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Yale friend says Kavanaugh was a heavy drinker
- October 01, 2018

The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate, with the informal understanding that the FBI would investigate sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh. Michael Avenatti, the attorney for a third Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick, said in an email to Reuters that his client has not been contacted by investigators. (more...)
Russian foreign minister: S-300 air defense system delivered to Syria Russian foreign minister: S-300 air defense system delivered to Syria
- October 01, 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi denied his country was trying to eclipse the U.S.as a world leader, but his speech at the U.N. General Assembly was a stark contrast to Trump's "America First" message. He charged that the worldwide military presence in Kosovo authorized by the Security Council is being transformed into a United States military base. (more...)
UK's Johnson brands Theresa May's Brexit plan 'deranged' UK's Johnson brands Theresa May's Brexit plan 'deranged'
- October 01, 2018

Mr Johnson branded her Chequers plan "deranged" and "preposterous", in an interview with the Sunday Times published on the morning the conference is to begin. May only has a slim working majority among the 650 MPs, making her vulnerable to even the smallest rebellion. The Tory party was hit by an embarrassing security gaffe ahead of the event as a flaw in the official conference app allowed access to the contact details of cabinet ministers and senior MPs. (more...)
Trump Reacts To Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony On Sexual Assault Allegation Trump Reacts To Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony On Sexual Assault Allegation
- October 01, 2018

She first used science to describe how she was certain that Kavanaugh was the boy who sexually assaulted her. She was followed by Kavanaugh, who fiercely denied the allegations and lashed out at Democrats on the panel. The biggest prize is the Supreme Court , where Kavanaugh would become the fifth solidly conservative justice. Reacting to Kavanaugh's testimony in a post on Twitter, Trump wrote: "Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him". (more...)
German mayor confronts knife attacker German mayor confronts knife attacker
- October 01, 2018

Video posted on Twitter shows a man in all black and an Addidas t-shirt holding what appears to be a knife in the town centre. Local media reports that the Afghan "had meant to settle this conflict with a colleague" on Friday afternoon in the town centre, but chose to attack random pedestrians when he didn't show up. (more...)
Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after powerful 7.7-magnitude quake
- October 01, 2018

The wire service said a reporter saw "numerous bodies in a hard-hit city", which "was strewn with debris from collapsed buildings". The Communications Ministry is working to fix 276 electricity base stations. The strongest quake struck at 6.02pm local time (8.02pm AEST) on Friday and tsunami. It was followed by at least two dozen aftershocks. A patient is evacuated from a hospital following a strong quake in Poso, central Sulawesi, Indonesia . (more...)
Johnsons brands British PM's Brexit plan as 'deranged' Johnsons brands British PM's Brexit plan as 'deranged'
- October 01, 2018

PM Theresa May's plan to host a post-Brexit "Britain" festival has been gaining traction online since it was announced Saturday. "Boris is a great mate of mine, we have a very knockabout friendship, but quite a lot of his ideas, I think, are good headlines but not necessarily good policies". (more...)
Russian S-300 Missile Defense System Delivered to Syria Russian S-300 Missile Defense System Delivered to Syria
- October 01, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the deliveries had started during a United Nations press conference. The delivery of the systems would seem to be a message to Tel Aviv, despite a visit by an Israeli delegation to Moscow to resolve the problem. (more...)
3 dead after car explosion on Pennsylvania street in ‘isolated incident’ 3 dead after car explosion on Pennsylvania street in ‘isolated incident’
- October 01, 2018

Investigators have not said what caused the vehicle to explode around 9:30 p.m.in the area of at North Hall and West Turner streets. Currently, there is no known motive and authorities do not believe there is an additional threat, as they cited it as an isolated incident at a news conference on Sunday morning. (more...)
Trump brings 'Make America Great Again' rally to West Virginia Trump brings 'Make America Great Again' rally to West Virginia
- October 01, 2018

The president urged his supporters to go to the polls on November 6, when control of Congress is at stake, and vote Republican and "reject the ruthless and outrageous tactics of the Democrat Party". One issue that may come to the fore in his remarks at tonight's rally is the ongoing Washington tussle over his nominee for a Supreme Court vacancy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh . (more...)
Johnson ups the pressure as UK's May gathers fractious party
- October 01, 2018

Mrs May said that the blueprint agreed at her country residence in July was not dead, despite being branded unworkable by European Union leaders in Salzburg and receiving a frosty reception from many Tory MPs and activists. Davis went on to say he thought Chequers plan will die, one way or another, either in Brussels or in Westminster, and then another alternative will be needed. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Saves The Day Lindsey Graham Saves The Day
- October 01, 2018

The Intercept's Ryan Grimm, whose publication was first to receive Ford's letter describing her allegation in detail, has denied that either Feinstein or her staff was his source. But Graham limited his belief exclusively to Feinstein, saying that he "likes" and "respects" the 85-year-old ranking minority member of the committee, which referred Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate on Friday. (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince to visit Kuwait for talks Saudi Crown Prince to visit Kuwait for talks
- October 01, 2018

