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People Have Signed Sworn Declarations Corroborating Christine Blasey Ford's Claims of Assault


The president made the comments in a almost 90-minute, often rambling press conference following his meetings with world leaders at the United Nations in NY. Mr Trump said he was sceptical because he personally had been the target of "false statements" in the past made by various women . "If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yeah sure", Trump said. Read More »

Trump could pull Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh

Senators may stay in session over the weekend to begin voting on the nominee, with a final vote possible early next week. U.S. president Donald Trump has acknowledged that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar allegations against other men, including his Supreme Court nominee. Read More »

A new allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

The most explosive of Swetnick's allegations, though, is a claim that she witnessed efforts by Judge, Kavanaugh "and others to "target" particular girls" using spiked punch "so they could be taken advantage of". In a statement Wednesday, Kavanaugh said: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone ". In a declaration, Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, said she observed Kavanaugh drinking excessively at house parties and engaging "in abusive and ... Read More »

Trump Rebukes China for Election Interference

President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that China is working to interfere in November's midterm elections with the aim of damaging him politically. Trump's accusation of Chinese election meddling further raises pressure against Beijing during an escalating trade war . During the 2016 election, Russian intelligence agents hacked into the email systems of the Democratic Party and its officials, secretly directed the release of the hacked material, and engaged in a social media ... Read More »

La Salle joins UP in THE World University Rankings 2019


The University of Auckland has warned that it will continue to slip in global rankings until government funding improves. It was placed in the 201-250 band of institutions alongside the University of Otago after universities such as the University of Calgary and Korea University improved their standing. Read More »

Donald Trump Says UN Crowd Wasn't Laughing At Him, But With Him


The United States will be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing the sanctions on Iran and won't let those sanctions be evaded by the European Union or anyone else, USA national security advisor John Bolton said yesterday, dismissing the EU's decision to create a special legal entity for transactions with Iran. Read More »

President Trump holds rare solo news conference

Kavanaugh has staunchly denied all allegations of sexual assault or misconduct. Ford says she eventually escaped. "My responsibility is to tell the truth". Mr Trump said he was sceptical because he personally had been the target of "false statements" in the past made by various women. "I am proud of her for her bravery and courage". Read More »

President Trump holds press conference


That was not laughing at me", he said. Trump was likely referring to women's rights attorney Lisa Bloom, who set up a GoFundMe for client Jill Harth, who said in a 1997 lawsuit that Trump forced her into a bedroom at Mar-a-Lago and attempted to rape her. Read More »

Senate panel receives new Kavanaugh allegations

He unequivocally denied all of the allegations, testifying that there was not a kernel of truth in any of these allegations. She says she was the victim of a gang rape in 1982 at a party attended by the judge. According to Swetnick, this was often a part of preparing women to be gang raped. The controversy has made Republicans in the Senate uneasy about maintaining control, something that was only a few weeks ago seen as a given. Read More »

Syria Says New Air Defences Will Make Israel Think Twice


Iran and Hezbollah are allies of President Bashar al-Assad in the seven-year civil war. "You know that Israel and the Russian Federation have quite advanced relations". Israel has carried our hundreds of attacks against Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria over the last several years, with fighter jets going almost unchallenged by the country's air defenses. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh says he 'never sexually assaulted anyone,' in prepared hearing remarks

Trump, who has himself has faced numerous credible allegations of sexual misconduct, figures that if Kavanaugh can be accused of assault, so can other potential candidates. Nothing on the calendar appears to mention Ford, who has said she was a "friendly acquaintance" of Kavanaugh's at the time . Protesters took to the streets in NY ahead of the United Nations summit to oppose the nomination of Mr Kavanaugh, with other demonstrations taking place across the country. Read More »

Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

United States president Donald Trump has denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical " con job " and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. Read More »

Trump may put off meeting Rosenstein, would 'prefer' him to stay


And he may very well still be, but perhaps not immediately. Some news media reported on Monday that Rosenstein would soon leave his post , prompting Trump, in NY for the U.N. That's why he said he may call Rosenstein and "ask for a little delay for this meeting". Both Rosenstein and Sessions have been on thin ice for more than a year, as Trump has mused privately and publicly about firing both men. Read More »

President Trump wraps up UN General Assembly

Since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the USA has reimposed sanctions on the regime, and Trump is urging reluctant partners to do the same. "We're working our ways to make sure that this verification that we have talked about since the beginning and many have been skeptical. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal: Plan put forward to dodge U.S. sanctions

He said that Iran has lived up to its commitments under the JCPOA, and so should other signatories to the deal. Appearing alongside Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the UN, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini read out a joint ministerial statement following a meeting with the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Britain, China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Julie Swetnick accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct


