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  • UPDATE 1-Canada's Trudeau, main rival trade attacks as campaign grinds to conclusion

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the loss of his Parliamentary majority in an election next week, traded attacks with his main rival on Saturday as a bad-tempered campaign entered its last few days. Trudeau came to power in 2015 promising "sunny ways" and a new way of doing politics but saw his popularity drop earlier this year amid an ethics scandal. Images of him in blackface emerged last month, further hurting his Liberal Party ahead of the Oct. 21 election.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:47:11 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-China's central banker says yuan level "appropriate", trade tensions risk to global economy

    China's top central banker said on Saturday that potential escalation of trade tensions and policy uncertainty were the major risk factors facing the world economy, and market forces were keeping China's yuan at an appropriate level. Yi Gang, the governor of the People's Bank of China, said in a statement to the International Monetary Fund's steering committee that Beijing is "deeply disappointed" in the IMF's failure to realign its shareholding structure to recognize the rising influence of China and other fast-growing economies.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:29:31 -0400
  • IMF to examine climate risk to financial markets -official

    The International Monetary Fund is examining the impact of climate on the world's financial markets and whether it is priced into market valuations, the head of the global lender's markets division said on Saturday. "We are doing work on the pricing of climate risks and to what extent it is priced into stock and bond markets," Tobias Adrian, financial counsellor and director of the IMF's monetary and capital markets department, told Reuters. The financial cost of climate change was the subject of many discussions at the IMF during its fall meetings this week.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:23:57 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-UK PM sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain's exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on Saturday.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:21:20 -0400
  • Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in New York in comeback from heart attack

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    U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment, including members of his own Democratic Party. Sanders, one of 19 Democrats fighting to take on Republican President Donald Trump at the polls in November 2020 was introduced by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the leaders of the party's progressives and a frequent target of Trump's attacks.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:21:03 -0400
  • ANALYSIS-Negative rates forever? Central bankers look for an exit

    The world's most powerful policymakers are struggling to alleviate the pain of a slowing global economy with few levers left to pull and growing concern that one of them, negative interest rates, already is creating problems of its own. In an ideal world, elected officials would pull more of the weight with fiscal programs and structural reforms that would improve growth and allow interest rates to rise. “We still have tools which could be used as necessary," said Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:11:09 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in New York in comeback from heart attack

    U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment, including members of his own Democratic Party. Sanders, one of 19 Democrats fighting to take on Republican President Donald Trump at the polls in November 2020 was introduced by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the leaders of the party's progressives and a frequent target of Trump's attacks. The congresswoman announced her support to Sanders' campaign as his campaign battled to overcome the health scare and a surge in support for Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:08:33 -0400
  • New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

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    A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized. The brutal slaying of the 14-year-old black teenager helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The 14-year-old African American teen was kidnapped, beaten and killed in 1955, hours after he was accused of whistling at a white woman.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:07:52 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Fallout from Trump's trade wars felt by economies around the world

    The collateral damage of the United States' trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of Japan. Central bank governors and finance ministers traded grim tales of suffering economies at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank fall meetings in Washington this week. Some also noted how far U.S. policy had shifted from the 1940s, when Washington co-founded the IMF.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:54:38 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Kuroda says BOJ can 'certainly' cut short-term rates if it were to ease

    The Bank of Japan will "certainly" reduce short- to medium-term interest rates if it needed to ease monetary policy, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, suggesting that deepening negative rates will be the primary tool to fight heightening overseas risks. Kuroda also said the BOJ already has a flexible framework that allows it to accelerate purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF) if markets become volatile, signaling its readiness to moderate stock price falls that could hurt business sentiment.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:46:50 -0400
  • TEXT-Text of Brexit delay letter Johnson had to send to EU

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a Brexit delay alongside a separate note saying that he did not want an extension, a British government source said. Under the "Benn Act", passed by lawmakers last month, Johnson had to ask for a Brexit deadline extension from Oct. 31 until the end of January if he failed to get lawmakers' backing for a Brexit deal by Saturday, or their support for leaving without a deal. The source said a third document was also sent to Brussels, signed by Britain's top envoy to the European Union.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:45:34 -0400
  • Curfew announced in Chilean capital Santiago amid protests

    The Chilean general in charge of security in the capital Santiago under a state of emergency on Saturday announced a curfew in the city and outlying areas amid widespread protests. General Javier Iturriaga del Campo said a full curfew would be enforced between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. "We invite all people to return to their homes to evaluate the measures the government has announced and look after their families and their homes," the general told reporters in Santiago.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:43:58 -0400
  • Man suffers 'grievous' injury after traffic stop, search

