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Politics: the latest fashion accessory for the super-rich

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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You're a billionaire. What next? Why not run a country? Politics at the top — the latest fashion accessory for the very rich. Take the Czech Republic's Andrej Babis, who is poised to become the country's next prime minister.




Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Spain imposes direct rule

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:51:43 EDT

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In an unprecedented move since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will impose direct rule in Catalonia unless the region's leader, Carles Puigdemont, retracts by 4 a.m. ET an ambiguous declaration of independence he made last week.




Did the UN ignore warnings of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:51 EDT

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According to internal documents and sources consulted by CBC News, there are signs several UN figures and other international actors — including a key Canadian official — have been reticent to pressure Myanmar on the rights of Rohingya.




New Zealand's new PM decided a month after election

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:23:25 EDT

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New Zealand is getting a liberal government under challenger Jacinda Ardern after a small party said Thursday it would join her coalition following an election nearly a month ago.




Taliban attack kills 43 Afghan soldiers at base in Kandahar

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:46:53 EDT

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The Taliban have killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers in an attack that wiped out an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said Thursday.




ISIS may have lost Raqqa, but its ideology is likely to live on

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:23:59 EDT

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Anti-ISIS fighters declared victory over the group in its de facto capital, but defeating its ideology will be a more difficult battle, writes Derek Stoffel.




Trump told military widow her husband 'knew what he signed up for,' Democrat says

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:57:03 EDT

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U.S. President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida representative who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone.




Nothing left to chance as 19th congress of Chinese Communist Party opens today

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:43 EDT

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As the red curtain rises on this week's key meeting of China's rulers — the 19th Congress of the Communist Party — nothing is being left to chance. Large gatherings are banned and the internet is in virtual lockdown.




'I felt a burning sensation': Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:46:53 EDT

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The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history first wounded an unsuspecting hotel security guard who promptly radioed for help, according to a TV interview broadcast with the guard and a hotel building engineer whose life he is credited with saving.




Kenya electoral head says fair election can't be guaranteed next week

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:37:33 EDT

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The head of Kenya's election commission says he cannot guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues.




Twitter vows to crack down on nude photos tweeted without consent

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:40:59 EDT

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Twitter says it's making policy changes to crack down on sexual harassment, including 'creep shots' taken without consent. It will also target hate and tweets that glorify or condone violence.




Catalonia leader will declare independence if government takes control of region

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:22:53 EDT

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Catalonia's leader has threatened to explicitly declare independence from Spain if no talks are offered and central authorities follow through on a threat to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers.




Airport employees fired over infamous David Dao incident on United flight

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:40:52 EDT

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The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers involved in an incident during which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat, the city's Office of Inspector General says in a report.




Sessions defends FBI director's firing, won't disclose conversations with Trump

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:24:13 EDT

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal.




George Soros donates $18B US to charity Open Society Foundations

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:44:20 EDT

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Investor George Soros has transferred about $18 billion US, the majority of his estimated fortune, to his Open Society Foundations, making them the second largest philanthropic grant-making group in the United States, according to media reports on Tuesday.




U.S. federal judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:12:48 EDT

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Just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.




No anthem talk at 'constructive' meeting between NFL, players

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:18:19 EDT

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NFL players and owners met Tuesday in New York to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."




Bipartisan breakthrough in U.S. Senate to shore up Obamacare, but Trump a question mark

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:53:39 EDT

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Key U.S. senators reached a breakthrough deal on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has halted. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up. Trump spoke favorably about the bipartisan compromise, which is still likely to face opposition in Congress.




Trump claims other presidents 'did not call' families of fallen soldiers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:33:16 EDT

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The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken to the families of all four soldiers killed in Niger, hours after he cast doubt on whether his predecessors had appropriately consoled the families of military personnel who died in war.




North Korea warns of nuclear war at 'any moment'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:08:10 EDT

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The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan says, as Pyongyang warns nuclear war might break out at any moment.