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Worldwide LeBron James evacuates home threatened by California fire
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Only about 5% of that fire was contained early on Monday after crews lost ground against a wind-driven flareup a day earlier. The fire was expected to be especially unwieldy on Sunday because of powerful winds. "However, due to the dynamic and changing weather conditions, and high fire risk, some customers who are now out of power may remain out throughout the duration of the next potential PSPS event".

Worldwide Former Rep. John Conyers dies at 90
Author: 0 Former Rep. John Conyers dies at 90

Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, where he worked as a legislative assistant for three years. He was the longest-serving black congressman in history before he stepped down in 2017 because of sexual misconduct allegations . Conyers' lawyer, Arnold Reed, of Southfield, had reiterated on several occasions that the congressman was not ready to resign and wanted to see the ethics investigation completed.

Worldwide Facebook announces new tools to protect 2020 United States elections
Author: 0 Facebook announces new tools to protect 2020 United States elections

The Russian network "showed some links" to Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA ), Facebook said , an organisation Washington has said was used by Moscow to meddle in the 2016 USA election . "We will hold these pages to a higher standard of transparency because they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state", a Facebook blog post said.

Worldwide Trump Calls Syria Cease-Fire 'Permanent' After Russia, Turkey Make Deal
Author: 0 Trump Calls Syria Cease-Fire 'Permanent' After Russia, Turkey Make Deal

But even Trump seemed to question the durability of the peace. "We have done them a great service and we've done a great job for all of them, and now we're getting out", Mr. Once they were gone, the plan stipulated, Turkey and Russian Federation would begin jointly patrolling the border region. The Kurdish fighters have pulled out of a key border area as part of a US-brokered agreement with Turkey to end the offensive.

Worldwide Republican congressman commence to impeaching Trump publicizes retirement
Author: 0 Republican congressman commence to impeaching Trump publicizes retirement

At the heart of the inquiry is a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden , who had been a director of a Ukrainian energy company, as well as a discredited theory that Ukraine , and not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 USA election.

Worldwide Israeli PM Netanyahu fails to form government again, opening door for Gantz
Author: 0 Israeli PM Netanyahu fails to form government again, opening door for Gantz

If Gantz can't form a government, which would require support from a majority of the 120-member parliament, then a majority of parliament members could nominate someone from their ranks - a move without precedent. In contrast to Mr Netanyahu, whose political career spans three decades, the 60-year-old Mr Gantz is a newcomer who only burst onto the scene over the last year.

Worldwide Thai king's consort stripped of official titles
Author: 0 Thai king's consort stripped of official titles

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, who is believed to be one of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's longterm girlfriends, was given the title of Royal Noble Consort in July . "Since King Vajiralongkorn's revered father died in late 2016, he has taken several bold steps to arrogate power exclusively to himself". The photos show Ms Sineenat in a crop top while piloting a jet, and the King and her together in both candid and formal poses.

Worldwide Defense Chief: US Troops Leaving Syria to Go to Western Iraq
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The Turkish forces have been besieging the city for days, after Ankara launched a wide-scale assault in northern Syria on October 9 to eliminate the Kurdish forces, impose a safe zone and resettle millions of Syrian refugees. Khalil said that once the Ras al-Ayn evacuation was carried out, Kurdish-led forces will withdraw from a swath of border territory in accordance with the USA -brokered deal.

Worldwide Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP
Author: 0 Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP

Trump was insulting to Pelosi and the meeting deteriorated into a diatribe by Trump, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters . At the very least, they're pressing Trump to publicly commit to hosting the worldwide leaders free, to avoid any appearance that he's using his office to enrich himself.

Worldwide Trump wrote letter to Erdogan telling him 'don't be a fool'
Author: 0 Trump wrote letter to Erdogan telling him 'don't be a fool'

A deal to stop the fighting in Turkey - which Turkey insists is not actually a ceasefire - will force US -allied Kurdish forces to evacuate the area Turkey is conducting its military operation within five days. "We can not keep track", Erdogan told reporters as he was returning from a summit in Azerbaijan, as quoted by Hurriyet, a Turkish daily. The agreement for the 120-hour pause eased what had escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly ...

Worldwide Elijah Cummings understood the meaning of struggle
Author: 0 Elijah Cummings understood the meaning of struggle

Cummings is survived by his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, and their three children. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of the U.S. President Trump praised Cummings' "strength, passion and wisdom" in a tweet , despite the insults he hurled at Cummings this summer. "Former HU student body president, Cummings was also among the highest-ranking Howard graduates to serve in public office in American political history", the ...

Worldwide Energy Secretary Rick Perry reportedly told Trump he intends to step down
Author: 0 Energy Secretary Rick Perry reportedly told Trump he intends to step down

Perry had avoided the missteps that led to the downfall and exit of other cabinet members including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. But since then, the White House has defied those requests because it regards the impeachment inquiry as illegitimate without an official House vote.

