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Attack Near Canadian Mine in Burkina Faso Kills 38 People
Attack Near Canadian Mine in Burkina Faso Kills 38 People

(Bloomberg) -- Scores of people are still missing after Wednesday's attack near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso in which 38 people were killed, the worst such incident in the West African nation struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency.The death toll was 38, Defense Minister Cherif Moumouna Sy said Friday following a visit to the region. A further 63 people were injured, with the most severely wounded brought to the capital, Ouagadougou, Sy told Radiodiffusion Television du Burkina. Government spokesman Remy Fulgance Dandjinou said about 40 people remained unaccounted for."Our troops are on the ground because we also have some elements that are missing, some mine workers that we...

Shooting of 10-year-old boy is the latest sign of Philadelphia
Shooting of 10-year-old boy is the latest sign of Philadelphia's surge in violent crime

The shooting of a 10-year-old boy walking home from school underscores the scourge of gun violence in Philly, which has seen an increase in homicides.

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Trump Won't Hit EU With Threatened Car Tariffs, Juncker Says

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. U.S. President Donald Trump will not impose tariffs on European Union automotive goods next week as threatened, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung."Trump will ruffle a bit, but there will not be any automobile tariffs," Juncker said in the interview, which was published online Thursday. "He won't do it. You're talking to a fully informed man."Trump gave himself a deadline of mid-November to decide whether to impose the levies on cars and auto parts. The EU threatened to retaliate with tariffs on $39 billion of American...

Survivors of Islamic State Carnage Feel Little Relief at Al-Baghdadi
Survivors of Islamic State Carnage Feel Little Relief at Al-Baghdadi's Death

BAGHDAD -- In the Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his allies lived, there was bitterness at the news that the head of the Islamic State group had died -- not that it had happened, but that it had not happened sooner.Al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a nighttime raid by U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria early Sunday, brought a trail of carnage into their lives through the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, destroying their homes and their cities and ultimately forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee.The chaos unleashed by the Islamic State's rise and the battles to destroy it are far from over, and the fighting, displacement and...

Baby Shortage Prompts China
Baby Shortage Prompts China's Unwed Mothers to Fight for Change

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.For generations, a Chinese woman who gave birth out of wedlock was shunned by society and discriminated against by authorities. Now, as the Communist Party seeks to boost a slowing birthrate, that is starting to change.Yue Li, based in the southern port city of Guangzhou, thought she would face a range of obstacles in getting her son legal documents after she gave birth last year following a separation from her ex-boyfriend. But she was surprised how easy it was to access maternity benefits and obtain a residential permit known as a hukou for her son-- so much so that she posted...

Venezuela Defaults on Its Last Bond, Setting Up Legal Showdown
Venezuela Defaults on Its Last Bond, Setting Up Legal Showdown

(Bloomberg) -- The team advising Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido skipped a payment Monday on the nation's only bonds not in default, setting up a legal showdown with creditors.Rather than pay the $913 million due on Petroleos de Venezuela's 2020 notes, Guaido's advisers say they will take legal action against investors to fight any efforts to seize the collateral on the bonds -- 50.1% of Citgo Holding Inc.'s shares. Their argument is that the debt is illegal because the opposition-led National Assembly never approved its issuance. On Thursday, the Trump administration moved to temporarily shield the collateral from creditors."Despite all the efforts to date, the ad hoc...

Trump's former top Russia adviser reportedly testified that EU ambassador Gordon Sondland was a national security threat

Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia and Europe adviser, was reportedly quite concerned that Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, would accidentally divulge national security secrets while on the job, two people familiar with her private congressional testimony told The New York Times.Hill reportedly testified on Monday that Sondland was so unprepared for his job that she considered him a national security threat, though she reportedly did not accuse him of intentionally putting the country at risk. Instead, she reportedly likened him to someone driving a car without guardrails or a GPS.The actions that reportedly concerned Hill include Sondland's use of...

Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide
Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide

Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash. Officials from the United States, Britain and South Korea described the network as one of the largest child pornography operations they had encountered to date. Called Welcome To Video, the website relied on the bitcoin cryptocurrency to sell access to 250,000 videos depicting child sexual abuse, authorities said, including footage of extremely young children being raped.

Syria troops fight Turkish forces alongside Kurds: monitor
Syria troops fight Turkish forces alongside Kurds: monitor

The Syrian army deployed alongside Kurdish forces on the front line in northern Syria Wednesday but their newfound cooperation saw no let-up in the week-old Turkish invasion, a monitor said. In a rare scene in Syria's eight-year-old civil war, government troops and Kurdish fighters were "fighting together" against Turkey's Syrian proxies northeast of the town of Ain Issa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based monitor reported "violent clashes" near the M4 highway -- a key east-west artery that links the Kurdish heartland in the northeast with Syria's second city Aleppo and the Mediterranean coast beyond.

Rudy Giuliani urged Trump to turn over an exiled Muslim cleric to Erdogan, raising concerns that he was lobbying for Turkey
Rudy Giuliani urged Trump to turn over an exiled Muslim cleric to Erdogan, raising concerns that he was lobbying for Turkey

Giuliani is already under scrutiny for his ongoing efforts to push Ukraine's government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Jimmy Kimmel Calls Trump 'Flakiest Snowflake Ever' for Whining to Fox News

ABCWith all of the other network late-night hosts taking Columbus Day (and the rest of the week) off, it was left to Jimmy Kimmel to fill the nation in on everything happening in Trumpworld Monday night. "Meanwhile in Washington, the impeachment train is picking up steam," Kimmel told his audience, breaking down the various developments, from the testimony of Trump's former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, to the pending flip from Trump's ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland. "And on top of that, the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is said to be under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for his dealings in Ukraine," Kimmel said, noting that Trump now seems unsure...


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