No matter how the committee votes, the full Senate will vote on Kavanaugh's appointment. The Senate's partisan brawl over Kavanaugh intensified Tuesday, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of rushing to convict Kavanaugh and "destroy his good name" with unproven allegations, abandoning any presumption of innocence - a bedrock principle of American jurisprudence. Read More »

Trump blasts Iran’s ‘corrupt dictatorship’ at UN


The first round of sanctions was reinstated in August and will be followed by a second round in November that will target Iran's vital energy sector. In a speech by the president before the U.N. General Assembly, Trump blasted Iran's "corrupt dictatorship" and accused its leaders of enriching themselves through embezzlement and raiding state coffers to spread "mayhem". Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh to deny sex assault allegations in Senate testimony


She should feel free to make an opening statement, even if it means taking over the time allotted for the first question and answer. It also appears that Kavanaugh got into trouble with his parents from time to time . A woman from Boulder who claims Brett Kavanaugh , the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of exposing himself to her is talking with the Senate Judiciary Committee, her lawyer says. Read More »

Use of 'distracted boyfriend' meme in recruitment ad is sexist, watchdog rules


The meme also conveys a stereotypical view of men, since the man in the photo is portrayed as a person who "views women as if they are interchangeable in the manner of workplaces, which is degrading", the ombudsman writes. The meme has been used to comment on everything from music to sport to politics. Right now we're looking for sellers, technicians and a varsity webbdesigner. Read More »

Salisbury novichok attack suspect exposed as Russian special forces colonel Anatoliy Chepiga


Britain has charged Boshirov and another suspect, Alexander Petrov, with trying to kill Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4 with the Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok in the English city of Salisbury. The men acknowledged they were in Salisbury at the time but claimed they were there as tourists . In a translation from Russian, the pair told RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan they worked in the fitness industry. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour would back 'sensible' Brexit deal

Failing that, all options are on the table". "When President Trump takes the US out of the Paris accords, tries to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, moves the USA embassy to Jerusalem and pursues aggressive nationalism and trade wars, he is turning his back on global cooperation and even worldwide law", said the pro-Palestinian campaigner who had referred to terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as "friends" and had appeared on Iranian state television channel Press TV multiple times. Read More »

Indonesian teenager survives 49 days at sea


Aldi Novel Adilang , 19, was in charge of lighting the lamps on a fish trap that used light to attract fish, according to a Facebook post from the Indonesian consulate in Osaka, which oversaw Aldi's rescue. He said he was suicidal and even considered jumping into the ocean. In an interview with Tribun Manado , Aldi said he thought he "was going to die out there". Read More »

Trump assails Boulder woman accusing Kavanaugh: ‘She admits that she was drunk’


All of it may be for naught - late Tuesday, Senate Republicans announced that the Judiciary Committee will vote on Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court on Friday. "So, I mean it's hard to see that they're really interested in getting the information that Ms. Ramirez has". "They don't believe it themselves, OK?" "We have to listen to what she will say on the record, under oath, and what Judge Kavanaugh will say on the record, under oath". Read More »

Vatican deal unlikely to spur religious freedom in China


The Vatican said that as part of the deal, Pope Francis had recognised the legitimacy of the seven remaining state-appointed Chinese bishops who had been named without papal approval and had re-admitted them into the Church. A Holy See statement did not mention Taiwan, which the Vatican recognises diplomatically and which China sees as a renegade province. Vatican sources have said that a few bishops appointed by Rome will cede their places to bishops who had been appointed by ... Read More »

USA to sell Taiwan military gear worth $330 million


Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing that Beijing has lodged "solemn representations" - an official protest - with the United States. Taiwan would still need to finalise sale details with USA companies. "We will continue to increase our investment in national defence, boost our defence industry and technology development, and closely cooperate and communicate with the U.S. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria


The Huras al-Din group was formed earlier this year by combatants who split from Tahrir al-Sham. Idlib is the last remaining stronghold of anti-government militants and al-Qaeda-linked terror groups in Syria. In terms of spread, the Turkish army focused on choosing "strategic" areas to position the supervision post, depending on their proximity to the Assad's forces and their Russian allies' positions and the geography forming the area, relating to height and the military landscape they ... Read More »

'Aadhaar Act is Unconstitutional': The Fiery Dissent of Justice D.Y. Chandrachud


Nonetheless, a person's individual rights could not be denied on the ground of lack of the unique ID, the majority decision said. However, in March, in an interim order, the apex court had said that the mandatory linking of bank accounts and mobile phones would stand extended "indefinitely" till judgment on the petitions pending before it was pronounced. Read More »

No-one told about shark attacks, tourists claim


Shark attack victim Justine Barwick from Tasmania was flown to Brisbane after she was attacked while holidaying in the Whitsundays. Marine campaigner at Humane Society International Lawrence Chlebeck told SBS News on Monday that the baited hooks were a "knee-jerk reaction". Read More »