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President Trump announces new trade deal with Mexico, Canada
- October 02, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump is taking a victory lap at the White House , cheering Sunday's last-minute free trade deal, pronouncing the death of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement - and playing down "tensions" with Justin Trudeau. (more...)
Chinese warship challenges United States in South China Sea Chinese warship challenges United States in South China Sea
- October 02, 2018

A Chinese destroyer challenged the USS Decatur in the South China Sea on Sunday as the latter attempted to pass near a Chinese-occupied island, CNN first reported , citing United States officials. A USA defense official characterized the close encounter as having been of short duration. The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, where Chinese, Japanese and some Southeast Asian navies ... (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh 'belligerent and aggressive' after 'heavy' drinking, ex-classmate says
- October 02, 2018

Flake stunned the political world Friday when, after initially saying he would support Kavanaugh's nomination, he announced during a dramatic judiciary committee meeting that he would vote to move the nomination to the full Senate with the caveat that the Federal Bureau of Investigation should first review the allegations. (more...)
Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- October 02, 2018

He did not give a specific day but it will likely be on Friday, the day the FBI investigation is scheduled to be finished. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations. Mr Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by a narrow 51-49 margin. Collins and Flake spoke throughout the weekend. In a screed delivered from the Senate floor, McConnell invoked the infamous name of Joseph McCarthy , and accused Democrats of using tactics similar to those employed by the former Wisconsin Senator ... (more...)
Canada, US secure revised NAFTA deal in last minute effort Canada, US secure revised NAFTA deal in last minute effort
- October 02, 2018

Under Sunday's deal, the trade pact will remain in force for 16 years but will be reviewed every six years. In fact, at least half of the men and women standing behind Trump during his Rose Garden ceremony praising the new deal were the same career service staff who negotiated almost identical provisions in TPP, which Trump had railed against. (more...)
Brazil front-runner says he'll only accept election results if he wins Brazil front-runner says he'll only accept election results if he wins
- October 02, 2018

If Bolsonaro is not able to win the majority of votes on October 7, the election is decided in a second round of voting. "We're saying to those people who are undecided: Not him", said Selia Figueiredo, a 43-year-old banker in Sao Paulo, who said she anxious for her rights as a gay woman if Bolsonaro were to win. (more...)
How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations
- October 02, 2018

Trump said the one thing he wants is speed, because drawing it out is "unfair" to Kavanaugh's family. The FBI has "free reign", Mr. Trump said. Republicans later called the White House to discuss the scope of the probe, the person said. (more...)
Dems take cautious approach to Trump trade deal
- October 02, 2018

A senior Trump administration official said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as a "great win for the president and a validation for his strategy in the area of global trade". "I would be astonished if we did [see a change in prices]", she told Stephen Quinn, the host of CBC's The Early Edition . Auto rules: Members must produce 75% of a vehicle for it to pass through the countries duty-free, up from 62.5%. (more...)
Kavanaugh hearing: Sex-assault hotline gets 147% more calls on same day Kavanaugh hearing: Sex-assault hotline gets 147% more calls on same day
- October 02, 2018

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) said calls to its national sexual assault line surged about 200 percent above normal on Thursday, the day of the nationally televised hearings . After Staffansdotter Langmoen's speech, Morgan De Lancy '22 spoke to the crowd about the national prevalence of sexual assault and the groups disproportionately affected by gender-based violence. (more...)
'I Know You're Not Thinking, You Never Do' 'I Know You're Not Thinking, You Never Do'
- October 01, 2018

In true misogynist fashion, it seems he was too consumed by displaying his superiority to a woman to realize that he was only making himself look like an idiot, unwittingly mocking himself for mishearing "I'm not, thank you" as "I'm not thinking". (more...)
Falling bear critically injures U.S. Army Alaska soldier Falling bear critically injures U.S. Army Alaska soldier
- October 01, 2018

McCormick was rushed by helicopter to an Anchorage hospital with "life-threatening injuries", while his hunting partner Zachary Tennyson, 19, was not injured and alerted authorities by sending a distress signal. Details were not released on what type of bear the men had shot or how far it had fallen. Alaska State Troopers, Bear Creek Fire Department, Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Department, and LifeMed all responded to the scene. (more...)
Tropical Storm Leslie to bring stronger winds Tropical Storm Leslie to bring stronger winds
- October 01, 2018

The forecast track takes the center of Leslie over increasing sea surface temperatures during the next several days. Leslie could become a weak hurricane based on the latest forecast, but it will not threaten land as a tropical system. The storm was named again yesterday as a subtropical storm as it transitioned again. At 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Leslie was located near latitude 34.1 north, longitude 51.3 west. (more...)
The moment a killer tsunami hit Indonesia The moment a killer tsunami hit Indonesia
- October 01, 2018

A man searches for victims among the rubble of a ten-storey hotel in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on Sunday. Villagers expressed frustration that it took rescuers until Monday to reach Petobo. - Mass graves were being readied on October 1 for hundreds of victims of the Indonesian quake and tsunami as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings. (more...)
Danish police call off hunt for black Volvo after urgent search Danish police call off hunt for black Volvo after urgent search
- October 01, 2018

