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Pence Says Media Create 'Parallel Universe' on Trump White House Pence Says Media Create 'Parallel Universe' on Trump White House
- September 10, 2018

Pence declined to say what, if any, law the author of the piece might have broken but maintained in his interview on " Fox News Sunday " that Trump's "concern is that this individual may have responsibilities in the area of national security". (more...)
Cory Booker releases more Kavanaugh documents - and these may actually be confidential Cory Booker releases more Kavanaugh documents - and these may actually be confidential
- September 10, 2018

The Chronicle reported on Yoo's "unusual vantage point" on Kavanaugh, including being a longtime friend and former Yale Law School classmate of the judge, a lifelong Republican, and someone who did not vote for Trump. The senator then repeated a Democratic refrain that an appointment to the Supreme Court deserves proper vetting and the confirmation hearing is incomplete without Kavanaugh's White House documents. (more...)
Sweden votes in election amid heated debate on immigration Sweden votes in election amid heated debate on immigration
- September 10, 2018

The latest opinion poll conducted by pollster Novus for public broadcaster SVT suggested Friday that Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's ruling Social Democrats would substantially lose seats but still emerge a victor with an estimated 24.9 per cent of the votes. (more...)
Woodward: White House officials hid papers from 'unhinged' Trump Woodward: White House officials hid papers from 'unhinged' Trump
- September 10, 2018

The President believes the rapid response to the book has been handled poorly and he blames Shine for that. And they were published a day after the release of details from an explosive new book by longtime journalist Bob Woodward that laid bare concerns among the highest echelon of Trump aides about the president's judgment. (more...)
Trump moves to extend detention period for migrant children Trump moves to extend detention period for migrant children
- September 10, 2018

The proposed regulations will also allow the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency to detain children in facilities not licensed by state authorities to hold minors, a publicly available copy said . More than 2,900 children were separated from their parents, prompting global outrage and leading a federal judge to order reunification of the families in June. (more...)
Trump to provide written responses in Summer Zervos defamation lawsuit Trump to provide written responses in Summer Zervos defamation lawsuit
- September 09, 2018

Zervos brought the lawsuit against Trump shortly before his inauguration, alleging that the president defamed her by publicly claiming that she fabricated her assault accusations against him. Zervos says that Trump kissed and groped her without consent in 2007, and was one of more than a dozen women who came forward during the 2016 election to accuse Trump of past sexual misconduct. (more...)
Merkel: A weak Turkey not in German strategic interest Merkel: A weak Turkey not in German strategic interest
- September 09, 2018

The most recent protests began after another German citizens, a 35-year-old man, was stabbed to death in the Saxony city of Chemnitz in the early hours of Sunday, August 26th. The senior politician said: "People are annoyed and outraged because of such homicides and I understand that". Seehofer, leader of Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) and a Merkel ally, added: "I understand it when people protest, but this doesn't make them Nazis". (more...)
Pence denies discussing plan to remove Trump from power Pence denies discussing plan to remove Trump from power
- September 09, 2018

Never". "And I was I was heartened to see so many of our colleagues make it very clear that they weren't involved in this in any way". CBS host Margaret Brennan asked Pence. The two writings chronicle how Trump's presidential authority is allegedly being checked by his own administration officials, who reportedly view him as amoral, behaving erratically and perhaps risky to national security. (more...)
Venezuela blasts U.S. over 'intervention plans and support for military conspirators’ Venezuela blasts U.S. over 'intervention plans and support for military conspirators’
- September 09, 2018

According to their account of the "secret" meetings were compiled from interviews with 11 "current and former" US officials and a former Venezuelan commander, speaking under condition of anonymity. "And as we understand it, there are in recent months a series of plans that are set in motion to detain Nicholas Maduro and oust his government, however, there are leaks and none of these plans succeed and now several of the plotters are behind bars". (more...)
18 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan 18 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan
- September 09, 2018

