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18 Saudis linked to Khashoggi murder banned from European border-free zone
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Germany has issued entry bans for 18 Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh's Istanbul Consulate, effectively banning them from the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone.


Tijuana protesters blast 'invasion' of Mexico by caravan of U.S.-bound migrants
Central America Migrant Caravan

Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the Mexican city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived in hopes of a new life in the U.S.


Rain could complicate search for California wildfire victims
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The search for remains of victims of the devastating northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines.


Russia pursues another criminal case against Kremlin critic Bill Browder
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Russian prosecutors on Monday announced a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Bill Browder, raising the pressure on him before European Union discussions about a set of sanctions he is advocating.


Ukraine transgender rights rally attacked by far-right radicals
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Far-right radicals attacked a rally for transgender rights in Ukraine’s capital on Sunday leaving at least three people injured, including a Canadian journalist who was covering the demonstration.


Republican Rick Scott wins Florida's U.S. Senate race after recount
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Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a manual recount of ballots in the tight contest against three-term Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.


Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early Israeli election
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on his country's defence minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely.


Trump said Finns use raking to prevent wildfires, puzzling Finland's president
LATVIA INDEPENDENCE DAY 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Finland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests.


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China's President To Meet With His Philippine Counterpart
Xi Jinping leaves Tuesday for a week-long visit to the Philippines. Ties between the two countries have grown closer in recent years — as both have faced challenges in relations with the U.S.
North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit
Five months after the Singapore summit, North Korea's nuclear program chugs on. "I think right now, we are absolutely stuck," says North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst.
Former CIA Official John McLaughlin On Jamal Khashoggi's Death
Steve Inskeep talks to John McLaughlin, former acting director of the CIA under George W. Bush, about how President Trump should work with his intelligence agencies on the Saudi journalist's death.
Mexican Protesters In Tijuana Demand Caravan Migrants Be Deported
Some 2,500 migrants belonging to the Central American caravan are in a government shelter in Tijuana. Another 2,000 members are on their way to the city while smaller groups are headed north.
Brexit Negotiations Provide A Great Challenge To May's Leadership
Rachel Martin talks to George Parker of the
Russian Cheesemaker Benefits From Putin's Sanctions
At a panel discussion attended by Vladimir Putin, a man got up to thank the Russian president for the ban on EU food imports, which he credited for helping his local cheese business to flourish.
News Brief: California Wildfires, Brexit Negotiations
The search goes on for more victims, and President Trump visited some areas impacted by the fires. And, Britain's prime minister begins a critical week of Brexit negotiations with the EU.
World Food Program Director Urges The U.S. To 'End This War' In Yemen
NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with David Beasley of the World Food Program about the effort to curtail famine in Yemen.
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Canadian diplomats hit by Cuba illness feel 'abandoned': paper
A group of Canadian diplomats who left the embassy in Cuba after they suffered unusual health symptoms says their foreign ministry has abandoned them, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Monday.
UK PM May sticks to Brexit deal as opponents seek formal challenge
British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to stick to her draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership challenge.
EU's Barnier says draft Brexit deal is 'fair and balanced'
The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday the draft Brexit deal reached with London was "fair and balanced", as the bloc haggled with Britain over any extension to the envisaged transition period.
Yemeni Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition, raising peace prospects
Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Monday they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.
U.N. envoy to Yemen welcomes Houthis' decision to halt missile attacks: tweet
The U.N. special envoy to Yemen welcomed the Houthis' announcement to halt drone and missile strikes on the Saudi coalition, his office said on Monday.
Rouhani says Iran to continue oil exports and resist U.S. economic war
Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. sanctions, which are part of a psychological war doomed to failure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
EU open to Iran sanctions over foiled Danish, French plots: diplomats
European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to consider economic sanctions on Iranian nationals over alleged assassination plots in Denmark and France, two diplomats said.
Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace
Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen.
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Britain's Top diplomat Holds Talks in Iran Amid Renewed Sanctions
Iranian state media say the country's foreign minister discussed ways of easing international financial transactions during a meeting with British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in Tehran. Britain's top diplomat arrived in Iran on Monday, less than two weeks after the United States re-imposed sanctions on the country's oil and banking sectors. The official IRNA news agency said Hunt and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also discussed ways of ending the war in...

