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Russian Orthodox Church Breaks Ties With Constantinople Patriarchate Russian Orthodox Church Breaks Ties With Constantinople Patriarchate
- October 16, 2018

While most Orthodox clerics in Ukraine still pledge loyalty to the head of the Russian church, Patriarch Kirill, and consider themselves to be part of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kiev actively supports a schismatic force, which has been unrecognized by any other Churches until now. (more...)
The Queen's Reaction to Meghan Markle's Baby News Is So Sweet The Queen's Reaction to Meghan Markle's Baby News Is So Sweet
- October 16, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting their first child on Monday, five months after they got married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Los Angeles native told people at the luncheon she was "head over heels" for Markle and the book launch. After arriving in Sydney on Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting a baby. (more...)
Saudi government preparing to say Khashoggi was killed during interrogation gone wrong Saudi government preparing to say Khashoggi was killed during interrogation gone wrong
- October 16, 2018

Turkish authorities have told US officials that they have recordings from inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that prove Khashoggi was killed inside, officials told NBC News. Trump tweets, "Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened 'to our Saudi Arabian citizen'". "He said that they are working closely with Turkey to find answer". (more...)
Trump Calls Mattis 'Sort of a Democrat' in 60 Minutes Interview Trump Calls Mattis 'Sort of a Democrat' in 60 Minutes Interview
- October 15, 2018

I believe he's rattled by the fact that his ratings have hit the point where even Fox can no longer afford to give him prime-time real estate. "Everybody. Mattis left Central Command and retired from the military in 2013. Later in the interview, Trump said Mattis is "sort of a Democrat", which sure makes it sound as if the Mad Dog should start polishing his resume. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic meets Thailand cave rescue boys on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Zlatan Ibrahimovic meets Thailand cave rescue boys on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
- October 15, 2018

When events turned calamitous, they went into defensive mode. Twelve boys saved during the Thai cave rescue were left speechless after their footballing hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic surprised them during a television interview. They said they realised how many days had passed because one of the boys had a watch which stated the time and date. The former Manchester United star "gatecrashed" The Ellen DeGeneres Show where the youngsters and their coach were being filmed. (more...)
Russian ambassador denounces 'aggressive' Britain Russian ambassador denounces 'aggressive' Britain
- October 15, 2018

Addressing bilateral relations between London and Moscow, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko has stressed that governmental contacts between the two countries are now "frozen", adding that the British government was conducting an aggressive anti-Russia campaign. (more...)
Israel upholds ban on United States student Lara Alqasem over BDS support Israel upholds ban on United States student Lara Alqasem over BDS support
- October 15, 2018

Israel argues groups such as the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that want to isolate Israel over its control of territory which Palestinians seek for a state are antisemitic and aimed at its destruction. The case highlights Israel's efforts to block supporters of BDS. Erdan lambasted the Hebrew University for supporting Alqasem's legal appeal against deportation, as well as Meretz party legislators who visited Alqasem at the airport's immigration cell at the same ... (more...)
Beijing will defend itself in U.S. trade war, says Chinese ambassador Beijing will defend itself in U.S. trade war, says Chinese ambassador
- October 15, 2018

Trump had alleged that China was trying to interfere in the 2018 mid-term polls and that it did not want him to be the President. "I think China meddled also", he said . A Bloomberg survey of more than 60 economists showed they forecast that economic expansion in the USA will slow down to 2.5 percent in 2019, down from 2.9 percent in 2018, and in China, their prediction is 6.3 percent growth in 2019, down from 6.6 in 2018. (more...)
Trump says he 'didn't really make fun' of Ford at rally Trump says he 'didn't really make fun' of Ford at rally
- October 15, 2018

Lesley Stahl grilled Trump like a cheeseburger over the now infamous campaign rally . where Trump suggested Dr. Ford was a liar, to the delight of thousands who cackled their approval. At the rally, held in Southaven, Mississippi, Mr. Trump alternated between questioner and an impression of Ford. "Have you seen what's gone on with the polls?" the president said. (more...)
Twitter is living for Sarah Ferguson's meme-worthy royal wedding appearance Twitter is living for Sarah Ferguson's meme-worthy royal wedding appearance
- October 15, 2018

