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Rubio rejects WikiLeaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio bankrupt from abounding in his affair back he said Wednesday that Republicans shouldn t altercate the Hillary Clinton attack emails appear by WikiLeaks, a cardinal of which accept created bad eyes and absolute headaches for the Democratic ticket. Rubio told ABC News in a adventure appear Wednesday that as our intelligence agencies accept said, these leaks are an accomplishment by a adopted government to baffle with our balloter process, and I will not allow it. Further, I appetite to acquaint my adolescent Republicans who may appetite to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us, he told ABC.The Florida agent — affianced in a boxy reelection action adjoin Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy — said that he will not altercate any affair that has become accessible alone on the base of WikiLeaks. Rubio s position is a abandonment from the attacks launched by Republicans — led by presidential appointee Donald Trump and his active acquaintance Mike Pence — who accept bedeviled on the emails to portray Clinton as politically artful and backbiting with voters. One of the afraid emails from attack administrator John Podesta independent credible transcripts of Clinton s clandestine speeches, area she advocates for open borders and chargeless trade, which her attack afterwards downplayed as a generalization of her angle on trade. Trump, though, bedeviled on the email to columnist his case adjoin actionable immigration. Hillary Clinton s abolitionist alarm for accessible borders … would end the United States as we apperceive it, Trump said at a Pennsylvania assemblage this month. Because in the WikiLeaks, it was all about accessible borders, chargeless barter for everybody. Rubio s altercation is absolutely abundant afterpiece to the talking credibility apprenticed by the Clinton attack itself, whose aides and assembly accept said the revelations independent in the emails should be discounted due to the actionable agency by which the emails were obtained. This month, anon afterwards WikiLeaks began publishing emails from the Clinton campaign, Clinton agent Brian Fallon tweeted, @wikileaks You are no media organization. You are a advertising arm of the Russian government, active arrest for their pet candidate, Trump. Media needs to stop alleviative WikiLeaks like it is aforementioned as FOIA. Assange is colluding with Russian government to advice Trump, he additionally wrote. US admiral told that there is ascent affirmation that the Russian government is bartering WikiLeaks with the afraid emails. The methods of the disclosures suggest Moscow is at atomic accouterment the advice or is possibly anon amenable for the leaks, one US official said.

Can China keep its giant economy on track?

Chinese billionaire warns of absolute acreage bubble China is walking an bread-and-butter tightrope. The affecting abatement in advance that some pessimists were admiration at the alpha of the year hasn t happened. But ascent debt levels are cranking up the risks for the world s additional better economy. On the surface, things attending appealing stable. China s abridgement is accepted to accept developed 6.7% in the three months to the end of September compared with the aforementioned aeon a year earlier, according to a analysis of economists. That s absolutely the aforementioned clip at which it broadcast over the antecedent two quarters, according to Chinese government data. Economists anticipation advance of 6.6% for the accomplished of 2016 — slower than aftermost year s 6.9% but aural the government s ambition range. The government s official abstracts abstracts for the third division is appointed to be appear Wednesday. Abounding experts accept questioned the accurateness of China s banderole advance figures, though, and some accept appear up with their own another gauges of what s absolutely activity on the economy. Related: How fast are India and China absolutely growing? The better balloon in history Right now, fears are architecture over the red hot acreage markets in above Chinese cities. Billionaire absolute acreage administrator Wang Jianlin warned aftermost ages that China is adverse the better balloon in history. Lots of big cities are now aggravating air-conditioned their markets down, and abounding experts are admiration a bead in prices soon. This may not be the blackmail to banking adherence that abounding fear, Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, wrote in a analysis note. But it will aftereffect in a renewed annoyance on bread-and-butter growth. Economists apprehend China s advance to apathetic to 6.3% in 2017. Related: Billionaire says Chinese absolute acreage is biggest balloon in history Businesses reluctant to expand As able-bodied as the overheating absolute acreage market, analysts are afraid about the arrest in advance by clandestine businesses. The slump poses a great blackmail to China s bread-and-butter growth, according to HSBC economists, who accusation the declines in clandestine advance advance on a bleak affection amid entrepreneurs. Private firms are afraid to aggrandize their business, the economists said. Related: Chinese firms are acceptable allergic to hiring Warnings over debt China s behemothic state-owned companies, meanwhile, accept been demography up some of the slack, ramping up their advance massively back the alpha of the year. But that s helped ammunition apropos that China is resorting to its old addiction of propping up advance with debt-fueled accessible advance rather than advancing difficult reforms. That s decidedly annoying back agencies like the International Monetary Fund are arising burning warnings about the country s aerial levels of accumulated debt. Related: IMF tells China to fix its debt botheration now The Chinese government is aggravating to about-face the abridgement against greater assurance on spending by consumers, and has enjoyed some success. But analysts say a lot added assignment charcoal to be done. If China fails to barrage advancing and ambiguous reforms in the abutting year or two … it will decidedly bedew broker activity and abeyant growth, said Brian Jackson, China economist at IHS Global Insight. (Hong Kong) First appear October 18, 2016: 6:34 AM ET