Police operations are seen at the closed ferry port in Helsingoer, Denmark, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Police in Denmark say they "have found a vehicle that we believe is the right one", but declined to say what the nationwide manhunt was about or whether anyone has been arrested. (more...)
Tory conference: Theresa May hints at compromises over Chequers plan Tory conference: Theresa May hints at compromises over Chequers plan
- October 01, 2018

He will announce more cash for apprenticeships and say business is "a force for good in our society" and "an essential expression of our values", amid continuing tensions between elements of the party and business groups. The Conservatives are slightly ahead of Labour in opinion polls, but a slew of senior figures have warned they need new ideas. Hammond backed May's Brexit plan, but European Union leaders say it amounts to "cherry picking" the benefits of membership in the bloc without ... (more...)
N.C. State professor offers statement to Federal Bureau of Investigation on former friend, Kavanaugh N.C. State professor offers statement to Federal Bureau of Investigation on former friend, Kavanaugh
- October 01, 2018

Now, as the court faces another transition, it has again put together a quiet docket, said Kannon Shanmugam, a lawyer with Williams & Connolly. "We will urge senators from across the country to do what is right, and vote to reject Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court". (more...)
Indonesia air traffic controller hailed a hero for quake actions Indonesia air traffic controller hailed a hero for quake actions
- October 01, 2018

Twenty-one-year-old Anthonius Gunawan Agung was on duty in the air traffic control tower at Palu's Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie airport when a series of earthquakes struck the city in Sulawesi island on Friday (Sep 29), claiming more than 800 lives so far. (more...)
Japan's Abe suffers Okinawa election defeat over new USA base Japan's Abe suffers Okinawa election defeat over new USA base
- October 01, 2018

Sakima, who is backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said he would work with the national government to minimize the USA military presence, especially in closing Futenma. He has promised policies that care about "the weak", helping workers, students and those who face discrimination. During the campaign, both Tamaki and Sakima called for the prompt closure of the Futenma base and the return of the site to Japan, citing safety concerns. (more...)
In Memo, Outside Prosecutor Pokes Holes in Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony In Memo, Outside Prosecutor Pokes Holes in Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony
- October 01, 2018

But Coons said he believes we will "be in a different place" after the pause because "lots of survivors around the country will feel that Dr. Ford's story was heard and respected and further investigated". Swetnick's attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Saturday that his client had not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation but was willing to cooperate with investigators. (more...)
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warns Saudi Arabia, UAE of ‘red lines’ Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warns Saudi Arabia, UAE of ‘red lines’
- October 01, 2018

Iran blamed that attack, which killed 24 people last Saturday, on "jihadist separatists" supported by a United States ally in the region. Salami says: "Do not cross our red lines". and the USA have denied any involvement in the incident. Iran had previously also accused the United States of providing support to the gunmen that carried out last weekend's attack despite Washington's firm denials that it has any links to the incident. (more...)
North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border
- October 01, 2018

Since fighting during the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in a stalemate, at least nine soldiers have been killed in incidents with North Korean troops, including the killing in 1976 of two US soldiers by axe-wielding North Koreans, the UNC says. (more...)
Prison break: convicts on the run after Indonesia disaster Prison break: convicts on the run after Indonesia disaster
- October 01, 2018

A family mourns for their lost loved one Sunday in Palu . The head of Indonesia's geophysics agency, Dwikorita Karnawati, said her agency immediately issued a tsunami warning after the natural disaster. "There are many challenges", Jokowi said. "When it shook really hard, we all ran up into the hills", a man identified as Iswan said. A spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said none of Indonesia's tsunami buoys, one way of detecting the waves, had been working ... (more...)
Senator Feinstein Slams Kavanaugh as ‘Aggressive and Belligerent’ in Hearing: ‘Unbelievable’ Senator Feinstein Slams Kavanaugh as ‘Aggressive and Belligerent’ in Hearing: ‘Unbelievable’
- October 01, 2018

Feinstein?" he said, referring to Sen. I'd like to find out who leaked the papers. Dianne Feinstein and her staff is going to face an investigation for why they leaked that. "It's my understanding that her story was leaked before the letter became public", Feinstein said . Ford's letter alleging Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her was first reported September 12 by the website the Intercept . (more...)
Iran Guard launches missiles into Syria 'in retaliation for Ahwaz attack'
- October 01, 2018

Iran has fired missiles at militants in Syria blamed for an attack in southwestern Iran on September 22, the Revolutionary Guards said on Monday, in what it called a sign of Tehran's readiness to punish its enemies' "wickedness". State TV said the missiles were marked with slogans such as "Down with USA", "Down with Israel", and "Down with the House of Saud". Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told The Associated Press that the Iranian ... (more...)
Republicans refute Michael Avenatti claims they ignored latest Brett Kavanaugh accuser Republicans refute Michael Avenatti claims they ignored latest Brett Kavanaugh accuser
- October 01, 2018

It comes shortly after it emerged that the Senate Judiciary Committee inquired about at least one additional allegation of misconduct against Trump's Supreme Court nominee. However, the White House has reportedly blocked the FBI from investigating Swetnick's claims as officials work to limit the scope of the probe reopened by Trump Friday evening. (more...)

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