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Parents of killed British teen reject Trump's attempted introduction  

"If there's going to be a meeting like that, it should not involve a surprise, a jack-in-the-box, pop-out-of-a-circus-tent meeting seven weeks after the loss."

Scientists discover big storms can create stormquakes  

Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters – hurricanes and earthquakes – and they’re calling them “stormquakes”.The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor’easters can rumble like a magnitude-3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a study in this week’s journal Geophysical Research Letters. The quakes are fairly common, but they weren’t noticed before because they were considered seismic background noise.A stormquake is more an oddity than something…

Duterte, Citing Unbearable Back Pain, Cuts Japan Trip Short  

A spokesman for the Philippine president said he was still suffering after falling from a motorcycle last week.

Introducing The Century: Why we are counting down the best 100 players of the past twenty years   11%

The Century: This week at The Independent we are counting down the 100 best players of the new millennium – even if it is difficult to know exactly where to begin

Powder sharing agreement: plans to create Italys biggest ski area   9%

The small Alps resort of Champoluc, with its famed off-piste, is set to be linked with mighty, pricey Zermatt. So go now, while it’s relatively untouched

Is there such a thing as too much snow? The week I arrived in Champoluc, in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, the whole village seemed to be buried. Trees resembled sticks of candyfloss, huge mounds hid cars that would take days to dig out, and the air itself was laced with a diaphanous glittery frost.

Each morning a fresh set of hastily printed warning posters was plastered over the walls of the Chalet Hotel Champoluc, which can be booked through Inghams, one of few operators that offer trips to this resort: “High avalanche risk today,” read one. “Avoid the area around the church.”

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The Century: The unluckiest five to miss out on our countdown of the 100 greatest players   21%

The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. But not everybody could make the list...

Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: New earthquake early warning app   5%

A look at California stories from the last week, including the release of a new earthquake early warning app.

Ukraine aid delay sparked bipartisan scramble to keep millions from expiring   -15%

Key lawmakers in both parties raced over a frantic week last month to move the complex levers of the federal government's spending process to save the aid for Ukraine that the Trump administration had withheld.

Dallas Cowboys: What kicker Brett Maher must do to overcome shaky start to NFL season  

Maher has missed three field goals this season – including a 33-yard attempt last week against the Packers to end the Cowboys' hopes of victory

Driven: For collectors of classic used cars, Bring a Trailer is a market disruptor   -15%

The San Francisco-based website is auctioning collectible cars online in real time — 50-plus a day, five days a week.

Ballet dancer Henry Danton, 100, finally gets his medal   10%

Henry Danton teaches ballet five days a week, despite being 100 years old.

Trump impeachment: Ambassador named in Ukraine whistleblower complaint agrees to testify to Congress  

Official defies Trump administration after testimony blocked by State Department this week

High school football: Week 9 schedule   16%

High school football: Week 9 schedule

PG says more potential power cuts could hit about 209,000 customers   18%

PG&E Corp said on Monday about 209,000 customers could be hit by potential power cutoffs this week, less than two weeks after its most recent unprecedented shut-offs hit more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California.

'In Sao Paulo, Jews and Muslims live together happily. In Israel, its complicated'   -13%

This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An expat who lives in Brazil explains why she left Israel ■ Why it's complicated for gay people in Eilat, according to a young couple

The Century: 80-61 countdown featuring Mohamed Salah, David Silva, Cesc Fabregas and more   21%

The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years

The sluggish global economy needs to reform and fast   -3%

Mervyn King’s IMF speech turned heads – dangerously little has changed since the 2008 financial crisis

They were all there. Mario Draghi, in his last few weeks as president of the European Central Bank before handing over to Christine Lagarde; Mark Carney, who will be leaving the Bank of England in January provided the UK government ever finds the time to appoint a new governor; and Jay Powell, the man Donald Trump now deeply regrets ever choosing to run the Federal Reserve.

Yet all these members of the financial elite were upstaged by someone who retired from the central banking fraternity six years ago. Lord Mervyn King showed up in Washington to give the Per Jacobsson lecture, a showcase occasion at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund, and proceeded to make by some distance the most arresting intervention of the week.

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Egypts right, the new Exodus movie is historically inaccurate   9%

The Egyptian censorship board said last week it was banning ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings due to ‘historical inaccuracies.’ Egypt may be right, but that’s no reason to ban Ridley Scott's movie.

