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Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America
Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin AmericaAt the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nation’s bustling capital, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to contain a small outbreak among foreigners hoping to catch boats to the Antarctic at the start of the crisis. “We were the example of the country,” said Dr. Carlos Guglielmi, director of the Ushuaia Regional Hospital.
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Republicans see bright spot in voter registration push
Republicans see bright spot in voter registration pushThe Republican Party has cut into Democrats' advantage in voter registration tallies across some critical presidential battleground states, a fact they point to as evidence of steady — and overlooked — enthusiasm for President Donald Trump and his party. Democrats appear to have been set back by their decision to curb in-person voter registration drives during much of the pandemic.
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UN: Central African Republic on way to successful elections - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America
Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin AmericaAt the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nation’s bustling capital, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to contain a small outbreak among foreigners hoping to catch boats to the Antarctic at the start of the crisis. “We were the example of the country,” said Dr. Carlos Guglielmi, director of the Ushuaia Regional Hospital.
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How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia
How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in EthiopiaOromos have complained of marginalisation but they are now increasingly assertive in their identity.
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High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots
High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballotsThe Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that required county election officials to receive and count mailed-in ballots that arrive up until Nov. 6, even if they don't have a clear postmark, as long as there is not proof it was mailed after the polls closed. Republicans, including President Donald Trump’s campaign, have opposed such an extension, arguing that it violates federal law that sets Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and that such a decision constitutionally belongs to lawmakers, not the courts.
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Trump set to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list
Trump set to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism listThe US president says he will act once Sudan pays $335m to "US terror victims and families".
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Senate to work through weekend to push Barrett onto court
Senate to work through weekend to push Barrett onto courtWasting no time, the Senate is on track to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by next Monday, charging toward a rare weekend session as Republicans push past procedural steps to install President Donald Trump's pick before Election Day. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will begin the process as soon as the Senate Judiciary Committee wraps up its work Thursday. With a 53-47 Republican majority, and just two GOP senators opposed, Trump's nominee is on a glide path to confirmation that will seal a conservative hold on the court for years to come.
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UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting
UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fightingUnited Nations Security Council members called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect a new ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh during a meeting on the disputed region Monday.
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Large earthquake off Alaska prompts tsunami fears, fleeing
Large earthquake off Alaska prompts tsunami fears, fleeingA magnitude 7.5 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning Monday for a nearly thousand-mile stretch of Alaska’s southern coast, with waves over 2 feet at the nearest community as the threat subsided. The quake was centered near Sand Point, a city of about 900 people off the Alaska Peninsula where wave levels late Monday topped 2 feet (0.61 meters), according to the National Tsunami Warning Center. “It was a pretty good shaker here,” said David Adams, co-manager of Marine View Bed and Breakfast in Sand Point.
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UN arms embargo on Iran expires
UN arms embargo on Iran expiresWhile Iran says it plans no “buying spree,” it can now in theory purchase weapons to upgrade military armaments dating back to before its 1979 Islamic Revolution and sell its own locally produced gear abroad.
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Biden's plan to revive Iran talks could calm the Middle East – but on Israel he and Trump largely agree
Biden's plan to revive Iran talks could calm the Middle East – but on Israel he and Trump largely agreeWhen the Taliban recently voiced its hope that Donald Trump would win a second term because he would withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, it was a reminder that the 2020 U.S. election has big implications for the Middle East – and, by consequence, for American national security.Foreign policy barely registers on Americans’ election agenda this year in a race dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, economic woes and structural racism. Nonetheless, the United States’ global role is on the ballot in November. Trump has an “America First” vision in which narrowly defined U.S. interests rank as more important than helping maintain the global order. Biden, whose decades of foreign policy experience include chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wants to restore the United States’ international stature.A Biden win would change American foreign policy significantly. But my research on U.S. policy in the Middle East suggests the United States’ actual engagement there might only show cosmetic changes. Trump’s Mideast policyTrump came to office promising to tame Iran, end the Islamic State and make “the deal of the century” between Israel and the Palestinians. But he has executed no grand strategy in the Middle East. Today Iran is emboldened, there’s no Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and, despite Trump’s claims, the Islamic State still exists. Trump withdrew the U.S. from a 2015 international agreement that restricted Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions. But restoring sanctions has not curbed the Iranian government’s regional influence, much less forced regime change. New sanctions just imposed on Iran’s banking system, for example, are mostly just making life harder for ordinary Iranians during a pandemic by reducing the value of the Iranian currency. One consistency in Trump’s Middle East policy is Israel. Trump steadfastly supports its escalating opposition to Iran and aggressive policies in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza territories. Trump also departed from decades of settled U.S. policy on Israel’s capital, Jerusalem – a holy city for Muslims that the Palestinians likewise claim as their capital – by moving the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv. This shift angered Muslim nations across the Middle East and beyond, and effectively killed hopes of peace with Israel. The Trump White House scored one diplomatic victory in the region by normalizing relations between Israel and two Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In numbers, that matches what presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter together achieved in the Middle East: Carter normalized Israeli ties with Egypt and Clinton with Jordan. But without a just solution to Palestinian demands for statehood, critics say, genuine peace with Arabs is not possible. Either way, Trump has unquestionably altered the geopolitics of the Middle East, pushing aside Israel-Palestine as the region’s main conflict. For both the U.S. and leading Arab nations, the priority is now stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons and reducing Iranian attacks on American interests and allies. Biden’s challengesIf Biden wins the election, he would have to contend with more hostile U.S.-Iran relations than what he and Barack Obama bequeathed to Trump in 2016. In a CNN op-ed when Biden promised to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Biden wrote that through greater cooperation, he believes Iran can be pacified. Rejoining the deal – signed by the U.S., China, Russia and several European powers – would have the effect of improving frayed U.S. cooperation with those nations, too. But increased engagement with Iran would hurt U.S.