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US, Mexico 'very, very close' to reaching deal without Canada US, Mexico 'very, very close' to reaching deal without Canada
- September 24, 2018

Trade observers say it's likely that Canada intends to use every minute of time left on the clock before the October 1 deadline, which is meant to give Congress time to quickly approve a deal before a new government with mixed feelings about the deal takes office in Mexico. (more...)
Labour flirts with idea of supporting another Brexit referendum Labour flirts with idea of supporting another Brexit referendum
- September 24, 2018

On the weekend Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and deputy leader Tom Watson changed their long-held positions that the result of the last referendum should stand unchallenged. "He's got as much back bone as a jelly fish!" he said. 'Jeremy and I were elected in 2015 to give the Labour party back to its members. "Labour Party conference decides it wants a manifesto pledge on a people's vote, that we would defy that decision", he told Sky News. (more...)
Mike Pompeo warns White House staff as he denies Rosenstein wiretapping allegations
- September 24, 2018

Rosenstein has denied the report, and one person who was present at the time told Fox News the deputy attorney general was being "sarcastic" when he made the suggestion. Trump has repeatedly pressured Rosenstein and Sessions to shut down what he calls an illegal "witch hunt". "We are looking at it, Geraldo", he continued in a clip of the radio show published by Fox News . (more...)
NorCal Rapist Suspect Worked In Obscurity On UC Berkeley Campus NorCal Rapist Suspect Worked In Obscurity On UC Berkeley Campus
- September 24, 2018

Law enforcement officials joined together at a press conference in Sacramento Friday where they announced the arrest of Roy Charles Waller, 58, of Benicia. "I have often said in my career that DNA is the silent witness to the truth", Schubert said. Earnest-Payte says no one believed her when she reported to police the rape. (more...)
Cocaine worth more than $24m found hidden in Texas prison bananas Cocaine worth more than $24m found hidden in Texas prison bananas
- September 24, 2018

One of the sergeants became suspicious when one of the boxed felt different from the others when he was loading them. "Inside, under a bundle of bananas, he found another bundle! What appeared to be a white powdery substance". According to the BBC , 13 supermarkets in Germany received Colombian banana boxes containing cocaine in May 2015. "With an instinct that something just wasn't quite right, our guys uncovered 540 packages of cocaine within the shipment, with an estimated street value ... (more...)
Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the Ottawa Tornado
- September 23, 2018

Fluffy, pink insulation - sucked out of ravaged homes - covered the neighbourhood. The tornado tore through Kinburn and Dunrobin in Ontario and Pontiac and Gatineau in Quebec on Friday afternoon (local time). Finally, I want to thank my fellow caucus members Merrilee Fullerton, Lisa MacLeod, Steve Clark, Goldie Ghamari and Jeremy Roberts for keeping in touch with me around the clock, and giving me a real sense of what the people of the Ottawa region are facing as the recovery effort gets ... (more...)
24 killed, dozens wounded in 'terrorist' attack in Iran 24 killed, dozens wounded in 'terrorist' attack in Iran
- September 23, 2018

But in the hours following the attack, state-run media is now reporting the Al-Ahwaz separatist group claimed the responsibility for the attack. All four attackers were killed. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi, reporting from the capital Tehran, said the "attack for many Iranian communities was very personal". Saudi Arabia has yet to respond to the allegations. (more...)
Jason Miller Steps Away from Role at CNN Jason Miller Steps Away from Role at CNN
- September 23, 2018

A former Trump campaign spokesperson was accused of slipping an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend's smoothie - sending her to the hospital and almost causing her to go into a coma, according to court documents. Her request is for the court to require a psychological evaluation in consideration of a custody decision. Responding to Splinter's story, Miller's legal team denied its accuracy and told Splinter: "We also know the identity of the "Jane Doe" referenced in the filing, have ... (more...)
Lawyer says woman doesn't recall attending party Lawyer says woman doesn't recall attending party
- September 23, 2018

According to the paper, Ford denied she had confused the man Whelan named for Kavanaugh, who she alleges attacked her at a party in the 1980s when they were students at Washington-area schools. Garrett Ventry , who had been involved in crafting Republican tactics in response to Ford's allegations, told NBC News he denied any past "allegations of misconduct". (more...)
Violence flares on Gaza border Violence flares on Gaza border
- September 23, 2018

