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UK PM May's team draw up contingency plans for November election UK PM May's team draw up contingency plans for November election
- September 24, 2018

It adds: "She must hold her nerve". It followed weekend reports that two senior aides had responded to her Salzburg rebuff by "wargaming" an autumn vote to win public backing for a new plan. "Disrespect our prime minister and you disrespect our country". Mr Tusk issued a statement on Friday evening, hours after Mrs May delivered her own speech in Downing Street in which she said the EU's rejection of her plan without offering an alternative was "unacceptable". (more...)
Man held over 'Taser' at Buckingham Palace Man held over 'Taser' at Buckingham Palace
- September 24, 2018

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, namely a Taser, and was taken into custody at a police station in central London . "It's just a single standalone incident", a police spokeswoman told AFP. The 38-year-old, a visitor to London from the Netherlands, was detained at the visitors' entrance to the palace at about 12:45 BST on Sunday. Most recently, in August, a terror suspect crashed his auto into the security barriers surrounding the Houses of Parliament. (more...)
Second woman makes allegation against Kavanaugh Second woman makes allegation against Kavanaugh
- September 24, 2018

Senate Democrats are investigating the bombshell claim by Deborah Ramirez , according to the New Yorker magazine. "In her initial conversations with The New Yorker , she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty", The New Yorker reports. (more...)
Trump Reportedly Polled Staff About Whether or Not He Should Fire Rosenstein Trump Reportedly Polled Staff About Whether or Not He Should Fire Rosenstein
- September 24, 2018

Rosenstein made the comment about possibly recording Trump during a May 2017 meeting with Andrew McCabe , who had temporarily been elevated to Federal Bureau of Investigation director following James Comey's firing. "Give Rod a chance to explain whether it's true and the context in which it was said". Lawmakers also have said that they may issue subpoenas for Mr. (more...)
Biden again apologizes to Anita Hill for not stopping attacks against her Biden again apologizes to Anita Hill for not stopping attacks against her
- September 24, 2018

Biden added: "I believed her when she came forward". Would you come forward? "I supported her. I believed her from the beginning and I voted against Clarence Thomas". The race is widely considered a strong opportunity for Republicans to flip a seat, since President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the state by more than 35 percentage points. (more...)
Second Accuser Levels Sexual Assault Charges At Kavanaugh
- September 24, 2018

According to Farrow and Mayer, "in her initial conversations with The New Yorker , [Ramirez] was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty". Any wonder why she had doubts about coming forward? "She should have her say". Third, Ramirez doesn't even claim she saw Kavanaugh do anything; only that someone yelled out that Brett had done something. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway Threatens To Walk Off After Fiery Exchange With Chris Cuomo
- September 24, 2018

Cuomo rolled his eyes: "A lot of noise coming for nothing coming out of your mouth". "Well, you didn't say it tonight". Conway added that she commends numerous women who have come forward in the past, but with the MeToo cases, one woman coming forward led to others. (more...)
New calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw after second misconduct claim by classmate New calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw after second misconduct claim by classmate
- September 24, 2018

While the denials may signal good news for Kavanaugh, who is in the midst of congressional hearings to find out if he will be appointed to the Supreme Court bench, Ford's lawyer has said she wouldn't expect Keyser to remember the incident. (more...)
Another woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct Another woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
- September 24, 2018

Ramirez also acknowledged gaps in her memory. That response seemed a setback to Ford supporters' efforts to corroborate her claim. Grassley and other Republican leaders were gearing up to muscle Kavanaugh's confirmation through without testimony from the accuser, until her lawyers on Thursday began negotiations for the hearing. (more...)
2nd woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
- September 24, 2018

In the last week, three sources familiar with the accusation told NBC about Ramirez's accusation. "And now it's clear to me it wasn't a joke". The magazine said it had not found eyewitnesses to confirm that Kavanaugh was at the party, though one former classmate remembered hearing about the incident from another, and independently corroborated numerous details offered by Ramirez. (more...)
Baby meerkat returns to Perth Zoo after being stolen Baby meerkat returns to Perth Zoo after being stolen
- September 24, 2018

There were fears the meerkat had been swiped by a predatory bird, or had been subject to more a nefarious scheme and taken by a visitor, the latter theory now more plausible as zoo staff prepare for a media conference later Saturday morning. (more...)
Iran summons Dutch, Danish and British diplomats over terror attack in Ahvaz Iran summons Dutch, Danish and British diplomats over terror attack in Ahvaz
- September 24, 2018

Pakistan has strongly denounced the attack on Iranian military parade in which gunmen opened fire killing at least twenty-four people and around sixty others were injured. Shia Iran has always been locked in a struggle for regional dominance with USA -allied, majority Sunni, Saudi Arabia . Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their United States masters accountable for such attacks. (more...)
Tornado destroys houses near Canadian capital Ottawa
- September 24, 2018

