ELKO (UNITED STATES) - US President Donald Trump warned Saturday against halting a Saudi arms deal, saying it would hurt American jobs, despite the international furor over the death in the conservative kingdom's Istanbul consulate of a dissident journalist. That hurts us far more than it hurts them," he added, noting Riyadh could obtain the weapons from other countries like China or Russia. Trump has said he found the explanation credible despite continued skepticism from some US lawmakers, including Republicans. But I want to get to the answer," Trump said of Saudi's acknowledgement that Khashoggi had died. Trump has said that Saudi Arabia is valued as a historic customer for the US weapons industry, and that the US also relies on the kingdom in the fight against terror.
October 20, 2018 21:22 UTC
ELKO (UNITED STATES) - President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia over claims Moscow has violated the deal. President Donald Trump says the United States will pull out of a landmark nuclear deal with RussiaThe three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, was signed in 1987 by president Ronald Reagan. "We're the ones who have stayed in the agreement and we've honored the agreement, but Russia has not unfortunately honored the agreement, so we're going to terminate the agreement and we're going to pull out," Trump told reporters in Elko, Nevada. And we're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons (while) we're not allowed to." No new summit between Trump and Putin has been announced, but one is expected in the near future.
October 20, 2018 20:48 UTC
ABUJA - Fifty-five people were killed this week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday. In a statement the presidency said: "President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest communal violence in Kasuwan Magani in Kaduna State which claimed 55 lives." The violence followed a dispute in a market on Thursday, the presidency added. The president expressed concern that Nigerians were too frequently resorting to violence over misunderstandings that could be resolved peacefully. The Kaduna state government also imposed a round-the-clock curfew in Kasuwan Magani on Friday.
October 20, 2018 20:37 UTC
ROME - Cristiano Ronaldo scored but wasteful Juventus had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate at home to Genoa to end the Italian champions' perfect start to the season on Saturday. Ronaldo celebrates a new milestone with his 400th league goalWith eight Serie A wins and two in the Champions League Juve were all set to extend that fine run when Ronaldo put Massimiliano Allegri's men into a first-half lead. But Juve were made to pay for failing to convert a hatful of chances when Daniel Bessa headed in a second-half equaliser. This was the 33-year-old's 400th career goal in Europe's top five leagues, making him the first player to reach that tally. SPAL, who came a highly respectable 13th in Serie A following promotion last season, went ahead with a slickly-converted Andrea Petagna spot-kick on 38 minutes.
October 20, 2018 18:45 UTC
CIUDAD HIDALGO (MEXICO) - Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants remained stranded Saturday after spending the night on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress. Hondurans taking part in US-bound migrant caravan, on the border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico at Tecun Uman, on October 19, 2018. Hundreds slept in the open on the bridge over the Suchiate River and in the main square of the Guatemalan border town of Tecun Uman. - A surge, then clashes -The caravan of mainly Honduran migrants had surged through a series of police lines and barricades up to the final fence on Mexico's southern border on Friday. Some, like 22-year-old Alex Benitez, paid locals to take him across the river border by raft.
October 20, 2018 16:41 UTC
LONDON - Manchester City brushed aside Burnley 5-0 to pull clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday after Chelsea snatched a point in a dramatic late finish against Manchester United. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 17th minute before second-half goals rained in from Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane. But after the final whistle the United boss played down the incident, saying Ianni had apologised to him. Sarri said his side lost out to United in the physical battle as the game wore on. Liverpool travel to Huddersfield looking to end a four-game winless run in all competitions following an electric start to the season.
October 20, 2018 16:07 UTC
The competition reflects Microsoft’s mission to nurture young talent through technology-driven skills training that focuses on computational thinking and coding, said Microsoft Thailand’s managing director. Dhanawat Suthumpun says it is crucial for Thailand to develop strong human capital and promote digital literacy to support the Thailand 4.0 strategy. “At Microsoft Thailand, we want future generations to create technologies rather than make use of the technologies,” said Dhanawat. The partnership’s objective is to give children opportunities to learn digital skills with advanced technologies and to encourage creativity. The partnership was officially announced at Digital Thailand Big Bang 2018, an international digital technology event held by the DEPA.
