Ireland insists on Brexit 'backstop' - PM Varadkar

This week's Brussels summit had been set as the deadline for a draft deal, but European Union leaders have instead been left to contemplate the potentially catastrophic scenario of Britain crashing out in March without any agreement. The admission will anger Brexiteers in the Conservative Party and pose a particular challenge to Scottish Conserva...

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  • Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border
Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border

On Thursday he threatened to close the US border if Mexico didn't stop the caravan . He also appeared to threaten a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Migrants broke down the gates at the border crossing and began streaming toward a bridge into Mexico. Several thousand Honduran migrants moved this week through Guatemala , and some were...

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  • Saudi Investigation Team Arrives at Consul's Residence in Istanbul
Saudi Investigation Team Arrives at Consul's Residence in Istanbul

Asked whether the United States was seeking audio or video evidence that Turkey reportedly has, Trump said: "We have asked for it, if it exists". The United States and allies have collected some intelligence through their own sources and methods, which partly confirms news reports based on leaks of audio recordings, four of the sources said.

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  • Video shows woman abandon friend's toddler on Texas doorstep
Video shows woman abandon friend's toddler on Texas doorstep

But the friend left the boy on the front step of a random home without waiting for anyone to open the door. The father, whom authorities did not name, lives next door to the house where his son was dropped off. The toddler is seen standing at the door as the woman drives away in her white vehicle. When the child did not show up, the father assu...

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  • Laughter as Trump lauds politician's body slam of Guardian journalist
Laughter as Trump lauds politician's body slam of Guardian journalist

US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a US congressman who assaulted a reporter , making light of the attack. At the rally, which took place in Montana, Trump said: "Any guy who can do a body slam , he's my guy", while mimicking the physical motion of a body slam.

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  • Russian Federation 'closely follows' autocephaly of Ukranian church
Russian Federation 'closely follows' autocephaly of Ukranian church

The decision means that the priests of the patriarchate of Moscow will no longer be able to celebrate the liturgy together with the representatives of the ecumenical patriarchate, including the churches of the monasteries of Mount Athos, where monks of the two Churches now in conflict are often present in the same community.

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  • Top Afghan police chief killed, 3 Americans wounded in Kandahar attack
Top Afghan police chief killed, 3 Americans wounded in Kandahar attack

Kandahar's police chief, the provincial governor, and the local intelligence chief were among at least three killed in the shooting. Mattis called the death of Gen. A close ally of the USA military, Raziq, has been credited with pacifying large swaths of Kandahar but has been accused by human rights groups of gross human rights violations, inc...

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  • The Debate - Israel Gaza Escalation
The Debate - Israel Gaza Escalation

There were no reports of serious injuries in Israel. "In response to the rockets fired from #Gaza at #Israel overnight, IDF fighter jets have started attacking terror targets in Gaza", the IDF wrote on its Twitter page. Israel's defence minister said on Tuesday that months of violent Palestinian protests on the Gaza border can not be allowed ...

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  • Trump says it's not his fault if Republicans lose the House
Trump says it's not his fault if Republicans lose the House

Bush and even Abraham Lincoln . Three weeks before election day in the USA mid-term polls, Mr Trump told The Associated Press he senses voter enthusiasm rivalling that which propelled him to the White House in 2016, and expressed cautious optimism that his most loyal supporters will vote, even when he is not on the ballot.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

He also said the Cherokee Nation has "denied her" claim as well, saying "even they don't want her". The Massachusetts Senator and champion of easily disproven lies has released a video in which she reveals the results of a DNA test that shows she has a "strong" Native American ancestry.

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  • Terror attack at Crimea college kills 10 after 'home-made bomb' is detonated
Terror attack at Crimea college kills 10 after 'home-made bomb' is detonated

At least 17 teenagers have been killed by an 18-year-old gunman who apparently later killed himself in a school in Russian-annexed Crimea . The bomb was reportedly planted by Vladislav Roslyakov, a local young man who studied at this college, Russian media wrote.

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  • It’s time for Saudi Arabia to tell the truth on Jamal Khashoggi
It’s time for Saudi Arabia to tell the truth on Jamal Khashoggi

A demonstrator dressed as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , center, with blood on his hands protests with others outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington , Oct. The journalist had given his phones to his fiancée before entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Cengiz appealed to Trump in an opinion piece for t...

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  • U.S. pastor freed by Turkish court after diplomatic row
U.S. pastor freed by Turkish court after diplomatic row

Prosecutors had sought a 35-year sentence. The earlier charge of espionage against him was dropped. In July , Turkey moved Brunson from prison to house arrest because of health issues. His wife, who lived in Turkey with Brunson, was afraid to leave the country during his imprisonment because she was afraid she would not be allowed to ret...

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  • Missing Saudi journalist's fiancee asks for Trump's help
Missing Saudi journalist's fiancee asks for Trump's help

Turkish officials told Reuters at the weekend they believed he had been killed inside the Saudi consulate. The dissident Saudi journalist went missing October 2, shortly after he entered the consulate to obtain paperwork related to his upcoming wedding.

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  • Met Éireann issue updated status orange weather warning for five counties
Met Éireann issue updated status orange weather warning for five counties

There are also risks of coastal flooding, and the warning is in place from 10pm Thursday until 12pm Friday. The Met Office warned homes and businesses could be subjected to flooding, while there's a chance of power cuts and loss of services.

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  • Call to boycott ME hits social media after Collins vote for Kavanaugh
Call to boycott ME hits social media after Collins vote for Kavanaugh

Susan Collins for failing to accede to the demands of anti-Kavanaugh protesters, so they've proposed boycotting Collins's state until the state dumps Collins. Collins, alongside Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, spent hours reviewing 45 pages of interview notes from the FBI investigation into the judge. Senators were able to view the report that was...

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