Hong Kong Protest Leaders Warn of Threat to Civil Rights
Hong Kong protest leaders who went on trial Monday for spearheading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 said their prosecution threatens the future of civil rights in the territory, where fears have grown of Beijing's growing influence. “What is on trial is not just the nine of us. What is on trial also is the high degree of autonomy and the rule of law that all Hong Kong people are entitled to,” said defendant and University of Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai at a news conference...

Finland Inspired to 'Rake America Great Again'
People in Finland are using social media to mock U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that they "spend a lot of time raking" in forests in order to prevent wildfires. Trump said Saturday while visiting the area of the deadliest wildfire in California history that Finnish President Sauli Niinisto told him of that method when the two met last week. In an interview published Sunday in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper, Niinisto said he only told Trump about the country's...

Crucial Week for Britain as Brexit Saga Continues
Britain’s interminable Brexit saga seems ready made for Netflix — and is already putting to shame Nordic noir fiction for unexpected twists and turns, gothic dark mood and moral complexity. More than two years after Britons narrowly voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, still no one knows what the upshot will be or even the timing of the final episode. What you thought was certain crumbles into nothingness with each passing episode. Like Britain’s notoriously dysfunctional...

UN: Afghan Opium Cultivation Down 20 Percent
A new United Nations survey finds that opium cultivation in Afghanistan has decreased by 20 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, citing a severe drought and falling prices of dry opium at the national level. The total opium-poppy cultivation area decreased to 263,000 hectares, from 328,000 hectares estimated in 2017, but it was still the second highest measurement for Afghanistan since the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) began monitoring in 1994. The potential opium...

Guilty Verdicts Mark the Start of the End for Cambodia’s Genocide Trial
Guilty verdicts in the genocide trial of Pol Pot's senior henchmen has brought the curtain down on the main act of a controversial tribunal that has lasted more than a decade, cost more than $300 million and is finally nearing an end. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan can appeal their latest convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and there are still trials pending against four lower ranked Khmer Rouge cadre. However, the appeals...

18 Saudis Banned From Europe's Schengen Zone
Germany's foreign minister said Monday that Berlin will ban 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone because of their alleged links to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Heiko Maas said he had consulted with France and Britain before announcing the ban. "There are more questions than answers in this case, with the crime itself and who is behind it," Mass said on the sidelines of a European Union meeting in Brussels. U.S....

Nissan Chairman Faces Arrest in Japan
Japanese automaker Nissan says it has determined that its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, falsified reports about his compensation "over many years." The company said its internal investigation also found Ghosn had used company assets for personal purposes. Japanese media are reporting Monday that Ghosn is being questioned by Tokyo prosecutors on allegations that he underreported his income and that he will likely be arrested. Ghosn is suspected of failing to report hundreds of...