-Saudi relations, which have grown closer under Trump’s son-in-law and Mideast adviser, Jared Kushner. Saudi Arabia is entangled in what it considers to be a zero-sum struggle with Iran for domination of the Gulf region. The Saudis see U.S. pressure on Iran as a key component of its strategy to contain Iranian influence. Biden has also signaled that the U.S. will no longer support Saudi Arabia in its devastating intervention in Yemen’s civil war. Iraq, Syria and Libya are all also embroiled in civil wars, conflicts that Biden – who believes the U.S. has “an obligation to lead” – would have to decide how to engage with. Biden would also contend with a new development in the Middle East: Turkey, which now has military presence in Syria, Iraq, Qatar and Libya. Trump has largely accommodated Turkey’s growing regional assertion of its influence. Israel-PalestineBiden’s rhetoric about Israel differs from Trump’s. In May he came out publicly against Israel’s proposed annexation of the West Bank – an inflammatory plan that the Trump administration may have quietly opposed but would not condemn. Israel has since suspended that plan as part of the United Arab Emirates deal.But there’s no sign the United States’ Israel policies would differ substantively under Biden. His campaign has repeatedly stated its “ironclad” support for Israel, condemning any effort to boycott the country or withhold aid to force policy change. As vice president, Biden in 2016 helped get the country its biggest ever U.S. aid package, US$38 billion. Biden has already announced he would not move the U.S. embassy back to Tel Aviv if elected.The U.S. is Israel’s strongest ally. Every American president since 1973 has given substantial foreign aid and military technology to the Israelis while shielding Israel from international condemnation over its policies toward Palestinians.[Deep knowledge, daily. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter.]Palestinians almost certainly won’t get their land back under Biden. But they could get more money and political support. Biden promises to restore some of the $600 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority and to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, among other agencies. Trump eliminated that funding last year in a failed effort to force Palestinians to accept his peace plan. Obama created some goodwill in the Mideast, which may help Biden. But the region presents challenges that have for decades stymied American presidents, Democratic and Republican alike.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Muqtedar Khan, University of Delaware.Read more: * Has Trump proposed a Middle East peace plan – or terms of surrender for the Palestinians? * Arms and influence in the Khashoggi affairMuqtedar Khan is the academic director of the American Foreign Policy Institute at the University of Delaware, which has received a SUSI grant from the U.S. Department of State.
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Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism list
Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism listPresident Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and their families, but some hurt in the attacks weren't happy with the deal. The announcement, just two weeks ahead of the U.S. presidential election, also comes as the Trump administration works to get other Arab countries, such as Sudan, to join the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain's recent recognition of Israel. Delisting Sudan from the state sponsors blacklist is a key incentive for the Sudanese government to normalize relations with Israel.
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Guinea's opposition leader claims election victory
Guinea's opposition leader claims election victoryGuinea's opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo has declared himself the winner of the West African country's presidential election before the official results have been announced. “Despite all the anomalies of this election ... and in view of the results that came out of the polls, I emerge victorious from this presidential election,” he said Monday, a day after the vote, to scores of cheering supporters who thronged his party's headquarters in the capital, Conakry. Diallo did not give any figures to back up his claim but said it was based on information gathered by his party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea.
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Trump envoy traveled to Syria for talks on missing Americans
Trump envoy traveled to Syria for talks on missing AmericansA senior White House official made an unusual, secret visit to Syria for high-level talks aimed at securing the release of two Americans who have been missing for years amid the country's long civil war, Trump administration officials said Monday. Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, went to Syria as part of an administration effort to secure the release of Americans overseas, including missing journalist Austin Tice, the officials said on condition of anonymity.
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UK insists EU must go further to break Brexit deadlock
UK insists EU must go further to break Brexit deadlockBritain on Monday welcomed signals that the European Union was ready to intensify stalled post-Brexit trade talks, but said its commitments did not yet go far enough to restart face-to-face negotiations.
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End Sars protests: Amnesty warns of 'escalating attacks'
End Sars protests: Amnesty warns of 'escalating attacks'Protesters at the offices of the central bank are wounded after being attacked, rights group says.
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World Bank: 5.2% decrease in MENA economies expected in 2020 - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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'What?' Former UK PM May shocked by minister's Brexit remark on security - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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International Law Can’t Solve the Greco-Turkish Island Problem
International Law Can’t Solve the Greco-Turkish Island Problem(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Kastellorizo is one of those places that might become a cause for war even though most people couldn’t find it on a map.The combatants would be Greece and Turkey, formally NATO “allies” but in reality perennial foes since the sloppy unraveling of the Ottoman Empire. And their war would be less about the island as such than about the Mediterranean waters said to belong to it. That’s because underneath the sea bed, there may be lots of oil and gas.Kastellorizo derives from “red castle,” after its landmark as seen in the evening light. Known to the Turks as Meis, the island is a charming place inhabited by a few hundred people. After a lively history — Byzantine, Maltese, Ottoman and so forth — it was transferred in 1947 by the victors of World War II from the defeated Axis power Italy to Greece. This all but guaranteed trouble forever after.Just look at a map. Kastellorizo is far away from mainland Greece and also quite distant from Greece’s Aegean islands. But it’s literally swimming distance from the Turkish coast. At the risk of exaggeration, from Ankara’s point of view, it’s a bit as though an international conference had transferred New York’s Staten Island to China.This situation wasn’t so bad as long as not much was going on in the open seas south of the coastline shared by Turkey and Kastellorizo. But now hydrocarbons are being discovered all around the eastern Mediterranean. The question has become: Who will get to drill in this part of the sea, Greece or Turkey?This is where international law gets complicated. Greece claims much of those waters, citing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, in force since 1994. UNCLOS generally foresees countries asserting their sovereignty over 12 nautical miles (22 km) from their coasts. Beyond these “territorial waters,” they also get another 12 nautical miles as a “contiguous zone” of control. And they can establish an “exclusive economic zone” for 200 nautical miles from shore. This also includes the “continental shelf” — that is, the seabed below and whatever oil and gas may be in it.The Greeks, who are signatories to UNCLOS, therefore argue that their little outlier of Kastellorizo should project its own 200 nautical miles southward. After connecting some lines to other Greek islands, they want a map that would cut the exclusive economic zone Turkey desires roughly in half.Unsurprisingly, Turkey isn’t happy about that. And — like the U.S., incidentally — it never signed UNCLOS. It’s still expected to obey what’s known as “customary” law, which is basically the weight of precedent and established practice. But it can’t be dragged to an international tribunal against its will.That’s too bad in a way, because UNCLOS is actually quite flexible in such circumstances, says Robin Churchill, an expert at Scotland’s University of Dundee. In 2012, for instance, a court settled a similar dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia by granting only the 12-nautical-mile territorial zone to several Colombian islands that would have unduly sliced up the Nicaraguan economic zone. The outcome was accepted as “equitable.”The eastern Mediterranean is a harder case. UNCLOS, also dubbed a “constitution for the oceans,” runs into limitations in such a crowded sea. All the continental shelves of the surrounding countries overlap. And those nations share histories of ancient grudges. The Greco-Turkish conflict, for instance, has a tortuous offshoot on the island of Cyprus, where an ethnically Greek republic in the south and an ethnically Turkish one in the north can’t agree on anything, except that they also want that gas.The worst way forward is the one currently in the offing: a cynical game that may eventually be decided by brute force. Greece is doing a deal with Egypt that conflicts with another one between Turkey and Libya, and so on. