• New TV show ‘Meat the Family’ asks: Do you love meat enough to cook your pet?
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    It is one of the most shocking ultimatums ever delivered on television. Go vegetarian or we kill your pet. But a new taboo-smashing British reality TV show called “Meat the Family” goes even further. Not only will a family of unrepentant carnivores have to let an animal they have adopted…
  • Nepali climber set for final summit in record 14-peak bid
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    Nepali adventurer Nirmal Purja is on track to make history after Chinese authorities granted him a special permit Tuesday to climb the final mountain of a 14-peak quest despite closing the peak for the season. Purja, 36, who served in the British special forces, embarked in April on his ambitious…
  • Dutch family discovered in cellar after spending years ‘waiting for end of time’
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    Dutch police found a family of seven people hidden in the basement of a remote farmhouse where they had reportedly spent years “waiting for the end of time”, officials said Tuesday. They discovered a man, believed to be the father of the family, and six of his children aged between…
  • Syria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US
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    Kurdish forces held out in a key border town Tuesday seven days into a deadly Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria that has caused mass displacement and reshaped the political map. The United States slapped sanctions on its NATO ally in a bid to stop an assault that its own troop…
  • ‘Too little, too late’: Critics pan Trump plan to sanction Turkey
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    “Trump’s statement on hitting Turkey with sanctions over the military operation in Syria does not mention the Kurds once.” In a late afternoon announcement Monday, President Donald Trump declared he would sanction Turkey, a NATO ally of the U.S., for its attack on the Kurdish people in northeast Syria—an attack…
  • Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details
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    Saying China has promised to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products, President Donald Trump is encouraging American farmers to prepare for a major influx of business. But after months of losses and uncertainty amid the trade war Trump launched, many in the farm sector say they need…
  • Pound resumes slide at start of key Brexit week
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    The British pound fell against the euro and dollar on Monday, the start of a pivotal week for Britain and the European Union to strike a Brexit deal. European and US stocks also retreated as investors weighed the partial US-China trade agreement announced Friday that initially boosted markets. But sentiment…
  • 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF
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    A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday. “If children eat poorly, they live poorly,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, unveiling…
  • Warning Turkey, Trump authorizes sanctions and slaps steel tariffs
    World – Raw Story - 7 hours ago
    US President Donald Trump on Monday authorized sanctions on Turkey’s leaders, reimposed steel tariffs and ended talks on a trade deal, seeking to punish the historic ally for its deadly offensive into Syria. Trump announced the measures as he came under intense pressure at home for appearing to at first…
  • Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: study
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    Switzerland’s glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone — a melting rate unmatched during observations stretching back more than a century, a study showed Tuesday. Measurements on 20 Swiss glaciers have shown that melt rates this year have reached “record levels”, according to…
  • ‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial
    World – Raw Story - 13 hours ago
    Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson on Monday evening told CNN viewers not to assume that Senate Republicans would refuse to remove President Donald Trump from office during an impeachment vote. “Breaking news,” CNN Don Lemon alerted. “A CNN source saying that the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help alarmed John…
  • ‘Vladimir Putin has something on Donald Trump’: Ambassador Sherman says the Kremlin must have kompromat
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    Former Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman concluded on Monday that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin must have “something” on President Donald Trump. “The latest reporting from The New York Times indicates that the thousands of troops that we have there, that the president moved, are now trapped. They don’t…
  • Mick Mulvaney implicated by Trump official who testified before Congress on Monday: report
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    Acting White House chief of staff MicK Mulvaney was implicated by a former top National Security Council official during nine-hours of congressional testimony, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper reported, “In her testimony, she detailed a July 10 meeting she attended with senior Ukrainian officials, then-National Security Adviser…
  • In one fell swoop, Trump throws US goals in Syria into disarray
    World – Raw Story - 20 hours ago
    Since the outbreak of Syria’s brutal civil war, the United States has stated several objectives — destroying Islamic State extremists, easing from power President Bashar al-Assad and limiting Iran’s influence. In just one decision, President Donald Trump may have undone all three. The mercurial leader pulled US troops out of…
  • US nuclear weapons are now being held as ‘essentially Erdogan’s hostages’ in Turkey: report
    World – Raw Story - 21 hours ago
    When President Donald Trump pulled American troops out of northern Syria, virtually giving Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the green light to attack the region’s Kurds, he likely didn’t anticipate a key factor that might get caught in the crossfire: control of U.S. nuclear weapons. Erdogan’s forces have been raining…