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With Sunken Argentine Sub Found, Families Demand Loved Ones’ Remains
“It’s not something I want — it’s something I need,” the mother of one of the lost sailors declared.
Migrant Caravan Is Just Yards From U.S. Border, but Long Wait Lies Ahead
As many as 10,000 Central Americans may reach Tijuana, Mexico, in the coming weeks. As the city scrambles to provide for them, a shelter has taken on the qualities of an overwhelmed refugee camp.
U.S. and China Square Off on Trade, and APEC Nations Duck for Cover
The clash between President Xi Jinping and Vice President Pence left the gathering of 21 nations in Papua New Guinea in disarray, and worried.
A Stolen Picasso Buried in the Woods? Probably Not
A letter pointed to a spot in Romania where a painting stolen from a Dutch museum in 2012 could be found. But what, exactly, was under the rock?
Can Marijuana Save This Maori Community in New Zealand?
As the country prepares to legalize the production of medicinal marijuana, the economically battered town of Ruatoria — population 750 and falling — hopes to cash in.
Theresa May: ‘The Next 7 Days Are Critical’ for Brexit Deal
The British prime minister is planning more negotiations in Brussels. At home, she could face a no-confidence vote and rebellion from cabinet ministers.
Netanyahu, Citing Israel’s Security, Tries to Avoid New Election
With members of his ministers threatening to force a vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded, “In the middle of a battle, we do not play politics.”
Global Health: The Fight Against Malaria Has Reached a Standstill
Deaths from the disease plummeted from 2000 to 2013, but are now stuck at over 400,000 a year. Donor giving is flat, and some countries are not doing enough to protect their citizens.
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Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrested over 'misconduct'
Carlos Ghosn, a towering figure in the car industry, is accused of under-reporting his pay package.
UK PM seeks business backing for Brexit plan
The PM stresses immigration changes in a CBI speech - amid the threat of a leadership challenge.
Israel's Netanyahu survives early poll threat
The government had been on the verge of collapse amid a crisis after the defence minister resigned.
California wildfires: Finland bemused by Trump raking comment
The Finnish leader is not sure where Donald Trump got the idea that Finland rakes its forest floors.
Stolen Picasso found in Romanian forest revealed as fake
The Spanish artist's painting was taken in the "theft of the century" by Romanian robbers in 2012.
Peanut allergy treatment 'in sight'
Emily Pratt, six, took part in the treatment trial and can now tolerate foods with traces of peanuts.
'Rowing helps me control my mind after losing my legs'
Ha Jae-heon lost his legs to a North Korean mine but says rowing gave him the strength to recover.
Vision Direct hack puts customers' money at risk
Contact lens retailer says more than 16,000 customers' were at risk of data theft.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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China's President To Meet With His Philippine Counterpart
Xi Jinping leaves Tuesday for a week-long visit to the Philippines. Ties between the two countries have grown closer in recent years — as both have faced challenges in relations with the U.S.
North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit
Five months after the Singapore summit, North Korea's nuclear program chugs on. "I think right now, we are absolutely stuck," says North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst.
Former CIA Official John McLaughlin On Jamal Khashoggi's Death
Steve Inskeep talks to John McLaughlin, former acting director of the CIA under George W. Bush, about how President Trump should work with his intelligence agencies on the Saudi journalist's death.
Mexican Protesters In Tijuana Demand Caravan Migrants Be Deported
Some 2,500 migrants belonging to the Central American caravan are in a government shelter in Tijuana. Another 2,000 members are on their way to the city while smaller groups are headed north.
Brexit Negotiations Provide A Great Challenge To May's Leadership
Rachel Martin talks to George Parker of the
Russian Cheesemaker Benefits From Putin's Sanctions
At a panel discussion attended by Vladimir Putin, a man got up to thank the Russian president for the ban on EU food imports, which he credited for helping his local cheese business to flourish.
News Brief: California Wildfires, Brexit Negotiations
The search goes on for more victims, and President Trump visited some areas impacted by the fires. And, Britain's prime minister begins a critical week of Brexit negotiations with the EU.
World Food Program Director Urges The U.S. To 'End This War' In Yemen
NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with David Beasley of the World Food Program about the effort to curtail famine in Yemen.
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Her political career under siege, Theresa May says 'Brexit' won't be any easier if she's gone

With her political career hanging by a thread, British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a stark warning Sunday to the lawmakers trying to oust her over her proposed “Brexit” divorce deal: Negotiations won’t be any easier if I’m gone.

Under growing pressure from her own party and faced with...


In Tijuana, a city of migrants turns on Central American caravan that's reached the border

This city of migrants has turned on the caravan of thousands of Central American migrants that has roiled the border town.

