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Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for U.S Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for U.S
- October 07, 2018

Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesBrett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary committee over sexual assault allegations made against him. "I hope we can say no to mob rule by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh". "We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy", said Collins, perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican. (more...)
WH confident after reading FBI report on Kavanaugh WH confident after reading FBI report on Kavanaugh
- October 05, 2018

The FBI, at the request of Democrats and a key Republican senator, Jeff Flake of Arizona, was given a week to look into allegations by a university professor, Christine Blasey Ford , that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were teenagers decades ago. (more...)
Russia, India to sign $5 billion deal on S-400s this week Russia, India to sign $5 billion deal on S-400s this week
- October 05, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin to New Delhi on Thursday. "Next on the itinerary is the signing of bilateral documents, and there are many of them in the portfolio", he said . The US side reassured New Delhi that the CAATSA law (Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act) would not apply to legacy platforms or spares, but new buys could be impacted. (more...)
Death toll from Indonesian tsunami rises to more than 1200 Death toll from Indonesian tsunami rises to more than 1200
- October 05, 2018

A massive quake and tsunami has hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia leaving a death count of more than 1,200 and 50,000 displaced according to the country's disaster agency. Almost 200,000 people have been displaced and are in need of emergency help, while thousands have been streaming out of the stricken areas. Search and rescue workers evacuate an natural disaster and tsunami survivor trapped in a collapsed restaurant, in Palu , Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (more...)
9 killed as Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years 9 killed as Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years
- October 05, 2018

The agency's chief forecaster Ryuta Kurora issued a televised warning for possible landslides, flooding and violent winds, as well as high tides, lightning and tornadoes. Almost 600 flights were cancelled, including several worldwide flights departing and arriving at Nagoya and Osaka, along with ferries connecting ports in western Japan. (more...)
Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves
- October 04, 2018

Theresa May today danced onto the stage to deliver her make or break speech in a bid to unite Britain and her bitterly divided party. She danced!"Oh my days!"And Abba's Dancing Queen is playing". May has been filmed dancing on several occasions over the past few months, but has been repeatedly mocked for her "cringeworthy" style. May appeared cheerful, showing her moves upon entering the stage to the beat of the 1970's classic. (more...)
Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser
- October 04, 2018

Sanders told reporters Wednesday at a rare White House briefing that "the president was stating the facts" at a MS rally Tuesday night. Democrats have cheered on those opposing Judge Kavanaugh . "However, the tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides, " Kilmeade continued, referencing the previous week-and-a-half in which Trump had mostly refrained from attacking the nominee's multiple accusers . (more...)
I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support
- October 04, 2018

The Saudi state news agency SPA said Trump called King Salman on Saturday to discuss efforts to maintain supplies to ensure oil market stability and global economic growth. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. (more...)
Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May
- October 04, 2018

An anonymous source in Brussels told The Times that the British prime minister's plan would "automatically result in British citizens having to participate in the European Union's new travel authorisation system", due to come into effect in 2021. (more...)
Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father
- October 03, 2018

The Times' report claims that Trump and his siblings hid millions of dollars in gifts in what the Times describes as a "sham corporation". Charles Harder , an attorney for the president, told The Times in a statement that the report is "100% false and highly defamatory". (more...)
'I know you're not thinking. You never do.' 'I know you're not thinking. You never do.'
- October 03, 2018

After the president finished outlining the new USMCA deal, he agreed to take a few questions from the media - and he nodded at Vega. "I'm not. Thank you, Mr. Several reporters highlighted the discrepancy on Twitter, noting they've reached out for clarification but the White House has so far been mum. Epic. (more...)
Two Koreas begin removal of mines from Joint Security Area: ROK Two Koreas begin removal of mines from Joint Security Area: ROK
- October 02, 2018

Under deals signed by their defense chiefs on the sidelines of a September summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the demining of the Joint Security Area is part of a broader step to "disarm" the zone and turn it to a "place for peace and unity". (more...)
Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800 Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800
- October 02, 2018