Johnson said Sunday. Tens of thousands of people are without power as hydro and construction crews continue to tackle the worst of the devastation in Ottawa in the aftermath of two powerful tornadoes that destroyed hundreds of homes. A key power station was knocked out by the tornadoes, and Conrad said it looked it was bombed. Many of these households could be in the dark for days. (more...)
Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede
- September 24, 2018

Turbert shared a photo of a young pig, who he said "desperately needs medical attention", before revealing that his rescue team was unable to save the injured animal as farmers descended after the storm to return animals to their farms. Hedges said she gave amoxicillin to some sick animals and also used a topical antibiotic ointment. "There were many preventable deaths". "Everything was closed, and a lot of the roads were closed", she said. (more...)
Swiss-flagged cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 12 kidnapped Swiss-flagged cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 12 kidnapped
- September 24, 2018

It said in a statement emailed on Sunday that the pirates apparently boarded the ship using long ladders and cut razor wire on the deck to make their way to the bridge. Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted. "Families are being kept closely informed of the situation", it said, without providing details on the nationalities of the kidnapped crew members. (more...)
ME restaurant’s plan to mellow lobsters goes up in smoke ME restaurant’s plan to mellow lobsters goes up in smoke
- September 24, 2018

For several years, Charlotte Gill has fretted about the happiness of lobsters. After being exposed to the smoke, the lobster was docile and serene, Gill said. Gill's initiative has reignited a long-running debate over whether lobsters feel pain at all, given their relatively primitive nervous systems, which lack a central cerebral cortex. (more...)
Trump considers walking back from declassifying Russian Federation investigation documents Trump considers walking back from declassifying Russian Federation investigation documents
- September 24, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House, to travel to Nevada for a campaign rally, in Washington , U.S., September 20, 2018. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. (more...)
UK to detail new Irish backstop proposals in due course - Brexit minister UK to detail new Irish backstop proposals in due course - Brexit minister
- September 24, 2018

One of the main sticking points in Brexit negotiations is the backstop. This would keep Northern Ireland under EU economic oversight if London and Brussels can not agree a trade pact to keep UK-EU borders open after a transition period ends in 2020 - an idea that Prime Minister Theresa May and a small party in the province that props up her minority government oppose. (more...)
Pope Accepts Resignation Of More Chilean Bishops Pope Accepts Resignation Of More Chilean Bishops
- September 24, 2018

The Vatican announced on 21 September the resignations of 60-year-old Bishop Carlos Pellegrin Barrera of San Bartolome de Chillan and 71-year-old Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina of San Felipe. Prosecutors said last month they were looking into 119 cases related to the sexual abuse of minors since 1960. Pope Francis accepted the resignations June 11 of three Chilean bishops, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, who had been accused of witnessing and covering up abuse by his mentor, Father ... (more...)
Israel Gives Palestinian Villagers Deadline to Demolish Their Homes Israel Gives Palestinian Villagers Deadline to Demolish Their Homes
- September 24, 2018

Israel on Sunday told residents of Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank slated for demolition, to clear their houses by October 1. Clowns perform in front of Palestinian children in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar that Israel plans to demolish, in the occupied West Bank September 22, 2018. (more...)
Labour split looms over Brexit as Jeremy Corbyn backs a second referendum Labour split looms over Brexit as Jeremy Corbyn backs a second referendum
- September 24, 2018

While saying she will stick to her guns, May might have little chance but to change tack after a party conference where the deep divisions over Europe that have riven her Conservatives for decades will be in plain sight. Corbyn allowed that if the Labour conference voted for a new referendum he would "not walk away from it and I will act accordingly". However, he pledged to respect the outcome of tomorrow's debate despite saying last week Labour wouldn't hold a second European Union ... (more...)
China cancels trade talks with US
- September 24, 2018

On Saturday China called off planned trade talks with United States officials, and there's a growing consensus in Beijing that substantive talks will be possible with the Trump administration only after the U.S. Earlier this week, China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list as it retaliated against USA duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods set to go into effect from September 24. (more...)
3D-printed gun mastermind Cody Wilson jailed on sex assault charge 3D-printed gun mastermind Cody Wilson jailed on sex assault charge
- September 24, 2018

His bond has been set at $150,000. While there, police said Wilson missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S. Police said at the time that they were aware Wilson traveled often for business, but that it was not clear why he had flown to Taiwan. (more...)
Maldives election: Opposition leader claims victory Maldives election: Opposition leader claims victory
- September 24, 2018

It said it was recognised by the Maldives Election Commission and given accreditation to monitor the voting, but that its staff were denied visas to enter the country. British Ambassador James Dauris wrote on Twitter that it was "easy to understand why so many people are concerned about what might happen on election day". (more...)
Mike Pompeo Tells Critics To Quit After Donald Trump Competence Report
- September 24, 2018

Rosenstein's comments were first reported by The New York Times, prompting Rosenstein to issue a statement denying the claims. Rosenstein branded the reports "inaccurate and factually incorrect". After securing convictions of seven people associated with Trump, Mueller's probe increasingly threatens the White House and the president himself. (more...)

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