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Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford To Testify Thursday

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford To Testify Thursday Ramirez, 53, remembered seeing Kavanaugh standing up with his trousers down, "laughing". "I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your trousers". Democrats again called for the FBI to investigate Ford's claims, a request that was unlikely to be met as President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have said it's unnecessary. [Full Article...]

Pakistan congratulates Maldives on peaceful Presidential election

Pakistan congratulates Maldives on peaceful Presidential election Since getting elected in 2013, Yameen had cracked down on political dissent, jailing rivals - including his half brother and the Maldives' first democratically elected president - and Supreme Court justices. Mohamed Nasheed , the head of Solih's Maldivian Democratic Party, said the vote would "bring the country back to the democratic path". "The will of the people has spoken", said Solih. [Full Article...]

China says to push to improve Vatican ties after bishop deal

China says to push to improve Vatican ties after bishop deal Foreign news services have reported that China and the Vatican have been advancing in talks related to the appointment of bishops in China and that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month to clinch a deal on the issue. [Full Article...]

Indonesian teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at sea

Indonesian teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at sea The Indonesian consul general in Osaka Mirza Nurhidayat told the Jakata Post : 'Aldi's story is indeed dramatic, and we are thankful to all, the ship's captain and the Japanese authorities, that have been very helpful in ensuring Aldi's return. [Full Article...]

Britain's opposition Labour backs new election over Brexit impasse

Britain's opposition Labour backs new election over Brexit impasse One earlier draft suggested only a vote "on the terms of Brexit". Asked whether he would feel obliged to respect a vote by delegates demanding a second referendum, Mr Corbyn told BBC1's "Andrew Marr Show": "Let's see what comes out of conference". [Full Article...]

Trump Polled Staff on Air Force One Whether to Fire Rosenstein

Trump Polled Staff on Air Force One Whether to Fire Rosenstein Trump called the reports "very sad" and attempted to distance himself from Rosenstein, saying the deputy attorney general had been "hired" by Attorney General Jeff Sessions - even though Trump himself technically announced Rosenstein's nomination to his current position on January 31 past year. [Full Article...]

Trump says Brett Kavanaugh accusations 'totally political'

Trump says Brett Kavanaugh accusations 'totally political' The New Yorker report and a subsequent report from The New York Times both raise multiple red flags about the credibility of the allegations. The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party. [Full Article...]

USA and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other’s goods

USA and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other’s goods Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seemed confident on Sunday, however, that the USA would win any potential trade war with China. The US administration "has brazenly preached unilateralism, protectionism and economic hegemony , making false accusations against many countries and regions, particularly China, intimidating other countries through economic measures such as imposing tariffs ", Xinhua ... [Full Article...]

$18M Worth of Cocaine Found in Bananas Given to Texas Prison

$18M Worth of Cocaine Found in Bananas Given to Texas Prison They snipped the straps, pulled free the box, and opened it up. "Once all 45 boxes had been emptied, what was left was quite the cache". Customs agents uncovered 540 packages of cocaine within the shipment, with an estimated street value of $17,820,000 (£13,600,000). [Full Article...]

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Set for First Debate Friday Night

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Set for First Debate Friday Night A top Trump adviser, Mick Mulvaney, the federal budget director, evoked the anxiety among many Republicans when he told donors recently in New York City that Cruz might lose re-election because he is not seen as "likable" enough. During a road trip across the state previous year, O'Rourke started writing down his daily experiences in journals, chronicling the people he met and the stories he heard... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to supply S-300 air defense system to Syria

Russian Federation to supply S-300 air defense system to Syria Israel and Russian Federation have been embroiled in a tense diplomatic row since the downing of the plane last week, with Russian Federation claiming Sunday that Israel was exclusively responsible for the incident. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that recent findings by the Russian military showed an Israeli jet "deliberately" pushed the Russian Il-20 into the line of fire, enabling its d... [Full Article...]

Injured Indian sailor rescued by French vessel

Injured Indian sailor rescued by French vessel Indian Navy officer Abhilash Tomy , adrift thousands of kilometres from dry land with a serious back injury was safely rescued from his stricken yacht Monday after a carefully-coordinated worldwide effort. Tomy was in the third position among 11 participants of the race. ". The rescue mission is being coordinated with the Australian Navy". An Indian Navy P8i Poseidon long-range maritime reco... [Full Article...]

Iran Warns U.S., Israel of ‘Devastating’ Revenge for Parade Attack

The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians including a journalist who were watching the parade, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) added. and Gulf states of provoking the bloodshed and threatening a tough response. Many held pictures of a four year old boy killed in the attack, one of the worst against the most powerful military force of the Islamic Republic. [Full Article...]

Kremlin gets telegram about downed Russian plane from Syria's Assad: Ifax

Kremlin gets telegram about downed Russian plane from Syria's Assad: Ifax Israel's military said it was targeting a Syrian regime military facility housing weapons to be transported to Lebanese Hezbollah , Iran's main Shi'ite proxy in the region. The Syrians fired for a total of 20 missiles, he said. Lebanese news outlet Al-Mayadeen meanwhile reported that Russian Federation plans to continue its closure of the airspace above Syria's territorial waters after ... [Full Article...]

China sends condolences over death of Vietnamese president

China sends condolences over death of Vietnamese president Mr. Tr?n Dai Quang", Modi tweeted. He passed away from a "serious illness despite devoted treatment by professors and doctors", the official Vietnam News Agency said. "President Quang's legacy is a multi-year crackdown on human rights and putting more political prisoners behind bars in Vietnam than any time in recent memory", said Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch. [Full Article...]

What are the 'two big issues' behind the Brexit 'impasse'?

What are the 'two big issues' behind the Brexit 'impasse'? She rejected the offers made by the European Union on future trade relations and Northern Ireland which, after 18 months of the Article 50 negotiations, are still the main stumbling points. May on Thursday promised new proposals to reassure Dublin that it would not get a "hard border" with Northern Ireland but said that she too could live with a no-deal outcome. [Full Article...]

Indiscriminate and Inaccurate' Syrian Anti-aircraft Fire Downed Russian Plane: Israeli Air Force

Indiscriminate and Inaccurate' Syrian Anti-aircraft Fire Downed Russian Plane: Israeli Air Force Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, to declare that "the Israeli side bears full responsibility" for the plane's downing and to warn that Russia "reserves the right to retaliate". Putin's government represents the interests of the Russian oligarchs who consolidated their power in the wake of the Moscow Stalinist bureaucracy's dissolution of t... [Full Article...]

Viral Aussie emu-killer arrested & charged with animal cruelty

Viral Aussie emu-killer arrested & charged with animal cruelty Emus are flightless running birds native to Australia that are the second-largest living birds by height after ostriches. Sickening footage showing a man laughing as he mows down emus with his auto has been described as "horrific cruelty" by Australian animal welfare authorities. [Full Article...]

Attack on Iran military parade leaves 25 dead

Attack on Iran military parade leaves 25 dead The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. They also initially wrongly said the Ahvaz attack targeted Rouhani, who was in Tehran . The president offered condolences to the relatives and friends of those killed in the attack and wished a speedy recovery to those injured, according t... [Full Article...]

Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK revealed

Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK revealed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on 18 August, 2014 where Assange has been holed up for two years. " Russia is always happy to welcome worldwide guests if they arrive in a lawful manner and with good intentions". Assange and the embassy have denied the report, which comes days after the Associated Press announced it ... [Full Article...]


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