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Belgium saying Wallonia talks on EU-Canada deal progressing

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Monday that talks with Wallonia had failed , which throws all manner of questions into the air surrounding the EU's ability to negotiate trade deals as a unified bloc. The stance is tying the hands of the Belgian federal government, which is in favor of the deal, but needs the endorsement of regional authorities. If Belgium is not in a position to say that they can sign, Tusk thinks it doesn't make sense to have a summit, the source said. Read More

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Support for 'my girl' Clinton is personal, Mrs. Obama says

Support for 'my girl' Clinton is personal, Mrs. Obama says

Trump seized on newly public emails in which longtime Bill Clinton aide Doug Band describes overlapping relationships of the Clintons' global philanthropy and the family's private enrichment. It would be paid for through Mrs Clinton's proposed tax increases on the wealthy. Obama went on to slam Trump's claims that the election will be "rigged" without mentioning the GOP nominee by name. Read More

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White supremacist for Trump targets independent in Utah call

His professional career has run in national security (CIA), financial (he was an investment banker) and to a limited degree political (he was a House Republican staffer) mostly in the Washington, D.C., area. At time of press, Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn were surging in the state of Utah and elsewhere, the Wee Searcher champ was crying that the LDS can't take a joke , and calling Mormons "sensitive faggots". Read More

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Eight escaped SIMI terrorists shot in police encounter in MP

Eight escaped SIMI terrorists shot in police encounter in MP

The eight were some hours later "killed in an encounter" on the outskirts of Bhopal - some 15km from the Bhopal central prison. According to an official close to Chouhan, the CM, at the two-day Collectors and SPs meeting which ended on October 27, appeared to be anxious over the absence of the jail authorities and had asked "where is the Prison Director General?" Digvijaya Singh wondered as to what is the reason that only Muslims break out of jail and not Hindus while stating that he was ... Read More

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'Islamic State slaughtered at least 232 near Mosul last week'

As Iraqi security forces advance toward the ISIS-held city of Mosul, ISIS militants are said to be rounding up civilians from surrounding areas and bringing them to the city to use as human shields. Iraq is now waging a major offensive to drive IS from the northern city of Mosul, the extremist group's last urban stronghold in the country. 'We've just made contact with some ISIS militants, ' Burrows said in the footage while taking shelter behind a wall. Read More

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Morocco protests: share your photos and experiences

Morocco protests: share your photos and experiences

The ambulance headed to the area of Imzouren some 12 miles southeast of the city, where Fikri was buried in the late afternoon. "This way of killing people by the police, our grandfathers are used to it, but we should not be used to this". The gruesome death of a Moroccan fish-seller has triggered protests around the country, reminiscent of the Tunisian street vendor's self-immolation that marked the prelude to the Arab spring. Read More

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Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

The Cricketer-turned-politician also advised party supporters to travel in groups and instead of taking the main route where police is stationed they should opt for hidden routes to arrive at the site. Khan has vowed to lock down Islamabad on November 2 to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After months of verbal duels between the parties, Imran Khan announced plans to lay siege on the capital on Nov 2, and vowed to stay put until the Prime Minister resigns or presents ... Read More

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Trump Supporter Shouts Anti-Semitic Slurs at Rally

Trump Supporter Shouts Anti-Semitic Slurs at Rally

In his defense, Trump and his supporters cite the fact that his daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren are all Jewish. "You're the enemy! " at reporters in the media section and accused them of "working for the devil". She told Browder she has been "struck by the goodness of America" since joining the Trump campaign in August. He said white supremacists like former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke who embrace Trump - and Trump's often lackluster disavowals of those endorsements - "say ... Read More

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Iraq's Shiite militias join Mosul push; bombs rock Baghdad

The Mosul offensive involves more than 25,000 soldiers, Federal Police, Kurdish fighters, Sunni tribesmen and the Shiite militias, which operate under an umbrella organization known as the Popular Mobilization Units. The Abadi government and the Popular Mobilisation forces say a limited number of violations had occurred and were investigated, but they deny abuses were widespread and systematic. Read More

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Russia Says Air Strikes On Aleppo Halted; US Dismisses Gesture

The EU is not considering sanctions against Russian Federation for its role in Syria , but further measures against its ally Damascus are possible, the bloc's foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said on Monday. He said there will be two corridors by which people can leave the city. On Oct. 8 , Russian Federation vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution to stop the bombing in Aleppo and allow access for humanitarian aid. Read More

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Nine killed in bomb blast in Nigeria

Head of UNICEF in the west and central Africa region, Manuel Fontaine, told the media that the children had been held in the barracks in the Borno State capital, Maiduguri in the country's volatile north-east. Human rights groups argue there is no proper legal process for civilians detained by the army as part of its counter-insurgency operations. Details of the children's ages and the length of their detention have not been given. Read More

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Eastbourne MP 'very disappointed' at airport expansion decision

Eastbourne MP 'very disappointed' at airport expansion decision

Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet said, "This is good news for United Kingdom consumers and businesses and will help ensure that the United Kingdom is better connected to the rest of the world". Last year, UK's Airports Commission released a report in which it recommended a third runway be built at Heathrow . Theresa May told the Evening Standard it was a decision made "for jobs and growth" and showed that post-Brexit Britain will be an "open, global, successful country". Read More

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Turkey-Kurdish rivalry complicates push against Islamic State in Syria's Raqqa

Turkey-Kurdish rivalry complicates push against Islamic State in Syria's Raqqa

Supported by Turkey , rebel fighters of the Euphrates Shield , led by Sultan Murad Brigade, have recently took over a number of towns and villages in Aleppo countryside, in northern Syria . The White House said Obama also stressed the need for close coordination between Turkey and the U.S.to keep pressure on ISIS. The PKK and its Syrian offshoot the PYD are both listed as terrorist groups by Turkey although the USA and European Union only view the PKK as a terrorist organization. Read More

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Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Speaking on state television, he said the ICC was "an International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans ". Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba - who was found guilty in March of war crimes and crimes against humanity for rapes and murders committed in the Central African Republic - was the most recent African leader convicted by the ICC. Read More

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Mosul Today: UN says IS using thousands as human shields

Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat from Iraqi forces. The coalition used "precision strikes" on vehicles that were unoccupied and far away from civilians to try to disrupt the forced relocations, said U.S. Read More

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Russian Media Exec's Death Ruled Accidental

Russian Media Exec's Death Ruled Accidental

Lesin was found dead in his room at the Dupont Circle Hotel on November 5, 2015, having suffered blunt force trauma to the head, neck, torso, and extremities. Attorney's Office said in a statement Friday. Initially, Russian media reports citing information from Lesin's family members attributed his death last November to a heart attack, as The Two-Way reported . Read More

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Pakistan reels after attack on police training college leaves 61 dead

Pakistan reels after attack on police training college leaves 61 dead

At least 200 police personnel have also been held hostage by terrorists who stormed a Police Training College located at the Saryab Road area of Quetta, capital of Pakistans southwest province of Balochistan. About 700 cadets, trainees, instructors and other staff members were inside the academy when it was attacked, Bugti said. Farhat said he had no new information about the attackers or their nationalities. Read More

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Philippine President Duterte Wants US Troops Out

Duterte told reporters on Tuesday before leaving for Japan that if he stayed longer, he would not sign the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States. "I do not need the arms". Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks in Tokyo with visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, during which they confirmed their commitment to the rule of law and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, after an arbitration court rejected in July Beijing's claims in the ... Read More

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