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New Accusation from Kavanaugh's College Years Emerges New Accusation from Kavanaugh's College Years Emerges
- September 24, 2018

Professor Christine Blasey Ford , who last week came forward as the woman alleging Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, has agreed to testify about the allegation at a Senate committee hearing on Thursday. President Donald Trump was told about the new sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh in the New Yorker hours before the explosive publication Sunday, according to a White House official. (more...)
Yale Law Students Protest Kavanaugh Nomination On Campus And In DC
- September 24, 2018

In another tweet , Bolger states that on September 21, "YLS faculty demanded fair process on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations, [but the] @YaleLawSch dean chose to remind us that she 'cannot take a position for or against a nominee.'" Bolger then added that the YLS dean, "didn't bother her [a] few months ago when she issued [a] press release fawning over his nomination". (more...)
Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence party Britain 'concerned' after Hong Kong bans pro-independence party
- September 24, 2018

Hong Kong's security bureau chief John Lee said the embargo on the Hong Kong National Party ( HKNP ) was necessary on national security grounds. John Lee , the territory's Secretary for Security, announced the Hong Kong National Party would be prohibited from operation from today. (more...)
ISIS releases video purporting to show Iran military parade attackers ISIS releases video purporting to show Iran military parade attackers
- September 24, 2018

On Saturday, four armed men attacked a military parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980-1988, in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz. Iran believes the attack was carried out by militants trained by Israel and Gulf states, and supported by the U.S. It is, however, highly unlikely the Guards will strike any of its foes directly and risk sparking a regional conflict. (more...)
Corbyn: I will be bound by party decision on second referendum
- September 24, 2018

The motion which delegates will vote on whether to support states: "If we can not get a General Election Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote". "I don't know whether the press reports that Chuka has been in conversations with the Liberal Democrats and others about forming a new centrist party are true", he told BBC News. (more...)
Maryland newlywed found dead in Hawaii Maryland newlywed found dead in Hawaii
- September 24, 2018

A man from Gaithersburg, Md., who was visiting Hawaii on his honeymoon, has been found dead. Stephen Kramar's body was found Friday by a volunteer assisting with the search in an area called Pia Gulch, about a half-mile (805 metres) northeast of the Wavecrest Resort, Maui officials said. (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser: call witnesses Kavanaugh accuser: call witnesses
- September 24, 2018

There were signs the GOP's strategy of planning a nationally televised hearing yet also offering Ford the option to testify privately was keeping possible Republican defections in check. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono and Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday heavily criticized GOP senators' handling of a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and asserted that the incident, as well as death threats against the woman making the accusation, should be ... (more...)
Dallas Police Fires White Cop Accused Of Fatally Shooting Her Black Neighbor Dallas Police Fires White Cop Accused Of Fatally Shooting Her Black Neighbor
- September 24, 2018

A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday. Police had been criticised for not immediately identifying the officer that killed Jean, who the mayor called a "model citizen". "Don't they train police?" Officials said a grand jury will hear the case. (more...)
Alyssa Milano adds her voice to #WhyIDidntReport movement
- September 24, 2018

She continued: "For me, speaking up meant reliving one of the worst moments of my life". It meant recognising my attacker's existence when I wanted nothing more than to forget that he was allowed to walk on this Earth at all. Celebrities are coming together to share their stories of sexual assault and the struggle many victims face in reporting such crimes. Every person who refuses to loudly and openly reject Brett Kavanaugh's nomination is telling every generation of Americans that an ... (more...)
Trump Dismisses Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh as 'Highly Unsubstantiated,' 'Totally Political'
- September 24, 2018

Even before the new claim surfaced, Thursday's scheduled Senate showdown between the Supreme Court nominee and Ford, who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, carried perils for both witnesses as well as for Democrats and Republicans just weeks before the midterm elections. (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser set to testify in US Senate hearing Kavanaugh accuser set to testify in US Senate hearing
- September 24, 2018

A number of women who know and him and worked with him throughout his legal career have said he has been totally respectful toward them. What have other people said about the incident? Republican lawmakers are well aware they will be navigating a minefield during Ford's testimony, where they risk further alienating women voters if they are seen as too harsh towards her - and potentially triggering a backlash at the ballot box come November. (more...)
Labour may campaign for second Brexit poll Labour may campaign for second Brexit poll
- September 24, 2018

I hope we will agree that the best way of resolving this is a General Election. LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party has been accused of a "farcical" cop out, after refusing to commit to a second Brexit referendum in which voters will be given the option of remaining in the EU. (more...)
Iran launches air manoeuvers near strategic Strait of Hormuz Iran launches air manoeuvers near strategic Strait of Hormuz
- September 24, 2018

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) and the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) on Friday started joint military drills over the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Tehran feels increasingly under pressure after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in May. (more...)
Deputy AG denies plotting to oust Trump Deputy AG denies plotting to oust Trump
- September 24, 2018

