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Former Rep. John Conyers Dies at Age 90

Former Rep. John Conyers Dies at Age 90 Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, where he worked as a legislative assistant for three years. With a tenure spanning 53 years, he was the longest-serving African American in congressional history and the sixth-longest serving congressperson overall. [Full Article...]

Facebook Removes Dozens of Iranian Disinformation Accounts

Facebook Removes Dozens of Iranian Disinformation Accounts With just over a year left until the 2020 US presidential elections , Facebook updated its policies on the spread of misinformation and released a bunch of new tools to better "protect the democratic process" in a post published yesterday. [Full Article...]

More than 100 Islamic State prisoners have escaped in Syria: US envoy

More than 100 Islamic State prisoners have escaped in Syria: US envoy James Jeffrey said at a House of Representatives hearing: 'We haven't seen widespread evidence of ethnic cleansing. "We're keeping a very close eye on the situation with the ISIS fighters", the official said. Mitt Romney pressed Jeffrey on why the decision to withdrawn had been done so suddenly. Turkey's primary objective "was to push the US out and to break the SDF as the governing entity and... [Full Article...]

Trump blames Democrats, media for relocation of G7

Trump blames Democrats, media for relocation of G7 Mitt Romney, saying they "don't have people like that" on their side. But Trump also called out Republicans for not sticking together, pointing a finger at Utah Sen. However, House Democrats reportedly have not made a final decision yet. US intelligence agencies and a special counsel have concluded that Russian Federation used a campaign of hacking and propaganda to boost Trump's candidacy. [Full Article...]

Israeli PM Netanyahu fails to form a government ahead of deadline

Israeli PM Netanyahu fails to form a government ahead of deadline Likud placed second in the September ballot with 32 seats in the 120-member parliament, behind 33 for Blue and White. The bloc "is determined to form a liberal unity government under Benny Gantz, who the nation elected a month ago". Blue and White party Leader Benny Gantz looks on during his party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, on October 3. [Full Article...]

Thai king dismisses 'disloyal' consort for challenging the queen

Thai king dismisses 'disloyal' consort for challenging the queen Queen Suthida, a 41-year-old former flight attendant, has been a long-term partner of King Vajiralongkorn, and the pair have been seen together in public on many occasions during the past years. King Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne after the death of his father in 2016. Vajiralongkorn designated her as such in July, three months after he announced his fourth wife Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalak... [Full Article...]

Erdogan vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish fighters if ceasefire fails

Erdogan vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish fighters if ceasefire fails During an October 5 call, Trump promised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he would remove US troops from the Kurdish-controlled border area on the Turkish-Syrian border. Erdogan's meeting with Putin on Tuesday will add murk to an already muddy situation. Eyewitness reports said shelling continued in the city through Thursday night and into Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Would Nancy Pelosi Become Vice President If Trump Left Office Early?

Would Nancy Pelosi Become Vice President If Trump Left Office Early? Ms Pelosi mentioned the House vote and Senator Chuck Schumer , the Democratic leader, started to read the president a quote from former Defence Secretary James Mattis on the need to keep USA troops in Syria to prevent a resurgence of Islamic State fighters. [Full Article...]

Turkey agrees to pause Syria offensive to let Kurds withdraw

Turkey agrees to pause Syria offensive to let Kurds withdraw The Utah senator took to the Senate floor Thursday to criticize Trump anew over his withdrawal of USA troops from northern Syria. The U.S. officials were expected to warn Erdogan that he will face additional economic sanctions if he doesn't halt his assault on Kurdish forces once allied with the U.S.in the fight against the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Trump Announces Deputy Energy Sec. as Rick Perry’s Replacement

Trump Announces Deputy Energy Sec. as Rick Perry’s Replacement When asked if he thought it was odd when President Donald Trump instructed him to talk to Giuliani about a potential meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Perry shrugged. ".@SecretaryPerry is a good man & good friend who has devoted his life to serving his country & the great state of Texas". Perry has been referred to by some of his colleagues as one of the "three amigos" of th... [Full Article...]

Is Trump More Concerned With Erdoğan Relationship Than With Kurdish Lives?