“This is an invasion!” shouted Luis Alexis Mendoza, 30, a bespectacled carpenter who was among scores of protesting Tijuana residents staging an anti-caravan demonstration...


Trump is reluctant to accept U.S. intelligence reportedly linking Saudi crown prince to journalist's killing

President Trump, under increasing pressure from lawmakers to punish Saudi Arabia in the killing of prominent journalist-critic Jamal Khashoggi, sided Sunday with the kingdom’s de facto ruler, distancing himself from reported U.S. intelligence assessments that the crown prince had ordered the assassination.

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Here's what's behind Mexico's radical move toward legalizing marijuana during its war on drugs

Mexico may soon legalize marijuana, a radical shift for a country whose prohibition on narcotics has been at the heart of its long and violent war against drug traffickers.

Legislation submitted to Congress last week by the party of leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would regulate...


Caravan attracts diplomats and denouncers in Tijuana

The Honduran diplomat said he came to express solidarity with his many compatriots who have descended on this border town in recent days as part of the Central American migrant caravan.

“These are our people, we want to do what we can for them,” Alden Rivera, the Honduran ambassador to Mexico,...


Trump says he’ll speak with CIA about Khashoggi killing

President Trump said Saturday that he would speak with the CIA about its finding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post first reported Friday that the CIA had assessed with high confidence that the Saudi leader ordered...


Thousands of Hondurans are arriving on the doorstep of the U.S. But they may never get in.

He ran a produce stand back in Honduras, but Richard Umanzor said he’s willing to take any work available — in whatever country that will grant him entry.

He and more than 2,000 other migrants who have arrived in this border city in the last few days can see California with their own eyes. But...


Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early elections in Israel

The Israeli government teetered on the verge of collapse Friday after a second key right-wing minister called for early elections in protest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the long-running crisis with Hamas, the Islamist militia that governs the Gaza Strip.

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Readers write: The value of ‘puttering’ and people-to-people diplomacy

Readers write: The value of ‘puttering’ and people-to-people diplomacyThank you for the heartwarming Oct. 22 People Making a Difference article about Sharon Tennison’s dedicated work to advance peaceful cooperation between Russia and the United States. The then-President Mikhail Gorbachev had recently declared perestroika and glasnost in Russia.



A legal takedown of genocide

A legal takedown of genocideDespite a four-decade delay in justice, a United Nations-backed court established on Friday that the Khmer Rouge had indeed committed genocide in Cambodia during its reign. The two most senior and surviving leaders of the radical group, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were convicted of the most heinous of crimes – the killing of innocent minority groups en mass in the late 1970s. The verdict may further assist Cambodians in coming to terms with their “killing field” past.



Democrats’ reliance on seniority clashes with enthusiasm for fresh faces

Democrats’ reliance on seniority clashes with enthusiasm for fresh facesRep. Diana DeGette, Democrat from Colorado, is done with waiting. For “probably” 12 years, she says, she’s aspired to one of the top three jobs in the Democratic leadership. Now that Democrats have won the majority in the House, Congresswoman DeGette is making her move – challenging a powerful member of the troika for the No. 3 slot, the “whip,” or chief vote counter.



