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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Oil prices hit four-year-high of $81 amid looming Iran sanctions

Oil prices hit a four-year high of $81.48 a barrel on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia and Russia appeared to reject calls from the US to increase production amid looming sanctions against Iranian oil. Brent crude hit its highest level since November 2014 at $81.48 a barrel, just days after a meeting in the Algerian capital…

EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions

In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions.  The EU will create new payment channels to preserve oil and other business deals with Iran, Federica Mogherini, the bloc's foreign policy chief said late on Monday, in…

Russian decision to deploy S-300 in Syria ‘a major mistake’: US

"We think introducing the S-300s to the Syrian government would be a significant escalation by the Russians and something that we hope, if these press reports are accurate, they would reconsider," US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, said on Monday. "We have American forces in the area we're concerned about," Bolton said. "The Israelis have…

China says can’t hold US trade talks with ‘knife to the throat’

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat". Speaking a day after Washington activated tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said China is open to negotiations but that the…

What next for Russian-Israeli relations?

Russian-Israeli relations are currently going through the worst crisis they have witnessed in recent years. On September 17, an incident involving Israeli F-16 jets resulted in the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane, killing all its 15 crew members. The Russian defence ministry accused Israel of being responsible for the tragic incident, saying that the…

Believe Survivors supporters walk out as Kavanaugh stands firm

Women and their supporters from across the United States walked out of their offices, businesses and homes on Monday to support Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who have accused Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault.  "We believe Dr Blasey Ford. We believe Deborah Ramirez," the event's organisers said on its Facebook page.…

Italian government adopts hardline anti-migrant decree

Rome, Italy - Italy's council of ministers adopted on Monday a decree to regulate the government's much-touted crackdown on migration. Dubbed the "Salvini decree" after Matteo Salvini, the country's far-right interior minister who drafted it, the document is an emergency instrument that parliament must convert into law within 60 days, but can also be extended. …

Who is Anita Hill?

Washington, DC - As the US Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused current Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, many can't help but have flashbacks of a hearing that took place nearly 30 years ago.  The hearing was of a 35-year-old Anita Hill who had…

Report blames Myanmar army for ‘large-scale’ attacks on Rohingya

A US government investigation has found that Myanmar's military waged a planned and coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the nation's Rohingya Muslim minority. The State Department report, reviewed by Reuters news agency ahead of its expected release on Monday, could be used to justify further US sanctions against Myanmar…

BJP chief slammed for calling Bangladeshi migrants ‘termites’

The president of India's ruling party has called Bangladeshi migrants "termites", evoking sharp responses from Dhaka as well as leading rights groups. In remarks he has repeated at least twice in the last three days, Amit Shah, president of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said millions of "illegal infiltrators" have entered the country like…

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