    Authorities in a Maryland county outside the nation's capital say a man has suffered "grievous" injuries after an encounter with police following a recent traffic stop. Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski spoke at a news conference Saturday about events Thursday afternoon in Oxon Hill, outside Washington. Stawinski called the man's injuries "grievous" but said he couldn't give a more detailed updated on his condition.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:38:09 -0400
  • Video shows coach disarming, embracing Oregon student

    Authorities have released a video that shows part of a former Oregon football star's successful effort to disarm a student who brought a shotgun to a Portland high school. The video released Friday by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office shows Keanon Lowe and the student emerge from a classroom and into a hallway at Parkrose High School with Lowe in possession of the shotgun. The video shows Lowe hand the gun to a teacher and then wrap the student in a hug.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:35:43 -0400
  • China's central bank chief says trade tensions major risk to global economy

    China's top central banker said on Saturday that potential escalation of trade tensions and policy uncertainty were the major risk factors facing the world economy, and market forces were keeping China's yuan at an appropriate level. Yi Gang, the governor of the People's Bank of China, said in a statement to the International Monetary Fund's steering committee that Beijing is "deeply disappointed" in the IMF's failure to realign its shareholding structure to recognize the rising influence of China and other fast-growing economies.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:29:39 -0400
  • Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop

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    The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. Barcelona does not deserve it," Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that Friday's violence was the worst so far. There was also a skirmish between separatist supporters and police in a square in Spain's capital, Madrid.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:24:51 -0400
  • UK PM sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a delay to Brexit but he also sent another message in which he stated he did not want the extension, a government source said. Johnson was compelled by a law, passed by opponents last month, to ask the bloc for an extension to the current Brexit deadline of Oct. 31 until Jan. 31 after lawmakers thwarted his attempt to pass his EU divorce deal earlier on Saturday.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:11:16 -0400
  • Fallout from Trump's trade wars felt by economies around the world

    The collateral damage of the United States' trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of Japan. Central bank governors and finance ministers traded grim tales of suffering economies at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank fall meetings in Washington this week. Some also noted how far U.S. policy had shifted from the 1940s, when Washington co-founded the IMF.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:09:58 -0400
  • Portland school district criticizes release of video of coach disarming student

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    Surveillance footage shows emotional moment when Keanon Lowe encountered student in Oregon cityA screenshot from the video. Photograph: Multnomah.co district attorneyA Portland, Oregon, school district has criticized the release of video footage that shows a high school football coach disarming a suicidal student, then hugging and comforting the teen.The surveillance video, first obtained by the CBS affiliate KOIN 6 News, shows the Parkrose high school football coach Keanon Lowe encountering Angel Granados-Diaz, then 18. While Lowe’s actions in the May incident had been extensively reported, the video provided visual documentation of his quick thinking and compassion.KOIN said on its website it had obtained the video from the Multnomah county district attorney’s office via a public records request. Other media outlets also obtained and published the video.“It is important to know we denied permission for this video,” the school district superintendent, Michael Lopes-Serrao, said in an email to the Guardian. “First, we believe it’s a violation of Ferpa (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) because this is part of a student’s educational record.“Just as important, this release of this footage has a significant negative impact on our students, staff, and families in Parkrose. We were not warned that KOIN had a copy of this video. We have asked KOIN to take it down. This was a very traumatic event for our community and the release of the video helps no one involved.”The TV station declined to comment.The DA’s office said: “The video was released yesterday afternoon pursuant to a public records request first submitted by KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon upon the adjudication of this case. We have no additional comment.”The Guardian has removed the video from this article.At around noon on 17 May this year, Granados-Diaz walked on to campus, carrying a shotgun. He went into a classroom with the intent of killing himself, authorities said, not to kill other students, and did not aim the gun at anyone else.According to prior reports, Lowe, once a star wide receiver for the University of Oregon Ducks, said he was summoned to the fine arts building to get a student.“The door opens – I’m within arm’s length of the door, about 3ft away from the door, and there’s a kid with a gun, a shotgun. In a fraction of a second, I analyzed everything really fast.“I saw the look in his face, look in his eyes, looked at the gun, realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over. I lunged for the gun, put two hands on the gun. He had his two hands on the gun and obviously the kids are running out of the classroom and screaming.”Lowe handed the firearm to a teacher and embraced Granados-Diaz.“I just held him and told him that I was there to save him,” Lowe said. “I felt compassion for him; a lot of times, especially when you’re young, you don’t realize what you’re doing until it’s over.”On 10 October, Granados-Diaz pleaded guilty to two charges of having a loaded gun in public. The gun was purchased legally, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reported.Prosecutors and Granados-Diaz’s lawyer insisted the incident was not a potential school shooting. The student made a suicidal remark before the incident and was drunk upon arriving at Parkrose, his lawyer said.“The evidence he was at Parkrose high school to commit suicide is overwhelming,” said Adam Thayne, a defense attorney. “It is also overwhelming that he was there to hurt himself and nobody else.”Granados-Diaz did not fire and only pointed the gun at himself. Under his plea agreement, he will be on probation for 36 months and undergo mental health and substance abuse treatment, OPB reported.“I don’t know if ‘hero’ is the right word but the universe works in mysterious ways and I was meant to be in that classroom and I was meant to stop a tragedy,” Lowe recalled.Lowe, from the nearby city of Gresham, was employed as an offensive analyst for the San Francisco 49ers when he found out his best friend had died from a drug overdose.“That shattered my whole life. That changed everything,’ he said, according to Oregonlive.com. “I said, ‘I’m going back.’”“Life ain’t about me, right? Life is about how I can help other people. So I came to help Parkrose. I came to change lives.” * In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255. In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org or jo@samaritans.ie. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:02:45 -0400
  • Environmentalist Greens set for gains as Swiss elect parliament