President Joko Widodo visited the region, urging a "day and night" effort to rescue survivors. Part of the problem is a lack of heavy equipment. Many buildings collapsed and rescuers are still working to free survivors. The government has allocated 560 billion rupiah (S$51 million) for the recovery. Views of destruction are evident everywhere in the areas struck by quake followed by awful tsunami. (more...)
White House denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry : Kavanaugh White House denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry : Kavanaugh
- October 02, 2018

Questions about the scope of the FBI investigation emerged over the weekend amid reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to contain the number of witnesses and the allegations to be investigated. In particular, Democrats have homed in on his contention that the allegations against him are an "orchestrated political hit" funded by left-wing groups seeking "revenge on behalf of the Clintons". (more...)
Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico's Baja California coast Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico's Baja California coast
- October 01, 2018

A Tropical Storm warning was in effect for the coast of Baja, Ca., from Punta Abreos to Cabo San Quintin. In the most recent notice issued by the agency dependent on the National Water Commission (Conagua) indicated that the hurricane is located 625 kilometres southwest of Punta Eugenia , Baja California Sur. (more...)
Filipinos onboard Air Niugini safe after plane crash landed in Micronesia Filipinos onboard Air Niugini safe after plane crash landed in Micronesia
- October 01, 2018

According to USA Today , all passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft safely thanks to the quick response of local boats as well as US Navy Sailors who were working on a wharf nearby. The nine Filipino seafarers who were onboard the Air Niugini plane that crash landed in Micronesia are all safe, the Philippine Consulate office in Guam said on Sunday. (more...)
Kavanaugh Refuses to Call For FBI Investigation As Senators Grow Emotional Kavanaugh Refuses to Call For FBI Investigation As Senators Grow Emotional
- October 01, 2018

She said Trump thought Kavanaugh's testimony was "powerful, it was riveting and it was honest". Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh refused to call for the Federal Bureau of Investigations to reopen its inquiry into his background after Senator Dick Durban (D-Illinois) asked him to request that through White House counsel Don McGahn in a Senate Judiciary meeting on Thursday Sept. (more...)
Embattled Venezuela leader comes to United Nations summit Embattled Venezuela leader comes to United Nations summit
- September 30, 2018

His comments came on the heels of a Tuesday speech at the U.N. General Assembly in whichTrump once again addressed the current situation in Venezuela . "Today we're stronger than ever", a buoyant Maduro said in a video broadcast from the presidential jet as he and first lady Cilia Flores, who was just hit by USA sanctions, arrived from Caracas. (more...)
Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward
- September 30, 2018

That is the year when Ms Ford says she believes the assault occurred. One take away that stands out is Dr. Ford speaking on remembering being laughed at by Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge during the attack. That was an apparent reference to Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge. I have been accused of acting out of partisan political motives. "Senate Republican leaders are aiming to hold a full Senate floor vote on the nomination by early next week, with the hopes that he would be ... (more...)
FBI Reaches Out To Deborah Ramirez In Background Probe Of Kavanaugh Allegations FBI Reaches Out To Deborah Ramirez In Background Probe Of Kavanaugh Allegations
- September 30, 2018

Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation", Clune said in a tweet . Sarah Sanders confirmed on Twitter that President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file. (more...)
Third woman makes sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh Third woman makes sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh
- September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump declined to answer a question about the latest allegations against Kavanaugh as he departed the United Nations on Wednesday. "I am innocent of this charge", Mr Kavanaugh says. The allegations directly contradict Kavanaugh's categorical denials. Further adding to the drama, the Judiciary Committee released parts of Kavanaugh's 1982 calender in an effort to discredit the allegations. (more...)
The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony
- September 28, 2018

In the opening statement , Kavanaugh denied Ford's allegations and choked up when discussing his daughter telling him that they should pray for her, among several other times. She is the third woman to have accused Kavanaugh with sexual assault. He said his confirmation process has become "a national disgrace" and a "character assassination". (more...)
Adultery decriminalized in India as it makes women ‘chattel’ of husbands Adultery decriminalized in India as it makes women ‘chattel’ of husbands
- September 28, 2018

