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Kavanaugh Responds To NYT Report On 'Hurtful' High School Yearbook Comment

It is a reference to Renate Schroeder, then a student at a nearby Catholic girls' school. CNN has since covered the story, making sure to cast it as Kavanaugh being "hurtful" to a woman: " New York Times: Woman who signed letter supporting Kavanaugh calls yearbook revelation "hurtful". [Full Article...]

Criminalising adultery is unconstitutional and arbitrary, rules Supreme Court

Criminalising adultery is unconstitutional and arbitrary, rules Supreme Court And the credit for this goes to the Supreme Court, which, with two sensible verdicts in a month, has led the nation's march towards adulthood. Justice Rohinton Nariman termed Section 497 as archaic law and concurred with the CJI, Justice AM Khanwilkar saying that Section 497 is violative of right to equality and right to equal opportunity to women . [Full Article...]

United States seeks to keep North Korea sanctions despite progress

United States seeks to keep North Korea sanctions despite progress Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. The process was thrown into doubt when Ford told The Washington Post that the judge tried to remove her clothes and clamped a hand over her mouth at a party when both were in high school. [Full Article...]

Respected Arizona Prosecutor Chosen To Question Kavanaugh, Ford

Respected Arizona Prosecutor Chosen To Question Kavanaugh, Ford The woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of misconduct admitted to several inconsistencies in her accounts and had trouble remembering key recent events during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to send advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Russian Federation to send advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria Moscow claims that Tel Aviv failed to inform Russian Federation of an impending attack by Israeli fighter jets against targets in Latakia, Syria, and that the jets used the Il-20 as cover. Russian Federation will provide advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria and directly link up with the air-defence network of its Middle Eastern ally, stepping up support for the regime of President Bashar al-... [Full Article...]

Woman's lawyers submit 4 statements backing up Kavanaugh assault story

Woman's lawyers submit 4 statements backing up Kavanaugh assault story The woman, Julie Swetnick , a Washington resident, is represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti , who revealed her identity on Twitter and posted her photograph. In that New Yorker article - which focused on a second Kavanaugh accuser, Deborah Ramirez , who alleges Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale in the 1980s - Rasor did not make any allegations against Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

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...]


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