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Senate Democrats suggest past Federal Bureau of Investigation probes found evidence of Kavanaugh misconduct

Fischer has said she intends to support Kavanaugh, but added, "We're going to see what the investigation brings, and let's get the vote". "What neighbourhood was it in?" "I don't know. "How did you get there?" The Trump era has, at times , been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week... [Full Article...]

Indonesia's 200000 desperate tsunami survivors

Indonesia's 200000 desperate tsunami survivors Six of the Indonesian social affairs ministry´s trucks laden with supplies were reportedly looted enroute to Palu and on one route out of the city, an AFP journalist saw youths blocking the road and asking for "donations". The danger zone around the volcano is sparsely populated. Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 6,000 metres (19,700 feet) into the sky on Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

Iran says Saudi Arabia, Russia violated OPEC deal on output cuts

Iran says Saudi Arabia, Russia violated OPEC deal on output cuts However, the downside of keeping the strategy secret is that if the oil market doesn't know about it, or the fact that Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation made a decision to ramp up production, then the effect on prices is muted. "They'll pay us. The problem is nobody ever asks". The US crude oil price is pausing for breath after its strong advance ahead of US sanctions on Iran, which take eff... [Full Article...]

Pivotal Republican senators hit Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

The president, at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, mocked Ford's responses to questions at a Senate hearing last week when she described her allegations about Kavanaugh . The lawyers' concerns emerged amid reports that the FBI could wind up its investigation well before the deadline of this Friday. "I don't know. [Full Article...]

United States terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after United Nations court ruling

United States terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after United Nations court ruling In a victory for Tehran's campaign to isolate Washington from the worldwide community, the global Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered President Trump's administration to lift sanctions on humanitarian supplies and aviation equipment entering Iran . [Full Article...]

Melania takes slavery tour in Ghana

Melania takes slavery tour in Ghana Melania, who has so far spent her time in Africa visiting children in schools and hospital patients, said the castle is 'really something that people should see and experience'. Then-President Barack Obama brought his family in July 2009. Melania's visit shall also highlight her passion for wildlife and conservation as she takes a trip to the Nairobi National Park in one of the animal orphana... [Full Article...]

In Macedonia began a referendum on changing the country's name

In Macedonia began a referendum on changing the country's name Earlier in June , Macedonia ended the 27-year-old dispute with Greece by accepting a new name for the country and in return, Greece promised to drop its opposition to block the nation from joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and European Union. [Full Article...]

Fan Bingbing: China says missing actress fined for tax evasion

Fan Bingbing: China says missing actress fined for tax evasion She was fined more than 479 million yuan (about US$70 million) personally and ordered to pay more than 288 million yuan in unpaid taxes, and her companies were fined a total of 125 million yuan. She had since been transferred to authorities in Beijing for further investigation of her affairs, the source added. So-called "yin and yang" dual contract arrangements - with one contract for income... [Full Article...]

'Very scary time for young men in America'

'Very scary time for young men in America' But now, you're guilty until proven innocent. And a man's life is in tatters. That means if all the Democrats vote against Mr Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote. [Full Article...]

Mail Sent to Pentagon Tests Positive for Ricin

Mail Sent to Pentagon Tests Positive for Ricin The FBI has seized two envelopes delivered to the Pentagon that are suspected of containing ricin, according to CNN . The letters were intercepted at mail-sorting facilities for the White House and the Capitol. The facility is on the Pentagon compound but not in the main building. Produced by processing castor beans, ricin is lethal in minute doses if swallowed, inhaled or injected. [Full Article...]

Trump administration to deny visas to same-sex partners of U.N

Trump administration to deny visas to same-sex partners of U.N This rule has applied to heterosexual domestic partners since 2009. The same was not true of same-sex couples, for whom a domestic partnership was enough for both to receive visas. According to Foreign Policy magazine, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations has attempted to portray the policy update as an alignment with the U.S.'s current marriage equality laws. [Full Article...]

Trump Mock's Kavanaugh Accuser's Vague Allegations: 'I Don't Know!'

Imitating her, he said: "But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember". "I don't remember", Trump said, mocking Ford's answers during last week's hearing. A defiant Kavanaugh came out with guns blazing, insisting the assault never happened, accusing Democrats of destroying his reputation and condemning his confirmation battle as a "national disgrace". [Full Article...]

'You're not thinking, you never do,' Donald Trump tells female reporter

'You're not thinking, you never do,' Donald Trump tells female reporter Cecilia Vega: "I'm not". 'That's okay, ' Trump replied. An official transcript distributed on Monday evening showed the President telling a female senior correspondent she wasn't " thanking " when he called on her, an odd construction that bore little resemblance to what the President is heard on video saying. [Full Article...]

Trump Helped His Parents ‘Dodge’ Taxes, Hiding Millions to Grow Richer

Trump Helped His Parents ‘Dodge’ Taxes, Hiding Millions to Grow Richer Not only that, the bulk of money from his father reportedly came from "tax avoidance" and "potential fraud" schemes, such as setting up shell corporations and claiming gifts of real estate were worth less than they are. It says he helped cut his parents' tax bill through a strategy that undervalued their property assets by hundreds of millions of dollars. The White House earlier referred questions... [Full Article...]

'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

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...]


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