Nov 4, 2019

REUTERS

A federal judge in Oregon temporarily blocked a Trump administration proclamation that required prospective immigrants to prove they have U.S. health insurance within 30 days of arrival or enough money to pay for "reasonably foreseeable medical costs."

Some witnesses called to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Monday and later this week are defying Democratic lawmakers' requests to appear in closed door hearings before the investigation moves into its public phase.

Greek police found 41 migrants, mostly Afghans, hiding in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece on Monday, officials said.

Protesters blocked roads in Beirut and parts of Lebanon, pressing a wave of demonstrations against the ruling elite that plunged the country into political turmoil at a time of economic crisis.

China joined 14 countries in agreeing terms for the world's biggest trade pact, but India pulled out on the grounds that the deal would hurt its farmers, businesses, workers and consumers.

One person died and at least 45 were injured on Monday in a grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Indian officials said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi stripped the region of special status on Aug. 5.

New orders for U.S.-made goods fell more than expected in September and business spending on equipment was slightly weaker than initially thought, suggesting that manufacturing remains soft amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

Authorities in India's capital New Delhi banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number on Monday in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city.

AP Top Stories

Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking action against unauthorized parties following a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb home in California.

Iran broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to President Trump's withdrawal from the agreement over a year ago.

Ethnic rebels in Myanmar have detained and interrogated a lawmaker and several Indian nationals, one of whom died, the rebels said on Monday, in the latest escalation of violence in the restive western state of Rakhine.

Iran announced new violations of its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers as it also marked Monday the 40th anniversary of the 1979 student takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and a subsequent 444-day hostage crisis that has set the tone for decades of animosity and fraught relations with the United States.

French President Macron arrived in China to drum up new business deals, but under warning from his hosts to keep off thorny issues such as the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

A radio host who helped spread the word in the fight against Ebola has been stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Sunday. The motive for the murder in the town of Lwemba in the troubled Ituri region was unknown, but it came as health authorities were set to introduce a new vaccine against the disease in unaffected areas.

An American white supremacist was arrested hours before he was due to speak at an international far-right conference in Norway. Greg Johnson was detained under immigration law on the basis that he posed a threat to national interests, according to the police.

Yvette Lundy, a Resistance hero who helped Jews escape occupied France, survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and went on to teach reconciliation, has died aged 103.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed in their first meeting in 14 months to ease tensions, according to the South Korean presidential office. Moon and Abe shared the view that the relationship between South Korea and Japan is important and re-affirmed in principle that issues between the two nations should be resolved via dialogue.

The USAF and BAE Systems are accelerating efforts to sustain, test and help modernize weapons carrying, sustainment and delivery across its fleet of bomber platforms. The system, called the Bomber Armament Tester, is intended for the B-1B, B-2 and B-52H bombers; the intent of BAT is to assess operational readiness of bomb ejector racks, rotary launchers and pylon assemblies.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the world is in "colossal" danger from nuclear weapons held by global powers amid continued tensions since the end of the Cold War.

BBC

India's top court has accused state governments of "passing the buck" on air pollution and failing to take action to tackle Delhi's toxic smog.

Microsoft Japan said sales had been boosted by nearly 40% during an experiment in which staff worked a four-day week on full pay. Offices were closed on every Friday of August 2019 and full-time staff were given "special leave", which was paid. Meetings were restricted to a maximum of 30 minutes and online discussions were encouraged as an alternative to face-to-face.

About 3,000 people in Dombe, central Mozambique, are dealing with extreme food shortages after crops were ruined by Cyclone Idai in March. Local official Tomas Razao said some people were surviving on wild roots and seasonal fruits.

Taiwanese officials are being targeted by phishing emails and texts as part of a week-long simulated cyber-war event billed as the first of its kind. The local government is co-hosting the tests with the American Institute in Taiwan, which represents US interests on the island.

WND

A woman whose six children all became terrorists - the five still alive have accumulated a total of 19 life sentences - is being praised and honored by Palestinian officials.

Parents in the United Kingdom infuriated by mandatory LGBT lessons in public schools have launched an organization and a petition demanding the right to exempt their children from the indoctrination.

Add new comment

Plain text

CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE MCALVANY NETWORK

McAlvany Weekly Commentary provides investors with valuable monetary, economic, geo-political and financial information that cannot be found on Wall Street. Your host David McAlvany presents a solid strategy of wealth preservation for your financial and retirement assets while living in an unstable economy.

Through its client focused, customized approach, MWM is committed to providing independent, well-researched, objective advice, and investment professionalism. At MWM, our client commitment is to preserve capital, manage risk, and grow your assets in an ever-changing global environment.

At International Collectors Associates (ICA), we specialize in the sale of bullion, semi-rare U.S. and European gold coins and secure offshore storage in Switzerland for your precious metals. Our highly trained and experienced advisors strive to help you in customizing solid strategies of wealth preservation for your financial and retirement assets.

McAlvany Financial Group

The McAlvany Financial Group has a contrarian, in-depth approach to its analysis, allowing the company to avoid decisions based on emotion, and thus combine maximum risk mitigation with consistent real growth for its clients’ investments. Integrity, attentiveness, and longevity have characterized the company’s client relationships since 1972.