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Twitter releases tweets from Russian trolls targeting Americans

Twitter releases tweets from Russian trolls targeting Americans Facebook has uncovered similar efforts and has stepped up its efforts to curb foreign influence. Despite Democrats and the left framing President Donald Trump's election as a function of Russian " election hacking ", political messaging across Twitter attributed the Russian state took varying positions on assorted political issues . [Full Article...]

John Kelly, John Bolton get into heated argument outside Oval Office

While it's unclear whether Trump heard them, Bloomberg's sources said the president "is aware" of the fight. Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that Nielsen was close to resigning after being criticized by Trump at a Cabinet meeting for what he said was her failure to secure US borders. [Full Article...]

Russian is first to be charged with meddling in 2018 midterm elections

Russian is first to be charged with meddling in 2018 midterm elections A criminal complaint by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia provides step by step details on how Russian Federation used social media as a gateway to influence USA elections. "These accounts also were used to advocate for the election or electoral defeat of particular candidates in the 2016 and 2018 US elections". Mueller, whose work is ongoing, charged a dozen Russian military officers... [Full Article...]

Crimea school attack: Russians blame Western culture

Crimea school attack: Russians blame Western culture Crimea's regional leader Sergei Aksyonov initially said the perpetrator was a 22-year-old student in the school who lives in Kerch and shot himself afterwards. The same month, a teenager attacked other students with an axe at a school near the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude and then set the classroom on fire. The head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, and Russia's health minister, have headed to the a... [Full Article...]

Econometer: Is Trump's criticism of the Fed fair?

Econometer: Is Trump's criticism of the Fed fair? Fed officials overall expect rates to rise to 3.1 percent next year and 3.4 percent in 2020, just above their 3 percent estimate for the long-run "neutral" rate at which borrowing costs are neither braking nor stimulating economic growth. Carney came to Powell's support in an interview as he said that the latter "is an individual that really understands the plumbing of the USA and global financi... [Full Article...]

Israel's Supreme Court lifts entry ban for USA student

Israel's Supreme Court lifts entry ban for USA student The state alleged that Alqasem, who headed the local chapter of the pro-boycott Students for Justice in Palestine group while she was a student at the University of Florida, now supports the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel . [Full Article...]

Pompeo sent to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over missing journalist

Pompeo sent to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over missing journalist Trump spoke after a personal 20-minute phone call with Saudi King Salman and as the president dispatched his secretary of state to Riyadh for a face-to-face discussion with the king. Khashoggi, who recently has been living in Virginia and writing columns for The Washington Post , hasn't been seen since October 2, when he entered the Saudi Consulate to handle paperwork for his upcoming marriage... [Full Article...]

Deal Emerging on How to Deal with Migrant Caravan

Deal Emerging on How to Deal with Migrant Caravan In his series of Thursday tweets , Trump threatened to rip up a recently signed trade agreement with Mexico if Enrique Peña Nieto's government doesn't act to stop illegal immigration and the drug trade at the border, with Mexican drug cartels making an estimated $19-29 billion per year on drug sales in the US. [Full Article...]

Deputy AG Rosenstein To Be Interviewed Under Oath By Lawmakers Wednesday

Deputy AG Rosenstein To Be Interviewed Under Oath By Lawmakers Wednesday On Thursday, lawmakers' frustration over the deputy attorney general's failure to appear reached a boiling point. The announcement comes just hours after House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows , an Oversight subcommittee chairman, called on Rosenstein to resign, citing his unwillingness to cooperate with the panels' investigation . [Full Article...]

Saudi journalist was tortured before being decapitated

Saudi journalist was tortured before being decapitated What happened to Jamal Khashoggi? He added that he expects to know who is at fault for Khashoggi's alleged murder "by the end of the week". Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was critical of the authoritarian kingdom's Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman , was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and his body rem... [Full Article...]

CARAVAN CRISIS: 'Migrant Caravan' Continues to Grow, Heads Towards USA

CARAVAN CRISIS: 'Migrant Caravan' Continues to Grow, Heads Towards USA President Donald Trump on Thursday dusted off the cobwebs of an old proposal from April to deploy military troops along the southern usa border in an effort to stem illegal crossings by immigrants. Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to offer work visas to Central Americans when he takes office in December. He has long pushed economic development as a way to keep people... [Full Article...]

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India Have asked all government and private hospitals to stay open to help in this hour of grief. An eyewitness told a local TV channel there was "utter commotion" when the crowds noticed the train "coming very fast" towards them. He said the crowd did not see the speeding train approaching, adding that the train did not stop after the accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the tragedy is "hear... [Full Article...]

Italy PM says proud of budget, seeks European Union dialogue 'without prejudice'

Italy PM says proud of budget, seeks European Union dialogue 'without prejudice' The budget sent by Italy earlier in the week includes plans to boost welfare spending, cut the retirement age and limit some taxes. The official rejection of Italy's budget in the form of a letter from Economic and Financial Commissioner Pierre Moscovici is due to arrive in Rome on Thursday or Friday. [Full Article...]

No breakthrough but new Brexit headache for Theresa May — EU summit

No breakthrough but new Brexit headache for Theresa May — EU summit The end of transition had originally been fixed for December 2020 but it is now suggested that it could be pushed out by another year to the end of 2021. He also argued that Brexit talks should not continue after the deadline. "Nothing new tonight", Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said after an evening when not exacerbating divisions with Britain was seen as a victory in itself. [Full Article...]

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter I know Montana pretty well; I think it might help him. "Any guy that can do a body-slam.is my guy", Trump told supporters at the rally, adding that he was concerned at first that the incident would jeopardize Gianforte's campaign. "He's a great guy, tough cookie", he said. But as he left Washington to travel to the rally on Thursday, Mr Trump warned of "very severe" consequences for the app... [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey Turkey 10:06

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey Turkey 10:06 Turkey has wanted to search the consulate for days. "His denials to me could not have been stronger", Trump said at the White House. Nils Melzer, the United Nations special investigator on torture, said that if Turkey and Saudi Arabia can't conduct "a credible and objective investigation", then worldwide involvement may be needed. [Full Article...]

Child identified after video shows Houston-area woman abandoning boy on doorstep

Child identified after video shows Houston-area woman abandoning boy on doorstep Montgomery County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lieutenant Scott Spencer told reporters the woman left the boy on the front step Wednesday night without waiting for anyone to open the door. He confirmed the child in the video is Prince Simmons, ABC7 reported . The sheriff's office said in doing so, it placed the child in grave danger. [Full Article...]

Trump Yanks US Out of Deal That Gave China Big Shipping Discounts

Trump Yanks US Out of Deal That Gave China Big Shipping Discounts President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty that has allowed Chinese companies to ship small packages to the United States at a steeply discounted rate, undercutting us competitors and flooding the market with cheap consumer goods. [Full Article...]

US Air Strike Kills 60 Al-Shabaab Militants in Somalia

US Air Strike Kills 60 Al-Shabaab Militants in Somalia Africa Command said Friday's strike "was the largest airstrike against al-Shabaab since November 21, 2017, when United States forces conducted an airstrike against an al-Shabaab camp killing approximately 100 terrorists". As a result of the actions of the military killed 60 people. At least two Somali soldiers were killed and two others injured in a fierce fighting with al-Shabab militants in Hi... [Full Article...]

UK PM Theresa May says open to longer post-Brexit transition

UK PM Theresa May says open to longer post-Brexit transition At an European Union summit in Brussels, while the mood was more upbeat about the willingness for a deal to ease Britain's exit, several leaders and diplomats said May had offered nothing new to strike the kind of breakthrough needed to move forward. [Full Article...]


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