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week sent, yet again, a research ship accompanied by navy frigates into the contested waters. At one point this summer a Greek ship ran into a Turkish one; at another France dispatched a frigate and two fighter jets to the region.It’s tempting for Europe to simply line up behind Greece, as my colleague Ferdinando Giugliano urges. It’s a fellow member of the European Union, after all. By contrast, Erdogan is the region’s bete noir, stirring up trouble from Syria to Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh, while cracking down on civil liberties at home.Unreasonable and aggressive as Erdogan is, however, the West should admit that Turkey has half a point when it complains that the Greek position on Kastellorizo is “maximalist.” Based on the spirit of UNCLOS, says Churchill, the cutting up of Turkey’s exclusive economic zone to such an extent seems unfair. To avoid war, therefore, the West should make Erdogan an offer.One idea I like is to use Europe’s own experience after World War II as inspiration. In the 1950s, old enemies France and Germany placed coal and steel — the industries of warfare — under a joint authority that guaranteed shared access and benefits. Out of this “Schuman plan” grew what is today the EU. And what coal and steel were then, oil and gas are now.Something similar could work in the eastern Mediterranean, if only its ancient enemies could also rise above their feuding and grasp their responsibility to prevent war. With luck, Europe will transition from brown to green energy fast enough so that nobody will even need all that dirty stuff under the sparkling blue sea anyway.(Corrects details on collision in the 11th paragraph.)This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Andreas Kluth is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He was previously editor in chief of Handelsblatt Global and a writer for the Economist. He's the author of "Hannibal and Me." For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes
The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changesPresident Donald Trump plans to attend Thursday’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite rule changes — opposed by his campaign — that are meant to foster more ordered discussions. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien says Trump “is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of last minute rule changes from the biased commission in their latest attempt to provide advantage to their favored candidate.” The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday that the second and final debate between the two candidates will have each nominee muted while the other delivers his two-minute remarks at the outset of each of the six debate topics.
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UK's Gove says EU's Barnier response in Brexit talks is constructive - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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UK's Gove says Barnier agreed to work on legal texts for Brexit deal - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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A desk of their own to ease remote learning for kids in need
A desk of their own to ease remote learning for kids in needAs remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home. For Mitch Couch in the Central California town of Lemoore, inspiration struck when his 16-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son kept taking over the kitchen table for their remote lessons. The desks he made were kid-size, simple and inexpensive, fashioned from plywood with a hutch for workbooks and papers.
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Hospital: Palestinian official Erekat in critical condition - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in Saqqara
Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in SaqqaraEgyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, authorities said Monday. The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said in a statement that archaeologists found the collection of colorful, sealed sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago at the Saqqara necropolis. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said more than 80 coffins were found.
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High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy
High court to review two cases involving Trump border policyThe Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings and a second about the administration's use of money to fund the border wall. The justices’ decision to hear the cases continues its practice of reviewing lower court rulings that have found President Donald Trump's immigration policies illegal over the past four years. If Democrat Joe Biden wins the White House, he has pledged to end “Migrant Protection Protocols,” which Trump considers a cornerstone policy on immigration.
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Family of Moscow-Born Teen Who Beheaded Teacher Were from Chechnya Where Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Are Demonized
Family of Moscow-Born Teen Who Beheaded Teacher Were from Chechnya Where Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Are DemonizedMOSCOW—The man known as "Putin’s attack dog" has spent years promoting a violent response to the publication of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. When a teenager from a Chechen family beheaded a school teacher in France on Friday for sharing these images with his class, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Putin-backed ruler of Chechnya, took to social media to lecture France about its “unacceptable attitude to Islamic values.”Kadyrov has worked hard to make the French controversy a cause célèbre in the Muslim-majority region of Russia. He gathered hundreds of thousands of Chechens for an anti-Charlie Hebdo rally, just a few days after terrorists killed 12 and injured 11 people at the satirical newspaper’s office in January 2015. That was the biggest rally ever seen in the Northern Caucasus. With a white vest on, Kadyrov spoke to a crowd of about a million people, calling on Muslims to rise against those who “deliberately kindle the fire of religious hostility.”When Charlie Hebdo republished the cartoons on September 2 to mark the opening of a trial of those involved in the terror attack, Chechnya’s official Instagram account responded with a call in the Chechen language saying, “May the Almighty punish them for their deeds as quickly as possible.” Two days later Chechen Islamic jurist Salakh Mezhiyev condemned the French publication as part of “the West’s well-planned attack against Islam.” A rain of angry statements followed, and Instagram users called to make Charlie Hebdo “burn in hell.”Parents of Student Arrested After Teacher Beheaded for Showing Anti-Muslim CartoonSvetlana Gannushkina, the head of Moscow’s Civic Assistance Committee, said there could be no doubt what the Chechen leader was advocating. “The message Kadyrov has been sending his people is pretty clear, she told The Daily Beast. “He calls for Muslims to take measures against those mocking Muhammad.”The son of a Chechen émigré family in the suburbs of Paris did just that on Friday. A French teacher of geography and history, 47-year old Samuel Paty, was decapitated in the street in the Conflans Saint-Honorine neighborhood by Abdullah Anzorov, 18, about a week after Paty had shown the Muhammed cartoons to his students.Witnesses heard Anzorov yell during the attack, “Allahu Akbar!” The attacker was later shot dead after firing a plastic pellet gun at police. The authorities have arrested at least ten members of Anzorov’s Chechen family.The teenager himself was born in Moscow and only visited Chechnya as a young child, but Grigory Shvedov, editor-in-chief of the Caucasian Knot media site, told The Daily Beast that Kadyrov’s influence stretched well beyond the republic’s borders. “It has to do with so-called ‘Kadyrovtsy,’ they are responsible for spreading intolerance, hatred of critical thinking,” he said. “The murder in France took place after Chechnya’s main mufti condemned Charlie Hebdo.”Kadyrov, whose hardline policies are fully supported by President Vladimir Putin, did condemn the terrorist attack at the end of his social media tirade, but he also doubled down on his criticism of the cartoonists and those who would challenge Islamic fundamentalism. “While speaking out categorically against any manifestation of terrorism,” he wrote. “I also urge not to provoke believers, not to offend their religious feelings.”Kadyrov has been lecturing on public morality and behavior for years. Enjoying Kremlin-backed power in his republic, he forbade smoking and drinking, banned women from entering state buildings without scarves on, and called for a crusade against his own LGBT citizens in order “to purify our blood.”Chechen nationals across the world continue to follow Kadyrov, watching his videos and messages on Telegram and Instagram. His own Instagram account was blocked after U.S. sanctions, but he continues to spread his message via the republic’s official account.Yekaterina Sokirianskaya, the founder of the Conflict Analysis and Prevention Center think tank, has been researching Chechen émigrés in Europe and the U.S. “Many Chechens in the West are shocked, ashamed, they condemned the murderer for spoiling their nation’s reputation,” she said. “As my own research showed, most young Chechen refugees blend in, learn languages, study and work on the West. They have no other home, since returning to Chechnya would be too dangerous for most of them.