Since Gazans began holding weekly border protests on March 30, the Israeli army has killed 183 Palestinians and wounded thousands. An Israeli military spokeswoman said troops came under attack on the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip, stones and firebombs were thrown at them and they responded with "riot dispersal means". (more...)
‘He’s been there’: Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller ‘He’s been there’: Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller
- September 23, 2018

At a rally in Las Vegas, Trump appeared with Republican US Senator Dean Heller of Nevada and offered strong support for him in his tough re-election battle against Democrat Jackie Rosen in November congressional elections. President, it's an honor to work with you and put Nevada back to work", Heller said. To win, he's performing political acrobatics, aligning himself with President Donald Trump while trying to keep his distance from the scandals surrounding the president. (more...)
How Indian Navy Tracked Down Missing Naval Officer in Indian Ocean How Indian Navy Tracked Down Missing Naval Officer in Indian Ocean
- September 23, 2018

The yachts of Tomy and Ireland's Gregory McGuckin were dismasted by 70-knot winds and 14m-high seas. A French fisheries patrol vessel is sailing towards him and could arrive by Monday. All out efforts are now underway to rescue the sailor with the involvement of a civilian business jet for a visual search of the stranded SV Thuraya, Australian military aircraft, besides civilian aircraft, which have been requested to attempt communication with Tomy.? " INS Satpura and INS Jyoti are ... (more...)
Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn promises second vote if Labour members want one
- September 23, 2018

Addressing claims of his backing for a second referendum, Mr Corbyn told The Mirror: "What comes out of conference I will adhere to". Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of the House of Lords who supports holding a second referendum, said Labour can't sit on the sidelines while the country staggers toward political and financial chaos. (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in Senate hearing Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in Senate hearing
- September 23, 2018

Grassley also wrote : "Five times now we [have] granted extension for Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w [ith] her desire stated one [week] ago that she wants to tell Senate her story. Meanwhile, Republicans viewed Ford's requests as a way to delay voting on President Donald Trump's nominee. The committee's 11 Republicans - all men - have been seeking an outside female attorney to interrogate Ms Ford. (more...)
Trump outburst over Kavanaugh's female accuser sparks #WhyIDidntReport hashtag trend
- September 23, 2018

Victims are coming forward on Twitter with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport to list reasons why they didn't go to the police immediately after they were sexually assaulted or raped. Ford's lawyers allege she has received death threats since her identity became public, and one crowdfunding effort to cover her security costs raised more than $200,000 in three days. (more...)
China 'outraged' by USA sanctions over Russian weapons buy China 'outraged' by USA sanctions over Russian weapons buy
- September 23, 2018

China has told the Trump administration to remove punitive sanctions against its military, or "bear the consequences". CGTN'S Jim Spellman has this report. The official said the move against the Chinese agency was not discretionary, but was made because Beijing broke United States law. The US move was "a flagrant breach of basic rules of global relations" and a "stark show of hegemonism". (more...)
Cruz, O'Rourke debate in Dallas Cruz, O'Rourke debate in Dallas
- September 23, 2018

But what stood out was O'Rourke's combative posture toward Cruz after spending his campaign until this point largely ignoring the incumbent. "This is your trick and the trade". On the city's east side, Beto O'Rourke supporters filled his "Get-Out-The-Vote" headquarters. "I think what he's fighting for doesn't work", Cruz said. (more...)
Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Provides Information In Mueller Probe Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Provides Information In Mueller Probe
- September 23, 2018

The questioning has focused on potential collusion, sources told ABC News . Cohen has been one of Trump's closest associates over the past decade and admitted he made illegal campaign contributions in the 2016 presidential election at the behest of Trump. (more...)
Iran says US ally behind military parade attack Iran says US ally behind military parade attack
- September 23, 2018

A woman and a child were among at least 20 people wounded in the attack by a "group of assailants" on the parade in the city of Ahvaz, the official IRNA news agency reported. While the Iranian regime, to the detriment of the Iranian people, expends significant resources on foreign adventurism, including efforts to help Assad unify Syria under his dictatorial control, Tehran's dictatorial control over portions of Iran may be diminishing. (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May's Chequers deal goes pop Brexit: Theresa May's Chequers deal goes pop
- September 23, 2018

