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Polish president wants a 'Fort Trump' US military base Polish president wants a 'Fort Trump' US military base
- September 18, 2018

A decision from the USA could come early next year. Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent USA military presence on its soil amid fears of Russian aggression, offering up to $2 billion in funding for such a base. We want to modernize Polish armed forces, ' he said. Meanwhile, the two presidents are slated to discuss trade, the military, and energy in a press conference. (more...)
85-Year-old Great-Grandfather Helps Fight Off Armed Robbers 85-Year-old Great-Grandfather Helps Fight Off Armed Robbers
- September 18, 2018

They threatened the office manager, Tim Murphy, demanding money from the store's safe. Denis O'Connor (84) modestly insisted he wasn't a hero over his courageous actions last Saturday evening and refused all media interviews yesterday, including requests to appear on both RTÉ and Virgin Media. (more...)
Donald Trump is ‘very seriously’ considering more troops in Poland
- September 18, 2018

Facing Russia's increased military activity in the region, Poland has been pressing for the 3,000 US troops now deployed in Poland on a rotating basis to be upgraded to a larger, permanent presence. Poland joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1999 along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, and since then other former communist states, including Baltic republics bordering Russian Federation, have joined despite Moscow's strong opposition. (more...)
Senators Get Their Message Out Ahead of Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Senators Get Their Message Out Ahead of Brett Kavanaugh Hearing
- September 18, 2018

The Kavanaugh hearings are a crucial moment for members of both parties to put a stop to this administration's habit of running roughshod over the very thing that makes our democracy admirable and functional (if occasionally maddening): fair, predictable and transparent processes. (more...)
Ethiopian PM condemns violence against innocent citizens near capital Ethiopian PM condemns violence against innocent citizens near capital
- September 18, 2018

Police said they were making arrests but did not say the motive or identities of the people who were on a killing and looting spree. On Monday an angry crowd gathered in central Meskel Square to protest against the killings which some blame on ethnic Oromo youth. (more...)
Trump orders declassification of documents in Russian investigation - White House Trump orders declassification of documents in Russian investigation - White House
- September 18, 2018

While President Trump declassifying documents "at the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency ", may sound like routine presidential behavior, the directive announced by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday afternoon was actually a dramatic escalation of his attempts to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller. (more...)
In Telangana Caste Killing, 1 Crore Contract And An ISI Angle | Read In Telangana Caste Killing, 1 Crore Contract And An ISI Angle | Read
- September 18, 2018

The police went on to say that the killers were allegedly paid Rs 1 crore to kill Pranay. "The pregnant woman ran to save herself", said a police officer. Another Tollywood hero Pothineni Ram tweeted, "On one side section 377 is struck off by the courts, but we are witnessing caste-based honour killings". (more...)
White House is Planning an Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford White House is Planning an Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford
- September 18, 2018

Ford doesn't want to respond?" Kavanaugh, 53 and a federal appeals judge in Washington, on Sunday repeated his earlier denial of Ford's allegation. Neither senator is on the Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to vote on a recommendation for the lifetime appointment. Christine Blasey Ford said he tried to attack her and remove her clothing in 1982 when they were both high school students in a Maryland suburb outside Washington. (more...)
Hungary's leader: European Union seeks to undermine border defense tasks Hungary's leader: European Union seeks to undermine border defense tasks
- September 18, 2018

Orban said this is the stance he would represent at a meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg later this week. "Theresa May should do what Gove failed to do and condemn the Hungarian government". The ultimate sanction, the suspension of Hungary's voting rights, is not being proposed. The EU member states may also choose to address recommendations to Hungary to counter the risk. (more...)
Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach
- September 18, 2018

The sharks that do inflict the most harm are great whites, tiger and bull sharks , but really any type can cause a serious wound. The aunt of the MA man killed by a shark over the weekend said she told her nephew to stay away from Cape Cod waters but that he laughed off her concerns. (more...)
Merkel To Fire Domestic Intelligence Chief Who Questioned Chemnitz 'Migrant Hunt' Narrative Merkel To Fire Domestic Intelligence Chief Who Questioned Chemnitz 'Migrant Hunt' Narrative
- September 18, 2018

