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Flake "troubled" by Kavanaugh's partisan comments


Kavanaugh's sexual assault of Dr. Ford and asked you to forward them to the supervisory agent". Ford's allegations have thrown the outcome of Kavanaugh's nomination - once believed by many to be a sure bet - in some doubt in the 51-49 Republican-controlled Senate. Read More »

Iranian fires missiles into Syria over parade attack


The strikes against the Islamic State on Monday, however, came even as Iran had blamed local Arab separatists for last month's attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz. Iran's Fars news agency, closely affiliated to the IRGC, identified the missiles used as Zolfaghar and Qiam variants, which have ranges of 750 km (465 miles) and 800 km (500 miles) respectively. Read More »

Mail Laced with Ricin Received at Pentagon Mail Facility


The Pentagon Force Protection Agency detected the suspicious substance during mail screening at the Pentagon's remote screening facility, the Department of Defense said. 'Those envelopes are now undergoing further testing. Ricin is found in castor beans and can be fatal if inhaled or ingested. He stressed that authorities were still waiting for confirmation that the packages contained ricin. Read More »

Trump trusted less than Putin and Xi, says new global study

That plan may have significant global support, if new research is to be believed. But there could also be a problem - the persistent, global unpopularity of President Trump himself. It showed that 30 percent of Germans have a favorable view of the United States, down five percentage points from 2017 and the lowest favorable rating among Germans for any other country except Russian Federation, which got 26 percent. Read More »

'Chuck Chequers', Johnson challenges May on Brexit


Mixing jokes with biting one-liners that always stopped short of attacking May herself, the former foreign minister called her strategy "dangerous and unstable", as well as a "political humiliation". And nearly one in four respondents said that if Michael Ellis supported the Chequers deal, they would be less likely to support him at the next election (23 per cent). Read More »

Mark Judge Interviewed by FBI in Kavanaugh Investigation


Collins smiled and told her colleague, "Good answer". He suggested it was troubling that people were found "automatically guilty" and had to prove their innocence. Kavanaugh denies the allegation. Donnelly said he would welcome the opportunity to work with a new nominee. The email says, "Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered". Read More »

Iran says oil sales to India will continue despite US sanction pressures


Tehran- The Iranian Foreign Minister said Iran's oil sales to India will continue despite the USA threats of sanction pressures against Iran and its economic partner, Financial Tribune daily reported on Saturday. "The US appreciates India for providing assistance to Afghanistan through the Chabahar port. India has allowed Afghanistan to diversify its trade relationships and again Chabahar has played a crucial role". Read More »

Kavanaugh no longer teaching at Harvard after outcry

This contradicts Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to Republican Orrin Hatch at Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that he only learned about Ramirez's allegations from The New Yorker article. These complaints now fall under the jurisdiction of Merrick Garland , the former SCOTUS nominee who was denied a Senate confirmation hearing during Barack Obama's presidency. Read More »

Off-duty border patrol agent started 47,000 acre fire with gender reveal party


Dickey, of Tucson, Arizona, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour violation of US Forest Service regulations on Friday. Before some 800 firefighters managed to get it contained about two weeks later, the blaze racked up a price tag of more than $8 million - costs that Dickey has now agreed to pay in restitution, according to the USA attorney. Read More »

Trump rewrites rules of trade with new deal


He said market access - Canada's supply management system rigidly controls foreign exports to the Canadian market - has suffered significant hits in a series of recent trade deals. The new deal reportedly also includes new elements on digital trade and intellectual property. The change makes US products more competitive in Canada because they will be subject to less tax at the border - and delivers savings to Canadians who shop online. Read More »

A horse goes into a bar... chaos ensues


Indeed, the racehorse in the bar is like a bull in a china shop. A young horse escaped from her racing stable in the French town of Chantilly and ran for the nearest bar, where customers scampered for safety as she crashed through the premises. Read More »

Graham: GOP senators want 'limited' Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Kavanaugh


I hope the American people can see through this sham, that you knew about it and you held it. "I said going into the hearing, I said, I've talked to Judge Kavanaugh. The outburst drew immediate praise from the White House as well. Lindsey Graham's office in Mt. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump's press secretary tweeted: 'Lindsey Graham has more decency and courage than every Democrat on the committee combined. Read More »

Postmortem report reveals Vivek Tiwari died of gunshot injury


His body was cremated at Bhaisakund in present of state minister Brijesh Pathak and local MLA Ashutosh Tondon and others. It also claims that the Uttar Pradesh Police had forced Khan to sign on a blank paper. Kalpana has said in the FIR that the details of what had happened had been revealed to her by Khan. Vaibhav Maheshwari, state spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), also slammed the UP government and the police and accused the Chief Minister of letting loose cops on the hapless ... Read More »

First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip


Her son, Barron, did not accompany her on the trip. Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana to open her first major solo worldwide trip as USA first lady. Trump. Mrs Trump's first solo trip to Africa will also take her to Malawai, Kenya and Egypt. Trump, 48, also had tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the presidential palace, known as the Jubilee House. Read More »

Trump to female reporter: You're not thinking. You never do


US President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. After the president finished outlining the new USMCA deal, he agreed to take a few questions from the media - and he nodded at Vega. He added, "What does that have to do with trade?" She joined the network in 2011 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent. While his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces serious allegations of sexual assault , President Donald Trump has been driving the point home that ... Read More »

Key GOP senators make clear they want 'real' investigation on Kavanaugh


FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation's highest court. Read More »

Tsunami tears through Indonesian city of Palu after 7.5 magnitude natural disaster