George's Chapel in Windsor, England, on Friday, and it appears nearly everyone from the royal family (with the exception of Camila, Duchess of Cornwall and baby Prince Louis) gathered together to watch Eugenie say "I do" to Jack Brooksbank. (more...)
Hurricane Michael: Dozens still missing on Florida coast Hurricane Michael: Dozens still missing on Florida coast
- October 15, 2018

Few structures appeared to survive without damage, and many were destroyed, scoured down by wind and water to slabs. Search and rescue volunteers have already located hundreds of people initially reported missing last week across the Panhandle. (more...)
Macron seeks answers from Saudi Arabia on Khashoggi Macron seeks answers from Saudi Arabia on Khashoggi
- October 15, 2018

It reflects not only the ruthless character of the Saudi regime, but also of its main backer, USA imperialism, which has built up Riyadh as a key regional ally in its drive to secure unchallenged dominance over the Middle East. In the first Saudi ministerial reaction to Turkish accusations that Khashoggi was killed, Interior Minister Prince Abdel Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef condemned "what has been reported in certain media concerning false accusations against Saudi Arabia... (more...)
Pope defrocks two ex-Chilean bishops for sex abuse Pope defrocks two ex-Chilean bishops for sex abuse
- October 15, 2018

Defrocking , officially called "reduced to the lay state", means they have been expelled from the priesthood. The pope's decision is the harshest punishment available in church canon law. It was not immediately possible to reach him for comment. Chilean abuse victim Juan Carlos Cruz, who has long denounced the abuse cover-up orchestrated by the highest echelons of the Chilean church, said the "circle was getting tighter" around Errazuriz, the retired archbishop of Santiago who is a ... (more...)
Cologne: Hostage Taken, Shots Fired at German Railway Station Cologne: Hostage Taken, Shots Fired at German Railway Station
- October 15, 2018

German police said an unknown man believed to be armed had taken a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside Cologne's central railway station on Monday. Breslauer Platz square that's located behind the station was also closed. 'We have indications that one man is holding one woman, but we haven't been able to really get close, ' Schulte said. German magazine Focus had earlier reported that several shots appeared to have been fired at Cologne's main train station, which is next to the city's ... (more...)
Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage
- October 15, 2018

Bustamante, a Stanford University professor who the Boston Globe reported was an expert in the field. He concluded Warren's ancestry is mostly European but says "the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor". (more...)
Syria's key border crossings with 2 neighbors reopen Syria's key border crossings with 2 neighbors reopen
- October 15, 2018

The Syrian government retook the area around the Nassib border crossing with Jordan in July during a Russian-backed offensive to drive rebels from their stronghold in southwest Syria. The Kurdish-led forces, backed by USA -led coalition air power, continue to battle IS militants in Hajin, a small pocket east of the river. The Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement that fighting Friday night in the Hajin camp for displaced persons left 20 IS gunmen and "several" SDF fighters dead. (more...)
Bank staff flee as giant python drops in on meeting Bank staff flee as giant python drops in on meeting
- October 15, 2018

The 8.15am intruder clearly had no interest in opening a new account, but was keen to stay in the branch and hunkered down behind a sofa. CCTV+ reports local forest public security officers and workers from the local wildlife protection station were soon called in to make a withdrawal, utilizing professional tools to carefully capture the rogue reptile. (more...)
Six killed in French floods Six killed in French floods
- October 15, 2018

The Catholic sister, who has not yet been named, died in Villardonnel, a village close to Carcassone, in Aude, overnight. One woman was swept away by the River Aude, local broadcaster BFMTV reports. Six helicopters were scrambled to help rescue people from the roofs of their homes, but bad weather was making operations hard, the prefect of Aude, Alain Thirion, told BFM TV. (more...)
BK man charged in brawl after speech by far-right leader BK man charged in brawl after speech by far-right leader
- October 15, 2018

The NYPD tweeted photos of the "persons-of-interest" Sunday after complaints that police had failed to arrest Proud Boys members caught on video attacking counter-protesters, the Washington Post reports. "If you know anything, the NYPD wants your help". A spokesperson for state Republican Party said in a statement that the party has not been contacted about any police investigation. (more...)
Photos From Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s Wedding Photos From Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s Wedding
- October 15, 2018

