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In Final WaPo Column, Khashoggi Laments Arab World’s Deteriorating Press Freedoms

On Oct. 2, the day Jamal Khashoggi disappeared into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen or heard from again, his translator submitted a column about deteriorating press freedoms in the Arab world to the Washington Post's global opinions editor. In the eerily prescient column, the writer outlines the collapse of press freedoms across the Arab world during the post-Cold War era, when governments have worked to suppress - sometimes financially, sometimes violently - dissident...

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‘Busted’ Dem Senator McCaskill Demands Special Prosecutor Over Veritas Undercover “Fraud”

Two days after Missouri Senator McCaskill was exposed by Project Verita s as being considerably more liberal - "essentially the same as [Obama's]" - that she would like her moderate voters to know, issued a demand for an investigation into the fraud she says Project Veritas committed in the making of a series of “sting” videos of her re-election campaign. After an initial outright denial, McCaskill has claimed since the videos were released that she now remembers someone taking video and...

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Mexican Riot Cops Deployed For Caravan Showdown After Trump Snaps Fingers

Mexico deployed hundreds of riot police on Thursday to intercept a caravan of more than 4,000 Central American migrants, following demands by President Trump that Mexio, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador intervene before he has to deploy US troops.  MIGRANT CARAVAN: Two federal police-filled planes w/anti-riot gear landed near the Mexico/Guatemala border this morn (vid source: Policia Federal de Mexico). pic.twitter.com/UyneeXlPnu — KarlaZabs (@karlazabs) October 17, 2018 "I must, in the...

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Turkish Officials Played Audio Recording Of Khashoggi Murder To Pompeo: Report

In the latest conflicting report over WaPo columnist Jamal Khashoggi's demise, ABC reports that according to a Turkish official, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heard an alleged audio recording of Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Contradicting the official White House narrative, the anonymous official said that the recording was played in meetings in Turkey on Wednesday, and that Pompeo was given a transcript of the recordings. However in refutation of the ABC...

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Futures Drop After Asia Slides On Rate Hike, China Fears

10Y US Treasury yields climbed back toward seven-year highs after the Fed's latest hawkish minutes suggested more rate hikes are coming, which pushed S&P 500 futures in the red following yesterday's flat session, although they are well off session lows just above 2,800... ... while European equities shrugged off losses in Asia to advance amid a positive start to the region’s earnings season even as  Spanish banks dropped after the nation’s Supreme Court ruled they must pay...

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US Intelligence “Increasingly Convinced” Saudi Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Killing

By now, there's little doubt that Jamal Khashoggi is dead - this despite reports that surfaced in the Daily Mail and a handful of other outlets last week claiming that Khashoggi was alive and had been renditioned to Saudi Arabia. And while the Turkish government has publicly assured the Saudis that they will pursue a cautious, thorough and transparent investigation, even inviting the Saudis to join as a partner in the probe, behind the scenes, Turkish media - which is tightly controlled by...

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Treasury Official Arrested, Charged With Leaking Confidential Info On Ex-Trump Advisers; BuzzFeed Implicated

In the latest indication of the Trump administration's efforts to root out alleged leakers, a senior Treasury Department official working in the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN), Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, has been charged with leaking confidential financial reports to the media concerning former Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, according to The Hill.  Prosecutors say that Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser to FinCEN, photographed...

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Lacalle: Italy’s Problem Is Not The Euro, It’s Political Spending

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via DLacalle.com, The Italian government has created another massive turmoil in European markets with its 2019 budget proposal. Not only does it represent a huge increase in a country that already has 131% of debt over GDP, but a brief analysis of the tax revenue estimates shows that the figure presented is simply unattainable. Most independent analysts pointed the evidence of over-optimistic estimated revenues, raising fears of an additional 14 billion euro...

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“International Disgrace”: France Busted Dumping Migrants Across Italian Border

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini branded France an "international disgrace" on Tuesday after French police were caught driving two migrants across the Italian border and dumping them in Italy, reports Reuters.  On Friday, witnesses reported seeing a French police van cross the mountain border at Claviere, near the Italian ski resort of Sestriere, and making two black men get out in a wooded area before driving back the short distance to France. -Reuters According to French media,...

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Pub Owners & Builders Should Become Clergymen Or Farmers To Improve ‘Wellbeing’, New Study Finds

Via WhatWorksWellBeing.Org, Work matters to our wellbeing and we know that economic activity is one of the key drivers of life satisfaction. What about comparisons between those in work but in different occupations? The ONS personal wellbeing questions can capture different aspects of work on our lives. Not only do they cover our overall sense of satisfaction with our work but they also ask about sense of fulfillment – ‘worthwhile activities in life’ and ‘anxiety’ both of which we might...

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