• In campaign stop with evangelical Christians, Trump defends his actions on Syria
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    Reuters

    In campaign stop with evangelical Christians, Trump defends his actions on Syria

    "Let them have their borders, but I don't think our soldiers should be there for the next 50 years guarding a border between Turkey and Syria when we can't guard our own borders at home," Trump said in a speech to the Value Voters Summit in Washington, an annual conference of religious conservatives. Trump was elected in 2016 running on a hard-line immigration policy and has sought to make legal and illegal immigration to the United States more difficult during his more than two years in office, pushing for a wall to be built on the U.S.-Mexico border among other measures. After a phone call between Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last Sunday, Trump made an abrupt policy change and ordered out U.S. forces in northeast Syria who had been fighting with Kurdish YPG militia against Islamic State.

  • The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan
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    Associated Press

    The Latest: Typhoon leaves up to 33 dead in Japan

    Rescuers in Japan are continuing to help people in the aftermath of a ferocious typhoon, as the death toll from the storm climbed to as high as 33. The government's Fire and Disaster Management Agency, which tends to be conservative in its counts, said late Sunday that 14 people died and 11 were missing as a result of Typhoon Hagibis, while 187 suffered injuries. Japan's Kyodo News agency said 33 people died and 19 were missing.

  • BEHOLD: Is China's DF-26 Missile a Real Threat to U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers?
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    The National Interest

    BEHOLD: Is China's DF-26 Missile a Real Threat to U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers?

    Key point: America has a range problem. Last year, Chinese state media reported that a new brigade of Beijing's most advanced intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been “activated. The newly commissioned brigade is armed with the Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM.

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    Bloomberg

    Xi, Modi Agree on New Trade Mechanism at Seaside Talks in India

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to set up a new mechanism to discuss trade during two days of informal talks in southern India that were aimed at re-calibrating strained ties between the nations. India raised its concerns about the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale told reporters Saturday in the seaside town of Mamallapuram. The contentious issues of China's Huawei 5G network and India's decision to revoke the special autonomous status of Kashmir were not discussed, Gokhale said.

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    The Week

    Bernie Sanders differentiates himself from Warren, says he's the only candidate willing to stand up to corporate elite

    It looks like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is beginning to distance himself from his good friend Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) policy-wise. The two Democratic presidential candidates have always gotten along well and are generally ideological allies, especially relative to many of their primary competitors. Sanders praised Warren's tenure as a senator and reaffirmed their friendship, but he said "there are differences" in their platforms, namely the fact that Warren has maintained she is a capitalist "through her bones." He said the country doesn't need more regulation, but rather a "political revolution" and he believes he's the only candidate who will stand up to the corporate elite in the U.S. and say "enough." He said that Warren would speak for herself on the matter, but, for the moment, Sanders, who considers himself a democratic socialist, thinks her adherence to capitalism is reason enough to separate them.

  • Harry Dunn: US woman allegedly involved in crash does not have diplomatic immunity, says Foreign Office
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    The Independent

    Harry Dunn: US woman allegedly involved in crash does not have diplomatic immunity, says Foreign Office

    The US diplomat's wife allegedly involved in a crash which killed a teenager does not have diplomatic immunity, the Foreign Office has said. A letter, that appears to have been sent by foreign secretary Dominic Raab to Harry Dunn's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, says: “The question remains when such immunity comes to an end, regardless of any waiver. “The UK government's position is that immunity, and therefore any question of waiver, is no longer relevant in Mrs Sacoolas' case, because she has returned home.

  • Girl scales replica of Trump’s 'un-climbable' border wall
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    Girl scales replica of Trump’s 'un-climbable' border wall

    An 18-foot replica of President Trump's border wall has been climbed in a matter of seconds by an 8-year-old girl and a man who returned for another attempt while juggling with one hand.