Worldwide Defendant in Giuliani associates probe gets bail
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Parnas and Fruman were involved this year in helping find information that Giuliani sought to show alleged corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. All of the defendants are US citizens, but Kukushkin and Parnas were born in Ukraine and Fruman in Belarus. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rebekah Donaleski and Nicolas Roos represented the government at the hearing.

Worldwide Egypt welcomes United States sanctions against Turkey
Author: 0 Egypt welcomes United States sanctions against Turkey

Even as he spoke, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were planning to travel to Turkey with plans to meet Turkish officials on Thursday and press for a cease-fire. "US is now not a policing agent". "No power can stop us until we realize this goal", Erdogan said as he lashed out at his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, despite USA threats of crippling sanctions, European arms embargoes and ceasefire demands.

Worldwide USA government officials to visit Turkey
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Congress to sanction Turkey . "Let them fight their own wars". "Our proposal is for the terrorists to lay down their arms, leave their equipment, destroy the traps they have created, and leave the safe zone we designated, as of tonight", Erdogan said .

Worldwide Brexit deal in sight but United Kingdom must still do more
Author: 0 Brexit deal in sight but United Kingdom must still do more

Johnson took over from his predecessor Theresa May in July on a promise not to extend Brexit for a third time this year - even if only a few more weeks are needed to get a deal done. "There is a pathway to a possible deal but there are many issues that still need to be resolved", he said. After more than three years of Brexit crisis that has claimed the scalps of two British prime ministers, Johnson will have to ratify any last-minute deal in parliament, which will hold its first ...

Worldwide Indian PM tells Chinese President relations are stable, differences manageable
Author: 0 Indian PM tells Chinese President relations are stable, differences manageable

The two countries should promote their military relations along the correct direction of enhancing trust, dispelling doubts and strengthening friendly cooperation, carry out activities including professional cooperation and joint training, continuously enhance mutual trust between the two militaries, strengthen cooperation between law enforcement and security departments, and maintain regional security and stability, Xi said.

Worldwide Lindsey Graham Undercut Own Support for Kurds During Prank Call
Author: 0 Lindsey Graham Undercut Own Support for Kurds During Prank Call

In a tweet on his official Twitter account, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said: "We urge Turkey to stop attack on Syria and solve all issues through dialogue, within global law". Turkey claims its offensive is meant to create a security buffer zone on the border with Syria and neutralize Kurdish terror groups. The Kurdish militias in northern Syria have been staunch allies of USA forces in the battle against the Islamic State.

Worldwide Two Ukrainian businessmen linked to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani arrested
Author: 0 Two Ukrainian businessmen linked to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani arrested

Wednesday. The men were arrested on a four-count indictment , including charges of conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission and falsification of records. The New York case also involves two of Giuliani's business associates who were taken into custody this week as they tried to fly out of the country, Ukraine-born Lev Parnas and Belarus-born Igor Fruman , both naturalized US citizens.

Worldwide Turkey Syria offensive: Dozens killed as assault continues
Author: 0 Turkey Syria offensive: Dozens killed as assault continues

Esper called on the Turks to halt their operation, but he told reporters that he has no indication they are willing to do so. Plumes of black smoke billowed Friday from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad as Turkey continued bombarding the area in an offensive that was progressing "successfully as planned", the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

Worldwide White House accidentally sends Ukraine talking points to Democrats again
Author: 0 White House accidentally sends Ukraine talking points to Democrats again

Her testimony is part of an impeachment inquiry against the USA president. In a 10-page statement obtained by The New York Times and The Washington Post , Yovanovitch defended her tenure and decried the "concerted campaign" to recall her from Ukraine , which she said is tied directly to President Donald Trump .

Worldwide This fish can survive on land, and officials want it dead
Author: 0 This fish can survive on land, and officials want it dead

News that an invasive air-breathing fish has been found in Georgia waters has prompted North Carolina officials to warn it could show up here, too, and they're offering tips to identify it. Anyone who catches a Northern Snakehead is urged to immediately kill it and report the finding to Wildlife officials. The fish species can also burrow into mud, extending the time it can stay our of water.

Worldwide PG&E begins restoring power to customers
Author: 0 PG&E begins restoring power to customers

The company apologized for the outage in a tweet, said it was working to fix the problem, and urged clients in another post to sign up for alerts via text message. The region's utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), has warned the shutdown could last several days. In California's wildfire season, the threat of fierce wind gusts and arid weather increase the chances of trees being toppled and falling into power lines - or those lines being blown into dry vegetation, ...

Worldwide Wiranto: Indonesia security minster stabbed by 'IS radical'
Author: 0 Wiranto: Indonesia security minster stabbed by 'IS radical'

Indonesia , which is the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, is grappling with a resurgence in militancy and hundreds have detained under tighter new anti-terrorism laws since the beginning of 2019. According to Indonesian national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo confirmed, an officer, who tried to subdue the suspect, had been injured. Officers wrestled the suspect to the ground and an image supplied by police showed the suspect, who was wearing a black shirt and light pants, with his ...

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