Adultery was punishable by a maximum five years in jail or fine or both. People belonging to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community celebrate after the Supreme Court's verdict decriminalizing gay sex, at an NGO in Mumbai on September 6. (more...)
North Korea 'Concerned' Over Public Response to South Korean President's Speech North Korea 'Concerned' Over Public Response to South Korean President's Speech
- September 28, 2018

At a news conference in NY a day before Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump pledged to listen to the testimony of Kavanaugh's accuser and even said he was open to changing his mind about his nominee. "And then you have this other con artist, Avenatti, come out with another beauty today". Trump said on Wednesday that Washington and Pyongyang had made "a tremendous amount of progress" on denuclearisation since a year ago. (more...)
S-300 missile system: Russian Federation to improve Syrian air defences S-300 missile system: Russian Federation to improve Syrian air defences
- September 28, 2018

Russia laid the blame on Israel , accusing Israeli pilots of using the Russian plane as cover, an account denied by the Israeli military. Despite American condemnation and the Israeli state of alert with the Russian Defense Ministry announcement on Monday that it will supply the Syrian regime with S-300 defense missiles, it seems that Russia is determined to proceed with its project. (more...)
US Flies Bombers Over Disputed South China Sea US Flies Bombers Over Disputed South China Sea
- September 27, 2018

China has reacted angrily, and this week scrapped a USA warship's planned port visit to Hong Kong and cancelled a meeting between the head of the Chinese navy and his American counterpart. All of this comes as other longstanding issues, such as the South China Sea and the Korean Peninsula, continue to weigh heavily on the relationship between the USA and China, two major powers with national interests often in conflict with one another. (more...)
Corbyn: I will be bound by party decision on second referendum Corbyn: I will be bound by party decision on second referendum
- September 27, 2018

A Jewish Labour MP was forced to rely on police protection at the party's annual conference that kicked off yesterday, as a colleague said anti-Semitic Labour members should be send to Auschwitz to learn the consequences of hatred towards Jews, The Times reported Monday. (more...)
Trump accuses China of meddling in USA midterms Trump accuses China of meddling in USA midterms
- September 27, 2018

Netanyahu said after meeting Trump he was "not surprised" at the US president's preference for a two-state solution for peace with the Palestinians, Israeli media reports said. Bolivian leader Evo Morales launched a blistering critique of USA policy toward Iran as well as Trump's immigration policies that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court nominee 'targeted vulnerable girls' at school parties Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court nominee 'targeted vulnerable girls' at school parties
- September 27, 2018

Asked by Acosta why he has stood by so many men who have been accused of sexual misconduct , rather than woman accusers, Trump said, "I've known them for a long time , a lot of these people". The attorney for one of the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct says the Senate Judiciary Committee has not invited her to tell her story. (more...)
Kavanaugh Was 'Aggressive And Belligerent' When Drunk, His Yale Roommate Says Kavanaugh Was 'Aggressive And Belligerent' When Drunk, His Yale Roommate Says
- September 27, 2018

The allegations that a Supreme Court nominee attempted to rape Christina Blasey Ford when the two of them were in high school (allegations which Kavanaugh has denied outright) have continued to ripple through the nation's discourse, uncovering all sorts of other stories along the way. (more...)
Tension as Russian Federation provides missile system to Syria Tension as Russian Federation provides missile system to Syria
- September 26, 2018

Moscow says Israeli F-16 planes which struck Latakia in western Syria on September 17 later used the landing Russian Il-20 surveillance plane as a "cover", which resulted in the Il-20 being struck by a Syrian air defense missile. On Monday, Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. But it exposed a glaring flaw in Syrian and Russian military cooperation, which Moscow is due to close with the S-300. (more...)
White House skirts questions about Rosenstein's fate, Mueller probe White House skirts questions about Rosenstein's fate, Mueller probe
- September 26, 2018

