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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Thursday  03:39,   19 october 2017
The New York Times

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.MOSCOW — A young socialite and television journalist whose father was a close ally of Russia’s president,[...]

Pentagon Sends Team to Niger to Find Out What Happened

Thursday  03:39,   19 october 2017
NBC News

Defense officials are careful not to call the inquiry an investigation, but admit they simply don't know what happened Oct. 5 when four U.S. soldiers died.Now the Pentagon's Africa Command (AFRICOM) has sent a team to the African nation to[...]

Iranian General Helped Iraqis Seize Kirkuk From U.S. Allies

Thursday  02:20,   19 october 2017
NBC News

<p>A few days after the Trump administration announced a new, get-tough approach to Iran, one of that country's top military commanders and the armed Shiite militias he supports played a key role in the seizure of an important Iraqi city from [...]

Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines

Thursday  02:12,   19 october 2017
Reuters

Spain's political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the[...]

Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines

Thursday  02:11,   19 october 2017
Reuters

Spain's political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the[...]

After the Caliphate, What’s Next for ISIS? ISIS 2.0, Experts Say

Thursday  01:41,   19 october 2017
The New York Times

With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shriveled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the [...]

US private contractor used to evacuate US forces in Niger

Thursday  01:00,   19 october 2017
CNN

A US private aviation contractor conducted evacuations of US and Nigerien troops after they were ambushed on October 4 in Niger, according to US Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack.&nbsp;What is unclear at this time is whether the private[...]

U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide

Thursday  00:25,   19 october 2017
Reuters

<p>The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on[...]

Watch Justin Trudeau Break Down Remembering Gord Downie: 'Gord Was My Friend'

Thursday  00:17,   19 october 2017
Time

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wept while remembering late Canadian music icon Gord Downie.&nbsp;Downie, the longtime frontman of rock band The Tragically Hip and Canada’s unofficial poet laureate, died of brain cancer on Tuesday at age 53.[...]

Watch Justin Trudeau Break Down Remembering Gord Downie: 'Gord Was My Friend'

Thursday  00:16,   19 october 2017
Time

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wept while remembering late Canadian music icon Gord Downie.&nbsp;Downie, the longtime frontman of rock band The Tragically Hip and Canada’s unofficial poet laureate, died of brain cancer on Tuesday at age 53.[...]

Polish Catholic leader threatens to suspend anti-migrant priests

Thursday  00:10,   19 october 2017
AFP

The honorary leader of Poland's Catholic Church on Wednesday said he would suspend any priest who takes part in anti-migrant demonstrations. "If I hear... of a protest against refugees where my priests participate, I will have a swift response: [...]

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Thursday  00:01,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after five years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized, her Canadian husband said.Joshua Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife Caitlan was admitted to a[...]

Kenyan election official flees to US in fear, saying new election will not be fair

Wednesday  23:40,   18 october 2017
Tribune News Service

<p>A repeat presidential election in Kenya due next week was plunged into crisis Wednesday when senior electoral officials spoke out against threats and interference from politicians, and a senior electoral commissioner fled to the U.S. citing[...]

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

Wednesday  22:20,   18 october 2017
Associated Press

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

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

Wednesday  21:52,   18 october 2017
Reuters

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