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German police suspect hostage has been taken in Cologne

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Police tweeted that the hostage was slightly injured and was now being treated. The square and other areas surrounding the station were subsequently the scene of demonstrations against, and in favour of mass migration in response to the crimes. Read More »

‘Strong evidence’ Elizabeth Warren may be a little Native American after all

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More pertinent to Trump's attacks, Warren's video highlights the conclusions of a recent Boston Globe investigation , which found that her claims of Native ancestry played no role in her ascent to the heights of the legal profession. Trump added that Warren would turn the United States into Venezuela. "I respect the distinction". "I do not think that she'd be hard at all. Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career". Read More »

UK, US May Boycott Saudi Arabia Conference Over Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Killing

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Saudi Arabia must cooperate with the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and allow Turkish officials to enter its Istanbul consulate, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday. News channel 24, a private Turkish TV channel close to Erdogan, has aired surveillance video of Khashoggi walking into the Saudi consulate, and a black van leaving later for the consul's home. Read More »

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak, Asia News & Top Stories

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The group, five South Koreans and their four Nepali guides, were trying to ascend Mount Gurja, a 7,193m (23,599ft) peak. A police team heading toward the base camp on foot is unlikely to reach the site until Sunday. A rescue helicopter confirmed seeing bodies scattered in the ruins of the camp but were unable to retrieve them due to the strong winds and icy conditions. Read More »

Three dead, International Monetary Fund summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

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As health workers struggled to prevent the spread of diarrhea among the 74,000 people displaced by the disasters, a new quake with a magnitude 5.2 rocked Palu , the city that bore the brunt of last month's temblor, officials said. But earlier this week foreign aid workers were told to withdraw their personnel, frustrating some groups keen to help out on the ground. Nugroho said there's no need for global aid other than the four priorities identified by Indonesia - tents, water treatment ... Read More »

Israeli forces kill at least six Palestinians in Gaza

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At least 204 Palestinians have been martyred by Israeli fire in Gaza since protests began on March 30. The Israeli military said that the demonstrators, numbering around 14,000, had been "hurling rocks, explosive devices, firebombs and grenades" at Israeli troops and at the fence. Read More »

IMF Downgrades Global Economy

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China has responded in kind with its own barrage of levies, rattling nerves especially among other Asian economies and already vulnerable countries like Argentina, Turkey and Brazil. "Today's growth headwinds, from financial market tightening to trade tensions, could persist for some time", he told a briefing on the report. That could result in higher-than-expected interest rates from the Federal Reserve and stock market uncertainty. Read More »

United Nations 'concern' over Khashoggi disapperance relayed to Saudis

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The Turkish president said in a speech to members of his Justice and Development Party that he was following Khashoggi's case himself. Saudi Arabia , which has denied the accusations, is under huge global pressure, including from the United States and the European Union, to support a "thorough and open" probe into the journalist's disappearance . Read More »

Trump talks up second North Korea summit

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Trump cancelled Pompeo's planned trip to Pyongyang in August, citing little evidence that North Korea had followed through on any of its commitments to denuclearize. He added that China "wants a different American president" and that the nation "is meddling in America's democracy" ahead of the midterm elections, he said. Read More »

Trump won’t fire collusion probe boss because of ‘very good relationship’

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For Analysis, RT America's Scottie Nell Hughes is joined by Florida Democratic Party Chair Mitch Ceasar and former republican congressman Michael Grimm. As he left the White House for Orlando, Trump was asked by a reporter if he had any plans to fire Rosenstein. He met in person with White House chief of staff John Kelly and spoke by phone with Trump during a tumultuous day that ended with him still in his job. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt warns Saudi Arabia over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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The Post said "a person close to the investigation" shared the image with them, without elaborating. The official quoted by SPA underlined that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the safety and well-being of all its citizens, wherever they may be, and that its authorities "are diligently following up on this matter to uncover the complete facts". Read More »

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley resigns

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The reason why the "break" explanation doesn't make a whole lot of sense is that ambassadors to the United Nations need to be confirmed by congress, and that's not a simple process that you can just hop in and out of. Haley, who previously served as the governor of SC from 2010 to 2016, thanked Trump and said serving in his administration was "an honor of a lifetime". Read More »

Florida, Alabama bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

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In its 8 a.m. ET report Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center reported the Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph was 395 miles south of Panama City, FL. "Residents and businesses in coastal Alabama must be vigilant and closely monitor the storm's path and be prepared for a major hurricane". He said tolls were being suspended in the state's northwest region to ease the evacuation process, and the Florida Highway Patrol is sending almost 350 state troopers to the Panhandle and Big Bend ... Read More »

Trump's Former Communications Director, Hope Hicks, Has Landed a New Gig

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On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted to congratulate Hicks. The Trump-Fox News bond continues to tighten. The Hicks hire sent shockwaves through the Fox offices, surprising many. Those deals are expected to be completed in the first half of 2019, pending regulatory approval. Murdoch has been a friend and informal advisor to Trump, and the president has cited Fox News as his favorite information source. Read More »

Former first daughter Barbara Bush ties the knot in Kennebunkport

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Bush . The ceremony was small and attended mostly by close family, with former President George W. Bush walking his daughter down the aisle , according to the site. She also had a sentimental reminder of her grandmother , who died in April. "I'm so proud to be this beauties sister", Hager captioned a photo of herself and her sister. Read More »

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida Panhandle, prompting evacuations

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The storm was expected to bring up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain with storm surges up to 12 feet (3.7 meters), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center ( NHC ). From Navarre, westward to the Baldwin County line, a Storm Surge Watch covers that area. Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 Florida counties from the Panhandle to Tampa Bay, activated hundreds of Florida National Guard members and waived tolls to encourage those near the coast to evacuate inland. Read More »

Trump says Kavanaugh accuser named the wrong person

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Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he would vote to advance the Kavanaugh nomination out of committee but only on the condition that the FBI be allowed to conduct a one-week investigation into Ford's and Ramirez's allegations. "We have differing views about the other qualifications of Judge Kavanaugh", the letter read. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who told reporters that while she believes Kavanaugh is "a good man", she also felt the confirmation process had become about something "bigger than a ... Read More »