Russia and Ukraine News Review http://feed.informer.com/digests/PAZ5XAQQ1J/feeder Russia and Ukraine News Review Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 27 Nov 2018 05:28:04 -0500 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Tompkins Square annual Halloween dog parade, in pictures  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/tompkins-square-annual-halloween-dog-parade-pictures/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5c6ab865-1401-9bec-08b1-8b8116e15bec Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:40:13 -0400 structure:news topics:things/picture-gallery topics:events/halloween GCHQ's secret hilltop site in Scarborough revealed as having pivotal role in Cuban missile crisis https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/gchqs-secret-hilltop-site-scarborough-revealed-having-pivotal/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:fbe9ecf0-d493-1698-355e-a172048f4271 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:28:47 -0400 topics:places/cuba structure:news/defence structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/gchq topics:people/john-f-kennedy structure:news Dominic Nicholls Japan's Uniqlo pulls ad after South Korean fury https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/japans-uniqlo-pulls-ad-south-korean-fury/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:74c22697-dba2-97cb-4745-ce1a79eaa2ab Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:52:40 -0400 topics:places/south-korea storytype:standard topics:places/japan structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia Agence France-Presse Bolivia's Evo Morales faces second round run-off in bid for controversial fourth term https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/bolivias-evo-morales-faces-second-round-run-off-bid-controversial/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ad98a469-d7c9-b9e6-6e82-eef946c3e367 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 05:49:13 -0400 topics:places/bolivia storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/latin-america structure:news Agence France-Presse Number of children of British Isil fighters trapped in Syrian camps doubles to 60 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/number-children-british-isil-fighters-trapped-syrian-camps-doubles/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:30c69e8d-9b0c-df89-f7aa-dc485fc9e48c Mon, 21 Oct 2019 05:06:57 -0400 topics:organisations/islamic-state structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:events/syrian-civil-war structure:news/world-news topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/middle-east Josie Ensor Conservatives chant 'lock him up' about Justin Trudeau as Canada votes after 'nasty' election campaign https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/conservatives-chant-lock-justin-trudeau-canada-votes-nasty-election/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f7c78ea8-99ec-2320-fe22-00ccbb21549d Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:45:33 -0400 topics:places/canada storytype:standard topics:places/north-america structure:news/world-news structure:news Charlie Mitchell Piggyback riders: Funny photos of lazy hitchhiking animals https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/22/piggyback-riders-funny-photos-of-lazy-hitchhiking-animals/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7d1a1851-868b-9808-5a2d-5fd84a544d6e Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:01:48 -0400 structure:photography structure:regwall-gallery structure:news/weird-news topics:things/picture-gallery structure:news topics:things/animal-behaviour topics:things/wildlife topics:things/animals Telegraph Audio Briefings: Sign up to our WhatsApp group for essential twice-daily updates https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/18/telegraph-audio-briefings-sign-new-whatsapp-group/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:65d379d7-a274-becb-b80b-e4a6255356fb Mon, 21 Oct 2019 03:30:16 -0400 structure:news topics:in-the-news topics:organisations/whatsapp storytype:standard Telegraph Reporters Monday morning news briefing: Prime Minister faces 'guerilla war' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/monday-morning-news-briefing-prime-minister-faces-guerilla-war/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8e76f5b6-3396-1bf1-cfd3-d55591bea3c3 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:34:22 -0400 structure:politics topics:people/boris-johnson structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Danny Boyle Foreign royals and political leaders descend on Japan for enthronement of Emperor Naruhito  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/foreign-royals-political-leaders-descend-japan-enthronement/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8ce94cd6-8363-fc1c-9c2f-bfb2c3c61b21 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:00:00 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/japan structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia Julian Ryall Pictures of the Day: 21 October 2019 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/pictures-day-21-october-2019/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:bfdbe16d-80d6-9b24-3a22-efeaba107df7 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:34:00 -0400 structure:news topics:things/picture-gallery topics:things/pictures-of-the-day Two 17 year old boys dead after house party stabbing  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/21/two-17-year-old-boys-dead-house-party-stabbing/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:77d0e3ea-2167-45c2-3397-9476cf1a6352 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:23:35 -0400 topics:places/milton-keynes structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news Telegraph Reporters Two 17 year old boys dead after Milton Keynes house party stabbing  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/two-17-year-olds-fatally-stabbed-milton-keynes/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:06da27ea-4fbd-8196-6927-afa25c2f737f Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:23:35 -0400 topics:places/milton-keynes structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news Telegraph Reporters NHS boss announces air pollution 'emergency' as major study shows our dirty air is killing us https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/nhs-boss-announces-air-pollution-emergency-major-study-shows/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0abfa533-9417-0034-1dd2-1c1450c68d58 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400 topics:things/pollution topics:organisations/nhs structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:people/simon-stevens topics:things/asthma structure:news topics:things/hospitals topics:things/heart-health Lizzie Roberts Dove soap to lose its wrapping as beauty brand announces war on plastic https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/dove-soap-lose-wrapping-beauty-brand-announces-war-plastic/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a668d216-fcc1-2c21-30f9-8933b1b8ad25 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:things/plastic topics:things/zero-waste Lizzie Roberts Rogue drones to be targeted by new hi-tech 'detect and destroy' unit set up by Home Office https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/rogue-drones-targeted-new-hi-tech-detect-destroy-unit-set-home/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7e43ec20-6122-55a5-4c62-7a305da10290 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 18:57:00 -0400 topics:people/brandon-lewis topics:organisations/police storytype:standard topics:organisations/home-office topics:places/prisons structure:news topics:organisations/gatwick-airport topics:things/aviation Charles Hymas Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer make final appeals as they enter Canada election in poll dead heat https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/justin-trudeau-andrew-scheer-make-final-appeals-enter-canada/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a0162b9a-27c9-5703-4a8f-5242a511e812 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:41:27 -0400 topics:places/canada storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:people/justin-trudeau Agence France-Presse Call for direct rule in Catalonia over separatist 'chaos' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/ciudadanos-leader-demands-madrid-suspend-catalonias-autonomy/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5dce9572-05c7-1999-b0f7-ab212736a462 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:21:56 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/barcelona James Badcock US troops leave northern Syria for Iraq despite Trump's claims they are returning 'home' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/us-troops-leave-northern-syria-iraq-despite-trumps-claims-returning/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:1b7cb2d1-9896-b649-90d8-2f41a8aab987 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:08:50 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/syrian-democratic-forces-sdf topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/usa topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Nick Allen Margaret Thatcher's first great-grandchild born in the US https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/margaret-thatchers-first-great-grandchild-born-us/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:052e785f-4fd2-280e-d824-b3ca8ceb310d Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:00:00 -0400 topics:people/margaret-thatcher structure:news storytype:standard Hayley Dixon Lebanon rocked by vast protests demanding resignation of Hariri government  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/lebanon-rocked-vast-protests-demanding-resignation-hariri-government/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:4e049d7a-1acd-d3ae-3bb7-e2580191af21 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:57:07 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon topics:places/middle-east Sara Elizabeth Williams Qantas completes 19-hour commercial test flight from New York to Sydney https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/qantas-completes-19-hour-commercial-test-flight-new-york-sydney/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:212eea02-42f1-c862-225b-e14627d5428d Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:56:05 -0400 topics:places/australia storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/airline-industry structure:news topics:places/usa Nick Allen Stephen Lawrence's mother claims firefighters tackling Grenfell Tower blaze were 'racist' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/stephen-lawrences-mother-claims-firefighters-tackling-grenfell/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:73d0faeb-4854-c344-fc4d-bc9f6c1d2495 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:45:19 -0400 topics:things/racism structure:news/uk-news topics:things/grenfell-tower storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/fire-and-rescue-service Telegraph Reporters Brain-damaged woman hit by a bus will spend compensation on IVF to 'give her life meaning' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/brain-damaged-woman-hit-bus-will-spend-compensation-ivf-give/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7109dca9-6670-c248-63f2-f9c03a1e8a7c Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:39:09 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:things/in-vitro-fertilisation topics:places/london Greg Wilford Chalky nature reserve recognised as Britain's best stargazing spot after residents keep lights off at night https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/chalky-nature-reserverecognised-britains-best-stargazing-spot/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f265e743-0a00-45cb-1843-bcd3a7952a26 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:32:24 -0400 topics:places/dorset structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:places/hampshire topics:places/somerset structure:news topics:places/wiltshire Greg Wilford Oliver Letwin: The 'cleverest stupid person in Westminster' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/oliver-letwinthe-cleverest-stupid-person-westminster/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:676f3ac7-7a9c-720f-812c-52908027b684 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:23:07 -0400 topics:people/oliver-letwin structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Victoria Ward Donald Trump reverses decision to host G7 summit at his own golf club in Florida https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/donald-trump-reverses-decision-host-g7-summit-golf-club-florida/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d35db10c-e83c-65ea-8fd9-5e9c15119ec2 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:11:08 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump topics:things/us-politics topics:events/g7-summit storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/usa Nick Allen Sexism row erupts over ranking of Britain's top lawyers  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/sexism-row-erupts-ranking-britains-top-lawyers/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:645548cb-a079-a956-0615-495176884c69 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:00:00 -0400 structure:news topics:things/law-and-order topics:things/Gender-equality storytype:standard Hayley Dixon Turnips and swedes replace Mediterranean vegetables as shoppers get used to eating seasonally, Waitrose sales figures show https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/turnips-swedes-replace-mediterranean-vegetables-shoppers-get/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ee1596c1-4084-299f-1d6a-5ffb5184ba47 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:00:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/vegan topics:things/restaurants topics:things/supermarkets structure:news Helena Horton Serial killer Levi Bellfield tried to kill himself in prison, according to reports https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/serial-killer-levi-bellfield-tried-kill-prison-according-reports/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:64f4cad8-0b4e-65ea-2d8b-368e7d651a1a Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:50:58 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime topics:places/prisons structure:news Telegraph Reporters Australia's biggest newspapers join forces to stage front-page protests against lack of press freedom https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/australias-biggest-newspapers-join-forces-stage-front-page-protests/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0b32913e-1698-29ec-a679-2473ba3ad659 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:42:59 -0400 topics:places/australia topics:things/media-outlets storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/australasia structure:news Reuters Foreign tourists are dodging UK parking fines because of their "untraceable" vehicles, council complains https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/foreign-tourists-dodging-uk-parking-fines-untraceable-vehicles/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:305b7f13-49b3-b45e-51d5-3a7e156ab90b Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:30:17 -0400 structure:news topics:places/kent topics:people/craig-mackinlay storytype:standard Sam Meadows Housewife in one of Britain's biggest divorce cases succeeds in serving papers after an attempt via WhatsApp failed, court hears https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/housewife-one-britains-biggest-divorce-cases-succeeds-serving/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:34f91ed7-d809-f836-cb97-d35a341bb84c Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:25:46 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/high-court topics:things/divorce storytype:standard Sam Meadows Skygazers to get 'extra special' glimpse of Halley’s comet tail end https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/skygazers-get-extra-special-glimpse-halleys-comet-tail-end/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:504b2db6-7e28-3416-2f15-595576970221 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:00:25 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:places/space structure:news topics:things/astronomy topics:places/comets Izzy Lyons Petrol bombs and tear gas in Hong Kong as anger flares over 'triad' attack on protest leader https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/petrol-bombs-tear-gas-hong-kong-anger-flares-triad-attack-protest/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:669fcbb3-2586-4cb3-2bdf-f3b55cc4663a Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:34:32 -0400 topics:places/hong-kong storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Michael Zhang Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong as anger flares over 'triad' attack on protest leader https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/petrol-bombs-tear-gas-hong-kong-anger-flares-triad-attack-protest/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:517e0fcd-bf12-1db3-4159-2aa0b9507f4d Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:34:32 -0400 topics:places/hong-kong storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Michael Zhang Drill rapper banned from using drug dealing slang words in music videos posted on social media https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/drill-rapper-banned-using-drug-dealing-slang-words-music-videos/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:fbb3f786-b009-04f8-9a33-35174613893c Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:15:44 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:in-the-news/knife-crime topics:things/drugs Izzy Lyons Thousands of Rohingya refugees to be transported to flood-prone Bangladeshi island  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/thousands-rohingya-refugees-transported-flood-prone-bangladeshi/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:be9ba35f-7262-6aca-4337-fdd3cbee7b93 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:26:17 -0400 topics:people/Rohingya storytype:standard topics:places/burma-myanmar structure:news/world-news topics:places/bangladesh structure:news topics:places/asia Agence France-Presse Fire kills three in ransacked Chile supermarket as protests intensify https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/fire-kills-three-ransacked-chile-supermarket-protests-intensify/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3610fcc1-4339-d188-0171-2ce81ed5c664 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:22:08 -0400 topics:places/santiago topics:places/chile storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news Naomi Larsson Burma fishermen 'faint' after mistaking $20 million of floating crystal meth for natural deodorant https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/burma-fishermen-faint-mistaking-20-million-floating-crystal/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3b29ab1d-9108-dc65-9f44-d30bd3aae71c Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:18:41 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/burma-myanmar structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia Agence France-Presse Burmese fishermen 'faint' after mistaking $20 million of floating crystal meth for natural deodorant https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/burma-fishermen-faint-mistaking-20-million-floating-crystal/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c87f0833-e49d-a442-5cce-03a452913930 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:18:41 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/burma-myanmar structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia Agence France-Presse GCHQ breaks tradition by announcing new base will be above Manchester restaurant https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/gchq-breaks-tradition-announcing-new-base-will-manchester-restaurant/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:23d4d6f9-fb50-f48f-2d21-1c982ff079ba Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:01:00 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/bletchley-park topics:organisations/gchq structure:news topics:organisations/mi5 topics:places/manchester Sam Meadows Two 17-year-olds fatally stabbed in Milton Keynes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/two-17-year-olds-fatally-stabbed-milton-keynes/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a08d7982-ab98-ee84-8a01-085eeb36eb4f Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:50:05 -0400 topics:places/milton-keynes structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:things/law-and-order Telegraph Reporters Two 17-year-old best friends fatally stabbed at house party in Milton Keynes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/two-17-year-olds-fatally-stabbed-milton-keynes/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:59cb4c0a-7ecd-903e-910f-a5913bb2eb56 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:50:05 -0400 topics:places/milton-keynes structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:things/law-and-order Victoria Ward Teenagers were 'lured' to party and knifed to death during violent altercation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/two-17-year-olds-fatally-stabbed-milton-keynes/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:04581edd-97d1-e945-385b-3fcb78252851 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:50:05 -0400 topics:places/milton-keynes structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:things/law-and-order Victoria Ward Journalist resigns in protest as Al Jazeera pulls oligarch investigation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/20/al-jazeera-journalist-resigns-as-investigation-pulled Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:26867212-60af-a699-038a-dc903e6d8d93 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 02:20:50 -0400 In a fog of accusations, fake emails and death threats, the decision has prompted questions about broadcaster’s independence<p>Al Jazeera is at the centre of a row over its decision to pull an investigation into a black propaganda campaign waged against a London-based businessman whose Russian father-in-law, a mining magnate, has apparently fallen foul of rivals linked to the Kremlin.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/20/missing-siberian-man-oligarchs-at-war-in-london">Oligarchs at war in London over mystery of missing Siberian</a> </p><p>This is how Russian oligarchs work these days – via media campaigns, fabrications and hacking</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/20/al-jazeera-journalist-resigns-as-investigation-pulled">Continue reading...</a> World news Al-Jazeera TV news Russia Vladimir Putin Jamie Doward Photograph: Unknown Oligarchs at war in London over mystery of missing Siberian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/20/missing-siberian-man-oligarchs-at-war-in-london Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:e8aa44e1-d87d-3392-d588-da7e6923cf78 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 02:20:49 -0400 When a Siberian mine manager vanished three years ago, his sister enlisted the UK’s media, courts and politicians to find him. Now it seems they may all be pawns in a Russian power game<p>On 21 December 2016 Evgeny Lazarevich, a 55-year-old father to four daughters, disappeared in the Kemerovo region of Siberia. A week later his Ford Explorer was found in the city of Novokuznetsk, 30 miles from the coalmine where he worked as its administrator, overseeing its liquidation. According to his sister, Anna, the car’s number plate had been removed and its inside sprayed with pepper “so police dogs would not take the trail”.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/20/al-jazeera-journalist-resigns-as-investigation-pulled">Journalist resigns in protest as Al Jazeera pulls oligarch investigation</a> </p><p>So who are you going to put in prison? Who are you going to shoot? You can hold a gun to my head, I can’t do anything</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/20/missing-siberian-man-oligarchs-at-war-in-london">Continue reading...</a> Russia World news Politics Europe Vladimir Putin Jamie Doward Photograph: Alamy Las Vegas battles 'love recession' as millennials stop getting married https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/las-vegas-battles-love-recession-millennials-stop-getting-married/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3c4612b8-7648-edb5-4e6c-85481752424b Sun, 20 Oct 2019 02:00:00 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/usa topics:things/marriage Nick Allen Pictures of the Day: 20 October 2019 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/20/pictures-day-20-october-2019/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e33c65ac-095a-c233-93ce-ec4194f4ee68 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 01:32:00 -0400 structure:news topics:things/picture-gallery topics:things/pictures-of-the-day Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had '13 contact numbers for his friend Prince Andrew' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/sex-offender-jeffrey-epstein-had-13-contact-numbers-friend-prince/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:989503bc-87ca-617d-68c3-de19d8cb8353 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:people/prince-andrew topics:in-the-news/sexual-harassment topics:people/jeffrey-epstein Patrick Sawer Dam at Russian Gold Mine Collapses, Killing 15 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/world/europe/russia-dam-gold-mine-collapse.html NYT > Russia urn:uuid:24f55f14-9054-6f4d-5705-f6f83488cf74 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:51:40 -0400 The collapse caused flooding in two workers’ dormitories in Siberia. Seven more people were unaccounted for. By The Associated Press Cabinet ministers given police escorts as hundreds of thousands march against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/protests/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e3d25dfd-ac32-75ee-86e6-9309a764b809 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 14:15:59 -0400 structure:politics topics:people/boris-johnson structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/european-union structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Yohannes Lowe Hillary Clinton claims Tulsi Gabbard is being 'groomed' by Russia https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/hillary-clinton-claims-tulsi-gabbard-groomed-russia/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7e802246-7fb7-20b7-3295-804a4c965e0b Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:26:59 -0400 topics:things/us-politics topics:people/hillary-clinton storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/usa Nick Allen Shoppers bring own food containers for fish and cheese amid plastic backlash, Waitrose sales figures show https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/shoppers-bring-food-containers-fish-cheese-amid-plastic-backlash/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7bc70cc5-26f9-1240-9a65-04e27e0de957 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:00:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:things/plastic topics:organisations/waitrose-ltd Helena Horton Europol says women 'equally capable of crime' as men as it reveals most-wanted list  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/europol-says-women-equally-capable-crime-men-reveals-most-wanted/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0a36f722-3674-87bb-bd80-76fc81a5283a Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:16:33 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/european-union structure:news topics:places/europe Telegraph Reporters Revealed: Woman killed during jihadi prison attack worked for British charity boss https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/revealed-woman-killed-jihadi-prison-attack-worked-british-charity/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:02817871-513c-ffb9-9a56-8c2d6f423741 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:things/terrorism storytype:standard topics:places/france structure:news topics:places/state-of-qatar Henry Samuel protests https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/protests/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:dc9dc412-7684-4947-727e-916cf173c21f Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:25:40 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/european-union structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Yohannes Lowe Hundreds of thousands of protesters march against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/protests/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:1ee52927-c268-14e3-9bdf-bddc2fe84a5b Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:25:40 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/european-union structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Yohannes Lowe Hundreds of thousands march against Boris Johnson's Brexit deal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/protests/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:851d84e2-1a9b-20b0-5b9d-6be0d4b1e8f7 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:25:40 -0400 topics:people/boris-johnson structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/european-union structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Yohannes Lowe Dam collapses at Siberian gold mine, killing at least 15 people https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/19/dam-collapses-at-siberian-gold-mine Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:0182da61-e752-6b5f-3a39-e738bb14f638 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:58:19 -0400 <p>Investigation launched into safety regime at alluvial mine in remote Krasnoyarsk region</p><p>At least 15 gold miners were killed when a dam collapsed, flooding a mining encampment in a remote part of Siberia, officials said.</p><p>Heavy rains had weakened the dam and water broke through, sweeping away several cabins where the miners lived, about 100 miles south of the city of Krasnoyarsk.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/19/dam-collapses-at-siberian-gold-mine">Continue reading...</a> Russia Europe World news Mining Reuters in Moscow Photograph: Russian Emergencies Ministry/Emergencies Ministry/TASS Deadly protests in Guinea as Russia calls for change of rules to keep despot in power https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/deadly-protests-guinea-russia-calls-change-rules-keep-despot/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a6240eaa-0808-5461-5dfd-6fffa4ec5bfb Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:54:27 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/guinea structure:news/world-news topics:places/africa structure:news Adrian Blomfield Meet Cosmic Crisp - the apple with the most expensive marketing campaign in history https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/meet-cosmic-crisp-apple-expensive-marketing-campaign-history/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:69a17acd-242e-868f-c8ce-b20129e58ad2 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:20:13 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:things/apple-recipes structure:news topics:places/usa topics:things/fruit-and-vegetables Harriet Alexander Rivals in the scramble to be the world’s 21st-century superpower https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/19/global-battle-power-putin-trump-syria Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:53bd8823-4430-6524-f33b-1ef08213b97c Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:15:29 -0400 After Donald Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria, it is clear that America’s global dominance is under threat. We look at what could come next<p>The US troop withdrawal from Syria, the betrayal of the west’s Kurdish allies, and subsequent advances by Russian, Iranian and Syrian regime forces have been widely interpreted as a dramatic “watershed moment” both for the Middle East and for American global influence.</p><p>Excited analysts claimed that last week’s Syrian upheaval<a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/international/465794-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-a-us-role-in-the-middle-east" title=""> foreshadowed an end to US regional leadership</a>, even to Washington’s international dominance. A commentator for The Hill<em>,</em> a website reporting on American politics, compared the withdrawal to another famous turning point – Britain’s “east of Suez” retreat in 1968.</p><p>The Syrian upheaval provides evidence that the global balance of power is shifting in ways that are not yet understood.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/19/global-battle-power-putin-trump-syria">Continue reading...