Geopolitical News, 17 Oct 2018


Accessed on 17 October 2018, 0652 UTC, Post #759.

Source:  https://www.newsmax.com

“Newsfront” feature from Newsmax.com.

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Comment:  Here are today’s leading geopolitical news stories from Newsmax.com–a leading conservative news outlet specializing in politics, health, finance, and foreign policy.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

12 Candidates to Replace Nikki Haley at the UN
The Beltway rumor mill is working overtime to guess who will serve as the president’s next lion tamer at the United Nations, and Newsmax’s David A. Patten delivers a thorough list of 12 candidates to be U.S. ambassador to the U.N…. [Full Story]
Eric Trump to Newsmax TV: 'Nice to Have a Fighter' as Prez
With skills missing in the White House for years, President Donald[Full Story]
Indicted Rep. Chris Collins Still Ahead in NY-27
Indicted and facing trial for insider trading, denounced by newspaper[Full Story]
Two Koreas, UN Command Wrap Up First Talks on Disarming Border
North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the[Full Story]
NY Times: Five Suspects in Khashoggi Case Tied to Crown Prince, Security Detail
Five suspects linked to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or his[Full Story]
Heitkamp Apologizes for Naming Sex Assault Survivors
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s, D-N.D., outing of sexual-assault survivors in[Full Story]
Fox’s Bartiromo: ‘Do You Do Business With a Killer?’
Amid allegations missing dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi[Full Story] | 
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A suspicious letter sent to the Maine home of Republican U.S. Senator[Full Story]
‘Band of 13’ Could Change America Big Time
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We are reportedly getting the costliest midterm elections in the[Full Story]
'Speaker Pelosi' Outlines Agenda If Democrats Retake House
Projecting confidence about her party’s chances, Minority Leader[Full Story]
Report: Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Interviewed for 50-Plus Hours in Ongoing Probes
President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has[Full Story]
You Need to Make More Than $713,706 to Be in New York City's 1 Percent
The New YorkCityIndependentBudgetOffice recently released 2016 income [Full Story]
A New Polio? Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Found Among Kids in 22 States
U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare[Full Story]
Elizabeth Warren's DNA Claim Inflames Some Native Americans
The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the[Full Story]
FBI Raids Puerto Rico Municipal Office in San Juan
The FBI raided San Juan, Puerto Rico, municipal offices Tuesday in[Full Story]
Dow Surges 550 Points as Strong Blue-Chip Earnings Spark Rally
U.S. stocks surged more than 2 percent on Tuesday after upbeat[Full Story]
Glenn Simpson, Co-Founder of Trump Dossier Firm, Won't Talk to House Panel
The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier[Full Story]
US Gen. Dunford Warns of Complacency in Fight Against Extremists
As the U.S. and other countries shift their focus to growing security[Full Story]
Mitch McConnell: Spending Programs to Blame for Larger Deficit
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected criticism that last[Full Story]
Why You Look Older Than Your Same-Age Friends
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CNN: Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Killed, Dismembered at Saudi Consulate
More evidence is coming to light that indicates a missing journalist[Full Story]
Homebuilder Sentiment Unexpectedly Rises With Solid Demand
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Amid calls for U.S. sanctions against Saudi Arabia over alleged[Full Story]

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Terrorism News, 16 Oct 2018


Accessed on 16 October 2018, 1413 UTC, Post #758.

Source:  https://world.einnews.com/news/newsfeed_terrorism

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Comment:  Here are today’s top terrorism news stories compiled by EIN News/EIN Presswire.  Views expressed in this geopolitical news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

WORLD TERRORISM NEWS MONITORING

Cyber War News, 15 Oct 2018


Accessed on 16 October 2018, 0326 UTC, Post #757.

Source:  https://cyberwar.einnews.com

“EIN Cyber War News Today”.

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CYBER WAR NEWS MONITORING SERVICE

Geopolitical News, 15 Oct 2018


Accessed on 15 October 2018, 1449 UTC, Post #75.

Source:  https://www.globalsecurity.org

“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 15 October 2018.

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LATEST NEWS Oct 15, 2018
Trump Expresses Possibility Defense Chief Mattis ‘Could Be’ Leaving

U.S. President Donald Trump says he does not know whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down, but he told a TV interview that he sees the four-star general as “sort of a Democrat” who just might leave. …

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Grounded No More: Inspected US F-35 Stealth Fighters Free to Fly

Earlier this week, the United States temporarily suspended all F-35 operations worldwide after the first-ever crash of the advanced F-35 Lightning II fighter jet in September. …

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Saudis Rebuff Trump Threat of Sanctions for Missing Journalist

Saudi Arabia has rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to punish it over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying Sunday it would retaliate with “greater” economic actions of its own if Trump were to sanction Riyadh. …

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Saudi source: Reconciliation with Iran possible if sanctions imposed

As global pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia to hold the kingdom responsible over the fate of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a new report indicates that Riyadh is preparing a list of countermeasures, including reconciliation with Iran, to push back against possible punishments. …

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‘US Agrees to Discuss Troop Pullout’: Claim Afghan Taliban Officials

Reports coming after a Friday meeting in Doha, Qatar, between US diplomats and top Afghan Taliban officials suggest that Washington has agreed to discuss bringing its troops home and end America’s 17-year war in Afghanistan. …

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Member Of Iranian Military Arrested Over Ahvaz Parade Attack

Iranian authorities have arrested a member of the country’s military in connection with last month’s deadly attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz, local media report. …

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German Army’s Newest Assault Rifles Fail Tests Amid Equipment Shortages – Report

The leak from the German military has revealed that none of the firearms submitted as possible replacements for the G36 rifle meet the army’s standards. This has compounded the German Defense Ministry’s existing supply problems. …

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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim officially returns to political life after election win

Anwar Ibrahim, a prominent politician and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, has won a seat in parliament in a crucial by-election, in a historic return to political life. …

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https://paper.li/f-1482109921 (Hawaii Intelligence Daily).

