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India, Russia to sign S-400 missile deal this week
- October 03, 2018

But the United States has warned countries trading with Russia's defense and intelligence sectors they would face automatic sanctions under a sweeping legislation called Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ( CAATSA ) that President Donald Trump signed into law last August. (more...)
Welcome to New Zealand. Now hand over your password or pay $5,000 Welcome to New Zealand. Now hand over your password or pay $5,000
- October 03, 2018

Despite the backlash, Customs Minister Kris Faafoi said the updated legislation was necessary to keep New Zealand borders safe. New Zealand has passed a law giving customs officials new powers to search travellers' phones. "Smartphones have become an extension of our very selves". But a spokesman for New Zealand's Council for Civil Liberties, Thomas Beagle, told Radio New Zealand that it was not clear what constituted "reasonable suspicion" and there was no way for a traveller to ... (more...)
Friends fear for safety of prominent Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi Friends fear for safety of prominent Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi
- October 03, 2018

On Tuesday, Khashoggi entered the consulate to get paperwork he needed in order to be married to his Turkish fiancée next week, leaving her outside with his mobile phone, a friend of the writer told The Associated Press. "I have left my home, my family and my job, and I am raising my voice", he wrote in September 2017. When asked whether the US State Department has sought information from the Saudis and the Turks, an official said, "We have seen these reports and are seeking more ... (more...)
High profile safaris from Britain and US High profile safaris from Britain and US
- October 03, 2018

The first ladies of Ghana, Malawi and Kenya attended the event and Mrs. Trump recognised each one individually. Mothers at the hospital for her visit received gifts of teddy bears nestled in white baby blankets, personally handed out by the first lady. (more...)
Attorney fires back at Trump for mocking Ford during rally
- October 03, 2018

Five days after an extraordinary Senate hearing watched by millions of people in which a university professor, Christine Blasey Ford , detailed her sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh , Trump seemed to raise the issue of false accusations against men. (more...)
Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case
- October 03, 2018

Investigations into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB by an audacious global fraud ring have already seen her husband Najib Razak hit with more than two dozen charges including corruption and money laundering. "Two weeks ago you raided his mother's house and today you remand his wife and plan on charging her the same day her husband is due in court". This is the fourth time the former leader has been called up for questioning. (more...)
Russia, India to sign S-400 missile deal this week
- October 03, 2018

The sensitive radars of the system are thought to be able to detect even stealth aircraft. As per Vladimir Putin's top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov , "The key feature of the Russian president's visit to India will be the signing of the agreement to deliver S-400 air defence systems". (more...)
'Tampon tax' on the verge of being axed
- October 03, 2018

The decision was brought on by the federal government, which had previously faced opposition from state and territory counterparts over estimated falls in tax revenue. But both major parties recently changed their policies to also exempt sanitary products. Greens senator Janet Rice said the move had come after 18 years of campaigning. (more...)
Donald Trump Mocks Christine Blasey Ford at Rally in Mississippi Donald Trump Mocks Christine Blasey Ford at Rally in Mississippi
- October 03, 2018

He then proceeded to mock the woman's back-and-forth questioning with prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, responding "I don't remember" to questions about the time and location of the incident. Kavanaugh has angrily denied the allegations. Trump, while discussing Kavanaugh's treatment, began rehashing Ford's testimony . Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the Kavanaugh drama, aides say, and sees it as key to the midterms. (more...)
Volcano erupts in Indonesia's quake-hit Sulawesi Volcano erupts in Indonesia's quake-hit Sulawesi
- October 03, 2018

As of this afternoon, Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency has put the death toll at 1,234 people. Indonesian soldiers bury quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya after an natural disaster and tsunami hit the area on 28 September. (more...)
Russian Federation completes delivery of S-300 air defenses to Syria Russian Federation completes delivery of S-300 air defenses to Syria
- October 03, 2018

Russia has completed the delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Syria, the Russian defense minister said Tuesday. The Russian defense minister added that it will take three months to train Syrian specialists to use the S-300 air defense missile system. (more...)
Volcano erupts on Indonesia’s Sulawesi days after fatal quake & tsunami
- October 03, 2018

The Mount Soputan volcano, about 600km northeast of the flattened Indonesian city of Palu, erupted earlier today, reports the South China Morning Post . The city of Palu has been devastated by an quake and tsunami. The official death toll is now at 1,234 but the figure is likely to be much higher as officials acknowledged scores of uncounted bodies could still be buried in collapsed buildings in Sigi and Balaroa. (more...)
Iran denies French accusations over alleged bomb plot Iran denies French accusations over alleged bomb plot
- October 03, 2018