US-China trade talks to resume next week, eyeing to clinch phase one deal during November forum  

High-level trade talks between China and the US will resume next week as the two sides aim to finalise a “phase one” agreement during an upcoming regional leaders forum next month, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday.Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer plan to have a phone call with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He next week, following deputy-level calls this week and then further face-to-face meetings on that level.The meetings are meant to prepare for US President…

India Craft Week: Telling the untold stories of Indian artisans, crafts   20%

India Craft Week was born out of an intense desire among its founders to narrate the ‘untold stories’ of India’s very own artisans and their craft, and to give the world a view to their stories.

Want to take a picture of someone's art? Just ask first   10%

Hal-Con kicks off next week, and some artists are issuing a gentle reminder that attendees shouldn't take pictures of someone's art without permission.

Zion Williamson to miss six to eight weeks after having surgery for torn meniscus   -10%

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a torn lateral meniscus.

Just not a discussion: How paralyzing group-think led to six deaths at FIU bridge   -1%

The first sign something was terribly wrong with Florida International University’s ambitious, unfinished pedestrian bridge over Tamiami Trail came nearly three weeks before it collapsed onto idling cars and killed … Click to Continue »

Long-distance runner Selamawit Bayoulgn receives Israeli citizenship   12%

Ethiopian-born Bayoulgn is married to Israeli marathon record holder Marhu Teferi and could qualify for the World Championships as soon as next week

Facebooks Libra Cryptocurrency Faces Exodus of Partners  

Stripe, Mastercard, Visa and eBay said they were dropping out of the effort, a week after PayPal pulled out.

Harold Lloyd, the third genius of American silent film  

He deserves a place next to Chaplin and Keaton. Israelis will have a chance to see for themselves during this week's retrospective.

'I Am Back': How Bernie Sanders' Revolution Is Proving Resilient   37%

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been scrutinized for his age and his health, but his campaign has proven remarkably durable in the last week.

Sustainable Halloween treats: Better for the planet and just as sweet  

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at steps being taken to make chocolate and candy more sustainable, as well as what we can do to prevent birds from crashing into glass.

Matisse heralds start to Sydney Modern project   10%

French artist Henri Matisse headlines Art Gallery of NSW's 2020 program as work on the Sydney Modern Project is to start within weeks.

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week   -50%

This week’s reading list includes a graphic retelling of a terrible conflict, a chronicle of the lives of three generations of sex workers, and a collection of stories from the tea plantations of south India

Rivaldo remembers the greatest hat-trick ever scored   36%

Exclusive interview: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. In at No 37 is Rivaldo, architect of the greatest hat-trick ever scored

Israelis shun tuna after cafe poisoning stir  

Health Ministry blames improper storage for incident earlier this week that left two hospitalized

Your Daily Horoscope for Saturday, October 19   30%

Free daily horoscope for each star sign from renowned Astrologer Hedy Damari. Forecasts for the week ahead in life, love and career.

How one Jewish family rebuilt its life in the U.K. after Egypt expelled it   40%

This week at the Tel Aviv airport: A British Jew who experienced being a refugee as a boy mulls a move to Israel, and a hasidic Israeli makes a pilgrimage to New York

The Century: 40-21 countdown featuring Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Roy Keane and more   21%

The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years

The voting is over, now the hard part begins for a minority government  

The ballots have been cast and counted, but Ottawa will have to deal with uncertainty as Canada's new minority Liberal government finds its feet in the next few days and weeks.

Not something to go on dancing about: Abhijit Banerjee's mother on Nobel win   50%

Showing excellent composure, Banerjee last week went to sleep for an hour after getting to know that he had got the coveted award in Economics jointly with Esther Duflo - his wife - and Michael Kremer.

Kimono runway show lights up Tokyo fashion week   23%

Rock met kimonos as Tokyo kicked off its fashion week with a dazzling runway show that put a modern twist on the traditional Japanese garment.

Florida man accused of forcing small alligator to drink beer  

Timothy Kepke and Noah Osborne were charged last week with unlawfully taking an alligator.

Everything you thought you knew about Ronaldo is wrong   26%

The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. At No 6 is the most misunderstood player of the millennium