</a> US foreign policy Syria Russia China Politics Donald Trump European Union Vladimir Putin Simon Tisdall Composite: Getty Images China bridge plans raise suspicions in Taiwan https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/china-bridge-plans-raise-suspicions-taiwan/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d4ffd93f-39e3-3308-303a-b05584a715a6 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:15:03 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/taiwan structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Nicola Smith Serial killer Jeremy Bamber claims new telephone call evidence proves he didn't murder his family https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/serial-killer-jeremy-bamber-claims-new-telephone-call-evidence/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:48254d54-e89d-b3e3-16b7-8a07ad25f2bd Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:50:10 -0400 structure:news topics:things/crime structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph Reporters Astronauts make history with first all-female spacewalk as they step out to replace broken battery charger https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/nasas-first-female-spacewalk-christina-koch-jessica-meir-step/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:746e02f1-3ee5-bf6d-dc1b-23c3a960e43e Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:20:08 -0400 topics:things/international-space-station storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/nasa structure:news topics:places/usa Our Foreign Staff State of emergency in Chile as violent protests sweep across capital https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/state-emergency-chile-violent-protests-sweep-across-capital/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5ad09950-d30c-2328-f31f-f985816eacfc Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:34:58 -0400 topics:places/chile storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/latin-america structure:news Naomi Larsson Extinction Rebellion admits it has "serious flaws" and must "learn from what went wrong" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/extinction-rebellion-admits-has-serious-flaws-must-learn-went/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:96b944ff-96dc-f50f-bf0a-ace7b91e50df Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:55:18 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Phoebe Southworth Extinction Rebellion admits it has 'serious flaws' and must 'learn from what went wrong' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/extinction-rebellion-admits-has-serious-flaws-must-learn-went/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9d4e218a-88b5-f9ef-980d-4c643271855d Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:55:18 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Phoebe Southworth Cambridge don accused of sexually harassing 10 students readmitted to college https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/cambridge-don-accused-sexually-harassing-10-students-readmitted/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:289b8a35-c40a-db08-a41f-bc2eedfefab8 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:38:40 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/university-of-cambridge storytype:standard Mike Wright Halloween 2019: How Celtic trick-or-treating and Gaelic turnip-carving led to the American celebration https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/halloween-2019-when-what-meaning-trick-or-treating-pumpkin-carving/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a72bc18c-e624-6fe6-3f4b-9be91cd2d0e1 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 03:05:05 -0400 topics:events/halloween structure:news structure:regwall-content storytype:standard Telegraph Reporters Pictures of the Day: 19th October 2019 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/pictures-day-19th-october-2019/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:25c7b1bd-fb57-8239-1776-5b188cee6190 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 01:33:00 -0400 structure:news topics:things/pictures-of-the-day topics:things/picture-gallery Death of the High Street is overstated, claims Which?, as analysis shows rebirth of independent shops   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/death-high-street-overstated-claims-analysis-shows-rebirth-independent/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:6109dffc-9ca8-72ae-0685-492e7bd766ec Sat, 19 Oct 2019 01:00:00 -0400 topics:organisations/retail-and-consumer-industry structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:things/clothes-shopping Jamie Johnson Police swoop after second security incident at Manchester shopping centre https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/police-swoop-second-security-incident-manchester-shopping-centre/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:616cae03-bdb4-f86a-ca37-91cd17d42528 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:06:43 -0400 storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:organisations/greater-manchester-police topics:places/manchester Telegraph Reporters 'Arrest' of drug king pin El Chapo's son sparks fierce gun battle in Mexico  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/arrest-drug-king-pin-el-chapos-son-sparks-fierce-gun-battle/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a610298d-4751-de9e-12a4-980d351fe6cf Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:03:36 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/latin-america structure:news topics:things/drug-trafficking topics:things/drugs Deborah Bonello Children born in 1980s become first generation to be worse off than predecessors https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/children-born-1980s-become-first-generation-worse-predecessors/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:698e95f2-5f83-d207-bc72-d7d09f77eae0 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:36:30 -0400 topics:things/children topics:things/inequality storytype:standard topics:things/retirement structure:news topics:things/house-prices Charles Hymas Father second to be arrested after Dutch 'sect' family found hiding out on farm  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/father-second-arrested-dutch-sect-family-found-hiding-farm/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c545c2b2-b6b4-b2cc-5770-b0e8fa758bcb Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:20:41 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/netherlands structure:news topics:places/europe Eleanor Brad Fighting continues along Turkish-Syrian border despite US-brokered pause in hostilities https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/fighting-continues-along-turkish-syrian-border-despite-us-brokered/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:46e3f241-1876-b42a-7053-93dea071f491 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:08:17 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/usa topics:places/kurdistan topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Raf Sanchez Lord Nelson's hand-drawn battle plans for Battle of Trafalgar discovered in 200-year-old scrapbook https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/lord-nelsons-hand-drawn-battle-plans-battle-trafalgar-discovered/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:73cd8fc1-e41b-a05c-4782-b0013325f697 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:45:34 -0400 topics:organisations/royal-navy structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/history structure:news Jack Hardy Wedding hog roast gives more than 50 guests salmonella as  happy couple forced to cancel dream Caribbean honeymoon https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/wedding-hog-roast-gives-50-guests-salmonella-happy-couple-forced/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:24ce448d-c869-d45d-2f54-64d539decdc8 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:31:28 -0400 structure:news topics:things/health storytype:standard structure:news/uk-news Jack Hardy  Boris Becker caught by police officer sending text at wheel while not wearing seatbelt https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/boris-becker-caught-police-officer-sending-text-wheel-not-wearing/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:faceb341-46a5-7fe0-9e0c-fbc0f3397c71 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:15:50 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:people/boris-becker Jamie Johnson Boris Becker caught by police officer sending text at wheel while not wearing seatbelt https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/boris-becker-caught-police-officer-sending-text-wheel-not-wearing/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5eca6fa6-d218-50ab-7c79-646d7179dbc9 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:15:50 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:people/boris-becker Jamie Johnson Boris Becker caught sending text at wheel while not wearing seatbelt https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/boris-becker-caught-police-officer-sending-text-wheel-not-wearing/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:50504f87-f6d7-c6dd-198e-0684f2e057f9 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:15:50 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:people/boris-becker Jamie Johnson NHS hospital fined £135,000 after a 350 per cent rise in breaches of ban on mixed sex wards  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/nhs-hospital-fined-135000-350-per-cent-rise-breaches-ban-mixed/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7069435f-20f5-3f9d-f26c-e31d97c20802 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:00:00 -0400 topics:places/oxford topics:organisations/nhs storytype:standard structure:news topics:things/hospitals Patrick Scott Football for sale: 'Crooked' football agents boasted 'gentlemen's agreements' would make them millionaires https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/football-sale-crooked-football-agents-boasted-gentlemens-agreements/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:6d9a7b67-55f8-54b5-e5de-c94e35535cd7 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:35:04 -0400 topics:in-the-news/football-for-sale structure:news structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Steve Bird Facebook could start scanning photo comments to catch groomers, safety head says https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/facebook-could-start-scanning-photo-comments-catch-groomers/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:d58ca994-eee1-925e-5574-7db4ed12cd7d Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:22:34 -0400 topics:organisations/facebook structure:news storytype:standard Mike Wright Extinction Rebellion protester: 'I won't come down from Big Ben until Boris Johnson gives me a call' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/extinction-rebellion-block-oxford-circus-central-london-giant/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7dbd0a05-7cc1-02cf-033f-06746bc6bc79 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:16:51 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:places/london Yohannes Lowe Extinction Rebellion protester who scaled Big Ben brought to ground by police https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/extinction-rebellion-block-oxford-circus-central-london-giant/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:56eb926c-607b-5378-bbba-700f7769ee3f Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:16:51 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:places/london Yohannes Lowe Extinction Rebellion protester who scaled Big Ben says it was 'really easy' to avoid Westminster security https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/extinction-rebellion-block-oxford-circus-central-london-giant/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b2360725-048f-b316-92c2-374be5df8a99 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:16:51 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:places/london Yohannes Lowe Professional footballer who claimed he was unable to work due to car crash injuries caught out after playing 30 matches https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/professional-footballer-claimed-unable-work-due-car-crash-injuries/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a19fdba2-2ddb-634f-e3a2-4c1b8417c6e7 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:00:22 -0400 topics:organisations/salford-city-fc structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news Jamie Johnson Professional footballer claimed he was too injured to work but was caught out after playing 30 matches https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/professional-footballer-claimed-unable-work-due-car-crash-injuries/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:baad55d2-d29d-6f0c-e1fe-1d73312d019e Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:00:22 -0400 topics:organisations/salford-city-fc structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news Jamie Johnson Babies living with abusive parents under CCTV surveillance to be “continually monitored”, watchdog says https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/babies-living-abusive-parents-cctv-surveillance-continually/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:66a61512-6192-4f0c-0612-e85c2e13a9a3 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0400 topics:things/children topics:organisations/ofsted topics:things/social-care structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/big-brother structure:news Gabriella Swerling Europe Union warned of 'historic mistake' as Emmanuel Macron blocks Balkan enlargement talks https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/europe-union-warned-historic-mistake-emmanuel-macron-blocks/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f3cab0ef-f012-5573-fd1c-f506ef88acf3 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:32:10 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/france structure:news/world-news topics:places/albania topics:organisations/european-union structure:news topics:places/north-macedonia Agence France-Presse European Union warned of 'historic mistake' as Emmanuel Macron blocks Balkan enlargement talks https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/europe-union-warned-historic-mistake-emmanuel-macron-blocks/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:70d4cdb9-0521-7be0-e17c-2817ec549e26 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:32:10 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/france structure:news/world-news topics:places/albania topics:organisations/european-union structure:news topics:places/north-macedonia Agence France-Presse Friday evening news briefing: Two Government ministers on 'resignation watch' as Boris Johnson tries to gain support for his Brexit deal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/friday-evening-news-briefing-two-government-ministers-resignation/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e322f6be-ea9d-4a17-2953-0cc46750679a Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:24:49 -0400 topics:organisations/conservative-party structure:politics topics:organisations/labour-party topics:people/boris-johnson structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Chris Price Shot gun confiscated from disgruntled resident who threatened to shoot Bebo millionaire's 'noisy' building works https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/shot-gun-confiscated-disgruntled-resident-threatened-shoot-bebo/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8fd634ba-a477-23e4-198c-9f17c7f45d96 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:24:32 -0400 structure:news topics:things/social-media structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph Reporters  British universities are a 'product of colonialism', National Union of Students says https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/british-universities-product-colonialism-national-union-students/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:1da9c2fe-0258-6e2b-cd20-d88458450495 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:10:03 -0400 topics:places/oxford structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/students structure:news topics:places/cambridge topics:in-the-news/education-news Camilla Turner British universities are a 'product of colonialism', National Union of Students says https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/british-universities-product-colonialism-national-union-students/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a2db8793-4e96-ec94-ef88-9003f392f0c4 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:10:03 -0400 topics:places/oxford structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/students structure:news topics:places/cambridge topics:in-the-news/education-news Camilla Turner Police are increasingly being called in to quell school violence, data shows https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/police-increasingly-called-quell-school-violence-data-shows/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:22d395a1-0ebd-6095-4a4b-6ecec682a14e Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:06:23 -0400 topics:organisations/department-for-education structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard topics:things/abuse topics:things/teachers structure:news Camilla Turner Salvator Mundi absent from major Leonardo show but Louvre still hope world's most expensive painting will turn up https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/salvator-mundi-absent-major-leonardo-show-louvre-still-hope/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:522aed77-39ce-0571-37bf-e28701e3e387 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:59:04 -0400 topics:things/renaissance storytype:standard topics:places/france structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/paris Alastair Sooke Sir Alan Sugar criticises Airbnb 'scammers' after family of six turns up at his London property for holiday https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/sir-alan-sugar-criticises-airbnb-scammers-family-six-turns-london/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b53a30e6-17bb-f0ae-ff5c-2bfcfb7fbd59 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:people/alan-sugar topics:places/london Phoebe Southworth Sir Alan Sugar criticises Airbnb 'scammers' after family of six turn up at his London property for holiday https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/sir-alan-sugar-criticises-airbnb-scammers-family-six-turns-london/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:624cbe74-095c-2861-d934-027feee6a8dd Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:people/alan-sugar topics:places/london Phoebe Southworth Gang of burglars pretending to be policemen target elderly homeowners 29 times in 10 days https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/gang-burglars-pretending-policemen-target-elderly-homeowners/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5a706b5c-e7c4-913c-8f69-b3a699971c7a Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:46:16 -0400 topics:organisations/west-midlands-police structure:news structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Telegraph Reporters James Mattis mocks Donald Trump over not fighting in Vietnam https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/james-mattis-mocks-donald-trump-not-fighting-vietnam/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:114c1c3a-2930-99cb-c4e5-92794e55c12d Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:57:36 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump topics:things/us-politics topics:people/james-mattis storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/usa Nick Allen Plastic cereal toys from 1950s found washed up on Cornwall beaches https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/plastic-cereal-toys-1950s-found-washed-cornwall-beach/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2ac6052a-827f-2838-121d-d9a95b11db8a Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:24:28 -0400 topics:things/clearing structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:places/oceans topics:places/newquay topics:places/cornwall Jack Hardy Rock stars and museum bosses unite to save “magical kingdom” built by imaginative pensioner in social housing https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/rock-stars-museum-bosses-unite-save-magical-kingdom-built-imaginative/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:49f35e4d-3f37-aa5b-f4ee-acbdf51c3e9e Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:17:52 -0400 topics:places/buckingham-palace structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:in-the-news/housing-crisis topics:things/history structure:news topics:places/london Gabriella Swerling Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour Pakistan, in pictures   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/duke-duchess-cambridge-pakistan-tour-in-pictures/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e1d744d6-517a-6168-92ff-0d9a47d2f12d Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:15:10 -0400 topics:people/duchess-of-cambridge topics:people/prince-william topics:people/the-royal-family structure:news topics:places/pakistan Harry Dunn's family vow to expose 'cover up' as Foreign Office admit they asked police to delay passing on information https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/harry-dunns-family-vow-expose-cover-foreign-office-admit-asked/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:70e8b5d7-6810-88da-c199-e32675be1794 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:41:33 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/usa topics:people/dominic-raab Roland Oliphant Let them eat toast! (Says Prue Leith, adviser on NHS hospital food)   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/let-eat-toast-says-prue-leith-adviser-nhs-hospital-food/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ef5bf413-274a-ecf2-3a54-3fa319d4042a Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:00:00 -0400 topics:organisations/nhs topics:people/boris-johnson topics:people/prue-leith storytype:standard structure:news topics:things/hospitals topics:things/sandwiches topics:things/health Laura Donnelly Nasa's first female spacewalk as Christina Koch and Jessica Meir step out to replace broken battery charger https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/nasas-first-female-spacewalk-christina-koch-jessica-meir-step/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:04623637-ae8e-3e59-b0be-0c52601401a0 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:58:08 -0400 topics:things/international-space-station storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/nasa structure:news topics:places/usa Our Foreign Staff Boy, six, out of intensive care after 'being thrown' from 10th floor of Tate Modern https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/boy-six-intensive-care-thrown-10th-floor-tate-modern/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:01040828-1b18-d708-7770-b2146d7a6646 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:06:49 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard structure:news topics:places/tate-modern topics:things/law-and-order Gareth Davies 'Mass slaughter' of Australian racehorses rocks industry https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/mass-slaughter-australian-racehorses-rocks-industry/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:785c1e0b-347d-3c9a-3bc3-b216bcc1c2a2 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:43:56 -0400 topics:places/australia storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/australasia structure:news Giovanni Torre Pictures of the Day: 18th October 2019 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/pictures-day-18th-october-2019/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5b53ed32-a1f7-830e-63c9-07c56c775eef Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:23:33 -0400 structure:news topics:things/picture-gallery topics:things/pictures-of-the-day Rare mass protests in Lebanon after ailing government tries to tax WhatsApp calls https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/rare-mass-protests-lebanon-ailing-government-tries-tax-whatsapp/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:99e73e7e-103f-f4a7-d54e-80c9028a9e33 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:07:56 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/lebanon topics:places/middle-east Josie Ensor Extinction Rebellion block Oxford Circus in central London with giant bamboo structure https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/extinction-rebellion-block-oxford-circus-central-london-giant/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e591a1c0-897b-0dc9-29c6-59e65110e153 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:39:06 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:places/london Gareth Davies Extinction Rebellion protester scales Big Ben tower dressed as Boris Johnson https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/extinction-rebellion-block-oxford-circus-central-london-giant/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:09b3ec0f-5fe7-483b-fa94-d16fecf89afe Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:39:06 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:places/london Gareth Davies Syria ceasefire 'holding' despite sporadic fighting between Turkey and Kurds https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/syria-ceasefire-holding-despite-sporadic-fighting-turkey-kurds/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3025a963-61b7-9031-4404-1ea986f52b23 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:38:12 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/kurdistan topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Raf Sanchez Clocks go back: why do we use GMT - and do we still need to? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/when-do-clocks-change-why-use-gmt-do-still-need/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3d1230be-2634-4cff-214a-cbf07918d81a Fri, 18 Oct 2019 04:55:09 -0400 structure:regwall-content storytype:standard topics:things/sleep topics:things/history structure:news Cameron Macphail Spanish nationalists in brutal clashes with Catalan separatists ahead of day of mass strikes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/spanish-nationalists-brutal-clashes-catalan-separatists-ahead/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9d81bd7f-c132-a723-9242-c5800fb17cc2 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:36:25 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/barcelona Our Foreign Staff Tens of thousands march through Barcelona for fifth day of Catalan protests as Sagrada Familia closed https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/spanish-nationalists-brutal-clashes-catalan-separatists-ahead/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:baf34352-c5ad-8051-7d2b-d1e387de89a0 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:36:25 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/barcelona James Badcock Battle scenes in Barcelona as Catalan street march descends into more violence  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/spanish-nationalists-brutal-clashes-catalan-separatists-ahead/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:69a66e56-3611-9a15-b27e-dbdade559c1b Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:36:25 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/barcelona James Badcock Battle scenes in Barcelona as Catalan street march descends into violence  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/spanish-nationalists-brutal-clashes-catalan-separatists-ahead/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ac540ec8-95d7-0c75-927d-8edbfbbfb7de Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:36:25 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/barcelona James Badcock Battle scenes in Barcelona as Catalan street march descends into another night of violence  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/spanish-nationalists-brutal-clashes-catalan-separatists-ahead/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:6cf88cfc-2fd1-d8d0-2b49-1c0fa25d86de Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:36:25 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/barcelona James Badcock Friday morning news briefing: 'My deal or no deal' - Boris Johnson's ultimatum https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/friday-morning-news-briefingmy-deal-no-deal-boris-johnsons/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ba90db73-dd48-dc26-27b8-5be19376f4ca Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:37:05 -0400 structure:politics structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Danny Boyle Mulvaney admitted to a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Was that a genius move? | Cas Mudde https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/18/mulvaney-quid-pro-quo-ukraine World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:5a54fd69-a28b-9cb0-55f9-66b2370a81ed Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:00:45 -0400 <p>Although Mulvaney walked the admission back only a few hours later, this could be the new impeachment counter-strategy of an embattled White House</p><p>And there it was, practically out of the blue, at a press conference, Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/us/politics/mulvaney-transcript-quid-pro-quo.html">Mick Mulvaney</a>, by and large admitted that the president held back military aid to force Ukraine to investigate the business dealings of Hunter Biden. Asked whether the administration had told the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, that funding would not flow unless the investigation into the Democratic server happened as well, Mulvaney said: “We do – we do that all the time with foreign policy.”</p><p>An admission of the quid pro quo deal that Trump has been denying so vigorously for the past weeks. And although Mulvaney seemed to be walking back his admission only a few hours later, this could be the new impeachment counter-strategy of the increasingly embattled White House. And it would be a good one too.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/18/donald-trump-sanity-free-market-white-supremacist-nationalism">Donald Trump’s sanity is not the question. The real issue is how he got into office | Gary Younge</a> </p><p>Cas Mudde is a Guardian US columnist and the Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/18/mulvaney-quid-pro-quo-ukraine">Continue reading...</a> Trump impeachment inquiry Donald Trump Trump administration Ukraine US news Cas Mudde Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA Rick Perry: Trump energy secretary resigns amid Ukraine scandal – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:4314669e-fee5-c3cb-2c47-13258bb43156 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:46:04 -0400 <p>Trump confirmed Perry is resigning, and said that his replacement will be announced ‘very shortly’</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-18T00:46:04.530Z">1.46am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Wrapping up another day of he-said-and-then-denied-he-said in Washington, here’s today’s updated politics news summary: </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-18T00:05:56.167Z">1.05am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Fox News host and Trump ally Sean Hannity called acting chief of staff Mulvaney <a href="https://www.mediaite.com/radio/sean-hannity-ruins-dumb-mick-mulvaney-after-quid-pro-presser-he-doesnt-know-what-hes-talking-about/">“dumb” and “idiotic”</a> after he said in a press conference that there was a political quid pro quo involved in the Trump administration’s holdup of military aid to Ukraine. </p><p>“I don’t even think he knows what he’s talking about. That’s my take on it,” Hannity said on his radio show, <a href="https://www.mediaite.com/radio/sean-hannity-ruins-dumb-mick-mulvaney-after-quid-pro-presser-he-doesnt-know-what-hes-talking-about/">Mediaite reported</a>. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:52:44.458Z">12.52am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The mayor of Doral, Florida, a small town outside of Miami, was taken by surprise by the White House’s announcement that the G7 summit would be held at one of Trump’s own resorts there, the Washington Post reports. </p><p>The announcement, a clear example of using the power of the presidency to benefit Trump’s private interests, has sparked anger and widespread criticism. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I just talked to the mayor of Doral — who now needs to plan to host 8 world leaders and thousands of diplomats.<br>He learned this when we did, by watching Mulvaney on TV. He still hasn’t gotten a call from the White House. <a href="https://t.co/7A9AekUhoy">https://t.co/7A9AekUhoy</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:30:32.053Z">12.30am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In his final hours, Elijah Cummings, the son of sharecroppers who became an influential Democratic congressman from Baltimore, was still working to help immigrants with chronic medical conditions. </p><p>That’s what members of his staff told Massachusetts congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, she tweeted today. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As I was paying my respects to our forever Chairman, his staff told me that in his final hours he signed subpoenas to USCIS and ICE, pursuing justice for immigrants in my district &amp; across the country with chronic medical conditions. A man of his word every moment of his life. <a href="https://t.co/igzUPl1yPF">pic.twitter.com/igzUPl1yPF</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:15:25.914Z">12.15am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>There’s been a lot of news, but the New York congresswoman wants to make sure that nobody forgets one of the president’s casual comments today. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The President of the United States is using the language of ethnic cleansing.<br><br>If we allow him to continue, who would he use it on next? <a href="https://t.co/waSuNK2n3y">https://t.co/waSuNK2n3y</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:12:09.229Z">12.12am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Elon Musk tweets that he is “going offline.” Sounds nice, doesn’t it? </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Going offline for a few days</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:10:54.973Z">12.10am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Even in the new White House statement denying that he said what he said, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney doesn’t quite say that there was no political quid pro quo at all involved in the holdup of military aid to Ukraine, journalist Laura Rozen notes: </p><p>The careful language suggests that the walk back was motivated in particular by the Justice Department’s concerns about what Mulvaney said, Rozen argues. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Even in the walkback, Mulvaney does not say there was no quid pro quo. He says unblocking military aid was not conditioned on DNC server <a href="https://t.co/0fka73G4OL">pic.twitter.com/0fka73G4OL</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:41:52.199Z">11.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Fewer than half of Republicans believe that Trump has “<a href="https://www.people-press.org/2019/10/17/modest-changes-in-views-of-impeachment-proceedings-since-early-september/">definitely not</a>” done things that are grounds for impeachment, according to a new poll from Pew Research Center. </p><p>And a full <a href="https://www.people-press.org/2019/10/17/modest-changes-in-views-of-impeachment-proceedings-since-early-september/">20% of Republicans</a> said they believe that Trump had “probably” or “definitely” done things that are grounds for impeachment. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:15:45.971Z">11.15pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Trump has confirmed that Rick Perry is resigning as energy secretary, and said that Perry’s replacement is a man and “we’ll be be announcing it very shortly.” </p><p>The confirmation came as Trump took questions during a visit to a Louis Vuitton workshop in Texas. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:12:04.218Z">11.12pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s comments during a press conference today about the Trump administration’s political reason for delaying military aid to Ukraine sparked pushback from the Department of Justice, angry reactions from Trump advisers, and concern from a key Republican senator. </p><p>“[Mulvaney] literally said the thing the president and everyone else said did not happen,” an unnamed Trump advisor had told the Washington Post <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry-live-updates/2019/10/17/137bd92e-f056-11e9-89eb-ec56cd414732_story.html">earlier today</a>. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:57:36.924Z">10.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The comments from Trump’s acting chief staff Mick Mulvaney earlier today about a political quid pro quo involved in the delay of military aid to Ukraine are “absolutely a concern,” Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said, according to CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz. </p><p>“You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period,” Murkowski said. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">!! Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski: “yes, absolutely that’s a concern,” when she was told about Mulvaney. "You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period,” she said.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:38:55.273Z">10.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The youngest child of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King was not impressed by Mark Zuckerberg’s reference to her civil rights leader father in his speech today defending Facebook’s policies on political misinformation. </p><p>“I’d like to help Facebook better understand the challenges <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLK?src=hashtag_click">#MLK</a> faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians,” Bernice King wrote on Twitter. “These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination.” </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I heard <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarkZuckerberg?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarkZuckerberg</a>'s ‘free expression’ speech, in which he referenced my father. I'd like to help Facebook better understand the challenges <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLK?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MLK</a> faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians. These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination. <a href="https://t.co/h97gvVmtSZ">pic.twitter.com/h97gvVmtSZ</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:31:38.136Z">10.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>“A feigned concern for free expression.” </p><p>That’s how former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is responding to Mark Zuckerberg’s speech today at Georgetown, in which the Facebook CEO defended the company’s decision to allow misinformation in political advertising on the platform. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:25:41.079Z">10.25pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>This is Lois Beckett, in The Guardian’s California office, taking over this evening’s live politics coverage. </p><p>“I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!” a retired four-star general reportedly exclaimed to another retired commander last week on the parade field at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:59:33.785Z">9.59pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>We’re turning over the blog to our west coast colleague, Lois Beckett, for the next hours to cover more of this very eventful Thursday.</p><p><strong>Here’s where the day stands so far:</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:39:50.907Z">9.39pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reports <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-18/rick-perry-is-said-to-plan-his-exit-as-trump-s-energy-secretary">emerged</a> earlier this year that <strong>Rick Perry </strong>was planning his exit from the <strong>Trump administration</strong>, but the energy secretary’s embroilment in the Ukraine scandal may have accelerated his departure timeline.<br></p><p>Bloomberg News <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-17/energy-chief-perry-tells-trump-he-plans-to-leave-post-soon">reports</a>:</p><p>For months, Perry has been paving the way for his likely successor, Deputy Energy Secretary <strong>Dan Brouillette</strong>, according to a person familiar with the matter. Brouillette has taken a bigger role in some department policy matters, such as natural gas exports, and he has more frequently served as the public face of the agency, including on diplomatic missions to tout American energy to foreign allies.</p><p>Several key Perry aides also recently departed as the secretary prepares to leave. <br></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:33:38.606Z">9.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/us/politics/rick-perry-energy-secretary-resigns.html">provides</a> more context on <strong>Perry</strong>’s widely anticipated resignation as <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary:</p><p> The Perry resignation had been anticipated for several weeks, even before the news emerged of his involvement in efforts to pressure the new president of Ukraine, <strong>Volodymyr Zelensky</strong>, to investigate a company that had worked with <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>, the son of former Vice President <strong>Joseph R. Biden Jr</strong>.<br></p><p>In the ensuing weeks, Mr. Perry has been drawn deeper into the questions around the pressure campaign on Mr. Zelensky, which has spurred an impeachment inquiry that threatens to engulf Mr. Trump’s presidency. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:28:35.241Z">9.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times is now confirming Bloomberg News’ reporting that <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary, <strong>Rick Perry, </strong>has told the president he is resigning.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Perry tells president he's resigning, per administration official. Happened as POTUS headed to Perry's home state of Texas today <a href="https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT">https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:19:39.712Z">9.19pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The Wall Street Journal reported last night that <strong>Perry </strong>called <strong>Rudy Giuliani</strong> at <strong>Trump</strong>’s direction to discuss the president’s concerns over Ukrainian corruption.</p><p>The Journal <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/rick-perry-called-rudy-giuliani-at-trumps-direction-on-ukraine-concerns-11571273635">reported</a>:</p><p> Mr. Perry, in an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, said he contacted Mr. Giuliani in an effort to ease a path to a meeting between Mr. Trump and his new Ukrainian counterpart. He said Mr. Giuliani described to him during their phone call several concerns about Ukraine’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, concerns that haven’t been substantiated.<br></p><p>Mr. Perry also said he never heard the president, any of his appointees, Mr. Giuliani or the Ukrainian regime discuss the possibility of specifically investigating former Vice President <strong>Joe Biden</strong>, a Democratic presidential contender, and his son <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>. Mr. Trump’s request for a probe of the Bidens in a July 25 call with Ukraine’s president has sparked the impeachment inquiry in the House.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:11:45.285Z">9.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Rick Perry</strong>, the energy secretary who has become embroiled in the Ukraine scandal, has told <strong>Trump </strong>that he intends to resign, according to Bloomberg News.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scoop: Energy sec Rick Perry notified the president in writing on Air Force One on the way to Texas that he will be leaving his post soon, sources tell me, <a href="https://twitter.com/jendeben?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jendeben</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AriNatter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AriNatter</a>.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:05:11.670Z">9.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A Republican senator, <strong>Lisa Murkowski </strong>of Alaska, told reporters that she did not think it was appropriate for <strong>Trump </strong>to host the June G7 summit at one of his Florida resorts.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Q: Is it appropriate to hold the G7 at his Doral golf club?<br><br>MURKOWSKI: No.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you work in a domed building in the nation's capital, you will either call this G-7 deal corrupt or your silence will scream out your own corruption. <a href="https://t.co/kJp08HPLEe">pic.twitter.com/kJp08HPLEe</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:55:25.071Z">8.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Just when you thought things couldn’t get weirder: A lawyer based in Colorado Springs, who has been appointed to a federal education board by <strong>Donald Trump</strong>, is a prolific writer on self-help Illuminati books. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">His other books include:<br><br>-- The Illuminati Secret Laws of Money<br>-- The Illuminati Handbook<br>-- 50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati<br>-- 100 Secrets and Habits of the Illuminati for Life Success<br>-- The Abundance Bible &amp; the Secret Powers of Manifesting Wealth Health and Peace of Mind</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:46:36.727Z">8.46pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The House of Representatives held a moment for silence for representative <strong>Elijah Cummings </strong>after the influential chairman of the House oversight committee passed away unexpectedly.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The House of Representatives stands for a solemn moment of silence—"and a lifetime of following an example"—in honor of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. <a href="https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS">https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS</a> <a href="https://t.co/NK5upOklcL">pic.twitter.com/NK5upOklcL</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:33:07.340Z">8.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>It appears that <strong>Trump</strong>’s external legal team is now attempting to distance itself from <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s press briefing today, where the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the existence of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump outside attorney Jay Sekulow to CNN: "The legal team was not involved in the Acting Chief of Staff's press briefing."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:28:42.803Z">8.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Adam Schiff</strong>, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill that <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s admission of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine makes the impeachment situation “much, much worse.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Schiff when asked about Mulvaney admission of quid pro quo: The situation has “gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.” I asked if he hopes to bring Mulvaney in for a deposition. Schiff said he had “nothing further to add at this time.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:17:22.869Z">8.17pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A senior justice department official said that the DOJ was not at all aware of <strong>Trump </strong>withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand an investigation into a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, as <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>claimed hours ago.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW - A senior DOJ official has now provided this statement to reporters further distancing the department from Mulvaney’s comments: “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us.” <a href="https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI">https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:06:12.914Z">8.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The blog is following news on a number of different fronts today, including the announcement that the G7 summit in June will be held at <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort in Doral, Florida.</p><p>The news immediately raised concerns that Trump was attempting to profit off the presidency, a claim that his acting chief of staff denied. <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>argued that Trump does not need the business boost because he is so successful in his own right.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How bad does <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realdonaldtrump</a>’s Doral need this business? Look what’s happened there during his presidency. In ONE YEAR, from ‘16-‘17:<br>—revenue fell 13.8%<br>—Net operating income fell 62% <a href="https://t.co/RTr9OST3wd">pic.twitter.com/RTr9OST3wd</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney is wrong.<br><br>I led a team organizing the G8 Summit at Camp David in 2012. The summit was intimate and world leaders were happy – so much so that the UK duplicated the atmosphere a year later at Lough Erne for the 2013 summit. <a href="https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc">https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc</a> <a href="https://t.co/zEIdNIhlT6">pic.twitter.com/zEIdNIhlT6</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:05:56.819Z">8.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Adding to an already eventful day, Facebook CEO <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/mark-zuckerberg">Mark Zuckerberg</a></strong> delivered a talk at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on free speech and the dangers of government censorship. </p><p><em>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy that allows politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.</em></p><p><em>“People worry, and I worry deeply, too, about an erosion of truth,” Zuckerberg told The Washington Post ahead of a speech Thursday at Georgetown University. “At the same time, I don’t think people want to live in a world where you can only say things that tech companies decide are 100 percent true. And I think that those tensions are something we have to live with.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:47:29.546Z">7.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Republican senator <strong>Lindsey Graham</strong>, who has been fiercely critical of <strong>Trump</strong>’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, said he appreciated efforts by the vice president and the secretary of state to negotiate a ceasefire in the region.</p><p>But he interestingly did not refer to the agreement as a ceasefire, merely an attempt at one. The Turkish foreign minister has come out saying that the two countries only agreed to a “pause” in operations in the region. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like we may have made real progress regarding a cease-fire and hopefully a sustainable solution that will prevent the reemergence of ISIS and the abandonment of our ally, the Kurds.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkey has legitimate national security concerns within Syria but they cannot be met by invasion Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Rudy Giuliani US foreign policy Lois Beckett in San Francisco (now) and Lauren Aratani in New York and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier) Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images Rick Perry: Trump energy secretary resigns amid Ukraine scandal – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:2274ead7-f9e2-2371-0caa-72012f9151e2 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:05:56 -0400 <p>Trump confirmed Perry is resigning, and said that his replacement will be announced ‘very shortly’</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-18T00:05:56.167Z">1.05am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Fox News host and Trump ally Sean Hannity called acting chief of staff Mulvaney <a href="https://www.mediaite.com/radio/sean-hannity-ruins-dumb-mick-mulvaney-after-quid-pro-presser-he-doesnt-know-what-hes-talking-about/">“dumb” and “idiotic”</a> after he said in a press conference that there was a political quid pro quo involved in the Trump administration’s holdup of military aid to Ukraine. </p><p>“I don’t even think he knows what he’s talking about. That’s my take on it,” Hannity said on his radio show, <a href="https://www.mediaite.com/radio/sean-hannity-ruins-dumb-mick-mulvaney-after-quid-pro-presser-he-doesnt-know-what-hes-talking-about/">Mediaite reported</a>. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:52:44.458Z">12.52am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The mayor of Doral, Florida, a small town outside of Miami, was taken by surprise by the White House’s announcement that the G7 summit would be held at one of Trump’s own resorts there, the Washington Post reports. </p><p>The announcement, a clear example of using the power of the presidency to benefit Trump’s private interests, has sparked anger and widespread criticism. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I just talked to the mayor of Doral — who now needs to plan to host 8 world leaders and thousands of diplomats.<br>He learned this when we did, by watching Mulvaney on TV. He still hasn’t gotten a call from the White House. <a href="https://t.co/7A9AekUhoy">https://t.co/7A9AekUhoy</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:30:32.053Z">12.30am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In his final hours, Elijah Cummings, the son of sharecroppers who became an influential Democratic congressman from Baltimore, was still working to help immigrants with chronic medical conditions. </p><p>That’s what members of his staff told Massachusetts congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, she tweeted today. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As I was paying my respects to our forever Chairman, his staff told me that in his final hours he signed subpoenas to USCIS and ICE, pursuing justice for immigrants in my district &amp; across the country with chronic medical conditions. A man of his word every moment of his life. <a href="https://t.co/igzUPl1yPF">pic.twitter.com/igzUPl1yPF</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:15:25.914Z">12.15am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>There’s been a lot of news, but the New York congresswoman wants to make sure that nobody forgets one of the president’s casual comments today. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The President of the United States is using the language of ethnic cleansing.<br><br>If we allow him to continue, who would he use it on next? <a href="https://t.co/waSuNK2n3y">https://t.co/waSuNK2n3y</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:12:09.229Z">12.12am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Elon Musk tweets that he is “going offline.” Sounds nice, doesn’t it? </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Going offline for a few days</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T23:10:54.973Z">12.10am <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Even in the new White House statement denying that he said what he said, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney doesn’t quite say that there was no political quid pro quo at all involved in the holdup of military aid to Ukraine, journalist Laura Rozen notes: </p><p>The careful language suggests that the walk back was motivated in particular by the Justice Department’s concerns about what Mulvaney said, Rozen argues. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Even in the walkback, Mulvaney does not say there was no quid pro quo. He says unblocking military aid was not conditioned on DNC server <a href="https://t.co/0fka73G4OL">pic.twitter.com/0fka73G4OL</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:41:52.199Z">11.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Fewer than half of Republicans believe that Trump has “<a href="https://www.people-press.org/2019/10/17/modest-changes-in-views-of-impeachment-proceedings-since-early-september/">definitely not</a>” done things that are grounds for impeachment, according to a new poll from Pew Research Center. </p><p>And a full <a href="https://www.people-press.org/2019/10/17/modest-changes-in-views-of-impeachment-proceedings-since-early-september/">20% of Republicans</a> said they believe that Trump had “probably” or “definitely” done things that are grounds for impeachment. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:15:45.971Z">11.15pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Trump has confirmed that Rick Perry is resigning as energy secretary, and said that Perry’s replacement is a man and “we’ll be be announcing it very shortly.” </p><p>The confirmation came as Trump took questions during a visit to a Louis Vuitton workshop in Texas. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:12:04.218Z">11.12pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s comments during a press conference today about the Trump administration’s political reason for delaying military aid to Ukraine sparked pushback from the Department of Justice, angry reactions from Trump advisers, and concern from a key Republican senator. </p><p>“[Mulvaney] literally said the thing the president and everyone else said did not happen,” an unnamed Trump advisor had told the Washington Post <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry-live-updates/2019/10/17/137bd92e-f056-11e9-89eb-ec56cd414732_story.html">earlier today</a>. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:57:36.924Z">10.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The comments from Trump’s acting chief staff Mick Mulvaney earlier today about a political quid pro quo involved in the delay of military aid to Ukraine are “absolutely a concern,” Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said, according to CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz. </p><p>“You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period,” Murkowski said. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">!! Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski: “yes, absolutely that’s a concern,” when she was told about Mulvaney. "You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period,” she said.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:38:55.273Z">10.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The youngest child of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King was not impressed by Mark Zuckerberg’s reference to her civil rights leader father in his speech today defending Facebook’s policies on political misinformation. </p><p>“I’d like to help Facebook better understand the challenges <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLK?src=hashtag_click">#MLK</a> faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians,” Bernice King wrote on Twitter. “These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination.” </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I heard <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarkZuckerberg?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarkZuckerberg</a>'s ‘free expression’ speech, in which he referenced my father. I'd like to help Facebook better understand the challenges <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLK?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MLK</a> faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians. These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination. <a href="https://t.co/h97gvVmtSZ">pic.twitter.com/h97gvVmtSZ</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:31:38.136Z">10.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>“A feigned concern for free expression.” </p><p>That’s how former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is responding to Mark Zuckerberg’s speech today at Georgetown, in which the Facebook CEO defended the company’s decision to allow misinformation in political advertising on the platform. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:25:41.079Z">10.25pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>This is Lois Beckett, in The Guardian’s California office, taking over this evening’s live politics coverage. </p><p>“I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!” a retired four-star general reportedly exclaimed to another retired commander last week on the parade field at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:59:33.785Z">9.59pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>We’re turning over the blog to our west coast colleague, Lois Beckett, for the next hours to cover more of this very eventful Thursday.</p><p><strong>Here’s where the day stands so far:</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:39:50.907Z">9.39pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reports <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-18/rick-perry-is-said-to-plan-his-exit-as-trump-s-energy-secretary">emerged</a> earlier this year that <strong>Rick Perry </strong>was planning his exit from the <strong>Trump administration</strong>, but the energy secretary’s embroilment in the Ukraine scandal may have accelerated his departure timeline.<br></p><p>Bloomberg News <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-17/energy-chief-perry-tells-trump-he-plans-to-leave-post-soon">reports</a>:</p><p>For months, Perry has been paving the way for his likely successor, Deputy Energy Secretary <strong>Dan Brouillette</strong>, according to a person familiar with the matter. Brouillette has taken a bigger role in some department policy matters, such as natural gas exports, and he has more frequently served as the public face of the agency, including on diplomatic missions to tout American energy to foreign allies.</p><p>Several key Perry aides also recently departed as the secretary prepares to leave. <br></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:33:38.606Z">9.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/us/politics/rick-perry-energy-secretary-resigns.html">provides</a> more context on <strong>Perry</strong>’s widely anticipated resignation as <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary:</p><p> The Perry resignation had been anticipated for several weeks, even before the news emerged of his involvement in efforts to pressure the new president of Ukraine, <strong>Volodymyr Zelensky</strong>, to investigate a company that had worked with <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>, the son of former Vice President <strong>Joseph R. Biden Jr</strong>.<br></p><p>In the ensuing weeks, Mr. Perry has been drawn deeper into the questions around the pressure campaign on Mr. Zelensky, which has spurred an impeachment inquiry that threatens to engulf Mr. Trump’s presidency. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:28:35.241Z">9.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times is now confirming Bloomberg News’ reporting that <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary, <strong>Rick Perry, </strong>has told the president he is resigning.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Perry tells president he's resigning, per administration official. Happened as POTUS headed to Perry's home state of Texas today <a href="https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT">https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:19:39.712Z">9.19pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The Wall Street Journal reported last night that <strong>Perry </strong>called <strong>Rudy Giuliani</strong> at <strong>Trump</strong>’s direction to discuss the president’s concerns over Ukrainian corruption.</p><p>The Journal <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/rick-perry-called-rudy-giuliani-at-trumps-direction-on-ukraine-concerns-11571273635">reported</a>:</p><p> Mr. Perry, in an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, said he contacted Mr. Giuliani in an effort to ease a path to a meeting between Mr. Trump and his new Ukrainian counterpart. He said Mr. Giuliani described to him during their phone call several concerns about Ukraine’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, concerns that haven’t been substantiated.<br></p><p>Mr. Perry also said he never heard the president, any of his appointees, Mr. Giuliani or the Ukrainian regime discuss the possibility of specifically investigating former Vice President <strong>Joe Biden</strong>, a Democratic presidential contender, and his son <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>. Mr. Trump’s request for a probe of the Bidens in a July 25 call with Ukraine’s president has sparked the impeachment inquiry in the House.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:11:45.285Z">9.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Rick Perry</strong>, the energy secretary who has become embroiled in the Ukraine scandal, has told <strong>Trump </strong>that he intends to resign, according to Bloomberg News.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scoop: Energy sec Rick Perry notified the president in writing on Air Force One on the way to Texas that he will be leaving his post soon, sources tell me, <a href="https://twitter.com/jendeben?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jendeben</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AriNatter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AriNatter</a>.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:05:11.670Z">9.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A Republican senator, <strong>Lisa Murkowski </strong>of Alaska, told reporters that she did not think it was appropriate for <strong>Trump </strong>to host the June G7 summit at one of his Florida resorts.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Q: Is it appropriate to hold the G7 at his Doral golf club?<br><br>MURKOWSKI: No.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you work in a domed building in the nation's capital, you will either call this G-7 deal corrupt or your silence will scream out your own corruption. <a href="https://t.co/kJp08HPLEe">pic.twitter.com/kJp08HPLEe</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:55:25.071Z">8.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Just when you thought things couldn’t get weirder: A lawyer based in Colorado Springs, who has been appointed to a federal education board by <strong>Donald Trump</strong>, is a prolific writer on self-help Illuminati books. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">His other books include:<br><br>-- The Illuminati Secret Laws of Money<br>-- The Illuminati Handbook<br>-- 50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati<br>-- 100 Secrets and Habits of the Illuminati for Life Success<br>-- The Abundance Bible &amp; the Secret Powers of Manifesting Wealth Health and Peace of Mind</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:46:36.727Z">8.46pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The House of Representatives held a moment for silence for representative <strong>Elijah Cummings </strong>after the influential chairman of the House oversight committee passed away unexpectedly.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The House of Representatives stands for a solemn moment of silence—"and a lifetime of following an example"—in honor of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. <a href="https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS">https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS</a> <a href="https://t.co/NK5upOklcL">pic.twitter.com/NK5upOklcL</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:33:07.340Z">8.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>It appears that <strong>Trump</strong>’s external legal team is now attempting to distance itself from <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s press briefing today, where the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the existence of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump outside attorney Jay Sekulow to CNN: "The legal team was not involved in the Acting Chief of Staff's press briefing."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:28:42.803Z">8.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Adam Schiff</strong>, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill that <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s admission of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine makes the impeachment situation “much, much worse.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Schiff when asked about Mulvaney admission of quid pro quo: The situation has “gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.” I asked if he hopes to bring Mulvaney in for a deposition. Schiff said he had “nothing further to add at this time.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:17:22.869Z">8.17pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A senior justice department official said that the DOJ was not at all aware of <strong>Trump </strong>withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand an investigation into a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, as <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>claimed hours ago.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW - A senior DOJ official has now provided this statement to reporters further distancing the department from Mulvaney’s comments: “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us.” <a href="https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI">https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:06:12.914Z">8.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The blog is following news on a number of different fronts today, including the announcement that the G7 summit in June will be held at <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort in Doral, Florida.</p><p>The news immediately raised concerns that Trump was attempting to profit off the presidency, a claim that his acting chief of staff denied. <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>argued that Trump does not need the business boost because he is so successful in his own right.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How bad does <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realdonaldtrump</a>’s Doral need this business? Look what’s happened there during his presidency. In ONE YEAR, from ‘16-‘17:<br>—revenue fell 13.8%<br>—Net operating income fell 62% <a href="https://t.co/RTr9OST3wd">pic.twitter.com/RTr9OST3wd</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney is wrong.<br><br>I led a team organizing the G8 Summit at Camp David in 2012. The summit was intimate and world leaders were happy – so much so that the UK duplicated the atmosphere a year later at Lough Erne for the 2013 summit. <a href="https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc">https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc</a> <a href="https://t.co/zEIdNIhlT6">pic.twitter.com/zEIdNIhlT6</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:05:56.819Z">8.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Adding to an already eventful day, Facebook CEO <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/mark-zuckerberg">Mark Zuckerberg</a></strong> delivered a talk at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on free speech and the dangers of government censorship. </p><p><em>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy that allows politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.</em></p><p><em>“People worry, and I worry deeply, too, about an erosion of truth,” Zuckerberg told The Washington Post ahead of a speech Thursday at Georgetown University. “At the same time, I don’t think people want to live in a world where you can only say things that tech companies decide are 100 percent true. And I think that those tensions are something we have to live with.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:47:29.546Z">7.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Republican senator <strong>Lindsey Graham</strong>, who has been fiercely critical of <strong>Trump</strong>’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, said he appreciated efforts by the vice president and the secretary of state to negotiate a ceasefire in the region.</p><p>But he interestingly did not refer to the agreement as a ceasefire, merely an attempt at one. The Turkish foreign minister has come out saying that the two countries only agreed to a “pause” in operations in the region. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like we may have made real progress regarding a cease-fire and hopefully a sustainable solution that will prevent the reemergence of ISIS and the abandonment of our ally, the Kurds.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkey has legitimate national security concerns within Syria but they cannot be met by invasion and force of arms.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lindsey Graham calls the Pence-Pompeo Syria cease-fire `encouraging,' but says he's still introducing his Turkey sanctions bill.