Oct. 15, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path.

Twelve top White House contenders will take part on Tuesday in the first Democratic debate since the launch of an impeachment inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate leading rival Joe Biden.

Queen Elizabeth attended a service at London's Westminster Abbey on Tuesday to mark 750 years since King Edward the Confessor's original church on the site was rebuilt during the reign of Henry III and consecrated in 1269.

France's prime minister said on Tuesday decisions by Turkey and the United States in Syria would have serious consequences in the region and that it was inevitable that their actions would lead to a resurgence of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

NATO is concerned about the consequences of Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria on the fight against Islamic State, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.

Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to "inhuman and degrading treatments."

A fire in a severely overcrowded migrant camp in Greece forced hundreds of people into the streets, compounding their plight with more refugees arriving on Greek islands daily in what an aid group called a worsening "nightmare".

Amazon.com's cloud computing arm is making an aggressive push into one of the most sensitive technology sectors: U.S. elections. More than 40 states now use one or more of Amazon's election offerings, according to a presentation given by an Amazon executive this year and seen by Reuters.

Some of the biggest public pension funds in the United States have invested in one of the world's largest purveyors of video surveillance systems that the U.S. government claims are used in wide-scale repression of the Muslim population of western China.

Global banks earned $1 billion from trading government-backed U.S. mortgage securities in the first half of 2019, data shows, a fivefold increase on last year for what industry sources say is the fastest growing revenue source in investment banking.

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A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area Monday night. This came moments after a 2.5 magnitude earthquake in the East Bay.

Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month.

The Philippines' top court on Tuesday decided to release the initial results of the vice-presidential vote recount, which the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' son said will delay his chance to assume the post.

A new report commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change, the UK government's official climate-change advisers, has called for a ban on all frequent flyer reward programs to discourage people from traveling by air so much.

Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday.

Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria – an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

Israel will soon have a new precision-guided supersonic stand-off missile for its F-35s and other fighter jets. The so-called Rampage missile is a precision-guided air-launched stand-off missile with a range of about 90 miles.

Turkish-backed Syrian Arab forces have deliberately released ISIS prisoners amid Turkey's invasion into northern Syria, two US officials told Foreign Policy.

China's consumer inflation accelerated at its fastest pace in almost six years in September as African swine fever sent pork prices soaring nearly 70 percent, official data showed Tuesday.

BBC

Romania is drowning in waste and most of the landfills are overflowing. The recycling companies in charge of reprocessing the country's waste are at risk of not producing enough. This has driven those companies to import selected waste from countries like Britain.

Harley-Davidson has halted production of its first electric motorbike after finding a glitch in its charging system. It says existing bikes are safe but must be charged at dealerships, which will take an hour, rather than using the lower-voltage outlets in homes.

Fourteen police officers have been killed and three injured in a shooting in western Mexico. The police were carrying out a court order in El Aguaje, Michoacán state, when their convoy was ambushed.

WND

Georgia wildlife officials are advising anyone who comes across a northern snakehead – a fish native to China – to "kill it immediately." Snakehads can get up to 3 feet in length and can breathe air, so they can survive on land for days.

A personal-finance trend called F.I.R.E. is gaining ground amongst millennials. F.I.R.E. stands for "Financial Independence Retire Early." Some millennials reportedly use it as a tool to help them retire as early as 30. F.I.R.E. followers try to invest as much as 75 percent of their annual income while cutting down on day-to-day expenses.

A $15 "in-person" customer-service fee is one of the ideas the DMV is pitching to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo in its annual budget request.

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