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Donald Trump tees up golfing date with Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama – CNN

October 23, 2017 5:45:55 am | 0 Comments

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Spanish Bonds Are Worryingly Calm on Catalonia – Bloomberg

October 23, 2017 5:28:35 am | 0 Comments

The Catalonian secession crisis is roiling Spain, but the nation’s debt markets are gliding along serenely. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has triggered Article 155 of the constitution to take direct control of Catalonia, removing the regional government. The Senate, where the ruling Popular Party has a majority, will debate the measures on Thursday, and these may come into…

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US Air Force readying B-52s for nuclear attack – New York Post

October 23, 2017 5:25:00 am | 0 Comments

Amid rising tensions with North Korea, the US Air Force is preparing to put its nuclear-armed B-52 bombers back on 24-hour alert — a status not seen since the end of the Cold War in 1991, according to a report. A return to a 24-hour alert would mean that the venerable bombers would once again…

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Who is Tony Podesta? Russia Probe Investigating Brother of Hillary Clinton Campaign Chair – Newsweek

October 23, 2017 4:43:00 am | 0 Comments

The latest subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election is a Democratic lobbyist and the brother of the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, John Podesta. Tony Podesta and his lobbying company, the Podesta Group, are now being investigated after ties were discovered with Paul Manafort,…

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Dubai Jails, Then Frees, Scottish Tourist Over Touching Man In A Bar – NPR

October 23, 2017 3:54:50 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image Jamie Harron, 27, was arrested in July and charged with a variety of offenses. He was ordered jailed for three months over what he says was incidental contact with a man in a crowded bar. Detained in Dubai hide caption toggle caption Detained in Dubai One day after a Dubai court ordered…

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Jim Mattis in Asia this week to huddle with allies over North Korea threat – Washington Examiner

October 23, 2017 3:15:52 am | 0 Comments

MATTIS IN ASIA: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Manila, first stop on a week-long trip that begins with today’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministerial, and ends with a visit to South Korea, for the 49th annual Security Consultative Meeting. Midweek, Mattis stops in Thailand to represent the U.S. at the Royal Cremation…

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Japan's Abe vows to put education spending before budget balance – Reuters

October 23, 2017 2:52:37 am | 0 Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s prime minister has vowed to make education and childcare a priority over ambitious fiscal reforms after winning a new mandate from voters on Sunday, as a rapidly-ageing population threatens to undermine his efforts to reflate the economy. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), smiles during…

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Macron's dog pees on Elysee Palace fireplace as cameras roll – Washington Post

October 23, 2017 2:38:08 am | 0 Comments

By Associated Press, PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron’s dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government when he urinated against a fireplace in the Elysee Palace. French TV channel LCI on Sunday broadcast the incident, which was caught on film in a gilded and chandeliered room in the…

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Balance of Power: Tillerson Hits Limits of Exxon Diplomacy – Bloomberg

October 23, 2017 2:10:04 am | 0 Comments

If there was one place where Rex Tillerson’s past at Exxon Mobil was supposed to help him as secretary of state, the thinking went, it was the Gulf region. No diplomat seemed better suited to resolve a crisis that broke out in June when four countries isolated Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism. After…

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Brexit: Theresa May to update MPs amid dinner leak row – BBC News

October 23, 2017 1:58:03 am | 0 Comments

Theresa May will update MPs about Brexit talks amid a row over an alleged leak about a dinner with EU leaders in Brussels last week. Her ex-adviser Nick Timothy accused EU official Martin Selmayr of being the source of an account in a German paper claiming Mrs May was politically weak and had “begged for…

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