The newly-married royal ditched the fit-for-a-princess Peter Piloto wedding dress and Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara she wore down the aisle to marry Jack Brooksbank , for a more causal but equally head-turning second look. Just months ago, Meghan Markle Wednesday Prince Harryat St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle in a traditional and classy event that set the bar high for all weddings to come. (more...)
Three onlookers dead after small plane rolls into waiting crowd Three onlookers dead after small plane rolls into waiting crowd
- October 15, 2018

The Cessna Aircraft flew into a group of people on the airfield causing the mass injuries and deaths. However local media have reported that the pilot flying the aircraft lost control when trying to land at Wasserkuppe. Officers said the Cessna was attempting to take off after an aborted landing maneuver, but failed to gain lift and broke through a barrier, hitting the three. (more...)
MJ Akbar resigns amid #MeToo controversy MJ Akbar resigns amid #MeToo controversy
- October 15, 2018

When asked recently why she had not named me, she replied , in a Tweet: "Never named him because he didn't "do" anything". Akbar was one of the high-profile journalists exposed by dozens of women journalists who took to social media as part of the #MeToo movement. (more...)
Israel's Supreme Court halts deportation of American student, former boycott activist Israel's Supreme Court halts deportation of American student, former boycott activist
- October 15, 2018

Israel's Supreme Court Sunday froze the deportation of a US student who was denied entry into the country due to her alleged connection to a Palestinian movement. His government says Students for Justice activities included a campaign to boycott Sabra hummus, made and sold in the United States by a company partly owned by a firm in Israel. (more...)
Man Attempting to Kill Son with Chainsaw Gets Run over by Mower Man Attempting to Kill Son with Chainsaw Gets Run over by Mower
- October 15, 2018

Douglas Ferguson , 76, was charged with attempted second-degree murder by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, ABC 8 reported . Per the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, "The son defended himself against the attack by running over the suspect with the lawn mower". (more...)
Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source
- October 15, 2018

Trump has vowed "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if the United States determines that Saudi agents killed Khashoggi, but he also has noted that the columnist's disappearance "took place in Turkey, and to the best of our knowledge, Khashoggi is not a United States citizen". (more...)
NBC Admits that Trump Wasn't Really Praising Robert E Lee NBC Admits that Trump Wasn't Really Praising Robert E Lee
- October 15, 2018

The story, which rocketed across the web, claimed that Trump was saying Robert E. Lee was the "great general" who "drank too much" but was "incredible'". Near the end of his speech, Trump had referenced the Confederate Army general and his Union counterpart, before commending Grant for winning the civil war. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s private jet ‘struck by lightning’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s private jet ‘struck by lightning’
- October 15, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at Sydney Airport at about 7am on Monday morning on a Qantas flight from London. Meghan and Harry were driven to Admiralty House. They will carry out 76 engagements, including school visits, greeting members of the public at the Sydney Opera House, and meeting young leaders and community members at Government House. (more...)
Trump Threatens Another Round of China Tariffs
- October 15, 2018

The other thing I've really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was. Then he called out the "very big political agenda" of scientists who believe in man-made climate change. "I think he's sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth", Trump said. But I will tell you, I have no intention of doing that . We get along very well. (more...)
Australia must act to avert 'tragedy' at migrant centres Australia must act to avert 'tragedy' at migrant centres
- October 15, 2018

She said a pre-teenage girl doused herself with petrol in a suicide attempt last month, and remained on Nauru despite a doctor's advice to have her evacuated. "[But] this reflects the longstanding poor healthcare situation and a recent worsening of conditions, rather than any moderating of stance. This is despite a clear and urgent imperative for medical evacuation". (more...)
Hillary Clinton: Bill didn't abuse his power Hillary Clinton: Bill didn't abuse his power
- October 15, 2018

Shifting topics nearly immediately, she said, "But let me ask you this: Where's the investigation of the current incumbent [president], against whom numerous allegations have been made , and which he dismisses, denies, and ridicules?" Later in the interview , Clinton turned the tables and used it as an opportunity to bash President Trump. (more...)

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