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Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing.


Exclusive: Rohingya repatriation, relocation plans set to be pushed back to 2019 - government official

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Bangladesh’s plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis are set to be stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programs only likely be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official said on Sunday.



Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Rick Scott, Florida’s outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving Republicans control of both of the state’s Senate seats for the first time since the 19th century.


Grim search for 1,276 missing after deadliest California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - Authorities sifted through the charred wreckage of California’s deadliest ever wildfire on Sunday, searching for any signs of the 1,276 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.



Exclusive: U.S. shale firms offer $100 million to aid Texas, New Mexico

HOUSTON - More than a dozen top U.S. energy companies have pledged $100 million toward easing stresses on health care, education and civic infrastructure from the shale oil and gas boom in West Texas and New Mexico, the group said on Sunday.


Nearly half of German firms expect growing trade strains with U.S.: survey

BERLIN - Forty-four percent of German firms expect a further escalation of trade tensions between Europe and the United States, which is likely to continue to dampen new investments, the RND newspaper chain reported, citing a survey by the IW economic institute.



Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts 2' charms with $62 million debut

LOS ANGELES - “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million. While that’s slightly lower than the start of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first installment in the “Harry Potter” spinoff series, it was easily enough to dominate the weekend box office.


Mickey Mouse, the icon of an animation empire, celebrates 90th birthday

NEW YORK - It was the Roaring ‘20s. Calvin Coolidge was in the White House, the New York Yankees had just won their third World Series title and Mickey Mouse made his debut on the silver screen.



Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

LONDON - Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.


Lions edge Panthers after failed 2-point conversion

Matthew Stafford connected with Kenny Golladay on a go-ahead, 19-yard touchdown pass and the Detroit Lions hung on for a 20-19 victory over the visiting Carolina Panthers on Sunday.




Commission of inquiry into state capture reconvenes, minister of public enterprises Gordhan to testify

The hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State will reconvene. Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan will testify.

19 Nov


Austria hosts meeting with prime ministers from western Balkans

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz hosts a meeting with his counterparts from Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo and the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina. European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn will also attend.

19 Nov 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT


Hong Kong court begins hearing "Occupy Trio's" public nuisance case

Hong Kong's District Court begins to hear a public nuisance case against law professor Benny Tai and eight other leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. The trial is expected to last 20 days and the defendants face charges including "conspiracy to commit public nuisance" and "incitement to commit public nuisance".

19 Nov 20:30 ET / 01:30 GMT


Divided by wall and war, Israel and Gaza's Instagrammers tell their own stories

On both sides of the Gaza border, two groups of youngsters who will never meet use Instagram to tell the world about their situation. Both Israelis and Gazans feel that their stories are misrepresented, and that the reality of their lives are not reflected -- so they're telling their stories themselves.

19 Nov


UK PM May bets all on Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May battles for a Brexit deal as opponents in her party try to topple her.

19 Nov


Senior political figures speak at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) hold its annual conference, at which senior political figures, including leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, address the business community.

19 Nov 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


A vote reversed: What is the path back from Brexit?

To leave, or not to leave: Two and a half years since the United Kingdom voted to exit the EU, that is still the question.

19 Nov


Chilean President Sebastián Piñera to visit New Zealand

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera visits Wellington with Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero and Commerce Vice-Minister Rodrigo Yáñez. Pinera will meet with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, engage in a business roundtable, lay a wreath, tour the Auckland War Memorial Museum, attend a state lunch hosted by the governor-general and meet with the leader of the opposition.

19 Nov


Central American migrants converge on Tijuana as they await entry into the U.S.

Central American migrants converge on Tijuana as they await entry into the U.S. 19 Nov


French President Macron on official state visit to Belgium

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron on official state visit to Belgium.

19 Nov



Chris Watts appears in court, suspected of the murder of his pregnant wife and their two daughters

Christopher Watts appears in court, suspected of the murder of his pregnant wife Shanann and their two daughters, Bella and Celeste

19 Nov


Danske Bank whistleblower to testify at Danish Parliament

Howard Wilkinson, the whistleblower who helped to reveal a major money laundering scandal at Denmark's largest bank, Danske Bank, will testify before the Danish parliament in his first public appearance since his identity was revealed.

19 Nov 02:30 ET / 07:30 GMT



With new CEO, Telecom Italia "opera" edges towards finale

Barely a year into the job as the boss of Italy's biggest telecoms company, Amos Genish had just finished celebrating a joint venture with electronics group Samsung at a dinner in South Korea when a WhatsApp message arrived sealing his fate.

19 Nov 19:00 ET / 00:00 GMT


Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey for launching the sea part of Turk stream

Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend a ceremony in Istanbul with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to mark the completion of the sea part of the TurkStream gas pipeline, which is set to start gas delivery in 2019. Erdogan and Putin will hold bilateral talks on Turkish-Russian relations and regional issues.

19 Nov


Indigenous communities stall development projects in Mexico For months, an indigenous community in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula have halted a multi-million dollar renewable energy project that should have begun operations this year.

19 Nov


Williams on just how far the Fed can raise rates amid signals of a slowdown

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams will weigh in on what would cause the central bank to pause its quarterly rate-hike cycle, even as unemployment dips to lows not seen since the 1960s.

19 Nov 10:45 ET / 15:45 GMT


Euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss the reform of the bloc

Euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss reforms of the monetary union

19 Nov 05:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



'Star Wars' producer Kennedy, Cicely Tyson get lifetime Oscar awards

"Star Wars" producer Kathleen Kennedy and veteran actress Cicely Tyson receive honorary awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures recognizing their lifetime achievements in the movie industry.

18 Nov 20:30 ET / 01:30 GMT


Mali singer Salif Keita uses music to highlight plight of albinos

Across Africa, albinos -- people born with no pigment in their skin, eyes and hair -- have been shuned, ostracised, beaten, killed, and in some places dismembered When a 5 year old albino girl, Ramata Diarra, was kidnapped and brutally murdered in May this year in a ritual crime, Malian musician Salif Keita, himself albino, decided to give a concert to remember Ramata and promote tolerance.

19 Nov

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