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Alert: US Navy planning global force showdown with China

Alert: US Navy planning global force showdown with China A Chinese warship came within 45 yards of the US destroyer, forcing it to change course at it was passing disputed islands in the South China sea, a USA official said. US mid-term elections will be held November 6. "As the secretary of defence has said on countless occasions, we don't comment on future operations of any kind", Lieutenant Colonel David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-rape activists Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize The stories of the women, many of whom required surgery to fix their internal organs after being subjected to sexual violence, were shocking. The committee said :Dr Mukwege, who has been nominated before: " Denis Mukwege's basic principle is that "justice is everyone's business". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search consulate for missing journalist

Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search consulate for missing journalist On Thursday, Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the Saudi ambassador in Ankara, the Turkish capital, and asked him to clarify the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi's disappearance, according to Turkish media reports. Suspicions about Riyadh's involvement in the disappearance are heightened by a number of similar incidents, including the surprise resignation of the Lebanese prime minister, Saa... [Full Article...]

United States terminating 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran: Pompeo

United States terminating 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran: Pompeo He adds this is just another diplomatic full court press by Iran, using a 1950s treaty to isolate the United States today. Its currency, the rial, has dropped sharply. The ICJ rules on disputes between United Nations member states, but its decisions are ultimately largely symbolic and non-binding as it has not way to enforce them. [Full Article...]

False widow spider infestation forces closure of four schools

False widow spider infestation forces closure of four schools False Widow Spiders , the UK's most poisonous arachnid, are dark-coloured with globular bodies and range from 9.5 to 14 mm in size. They are the most unsafe spider in the United Kingdom with bites that can cause extreme pain and leave puncture marks on the skin. [Full Article...]

EU’s Tusk blasts Tories over 'insulting' rhetoric but offers Brexit trade deal

EU’s Tusk blasts Tories over 'insulting' rhetoric but offers Brexit trade deal An EU leaders' summit is due in Brussels on October 17 and if a deal is close a special Brexit meeting could be called in November to sign off on it. "Much further-reaching on trade, on internal security and on foreign policy cooperation", he said. The EU has proposed a "backstop" plan to keep the border open - under which Northern Ireland would remain aligned to some EU rules. [Full Article...]

Head of Interpol disappears during visit to China

Head of Interpol disappears during visit to China French police have told Reuters that there is an investigation going in France about his disappearance, what has been termed as a "worrying disappearance". In a statement, the organisation said it was aware of reports of the "alleged disappearance" of Mr Meng. "This is a matter for the relevant authorities in both France and China", the agency said in a statement. [Full Article...]

India, Russia agree to develop six nuclear power plant projects

India, Russia agree to develop six nuclear power plant projects India had last month firmly told the United States at the "2+2" dialogue that it takes note of the historic nature of India-Russia defence relationship as also legacy issues and keep the missile deal out of the sanctions' regime. That spokesperson declined to say definitively whether or not the USA would consider punishing India for the purchase. New Delhi , which does not want to jeopardize ... [Full Article...]

Pompeo to travel to meet Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang next week

Pompeo to travel to meet Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang next week She said that in the meantime, sanctions would remain in place. Analysts speculated the US and North Korea may already have reached a consensus to some extent over denuclearization methods and a declaration ending the war. Pompeo said the statements were "entirely consistent with each other". "There's no nuclear testing and there's not testing of rockets". On Tuesday, North Korea's state-run b... [Full Article...]

US Senate braces for Kavanaugh vote after mass arrests

US Senate braces for Kavanaugh vote after mass arrests Tammy Duckworth's vote against advancing Kavanaugh on Friday were no surprise given their previous statements. There does remain some suspense about the timing of the final vote. "But you know what, it's worth it", Cella said. Initially, it was unclear whether that meant he would support Trump's nominee to the nation's highest court. [Full Article...]

Interpol chief goes missing in China

Interpol chief goes missing in China French police said earlier they had launched a search for Meng after being contacted by his wife, news agencies reported. French police sources told Reuters their investigation was into what is termed in France a "worrying disappearance". [Full Article...]

Retired Justice Stevens: Kavanaugh's Temperament Disqualifies Him

Retired Justice Stevens: Kavanaugh's Temperament Disqualifies Him Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told a crowd this week that Brett Kavanaugh is not the right nominee for the bench. "At that time , I thought (Kavanaugh) had the qualifications for the Supreme Court should he be selected", Stevens is quoted as saying. [Full Article...]

Verdict reached in Chicago officer’s trial in Laquan McDonald killing

Verdict reached in Chicago officer’s trial in Laquan McDonald killing The shooting sparked a probe from the Justice Department that found deep-rooted systemic civil rights violations by Chicago's police department and prompted the release of a plan with far-reaching police reforms. "We never lost eye contact, his eyes were bugging out, his face was just expressionless", Van Dyke said . Van Dyke said that McDonald had kept walking towards him with a knife during... [Full Article...]

More than 300 protesters arrested as Kavanaugh demonstrations pack Capitol Hill

More than 300 protesters arrested as Kavanaugh demonstrations pack Capitol Hill A reporter observed a group of pro-Kavanaugh advocates with regalia from a large conservative lobby on Friday - hours after President Donald Trump complained on Twitter that the "elevator screamers" who confronted Sen. Donald Trump has tweeted a weird attack on anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters, insisting their banners are 'not signs made in the basement from love'. [Full Article...]

U.S. charges Russian GRU officers with hacking athletes, nuclear power company

U.S. charges Russian GRU officers with hacking athletes, nuclear power company Democratic National Committee in 2016 and the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2017, according to a conclusion made by the NCSC with "high confidence". " Bringing the concrete findings of intelligence services into the public arena is an unusual step", Bijleveld said . [Full Article...]

New trade treaty seen as friendly to Virginia farmers

New trade treaty seen as friendly to Virginia farmers Pence made the remarks as U.S. officials have been demanding answers from Google over its reported plans to re-enter the Chinese market with the search app. In September a year ago, in the middle of playing host to American trade negotiators to revive Nafta/USMCA, he flew to Xiamen to attend the 9th summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) nations. [Full Article...]

Pakistan opposition leader arrested on corruption charges

Pakistan opposition leader arrested on corruption charges The Punjab information minister said the former chief minister had hired expensive worldwide consultants and offered them millions of rupees, adding that Mr Sharif also squandered public money by sending his favourites to foreign tours for selecting the consultants. [Full Article...]

Defense expected to rest its case in Chicago officer's trial

Defense expected to rest its case in Chicago officer's trial Van Dyke conceded that his recollection of the shooting was flawed: on cross-examination by Assistant Special Prosecutor Jody Gleason, he said he told detectives that night that he had backpedaled as McDonald approached, but video showed him taking several steps toward the teen. [Full Article...]

Key Republican senator backs Kavanaugh for U.S

Key Republican senator backs Kavanaugh for U.S Judge Kavanaugh denied the claim - and allegations that he drank to the point of memory loss at the time - in a feisty confrontation with senators. Kavanaugh's nomination has been imperiled by accusations of sexual misconduct. They said he also seemed ready to knock down President Barack Obama's health care law and to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's alleged ... [Full Article...]

Six divers drown in ‘whirlpool’ during Malaysia rescue

Six divers drown in ‘whirlpool’ during Malaysia rescue Amirudin said he also ordered the municipal council to close the route to the mining pool which was a popular fishing site. Sepang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Ali said that the divers were attached to a single line, in accordance with standard operating procedure, when the freak accident occurred. [Full Article...]


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