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Russian Company to Award Salisbury Poisoning Suspects With Trademark for Chemicals Production


Tests for poisons, including novichok, were negative. Wiltshire police have not commented on whether the incident was a hoax but told ABC News they could not "rule anything in or out" until they spoke to King. The town where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed after being poisoned by the deadly "Novichok" nerve agent earlier this year in March had been cordoned off by Wiltshire Police on Sunday after reports of two people being taken ill. Read More »

Bobi Wine's brother arrested at the airport


His return has rattled the government headed by the 74-year-old president, who leads a nation where almost 80 percent of the population is under the age of 30. Opposition politicians - including the mayor of Kampala - found police surrounding their residences, controlling their movements. An official denied that he was under arrest. Read More »

Trump suggests his declassifying Russian Federation documents will expose Federal Bureau of Investigation wrongdoing


Former associate deputy US attorney general Bruce Ohr, right, arrives to testify behind closed doors before the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. Jerrold Nadler of NY, the ranking Democrats on the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, said in a statement that Trump's actions were a "direct and frantic response" to Manafort's recent guilty plea and cooperation agreement with Mueller. Read More »

North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site

At a performance of the North's spectacular "Mass Games" propaganda display, Moon made an unprecedented address by a South Korean leader to a Northern crowd, telling them that Koreans had lived together for 5 000 years. And progress on freezing operations at Nyongbyon - which is probably not North Korea's only nuclear production site - remains contingent on the USA making concessions of its own, steps that could be politically unpalatable for many in Washington , including among hawks in ... Read More »

North Korea’s offer of concessions comes with a catch for US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday invited North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho for talks in NY next week, during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. In a statement , Pompeo said he spoke with his North Korean counterpart Wednesday morning and invited him to meet in NY next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Read More »

European Union pushes for October Brexit agreement, but threatens no deal


The leaders of Lithuania and Slovakia said after the dinner that "no progress" had been made. And, possibly for that domestic audience, she told the European Union leaders that although time was short, "delaying or extending these negotiations is not an option" and ruled out the option of a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership. Read More »

Washington, DC Woman Wendy Martinez Stabbed While Jogging


Martinez, 35 (left), was stabbed to death in Washington DC Tuesday evening. "We ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve the passing of her handsome soul and inform her friends and family of this awful news", the victim's mother said in her statement . Read More »

Whitsundays shark victim winched off boat with serious injuries


A 12-year-old girl was attacked by a shark in waters off Australia's tropical northeast coast on Thursday (Sep 20), an ambulance official said, the second attack in the tourist region in as many days. RACQ CQ rescue crewman Ben McCauley said the shark had taken a "huge chunk" from the inside of Mrs Barwick's leg. It is unknown at this stage what age or gender the child is. Read More »

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia pledge to defeat terrorism


In response, the prime minister penned a letter to his Indian counterpart and expressed his desire to renew dialogue between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. It was in December of the same year that Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Islamabad for the Heart of Asia conference. "We, however, owe it to our people, especially the future generations, to peacefully resolve all outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, to bridge differences and achieve a mutually ... Read More »

President Trump Suggested Spain Build Its Own Border Wall Across the Sahara


President Trump told Spain's foreign minister that he had a sure-fire plan to prevent asylum seekers from Africa from flooding European shores - build a wall in the Sahara desert. Spain's politicians have agreed a solution needs to be found to deal with the migration crisis, with Africa's population set to double in the next 20 years. Read More »

Air Force: Space Force Would Cost US$13 Billion Over 5 Years


The U.S. Air Force needs to increase its squadron numbers to Cold War-levels by 2030 in order to counter threats from China and Russian Federation, senior officials have proposed, according to The Washington Post . "The Air Force is too small for what the nation is asking us to do", she added. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said today that the Air Force will fight differently in the future and that it is time for the service branch to dramatically expand its capability. Read More »

O'Rourke leads Cruz by 2 points


A majority of O'Rourke voters said that the most important issues to them were health care and the Supreme Court. Cruz has found this campaign to be tougher going than previously. "Tofu is the most versatile food on the planet, and it's grown right in the Lone Star State", PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in the statement. Read More »

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods


Pig waste often gets flushed into nearby lagoons in the state, and because of the heavy rain and flooding from the tropical storm , 21 such pig-manure lagoons "overtopped" and released that pig waste into the environment, according to numbers released by North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality today (Sept. Read More »

Assad: Israel is to blame for Russian plane crash


However, he insisted the Russian plane had been felled by "extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (fire)". "It rather looks like a chain of tragic accidental circumstances ", Putin told reporters, rejecting any comparisons with the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey in 2015. Read More »

Claire McCaskill Voting ‘No’ on Kavanaugh, ‘Troubling’ Allegations Not a Factor


On Wednesday, Republicans, who have rebuffed Ford's request for Federal Bureau of Investigation intervention, urged Ford to accept their invitation to testify and signaled they'd forge ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation. Unable to get an interview with Ford, they started interviewing neighbors. She alleged Mr Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" at the time. Professor Blasey Ford says Mr Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed and tried taking off her clothes during the high school party. Read More »

