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Britain's Labour party plans to make companies transfer shares to workers Britain's Labour party plans to make companies transfer shares to workers
- September 24, 2018

The pair opted not to take hospitality seating, showing their socialist values. He has always been a critic of the EU's free-trade policies and must also find a way to reconcile the traditional working-class wing of his party, who mostly voted for Brexit , and his own army of younger supporters that want to stay in the bloc. (more...)
Second Woman Makes Kavanaugh Sex Misconduct Claim: New Yorker Second Woman Makes Kavanaugh Sex Misconduct Claim: New Yorker
- September 24, 2018

Justice Kavanaugh already faces a separate allegation of sexual assault made by Christine Blasey Ford , a professor at Palo Alto University, who claims Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her at a drunken high school party in the early 1980s. (more...)
China and the Vatican sign landmark pact on appointment of bishops China and the Vatican sign landmark pact on appointment of bishops
- September 24, 2018

The provisional agreement, which was signed in Beijing by deputy foreign ministers from both sides, was announced as Pope Francis visited Lithuania at the start of a four-day trip to the Baltic countries. The pope also posthumously recognized an eighth bishop who "had expressed the desire to be reconciled with the Apostolic See" before he died past year, it said. (more...)
Donald Trump hints he may 'get rid of' Rod Rosenstein Donald Trump hints he may 'get rid of' Rod Rosenstein
- September 24, 2018

After the Times story was published, McCabe's attorney, Michael R. Bromwich, released statement saying his client did not leak the memos he made while at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. tweeted: "No one is shocked that these guys would do anything in their power to undermine" the president. Or maybe they're not. It all depends on whether you believe sources who talked to people who were in the room when Rod Rosenstein reportedly entertained notions of secretly taping the ... (more...)
Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting seven weeks at sea Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting seven weeks at sea
- September 24, 2018

Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working lonely shifts as a lamp keeper for a floating fish trap, 80 miles off the coast of Indonesia's North Sulawesi in July when strong winds broke the mooring and pushed him far out to sea. "After he ran out of the cooking gas, he burned the rompong's wooden fences to make a fire for cooking", he was quoted as saying. The Indonesian consul general office in Osaka took this photo of Mr Aldi leaving his rescue ship when it landed him in Japan . (more...)
Russian Federation to send S-300 missile defence systems to Syria
- September 24, 2018

Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Sunday in Moscow in a briefing. Moscow has blamed Israel for the accidental shooting down of the aircraft with 15 people onboard. The Israeli pilots' actions "either speak of their unprofessionalism or criminal negligence at the very least", Konashenkov said, reiterating the Israeli airforce was fully responsible for the downing of the plane. (more...)
China cancels trade talks with United States as new tariffs loom China cancels trade talks with United States as new tariffs loom
- September 24, 2018

The State Council accused the Trump Administration of "abandoning the fundamental norms of mutual respect and equal consultation that guide worldwide relations" since coming to office in 2017 as it pursued an America First trade policy. Economists warn that a protracted dispute will eventually stunt growth not just in the USA and China but across the broader global economy. "Protectionist US trade policies have now reached the point where they are materially affecting what remains a strong ... (more...)
Sen. Grassley Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh Accuser to Respond to Testimony Request Sen. Grassley Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh Accuser to Respond to Testimony Request
- September 24, 2018

They would like a he-said-she-said scenario, because you know what happens in those scenarios? Katz didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment on the email . Kavanaugh has strongly denied the claims . Mark Judge, who was allegedly in the room during Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault of Ford, submitted a statement through counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 18 in which he stated: "I do not recall the party described in Dr. (more...)
Labour: New Brexit referendum only on 'nature' of a deal
- September 24, 2018

However, the motion has some big caveats . Labour could lose almost one million votes at the next general election due to the ongoing issue concerning antisemitism in the party, according to the findings of a new poll. Demonstrators waved European Union flags and placards reading " Theresa May , we have the final say" and "A People's Vote - For the Many" as they marched through the city to the conference hall. (more...)
Turkey, Russia agree on borders of Idlib disarmament zone Turkey, Russia agree on borders of Idlib disarmament zone
- September 24, 2018

