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World News Mexico to Ask UN for Help with Central American Refugees
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Trump told a political rally in Montana on Thursday night that he wanted "to thank the Mexican government because they are stopping it hopefully before it ever gets to Mexico". -Mexican citizenship, is accused of property damage. But experts on refugees say those moves are unlikely to stop this caravan or stem future ones, since the migrants are primarily driven by conditions in their home countries, not US policy.

World News Debt Conflict: European Commission Rejects Italian Draft Budget
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Italy is bracing itself for a clash with the European Commission over its spending plans. "We will discuss and we will reply to these considerations", Conte told reporters. Last week, Italian stocks briefly slipped into a bear market, and while they have rebounded a little, they remain subdued - although Italy's benchmark share index, the FTSE MIB is more than 1% higher on Tuesday.

World News Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana
Author: 0 Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

He and his friend Alex Lacrosse were smoking when two police officers walked by. Sales figures on the first morning under Canada's new legalized pot regime suggest there's considerable demand for cannabis products across the country. Gene Johnson reported from Seattle. With that said, here's are a few kind-of-confusing-cannabis laws that might trip you up, but could cost set you back thousands if you don't remember.

World News Saudi government reportedly grappling with Khashoggi explanation to save face
Author: 0 Saudi government reportedly grappling with Khashoggi explanation to save face

United already have a strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority to help develop football there as part of the Crown Prince's 2030 Vision project to change the country. Mr Trump had earlier tweeted to say that he had spoken with Salman and that he was sending U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo to Riyadh. "The King told me that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are working hand-in-hand, very closely, on getting to the bottom of what happened".

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Author: 0 "Twitter" has published the data about the Russian "trolls"

It comes less than one month before U.S. Congressional elections which are already the subject of foreign-directed social media campaigns, according to senior U.S. California-based Twitter said it was releasing detailed data on previously disclosed misinformation efforts to allow researchers to gain more insight into the campaigns.

World News UK PM Mulls Longer Transition as EU Demands Brexit Progress
Author: 0 UK PM Mulls Longer Transition as EU Demands Brexit Progress

The Irish government is insisting the border remain open as Britain agreed to removing checkpoints in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement - a peace deal struck between London, Dublin and most political parties and armed factions in Northern Ireland that brought to an end decades of violence in Northern Ireland.

World News Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter
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Gianforte - who represents the state's single at-large district - pleaded guilty in court previous year to a charge of misdemeanor assault and is seeking reelection in November. His remarks praising Mr Gianforte come amid an worldwide furore over the apparent assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi , who allegedly had his fingers cut off and was decapitated inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

World News Mueller Could Release Probe Results After Midterms, Before Thanksgiving, According To Somebody
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Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller's investigation, has incurred particularly acute ire of the GOP over the course of the probe, usually over the pace at which the Justice Department is producing documents the panels requested. He also said that Trump knows he will continue to work as Deputy Attorney General "as long as he wants me to do this job" and that he "serve [s] at the pleasure of the president".

World News USA government refrains from calling China a currency manipulator
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USA officials said the administration sought to revise the treaty in September and was rebuffed by other nations, prompting the decision to withdraw. President Donald Trump has said the 144-year-old UPU puts us businesses at a disadvantage and is used by shippers of the narcotic fentanyl to the USA from China.

World News US airstrike wiped out al-Shabab camp, intel officials say
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The airstrike was launched in coordination with the Somalian government Friday near the Harardere community in Mudug province in central Somalia. Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? The US military has conducted more than two dozen air strikes, including drone strikes, in Somalia this year, the Associated Press news agency reports.

World News Brexit: May 'committed to open-ended backstop', says Irish minister
Author: 0 Brexit: May 'committed to open-ended backstop', says Irish minister

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Theresa May has told European leaders she is prepared to extend the Brexit transition period by another year, keeping the United Kingdom tied to EU rules and regulations until at least December 2021. "There is a message of goodwill, readiness to reach an agreement". May said this proposal was unacceptable as it would create an array of new customs and regulatory checks between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, consequently undermining the constitutional ...

World News Inside Canada's First Legal Recreational Cannabis Stores
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Until yesterday Uruguay was the only country to have legalized the entire value chain for adult recreational use of marijuana. "Federal law supersedes state law", he said. Others, however, are sounding the alarm. Meanwhile, a number of Ontario police services took to social media Wednesday to issue messages about pot legalization.

World News Trump threatens to send army to US-Mexico border in migrant row
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Trump threatened to stop all federal payments to Guatemala, Honduras , and El Salvador if the countries failed to block the flow and blamed Democrats for rejecting a reform of immigration laws allowing them to claim asylum. Other Hondurans are leaving the country to join it. While Trump is threatening to eliminate aid, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been pushing efforts to improve USA ties in Central America to reduce the flow of migrants.

