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Source: BBC

Eniola Aluko: England women's boss Mo Marley says striker can earn recall

Friday 13:37 GMT

Eniola Aluko could return to the England women's team after interim head coach Mo Marley said she would "100%" consider picking the striker.

Aluko was joint top scorer in qualifying for the 2015 World Cup, and helped England to the bronze medal at the tournament. During her time out of the international setup, Aluko was top scorer in the 2016 Women's Super League and claimed the title with Chelsea in 2017.

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Source: New York Times

Without Saying ‘Trump,’ George W. Bush Delivers an Implicit Rebuke

Friday 17:18 GMT

Former President George W. Bush never mentioned his name but delivered what sounded like a sustained rebuke to President Trump on Thursday, decrying nationalism, protectionism and the coarsening of public debate while calling for a robust response to Russian interference in American democracy.

In a speech in New York, Mr. Bush defended free trade, globalization and immigration even as Mr. Trump seeks to raise barriers to international commerce and newcomers from overseas.

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Source: New York Times

Afghan Army Unit Nearly Wiped Out as New Taliban Tactic Takes Toll

Friday 13:37 GMT

An Afghan Army unit in the south of the country was almost completely wiped out on Thursday, defense officials said, in a Taliban attack that used what is becoming one of the group’s deadliest tactics: packing vehicles captured from security forces with explosives and driving them into military and police compounds.

“The Taliban seized seven vehicles — Humvees and Ranger trucks,” said Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, a member of the Afghan Parliament.

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Source: Common Domain

University of Florida and local authorities brace for speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

Friday 17:18 GMT

Police and protesters swarmed the University of Florida on Thursday as the campus braced for a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer, whose planned appearance led Florida's governor to declare a state of emergency for the area.

Spencer has turned his sights to public universities, where 1st Amendment protections of free speech limit officials' ability to deny Spencer a platform. Officials at the Florida college have confirmed they’ve spent roughly $500,000 on security for the event, and police from around Florida have gathered in Gainesville to assist local police.

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Source: New York Times

Labour Set to Form Government After Combative New Zealand Election

Friday 06:07 GMT

After prolonged post-election negotiations in New Zealand, a minor party holding the balance of power threw its support behind the opposition Labour Party on Thursday, paving the way for 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern to lead the country.

The close result set off a scramble between the two groups to win the favor of New Zealand First, a populist party that won nine seats — enough to put either National, or the Greens and Labour, over the line in forming a government.

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Source: Global News

Finance Minister Bill Morneau could be getting $150K a month from firm he regulates

Friday 17:18 GMT

Morneau Shepell Inc., the Toronto-based financial services and consulting firm founded by Morneau’s family, declared a dividend this morning of 6.5 cents per share, payable Oct. 31.

It means every single month he’s been an MP and the finance minister, Morneau — assuming he still has the 2.27 million shares he had when he left the company — has been getting a cheque for nearly $150,000. MSI has been reliably churning out a dividend of 6.5 cents a share every single month that Morneau has been an MP and a shareholder.

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Source: New York Times

Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson ‘Was Willing to Trade Me for a Bag of Chips’

Friday 06:07 GMT

The delay to find a workable trade, in Anthony’s view, stemmed from the fact that Jackson was willing “to trade me for a bag of chips,” while Scott Perry, who became the Knicks’ new general manager after Jackson’s departure, took a harder line in trade talks with Houston and Cleveland that eventually fizzled. “They went from asking for peanuts to asking for steak,” Anthony said with a laugh.

Russell Westbrook and Paul George were teammates for nearly three months before Carmelo Anthony finally blessed the capital of Oklahoma as a destination worthy of waiving his no-trade clause.

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Source: New York Times

The Economy Is Humming, but That May Not Win Janet Yellen Another Term

Friday 13:37 GMT

Since Janet L. Yellen became the Federal Reserve’s chairwoman in February 2014, unemployment in the United States has steadily declined while inflation has remained low.

Yet President Trump, who is scheduled to meet Ms. Yellen on Thursday, says he is still considering whether to nominate her for a second four-year term, and key White House aides are pressing for her to be replaced.

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Source: DW

China growth slows marginally

Friday 06:07 GMT

China's economy grew by 6.8 percent in the third quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday, cooling a bit from the 6.9 percent growth rate in the first six months of the year.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. The government had promised to deleverage the economy, but has instead used debt to support the construction sector and underperforming state-owned enterprises.

