Catalan leader calls for calm ahead of Madrid deadline http://bit.ly/2hHKUOp
Carles Puigdemont & other senior politicians paid tribute in Barcelona to a Catalan politician executed under Franco in the Civil War.
According to the government, it is “a pre-emptive operation and a political message which will have almost no economic effect.”
#TodayInHistory Oct 15, 1940: The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco.
Spain's far-right gains visibility in Catalonia crisis http://dlvr.it/PvgCYs
Catalan government allies say talks with Madrid 'impossible' http://dlvr.it/PvY6bt
Catalan talks with Spain 'would aim at independence' http://dlvr.it/PvWwZX
Chris Grayling discusses No Deal on Andrew Marr Show earlier ....
Sunday Talk Show highlights....1
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EU-UK continue to moonwalk through so called Talks...
Labour allegedly plotting with Tory MPs to block No Deal Brexit - no wonder the EU is just sitting back and checking it out !
Juncker wants the UK to show him the money.....
Secret advice is called "secret" for a reason.....
Roland Smith @rolandmcs
Interesting. @DPJHodges adopts all the mainstream Hard Brexiteers' lines about this EU/UK negotiation.
I see Richard North has caught up with the concept of a "No Deal deal". #Behindthecurve http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=86635 …
This from ConservativeHome: no deal “attractive”. How widespread is this view and does it accept or reject it involves economic shock
fred walton @fredwalton216 October 14
Full standstill transition explained...
Poll: Majority think GOP tax plan will benefit the wealthy http://politi.co/2hHN4Ol
Top medical groups call on Congress to fund ObamaCare payments Trump ended http://hill.cm/UUaiqXG
NIKKI HALEY SAYS "I THINK FOR RIGHT NOW YOU ARE GOING TO SEE US STAY IN THE [IRAN NUCLEAR] DEAL": NBC. #OOTT
Tillerson: We'll keep pushing diplomacy with North Korea "until the first bomb drops" http://hill.cm/4T07UDN
Dem senator: Trump is setting the entire health care system on fire http://hill.cm/FPike2M
McMaster: Trump is telling Iran to fix nuclear deal by refusing to certify it http://hill.cm/JCHd3P3
TILLERSON SAYS CONTINUING WITH DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS WITH #NORTHKOREA: CNN
#IRAN FM ZARIF SAYS NOBODY ELSE WILL TRUST U.S. IF NUCLEAR DEAL BLOWS UP (nice choice of words): CBS. #OOTT
Haley: North Korea is the 'whole reason' for revisiting Iran deal http://politi.co/2zaRi8j
The Failing @nytimes, in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast....
...approvals of The Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines. Also, look at the recent EPA cancelations & our great new Supreme Court Justice!
The Mandalay Bay security guard ( Jesus Campos ) shot in the moments leading up to the Las Vegas massacre checked into a “quick clinic” 1
instead of appearing in a series of previously scheduled interviews-but his union rep does not know his exact condition or location. 2
“For the past four days he’s been preparing,” -Hickey. The interviews were Campos’ idea , hoped telling his story would help him move on. 3
@KITV4 Why did you remove Chad Nishimura's story?
Chad Nishimura was a valet at Mandalay Bay. He says no suspicious bags or activity. His interviews and internet presence is being scrubbed
Man who worked with John Bielman tells me John was smart and quiet. He's shocked by the news. @news10nbc
John Bielman's wife was inside house, she did not hear shots fired. She learned her husband and daughter were killed when police arrived.
BREAKING: John Beilman and his daughter Nicole Beilman of Fairport are dead. Police say John killed his daughter and then himself
Home along Williamsburg Drive in Fairport where two bodies are being recovered. A man and woman are dead.Waiting for more details @news10nbc
Key witness in LV shooting commits suicide after FBI raid at his home. WTF is going on? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/06/john-beilman-nicole-murder-suicide-fbi-search-fairport-rett-syndrome/738874001/ …
the curious case of #KymberleySuchomel
Some positive news on the electricity grid front.
The turbines are built to operate for 2 years. APR expects to be in PR two to six months. The turbines will deliver 60 megawatts. (3/3)
.@fema llega hasta el pueblo de Utuado para llevar agua y comida a familias de este municipio. ¡Gracias!