World News Pompeo briefs Trump after trip to Saudi Arabia, Turkey
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A man who previously traveled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage to the United States entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to images published Thursday by a pro-government Turkish newspaper.

World News USA military commander survives attack at Afghan governor's compound
Author: 0 USA military commander survives attack at Afghan governor's compound

Speaking with Radio Liberty, Afghan Interior Minister Wais Barmak said the governor, Toryalai Weesa; the powerful provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq; and its intelligence chief were wounded in the shooting. "We are being told the area is secure". Two Americans were wounded in the cross-fire and they have been medically evacuated. US officials declined to provide further details identifying the victims.

World News Rise in trans hate crimes ‘just tip of the iceberg’
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Upon the release of latest hate crime statistics in England and Wales, both the ruling Conservative party in Britain and its opposition - although differently - reacted to the reported surge in criminal activity. According to the police figures, the number of hate crimes has more than doubled since 2012/13, when 42,255 were recorded. The review will help determine if crimes motivated by ageism, bias against punk and goth subcultures, misogyny and misandry (prejudice against men) should be ...

World News Deaths of parents in Wis. ruled a homicide, missing teen in 'danger'
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Results of Wednesday's autopsies confirmed the Closs died by homicide. The alert states that Closs was taken from her home early Monday morning from "unknown individual (s), likely with a gun". Investigators don't have any leads or suspects, but they have enlisted the help of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has agents who specialize in missing children cases, the sheriff said.

World News Raging floodwaters destroy bridge over Central Texas river
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Initially, forecasters expected the river to rise to near-record levels Thursday , but modified their forecast to show the river dropping below flood stage instead. Last week, four people were swept away in floodwaters along the South Llano River in Junction when an RV park was washed away. Residents were evacuated from homes in Kingsland and in nearby Marble Falls, which was being overwhelmed by the Colorado River.

World News Canada becomes first major economy to legalise recreational cannabis
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Under the new plan, people could apply immediately as long as they have completed their sentence, Goodale told a news conference today. The country's incoming interior minister, Olga Sánchez Cordero, participated in some of those rulings as a Supreme Court justice and has said she will push for broad marijuana legalization.

World News May lobbies European leaders for Brexit deal
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May remained optimistic Wednesday, repeatedly saying that she thinks an agreement is possible. May was able to offer only her stock answer on any issue relating to Brexit: "The proposal that we have put forward is one that delivers on the referendum vote but also ensures that we protect jobs and livelihoods across the United Kingdom ".

World News Aussie PM Criticized After Saying Canberra 'Open' to Moving Embassy to Jerusalem
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was " very thankful " for his Australian counterpart's decision in a post on Twitter Tuesday. Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election.

World News Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven
Author: 0 Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

He did not identify her, but said she would be facing some type of murder charge. "This is one of the most terrible things I've seen in doing law enforcement". Authorities were less clear on what led up to the death. Terrie Robinson, now 33, pleaded guilty to putting her 3-year-old son Tristan in the oven and baking him to death in Washington County on March 2, 2011.

World News MJ Akbar resigns as MoS External Affairs in wake of #MeToo allegations
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Whether Akbar's fall sets off a wider reckoning within the country's political class will largely determine whether India's #MeToo movement leads to lasting change in the country. "The resignation of M.J. Akbar is a vindication of the power of truth even if it began with one fearless person speaking up", she tweeted. The Vishakha Guidelines issued by the Honourable Supreme Court in 1997 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 ("POSH ...

World News Treasury Dept. employee arrested for leaking information to Buzzfeed
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In an indictment released on Wednesday, federal prosecutors charged an official in the Treasury Department with illegally leaking financial information about bank transactions by certain people involved in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, indicating that a series of leaks to one news organization took place over the previous year about key figures in the case, as well as details of the underlying financial probe.

World News Jordan, Syria hail reopening of border crossing
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Israel also said on Sunday that the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen on Monday to United Nations observers, four years after it was closed because of the fighting. There are also signs that Syria is attempting to open up crossings with other neighboring countries in the wake of Naseeb. The UNDOF deployed in the area in 1974.

World News Sabarimala: Protesters clash with police, women turned back
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A Padmakumar, president of Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), the custodian of Sabarimala temple , said that there are no facilities for women devotees, adding that anybody who comes to pray will be allowed inside. On Tuesday, hundreds of demonstrators stopped buses carrying devotees to two of the temple's base camps and asked females to show documents to prove their age.

World News Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, prompting Israeli air strikes in retaliation
Author: 0 Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, prompting Israeli air strikes in retaliation

In August, a rocket from Gaza landed near the city amid a serious escalation in hostilities. A week ago, Israel also announced it was willing to to issue entry permits for 5,000 merchants from Gaza for business purposes, while Qatar would be allowed to pay the salaries of civil servants in Gaza and to finance humanitarian projects in the poverty-stricken enclave.