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Social media makes a mockery of Trump painting

Social media makes a mockery of Trump painting Bush and even Abraham Lincoln . Most "art connoisseurs" on social media were frosty about the painting, criticizing the artist's flattering portrayal of the president's physique. Previously talking to Time magazine, Thomas pointed out that he had also added a nod to feminism, as he put it, in his painting - the blurred image of a woman approaching the table out of the crowd. [Full Article...]

Mountain biker fatally shot by French hunter

Mountain biker fatally shot by French hunter Antonia Chapple, who is originally from Dorset but has lived in Morzine for 17 years, shared the same friendship group as Mr Sutton and told Sky News: "Locals do feel nervous, and often wear brightly coloured jackets both for themselves and their dogs, when out walking". [Full Article...]

‘Total Devastation’: Trump Tours Hurricane-Hit Areas of Florida, Georgia

‘Total Devastation’: Trump Tours Hurricane-Hit Areas of Florida, Georgia Trump narrowly won Florida over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, boosted by strong voter turnout in the Panhandle. No details were released on who was stranded and what sort of help was needed. "And I want to thank the first lady", he said. Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida as a Category 4 storm on October 10 and continued its path north to Virginia, leaving... [Full Article...]

Jim Mattis Says President Trump Supports Him '100 Percent'

Jim Mattis Says President Trump Supports Him '100 Percent' In an interview for the CBS Sunday program 60 Minutes , Donald Trump said that while he does not know if Secretary of Defense James Mattis is going to step down, "it could be that he is". network CBS , according to an excerpt of a transcript released ahead of the show's broadcast. Mattis also dismissed the President's remark suggesting he had affiliation with the Democratic Party. [Full Article...]

Former UK envoy says May's Brexit plan a 'pipe dream'

Former UK envoy says May's Brexit plan a 'pipe dream' The PM met with Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald and vice president Michelle O'Neill and "reaffirmed her commitment to there being no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland and no border in the Irish Sea", Downing Street said. [Full Article...]

Hillary Says Bill's White House Affair Was Not an 'Abuse of Power'

Hillary Says Bill's White House Affair Was Not an 'Abuse of Power' In 1999, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Bill Clinton for perjury and obstruction of its investigation into the affair. "Now, at 44, I'm beginning ( just beginning ) to consider the implications of the power differentials that were so vast between a president and a White House intern", she wrote. [Full Article...]

Hostage held at Cologne main train station

Hostage held at Cologne main train station The entire station, one of the biggest in the country, was evacuated and closed off as well as Breslauer Platz square behind the station. An armed man has taken a woman hostage at a chemist's there, a police spokesman says. Police on Twitter told people to avoid the train station. The police spokeswoman said police were unaware of any shots having been fired. Police tweeted that the hostage ... [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test with ‘strong evidence’ of Native American ancestry

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test with ‘strong evidence’ of Native American ancestry Bustamante found that "the vast majority" of Warren's family tree is European, but added that "the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.in the range of 6-10 generations ago". Ms. Warren released a new ad and "fact squad" website centered on her DNA results. Warren has said she will take a "hard look" at running against Mr. [Full Article...]

President Trump says he is unsure if Defense Secretary Mattis will depart

President Trump said that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be considering whether to step down from his post and said that he sees the Pentagon chief as "sort of a Democrat", a veiled critique of one of his most popular cabinet secretaries. [Full Article...]

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Pik Botha dies

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Pik Botha dies He then joined Mandela's cabinet after the end of white-minority rule and the country's first non-racial election in 1994. Botha had also served as a minister of mineral and energy affairs in Nelson Mandela's first post-apartheid government, praising the latter as a healing figure. [Full Article...]

United States envoy for Afghan peace Khalilzad meets Taliban officials in Qatar

United States envoy for Afghan peace Khalilzad meets Taliban officials in Qatar He began his official trip to the region a week ago that took him to Kabul , neighboring Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. "Both sides agreed to continue meeting in the future", Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement. [Full Article...]

O'Rourke raises $38.1M, triples Cruz despite sagging polls

O'Rourke raises $38.1M, triples Cruz despite sagging polls Through the first half of 2018, O'Rourke had already raised an impressive $23.6 million for the cycle and had almost $14 million in cash on hand for the campaign's home stretch. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who raised $12.1 million in a quarter in 2012. The candidates have until Monday to submit their third-quarter campaign finance reports to the Federal Election Commission . [Full Article...]

Maneka Gandhi proposes to set up committee to look into #MeToo cases

Maneka Gandhi proposes to set up committee to look into #MeToo cases Providing details on the proposed committee, Maneka Gandhi , in an interview to Doordarshan News, said that "for many years" there was a burden on women, that even if they were "humiliated" verbally or by touch, "the woman never used to speak up, even if she was 80 years old". [Full Article...]

Saudis reject threats amid concern over writer

Saudis reject threats amid concern over writer Cengiz wrote in the Washington Post today that the couple planned to split their time between D.C. and Istanbul. On Wednesday, Turkish media outlets published CCTV footage, which they say shows evidence of a plot linked to Mr Khashoggi's disappearance. [Full Article...]

Saudis threaten global economic repercussions if punished for 'murdered' journalist

Saudis threaten global economic repercussions if punished for 'murdered' journalist He said that allegations about orders to murder Khashoggi were " lies " targeting the government, according to the official Saudi Press Agency . "Could it be them?" Mr Trump has forged closer ties with Saudi Arabia and is under global and domestic pressure to help determine what happened to Mr Khashoggi and punish Saudi Arabia if investigations show its government had him killed. [Full Article...]

Rwanda: Francophonie Summit Picks New Secretary-General Today

Rwanda: Francophonie Summit Picks New Secretary-General Today Members of la Francophonie will choose between Jean - who has held the top spot since 2014 - and Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo during the organization's summit in Armenia on October 11-12. "The Francophonie is there to weigh in on matters whether it is in the heart of the United Nations or in our regional organisations", said Mushikiwabo, who takes over in January for a f... [Full Article...]

Remnants of Hurricane Michael heading toward Europe

Remnants of Hurricane Michael heading toward Europe The exact trajectory of the hurricane, however, remains uncertain due to the presence of another storm approaching the region from the north, Portugal's meteorological institute said. Spanish meteorologists expected Leslie to reach Spanish mainland territory early Sunday before weakening to a tropical storm. The swells are likely to bring "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions". [Full Article...]

Chinese spy tried to steal US aviation trade secrets

Chinese spy tried to steal US aviation trade secrets This is the latest in a string of economic espionage cases involving Chinese nationals stealing information beneficial to Beijing-though an indictment of an intelligence officer within the Chinese Communist Party is rare. Xu faces a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment for economic espionage charges and 10 years for charges pertaining to theft of trade secrets. Xu, who used multiple aliases,... [Full Article...]

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak A fifth South Korean climber was initially reported missing, but officials later confirmed that he was at the camp when the deadly storm hit Friday and is believed to have also perished. The official said the camp had been destroyed. '(A recovery team) could see the bodies of the climbers scattered near the camp'. Expedition organisers raised the alarm after losing contact with the group, who ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May under increased pressure to oppose Irish Brexit backstop

Theresa May under increased pressure to oppose Irish Brexit backstop The Irish backstop measure, created to ensure no new border emerges between Ireland and Northern Ireland, is supposed to be temporary until a UK-EU trade deal can be agreed, and Theresa May pledged earlier this year that the arrangement would expire "at the very latest by the end of December 2021". [Full Article...]


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