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by | October 21, 2018 | 17:50

Speaking to reporters in Rome, EU budget chief Pierre Moscovici said the EU Commission and many other EU nations are anxious by Italy's spending plans, which will see the country's budget deficit rise to 2.4 percent of GDP, three times higher than agreed upon by the previous government.

by | October 21, 2018 | 13:09

According to IIHS, more than 10,000 people die every year in the US due to alcohol-impaired driving. In another study researchers compared the number of police-reported crashes from 2012 to 2016 before and after weed hit retail shelves in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington and found a combined 5.2 per cent increase in the rate of crashes per million vehicle registrations, compared to neighboring states that haven't legalized marijuana sales.

by | October 21, 2018 | 12:33

Mattis "repeated our desire for a durable relationship that is a stabilising force in the overall relationship", Randall Schriver, the Pentagon's assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, told reporters after the almost 90-minute meeting on the sidelines of a security summit in Singapore .

by | October 21, 2018 | 07:47

He used the tools of the priesthood to further his abuse. The U.S. Department of Justice, in the wake of a landmark Pennsylvania probe, launched its own investigation into child sex abuse in that state's Catholic church . News reports by the Associated Press say the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District, based in Philadelphia and led by William M. McSwain, had recently begun serving subpoenas in the new statewide probe.

by | October 21, 2018 | 07:49

On Thursday, workers began ridding the 46-story tower of the massive gold letters spelling out TRUMP PLACE on the building's east and west-facing facades. Trump lawyers said the board lacked standing because not all directors voted and commercial tenants were not consulted. The Trump Organization threatened the condo board with a lawsuit a month later.

by | October 21, 2018 | 07:08

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg have both said "angry" Wentworth voters "punished" the Liberal Party for tearing down Malcolm Turnbull, who held the seat until he was removed as PM. Mr Frydenberg brushed aside suggestions the Morrison government needs to overhaul its climate action policies, saying its suite of existing measures were enough to "meet and beat" Australia's emission reduction pledges.

by | October 21, 2018 | 06:55

The games, which are this year held in Sydney , will see over 500, wounded, injured or sick armed force personnel from across the world join together to compete in a range of sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing.

by | October 21, 2018 | 06:14

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Women mourn the death of their relatives after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, outside a hospital in Amritsar , India, October 20, 2018. In his written statement to the Railways administration, Arvind Kumar, the driver of the local Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train that crushed 59 people near Amritsar Friday evening has claimed that he did, in fact, apply the emergency brakes but continued with the ...

by | October 21, 2018 | 05:52

The state-run news agency also said King Salman has also ordered the formation of a ministerial committee headed by the crown prince to restructure the kingdom's intelligence services. This is only a first step towards publicising the truth of what really happened. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to uncover the truth behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, sources close to the Turkish leader have told Middle East Eye, as worldwide outrage over Riyadh's most recent ...

by | October 21, 2018 | 03:32

South Korea's president has met with Pope Francis in a private audience, and his office says that the pontiff indicated his willingness to visit North Korea. "We'll achieve peace and overcome division without fail". The pope is expected to visit neighbouring Japan next year and the proposed North Korea visit comes as China improves relations with the Holy See.

by | October 21, 2018 | 03:00

Police Chief James Craig says law enforcement agencies are considering forming a task force to investigate the issue, specifically targeting improper storage of remains and fraud. After the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found on October 12, a cadaver-trained police dog searched the building and no additional bodies were located, Detroit Police Lt.

by | October 21, 2018 | 02:20

They have also started giving some people 45-day visitor's permits, which in theory could allow them time to reach the US border. He also suggested they are ready to welcome the migrants with open arms because they are likely to vote for them in elections.

by | October 21, 2018 | 01:58

Nielsen was employed under Kelly when he ran DHS. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (right) speaks to National Security Advisor John Bolton in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington October 10, 2018. Trump has hinted at stopping economic aid to Central American countries. While that report noted that heated arguments in the West Wing aren't unusual, "a source familiar with the clash equated it with a falling out".

by | October 20, 2018 | 14:28

The country carried out its own investigation into what happened to the Saudi citizen at its own consulate in Istanbul , Turkey and claimed Friday evening he died following an altercation on October 2. Ahmed al-Assiri. "They have been a great ally in the Middle East". Following the king's order, Al-Qahtani tweeted that he would remain a "loyal servant for my country forever".

by | October 20, 2018 | 13:47

Calling for dropping of the case against Ramani, the Guild said: "We hope that Mr Akbar will also display the grace to withdraw the criminal defamation case he has filed against one of the complainants". Earlier in the day, another Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said in a series of tweets that "the resignation of MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar after serious charges were levelled against him by senior women journalists who worked with him is a vindication of the power of truth even ...

by | October 20, 2018 | 10:55

The announcement marks the first time that Saudi officials have acknowledged that Jamal Kashoggi was killed inside the consulate in Turkey . "I think it's a very important first step". The president added that there were "other things" the United States could do that wouldn't involve jeopardizing economic deals with Saudi Arabia. Turkish officials had said that the journalist - a Saudi citizen and United States resident - was killed and his body dismembered.

