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Ocasio-Cortez throws her support to Bernie Sanders

Ocasio-Cortez throws her support to Bernie SandersAt a rally Saturday in Queens, N.Y., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president official.



Hong Kong leaders apologize for water cannon use at mosque

Hong Kong leaders apologize for water cannon use at mosqueHong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese city. The city's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and its police chief visited the Kowloon Mosque to say sorry to the chief imam and Muslim community leaders. For that they apologized so we accept it," said Saeed Uddin, honorary secretary of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong.



Let jihadists return home, French anti-terror magistrate urges

Let jihadists return home, French anti-terror magistrate urgesThe refusal of the French government to take back Islamic State fighters from Syria could fuel a new jihadist recruitment drive in France, threatening public safety, a leading anti-terrorism investigator has told AFP. David De Pas, coordinator of France's 12 anti-terrorism examining magistrates, said that it would be "better to know that these people are in the care of the judiciary" in France "than let them roam free". Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia in northeast Syria has sparked fears that some of the 12,000 jihadists, including thousands of foreigners, being held in Syrian Kurdish prisons could escape.



Trump misspells his defence secretary’s name in rambling rant about securing oil in Syria

Trump misspells his defence secretary’s name in rambling rant about securing oil in SyriaDonald Trump has misspelled his defence secretary’s name while discussing his controversial decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria.The US president tried to quote Mark Esper in a tweet, but instead he referred to him as “Mark Esperanto”.



Malaysia Fears Becoming Sanctions Target in Trade War Crossfire

Malaysia Fears Becoming Sanctions Target in Trade War Crossfire(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Malaysia may become a target of sanctions as the export-reliant economy is caught in the crossfire of the U.S.-China trade war, according to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.Mahathir said trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies could evolve into another Cold war, although he didn’t specify who could impose the curbs.“Economically we are linked to both markets, and physically we are also caught in between for geographical reasons,” Mahathir said in Kuala Lumpur. “There are even suggestions that we ourselves would be a target for sanctions.”He said Malaysia will prepare for the worst by cooperating with regional neighbors, but didn’t elaborate.Neighboring Vietnam has already drawn the U.S. government’s ire, with President Donald Trump describing the Southeast Asian nation as “almost the single worst abuser of everybody” when asked if he wanted to impose tariffs on the nation.Malaysia was placed on the U.S. Treasury watch list for currency manipulation in May for its bilateral trade and current-account surplus. The central bank has denied the nation manipulates its currency and said it supports free and fair trade.To contact the reporter on this story: Anisah Shukry in Kuala Lumpur at ashukry2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Yudith Ho at yho35@bloomberg.net, Liau Y-SingFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



Trump calls Mexico's president to express 'solidarity'

Trump calls Mexico's president to express 'solidarity'Mexico's president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said on Saturday that President Trump called him to express his "solidarity" following an attempt to arrest a drug kingpin's son that prompted a wave of violence in the city of Culiacan.



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Lebanon set to cut ministers' pay as protests engulf country

Lebanon set to cut ministers' pay as protests engulf countryLebanon's cabinet is expected to approve reforms including halving ministers' wages on Monday in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse protests that have been the biggest show of dissent against the ruling elite in decades. Protesters blocked roads for a fifth day of demonstrations fuelled by the crippling economic conditions and anger at perceived corruption of the political elite that has led Lebanon into the crisis. Officials told Reuters on Sunday that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had agreed a package of reforms with his government partners to tackle the crisis that has driven hundreds of thousands of protesters into the streets.



China stocks end up on trade, stimulus hopes

China stocks end up on trade, stimulus hopesChina stocks closed up on Monday, on hopes China and the United States could sign a trade deal and that Beijing would continue its policy support for the economy. ** U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thought a trade deal between the United States and China would be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17.



UPDATE 1-Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria - TV

UPDATE 1-Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria - TVIran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that the integrity of Tehran's key regional ally should be respected. "We are against Ankara's establishing of military posts in Syria ... The issues should be resolved by diplomatic means ... Syria's integrity should be respected," Mousavi told a weekly news conference, broadcast live on state TV.



British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delayBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union. With just 10 days left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31, the divorce is again in disarray as Britain's political class argue over whether to leave with a deal, exit without a deal or hold another referendum.



UPDATE 1-U.S. troops cross into Iraq from Syria

UPDATE 1-U.S. troops cross into Iraq from SyriaUnited States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela border crossing in the northern province of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday. Reuters video images showed armoured vehicles carrying troops into Iraq, part of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. An Iraqi Kurdish security source also told Reuters that U.S. troops had crossed into the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.



Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria - TV

Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria - TVIran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that the integrity of Tehran's key regional ally should be respected. "We are against Ankara's establishing of military posts in Syria ... The issues should be resolved by diplomatic means ... Syria's integrity should be respected," Mousavi told a weekly news conference, broadcast live on state TV.



German official: EU decision on Brexit extension days away

German official: EU decision on Brexit extension days awayGermany's economy minister is suggesting it will be a few days before the European Union decides whether to grant a delay to Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly sent a letter seeking an extension of the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline after Parliament slammed the brakes on his effort to push through a new divorce deal. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier noted on Deutschlandfunk radio Monday that Johnson's government will attempt to get a vote on the deal this week.