 

Cyber War News, 14 October 2018


Accessed on 14 October 2018, 1511 UTC, Post #755.

Source:  https://cyberwar.einnews.com

“EIN Cyber War News Today”.

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Geopolitical News, 13 Oct 2018


Accessed on 13 October 2018, 1535 UTC, Post #754.

Source:  https://www.globalsecurity.org

“GlobalSecurity.org Newsletter”, 13 October 2018.

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LATEST NEWS Oct 13, 2018
Amid Church Rift, Kremlin Vows To ‘Protect Interests’ Of Faithful In Ukraine

The Kremlin has issued a fresh warning following a key step in Kyiv’s quest for an independent church that is recognized by the Orthodox Christian leadership, saying Russia will protect the interests of the faithful in Ukraine if the historic split leads to illegal action or violence. …

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Prayers Answered: Ukrainians Greet Church Split With Open Arms, Despite Moscow’s Warnings

“The Lord has seen the struggle of the Ukrainian people for their independence. He has heard our prayers.” That’s how Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the historic announcement late on October 11 that the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople had agreed to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. …

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In US’ Footsteps: Britain Grounds Entire F-35 Fighter Jet Fleet

The most expensive weapons system around, the F-35 has been plagued by a flurry of problems which have sent the costs spiraling upward.

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Israel grounds F-35 stealth fighter jets over possible fault

Israel says it has grounded all of its F-35 stealth fighter jets after the aircraft’s engine fuel tubes were suspected to be the cause of a September crash in the US in which the jet was completely destroyed. …

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Russian nuclear forces hold drills on Putin’s order

Russia’s strategic nuclear forces have staged major military drills in the country’s territorial waters, practicing a wide range of nuclear attack and defense scenarios under President Vladimir Putin’s direct order. …

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Russia Suspends Space Launches After Failure, But Still Hopes For December Mission

Russia’s space agency says that it has suspended all Soyuz launches pending an investigation into the problem that forced a harrowing emergency landing, but the head of its manned program said Moscow still hopes to send a crew to the International Space Station (ISS) in December. …

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Insecurity Undermining Ebola Control Efforts in DRC

The World Health Organization said that insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu Province is undermining Ebola control efforts. The WHO reports the number of Ebola cases has reached 200, including 125 deaths, and said the virus could spread into Uganda and Rwanda. …

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Brunson Released from Prison, Ending US-Turkey Feud

A Turkish court on Friday freed American Pastor Andrew Brunson, ending a bitter diplomatic dispute between Washington and Ankara. Brunson was facing 35 years in jail if he had been convicted on terrorism and espionage charges, allegations Washington called baseless. …

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Terrorism News from the Associated Press


Accessed on 13 October 2018, 0119 UTC, Post #753

Source:  https://www.apnews.com/Terrorism

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Turkey

Trump vows to unearth truth about Khashoggi disappearance

6 minutes ago
Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. will uncover the truth about what happened to journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, whose possible murder at Saudi hands after disappearing in Istanbul has captured worldwide attention. Trump promised to personally call …

Turkey

At Ohio rally, Trump touts ‘historic week for America’

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Donald Trump

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a “really historic week for America” that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey.

Jocular and boastful, Trump …

Turkey

US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

an hour ago
Andrew Brunson, Norine Brunson

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other …

Turkey

A look at US-Saudi weapons at issue in missing writer case

an hour ago

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi diplomatic mission in Turkey has fueled calls for the United States to reconsider arms sales to the kingdom that have been championed by President Donald Trump.

The administration says the proposed $110 billion deal would …

Turkey

The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

an hour ago
Donald Trump

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local):

2:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump says an American pastor who had been detained in Turkey is “now free from jail” and on his way to …

Turkey

The Latest: Missing writer’s fiancee says he wasn’t nervous

2 hours ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):

1:45 a.m.

The Turkish fiancee of missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi says he wasn’t nervous when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and did not suspect that anything bad …

Turkey

Still no US ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey amid crisis

today
Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the spotlight — notably in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It’s a gap the administration …

Turkey

Global business leaders suspend ties with Saudi Arabia

today
Richard Branson

LONDON (AP) — Global business leaders are reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia, stoking pressure on the Gulf kingdom to explain what happened to a dissident writer who disappeared after visiting its consulate in Istanbul.

British billionaire Richard Branson on Friday suspended business …

Turkey

WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

today

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.N.’s World Food Program is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if a looming conflict breaks out in Syria’s flashpoint Idlib region, WFP Executive Director David Beasley said Friday.

Beasley told The Associated Press that the agency is …

Turkey

American pastor’s supporters celebrate release in Turkey

today

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina church that’s home to the American pastor who was released in Turkey plans a welcome home party when he returns.

Spokeswoman Debi Forester of Christ Community Church in Montreat said Friday that the church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Richard White, …

Turkey

Journalist’s disappearance tests Trump’s close Saudi ties

today
Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails.

President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties …


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