Nov. 12, 2018

REUTERS

President Donald Trump on Friday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans traveling in caravans from entering the United States.

Florida will hold a machine recount of votes in its neck-and-neck races for the U.S. Senate and governor, officials said on Saturday, setting up a days-long wait for closure in two of the most closely-watched contests of the midterm elections.

A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler were convicted in Britain on Monday for being members of banned far-right group National Action.

The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Monday after a botched Israeli undercover operation in the Gaza Strip led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander, six other Palestinian militants and an Israeli colonel.

More than 200 people were missing in California's deadliest and most destructive blaze on record, one of two fires raging in the state which have killed dozens and forced more than a quarter of a million evacuations.

Iran has continued to implement the main nuclear restrictions set by its 2015 deal with major powers, a quarterly U.N. watchdog report shows, though several items were verified shortly before reimposed U.S. sanctions took effect.

A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

Volkswagen's electric vehicle platform and battery procurement plans are being readied to handle production of 50 million vehicles.

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Cesar Sayoc Jr, who allegedly targeted critics of President Donald Trump, had previously faced five counts and up to 48 years in prison but with the new indictment in Manhattan federal court charges Mr Sayoc with 30 additional criminal counts, including using a weapon of mass destruction and the interstate transport of explosives. If convicted of all those counts, the 56-year-old former pizza delivery man and stripper could spend his life in a federal prison.

The thousands of troops deployed to the southern U.S. border will most likely spend Thanksgiving setting up camp and eating prepackaged meals instead of being able to return to their families.

French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed in World War One on Sunday, using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict.

As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests.

During a visit by Chinese vice president Wang Qishan to Israel last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the "growing ties" between the two countries. Since they established official relations twenty-six years ago, Israel and China have strengthened the bilateral relationship across a number of areas. Israel's warming to America's chief competitor sends a clear message to Washington that it can no longer count on unconditional Israeli support.

Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul Monday, close to where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara ethnic group.

At an excavation of a pharaoh's 4,500-year-old pyramid complex, Egyptian archaeologists discovered dozens of mummified cats - in addition to 100 ornate cat statues.

Hundreds of Central American migrants resumed their march north through Mexico on Saturday, in route to the U.S. border where President Donald Trump has effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross illegally.

President Donald Trump wants to stop sending federal relief money to Puerto Rico, an American territory, following last year's devastating Hurricane Maria, according to a report Sunday in Axios. Trump reportedly believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government has been mishandling the relief funding and using it to pay off debt.

BBC

A US Navy fighter jet has crashed in the Philippine Sea, south of the Japanese island of Okinawa.

The final four hostages of the 81 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been released. It remains unclear who was behind the kidnapping in Bamenda - the government has blamed Anglophone rebels but they have denied responsibility.

The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst in the country's history, the health ministry said. Almost 200 people have died since August, officials said, with more than 300 confirmed or probable cases. A vaccination program has so far inoculated about 25,000 people.

The US and North Korea appear to be staring one another down, waiting for the other to blink or make a move. And neither appears willing to give way. Discussions aimed at setting up a second summit between the two leaders didn't happen as planned this week.

WND

Britain's biggest employer organization and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.

Schools in Scotland soon will be required to teach students LGBT history to prevent "homophobia and transphobia" and to encourage exploration of their gender identity.

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