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Trump says false allegations against him affect how he sees Kavanaugh accusers Trump says false allegations against him affect how he sees Kavanaugh accusers
- September 27, 2018

Kavanaugh told Fox News that the claims against him were false, that he never attended a party like the one Blasey Ford described, and that he has never sexually assaulted anyone. "It's a con game they're playing", he said. Lawyer Michael Avenatti has provided a statement from a client to the committee. Asked about the move, Trump said the lawmakers "could not be nicer" and "could not be more respectful". (more...)
Stephen Colbert joins the United Nations in laughing at Trump on Late Show Stephen Colbert joins the United Nations in laughing at Trump on Late Show
- September 27, 2018

Trump added: "I'll be meeting with Chairman Kim in the very near future". "America is governed by Americans". Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded to Trump's comments at the meeting, saying that China follows a principle of non-interference in other countries domestic affairs. (more...)
Trump says he’d ‘certainly prefer not’ to fire Rosenstein Trump says he’d ‘certainly prefer not’ to fire Rosenstein
- September 27, 2018

After Rosenstein's much-publicized meeting Monday at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Rosenstein had spoken to Mr. Trump on the phone and would meet with him in person when the president returned from NY. "He's a very long-run, historical-minded guy in a lot of ways", Trusty said. "I never pursued or authorized recording the president and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false", Rosenstein said in a statement ... (more...)
Rouhani : Iran never asked for meeting with Trump
- September 27, 2018

Speaking during an uncommon solo press conference, Trump told reporters that they - and the entire world - misconstrued the giggles which burst forth when he told the General Assembly that basically no administration had achieved as much in two years as his has done. (more...)
US approves possible sale of military parts to Taiwan US approves possible sale of military parts to Taiwan
- September 27, 2018

China lashed out at the deal, saying it "severely violates" global laws and norms governing foreign relations, and expressed "strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition" to the sales. trade tensions climb and anxiety in Washington grows over China's modernization of its armed forces and its increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea. (more...)
Briefly: Nuclear deal parties lay out plan to stand up to US Briefly: Nuclear deal parties lay out plan to stand up to US
- September 27, 2018

Though India, one of the biggest importers of oil from Iran, has already reduced its import, it has indicated that it is unlikely to go down to zero given its massive energy needs. "SWIFT should follow the example of a growing number of businesses... that reexamined their dealings with the Iranian regime". The impending return of USA sanctions has contributed to a slide in Iran's currency. (more...)
Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
- September 27, 2018

Now, after more than a week of public and contentious negotiations between Ford's lawyers and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, the judge and the professor accusing him are slated to testify. "They're really con artists", Trump said of Democrats. He says his allegation did not come "out of nowhere". He said she'd be willing to testify before the committee if asked, but he wasn't sure whether she would do it without an FBI investigation first. (more...)
Trump gives opening remarks at UN Security Council meeting
- September 27, 2018

Asked what North Korea had to do before his next meeting with Kim, Trump said , the two had made "a tremendous amount of progress" since previous year. Trump often criticised former US President Barack Obama's approach to foreign affairs and claimed the world was "laughing" at the country under Obama's leadership. (more...)
Abramovich Denied Residency in Switzerland Over Security Concerns, Media Reports Abramovich Denied Residency in Switzerland Over Security Concerns, Media Reports
- September 27, 2018

The TdG said Swiss police raised concern over a commodities trading company that had been controlled by Abramovich called Runicom, which was the subject of a money laundering investigation by Geneva prosecutors in the 1990s. The New York merchant bank Raine Group has reportedly been appointed to advise on a full or partial sale of the premier league team. Abramovich has already rejected an offer of £2.3 billion and has an expectation of £3 billion. (more...)
Salisbury poisoning suspect is Russian colonel Salisbury poisoning suspect is Russian colonel
- September 26, 2018

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, meanwhile, said in a tweet on September 26 that "the true identify of one of the Salisbury suspects has been revealed to be a Russian colonel", without mentioning the name. "Following Bellingcat's own identification, multiple sources familiar with the person and/or the investigation have confirmed the suspect's identity", Bellingcat reports. (more...)
Christine Blasey Ford can control Thursday’s hearing
- September 26, 2018

Davis described in his email, is contrary to the Majority's repeated emphasis on the need for the Senate and this Committee's members to fulfill their constitutional obligations". Kavanaugh and his Republican allies have framed the allegations as part of a "smear campaign" by Democrats who have opposed his nomination from the beginning. (more...)
Mexican marines raid Acapulco police force on suspected crime links Mexican marines raid Acapulco police force on suspected crime links
- September 26, 2018

The state government said Tuesday it acted after the police failed to act to stem a persistent wave of killings and crime. With a murder rate of nearly 107 per 100,000 people, it ranked as third worst in the world previous year, beaten only by Los Cabos, also in Mexico, and Caracas, Venezuela. (more...)
PARADISE LOST: Trump Admin Imposes MAJOR SANCTIONS on Maduro's Family, Top Officials PARADISE LOST: Trump Admin Imposes MAJOR SANCTIONS on Maduro's Family, Top Officials
- September 26, 2018

He had earlier threatened to skip the global gathering. "We are continuing to designate loyalists who enable Maduro to solidify his hold on the military and the government while the Venezuelan people suffer", Mnuchin said . Adding to the political pressure, a bi-partisan group of 11 senators on Monday introduced sweeping legislation that calls for expanding humanitarian relief to Venezuelans by $40 million and increasing pressure on Maduro's government. (more...)
Labour delegates vote to keep referendum option open at Labour conference
- September 26, 2018

