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How Catalina Sales Boosts Her Son Yaiser Chance to Gain US Asylum

Catalina Sales, who entered the United States illegally on May 30, made a difficult choice: She refused to sign a paper agreeing that if she were deported, her son Yaiser would accompany her back to Guatemala. She wanted to give him the chance, she said, to pursue asylum in the United States even if she is sent back.

Yaiser’s attorney, Jan Peter Weiss, visited him at the Florida facility on Saturday. “He is very sad,” said Weiss. “He asked about his mother every other sentence. ‘Is my mother alright? What do you think is going to happen to her?’”

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Omoyele Sowore

Africa Action Congress (AAC) Will Transform Nigerian Democracy

Nigerians had waited feverishly for months for the birth of a new party under which the covener of Takeitback Movement Omoyele Sowore will run for president. It was a big relief Wednesday when Sowore unveiled the Africa Action Congress party at the party’s secretariat in Abuja and declared he’s running for president.

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Kyagulanyi Ssentamu ‘Bobi Wine’ Dares Yoweri Museveni

Despite murmurs about his wild past and inexperience in politics, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu approach appears to be working: All of the candidates he has backed in strongly contested legislative by-elections this year have emerged victorious.

“For us, Bobi Wine is a good leader because he cares for the ordinary person and he is a truth teller,” said John Bosco Ssegawa, standing in a street where tires had been burned. “And those people whose names I will not mention think he is wrong. No, they are wrong.”

Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Bukola Saraki - Nigeria News

Senate President Bukola Saraki Wants to Be President of Nigeria

Nigeria Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed he has been consulting and he is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 election.

“I believe I can make the change,” Senate President Bukola Saraki added.

Palestine News

Egypt Finalising Details of Long-Term Hamas-Israel Truce

Egypt is finalising details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live. “We are putting the final touches to the terms of the truce that will be signed by all sides, and we expect to announce the terms next week if Fatah helps us to do so,” the source said, referring to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s mainstream party which dominates the occupied West Bank.

Asia-Pacific

Angela Merkel - Vladimir Putin - Donald Trump - Germany News - Russia Headline Story - USA Politics

Trump’s Sanctions, Criticisms Impact Merkel and Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee - India News in Politics

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian Former PM Passes Away

Narendra Modi said: “Atal Ji’s passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me. It was Atal Ji’s exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century. It was due to the perseverance and struggles of Atal Ji that the BJP was built brick by brick.”

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Cambodia’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Wins Big

Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats in a July 29 general election, the president of the National Election Committee (NEC) said on Wednesday, but the opposition branded the result illegitimate.

“The CPP won 4.8 million votes from the sixth mandate of the National Assembly members election and that won all 125 parliamentary seats,” Dim Souvannarom told Reuters by telephone.

Fraser Anning - Australian Politics News

Australian Fraser Anning Wants ‘Final Solution’ On Immigration

“We as a nation are entitled to insist that those who are allowed to come here predominantly reflect the historic European-Christian composition of Australian society. Those who come here need to assimilate and integrate,” Fraser Anning.

Europe

Sadiq Khan - UK - London News

London Mayor Khan Seeks Disaster Planners Over No-Deal Brexit

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organisation that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British capital to assess the impact of a “no-deal” Brexit on access to medicines and food and on law and order.

“Even ministers now admit that crashing out of the EU with no deal is now more likely than ever,” London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement. “We are now left with no choice but to plan for a no-deal scenario.”

Theresa May - UK Political News Story

Leaked! EU Rejects Theresa May’s Free Trade In Goods After Brexit

Stewart Jackson, who was chief of staff to former EU Exit Secretary David Davies, said Tory MPs were becoming increasingly concerned that Mrs Theresa May had not set out the Government’s position on free movement.

“Capitulation on free movement will completely betray one of the central pillars of the Leave campaign, which is controlling our borders,” Mr Jackson said.

Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Turkey News - USA Headline Story

US to Turkey: Free Andrew Brunson or Get Sanctioned

“We have put sanctions on several of their cabinet members. We have more that we are planning to do if they don’t release him quickly,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told President Donald Trump in a cabinet meeting attended by the press.

Angela Merkel - Vladimir Putin - Donald Trump - Germany News - Russia Headline Story - USA Politics

Trump’s Sanctions, Criticisms Impact Merkel and Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders.

Middle East

Drone Attacks Hmeimim Airbase in Syria

Russia: ‘Sophisticated’ Drones Now Attack Hmeimim Airbase in Syria

Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that drones downed by Hmeimim air defense assets appeared primitive but had a range of 100 kilometers and used advanced technologies.

Bahrain - Nabeel Rajab - Bahraini human rights activist

Bahrain Government Rejects UN Criticism Over Jailing of Nabeel Rajab

In a formal opinion posted overnight, the U.N. panel of five independent experts said that provisions of Bahrain’s penal code were “so vague and overly broad” that people were punished for merely exercising their rights under international law.

“The Working Group therefore considers that Mr. Rajab’s deprivation of liberty is arbitrary,” it said, adding that: “no such trial” should have taken place.

Palestine News

Egypt Finalising Details of Long-Term Hamas-Israel Truce

Egypt is finalising details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live. “We are putting the final touches to the terms of the truce that will be signed by all sides, and we expect to announce the terms next week if Fatah helps us to do so,” the source said, referring to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s mainstream party which dominates the occupied West Bank.

Riad Darar - Syrian News - Syria Top Headline Stories

Syrian Kurdish-Led Council Visits Damascus For New Talks

The “long dialogue” included a proposal from Damascus for the de facto autonomous region to take part in the state’s local elections next month, Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) co-chair Riad Darar said.

