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Russian embassy rejects allegations about plans to help Assange escape from UK Russian embassy rejects allegations about plans to help Assange escape from UK
- September 22, 2018

The Foreign Office responded a couple of days later, stating: "We did not consider that Mr Assange enjoys any type of privileges and immunities under the Vienna Convention". The newspaper said that details of the Assange escape plan are "sketchy". The Russian Embassy did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment late Friday evening. (more...)
Several members of Iran's elite military guard killed in parade gun attack Several members of Iran's elite military guard killed in parade gun attack
- September 22, 2018

The report called the attackers "Takifiri gunmen", a description that has previously been used for members of the "Islamic State" (IS) group. In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, Revolutionary Guard members carry a wounded comrade after a shooting during a parade in Ahvaz, Iran, on September 22. (more...)
Britain’s May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached ‘an Impasse’ Britain’s May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached ‘an Impasse’
- September 22, 2018

This would keep Northern Ireland under EU economic oversight if London and Brussels can not agree a trade pact to keep UK-EU borders open after a transition period ends in 2020 - an idea that May and a small party in the province that props up her minority government oppose. (more...)
Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Nominating Brett Kavanaugh Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Nominating Brett Kavanaugh
- September 22, 2018

Ford's friend, Kate Devarney, told CNN this week that Ford's fear of flying is directly related to her allegation of assault, and that an airplane is "the ultimate closed space where you can not get away". On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the integrity of Ford, posting on Twitter that "if the attack. was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed" with police. (more...)
Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday
- September 22, 2018

Ford alleges that at a party when they were teenagers 30 years ago a drunken Kavanaugh held her down on a bed, tried to remove her clothing and clapped his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream before she managed to escape. They put her in this position at the eleventh hour. Brooke DiStefano, 40, is a Democrat, and even she was somewhat dismissive of the allegations. It is unclear what will happen if Ford doesn't submit written testimony by that deadline. (more...)
Texas Senate debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Texas Senate debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke
- September 22, 2018

Recent polls show that the race between Cruz and O'Rourke is relatively close for Texas, which has not sent a Democrat to the Senate since 1992. He also showed on screen, however, a recent Quinnipiac University poll that shows Cruz leading O'Rourke by nine points, 54 percent to 45 percent. (more...)
Taiwan police arrest Texas 3D gun man accused of sex with minor Taiwan police arrest Texas 3D gun man accused of sex with minor
- September 22, 2018

Marshals Service, which would likely be responsible for taking Wilson back to the United States, said in a statement it was aware of Wilson's arrest and was "fully engaged with our worldwide partners on this matter". Wilson and the girl met at a coffee shop August 15 and left together in a black Ford Edge, police said. They said the vehicle was similar to a 2015 black Ford Edge registered with Wilson's business, Defense Distributed . (more...)
1 year after Hurricane Maria: Vigil held to honor lives lost 1 year after Hurricane Maria: Vigil held to honor lives lost
- September 22, 2018

He said crews didn't have access to the best materials at the time or were forced to rely on temporary fixes, such as using trees as makeshift power polls after Maria destroyed up to 75 percent of transmission lines. that Puerto Rico even existed, let alone obviously that these were American citizens". He tweeted he was there to "stand in solidarity with the people who have suffered the brunt of Trump's lies, insults and negligence in the year since Hurricane Maria". (more...)
Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all
- September 22, 2018

Trump tweeted that if Ford thought what happened to her years ago was "as bad as she says , " she should have alerted law enforcement. It will also place Ford, a 51-year-old California professor who had lived a quiet life before she publicly accused Kavanaugh of a physical sexual attack when they were in high school, at the center of a political and media firestorm. (more...)
Brexit | EU, UK fail to resolve border row as deadline looms Brexit | EU, UK fail to resolve border row as deadline looms
- September 22, 2018

May insisted the deal reached at Chequers remains the " only serious credible " means of avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland . The three largest opposition parties, Labour, the Scottish National Party and Liberal Democrats, have all publicly said they will oppose the prime minister's plans. (more...)
Putin demands Israel examine loss of Russian plane during Syria raid Putin demands Israel examine loss of Russian plane during Syria raid
- September 21, 2018

