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Trump criticises Iran as 'corrupt dictatorship' in United Nations speech Trump criticises Iran as 'corrupt dictatorship' in United Nations speech
- September 26, 2018

In at least some resistance to Trump's General Assembly boasting, ambassadors from New Zealand and Uruguay have both rejected Trump's "Call to Action", skipping the president's address and photo op Monday. The US President is due to deliver a speech in NY on Tuesday morning, during which he is likely to touch on the Iran nuclear deal . For Iran , Trump reinforced his decision to abandon the 2015 nuclear treaty and reimpose sanctions on the country - and said there will be more ... (more...)
Trump dismisses second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
- September 26, 2018

The allegations by Ford, who went public with her claims September 16, have caused cracks in what appeared to be a smooth path to confirmation for Kavanaugh . Kavanaugh has denied Ramirez's accusation and labeled it a "smear". And she said she was totally inebriated and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know it was him. (more...)
Weather Authority: Rain showers likely on Tuesday Weather Authority: Rain showers likely on Tuesday
- September 26, 2018

Then summerlike heat and humidity will make its big comeback on Wednesday , as dewpoints soar into the low 70s and temperatures reach the upper 70s. Some of the storms tonight into Wednesday may be on the strong side, producing high winds and hail. (more...)
Makati court orders Trillanes' arrest Makati court orders Trillanes' arrest
- September 25, 2018

Trillanes, a former naval officer, was involved in the Oakwood mutiny in July 2003, the Marines standoff in February 2006, and the Manila Peninsula incident in 2007 - which were all against then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The arrest of Trillanes follows the incarceration previous year of another vocal Duterte critic, Senator Leila de Lima , who is now in jail on drugs charges she vigorously denies and which human rights organisations have accused of being trumped up. (more...)
Holy snakes! 'Rare' two-headed copperhead captured in Virginia backyard Holy snakes! 'Rare' two-headed copperhead captured in Virginia backyard
- September 25, 2018

The left trachea is more developed than the right while the right esophagus is more developed than the left. Many Facebook users were shocked by the photos, with one woman commenting they were "super cool". "Wild two-headed snakes are extremely rare", a spokesperson for the center said. So the agency later posted a video. "Absolutely not a fake! We assure you, it's very real and was shedding its skin", the department told the newspaper. (more...)
UK's Raab says confident of Brexit deal, needs two to tango UK's Raab says confident of Brexit deal, needs two to tango
- September 25, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to press ahead with her so-called Chequers plan for a soft-Brexit, her advisors said after a meeting of her top ministers at Downing Street Monday. The Prime Minister insists her proposal, which would see Britain maintain a "common rulebook" with the European Union for trade in goods and agriculture, is the only credible option on the table which would avoid the return of a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic. (more...)
President Lungu calls on world leaders to honour Mandela legacy President Lungu calls on world leaders to honour Mandela legacy
- September 25, 2018

During her address at the plenary event organised to commemorate Mandela's birth centenary, Swaraj shed light on how the former South African president's life continues to inspire people across the globe even in the present day. "Canada will always stand tall for democracy and rule of law at home and overseas". And NAFTA surely won't be far from Trudeau's mind this week, either-there's talk of a meeting on the summit sidelines between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and USA trade ... (more...)
Hong Kong high speed line opens Hong Kong high speed line opens
- September 25, 2018

Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke, reporting from Hong Kong , said the project attracted criticism for being behind schedule and expensive. Important information to note for interested train goers: tickets purchased from the MTR Corp must be printed in Hong Kong, while people who buy their tickets from 12306.com need to have them printed on the Chinese mainland. (more...)
White House drafts order to probe Facebook, Google business practices White House drafts order to probe Facebook, Google business practices
- September 25, 2018

The document, first reported by Bloomberg News on Saturday, also orders federal agencies to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws". The order continues to state that consumer harm could come "through the exercise of bias". This meeting on September 25 will help Sessions assess if there is a federal case to be made against the companies, the Bloomberg report said while quoting two individuals familiar with the matter. (more...)
United Nations debut for 'First Baby' Neve United Nations debut for 'First Baby' Neve
- September 25, 2018

Ms Ardern spoke of Mandela's "profound impact" on New Zealand during her first speech at the summit, and shared how her father, who was a policeman, missed her first birthday because he was called to work during the mass protests opposing the 1981 Springbok Tour. (more...)
UK's Labour opposition says it might back new Brexit vote
- September 25, 2018