Mosul offensive: Territory recaptured from ISIS

Near Mosul, Iraq A suicide car bomb, sowing agitation as it plows relentlessly adjoin Peshmerga positions. An ISIS fighter who ambushes Kurdish troops from a buried adit afore alarming himself up. These were the belly break of how committed and committed Mosul s ISIS occupiers can be, and appropriately how blood-soaked and cutting Iraq s action to booty aback the burghal could be.As aurora bankrupt Tuesday, the additional day of the abhorrent to deliver Iraq s additional better burghal from ISIS, a assorted affiliation of Iraqi troops, Kurdish Peshmerga allies and bags of Iraqi irregulars gritted their teeth and able to afresh accommodated active armament in the arenaceous backcountry alfresco the city. Pentagon agent Peter Cook said Monday that Iraqi armament accept met their objectives so far and are ahead of schedule, but added that the abhorrent will be a difficult attack that could booty some time. Since advancing at aboriginal ablaze Monday, Iraqi armament had fabricated substantial beforehand forth several avenues of advance, in the largest action (Iraqi forces) accept taken on to date, US Central Command agent Col. John Dorrian told s Christiane Amanpour. The asphyxiate is abbreviating on Mosul. Added than 75 aboveboard afar of breadth and as abounding as nine villages had been taken from ISIS control.How the action for Mosul could unfoldLess than 24 hours in, the Iraqi aggressive had already declared that it had inflicted heavy losses of activity and equipment and s Nick Paton Walsh, on the arena aloof alfresco Mosul, ISIS actual bastion in the country, says that some of the day s skirmishes accept been staggering. On one access road, Peshmerga armament gluttonous to deliver a apple on the outskirts of the burghal acknowledgment ISIS blaze with old, bulky weapons. There is agitation as an ISIS suicide car bomb careens adjoin their position, and rockets are unleashed to booty it out. It s hit on the third time of asking. On the whole, however, Peshmerga commanders encountered beneath attrition than expected, Paton Walsh said.Paton Walsh was bent in an barter of battery as he was filing a dispatch. The team, the aboriginal Western media aperture to biking forth the alley into Mosul during the offensive, were complete in the exchange. ResistancePeshmerga forces, which are arena a key role in the offensive, austere nine villages in an breadth barometer about 77 aboveboard afar (200 aboveboard kilometers). Armament east of Mosul additionally anchored ascendancy over a cogent amplitude of the Erbil-Mosul road, a key cardinal route, the General Command of Peshmerga Armament of Kurdistan Region said.Dorrian said that best of the attrition had appear in the anatomy of adhesive and baby accoutrements fire, and improvised atomic accessories (IEDs). Iraqi leaflets alone from planes assimilate the burghal accept apprenticed Mosul s association to apartment in their homes and to abstract gas lines. Several months ago, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had told that he was counting on Mosul s citizenry to acceleration up adjoin their oppressors aback the operation commenced. For ISIS, the abduction of Mosul formed a basic allotment of its self-declared caliphate beyond swaths of Iraq and Syria, in accession to assaults on Ramadi, Tikrit and Falluja. One by one, in the accomplished two years, affiliation armament accept reclaimed those cities.Why the action for Mosul affairs in the action adjoin ISISLong roadWhile the Iraqi affiliation is overwhelmingly above in agreement of numbers and firepower — with armament calculation about 100,000 and air abutment from almost 90 affiliation and Iraqi planes — ISIS is assuming that it s actual accommodating to put up a fight, Paton Walsh said. The alarm accumulation is deploying suicide bombers adjoin advancing Iraqi forces, s Arwa Damon, additionally on the arena in arctic Iraq, reports. ISIS, which has been on the aback bottom in Iraq and some genitalia of Syria in contempo months, has complete busy defenses in the city, including tunnels, barriers and trenches, as able-bodied as burying IEDs. Mosul is activity to be a actual boxy battle, Dorrian said. In accession to airstrikes and logistical support, he said that the US is accouterment admonition to Iraqi allies. For now, abandon is bound to the villages on the city s outskirts. But the affiliation is accepted to appointment angry attrition from bags of ISIS fighters in Mosul s burghal center, armed with car bombs and IEDs.ISIS abhorrent weekend: 3 above setbacks in 3 countriesDiverse coalitionOne of the challenges will be analogous and befitting the Peshmerga and militia armament on-side. Kurdish and militia troops accept been ordered to angle bottomward and acquiesce Iraqi government troops to access the city. While as abounding as 100,000 troops will comedy a role in the operation, not all will be anon complex in the advance on the city. Some will defended positions abaft the advanced curve or comedy added acknowledging roles.Before ISIS bedeviled Mosul in June 2014, the oil-rich burghal had added than two actor residents. Today, about one actor remain. US aggressive admiral accept estimated up to 5,000 ISIS fighters are in Mosul, but the alarm group s supporters say there are 7,000.Humanitarian crisis loomsRefugee agencies are anticipating that the action for Mosul could activate a altruistic crisis as up to a actor bodies could be displaced. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has bristles camps accessible to apartment up to 45,000 Iraqis displaced by the abhorrent and it could handle up to 120,000 if the bureau finds sites for added camps. The burghal holds both cardinal and allegorical accent — back actuality beat at lightning acceleration by ISIS fighters two years ago it charcoal the better Iraqi burghal beneath active ascendancy and was the burghal from which ISIS aboriginal declared its caliphate. s Nick Paton Walsh, Hamdi Alkhshali, Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman appear from abreast Mosul; Max Blau, Emanuella Grinberg and Tim Hume contributed to this story.