Trump pledges strong federal support for hurricane-stricken Carolinas

North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of Hurricane Florence evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. "It's going to get rough for SC", he warned ahead of the expected cresting of rivers. Now dozens of people are missing after a massive landslide buried the structures. Wilmington, population 120,000, was still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people waited for hours on Tuesday (Wednesdasy NZT) for handouts of food, water and tarps. Read More »

North Korea Ties Better Since He Became President


We think this is what North Korea wants, so let's do that. Image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), S. Korean President Moon Jae-in (L), and N. The hope is that it will kickstart talks between the U.S. and North Korea which have stalled. "Prior to my coming into office, a lot of people thought we were going - it was inevitable - we were going to war in North Korea", he said. Read More »

'I don't have an Attorney General': Trump attacks Sessions


He was the first senator that endorsed me. In an exclusive interview published this morning by Hill.TV , the President had what we consider to be his most scathing attack on his Attorney General yet. What did President Trump say? "I'm not happy at the border". Sessions also incurred Trump's wrath recently over the indictments of two GOP lawmakers, California Rep. Read More »

Ukraine says Russia's fresh statement on MH17 crash 'fake'


The European Union imposed damaging economic sanctions on Russia after MH17 was shot down, blaming Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine who shot down a number of other planes. In Ukraine , National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said Russia's "statement alleging that the missile that downed MH17 had a Ukrainian footprint was yet another awkward fake [issued] by the Kremlin in order to hide its crime, which has been proven by both the official ... Read More »

High-School Assault Accusation Could Kill Kavanaugh Confirmation


A group of women who went to Holton-Arms-the private girls school in Bethesda that Christine Blasey Ford attended-have put together a letter of support for Ford . With the #MeToo movement galvanizing liberal and female voters and already costing prominent men their jobs in government, journalism and entertainment, a hearing would offer a fuller vetting of Ford's charges but also present a politically jarring prelude to November's midterm elections. Read More »

Police respond to possible active shooter in Middleton


Dane County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Elise Schaffer confirmed there is an "active shooter situation". On their official website , Esker is described as a "widely recognized as a leader in AI-driven process automation software all around the world". Read More »

Woman accusing Kavanaugh of assault wants FBI investigation

If Ford declines to appear at the scheduled Judiciary Committee hearing next Monday, there is no guarantee Republicans will agree to delay the scheduled confirmation vote again. But I can only say this: "he's such an outstanding man - very hard for me to imagine that anything happened", Trump told reporters. He said senators hearing Ford's accusations, if she testifies, "will open it up and they will do a very good job" considering Ford's allegations and Kavanaugh's denial. Read More »

Man Arrested For Threatening To Shoot 11-Year-Old After Fortnite Loss


The man has been arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated assault, according to NBC New York . "Mr. Alperti did not directly threaten the school, but he did threaten the 11-year-old stating he knew where he went to school, so that was good enough for us", said Police Chief Stuart Cameron. Read More »

Hungary's premier comes out fighting after EU setback


Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto wasted little time in slamming the vote as "nothing less than the petty revenge of pro-immigration politicians". Mr Orban has for years faced worldwide condemnation over Hungary's electoral system, media freedoms, independence of the judiciary, mistreatment of asylum seekers and refugees, and limits on the functioning of non-governmental organisations. Read More »

'Very hard for me' to believe Kavanaugh accuser

Meanwhile, Ford's lawyer has said she would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Kavanaugh vote (while senators say they're still waiting for her to confirm ), subjecting herself to scrutiny regarding an interaction that left an impact on her life, if not traumatized her. Read More »

GOP plans Senate hearing next week for Kavanaugh, accuser


Although Ford's letter does not indicate whether she would attend the hearing without a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it said that she has faced "vicious harassment and even death threats" since going public with her allegations on Sunday. Read More »

Kidnapper Wanda Barzee set to be released today


Yet, despite the Utah parole board deeming Barzee unfit for release, she will be released Wednesday because state law dictates inmates must be released at the end of their sentence. Part of Barzee's parole condition states she can not have any contact with Smart or any of Smart's family members. She continued, "I will never be that person to ask those stupid questions". Read More »

Triple talaq ordinance will do more injustice to women, says Asaduddin Owaisi


The government has been trying to pass legislation to "explicitly ban" the procedure. The third amendment mandates that the magistrate can decide on releasing the husband on bail only after hearing the wife. The opposition contended there were gaps in the proposed law that left it open to misuse. "I welcome the Centre's decision to bring an ordinance to make triple talaq a penal offence". Read More »

Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif


While reading the judgment, Justice Athar Minallah of Islamabad High Court said that "the NAB, after conducting a thorough investigation, couldn't bring any evidence of Nawaz Sharif's ownership of the Avenfield apartments, but you want us to admit his ownership on mere presumption". Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wants an FBI probe before testifying


Senate Democrats had demanded Judge and other witnesses be allowed to join and testify at Monday's blockbuster Judiciary Committee hearing. Caldwell reported that Hatch's impression of the situation after speaking with Kavanaugh is that Ford could be "mixed up" about what happened. Read More »