The ministry said in a statement that it held an meeting with the Russian delegation in Ankara on September 19-21 to discuss the implementation of the Sochi agreement for Idlib . In the wake of the Sochi agreement, the "ceasefire must be fully established and focus should be on political solution", Cavusoglu said. The Russian-Turkish accord could be validated by a resolution or declaration by the Security Council, which includes France among its permanent members, a French diplomatic ... (more...)
Iran warns U.S., Israel of revenge after parade attack Iran warns U.S., Israel of revenge after parade attack
- September 24, 2018

Despite the Trump administration's touchy relations with Iran , the US government strongly deplored the attack , saying that "the United States condemns all acts of terrorism and the loss of any innocent lives". Women and soldiers take cover at the scene of the attack. Meanwhile, Iran has previously alleged that its regional rival, Saudi Arabia, supports separatist activity among Iran's Arab minority. (more...)
Senate Democrats investigating a second sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh Senate Democrats investigating a second sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh
- September 24, 2018

A former Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , Deborah Ramirez told Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker that he allegedly shoved his penis in her face while she was intoxicated. Ramirez said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken dormitory party . Grassley's staff also agreed to let Ford testify without Kavanaugh in the room, for there to be only one camera in the room, "adequate" breaks and a high security presence. (more...)
UK foreign secretary urges EU to step back from 'abyss' UK foreign secretary urges EU to step back from 'abyss'
- September 24, 2018

Mrs May's statement dominates many of Saturday's front pages. It adds: "She must hold her nerve". The Sunday Times spoke to two senior aides to May, who said they were planning to announce a new general election to secure public backing for a new negotiating platform with the EU. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: Second woman accuses US Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct
- September 24, 2018

Trump's broadside outraged many women who took to social media and the news media to reveal their own stories of long-ago sexual assaults and rapes. "I don't know who or what to believe any more ", the senator said . Kavanaugh has denied doing this and said he wants to appear before the committee as soon as possible to clear his name. (more...)
Trump Polled Staff on Air Force One Whether to Fire Rosenstein Trump Polled Staff on Air Force One Whether to Fire Rosenstein
- September 24, 2018

President Trump's Republican allies have warned him not to fire the deputy attorney general; Ellison Barber reports . Asked if there had been discussion of removing Trump via the 25th amendment, Pompeo said "not remotely". The New York Times over the weekend stood by its reporting on the matter. "Give Rod a chance to explain whether or not it's true", Gowdy said. (more...)
Pompeo: US Would Win Trade War with China
- September 24, 2018

President Donald Trump on Saturday reiterated a threat to impose further tariffs on Chinese goods should Beijing retaliate, in line with his previous comments signalling that Washington may move to impose tariffs on virtually all imported Chinese goods if the administration does not get its way. (more...)
Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on USA imports Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on USA imports
- September 24, 2018

Well, China did take a retaliatory step this week, placing $60 billion worth of tariffs on US exports. Overall, the aluminum and steel tariffs could cost the USA beverage industry almost $348 million, according to The Beer Institute. Other retailers, including Target, also spoke out against tariffs, saying they will "hurt American consumers". According to a report from CNN , the letter from Walmart said of the tariffs, "The immediate impact will be to raise prices on consumers and tax ... (more...)
US Agency Proposes Curb on Immigrants Seeking Public Assistance US Agency Proposes Curb on Immigrants Seeking Public Assistance
- September 24, 2018

The Trump administration announced a proposed rule Saturday that would make it harder for immigrants already in the USA legally, as well as those seeking to enter , to obtain visas or green cards if they have ever been dependent on certain public benefits, like food stamps or public housing. (more...)
Biden: Kavanaugh Accuser Should Not Get The Anita Hill Treatment Biden: Kavanaugh Accuser Should Not Get The Anita Hill Treatment
- September 24, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her at a party when they were in high school, which he "categorically and unequivocally" denies. "It takes enormous courage for a woman to come forward under bright lights, with millions of people watching, and relive something that happened to her, assert that something happened to her, and she should be treated with respect". (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Second Woman
- September 24, 2018

