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Trump pledges new Middle East peace plan within months Trump pledges new Middle East peace plan within months
- September 26, 2018

That's my feeling. Now you may have a different feeling. "I don't think so, but that's mine". Netanyahu did not respond. Trump said Israel is being aggressive on defense because it has to be. "It is a dream of mine to be able to get that done prior to the end of my first term". The US congressional mid-terms are due to be held on 6 November. (more...)
Chinese man arrested in Chicago for alleged spying
- September 26, 2018

Mr Ji, who earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago , had allegedly purchased background check data on eight American citizens with the aim of recruiting them as informants for the Chinese government. (more...)
Mexico takes control of Acapulco police force over alleged drug gang infiltration Mexico takes control of Acapulco police force over alleged drug gang infiltration
- September 26, 2018

According to The Associated Press, officers "were stripped of their guns, radios and bullet-proof vests and taken for background checks". State police and the military will patrol the city instead. "The police had spent much of 2014 on strike to protest salaries and benefits, leaving state and federal forces in charge", the Post said. There were over 30,000 murders across Mexico previous year, the highest in records going back to 1997, as rival drug gangs splintered into smaller, more ... (more...)
Donald Trump Attacks Brett Kavanaugh Accusers After Addressing UN: Donald Trump Attacks Brett Kavanaugh Accusers After Addressing UN: "Democratic Con Game"
- September 26, 2018

Kavanaugh. In a phone call with Judiciary Committee staff of both parties, Kavanaugh denied Ramirez's story, panel spokesman Foy said. "He drank a lot - he wasn't falling asleep reading a book", the former friend told BuzzFeed News. Typically, senators do the questioning themselves. On Monday, Trump called the accusations among "the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything". (more...)
China, Vatican sign agreement on bishop appointments China, Vatican sign agreement on bishop appointments
- September 26, 2018

It also occurs while the regime of chinese president Xi Jinping is engaged in a recovery in the hands of drastic religious communities, particularly catholic and muslim. The current Taiwan government has taken a toughened line against Beijing, which knows that turning the Vatican would be "a major blow to Taiwan's diplomacy", Ying said. (more...)
United States congratulates Solih on victory in Maldives’ presidential poll United States congratulates Solih on victory in Maldives’ presidential poll
- September 26, 2018

Last evening the Prime Minister had met former President Nasheed and discussed the developments in the Maldives. "We hope that the Maldives side can preserve continuity and stability of the relevant policies, and create good operating conditions for Chinese companies working there". (more...)
Christine Ford submitted 4 sworn statements supporting her assault claim against Kavanaugh Christine Ford submitted 4 sworn statements supporting her assault claim against Kavanaugh
- September 26, 2018

Dolphin signed the letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee before she knew about the yearbook reference. According to the Times , Renate Schroeder Dolphin's name appeared in a photo in Georgetown Preparatory School's 1983 yearbook that featured Kavanaugh and four other men along with the caption "Renate Alumni". (more...)
Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru froths again | See Pics Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru froths again | See Pics
- September 26, 2018

In the past, the BDA has responded to such frothing by installing water-sprinklers, which they claim brings down the frothing by over 75%. "But clearly, these could not contain the froth", says Sonali Singh, a resident. "It has been three months since the promise and nothing has been done". Rs 50 crore has been set aside for this in the budget. A report filed before the NGT had said, "After an nearly circumferential tour of the lake, the commission further observed that there is not even one ... (more...)
Will Aadhaar be made a must? Supreme Court verdict tomorrow Will Aadhaar be made a must? Supreme Court verdict tomorrow
- September 26, 2018

The five-judge Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AK Sikri, M Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan delivered the landmark judgment. - The Bench struck down section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allows private entities to use Aadhaar for verification purposes. Can the state mandate a person to share their biometric information? So as per the court's verdict, private entities can not use Aadhaar information to authenticate the identity of the person. (more...)
Typhoon Paeng expected to enter PAR today Typhoon Paeng expected to enter PAR today
- September 26, 2018

Paeng has rapidly intensified into a typhoon, hours before it entered the PAR on Sunday. Trami is now 1,500 kilometers east of Central Luzon with maximum center winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 120 kph. No tropical cyclone warning has been raised. Trami is expected to approach the east coast on Friday and Saturday, the bureau said, adding that chances of showers would be high along the east coast as well as northern Taiwan due to the typhoon's circumference. (more...)
Theresa May rejects calls for general election over Brexit Theresa May rejects calls for general election over Brexit
- September 26, 2018

Britain's main opposition Labour Party is bracing for a tumultuous debate on the toxic issue of Brexit at its annual conference on Tuesday amid deep divisions between delegates. "They'll have to recognise, looking at their vote, that what we're doing is delivering on the vote of the referendum, delivering on the vote of the British people". (more...)
Trump riding in sleeker version of ‘Beast’ presidential limo Trump riding in sleeker version of ‘Beast’ presidential limo
- September 26, 2018

However, previous presidential limos have come with race car-style Halon fire-suppression systems, Kevlar-reinforced run-flat tires, a trunk filled with weapons and protective gear, a standalone oxygen supply in case of gas attacks, emergency medical equipment (including spare blood for the president), and a small armory filled with weapons and protective gear. (more...)
Angela Merkel tries to defuse coalition crisis Angela Merkel tries to defuse coalition crisis
- September 26, 2018