In a front page commentary, the Express said: "Whatever you think of her Brexit plan Mrs". Jacob Rees-Mogg, chair of the European Reform Group of hard Brexit Tories, said after the failure of Salzburg that "there is ... Mrs May has accepted the need for a backstop but says the EU's version of the proposal would create a border in the Irish Sea that threatens its territorial integrity. (more...)
Driver plows into emus in attack described as 'sickening cruelty' Driver plows into emus in attack described as 'sickening cruelty'
- September 23, 2018

SA Police confirmed to ten daily that it was an RSPCA investigation, and that police are not investigating. Victorian Police based out of Ouyen, near Mildura, questioned MacDonald and charged him with several offences. Before the suspect's arrest, several people were wrongly identified as the perpetrator and complained to police that they had received death threats online. (more...)
Unknown gunmen 'kill, injure several' in attack on Iranian army parade Unknown gunmen 'kill, injure several' in attack on Iranian army parade
- September 23, 2018

Islamic State jihadists said via their propaganda mouthpiece Amaq that "Islamic State fighters attacked a gathering of Iranian forces" in Ahvaz, but the claim could not be verified and many recent IS claims have proved false. State media in Saudi Arabia did not immediately acknowledge the attack, though a Saudi-linked, Farsi-language satellite channel based in the United Kingdom immediately carried an interview with an Ahvazi activist claiming Saturday's attack. (more...)
Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 207 Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 207
- September 23, 2018

The man, an engineer, had shut himself in a "special room" sealed with enough air to allow him to stay alive, according to reports from local member of parliament Joseph Mkundi. Preliminary investigations, the paper said, showed the ferry had carried more passengers than its capacity permitted. Hopes of finding more survivors were virtually nil and Magufuli said he expected the death toll to rise. (more...)
Smart won't live in fear after kidnapper release Smart won't live in fear after kidnapper release
- September 23, 2018

Speaking Wednesday night at a previously scheduled event in Pennsylvania, Smart called the day "a roller coaster of emotion". The 15-year federal prison sentence was handed down in exchange for Barzee's cooperation in state and federal cases against Mitchell, CNN reported. (more...)
Iran vows to avenge deadly military parade attack Iran vows to avenge deadly military parade attack
- September 23, 2018

The attack by militants in Ahvaz in southwestern Iran Saturday resulted in 24 killed, including women and children, according to Iran's official news agency. The region's Arab separatists, once only known for nighttime attacks on unguarded oil pipelines, claimed responsibility for the brazen assault. "The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire to the authority and people from behind the stand during the parade", Governor ... (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify before Senate committee next week Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify before Senate committee next week
- September 22, 2018

Ford's request for security comes after her lawyers said she has relocated her family due to death threats. She has until the end of today to accept or reject these terms, according to Politico . Professor Ford has told the panel she would prefer the committee not use outside counsel to question her because that would make it seem too much like a trial, the attorney told the panel. (more...)
Netanyahu to Putin: 'Syria responsible for shooting down Russian plane' Netanyahu to Putin: 'Syria responsible for shooting down Russian plane'
- September 22, 2018

Moscow blamed Tel Aviv for the incident, saying its military planes deliberately "created a risky situation" that led to the crash. Russian Federation added that it reserves the right to retaliate. Each of these was also a violation of "Syrian sovereignty". The Syrian S-200 missile defense system was responding to a wave of strikes by four Israeli warplanes. (more...)
Indias Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal Indias Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal
- September 22, 2018

On Friday, the Indian defence ministry spokesperson tweeted: "The report referring to former French President Mr Hollande's statement that GoI insisted upon a particular firm as offset partner for the Dassault Aviation in Rafale is being verified". (more...)
President assures Eastern Carolina that President assures Eastern Carolina that "We're going take care of everybody"
- September 22, 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, but it's 90 miles per hour winds and 20-plus inches of rain have left damage and flooding throughout portions of eastern and central North Carolina. Much of Columbus County, where Fair Bluff is located, was under water, according to Steve Abbott of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with most roads closed and "driving not advised". (more...)
China says US has 'no right' to interfere in Russia military cooperation
- September 22, 2018

The United States is " playing with fire ", Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said, while Beijing voiced "strong indignation" over the move. For all of Russia's seemingly upbeat rhetoric the new measures can hurt the country's struggling economy. A senior USA administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, insisted the ultimate target was Russian Federation and not "the defence capabilities" of third countries. (more...)

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