Washington Hillary Clinton s attack administrator denied Sunday Republican accuse of ethical apropos over the Clinton Foundation and Democratic activists accomplishments at Donald Trump rallies. In an account with s Jake Tapper on State of the Union, Robby Mook addressed questions over a afraid email that appear the baron of Morocco agreed to host a Clinton Global Initiative accident and accord $12 actor — if Clinton attended. There isn t annihilation new here, Mook said, acquainted that the above secretary of accompaniment didn t appear the acme — admitting Bill and Chelsea Clinton did. This was an illegally baseborn email put out there by the Russians because they appetite the acclamation to be about this, Mook said. He said Clinton met the accomplished ethical standards as secretary of accompaniment and as a New York senator. There s never been any affirmation of any pay-to-play at all, Mook said. Tapper additionally apprenticed him on videos appear by the bourgeois accumulation Project Veritas — which has a history of absolution selectively edited videos — that appearance a Democratic accessible anecdotic baiting Trump supporters into battle at Trump rallies. This was, again, a video that was leaked out for the purpose of damaging the campaign, Mook said. It is edited so we don t apperceive what the abounding ambience is. And there is no affirmation whatsoever that we accept been able to acquisition that anyone anytime did annihilation like this back they were alive for the (Democratic National Committee).
Washington Admiral Barack Obama is demography an aberrant footfall into down-ballot contest in the final two weeks afore the 2016 election. The approachable Democratic admiral is set to endorse 150 accompaniment aldermanic candidates — allotment of an accomplishment to cast Republican-controlled accompaniment legislatures beyond the country advanced of the 2020 redistricting battle. The endorsements will appear in the anatomy of TV and radio ads, mailers, recorded calls and statements. Obama s affairs were aboriginal appear by Politico and accepted to by Democratic officials. His down-ballot captivation comes as both the admiral and aboriginal adult Michelle Obama accept taken on high-profile roles as surrogates for Hillary Clinton. Obama s backward endorsements could advice Democrats appropriate on what they achievement will be a beachcomber fueled by action to Donald Trump that could disengage some of the losses in Congress and at the accompaniment aldermanic akin that accept occurred beneath Obama. Already, Obama has cut TV ads for bristles Senate Democratic candidates: Patrick Murphy of Florida, Kamala Harris of California, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Deborah Ross of North Carolina and Katie McGinty of Pennsylvania. He additionally appears in a TV atom for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and House contenders Bryan Caforio in California, Charlie Crist in Florida, Brad Schneider in Illinois, Terri Bonoff in Minnesota and Colleen Deacon in New York. Obama has done several radio ads, as well. That account so far includes four Senate hopefuls: Ross, McGinty, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada. It additionally includes gubernatorial candidates Sue Minter of Vermont and Roy Cooper of North Carolina. And House Democratic contenders Tom O Halleran of Arizona, Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky and Ruben Kihuen of Nevada additionally got radio ads.
South Africa began accomplish to abjure from the All-embracing Criminal Cloister on Friday. A accounting apprehension of South Africa s ambition was submitted to the UN secretary general, said Tshililo Michael Masutha, the country s amends minister. The abandonment from the all-embracing cloister will be formalized one year afterwards the notification. The cloister in the Hague, Netherlands, comprises 124 states from about the world. The ICC is the court of aftermost resort and tries four types of crimes: genocide, crimes adjoin humanity, crimes of assailment and war crimes. The cloister was created by the Rome Statute, a accord aboriginal brought afore the United Nations. During the 12 months apprehension period, South Africa will abide beneath the Rome Statute. The country s administration of amends said via Twitter that South Africa was hindered by assertive genitalia of the Rome Statute, primarily the one that compels South Africa to arrest bodies who may adore adept amnesty beneath accepted all-embracing law, who are capital by the ICC for genocide, crimes adjoin humanity, war crimes, to abandonment such bodies to the All-embracing Criminal Court. It said the aphorism affected South Africa to about-face over such bodies alike back the country was actively complex in announcement peace, adherence and chat in those countries. During a 2015 appointment to South Africa by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the ICC had requested his arrest on accuse of war crimes, crimes adjoin altruism and genocide stemming from the battle in the Darfur arena in western Sudan.Al-Bashir ancient the country after accepting arrested. The ICC has appear beneath criticism by African leaders for what they say unfairly targets them. South Africa s amends abbot added that the country charcoal committed to captivation those who committed crimes adjoin altruism accountable, and that it advised to assignment carefully with the African Union and added African countries.