Passengers were travelling from the Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol in Eastern Lakes State on Sunday, September 9 when disaster struck. "We are still establishing details", he said. The airline, according to reports received by TUKO.co.ke was carrying 20 passengers at the time of the incident. (more...)
166 skulls found in mass grave in Mexico's Veracruz 166 skulls found in mass grave in Mexico's Veracruz
- September 09, 2018

Mexican authorities say they found a clandestine grave with the remains of at least 166 people in the state of Veracruz - the latest mass grave in a place that has been marred by disappearances, warring drug cartels and government-sponsored violence. (more...)
Aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to jail time in Mueller probe Aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to jail time in Mueller probe
- September 09, 2018

Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, along with potential obstruction of justice on the part of the president, recommended in August that Papadopoulos be sentenced to six months in prison. (more...)
Iraq protests: Demonstrators in Basra storm Iran's consulate Iraq protests: Demonstrators in Basra storm Iran's consulate
- September 09, 2018

Security forces deployed en masse in the area and encircled the protesters, an AFP correspondent at the scene said , but there was no sign of fresh clashes . Protesters blocked the entrance to Umm Qasr port, the main lifeline for grain and other commodity imports that feed the country. Trucks and staff were unable to get in or out of the complex, Reuters reported . (more...)
US Conducts Military Exercise in Syria US Conducts Military Exercise in Syria
- September 09, 2018

At Tanf is a key US stronghold near the border of Syria , Jordan and Iraq, used to root out militant troops in the area, as U.S. The deconfliction telephone line was established shortly after Moscow intervened in Syria's civil war to prevent a military clash between the United States and Russian Federation. (more...)
No ICBMs on show at North Korea's foundation day military parade No ICBMs on show at North Korea's foundation day military parade
- September 09, 2018

At its last military parade in February , Pyongyang displayed what appeared to be intercontinental ballistic missiles like the Hwasong-15 missile, capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to any city on the U.S. Floats on unification also passed by a throng of North Koreans waving unified Korea flags. According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in's national security chief Chung Eui-yong, Kim had said the withdrawal of USA forces had "nothing to do with" the end-of-war declaration promoted ... (more...)
Shooting at Alabama McDonald's leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded Shooting at Alabama McDonald's leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded
- September 09, 2018

Officers confirmed shots were being fired and located several victims". The shooting happened hours after students had celebrated a win over Alabama State's football team Saturday evening. Auburn University's emergency notification system wrote on its Twitter page that there's no indication of an active threat to the campus community. (more...)
Trump responds to 'treason' from within Trump responds to 'treason' from within
- September 09, 2018

The op-ed came out the same week that details emerged from Washington Post reporter and editor Bob Woodward's new book , " Fear ", about the atmosphere of chaos and dysfunction in the White House under Trump . Still, officials conceded that the sentiment expressed in the op-ed wasn't all that different from what has already been said by some at the White House and administration to journalists and lawmakers. (more...)
To honor John McCain, fight for a greater cause To honor John McCain, fight for a greater cause
- September 09, 2018

We know that John McCain was a well-respected man and war hero. "With your support we will pay his legacy forward". John's memory inspires me to be in the arena every day. I am grateful. Since his passing, thousands of people have asked how they can do something to honor Sen. As I'm a taxpayer in Arizona, with a winter home there, and having seen McCain at several sporting events over the years, I had to share my personal thoughts. (more...)
Trump Demands NYT Turn Over Anonymous White House Critic
- September 09, 2018

The piece says administration officials have discussed the possible use of the 25th Amendment. Swift denials followed from others in the Trump administration. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a Trump ally, said the legislative body could take part. In a tweet Wednesday evening, Trump called for the Times to reveal the anonymous writer behind the op-ed, calling the person who wrote it " GUTLESS ". (more...)
Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US
- September 09, 2018

