• Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany
Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany

During negotiations over the hostage, the man asked for the release of a Tunisian woman and demanded to be allowed to leave the train station unimpeded, Rueschenschmidt told reporters. Deutsche Bahn, who operates the railroad, tweeted that trains in the station are delayed and the station is blocked. Police didn't give details about the hostage-t...

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  • Trudeau has 'real concerns' about disappearance of Saudi journalist Khashoggi
Trudeau has 'real concerns' about disappearance of Saudi journalist Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves " severe punishment " if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi .

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  • Trump Denies Making His $1 Million Offer for Warren DNA Test
Trump Denies Making His $1 Million Offer for Warren DNA Test

She released them to the public Monday morning in a video on a new website Warren's staff created to explain her heritage. Many believe that this is a first step in clearing her name so she can run against Trump in 2020. Trump has repeatedly referred to her as " Pocahontas ", including as recently as last week. "I didn't say that". At a ...

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  • Stanford Prof’s DNA Analysis Of Elizabeth Warren Points To Native American Heritage
Stanford Prof’s DNA Analysis Of Elizabeth Warren Points To Native American Heritage

The DNA analysis on Warren was done by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante. She concedes in the video that she is not enrolled in any tribe, "but my family history is my family history". How has Warren been taunted? When pressed about the $1 million Trump publicly offered to give to the charity of Warren's choice if she pr...

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  • Journalist's disappearance: S. Arabia rejects threats (Lead, Changing Dateline)
Journalist's disappearance: S. Arabia rejects threats (Lead, Changing Dateline)

Trump said "we would be punishing ourselves" by stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia because it is a "tremendous order for our companies" and that the Middle Eastern nation would simply purchase its weapons from Russian Federation. Still, regional traders said speculation the Khashoggi case might deter some inflows of foreign investment - and ...

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  • Seven climbers found dead in Nepal snowstorm, two still missing
Seven climbers found dead in Nepal snowstorm, two still missing

The violent snowstorm buried the climbers at the base camp at an altitude of 3,500 metres near the south face of Mount Dhaulagiri in western Nepal on Friday evening, said Wangchu Sherpa, the Managing Director at Trekking Camp Nepal. The climbers had been waiting for the bad weather to clear so they could begin their climb on the risky Himalayan pea...

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  • American Pastor Held in Turkey Released After TWO YEARS
American Pastor Held in Turkey Released After TWO YEARS

The news agency says Brunson was also charged with spying for Kurdish militants. Brunson, 50, who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, has always rejected the charges and strongly maintained his innocence. But Turkey insists the judiciary is independent and US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said she was "not aware" of any...

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  • Female ranger taken by crocodile in remote Northern Territory
Female ranger taken by crocodile in remote Northern Territory

The group noticed the woman had disappeared, leaving the bucket she was using. The woman was attacked while on the job about 10 this morning near the community of Gangan, about 206km south west of Yirrkala. Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation, which runs the Yirralka Rangers program, first reported the attack to authorities, and has since ...

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  • Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist
Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist

Crown Prince Mohammed's brother and the Saudi ambassador to the US, Khaled, has insisted all the reports about his disappearance or death "are completely false and baseless ". Erdogan has said he would await the results of an investigation. Though wary of each other, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have traditionally tried to avoid public spats.

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  • Israelis killed in Palestinian shooting attack: Netanyahu
Israelis killed in Palestinian shooting attack: Netanyahu

A third woman was moderately injured, Israel's medical emergency service said. The attacker killed 28-year-old Kim Yehezkel, a mother of an infant son, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three, before fleeing. Israeli media said the shooter was a former worker at the factory before he was sacked recently. AFP reported yesterday ("Pale...

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  • Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Announces Support For Kavanaugh
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Announces Support For Kavanaugh

Manchin, the only remaining undeclared lawmaker, used an emailed statement to announce his support for Kavanaugh moments after Collins finished talking. That's not conclusive evidence of what they will do on Saturday, but it sure looks better for Kavanaugh's chances than if they had voted against ending debate on the nomination.

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  • Kim expected to meet 'soon' with leaders of China, Russia: Seoul
Kim expected to meet 'soon' with leaders of China, Russia: Seoul

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appealed to Pompeo to cease actions that Beijing sees as threatening its core interests, in order to avoid disrupting cooperation over North Korea and other issues. He also expressed his hope of facilitating communication and cooperation with China on major worldwide and regional issues. On Monday, Pompeo wrap...

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  • Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process
Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process

Then, once Trump was elected president, McConnell used his Senate majority to push Neil Gorsuch and now Brett Kavanaugh into Supreme Court seats. "I think it will be something very, very special", Trump told reporters gathered on the South Lawn. Sen. Susan Collins , whose "yes" vote turned the tide in Kavanaugh's favor, said Sunday on CNN...

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  • Former Trump aide Hicks joins Fox as communications chief
Former Trump aide Hicks joins Fox as communications chief

The so-called new Fox will comprise Fox Broadcasting, Fox News and Fox Sports. "Together they will define and project FOX's voice to our relevant communities", Dinh said. It's not unusual for communications executive, trained in the crucible of Washington, D.C., to land jobs in Hollywood. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that F...

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  • Gov. Ivey declares statewide State of Emergency in preparation for Hurricane Michael
Gov. Ivey declares statewide State of Emergency in preparation for Hurricane Michael

Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael lashed Cuba . Michael, a Category 1 hurricane on Monday, was predicted to strengthen to a Category 3 major hurricane by Wednesday , with winds at least 111 miles per hour.

