Afghan Police Chief in Kandahar Is Killed After Meeting With US Commander
New York Times, 18 October at 15:52
KABUL, Afghanistan — Gen. Abdul Raziq, the powerful police chief of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, long seen as a bulwark against the Taliban, was killed on Thursday, Afghan officials confirmed. He was shot and killed as he was leaving a ...
Trump threatens to summon military to close US-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan
Washington Post, 18 October at 15:28
President Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras that has been making its way toward the United States.
Trump threatens to call US military to close southern border as 4000-strong migrant caravan pushes north
Fox News, 18 October at 15:27
The U.S. military will "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER" with Mexico if officials there don't soon stop the northward push of a massive migrant caravan, President Trump warned Thursday, amid reports the procession had swelled in size to about 4,000 ...
Afghanistan's Elections Shrink in Face of Violence
Wall Street Journal, 18 October at 15:01
KABUL—When Afghans cast ballots Saturday in parliamentary elections viewed as a crucial test run for the presidential vote, it will be a shrinking number of voters that braves the tide of Taliban and Islamic State violence. For the first time since a
Biden knocks Trump for 'coddling' Saudi leaders after Khashoggi's disappearance
Washington Post, 18 October at 14:58
Former vice president Joe Biden said in an interview broadcast Thursday that President Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats,” criticizing his posture toward Saudi leaders following the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal ...
Trump threatens military blockade at the border as Honduran caravan approaches
Washington Examiner, 18 October at 14:58
President Trump on Thursday threatened to “close our southern border” if the Mexican government allows Honduran migrants to approach the U.S., and if Democrats continue to resist his plan to build a border wall. Trump also repeated his threat to cut
Saudi Arabia's sloppy Khashoggi response may force Trump's hand towards punishment
Business Insider, 18 October at 14:56
President Donald Trump will meet his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a full report on his crisis-response visits to Saudi Arabia and Turkey to craft the US response to the suspected murder of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi. Anonymous Turkish officials
Turkey widens Jamal Khashoggi probe as pressure mounts on Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia
CBS News, 18 October at 14:21
Turkey's justice minister said Thursday his government's investigation into the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will wrap up soon, as police reportedly expanded their hunt for clues to new areas outside of Istanbul
China's weak currency is helping it in the trade war — but Beijing doesn't want it to fall further
Washington Post, 18 October at 14:15
BEIJING — With Washington and Beijing locked in an increasingly rancorous trade war, there aren't many economic issues where the United States and China see eye-to-eye, except one: The Chinese currency. The Chinese yuan, also called the renminbi, ...
'He wears his moral bankruptcy on his sleeve': Trevor Noah rips Trump's stance on Saudi Arabia
Washington Post, 18 October at 13:14
President Trump has done several lengthy interviews this week, answering questions on topics ranging from his views on climate change (he has a “natural instinct” for science) to the Federal Reserve (it's his “biggest threat”). But in all his recent
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