Tunisian family of alleged Nice knifeman in disbelief over attack
The family of a man detained for killing three church-goers in France weeks after leaving his home in Tunisia has told AFP they are struggling to believe he carried out the attack."It's not normal," said Brahim Issaoui's brother Yassine, incredulous that his sibling was responsible for the attack, which came amid widespread anger among Muslims over comments by French President Emmanuel Macron.Macron had strongly defended secular values and the right to mock religion after a French schoolteacher, who had shown his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed deemed offensive to Muslims, was murdered ...
Saudi Arabia angers India with independent Kashmir banknote
India has complained to Saudi Arabia over a banknote that shows Kashmir as a separate country, in the latest protest over maps of the disputed region that have also targeted foreign media outlets and a social media giant.The foreign ministry in New Delhi said it expressed "serious concern" over a new 20 Riyal note issued to mark Saudi Arabia's presidency of the powerful G20 bloc of countries, which includes India.Kashmir is contested between India, Pakistan and China but the world map on the note's background shows it as a separate country, including the part of the territory administered by I...
SC's Black voters say they 'can't afford to sit at home' this election
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Patrick Moses was fixing something under the hood of his car, parked in the garage of his Hopkins home in his neighborhood — a former cow pasture now dotted with single-family homes decorated for fall and Halloween — when a golf cart pulled into his driveway interrupting the quiet.In the driver’s side of the golf cart was Bernice Scott, Moses’ across-the-street neighbor, who turned off the ignition key, which had attached to it a picture of her and President Barack Obama in front of the White House, and got out.It was Tuesday, a week before Election Day, and Scott — the 75-yea...
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Sen. Ted Cruz Says Trump’s Attacks On Hunter Biden Will Not Move ‘A Single Voter’
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out in an interview criticizing President Donald Trump‘s attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden‘s son, Hunter Biden, say that they will not change the minds of “a single voter.” Cruz spoke with Axios’ Jonathan Swan about how Biden’s “best moment” in their final debate was when Biden turned to speak with the American people directly and ignored Trump’s remarks about his family.“One of Biden’s best points was when he said all these attacks back and forth about my family and [Trump’s] family, they don’t matter. What matters is your family. That may have been Bide...
Put 'Haunted Painting' from Philly indie rocker Sadie Dupuis on your Halloween playlist
When Sadie Dupuis found herself in a Seattle museum in 2018 looking at German artist Franz von Stuck’s 1902 oil painting “Saharet,” she saw something she didn’t expect.“It’s a just a portrait of a dancer, but there’s something very captivating about her expression,” says Dupuis, the Philadelphia singer-guitarist who has just released “Haunted Painting,” her second solo album as Sad13.“It’s a beautiful portrait and she’s a beautiful person, but there’s just something very mysterious about it to me,” says the 32-year-old musician and poet, who also leads the indie rock band Speedy Ortiz.“Part of...
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A night-time hike through Austria's Alpine Dobratsch nature park
It's pitch dark on a night hike in Dobratsch Nature Park, in Austrian Carinthia - you can't put one foot in front of the other without paying attention, to avoid falling.The hiking group is made up of holidaymakers and locals - this might be a mountain they see every day, but experiencing at night is something new for them, too.The Dobratsch mountain range - also known here as the Villacher Alps - is more than 2,100 metres high, one of the foothills of the Gailtaler Alps. It's a popular spot, thanks to the scenic and impressive viewing points.The nature park is one of the oldest nature reserve...
Tribune News Service election coverage
Tribune News Service is anticipating the following coverage of the Nov. 3 elections. Other stories will move as warranted.Stories already posted that may remain suitable for use can be found at http://www.mctdirect.com/news/politics.php.If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.PRESIDENTIAL RACEELN-ELECTION-EXPECTATIONS:DA — What to expect on election night. Will we know a winner? A primer on when can races be called, what networks will do, which states with votes not likely to be counted.2000 by Todd J. Gillman. Moving over the weekend..ELN-ELECTION:LA — The contest between Presi...
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Zombies, twerks and platform boots: the last week on the US campaign trail
Washington (AFP) - With the election just days away, the final sprint of the campaign has thrown up a bumper crop of offbeat news as Americans head to the polls, some of them dressed up to the nines.George who?Does Joe Biden know the name of the president he is running against?The Democratic contender seemed to grope for his opponent's name when speaking at a virtual concert in support of his campaign."Four more years of George, uh, George, uh, he, uh, are going to find ourselves in position where if, uh, Trump gets elected, uh, we are going to be uh, going to be in a different world," Biden s...
UAE goes bananas for Israel with $10 billion a year fruit and veg normalisation deal
The United Arab Emirates and Israel have signed a new agreement allowing for Israeli fruit and vegetables to be sold in the Gulf state.Israeli newspaper Calcalist reported on Thursday evening that a new "historic agreement" was signed between the two countries, allowing the UAE to import Israeli produce.According to the report, the UAE will import $10 billion worth of Israeli agricultural products annually. Israel allegedly flaunted an advantage over other exporters to Dubai, due to its geographical proximity, as it only takes 32 hours to transport produce by truck from the Aqaba crossing and ...
France ready to help Turkey, Greece after deadly earthquake
The French government on Friday offered help to Turkey as well as Paris's close ally Greece after a devastating earthquake hit the Aegean region, leaving at least eight people dead.The expressions of solidarity came after weeks of tensions between France and Turkey, which reached a peak last weekend when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned the mental health of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron."Full solidarity from France with Greece and Turkey after the earthquake," tweeted Clement Beaune, the European affairs minister. "We are ready to provide the necessary assistance."Interior Mi...