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Source: DW

Northvolt picks Sweden for electric car battery plant

Friday 13:37 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. A company research center employing 300 to 400 people will also be located in Vasteras, 150 kilometres (90 miles) west of Stockholm and the original headquarters of Swedish-Swiss ABB, Northvolt's partner on the project.

Northvolt said on Thursday it had selected Skelleftea, a coastal town in the industrial north-east near Sweden's main nickel, cobalt, lithium and graphite deposits.

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Source: Common Domain

The world’s largest oil trader sees Brent plunging to $45 in 2018

Friday 06:07 GMT

Brent oil prices could tumble more than 20% by 2018, as U.S. output surges and adds renewed pressure on an oil market that is already battling with a persistent oversupply, according to Ian Taylor, chief executive officer at Vitol Group, the world’s largest oil trader.

Jeremy Weir, chief executive at commodity trader Trafigura and chief executive for the oil and gas division at Glencore GLEN, -0.32% GLCNF, +0.00%   sees prices trading closer to $60 a barrel next year.

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Source: New York Times

‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3, Episode 2: Elliot Hits Undo

Friday 13:37 GMT

This week we heard Elliot wondering if his deep contempt for E Corp was a result of his “my dorm room philosophizing run amok,” which might strike some viewers as a succinct critique of this paranoid series.

While I imagine most of us are more familiar with the “offending co-workers” example than the “crashing the world economy” one Elliot offered in the sublime extended montage that kicked off Wednesday’s episode of “Mr. Robot,” the undo superpower, and the freedom it affords us to fix mistakes and manage our circumstances, is central to the allure of digital life.

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Source: Global News

Conditional sentences aren’t jail time in immigration law: Supreme Court

Friday 17:18 GMT

Equating time served in the community with time spent in jail opens up the door to absurd possibilities within immigration law, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday.

In an unanimous decision, the court said conditional sentences do not count as jail time when it comes to deciding whether permanent residents convicted of a crime should lose their status in Canada. The justices also ruled that deciding whether a permanent resident is inadmissible to Canada depends on the maximum sentence on the books at the time they committed the offence and not at the time their immigration proceedings begin.

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Source: New York Times

Ready, Gone! The N.F.L.’s Disappearing Huddle.

Friday 13:37 GMT

Stories from and about the huddle, a unique convention in a major American sport, began to color the historical narrative of the game, whether it was the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner, Nile Kinnick, exhorting teammates in the huddle during an upset of Notre Dame or Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas reconfiguring his team’s pass routes on the fly in the huddle.

For more than a century, the huddle has been one of the most defining fixtures of American football, a sacrosanct 11-man oval where the likes of Johnny Unitas reshaped plays on the fly, Joe Montana cracked jokes to soothe anxious teammates and Roger Staubach diagnosed the hurt, the tired and the “spitting mad.”

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Source: Global News

Utah woman arrested after camera catches theft of man’s wallet while he has seizure

Friday 17:18 GMT

A woman in Utah has been arrested after surveillance video shows someone stealing a man’s credit card while he was having a seizure.

KSL wrote Dewsnup has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, and was also ordered to pay $800 and sentenced to two years of probation.

Source: Washington Post

Japanese voters brave typhoon to cast ballots in snap election

Sunday 12:42 GMT
Source: Common Domain

US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from ISIS

Sunday 18:13 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Spain calls on Catalans to respect its decision to impose direct rule

Sunday 20:56 GMT
Source: Fox News

Astros beat Yankees 4-0, head to World Series

Sunday 12:41 GMT
Source: NBC News

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

Sunday 15:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Senate Republicans approve budget with $1.5-trillion deficit to pay for Trump's tax cuts

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

UC Irvine student who favors combative tactics wins control of California College Republicans

Sunday 18:13 GMT
Source: DW

Will artificial intelligence change the future of music?

Friday 13:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Sunday 20:57 GMT
Source: Reuters

China says foreign firms welcome benefits from internal Communist Party cells

Friday 09:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

MongoDB shares rally 34% in first day of trading above elevated IPO price

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla’s Model 3 likely to be ‘average’ in reliability, Consumer Reports says

Friday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Chicago Mansion Sold For $7.5M is Highest Sale For City This Year

Friday 20:59 GMT
Source: NBC News

A star for Selena will be installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Nov. 3

Sunday 10:52 GMT

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