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Duke ranks 18th in Times Higher Education world rankings

Duke ranks 18th in Times Higher Education world rankings Oxford University took out first place in the world for the third year in a row with University of Cambridge coming in second and Standford placing third. Tsinghua University in Beijing has overtaken the National University of Singapore as the top institution in the continent, after rising eight places to 22nd, representing the greatest rise in the top 30. [Full Article...]

Trump voices frustration over Senate delays for Kavanaugh

The affidavits signed Monday and Tuesday of this week could give more weight to Ms Ford's story on the eve of her testimony - and Mr Kavanaugh's expected denial - before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Speaking to reporters at the United Nations Wednesday, Trump says Senate Republicans "could not be nicer" in their treatment of the woman who claims Judge Brett Kavanaugh se... [Full Article...]

Bellingcat identifies Skripal poisoning suspect as Russian colonel

Bellingcat identifies Skripal poisoning suspect as Russian colonel The real identity of one of the men wanted by Britain for the Salisbury nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Wednesday, saying he was a decorated Russian colonel. [Full Article...]

US bombers fly over South China Sea

US bombers fly over South China Sea Beijing has denied a USA port visit to Hong Kong amid trade tensions and sanctions , according to a Tuesday Wall Street Journal report . China on Tuesday asked the U.S. "In China, they are debating how they can respond and there are hawks who say, 'we have to strike back'". According to the US State Department, the proposed deal will help to improve the security and defensive capability of... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Has "No Plans" To Meet Hassan Rouhani "Despite Requests"

Donald Trump Has It'll be Trump's first experience in leading a session of the U.N.'s most powerful body, where the USA now holds the rotating presidency - a perch it is using to double down on its criticism of Iran . "The United Nations is not a part of the United States administration". "I said, 'It's true.' I heard smiles", Trump said. "We reject the ideology of globalism", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Trump says he would 'prefer' to keep Rod Rosenstein

Trump says he would 'prefer' to keep Rod Rosenstein President Trump said Wednesday he would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein as his deputy attorney general and that he might postpone a high-stakes meeting set for Thursday to discuss the future of Rosenstein's job. Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Tuesday that the group wants Rosenstein to answer questions about the explosive New York Times piece. [Full Article...]

MADURO TO USA: Venezuela's Socialist President Jets to NYC as Citizens Starve

MADURO TO USA: Venezuela's Socialist President Jets to NYC as Citizens Starve While the country suffered from political instability and a decline in its economy over the past several years, Washington imposed several rounds of sanctions against it and serving officials. On Wednesday, presidents from five conservative Latin American governments and Canada's prime minister met in NY and signed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, asking it to investigate Maduro ... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers?

Brett Kavanaugh: Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers? She also said she was uncertain of some details. Avenatti said Wednesday, July 4, 2018, he doesn't owe any money personally and called the court filing "politically motivated". Trump said he "could be persuaded" by Ford's testimony. By evening, John Clune was hitting national television shows, expressing dismay that no investigation had been opened and accusing Republicans on the Senate committe... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump accuses China of interfering in USA midterm elections

Donald Trump accuses China of interfering in USA midterm elections President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. criticizing China for their unfair trade practices. The president had suggested , in a recent tweet , that Iran could be his focus, and he unloaded harsh rhetoric the day before on the nuclear-aspirant nation as a persistent malign influence... [Full Article...]

US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies

US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies Adela Gildo-Mazzon said Ford told her about the alleged assault in June 2013. "I'm confident that he will be confirmed in the very near future". To skirt that challenge, Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that Republicans had recruited an unnamed female lawyer to question Blasey Ford on their behalf. [Full Article...]

United Nations audience laughs as Donald Trump brags about administration's accomplishments

United Nations audience laughs as Donald Trump brags about administration's accomplishments Now, that phrase might sound about right considering the events of the past two years. Instead, Mr Temer's speech was followed by an awkward pause as United Nations officials prepared the podium to accommodate the No. After his not-so-humblebrag, Trump's speech pivoted to world issues. Trump, who said in a Twitter post on Tuesday morning that he had given up hope for a meeting with Irani... [Full Article...]

Yale Law Students Stage Sit-In to Protest Brett Kavanaugh

Yale Law Students Stage Sit-In to Protest Brett Kavanaugh Chua with husband and fellow Yale law professor Jed Rubenfeld. Kavanaugh denies the allegation. Osler, a former federal prosecutor and a professor at the University of St. Title IX is a law that prohibits sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. She was also advised by Chua to not wear a suit. Inside Higher Ed reports that the law school is investigating whether Chua and R... [Full Article...]

Judges rule that Aadhaar is constitutionally valid but with a few changes

Judges rule that Aadhaar is constitutionally valid but with a few changes As the Supreme Court began hearing some of these challenges, the government - which by that time was run by the Bharatiya Janata Party - in an effort to save Aadhaar asked the question of whether the Indian Constitution even has a fundamental right to privacy, since it is not explicitly stated . [Full Article...]

U.S., China hike tariffs as trade war intensifies

U.S., China hike tariffs as trade war intensifies Negotiations "cannot be implemented under the threat of application of tariffs". Moody's said on Monday additional USA tariffs on Chinese imports are negative for various sectors in both countries and could spread beyond targeted sectors, adding that tariffs are credit negative for US furniture & home goods retailers, with more than half their imports coming from china previous year. [Full Article...]

Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade

Iran summons 3 European diplomats over attack on military parade The attack lasted about 10 minutes, the BBC's David Bamford told NPR. He said the British diplomat had condemned the attack and said he would relay Tehran's message of protest to the authorities in London. "Enemies should not imagine that they can gain dignity with this sinister move. I would like to confirm our readiness to continue building cooperation with Iranian partners in resisting ... [Full Article...]

Tension as Russian Federation provides missile system to Syria

Tension as Russian Federation provides missile system to Syria But the Russian military came out on Sunday, renewing the accusations against Israel. Israel has long lobbied Moscow not to provide the S-300 to Syria , fearing this would hinder its aerial capability to strike the forces of Iran and its Hezbollah allies in Syria. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein to Meet with Trump Thursday

Rosenstein to Meet with Trump Thursday However, the Justice Department has a line of succession that could let Solicitor General Noel Francisco assume control of the investigation. The departure of Rosenstein - possibly giving Trump an opportunity to get more of a loyalist as a replacement - would dramatically rock the probe into whether Russian Federation colluded with the Trump campaign in his shock presidential election victor... [Full Article...]

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area Sunday will bring scattered showers again as the front stalls out over our area. Normal temperatures for the first week of fall are highs of 17 C and lows of 17 C. I have chances at 40% for the area and partly cloudy skies. This cooler air will stick around for the extended period with highs Thursday in the low/mid 60s, and 50s for Friday and Saturday . [Full Article...]

Immigrants on U.S. food stamps may be denied green cards

Immigrants on U.S. food stamps may be denied green cards Immigrants applying for green cards are already required to prove they will not become a so-called "public charge", with receipt of cash benefits considered. "But the benefits that immigration brings to society far outweigh their costs, and smart immigration policy could better maximize the benefits of immigration while reducing the costs", the economists concluded. [Full Article...]

Rouhani warns USA over preventing Iran from exporting oil - ISNA

Rouhani warns USA over preventing Iran from exporting oil - ISNA Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in May to the dismay of European allies, Russian Federation and China which had invested years in negotiations to achieve a milestone agreement on keeping Iran's nuclear ambitions in check. "That bridge must be rebuilt", he told NBC news . Known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal ended a almost 12-year stand-o... [Full Article...]


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