Maassen questioned the authenticity of video footage of far-right protesters chasing migrants in the streets of Chemnitz. The center-left Social Democrats and some in Merkel's party had been calling for Maassen to be fired for playing down recent far-right violence in the eastern city of Chemnitz. (more...)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Signs Letter Supporting Kavanaugh Accuser Julia Louis-Dreyfus Signs Letter Supporting Kavanaugh Accuser
- September 18, 2018

Joe Biden, the most senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee at the time , later apologised for not doing enough to investigate Hill's allegations during the hearings. But on both sides of the aisle, there was wide agreement that the questioning of Thomas and Hill was not the Senate Judiciary Committee's finest hour. (more...)
Venezuelans outraged by Maduro's steak feast at Salt Bae restaurant Venezuelans outraged by Maduro's steak feast at Salt Bae restaurant
- September 18, 2018

Turkish chef Nusret Gokce, better known as Salt Bae , has now done both. A now-viral video posted Monday shows Maduro chowing down on hunks of red meat - flamboyantly sliced and sprinkled with salt by the Instagram-famous chef - at the upscale Nusr-Et steakhouse in Istanbul, Turkey, where cuts of steak go for hundreds of dollars a pop. (more...)
Five squirrels with tails tied in ‘Gordian knot’ are untangled by rescuers Five squirrels with tails tied in ‘Gordian knot’ are untangled by rescuers
- September 18, 2018

The rescuers reported the squirrels' tails had become intertwined with the long-stemmed grasses and strips of plastic their mother had used as nest material. The post has been shared hundreds of times and people have donated a combined $513 so far to help the center care for the squirrels. After the animals were captured they were anesthetised as the team proceeded to carefully untangle the tails, which they said suffered "from varying degrees of tissue damage". (more...)
Reporter Reporter "Bracing For His Life" Against Hurricane Florence Goes Viral
- September 18, 2018

Online video coverage of Hurricane Florence. But Brian James, a KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist, said viewers shouldn't assume the meteorologist, Mike Seidel , was faking his plight to turn up the cable TV drama. Seidel also became the target of internet mockery. The video generated a series of mixed reactions from people on social media, with many calling out the journalist for allegedly overstating the impact of the storm. (more...)
Trump Orders Declassification Of Documents About FBI Sought By House Republicans
- September 18, 2018

Trump has made wild accusations against both men, claiming they were part of a politically motivated plot against him. In announcing he was ordering the declassification of selected sensitive documents and text messages related to the active investigation of Russian campaign interference and his own campaign, President Trump cited "reasons of transparency" and requests from "a number of committees of Congress". (more...)
Hillary Clinton: Abolish Electoral College Because Donald Trump Is Destroying America Hillary Clinton: Abolish Electoral College Because Donald Trump Is Destroying America
- September 18, 2018

In the essay , Clinton also accuses Trump of "waging war on truth and reason" and "breathtaking corruption" and says he is undermining "the national unity that makes democracy possible". During the 2016 presidential election, he focused on the Democratic campaigns of Hillary Clinton , Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley. He said in Clinton's version of democracy, fewer people will make decisions, while a "tiny group of left-wing tech oligarchs control our access to all news and information". (more...)
Photos and videos show Hurricane Florence's terrifying aftermath Photos and videos show Hurricane Florence's terrifying aftermath
- September 18, 2018

In Wilmington, the roads, airport, and sea port are all closed, with no way in or out of the city. North Carolina's 8th largest city is cut off from the rest of the world Monday as still-rising floodwaters engulf the state. "It's up to people like us in a small team to go out there and go take care of folks", Nichols said in the video . Those rivers originate in North Carolina and flow southeast toward the S.C. (more...)
Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egyptian temple Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egyptian temple
- September 18, 2018

Officials have stated that the Sphinx would be studied for additional understanding of the statue. Waziri explained that the sphinx was found at the same location where two sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were uncovered two months ago. (more...)
Man Used Toddler to Steal Prizes from Mall Arcade Game Man Used Toddler to Steal Prizes from Mall Arcade Game
- September 18, 2018