    Swiss voters' concerns about climate change look set to give the environmentalist Greens strong gains in a parliamentary election on Sunday that could dilute the centre-right's grip on power. A solid showing by the Greens could vault them and allies into the mix for a seat in the grand coalition that has governed the conservative nation for decades. A Sotomo poll this month for broadcaster SRF showed the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP), which won record seats in 2015 amid Europe's refugee crisis, will dip 2.1 points to 27.3% while the Green Party's share will rise more than 3 points to 10.7% of the vote.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 18:00:01 -0400
  • New Orleans hotel collapse: Demolition of cranes delayed

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    A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel has been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought. Fire Chief Tim McConnell said the latest delay was caused by the new assessment of the cranes. The Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of the historic French Quarter partially collapsed Oct. 12, killing three workers.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:46:02 -0400
  • Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

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    Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The storm made landfall on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve just off Florida's northern Gulf Coast in a lightly populated area of the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Nestor is now expected to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to inland areas as it moves northeast across Georgia and then heads Sunday into the Carolinas before exiting into the Atlantic Ocean.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:43:51 -0400
  • Yazidi doctor awarded for his work helping women calls for justice

    Yazidi families would not feel safe returning to their homes in Iraq until Islamic State militants accused of atrocities against the religious minority face justice, according to a doctor awarded on Saturday for his work with Yazidi women and children. Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist named the winner of the Aurora humanitarian prize for helping 1,000 Yazidi women and children seek medical treatment in Europe, said prosecutions were key to help the "completely traumatized" community. "Yazidis need to trust the authorities in Iraq in order to establish peace and make a process of reconciliation and transitional justice.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:42:38 -0400
  • UK's Johnson sends unsigned Brexit delay request to EU - source

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a Brexit delay and a separate note saying that he did not want an extension, a British government source said. Johnson was required to ask for a Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31 until the end of January after he missed a deadline on Saturday to secure backing for a deal in parliament or support from lawmakers for leaving without a deal. The source said a third document was also sent to Brussels on Saturday, signed by Britain's top envoy to the European Union.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:23:30 -0400
  • The Latest: Nestor moves into Georgia with heavy rain

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    Nestor has begun moving through Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone that could bring isolated flash floods. The National Hurricane Center said Nestor's maximum sustained winds had decreased to about 40 mph (65 kph) as it reached the Florida-Georgia border Saturday afternoon. The storm is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of rain in spots as it moves through Georgia and into the Carolinas on Sunday before exiting into the Atlantic Ocean.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:21:52 -0400
  • Chilean president reverses public transport fare hike that sparked protests

    Chilean president Sebastian Pinera on Saturday announced he would reverse public transport fare hikes which had caused widespread protests in the country. Pinera said in a national address broadcast from the presidential palace in Santiago that he had listened "with humility" to "the voice of my compatriots" and to discontent over the cost of living in one of Latin America's wealthiest and most unequal nations. Earlier, Pinera had announced a state of emergency as clashes with police in the capital continued and spread to other Chilean cities.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:16:29 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    The world's first Ebola vaccine was recommended for approval by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "triumph for public health" that would save many lives. The vaccine, developed by U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co, is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to protect people against the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Women who go through menopause earlier in life may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke before they reach age 60 than their counterparts who go through menopause later on, a recent study suggests.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:59:51 -0400
  • Reuters People News Summary

    Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades, died on Thursday at age 98, state-run media said. "Alicia Alonso has gone and left an enormous void, but also an unbeatable legacy," President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in a post on Twitter. "She positioned Cuba at the altar of the best of dance worldwide.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:59:50 -0400
  • Nestor makes landfall in Florida, heavy rain and high winds expected

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    Post-tropical storm Nestor made landfall in Florida Saturday, and while it continues to lose steam, heavy rain and gusty winds are expected to impact parts of Southeast U.S. Nestor touched down on St. Vincent Island, near Apalachicola, around 2:15 p.m. ET. The storm is no longer a tropical storm and is now considered a post-tropical low-pressure system.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:35:00 -0400
  • SoftBank seeks to avoid WeWork's liabilities with new investment: sources

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    SoftBank Group Corp is attempting to become the majority owner of WeWork without assuming the onerous lease obligations of the U.S. office-space sharing firm, according to people familiar with the matter. SoftBank is offering a $5 billion financing lifeline that The We Company, the parent of New York-based WeWork, is assessing against a proposal by JPMorgan Chase & Co for a debt package of similar size from banks and institutional investors. WeWork could run out of cash as early as next month without new financing, sources have said, after the company pulled plans in September for an initial public offering (IPO).

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:19:37 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Azeri police release opposition party leader after detention

    Police in Azerbaijan have released the leader of the main opposition Popular Front, Ali Kerimli, after detaining him earlier on Saturday, Kerimli's party said on social media. The protesters have voiced a wide range of demands, including higher salaries for state employees and fair and independent elections in a country long accused by human rights groups and Western governments of a lack of transparency. Police detained Kerimli soon after he began walking to the venue of the protest rally in central Baku.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:08:27 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-EU sick of Brexit, but likely to grant an extension

    European Union chiefs are so fed up of Brexit that when they clinched a new divorce deal with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week they did not want to entertain the need to delay Britain's departure beyond Oct. 31. After a call between Johnson and European Council President Donald Tusk on Saturday evening, an EU official made clear, however, that the bloc would not rush. "Tusk will on that basis start consulting EU leaders on how to react.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:52:34 -0400
  • Republican U.S. lawmaker, concerned at Ukraine comments, will not seek re-election

    Francis Rooney, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives who expressed concerns about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, said on Saturday he would not run for a third term. "I don’t really think I want one (third term)" Rooney, of Florida, told Fox News.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:45:25 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-IMF chief pushes for 'peer pressure' to follow, fix global trade rules

    International Monetary Fund members discussed ways to increase "peer pressure" on countries to follow and improve global trade rules to reduce growth-sapping uncertainty, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday. As IMF and World Bank annual meetings wound down, Georgieva told a news conference that members shared a view that reducing trade tensions would cut uncertainty and risks to growth. "In the discussions here, what we advanced was the understanding (of the need for) building more, if you wish, peer pressure, for everybody to play by the trade rule-book, and be willing to expand and improve this rule-book," Georgieva said.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:42:02 -0400
  • Nestor slows to post-tropical cyclone, makes Florida landfall

    Nestor was downgraded from a tropical storm, its sustained winds decreasing to 45 miles per hour (72 kph) as it reached Florida's St. Vincent Island, the National Hurricane Center said in an afternoon update. "There still is a threat of severe weather, with potentially a few tornadoes across the peninsula as we go through the afternoon and evening hours today," said meteorologist Andrew Orrison of the National Weather Service.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:33:04 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Pompeo says U.S. committed to Afghan peace after deadly explosions

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday Washington remained committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan as police searched for bodies in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province where bomb blasts killed at least 69 people. "The United States remains committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan, and will continue to fight against terrorism," Pompeo said in a statement. Sohrab Qaderi, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council, said the mosque, with a capacity of more than 150 worshippers at a time, was full of people when the bombs exploded.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:25:54 -0400
  • Police free nearly 150 from school in northern Nigeria

    Police said on Saturday they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teaching the Koran but had instead subjected them to abuse. It was the fourth such operation in a month and brings the total released from religious schools in northern Nigeria to more than 1,000. The raid will put more pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to take action on loosely regulated Islamic schools called Almajiris, which experts say teach millions of children across the mainly Muslim north of the country.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:04:19 -0400
  • Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

