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U.S. Pushes For Quick UN Vote On Syrian Gas-Attack Inspections, Defying Russia
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
U.S. Pushes For Quick UN Vote On Syrian Gas-Attack Inspections, Defying Russia
RFE/RL October 19, 2017. The United States is pushing for a quick vote by the United Nations Security Council on extending the authority of an inspection team charged with determining who is responsible for chemical-weapons attacks in Syria, putting itself at odds with Russia. U.S.Read Full Article ...
 
UN civilian casualties at 5-year low: report
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
UN civilian casualties at 5-year low: report
, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Despite the increasingly complex security environment and a rise in direct attacks against the United Nations, the number of casualties among UN civilian personnel has fallen to the lowest level in five years, according to a new report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the General Assembly.Read Full Article ...
 
In South Sudan: Forces 'assaulted' UN commander
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
In South Sudan: Forces 'assaulted' UN commander
South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked Afric...
 
Antonio Guterres: UN chief to meet Trump on Friday
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Antonio Guterres: UN chief to meet Trump on Friday
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to discuss UN reform and other "issues of mutual conce...
 
China’s targeted poverty relief strategy gets 13.91 million people out of poverty annually
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
China’s targeted poverty relief strategy gets 13.91 million people out of poverty annually
China has achieved a lot in poverty alleviation over the past several years, and has managed to lift 13.91 million people out of poverty per year on average th...
 
UN chief to meet Trump tomorrow
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
UN chief to meet Trump tomorrow
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House tomorrow to discuss UN reform and other "issues of mutual concer...
 
Gainesville's 'bye week' brings weekend fun
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Gainesville's 'bye week' brings weekend fun
Gator football takes a rest, but opens time for plants and clams, books and bikes. By Scottie Andrew Correspondent. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium may be empty Satur...
 
US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats
Josh Lederman, The Associated Press. CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before.Read Full Article ...
 
PUERTO RICO POPULATION - Nearly 500,000 Puerto Ricans could emigrate in Maria's wake
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
PUERTO RICO POPULATION - Nearly 500,000 Puerto Ricans could emigrate in Maria's wake
More than 470,000 Puerto Ricans may leave the island for the mainland United States in the next two years due to the effects of Hurricane Maria, the Center for...
 
Celebrated Yukon First Nations leader Mike Smith has died
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Celebrated Yukon First Nations leader Mike Smith has died
WHITEHORSE — First Nations leader, Yukon lawyer and residential school survivor Mike Smith died Wednesday in Whitehorse. His family released a statement Thursd...
 
The Potters launch incredible £1m offer to hook every seven-year-old in their catchment area
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
The Potters launch incredible £1m offer to hook every seven-year-old in their catchment area
has a pair of Peter Bonetti gloves which probably illustrate why Stoke City have decided to set aside 1m a season expanding the City 7s. The 7s has welcomed 7...
 
AFC Wimbledon not expecting Plymouth Argyle to chase a win on Saturday
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
AFC Wimbledon not expecting Plymouth Argyle to chase a win on Saturday
Winning will not be Plymouth Argyle ’s priority when they head to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, according to their assistant manager Neil Cox. In the past two mat...
 
North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers
SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump'...
 
Shares of United Airlines tumble after 3Q financial report
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Shares of United Airlines tumble after 3Q financial report
By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer. DALLAS (AP) - Shares of United Airlines dropped more than 12 percent on Thursday - their biggest one-day percentage decline...
 
Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer. WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of...
 
Trudeau Liberals hit two-year mark. How have they done?
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Trudeau Liberals hit two-year mark. How have they done?
OTTAWA – Exactly two years ago today, the federal Liberals won a sweeping, and not totally expected majority government. From the floor of the Fairmont Queen E...
 
In stunning attack, George W. Bush accuses Trump of promoting falsehoods and prejudice
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
In stunning attack, George W. Bush accuses Trump of promoting falsehoods and prejudice
"He has, as matter of principle, made it a point not to comment on ongoing matters of political interest. I actually heard him in person talk about this," said...
 
The Latest: Merkel says May's Brexit effort still not enough
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
The Latest: Merkel says May's Brexit effort still not enough
BRUSSELS (AP) - The Latest on the Brexit talks between the European Union and the U.K. (all times local): 1 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says British P...
 
Justin Lambeth Joins NatureSweet, LTD. Leadership Team
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Justin Lambeth Joins NatureSweet, LTD. Leadership Team
In his new executive-level role, Lambeth is responsible for the commercial strategy of the company and activities related to marketing, sales, product developm...
 
Right of Reply to Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara: THE SINHALA ALT-RIGHT AND THE TAMIL QUESTION
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Right of Reply to Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara: THE SINHALA ALT-RIGHT AND THE TAMIL QUESTION
Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara asks “Simply show us how the Tamils are being discriminated against and where.” Answer: 1958 (read Tarzie Vittachchi’s book ‘Em...
 
Parties to Syria Conflict Must Ease Delivery of Aid, Says Secretary?General, also Stressing Urgent N
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Parties to Syria Conflict Must Ease Delivery of Aid, Says Secretary?General, also Stressing Urgent N
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary?General continues to follow closely the situation in Raqqa, Syria. He recalls the obligation of all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and abide by international humanitarian and human rights law.Read Full Article ...
 
UN's $61 Billion Pension Fund Gets New Chief After Shortfalls
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
UN's $61 Billion Pension Fund Gets New Chief After Shortfalls
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres named Sudhir Rajkumar, a top official at the World Bank Treasury, to head the global body’s $61 billion pension fund in a...
 
News in Brief 19 October 2017 (PM)
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
News in Brief 19 October 2017 (PM)
The United Nations flag flies at UN Headquarters in New York. (file) UN Photo/Mark Garten. Drop in UN civilian casualty numbers. Casualties among UN civilian staff have fallen to their lowest levels in five years. That information can be found in a report by the UN Secretary-General which analyses....Read Full Article ...
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to meet Donald Trump to discuss UN reform
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to meet Donald Trump to discuss UN reform
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington and meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, a UN spokesman announced. “I d...
 
'If we won't be here, Tehran will be'
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
'If we won't be here, Tehran will be'
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took part Wednesday evening in a festive event marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Jordan Valley, and stres...
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South Sudan forces ‘assaulted’ UN commander
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
South Sudan forces ‘assaulted’ UN commander
South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit’s commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked Afric...
 
Idlib Operation: Why Direct Turko-Syrian Talks Are 'Exactly What's Required'
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Idlib Operation: Why Direct Turko-Syrian Talks Are 'Exactly What's Required'
Damascus wants to establish direct contacts with Turkey, since it is important for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to gain recognition from Ankara, retired Li...
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Richard Spencer bemoans 'stifling of free speech' in Charlottesville in Florida U speech
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Richard Spencer bemoans 'stifling of free speech' in Charlottesville in Florida U speech
“You aren’t speaking. You are trying to create a mob that will shut down free speech are you adults, are you ready to speak for yourself. You all look like pre...
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The Latest: Illinois man gets 15 years in terrorism case
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
The Latest: Illinois man gets 15 years in terrorism case
A federal judge has given the maximum available 15-year prison sentence to a suburban Chicago man convicted of seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group in Syri...
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UN chief Antonio Guterres to meet Trump on Friday
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
UN chief Antonio Guterres to meet Trump on Friday
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to discuss UN reform and other "issues...
 
The Latest: Illinois man gets 15 years in terrorism case
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
The Latest: Illinois man gets 15 years in terrorism case
A federal judge has given the maximum available 15-year prison sentence to a suburban Chicago man convicted of seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group in Syri...
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