Is Trump More Concerned With Erdoğan Relationship Than With Kurdish Lives? Turkey's president says his country "cannot forget" the harshly worded letter from U.S. President Donald Trump about the Turkish military offensive into Syria. Trump has been accused of abandoning Kurdish-led fighters, Washington's main partners in the battle to dismantle Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria, by withdrawing troops from the border as Ankara launched its offensive o... [Full Article...]

Evidence in case against Giuliani’s South Florida associates includes 50 bank accounts

Evidence in case against Giuliani’s South Florida associates includes 50 bank accounts In the grand jury indictment issued last week by Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, the two associates of Giuliani are accused of setting up a shell company, Global Energy Producers LLC, to hide the foreign sourcing of a $325,000 donation to America First Action , a pro-Trump super PAC. [Full Article...]

Fresh protests in Spain over Catalan sentence

Fresh protests in Spain over Catalan sentence That has left acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez , whose centre-left Socialist Party has advocated dialogue with Catalonian leaders but refused to cede ground on a referendum, in a almost impossible political situation. The club said they were "committed to opening a process of dialogue and negotiation between all parties, without limits or conditions". Freedom Political Prisoners: Roads and t... [Full Article...]

Trump's extraordinary letter to Turkey's Erdogan

Trump's extraordinary letter to Turkey's Erdogan Erdogan said he will only decide on visiting Washington after the US delegation talks. They added that American troops sabotaged and bombed a base at the Lafarge Cement Factory before leaving, to prevent its future use. Many criticized the decision because they believe it opened the door to the resurgence of ISIS , though others defended it as the best way avoid USA service members being ca... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation signals its new power in Syria; Pence seeking cease-fire from Turkey

Russian Federation signals its new power in Syria; Pence seeking cease-fire from Turkey Turkey launched its offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters it considers terrorists after Trump announced he was withdrawing U.S. troops. United States military aircraft carried out a "show of force" in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to the country's forces, a U.S. [Full Article...]

Brexit rumblings as PM Johnson postpones meeting

Brexit rumblings as PM Johnson postpones meeting He also said Prime Minister Boris Johnson would meet the undertakings given to a Scottish court earlier this month, when the government's top legal officer in Scotland gave assurances the government would fully comply with a law which requires Johnson to request a delay to Brexit if no deal is reached by October 19. [Full Article...]

PM Modi gifts Xi image embossed silk shawl to Chinese premier

PM Modi gifts Xi image embossed silk shawl to Chinese premier He said that both Modi and Xi are "very strong and very popular leaders", and they are fully capable of shaping the future of the bilateral relationship in a constructive and mutually beneficial direction. The US has asked its allies not to use Huawei equipment, which it says China could exploit for spying. In 2017, the Indian and Chinese armies faced each other down for more than two months on ... [Full Article...]

Turkey's military crosses into Syria, targets SDF positions

Turkey's military crosses into Syria, targets SDF positions Turkish troops have been bombarding the town of Tal Abyad since the start of their ground offensive against Kurdish fighters on Wednesday. Some made victory signs, shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) and waving Syrian rebel flags as they advanced towards Ras al Ain. [Full Article...]

Giuliani Associates Arrested On Campaign Finance Violations

Giuliani Associates Arrested On Campaign Finance Violations They are accused of funneling foreign money into US elections to influence USA politics on behalf of a Ukrainian official, according to the Wall Street Journal . While there is no evidence of wrongdoing against the former United States vice president and his son, Hunter Biden , Ukraine's prosecutor general Ruslan Riaboshapka announced that he would review the file on Burisma Holdings. [Full Article...]

Turkey's 'impulsive' invasion of Syria will destabilize region, says United States official

Turkey's 'impulsive' invasion of Syria will destabilize region, says United States official Ms Buswell said IRC teams remained on the ground. Darbasiya, some 60km to the east, was also reported to be largely deserted following the exodus. According to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella organization largely composed of YPG and YPJ units, the attacks have already cost the lives of eight civilians, including an infant and a ten-year-old boy. [Full Article...]


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