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Trump touts his own achievements, and the United Nations laughs

President Trump addressed the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, with his familiar "America First" theme taking prominence. Tensions between the USA and Iran were already high after both countries accused each other of supporting terrorism after a militant attack Saturday at a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran , killed 25 people and wounded dozens more. [Full Article...]

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed Kavanaugh, interviewed with his wife, said Trump called him Monday afternoon "and he said he's standing by me". Since Ramirez's account became public, GOP lawmakers and Kavanaugh supporters, including President Donald Trump , have dug in. [Full Article...]

Four Reasons the New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Weaker Than Ford's | Trending

Four Reasons the New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Weaker Than Ford's | Trending Meanwhile, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Ranking member Dianne Feinstein , in a letter, urged President Donald Trump to direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation to immediately and thoroughly investigate Ford's allegations and report to the Senate as soon as possible. [Full Article...]

Indonesian teenager, 19, survives 49 days alone in the Pacific Ocean

Indonesian teenager, 19, survives 49 days alone in the Pacific Ocean Adilang worked on a floating fish trap, known as a rompong in Indonesia. ( Indonesian Consulate General in Osaka via AP) He was employed since age 16 in the one of the world's loneliest jobs: lamp lighter on a rompong - a wooden raft with a hut on top that's lit at night to attract fish - moored about 125 kilometres (78 miles) off the coast of North Sulawesi. [Full Article...]

Ditch EU for change, Corbyn supporters stick to Brexit script

Ditch EU for change, Corbyn supporters stick to Brexit script Mr Corbyn (left) and Tom Watson took to the stage at Labour conference together yesterday. Despite saying that he would support another vote on Brexit if party members backed it, Mr Corbyn explicitly said he was not calling for a second referendum and would prefer a general election. [Full Article...]

Pakistan congratulates Maldives on peaceful Presidential election

Pakistan congratulates Maldives on peaceful Presidential election The Maldives Election Commission released provisional results earlier on Monday showing longtime politician Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had won, with 58.3 per cent of the vote. "We call on all stakeholders to maintain an environment conducive for a peaceful transfer of power", the group said. He also urged the incumbent to immediately release scores of political prisoners. [Full Article...]

Russia's secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

Russia's secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK Details emerged about the incident through a letter from the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry to a legislator. "Special designation" refers to the ability of the Ecuadorian President to appoint individuals to diplomatic posts even if they are not career diplomats. [Full Article...]

Dallas officer fired, accused of fatally shooting neighbor in his own apartment

Dallas officer fired, accused of fatally shooting neighbor in his own apartment Guyger was charged with manslaughter in the killing; she is now free on $300,000 bond. She has the right to appeal the discipline. "And instead of investigating the homicide - instead of going into her apartment and seeing what they can find, instead of collecting evidence relevant for the homicide investigation - they went out specifically looking for ways to tarnish the image of this young man".... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says ‘misled’ by Israel in plane downing over Syria

All 15 people aboard were killed. The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday Sept. 23, 2018, has renewed its accusations against Israel for causing the downing of a Russian military plane over Syria. Russian Federation also accused Israel of using a hotline set up between the two sides to avoid airborne collisions to mislead Russian Federation about its plans. [Full Article...]

Indian sailor rescued after yacht damaged in round-the-world race

Indian sailor rescued after yacht damaged in round-the-world race Race organizers had said Sunday that poor weather conditions had delayed the arrival of the first ship to Tomy until Tuesday, but the French vessel had later made good progress. Weather permitting, he may be asked by the Joint Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (JMRCC) in Canberra to abandon his own yacht and board Thuriya to provide immediate assistance to the injured yachtsman. [Full Article...]

Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes

Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes While the cumulative feedback from these tariff actions have been largely negative, they may be more necessary than one thinks, according to Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist for JLL's U.S. China's leaders ought to see that, for the most part, they dovetail with their own stated ambitions to make the economy more productive through competition and reform. [Full Article...]

Trump Says he Hasn't Decided Whether to Fire Rosenstein

Trump Says he Hasn't Decided Whether to Fire Rosenstein Rosenstein challenged the report Friday, saying he feels "there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment". "He's expecting to be fired", a source tells Axios . Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for that move. The administration official, whom Trump has called for a federal investigation to unmask, wrote that there was a group of officials working to safeguard the country from the... [Full Article...]

European Union leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint

European Union leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint But EU member Ireland and the rest of the EU have demanded a " backstop " guarantee that if that happens, then Northern Ireland would have a special status - effectively remaining inside the EU economic space, but at the cost of new differences with the British mainland, which both Mrs May and her vital parliamentary allies from the province say threaten British sovereignty. [Full Article...]

U.S. hits China with sanctions for buying Russian military equipment

U.S. hits China with sanctions for buying Russian military equipment The United States has made on Thursday to its blacklist of 33 individuals and legal entities of Russian Federation related to its military-industrial complex, and intelligence. The Chinese government expressed anger on Friday and demanded the withdrawal of Trump administration sanctions laid a day earlier on its military for purchases made in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Iranian officials blame United States and Israel for deadly ambush on military parade

Iranian officials blame United States and Israel for deadly ambush on military parade State television blamed " takfiri elements", a reference to Islamist militants, for the attack in Ahvaz, the centre of Khuzestan province, which has been the site of sporadic protests by Iran's Arab minority. "Terrorists began shooting from a long distance while inside the park, at the armed forces as well as civilians watching the parade", Brig. Iranian analysts said the attack may benefit... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein Wanted to Record, Oust Trump

Rosenstein Wanted to Record, Oust Trump CNN and others previously reported that McCabe has turned over to Mueller his contemporaneous notes on what Comey told McCabe about his private interactions with Trump, McCabe's own interactions with Trump and McCabe's impressions of meetings with Rosenstein . [Full Article...]

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61 Reports say he had been suffering from serious illness for several months and had received medical treatment overseas and in Vietnam. Born in northern Ninh Binh province, he attended a police college and rose through the ranks at the powerful Ministry of Public Security before being appointed as a minister in 2011. [Full Article...]

Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal

Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel has regularly conducted air strikes in Syria to diminish the military capabilities of Hezbollah , as well as Iranian targets. In recent months Israel has increased its attacks in Syria against the regime or its ally Iran. The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the conflicting interests of various powers in the crowded ... [Full Article...]

China plans import tariff cuts as soon as October

China plans import tariff cuts as soon as October Starting January 1, 2019, the level of the additional tariffs will increase to 25%. China said it will institute new tariffs on United States goods worth $60 billion from September 24, after the United States administration slapped new levies on Beijing's exports. [Full Article...]

India's PM Narendra Modi faces calls to resign over French jet deal

India's PM Narendra Modi faces calls to resign over French jet deal Opponents of the Modi government had accused it of tweaking the contract to benefit a particular business house - the Reliance Defence of Anil Ambani - to be the "offset" partner of the French makers of the aircraft, Dassault Aviation. However, contradicting this, defence sources on Thursday claimed disagreements between HAL and Dassault Aviation had led to the collapse of negotiations between... [Full Article...]


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