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Police shooting of Apple manager in India sparks call for reform Police shooting of Apple manager in India sparks call for reform
- October 02, 2018

Constable Prashant Chaudhary as well as constable Sandeep Kumar have been sacked in this case, reported Hindustan Times . "We extend our deepest sympathies to Vivek's family and friends during this hard time", an Apple spokesman said. "UP government will not pardon any criminal, including the police personnel who killed the innocent youth". Tewari's grief-stricken wife Kalpana insisted that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath speak to her. (more...)
U.K. Brexit chief criticizes European Union as divided Conservatives meet U.K. Brexit chief criticizes European Union as divided Conservatives meet
- October 02, 2018

The former Foreign Secretary set out to prove that he was the only source of energy and authority in Birmingham, filling the largest meeting hall at the conference centre and setting out a domestic policy agenda that attacked Mrs May's record and that of her government. (more...)
White House: Trump-Rosenstein Face-Off May Be Delayed Again White House: Trump-Rosenstein Face-Off May Be Delayed Again
- October 02, 2018

Republicans on Capitol Hill have previously targeted Rosenstein in their criticism of the Justice Department's handling of the Russian Federation probe, going so far as to introduce articles of impeachment. It's not clear what will come out of the expected meeting between the two next week. But the person familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations, said Rosenstein had agreed to a meeting in upcoming weeks even before that tweet. (more...)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip
- October 02, 2018

Her son, Barron, did not accompany her on the trip. The items, presented to some nursing mothers and babies, are to promote her child welfare agenda announced in August, this year. In her week-long visit of Africa, Melania is expected to also tour Kenya, Malawi and Egypt. The U.S. First Lady is also involved in various charities, including Martha Graham Dance Company, the Boys Club of NY, the American Red Cross, Make a Wish Foundation and the Police Athletic League. (more...)
'I know you're not thinking. You never do.' 'I know you're not thinking. You never do.'
- October 02, 2018

While the microphone was being passed to Vega, Trump mockingly said Vega was "shocked" that he had called on her. "She's shocked I picked her, she's in a state of shock". Several months earlier, during Anthony Scaramucci's not-quite-two-week stint as White House communications director, he appeared in the press briefing room to gush about how impressed he was with Trump's limitless abilities, and marveled at the president's ability to sink "three-foot putts" while playing golf. (more...)
Refraining from drinking one of my only good traits: Donald Trump
- October 02, 2018

On Friday, John Manning, the Harvard Law dean, who initially praised Kavanaugh as "an inspiring teacher and mentor" when President Trump nominated him in July, responded publicly for the first time, writing in an e-mail to students that "these have been painful, hard times for our nation and our community". (more...)
Magnitude 7.5 natural disaster triggers tsunami in Indonesia Magnitude 7.5 natural disaster triggers tsunami in Indonesia
- October 02, 2018

Telecommunication lines are down in the area, making it hard for accurate information to get out. The agency has been widely criticised for not informing a tsunami had hit Palu on Saturday, though officials said waves had come within the time the warning was issued. (more...)
Trump authorises expansion of Kavanaugh probe Trump authorises expansion of Kavanaugh probe
- October 02, 2018

Senate GOP leaders, meanwhile, accused Democrats of prematurely conceding the fight over the allegations against Kavanaugh by bringing up other matters, like the veracity of his statements before the committee. Murkowski joined other undecided senators who backed Sen. Amy Klobuchar , D-Minn., "Have you?" But she's made some strong comments about Ford and her testimony, making that less clear. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh's classmate says he lied about drinking Brett Kavanaugh's classmate says he lied about drinking
- October 02, 2018

They include Mark Judge , a high school friend of Kavanaugh's who Ford has said was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Judge has denied misconduct allegations . Several members of the Senate, including Republican Sens. "Instead, it seems that the Republican goal is to be able to say there was an investigation and it didn't change their view, while the Democrats hope for incriminating evidence to derail the nominee". (more...)
Boris Johnson Would Delay Brexit If He Becomes PM
- October 02, 2018

She was also denied a standing ovation as she left the closed meeting of the National Conservative Convention (NCC), the most senior body of the party's voluntary wing. Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, the nation's last broadsheet and the paper traditionally most closely associated with the Conservative party reported that Foster had praised Boris Johnson's positive views, as well as her criticism of those within the governing party that remained committed to keeping Britain in the ... (more...)
Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats, United Nations employees Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats, United Nations employees
- October 02, 2018

Straight couples have always needed to be married in order for the partner of a diplomats or United Nations official to receive a visa of their own. It limits your career options. But critics says the new policy will impose undue hardships on foreign couples from countries that criminalize same-sex marriages. Deputy UN director Ms Kumar said: "The US government should recognise, as it had for nearly nine years until today, that requiring a marriage as proof of bona fide partnership is a bad ... (more...)
Pizza delivery driver credited with thwarting Wisconsin kidnapping Pizza delivery driver credited with thwarting Wisconsin kidnapping
- October 02, 2018

The driver left and called police. In an attempt to get away, the victim said she hit Hoffman in the groin, which angered him further. The complaint says Hoffmann shoved the victim, causing her to fall with her back on the steps, then pulled her hair, ripped her shirt and continued to try and drag her up the stairs. (more...)
Trump hails new trilateral trade deal with Canada, Mexico Trump hails new trilateral trade deal with Canada, Mexico
- October 02, 2018

