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October 22, 2017 7:22 AM Keep MEP's expenses secret ‘to stop public outrage’ EU officials beg

EUROCRATS should be able to keep their expenses secret to stop public outrage making their jobs difficult, an EU lawyer has claimed. Last year about £400 million (€450 million) was spent on MEP’s salaries, travel and office costs. Now a lawyer for the bloc has warned releasing details of how the public money used by eurocrats would put “big pressure 9

October 22, 2017 6:39 AM Schumer: White House must name Puerto Rico recovery chief

NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the White House to appoint a chief executive in charge of helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Schumer said Sunday that the "chief executive of response and recovery" would have a direct line to President Donald Trump and other federal and Puerto Rican officials 4

October 22, 2017 2:33 AM CIA chief would 'KEEP QUIET' if Kim Jong-un died amid growing threat of war

CIA would ‘keep quiet’ if Kim Jong-un died or disappeared its director has claimed after warning North Korea are close to perfecting nuclear capabilities. Mike Pompeo, has said he would keep quiet if the dictator disappeared after warning the hermit state are only months away from perfecting their nuclear capabilities. Mr Pompeo said he would “not talk about 8

October 21, 2017 9:26 PM The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to Spain

Catalonia's separatist leader wants the regional parliament to debate and vote on how to respond to what he called the Spanish government's "attempt to wipe out" Catalonia's autonomy. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, front raw, center, takes part at a march to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona 2

October 20, 2017 2:29 AM Tavares helps Islanders beat struggling Rangers 4-3 in SO

NEW YORK (AP) - John Tavares came through in the shootout and helped the New York Islanders keep up their recent domination of their struggling crosstown rivals. Tavares got the deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win Thursday night, beating the Rangers for the eighth time in the last nine games. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Mathew 7

October 19, 2017 9:44 PM Putin says Russia has 'caught up with US missile capabilities' and will respond if America quits Cold War arms treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that Moscow has 'caught up with US missile capabilities' and will respond if America quits a landmark Cold War nuclear treaty. Speaking to international policy experts at the Valdai forum in Sochi, Putin said Russia will respond immediately and symmetrically if the United States quits the 1987 Intermediate-range 5

October 19, 2017 4:03 PM The Latest: Russia to retaliate if US restricts Russia media

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that Moscow would retaliate immediately if Washington restricts the operations of Russian news outlets in the United States. Putin said Thursday at the Valdai forum of foreign policy experts in Sochi that Russia will “momentarily respond quid pro quo” if Washington imposes restrictions on the Russian state-funded 12

October 18, 2017 10:25 PM Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

MADRID/BARCELONA: Catalonia's leader pledged to press ahead with his independence bid if Spain moves to suspend the region's autonomy, a regional government source said on Wednesday, hours before a deadline over keeping the euro zone's fourth-largest economy united. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalan president Carles Puigdemont until 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) on Thursday 9

October 18, 2017 10:34 AM The Latest: Nuclear envoys meet over North Korean threat

South Korea says the top nuclear envoys from Washington, Seoul and Tokyo agreed that the allies must pursue every available avenue including dialogue and sanctions to peacefully achieve a "complete" denuclearization of North Korea. South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam, center, answers reporter's question as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan

October 17, 2017 9:54 PM Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

HONOLULU – A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by the president to be thwarted, in whole or in part, by the courts 8