<br><br> `We're ready to come and hit Turkey hard if they don't get out of Syria and r Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Rudy Giuliani US foreign policy Lois Beckett in San Francisco (now) and Lauren Aratani in New York and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier) Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images Halloween 2019: Costumes will create 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste, report warns https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/halloween-2019-costumes-will-create-2000-tonnes-plastic-waste/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3524e173-e48e-e911-147f-ff30fd9430d2 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400 storytype:standard topics:things/environment structure:news topics:events/halloween topics:things/plastic Lizzie Roberts Obese people are 'drowning in their own fat', as it blocks airways in the lungs, study finds  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/obese-people-drowning-fat-blocks-airways-lungs-study-finds/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5d056165-16f4-0d77-f9b0-1fcb0b2289d0 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400 topics:things/obesity storytype:standard topics:things/asthma structure:news topics:things/hospitals topics:things/body topics:things/exercise topics:things/body-mass-index Laura Donnelly Rick Perry: Trump energy secretary reportedly resigns amid Ukraine scandal – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:d2c825c2-f47f-ec33-e7d5-640ca20b3817 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:41:52 -0400 <p>Rick Perry has told Trump that he intends to resign, reports say, a move that has been anticipated for several weeks</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:41:52.199Z">11.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Fewer than half of Republicans believe that Trump has “<a href="https://www.people-press.org/2019/10/17/modest-changes-in-views-of-impeachment-proceedings-since-early-september/">definitely not</a>” done things that are grounds for impeachment, according to a new poll from Pew Research Center. </p><p>And a full <a href="https://www.people-press.org/2019/10/17/modest-changes-in-views-of-impeachment-proceedings-since-early-september/">20% of Republicans</a> said they believe that Trump had “probably” or “definitely” done things that are grounds for impeachment. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:15:45.971Z">11.15pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Trump has confirmed that Rick Perry is resigning as energy secretary, and said that Perry’s replacement is a man and “we’ll be be announcing it very shortly.” </p><p>The confirmation came as Trump took questions during a visit to a Louis Vuitton workshop in Texas. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T22:12:04.218Z">11.12pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s comments during a press conference today about the Trump administration’s political reason for delaying military aid to Ukraine sparked pushback from the Department of Justice, angry reactions from Trump advisers, and concern from a key Republican senator. </p><p>“[Mulvaney] literally said the thing the president and everyone else said did not happen,” an unnamed Trump advisor had told the Washington Post <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry-live-updates/2019/10/17/137bd92e-f056-11e9-89eb-ec56cd414732_story.html">earlier today</a>. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:57:36.924Z">10.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The comments from Trump’s acting chief staff Mick Mulvaney earlier today about a political quid pro quo involved in the delay of military aid to Ukraine are “absolutely a concern,” Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said, according to CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz. </p><p>“You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period,” Murkowski said. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">!! Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski: “yes, absolutely that’s a concern,” when she was told about Mulvaney. "You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period,” she said.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:38:55.273Z">10.38pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The youngest child of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King was not impressed by Mark Zuckerberg’s reference to her civil rights leader father in his speech today defending Facebook’s policies on political misinformation. </p><p>“I’d like to help Facebook better understand the challenges <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLK?src=hashtag_click">#MLK</a> faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians,” Bernice King wrote on Twitter. “These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination.” </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I heard <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarkZuckerberg?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarkZuckerberg</a>'s ‘free expression’ speech, in which he referenced my father. I'd like to help Facebook better understand the challenges <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLK?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MLK</a> faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians. These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination. <a href="https://t.co/h97gvVmtSZ">pic.twitter.com/h97gvVmtSZ</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:31:38.136Z">10.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>“A feigned concern for free expression.” </p><p>That’s how former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is responding to Mark Zuckerberg’s speech today at Georgetown, in which the Facebook CEO defended the company’s decision to allow misinformation in political advertising on the platform. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T21:25:41.079Z">10.25pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>This is Lois Beckett, in The Guardian’s California office, taking over this evening’s live politics coverage. </p><p>“I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!” a retired four-star general reportedly exclaimed to another retired commander last week on the parade field at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:59:33.785Z">9.59pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>We’re turning over the blog to our west coast colleague, Lois Beckett, for the next hours to cover more of this very eventful Thursday.</p><p><strong>Here’s where the day stands so far:</strong></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:39:50.907Z">9.39pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reports <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-18/rick-perry-is-said-to-plan-his-exit-as-trump-s-energy-secretary">emerged</a> earlier this year that <strong>Rick Perry </strong>was planning his exit from the <strong>Trump administration</strong>, but the energy secretary’s embroilment in the Ukraine scandal may have accelerated his departure timeline.<br></p><p>Bloomberg News <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-17/energy-chief-perry-tells-trump-he-plans-to-leave-post-soon">reports</a>:</p><p>For months, Perry has been paving the way for his likely successor, Deputy Energy Secretary <strong>Dan Brouillette</strong>, according to a person familiar with the matter. Brouillette has taken a bigger role in some department policy matters, such as natural gas exports, and he has more frequently served as the public face of the agency, including on diplomatic missions to tout American energy to foreign allies.</p><p>Several key Perry aides also recently departed as the secretary prepares to leave. <br></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:33:38.606Z">9.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/us/politics/rick-perry-energy-secretary-resigns.html">provides</a> more context on <strong>Perry</strong>’s widely anticipated resignation as <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary:</p><p> The Perry resignation had been anticipated for several weeks, even before the news emerged of his involvement in efforts to pressure the new president of Ukraine, <strong>Volodymyr Zelensky</strong>, to investigate a company that had worked with <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>, the son of former Vice President <strong>Joseph R. Biden Jr</strong>.<br></p><p>In the ensuing weeks, Mr. Perry has been drawn deeper into the questions around the pressure campaign on Mr. Zelensky, which has spurred an impeachment inquiry that threatens to engulf Mr. Trump’s presidency. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:28:35.241Z">9.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times is now confirming Bloomberg News’ reporting that <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary, <strong>Rick Perry, </strong>has told the president he is resigning.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Perry tells president he's resigning, per administration official. Happened as POTUS headed to Perry's home state of Texas today <a href="https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT">https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:19:39.712Z">9.19pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The Wall Street Journal reported last night that <strong>Perry </strong>called <strong>Rudy Giuliani</strong> at <strong>Trump</strong>’s direction to discuss the president’s concerns over Ukrainian corruption.</p><p>The Journal <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/rick-perry-called-rudy-giuliani-at-trumps-direction-on-ukraine-concerns-11571273635">reported</a>:</p><p> Mr. Perry, in an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, said he contacted Mr. Giuliani in an effort to ease a path to a meeting between Mr. Trump and his new Ukrainian counterpart. He said Mr. Giuliani described to him during their phone call several concerns about Ukraine’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, concerns that haven’t been substantiated.<br></p><p>Mr. Perry also said he never heard the president, any of his appointees, Mr. Giuliani or the Ukrainian regime discuss the possibility of specifically investigating former Vice President <strong>Joe Biden</strong>, a Democratic presidential contender, and his son <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>. Mr. Trump’s request for a probe of the Bidens in a July 25 call with Ukraine’s president has sparked the impeachment inquiry in the House.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:11:45.285Z">9.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Rick Perry</strong>, the energy secretary who has become embroiled in the Ukraine scandal, has told <strong>Trump </strong>that he intends to resign, according to Bloomberg News.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scoop: Energy sec Rick Perry notified the president in writing on Air Force One on the way to Texas that he will be leaving his post soon, sources tell me, <a href="https://twitter.com/jendeben?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jendeben</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AriNatter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AriNatter</a>.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:05:11.670Z">9.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A Republican senator, <strong>Lisa Murkowski </strong>of Alaska, told reporters that she did not think it was appropriate for <strong>Trump </strong>to host the June G7 summit at one of his Florida resorts.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Q: Is it appropriate to hold the G7 at his Doral golf club?<br><br>MURKOWSKI: No.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you work in a domed building in the nation's capital, you will either call this G-7 deal corrupt or your silence will scream out your own corruption. <a href="https://t.co/kJp08HPLEe">pic.twitter.com/kJp08HPLEe</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:55:25.071Z">8.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Just when you thought things couldn’t get weirder: A lawyer based in Colorado Springs, who has been appointed to a federal education board by <strong>Donald Trump</strong>, is a prolific writer on self-help Illuminati books. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">His other books include:<br><br>-- The Illuminati Secret Laws of Money<br>-- The Illuminati Handbook<br>-- 50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati<br>-- 100 Secrets and Habits of the Illuminati for Life Success<br>-- The Abundance Bible &amp; the Secret Powers of Manifesting Wealth Health and Peace of Mind</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:46:36.727Z">8.46pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The House of Representatives held a moment for silence for representative <strong>Elijah Cummings </strong>after the influential chairman of the House oversight committee passed away unexpectedly.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The House of Representatives stands for a solemn moment of silence—"and a lifetime of following an example"—in honor of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. <a href="https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS">https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS</a> <a href="https://t.co/NK5upOklcL">pic.twitter.com/NK5upOklcL</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:33:07.340Z">8.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>It appears that <strong>Trump</strong>’s external legal team is now attempting to distance itself from <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s press briefing today, where the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the existence of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump outside attorney Jay Sekulow to CNN: "The legal team was not involved in the Acting Chief of Staff's press briefing."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:28:42.803Z">8.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Adam Schiff</strong>, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill that <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s admission of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine makes the impeachment situation “much, much worse.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Schiff when asked about Mulvaney admission of quid pro quo: The situation has “gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.” I asked if he hopes to bring Mulvaney in for a deposition. Schiff said he had “nothing further to add at this time.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:17:22.869Z">8.17pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A senior justice department official said that the DOJ was not at all aware of <strong>Trump </strong>withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand an investigation into a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, as <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>claimed hours ago.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW - A senior DOJ official has now provided this statement to reporters further distancing the department from Mulvaney’s comments: “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us.” <a href="https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI">https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:06:12.914Z">8.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The blog is following news on a number of different fronts today, including the announcement that the G7 summit in June will be held at <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort in Doral, Florida.</p><p>The news immediately raised concerns that Trump was attempting to profit off the presidency, a claim that his acting chief of staff denied. <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>argued that Trump does not need the business boost because he is so successful in his own right.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How bad does <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realdonaldtrump</a>’s Doral need this business? Look what’s happened there during his presidency. In ONE YEAR, from ‘16-‘17:<br>—revenue fell 13.8%<br>—Net operating income fell 62% <a href="https://t.co/RTr9OST3wd">pic.twitter.com/RTr9OST3wd</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney is wrong.<br><br>I led a team organizing the G8 Summit at Camp David in 2012. The summit was intimate and world leaders were happy – so much so that the UK duplicated the atmosphere a year later at Lough Erne for the 2013 summit. <a href="https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc">https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc</a> <a href="https://t.co/zEIdNIhlT6">pic.twitter.com/zEIdNIhlT6</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:05:56.819Z">8.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Adding to an already eventful day, Facebook CEO <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/mark-zuckerberg">Mark Zuckerberg</a></strong> delivered a talk at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on free speech and the dangers of government censorship. </p><p><em>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy that allows politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.</em></p><p><em>“People worry, and I worry deeply, too, about an erosion of truth,” Zuckerberg told The Washington Post ahead of a speech Thursday at Georgetown University. “At the same time, I don’t think people want to live in a world where you can only say things that tech companies decide are 100 percent true. And I think that those tensions are something we have to live with.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:47:29.546Z">7.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Republican senator <strong>Lindsey Graham</strong>, who has been fiercely critical of <strong>Trump</strong>’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, said he appreciated efforts by the vice president and the secretary of state to negotiate a ceasefire in the region.</p><p>But he interestingly did not refer to the agreement as a ceasefire, merely an attempt at one. The Turkish foreign minister has come out saying that the two countries only agreed to a “pause” in operations in the region. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like we may have made real progress regarding a cease-fire and hopefully a sustainable solution that will prevent the reemergence of ISIS and the abandonment of our ally, the Kurds.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkey has legitimate national security concerns within Syria but they cannot be met by invasion and force of arms.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lindsey Graham calls the Pence-Pompeo Syria cease-fire `encouraging,' but says he's still introducing his Turkey sanctions bill.<br><br> `We're ready to come and hit Turkey hard if they don't get out of Syria and reset the table. I appreciate what Pompeo and Pence have done.'</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:30:59.248Z">7.30pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>has arrived in Texas to attend the ribbon-cutting of a Louis Vuitton workshop and speak at a campaign rally, and the president is praising the “amazing” ceasefire in Syria just announced by the vice president.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pres. Trump praises "amazing" ceasefire and thanks Pres. Erdogan.<br><br>"They couldn't get it without a little rough love, as I call it." <a href="https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp">https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp</a> <a href="https://t.co/6g9BIKUKa7">pic.twitter.com/6g9BIKUKa7</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:29:19.180Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s a copy of the US’ official statement on the agreement reached with Turkey, handed out at today’s press conference with vice president <strong>Mike Pence</strong>. </p><p>The statement says that Turkish authorities will “pause” their operations in Syria to allow the withdrawal of the Kurdish YPG forces. The pause will last 120 hours and will be “halted upon completion of this withdrawal”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Text of the U.S.-Turkey Joint Statement on Northeast Syria <a href="https://t.co/Bs57szLeYZ">pic.twitter.com/Bs57szLeYZ</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:20:29.451Z">7.20pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is taking a victory lap after his vice president, <strong>Mike Pence</strong>, announced that the US and Turkey had negotiated a ceasefire in Syria.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in following a necessary, but somewhat unconventional, path. People have been trying to make this “Deal” for many years. Millions of lives will be saved. Congratulations to ALL!</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The ceasefire deal "sounds like very good news for President Erdogan," veteran British peace negotiator Jonathan Powell tells me.<br><br>"What the Americans have actually done is facilitated the surrender of the allies, the Kurds."<br><br>"It does sound a pretty one-sided agreement.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pence</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pompeo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pompeo</a> have repeatedly used "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YPG?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YPG</a>" &amp; "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDF</a>" interchangeably.<br><br>That detail is crucially important.<br><br>But in short, the US just granted <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Erodgan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Erodgan</a> *everything* he's demanded all along, seemingly in exchange for nothing. <a href="https://t.co/onYA5tgF0l">pic.twitter.com/onYA5tgF0l</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:16:21.827Z">7.16pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reports are coming out the Turkish foreign minister <strong>Mevlut Cavusoglu</strong> has said that the agreement is <em>not </em>a ceasefire but a pause in operations. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu just now: "We will suspend the Peace Spring operation for 120 hours for the PKK/YPG to withdraw. This is not a ceasefire."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:58:26.400Z">6.58pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The ceasefire will be 120 hours – five days. Pence seems confident that a permanent ceasefire will be in place. During the five days, Kurdish troops will withdraw from as Turkey creates a 20-mile “safe zone”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence announces what he describes as an agreement with Turkey for a temporary (120-hour) Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Rudy Giuliani US foreign policy Lois Beckett in San Francisco (now) and Lauren Aratani in New York and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier) Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images Rick Perry reportedly informs Trump he intends to resign – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:9d38521a-79fd-f4d6-52a4-a2fd093cb775 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:33:38 -0400 <p>The energy secretary who has become embroiled in the Ukraine scandal has told Trump that he intends to resign, reports say</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:33:38.606Z">9.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/us/politics/rick-perry-energy-secretary-resigns.html">provides</a> more context on <strong>Perry</strong>’s widely anticipated resignation as <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary:</p><p> The Perry resignation had been anticipated for several weeks, even before the news emerged of his involvement in efforts to pressure the new president of Ukraine, <strong>Volodymyr Zelensky</strong>, to investigate a company that had worked with <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>, the son of former Vice President <strong>Joseph R. Biden Jr</strong>.<br></p><p>In the ensuing weeks, Mr. Perry has been drawn deeper into the questions around the pressure campaign on Mr. Zelensky, which has spurred an impeachment inquiry that threatens to engulf Mr. Trump’s presidency. ...</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:28:35.241Z">9.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The New York Times is now confirming Bloomberg News’ reporting that <strong>Trump</strong>’s energy secretary, <strong>Rick Perry, </strong>has told the president he is resigning.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Perry tells president he's resigning, per administration official. Happened as POTUS headed to Perry's home state of Texas today <a href="https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT">https://t.co/Vas6sWSuxT</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:19:39.712Z">9.19pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The Wall Street Journal reported last night that <strong>Perry </strong>called <strong>Rudy Giuliani</strong> at <strong>Trump</strong>’s direction to discuss the president’s concerns over Ukrainian corruption.</p><p>The Journal <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/rick-perry-called-rudy-giuliani-at-trumps-direction-on-ukraine-concerns-11571273635">reported</a>:</p><p> Mr. Perry, in an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, said he contacted Mr. Giuliani in an effort to ease a path to a meeting between Mr. Trump and his new Ukrainian counterpart. He said Mr. Giuliani described to him during their phone call several concerns about Ukraine’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, concerns that haven’t been substantiated.<br></p><p>Mr. Perry also said he never heard the president, any of his appointees, Mr. Giuliani or the Ukrainian regime discuss the possibility of specifically investigating former Vice President <strong>Joe Biden</strong>, a Democratic presidential contender, and his son <strong>Hunter Biden</strong>. Mr. Trump’s request for a probe of the Bidens in a July 25 call with Ukraine’s president has sparked the impeachment inquiry in the House.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:11:45.285Z">9.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Rick Perry</strong>, the energy secretary who has become embroiled in the Ukraine scandal, has told <strong>Trump </strong>that he intends to resign, according to Bloomberg News.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scoop: Energy sec Rick Perry notified the president in writing on Air Force One on the way to Texas that he will be leaving his post soon, sources tell me, <a href="https://twitter.com/jendeben?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jendeben</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AriNatter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AriNatter</a>.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:05:11.670Z">9.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A Republican senator, <strong>Lisa Murkowski </strong>of Alaska, told reporters that she did not think it was appropriate for <strong>Trump </strong>to host the June G7 summit at one of his Florida resorts.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Q: Is it appropriate to hold the G7 at his Doral golf club?<br><br>MURKOWSKI: No.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you work in a domed building in the nation's capital, you will either call this G-7 deal corrupt or your silence will scream out your own corruption. <a href="https://t.co/kJp08HPLEe">pic.twitter.com/kJp08HPLEe</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:55:25.071Z">8.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Just when you thought things couldn’t get weirder: A lawyer based in Colorado Springs, who has been appointed to a federal education board by <strong>Donald Trump</strong>, is a prolific writer on self-help Illuminati books. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">His other books include:<br><br>-- The Illuminati Secret Laws of Money<br>-- The Illuminati Handbook<br>-- 50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati<br>-- 100 Secrets and Habits of the Illuminati for Life Success<br>-- The Abundance Bible &amp; the Secret Powers of Manifesting Wealth Health and Peace of Mind</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:46:36.727Z">8.46pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The House of Representatives held a moment for silence for representative <strong>Elijah Cummings </strong>after the influential chairman of the House oversight committee passed away unexpectedly.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The House of Representatives stands for a solemn moment of silence—"and a lifetime of following an example"—in honor of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. <a href="https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS">https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS</a> <a href="https://t.co/NK5upOklcL">pic.twitter.com/NK5upOklcL</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:33:07.340Z">8.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>It appears that <strong>Trump</strong>’s external legal team is now attempting to distance itself from <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s press briefing today, where the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the existence of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump outside attorney Jay Sekulow to CNN: "The legal team was not involved in the Acting Chief of Staff's press briefing."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:28:42.803Z">8.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Adam Schiff</strong>, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill that <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s admission of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine makes the impeachment situation “much, much worse.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Schiff when asked about Mulvaney admission of quid pro quo: The situation has “gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.” I asked if he hopes to bring Mulvaney in for a deposition. Schiff said he had “nothing further to add at this time.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:17:22.869Z">8.17pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A senior justice department official said that the DOJ was not at all aware of <strong>Trump </strong>withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand an investigation into a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, as <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>claimed hours ago.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW - A senior DOJ official has now provided this statement to reporters further distancing the department from Mulvaney’s comments: “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us.” <a href="https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI">https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:06:12.914Z">8.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The blog is following news on a number of different fronts today, including the announcement that the G7 summit in June will be held at <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort in Doral, Florida.</p><p>The news immediately raised concerns that Trump was attempting to profit off the presidency, a claim that his acting chief of staff denied. <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>argued that Trump does not need the business boost because he is so successful in his own right.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How bad does <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realdonaldtrump</a>’s Doral need this business? Look what’s happened there during his presidency. In ONE YEAR, from ‘16-‘17:<br>—revenue fell 13.8%<br>—Net operating income fell 62% <a href="https://t.co/RTr9OST3wd">pic.twitter.com/RTr9OST3wd</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney is wrong.<br><br>I led a team organizing the G8 Summit at Camp David in 2012. The summit was intimate and world leaders were happy – so much so that the UK duplicated the atmosphere a year later at Lough Erne for the 2013 summit. <a href="https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc">https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc</a> <a href="https://t.co/zEIdNIhlT6">pic.twitter.com/zEIdNIhlT6</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:05:56.819Z">8.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Adding to an already eventful day, Facebook CEO <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/mark-zuckerberg">Mark Zuckerberg</a></strong> delivered a talk at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on free speech and the dangers of government censorship. </p><p><em>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy that allows politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.</em></p><p><em>“People worry, and I worry deeply, too, about an erosion of truth,” Zuckerberg told The Washington Post ahead of a speech Thursday at Georgetown University. “At the same time, I don’t think people want to live in a world where you can only say things that tech companies decide are 100 percent true. And I think that those tensions are something we have to live with.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:47:29.546Z">7.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Republican senator <strong>Lindsey Graham</strong>, who has been fiercely critical of <strong>Trump</strong>’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, said he appreciated efforts by the vice president and the secretary of state to negotiate a ceasefire in the region.</p><p>But he interestingly did not refer to the agreement as a ceasefire, merely an attempt at one. The Turkish foreign minister has come out saying that the two countries only agreed to a “pause” in operations in the region. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like we may have made real progress regarding a cease-fire and hopefully a sustainable solution that will prevent the reemergence of ISIS and the abandonment of our ally, the Kurds.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkey has legitimate national security concerns within Syria but they cannot be met by invasion and force of arms.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lindsey Graham calls the Pence-Pompeo Syria cease-fire `encouraging,' but says he's still introducing his Turkey sanctions bill.<br><br> `We're ready to come and hit Turkey hard if they don't get out of Syria and reset the table. I appreciate what Pompeo and Pence have done.'</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:30:59.248Z">7.30pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>has arrived in Texas to attend the ribbon-cutting of a Louis Vuitton workshop and speak at a campaign rally, and the president is praising the “amazing” ceasefire in Syria just announced by the vice president.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pres. Trump praises "amazing" ceasefire and thanks Pres. Erdogan.<br><br>"They couldn't get it without a little rough love, as I call it." <a href="https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp">https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp</a> <a href="https://t.co/6g9BIKUKa7">pic.twitter.com/6g9BIKUKa7</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:29:19.180Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s a copy of the US’ official statement on the agreement reached with Turkey, handed out at today’s press conference with vice president <strong>Mike Pence</strong>. </p><p>The statement says that Turkish authorities will “pause” their operations in Syria to allow the withdrawal of the Kurdish YPG forces. The pause will last 120 hours and will be “halted upon completion of this withdrawal”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Text of the U.S.