Trump threatened to go ahead with a bilateral deal with Mexico, but Mexican officials strongly advocated for Canada's inclusion. According to Trump, it would be the "US-Mexico trade agreement", to which Canada, he said , might be added. Canadian dairy farmers immediately panned the renegotiated deal, saying it will undercut the industry by limiting exports and opening up the market to more American products. (more...)
Palestinians strike against Israel’s Jewish nation law Palestinians strike against Israel’s Jewish nation law
- October 02, 2018

In a rare show of unity since 1948, Palestinians across the occupied territories staged a large-scale strike on Monday October 1 denouncing Israels nation-state law, but also expressed widespread grievances against the ‘deal of the century and the imminent demolition of Khan al-Amar. (more...)
Horse causes panic after galloping through a bar in France Horse causes panic after galloping through a bar in France
- October 02, 2018

The horse's trainer, Jean-Marie Beguigne, said the animal bolted when its rider fell off on the way to the Chantilly Race Course stable, which is less than a mile away from the bar. A video shows the spirited animal dashing in the bar as what appears to be a saddle slipped off her back. "Then the filly turned around, breaking a table and chairs". (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan says United States has taken wrong path Turkey's Erdogan says United States has taken wrong path
- October 02, 2018

Germany had invited Erdogan for the three-day state visit in an attempt to mend ties hit by a crackdown on his opponents following a failed coup in 2016, hoping to secure the release of several of its citizens who remain in detention. Since March 14, the German government has only issued 16 export permits to Turkey worth 916,902 euros (1.06 million US dollars), according to a parliamentary reply from the Economy Ministry to an opposition question. (more...)
Trump is trusted less than Putin and Xi, global study finds
- October 02, 2018

Indeed, confidence in Trump was lower than for other world leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Emmanuel Macron, Russia's Vladimir Putin - and even China's Xi Jinping. In a considerable number of countries - including Canada, Germany and Russia - China was already seen as the world's preeminent economic power. Still, by a slim margin, more people name the U.S.as the world's leading economic power - a median of 39 percent say the USA, 34 percent say China. (more...)
Some Democrats Questioning Kavanaugh Are ‘Not Angels,’ Media Is ‘Loco’ Some Democrats Questioning Kavanaugh Are ‘Not Angels,’ Media Is ‘Loco’
- October 02, 2018

Flake had called for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh. "I watched him drink more than a lot of people". Mr Judge's interview started but "has not been completed", his attorney said in a statement quoted by Fox News. Durbin was among the Senate Democrats pushing aggressively for an investigation at a high-wattage Judiciary Committee hearing last week with Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford . (more...)
Canada | New NAFTA Deal | Trump Tariffs Canada | New NAFTA Deal | Trump Tariffs
- October 02, 2018

USA farm groups said their first goal in negotiations for the new NAFTA was to maintain duty-free access for farm exports to Canada and Mexico, followed by such issues as Canada's supply management system for dairy, poultry, and eggs. Dr. Andrew Solocha, professor of International Finance at the University of Toledo says, "If they impose a tariff on cars like Trump has proposed, that will mean they have to build their cars here". (more...)
Erdogan opens mega-mosque in Germany's Cologne amid rival rallies Erdogan opens mega-mosque in Germany's Cologne amid rival rallies
- October 02, 2018

But some protesters were demonstrating against Turkey's human rights record, restrictions on press freedom and its treatment of minority Kurds. In a Berlin rally hours later, hundreds of mostly ethnic Kurdish demonstrators marched with banners that showed likenesses of Erdogan shooting a journalist and devouring a peace dove. (more...)
Police questioned Kavanaugh after bar fight in 1985
- October 02, 2018

Ludington also said he has been in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is now investigating Kavanaugh and the claims against him. It did not say whether anyone was arrested, and there is no indication that charges were filed. (more...)
Iran's Revolutionary Guards fire missiles into Syria over deadly military parade attack Iran's Revolutionary Guards fire missiles into Syria over deadly military parade attack
- October 02, 2018

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri made the remarks on Monday, hours after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it had targeted terrorist positions to the east of the river Euphrates, near Albu Kamal town on Syria's eastern border with Iraq. (more...)
Quake victims struggle to survive as they resort to looting Quake victims struggle to survive as they resort to looting
- October 02, 2018

The confirmed toll of 832 dead looked certain to rise as rescuers slowly reached devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by the 7.5 magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet). Footage of the ruined city showed a crumpled mess of houses, cars and trees mashed together by the quake, with rooftops and roads split and left at all angles. (more...)
Netanyahu's Not-Quite-2-State Solution Netanyahu's Not-Quite-2-State Solution
- October 02, 2018

The Holocaust can not be used as a justification for an apartheid policy in Palestine", Iran's foreign minister exclaimed. In Israel, Netanyahu's diplomatic offensive was largely welcomed by the opposition although it lacked any ideas or initiatives about resuming the peace process with the Palestinians. (more...)
Trump says he'd be a 'mess' as a drinker Trump says he'd be a 'mess' as a drinker
- October 02, 2018

Several US media outlets over the weekend said that the scope of the investigation was being constrained by the White House, reporting that one of Mr Kavanaugh's accusers, Julie Swetnick, would not be interviewed . After saying the Democratic party has been taken over by the resistance, he said, "We have to be very careful". "They were clearly passionate and determined that I hear them", said Flake about the two activists, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, who accosted Flake in ... (more...)

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