“Judging by how much Anzorov rushed to photograph his beheaded victim and publish photographs on Twitter, he was prepared for a demonstratively violent act for some time, using the teacher as a pretext.”The shocking photographs were published on Twitter in a post addressed to French President Emmanuel Macron, which read, “I have executed one of your dogs.”Chechnya watchers in Russia believe that many Muslims who oppose Kadyrov’s domestic policy have been seduced by his criticism of Charlie Hebdo and French politicians who support tolerance and freedom of speech. “Kadyrov makes statements about Muslims in Myanmar, Muslims in Palestine, he has ambitions of becoming the leading voice for all Russian Muslims,” Sokirianskaya told The Daily Beast.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Some states allow ballots if voters die before Election Day - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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The Biden-Clegg connection: how the former deputies find themselves bound together ahead of election
The Biden-Clegg connection: how the former deputies find themselves bound together ahead of electionIn 2018, when Joe Biden appeared on Sir Nick Clegg’s post-Brexit podcast “Anger Management”, the ex-Lib Dem leader was glowing of his former opposite number. “Of all the people I met in Government, I genuinely never met someone who had so much wisdom, and so much warmth,” he said of the former US vice president. Sir Nick, who is now Facebook’s global head of policy and communications, has much in common with Biden: both deputy heads of government during the overlap between Barack Obama's presidency and David Cameron's Coalition government, and seemingly friends ever since. Now, after four years of careful bargaining and quiet concessions to President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Facebook may soon have to explain itself to a Democratic Party that blames its services for stoking extremism, enabling discrimination and putting Trump in the White House in 2016. If there is a hope of rapprochement - as very well there might be, given Facebook's overwhelmingly progressive workforce - it is likely to begin with the one-time MP for Sheffield Hallam. "It absolutely helps," says Steve Goldstein, a former top official under Presidents Bush and Trump who has met both Sir Nick and Biden and dealt with Facebook in his official duties. "When he was hired it was a bit of a surprise, because they hired somebody from outside the United States, but they also hired a former politician. I'm sure it was done to emphasise the global nature of the corporation... looking back on it, it was a very smart move on Facebook's part." Biden and Sir Nick enjoyed their time together as deputy heads of state. After securing the White House in 2012 with Obama, the then Vice President thanked his opposite number for his “friendship” and praised the “close and enduring relationship” between the UK and the US. A year later, Sir Nick used Biden’s visit to the UK to stress the importance of Britain remaining in the European Union. During the visit, he declared that the US vice-president was a “real friend of the UK”. The pair were also founding members of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, which launched in May 2018. The commission pulled together public and private sector leaders to help identify and plug gaps that could be exposed during elections.
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As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for deaths again
As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for deaths againIran’s single-day death toll from the coronavirus smashed a record set less than a week ago, with 337 dead confirmed Monday as a resurgence of infections is overwhelming hospitals. On social media, Iranian news outlets dramatically dubbed the day “Black Monday” and lamented the grim milestone — which represented a significant increase over Iran’s previous one-day record of 279 set Wednesday. Health officials announced last week that Iran’s capital, Tehran, had run out of intensive care beds for virus patients, and overwhelmed hospitals across the city suspended all nonemergency treatments.
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Trump’s Iran strategy will fail, no matter what wild threats he makes on the Limbaugh show - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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10 things you need to know today: October 19, 2020 - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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Chagos Islands dispute: Mauritius calls US and UK 'hypocrites'
Chagos Islands dispute: Mauritius calls US and UK 'hypocrites'Prime Minister Jugnauth says the UK cannot talk about human rights and remain in the Chagos Islands.
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UN stockpiling billion syringes for Covid-19 vaccine
UN stockpiling billion syringes for Covid-19 vaccineThe United Nations said Monday it would stockpile one billion syringes around the world by the end of 2021, to be used for the delivery of any future coronavirus vaccine.
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Loop Insights and Empower Clinics Combine Venue Tracing With COVID-19 Testing Expertise to Create First Ever “Travel Bubble” Solution for Global Travel Industry Set to Lose $3.3 Trillion - from our friends at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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UN hosts Libyan military leaders in hopes of end to conflict
UN hosts Libyan military leaders in hopes of end to conflictMilitary leaders from Libya’s warring sides met Monday in Geneva in hopes of a U.N.-brokered breakthrough that could pave the way for a “complete and permanent cease-fire” in the conflict-ridden North African country. U.N. organizers say the round is expected to run through Saturday, and Williams’ mission “hopes that the two delegations will reach a solution to all outstanding issues in order to achieve a complete and permanent cease-fire across Libya.”
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2020 Watch: Debate a chance for Trump to generate momentum
2020 Watch: Debate a chance for Trump to generate momentumPresident Donald Trump is openly contemplating the prospect of losing, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden is warning his supporters against overconfidence as the 2020 presidential election speeds into its closing days. Trump is drawing huge crowds reminiscent of 2016's final days, and Biden is sticking to his cautious approach with small events focused more on adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing recommendations than energizing his supporters. While there will be plenty of action, this week will center on Thursday's final debate, which may be Trump's last and best chance to change the direction of this election.
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ETA’s bloody history: 853 killings in 60 years of violence
ETA’s bloody history: 853 killings in 60 years of violenceThe now-defunct Basque separatist militant group ETA was formed more than six decades ago to try to form an independent state in parts of northern Spain and southern France. A former ETA leader, Josu Urrutikoetxea, is going on trial Monday in Paris on terrorism charges. — 1958: ETA is created during Gen. Francisco Franco’s dictatorship in Spain aiming to carve out an independent Basque state in northern Spain and southern France.
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Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests
Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protestsThai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators. The efforts by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government to drain the student-led protests of support and the ability to organize comes as demonstrations have grown in the capital and spread around the country, despite an emergency decree, which bans public gatherings of more than four people in Bangkok, outlaws news said to affect national security and gives authorities broad power to detain people.
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Facing terror charges, ETA's last boss apologizes for deaths
Facing terror charges, ETA's last boss apologizes for deathsThe last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, was back in court Monday in Paris to face terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century. Josu Urrutikoetxea led ETA during one of its bloodiest periods, when its victims included children bombed to death while sleeping in a Zaragoza police compound, where a monument to their stolen lives now stands. In a rare interview after 17 years on the run, he offered an apology, advised other separatist movements against resorting to violence and painted himself as a changed man.
