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U.S. charges seven Russian intelligence officers with hacking
- October 05, 2018

Britain's National Cyber Security Center says four new attacks are associated with GRU as well as earlier cyberattacks. In addition to anti-doping agencies, the GRU targeted others, including the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, a nuclear energy company in Pennsylvania. (more...)
Hundreds protest outside of Supreme Court ahead of Kavanaugh vote
- October 05, 2018

Susan Collins , a Maine Republican who is a key undecided vote on Kavanaugh , was escorted out of a hearing Wednesday by three police officers. Earlier that day, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., along with several Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee all responded to the FBI's findings Thursday by saying that the scope of the probe into the sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee was not up to their liking. (more...)
Zoo forced to use plastic penguins after nationwide shortage Zoo forced to use plastic penguins after nationwide shortage
- October 05, 2018

The zoo chose to use the life-size replicas to help educate visitors while it waits for live penguins to arrive. The zoo had been looking for six Humboldt penguins , native to Chile and Peru, and favoured by British zoos partly because they cope well with the climate. (more...)
Trump comments on Ford ‘appalling…cruel,’ Dianne Feinstein says Trump comments on Ford ‘appalling…cruel,’ Dianne Feinstein says
- October 05, 2018

But another political battle on Thursday may proceed the procedural action in the Senate. "I don't like what the President said last night, I'm the first person to say I want to hear from Dr. 'I don't know. I don't know. Susan Collins said they were "just plain wrong", and Alaska Sen. Trump's mocking remarks come amid a protracted and heated confirmation process for Kavanaugh. (more...)
Retired Justice Stevens: Kavanaugh's Temperament Disqualifies Him Retired Justice Stevens: Kavanaugh's Temperament Disqualifies Him
- October 05, 2018

As the Post noted, Stevens previously praised Kavanaugh in his 2014 book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution . That we think of him as a liberal says everything about how far right the Court has lurched already, and how much farther Kavanaugh can still take it. (more...)
States pushing back against GST changes States pushing back against GST changes
- October 05, 2018

On Wednesday, lawmakers from each state and territory unanimously agreed to adopt federal proposals in a move supported by both major political parties. "The government understands that this is an important issue", Mr Frydenberg said. The plan was hatched to protect Western Australia from the prospect of its GST share crashing back to the mining boom lows of less than 30 cents in the dollar. (more...)
White House outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran White House outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran
- October 05, 2018

He also said the Trump administration has already taken steps to address terrorists who pose a threat to the United States. "Radical Islamist terrorist groups represent the preeminent transnational terrorist threat to the United States, and to United States' interests overseas", Bolton said. (more...)
Nobel Peace Prize goes to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad Nobel Peace Prize goes to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
- October 05, 2018

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which will announce this year's prize on Friday at around 5 a.m. ET, has received nominations for 216 individuals and 115 organizations. The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin as well as jointly to Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland Tuesday for their groundbreaking discoveries in "laser physics". (more...)
Canada revokes Myanmar leader's honorary citizenship - 10/2/2018 9:15:40 PM Canada revokes Myanmar leader's honorary citizenship - 10/2/2018 9:15:40 PM
- October 05, 2018

Canada bestowed the honour in 2007, and she is the first to have lost it. Canadian Senators unanimously adopted a motion tabled by Independent Senator Ratna Omidvar in the red chamber. At least 10,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed - a conservative estimate, according to the United Nations - while more than 700,000 have been forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. (more...)
Kavanaugh Reportedly Knew Of Ramirez’s Claims Months In Advance
- October 05, 2018

Three moderate Republicans have yet to say if they will back Kavanaugh and they will likely be the key votes when the Senate finally decides. Ramirez asked for an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, alleging that he exposed himself to her at a college party in the 1980s. (more...)
United Kingdom says Russian Federation was behind 4 major cyber-attacks on Western democracies
- October 05, 2018

The British ambassador to the Netherlands said that the men caught with spy gear outside The Hague-based OPCW , for example, were from the very same GRU section (Unit 26165) accused by American investigators of having broken into the Democratic National Committee's email and sowing havoc during the 2016 U.S. (more...)
Trump Takes Midterm Campaign Tour To Minnesota Trump Takes Midterm Campaign Tour To Minnesota
- October 05, 2018

But after a one-week delay for the completion of an FBI investigation, his nomination is now scheduled for a test vote Friday in the U.S. Senate. Trump says Kavanaugh is an "incredible" intellect, judge and talent and will defend the constitution as written. (more...)
Sen. Graham Lashes Out at Protester Insisting On Kavanaugh Polygraph
- October 05, 2018

We shall soon see how many senators know it too, when it comes time to vote on whether to seat Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford , testify in this combination photo during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. (more...)
At least 2 dead, 120 hurt as Typhoon Trami hits Japan At least 2 dead, 120 hurt as Typhoon Trami hits Japan
- October 05, 2018