Ever since the United Kingdom voted in 2016 to leave the EU, Labour has said it will respect the result - but it wants a closer relationship with the bloc than the one that Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government is seeking. "We must back it if Labour members want it", he told The Observer newspaper. Most of the party's half a million members voted in 2016 to remain in the European Union, but many of its 257 lawmakers represent areas of the country that wanted to leave. (more...)
Rouhani: US Threat to Stop Iranian Oil Exports 'Empty Promise' Rouhani: US Threat to Stop Iranian Oil Exports 'Empty Promise'
- September 25, 2018

Washington wants to reduce Iran's oil exports effectively to zero with renewed sanctions in November and has been encouraging its allies to cut their oil imports from Iran. European countries are trying to salvage the landmark accord. Rouhani said as those who backed Saddam were forced to repent and the United Nations finally declared Saddam as the initiator of the war against Iran "such a thing will happen to Trump, and what happened to Saddam will happen to America ". (more...)
US warns Russia over providing Syria with missile defense system US warns Russia over providing Syria with missile defense system
- September 25, 2018

Russian Federation is fighting in Syria in support of the government. Russia laid the blame squarely on Israel, saying that its fighter jet pushed the Russian aircraft into the line of fire. Earlier in the war, Russian Federation suspended a supply of S-300, which Israel feared Syria could use against it. It is possible that these aircraft delivered of the S-300 air defense systems to Syria. (more...)
Avenatti Claims Evidence Of Kavanaugh Gang Rape & Drug Parties
- September 25, 2018

Doc said, "Avenatti has thrust himself into the Brett Kavanaugh debate with another woman who's accusing Brett Kavanaugh ". Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti claimed on Sunday that he has "credible information" that Supreme Court nominee Judge Bret Kavanaugh essentially ran a gang-rape ring in the early 1980s with his high school friend Mark Judge . (more...)
Dozens protesting Kavanaugh arrested outside Susan Collins’s office
- September 25, 2018

One of the protesters on hand was Marie Follayttar. Blumenthal, almost everyone at this sit-in (and in DC) opposed Kavanaugh long before these allegations appeared and would continue to oppose him even if these allegations were withdrawn or undercut by testimony. (more...)
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has resigned Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has resigned
- September 25, 2018

News' Peter Alexander reports Rosenstein is set to meet with President Trump on Thursday . President Donald Trump speaks at the United Nations on Monday in NY with U.S. It is unclear whether Rosenstein was resigning ahead of being pushed out or whether he would stand his ground and force the White House to fire him. (more...)
US considers restrictions on green cards for immigrants receiving public benefits US considers restrictions on green cards for immigrants receiving public benefits
- September 25, 2018

The changes also would apply to citizens' and legal residents' requests to bring family members into the US, as well as to young people who have legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , known as Dreamers. While the proposal does not include tax credits and other health benefits that were under consideration in previous drafts, immigrant advocates have raised concerns that the rule change will force families to forgo help to avoid jeopardizing their immigration ... (more...)
Trump, at United Nations, to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat Trump, at United Nations, to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat
- September 25, 2018

Security Council resolutions to get him to fully denuclearize". "We have our eyes wide open", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Pompeo defended Trump's decision to seek another meeting despite the slow progress. United States allies in the Middle East, notably Saudi Arabia, have, however, been delighted by Trump's stance. (more...)
Paul Gosar's Siblings Endorse Dem Opponent in New Ad Paul Gosar's Siblings Endorse Dem Opponent in New Ad
- September 25, 2018

Gosar was quick to point out an interview his mother, Bernadette Gosar , did with the New York Times in which she decried the ad and said she was both "shocked" and "crushed". Gosar has also spread a conspiracy theory that the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, where one woman was killed by a self-identified white supremacist, was actually plotted by left-wing organizers to damage Trump. (more...)
Attack aftermath: Iran president says USA wants to cause insecurity Attack aftermath: Iran president says USA wants to cause insecurity
- September 25, 2018

In New York, Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday that USA sanctions were inflicting economic pain on Iran that could lead to a "successful revolution". He also said Iran had warned the United Arab Emirates over " offensive remarks " attributed to a UAE "political advisor" following the attack. Ties between Iran and the USA have worsened after President Donald Trump abandoned the multilateral Iran nuclear agreement and renewed sanctions on Tehran. (more...)
Was raped when was 7, and again at 15, reveals Ashley Judd Was raped when was 7, and again at 15, reveals Ashley Judd
- September 25, 2018