USA, Americas, Canada

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How Catalina Sales Boosts Her Son Yaiser Chance to Gain US Asylum

Catalina Sales, who entered the United States illegally on May 30, made a difficult choice: She refused to sign a paper agreeing that if she were deported, her son Yaiser would accompany her back to Guatemala. She wanted to give him the chance, she said, to pursue asylum in the United States even if she is sent back.

Yaiser’s attorney, Jan Peter Weiss, visited him at the Florida facility on Saturday. “He is very sad,” said Weiss. “He asked about his mother every other sentence. ‘Is my mother alright? What do you think is going to happen to her?’”

B-6K strategic bomber aircraft of the Chinese Air Force - China News

China ‘Likely Training For Strikes’ Against US and Its Allies

The Pentagon report also said China’s space program was progressing rapidly.

“The PLA continues to strengthen its military space capabilities despite its public stance against the militarization of space,” it said.

Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Turkey News - USA Headline Story

US to Turkey: Free Andrew Brunson or Get Sanctioned

“We have put sanctions on several of their cabinet members. We have more that we are planning to do if they don’t release him quickly,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told President Donald Trump in a cabinet meeting attended by the press.

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2019 Is Trump’s Veterans Day Military Parade

According to the officials, roughly $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington. The remainder would be borne by other agencies and largely involve security costs. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss early planning estimates that have not yet been finalized or released publicly.

Political Opinion

Omoyele Sowore

Africa Action Congress (AAC) Will Transform Nigerian Democracy

American Soldiers in Afghanistan - War News

Like In Vietnam, US Now Losing In Afghanistan

Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Bukola Saraki Headline News in Nigeria

Bukola Saraki’s Amoral Political Life And The Gathering Tempest

Politicians Political Quotes

Ike Ekweremadu

‘My Hands Are Clean’: Ike Ekweremadu Political Quote

Ike Ekweremadu political quote: “So, when Justice Innocent Umezulike and his cohorts wrote a petition to the EFCC that I was given money to go and develop the south-east zone and I used it to buy 32 properties, I laughed at them because nobody gives you money to go and develop your house let alone developing a zone. Nobody has ever given me money to do any contract. So, my hands are clean. But if the EFCC wants me to come and answer that, I am prepared to answer any call from anybody as a responsible citizen. Even at that, I will continue to advocate justice, rule of law, and equity.”

Books > Politics & Government

Unhinged An Insider's Account of the Trump White House By Omarosa Manigault Newman

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House By Omarosa Manigault Newman

“I didn’t want to believe it,” Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman writes. “I rejected what other people said about him because they didn’t know him like I did. I had to go through the pain of witnessing his racism with my own eyes, and hearing it with my own ears, many times, until I couldn’t deny it any longer.” The accusations are among a long list of scandalous claims contained in her new book, “Unhinged,”

Fractured Continent Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

“Europeans and Americans alike would benefit from heeding Drozdiak’s warning: That European unification may go into reverse and unravel due to blinkered nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic.” –Politico Europe

“…fascinating…” –International New York Times

Red Notice How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

“A sizzling account of Mr Browder’s rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic financier to renowned human-rights activist … Reads more like a financial thriller than a real-life story.” (The Economist).

“The story of Sergei Magnitsky’s life and death is a shocking true-life thriller, and Bill Browder was the man to write it.” (Tom Stoppard).

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps: Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

In these 8000 pages Archive Editions presents a key selection of facsimile original British government documents detailing the history and development of the United Arab Emirates from 1820 to modern times.

Diplomacy & Foreign Policy

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics Headline Story

Saudi Arabia, Canada Feud Gets Out of Control

Bashar al-Assad - Syria News - Bashar al Assad - Syrian

Iranian Delegation in Syria For Post-War Ties

Moon Jae-in - Kim Jong Un - South Korea - North Korea

North, South Korea To Hold Summit In Pyongyang

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How Catalina Sales Boosts Her Son Yaiser Chance to Gain US Asylum

Catalina Sales, who entered the United States illegally on May 30, made a difficult choice: She refused to sign a paper agreeing that if she were deported, her son Yaiser would accompany her back to Guatemala. She wanted to give him the chance, she said, to pursue asylum in the United States even if she is sent back.

Yaiser’s attorney, Jan Peter Weiss, visited him at the Florida facility on Saturday. “He is very sad,” said Weiss. “He asked about his mother every other sentence. ‘Is my mother alright? What do you think is going to happen to her?’”

Kem Monovithya - Cambodia News

Exiles Seek Global Scrutiny of Cambodian Political Crackdown

Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family’s home in Phnom Penh.

“He told me: ‘They’re handcuffing me now,’” Kem Monovithya, 36, recalled.

Letty Stegall - Leticia Stegall, right, poses with her husband, Steve Stegall, and her daughter, Jennifer Uscanga

Un-American!

Letty Stegall’s face only appears on a screen, and her words come in unreliable cell connections and a barrage of texts. Lives once lived together are divided by some 1,600 miles. A woman who married an American and gave birth to an American and who came to think of herself as American, too, is now deported to her native Mexico. Stegall’s husband is depressed and has taken to clutching a pink teddy bear in bed, when he’s not hustling to maintain their business. Stegall’s in-laws, who built lives in Kansas City like their parents before them, have put off retiring to their lake house because they’re needed at the bar to fill in for the woman they consider a daughter.

Most of all, though, a teen who thinks of her mom as her best friend has been left without her confidante.

Lydia Joshua - Boko Haram Captive

My Life Story: Lydia Joshua (Chibok Girl)

Lydia Joshua, one of the 276 girls kidnapped at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, 2014, has disclosed that during the three years she spent in the captivity, she only drank water when it rained. Joshua was among the captives released through a negotiation with the Boko Haram sect in 2017. She is now trying to adjust to life outside the strange environment. She narrated her experience in bondage and the plight of those who are yet to be free.