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Haley: UN laughter was sign of respect for Trump's honesty
- September 27, 2018

And let's not forget the German reaction to one part of Trump's speech. A quick and oversimplified primer for the uninitiated? The Trump administration abandoned a political controversial an Obama-era Iran deal that aimed for denuclearization in return for lifting economic sanctions and returning $400 billion the USA seized from Iran in the late 1970's. (more...)
Abe wants constructive trade talks with Trump Abe wants constructive trade talks with Trump
- September 27, 2018

Through the meetings, the prime minister hopes to reconfirm the cooperation among Japan , the United States and South Korea for resolving the issues of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, and its abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago. (more...)
European Union to create payment channels to keep Iran trade alive European Union to create payment channels to keep Iran trade alive
- September 27, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump decided in May to abandon the pact and to restore economic sanctions on Iran, including those that seek to force the OPEC member's major oil customers to stop buying Iranian crude. Mr Pompeo said reimposing sanctions and discouraging global business with Iran is not something the United States is doing "out of spite. This is a necessary security measure". (more...)
IISc Bengaluru tops India in global list of best institutes
- September 27, 2018

The position of Trinity College Dublin in the latest global university rankings tables has slipped a small number of places, from 117th place to 120th. Globally, Oxford University has topped the list because of its research volume and reputation, followed by Cambridge University and Stanford. Another university in the UK, Cambridge, retains the second position, while Stanford in the US holds steady in third. (more...)
Donald Trump Says UN Crowd Wasn't Laughing At Him, But With Him Donald Trump Says UN Crowd Wasn't Laughing At Him, But With Him
- September 27, 2018

Trump claimed after the speech that he meant to get a rise out of world leaders who laughed at him as they braced for a braggadocios address. The President began his address on Tuesday by pointing out that this was the second time he had spoken to the UN General Assembly. (more...)
New Kavanaugh accuser claims Supreme Court nominee aided in gang rapes New Kavanaugh accuser claims Supreme Court nominee aided in gang rapes
- September 27, 2018

Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge , was in the room watching and laughing. Avenatti had for several days said he had a client, until now unnamed, who had been aware of gang rapes connected to Kavanaugh. A Senate Judiciary Committee source told CNN that the committee responded to Avenatti and investigators "immediately started looking" into Swetnick's allegations. (more...)
Lawyer for second Kavanaugh accuser says her client is 'willing to testify' Lawyer for second Kavanaugh accuser says her client is 'willing to testify'
- September 27, 2018

Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court", she was to tell the senators. "Swetnick said she had witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh to "'target' particular girls so they could be taken advantage of". Democrats have demanded that Mr Trump withdraw Mr Kavanaugh's nomination or order an FBI investigation after the third woman came forward with allegations against the judge. (more...)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed, re-arrested immediately Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed, re-arrested immediately
- September 27, 2018

Yarmysh said a court session is scheduled for Monday at Moscow's Simonovsky Court, adding that Navalny is facing a fine to the tune of 300,000 rubles ($4,537) or an arrest for as long as 20 days. A drop in approval ratings for President Vladimir Putin and outrage at the changes in the pension system have weighed heavily on Kremlin candidates running in regional elections in Russian regions. (more...)
Taiwan says closely watching developments between Vatican-China relations Taiwan says closely watching developments between Vatican-China relations
- September 27, 2018

As a result, the church in China split in two - with some swearing allegiance exclusively to the pope and worshiping in underground churches, and others practicing in churches that had direct state approval. That lay participation is unknown in the West, where such nominations are put to the Vatican for consideration by the local hierarchy and the local Vatican ambassador. (more...)
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake rebukes Trump for casting doubt on Kavanaugh accuser Republican Sen. Jeff Flake rebukes Trump for casting doubt on Kavanaugh accuser
- September 27, 2018

Kavanaugh and Ford will be testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. The senator also scolded President Donald Trump for his tweet questioning why Ford did not go to police when she claimed she was assaulted, in 1982. He went on to describe some of the harrowing death threats he has received since the process began, blaming the atmosphere on a "toxic" political climate. (more...)
Dros confirms 'incident' following rape of seven-year-old at restaurant Dros confirms 'incident' following rape of seven-year-old at restaurant
- September 27, 2018

On Tuesday, The Citizen reported that the man allegedly snatched the girl from the women's toilet and took her to the men's toilet where he raped her. On Tuesday, the man briefly appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on a rape charge. The suspect remains in police custody and will appear in the Pretoria Regional Court on October 2. (more...)
India's top court decriminalises adultery, rules it a 'private matter' India's top court decriminalises adultery, rules it a 'private matter'
- September 27, 2018

Justice Khanwilkar said Section 497 is violative of right to equality and right to equal opportunity to women. The judges noted that most countries had abolished laws against adultery. While very few people have been sentenced for adultery in recent years, the threat of charges has often been used in matrimonial disputes to put pressure on women, lawyers said. (more...)
Trump's top court pick, accuser to face high-stakes hearing Trump's top court pick, accuser to face high-stakes hearing
- September 27, 2018

