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'Despondent' May losing sleep on in-fighting, said Juncker: FAZ
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  • 2017-10-22 22:47:27Z

Theresa May looked "despondent", with deep rings under her eyes, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker told aides after dining with the British prime minister last week, a German newspaper said on Sunday. The report by a Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung correspondent whose leaked account of

Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call
Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

GIRARD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a reported domestic disturbance in the northeastern part of the state.

Toddler Who Disappeared After Father Allegedly Put Her Out For Not Drinking Her Milk is Found Dead: Report
Toddler Who Disappeared After Father Allegedly Put Her Out For Not Drinking Her Milk is Found Dead: Report

She was missing since Oct. 7.

Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign
Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign
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  • 2017-10-22 19:41:09Z

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand. Navalny, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was detained by police in

Fox & Friends draws ire by dressing up black child as watermelon slice for Halloween
Fox & Friends draws ire by dressing up black child as watermelon slice for Halloween

In what one would hope was just a terrible oversight, Fox & Friends this weekend aired a Halloween segment that featured children in various cute costumes -- including a black child dressed as a watermelon slice.

British police end armed hostage-taking in central England: BBC
British police end armed hostage-taking in central England: BBC
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  • 2017-10-22 18:09:05Z

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have ended an armed hostage-taking at a leisure complex in central England, the BBC reported on Sunday. The BBC quoted the chief executive of MFA Bowl, which owns the bowling alley where the gunman took two staff members hostage, as saying police had stormed the building

Travel plea for conjoined twins in blockaded Gaza
Travel plea for conjoined twins in blockaded Gaza

Conjoined twins born in Gaza Sunday need to leave the blockaded Palestinian enclave for treatment crucial to their survival, their doctor and a family member said. "A woman gave birth this morning to Siamese twins joined at the stomach and pelvis," Allam Abu Hamda, head of the neonatal unit at Gaza's Shifa Hospital, told AFP. The twins, whose condition Abu Hamda said was stable, have one shared leg, but separate hearts and lungs.

Trump tells Paris, Berlin to
Trump tells Paris, Berlin to 'keep making money' via trade with Tehran

US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday he does not object to France and Germany continuing trade with Iran, despite his refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal. "I told them just keep making money," the real estate mogul-turned-president told the Fox News program Sunday Morning Futures. Whether it's Emmanuel or Angela," Trump said, referring to French President Emmanuel Macron and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Oregon day care shuttered after 2nd death in 2 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Regulators in Oregon have shuttered a day care after a second baby died there in as many years, an unprecedented number of deaths at a single day care center for the state.

On the USS Reagan amid growing nuclear tensions
On the USS Reagan amid growing nuclear tensions

ABC News' Chief Global Correspondent Martha Raddatz travelled to the USS Reagan for an exclusive look at U.S. military preparations near North Korea.

Abe cruises to
Abe cruises to 'super-majority' win in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday and immediately vowed to "deal firmly" with threats from North Korea that dominated the campaign. This allows nationalist Abe to propose changes to pacifist Japan's US-imposed constitution, which forces it to renounce war and effectively limits its military to a self-defence role. Abe said the comfortable election win had stiffened his resolve to tackle North Korea's nuclear threat, as the key US regional ally seeks to step up pressure on Pyongyang after it fired two missiles over Japan in the space of a month.

Strudel The Obese Dog's Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring
Strudel The Obese Dog's Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring

The dramatic weight loss of a severely chunky golden retriever mix could be an inspiration to people caring for overweight pets.

The Latest: Russia accuses US of
The Latest: Russia accuses US of 'barbaric' bombing of Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local):

U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush
U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush
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  • 2017-10-22 15:15:39Z

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators said on Sunday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military's presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the west African country

Hamas deputy leader says to continue Iran ties, armed fight

The deputy head of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas vowed to keep close ties with Israel's arch-enemy Iran and to maintain its weapons, Iranian media reported on Sunday, rejecting Israeli preconditions for any peace talks. Hamas, which is designated as a terrorist group by Western countries and Israel, signed a reconciliation deal this month with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction. "Undoubtedly, the Palestinian resistance forces will never give up ... their arms," the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Saleh Arouri as saying at a meeting with the Iranian parliament's speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran.

Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case
Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

The sentencing starting Monday for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to feature dramatic testimony about troops badly hurt while they searched for him.

Some Truly Excellent Costumes From NYC's Famous Halloween Dog Parade
Some Truly Excellent Costumes From NYC's Famous Halloween Dog Parade

Every year, New Yorkers and their beloved canine pals embark on a time-honored tradition: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.

Budget Chief Raises Possibility Of Trump Agreeing To Obamacare Subsidy Deal
Budget Chief Raises Possibility Of Trump Agreeing To Obamacare Subsidy Deal

WASHINGTON ― Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney suggested on Fox News Sunday that President Donald Trump could back a bipartisan deal on making certain reimbursement payments to insurers if he also got other, smaller changes to the health care system.

