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U.S. Congress could thwart new North American trade agreement

U.S. Congress could thwart new North American trade agreement Trump's tariffs, imposed under national security concerns via Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, have been met with retaliatory tariffs from Mexico and Canada, which will likely remain in place on select American industries such as agriculture, until the situation changes. [Full Article...]

Senator anxious by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' tone

Senator anxious by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' tone His comments came as text messages from Mr Kavanaugh's former Yale classmates reportedly show that the judge did lie when asked if he had prior knowledge about a second woman's sexual misconduct claims. Almost a dozen classmates recalled him indulging in heavy drinking, with some saying it went beyond normal consumption, the Times reported. Kavanaugh was not arrested for the attack, but he and... [Full Article...]

UB40 Members Distance Themselves From Brett Kavanaugh Following Bar Fight Story

UB40 Members Distance Themselves From Brett Kavanaugh Following Bar Fight Story Cozzolino said he then got hit on the ear with a glass. In addition to citing Kavanaugh as a potential instigator of the fight, the police report also placed Kavanaugh's former friend and classmate, Chris Dudley, in the heart of the altercation. [Full Article...]

How NAFTA 2.0 Will Shake Up Business as Usual

How NAFTA 2.0 Will Shake Up Business as Usual The pact, now called the U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA , will give American farmers greater access to Canada's dairy market and require automakers to make more of their vehicle's parts in North America (if they don't want to pay tariffs). [Full Article...]

Chinese Warship Almost Hits US Destroyer In South China Sea

Chinese Warship Almost Hits US Destroyer In South China Sea The incident comes as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate over a wide range of issues , including trade , Taiwan , sanctions , and increased American military activity in an area Beijing perceives as being in its sphere of influence, though an worldwide tribunal discredited its claims in a 2016 ruling. [Full Article...]

Parcels Sent To Pentagon Suspected To Contain Ricin, Says Official

Parcels Sent To Pentagon Suspected To Contain Ricin, Says Official A spokesman said the suspicious packages were addressed to someone in the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defence, in Washington DC. Those envelopes are now undergoing further testing. "As this is ongoing, we will have no further comment". Ricin has often been used in terror plots. [Full Article...]

US Begins Denying Visas To Same-Sex Partners Of Diplomats, UN Employees

US Begins Denying Visas To Same-Sex Partners Of Diplomats, UN Employees Under the new rule, the USA will refuse diplomatic visas to domestic partners unless they get married by the end of the year (those who do not get married by December 31st will have to leave the country). "But the Trump administration has cynically used the expansion of equality in the U.S.to target unmarried United Nations same-sex couples", Schlesinger said . [Full Article...]

Will The FBI's Findings On The Kavanaugh Allegations Be Made Public?

Will The FBI's Findings On The Kavanaugh Allegations Be Made Public? Mr Trump was speaking to reporters at the White House. "A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not", she said . President Donald Trump brushed aside concerns about Brett Kavanaugh's ability to be objective in the wake of his political allegations to senators, saying his Supreme Court nominee will be 'totally impartial'. [Full Article...]

FBI Re-Investigating Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

FBI Re-Investigating Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations The FBI has already conducted six background investigations of Kavanaugh , but it is also about to complete a supplemental probe of sexual assault allegations. Jeff Flake, who holds extraordinary leverage in the confirmation process, addressed Judge Brett Kavanaugh's future directly as he trekked across New England while exploring a possible run for president. [Full Article...]

Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as quake hero

Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as quake hero As noted, the 21-year-old Antonius the Agung Gunawan was in the workplace at the control tower of the airport Mutiara SIS al-Jufri in the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi , when did the tremors. The tower was starting to crack and crumble as the young air traffic controller gave his instructions, and once the plane was safely in the air, he took the risk of jumping from the fourth floor, ... [Full Article...]

How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

Inside the White House, strategists view it differently. In refusing to answer another Kavanaugh question, Trump appeared to allude to the nominee by saying: "You talk about being treated harshly". He added: "Sometimes I had too many beers, sometimes others did". He also says Kavanaugh was often belligerent and aggressive when drunk. Ludington said he was a varsity basketball and that Kava... [Full Article...]

President Trump holds MAGA rally in Wheeling, WV

President Trump holds MAGA rally in Wheeling, WV Kavanaugh denied her accusations and those of two other women since have accused him of sexual misconduct. At the September 27 hearing, Feinstein said neither she nor her staff leaked the allegations by Ford. The probe, which the Republican Party had resisted, was forced by Senator Flake's last-minute decision to withhold his previously expressed support for Judge Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Egypt convicts activist of abuse, criticism of authorities

Egypt convicts activist of abuse, criticism of authorities She was charged with spreading false news that threatened national security and disseminating a video that violated public decency. "When a woman is subjected to sexual harassment and gets sentenced to two years and fined, then this means we are telling all Egyptian women "shut your mouths. [Full Article...]

Canadians Shopping Online Get New $150 Duty-Free Limit from USMCA Trade Deal

Canadians Shopping Online Get New $150 Duty-Free Limit from USMCA Trade Deal The heavy lift is going to be getting a trade deal through the next Congress in 2019 as well as ratification by Mexico's new Congress and in Canada during a federal election year". The deal also includes stronger protections for labor rights, the environment and intellectual property than did Obama-era trade deals, the official said. [Full Article...]

US, Mexico, Canada agree on new free trade pact

The new deal, dubbed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is expected to be signed by the leaders of the three member countries - US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto - in November. [Full Article...]

White House not micromanaging Kavanaugh probe

White House not micromanaging Kavanaugh probe After the hearing, the White House ordered an FBI investigation into the allegations, at the request of Republican senators. "The one thing I want is speed". Republicans, who have been pushing for Kavanaugh to be confirmed as swiftly as possible, have expressed frustration with the delays in his confirmation process. [Full Article...]

NCSU professor says Kavanaugh was often 'belligerent, aggressive' while partying at Yale

NCSU professor says Kavanaugh was often 'belligerent, aggressive' while partying at Yale President Trump's Supreme Court nominee was criticised today by a former university classmate for not telling the truth about "frequent and heavy" drinking amid a row over the scope of an FBI investigation into the candidate. The FBI over the weekend launched its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh , the Supreme Court nominee, but several people with in... [Full Article...]

Democrats can sue Trump over payments

Democrats can sue Trump over payments A federal judge has given congressional Democrats a green light to pursue their lawsuit against President Donald Trump that argues under the Constitution, Congress must consent to all foreign payments, or emoluments, he gets to his businesses, including his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. [Full Article...]

3 justices at annual Mass ahead of Supreme Court’s new term

3 justices at annual Mass ahead of Supreme Court’s new term The Senate has delayed its vote until the FBI conducts a one-week investigation into the allegations made both by Ford and other women. Ford said she feared that she would be raped and accidentally killed. Another committee member, Sen. Earlier on Friday, Flake announced he would vote for Kavanaugh, but he looked shaken after being cornered in an elevator by two sexual assault survivors as h... [Full Article...]

Indonesia accepts foreign aid as tsunami death toll hovers at 844

Indonesia accepts foreign aid as tsunami death toll hovers at 844 I could do nothing to help. More than 150 aftershocks followed the quake and tsunami on Friday, destroying hundreds of hotels, homes, shopping malls and mosques. "It's very hard to lose him", Mr Rainaldi said. With other villagers, he turned to saving whoever he could. "I couldn't hold anything", he said. The BMGK is "standing by their decision to end the tsunami warning during the first hours... [Full Article...]


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