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Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify before Senate committee, lawyer says Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify before Senate committee, lawyer says
- September 19, 2018

The White House reiterated its support for Kavanaugh, with spokeswoman Kerri Kupec saying in an email Monday that it stands by the nominee's denial. The announcement, made under pressure from lawmakers to fully examine the new claims, will delay what had been a glide path toward confirmation for President Donald Trump's nominee. (more...)
Risque parts of adult-film star Stormy Daniels' book leaked Risque parts of adult-film star Stormy Daniels' book leaked
- September 19, 2018

Stormy - real name Stephanie Clifford - has turned writer to pen Full Disclosure , which details her alleged relationship with Trump . Daniel's remarks attracted online attention really fast, particularly the fact that she compared Trump's penis to the good citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom. (more...)
Sharifs' jail sentences suspended in corruption case, to be released Sharifs' jail sentences suspended in corruption case, to be released
- September 19, 2018

The apex court had also imposed a fine of 20,000 Pakistani rupees on NAB. The IHC accepted the appeals by them against the verdict announced by the accountability which convicted them on July 06 in the corruption case. Sharif remains barred from running for public office for life , after the Supreme Court in April ruled that he had lied on a parliamentary wealth declaration and that the disqualification from that crime would last for an indefinite period. (more...)
Najib likely to be charged with abuse of power Najib likely to be charged with abuse of power
- September 19, 2018

According to a statement from the anti-graft agency, Najib was arrested at 4.13pm today (19th September) at their headquarters in Putrajaya and will face more charges under Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act 2009. Najib set up 1MDB when he took power in 2009 for the stated goal of promoting economic development, but the fund amassed billions in debts and is being investigated in the USA and several other countries for alleged cross-border embezzlement and money laundering. (more...)
Vatican expels Chilean priest accused of sexual abuse Vatican expels Chilean priest accused of sexual abuse
- September 19, 2018

Precht has not been charged with any crimes by Chilean authorities, but was not allowed to leave the country's capital, Santiago, pending completion of the church investigation. The pope has ordered the expulsion from the priesthood of a man accused of sexually abusing minors. Chile has been at the forefront of countries with the highest number of sexual abuse cases, especially of minors. (more...)
Pair in hospital were not exposed to 'nerve agent of any kind' Pair in hospital were not exposed to 'nerve agent of any kind'
- September 19, 2018

After weeks in hospital they were released, but in June two Amesbury residents fell ill after being exposed to the same nerve agent. Inquiries into what caused the man and woman to fall ill are ongoing. A spokesman said: "We are not linking their illness to the recent poisonings in Salisbury and Amesbury". Dawn Sturgess, 44, died and a murder inquiry was launched. (more...)
US border agent charged with murder of four women US border agent charged with murder of four women
- September 19, 2018

Bond is $2.5 million. "We consider this man to be a serial killer who was preying on one victim after another", Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said. According to the affidavit, after Pena escaped Ortiz's vehicle at the gas station, he went on to kill two more people that same evening. The first two were US citizens, but Alaniz said authorities have not released details on the last two. (more...)
Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China
- September 19, 2018

The flow of cash halted almost three years ago, however, when Venezuela asked for a change of payment terms amid falling oil prices and declining crude output that pushed its state-led economy into a hyperinflationary collapse. Venezuela previously accepted a $5 billion loan from China for its struggling oil sector but has yet to receive the entire amount. Venezuela's government has massively devalued the national currency as part of a series of measures meant to halt the economy's free-fall ... (more...)
Typhoon Mangkhut lashes the Philippines and China Typhoon Mangkhut lashes the Philippines and China
- September 19, 2018

The hurricane made landfall in North and SC on Friday, bringing high winds, heavy rains , and a potentially deadly storm surge. In Hong Kong , an impressive cleaning operation is under way to remove broken trees, fix rough roads and restore damaged power lines. (more...)
[Breaking] Leaders of two Koreas sign summit agreement [Breaking] Leaders of two Koreas sign summit agreement
- September 19, 2018

There were few indications as to whether Mr Moon was succeeding in his goal of finding common ground between Mr Kim and President Trump, who have made little progress three months after a US-North Korea summit meeting in Singapore. The conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving USA -led United Nations forces including South Korea technically still at war with the North. (more...)
Senate Hearing on Accusations Against Kavanaugh in Doubt Senate Hearing on Accusations Against Kavanaugh in Doubt
- September 19, 2018

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would continue to back Kavanaugh, and he does not think an FBI investigation of allegations against him is necessary before the hearing. While there's little question that we are very late in Kavanaugh's confirmation process, Ford sent a letter to Democratic California Sen. According to the Washington Post , Ford, who had also contacted the newspaper in July, chose to go public after it became clear people were learning her identity. (more...)
Man banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant Man banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant
- September 19, 2018

Jaroslav Bobrowski went to the Running Sushi restaurant in Landshut, and chose to fork out the €15.90 (about AUD$26) for the all-you-can-eat sushi buffet, but after smashing down his 100th piece of sushi, Bobrowski was asked to finish up and told to ship off form the restaurant. (more...)
Trump Says He Feels 'Terribly' for Brett Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault Allegations Trump Says He Feels 'Terribly' for Brett Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
- September 19, 2018