  • Canada vote pitches Trudeau into fight of his political life
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    AFP

    Canada vote pitches Trudeau into fight of his political life

    The gloves have come off as Justin Trudeau struggles to hold onto his parliamentary majority heading into the last week of a tight campaign before Canada's October 21 general election. The latest polls put his Liberals in a dead heat with the Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer. With only 32 percent support each, however, neither of the frontrunners is poised to win enough of the 338 seats up for grabs for an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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    USA TODAY

    Norwegian Cruise Line passengers demand refunds after ship skips several scheduled stops

    Angry Norwegian Cruise Line passengers wasted no time voicing their frustration after disembarking from the ship Friday in England. Photos and videos shared on social media showed upset passengers on board Norwegian Cruise Line's "Mystical Fjords" tour. According to Business Insider and NBC News, passengers paid for a 14-day cruise that was supposed to stop in Ireland, Norway, Holland and Iceland.

  • Hong Kong protesters and police clash, metro and shops targeted
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    Reuters

    Hong Kong protesters and police clash, metro and shops targeted

    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and riot police clashed in chaotic scenes around the city on Sunday, with police in riot gear chasing protesters through crowds of lunchtime shoppers. Rallies in shopping malls on Hong Kong island and across the harbor in the Kowloon district began peacefully around midday with a few hundred people at each chanting "Free Hong Kong" and other slogans. A few hours later, black-clad activists took to the streets and began trashing shops and metro stations and erecting road blocks.

  • Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases
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    Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases

    The 79-year-old California inmate went on to produce more than 30 color portraits, which the FBI hopes will help law enforcement match Little's confessions to victims who, in many cases, have yet to be identified. "The tactic of having a serial killer draw composites of his own victims is unprecedented," said Enzo Yaksic, a crime researcher who helped build the first national serial killer database. "This goes to show how serial killers retain minute details of their crimes and mull them over years later as these are the conquests that made them feel powerful and in control."

  • Russia's New Nuclear Weapon Is A Real Doomsday Device (And Aimed At America)
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    The National Interest

    Russia's New Nuclear Weapon Is A Real Doomsday Device (And Aimed At America)

    On May 22, 2018, the Russian submarine Yuri Dolgoruky slipped beneath the waves of the Arctic White Sea. The four missiles soared across Russia to land in a missile test range on the Kamchatka peninsula, roughly 3,500 miles away. Each of the submarine's sixteen R-30 Bulava (“Mace”) missiles typically carries six 150-kiloton nuclear warheads designed to split apart to hit separate targets.

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    The New York Times

    Islamic State Rears Its Head, Adding to Chaos as Turkey Battles Kurds

    The Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria raised new fears of a resurgence of the Islamic State on Friday, as five militants escaped from a Kurdish-run prison and the extremist group claimed responsibility for a bomb that exploded in the regional capital. As Turkish troops launched a third night of airstrikes and ground incursions, Kurdish fighters said they had thwarted a second attempt to break out of a detention camp for families of Islamic State members. The moves compounded a mounting sense of turmoil in northeast Syria, where tens of thousands of residents were reported fleeing south.

  • German police investigate bitcoin transfer to synagogue killer
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    The Telegraph

    German police investigate bitcoin transfer to synagogue killer

    German police are investigating a bitcoin transfer made to the far-Right extremist behind Wednesday's terror attack in Halle to determine if the man possessed a broader support network. German media outlet Spiegel reports that a transfer of 0.1 bitcoin – approximately €750 (£660) – was made to alleged attacker Stephan Balliet in the lead up to the attack. Police said the transfer came from an unknown source.

  • EU Seeks to Halt U.S. Tariffs Over Airbus Aid in Last-Gasp Plea
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    Bloomberg

    EU Seeks to Halt U.S. Tariffs Over Airbus Aid in Last-Gasp Plea

    The European Union made a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. to refrain from triggering retaliatory tariffs over illegal subsidies to Airbus SE, warning of economic harm to both sides and repeating a call for a negotiated solution. European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told her U.S. counterpart, Robert Lighthizer, that his plan to hit $7.5 billion of EU goods ranging from planes to whiskey with duties would compel the EU to apply countermeasures in a parallel lawsuit over market-distorting aid to Boeing Co. U.S. levies would make a negotiated settlement harder to reach, she said.

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    Reuters

    Nepal pushes to end dependency on India with China rail, tunnel deals

    Chinese President Xi Jinping wound up two days of meetings in Nepal on Sunday with separate deals for a rail link to Tibet and a tunnel, an official said, as the Himalayan nation seeks to end an Indian dominance over its trade routes by increasing connectivity with Beijing. The 70-km (42-mile) rail link will connect Gyiron in Tibet with Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu, making it one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the country. A Chinese team has already conducted a preliminary study for the project, which will be part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, Xi's signature diplomatic and trade push that is attempting to recreate the old Silk Road joining China with Asia and Europe.