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Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of 'catastrophic damage'
“Every year you wait to make decisions and take actions, the risk goes up," said retired Rear Adm. Jonathan White.
Republicans had a secret weapon in the Florida recount fight
How a GOP lawyer managed politics, the law and big egos to defend Rick Scott.
Volunteers flock to Northern California to lend a helping hand
"I've fallen in love with the people here. I've met people who will likely be lifelong friends."
Stacey Abrams refuses to call Brian Kemp's victory 'legitimate' but says it is 'legal'
"I think that what happened is that we have watched systematic erosion of our democracy," she told MSNBC's Joy Reid.
Trump blasts retired Navy SEAL, suggesting he should've caught bin Laden sooner
"OK, he’s a Hillary Clinton backer and an Obama backer," Trump said of retired Adm. Bill McRaven.
Nissan to fire chairman after whistleblower triggers misconduct probe
For the past two decades, he has maintained an unusually high profile in a nation where foreign CEOs of major Japanese companies are still relatively rare.
Thanksgiving travel: Huge numbers expected on roads, flights
It’s Thanksgiving week, which means busy days on roads and in airports across the country. NBC’s Tom Costello reports on which days will see the most traffic and congestion, as well as the latest on gas prices.
Protesters in Tijuana, Mexico, oppose migrant caravan
"We're sounding like Trump's America here in Mexico," said Francis Belmontes, who joined the demonstration with his two children.
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Civil rights groups will challenge Trump administration's policies on asylum seekers in court
President Donald Trump's attempt to fast-track a proclamation limiting asylum seekers will be challenged in two federal courts Monday.

Saudi officials: Yemen to hold peace talks 'soon'
Saudi Arabia said Monday the Yemeni government will participate in peace talks "soon," as Iranian-backed Houthi rebels began a cease-fire.

Watch: Pennsylvania farm's tree stands set Guinness record
A Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of tree stands.

Germany, France ban 18 in Khashoggi case from entry
Germany and France have put 18 Saudis connected with the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on its "entry ban" list, following U.S. sanctions last week.

Deterring and waging war with China -- The return of Dr. Strangelove
Has Dr. Strangelove, that magnificent Cold War parody of the absurdity of nuclear war, been resurrected in the defense thinking of the major nuclear powers?

Look: Priyanka Chopra beats Nick Jonas in 'Mortal Kombat'
Nick Jonas shared a series of pictures of Priyanka Chopra celebrating after beating him at "Mortal Kombat."

Look: Escaped sheep recaptured over a month later
Police in Maine said a fugitive sheep was captured by a pair of local farmers after more than a month on the lamb.

Kim Jong Un 'applauds' North Korea glass factory during visit
Kim Jong Un is turning his attention to the domestic economy, and acknowledging difficulties faced by North Korea's workforce.

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Brexit talks: work still needed on future ties declaration, says No 10

Draft form contains language Brexiters take to be a step towards a permanent customs union

Significant progress is still needed in the Brexit negotiations to flesh out the final political declaration on the future relationship, Downing Street has said, including addressing some language on customs that alarmed Brexiters.

Theresa May would play a negotiating role in the final stages before Sunday’s summit in Brussels, her spokesman said, although there is no day set this week for her anticipated meeting with the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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Russian prosecutors bring fresh charges against Kremlin critic Bill Browder

New move over 2009 prison death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky brings fresh alarm over possible Russian Interpol appointment

Russian authorities have announced new charges against the US-born British financier William Browder – another twist in a highly politicised case that has seen the Kremlin tirelessly go after one of its most vocal international critics.

Related: Bill Browder: I found a way to challenge Putin. He's really sore about it

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Zimbabwe 'state agents' tried to cover up post-election violence, say doctors

Government pathologists forced to describe gunshot wounds as stab injuries, report alleges

Doctors in Zimbabwe have accused “state agents” of pressuring medical officials to falsify diagnoses to cover up violence by security services and the army after historic elections this year.

In a report, the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) alleges government pathologists at public hospitals were forced to describe gunshot injuries as stab wounds.

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White House threatens to suspend CNN reporter's pass again when order expires

Trump administration sent Jim Acosta a letter saying credentials are set to be pulled when 14-day order is over, CNN reported

The tug-of-war between the White House and CNN over correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass and fierce arguments over the US constitution and a free press are set to go on this week.

Related: Trump v CNN: lawsuit becomes test case on press freedom

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European travel ban imposed on 18 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

Ban covering 26-nation Schengen zone was coordinated with France and UK, Germany says

Germany has imposed European travel bans on 18 Saudi nationals believed to be connected to the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday.

