Calendar for Friday for Asia.
NZ Manufacturing PMI...
Man bites dog news - stocks go down !
US 30-Year Bonds: -B/C Ratio: 2.53 Vs 2.21 -High Yield: 2.87% Vs 2.79% -Direct: 10.6% Vs 6.8% -Indirect: 62.8% Vs 58.8% -WI: 2.874%
El Periódico reports Puigdemont considering replying to formal Article 155 notification by sending Rajoy copy of Tuesday's confusing speech.
Waiting on Puigdemont. ....1
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TRUMP TO ANNOUNCE NEW IRAN STRATEGY AT 12:45 P.M. (1645 GMT) ON FRIDAY - WHITE HOUSE
Pelosi on if the administration kills the Iran deal: Who would make an agreement with us?
Pelosi on how Congress should respond to non-certification of Iran pact: I don’t think our negotiation should be a renegotiation...
Pelosi on Iran deal: They are not in violation or it..It is not up to the Congress to have its own side arrangement on this
"If Trump fails to certify... it is the United States and not Iran that will be seen as acting in bad faith."
John Kelly on #NorthKorea: "The American people should be concerned about a state that has developed a pretty good ICBM capability..."
"Right now the threat is manageable," says Gen Kelly of North Korea. "Let's hope diplomacy works," he says.
At the same time, Kelly says the American people should be concerned about North Korea developing ICBMs that might be able to reach the US.
"Incredible" health care, economic and international challenges "that have come home to roost" and "have to be dealt with," Kelly said.
Forget all the rumors Chief of Staff John Kelly is eying exits. “I’m not quitting, I’m not getting fired," he says.
JUST IN: Lynch to meet with Congressional investigators in Russia probe http://hill.cm/e0rYf7v
We have to see where this goes.
EQUIFAX TAKES A WEBPAGE OFFLINE ON NEW CYBER ATTACK REPORT: RTRS
US DOJ notifies NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans to show they aren't "sanctuary cities" by Oct. 27, or risk losing millions in aid.
US House approves $35 billion relief aid package 353 to 69 (excellent support). Includes FEMA funds and Puerto Rico & VI loan #muniland
FEMA says it's with Puerto Rico "every day" after Trump floats pulling agency out http://hill.cm/Y0AZInL
JUST IN: Kelly says US will help Puerto Rico "until the job is done" after Trump threat to remove FEMA http://hill.cm/cJIea5w
House is now debating $36.5 billion disaster relief bill for hurricanes and wildfires. 2nd tranche of funding after the September bill
12 annual bills fund the gov't. Today's emergency spending bill is the "14th" after a disaster bill in September. Is not offset
The U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico are requesting the support that any of our fellow citizens would receive across our Nation.
TRUMP THURSDAY: --sign executive order on health care. --announce, with 1st lady, Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary nominee.
HTS vs Ansar al-Furquan conflicts Arising Already
1) Days after establishment of likely AQ-linked "Ansar al-Furqan" in #Syria, first signs of conflict w #HTS emerging https://twitter.com/siteintelgroup/status/918251832694202368 …
2)Pro-#AQ accounts r warning #HTS leader #Julani “following Baghdadi’s footsteps” by launching “security campaign” against Ansar al-Furqan
Odds & Ends.....
At least 27 people are dead from Northern California wildfires and hundreds are still reported missing http://cnn.it/2z39MHx
#BREAKING: Ophelia strengthens into a Category 2 storm. Forecasted to impact Ireland by Monday - NHC
Breaking: A small earthquake has been detected near #NorthKorea's nuclear testing facility.
*USGS CAN'T CONFIRM WHETHER N. KOREA QUAKE NATURAL OR MAN-MADE
EU leaders to block Brexit trade talks at October summit: FT
We are not asking for any new measures/a lot of work done over years/we have always consistently indicated restructuring necessary @Lagarde
JUST IN: NYPD says it is reaching out to women who have come forward with accusations against Harvey Weinstein.
Apparently her account has been reinstated.
Macron launches second round of labour reforms http://dlvr.it/Pv4j9R
South Korea have no plans to provide rice to North Korea as part of humanitarian aid.
Going nowhere slowly....