In her statement, Swetnick wrote that she first met Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, in 1980 or 1981, when she was in high school and attended "well over ten house parties" with both of them present. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who added that he has a positive view of Kavanaugh but has yet to decide how he'll vote. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations , which Trump and some other Republicans described as last-minute smear campaigns. (more...)
Gay penguin couple snatch chick from parents at Denmark zoo Gay penguin couple snatch chick from parents at Denmark zoo
- September 27, 2018

A gay penguin couple "kidnapped" a baby while its parents waddled off for a swim, a zookeeper claims. Because she was gone, the father was supposed to care for the kid. "I know that the female is very caring for the kid, and she is also very aggressive to us animal lovers if we get too close to the kid", she continued, "so I could not have imagined she would leave it". (more...)
Trump defends Supreme Court pick but says he could change mind
- September 27, 2018

Swetnick, who recalled seeing Kavanaugh at multiple parties in the 1980s, said she herself was raped at a party "where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present", she said in the statement. In her declaration, Adela Gildo-Mazzon said Ford told her about the alleged assault during a June 2013 meal at a restaurant in Mountain View, California, and contacted Ford's attorneys on September 16 to tell them Ford had confided in her five years ago. (more...)
Kavanaugh Testified That He Didn't Attend Parties Where Women Were Gang Raped Kavanaugh Testified That He Didn't Attend Parties Where Women Were Gang Raped
- September 27, 2018

Swetnick, who released her sworn statement through high-profile lawyer Michael Avenatti , says she now holds an active security clearance and works "within the federal government". "It's just a game to them, but it's a very risky game for our country", Trump said . "They know it's a con game, and they are winking at each other". (more...)
Tropical Cyclone forms in Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone forms in Southern Hemisphere
- September 27, 2018

WeatherWatch.co.nz head forecaster Philip Duncan says the early development could have implications for summer. However we have literally just passed the point where sea temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere should be at their coolest. "Around sort of 1969 is when we first got satellite imagery available to be able to monitor these systems, so prior to that, there were cyclones around but whether or not we could have specified if it was a tropical cyclone, it would have been very hard indeed". (more...)
Trump accuses China of 'meddling' in United States congressional elections
- September 27, 2018

Amid a bitter trade war between the two countries, Trump claimed that China has been trying to influence the result as it does not want him to win. This is not the first time Trump has accused China of what he calls election interference. Each imposed tariff increases on the other's goods on Monday and Beijing accused the Trump administration of bullying. (more...)
Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me
- September 27, 2018

In a furious speech to the UN Security Council, Mr Trump said the U.S. would pursue "tougher than ever before" sanctions against the Islamic Republic. "We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China", said Wang. He added: "They were in big, big trouble". While Trump did not give any specifics about alleged interference, he seemed to referring back to a point he made in a tweet earlier this month when he accused China of "actively trying to impact and change our election by ... (more...)
May losing support for no-deal Brexit if European Union rejects Chequers plan
- September 27, 2018

Instead, the prime minister was told that Brussels maintained significant and fundamental problems with the plan. "It's a deal which provides for no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, protects jobs and enables us to have a good trade relationship with Europe and good trade relationships with the rest of the world". (more...)
Senate Judiciary Committee Looking Into Additional Kavanaugh Allegation
- September 27, 2018

Republican committee aides have emailed a letter to the woman's lawyer, Michael Avenatti. Blasey Ford, 51, said Kavanaugh's alleged assault on her in 1982, in which she says he placed his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming, left her "drastically altered", but added that she felt compelled to share her story about what happened to her at the hands of a man now being considered for the nation's high court. (more...)
Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations ‘a big, fat con job’ Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations ‘a big, fat con job’
- September 27, 2018

Trump responded with a nonsensical string of sentence fragments, saying that women can also be accused of sexual assault, and he "didn't think" victims of sexual assault are reluctant to come forward. He even suggested that President George Washington - who he recalled had "a couple of bad things in his past" - may be maligned by modern-day Democrats. (more...)
Whitehouse Contacted About Kavanaugh Rape Allegation in Newport Whitehouse Contacted About Kavanaugh Rape Allegation in Newport
- September 27, 2018

News is reporting a new investigation of yet another accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from 1998. The sender of the letter detailed the alleged event that involved her own daughter, Kavanaugh and several friends. I did look at that, I believe, yeah. Trump said he was "OK with that", but again defended Kavanaugh as a "gem" and said Democrats are treating him unfairly. (more...)
New bombshell allegations against US Supreme Court nominee
- September 27, 2018

The newest allegations against Kavanaugh, released today on Twitter , come from Kavanaugh's high-school classmate Julie Swetnick . At the same time , Kavanaugh speaks out against sexual misconduct. "It's a terrible con game. I think that is a very, very risky standard for our country". Who is the new accuser? "Nor did we ever observe Brett engaging in any conduct resembling that described in Ms. (more...)
New Zealand's 'First Baby' makes United Nations debut New Zealand's 'First Baby' makes United Nations debut
- September 27, 2018

Jacinda Ardern holds baby Neve, watched by partner Clarke Gayford , at the UN. The Prime Minister's recent appearance makes her the first world leader to bring an infant to the UNGA. However, she joked that taking a three-month-old on the 17-hour flight to NY felt about "on-par" with the pressure of running a country. A new rule in New Zealand allows any government minister with a baby to travel with a nanny or caregiver at government expense. (more...)

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