by | October 20, 2018 | 10:45

Last December Trump shook the always-tenuous relationship with the Palestinians to its core when he announced he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel , effectively ignoring Palestinian claims on the Holy City and breaking with the policies of his predecessors.

by | October 20, 2018 | 09:43

But China pays only about $2.50 for shipping in the US, the official said. An official told the Wall Street Journal , "This subsidy has basically facilitated the transfer of both a high level of counterfeit goods as well as the narcotic and fentanyl trade".

by | October 20, 2018 | 07:40

Mexico's President elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has promised to issue work visas to the Central Americans . "It's very important to have a relationship of friendship". After declaring this "assault on our country" a top priority for him as president, Trump concluded: "Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border".

by | October 20, 2018 | 06:42

Putin cautioned that Russia's new "hypersonic missiles" have given it a competitive edge over other countries, whereas he said other countries are one-and-a-half to 2 years behind the curve. The Islamist terrorists have already murdered a number of hostages and warned that they will perform daily executions, the Russian president has said.

by | October 20, 2018 | 04:41

With experience as a former European Commission trade negotiator and member of the European Parliament, as well as his previous roles in United Kingdom government, Clegg will be seen as a move by Facebook to bolster itself in the face of mounting calls for regulation.

by | October 20, 2018 | 04:26

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso, not shown, Friday, Oct. However, by the end of Thursday, Trump was also thanking Mexico for its efforts to contain the caravan. Earlier on Friday, Videgaray said the caravan had close to 4,000 people and that the migrants could individually present their claims to enter Mexico or seek refugee status.

by | October 20, 2018 | 01:06

One student, who said there were multiple bomb blasts, said: "There was a guy with a gun and shooting everyone he could find". "Currently we know of 13 dead and around 50 injured", Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said in televised comments.

by | October 20, 2018 | 00:44

The charges announced today centered on a conspiracy that included the creation of thousands of social media and email accounts that appeared to be run by US persons as part of what the conspirators referred to as "information warfare against the United States".

by | October 19, 2018 | 23:37

With the Fed expected to continue raising rates and the United States projected to nearly double its debt load held by the public to $29-trillion in the coming decade from $16-trillion today, further weakness in bonds and the greenback is likely.

by | October 19, 2018 | 23:29

She turned to the high court on Wednesday after a lower court rejected her appeal, insisting that she has not participated in boycott activities for a year and a half, and promising not to engage in BDS in the future. "We believe that enabling people to see and experience Israel for themselves is the best antidote to those who seek to de-legitimize and demonize it", the group said.

by | October 19, 2018 | 22:12

The exhausted migrants - mostly from Honduras and Guatemala - slept under rainy skies on the streets and in a park in the border town of Tecún Umán, where the shelter for migrants and a local Catholic parish were filled to capacity. Why don't they stop these people before they get to Mexico? The group of Central American migrants has made its intentions clear: they are heading to the US.

by | October 19, 2018 | 21:47

Turkish officials allege Khashoggi, who has written critically about the Saudi government, was killed, which the Saudis have fiercely denied. It comes as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb , a bodyguard for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , was confirmed as a suspect in Khashoggi's disappearance.

by | October 19, 2018 | 21:48

Turkish officials allege Khashoggi, who has written critically about the Saudi government, was killed, which the Saudis have fiercely denied. It comes as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb , a bodyguard for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , was confirmed as a suspect in Khashoggi's disappearance.

by | October 19, 2018 | 21:13

Native groups, including the Cherokees, who the Cambridge Democrat says she's descended from, have panned the use of DNA tests, . The results provide some evidence that a Native American is in her bloodline, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis.

by | October 19, 2018 | 20:15

Central American governments have dismissed Trump's threats to block United States aid. Mr Trump has previously threatened to cut Honduran aid. Defense Secretary James Mattis later authorized the National Guard to deploy up to 4,000 troops on the southern border.

by | October 19, 2018 | 19:53

The Italian government's growth forecasts may be seen as overly optimistic, meaning its deficit and debt may ultimately be even higher than planned. "Europe needs Italy and Italy needs Europe", Juncker said, answering "No" when asked if Europe could survive an Italian exit.

by | October 19, 2018 | 19:44

It was an EMU train, running between Jalandhar and Amritsar . The injured have rushed to nearby hospitals. The Home minister said he has spoken to Home secretary and DGP of Punjab regarding the accident and they are rushing to the spot.

by | October 19, 2018 | 18:24

Khashoggi's disappearance is threatening to spark a geopolitical crisis as the USA and Turkey demand answers from Saudi Arabia. Turkish officials allege a Saudi hit team that flew into and out of Turkey on October 2 killed and dismembered Khashoggi, who had written Washington Post columns that were critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS.

by | October 19, 2018 | 18:08

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. content. "It is clear that information operations and coordinated inauthentic behavior will not cease", Twitter said. Internet trolls from Russian Federation and Iran sent more than 10 million tweets in a bid to spread disinformation and discord in the West, it emerged yesterday.