Flights, bullet traim, roads were block due the massive storm which struck the country. East Japan Railway Co. announced all of its trains in the Tokyo would suspend operations after 8 p.m. Kansai worldwide airport in Osaka, the third busiest airport in Japan , suspended services on Sunday and resumed on Monday. Local residents described "incredible winds and rain" that made it impossible to venture outside. (more...)
SC police officer killed, six others shot in standoff SC police officer killed, six others shot in standoff
- October 05, 2018

According to public court records, Hopkins' charges include two in 2015 and 2017 for "running at large", an offense related to not restraining one's animals. "And I loved him". "My thoughts and prayers are with the Florence County Sheriff's Office and the Florence Police Department tonight, in SC". "Today will mark a very horrific day in the annals of the Florence Police Department", Heidler said. (more...)
FEMA test sends first Presidential Alert to US cellphones FEMA test sends first Presidential Alert to US cellphones
- October 05, 2018

Ricky Gervais said: "Can't wait for the first ever presidential alert saying that SNL sucks". GettyTrump with Mike Pence and Melania Trump visiting FEMA headquarters. You can opt out of the weather alerts or the Amber Alerts by going into your phone's settings (I did this a few years ago when one woke me up in the middle of the night), but the Presidential Alerts are mandatory. (more...)
8,000 Gallons Of Prosecco Lost After Wine Fermentation Tank Explodes 8,000 Gallons Of Prosecco Lost After Wine Fermentation Tank Explodes
- October 05, 2018

One version of the video, posted to The Zanardo Giussano wine shop Facebook page , clocked up more than a million views. It shows a cart standing underneath the tank as it spills a massive amount of wine, with no signs of stopping. Another tagged a mate, saying: "We need to pack up the rubber dingys and long straws and find this place". "I would grab as many containers, bottles, bags, cups and the report would be "Shane died doing what he loved the most" attempting to drink a 100,000 litre ... (more...)
U.S. general slams Russia's deployment of S-300 in Syria U.S. general slams Russia's deployment of S-300 in Syria
- October 04, 2018

Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin made the comments to Russia's Sputnik news agency two days after Moscow confirmed the arrival of the advanced surface-to-air missile defense system in Syria. "This is a system which certainly makes things hard for us and requires that solutions be found", Steinitz told Israel's Army Radio. The problem with the S-300 Israeli military experts described back in 2013 was not the systems' capacity to repel attacks of Israeli warplanes - the IDF has ... (more...)
Saudi consulate in Istanbul probing the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi consulate in Istanbul probing the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
- October 04, 2018

Hours later, Hatice said she called Khashoggi's friends in panic when he never came out. "Mr Khashoggi visited the consulate to request paperwork related to his marital status and exited shortly thereafter", said the statement, which was attributed to an unnamed Saudi official. (more...)
US First lady Melania Trump departs for trip to 'beautiful Africa' US First lady Melania Trump departs for trip to 'beautiful Africa'
- October 04, 2018

She discussed the trip Wednesday at a reception for the spouses of foreign leaders and others participating in the annual U.N. General Assembly. Mrs Trump said ahead of her trip that she was looking forward to visit "four lovely and very different countries in Africa". (more...)
Photos ; Melania Trump tours Cape coast Castle
- October 04, 2018

With the exception of a striped Celine shirtdress she wore for her arrival in Ghana on Tuesday, the first lady has stayed true to earth tones, neutrals, and animal prints for her 4-country, 5-day journey. When announcing the tour, Trump said she will visit four lovely and different African countries. According to Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs, the first lady began the second leg of her Africa trip on Thursday, where she was greeted with signs that referred to President Donald Trump. (more...)
Former sailor suspected in Pentagon poison attack Former sailor suspected in Pentagon poison attack
- October 04, 2018

At least two packages suspected of containing the poison were sent to the Pentagon but were intercepted at its mail screening facility. Mr Allen is under investigation for letters sent to Pentagon officials and US President Donald Trump, a separate law enforcement source said. (more...)
Gérard Collomb, Macron's political father figure, quits Gérard Collomb, Macron's political father figure, quits
- October 04, 2018

Late Monday, Macron's office said the president had vetoed his resignation attempt, insisting on "his confidence" in the 71-year-old. Collomb resigned so he could run for mayor in his hometown of Lyon, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said. (more...)
Survey of 25 nations Survey of 25 nations
- October 04, 2018

But there could also be a problem - the persistent, global unpopularity of President Trump himself. The timing of the survey may partly explain why more than eight in 10 Canadians say the U.S. In most countries, a majority said they had no confidence in Trump. The poll also comes just one week after Trump and other world leaders gathered in NY for the U.N. (more...)
Man arrested over ricin mail scare at Pentagon, White House
- October 04, 2018

The arrest came one day after Pentagon officials said two envelopes suspected of containing the poison were isolated at a Pentagon mail screening facility and sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That same year, a woman filed a protective order against him in a separate case. Neither Mattis, who is now in Brussels, nor Richardson, the chief of naval operations, were endangered, the official said. (more...)

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