Speculation that Trump might fire Rosenstein, as a way to neutralise Mueller , increased to fever pitch. McCabe documented conversations with senior officials, including Rosenstein, in memos that have been provided to special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Trump-Russia investigation. (more...)
PM May says Britain will hold nerve in Brexit talks: Sunday Express PM May says Britain will hold nerve in Brexit talks: Sunday Express
- September 24, 2018

Scottish Labour's Brexit spokesman Neil Findlay said Mrs May was incapable of delivering a Brexit deal. "Second, I want to reassure the people of Northern Ireland that in the event of no deal we will do everything in our power to prevent a return to a hard border". (more...)
Woman finds ‘nightmare’ two-headed snake slithering in flower bed Woman finds ‘nightmare’ two-headed snake slithering in flower bed
- September 24, 2018

And the odds were pretty damn high, according to experts. A woman in Virginia found a freakish surprise in her flower bed last week: a copperhead snake with not one, but two heads on a single body. The baby snake is not available for the viewbing of public and professionals are taking care of it. The two-week-old creature still mostly eats insects - although both its heads are capable of delivering a venomous bite. (more...)
Vatican and China Agree Deal Over Bishops, Allowing Pope a Veto Vatican and China Agree Deal Over Bishops, Allowing Pope a Veto
- September 24, 2018

The ministry said in a brief statement that the deal was signed in Beijing by vice foreign minister Wang Chao and a Vatican delegation headed by the under secretary for relations with state , Antoine Camilleri. The explosion of Christianity in the country has mainly been seen in Protestant evangelical churches. "The consequences will be tragic and long lasting, not only for the Church in China but for the whole Church because it damages the credibility". (more...)
Hong Kong bans pro-independence party in unprecedented move
- September 24, 2018

The law allows the government to ban groups "in the interests of national security, public order or the protection of the rigths and freedoms of others". The bid was slammed by rights groups and Britain's foreign office, which said Hong Kong's rights must be respected. He also said the party broke the Basic Law, a mini-constitution that governs Hong Kong's relations with China. (more...)
New US tariffs on China take effect with no compromise in sight New US tariffs on China take effect with no compromise in sight
- September 24, 2018

The new tariffs brought "new uncertainties" to China-US negotiations, Gao Feng, a spokesman of China's Ministry of Commerce said, when answering a question at a press conference on Thursday on whether the countries would have a new round of trade talks. (more...)
GOP to Move Ahead With Kavanaugh Vote If Ford Doesn't Testify GOP to Move Ahead With Kavanaugh Vote If Ford Doesn't Testify
- September 24, 2018

Ford has received death threats after publicly airing her story, her attorney Lisa Banks said earlier this week. She further stated that she would not participate in an interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford has asked that the FBI investigate the alleged incident before she appears for a committee hearing. Despite Republican claims that investigations into these matters are the sole responsibility of the Senate, the FBI could open a more extensive investigation . (more...)
Britain's Labour to vote on keeping second Brexit referendum on table
- September 24, 2018

Under intense pressure as Remainers held protests at the gathering in Liverpool, Mr Corbyn conceded yesterday that he was ready to endorse another referendum if members voted for one. The close Corbyn ally dismissed the idea that the verdict from the 2016 national vote should be revisited. "We very rarely have referendums in this country". (more...)
Turkey, Russia Agree on Borders of Idlib Demilitarized Zone Turkey, Russia Agree on Borders of Idlib Demilitarized Zone
- September 24, 2018

By mid-October, all members of the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group, outlawed in Russian Federation, should leave this demilitarized zone and all heavy weapons need to be pulled out from it, Lavrov noted. The fighters are to give up their heavy weapons, mortars and tanks by October 10. Moreover, the strengthening of the border, from the point of view of the Turkish authorities, will provide an opportunity to hold back the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies. (more...)
Iran's president blames U.S. after attack on military parade Iran's president blames U.S. after attack on military parade
- September 24, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani accused the USA of inciting an unnamed ally in the Persian Gulf to carry out the attack Saturday in the south-western city of Ahvaz, in which four gunmen disguised in military garb opened fire and kill 12 Revolutionary Guardsmen as well as a number of spectators. (more...)
Grassley Slams Democrats For 'Withholding Information' On Kavanaugh Allegations
- September 24, 2018

Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of The New Yorker reported Sunday that Deborah Ramirez , 53, attended Yale with Kavanaugh and said she remembers Kavanaugh exposing himself to her at a dormitory party. "The Senate simply can not in good conscience vote on this nomination without a full fair FBI investigation of all these allegations", he said. As things presently stand in the protracted negotiations between Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ford regarding her ... (more...)
Russia: Israel misleading on airstrikes led to downed plane by Syria
- September 24, 2018

Konashenkov said an Israeli officer told them of an Israeli operation in northern Syria while the jets were actually in Latakia, in the country's west. "The Israel air force did not hide behind any aircraft and the Israeli planes were in Israeli airspace when the Syrian [missiles] hit the Russian plane", the military claimed in a statement. (more...)

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