Katz said that Assad has blamed Israel's "bravado" and "lack of restraint" for Syria shooting down the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft and its 15 crew members. Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Tali Ploskov (Kulanu) met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a Conference of Euro-Asian Women, which included some of Euro-Asia's female leaders. (more...)
US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denies he proposed secretly taping Trump US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denies he proposed secretly taping Trump
- September 21, 2018

The extraordinary stories describe an unprecedented consideration of the invocation of the 25th Amendment, may further jeopardize Rosenstein's position within the administration, and paint him in a deeply unflattering light even as they further call into question Trump's fitness for office. (more...)
Pope obliges Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s request, temporarily relieves him of duties Pope obliges Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s request, temporarily relieves him of duties
- September 21, 2018

A Roman Catholic bishop was arrested in the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday on charges of raping a nun , police said, a day after the Vatican accepted the bishop's request to be temporarily relieved of his duties. A plea of anticipatory bail moved by the bishop is set to come up for hearing before the High Court next week and that is also likely to be a factor to be considered by the police before taking any decision on his arrest. (more...)
Dagga cases will still head to court Dagga cases will still head to court
- September 21, 2018

Though quantities of how much can be possessed or grown at a time were not included in the ruling, this makes South Africa the third country in Africa to implement cannabis-friendly laws, with Zimbabwe and Lesotho having medical marijuana laws in place already. (more...)
May takes defiant stance with European Union over Brexit
- September 21, 2018

When the Conservatives meet for their annual conference on Sept 30, they plan to push for May to ditch the Chequers plan , or face a challenge to her leadership. 'We need serious engagement on resolving the two big problems in the negotiations. The EU says Mrs May is trying to cherry-pick, and that it would risk unraveling the single market - the system of rules and standards that allows trade, services and people to move freely across borders. (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser Ford 'willing to testify' if certain terms met Kavanaugh accuser Ford 'willing to testify' if certain terms met
- September 21, 2018

Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. Katz added in her communication to the committee Thursday: "Dr. "He remains committed to providing a fair forum for both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh", said Taylor Foy, a spokesman for Grassley. It was only because he was drunk that he did not rape her, her lawyer said. (more...)
New Delhi cancels Pak-India foreign ministers meet in NY New Delhi cancels Pak-India foreign ministers meet in NY
- September 21, 2018

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "Since yesterday's announcement of the meeting of foreign ministers of India and Pakistan , deeply disturbing developments took place". Doubts began to be raised yesterday about the talks when the brutal killing of a Border Security Force (BSF) came to light at the worldwide border. (more...)
Wind and rain affecting the North West Wind and rain affecting the North West
- September 21, 2018

A wave of weather warnings remain in force for high winds and heavy rain as an Atlantic blast continues to lash the country. The news comes after the Met Office described the storm, which arrived last night, as a "danger to life". Storm Bronagh will bring wind gusts of 40-45 miles per hour and winds of 20-25mph in the Harborough area, with winds being higher with potential gales if you travel to the east of the country. (more...)
Trump wonders why Kavanaugh accuser didn't 'call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago' Trump wonders why Kavanaugh accuser didn't 'call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago'
- September 21, 2018

This comes as Senate Democrats face off against their Republican colleagues over when Christine Ford will testify about her sexual assault claims before the Judiciary Committee. As the week has proceeded, Republicans have seemed to regain momentum toward approving Kavanaugh though his prospects have remained uncertain. Demonstrators protested outside Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Causes Widespread Flooding in The Carolinas Hurricane Florence Causes Widespread Flooding in The Carolinas
- September 21, 2018

Elsewhere on River Drive, the president chatted with residents who had lost their homes. In North Carolina , flooded rivers have left thousands of evacuees still living in shelters and hundreds of roads underwater. And in Conway, S.C., the river is still rising. Authorities are also investigating the deaths of two mental health patients in Horry County. One person was killed during a tornado in Virginia , which was part of the Florence storm system. (more...)
Hunt for famed 'Endeavour' ship could be nearing an end Hunt for famed 'Endeavour' ship could be nearing an end
- September 21, 2018

