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Trump threatens to shut Mexico border, send military over migrant caravan
President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade.

Trump says Khashoggi likely dead, vows 'severe' response
President Donald Trump said Thursday he now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of "very severe" consequences should Saudi Arabia be proven responsible.

US Treasury chief Mnuchin withdraws from Saudi investment conference
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not attend an October 23-25 investment summit in Saudi Arabia. Several delegates pulled out of the conference, known as "Davos in the Desert", over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

In US midwest, could farmers' fury spell trouble for Trump?
Few have been hit as hard by Donald Trump's trade war with China than US farmers, with retaliatory tariffs from Beijing threatening their livelihoods. Now, with the midterms approaching, are Trump and the Republican party about to pay the price?

Honduran migrant caravan defies Trump to continue march north
Thousands of Honduran migrants marched north Wednesday in a bold attempt to reach the United States, defying threats from US President Donald Trump to stop aid to countries that let them pass.

Guantanamo prison to remain open '25 years or more'
Former president Barack Obama had vowed to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but now it will stay open for at least 25 years, the officer in charge of the facility said Tuesday.

Trump hangs fantasy painting with other GOP presidents at White House
A fantasy painting depicting US President Donald Trump socializing with the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan caused an uproar on social media when it was revealed over the weekend to be hanging at the White House.

Paulo Guedes, Bolsonaro's double-edged sword in Brazil
Paulo Guedes, chief economic adviser to Jair Bolsonaro, the frontrunner in Brazil’s presidential election, is a neoliberal in favour of mass privatisations and severe spending cuts – a seemingly unusual choice of guru for a populist nationalist.

Pope Francis accepts Washington archbishop's resignation amid sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington, D.C., the Vatican said on Friday, making him one of the most senior Catholic figures to step down in a worldwide sexual abuse crisis.

Trump says won't limit Saudi arms sales over missing journalist
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he saw no reason to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, possibly setting up a clash with the U.S. Congress.

Peru arrests opposition leader Keiko Fujimori in corruption probe
Police in Peru have arrested Keiko Fujimori, the opposition leader and daughter of the South American country's disgraced ex-president, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, her lawyer said Wednesday.

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