Before penning her editorial, Milano responded to Trump's tweet directly shortly after he posted it Friday morning. Once when I was a teenager. But thirdly, and most importantly, there are near-infinite reasons for why someone in Ford's position might not have told her "loving parents" about the assault, let alone would have reported the assault to the authorities. (more...)
Swiss ship attacked off Nigerian coast, official says Swiss ship attacked off Nigerian coast, official says
- September 24, 2018

More than 60 crew were reported kidnapped a year ago in waters off Nigeria, Africa's leading crude producer, although many attacks are not reported. "The pirate gang boarded the Glarus by means of long ladders and cut the razor wire on deck to gain access to the vessel and eventually the bridge", the company said. (more...)
Another sex accusation hurled at Trump Supreme Court nominee
- September 24, 2018

In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh denies the event ever happened. Blasey and Kavanaugh are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Blasey's accusations on Thursday. In backing away from deadlines and demands, Mr Grassley underscored the sensitivity with which Senate Republicans have tried handling Ms Ford. Durbin told ABC's "This Week" that some Republicans "reached out to Democratic senators and assured them that they are looking to this ... (more...)
Rare two-headed venomous snake offers double the nope Rare two-headed venomous snake offers double the nope
- September 24, 2018

Rather than screaming and running a mile, like many of us would have done, quick-thinking Stephanie managed to safely capture the snake and then took some snaps of it, which she posted to Virginia Wildlife Management and Control's Facebook page, asking: "What are the odds to find a two-headed snake?" Moreover, accordiong to its anatomy, though it would be better for the right head to eat but it may be a challenge as the left head is more dominant. (more...)
Iran arrests 'large network' over Ahvaz attack Iran arrests 'large network' over Ahvaz attack
- September 24, 2018

The massive ceremony started at 8:30 a.m. The mourners, mostly wearing black, carried pictures of the dead along with banners reading "we will stand to the end" and "no to terrorism". Any connection to the attack on the military parade was unclear. Responding to Rohani's accusations, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the BBC that Iran should "look in the mirror" for the causes of the attack, saying that Iran had "oppressed its people for a long time". (more...)
Corbyn says he would support second Brexit referendum
- September 24, 2018

Opponents say this is part of an effort to purge "Blairites" and other critics of leader Jeremy Corbyn from the party, while supporters of the change say it will help a new generation of Labour MPs emerge. The referendum "absolutely must include the right to remain in the EU", he said. A People's Vote campaign spokesman said the conference motion was "clear movement" towards adopting a referendum. (more...)
Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying
- September 24, 2018

He called the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh "a drive-by shooting". Kavanaugh said in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday that he "will be there" on Monday. When the FBI investigated Hill's allegations against Thomas in 1991, it took only three days. But US President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have already ruled that out. (more...)
Officer accused in shooting death of neighbor fired by Dallas Police Dept. Officer accused in shooting death of neighbor fired by Dallas Police Dept.
- September 24, 2018

Two of the warrants are requesting doorbell footage. The entire episode started the night of September 6 when Guyger entered Jean's apartment, purportedly confusing his for hers and shooting him because she thought he was a burglar. When she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, the affidavit said. Guyger's case is expected to go to a grand jury. (more...)
PM May says Britain will hold nerve in Brexit talks: Sunday Express PM May says Britain will hold nerve in Brexit talks: Sunday Express
- September 24, 2018

He insisted it was time for people in the European Union "to step back from the abyss" of a no-deal Brexit , to "sit down and to talk to us about how we can make these sensible, concrete proposals actually work". He said the response of the EU27 leaders was to "reiterate" our trust in chief negotiator Michel Barnier and to "reiterate our position on the integrity of the single market and the Irish backstop". (more...)
Trump Backs Supreme Court Nominee Despite New Sexual Assault Claim
- September 24, 2018

Republicans, who hold a paper-thin majority in the Senate, can ill afford defections if Kavanaugh is to be approved. Kavanaugh , also due to testify at the Judiciary Committee hearing, has denied the accusations by Ford and Ramirez. On Sunday, Senator Dianne Feinstein , the top Democrat on the judiciary committee, urged the panel to halt proceedings in light of the latest allegation . (more...)

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