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Michael Cohen: Trump Said Black People Are 'Too Stupid' to Vote for Him

Michael Cohen: Trump Said Black People Are 'Too Stupid' to Vote for Him

President Trump once told his former personal attorney Michael Cohen that he thinks black people are “too stupid” to vote for him, Vanity Fair reports. Cohen told the magazine that shortly after Trump was elected, he pointed out to his then-boss that the crowd at a recent rally was mostly white. “Trump responded, ‘That’s because […]

Despite Stigma of Khashoggi Killing, Crown Prince Is Seen as Retaining Power

Despite Stigma of Khashoggi Killing, Crown Prince Is Seen as Retaining Power

LONDON — A month after the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, the growing international consensus that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind it has done almost nothing to weaken his grip on power over the kingdom. The crown prince owes his apparent impunity partly to the nature of power in Saudi Arabia’s […]

RPT-Traders most negative on pound since 2016 as Brexit risks mount

RPT-Traders most negative on pound since 2016 as Brexit risks mount

(Repeats Wednesday story with no changes to text) * Put to call ratios at highest since July 2016 * Investors hone in on December, March crunch points * Pound trading near 15-month lows vs dollar By Tommy Wilkes LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Traders hold a more negative view on the outlook for the pound […]

Missing girl's family asks Vatican for details after remains found

Missing girl's family asks Vatican for details after remains found

The family of a teenager who went missing in Italy in 1983 has called on the Vatican to provide more details on the discovery of human remains in one of its properties in Rome. Fragments of human bone were found during restoration work on the property next to the diplomatic office of the Holy See […]

Scientists are terrified that Brazil's new president will destroy the 'lungs of the planet'

Scientists are terrified that Brazil's new president will destroy the 'lungs of the planet'

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s popular far-right presidential candidate, swept the polls in Brazil on Sunday, winning the election. A large part of the reason Bolsonaro won is because Brazilians are “exhausted by corruption, by rising violence, by an economy that just hasn’t improved,” and Bolsonaro’s made a lot of promises to fix those ills, according to […]

Trump Sending 5200 Troops to the Border in an Election-Season Response to Migrants

Trump Sending 5200 Troops to the Border in an Election-Season Response to Migrants

WASHINGTON — More than 5,000 active-duty military troops will deploy to the southern border by the end of this week, Defense Department officials said on Monday, an escalation of a midterm election show of force against a caravan of Central American migrants that President Trump has characterized as an “invasion of our country.” The massing […]

Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Zia for 7 years for graft

Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Zia for 7 years for graft

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A special court in Bangladesh’s capital has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to seven years in jail involving a charity fund named after her late husband. Judge Md Akhtaruzaman on Monday found her guilty of misuse of power as prime minister in collecting $375,000 for the Zia Charitable Trust Fund from […]

A Momentous Election in Brazil: What's at Stake?

A Momentous Election in Brazil: What's at Stake?

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Voters in Brazil, the world’s fourth-largest democracy, appear poised to elect a far-right populist as president in a runoff election on Sunday that could signal the biggest political shift in the country since the end of the military dictatorship in 1985. Jair Bolsonaro, who came close to an outright victory in […]

Right-wing presidential candidate leading in Brazil polling, poised for win

Right-wing presidential candidate leading in Brazil polling, poised for win

This comes as the country of 200 million people continues to suffer from a prolonged recession, rising insecurity, and a massive corruption scandal that rocked political and financial institutions. Bolsonaro won the first round of the elections this month amid a field of 13 candidates. But he fell short of the 50% needed to win […]

China, Japan to forge closer ties at 'historic turning point'

China, Japan to forge closer ties at 'historic turning point'

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Japan on Friday pledged to forge closer ties as both countries stood together at an “historic turning point”, signing a broad range of agreements including a $30 billion (23.41 billion pounds) currency swap pact, amid rising trade tensions with Washington. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]