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    Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost in a snowstorm in Oregon while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Campbell was saved on Friday by a search team from the local sheriff's department, who found his footprints in the snow. My sleeping bag and tent are just completely soaked and probably ruined and I have no dry clothes," Campbell said from a motel Friday night in Detroit, Oregon.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:02:44 -0400
  • Ocasio-Cortez throws her support to Bernie Sanders

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    At a rally Saturday in Queens, N.Y., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president official.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:57:07 -0400
  • UK PM Johnson says: I'll tell the EU that Brexit delay is not a solution

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to lawmakers on Saturday saying he would tell the European Union that a further Brexit delay was not a solution and that the bloc might well reject what he said was parliament's request for an extension. "I will not negotiate a delay with the European Union," Johnson said in the letter, Sky News reported.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:51:23 -0400
  • EU's Tusk says spoke to PM Johnson, awaits Brexit delay request

    European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday evening he spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and was now awaiting a letter with a request to delay Brexit again. "Waiting for the letter," Tusk said on Twitter after Johnson lost a crucial vote on Brexit in the British parliament earlier in the day.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:47:49 -0400
  • REFILE-Evo or not, Bolivia faces uncharted waters ahead

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has steered South America's poorest country through an unprecedented period of political stability and economic prosperity since sweeping to power in 2006. Morales has defied term limits and the results of a national referendum to pursue a fourth consecutive term in an era-defining vote on Sunday that will determine if he extends his administration to 19 years, a move that has fueled protests and charges of creeping authoritarianism that he denies. "What's at stake this year, more than a political party that leans left or right, is our democracy," said Mariela Arana, a 25-year-old university student who says she worries Morales might never leave office if given another term.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:43:36 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Trump, Lopez Obrador agree to take action to stem flow of weapons to Mexico

    Mexico's foreign minister said on Saturday that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had agreed to take swift action to stem the flow of illegal weapons from the United States into Mexico, where a drug war is raging. Lopez Obrador told Trump on a phone call that he proposed "both countries use technology to close the border, to freeze the traffic of arms that is killing people in Mexico," Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:26:29 -0400
  • Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

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    New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that have yet to happen — part of an effort to draw attention to the potential effects of climate change. "The concept is to just really take that information that is on the websites and package it in a way to insert it into the landscape where people will bump into it," said Northeastern University's Thomas Starr, who came up with the project known as "Remembrance of Climate Futures." He has placed 11 plaques in Durham, New Hampshire, six in Essex, Massachusetts, and is planning to install some in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:05:03 -0400
  • REFILE-Women gather in Paris to protest against deadly domestic violence

    Hundreds of women took part in so-called "die-in" protests in central Paris on Saturday, hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women. More than 120 women are believed to have been killed as a direct result of domestic violence in France so far this year according to local associations. Sandrine Bouchait, who heads a victims' association and whose sister was burned to death in 2017 by her partner in front of her seven year-old daughter, told Reuters Television the death toll was unacceptable.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:56:31 -0400
  • Israel, Russia, and the US are in a diplomatic standoff over a 26-year-old woman smuggling 9 and a half grams of marijuana

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    Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to 7.5 years of prison in Moscow, and negotiating her release is part of a bigger diplomatic dispute.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:54:26 -0400
  • Militants kill five in twin attacks on Burkina army outposts - army

    Four soldiers and one police officer have been killed in two attacks on military outposts in northern Burkina Faso, the Burkinabe army said on Saturday. Raids by Islamist militants as well as clashes between herding and farming communities have surged this year, killing hundreds of civilians and soldiers. Once a pocket of relative calm in the Sahel, a semi-arid belt beneath the Sahara, Burkina has suffered a homegrown insurgency for the past three years, which has been amplified by a spillover of jihadist violence from its chaotic neighbour Mali.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:46:00 -0400
  • Incredible video shows moment ‘hero’ school football coach disarms and hugs student with gun

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    Extraordinary footage has revealed the moment a ‘hero’ school security guard and football coach disarmed a student who had brought a gun to school to kill himself.Keanon Lowe took the gun off student Angel Granados-Diaz in a classroom and then hugged and consoled him before police officers arrived to take him into custody.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:45:13 -0400
  • The Latest: New Orleans delays plans to collapse 2 cranes

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    New Orleans officials say they must delay plans to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel. The delay comes a week after the shocking collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday that was being built near a corner of the city's historic French Quarter. People living and working near a corner of New Orleans' historic French Quarter are being told they should prepare to leave for several hours as preparations continue for a controlled explosion at a partially collapsed building.

    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:45:01 -0400
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