Las Vegas Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off one final time, anniversary attractive to acreage a knockout punch.But attempts at landing big assault in accomplished debates accept been abounding with ambiguous statements and inaccuracies — decidedly from Trump, the audacious billionaire who has again spurned the accuracy in accomplished debates and on the attack trail.The stakes are college than they ve anytime been, and as the two candidates battle it out, we are befitting them honest during the agitation — actuality by fact: Clinton: Trump used undocumented activity to body Trump Tower REALITY CHECK: Mostly trueAs allotment of a class-action accusation adjoin Trump, undocumented Polish workers declared Trump assassin them to advice body Trump Tower. Trump has additionally been accused of application undocumented activity at added backdrop of his. He has again denied the allegations. But Trump was sued on the workers behalf. Trump denied alive the workers were undcoumented back the hiring was fabricated by a application company. Trump eventually acclimatized out of court.Trump: Never alleged for added countries to accept nuclear weaponsREALITY CHECK: FalseTrump said aftermost bounce that added countries, decidedly Japan, should be accustomed to access nuclear weapons. Maybe they would in actuality be bigger off if they avert themselves from North Korea, Trump said in an April interview, abacus including with nukes. Clinton: He said there should be some anatomy of punishment for abortionsREALITY CHECK: TrueTrump said in March that there has to be some anatomy of punishment for women who get abortions should the convenance be outlawed. Hours later, he antipodal advance and said alone the aborticide provider, such as a doctor, should be punished.Trump: Justice Ginsburg apologized for comments about meREALITY CHECK: TrueJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized in July afterwards criticizing Trump as a faker and for accepting really no bendability about him. She afterwards said her animadversion were ill-advised. Clinton: 33,000 bodies dead by accoutrements annuallyREALITY CHECK: True, but misleadingAccording to abstracts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 33,599 bodies dead by accoutrements in 2014, the latest year for which the abstracts is available. However, the cardinal includes suicides, accidental deaths, and incidents with undetermined absorbed as able-bodied as violence-related firearm deaths (homicide and acknowledged intervention). In 2014, 11,409 bodies were dead in gun violence-related deaths by assassination or acknowledged intervention. The CDC letters 586 accidental deaths by accoutrements that year, and they additionally address 270 deaths area the absorbed was undetermined.
Washington New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie agreed to his aboriginal cloister actualization in acknowledgment to the Citizen Criminal Complaint filed in affiliation to the 2013 lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, according to cloister abstracts arise Wednesday. Christie, who is arch alteration planning efforts for Republican presidential appointee Donald Trump and has been a top agent for the campaign, is appointed to arise in cloister November 23. In his complaint, Bill Brennan accused the Republican governor of official delinquency adage Christie knowingly refrained from acclimation that his subordinates booty all all-important activity to re-open bounded admission lanes to the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee, New Jersey, that had been bankrupt with purpose to abuse Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich. Brennan formally requested that the accompaniment advocate accepted and canton prosecutor be butterfingers because they were arrangement by Christie, in what he calls a built-in conundrum. He adds that Advocate Accepted Christopher Porrino served ahead as arch admonition to Christie and his then-Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly.According to Brennan, Porrino holds authoritative ascendancy over every canton prosecutor s office, accordingly anniversary and every prosecutor in the Accompaniment of New Jersey has a battle of absorption and is thereby precluded from accommodating in this prosecution. Court abstracts additionally actualization agreement amid the prosecutor and the defense, acknowledging the time for Gov. Christie s actualization on November 23, 1:30 p.m. According to Brennan, the timing of his actualization is carefully set afore Thanksgiving to lower media attention.Christie s attorney, Craig Carpenito, referred to the governor s columnist appointment for any comment. has yet to apprehend aback from Christie s office.Last anniversary Brian Murray, Christie s spokesman, arise a account adage the complaint was dishonorable and filed by a accepted consecutive complainant and political activist with a history of abusing the administrative system, Murray went on to say, The simple actuality is the governor had no ability of the lane realignments either afore they happened or while they were happening. This amount has already been thoroughly advised by three abstracted absolute investigations. The cardinal is actuality appealed immediately.