Continúa la ayuda para la operación de emergencia de los municipios. #PRSeLevanta
Estudiantes de San Ignacio distribuyen filtros para agua potable - http://ow.ly/w2oO30fSCtP
Entrega de alimentos en Santa Rosa II,sectores Moscú del barrio Camarones y As de Oro del barrio Santa Rosa junto al senador @Miguel_Romero_
New goals for Puerto Rico's energy restoration (according to gov't): 30% - End of Oct. 50% - Mid Nov. 80% - Early Dec. 95% - Mid Dec.
Odds & Ends....
"Only 250-300 foreign terrorists who refused deal & decided to stay & fight until end remain, & relatives of some members are with them."
Jihadists hit Mogadishu with car bombs, suicide assault - https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/10/__trashed-2.php …
#MogadishuTruckBomb now the single deadliest explosion ever in Somalia; death toll over 220. Turkey sends air ambulance to ferry the wounded
Death toll from massive explosion in Somalia’s capital claims 189 lives & 2 injured. Bombing not claimed by any group so far.
Important statement from Iraq's PM to consider.
#BREAKING Reuters: Iraqi govt accuses Kurdish authorities of bringing PKK fighters to Kirkuk, says PKK involvement “declaration of war”
IRAQI GOVERNMENT ACCUSES KURDISH AUTHORITIES OF BRINGING PKK FIGHTERS TO KIRKUK; SAYS PKK INVOLVEMENT IN KIRKUK IS ''DECLARATION OF WAR''
#Kurdish leadership invites #Baghdad for 'unconditional' dialogue #KurdistanBlockade http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/151020172 …
KDP and PUK reject both any demands to nullify the referendum results and refuse to accept any preconditions for talks with Baghdad.
"A definitive shut down of the borders serves the interests of no one," said @PMBarzani http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/cca26d2e-26fc-4ada-b1f3-b40aa6147b31 … #Iran #SupportKurdistan
#BREAKING: "The meeting was successful. KDP & PUK agreed they won't negotiate w #Baghdad separately, only jointly." http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/b9dfae47-aff7-4e19-a954-3de12b2e417a …
#BREAKING: KDP & PUK emphasized they will abide by the result of the Sep. 25 referendum and will not reverse the outcome of the vote.
#Kirkuk secure, oil exports continue: Kurdish Governor http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/2ebb5217-69ff-49fc-ae74-3a652d738f8f … #TwitterKurds #Iraq
The Armada is here it seems. Add the USS Monterey that's coming soon too and Aircraft Carrier USS Roosevelt who will be near soon.
USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Chief, USS Tucson, USS Michigan all in vicinity of South Korea
USS Tucson and Michigan are nuclear powered submarines by the way. Michigan has 154 tomahawks on board.
Although it's unclear if the Chief stayed at Busan or went back to Sasebo Japan. It's getting hard to track them.
Missed this one, the USS Chief (MCM-14) Mine countermeasures ship pulled into Busan (South Korea) on the 10th of October.
There's a misunderstanding regarding the joint US-SK exercise in the Japan Sea. It's not starting today (16th) but on the 17th.
Takeaways : 1) "In various locations in the North, TELs have repeatedly appeared and disappeared," a military official Off.T.R ; 1
"Based on this, we have judged that the North could launch a provocation at anytime, and we have remained on increased alert." 2
2) US-SK joint exercise in the East & West Seas run Monday to Friday, U.S. will deploy USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)-nuclear-powered carrier. 3
Unnamed NK delegate quoted saying-U.S. pressure on Pyongyang , U.S & SK military exercises means preconditions for talks had not been met.
Trump says open to talks he already has said are pointless.....
[Interview] Brookings Institution’s Pak: Chances of war with North Korea “almost zero” http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_northkorea/814520.html …
Trump to promise South Korea and Japan protection of "nuclear umbrella": Yomiuri Shimbun http://www.arirang.com/News/News_View.asp?nseq=209580 …
More info & Sat images; http://www.38north.org/2017/10/sinpo101117/ …
Submarine & test stand barge could be put to sea to conduct new SLBM tests at short notice.
Current Sat. imagery does not indicate an imminent test in regards to submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test.
Shipbuilding program is probably underway in Sinpo Shipyard, North Korea. Although the type of vessel remains unknown (Source @38NorthNK).
The family business: why Kim Jong Un promoted his sister https://buff.ly/2yeYdAo
Why North Korea celebrates Party Foundation Day https://buff.ly/2ykEizk
SK-US drill details....