-Turkey Joint Statement on Northeast Syria <a href="https://t.co/Bs57szLeYZ">pic.twitter.com/Bs57szLeYZ</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:20:29.451Z">7.20pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is taking a victory lap after his vice president, <strong>Mike Pence</strong>, announced that the US and Turkey had negotiated a ceasefire in Syria.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in following a necessary, but somewhat unconventional, path. People have been trying to make this “Deal” for many years. Millions of lives will be saved. Congratulations to ALL!</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The ceasefire deal "sounds like very good news for President Erdogan," veteran British peace negotiator Jonathan Powell tells me.<br><br>"What the Americans have actually done is facilitated the surrender of the allies, the Kurds."<br><br>"It does sound a pretty one-sided agreement.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pence</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pompeo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pompeo</a> have repeatedly used "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YPG?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YPG</a>" &amp; "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDF</a>" interchangeably.<br><br>That detail is crucially important.<br><br>But in short, the US just granted <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Erodgan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Erodgan</a> *everything* he's demanded all along, seemingly in exchange for nothing. <a href="https://t.co/onYA5tgF0l">pic.twitter.com/onYA5tgF0l</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:16:21.827Z">7.16pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reports are coming out the Turkish foreign minister <strong>Mevlut Cavusoglu</strong> has said that the agreement is <em>not </em>a ceasefire but a pause in operations. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu just now: "We will suspend the Peace Spring operation for 120 hours for the PKK/YPG to withdraw. This is not a ceasefire."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:58:26.400Z">6.58pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The ceasefire will be 120 hours – five days. Pence seems confident that a permanent ceasefire will be in place. During the five days, Kurdish troops will withdraw from as Turkey creates a 20-mile “safe zone”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence announces what he describes as an agreement with Turkey for a temporary (120-hour) "pause" in fighting in Syria, while US "facilitates" the withdrawal of mostly Kurdish forces from the area Turkey wants to control. If they do, Turkey will make pause permanent, he says.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence says YPG/SDF gave the US repeated assurances they will "be moving out"</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:47:23.097Z">6.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Pence said because Turkey agreed to a ceasefire, the US agreed not to implement any sanctions. Once a permanent ceasefire is in place, economic sanctions will be removed. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence says US has agreed not to implement any more sanctions on Turkey during ceasefire and says once permanent ceasefire takes effect, the US will revoke economic punishments taken in response to Turkey's actions in Syria</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:41:01.258Z">6.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Vice-president Mike Pence just announced a ceasefire in Syria, negotiated with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to stop fighting to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from Turkey’s designated safe zone. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">MIKE PENCE: “Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria.”<a href="https://t.co/aSajWNbVVN">pic.twitter.com/aSajWNbVVN</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:34:07.300Z">6.34pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Meanwhile, the press conference with vice president <strong>Mike Pence </strong>and the Turkish president, <strong>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan</strong>, is set to begin shortly.</p><p><strong>Trump </strong>indicated the two leaders had reached some kind of decision on the situation in Syria and predicted “millions of lives” would be saved as a result.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great news out of Turkey. News Conference shortly with <a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VP</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SecPompeo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SecPompeo</a>. Thank you to <a href="https://twitter.com/RTErdogan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RTErdogan</a>. Millions of lives will be saved!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:31:16.865Z">6.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Well, that was a whirlwind of a press briefing from <strong>Mick Mulvaney. </strong>Here are some of the key points that <strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff covered:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:22:59.484Z">6.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>has now concluded his press briefing, during which <strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff dismissed any notion that it was inappropriate to allow political calculations to impact foreign policy.</p><p>Mulvaney said: “We do it all the time. Get over it.” </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney concedes that Trump’s desire to investigate “DNC server” was part of the reason Ukraine aide was held up<br><br>reporter: so it was a quid pro quo<br><br>Mulvaney: we do that all the time. get over it. politics is going to be involved in foreign policy elections do have consequences</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:18:08.137Z">6.18pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>is still speaking at the White House, but it’s worth taking a moment to recognize what <strong>Trump’s </strong>acting chief of staff just confirmed.</p><p>Trump has insisted for weeks that there was no quid pro quo involved in the delaying of US military aid to Ukraine. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">White House admits the quid pro quo occurred, says it’s totally cool though. &gt;&gt; <a href="https://t.co/yZ1zG9rS0G">https://t.co/yZ1zG9rS0G</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:10:08.028Z">6.10pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff<strong>, </strong><strong>Mick Mulvaney, </strong>said that the delay in distributing military aid to Ukraine was indeed connected to an investigation of the 2016 hacking of the <strong>Democratic National Committee.</strong></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney on Ukraine: says the request for a look back to what happened in 2016 WAS part of the reason why Trump held up military aid to Ukraine. The president has previously denied that. Says “we do that all the time with foreign policy.” <a href="https://t.co/Q83ZZHaqNu">pic.twitter.com/Q83ZZHaqNu</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney is at the WH podium saying casually that the WH held up security money from Ukraine until Trump got assurances that the government investigate a conspiracy theory about the 2016 election and the DNC server. A conspiracy theory.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:02:32.783Z">6.02pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The G7 summit will be hosted at one of <strong>Trump’s </strong>resorts near <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/us/miami-democratic-debates.html">Miami</a>, which is already seeing the consequences of the climate crisis in higher temperatures and rising sea levels.</p><p>But the president’s acting chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, said the climate crisis would not be on the agenda for the multi-nation summit.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Climate change will not be on the agenda" at next year's G-7, Mulvaney says</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:57:29.418Z">5.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>brushed off a question from a reporter about how <strong>Trump </strong>could criticize <strong>Joe Biden </strong>for alleged self-dealing (with no evidence) when he is hosting a G7 summit at the president’s resort.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Asked how the president can hit Joe Biden's family for profiting off his vice presidency when he's hosting the G7 at his property, Mick Mulvaney says with a chuckle: "He's going to do that extraordinarily well."</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The WH announces that the absolute best place in the United State Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Rudy Giuliani US foreign policy Lauren Aratani in New York Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images White House's quid pro quo admission makes impeachment situation 'much worse', says Schiff – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:602737ee-aeb5-5067-f040-a3113e3a9b18 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:12:30 -0400 <p>Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Trump withheld military aid to pressure Ukraine to open an inquiry into a debunked conspiracy theory </p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:11:45.285Z">9.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Rick Perry</strong>, the energy secretary who has become embroiled in the Ukraine scandal, has told <strong>Trump </strong>that he intends to resign, according to Bloomberg News.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scoop: Energy sec Rick Perry notified the president in writing on Air Force One on the way to Texas that he will be leaving his post soon, sources tell me, <a href="https://twitter.com/jendeben?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jendeben</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AriNatter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AriNatter</a>.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T20:05:11.670Z">9.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A Republican senator, <strong>Lisa Murkowski </strong>of Alaska, told reporters that she did not think it was appropriate for <strong>Trump </strong>to host the June G7 summit at one of his Florida resorts.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Q: Is it appropriate to hold the G7 at his Doral golf club?<br><br>MURKOWSKI: No.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you work in a domed building in the nation's capital, you will either call this G-7 deal corrupt or your silence will scream out your own corruption. <a href="https://t.co/kJp08HPLEe">pic.twitter.com/kJp08HPLEe</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:55:25.071Z">8.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Just when you thought things couldn’t get weirder: A lawyer based in Colorado Springs, who has been appointed to a federal education board by <strong>Donald Trump</strong>, is a prolific writer on self-help Illuminati books. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">His other books include:<br><br>-- The Illuminati Secret Laws of Money<br>-- The Illuminati Handbook<br>-- 50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati<br>-- 100 Secrets and Habits of the Illuminati for Life Success<br>-- The Abundance Bible &amp; the Secret Powers of Manifesting Wealth Health and Peace of Mind</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:46:36.727Z">8.46pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The House of Representatives held a moment for silence for representative <strong>Elijah Cummings </strong>after the influential chairman of the House oversight committee passed away unexpectedly.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The House of Representatives stands for a solemn moment of silence—"and a lifetime of following an example"—in honor of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. <a href="https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS">https://t.co/5V6eOJGRuS</a> <a href="https://t.co/NK5upOklcL">pic.twitter.com/NK5upOklcL</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:33:07.340Z">8.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>It appears that <strong>Trump</strong>’s external legal team is now attempting to distance itself from <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s press briefing today, where the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the existence of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump outside attorney Jay Sekulow to CNN: "The legal team was not involved in the Acting Chief of Staff's press briefing."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:28:42.803Z">8.28pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Adam Schiff</strong>, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill that <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>’s admission of a quid pro quo in the delaying of military aid to Ukraine makes the impeachment situation “much, much worse.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Schiff when asked about Mulvaney admission of quid pro quo: The situation has “gone from very, very bad to much, much worse.” I asked if he hopes to bring Mulvaney in for a deposition. Schiff said he had “nothing further to add at this time.”</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:17:22.869Z">8.17pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>A senior justice department official said that the DOJ was not at all aware of <strong>Trump </strong>withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand an investigation into a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election, as <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>claimed hours ago.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW - A senior DOJ official has now provided this statement to reporters further distancing the department from Mulvaney’s comments: “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us.” <a href="https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI">https://t.co/zMveOaEhoI</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:06:12.914Z">8.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The blog is following news on a number of different fronts today, including the announcement that the G7 summit in June will be held at <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort in Doral, Florida.</p><p>The news immediately raised concerns that Trump was attempting to profit off the presidency, a claim that his acting chief of staff denied. <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>argued that Trump does not need the business boost because he is so successful in his own right.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How bad does <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realdonaldtrump</a>’s Doral need this business? Look what’s happened there during his presidency. In ONE YEAR, from ‘16-‘17:<br>—revenue fell 13.8%<br>—Net operating income fell 62% <a href="https://t.co/RTr9OST3wd">pic.twitter.com/RTr9OST3wd</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney is wrong.<br><br>I led a team organizing the G8 Summit at Camp David in 2012. The summit was intimate and world leaders were happy – so much so that the UK duplicated the atmosphere a year later at Lough Erne for the 2013 summit. <a href="https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc">https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc</a> <a href="https://t.co/zEIdNIhlT6">pic.twitter.com/zEIdNIhlT6</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:05:56.819Z">8.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Adding to an already eventful day, Facebook CEO <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/mark-zuckerberg">Mark Zuckerberg</a></strong> delivered a talk at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on free speech and the dangers of government censorship. </p><p><em>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy that allows politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.</em></p><p><em>“People worry, and I worry deeply, too, about an erosion of truth,” Zuckerberg told The Washington Post ahead of a speech Thursday at Georgetown University. “At the same time, I don’t think people want to live in a world where you can only say things that tech companies decide are 100 percent true. And I think that those tensions are something we have to live with.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:47:29.546Z">7.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Republican senator <strong>Lindsey Graham</strong>, who has been fiercely critical of <strong>Trump</strong>’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, said he appreciated efforts by the vice president and the secretary of state to negotiate a ceasefire in the region.</p><p>But he interestingly did not refer to the agreement as a ceasefire, merely an attempt at one. The Turkish foreign minister has come out saying that the two countries only agreed to a “pause” in operations in the region. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like we may have made real progress regarding a cease-fire and hopefully a sustainable solution that will prevent the reemergence of ISIS and the abandonment of our ally, the Kurds.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkey has legitimate national security concerns within Syria but they cannot be met by invasion and force of arms.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lindsey Graham calls the Pence-Pompeo Syria cease-fire `encouraging,' but says he's still introducing his Turkey sanctions bill.<br><br> `We're ready to come and hit Turkey hard if they don't get out of Syria and reset the table. I appreciate what Pompeo and Pence have done.'</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:30:59.248Z">7.30pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>has arrived in Texas to attend the ribbon-cutting of a Louis Vuitton workshop and speak at a campaign rally, and the president is praising the “amazing” ceasefire in Syria just announced by the vice president.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pres. Trump praises "amazing" ceasefire and thanks Pres. Erdogan.<br><br>"They couldn't get it without a little rough love, as I call it." <a href="https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp">https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp</a> <a href="https://t.co/6g9BIKUKa7">pic.twitter.com/6g9BIKUKa7</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:29:19.180Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s a copy of the US’ official statement on the agreement reached with Turkey, handed out at today’s press conference with vice president <strong>Mike Pence</strong>. </p><p>The statement says that Turkish authorities will “pause” their operations in Syria to allow the withdrawal of the Kurdish YPG forces. The pause will last 120 hours and will be “halted upon completion of this withdrawal”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Text of the U.S.-Turkey Joint Statement on Northeast Syria <a href="https://t.co/Bs57szLeYZ">pic.twitter.com/Bs57szLeYZ</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:20:29.451Z">7.20pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is taking a victory lap after his vice president, <strong>Mike Pence</strong>, announced that the US and Turkey had negotiated a ceasefire in Syria.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in following a necessary, but somewhat unconventional, path. People have been trying to make this “Deal” for many years. Millions of lives will be saved. Congratulations to ALL!</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The ceasefire deal "sounds like very good news for President Erdogan," veteran British peace negotiator Jonathan Powell tells me.<br><br>"What the Americans have actually done is facilitated the surrender of the allies, the Kurds."<br><br>"It does sound a pretty one-sided agreement.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pence</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pompeo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pompeo</a> have repeatedly used "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YPG?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YPG</a>" &amp; "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDF</a>" interchangeably.<br><br>That detail is crucially important.<br><br>But in short, the US just granted <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Erodgan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Erodgan</a> *everything* he's demanded all along, seemingly in exchange for nothing. <a href="https://t.co/onYA5tgF0l">pic.twitter.com/onYA5tgF0l</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:16:21.827Z">7.16pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reports are coming out the Turkish foreign minister <strong>Mevlut Cavusoglu</strong> has said that the agreement is <em>not </em>a ceasefire but a pause in operations. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu just now: "We will suspend the Peace Spring operation for 120 hours for the PKK/YPG to withdraw. This is not a ceasefire."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:58:26.400Z">6.58pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The ceasefire will be 120 hours – five days. Pence seems confident that a permanent ceasefire will be in place. During the five days, Kurdish troops will withdraw from as Turkey creates a 20-mile “safe zone”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence announces what he describes as an agreement with Turkey for a temporary (120-hour) "pause" in fighting in Syria, while US "facilitates" the withdrawal of mostly Kurdish forces from the area Turkey wants to control. If they do, Turkey will make pause permanent, he says.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence says YPG/SDF gave the US repeated assurances they will "be moving out"</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:47:23.097Z">6.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Pence said because Turkey agreed to a ceasefire, the US agreed not to implement any sanctions. Once a permanent ceasefire is in place, economic sanctions will be removed. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence says US has agreed not to implement any more sanctions on Turkey during ceasefire and says once permanent ceasefire takes effect, the US will revoke economic punishments taken in response to Turkey's actions in Syria</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:41:01.258Z">6.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Vice-president Mike Pence just announced a ceasefire in Syria, negotiated with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to stop fighting to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from Turkey’s designated safe zone. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">MIKE PENCE: “Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria.”<a href="https://t.co/aSajWNbVVN">pic.twitter.com/aSajWNbVVN</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:34:07.300Z">6.34pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Meanwhile, the press conference with vice president <strong>Mike Pence </strong>and the Turkish president, <strong>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan</strong>, is set to begin shortly.</p><p><strong>Trump </strong>indicated the two leaders had reached some kind of decision on the situation in Syria and predicted “millions of lives” would be saved as a result.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great news out of Turkey. News Conference shortly with <a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VP</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SecPompeo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SecPompeo</a>. Thank you to <a href="https://twitter.com/RTErdogan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RTErdogan</a>. Millions of lives will be saved!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:31:16.865Z">6.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Well, that was a whirlwind of a press briefing from <strong>Mick Mulvaney. </strong>Here are some of the key points that <strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff covered:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:22:59.484Z">6.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>has now concluded his press briefing, during which <strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff dismissed any notion that it was inappropriate to allow political calculations to impact foreign policy.</p><p>Mulvaney said: “We do it all the time. Get over it.” </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney concedes that Trump’s desire to investigate “DNC server” was part of the reason Ukraine aide was held up<br><br>reporter: so it was a quid pro quo<br><br>Mulvaney: we do that all the time. get over it. politics is going to be involved in foreign policy elections do have consequences</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:18:08.137Z">6.18pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>is still speaking at the White House, but it’s worth taking a moment to recognize what <strong>Trump’s </strong>acting chief of staff just confirmed.</p><p>Trump has insisted for weeks that there was no quid pro quo involved in the delaying of US military aid to Ukraine. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">White House admits the quid pro quo occurred, says it’s totally cool though. &gt;&gt; <a href="https://t.co/yZ1zG9rS0G">https://t.co/yZ1zG9rS0G</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:10:08.028Z">6.10pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff<strong>, </strong><strong>Mick Mulvaney, </strong>said that the delay in distributing military aid to Ukraine was indeed connected to an investigation of the 2016 hacking of the <strong>Democratic National Committee.</strong></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney on Ukraine: says the request for a look back to what happened in 2016 WAS part of the reason why Trump held up military aid to Ukraine. The president has previously denied that. Says “we do that all the time with foreign policy.” <a href="https://t.co/Q83ZZHaqNu">pic.twitter.com/Q83ZZHaqNu</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney is at the WH podium saying casually that the WH held up security money from Ukraine until Trump got assurances that the government investigate a conspiracy theory about the 2016 election and the DNC server. A conspiracy theory.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:02:32.783Z">6.02pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The G7 summit will be hosted at one of <strong>Trump’s </strong>resorts near <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/us/miami-democratic-debates.html">Miami</a>, which is already seeing the consequences of the climate crisis in higher temperatures and rising sea levels.</p><p>But the president’s acting chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, said the climate crisis would not be on the agenda for the multi-nation summit.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Climate change will not be on the agenda" at next year's G-7, Mulvaney says</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:57:29.418Z">5.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>brushed off a question from a reporter about how <strong>Trump </strong>could criticize <strong>Joe Biden </strong>for alleged self-dealing (with no evidence) when he is hosting a G7 summit at the president’s resort.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Asked how the president can hit Joe Biden's family for profiting off his vice presidency when he's hosting the G7 at his property, Mick Mulvaney says with a chuckle: "He's going to do that extraordinarily well."</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The WH announces that the absolute best place in the United States of America to host the G-7 just happens to be owned by the president. Pretty incredible given their efforts to attack Biden, with no evidence, over the appearance of getting some kind of benefit from US policy.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:54:58.693Z">5.54pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Criticism of hosting the G7 summit at <strong>Trump</strong>’s Florida resort first surfaced earlier this year, when reports emerged that the property was being considered as a host site.</p><p>Some noted that the club had previously <a href="https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jose-lambiet/article129651494.html">settled</a> a case with a guest who complained his room had beg bugs.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When reports emerged in Aug that Doral golf club could host the G7, Trump said he was "not at all" concerned about ethical implications of using a diplomatic gathering to promote club run by his own company. <br><br>He also denied it had bed bugs...<a href="https://twitter.com/alex_mallin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@alex_mallin</a><a href="https://t.co/rKbpraMa0x">https://t.co/rKbpraMa0x</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:49:18.440Z">5.49pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>defended the selection of <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort as the site of the next G7 summit, saying the Doral club was the best option for hosting the multi-nation event.</p><p>The acting White House chief of staff said: “It’s almost like they built this facility to host that type of event.” </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:44:19.824Z">5.44pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, the acting White House chief of staff, announced that the next G-7 summit would be held at one of Trump’s clubs in Doral, Florida, in June.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney announces that the G7 will take place June 10-12 at Trump National in Doral <a href="https://t.co/pSlmzMwFWj">pic.twitter.com/pSlmzMwFWj</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:41:36.976Z">5.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The acting White House chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, has now taken the podium at the press briefing.</p><p>The former congressman opened his comments by mourning the loss of representative <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>, saying his former colleague was a “classy guy” and would be missed.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:31:37.315Z">5.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Vice president <strong>Mike Pence </strong>has now been meeting with the Turkish president for about four hours in Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Rudy Giuliani US foreign policy Lauren Aratani in New York Photograph: Tom 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latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:4255470b-892d-314c-083f-06b358fea67c Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:21:44 -0400 topics:places/somerset structure:news storytype:standard Anita Singh G7 summit at Trump resort will not cover climate crisis, says White House – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:0217e0d5-7162-3312-20bb-f535bac37f96 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:07:55 -0400 <p>Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, says ‘climate change will not be on the agenda’ despite summit location experiencing consequences</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:06:12.914Z">8.06pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The blog is following news on a number of different fronts today, including the announcement that the G7 summit in June will be held at <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort in Doral, Florida.</p><p>The news immediately raised concerns that Trump was attempting to profit off the presidency, a claim that his acting chief of staff denied. <strong>Mick Mulvaney </strong>argued that Trump does not need the business boost because he is so successful in his own right.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How bad does <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realdonaldtrump</a>’s Doral need this business? Look what’s happened there during his presidency. In ONE YEAR, from ‘16-‘17:<br>—revenue fell 13.8%<br>—Net operating income fell 62% <a href="https://t.co/RTr9OST3wd">pic.twitter.com/RTr9OST3wd</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney is wrong.<br><br>I led a team organizing the G8 Summit at Camp David in 2012. The summit was intimate and world leaders were happy – so much so that the UK duplicated the atmosphere a year later at Lough Erne for the 2013 summit. <a href="https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc">https://t.co/3ZVKmm2Qcc</a> <a href="https://t.co/zEIdNIhlT6">pic.twitter.com/zEIdNIhlT6</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T19:05:56.819Z">8.05pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Adding to an already eventful day, Facebook CEO <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/mark-zuckerberg">Mark Zuckerberg</a></strong> delivered a talk at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on free speech and the dangers of government censorship. </p><p><em>Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy that allows politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.</em></p><p><em>“People worry, and I worry deeply, too, about an erosion of truth,” Zuckerberg told The Washington Post ahead of a speech Thursday at Georgetown University. “At the same time, I don’t think people want to live in a world where you can only say things that tech companies decide are 100 percent true. And I think that those tensions are something we have to live with.”</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:47:29.546Z">7.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Republican senator <strong>Lindsey Graham</strong>, who has been fiercely critical of <strong>Trump</strong>’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, said he appreciated efforts by the vice president and the secretary of state to negotiate a ceasefire in the region.</p><p>But he interestingly did not refer to the agreement as a ceasefire, merely an attempt at one. The Turkish foreign minister has come out saying that the two countries only agreed to a “pause” in operations in the region. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like we may have made real progress regarding a cease-fire and hopefully a sustainable solution that will prevent the reemergence of ISIS and the abandonment of our ally, the Kurds.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkey has legitimate national security concerns within Syria but they cannot be met by invasion and force of arms.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lindsey Graham calls the Pence-Pompeo Syria cease-fire `encouraging,' but says he's still introducing his Turkey sanctions bill.<br><br> `We're ready to come and hit Turkey hard if they don't get out of Syria and reset the table. I appreciate what Pompeo and Pence have done.'