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Source: Global News

Missouri woman fired after blocking black man from entering his apartment building

Today 03:21 GMT

A Missouri woman has been fired from her job after she was recorded on video blocking a black man from entering his apartment complex.

Montreal police stop man to see if he was in a stolen car. The man refuses to offer her proof, saying, “You are blocking me into my building. During the incident, the woman repeatedly questions him and demands proof that he lives in the downtown loft.

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Source: Common Domain

Oil prices rise on growing U.S.-Saudi tensions

Today 07:00 GMT

Oil prices moved higher in choppy action on Monday, feeding off a growing feud between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over a missing journalist.

In addition, an editorial by Saudi-owned Al Arabiya channel’s general manager Turki Aldakhil on Sunday warned that any sanctions imposed on the country could push oil prices to $100, $200 or even double that amount. “Another geopolitical hot spot for the U.S. administration to navigate but this one extremely testy given that President Trump has been pressuring Saudi to up supply to counter the U.S.-led Iran oil sanction,” said Stephen Innes, head of trading in the Asia Pacific for OANDA, in a note to clients.

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Source: Common Domain

Google releases new digital home device without a camera so it can’t spy on you

Monday 23:42 GMT

Of course, Google not including a camera in its home device does not mean the company should be considered a privacy advocate, said James Slaby, director of cyber protection for cyber security platform Acronis, said.

Snowden, who has sought temporary asylum in Russia since he revealing thousands of classified NSA documents in 2013, made a big deal of covering his laptop’s camera in the documentary film “CitizenFour” so no one could spy on his conversation or see his passwords being inputted, and Zuckerberg reportedly takes similar measures.

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Source: Washington Post

Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads

Today 03:21 GMT

The proposed regulation is the latest effort by the Trump administration and some members of Congress to to compel drug companies to disclose the list prices of medicines in television ads — a strategy that would test proponents’ premise that consumers would become more price sensitive, in turn slowing the rise in pharmaceutical charges that have been a main driver in recent years of the United State’s uncommonly high health-care spending.

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Source: Fox News

Senate intelligence staffer who dated reporter pleads guilty to lying to FBI about leaks

Today 03:21 GMT

A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee has pleaded guilty to one count of giving a false statement to FBI agents looking into leaks of national security information to several reporters, the Justice Department announced Monday.

News of Wolfe's guilty plea comes weeks after secret text messages revealed that anti-Trump former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page had discussed a “media leak strategy” amid the Russia probe -- even as Strzok's attorney claimed the text merely referred to efforts to stop leaks. In a September letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., raised “grave concerns” about an “apparent systemic culture of media leaking” among high-level FBI and Justice Department officials to release information damaging to Trump.

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Source: Fox News

Jason Chaffetz: Attorney General Sessions needs to go – Here’s why Trump needs to show him the door

Today 01:33 GMT

Now President Trump should make a different choice – and replace Sessions with an attorney general who has the fortitude to restore the congressional check and balance on executive branch abuses of power.

The moment Attorney General Sessions told me he had no intention of prosecuting Clinton IT aide Brian Pagliano, I knew the battle was lost.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump: Mockery of Christine Blasey Ford “Doesn’t Matter. We Won.”

Today 05:11 GMT

President Trump defended a provocative speech he delivered this month, in which he mocked the testimony of a woman who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago, saying the speech is the reason Mr. Kavanaugh was confirmed.

Mr. Trump drew laughs and cheers from the crowd of supporters on Oct. 2 when he questioned gaps in Christine Blasey Ford’s memory during her Senate Judiciary Committee testimony.

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Source: The Guradian

Veterans Affairs Lincoln motto is 'exclusionary' to women, petitioners say

Today 01:33 GMT

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing a petition demanding it change its motto, which quotes Abraham Lincoln, to something less “gendered and exclusionary” that will highlight the contribution of female service members.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, NYC Veterans Alliance and Service Women’s Action Network – also signed the petition, which seeks to highlight the growing role of women in the US military and what it says is their discriminatory treatment as veterans.

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Source: DW

Climate change could cause 'severe' global beer shortage

Today 01:33 GMT

Bad news, beer lovers: Climate change doesn't just cause rising sea levels — stronger hurricanes and more intense wildfires, it could also disrupt the global beer supply, causing severe shortages.

During the most severe climate events, the results indicate global beer consumption would decline by 16 percent, or 29 billion liters (76.6 billion gallons), which is roughly equal to the total amount of beer consumed in the United States annually.

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Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Luxury Prices Projected to Fall in Short Term

Today 03:21 GMT

Uncertainties about China’s economic growth coupled with an ongoing stock market correction in Hong Kong will continue to hamper city’s luxury residential market, causing prices to fall between 5% to 10% within the next 15 months, according to a Savills report Monday.

During the last three months, prices of luxury townhouses dropped 0.3% annually, while prices of luxury apartments edged up 0.3% to 0.4%, varying from region to region.

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Source: Common Domain

Inflation Weakens Support for Government of Philippine Strongman Duterte

Today 07:00 GMT

The highest inflation in almost a decade is eating away at support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s government and forcing sacrifices to his flagship economic agenda.

On Sunday Mr. Duterte’s finance chief announced suspension of a fuel-tax increase scheduled for January, an important source of funding for Mr. Duterte’s $166 billion infrastructure vision. “This course of action will help anchor inflation expectations for the coming year, allow the public to manage their finances better, and disallow hoarders and profiteers from taking advantage of the situation,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said.

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Source: Reuters

Fleeing hardship at home, Venezuelan migrants struggle abroad, too

Today 07:00 GMT

Smugglers, in ever growing numbers, emerge with a ragtag group of Venezuelan migrants – men struggling under tattered suitcases, women hugging bundles in blankets and schoolchildren carrying backpacks.

In recent weeks, Reuters spoke with dozens of Venezuelan migrants traversing their country’s Western border to seek a better life in Colombia and beyond. Now, hyperinflation, daily power cuts and worsening food shortages are prompting those with far fewer resources to flee, braving harsh geography, criminal handlers and increasingly restrictive immigration laws to try their luck just about anywhere.

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Source: Global News

4 in 10 Canadians say price of cannabis will determine if they buy legally: Ipsos poll

Today 01:33 GMT

Four out of 10 Canadians say the price will determine whether they buy their pot legally or on the black market as legalization approaches.

According to the poll, about one in 10 non-using Canadians say they will start using cannabis after legalization, which suggests at least some will buy pot legally, Macey said. A majority of Canadians (84 per cent) say legalization won’t change the amount of cannabis they consume, while another 13 per cent say they will consume more cannabis once it’s legalized.

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Source: Common Domain

Oil Prices Waver On U.S.-Saudi Tensions

Today 01:33 GMT

Oil prices wavered between gains and losses on Monday on the back of mounting threats between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the suspected killing of a dissident Saudi journalist.

“Growing tensions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul have proved supportive for oil prices, “ according to Warren Patterson, commodities strategist at ING Bank. “This has raised concerns that the Saudis may use oil as a tool for retaliation if any sanctions or other action is taken against them as a result of the disappearance of the journalist,” Mr. Patterson said.

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Source: BBC

Abducted billionaire's family offers reward

Today 03:21 GMT

The family of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that leads to his rescue.

The family hoped that the reward will help the police's investigation, spokesperson Azim Dewji told a packed press conference. "We want to assure anyone with the information about the whereabouts of our son to come forward and we will treat their information as secret," he said.


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