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Japan's Prime Minister Suga to Deliver Video Address at Milken Institute Global Conference on October 19, 2020
Japan's Prime Minister Suga to Deliver Video Address at Milken Institute Global Conference on October 19, 2020The Milken Institute announced today that the Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is scheduled to deliver a video address at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference 2020. This marks the second time the Prime Minister will deliver remarks on an international platform since his video address at the U.N. General Assembly last month.
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As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots
As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spotsAfter entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas. Spanish officials limited travel to and from some parts of Madrid before restrictions were widened throughout the capital and some suburbs. Italian authorities have sometimes quarantined spots as small as a single building.
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Trump 'running angry,' attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci
Trump 'running angry,' attacks polls, press and Dr. FauciAn angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day. On the third day of a western campaign swing, Trump was facing intense pressure to turn around his campaign, hoping for the type of last-minute surge that gave him a come-from-behind victory four years ago. “I’m not running scared," Trump told reporters before taking off for Tucson, Arizona, for his fifth rally in three days.
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Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left
Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back leftBolivia appeared Monday to be shifting sharply away from the conservative policies of the U.S.-backed interim government that took power last year after leftist President Evo Morales resigned, with the self-exiled leader's party claiming victory in a weekend presidential election. The leading rival of Morales's handpicked successor, Luis Arce, conceded defeat as did interim President Jeanine Áñez, a bitter foe of Morales. Officials released no formal, comprehensive quick count of results from Sunday's vote, but two independent surveys of selected polling places gave Arce a lead of roughly 20 percentage points over his closest rival — far more than needed to avoid a runoff.
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2016 sequel? Trump's old attacks failing to land on Biden
2016 sequel? Trump's old attacks failing to land on BidenPresident Donald Trump stood before a crowd in a state that had once been firmly in his grasp. “Did you hear the news?” the president asked the hopeful crowd. “Bruce Ohr is finally out of the Department of Justice.”
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Australia: Most of 1,100 refugees in US deal have resettled
Australia: Most of 1,100 refugees in US deal have resettledThe United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President Donald Trump reluctantly honored with Australia, an Australian official said on Monday. President Barack Obama’s administration struck a deal in 2016 to accept up to 1,250 refugees from Iran, Bangladesh, Somalia and Myanmar whom Australia had banished to Pacific island camps. Trump condemned the deal as “dumb” but agreed to honor the U.S. commitment, subject to “extreme vetting” of the refugees.
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US election 2020: Trump and Biden feud over debate topics
The Republican and the Democratic campaigns accuse each other of trying to dodge tough questions.
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France teacher attack: Four pupils held over beheading
In all, 15 people are now in custody after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty near Paris.
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Colorado battles a record-breaking wildfire
The Cameron Peak wildfire has become the largest fire in state history, burning over 200,000 acres.
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Jeff Bridges: Oscar-winning US actor reveals he has lymphoma
The Big Lebowski actor acknowledges it "is a serious disease" but says his prognosis is good.
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New name for a Canadian town called Asbestos
Town residents pick Val-des-Sources to replace the moniker that paid homage to its mining history.
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Covid-19: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins
The aim is to help people travelling to destinations where a negative result is required on arrival.
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Deadline looms for north of England Covid deal
If agreement on new restrictions is not reached, the PM could impose tier three rules.
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Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring 'high five' with asteroid Bennu
Osiris-Rex will make the briefest of contacts with Asteroid Bennu to try to pick up rock samples.
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Visa and Mastercard accused of charging 'excessive' fees
Retail groups say the fees charged by credit card firms have almost doubled in two years.
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Mysterious 'Robin Hood' hackers donating stolen money
Experts and charities are puzzled by hackers who've started donating stolen money.
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Coronavirus: Republic of Ireland to move to highest restrictions
The new rules, broadly similar to the spring lockdown, are due to last for six weeks.
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Bletchley Park’s contribution to WW2 'over-rated'
The code-breaking hub is not "the war winner" many people think it is, says a history of spy agency GCHQ.
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Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'
Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give us benefits.
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How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia
Oromos have complained of marginalisation but they are now increasingly assertive in their identity.
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Indigenous Colombians rally in Bogot over killings
Thousands of indigenous people demand Colombia's president hear their concerns about rising violence.
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Far-right online: 'I got them back on social media'
'I cannot bear the chance of something that I've done makes somebody else go and do something horrific.'
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Sudan khalwas: Undercover in the schools that chain boys
A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse inside Islamic schools in Sudan.
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India coronavirus: The woman who ferries patients in a school bus
Bus driver Neelam Singh, who contracted the virus while working, says she is glad to help.
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Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru's Nazca lines
The 37m feline figure, said to have been created some 2,000 years ago, escaped notice for centuries.
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Lesbos: What really happened in the refugee camp destroyed by flames?
BBC Newsnight looks into the origins of the fire that destroyed Europe's largest refugee camp.
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Climate change: Arctic Circle teens call for help to save their homes
Teenagers living in remote Arctic communities share their concerns about the effects of climate change.
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Philippines: Environmentalists criticise artificial beach in Manila Bay
There is controversy over a new artificial beach in the Philippine capital, Manila, made from crushed dolomite rock which some people say is bad for the environment.
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Samuel Paty: Beheading of teacher deepens divisions over France's secular identity
Mass rallies over the murder of a teacher mask growing dissent over the country's secular identity.
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The Countdown: Early voting, Biden's ads and the Beastie Boys
Why is it such a quiet week for Joe Biden and what can the Beastie Boys tell us about this election?
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The forklift truck drivers who never leave their desks
Remote-controlled vehicles are becoming increasingly common in the workplace.
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Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'
New studies show an association between severe pollution and a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
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Covid-19: How restaurants are preparing for winter
Why restaurant owners hope outdoor heaters and marquees might help keep customers coming back.
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Coronavirus: The place in North America with no cases