  • Conservative columnist: Trump’s enablers have ‘no one to blame but themselves’ for Syria catastrophe
    World – Raw Story - 21 hours ago
    Some Republicans who have been unwavering Trump supporters — from Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina  to evangelist Pat Robertson — are making an exception when it comes to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, asserting that President Donald Trump has done the United States’ Kurdish allies a huge…
  • Russia denies US news report it bombed 4 Syria hospitals in 12 hours
    World – Raw Story - 23 hours ago
    Russia on Monday denied a US newspaper report that its warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of 12 hours this year. The Russian defence ministry rubbished the claim in a report by The New York Times, saying “the alleged ‘evidence’ provided by the NYT…
  • Syria regime steps in after Trump’s sanction threats fail to halt Turkish assault on Kurds
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border Monday to contain Ankara’s deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to begin a controversial withdrawal. The Syrian army has maintained a presence in the Kurdish-controlled cities of Qamishli and Hasakeh in Syria’s northeast since the start…
  • Kurds targeted in Turkish attack include thousands of female fighters who battled Islamic State
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    Kurdish fighters under attack by Turkey have described President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria as a “stab in the back.” Since bombing began on Oct. 9, Turkish military operations against the Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria, Washington’s staunchest and most effective allies in the…
  • Kurds announce groundbreaking deal with Damascus as Turkey pushes deep into Syria
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    Syria’s Kurds have announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara presses a deadly cross-border offensive that has sparked an international outcry. The announcement on Sunday came as the United States ordered the withdrawal of almost its entire ground force…
  • Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win Nobel economics prize for studies on poverty
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    Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday. “This year’s Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight…
  • US senator warns Hong Kong becoming ‘police state’
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    Strife-torn Hong Kong is sliding towards becoming a police state, US senator Josh Hawley warned Monday, as the financial hub braces for a rally calling on Washington to punish China over sliding freedoms. The international finance hub was battered by another weekend of unrest Sunday as hardcore pro-democracy protesters and…
  • US ‘medical tourists’ seek cheap health care abroad
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    When Veronica Merrill decided to undergo stomach surgery for weight loss, she found two options: pay $12,000 at home in the United States, or have it done in Mexico for $4,000. She packed her suitcase. Her insurance would only cover the operation if she was morbidly obese and suffering from…
  • Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. The meeting with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman comes following attacks on Saudi oil installations that…
  • French police hold five over fatal knife attack at Paris HQ
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    French police on Monday detained five people linked to a radicalized employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said. Police staged raids at three locations in the northern suburbs of Paris, judicial sources and those close to the investigation…
  • Queen Elizabeth II is due to step into the fray as Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week
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    Britain and the European Union on Monday enter a pivotal week that determines if they are still on course to reach amicable divorce terms — and when Brexit might finally occur. Queen Elizabeth II is due to step into the fray by performing her ceremonial duty of informing parliament about…
  • The president’s ‘America First’ policy has been replaced by a ‘Trump First’ strategy: columnist
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    Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl outlined in a Sunday column that President Donald Trump may have promised his supporters an “America First” presidency, but it’s quickly become a “Trump First” policy instead. In the column, Diehl explained it took Trump about one month to completely destroy his…
  • Economic indicators aren’t looking good as Trump heads into reelection: report
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    There’s a gloomy outlook on the global economy, according to the economic indicators outlined by the International Monetary Fund and the Institute of International Finance. Axios reported Sunday that they lowered the growth forecast for 2019 as a result of “a synchronized slowdown.” The IMF’s new managing director, Kristalina Georgieva…
  • Robert Reich walks through all the ways Trump is selling America to foreign powers for his own personal profit
    World – Raw Story - 1 day ago
    Notorious class warrior Robert Reich wrote a sharp attack of President Donald Trump for his international policies that are doing nothing more than scoring him personal cash and power. Writing for The Guardian, Reich called Trump “the most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history,” saying that the president…
  • Trump tweets the same thing about trade in China he said about Mexico 4 months ago — it was false then
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    On June 8, 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted, in all capital letters, that “Mexico was now purchasing large quantities of U.S. agricultural” product, but Mexico claimed it had no idea what he was talking about. Sunday, Trump tweeted the exact same phrase, talking about China. June 8.Oct 13. pic.twitter.com/Ka7snzXFdf —…