He said in a live TV interview that houses were swept away and families are reported missing. He said communications with central Sulawesi were down and the search and rescue effort was being hampered by darkness. At least 557 people died and nearly 400,000 were displaced by four earthquakes with intensities varying between 6.3 and 6.9 magnitude which struck Lombok island between July 29 and August 19. Read More »

Democratic senator 'satisfied' with FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegation

Kavanaugh angrily denied the charges to the committee. Donnelly, who had been a "maybe" on confirming the nominee facing allegations of sexual assault, on Friday stated that he won't support Judge Kavanaugh . Judge has written several books, including one titled "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", and another titled "God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling". Read More »

NAFTA 2.0 is just a warmup to Trump’s bout with China


He said the deal needed to be fair since one trading partner was 10 times larger. "And of course the stakes are considerably higher when dealing with China - the Chinese have leverage over the USA that Canada simply doesn't have". The USMCA requires 40-percent of cars sold in North America be made by workers earning at least $16 an hour. Marcelo Ebrard also acknowledged Monday "some of the new regulations, like the changes in the content rules, may pose some challenges for companies to ... Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey will overcome attacks on economy


Earlier, Erdogan accused the US of making an attempt to attract the world into an financial conflict. Since in mid-2016, arms sales from Germany to Turkey have fallen dramatically. The mosque opening "left behind a pile of shards in the German-Turkish relationship which can only be swept up with a lot of effort", said the president of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD), Gokay Sofuoglu. Read More »

Trump court nominee's former classmate says he lied about his drinking


The Times also reported Sunday that a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh has accused him of a "blatant mischaracterization" of his drinking, which the judge downplayed in the Senate hearing. "The harsh fact of the matter is that we have mounting evidence that Judge Kavanaugh is just not credible", Schumer said Monday. Another open question is whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation will seek to determine whether Kavanaugh lied to the Senate about references in his yearbook that ... Read More »

New NAFTA deal could have impact on regional auto industry

Trump also said he could soon impose United States import tariffs on European Union cars, widening the global trade dispute further. It was an intense last-minute push from Canadian officials to get a trilateral deal before the midnight Sunday deadline. Read More »

'Unsafe and Unprofessional': Chinese warship sails within 45 yards of Navy destroyer


ABC reports of the encounter state that the PLAN vessel was initially 500 yards from the USS Decatur's port side, but moved ahead of the US ship to cut across its path coming within 45 yards of the front of the Decatur. According to CBS News , the Chinese vessel came with 45 yards of the Decatur, a unsafe proximity that forced the Decatur to maneuver away in order to prevent a collision. Read More »

Iraqi model and social media star fatally shot in Baghdad


Following the announcement, fans began posting tributes on social media, with many hailing her bravery and openness on the issue of women's rights. Earlier it was reported that the household of "miss Iraq" fled the nation after the selfie of a woman with "miss Israel". Read More »

At least 844 people dead after 7.5 natural disaster, tsunami in Indonesia


Officials dug a trench 10 meters by 100 meters (33 feet by 330 feet) in Palu and began laying the dead in brightly coloured body bags side by side. Residents of the Indonesian city hit hardest by Friday's quake and tsunami are growing increasingly desperate for supplies and aid to the death toll continues to rise. Read More »

Iranian FM: Holocaust no excuse for 'an apartheid policy in Palestine'


In May, Netanyahu praised Trump for his "courageous leadership" in pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, something Israel had been fighting against since its formation. "I'm sure the Iranian regime will do everything in its power to lead them astray, not to take them right into the place", Netanyahu added. In 1986, a technician from there revealed details of a secret nuclear stockpile. Read More »

Republicans' prosecutor says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser has weak case


The bureau has up to a week to interview witnesses and report to the White House, which will forward the findings to the Senate before a confirmation vote. Protesters rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the Senate Judiciary Committee debates his confirmation, September 28, 2018, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Read More »

Trump cites Kavanaugh to rally voters


But, he argues Congress can put rewrite those protections to ensure everyone gets the health care they want. And they're determined to take back power by using any means necessary, you see the meanness, the nastiness. He said if Democrats win the elections, the country will turn into a "big version" of Venezuela that would "open our nation's borders, starve our law enforcement officers". Read More »

Trade deal returns USA to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’


Following the Cabinet meeting, Trudeau said it was "a good day for Canada", while Jesus Seade, the trade negotiator for Mexico's incoming president, tweeted that the deal meant "the door closes on trade fragmentation in the region". Canadian dairy farmers immediately panned the renegotiated deal, saying it will undercut the industry by limiting exports and opening up the market to more American products. Read More »

Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border


Critics have anxious that Moon's recent inter-Korean military deals would weaken South Korea's war readiness because the North's nuclear program remains largely intact. In April, South Korea said it had stopped broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers along the border to "ease the military tension between the two Koreas". Read More »

'Farce' or 'fishing expedition'? Parties spar over Federal Bureau of Investigation probe


The activists behind the protests said they planned to keep up the effort as the FBI investigates accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh when he was in high school and college. Kavanaugh's drinking history, which has come up in the allegations, is not part of the probe, a source tells CNN . "I think that the Republicans want to be reminded what it means to be a traditional, decent Republican". Read More »

Trump touts new NAFTA replacement deal as 'historic transaction'


The flags of Canada, Mexico and the USA are seen on a lectern before a joint news conference on the closing of the seventh round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2018. So the Americans got two things: "they've got access to the dairy market, the Canadian market, and they've also blocked us from their own market", he said. Read More »