As relations thaw, Saudi Arabia and Iraq pledge cooperation against IS
As relations thaw, Saudi Arabia and Iraq pledge cooperation against IS
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  • 2017-10-22 13:37:01Z

By Jonathan Landay RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Iraq convened a new joint body to coordinate their fight against Islamic State and on rebuilding Iraqi territory wrested from the group, the Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in Riyadh on Sunday. The rare senior meeting

Senate
Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he has not abandoned his longtime goal of making sure any tax cuts are revenue neutral, saying the growth estimates in the Republican tax reform plan will offset the cuts. The Trump administration's tax plan promises up to $6 trillion in tax cuts but will increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Why the U.S. Navy's America-Class Amphibious Assault Ships are One of a Kind
Why the U.S. Navy's America-Class Amphibious Assault Ships are One of a Kind

Integration of a well deck into a new, high-tech class of amphibs represents key elements of a multi-year conceptual trajectory informing Navy thinking about amphibious warfare strategy in a modern threat environment. The Navy is acquiring early materials, working on systems engineering and starting detailed design work for a new America-Class Amphibious Assault ship which re-introduces "well-deck" surface attack technology to prepare the service for future amphibious warfare. Construction of the ship, LHA 8 (Bougainville), is scheduled to commence in late 2018 with delivery planned to occur in 2024, Navy officials have told Scout Warrior.

Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus on North Korea threat
Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus on North Korea threat

Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus discusses the North Korea threat and more on "This Week."

The U.S. Navy Had a Crazy Plan to Build 'Super' Battleships (But Super Obsolete)
The U.S. Navy Had a Crazy Plan to Build 'Super' Battleships (But Super Obsolete)

Had the U.S. built the Montanas, they likely would have had similar post-war careers to those of the South Dakotas.  Because of their speed, the Iowas were more useful at every job except fighting other battleships. Having built the ships in the late 1940s, the USN would have sold them for scrap in the early 1960s. In the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy still expected to need huge, first rate battleships to fight the best that Japan and Germany had to offer.

Indonesia demands answers after military chief denied U.S. entry
Indonesia demands answers after military chief denied U.S. entry

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the U.S. secretary of state and summon Washington's deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was denied entry to the United States, Indonesian officials said on Sunday. Armed Forces Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was about to board a flight on Saturday when the airline informed him that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection had denied him entry, military spokesman Wuryanto told a news conference in Jakarta.

Tom Hanks Offers Suggestion To Those 'Frustrated' With Current Affairs: 'Read History'
Tom Hanks Offers Suggestion To Those 'Frustrated' With Current Affairs: 'Read History'

Actor Tom Hanks recommends this: Brush up on your history.

Austria
Austria's likely next chancellor hopes to form govt. in 60 days: paper
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  • 2017-10-22 11:26:39Z

Austria's likely next chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, wants talks over a new government to last no more than two months, he said in a newspaper interview published in Sunday. Austria's president on Friday gave the green light to conservative leader Kurz, whose People's Party (OVP) secured 31.5

Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis
Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis
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  • 2017-10-22 11:04:40Z

By Francesca Landini MILAN (Reuters) - Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away. Lombardy and Veneto, regions that

U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria: SDF
U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria: SDF
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  • 2017-10-22 10:25:34Z

By Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they captured Syria's largest oil field on Sunday, pressing their assault against Islamic State in the east of the country. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they took al-Omar field on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river in

Filipino troops battling final 30 IS-linked gunmen in Marawi
Filipino troops battling final 30 IS-linked gunmen in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine troops on Sunday were battling a final group of about 30 pro-Islamic State group militants who were surrounded in one building with all their hostages gone as a nearly five-month siege neared its end in southern Marawi city, a military official said.

Roadside bomb kills seven outside Somali capital Mogadishu
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  • 2017-10-22 09:39:35Z

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed at least seven people on Sunday - mostly women farmers - in an area outside the Somali capital dominated by Islamist insurgents who have defied public protests to end years of violence, residents and the army said. Sunday's bombing hit

Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building
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  • 2017-10-22 08:00:18Z

By Roli Ng MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine troops were locked in an intense urban firefight on Sunday with the last remnants of a pro-Islamic state alliance, as the army sought to declare an end to the country's biggest internal security crisis in years. An estimated 30 people,

Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11
Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11
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  • 2017-10-22 07:46:02Z

Eleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said. Earlier estimates had put the George Town death toll at 14, but three workers had managed to escape, said Ervin Galen Teruki, deputy operations head of the Fire and Rescue Department

Lord Balfour: I had to look up in an encyclopaedia how my forebear changed British history 100 years ago
Lord Balfour: I had to look up in an encyclopaedia how my forebear changed British history 100 years ago

The 5th Earl of Balfour first realised the significance of the Balfour Declaration when he was a 14-year-old schoolboy at Eton, hailing a taxi while on holiday in London. A copy of the Declaration - made a century ago by Arthur Balfour, the former prime minister who later became foreign secretary, backing the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine - hung on the wall of his loo at home, where the young Balfour read it without really appreciating its importance. The iconic document was never discussed at home or school.  So it was a crucial moment in Lord Balfour's life when a Jewish London cabbie spotted his school trunk with his surname painted on it. "Is this yours, mate? Are you...