But the latest move comes after a New York Times report of Rosenstein comments early in 2017. Axios reported that he'd verbally resigned Monday in a conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by the president. (more...)
Weather Authority: Rain showers likely on Tuesday Weather Authority: Rain showers likely on Tuesday
- September 26, 2018

Rain chances at 30% for Sunday with a high of 85, so the temperatures will drop a few degrees on Sunday compared to Saturday . As temperatures and humidity rise for Wednesday it will feel more summer like. A few storms could contain heavy rain which would create an isolated flash flood threat with how saturated the ground is. More widespread showers are possible with high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. (more...)
UN Assembly Laughs as Trump Touts Achievements
- September 26, 2018

Trump told the annual gathering: "They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations". In the year since he made his first appearance at the UN as president, Trump has sparked trade wars with allies and adversaries alike, delivered a stunning diplomatic détente with North Korea and withdrawn the United States from yet more multilateral agreements and commitments. (more...)
Trump questions credibility of second Kavanaugh accuser Trump questions credibility of second Kavanaugh accuser
- September 26, 2018

At that hearing, the panel will hear testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford , a university professor who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland. Kavanaugh appears resolute about his desire to be confirmed to the nation's highest court. She added, "as a former prosecutor, I think you have to at least get the facts down". (more...)
Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued at sea after injury Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued at sea after injury
- September 24, 2018

Cdr Tomy is stranded in the south Indian Ocean, approximately 1,900 nautical miles (nm) from Perth and 2,700 nm from Cape Comorin near Kanyakumari. Tomy was taking part in the Golden Globe race around the world when his yacht was damaged and its mast broken in a storm on Friday. (more...)
Trade War With China Could Cost Auto Industry Billions Trade War With China Could Cost Auto Industry Billions
- September 24, 2018

But in an interview with China's official news agency ( Xinhua ) this week, Ma said the recent waves of tariffs implemented by the Trump administration compelled him to abandon the pledge. Ma in April doubled down on his pledge, claiming 10 million jobs could be created "if China and the USA maintain good trade relations". As President Donald Trump continues to escalate the trade war with China, researchers fear the USA auto industry could be hit hard. (more...)
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has resigned Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has resigned
- September 24, 2018

But the latest move comes after a New York Times report of Rosenstein comments early in 2017. Rosenstein previous year talked with other officials about invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire during meetings with Trump . A second source told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan that Rosenstein is "expecting to be fired" and plans to step down from his position. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Hurricane Florence were the top names in news ... (more...)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal Hospitalised After Complaining Of Chest Pain Bishop Franco Mulakkal Hospitalised After Complaining Of Chest Pain
- September 23, 2018

The nun had filed a complaint in June alleging that she was sexually assaulted by the bishop multiple times between 2014 and 2016 in the Kuravilangad convent in Kerala. According to India Today , the statement said, "The nun who has complained against the bishop has conspired in connivance with nine others, including five nuns, against the bishop". (more...)
Amnesty Urges Accountability for Hurricane Maria With Projections Onto Trump Hotel, FEMA Amnesty Urges Accountability for Hurricane Maria With Projections Onto Trump Hotel, FEMA
- September 23, 2018

Once there, they repaired and replaced roofs, windows and doors, in addition to sanitizing and removing mold from homes. In this September 8, 2018 photo , Alma Morales Rosario poses for a portrait between the beams of her home being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Hurricane Maria one year ago in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico. (more...)
Modi faces calls to quit over Rafale plane deal Modi faces calls to quit over Rafale plane deal
- September 23, 2018

Rahul Gandhi further claimed that people in the central government are making false statements "one after the other" to save Prime Minister Modi as he was the one, who signed the contract. Dassault Aviation, the makers of Rafale, had chosen Reliance Defence as its partner to fulfil offset obligations of the deal. We can't expect anything else from Rahul Gandhi. (more...)
'Multiple victims' reported at shooting in business park in Aberdeen, Maryland 'Multiple victims' reported at shooting in business park in Aberdeen, Maryland
- September 23, 2018

