Daily Briefing :- 19,20/10/16

Here is CurrentHow’s Daily Briefing™ for the 19th and 20th of October, 2016:-

1. Clinton and Trump face off in the third and the final Presidential debate :-

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off on Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for an hour and a half, in a debate moderated by Fox News anchor, Chris Wallace. The stakes were high for both candidates, especially for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. This debate was Trump’s final chance to show his voters that he regretted his remarks on women, and that he was sane enough to handle the Presidency of the United States.

The debate covered debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots, and “fitness to be president.” Sparks flew in the debate, with Clinton and Trump refusing to shake hands before the debate. However the most startling moment of the debate was when Donald Trump refused to commit that he will accept the results of the election. He said, ” I will look at it at the time”.

A CNN/ORC poll found that Clinton won the debate, with 52% of the viewers backing Clinton, and only 39% backing Trump. In conclusion, the debate did nothing to curb the downfall of the Trump campaign. The only thing the debate did was to dig a deeper hole for Donald Trump to fall in.

2. Iraqi Prime Minister says that the Mosul offensive is “ahead of schedule” :-

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Iraqi-led forces engaged Thursday in the most intense fighting yet in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul from two years of brutal ISIS rule, on day four of an offensive that’s been met with fierce resistance from ISIS fighters.

But with the clashes have come sweeping gains — the coalition has now recaptured at least 100 square kilometers of territory according to the Iraqi Home Ministry.
The operation is going faster than expected, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said earlier Thursday, as Peshmerga fighters opened a new front from the north, liberating several villages from ISIS control some 20 kilometers from the city.
The 100,000-strong coalition brings together Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and several paramilitary groups representing religious minorities, including Shia and Christian Iraqis. It marks an extraordinary union between factions that have long stood on opposing sides in Iraq’s history.
3. Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte says it is ” China, Phillipines, and Russia against the world” :-
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The President announced Philippines’ military and economic separation from the United States in a keynote address in Beijing. “America has lost now. I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow,” he said at a business forum in Beijing on Thursday. “And maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world: China, Philippines and Russia. It’s the only way.”

Chinese President Xi Jingping welcomed Duterte with full military honors at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday. The two leaders signed some 13 bilateral deals including pacts on trade, investment, tourism, crime and drug prohibition, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua. However, there was no specific agreement about the South China Sea, where the two have overlapping maritime claims. Duterte’s pivot toward China comes as relations with long-time ally the United States are at an all-time low.

 

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