On Sunday, coalition leaders agreed instead to make Maassen a "special adviser" at the interior ministry with responsibility for "European and global issues", Seehofer said. An opinion poll published on Friday by public broadcaster ARD showed Merkel's Union bloc receiving 28 per cent of the vote and the Social Democrats getting 17 per cent, compared with nearly 33 and 20.5 per cent respectively at last year's election. (more...)
World leaders laugh openly at Donald Trump during United Nations summit World leaders laugh openly at Donald Trump during United Nations summit
- September 26, 2018

Trump says Iran does not respect its neighbours or their borders. Speaking just before Trump arrived at the podium, Guterres lamented the rise of populism and a fraying of global cooperation - trends the US president has fueled. South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered a personal message to Trump from Kim after their inter-Korean talks last week in Pyongyang. "The United States is not naive". (more...)
First Day Of Bill Cosby's Sentencing Process Wraps Up First Day Of Bill Cosby's Sentencing Process Wraps Up
- September 26, 2018

Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby risks being sentenced to a maximum punishment of 10 years on Tuesday after the Canadian woman whom he sexually assaulted appealed for "justice" from a USA court. "The jury thinks otherwise". "Mr. Cosby should not be treated differently because he is a celebrity", she said. Bill Cosby is facing the start of a sentencing hearing at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old trailblazing comedian who preyed on at least one young woman ... (more...)
UPA Scrapped Rafale Deal as Vadra’s Aide Not Made Middleman: BJP UPA Scrapped Rafale Deal as Vadra’s Aide Not Made Middleman: BJP
- September 26, 2018

French company Dassault, which is supplying the fighter jets, has entered into a joint venture with Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Defence to meet its offset obligations to create business for Indian firms, following the Rafale deal . "Why is the Opposition demanding a JPC?" "The chowkidar (watchman) of the country has taken out ₹20,000 crore from the pockets of the poor, martyrs and the jawans and put it in the pocket of industrialists", he said, while addressing a meeting in his Lok Sabha ... (more...)
400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal coast 400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal coast
- September 26, 2018

The ship, buried 40ft in the sea near the town of Cascais in Portugal, was filled with "well preserved" Chinese ceramics, bronze cannons and cowrie shells - the African slave trade currency used throughout the 15th century. The shipwreck has been hailed as a significant discovery. Portugal's culture minister, Luis Mendes said: "For a long time, specialists have considered the mouth of the Tagus river a hotspot for shipwrecks". (more...)
China denies request for Hong Kong port call by American warship China denies request for Hong Kong port call by American warship
- September 26, 2018

China has rejected a request for a USA warship to make a port visit to Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong said on Tuesday, amid rising tensions between the world's two biggest economies. The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said. (more...)
Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk' Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk'
- September 26, 2018

Kavanaugh's approval to be the ninth justice on the Supreme Court was considered near-certain just two weeks ago, based on Republicans' narrow control of the Senate. Trump's comments came as Republicans are trying to save Kavanaugh's nomination, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky promising he will get a floor vote soon. (more...)
Trump assails Boulder woman accusing Kavanaugh: ‘She admits that she was drunk’ Trump assails Boulder woman accusing Kavanaugh: ‘She admits that she was drunk’
- September 26, 2018

Supreme Court. Kavanaugh will also address the committee on Thursday, the newspapers report. All the Republicans on the panel are men. Cornyn said all Democratic members of the committee - Sens. The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault . (more...)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accuses the U.S. of trying to overthrow government Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accuses the U.S. of trying to overthrow government
- September 26, 2018

As in his inauguration remarks, Trump at the United Nations portrayed the USA, the world's most powerful country, as a victim that has been exploited by nefarious external forces and himself as the savior. Trump said in July he was ready to meet Iran's President Hassan Rohani without preconditions to negotiate a new deal. Both Trump and Rouhani were attending the annual United Nations event. (more...)
McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed
- September 26, 2018

Not in high school, not ever. On Sept. 21 he shamed Professor Ford for not coming forward when she says the alleged sexual assault attempt occurred. He also sent a letter on Monday to Sen. Current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas received no recommendation from the Judiciary Committee in 1991, but was still confirmed by the Senate. (more...)
Trump stands alone as globe gathers at UN
- September 26, 2018

Trump said America's economy is booming like never before and since his election, the USA has added United States dollars 10 trillion in wealth. "I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue own customs, beliefs and traditions". (more...)
STORM ALERT | Severe weather risk now lower for St. Louis Tuesday STORM ALERT | Severe weather risk now lower for St. Louis Tuesday
- September 26, 2018

Clouds moving in overnight will keep us a good bit warmer than last night. In addition to the rain, I'm looking at some strong and gusty winds. Becoming breezy. A cool front is out to our west right now, bringing in the cooler air on Wednesday , but first we've got some rains and possible severe weather to get through today . (more...)
U.S. Adds Maduro’s Wife to Sanctions List U.S. Adds Maduro’s Wife to Sanctions List
- September 25, 2018

Among the figures targeted by the USA are First Lady of Venezuela Cilia Flores, who used to serve as attorney general under the late Hugo Chavez, and is now a legislator. "All nations of the world should resist socialism and the misery that it brings to everyone", he said, pointing to the economic disaster in Venezuela. (more...)

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