The French government announced Tuesday it was freezing assets belonging to two suspected Iranian intelligence operatives, as well as others belonging to Iran's ministry of intelligence and security. "We once again reject such accusations and claims and express the Islamic Republic of Iran's strong protest over the arrest of the Iranian diplomat and call for his immediate release", Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday. (more...)
It's a very scary time for young men in America It's a very scary time for young men in America
- October 03, 2018

The signatories say that despite having "differing views about the other qualifications of Judge Kavanaugh", they are now agreed that he "did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land". (more...)
Trump engaged in tax fraud, dubious schemes in 1990s Trump engaged in tax fraud, dubious schemes in 1990s
- October 03, 2018

But in a special investigation based on more than 100,000 pages of documents , the New York Times alleges that the president actually received the equivalent of $413m (£318m). The truth is the market is at an all-time high, unemployment is at a fifty year low, taxes for families and businesses have been cut, wages are up, farmers and workers are empowered from better trade deals, and America's military is stronger than ever, yet the New York Times can rarely find anything positive about ... (more...)
In A First, Aung San Suu Kyi Stripped Of Honorary Canadian Citizenship
- October 03, 2018

We must call it as it is". The Senate passed a motion on Tuesday to make official and complete what MPs voted to do last week: revoke her honorary Canadian citizenship, over the ongoing Rohingya crisis. "We must recognize this atrocity for what it is", said Sen. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (2006). The lower house had already approved a motion to the same effect last week. (more...)
Famous Thai beach is closed indefinitely due to overtourism
- October 03, 2018

If you've been looking forward to spending your year-end holiday in Krabi's famous Maya Bay, which was set to reopen this November, then we've got some unfortunate news for you! "It's very hard to remedy and rehabilitate because its beach was completely destroyed as well the plants which cover it", he said, adding it was "impossible" for recovery to occur in the allotted time. (more...)
New immigration policy based on skills, not origin: Theresa New immigration policy based on skills, not origin: Theresa
- October 03, 2018

The main point is that low-skilled immigration will fall under a new visa system where it is "workers skill that matter, not where they come from". "At the same time we are training up British people for the skilled jobs of the future". The project also mentions other rules, like the passports of short-stay tourists and business people from all "low-risk" countries would be scanned at e-gates, where only European Union citizens can now do this. (more...)
As Clock Ticks on Brexit, May’s Nemesis Closes In As Clock Ticks on Brexit, May’s Nemesis Closes In
- October 03, 2018

Mr Johnson renewed his attack on Theresa May's Brexit plan, describing it as a "cheat" that could lead to a boost for the far-right. Theresa May will round off the Tory conference with an attempt to raise party morale and convince activists that the Conservatives are about more than Brexit. (more...)
Trump mocks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony at MS rally
- October 03, 2018

I don't know but I had one beer! But I had one beer. "How did you get home?" "How did you get there?" "How did you get there?" 'I don't remember.' Where is the place? Trump was egged on by his MS supporters, as he repeatedly made fun of Ford's testimony about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh. (more...)
Chicago officer tells of shooting black teenager Chicago officer tells of shooting black teenager
- October 03, 2018

Judge Vincent Gaughan had kept the witness list secret, and it remained unknown if Van Dyke would testify until Tuesday afternoon. "His back never once turned towards me", Van Dyke said. The 17-year-old had a knife. Jurors have repeatedly viewed a video of the incident, which prosecutors have argued shows that McDonald was not moving toward Van Dyke at the time he began firing. (more...)
Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president
- October 03, 2018

The new president instructed former vice president Adel Abdel Mahdi, a veteran of Iraqi politics since the fall of Saddam Hussein, to form a government. Salih routed his main rival Fuad Hussein with 219 votes to 22, dealing a blow to Hussein's main backer, former Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani who was the architect of the ill-fated Kurdish independence referendum in September 2017. (more...)
A popular Thailand beach has been forced to close due to tourism A popular Thailand beach has been forced to close due to tourism
- October 03, 2018

Officials firstly announced in March that the beach would be off limits to tourists from June to September, later extended to November, from concerns that the massive influx of visitors was posing a serious harm to its ecology, especially the coral. (more...)
Trump directed Cohen to seek restraining order against Stormy Daniels in February Trump directed Cohen to seek restraining order against Stormy Daniels in February
- October 03, 2018

According to the Journal , Trump began as early as this past February to coordinate with former "fixer" Michael Cohen to file restraining order against Daniels as a way to enforce the nondisclosure agreement that she signed in exchange for hush money back in 2016. (more...)
Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally
- October 03, 2018

I don't know. Where's the house? "Upstairs, downstairs where was it?" Kavanaugh has denied the incident. After her testimony, even Trump himself called her "very credible", and even few Republicans questioned that she truly was a victim of sexual assault, even while they expressed doubts about the identity of her attack. (more...)

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