poised to face off on October 26, but after the Spanish government jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders over a failed declaration of independence for Catalonia , there was outrage in the city of Barcelona - with thousands of protestors taking to the streets of the region to oppose the ruling as tensions soar all around Spain.

World News Italian President meets Trump, seeks dialogue on trade
Author: 0 Italian President meets Trump, seeks dialogue on trade

The United States is poised to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion of imports of European Union goods on Friday after the World Trade Organization formally authorized an arbitrator's decision over subsidies to planemaker Airbus. Meanwhile the European Union has already published a preliminary list of USA goods that it would target with $12 billion of retaliatory levies related to the Boeing case.

Author: 0 Should Prince William, Kate Middleton Have Waited Longer Before Having Kids?

A plane carrying Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton was forced to abort landings at two airports in Pakistan on Thursday because of a severe thunderstorm, according to reports. Few of us have experienced turbulence as bad as that - and it's fair to say there were are a few faces on the flight. They will also visit the Chiatibo Glacier in Broghil National Park to see the devastating effects of climate change.

World News Gordon Sondland, EU Ambassador, Testifies Before Congress On Ukraine
Author: 0 Gordon Sondland, EU Ambassador, Testifies Before Congress On Ukraine

Hindsight: Sondland says he did indeed begin working with Giuliani , but he says he didn't understand "until much later that Mr. Giuliani's agenda might have also included an effort to prompt the Ukrainians to investigate Vice President Biden or his son or to involve Ukrainians, directly or indirectly, in the president's 2020 reelection campaign", per the Washington Post .

Author: 0 Kate Middleton’s Cricketing Moments with Kids in Pakistan Go Viral

Prince William and Catherine took turns to bat at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and chatted to young players. Security is extremely tight for the trip, during which the couple is also set to visit Pakistan's second-largest city Lahore, once the capital of the Mughal Empire.

World News Brexit deal has been agreed, say Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker
Author: 0 Brexit deal has been agreed, say Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker

The British Parliament has rejected a Brexit deal three times in the past. First of all, British negotiators managed to persuade the European Union to agree that Northern Ireland will remain a part of the UK's customs territory permanently , meaning that residents of Northern Ireland will enjoy all the benefits of trade deals negotiated by the UK.

World News Rep. Elijah Cummings Dead at 68
Author: 0 Rep. Elijah Cummings Dead at 68

Cummings replied that government officials must stop making "hateful, incendiary comments" that distract the nation from its real problems, including mass shootings and white supremacy. The men were paired again when Gowdy chaired the House Oversight panel, where Cummings served as top Democrat before taking over as chairman in January.

World News Isolated Dutch family emerges after 9 years waiting for ‘end of days’
Author: 0 Isolated Dutch family emerges after 9 years waiting for ‘end of days’

Police found a man aged 58 and five young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 at the farm in the province of Drenthe , in the Netherlands. "He said he was the oldest and wanted to end the way they were living", Westerbeek added. "It is unclear if they resided there voluntarily". The local postal worker said he never once delivered a letter to the home. "They say they are a family, a father and five children".

World News Turkish president Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'
Author: 0 Turkish president Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address the situation in Syria . Facing stinging criticism at home, Mr Trump this week slapped sanctions on top Turkish officials and imposed punitive tariffs on Turkish imports.

World News Obama tweets support for Trudeau
Author: 0 Obama tweets support for Trudeau

Obama said in a message Wednesday on Twitter that while he was president he was proud to work with Trudeau. "The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbours to the north support him for another term", Mr Obama wrote.

World News British PM to brief Cabinet on Brexit talks in Brussels
Author: 0 British PM to brief Cabinet on Brexit talks in Brussels

London time on Wednesday and they resumed talks on Wednesday morning, according to the reports. An EU official said "one of the major outstanding issues" was agreeing on Britain's application of common bloc rules and standards created to ensure fair competition.

Author: 0 Democrat at fiery White House meeting undermines Pelosi's version of what happened

Trump even tweeted a picture from the White House meeting room along with caption: "Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown". He said she's a "third-grade" politician. "I think you probably heard the reporting about what happened in that meeting that I just read, was that accurate?" "All roads with you lead to Putin", the speaker said.

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