Brussels (AFP) - EU parliament head Martin Schulz and Canada's trade minister Chrystia Freeland met Saturday in a last ditch bid to save a trade deal threatened by the refusal of a Belgian region to sign on.
Hillary Clinton excoriated rival Donald Trump as a threat to American democracy Friday for not pledging to honor results of the upcoming presidential election, as the bitter rivals battled for supremacy in battleground states. The 2016 election cycle pitting the Republican nominee against the former secretary of state has turned increasingly toxic, with Trump fueling wild conspiracy theories about vote "rigging" and Clinton warning that the provocative billionaire was straying into authoritarianism. "We know the difference between leadership and dictatorship, and the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart," Clinton told a rally in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the key swing states up for grabs on November 8.
Newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez's gamble on using slick tyres paid off when he stormed to pole position for this weekend's Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island on Saturday. The 23-year-old Spaniard, on a Repsol Honda, clocked the fastest lap of one minute 30.189 seconds amid threatening rain to start on the inside of the grid for Sunday's race. It was Marquez's 37th MotoGP pole as he vies for his 30th career premier class win at Phillip Island.