It was filmed at the Mall at Rockingham Park on Saturday night. The man would later pull out a small box and drop it on the floor in front of the machine. Mall authorities were alerted by Hannah Forese, a hostess at a Red Robin restaurant across from the BarBerCut Lite arcade prize machine, reports New Hampshire Union Leader . (more...)
FEMA Administrator defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll study FEMA Administrator defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll study
- September 18, 2018

FEMA director Brock Long made the rounds on Sunday talk shows to discuss the administration's response to Hurricane Florence. Talking about the figures coming from unrelated sources, Long said, "The George Washington study looked at what happened six months after the fact". (more...)
Scarborough: ‘No-Win Situation’ for GOP Interrogating Kavanaugh Accuser; ‘Facts Be Damned’ Scarborough: ‘No-Win Situation’ for GOP Interrogating Kavanaugh Accuser; ‘Facts Be Damned’
- September 18, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa (L), accompanied by Sen. Judge Kavanaugh has also said he is willing to testify . "I did not do this back in high school or at any time ", he said. On Monday, Kavanaugh again reiterated his denial of the allegations. Ben Cardin said in an interview . Wilkinson has not returned calls from CNN seeking comment. (more...)
SA court legalises private cannabis use SA court legalises private cannabis use
- September 18, 2018

The effect of the judgment is two-fold: (a) it decriminalises the use or possession of cannabis by an adult in private for that adult person's personal consumption in private; and (b) it decriminalises the cultivation of cannabis by an adult in a private place for that adult's personal consumption in private. (more...)
Body of missing boy swept away by flood waters found Monday morning
- September 18, 2018

The Union County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook on September 17: "Search and rescue teams spent several hours last night searching for the missing one year old child, Kaiden Lee-Welch, who was swept away in rushing waters from Richardson Creek". (more...)
British man accused of murdering wife in Caribbean to inherit her estate British man accused of murdering wife in Caribbean to inherit her estate
- September 18, 2018

When the USA coastguard found Lewis Bennett he was adrift in the Caribbean on a life raft with $36,000 in stolen coins, but without his bride, Isabella Hellmann, the mother of his young daughter. If Ms Hellmann is presumed dead, Bennett would inherit her condo and the contents of her bank account. Isabella Hellmann has never been found. Source: Facebook. (more...)
Kavanaugh and accuser to testify in Senate Kavanaugh and accuser to testify in Senate
- September 18, 2018

One of Kavanaugh's friends was in the room and Kavanaugh covered her mouth to stop her from screaming, she said. That vote has now been postponed so that Kavanaugh and Ford can testify on Monday. "Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday". She said that she told her story then, while in couple's therapy, to her therapist and her husband. (more...)
Macau shuts down casinos as storm approaches Macau shuts down casinos as storm approaches
- September 18, 2018

This was also the first time that the world's largest and most prominent gambling hub suspended gaming operations since casino licenses were granted in 2002. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 1.8 per cent, while shares of multiple gambling operators suffered bigger declines - Galaxy Entertainment Group shares fell 4.6 per cent, SJM Holdings dropped 3.9 per cent, followed by Wynn Macau , which was down 3.2 per cent. (more...)
Who is responsible for shooting down the Russian plane over Syria? Who is responsible for shooting down the Russian plane over Syria?
- September 18, 2018

The war monitoring group said the target appeared to be an ammunition depot that in the compound of the state Institute for Technical Industries. A witness in Latakia told Reuters that he spotted four missiles downed by Syrian air defences. (more...)
'Serial killer' USA border agent admits to killing four prostitutes 'Serial killer' USA border agent admits to killing four prostitutes
- September 18, 2018

Garza says Ortiz "was going to try to commit suicide by cop" by brandishing his cellphone to look like a weapon. Ortiz confessed to kidnapping and assaulting the woman who escaped, and to murdering four people whose bodies had been found near a rural road in Webb County over the past two weeks with gunshots to the head. (more...)
Senators delay Kavanaugh vote, set public hearing with accuser Senators delay Kavanaugh vote, set public hearing with accuser
- September 18, 2018

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said of Ford Monday: "She should not be insulted. She should testify under oath, and she should do it on Capitol Hill". But Susan Collins thought otherwise. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has not delayed the vote. Even after Feinstein sent the allegation to the FBI, Senate Democrats weren't littering the news with calls to denounce Kavanaugh. (more...)

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