  • Deadly protests set stage for Iran, US tug-of-war over Iraq
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    AFP

    Deadly protests set stage for Iran, US tug-of-war over Iraq

    Iraq's deadliest wave of protests since the 2003 ouster of dictator Saddam Hussein has made the country vulnerable to a battle for influence between its two main competing allies, the United States and Iran, analysts say. The anti-government protests that erupted on October 1 echoed the demands that young Iraqis have made over recent years. But the demonstrations played out differently this time, as tensions spiralled between the US and Iran.

  • Kamala Harris to Donald Trump Jr: 'You wouldn’t know a joke if one raised you'
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    USA TODAY

    Kamala Harris to Donald Trump Jr: 'You wouldn’t know a joke if one raised you'

    Harris has been extremely critical of President Donald Trump and has even recently called on his twitter account to be suspended, saying that "Others have had their accounts suspended for less offensive behavior. You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you.

  • Missing dog reunited with owner 12 years later
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    CBS News

    Missing dog reunited with owner 12 years later

    It's a reunion more than a decade in the making: Dutchess the dog escaped her yard in Florida way back in February 2007, CBS Pittsburgh reports. More than 12 years later, she was found under a shed in Pittsburgh. Dutchess was just a puppy when she got lost; now the Fox Terrier is 14-years-old and has been reunited with her owner in Pittsburgh at the Humane Animal Rescue.

  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests
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    In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like "transgender" are being uttered before the nation's highest court gives some supporters of LGBT workplace rights hope that the pendulum will swing in their favor. "I want all members of our community to feel supported by the government, and often for a lot of us and a lot of friends of mine, it's the first time that they feel represented," said Jessica Goldberg, a bisexual senior at the University of Colorado Denver.

  • Why Poland Really Needs the Patriot Missile Defense System (Think Russia)
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    The National Interest

    Why Poland Really Needs the Patriot Missile Defense System (Think Russia)

    Moreover, Poland is spending an increasing share of its defense budget on modernization. Warsaw took a major step toward its goal of fielding a modern military with its decision to acquire the U.S. Patriot medium-range air and missile defense system. Two Patriot batteries have already been purchased with six more to be bought by 2026.

  • World
    The Week

    Kurdish general to U.S.: Either protect us, or 'move aside so we can let in the Russians'

    Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, did not mince words when meeting with William Roebuck, the Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on Thursday, CNN reports. "You have given up on us," Mazloum said, referring to President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, giving Turkey an opening to invade, which they have. An internal U.S. government readout obtained by CNN also revealed that Mazloum told Roebuck he has considered gaining the support of another foreign power in place of the U.S. "I've been holding myself for two days from going to the press and saying that America abandoned us and that I would like you to get out of our areas now so that I can invite Russia and regime planes to take over this airspace," Mazloum said.

  • Portland antifa activist killed in hit and run, police say
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    The Guardian

    Portland antifa activist killed in hit and run, police say

    A Portland antifascist activist was killed in the early hours of Saturday in an apparent hit-and-run near Cider Riot, a cidery and taproom popular with the city's anarchist left that has been the scene of conflict with rightwing groups. According to the Portland Police Bureau, the car involved was fired upon and crashed into a nearby building. Police said in a statement that the 23-year-old victim, Sean D Kealiher, was taken to a local hospital by associates.

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    Reuters

    Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action

    In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated with academia to side with peaceful protesters courting arrest from Amsterdam to Melbourne. Wearing white laboratory coats to symbolise their research credentials, a group of about 20 of the signatories gathered on Saturday to read out the text outside London's century-old Science Museum in the city's upmarket Kensington district. "We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and non-violent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law," said Emily Grossman, a science broadcaster with a PhD in molecular biology, who read the declaration on behalf of the group.

  • Trial date set for former decorated Green Beret facing murder charge
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    FOX News Videos

    Trial date set for former decorated Green Beret facing murder charge

    Maj. Mathew Golsteyn is accused of killing a Taliban bombmaker; an update on the case from Nancy Golsteyn and Rep. Duncan Hunter.