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U.S. urges UN to adopt Trump's comprehensive approach to Iran

Wednesday  22:20,   18 october 2017
Associated Press

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration's comprehensive approach to Iran.She told the council that Iran "has repeatedly thumbed its nose" at council resolutions aimed at[...]

'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid

Wednesday  21:52,   18 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in a presidential election next year, but she has little prospect she will win.</p>MOSCOW — Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in next year’s[...]

Air Berlin pilots suspended after farewell fly-past

Wednesday  21:51,   18 october 2017
Reuters

<p>The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub have been suspended, the airline said.</p>When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew [...]

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Dead at 53

Wednesday  20:42,   18 october 2017
Rolling Stone

Canadian rock legend Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip died at the age of 53 from brain cancer. Downie was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2015, but didn't reveal his disease publicly until May 2016. That same summer, the Tragically Hip[...]

Writing's on the wall for Trump, Zuckerberg in West Bank

Wednesday  20:06,   18 october 2017
AFP

<p>Newly daubed graffiti on the Israeli wall cutting off the occupied West Bank lambasts the U.S. president and Facebook's founder.</p>The work has appeared in recent days after secretive Australian artist Lushsux crowdsourced ideas for[...]

Zimbabwe first lady sues in dispute over $1.35M ring: state media

Wednesday  20:00,   18 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has reportedly sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered.</p>Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as[...]

Signs of activity at North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom'

Wednesday  18:31,   18 october 2017
FOX News

Recent satellite images suggest that construction has restarted on North Korea’s ominous "Hotel of Doom."The new images of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang depict construction trucks surrounding the pyramid-like building as well[...]

Strange creatures wash ashore in England after Hurricane Ophelia

Wednesday  17:55,   18 october 2017
Chron

<p>Hurricane Ophelia has lefts hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland without power and washed up some strange animals in Devon, England.</p>People walk beside creatures that have been washed up on Sidmouth beach by Ophelia on Tuesday in[...]

Iran's supreme leader accuses Trump of ranting and lying

Wednesday  17:06,   18 october 2017
BBC News

The country's supreme leader attacks the U.S. president for threatening to abandon the nuclear deal."I don't want to waste time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute U.S. president," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei[...]

U.S. Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

Wednesday  15:56,   18 october 2017
The New York Times

The killings in 1965-66 played to anti-Communist attitudes, and U.S. diplomats mostly stayed silent while tallying the deaths, documents show.BANGKOK — It was an anti-Communist blood bath of at least half a million Indonesians. And American[...]

China's Xi vows open economy; investors want action

Wednesday  15:11,   18 october 2017
AFP

President Xi Jinping vowed on Wednesday to further open China's economy to the world.Xi made his pledge during a wide-ranging speech to open a week-long Communist Party congress that will hand him a new five-year term as general[...]

US-backed Syrian fighters clearing war remnants in Raqqa

Wednesday  14:31,   18 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria were removing land mines and clearing main roads in Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after their commanders declared the city was under their control, a spokesman said.</p>Mustafa Bali,[...]

Kim Jong Un is Officially Obsessed with Missiles

Wednesday  14:31,   18 october 2017
Newsweek

<p>Kim Jong Un is becoming less prone to appear in public and, when he does, he prioritizes his country’s military activities.</p>The North Korean leader appeared in public only 75 times between January 1 and October 17, almost twice a week on [...]

Spain makes clear threat on Catalan rule

Wednesday  14:16,   18 october 2017
BBC News

<p>Spain will move to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless the region's leader drops his push for independence, the deputy prime minister says.</p>Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría gave the warning a day before a Spanish deadline to Carles[...]

How Xi Jinping's China stacks up with the rest of the world

Wednesday  13:25,   18 october 2017
CNN

<p>In a pivotal three-hour speech, China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday painted a rosy picture of the country's accomplishments over the past five years.</p>But how does China really stack up with the rest of the world when it[...]