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Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a ‘creep,’ says her ‘skin crawled’ during debate – Washington Post

Hillary Clinton said her “skin crawled” as Donald Trump loomed behind her at a presidential debate in St. Louis, and added that she wished she could have pressed pause and asked America, “Well, what would you do?” The words, Clinton’s most detailed public comments about what happened during one of the campaign’s more memorable moments, […]

Severe Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc in Hong Kong, flights canceled, trading delayed – New York Daily News

By James Pomfret and Anne Marie Roantree HONG KONG (Reuters) – Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. There were reports of […]

Jared Kushner meets with Egyptian officials to discuss Middle East peace process – Washington Post

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, was in Cairo Wednesday to meet with senior officials as Egypt expressed disapproval of a decision to withhold and withdraw millions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country over human rights concerns. Kushner is on a trip to the Middle East to determine whether there is a […]

How a Chinese entrepreneur evaded sanctions and financed Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program – Washington Post

This July 2017 photo distributed by North Korea shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in North Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP) Among the flurry of U.S. legal maneuverings on Tuesday involving North Korea, maybe the most revealing involves a federal lawsuit aimed at […]

UK finance sector proposes "ambitious" post-Brexit trade pact – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The UK’s financial sector is seeking an “ambitious” trade pact between Britain and the European Union to try to prevent a costly shift of jobs and business to the continent once the country leaves the bloc, according to a draft report seen by Reuters. Unless Britain negotiates new trading relations with the […]

What an Afghanistan Victory Looks Like Under the Trump Plan – New York Times

The Taliban have long-range plans, too. While their attempts to actually hold seized provincial capitals have failed — often because of massive intervention by American air power, aided by special operations troops — many provincial centers remain little more than islands, surrounded by hostile countryside. Taliban fighters can create roadblocks and ambushes in almost any […]

US Slaps Sanctions on Chinese and Russian Individuals and Companies Tied to North Korea – New York Magazine

North Korea’s Hwasong-14 missile. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images The United States is sanctioning ten companies and six individuals in China and Russia for their ties to North Korea’s weapons program, the latest move to put pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its weapons program. According to the Washington Post, these sanctions target Chinese entities that have traded […]

Germany’s orange ecstasy pills have Trump’s name — and face — all over them – Washington Post

Ecstasy pills designed to look like President Trump were recovered by German police. (Polizei Osnabrück) Police and parents have long worried about the dangers of drugs designed to look like candy. The fear, somewhat debunked, is that children would mistakenly get their hands on, say, meth that looks much like a lollipop. No matter how slim […]

Muslim men in India could once divorce their wives by saying three words. Until now. – Washington Post

NEW DELHI — For hundreds of years, Muslim men in India could divorce their wives by repeating the word “talaq,” Arabic for divorce, three times. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court declared the practice unconstitutional.  A five-judge bench moved to block instant divorce for six months, pending a law banning the practice to be debated in […]

Tillerson: Pakistan ‘must adopt a different approach’ – The Hill

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOPINION | There is no Trump administration Why the next Fed chief will be a Republican who loves low rates Why this US-North Korea standoff is different MORE on Tuesday warned that Pakistan needs to do more to crack down on insurgent fighters if it wants to have a strong relationship […]

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