During the USA war of independence, after shuttling British soldiers to Rhode Island , the ship became a prison brig, filling up with rebels against the crown. The Endeavour's visit to Australia and resultant British colonization resulted in utter disaster for indigenous peoples, with the population suffering massively from the introduction of foreign diseases, displacement, and ethnic cleansing by white settlers . (more...)
Alleged emu killer arrested and charged
- September 21, 2018

Police say a 20-year-old Cowangie man has been charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal, cruelty to an animal, torment to an animal and destruction of protected wildlife. The culprit can be seen driving a four-wheel drive vehicle down a dirt road, before ploughing into at least a dozen of the birds, counting each time he hits one. (more...)
Tran Dai Quang, Vietnamese President dies aged 61 after illness Tran Dai Quang, Vietnamese President dies aged 61 after illness
- September 21, 2018

At one of Quang's last appearances, during a visit to Hanoi by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on September 11, the president appeared visibly unwell and stumbled as he stepped on to a platform to inspect a guard of honour. He served as Deputy Minister of Public Security from 2006 to August 2011, and Minister from August 2011 to March 2016. Quang hosted US President Donald Trump during his first state visit to the communist country past year. (more...)
Cody Wilson, the Arkansas-born plastic gun promoter, charged with sexual assault Cody Wilson, the Arkansas-born plastic gun promoter, charged with sexual assault
- September 21, 2018

He used the screen name "Sanjuro" on SugarDaddyMeet.com and reportedly exchanged nude photos with her. The girl's statement has been corroborated with security video footage and records showing Wilson registered as a guest at the hotel that night, police said. (more...)
China urges United States to withdraw sanctions or face 'consequences' China urges United States to withdraw sanctions or face 'consequences'
- September 21, 2018

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov leaves at the end of a press conference on 28 June, 2014 in Damascus. Collin Koh, a security analyst at Singapore's S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said the sanctions would do little to counter the evolving research and development relationship between China and Russian Federation. (more...)
Infants among wounded in Queens day care stabbing Infants among wounded in Queens day care stabbing
- September 21, 2018

One of the infants suffered serious injuries, police said. A man and a woman were also stabbed but sustained no life-threatening injuries. Four other uninjured children were removed from the home for observation. A 52-year-old woman with self-inflicted knife wounds was taken into custody, said police. The injured man is a father of one of the chilren at the day centre and he recieved a stab wound to his leg. (more...)
European Union leaders react to May's Brexit deal
- September 21, 2018

But Britain rejects the EU's proposal, which would keep Northern Ireland inside the bloc's customs union while the rest of the United Kingdom leaves. "We want avoid a 'No Deal Brexit, ' but we are preparing for that". May also reportedly hadn't been helped by a BI story on Thursday that revealed Liam Fox, her trade secretary, was quietly plotting to use controversial government powers to scrap European Union food standards in preparation for a trade deal with the US. (more...)
European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan
- September 21, 2018

It must be clear that there are some issues where we are not ready to compromise and first of all this is our four fundamental freedoms and the single market". "Without clear a precise solution to the Irish question, and for the whole context of our economic future relations, it will be hard even to imagine a positive process after October", Tusk said. (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser's classmates send letter of support to Congress Kavanaugh accuser's classmates send letter of support to Congress
- September 21, 2018

Feinstein has said she sought to protect Ford, whose letter to lawmakers outlining the allegation against Kavanaugh requested confidentiality. The discussion revived the possibility that the panel would hold an electrifying campaign-season hearing at which both Ford and President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could give their versions of what did or didn't happen at a party in the 1980s. (more...)
Multiple people reported hurt in Syracuse, New York shooting Multiple people reported hurt in Syracuse, New York shooting
- September 21, 2018

Witnesses and family members told police the home where the shooting occurred belonged to Rashaad Walker Jr., a 20-month-old who was shot in 2010 amid a rival gang shootout, the Post-Standard reported. 'This is a very tragic event , ' Fowler said, according to CNY Central . "This is something that can not occur in our community". Police say at least five people have been injured. (more...)

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