Heiko Maas told reporters in Brussels the ban was for the 26-nation Schengen zone and was issued in close coordination with France, which is part of the Schengen area, and the UK, which is not.

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Israeli education minister Naftali Bennett vows not to resign in reprieve for Netanyahu

Naftali Bennett was expected to quit after Gaza truce but has given the PM another chance

Benjamin Netanyahu has won a reprieve from the threat of early elections in Israel after a senior member of his cabinet announced he would not resign and break up the coalition government.

Naftali Bennett, the hardliner education minister, was widely expected to quit during a press conference on Monday morning but instead said in a surprise announcement that his Jewish Home party would give the prime minister another chance.

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Nissan Renault chief Carlos Ghosn faces arrest in Japan

Shares slide after executive is alleged to have understated income on financial statements

Carlos Ghosn, the chairman of Nissan and chief executive of Renault, faces arrest in Japan and will be sacked by the car manufacturers for alleged financial violations.

Renault’s market value dived by €2bn (£1.78bn) to €17bn after the report, with shares falling by 11%. The value of Nissan securities listed in Germany fell by 12%.

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Hunt in Iran to appeal for release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Foreign secretary calls on Tehran to stop using Iranian-British dual nationals for diplomatic leverage

Jeremy Hunt is visiting Iran on Monday, where he will make a personal appeal for the immediate release of the Iranian-British dual-national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on humanitarian grounds.

The foreign secretary will also call on Iran to stop using Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other dual nationals as tools of diplomatic leverage.

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India’s top court gave women access to a prominent temple. Protesters are keeping them out.
The Sabarimala temple in Kerala opened for its annual pilgrimage, but no women of childbearing age have managed to enter.
Amid political turmoil, Israeli government holds together — for now
A key ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to quit as had been expected, allowing the right-wing government to limp along and possibly avoid new elections.
Why Finland is so good at handling forest fires. Hint: It’s not because of raking.
While massive fires hit Sweden this summer, neighboring Finland managed to avoid them.
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Houthi rebels want to freeze military operations in Yemen
Yemen's Houthi rebels say they will freeze military operations if the Saudi-UAE military alliance is prepared to do the same.

Migrant caravan bears hallmarks of Syria exodus
This isn't a full on humanitarian crisis yet but it soon could be.

North Korea defector: My generation has no loyalty to Kim Jong Un
A North Korean soldier who was seriously injured when he defected to the South in a hail of bullets believes his generation has no loyalty towards leader Kim Jong Un.

Finland baffled by Trump raking comments
Finland has been left baffled after Donald Trump praised the country for managing its massive forests by raking.

China launches two new navigation satellites
China has successfully launched a pair of navigation satellites to expand the nation's Beidou (Compass) system to global coverage.

Trump: I won't listen to 'vicious' Khashoggi killing tape
Donald Trump has said he has been fully briefed on a "vicious and terrible" audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but does not want to listen to it himself.

APEC fails to agree communique amid US-China stand-off
Leaders of Asia-Pacific economies have failed to agree a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea after a war of words between the US and China over trade and investment.

Enormous waves batter balconies in Tenerife
Enormous waves have been battering buildings on the north coast of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.

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Nissan To Dismiss Chairman Over ‘Significant Misconduct’
Violations were discovered during an investigation over several months
Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino
Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species
Communities Near Guatemala’s Erupting Volcano Are Being Urged to Evacuate
The volcano erupted in June, killing 194 people and leaving at least 234 missing
John Oliver Declares War on Authoritarianism on Last Week Tonight
"The world is dabbling with something very dangerous right now and America needs to be very careful," said Oliver.
Yemeni Rebels Say They Will Halt Attacks Amid Peace Efforts
Both sides of the conflict have agreed to attend talks in Sweden "soon"
New Rhodes Scholar Class Includes a Record Number of Women
The new crop of Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class

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