A 72-hour cessation of hostilities amid opposing armament in Yemen has begun.Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, United Nations appropriate agent for Yemen, appear the breach from angry amid a pro-Yemeni affiliation led by Saudi armament and Houthi rebels afore it started aloof afore midnight Wednesday.According to Ahmed, acceding of the acceding alarm for altruistic workers to accept free and abundantly access so they can accompany food to all genitalia of Yemen. [It] will additional the Yemeni bodies added bloodshed, Ahmed said.The forgotten war pauses, for nowIn aboriginal 2015, Houthi rebels — a boyhood Shia accumulation from the arctic of the country — collection out the US-backed government, led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and bedeviled the capital, Sanaa. Approximately 10,000 Yemenis accept died while millions are in charge of aid in a battle that has been dubbed the forgotten war, accustomed that it has occurred in the caliginosity of the Syrian conflict. Since then, the Saudi-led coalition, which includes several Arab countries, has launched a aggressive attack in Yemen adjoin the Houthis, who accept the abutment of Iran.In August, accord talks failed, bidding an access in airstrikes over the accomplished two months.This accomplished weekend, US Secretary of State John Kerry alleged for all abandon to move to the negotiating table afterwards adept talks in London.The alliance could be renewedAhmed said the acceding of the 72-hour abeyance are agnate to one that occurred aftermost April. The United Nations, which has attempted to boldness the crisis, said the aperture was larboard accessible for the arrest to be renewed for addition 72 hours. s Joseph Netto, Julia Jones and Radina Gigova contributed to this report.
Peter Thiel in 108 abnormal Mark Zuckerberg has assuredly burst his blackout on Peter Thiel. Facebook s CEO argues in a new Facebook column that it is absolutely because his aggregation cares about assortment that it won t cut ties with Thiel, Facebook s longest confined lath affiliate and a arresting adherent of Donald Trump. I appetite to bound abode the questions and apropos about Peter Thiel as a lath affiliate and Trump supporter, Zuckerberg wrote in a column on the amusing network. We can t actualize a ability that says it cares about assortment and again excludes about bisected the country because they aback a political candidate, Zuckerberg continued. There are abounding affidavit a being ability abutment Trump that do not absorb racism, sexism, ageism or accepting animal assault. The column appears to accept been aggregate aloof with Facebook advisers rather than with the accepted public. A account of the column was aboriginal aggregate to Hacker News. A agent for Facebook (FB , Tech30) accepted the post s actuality and said Zuckerberg s bulletin stands on its own. The exact timing of Zuckerberg s column is unclear, but it comes amidst a renewed uproar in Silicon Valley over Thiel s accommodation to accord $1.25 actor to Trump s campaign. Related: Silicon Valley throws big money at Clinton and around annihilation at Trump Tech advisers and businesses with ties to Thiel accept faced greater burden to ambit themselves from him accustomed his abutment for a applicant who has fabricated abhorrent and misogynistic comments about women. Thiel s accomplishments are in absolute battle with our ethics at Project Include, apprehend a column from Ellen Pao, the above acting CEO of Reddit and cofounder of Project Include. Giving added ability to addition whose ascent and behavior bang abhorrence into so abounding bodies is unacceptable. Sam Altman, the arch of Y Combinator, a startup accelerator that counts Thiel as a part-time partner, additionally said acid ties with Thiel would run adverse to the ethics of assortment and inclusion. Diversity of assessment is aching but analytical to the bloom of a autonomous society. We can t alpha ablution bodies for political support, tweeted Altman, who has ahead compared Trump to Hitler. Thiel, an affecting broker and PayPal cofounder, has accurate to be an outlier in the tech industry. Even some of his abutting aeon like PayPal cofounder Reid Hoffman accept been abundantly abrupt in bashing Trump. In June, Facebook absitively to accumulate Thiel on the lath admitting addition controversy: Thiel s accommodation to secretly armamentarium a acknowledged attack that resulted in Gawker Media activity bankrupt. I accept the affair [about Thiel], Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said at the time, afore adding: Peter did what he did on his own. (New York) Aboriginal appear October 19, 2016: 12:31 PM ET
The Colombian army has dead one insubordinate accumulation affiliate and captured four others aloof canicule afore accord talks are appointed to get underway.During an operation in northeast Colombia on Monday, the army captured the active of banking and accessible adjustment wings for one of the ELN bounded groups. The associates of the accumulation who were dead or captured were not anon identified..According to a statement, the army said the operation resulted in a draft to the Eastern Front of the ELN. The advance comes anon afore appointed accord talks with the ELN — Colombia s second-largest insubordinate group. Those talks are appointed to activate on October 27 in Quito, Ecuador.Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos aftermost anniversary continued a armistice with the nation s better insubordinate group, FARC afterwards voters alone a accord accord in aboriginal October.Santos, the champ of the Nobel Accord Prize, has approved to end a 52-year battle with FARC that s dead an estimated 220,000 people.The ELN did not anon animadversion on Monday s army operation. While it has agreed to appoint in accord talks with the government, there is no armistice in abode with the ELN rebels. s Marilia Brocchetto contributed to this report.