</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:30:59.248Z">7.30pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>has arrived in Texas to attend the ribbon-cutting of a Louis Vuitton workshop and speak at a campaign rally, and the president is praising the “amazing” ceasefire in Syria just announced by the vice president.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pres. Trump praises "amazing" ceasefire and thanks Pres. Erdogan.<br><br>"They couldn't get it without a little rough love, as I call it." <a href="https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp">https://t.co/lTeSbXVIGp</a> <a href="https://t.co/6g9BIKUKa7">pic.twitter.com/6g9BIKUKa7</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:29:19.180Z">7.29pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s a copy of the US’ official statement on the agreement reached with Turkey, handed out at today’s press conference with vice president <strong>Mike Pence</strong>. </p><p>The statement says that Turkish authorities will “pause” their operations in Syria to allow the withdrawal of the Kurdish YPG forces. The pause will last 120 hours and will be “halted upon completion of this withdrawal”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Text of the U.S.-Turkey Joint Statement on Northeast Syria <a href="https://t.co/Bs57szLeYZ">pic.twitter.com/Bs57szLeYZ</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:20:29.451Z">7.20pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump </strong>is taking a victory lap after his vice president, <strong>Mike Pence</strong>, announced that the US and Turkey had negotiated a ceasefire in Syria.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is a great day for civilization. I am proud of the United States for sticking by me in following a necessary, but somewhat unconventional, path. People have been trying to make this “Deal” for many years. Millions of lives will be saved. Congratulations to ALL!</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The ceasefire deal "sounds like very good news for President Erdogan," veteran British peace negotiator Jonathan Powell tells me.<br><br>"What the Americans have actually done is facilitated the surrender of the allies, the Kurds."<br><br>"It does sound a pretty one-sided agreement.”</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pence</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pompeo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pompeo</a> have repeatedly used "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YPG?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YPG</a>" &amp; "<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDF</a>" interchangeably.<br><br>That detail is crucially important.<br><br>But in short, the US just granted <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Erodgan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Erodgan</a> *everything* he's demanded all along, seemingly in exchange for nothing. <a href="https://t.co/onYA5tgF0l">pic.twitter.com/onYA5tgF0l</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T18:16:21.827Z">7.16pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Reports are coming out the Turkish foreign minister <strong>Mevlut Cavusoglu</strong> has said that the agreement is <em>not </em>a ceasefire but a pause in operations. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu just now: "We will suspend the Peace Spring operation for 120 hours for the PKK/YPG to withdraw. This is not a ceasefire."</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:58:26.400Z">6.58pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The ceasefire will be 120 hours – five days. Pence seems confident that a permanent ceasefire will be in place. During the five days, Kurdish troops will withdraw from as Turkey creates a 20-mile “safe zone”. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence announces what he describes as an agreement with Turkey for a temporary (120-hour) "pause" in fighting in Syria, while US "facilitates" the withdrawal of mostly Kurdish forces from the area Turkey wants to control. If they do, Turkey will make pause permanent, he says.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence says YPG/SDF gave the US repeated assurances they will "be moving out"</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:47:23.097Z">6.47pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Pence said because Turkey agreed to a ceasefire, the US agreed not to implement any sanctions. Once a permanent ceasefire is in place, economic sanctions will be removed. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pence says US has agreed not to implement any more sanctions on Turkey during ceasefire and says once permanent ceasefire takes effect, the US will revoke economic punishments taken in response to Turkey's actions in Syria</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:41:01.258Z">6.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Vice-president Mike Pence just announced a ceasefire in Syria, negotiated with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to stop fighting to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from Turkey’s designated safe zone. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">MIKE PENCE: “Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria.”<a href="https://t.co/aSajWNbVVN">pic.twitter.com/aSajWNbVVN</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:34:07.300Z">6.34pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Meanwhile, the press conference with vice president <strong>Mike Pence </strong>and the Turkish president, <strong>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan</strong>, is set to begin shortly.</p><p><strong>Trump </strong>indicated the two leaders had reached some kind of decision on the situation in Syria and predicted “millions of lives” would be saved as a result.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great news out of Turkey. News Conference shortly with <a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VP</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SecPompeo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SecPompeo</a>. Thank you to <a href="https://twitter.com/RTErdogan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RTErdogan</a>. Millions of lives will be saved!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:31:16.865Z">6.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Well, that was a whirlwind of a press briefing from <strong>Mick Mulvaney. </strong>Here are some of the key points that <strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff covered:</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:22:59.484Z">6.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>has now concluded his press briefing, during which <strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff dismissed any notion that it was inappropriate to allow political calculations to impact foreign policy.</p><p>Mulvaney said: “We do it all the time. Get over it.” </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney concedes that Trump’s desire to investigate “DNC server” was part of the reason Ukraine aide was held up<br><br>reporter: so it was a quid pro quo<br><br>Mulvaney: we do that all the time. get over it. politics is going to be involved in foreign policy elections do have consequences</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:18:08.137Z">6.18pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>is still speaking at the White House, but it’s worth taking a moment to recognize what <strong>Trump’s </strong>acting chief of staff just confirmed.</p><p>Trump has insisted for weeks that there was no quid pro quo involved in the delaying of US military aid to Ukraine. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">White House admits the quid pro quo occurred, says it’s totally cool though. &gt;&gt; <a href="https://t.co/yZ1zG9rS0G">https://t.co/yZ1zG9rS0G</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:10:08.028Z">6.10pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Trump</strong>’s acting chief of staff<strong>, </strong><strong>Mick Mulvaney, </strong>said that the delay in distributing military aid to Ukraine was indeed connected to an investigation of the 2016 hacking of the <strong>Democratic National Committee.</strong></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney on Ukraine: says the request for a look back to what happened in 2016 WAS part of the reason why Trump held up military aid to Ukraine. The president has previously denied that. Says “we do that all the time with foreign policy.” <a href="https://t.co/Q83ZZHaqNu">pic.twitter.com/Q83ZZHaqNu</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mulvaney is at the WH podium saying casually that the WH held up security money from Ukraine until Trump got assurances that the government investigate a conspiracy theory about the 2016 election and the DNC server. A conspiracy theory.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T17:02:32.783Z">6.02pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The G7 summit will be hosted at one of <strong>Trump’s </strong>resorts near <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/us/miami-democratic-debates.html">Miami</a>, which is already seeing the consequences of the climate crisis in higher temperatures and rising sea levels.</p><p>But the president’s acting chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, said the climate crisis would not be on the agenda for the multi-nation summit.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Climate change will not be on the agenda" at next year's G-7, Mulvaney says</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:57:29.418Z">5.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>brushed off a question from a reporter about how <strong>Trump </strong>could criticize <strong>Joe Biden </strong>for alleged self-dealing (with no evidence) when he is hosting a G7 summit at the president’s resort.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Asked how the president can hit Joe Biden's family for profiting off his vice presidency when he's hosting the G7 at his property, Mick Mulvaney says with a chuckle: "He's going to do that extraordinarily well."</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The WH announces that the absolute best place in the United States of America to host the G-7 just happens to be owned by the president. Pretty incredible given their efforts to attack Biden, with no evidence, over the appearance of getting some kind of benefit from US policy.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:54:58.693Z">5.54pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Criticism of hosting the G7 summit at <strong>Trump</strong>’s Florida resort first surfaced earlier this year, when reports emerged that the property was being considered as a host site.</p><p>Some noted that the club had previously <a href="https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jose-lambiet/article129651494.html">settled</a> a case with a guest who complained his room had beg bugs.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When reports emerged in Aug that Doral golf club could host the G7, Trump said he was "not at all" concerned about ethical implications of using a diplomatic gathering to promote club run by his own company. <br><br>He also denied it had bed bugs...<a href="https://twitter.com/alex_mallin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@alex_mallin</a><a href="https://t.co/rKbpraMa0x">https://t.co/rKbpraMa0x</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:49:18.440Z">5.49pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>defended the selection of <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort as the site of the next G7 summit, saying the Doral club was the best option for hosting the multi-nation event.</p><p>The acting White House chief of staff said: “It’s almost like they built this facility to host that type of event.” </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:44:19.824Z">5.44pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, the acting White House chief of staff, announced that the next G-7 summit would be held at one of Trump’s clubs in Doral, Florida, in June.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney announces that the G7 will take place June 10-12 at Trump National in Doral <a href="https://t.co/pSlmzMwFWj">pic.twitter.com/pSlmzMwFWj</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:41:36.976Z">5.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The acting White House chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, has now taken the podium at the press briefing.</p><p>The former congressman opened his comments by mourning the loss of representative <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>, saying his former colleague was a “classy guy” and would be missed.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:31:37.315Z">5.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Vice president <strong>Mike Pence </strong>has now been meeting with the Turkish president for about four hours in Ankara, even though the pair’s press conference was supposed to start more than an hour ago.</p><p>Food is being brought in for the reporters gathered there, indicating that the meeting could go on for a while longer.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The expanded bilat, which is the current meeting, has stretched over 2 hours. (It started at 5:12p) <a href="https://t.co/51cJmZmhCk">https://t.co/51cJmZmhCk</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:14:00.554Z">5.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In wake of US Congressman Elijah Cummings’ death, US Representative Carolyn Maloney will take over as acting chair of the House Oversight Committee. Maloney, a Democrat from New York City, was the second most senior member on the committee. The committee plays a key role in the House’s impeachment inquiry. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:03:39.095Z">5.03pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House announced that <strong>Trump’s </strong>acting chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, will appear at a previously unannounced press briefing in about half an hour.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Press Briefing with White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at 12:30 p.m. (Mulvaney faces a Friday deadline to produce materials to the House impeachment committees.)</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:00:21.345Z">5.00pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Energy Secretary <strong>Rick Perry</strong>, who was a top liaison between the Trump administration and Ukraine officials, says that <strong>Donald Trump </strong>directed him to his personal lawyer, <strong>Rudy Giuliani</strong>, to discuss Ukraine matters.</p><p><em>Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he sought out Rudy Giuliani this spring at President Trump’s direction to address Mr. Trump’s concerns about alleged Ukrainian corruption, a sign of how closely the president’s personal lawyer worked with the administration on Ukraine policy.</em></p><p><em>Mr. Perry, in an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, said he contacted Mr. Giuliani in an effort to ease a path to a meeting between Mr. Trump and his new Ukrainian counterpart. He said Mr. Giuliani described to him during their phone call several concerns about Ukraine’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, concerns that haven’t been substantiated.</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:34:55.586Z">4.34pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>has just concluded her weekly press conference, where the House speaker accused her Republican colleagues of distorting the meeting that senior lawmakers had with <strong>Trump </strong>yesterday.</p><p>Pelosi said she sometimes wished that such meetings could be recorded because her recollection of these sit-downs is always so drastically different than that of her Republican colleagues. (Most journalists would probably embrace the idea of recording meetings between Trump and congressional leadership.)</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nancy Pelosi on the instant classic photo the president tweeted of their meeting: "At that moment, I was probably saying, 'All roads lead to Putin.' " <a href="https://t.co/xY3eTlEDc5">https://t.co/xY3eTlEDc5</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:22:51.718Z">4.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Former president <strong>Barack Obama</strong> and former first lady <strong>Michelle Obama</strong> just released a statement on the death of US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: Former Pres. Barack Obama on passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings: "May his example inspire more Americans to pick up the baton and carry it forward in a manner worthy of his service." <a href="https://t.co/kYpkXcbIvV">https://t.co/kYpkXcbIvV</a> <a href="https://t.co/4F7KrnCIeW">pic.twitter.com/4F7KrnCIeW</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:12:59.339Z">4.12pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Speaker of the House <strong>Nancy Pelosi</strong> is in the middle of her weekly press conference. She started it off by remembering US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>. She announced that the House will name a bill lowering the cost of prescription drugs, a cause Cummings was passionate about, after the late Congressman in his honor. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pelosi remembers the late Rep. Elijah Cummings: "He lived the American dream and he wanted it for everyone else. 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storytype:standard Matthew Bodner Football agent told Telegraph journalist he 'gave Sir Alex Ferguson gold Rolex watch as backhander', court hears https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/football-agent-told-telegraph-journalist-gave-sir-alex-ferguson/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:4b87b7e1-4e09-db56-d5a5-429e00a6a302 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:14:28 -0400 topics:people/sam-allardyce structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:people/sir-alex-ferguson Steve Bird Trump impeachment inquiry: EU envoy to break from president over Ukraine scandal – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:fd0a594d-43db-dba0-7ee1-1830aaec9559 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:57:29 -0400 <p>Leaked opening statement shows EU ambassador ‘disappointed’ by Trump’s direction that diplomats work with Rudy Giuliani – follow live</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:57:29.418Z">5.57pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>brushed off a question from a reporter about how <strong>Trump </strong>could criticize <strong>Joe Biden </strong>for alleged self-dealing (with no evidence) when he is hosting a G7 summit at the president’s resort.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Asked how the president can hit Joe Biden's family for profiting off his vice presidency when he's hosting the G7 at his property, Mick Mulvaney says with a chuckle: "He's going to do that extraordinarily well."</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The WH announces that the absolute best place in the United States of America to host the G-7 just happens to be owned by the president. Pretty incredible given their efforts to attack Biden, with no evidence, over the appearance of getting some kind of benefit from US policy.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:54:58.693Z">5.54pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Criticism of hosting the G7 summit at <strong>Trump</strong>’s Florida resort first surfaced earlier this year, when reports emerged that the property was being considered as a host site.</p><p>Some noted that the club had previously <a href="https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jose-lambiet/article129651494.html">settled</a> a case with a guest who complained his room had beg bugs.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When reports emerged in Aug that Doral golf club could host the G7, Trump said he was "not at all" concerned about ethical implications of using a diplomatic gathering to promote club run by his own company. <br><br>He also denied it had bed bugs...<a href="https://twitter.com/alex_mallin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@alex_mallin</a><a href="https://t.co/rKbpraMa0x">https://t.co/rKbpraMa0x</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:49:18.440Z">5.49pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mulvaney </strong>defended the selection of <strong>Trump</strong>’s resort as the site of the next G7 summit, saying the Doral club was the best option for hosting the multi-nation event.</p><p>The acting White House chief of staff said: “It’s almost like they built this facility to host that type of event.” </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:44:19.824Z">5.44pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, the acting White House chief of staff, announced that the next G-7 summit would be held at one of Trump’s clubs in Doral, Florida, in June.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mick Mulvaney announces that the G7 will take place June 10-12 at Trump National in Doral <a href="https://t.co/pSlmzMwFWj">pic.twitter.com/pSlmzMwFWj</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:41:36.976Z">5.41pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The acting White House chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, has now taken the podium at the press briefing.</p><p>The former congressman opened his comments by mourning the loss of representative <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>, saying his former colleague was a “classy guy” and would be missed.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:31:37.315Z">5.31pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Vice president <strong>Mike Pence </strong>has now been meeting with the Turkish president for about four hours in Ankara, even though the pair’s press conference was supposed to start more than an hour ago.</p><p>Food is being brought in for the reporters gathered there, indicating that the meeting could go on for a while longer.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The expanded bilat, which is the current meeting, has stretched over 2 hours. (It started at 5:12p) <a href="https://t.co/51cJmZmhCk">https://t.co/51cJmZmhCk</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:14:00.554Z">5.14pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>In wake of US Congressman Elijah Cummings’ death, US Representative Carolyn Maloney will take over as acting chair of the House Oversight Committee. Maloney, a Democrat from New York City, was the second most senior member on the committee. The committee plays a key role in the House’s impeachment inquiry. </p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:03:39.095Z">5.03pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>The White House announced that <strong>Trump’s </strong>acting chief of staff, <strong>Mick Mulvaney</strong>, will appear at a previously unannounced press briefing in about half an hour.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Press Briefing with White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at 12:30 p.m. (Mulvaney faces a Friday deadline to produce materials to the House impeachment committees.)</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T16:00:21.345Z">5.00pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Energy Secretary <strong>Rick Perry</strong>, who was a top liaison between the Trump administration and Ukraine officials, says that <strong>Donald Trump </strong>directed him to his personal lawyer, <strong>Rudy Giuliani</strong>, to discuss Ukraine matters.</p><p><em>Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he sought out Rudy Giuliani this spring at President Trump’s direction to address Mr. Trump’s concerns about alleged Ukrainian corruption, a sign of how closely the president’s personal lawyer worked with the administration on Ukraine policy.</em></p><p><em>Mr. Perry, in an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, said he contacted Mr. Giuliani in an effort to ease a path to a meeting between Mr. Trump and his new Ukrainian counterpart. He said Mr. Giuliani described to him during their phone call several concerns about Ukraine’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, concerns that haven’t been substantiated.</em></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:34:55.586Z">4.34pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p><strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>has just concluded her weekly press conference, where the House speaker accused her Republican colleagues of distorting the meeting that senior lawmakers had with <strong>Trump </strong>yesterday.</p><p>Pelosi said she sometimes wished that such meetings could be recorded because her recollection of these sit-downs is always so drastically different than that of her Republican colleagues. (Most journalists would probably embrace the idea of recording meetings between Trump and congressional leadership.)</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nancy Pelosi on the instant classic photo the president tweeted of their meeting: "At that moment, I was probably saying, 'All roads lead to Putin.' " <a href="https://t.co/xY3eTlEDc5">https://t.co/xY3eTlEDc5</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:22:51.718Z">4.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Former president <strong>Barack Obama</strong> and former first lady <strong>Michelle Obama</strong> just released a statement on the death of US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: Former Pres. Barack Obama on passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings: "May his example inspire more Americans to pick up the baton and carry it forward in a manner worthy of his service." <a href="https://t.co/kYpkXcbIvV">https://t.co/kYpkXcbIvV</a> <a href="https://t.co/4F7KrnCIeW">pic.twitter.com/4F7KrnCIeW</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:12:59.339Z">4.12pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Speaker of the House <strong>Nancy Pelosi</strong> is in the middle of her weekly press conference. She started it off by remembering US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>. She announced that the House will name a bill lowering the cost of prescription drugs, a cause Cummings was passionate about, after the late Congressman in his honor. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pelosi remembers the late Rep. Elijah Cummings: "He lived the American dream and he wanted it for everyone else. He spoke with unsurpassed clarity and moral integrity when he spoke on the floor." <a href="https://t.co/bYrSEHy1Sm">https://t.co/bYrSEHy1Sm</a> <a href="https://t.co/vbxu5gGiN0">pic.twitter.com/vbxu5gGiN0</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:56:25.943Z">3.56pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Meanwhile, lawmakers continue to offer condolences and memories in light of Democratic representative <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>’ unexpected death.</p><p>The flag at the White House has been lowered to half-staff, and <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>is expected to soon address the loss in her weekly press conference.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It was my honor to work closely with Rep. Elijah Cummings over the years. His integrity and moral vision for his community and the country were extraordinary. He will be sorely missed. Jane and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend. Our thoughts are with his family.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today our country lost a true leader. Congressman Elijah Cummings was a friend, a passionate fighter for justice, and a powerful voice of moral conscience in our government who served his country for decades with dignity and integrity. I’m blessed to have known him. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPElijah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPElijah</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our nation has lost a mighty fighter for democracy, accountability, equity and justice with the tragic loss of Congressman Elijah Cummings. He never forgot that his was borrowed power, which he wielded in defense of the vulnerable and on behalf of the American people. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPElijah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPElijah</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:45:26.803Z">3.45pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Press in Ankara were just briefly allowed in to the meeting between the vice president, <strong>Mike Pence</strong>, and the Turkish president, <strong>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.</strong></p><p>A US official told the reporters that they could not shout questions at the leaders, due to demands from Erdogan’s team.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here is ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/SecPompeo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SecPompeo</a>⁩ and ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VP</a>⁩ and erdogan. A US official tell us pence asked ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/trpresidency?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@trpresidency</a>⁩ twice to allow media in. We were allowed in — no questions allowed — for about 45 seconds. <a href="https://t.co/eZESiI1iwe">pic.twitter.com/eZESiI1iwe</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There was visible tension between U.S. Vice President Pence and Turkish President Erdogan when they met in Turkey today to discuss the situation in northern Syria <a href="https://t.co/6wN436SxTP">pic.twitter.com/6wN436SxTP</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:35:11.567Z">3.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Back to <strong>Gordon Sondland</strong>, the US ambassador to the European Union who’s giving a closed-door testimony to Congress right now.<br></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:10:10.269Z">3.10pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Former vice president <strong>Joe Biden</strong> just released a statement on the death of US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>, joining the flood of memories and condolences that are coming in the late Congressman’s honor. <br></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Elijah Cummings was a true public servant, his life defined by the love of his community and a fierce commitment to ensuring truth wins over power. The whole Biden family sends our condolences to his wife, Maya, his children, and the entire city of Baltimore. <a href="https://t.co/jYbvQwZI1a">pic.twitter.com/jYbvQwZI1a</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:00:49.951Z">3.00pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s a peek at Vice President <strong>Mike Pence</strong> meeting with Turkish president <strong>Recep Tayyip Erdogan</strong> – looks cheery! </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President <a href="https://twitter.com/RTErdogan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RTErdogan</a> received U.S. Vice President Pence at the Presidential Complex. <a href="https://t.co/x5xaKzjiiz">pic.twitter.com/x5xaKzjiiz</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:54:28.032Z">2.54pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>US ambassador to the European Union <strong>Gordon Sondland’</strong>s opening statement to Congress has been leaked, just as his closed-door testimony to Congress is slated to start.</p><p>Sondland, a wealthy hotel financier and a mega-Trump donor, is planning to break from <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/donaldtrump">Donald Trump</a></strong> in his testimony saying that Trump directed diplomats to work with <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/rudygiuliani">Rudy Giuliani</a></strong>, Trump’s personal lawyer. <br></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sondland said he contacted Giuliani anyway at Trump’s direction, and that Rudy drew a direct link between scheduling a White House visit for Ukraine’s newly elected president and demands that Ukraine prioritize an investigation involving former Biden, and one re: 2016 election <a href="https://t.co/cQZab5Dkf7">pic.twitter.com/cQZab5Dkf7</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:33:07.225Z">2.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union, has just arrived at the capitol for his close-door testimony that begins at 10am. Sondland will be testifying before the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gordon Sondland arrives <a href="https://t.co/u1dZg0VzG0">pic.twitter.com/u1dZg0VzG0</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:24:48.113Z">2.24pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong> was a staunch critic of <strong>Donald Trump</strong> and a key figure in Trump’s impeachment inquiry as chairman of the House Oversight Committee.</p><p>We’ll just leave this to speak for itself: <br></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Racist Elijah Cummings" "has done a terrible job for the people of his district." "Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully." "Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people." "Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!"<br><br>to<br><br>"My warmest condolences" <a href="https://t.co/773m7S1DLB">pic.twitter.com/773m7S1DLB</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:19:59.110Z">2.19pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Other politicians, Democrats and Republicans, are expressing their sadness over the death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. “Rest in Power” is currently trending on Twitter due to the overflow of Tweets expressing sadness over Cumming’s death. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">America lost a giant with the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, a man of principle who championed truth, justice and kindness. He fiercely loved his country and the people he served. Rest In Peace, my friend.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A devastating loss for our country.<br><br>Chairman Cummings was a giant: a universally respected leader who brought profound insight, commitment, and moral fortitude to Congress.<br><br>His guidance and vision was an enormous gift. I will forever cherish his example. May he rest in power. <a href="https://t.co/D0RsKsM5fh">https://t.co/D0RsKsM5fh</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There was no stronger advocate and no better friend than Elijah Cummings. I am heartbroken for his wonderful family and staff—please pray for them. <br><br>I will miss him dearly.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:11:31.787Z">2.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Donald Trump just tweeted out his condolences regarding the death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T12:55:09.147Z">1.