No shots were fired by law enforcement officers on the scene, the sheriff said . The shooter, reportedly a woman, is in custody and in a critical condition in hospital. She had reported for her workday as usual, and around 9 a.m. the shooting began. "And she went off ... she didn't have a particular target". Gahler says he has no motive for what he calls a "senseless crime". (more...)
India 'arrogant' for cancelling rare meeting: Pakistan's Khan India 'arrogant' for cancelling rare meeting: Pakistan's Khan
- September 23, 2018

In its clarification, it was cited that the evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed. Khan will also visit UAE today at the invitation of the leadership, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The government also directly targeted Imran on Friday following the murders of three Kashmiri policemen. Kumar, however, had not specified a date for the meeting but sources told Geo News that it was scheduled for September 27. (more...)
Cruz, O'Rourke Hold First Debate In Dallas Cruz, O'Rourke Hold First Debate In Dallas
- September 22, 2018

On Saturday, animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) handed out free barbecued tofu outside of a restaurant in Columbus, TX, where Republican Senator Ted Cruz held a event for his re-election campaign to the United States Senate . (more...)
Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Willing to Testify Next Week Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Willing to Testify Next Week
- September 22, 2018

Ford spoke to no one of her experience until 2012 when she and her husband discussed it in therapy. Ford said that Kavanaugh and his male friend, who were reportedly drunk, laughed. Attorney Debra Katz said Professor Ford, 51, a psychology professor in California, had received death threats and for safety reasons had relocated her family. (more...)
Syria's Assad offers condolences to Russia's Putin for Il-20 plane crash Syria's Assad offers condolences to Russia's Putin for Il-20 plane crash
- September 21, 2018

The ministry added that it considered such actions by Israel to be hostile. Tensions between Israel and Syria , which have technically been at war since Israel was established in 1948, recently increased after Syria accidently shot down a Russian Federation military aircraft that Israeli fighter pilots were using for "cover", according to Moscow. (more...)
Philippines typhoon: Search ongoing for landslide victims, death toll rises to 74 Philippines typhoon: Search ongoing for landslide victims, death toll rises to 74
- September 21, 2018

Philippine officials have said in the past that gold mines tunneled by big mining companies legally or by unauthorized individuals and small outfits have made the hillsides unstable and more prone to landslides . "They laughed at our policemen". The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Philippine Red Cross have launched an international emergency appeal, seeking 2.7 million Swiss francs (152 million Philippines pesos) to assist 100,000 people for ... (more...)
Kim Jong-un wants second summit with Trump says South Korea's Moon Kim Jong-un wants second summit with Trump says South Korea's Moon
- September 21, 2018

Kim Jong-un: "We adopted a military pact to end a history of brutal and tragic confrontation and hostility, and agreed to make efforts to turn the Korean Peninsula into a land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats." "They don't meaningfully constrain North Korea's nuclear programme". (more...)
Heavy winds and huge waves as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes Hong Kong Heavy winds and huge waves as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes Hong Kong
- September 20, 2018

The storm has weakened from a typhoon to a low pressure area as it moves over southern China , according to the Hong Kong Observatory . More than 50 domestic and global flights were suspended hours before the landfall. Philippine police say the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 64. Forecasters said the southwest monsoon enhanced by the typhoon will bring gusty winds with occasional moderate to heavy rains over Visayas in the central Philippines , while scattered ... (more...)
Democrats Calls To Delay Kavanaugh Vote After His Accuser Goes Public Democrats Calls To Delay Kavanaugh Vote After His Accuser Goes Public
- September 20, 2018

As Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, called for a delay in the vote, two committee Republicans - all 11 on the GOP side are men - Sens. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations. Kavanaugh replied "no" to her questions. Collins now. Let her know you care about protections under the Affordable Care Act and urge her to vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (more...)