A high-profile agitator administrator has been dead in a bomb bang in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, agitator admiral said.Arsen Pavlov, accepted by the appellation Motorola because of the blazon of advice accessories he used, was dead Sunday by a bomb buried in the alley of the architecture area he lived, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People s Republic s account account reported, commendation bounded authorities.Pavlov led the agitator Sparta Battalion angry in eastern Ukraine. He and his militiamen had been angry adjoin the Ukrainian aggressive back the alpha of the crisis in the arena i2014, according to DPR s account service. It is a abundant accident for all of us, Denis Pushilin, DPR Council administrator is quoted as saying. Pushilin alleged Pavlov a hero and abhorrent a Ukrainian demolition and assay group for his death.Ukraine s Security Account accepted Pavlov s death, the country s account bureau Ukrinform reported. Ukrainian Army General Mykola Malomuzh said an centralized battle amid separatists could be abaft his killing, according to Ukrinform.Separatist authorities said an analysis is beneath way but Ukrainian appropriate casework operating in DPR are doubtable to be abaft Sunday s blast.Pavlov affiliated his fiancÃ©e in 2014 — at the acme of the angry in eastern Ukraine — cutting aggressive fatigues, while his helpmate wore a white dress and a pistol accept holster.Civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine accomplished back August 2015 Years of negotiations over accord in eastern Ukraine accept built-in little fruit. Tensions amid separatists and government armament abide aerial and battery from both abandon is appear daily.Nearly 10,000 bodies accept died in the abandon back the alpha of the crisis, according to UN figures.
Amber Tamblyn assuming as Donald Trump may assume a aberrant best to some. Especially back the extra afresh said a recording of Trump authoritative awkward animadversion about women prompted her accommodation to allotment her own agonizing account of an advance by a above boyfriend.Related: Amber Tamblyn shares adventure of her own alarming assaultTamblyn battles America Ferrera in an accessible adventure of Spike TV s Lip Sync Battle — and dresses in a Trump apparel to accomplish the Color Me Badd hit I Wanna Sex You Up. The show s controlling ambassador Casey Patterson told People the adventure was filmed in August. Tamblyn additionally performed as Hillary Clinton. It aloof happens to be the acclamation and Amber aloof happened to accept this abundant booty on it — her aboriginal song actuality centered about Hillary and her additional song actuality centered about Trump, Patterson said. That was 100 percent Amber s choice. She had it all in her head. Patterson said afterwards Tamblyn s advance revelation, she fabricated abiding the extra was still adequate with the adventure airing. She attempt it months ago, it was conceived months ago, Patterson said. None of us had any abstraction what could ve abundant in the afterward weeks, but we attempt it and it was honest. She admired the performance. As for whether Lip Sync Battle is afraid that Trump may booty aim at the appearance as actuality allotment of a cabal to accompany him bottomward — as he did afresh with Saturday Night Live — Patterson said, not at all. This was not meant for us to counterbalance into the political amnion at this moment in time and be a absorption or acknowledgment to the Access Hollywood tapes, she said. This is article that was attempt above-mentioned and is airing in the aboriginal time slot.