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Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh

Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh The Senate today took the penultimate step towards confirming Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice by ending debate on a near-party-line 51/49 vote, setting the table for a final vote, which may be held as soon as Saturday. His nomination became a flashpoint in the #MeToo social media movement against sexual harassment and assault. "New information of a material nature regarding temperam... [Full Article...]

7 law enforcement officers shot, 1 killed in SC

7 law enforcement officers shot, 1 killed in SC WIS-TV reported Florence County Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby said Hopkins was in hospital with a head injury and unable to speak with officers. Florence police officer Terrence Carraway , 52, who had just received his 30-year service pin from the department, was killed in the shooting. [Full Article...]

Republicans plan to confirm Trump's SC nominee Kavanaugh on weekend

Republicans plan to confirm Trump's SC nominee Kavanaugh on weekend Flake's "yes" vote - combined with his comments Thursday that the FBI's supplemental investigation had been thorough and provided no corroborating evidence of the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez - suggest he will nearly certainly be a "yes" on final confirmation. [Full Article...]

Dairies and Car Makers Win Big with USMCA

Dairies and Car Makers Win Big with USMCA If China ever had any doubt that the NAFTA negotiations were targeting it, that doubt has been erased with an explicit clause in USMCA that would allow the U.S.to collapse USMCA if either Canada or Mexico tries to negotiate a trade deal with China or another "non-market economy". [Full Article...]

Interpol president Meng Hongwei missing after China trip

Interpol president Meng Hongwei missing after China trip Meng has held several senior positions in China including vice minister of public security. When Meng was elected in 2016 as Interpol president, rights groups expressed concern that he would pursue an agenda of politicized policing that targeted Xi's opponents. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of prisoners escape during deadly quake & tsunami in Indonesia

Hundreds of prisoners escape during deadly quake & tsunami in Indonesia Rescuers continue to search through rubble in a bid to find any trapped survivors. Authorities said on Tuesday that the death toll rose to 1 ,200. President Joko Widodo authorised the acceptance of global help, with generators, heavy equipment and tents were among the most-needed items. Officials have said the European Union, United States and China have also offered help. [Full Article...]

More than 250 people have died taking selfies, study finds

More than 250 people have died taking selfies, study finds Though the study found India to have the highest number of deaths of all countries, numerous reports of fatal selfie incidents have also come from Russian Federation, the United States and Pakistan. Numerous deaths occurred at sites such as the tops of mountains, tall buildings, cliffs and lakes. Just last month, two people died in the USA in separate cases also involving selfies. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation finds 'no hint of misconduct' into Kavanaugh, Senate judiciary chair says

Federal Bureau of Investigation finds 'no hint of misconduct' into Kavanaugh, Senate judiciary chair says Dianne Feinstein , the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters Thursday. However, in a potential sign of momentum for Kavanaugh, Sen. Earlier, White House spokesman Raj Shah rebuffed Democrats' complaints, saying, "What critics want is a never-ending fishing expedition into high school drinking". [Full Article...]

2 dead after typhoon batters Japan

2 dead after typhoon batters Japan Powerful winds have left more than 80 people injured , including many who sustained cuts from broken glass. Trami made landfall in western Japan Sunday night, bringing fierce winds and torrential rain to areas already battered by a string of recent extreme weather episodes. [Full Article...]

What you need to know about today's presidential cellphone alert

What you need to know about today's presidential cellphone alert The test went out at 2:18 p.m. EDT to all cellphones connected to wireless providers participating in the WEA . But, bottom-line is, most cellphone users in the United States received it. They say the system is essentially hijacking private property to create a government-controlled loudspeaker "in the home and on the person of every American". [Full Article...]

US NATO envoy warns Russian Federation to halt new missile development

US NATO envoy warns Russian Federation to halt new missile development U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said he would discuss the issue with his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation counterparts at a scheduled two-day meeting in Brussels from Wednesday. Attacking Russia would be a serious issue, whether or not U.S. officials believe they have a treaty pretext to justify it. "Now they have admitted the missile exists and therefore we have called on them to answe... [Full Article...]

India hands over 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar as SC refuses to intervene

India hands over 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar as SC refuses to intervene The immigrants were detained by the Assam Police in 2012 and were under detention in Cachar Central Jail in Assam's Silchar district. "The imminent refoulement of the seven men is a grave violation of the India's global obligation to respect the customary worldwide law principle of non-refloulement that creates an obligation on a country to not deport a person to a place where he/she may face ... [Full Article...]

Fox News host, key GOP senators slam Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Fox News host, key GOP senators slam Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser I don't know", Trump sneered, deriding Ford's testimony before the Senate, which was widely viewed as compelling and forthright-in stark constrast to Kavanaugh's enraged , evasive , and lie-filled performance. "Have you ever had discussions with anyone, beside your attorneys, on how to take a polygraph?" Mitchell got more specific: "And I don't just mean countermeasures, but I mean just any ... [Full Article...]

United States charges 7 Russian intel officers with hacking

United States charges 7 Russian intel officers with hacking Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the allegations of cyber-hacking as "big fantasies". "With its aggressive cyber-campaigns, we see the GRU trying to clean up Russia's own mess - be it the doping uncovered by Wada [the World Anti-Doping Agency] or the nerve agent identified by the OPCW ", Mr Wilson said. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe does not support Kavanaugh assault claims: Top Republican

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe does not support Kavanaugh assault claims: Top Republican McConnell emphasized that Kavanaugh is "innocent until proven guilty" and must be confirmed since the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe found no corroboration of the sexual assault claim by Dr. Democrats claimed throughout the week that the FBI's additional background check was not sufficient due to its limited scope. Democrats were already fired up about November but the Kavanaugh confi... [Full Article...]

US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa Later, during a private 30-minute tea at Jubilee House, Trump and Akufo-Addo exchanged gifts. After Ghana, the First Lady will travel to Malawi , Kenya , and Egypt . The president has denied making the comment. Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's spokeswoman, said the trip is consistent with both first lady's platform and Trump administration policy, noting that the president has said, "T... [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May Sashay Onstage to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’

British PM Theresa May Sashay Onstage to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ Fresh from dancing her way on stage, during her speech, May warned European Union leaders that Britain was not afraid to leave the bloc without a separation deal, and told the audience that internal party disunity risked the Brexit process being reversed. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol agent's gender reveal party started 47,000-acre wildfire

Border Patrol agent's gender reveal party started 47,000-acre wildfire In Dennis's defence, he did own up to starting the wildfire and was slapped with a misdemeanour charge of starting a fire without a permit. When he shot at, and hit, the target, he caused an explosion which ultimately set off a massive forest fire. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal 'scumbag'

Vladimir Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal 'scumbag' Putin said spy scandals were nothing new. "He was caught, punished, served a total of five years in prison and we let him go". Last week, the two men identified by the United Kingdom government as being those behind the attack appeared on the Russian state-backed news channel RT and said they were merely " tourists " who visited Salisbury to see the city's famous cathedral. [Full Article...]

Brexit Secretary Denies DUP Has The Whip Hand In EU Talks

Brexit Secretary Denies DUP Has The Whip Hand In EU Talks And she will attempt to win over "blue collar" Tories with a fuel duty freeze, saying she will carry the policy into its ninth year as it is vital for "hard-working families" - not just for their pockets, but for their quality of life. "One that puts the national interest first". "We must show everyone in this country that we are that party". "My support for her is wearing thin to the point of... [Full Article...]


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