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'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of USA warship

'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of USA warship In 2013, the USS Cowpens was forced to take evasive action in order to avoid a collision with a Chinese warship less than 460 meters (500 yards) off its bow while operating in global waters in the South China Sea . "No surprise that the PLA is challenging FONOPs near Spratlys", tweeted Zack Cooper, who studies US defence strategy in Asia at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. [Full Article...]

'Wouldn't Bother Me' If FBI Talked With All Kavanaugh Accusers

'Wouldn't Bother Me' If FBI Talked With All Kavanaugh Accusers Democrats have seized most recently on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court. The votes from the three Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confi... [Full Article...]

Former classmate says Trump court nominee downplayed his drinking

Some Democratic lawmakers claimed the White House was keeping investigators from interviewing certain witnesses. "He is taking flak from the left for not taking enough of a stand, and I am like, 'What more do you want?'" he said of the Kavanaugh battle. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan signals new Syria operation against Kurdish militia

Turkey's Erdogan signals new Syria operation against Kurdish militia Police snipers were stationed on rooftops and the area was cordoned off after the city authorities canceled plans for up to 25,000 people to be allowed to gather outside the mosque, built by an Islamic religious organization that has close ties to the Turkish state. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band

Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band As a 20-year-old Yale undergraduate, Kavanaugh and a pal, future National Basketball Association player Chris Dudley , were in the middle of a drunken altercation that left a bloody gash in a victim's ear - and that witnesses said started when Kavanaugh tossed ice at the man, according to a newly-revealed police report. [Full Article...]

Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to over 1,200

Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to over 1,200 A Reuters witness said queues at petrol stations on the approaches to Palu stretched for kilometres. Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the death toll could rise into the thousands. The government of Indonesia has requested worldwide assistance after a powerful 7.4 magnitude quake hit Central Sulawesi on September 28. Mechanical earth-movers waited to push soil on top of the bodies. [Full Article...]

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

President Donald Trump defended his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , during a Monday press conference, calling the judge's Senate confirmation process "not fair". "We need to show him that wherever he goes, there will be survivors, and they'll hold his feet to the fire". The Senate Judiciary Committee has said the probe should be limited to "current credible allegations" against Mr Ka... [Full Article...]

US, Mexico, Canada agree on new free trade pact

US, Mexico, Canada agree on new free trade pact Trudeau, standing next to Freeland, said he planned to continue to have a "constructive" relationship with the president. "The issues with China are longer term", said a senior Administration official. But Canada also had to agree to offer more access to its highly protected dairy market, which infuriated the influential farming lobby. There were strong indications this was also part of the de... [Full Article...]

South, North Korea Begin Removing Landmines from Border

South, North Korea Begin Removing Landmines from Border At Arrow Head Hill, where some of the fiercest battles occurred during the Korean War, Seoul officials believe there are remains of about 300 South Korea and United Nations forces, along with an unspecified number of Chinese and North Korean remains. [Full Article...]

Sulawesi quake chaos: Tsunami survivors beg government for food and evacuation

Sulawesi quake chaos: Tsunami survivors beg government for food and evacuation Footage of the ruined city showed a crumpled mess of houses, cars and trees mashed together by the quake, with rooftops and roads split and left at all angles. But we could not do anything to help them. The grim task of collecting the victims of these twin disasters has now begun, with brightly colored body bags lining a mass grave in the town. [Full Article...]

Flake says FBI believed Kavanaugh investigation would be done in a week

Flake says FBI believed Kavanaugh investigation would be done in a week But that assertion was called into question by Charles "Chad" Ludington, who said he had been a friend of Mr Kavanaugh's at Yale. Trump later said he had seen one Democratic senator who was "very aggressive" in some "very bad situations", although he wouldn't say whom and didn't get more specific. [Full Article...]

Teen Attacked By Shark While Diving For Lobsters

Teen Attacked By Shark While Diving For Lobsters The boy was flown to hospital by helicopter with serious injuries to his upper body. Chad Hammel was diving nearby for lobsters with his two friends when he suddenly heard the boy "scream ". "He was conscious, he was above water, and the bystanders were able to get him up on the beach. and he was talking all the way to when he was being transported", the captain said. [Full Article...]

Classmate: Kavanaugh "Blatantly Lied" About Drinking

Classmate: Kavanaugh As a general matter, he said he has never had a sexual encounter with more than a single woman present. "Kavanaugh came straight out of the gate weird in his opening statement - not just denying all her allegations but nearly breaking down while attempting to paint a folksy image of his time in high school", Oliver said. [Full Article...]

Moderate quake strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi, but no tsunami threat

EARLIER: Scores of people were killed when a tsunami and strong series of earthquakes brought down several buildings and sent locals fleeing their homes for higher ground. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a press conference that the tsunamis engulfed a broad area of the western part of the island, destroying several thousand structures in the coastal area. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Graham leads the counter-resistance to save Kavanaugh

Lindsey Graham leads the counter-resistance to save Kavanaugh Graham rocked the hearing room when he asked Kavanaugh whether he knew when he met with Sen. "I will be in the National Basketball Association before that happens". "The constant drumbeat by Republicans that sexual battery allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were mishandled is clearly an effort to discredit the women who have come forward over the past couple weeks", Ms. [Full Article...]

Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI probe

The responses were divided largely along partisan lines - about two-thirds of Democrats said they believed the allegations and almost two-thirds of Republicans said they did not. Kavanaugh on Friday continued to defend himself and said he will be cooperating with FBI investigators. Democrats have been alarmed at reports in U.S. [Full Article...]

We must prove European Union wrong about the UK's Brexit plans - Hammond

We must prove European Union wrong about the UK's Brexit plans - Hammond With no divorce deal and a standoff over the shape of any future relationship, the possibility of a "no deal Brexit" has increased, with some businesses preparing for what they see as a worst case scenario. The Conference is sure to be a fiery affair, with Boris Johnson angling to become Prime Minister and Theresa May still trying to push through the seemingly unpopular Chequers Agreement . [Full Article...]

1 man missing after airplane crash in Micronesia

1 man missing after airplane crash in Micronesia An Air Niugini spokeswoman did not immediately respond on Monday to a request for an update on the search for the passenger and for further details about him, including his nationality. local time in the country which is equivalent to 2330 GMT on Thursday. The airline said in another statement later Saturday that USA divers had completed an inspection inside the aircraft and confirmed that all o... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Rosa will still pack a punch to southern California, Arizona

Tropical Storm Rosa will still pack a punch to southern California, Arizona It was heading north at 12 miles per hour. It's rare for a hurricane or tropical storm to impact the southwestern USA, but CNN meteorologist Gene Norman says, "These events have begun to increase in recent years". Rain is expected to begin Sunday afternoon in southeastern California and Arizona, where 2-4 inches is likely to fall. It is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Mexico... [Full Article...]

US, Canada conclude new trade deal

US, Canada conclude new trade deal U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in August that the review mechanism is created to solve problems and prevent them from festering, rather than to terminate the deal. Trudeau said he would have more to say Monday. That started a 90-day clock that would let outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sign the new pact before he leaves office December 1. [Full Article...]


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