October 20, 2018 15:56 UTC
"There'll be no second referendum. And European leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron are openly wondering if a second British vote might yet make the mess go away. Polls show support for a second referendum evenly split -- the same as with Brexit itself. The last big march on parliament demanding a second vote in June saw an estimated 100,000 gather on and around the picturesque Parliament Square facing Westminster Palace. She came to London because Brexit would put up big hurdles to her ability to go back home with her new German husband.
October 20, 2018 13:45 UTC
Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United and David Luiz of Chelsea in action during the clubs’ Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)LONDON: An injury time goal from substitute Ross Barkley earned Chelsea a last-gasp 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United on Saturday in a match that ended with United boss Jose Mourinho involved in scuffles. The goal galvanised the visitors and Martial made it two in the 73rd minute after a fine breakaway move between former Chelsea midfielder Mata and Marcus Rashford. Mourinho, who won three titles with Chelsea, has been touted as the next Premier League managerial sacking after his side’s indifferent start to the season. Chelsea are now unbeaten throughout their first nine matches of a Premier League season for the third time.
October 20, 2018 13:33 UTC
Two inactive pilots, called deadheads in aviation jargon, believed they were entitled to first-class seats on the flight but all the seats had been taken. Flight TG971 left Zurich only after a couple agreed to give up their first-class seats for the two pilots. After apologising to the passengers on the flight, THAI set up a panel to investigate the issue. But for inactive pilots, there is no rule that first-class seats should be reserved for them or not, the source continued. What we know now is that all the first-class seats were taken and the inactive pilots should have been able to take business-class seats back home.
October 20, 2018 13:18 UTC
Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition around the town of Hajin, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. And a further seven jihadists were killed in ground fighting with the Syrian Democratic Forces, who launched a coalition-backed offensive against the IS-held pocket in the Euphrates valley last month.
October 20, 2018 12:45 UTC
Britain"We send our condolences to Jamal Khashoggi's family after this confirmation of his death. As the Foreign Secretary has said, this was a terrible act and those responsible must be held to account," the foreign ministry said. Turk-Arab Media AssociationThe Istanbul-based body, of which Khashoggi was a member, said it wanted all those involved in the plot -- right up to the highest rung -- to be punished. UNESCO"The killing of Jamal Khashoggi reminds us of the need to fight for press freedom, which is essential to democracy. I urge the relevant authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice," UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay said.
October 20, 2018 12:33 UTC
(Footage from the store obtained by Chaiyot Satyaem)PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: A lone armed man robbed a 7-Eleven store in Muang district during a heavy downpour early Saturday morning, fleeing with 8,000-baht cash and a pack of baby diapers. Thanasak Rattanasiri and Sumitta Srianan, the staff at the store, told police that the robbery occurred at 4.16am during a heavy downpour. A man, wearing a raincoat, a pink crash helmet and black gloves, entered the store. He then walked to a shelf and took a pack of baby diapers and quickly grabbed the cash, totalling 8,000 baht, before fleeing on a motorcycle. Police examined footage of security cameras near the store which showed the robber travelling alone on the motorcycle.
October 20, 2018 12:22 UTC
The disaster led to new demands for safety reforms to India's accident-plagued railway system, which records thousands of deaths each year. Sporadic protests broke out near the accident site, with scores of protesters calling for action against the local authorities and the train driver who was questioned by police on Saturday. According to media reports, the driver told police he did not see the revellers until the last second because he had come around a bend in the dark into the firework smoke. Federal Railway minister Piyush Goyal returned early from a trip to the United States to go to Amritsar on Saturday. In April, 13 children were killed when a train hit their school bus.
October 20, 2018 12:22 UTC
It is closely followed by Singapore and Japan with a score of 53% and 52%respectively. China’s physical infrastructure contributes to the country’s score followed by its market dynamics. According to the report the country’s strong areas are in product and process innovation, opportunity start-up, and robust competition in the marketplace. The country performed poorly in crucial indicators such as process innovation and technology absorption capacity, while performing above the global and regional averages in competition and product innovation. Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh are ranked lowest in the region with a score of 16%, 14% and 12% respectively.
October 20, 2018 12:11 UTC