Nov. 26, 2018

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said on Monday that Mexico should send migrants seeking asylum in the United States back to their home countries, a day after U.S. authorities shut the country's busiest southern border crossing and fired tear gas into the crowd.

President Trump tweeted on Saturday that migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border would stay in Mexico until their asylum claims were individually approved in U.S. courts, but Mexico's incoming government denied they had struck any deal.

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court rulings blocking a policy barring certain transgender people from military service, declining to wait for decisions from federal appeals courts currently considering the issue.

Russia ignored Western calls to release three Ukrainian naval ships and their crews it fired on and captured near Crimea and accused Kiev of plotting with its Western allies to provoke a conflict.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday to introduce martial law for 60 days, a statement on his website said, though it needs parliamentary approval to come into force.

Qatar expects six F-15 war planes will be delivered to its air force by March 2021, the first batch of 36 it agreed to buy from the United States last year in a deal worth $12 billion.

The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo that reportedly wounded 100 people on Saturday, a source said on Monday.

The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned and released a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting a request for clemency after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to membership of the UK's MI6 intelligence service.

GM will cut car production, stop building several low-selling car models, and slash its North American workforce, marking its biggest restructuring in North America since its bankruptcy.

Argentina is on the verge of signing a deal with the United States that would allow two-way trade of fresh beef for the first time in nearly two decades, the South American country's international trade secretary, Marisa Bircher, told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia raised oil production to an all-time high in November, an industry source said on Monday, as U.S. President Donald Trump piled pressure on the kingdom to refrain from production cuts at an OPEC meeting next week.

AP Top Stories

NASA's first spacecraft built to explore the deep interior of another world streaked toward a landing scheduled for Monday on a vast, barren plain on Mars, carrying instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.

The devastating Camp fire ― a massive blaze that engulfed more than 153,000 acres, killing at least 85 people and destroying nearly 14,000 homes in northern California ― is 100 percent contained, fire officials said Sunday.

French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent anger against rising fuel taxes.

Somalia was hit by two violent attacks Monday, one killing an Islamic cleric and 17 of his followers for playing music and a second killing at least six people in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu, police said.

Indian officers had a nervous long-distance face-off with the tribe who killed an American missionary, in their latest bid to locate his body on a remote island, police said Sunday.

India on Monday paid tribute to the more than 160 people killed in a 2008 Islamist militant attack on the city of Mumbai, the 10th anniversary of an assault that raised fears of war with Pakistan.

Critics are slamming the Trump administration's cunning timing for releasing a devastating federal report exposing the appalling consequences of continued climate change.

More than 700 people were injured in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook western Iran, state television reported in an updated toll Monday.

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Taiwan Monday, the US Geological Survey said, and was felt hundreds of kilometers away in Hong Kong.

Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Aleppo that Damascus and Moscow blamed on rebels.

George Soros's Open Society Foundation said on Monday it would cease operations in Turkey, days after President Tayyip Erdogan accused the billionaire philanthropist of trying to divide and destroy nations.

BBC

At least one million bees are suspected to have died of poisoning in a wine-producing area of South Africa.

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has hit its highest rate in a decade, according to official data. About 3,050 sq. miles of the world's largest rainforest was destroyed between August 2017 and July 2018 - an area roughly five times the size of London.

WND

In a major shock to evolutionary science, a sweeping survey of the genetic code shows the human race sprang from a single adult couple. Another surprise for the scientists, however, was that nine of every 10 animal species also come from a single pair of beings.

The head of Russia's national space agency has proposed a mission to the moon to verify whether the American moon landings really took place.

In a sign that North Korea is not planning to give up all its nuclear arsenal, the communist government has revealed plans to use the weapons to launch EMP attacks that effectively dismantle technology and computers in the blast area.

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