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  • Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen into hurricane, forecasters say
Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen into hurricane, forecasters say

As of 2 p.m. Sunday, Tropical Storm Michael was centered about 90 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is now en route to investigate Michael. The only other storm in the Atlantic is Tropical Storm Leslie has zig-zagged in intensity. What remains of the storm should...

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  • Turkish-Arab journalists: We stand with Khashoggi
Turkish-Arab journalists: We stand with Khashoggi

Confusion reigned over his whereabouts on Wednesday when a Saudi official in Washington said that reports of Khashoggi's disappearance were false, and that he had left the consulate shortly after arriving. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of t...

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  • Melania Trump to Give First Sit-Down Interview as First Lady on '20/20'
Melania Trump to Give First Sit-Down Interview as First Lady on '20/20'

Upon arrival in Nairobi , Kenya, Mrs Trump is expected to visit State House as her first stop. The US first lady landed in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday morning after a six-hour flight from Ghana on the second stop of her five-day goodwill visit to Africa.

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  • Kim Jong-un agrees to hold second Trump summit soon
Kim Jong-un agrees to hold second Trump summit soon

The Koreas held a high-level meeting in North Korea's capital on Friday to discuss the implementation of agreements from a summit last month between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Then, he held talks with Kim Yong Chol that Kim Jong Un did not join. An earlier visit planned for August was cancelled at th...

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  • Crisis looms as Oshiomole meets with APC Governors over Primaries
Crisis looms as Oshiomole meets with APC Governors over Primaries

NAN reports that 14, 842, 072 members of the APC had at the party's National Presidential Convention in Abuja, affirmed President Buhari as the candidate of the party for the 2019 Presidential Election. The meeting with Buhari was attended by Eight Governors and lasted for over an hour. "The task to get Nigeria working again starts now", he wrote, ...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice

The outcome had remained in doubt, however, after one Republican, Lisa Murkowski , defied her party and voted against moving ahead. Adding to the day's drama, women protesters in the Senate gallery shouting, "Shame on you!" briefly interrupted the confirmation vote.

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  • Susan Collins Spoke Out Against Sexual Assault When a Democrat Was Accused
Susan Collins Spoke Out Against Sexual Assault When a Democrat Was Accused

Still, Maine Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski offered an extended and emotional explanation Friday for why she chose to buck her party and vote against ending debate on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . "I am against any kind of abuse or violence". Republicans held open an empty seat that year, which Trump filled in 2...

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  • Melania Trump tells Donald off when she disagrees with his tweets
Melania Trump tells Donald off when she disagrees with his tweets

Secretary of the foreign affairs committee, Tarek al-Khouly, also suggested that Trump visits tourist sites as the world follows her visit, emphasizing that including Egypt in her African tour is telling of the importance of the country as an African nation.

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  • Seeking Brexit deal, European Union eyes compromise on Irish border
Seeking Brexit deal, European Union eyes compromise on Irish border

But officials have been meeting behind the scenes before a key summit in Brussels on October 17 and 18. THERESA May is expected to make major concessions in new proposals to the European Union that could delay Brexit for years and restrict Britain's ability to strike trade deals.

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  • Collins Announces Support for Kavanaugh, Ensuring Confirmation
Collins Announces Support for Kavanaugh, Ensuring Confirmation

Speaking to NPR after Collins and Manchin announced their support for Kavanaugh , a lawyer for Ford addressed whether the California professor feels she failed because confirmation is now a near certainty. Senators were allowed to read it behind closed doors in a secure location in the Capitol, without taking notes or making copies. Steve Dain...

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  • SC shooting suspect identified
SC shooting suspect identified

Scores of gunshots can be heard in footage recorded by a witness near the shooting. For about 15 seconds, the firing appears to be constant and intense. It is his only known prior arrest. Lott said it's standard police procedure to arraign to meet with a subject for an interview. "I have been shooting competitively since 1984 and lovin' it".

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  • US Senate braces for Kavanaugh vote after mass arrests
US Senate braces for Kavanaugh vote after mass arrests

A final confirmation vote is expected Saturday afternoon. "I think what Susan did today was rise to the occasion when the stakes were so high", said Sen. "Fairness would dictate that the claims (by Ford) at least should meet a threshold of "more likely than not" as our standard", she said during her floor speech.

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  • Dairy farmers up in arms over trade deal
Dairy farmers up in arms over trade deal

Once USMCA is ratified, Canada, Mexico and especially the US will all be regaining their market share in manufacturing by producing more automobiles and other goods, thanks to rules of origin that promote manufacturing within North America.

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  • Probe opened in France after Interpol chief reported missing
Probe opened in France after Interpol chief reported missing

Meng, 64, has been unaccounted for since he left France for China in late September, Europe 1 radio reported. His wife said there had been no news of him since he made the trip. There was no further word on Mr Meng's schedule in China or what prompted his wife to wait until now to report his absence. The president of Interpol heads its exec...

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  • The baby who will not forget Melania Trump's hug
The baby who will not forget Melania Trump's hug

Her immediate predecessor Michelle Obama also made a solo trip to the continent when her husband was president, visiting South Africa and Botswana. She later joined Akufo-Addo for tea. The First Lady, who seems excited about her tour, earlier described her host nations as "four attractive and very different countries".

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