Spain's acting prime minister to visit Barcelona

Spain's acting prime minister to visit BarcelonaSpain's acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, said he would travel to Barcelona on Monday to visit police officers injured in protests that have rocked the Spanish region of Catalonia. Protesters on Sunday took to the streets for the seventh successive night after Spain's Supreme Court handed down sentences of up to 13 years in prison for nine Catalan separatist leaders. Sanchez will also meet security forces in the northeastern region, his office said in a statement.



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The DOJ says its official wouldn't have met with the President's attorney had it known some of his associates were being investigated
The DOJ says its official wouldn't have met with the President's attorney had it known some of his associates were being investigated
Lindsey Graham does not rule out the possibility of Trump impeachment if new evidence emerges
In another sign of the dangerous predicament facing President Donald Trump, his longtime ally Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday night that he could not rule out the possibility of impeachment if
Analysis: Trump must get it together to avoid another bad week
Donald Trump is under severe pressure after a disastrous run which saw his impeachment defense shredded by current and ex-officials and, most stunningly, by his own acting White House chief of staff.
Republican jitters grow over Trump in 'turning point' week
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.
Cooper: Trump does this when he's blocked on something
CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down President Donald Trump's response after the Supreme Court ruled a citizenship question could not be included on the 2020 census.
Former head of whistleblower program: Trump confused criminal trial with administrative procedure
Former Executive Director of the Intelligence Community's Whistleblowing Program Dan Meyer says that President Donald Trump is confusing an administrative procedure with a criminal trial.
Trump's playing Russian roulette
By withdrawing US troops from Syria, President Donald Trump is playing a kind of Russian roulette, entrusting dangerous players with key US national security objectives.
Tapper to Buttigieg: Why aren't Democrats standing up for Gabbard?
CNN's Jake Tapper asked Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg to weigh in on former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggesting that Russians are 'grooming' fellow 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard for a t
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How 2 Kentucky Colleges Are Making Tuition-Free Work
A handful of colleges around the country charge zero dollars for tuition. To make the math work, they build their budgets around the concept that they won't collect revenue from students.
Off Script: Andrew Yang's Appeal To Undecided Voters
NPR's Noel King speaks to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and undecided voters, who pressed Yang on his candidacy and how he'll garner enough support for universal basic income.
Rudy Giuliani's Time As New York Mayor
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Bob Hennelly, who has spent years covering New York politics, about former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is a central figure in the impeachment inquiry.
Impeachment Inquiry: Witness Testimonies Continue This Week
More witnesses are expected to speak with lawmakers this week as part of the impeachment inquiry. One of them is the current top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor.
Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'
The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.
3 Soldiers Killed In Training Accident At Fort Stewart In Georgia
The tragic early morning training exercise also resulted in three other soldiers being hospitalized. The incident involved the Bradley Fighting Vehicle on which they were riding.
Lawyer Ben Crump On 'Open Season'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ben Crump, a lawyer for the families of many black Americans killed by police, about his new book
Partisan Divide Grows Over Opioid Settlement Plan
While most Republican attorneys general embrace Purdue Pharma's structured bankruptcy plan, all but two Democratic attorneys general reject it. "This is a moral issue for them," one expert says.
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PG&E plans more power cutoffs, warns of severe weather this week
PG&E Corp said it was considering more power cutoffs, which would be much smaller than the recent outage, as the bankrupt California power producer warned about severe weather risks later this week.
Tornado ravages north Dallas, leaving thousands without power
A tornado plowed through parts of northern Dallas late on Sunday, knocking out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses and delaying flights at regional airports, officials said.
Three U.S. Army soldiers killed, three injured in training accident in Georgia
Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and three injured on a base in the state of Georgia on Sunday when their armored car was involved in an accident during a training exercise, the Army said.
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Five things to know about Canada's general election
Will Canadians give Justin Trudeau a second chance when they head to the polls on Monday?
US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief
The withdrawal of US forces paved the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish fighters.
Trump abandons plan to host G7 summit at his golf course
The plan to use one of the president's resorts in Florida sparked bipartisan criticism.
Katherine Ryan's boyfriend saves Netflix scripts during burglary
The comedian says her boyfriend "wrestled back" her laptop containing scripts for a Netflix series.
Black hole scientist Dr Katie Bouman on trolling and teamwork
Dr Katie Bouman's photo of the moment she saw her first black hole image went viral - but it wasn't all good.
The importance of bilingualism on the campaign trail
How does speaking French or Spanish affect a candidate's chances in North American politics?
Heavy play-off loss ends Rooney's MLS career
Wayne Rooney has been hailed as a "big plus" during his time at DC United, after the former England captain played his final MLS game.
Hong Kong protests: NBA fans join anti-China display
Spectators at a US basketball match don T-shirts and masks in support of the Hong Kong protests.
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American Ambassador Defends New Rules for Chinese Diplomats
Chinese diplomats would be required to report contacts with American educators, researchers and local and state governments
What to Know About Blizzard, Hong Kong and the Controversy Over Politics in Esports
Outrage over Blizzard’s reaction swiftly came from players, industry titans and politicians
All the Watchmen Easter Eggs and References You Might Have Missed
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Watchmen. HBO’s Watchmen TV show tells a separate story from the 1987 graphic novel from which it borrows its name. The graphic novel was set in an alternate version of New York in 19
Indonesia’s Joko Widodo Begins Second Term Promising to Champion Democracy and Boost Development
He said in his inauguration speech that he expects the country's poverty to be just about wiped out
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