NEW YORK: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar together Friday for the first time since their diplomatic feud erupted but there was no sign of a let-up in tensions between the Gulf powerhouses. (more...)
384 killed, 540 injured in Indonesia earthquake-tsunami 384 killed, 540 injured in Indonesia earthquake-tsunami
- October 01, 2018

Indonesian Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho estimates that 2.4 million people were impacted by Friday's quake. Some 540 people were badly injured, it added. "I hope they are safe". He said authorities had received little word of what happened in the Donggala area near the epicenter of the quake, where almost 300,000 people live. (more...)
PoK PM was aboard Pakistani chopper that violated Indian airspace
- October 01, 2018

The helicopter flew 700 metres into Indian territory over the Krishna Ghati sector before returning to Pakistani airspace, the Hindustan Times quoted him as saying. Col. Devendra Anand. They said since the chopper was flying very high, it escaped the small arms fire and made an immediate retreat and flew back to other side of the LoC into the Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK). (more...)
Polls open in landmark referendum on Macedonia's name Polls open in landmark referendum on Macedonia's name
- October 01, 2018

In comments to reporters, FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev put on a courageous face regarding the result, declaring that despite a "boycott" of the vote by protesters, he expected that the majority voted "yes" and that the result should be reflected in Parliament. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: Looking ahead to what's next for the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Looking ahead to what's next for the Supreme Court nominee
- October 01, 2018

Republicans say it was justifiable outrage, because Kavanaugh's reputation has been forever marred and he maintains he has been wrongly accused. With a 51-49 majority, Senate Republicans have little margin for error on a final vote, especially given the fact that several Democrats facing tough re-election prospects this fall announced their opposition to Kavanaugh on Friday. (more...)
A look at what the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation will entail
- October 01, 2018

The AP does not usually name people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly about the allegations, as these women have done. Sanders spoke on "Fox News Sunday", and Conway appeared on CNN's "State of the Union". The Arizona politician has since said that his support for Kavanaugh would be contingent on the FBI investigating Christine Blasey Ford's accusation of sexual assault. (more...)
Brexit protests in Birmingham ahead of Conservative party conference
- October 01, 2018

May, struggling to unite her governing Conservatives behind her Brexit strategy, hopes to use her party's annual conference in the English city of Birmingham this week to reset her agenda to tackle growing inequality in Britain. But his conference speech also had a message for colleagues that their in-fighting threatened undermining Brexit, or handing power to opposition leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn. (more...)
Palestinians complain to ICJ over relocation Palestinians complain to ICJ over relocation
- October 01, 2018

The Palestinian Authority (PA) filed a suit with the United Nations' highest court to order Washington to remove the recently relocated USA embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem , Associated Press reported on Friday. United Nations resolutions call on countries to refrain from moving their embassies to the city until its status is resolved in an Israeli-Palestinian deal. (more...)
Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers
- September 30, 2018

Trump added, "My preference would be to keep him and to let him finish up". Last week, the New York Times published an anonymously sourced story that Rosenstein allegedly proposed secretly recording the president and invoking the 25th Amendment to oust Trump from office. (more...)
Grassley Calls Out Sanders Over Politicized FBI Investigation Request
- September 30, 2018

Kavanaugh, 53, denies all allegations against him. Michael Avenatti, the attorney of Stormy Daniels who is representing Swetnick, wrote on Twitterthat ifNBC's report is accurate, "this is outrageous". Kavanaugh's drinking history, which has come up in the allegations, is not part of the probe, he source said. Kavanaugh mentioned Keyser's statement several times during his testimony to stress that no one who Ford alleges attended the party has come forward to say they remembered being ... (more...)
Kellyanne Conway Tells CNN That She Is a Victim of Sexual Assault Kellyanne Conway Tells CNN That She Is a Victim of Sexual Assault
- September 30, 2018

Neither Conway nor Tapper appeared to be prepared for her revelation, the Post reported. Conway during her CNN appearance downplayed the allegations, saying they didn't compare to the sexual misconduct allegations faced by comedian Bill Cosby, who earlier this year was convicted of aggravated indecent assault, or former President Bill Clinton . (more...)
Erdogan visit to Germany prompts rival demonstrations Erdogan visit to Germany prompts rival demonstrations
- September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump, is hoping improved relations will bring in private investment from the economic superpower on its doorstep. The trip is Erdogan's first formal state visit to Germany, home to more than 3 million people with Turkish roots. (more...)
FYR Macedonia referendum: What you need to know FYR Macedonia referendum: What you need to know
- September 30, 2018

According to him, this is demonstrated by the openly supportive appearances in recent weeks in Skopje, by a series of foreign leaders and global actors, the German Chancellor, other Heads of Government, and the Commissioner for Enlargement of the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs. (more...)

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