According to NHC's 11 p.m. update, Florence is a tropical storm moving west at about 6 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of up to 70 miles per hour. Large swells were already expected to hit the British island territory in the north Atlantic Ocean Saturday. Meanwhile, a new tropical storm, "Helene," has formed in the eastern Atlantic off the western coast of Africa. (more...)
Arab League praises Paraguay move Arab League praises Paraguay move
- September 09, 2018

Amid massive disapproval from the Jewish community, the Arab League applauded Asuncion's choice, while the Palestinian Authority branded Paraguay's decision a " diplomatic achievement ", promising to " immediately " open its representation in the Latin American country. (more...)
India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict
- September 09, 2018

Section 377 , an archaic law imposed during British rule that penalizes intercourse "against the order of nature", carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. "Society is now better for individualism", according to the India Today report. In its ruling, the court said sexual orientation was a "biological phenomenon" and that discrimination on that basis violated fundamental rights. (more...)
Israel to close embassy in Paraguay Israel to close embassy in Paraguay
- September 09, 2018

Paraguay's former president Horacio Cartes traveled to Jerusalem to inaugurate the embassy in May. But new president Mario Abdo Benitez, who took office in mid-August, opposed the shift. Guatemala became the first nation to follow suit when it officially declared on December 24 that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem . The Minister of overseas Affairs of Paraguay Luis Castiglioni stated that the nation returns instantly to the diplomatic mission from Jerusalem to tel Aviv. (more...)
'I fell asleep': Trump unimpressed by Obama's speech taking aim at him
- September 09, 2018

Not the cause. He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years . The speech was the first indication of the reentry the Obamas have planned ahead of the midterm elections, a move filled with peril and opportunity as the most powerful duo in Democratic politics test whether they can help weaken Trump's presidency without also motivating his supporters to go to the polls. (more...)
At Least Five Found Dead In Perth Home At Least Five Found Dead In Perth Home
- September 09, 2018

Police could not confirm exactly how many people had died, but Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Steel said there were "up to" five bodies. The man remained in custody on Sunday night and is being interviewed by police. Police are still trying to contact relatives. "The scene has not yet been forensically examined so the exact number of adults and children is actually unknown to me", AC Steel said. (more...)
United Kingdom seeks Interpol arrest warrants against Skripal suspects United Kingdom seeks Interpol arrest warrants against Skripal suspects
- September 09, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May said police and prosecutors now believe the attack on Sergei Skripal was carried out by two Russian military intelligence officers who were nearly certainly acting with the approval of senior Russian officials. (more...)
Sen. Cory Booker to headline Iowa Democratic fundraiser Sen. Cory Booker to headline Iowa Democratic fundraiser
- September 09, 2018

Yale law school professor Akhil Reed Amar, a liberal testifying in support of Kavanaugh, had a message for Democratic senators: "Don't be mad". Kavanaugh wrote in 2003, "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so". (more...)
Mnangagwa rightful victor of Zim elections, says Mugabe Mnangagwa rightful victor of Zim elections, says Mugabe
- September 09, 2018

He refused to support him before the elections in July, but Mugabe now says following the electoral process, he can no longer dispute his legitimacy. Asked why he had not included ministers from the opposition, Mnangagwa denied ever announcing intentions to rope in outsiders adding that his party had not deliberated or advised him about it. (more...)
Britain points finger at Putin over spy poisoning Britain points finger at Putin over spy poisoning
- September 09, 2018

Both fell unwell. Police said tests later showed the bottle contained Novichok . Alexander Petrov - suspected of the Skripal attack alongside Ruslan Boshirov - previously visited Britain from February 28 to March 5, 2017, reports Russian media. (more...)
India's top court to deliver landmark gay sex ruling India's top court to deliver landmark gay sex ruling
- September 09, 2018

Justice Chandrachud said that this concern about the need to harmonise pre-Independence or colonial laws with the ethos of Constitutional jurisprudence was reflected in the judgment. "How strongly must you love knowing that you are unconvicted felons under Section 377?" she asked. But their treatment - both shunned as impure, and embraced for the belief that they can bring powerful blessings - reflects the complexities of gay life here. (more...)

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