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Good Thursday morning! Another busy day on Capitol Hill this morning. <strong>Gordon Sondland</strong>, US ambassador to the European Union and a key figure in the impeachment investigation, will be testifying this morning before the House committees leading the inquiry. </p><p>Sondland allegedly pushed US diplomats to get onboard with pressuring Ukrainian president <strong>Volodymyr Zelenskiy</strong> for an investigation into the company that <strong>Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son,</strong> had ties to. Today, Sondland is expected to tell Congress that he was unaware that the company was linked to Hunter Biden. Sondland’s testimony will start at 10am.<br></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live">Continue reading...</a> Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Rudy Giuliani US foreign policy Lauren Aratani in New York Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA The Vatican is hoping to pull in tech-savvy youngsters with the launch of an 'eRosary' bracelet https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/vatican-hoping-pull-tech-savvy-youngsters-launch-erosary-bracelet/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e42bf9b3-05c6-9fa1-b598-fb2b26e6349b Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:51:40 -0400 topics:things/wearables topics:things/religion storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:people/pope-francis structure:news topics:places/vatican-city-and-holy-see Gabriella Swerling Chinese government blocks export of black clothing to Hong Kong https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/chinese-government-blocks-export-black-clothing-hong-kong/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2c44cccb-62b8-37ba-31bd-393a74b1f515 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:50:36 -0400 topics:places/hong-kong storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Nicola Smith Ministers ban export of erectile dysfunction drug to ensure Britain's needs are put first  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/ministers-ban-export-erectile-dysfunction-drug-ensure-britains/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c5f6cef1-f5b5-509b-cc53-b985ca501692 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:45:00 -0400 storytype:standard topics:things/cancer topics:organisations/department-of-health structure:news topics:things/prostate-cancer topics:things/drugs topics:things/health Laura Donnelly 500 shackled children freed from third Islamic boarding school in north Nigeria https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/500-shackled-children-freed-third-islamic-boarding-school-north/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e6327020-75e1-3c0f-a065-be05462fc4dd Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:13:06 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/africa structure:news topics:places/nigeria Adrian Blomfield Sainsbury’s becomes the first major supermarket to stop selling fireworks following concern for pets https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/sainsburys-becomes-first-major-supermarket-stop-selling-fireworks/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b21bc5c4-6e9b-5976-85c8-df43a1ba07f0 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:53:08 -0400 topics:things/dogs storytype:standard topics:organisations/asda topics:things/supermarkets structure:news topics:things/animals topics:organisations/lidl topics:things/animal-welfare Jessica Carpani Sainsbury’s becomes latest major supermarket to stop selling fireworks following concern for pets https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/sainsburys-becomes-first-major-supermarket-stop-selling-fireworks/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5ea443ef-26c8-b93a-651f-342d360f5175 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:53:08 -0400 topics:things/dogs storytype:standard topics:organisations/asda topics:things/supermarkets structure:news topics:things/animals topics:organisations/lidl topics:things/animal-welfare Jessica Carpani Catalan president condemns petrol bombs for damaging separatist movement's image https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/catalan-president-condemns-petrol-bombs-damaging-separatist/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9da9b174-2633-5794-ffc8-396f6b9ee8dd Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:50:21 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe Our Foreign Staff Former IRA man cleared of murder after Boston Tapes project ruled 'unreliable' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/former-ira-man-cleared-murder-boston-tapes-project-ruled-unreliable/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7cb6d7a2-ce43-d549-3864-64f98363f48c Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:47:52 -0400 topics:people/jean-mcconville topics:organisations/sinn-fein structure:news/defence structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:people/gerry-adams structure:news topics:in-the-news/the-disappeared topics:things/ira topics:places/northern-ireland Dominic Nicholls 'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump's letter 'binned' by Turkish president as Mike Pence attempts to broker ceasefire  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/dont-fool-donald-trump-writes-letter-turkeystayyip-erdogan-syria/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0d537527-ed78-2479-73cc-9b84b70b2fea Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:43:44 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/usa topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Roland Oliphant Thursday evening news briefing: UK and EU agree Brexit deal as Jean-Claude Juncker rules out another extension https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/thursday-evening-news-briefing-uk-eu-agree-brexit-deal-jean/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8596642a-2db3-49c7-e0f5-218fc00ac9b8 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:29:37 -0400 topics:in-the-news/brexit-negotiations structure:politics topics:people/boris-johnson structure:news/uk-news topics:people/jean-claude-juncker storytype:standard structure:news topics:people/michel-barnier topics:in-the-news/brexit Chris Price EU envoy Sondland to break from Trump in impeachment testimony – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:62b4ba61-b688-21a0-1290-5b88effd394f Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:22:51 -0400 <p>Leaked opening statement shows EU ambassador ‘disappointed’ by Trump’s direction that diplomats work with Rudy Giuliani – follow live</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:22:51.718Z">4.22pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama just released a statement on the death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: Former Pres. Barack Obama on passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings: "May his example inspire more Americans to pick up the baton and carry it forward in a manner worthy of his service." <a href="https://t.co/kYpkXcbIvV">https://t.co/kYpkXcbIvV</a> <a href="https://t.co/4F7KrnCIeW">pic.twitter.com/4F7KrnCIeW</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T15:12:59.339Z">4.12pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Speaker of the House <strong>Nancy Pelosi</strong> is in the middle of her weekly press conference. She started it off by remembering US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>. She announced that the House will name a bill lowering the cost of prescription drugs, a cause Cummings was passionate about, after the late Congressman in his honor. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pelosi remembers the late Rep. Elijah Cummings: "He lived the American dream and he wanted it for everyone else. He spoke with unsurpassed clarity and moral integrity when he spoke on the floor." <a href="https://t.co/bYrSEHy1Sm">https://t.co/bYrSEHy1Sm</a> <a href="https://t.co/vbxu5gGiN0">pic.twitter.com/vbxu5gGiN0</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:56:25.943Z">3.56pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Meanwhile, lawmakers continue to offer condolences and memories in light of Democratic representative <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>’ unexpected death.</p><p>The flag at the White House has been lowered to half-staff, and <strong>Nancy Pelosi </strong>is expected to soon address the loss in her weekly press conference.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It was my honor to work closely with Rep. Elijah Cummings over the years. His integrity and moral vision for his community and the country were extraordinary. He will be sorely missed. Jane and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend. Our thoughts are with his family.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today our country lost a true leader. Congressman Elijah Cummings was a friend, a passionate fighter for justice, and a powerful voice of moral conscience in our government who served his country for decades with dignity and integrity. I’m blessed to have known him. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPElijah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPElijah</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our nation has lost a mighty fighter for democracy, accountability, equity and justice with the tragic loss of Congressman Elijah Cummings. He never forgot that his was borrowed power, which he wielded in defense of the vulnerable and on behalf of the American people. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPElijah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPElijah</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:45:26.803Z">3.45pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Press in Ankara were just briefly allowed in to the meeting between the vice president, <strong>Mike Pence</strong>, and the Turkish president, <strong>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.</strong></p><p>A US official told the reporters that they could not shout questions at the leaders, due to demands from Erdogan’s team.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here is ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/SecPompeo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SecPompeo</a>⁩ and ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VP</a>⁩ and erdogan. A US official tell us pence asked ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/trpresidency?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@trpresidency</a>⁩ twice to allow media in. We were allowed in — no questions allowed — for about 45 seconds. <a href="https://t.co/eZESiI1iwe">pic.twitter.com/eZESiI1iwe</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There was visible tension between U.S. Vice President Pence and Turkish President Erdogan when they met in Turkey today to discuss the situation in northern Syria <a href="https://t.co/6wN436SxTP">pic.twitter.com/6wN436SxTP</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:35:11.567Z">3.35pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Back to <strong>Gordon Sondland</strong>, the US ambassador to the European Union who’s giving a closed-door testimony to Congress right now.<br></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:10:10.269Z">3.10pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Former vice president <strong>Joe Biden</strong> just released a statement on the death of US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong>, joining the flood of memories and condolences that are coming in the late Congressman’s honor. <br></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Elijah Cummings was a true public servant, his life defined by the love of his community and a fierce commitment to ensuring truth wins over power. The whole Biden family sends our condolences to his wife, Maya, his children, and the entire city of Baltimore. <a href="https://t.co/jYbvQwZI1a">pic.twitter.com/jYbvQwZI1a</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T14:00:49.951Z">3.00pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Here’s a peek at Vice President <strong>Mike Pence</strong> meeting with Turkish president <strong>Recep Tayyip Erdogan</strong> – looks cheery! </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President <a href="https://twitter.com/RTErdogan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RTErdogan</a> received U.S. Vice President Pence at the Presidential Complex. <a href="https://t.co/x5xaKzjiiz">pic.twitter.com/x5xaKzjiiz</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:54:28.032Z">2.54pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>US ambassador to the European Union <strong>Gordon Sondland’</strong>s opening statement to Congress has been leaked, just as his closed-door testimony to Congress is slated to start.</p><p>Sondland, a wealthy hotel financier and a mega-Trump donor, is planning to break from <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/donaldtrump">Donald Trump</a></strong> in his testimony saying that Trump directed diplomats to work with <strong><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/rudygiuliani">Rudy Giuliani</a></strong>, Trump’s personal lawyer. <br></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sondland said he contacted Giuliani anyway at Trump’s direction, and that Rudy drew a direct link between scheduling a White House visit for Ukraine’s newly elected president and demands that Ukraine prioritize an investigation involving former Biden, and one re: 2016 election <a href="https://t.co/cQZab5Dkf7">pic.twitter.com/cQZab5Dkf7</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:33:07.225Z">2.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union, has just arrived at the capitol for his close-door testimony that begins at 10am. Sondland will be testifying before the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gordon Sondland arrives <a href="https://t.co/u1dZg0VzG0">pic.twitter.com/u1dZg0VzG0</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:24:48.113Z">2.24pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong> was a staunch critic of <strong>Donald Trump</strong> and a key figure in Trump’s impeachment inquiry as chairman of the House Oversight Committee.</p><p>We’ll just leave this to speak for itself: <br></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Racist Elijah Cummings" "has done a terrible job for the people of his district." "Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully." "Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people." "Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!"<br><br>to<br><br>"My warmest condolences" <a href="https://t.co/773m7S1DLB">pic.twitter.com/773m7S1DLB</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:19:59.110Z">2.19pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Other politicians, Democrats and Republicans, are expressing their sadness over the death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. “Rest in Power” is currently trending on Twitter due to the overflow of Tweets expressing sadness over Cumming’s death. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">America lost a giant with the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, a man of principle who championed truth, justice and kindness. He fiercely loved his country and the people he served. Rest In Peace, my friend.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A devastating loss for our country.<br><br>Chairman Cummings was a giant: a universally respected leader who brought profound insight, commitment, and moral fortitude to Congress.<br><br>His guidance and vision was an enormous gift. I will forever cherish his example. May he rest in power. <a href="https://t.co/D0RsKsM5fh">https://t.co/D0RsKsM5fh</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There was no stronger advocate and no better friend than Elijah Cummings. I am heartbroken for his wonderful family and staff—please pray for them. <br><br>I will miss him dearly.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:11:31.787Z">2.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Donald Trump just tweeted out his condolences regarding the death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T12:55:09.147Z">1.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Good Thursday morning! Another busy day on Capitol Hill this morning. <strong>Gordon Sondland</strong>, US ambassador to the European Union and a key figure in the impeachment investigation, will be testifying this morning before the House committees leading the inquiry. </p><p>Sondland allegedly pushed US diplomats to get onboard with pressuring Ukrainian president <strong>Volodymyr Zelenskiy</strong> for an investigation into the company that <strong>Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son,</strong> had ties to. Today, Sondland is expected to tell Congress that he was unaware that the company was linked to Hunter Biden. Sondland’s testimony will start at 10am.<br></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live">Continue reading...</a> Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Rudy Giuliani US foreign policy Lauren Aratani in New York Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Church of England’s prayer apps used a record five million times, while attendance figures fall https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/church-englands-prayer-apps-used-record-five-million-times-attendance/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e1383571-9b1b-9e3b-b3e0-9b3a50bdb28e Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:18:44 -0400 topics:things/children topics:things/religion structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/apple topics:organisations/church-of-england topics:things/social-media Gabriella Swerling Trump ordered diplomats to work with Giuliani on Ukraine, Sondland testifies https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/17/gordon-sondland-testimony-trump-giuliani-ukraine World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:7d0ccd0b-edb4-94af-bce7-ee3bd36ff48a Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:58:04 -0400 <p>US ambassador to the EU broke from the president in his opening statement to Congress</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live">Gordon Sondland testifies – live updates</a></li></ul><p>Donald Trump instructed US diplomats to go through his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to make the Ukrainian president’s access to the White House dependent on launching investigations into Trump’s political opponents, the US ambassador to the EU has testified.</p><p>In his opening statement to Congress on Thursday, Gordon Sondland, a wealthy hotelier and Trump donor, sought to distance himself from the president, saying he had been “disappointed” Trump had chosen to conduct an important strategic relationship through his lawyer.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/08/trump-impeachment-inquiry-analysis-gordon-sondland">Refuse, block, stonewall –&nbsp;but Trump's strategy leaves little margin for error</a> </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/03/kurt-volker-ukraine-trump-special-envoy">'He tried to have his cake and eat it': how Trump's Ukraine envoy lost his big gamble</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/17/gordon-sondland-testimony-trump-giuliani-ukraine">Continue reading...</a> Trump impeachment inquiry Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani Ukraine US news World news Julian Borger in Washington Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters Equalities watchdog 'calls time' on discrimination gagging orders  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/equalities-watchdog-calls-time-discrimination-gagging-orders/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f93e2328-4f2a-8ce8-40f5-5ca99eaf7b9d Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:50:47 -0400 structure:news topics:people/sir-philip-green storytype:standard Hayley Dixon Commuters who attacked Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters could face police investigation - latest news https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/commuters-drag-extinction-rebellion-protester-roof-train-activists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:35ad5955-c9ee-063f-8c59-52a01c829b67 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:46:31 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/british-transport-police topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:things/climate-change Bill Gardner Commuters who attacked Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters could face police investigation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/commuters-drag-extinction-rebellion-protester-roof-train-activists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3eba76a7-83a5-4f50-6ae7-359d7f37703d Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:46:31 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/british-transport-police topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:things/climate-change Bill Gardner Cattle in the New Forest could have their horns removed to prevent them attacking ramblers  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/cattle-new-forest-could-have-horns-removed-prevent-attacking/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:16fbf630-cd07-b4fe-9235-3962f701ff31 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:45:27 -0400 topics:places/hampshire structure:news storytype:standard Jessica Carpani Trump directed his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to lead Ukraine policy, claims ambassador linked to scandal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/trump-directed-personal-lawyer-rudy-giuliani-lead-ukraine-policy/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b6219969-a362-df99-4ba8-d22320216e83 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:30:37 -0400 topics:in-the-news/donald-trump-impeachment source:wirecopy storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/ukraine topics:places/usa Reuters Trump chief of staff admits Ukraine aid was held back to secure investigations https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/trump-directed-personal-lawyer-rudy-giuliani-lead-ukraine-policy/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:95dc5090-4840-0504-be95-511c1b7b5cdf Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:30:37 -0400 topics:in-the-news/donald-trump-impeachment source:wirecopy storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/ukraine topics:places/usa Ben Riley-Smith Trump chief of staff admits Ukraine aid was held back to get investigations, then backtracks https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/trump-directed-personal-lawyer-rudy-giuliani-lead-ukraine-policy/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2498c60c-deb5-f957-c893-5623059cc647 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:30:37 -0400 topics:in-the-news/donald-trump-impeachment source:wirecopy storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/ukraine topics:places/usa Ben Riley-Smith Commuters who attacked Extinction Rebellion Tube protesters face police investigation as one activist revealed as Buddhist teacher - latest news https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/commuters-drag-extinction-rebellion-protester-roof-train-activists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:bf46f560-a6f2-94e5-9ea4-6b7cc1131e56 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:02:50 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/british-transport-police topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:things/climate-change Bill Gardner Trump impeachment inquiry: EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to testify – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:5b1fde88-a317-8960-b1d0-1b69e6014019 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:33:07 -0400 <p>Sondland, a key figure in Ukraine inquiry, to testify behind closed doors, while Pence and Pompeo in Turkey to try to negotiate ceasefire</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/sep/17/guardian-us-morning-briefing-sign-up-to-stay-informed">Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective</a></li></ul><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:33:07.225Z">2.33pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union, has just arrived at the capitol for his close-door testimony that begins at 10am. Sondland will be testifying before the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gordon Sondland arrives <a href="https://t.co/u1dZg0VzG0">pic.twitter.com/u1dZg0VzG0</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:24:48.113Z">2.24pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>US Congressman <strong>Elijah Cummings</strong> was a staunch critic of <strong>Donald Trump</strong> and a key figure in Trump’s impeachment inquiry as chairman of the House Oversight Committee.</p><p>We’ll just leave this to speak for itself: <br></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Racist Elijah Cummings" "has done a terrible job for the people of his district." "Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully." "Elijah Cummings spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people." "Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!"<br><br>to<br><br>"My warmest condolences" <a href="https://t.co/773m7S1DLB">pic.twitter.com/773m7S1DLB</a></p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:19:59.110Z">2.19pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Other politicians, Democrats and Republicans, are expressing their sadness over the death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. “Rest in Power” is currently trending on Twitter due to the overflow of Tweets expressing sadness over Cumming’s death. </p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">America lost a giant with the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, a man of principle who championed truth, justice and kindness. He fiercely loved his country and the people he served. Rest In Peace, my friend.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A devastating loss for our country.<br><br>Chairman Cummings was a giant: a universally respected leader who brought profound insight, commitment, and moral fortitude to Congress.<br><br>His guidance and vision was an enormous gift. I will forever cherish his example. May he rest in power. <a href="https://t.co/D0RsKsM5fh">https://t.co/D0RsKsM5fh</a></p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There was no stronger advocate and no better friend than Elijah Cummings. I am heartbroken for his wonderful family and staff—please pray for them. <br><br>I will miss him dearly.</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T13:11:31.787Z">2.11pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Donald Trump just tweeted out his condolences regarding the death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings.</p><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!</p><p class="block-time published-time"> <time datetime="2019-10-17T12:55:09.147Z">1.55pm <span class="timezone">BST</span></time> </p><p>Good Thursday morning! Another busy day on Capitol Hill this morning. <strong>Gordon Sondland</strong>, US ambassador to the European Union and a key figure in the impeachment investigation, will be testifying this morning before the House committees leading the inquiry. </p><p>Sondland allegedly pushed US diplomats to get onboard with pressuring Ukrainian president <strong>Volodymyr Zelenskiy</strong> for an investigation into the company that <strong>Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son,</strong> had ties to. Today, Sondland is expected to tell Congress that he was unaware that the company was linked to Hunter Biden. Sondland’s testimony will start at 10am.<br></p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/oct/17/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-inquiry-gordon-sondland-ukraine-news-live">Continue reading...</a> Trump impeachment inquiry US politics Donald Trump Ukraine European Union Europe US news World news Syria Turkey Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Lauren Aratani in New York Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters Teenage girl killed herself after complaining she had been "betrayed" by Childline   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/teenage-girl-killed-complaining-had-betrayed-childline/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:1f371e5b-037b-f505-7e81-db99153ab2a1 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:24:22 -0400 topics:things/children structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard structure:news topics:places/north-yorkshire topics:things/mental-health Gabriella Swerling Teenage girl killed herself after complaining she had been 'betrayed' by Childline   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/teenage-girl-killed-complaining-had-betrayed-childline/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:82c26d9e-fd77-a612-c470-a0f7519348ac Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:24:22 -0400 topics:things/children structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard structure:news topics:places/north-yorkshire topics:things/mental-health Gabriella Swerling Female doctors called 'naughty girls' amid toxic 'old boys' club' at BMA https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/female-doctors-called-naughty-girls-amid-toxic-old-boys-club/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e398c734-0324-1da2-e77d-ecbc776aeb79 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:06:22 -0400 topics:things/children storytype:standard topics:things/environment topics:things/sex structure:news topics:things/sexism Laura Donnelly Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte hurt in motorcycle accident after reaching for his shoe https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/philippines-rodrigo-duterte-hurt-motorcycle-accident-reaching/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:ced6975c-71a8-e6e7-babb-2c7b3817943f Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:44:05 -0400 source:wirecopy storytype:standard topics:places/philippines structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:people/rodrigo-duterte topics:places/asia Our Foreign Staff Fears of military build-up as China secretly leases entire island in South China Seas https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/fears-military-build-up-china-secretly-leases-entire-island/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:1c11c9de-c90b-20cf-6807-fa06b1a82dcf Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:33:12 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/solomon-islands structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Nicola Smith Fears of military build-up as China secretly leases entire island in South China Sea https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/fears-military-build-up-china-secretly-leases-entire-island/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7faf674c-57f5-ecda-3d32-1e72281e37af Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:33:12 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/solomon-islands structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Nicola Smith Fears of military build-up as China secretly leases entire island in Solomon Islands https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/fears-military-build-up-china-secretly-leases-entire-island/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0df789db-5e65-7ad8-2830-e4da6e7571db Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:33:12 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/solomon-islands structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Nicola Smith Fears of military build-up as China secretly leases entire island in Solomons https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/fears-military-build-up-china-secretly-leases-entire-island/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a267ba92-fa81-ca85-bfb4-718db339a8c6 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:33:12 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/solomon-islands structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Nicola Smith British teen at centre of rape trial could be forced to remain in Cyprus for months as trial adjourned https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/british-teen-centre-rape-trial-could-forced-remain-cyprus-months/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:a083107b-8ade-6ef0-8713-8434da09b01f Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:40:28 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/cyprus Press Association Gazza trial: Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexually assaulting woman he kissed on a train https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/gazza-trial-paul-gascoigne-cleared-sexually-assaulting-woman/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:48f3035a-eb8e-b67b-842e-0947976baff6 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:32:56 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/police structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Gareth Davies Gazza trial: Paul Gascoigne cleared of any wrongdoing after kissing woman on a train https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/gazza-trial-paul-gascoigne-cleared-sexually-assaulting-woman/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:774f19c4-4251-c5bd-2245-d16e41c5974c Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:32:56 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/police structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Gareth Davies Gazza trial: Paul Gascoigne cleared of all wrongdoing after kissing woman on a train - and promptly thanks his dentist https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/gazza-trial-paul-gascoigne-cleared-sexually-assaulting-woman/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f957ecbe-13e5-d929-97d9-bedfc9e64f4d Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:32:56 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/police structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Gareth Davies 'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump's letter 'binned' by Turkish president  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/dont-fool-donald-trump-writes-letter-turkeystayyip-erdogan-syria/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:80ddc6f6-9e8a-91d8-6b25-bee1fd3c8197 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:23:35 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/usa topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Roland Oliphant Demise of Tasmanian Tiger may be greatly exaggerated after reported sightings of extinct marsupial  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/demise-tasmanian-tiger-may-greatly-exaggerated-reported-sightings/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:10537910-5196-e929-4306-570aa4c3a125 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:17:17 -0400 structure:news topics:places/australia structure:news/world-news storytype:standard Giovanni Torre Commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of train as activists target Tube - latest news https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/commuters-drag-extinction-rebellion-protester-roof-train-activists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:cac77c29-9e0f-6b08-d787-cbd03539318a Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:48:47 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/british-transport-police topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:things/climate-change Gareth Davies Clocks change: why do we use GMT - and do we still need to? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/when-do-clocks-change-why-use-gmt-do-still-need/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:4aaded80-ab58-7e4f-f140-3cb1151d1e44 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:04:22 -0400 structure:regwall-content storytype:standard topics:things/sleep topics:things/history structure:news Cameron Macphail Knife crime hits new record high in England and Wales - up 7% on last year https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/knife-crime-hits-new-record-high-england-wales-7-last-year/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:4748c942-365d-7074-1c48-95092537aeb1 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:52:22 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news Gareth Davies Knife crime hits new record high with rises of up to 50 per cent in some areas - as number of offences solved hits low https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/knife-crime-hits-new-record-high-england-wales-7-last-year/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:bdd3f5ba-94f0-e662-b446-57712c458e06 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:52:22 -0400 structure:news/uk-news topics:organisations/police storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news Gareth Davies Valerie Lundeen Ely, married to Tarzan actor Ron Ely, stabbed to death by son https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/valerie-lundeenely-married-tarzan-actor-ron-ely-stabbed-death/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:66e7871a-0b3b-a60a-1593-34a647e19c75 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:09:00 -0400 topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news storytype:standard Agence France-Presse Tarzan actor Ron Ely's wife stabbed to death by their son https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/valerie-lundeenely-married-tarzan-actor-ron-ely-stabbed-death/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:858648bf-c00b-ff95-90ba-291d469c9161 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:09:00 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:things/crime structure:news topics:places/usa structure:television topics:places/hollywood Agence France-Presse Commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of train as activists target Tube https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/commuters-drag-extinction-rebellion-protester-roof-train-activists/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:00c8f0e6-6f7b-9ea4-05e9-1db6e37e8b19 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:48:49 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:organisations/british-transport-police topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:things/climate-change Gareth Davies Thursday morning news briefing: Three days to move a mountain https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/thursday-morning-news-briefingthree-days-move-mountain/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:8cbf4fa2-be84-8cad-7844-87237c41b6df Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:38:18 -0400 structure:politics structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Danny Boyle Could Donald Trump actually be impeached? – video https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/oct/17/could-donald-trump-actually-be-impeached-video World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:57dd7b45-afe3-61d0-a6b8-e77089227046 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:10:01 -0400 <p>Things are getting serious for Donald Trump. The swiftly unrolling Ukraine scandal could cause him to become only the third president to be impeached.But what is impeachment? How does it work? And how likely is it to happen? Adam Gabbatt has the answers</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/oct/17/could-donald-trump-actually-be-impeached-video">Continue reading...</a> Donald Trump Trump impeachment inquiry US news US politics Trump administration Ukraine Tom Silverstone, Joseph Pierce, Alex Healey, Simon Roberts and Katie Lamborn Photograph: Getty 'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump writes letter to Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan about Syria https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/dont-fool-donald-trump-writes-letter-turkeystayyip-erdogan-syria/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:11628533-af6b-98a5-6462-74391e383150 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:42:16 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/usa topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Our Foreign Staff 'Don't be a fool!' Donald Trump's letter 'rejected' by Turkish president  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/dont-fool-donald-trump-writes-letter-turkeystayyip-erdogan-syria/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:bcc8658d-9693-018a-0dc5-da2df1637fd9 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:42:16 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/usa topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Our Foreign Staff Pictures of the Day: 17th October 2019 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/pictures-day-17th-october-2019/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:0db6ad4d-4c28-711a-c9c6-6633d9173120 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:33:00 -0400 structure:news topics:things/picture-gallery topics:things/pictures-of-the-day England's oldest surviving timber trestle bridge and a military complex built during the Napoleonic Wars among heritage sites now at risk https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/englands-oldest-surviving-timber-trestle-bridge-military-complex/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2a2496e5-5772-243f-f8af-ef67141f1270 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:00:00 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/history structure:news topics:organisations/english-heritage Jamie Johnson Mental health hospital to hand out free e-cigarettes to those trying to quit smoking https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/mental-health-hospital-hand-free-e-cigarettes-trying-quit-smoking/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7b1279d5-9159-54b5-f8c2-e0fd7878cb01 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:01:00 -0400 topics:things/smoking topics:organisations/nhs structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news Laura Donnelly UK tourist family detained over US-Canada border row arrive home https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/17/uk-tourist-family-detained-us-canada-border-row-arrive-home/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:4fb981d8-b656-1934-b304-8ae98e4f1845 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:05:18 -0400 topics:things/immigration structure:news topics:places/borders storytype:standard Telegraph Reporters UCL to ban crisp packets and petri dishes in crackdown on single-use plastic https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/ucl-ban-crisp-packets-petri-dishes-crackdown-single-use-plastic/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:893dd24e-6613-607c-7817-80264391ff14 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:56:00 -0400 topics:things/pollution topics:things/fossils storytype:standard topics:things/biodiversity topics:places/leeds topics:things/students structure:news topics:places/london Charles Hymas Catalan leader appeals for calm as protesters clash with police and set fires in Barcelona https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/separatist-protesters-set-fire-barricades-streets-barcelona/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:70c0dd00-773d-4138-254e-291ad7dc3aa1 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:40:11 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/spain topics:events/catalonia-referendum structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/barcelona James Badcock Pompeo ignored pleas to support former Ukraine envoy, ex-adviser says https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/pompeo-ignored-pleas-to-support-former-ukraine-envoy-ex-adviser-says World news: Ukraine | theguardian.com urn:uuid:2504cfde-7f6e-c0c8-e119-75c0d93a4689 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:46:00 -0400 <p>Michael McKinley testified to Congress appeals to the secretary of state to stand up for Marie Yovanovitch were ‘greeted with silence’</p><p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/mike-pompeo">Mike Pompeo</a> has come under intense scrutiny in Congress, where his former senior adviser testified that the secretary of state ignored his appeals to stand up for the former ambassador to Ukraine, who was <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/11/ukraine-ambassador-marie-yovanovitch-trump-state-department">ousted for apparently political reasons</a>.</p><p>In testimony to the House committees pursuing impeachment hearings on Donald Trump’s conduct towards Ukraine, Michael McKinley said that foreign service officers had been left feeling unprotected in the face of improper political pressure.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/11/marie-yovanovitchs-testimony-trump-cracks-wall-silence">Marie Yovanovitch's testimony on Trump cracks the wall of silence</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/pompeo-ignored-pleas-to-support-former-ukraine-envoy-ex-adviser-says">Continue reading...</a> Mike Pompeo Trump impeachment inquiry US Congress Ukraine US politics US elections 2020 US news World news Julian Borger in Washington Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP BBC under fire as 1.7 million pensioners will feel squeeze of TV licence cut https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/bbc-fire-17-million-pensioners-will-feel-squeeze-tv-licence/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:2ae973f9-0171-cf03-26c8-045d8895dc57 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:22:30 -0400 structure:news topics:organisations/bbc structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Anna Mikhailova Trump claims Kurds 'no angels' as he boasts of his own 'brilliant' strategy https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/trump-claims-kurds-are-much-safer-as-us-troops-leave-syria Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:cf2c5dec-8a6c-622b-2f34-3757ed68872a Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:16:06 -0400 <p>President’s assertion undercuts US mission to Turkey aimed at urging Erdoğan to halt offensive</p><p>Donald Trump has hailed his decision to withdraw US troops in Syria, paving way for a Turkish offensive, as “strategically brilliant”, declaring that the Kurds he had abandoned were “much safer now” and were anyway “not angels”.</p><p>The president’s remarks contradicted the official assessment of both the state and defence departments that the Turkish offensive was a disaster for regional stability and the fight against Isis.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/erdogan-syria-turkey-democracy-dictatorship">Erdoğan’s calamitous Syrian blunder has finally broken his spell over Turkey | Simon Tisdall</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/trump-claims-kurds-are-much-safer-as-us-troops-leave-syria">Continue reading...</a> Donald Trump Mike Pompeo Kurds Syria World news US news Middle East and North Africa Foreign policy Politics Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Russia Julian Borger in Washington and Michael Safi in Amman Photograph: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images AQA could face class action suit from parents of children who were possibly given 'incorrect' grades https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/aqa-could-face-class-action-suit-parents-children-possibly-given/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:238a0b65-cc11-e39c-5cdd-a1f6ac9a5e12 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:33:00 -0400 topics:things/exams structure:news storytype:standard Camilla Turner Exam board faces parents' legal action after re-marking blunder https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/aqa-could-face-class-action-suit-parents-children-possibly-given/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7900eae0-0392-d4c3-45fc-b37272309027 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:33:00 -0400 topics:things/exams structure:news storytype:standard Camilla Turner Publisher of Booker Prize nominee criticises judging after jury member suggests award was to celebrate Margaret Atwood's 'titanic career' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/publisher-booker-prize-nominee-criticises-judging-jury-member/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:580ea327-97c1-f993-3a60-7da4cc404799 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:17:07 -0400 topics:events/booker-prize structure:news structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard Anita Singh Dog thieves are not being pursued by police as £500 rule leaves pets languishing as low priority, say campaigners https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/dog-thieves-not-pursued-police-500-rule-leaves-pets-languishing/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f707712a-7691-f649-e727-08f46da3e32c Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:00:00 -0400 topics:things/dogs topics:organisations/police storytype:standard topics:organisations/keele-university topics:things/crime structure:news topics:things/animals topics:things/animal-welfare Charles Hymas Father of Sandy Hook victim awarded $450,000 in case against conspiracy theorist who claims tragedy never happened https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/father-sandy-hook-victim-awarded-450000-case-against-conspiracy/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:10c56d50-9a33-61d9-5334-e5b3f8ab4727 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:45:07 -0400 topics:places/usa structure:news/world-news structure:news storytype:standard Rozina Sabur Mystery as plane carrying Russian arms smugglers crashes in Congo https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/mystery-plane-carrying-russian-arms-smugglers-crashes-congo/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:7969d319-ea4d-0f90-f7c3-f10496be1763 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:43:21 -0400 topics:places/congo storytype:standard topics:places/russia structure:news/world-news structure:news Adrian Blomfield Trump backs decision to withdraw US troops from Syria as 'strategically brilliant' – video https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/oct/16/trump-backs-decision-to-withdraw-us-troops-from-syria-as-strategically-brilliant-video Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:59a68f59-962d-9eb3-027e-7a73742965cc Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:23:57 -0400 <p>Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey’s incursion against US-allied Kurdish forces, saying the conflict was between Turkey and Syria and that it was okay for Russia to help Damascus. The US president, speaking to reporters at the White House, said the Kurds were ‘no angels’</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/trump-claims-kurds-are-much-safer-as-us-troops-leave-syria">Trump claims Kurds are ‘no angels’ as he praises Turkish offensive</a><br></li></ul> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/oct/16/trump-backs-decision-to-withdraw-us-troops-from-syria-as-strategically-brilliant-video">Continue reading...</a> Donald Trump Kurds Syria US news World news Middle East and North Africa Turkey Russia Photograph: Reuters Trump calls decision to withdraw US troops from Syria 'strategically brilliant' – video https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/oct/16/trump-backs-decision-to-withdraw-us-troops-from-syria-as-strategically-brilliant-video Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:4ef37a61-fab0-d33c-d9ac-3f3ff694c1a1 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:23:57 -0400 <p>Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey’s incursion against US-allied Kurdish forces, saying the conflict was between Turkey and Syria and that it was okay for Russia to help Damascus. The US president, speaking to reporters at the White House, said the Kurds were ‘no angels’</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/trump-claims-kurds-are-much-safer-as-us-troops-leave-syria">Trump claims Kurds are ‘no angels’ as he praises Turkish offensive</a><br></li></ul> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/oct/16/trump-backs-decision-to-withdraw-us-troops-from-syria-as-strategically-brilliant-video">Continue reading...</a> Donald Trump Kurds Syria US news World news Middle East and North Africa Turkey Russia Photograph: Reuters Donald Trump claims Boris Johnson suggested 'bombshell' on-camera meeting of Harry Dunn's parents and Anne Sacoolas https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/donald-trump-claims-attempted-bombshell-on-camera-meeting-harry/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:6c46e67f-f004-d566-fc04-44bdbb24f383 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:03:16 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump topics:people/boris-johnson storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/usa Harriet Alexander Donald Trump accused of undermining US efforts to broker ceasefire between Turkey and Kurds  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/donald-trump-accused-undermining-us-efforts-broker-ceasefire/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:bdfc06fa-99a4-841e-9520-69834b70079f Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:44:28 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump topics:people/recep-tayyip-erdogan storytype:standard topics:places/russia structure:news/world-news topics:organisations/syrian-democratic-forces-sdf topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/turkey Roland Oliphant Smart motorways can 'confuse' drivers over whether it is safe to pull onto hard shoulder, coroner warns https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/smart-motorways-can-confuse-drivers-whether-safe-pull-onto-hard/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:9c40bb27-4712-7bba-d52a-3edc80720f56 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:40:53 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/motorways structure:news topics:places/west-midlands Steve Bird Women killed leaning out of train window was not 'adequately' warned by signs, report concludes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/women-killed-leaning-train-window-not-adequately-warned-signs/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:b8b2a7cd-277b-f8ab-1821-d0d1260b949e Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:07:52 -0400 topics:things/passengers topics:organisations/great-western-railway structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/network-rail structure:news Jack Hardy Woman killed leaning out of train window was not 'adequately' warned by signs, report concludes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/women-killed-leaning-train-window-not-adequately-warned-signs/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3b263d94-8a61-2814-e0ac-38b3a1666015 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:07:52 -0400 topics:things/passengers topics:organisations/great-western-railway structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:organisations/network-rail structure:news Jack Hardy Trump claims Kurds are 'no angels' as he praises Turkish offensive https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/trump-claims-kurds-are-much-safer-as-us-troops-leave-syria Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:fe5c82ec-2dcf-a5b7-4c72-c787edf43c48 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:06:36 -0400 <p>President’s assertion undercuts US mission to Turkey aimed at urging Erdoğan to halt offensive</p><p>Donald Trump has hailed his decision to withdraw US troops in Syria, paving way for a Turkish offensive, as “strategically brilliant”, declaring that the Kurds he had abandoned were “much safer now” and were anyway “not angels”.</p><p>The president’s remarks contradicted the official assessment of both the state and defence departments that the Turkish offensive was a disaster for regional stability and the fight against Isis.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/erdogan-syria-turkey-democracy-dictatorship">Erdoğan’s calamitous Syrian blunder has finally broken his spell over Turkey | Simon Tisdall</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/trump-claims-kurds-are-much-safer-as-us-troops-leave-syria">Continue reading...</a> Donald Trump Mike Pompeo Kurds Syria World news US news Middle East and North Africa Foreign policy Politics Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Russia Julian Borger in Washington and Michael Safi Photograph: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images Teenage Briton's retraction in Cyprus gang rape case was 'dictated by police' and written in poor English https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/teenage-britons-retraction-cyprus-gang-rape-case-dictated-police/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:fbc00241-6102-3789-8655-346c4b36f201 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:45:57 -0400 topics:organisations/police storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/europe topics:places/cyprus Nick Squires Alleged jihadist in court accused of plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/alleged-jihadist-court-accused-plot-blow-st-pauls-cathedral/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:015cd7b2-ace9-5470-21ee-5a8d6d5229ad Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:45:23 -0400 topics:organisations/islamic-state topics:places/central structure:news/uk-news topics:things/terrorism storytype:standard structure:news topics:places/london Martin Evans France demands Iran release two French nationals held since June https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/france-demands-iran-release-two-french-nationals-held-since/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:49e65e02-31fc-1a14-6647-16311d08ee66 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:35:12 -0400 topics:places/iran storytype:standard topics:places/france structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/middle-east Our Foreign Staff Three US diplomats held near Russian test site where mystery blast killed five https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/16/russia-us-diplomats-detained-military-test-site-severodvinsk Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:582ad521-4006-30cc-89a6-24a4c7acd327 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:18:38 -0400 <ul><li>US embassy says trio had proper paperwork to travel</li><li>August explosion causes radiation levels to surge</li></ul><p>Three American diplomats were briefly detained in Russia near the military test site where <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/10/russian-nuclear-agency-confirms-role-in-rocket-test-explosion">a mysterious explosion released radiation in August</a>, several Russia state news agencies have reported.</p><p>The US embassy has confirmed the incident, the Interfax news service reported. But it said the three diplomats had filed the proper paperwork to travel in the area.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/13/russian-villagers-set-for-mini-evacuation-from-fatal-nuclear-blast-area">Russian villagers set for mini-evacuation from fatal nuclear blast area</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/16/russia-us-diplomats-detained-military-test-site-severodvinsk">Continue reading...</a> Russia US foreign policy US news Europe World news Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent Photograph: Sergei Bobylev/Tass 'Squad members' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar endorse Bernie Sanders in 2020 race https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/squad-members-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ilhan-omar-endorse-bernie/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5d6c28d8-063e-4c85-426e-522e10227e24 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:07:08 -0400 topics:things/us-politics storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/usa topics:people/bernie-sanders Rozina Sabur Trump claims Kurds are 'much safer' as US troops leave Syria https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/trump-claims-kurds-are-much-safer-as-us-troops-leave-syria Russia | The Guardian urn:uuid:473bee51-d4d9-0c7c-c672-e35a165a9eb3 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:01:41 -0400 <p>President’s assertion undercuts US mission to Turkey aimed at urging Erdoğan to halt offensive</p><p>Donald Trump has hailed his decision to withdraw US troops in Syria, paving way for a Turkish offensive, as “strategically brilliant”, declaring that the Kurds he had abandoned were “much safer now” and were anyway “not angels”.</p><p>The president’s remarks contradicted the official assessment of both the state and defence departments that the Turkish offensive was a disaster for regional stability and the fight against Isis.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a 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structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:people/bob-geldof structure:news topics:organisations/extinction-rebellion topics:people/benedict-cumberbatch Izzy Lyons More than 330 web abusers arrested in operation sparked by one of Britain's worst paedophiles https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/330-web-abusers-arrested-operation-sparked-one-britains-worst/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:129e72ae-cbba-76b8-6282-a43b6edadab9 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:36:38 -0400 topics:places/south-korea structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/abuse topics:things/crime structure:news Martin Evans 'Narco cat' on the run as key piece of evidence for Russian drugs trial is scared off by dogs https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/narco-cat-run-key-piece-evidence-russian-drugs-trial-scared/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:33954da5-2d37-419c-97a2-3311635fb9b1 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:26:58 -0400 storytype:standard topics:places/russia structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/europe topics:things/cats Matthew Bodner Ancient Cambodian city found using aerial mapping  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/ancient-cambodian-city-found-using-aerial-mapping/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:edeeff31-ce75-fedf-05cb-ca3f6b220c41 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:55:20 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/cambodia topics:places/asia Nicola Smith GP cited Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody as excuse to molest female patients, court hears https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/gp-cited-angelina-jolie-jade-goody-excuse-molest-female-patients/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:212b6e40-14b8-0f10-0f59-c429febfcea9 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:50:12 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/crime structure:news topics:things/health Jack Hardy Dutch man arrested on suspicion of holding family in remote farm against their will https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/dutch-man-arrested-suspicion-holding-family-remote-farm-against/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e5071ea3-32e2-98ab-eca2-71e99eeb99ce Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:49:39 -0400 storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/netherlands structure:news topics:places/europe Senay Boztas Wednesday evening news briefing: Greatest obstacle to a Brexit deal https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/wednesday-evening-news-briefing-greatest-obstacle-brexit-deal/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:940664b2-fdb3-7e81-ccfd-3389bc9cfcfc Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:16:05 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news/politics topics:organisations/democratic-unionist-party structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Danny Boyle Plan to force age checks for porn sites shelved, Government announces https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/plan-force-age-checks-porn-sites-shelved-government-announces/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:5c66e8e5-1ee3-772d-edd0-4b9627786a20 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:51:45 -0400 structure:news topics:things/duty-of-care-campaign topics:people/nicky-morgan storytype:standard Mike Wright Behind the Electoral Curtain of Post-Soviet Regimes https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/opinion/post-soviet-regime-elections.html NYT > Russia urn:uuid:a3b140ea-a0d3-674d-791e-c7e129b6254f Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:00:04 -0400 Elections that offer voters no choice provide cover for authoritarian leaders to chip away at democracies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. By Celestine Bohlen London fire chief admits 'stay put' advice was not suitable for Grenfell  as she calls for urgent research on 'buildings that fail' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/london-fire-chief-admits-stay-put-advice-not-suitable-grenfell/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:e16e3dfa-48f8-dcfe-be6a-8928fa58d089 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:56:53 -0400 topics:in-the-news/london-fire structure:news/uk-news topics:things/grenfell-tower storytype:standard topics:things/fire structure:news Patrick Sawer Natural England criticised after three of the five hen harriers raised in captivity disappear and are feared dead when released into the wild https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/natural-england-criticised-three-five-hen-harriers-raised-captivity/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:968b82a7-8267-4bd1-6b83-7acd607ace77 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:31:02 -0400 topics:things/birds structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard topics:things/environment topics:places/durham topics:things/birds-of-prey structure:news topics:things/wildlife topics:places/north-yorkshire Helena Horton Judges can be whistleblowers too, Supreme Court rules following landmark case  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/judges-can-whistleblowers-supreme-court-rules-following-landmark/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:90df4ed3-9dad-063c-7ac0-3c6f482ba35a Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:56:31 -0400 structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:things/jobs-and-employment topics:organisations/ministry-of-justice topics:organisations/supreme-court Gabriella Swerling London fire chief admits 'stay put' advice was not suitable for Grenfell  as she calls on government to update advice https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/london-fire-chief-admits-stay-put-advice-not-suitable-grenfell/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:06380a97-b6e0-6fca-8324-077378250129 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:28:13 -0400 topics:in-the-news/london-fire structure:news/uk-news topics:things/grenfell-tower storytype:standard topics:things/fire structure:news Patrick Sawer Turkish president to fly to Moscow as he rejects US demand for Syria ceasefire https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/turkeys-erdogan-fly-moscow-rejects-us-demand-syria-ceasefire/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:310ccb23-492b-8a04-29fe-d2a44c1c7e4c Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:22:33 -0400 topics:people/recep-tayyip-erdogan storytype:standard topics:places/russia structure:news/world-news topics:people/vladimir-putin topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Roland Oliphant Turkish president refuses to meet US delegation, plans trip to Moscow as Syria crisis erodes American power https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/turkeys-erdogan-fly-moscow-rejects-us-demand-syria-ceasefire/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f4d82ab3-8aba-915b-c2ee-94211e6b9fba Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:22:33 -0400 topics:people/recep-tayyip-erdogan storytype:standard topics:places/russia structure:news/world-news topics:people/vladimir-putin topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Roland Oliphant Turkish president plans trip to Moscow as Syria crisis erodes American power https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/turkeys-erdogan-fly-moscow-rejects-us-demand-syria-ceasefire/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:429a567a-3d3c-86ab-73cd-9876ade37981 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:22:33 -0400 topics:people/recep-tayyip-erdogan storytype:standard topics:places/russia structure:news/world-news topics:people/vladimir-putin topics:places/syria structure:news topics:places/middle-east topics:places/turkey Roland Oliphant Remote security camera helps locate missing outback camper https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/remote-security-camera-helps-locate-missing-outback-camper/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c8a62018-4003-f7af-655f-bd73f43bb340 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:48:01 -0400 topics:places/australia storytype:standard structure:news/world-news topics:places/australasia structure:news Our Foreign Staff Remote security camera helps locate missing Australian outback camper Deborah Pilgrim https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/remote-security-camera-helps-locate-missing-outback-camper/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:c6d07619-9a1f-9c4b-db85-a7efae81259c Wed, 16 Oct 2019 04:48:01 -0400 topics:places/australia structure:news/world-news structure:news storytype:standard Our Foreign Staff Separatist protesters set fire to barricades in streets of Barcelona https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/separatist-protesters-set-fire-barricades-streets-barcelona/ Russian news, all the latest and 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urn:uuid:2bb683a2-6b68-99ad-a39b-1ec8ca225db9 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:32:20 -0400 topics:things/children topics:places/greater-manchester topics:organisations/police storytype:standard topics:things/taser topics:things/crime structure:news Charles Hymas Harry Dunn's parents turn down meeting with Anne Sacoolas as Trump intervenes to broker solution https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/15/harry-dunns-parents-visit-white-house/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:3c73aba6-ea9b-075a-8de7-c8098fee51ca Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:20:12 -0400 topics:people/donald-trump structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/white-house topics:places/usa Rozina Sabur Hong Kong leader forced to abandon state of the union address amid protests https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/hong-kong-leader-forced-abandon-state-union-address-amid-protests/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:36ca079a-bf28-404e-3712-c50ab5942fcb Wed, 16 Oct 2019 02:49:18 -0400 topics:places/hong-kong storytype:standard structure:news/world-news structure:news topics:places/asia topics:places/china Anna Kam Wednesday morning news briefing: Brexit deal is drafted in Brussels https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/16/wednesday-morning-news-briefing-brexit-deal-drafted-brussels/ Russian news, all the latest and breaking Russia news urn:uuid:f9baf0c6-b0c3-2a45-a07d-2e75d04df303 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 02:41:18 -0400 structure:politics structure:news/uk-news storytype:standard structure:news topics:in-the-news/brexit Danny Boyle