Up until now, I've avoided any direct accusation of mendacity on the part of Christine Blasey Ford , though the incredibly convenient timing of the release of this information made it tempting. The magazine reported that Ramirez was reluctant at first to speak publicly "partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident". (more...)
Maldives opposition leader declares victory in election Maldives opposition leader declares victory in election
- September 24, 2018

People are moving freely", countered Adam Thaufeeg, a 40-year-old government employee, who said he voted for Yameen because of his vision for developing the Maldives . British Ambassador James Dauris wrote on Twitter that it was "easy to understand why so many people are concerned about what might happen on election day". (more...)
Grant Robicheaux case: Reality show surgeon ‘rapped and drugged hundreds of women' Grant Robicheaux case: Reality show surgeon ‘rapped and drugged hundreds of women'
- September 24, 2018

Prosecutors say Robicheaux, 38, and Riley, 31, may have traveled together to festivals like Burning Man and other locations since 2015. "We're expanding our inquiries to several states and as well as other parts of California", Rackauckas said. (more...)
Deborah Ramirez new Brett Kavanaugh accuser claims sexual misconduct at Yale Deborah Ramirez new Brett Kavanaugh accuser claims sexual misconduct at Yale
- September 24, 2018

Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to a tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing after a short but productive phone call late Saturday, said a person briefed on the matter, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct
- September 24, 2018

Ms Katz had called Mr Grassley's original deadline "arbitrary" and said its "sole objective is to bully Dr Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family". "She should have her say". Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a message to embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh regarding the potential Senate hearing on the sexual harassment accusations leveled against him. (more...)
Iran blames Arab separatists, USA for deadly attack Iran blames Arab separatists, USA for deadly attack
- September 24, 2018

The British charge d'affaires "was told that it is not acceptable that the spokesman for the mercenary Al-Ahwazi group be allowed to claim responsiblity for this terrorist act through a London-based TV network", said the ministry's spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi. (more...)
Wayne County lady arrested after serving to animals survive Florence Wayne County lady arrested after serving to animals survive Florence
- September 24, 2018

According to WCNC, Hedges is the owner of Crazys Claws N Paws , a donation-based animal rescue group. "We're not just gonna let the animals suffer and die and drown", she said. "We went through Hurricane Matthew and it was disgusting". Hedges is considered innocent until proven guilty, the release said. "There were many preventable deaths". (more...)
Ottawa residents face power outages, school closures after twin tornadoes
- September 24, 2018

The hospital said two patients were in critical condition, one had serious injuries, and the others were listed as either stable or in fair condition. "A lot of us have never seen anything like it", he said of the destruction. A key transformer station in the city was destroyed in the storm and it will be several days before many homes are back online. (more...)
3D gun advocate accused of underage sex is jailed in US 3D gun advocate accused of underage sex is jailed in US
- September 24, 2018

His bond is now set for $150,000 and he has agreed to personally hire an attorney. Taiwanese officials are in talks with USA representatives in Taiwan about his repatriation. It started on Wednesday, September 19, when a warrant (PDF ) was issued for Wilson in Austin, Texas. Wilson reportedly tried to pass himself off as an American student living in the city, and he even made an initial downpayment on a rental. (more...)
State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot
- September 24, 2018

But the program doesn't comment on medical marijuana violations, so it would not confirm whether it was investigating Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound or Gill, spokesman David Heidrich said. "Maybe they should consider taking a page from our book and incorporating cannabis into their practices as well", she said. Recently, Gill had set up a station at the restaurant where customers could request their lobsters be sedated with marijuana before they were boiled or steamed. (more...)
United Kingdom minister calls on European Union to 'step back from the abyss' United Kingdom minister calls on European Union to 'step back from the abyss'
- September 24, 2018

The backstop is an arrangement which will apply if the Irish border can not be kept as frictionless as it is now in the context of a wider deal. The Alpine summit began with a warning from EU Council President Donald Tusk that Britain s offer on post-Brexit trade ties and Ireland - the two sticking points in the talks - must be "reworked". (more...)

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