Nunavut, in Canada's north, has managed to keep coronavirus out of its communities.
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Anti-Trump TikTokkers not declaring paid content
TikTok creators have been making anti-Trump videos without disclosing they were paid for.
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Why the US election could decide battle against climate change
Who next occupies the White House could be decisive in the battle to limit global warming.
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‘Red, red wine': The meaning of African election symbols
Campaign colours and why they are so important for those in pursuit of power.
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'I'm angry' - Rooney tests negative but will miss three games
Derby County forward Wayne Rooney will self-isolate for 10 days after a friend tested positive for coronavirus.
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Messi's form could be better - Koeman
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says star player Lionel Messi's performances "could be better" as they start their Champions League campaign.
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Wolves beat Leeds to go sixth in Premier League
Wolves' win at Leeds United, which moves them into sixth in the Premier League, was a "massive result" according to defender Conor Coady.
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How discarded Froome could end up rescuing Ineos' Grand Tour hopes
As unlikely as his form suggests, Chris Froome's comeback could come in a place close to is heart - and, boy, do Ineos need it.
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Tottenham want Son to sign new deal - Tuesday's football gossip
Real Madrid and Liverpool eye Mbappe, Spurs want Son to sign a new deal, Ings close to new Saints contract, plus more.
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'Football is not polo or golf - it's for the masses' - Bilic criticises pay-per-view model
West Brom manager Slaven Bilic says "football is not polo or golf" and should be "affordable to everybody".
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US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?
With the US battered by the coronavirus and political polarisation, China thinks its time has come.
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US election: What can the US learn from other pandemic elections?
Early voting is already under way in the US but what can the country learn from other nations that have held elections during the coronavirus pandemic?
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Why the US vote matters so much to Germans
Trump has singled out Berlin for repeated criticism, but some say it was a much needed wake-up call.
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US election 2020: How would Biden change foreign policy?
The two candidates offer very different visions of the world so allies - and adversaries - are watching closely.
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US election 2020: A really simple guide
If you’re looking for a refresher or trying to understand it for the first time, this guide will help.
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Covid: What the tier rules say about the split between science and politics
Why does the divergence between science and politics appear to be wider than it has ever been?
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Truck catches fire in RAK, driver rushed to hospital
Two-truck collision on Martyr's Road causes truck fire; driver injured but escapes from burning cockpit
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World’s largest space conference to be held in Dubai
UAE is proud to win bid to host the congress in 2020, Mohammad says
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Business school inaugurates new campus
Insead now located at the Abu Dhabi Global Market on Maryah Island
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Smart Dubai Office facelift creates eco-tech hub
Retrofit is inspired by nature to reflect a sustainable philosophy to make Dubai happiest city by 2021
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Tourist lost in Hatta mountains rescued
Too fatigued to return after a day’s trek, tourist sought the help of Dubai Police
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Budoor calls for developing Arabic children’s book industry
Issues related to Arabic children’s books highlighted at Gothenburg Book Fair
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Philippine government happy with UAE domestic worker law
Both countries sign MoU calling for strict implementation of employment procedure for workers
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‘Read with RTA’ app launched for Dubai public transport passengers
One-hundred-and-fifty bilingual titles can be downloaded for free by users
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Dewa signs bill payment deal with bank
Customers can pay their bills in instalments of up to 12 months using Emirates Islamic credit cards
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First artificial caves positioned in waters off Ras Al Khaimah
Ministry has entered into pact with Delma Marine to create habitats for breeding of fish and other marine species
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Koreans mark National Foundation Day
UAE is Korea’s second largest trade partner in Middle East while Korea is UAE’s 10th largest trading partner
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Community group invites people to share their talents
Stand-up comedy, poetry, musical performances get their shot to fame in open microphone events at Echoes Abu Dhabi
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Dubai to host International Astronautical Congress
UAE will be the first Arab and Islamic country to host the IAC
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Tourist who lost way on Dubai's Hatta mountain rescued - from our friends at UAE news RSS feed
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Where tourists splash most cash
UAE city posts the highest level of tourist spending by far as it attracts hordes of tourists every year due to a host of attractions
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UAE rejects all forms of racial discrimination
Envoy mentions UAE’s laws to combat the practice during panel discussion at Human Rights Council session
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Pardoned Indian prisoners speak, thank Sharjah Ruler
149 who benefit from the amnesty have been behind bars in financial cases; Sharjah ruler pays off their debts amounting to Dh20m
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Fujairah Ruler offers condolences to family of martyr
Crown Prince and senior officials offer condolences to family of martyr Khalid Al Shehi
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Hamdan offers condolences to family of martyr Khalid Al Shehi
UAE young people are an inexhaustible treasure, Dubai Crown Prince says
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Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque receives 254,000 visitors in August
Mosque organises charitable and humanitarian events, cultural lectures and training courses
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Narrators from around the world entertain people in Sharjah
Sharjah International Narrators Forum featured 117 storytellers at events in different locations
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Dubai Municipality promotes ecotourism in 8 natural reserves
Platform set up at mall to spread awareness about protecting the environment at natural tourist spots
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UAE champions Fourth Industrial Revolution‎
UAE is well ahead of many advanced countries, empowering its people with education, strong economy
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Preterm babies can be saved in the ‘golden hour’
Doctors discuss challenges of neonatal care at conference
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UAE University students making paper from sand
Production process without using water and fossil fuel to minimise carbon footprint; binding sand and polymer pellets require less energy to produce paper than wood-fibre paper and requires no water during production
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In Fight Against ISIS, a Lose-Lose Scenario Poses Challenge for West - from our friends at FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
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ISIS is in Afghanistan, But Who Are They Really? - from our friends at FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
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“The Most Risky … Job Ever.” Reporting on “ISIS in Afghanistan” - from our friends at FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
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After Paris Attacks, CIA Head Reignites Surveillance Debate - from our friends at FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
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America, Iraq and the Legacy of Ahmad Chalabi - from our friends at FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
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Hollywood’s hot startup plans virtual-reality immersion for six users

AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest theater chain, has invested $20 million in the fledgling company and agreed to finance the rapid rollout of its product in the United States and Britain.

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Equifax CEO steps down after data breach; still likely to get $18M retirement package

Richard Smith, who also served as chairman of the Equifax board, is the latest casualty at the company as a result of the breach.

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Uber threatens to leave Quebec rather than accept new rules

Uber said Tuesday it would stop service in Montreal and the Quebec province next month rather than accept new government rules, the second setback in a week for the ride-hailing service’s international operations.

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Smart billboards are checking you out — and making judgments

Digital billboards that marry image recognition of car models with other data streams such as mobile phone data will soon display advertising tailored to individual vehicles.

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Twitter tests doubling tweet length in effort to increase users

The 11-year-old company has been trying to figure out how to change the social media service without alienating the people who have embraced its short, 140-character format.

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In Boeing victory, Commerce Dept. slaps massive tariff on rival small jets from Bombardier

The U.S. Commerce Department stunned both sides by imposing a tariff of 219 percent on every CSeries airplane that’s sold to a U.S. airline. The ruling is likely to exacerbate already-tense trade relations between the U.S. and Canada.

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Nike quarterly profit falls 24 percent, but beats forecasts

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike Inc. says its fiscal first-quarter profit fell 24 percent because of a higher tax rate and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations. Investors initially cheered the results, but got skittish and sent the shares down 3 percent in extended trading. The Beaverton, Oregon-based maker […]

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VA: Money for private health care may run out by year’s end

WASHINGTON — Weeks after a veterans’ health initiative received $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health-care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for hundreds of thousands of veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs said in a statement Tuesday that […]

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Even with emergency funding, VA says private health care program for veterans may run out of money as soon as December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with emergency funding, VA says private health care program for veterans may run out of money as soon as December .

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Need more room? Twitter testing 280-character limit

Twitter is testing a 280-character limit, doubling the current length restriction that's been in place since the company's founding 11 years ago.

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Agency alleges Walmart discriminated against Beloit employee

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A federal agency is accusing Walmart of failing to accommodate a longtime employee at a Wisconsin store because of his disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer suspended and failed to accommodate a deaf employee with visual impairment at a Walmart in […]

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How major US stock market indexes fared Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished barely higher Tuesday after a late slump erased much of an early gain. Technology companies recovered some of the losses they took a day ago, but energy companies and banks slipped. On Tuesday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 0.18 points to 2,496.84. The Dow Jones […]

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Carnival and Darden Restaurants rise while Equifax slips

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Carnival Corp., up $1.82 to $65.32 The cruise line company raised its annual forecasts after a strong third quarter. Red Hat Inc., up $4.31 to $110.07 Most Read StoriesNo more flying with reindeer: Unique Alaska planes to retire  VIEW‘No more agriculture in Puerto […]

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Nielsen: Football ratings off 11 percent this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Through three weeks, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday. Nielsen said the games averaged 17.63 million viewers for the first three weeks of last season, and have dipped to 15.65 million this year. The Nielsen […]