Sen. Collins : "That's very puzzling to me..." Meanwhile, key members the Trump administration, including the president himself, continue to defend Kavanaugh. She said he covered her mouth with his hand as she attempted to scream. "I thought he might inadvertently kill me", she was quoted as saying in the newspaper. (more...)
Marco Rubio Calls for Investigation of John Kerry for Iran Meetings Marco Rubio Calls for Investigation of John Kerry for Iran Meetings
- September 19, 2018

The two main laws that Kerry may have breached during his meetings with the Iranians are the Logan Act and Foreign Agents Registration Act . Trump was not happy to learn about the back-door meetings Kerry had with the Iranians. President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear deal earlier this year , calling it "defective at its core". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Kerry of "undermining" USA policy by holding meetings with Zarif since leaving office. (more...)
Trump poised to make major China trade announcement Trump poised to make major China trade announcement
- September 19, 2018

Trump said that the usa would immediately pursue additional tariffs on about US$267 billion of Chinese imports if Beijing hits back to the US$200 billion round. "We appreciate the Trump Administration removing consumer connected devices, the largest tariff code CTA identified in our USTR comments". This will cut demand for these products (hurting the Chinese economy), and also probably drive up prices in USA shops (hurting Americans). (more...)
Fire tornado sucks hose into the air
- September 19, 2018

She wrote about the first firenado recorded this year: 'That's definitely a first. Note: It got over 200ft tall but the smoke was too think to see it clearly on video. The updrafts of air catch fire and the swirl sucks in ash and debris. The incident took place on August 19 near Vanderhoof, British Columbia , Global News reported. (more...)
Trump Studying Possibility of Permanent US Base in Poland Trump Studying Possibility of Permanent US Base in Poland
- September 18, 2018

This is Duda's first official visit to the White House since Trump took office. A decision from the USA could come early next year. "I would like to invite the U.S. We ourselves want to invest further. We want to buy more equipment. The two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies share security concerns in face of Russia's increased military activity and Poland is seeking a greater US troop presence on its territory. (more...)
Armed robbery of bookmakers foiled by 83-year-old and staff Armed robbery of bookmakers foiled by 83-year-old and staff
- September 18, 2018

The punter chased two of the robbers out of the shop before coming back for third man, even giving him a kick for good measure as they fled from the bookies. "He is very fit". He said he has had a mixed reaction from his family-with some saying he shouldn't have put his life in danger. "When I told my wife what happened, she didn't really understand what I did until she saw the video". (more...)
Trump meets with Poland's president at White House
- September 18, 2018

Duda credited Trump for making Warsaw the first stop on the USA president's inaugural European trip a year ago and said Trump's speech was a "very important moment" for the relationship between the two countries. Poland joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1999 along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, and since then other former communist states, including Baltic republics bordering Russian Federation, have joined despite Moscow's strong opposition. (more...)
Kavanaugh allegations lead to White House scramble Kavanaugh allegations lead to White House scramble
- September 18, 2018

Ford's allegations should be heard and she must have an opportunity to present her story before the committee under oath, with Judge Kavanaugh having the opportunity to respond under oath as well", Murkowski said in a statement Monday. The committee vote to confirm Kavanaugh, originally set for Thursday, was delayed due to the upcoming hearing. "A lot more people believe the right thing is to believe a woman's charges, especially when a woman is willing to go public", says Jim Manley, ... (more...)
Ethiopians protest in capital against ethnic violence Ethiopians protest in capital against ethnic violence
- September 18, 2018

The demonstrators are calling on the government to take firm measures against the perpetrators. "The government is saying let's come together, but we're being driven apart because there's no rule of law", he said. The violence on Saturday and Sunday in Burayu town followed recent clashes in Addis Ababa among local residents and youth from surrounding ethnic Oromo localities who came to celebrate the return from exile of Dawud Ibsa, leader of Oromo Liberation Front rebel group. (more...)
Trump says Russian Federation probe documents need to be declassified for 'total transparency' Trump says Russian Federation probe documents need to be declassified for 'total transparency'
- September 18, 2018

The move was confirmed in a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders . Elijah Cummings and Jerrold Nadler suggested the president's actions were a "direct and frantic response" to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreeing to comply with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as part of a plea deal. (more...)
The moral and political dilemma created by Kavanaugh's accuser
- September 18, 2018

Grassley's office issued a statement that called Ford's account "uncorroborated allegations" and noted that no such accusations had turned up during the six times the Federal Bureau of Investigation has looked into Kavanaugh's background over his decades of public service. (more...)
The Secretary of State ROASTS 'Unseemly' John Kerry — POMPEO UNLEASHED The Secretary of State ROASTS 'Unseemly' John Kerry — POMPEO UNLEASHED
- September 18, 2018

Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD! The Logan Act prohibits unauthorized personnel to negotiate with a foreign government in relation to any disputes with the USA, whereas the Foreign Agents Registration Act is a statute that requires persons or companies acting on behalf of foreign governments, political parties or individuals to disclose details of their interactions. (more...)
Hungary’s Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan Hungary’s Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan
- September 18, 2018

Hungary will file a case at the European Court of Justice, said Mr Orban's chief-of-staff Monday, as the vote did not include abstentions in the calculation of the two-thirds majority necessary for its adoption, and hence broke EU rules according to Budapest . (more...)

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