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT
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  • 2017-10-22 05:39:45Z

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. "I would go, yes," Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an interview

Three wounded in shooting near US mine in Papua
Three wounded in shooting near US mine in Papua

At least one gunman has wounded three people near a huge Indonesian gold and copper mine owned by US firm Freeport-McMoRan, the company said Sunday. The attacks on Saturday injured two policemen and a security contractor, according to Freeport spokesman Riza Pratama.

Report: White House Rushed Condolences To Gold Star Families
Report: White House Rushed Condolences To Gold Star Families

Multiple families of military service members killed in the line duty are now getting rush-delivered letters from President Donald Trump, days after Trump claimed he had called the immediate families of all service members who had been killed since he took office in January.

For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid
For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid 'vacation'
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  • 2017-10-22 03:33:13Z

By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no. "They told me I had to go to a more isolated place this

In ravaged Raqa, clues to IS
In ravaged Raqa, clues to IS's bygone media empire

Raqa (Syria) (AFP) - "Special operations by the Caliphate's soldiers!" boasts a torn, blood-stained pamphlet at a bombed-out media kiosk in Syria's Raqa, a symbol of the Islamic State group's once fearsome propaganda machine. As well as serving as the Syrian capital of IS's "caliphate," Raqa was the beating heart of much of its media output and was painstakingly portrayed as a jihadist paradise where Islamic law had finally been applied.

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with Israel
5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with Israel

The technology that binds all of these other systems together is the Israeli soldier. Since 1948 (and even before) Israel has committed the best of its human capital to the armed forces. The IDF has developed systems of recruitment, training, and retention that allow it to field some of the most competent, capable soldiers in the world.

Report: Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract After $32 Million Harassment Settlement
Report: Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract After $32 Million Harassment Settlement

Fox News extended host Bill O'Reilly's contract for $100 million over four years shortly after he reached a $32 million agreement to settle claims of sexual harassment from a former network employee, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Rachel Maddow Defends Niger Theory After Experts Call It 'Conspiracymongering'
Rachel Maddow Defends Niger Theory After Experts Call It 'Conspiracymongering'

Rachel Maddow on Friday doubled down on her controversial reporting on the deadly Niger ambush on U.S. troops, in which she linked President Donald Trump's travel ban with the deaths of four soldiers.

Eric Holder: Harvey Weinstein Revelations Must Prompt Culture Shift On Sexual Harassment
Eric Holder: Harvey Weinstein Revelations Must Prompt Culture Shift On Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the explosive revelations about alleged sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder called on men to take responsibility for creating a culture that allowed such abuse to occur ― and act to change.

UK PM May readying concessions on welfare reform - Sunday Telegraph
UK PM May readying concessions on welfare reform - Sunday Telegraph
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  • 2017-10-21 21:51:34Z

British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of making concessions around a key welfare reform that has angered opposition parties as well as members of her own Conservatives, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The government has signaled that it is looking at ways to reduce the waiting time for payments

Czech vote winner Babis wants active EU role, not favoring government with extremists
Czech vote winner Babis wants active EU role, not favoring government with extremists

By Robert Muller PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic must seek partners beyond the central European Visegrad Group to find common ground on issues including migration and food quality, Czech parliamentary election winner Andrej Babis told Reuters. The billionaire businessman, who won 29.6 percent of the vote in this weekend's election, is against deeper EU integration and adoption of the euro, and has raised concerns he may join Poland or Hungary on a collision course with the EU. Double food quality, solution to migration, the fight against migration and other issues," Babis told Reuters in a brief interview at ANO headquarters after the election results were counted.

Iraq PM arrives on Saudi visit
Iraq PM arrives on Saudi visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Riyadh Saturday in a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations between the Arab neighbours. The tour coincides with Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh's high profile visit to Baghdad where he called for the strengthening of economic relations to boost oil prices. It also comes after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, his second visit to the region in recent months to launch a fresh bid Sunday to ease a crisis between Riyadh and Doha.

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast
Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.

Donald Trump: The End of the Islamic State
Donald Trump: The End of the Islamic State 'Is in Sight'

President Donald Trump says the end of the Islamic State "is in sight" after the militant group was driven out of Raqqa, its self-declared capital in Syria.

Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract Despite Knowing of Sexual Harassment Allegations
Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract Despite Knowing of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a lawsuit

Park hikers may have died in
Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."

Steve Bannon: George W. Bush
Steve Bannon: George W. Bush's Presidency Was the Most 'Destructive' in U.S. History

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon slammed former President George W. Bush Friday, calling his presidency the most "destructive" in the history of the United States.

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