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Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Sept. 25 $20,154,490 Statutory debt limit –Suspended– Total public debt outstanding Sept. 25 $20,190,193 Operating balance Sept. 25 $173,206 Interest fiscal year 2017 thru Aug $274,563 […]

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Siemens, Alstom deal to create ‘European champion’ in trains

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German industrial equipment maker Siemens AG said Tuesday it has agreed to merge its train-building business with French rival Alstom, creating a “new European champion” in the face of rising competition from China. The deal is a sign of renewed French-German cooperation just days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a […]

The Seattle Times Business – The Seattle Times ~Created Wed Sep 27 01:51:26 2017

US, Mexico expand pact on managing overused Colorado River

DENVER (AP) — The United States and Mexico have agreed to renew and expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people and to farms in both nations, U.S. water district officials said. The agreement to be signed Wednesday calls for the U.S. […]

The Seattle Times Business – The Seattle Times ~Created Wed Sep 27 01:51:26 2017

Michigan approves incentive for third Amazon warehouse

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is giving online retailer Amazon $4.5 million to ensure it opens another facility in the state. The Michigan Strategic Fund approved the incentive Tuesday for the e-commerce powerhouse to open a fulfillment center in Macomb County’s Shelby Township. Seattle-based Amazon plans to create 1,025 full-time jobs at the $40 million […]

The Seattle Times Business – The Seattle Times ~Created Wed Sep 27 01:51:26 2017

Construction starts on models of proposed Mexico border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal contractors on Tuesday began building prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, hitting a milestone toward a key campaign pledge. Construction of eight models in a remote area of San Diego is about three months behind schedule, held up by losing bidders whose protests were eventually denied. […]

The Seattle Times Business – The Seattle Times ~Created Wed Sep 27 01:51:26 2017

San Francisco is first city to sue Equifax over data breach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Equifax, becoming the first city in the country to sue the credit reporting company over a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 143 million Americans. The city’s lawsuit in a California court accuses Equifax of violating state law by […]

The Seattle Times Business – The Seattle Times ~Created Wed Sep 27 01:51:26 2017

CFR Master Class With Steven A. Cook
Steven A. Cook discussesTurkish politics. How did Turkey go from promising EU candidate to a model of authoritarian populism? What is next as Turks look forward to general elections in 2023? The CFR Master Class Series is a biweekly 45-minutesession in which a CFR fellow will take a step back from the news and discuss the fundamentals essential to understanding a given country, region of the world, or issue pertaining to U.S. foreign policy or international relations.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

Young Professionals Briefing: Venezuela in Crisis
Panelists discuss the situation in Venezuela, including the country’s domestic political, economic, and humanitarian situation, and the possible policy options for the United States. The CFR Young Professionals Briefing Series provides an opportunity for those early in their careers to engage with CFR. The briefings feature remarks by experts on critical global issues and lessons learned in their careers. These events are intended for individuals who have completed their undergraduate studies and have not yet reached the age of thirty to be eligible for CFR term membership. Please note only U.S. citizens are eligible for CFR membership.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

A Conversation With Dan R. Brouillette
U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette discusses the future of American energy strategy.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

Screening and Discussion of "The Perfect Weapon"
Panelists discuss how cyber became the weapon of choice for nonstate actors and states alike. Directed by John Maggio and based on the book of the same name by David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon explores the rise of cyber conflict as a primary way in which nations now compete with and sabotage one another.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

Report Launch of CFR Independent Task Force on Preparing for the Next Pandemic
The United States and the world were unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, despite decades of warnings highlighting the inevitability of global pandemics and the need for international coordination. The crisis is not yet over, and has already exacted a heavy human and economic price. Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19, the report of a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, outlines a strategy to ensure the United States and the multilateral system perform better in this crisis—and when the next one inevitably emerges.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series With Charles A. Kupchan
Charles A. Kupchan discusses his new book, Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World. From the founding era until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States avoided strategic commitments abroad, with brief exceptions during the Spanish-American War and World War I. The United States then abandoned isolationism amid World War II and the Cold War, and instead embraced global engagement. Isolationism, however, is currently making a comeback as Americans pull away from foreign entanglement. Isolationism explores the enduring connection between the isolationist impulse and the American experience across the full arc of U.S. history. The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

Beijing at 25: Assessing Women's Economic Progress
Following the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration, which set strategic objectives for the advancement of women and gender equality, panelists discuss women's economic security and progress since the adoption of the platform. This meeting is made possible by the generous support of the ExxonMobil Foundation.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum
A discussion of the foreign policy challenges awaiting the winner of the 2020 election and the critical issues for Americans to consider as they cast their vote.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

Confronting Climate Change: Methane Emissions and the Environment
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it would rescind some methane reporting regulations, a decision now being debated in federal court. Speakers discuss the environmental risks of methane and its effect on climate change, difficulties in detecting emissions, and current efforts in the private sector to curb methane leaks.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

A Conversation With Chairman Adam Schiff
Chairman Adam Schiff discussesAmerican intelligence capabilities, the future of great power competition with China, and the role of Congress in pursuing U.S. foreign policy objectives.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Alyssa Ayres
Alyssa Ayres discusses the relationship between the United States and India–where things are, where they have been, and what's ahead. The CFR Master Class Series is a biweekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice President and Deputy Director for Studies Shannon O’Neil in which a CFR fellow will take a step back from the news and discuss the fundamentals essential to understanding a given country, region of the world, or issue pertaining to U.S. foreign policy or international relations.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

Screening and Discussion of "Blood on the Wall"
Panelists discuss the ongoing migration crisis in Central America. From Academy Award–nominated director Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning producer Nick Quested, Blood on the Wall explores the depths of corruption plaguing Mexico and Central America and the policies of the past that have prevented everyday people from finding justice.
Council on Foreign Relations cfr.org podcast ~Created Tue Oct 20 02:09:20 2020

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