The Labour party has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion which could see the party back a second Brexit referendum. He added "failing that, all options are on the table", which is the party's exhaustively workshopped nod to the possibility of another referendum. (more...)
Court nominee Kavanaugh calls recent allegations 'last minute smears' Court nominee Kavanaugh calls recent allegations 'last minute smears'
- September 26, 2018

US President Donald Trump dismissed the latest accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as "drunk" and "messed up" on Tuesday, as Republicans prepared for a potentially explosive hearing over his suitability. "She said that she had been nearly raped by someone who was now a federal judge. I don't know who this is and this never happened", Kavanaugh said. "I remember her saying that her assailant was now a federal judge". (more...)
Teen Survives 49 Days At Sea In Drifting Fishing Hut Teen Survives 49 Days At Sea In Drifting Fishing Hut
- September 26, 2018

Mr Aldi, who was finally reunited with his family in early September, had struggled to keep his spirits up when 10 passing ships failed to spot his plight, revealed an Indonesian consular official in Osaka. He'd been surviving by catching fish and cooking it using wood stripped off his hut. But when he waved his clothes trying to get the crew's attention, no one saw him, according to the Post . (more...)
Trump pledges new Middle East peace plan within months Trump pledges new Middle East peace plan within months
- September 26, 2018

Netanyahu thanked Trump for his support, his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and said U.S. -Israel relations have never been better than under his administration. Peace can not be achieved by making unilateral decisions or trampling on the legitimate rights of Palestinians, he said, noting Israel's attitude towards this issue is wrong. (more...)
Trump assails Boulder woman accusing Kavanaugh: ‘She admits that she was drunk’ Trump assails Boulder woman accusing Kavanaugh: ‘She admits that she was drunk’
- September 26, 2018

In addition, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, said he has information that Kavanaugh, his friend Mark Judge and others in high school had targeted "women with alcohol/drugs in order to allow a "train" of men to subsequently gang rape them". (more...)
China and Vatican make historic deal China and Vatican make historic deal
- September 26, 2018

The deal between the Vatican and Beijing aims to bring the country's roughly 12 million Catholics under one roof again in China by ending the dispute over who gets to name the bishops. "The consequences will be tragic and long lasting, not only for the church in China but for the whole church because it damages the credibility". The pope also included in the list Bishop Anthony Tu Shihua, who, before dying January 4, 2017, "had expressed the desire to be reconciled with the Apostolic See", ... (more...)
Kavanaugh Classmate Retracts Support After What He Wrote in Yearbook Kavanaugh Classmate Retracts Support After What He Wrote in Yearbook
- September 26, 2018

Not in high school , not ever. Among references to football and drinking, the future Supreme Court nominee's page boasts that he is a "Renate Alumnus", a phrase that also appears below a group of nine football players including Kavanaugh, and the pages of multiple other individuals, the New York Times reports. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria
- September 26, 2018

In addition to this, transit traffic on the M4 (Aleppo-Latakia) and M5 (Aleppo-Hama) routes, which have been closed for many years due to the civil war, will be restored by the end of 2018. Turkey's president says Ankara will take steps to create "safe zones" across northern Syria, including in areas held by Syrian Kurdish fighters. The jihadist-led group - which controls more than half of the Idlib region - has not officially responded to the agreement. (more...)
Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife
- September 26, 2018

Mr Hogg, who previously ran a business in Edinburgh, and his wife had been together for 30 years. It features an outdoor pool with changing rooms, a snooker table, and a summer house. British media reports described Hogg, 64, as a millionaire from Edinburgh who built a lavish home with a swimming pool in the province not far from the Laos border. (more...)
SC declares Aadhaar as Constitutionally valid SC declares Aadhaar as Constitutionally valid
- September 26, 2018

A five-judge bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra has been hearing the Aadhaar case over the last four months. The unique identity number will now not be needed for opening bank accounts, admissions in schools or for getting mobile phone connections. (more...)
Girl bitten in shark attack in Australia Girl bitten in shark attack in Australia
- September 26, 2018

The central Queensland harbour where two people were attacked by sharks in recent days is known to Whitsunday locals as a "no-go zone" for swimming, Queensland-based conservationists say. "There's certainly no concern that suddenly we have an increased risk of shark attacks". "We ask that everyone, including the media, please respect our family's privacy during this very hard time so we can focus our energies on Hannah's recovery". (more...)
Donald Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly is no laughing matter Donald Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly is no laughing matter
- September 26, 2018

The top adviser to Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, rejected the USA offer on Tuesday, saying "Trump's and Pompeo's dream would never come to reality", the IRNA news agency said . "The United States is determined to be involved in multi-lateral organizations where we see it", said U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Trump had stated that Iran's military budget rose by 40 percent since the nuclear deal was signed. (more...)
U.S.' Mattis looks for 'way ahead' after China scraps military talks U.S.' Mattis looks for 'way ahead' after China scraps military talks
- September 26, 2018

Further complicating matters, the USA has approved a $330 million arms deal with Taiwan that will improve the combat readiness of Taiwan's air assets. At the Pentagon, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn confirmed that the USA military had been informed that China's Navy chief would no longer meet America's top naval officer, Admiral John Richardson. (more...)
Rafale deal: Why Dassault made a decision to partner with Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence Rafale deal: Why Dassault made a decision to partner with Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence
- September 26, 2018

This Rafale aircraft really does fly far and fast!" To every person who ever worked for HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited). Shekhawat alleged that Gandhi is involved in "conspiracy, internationally". Over the weekend, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said there was a "perfect coincidence" between an August 30 tweet from Rahul Gandhi and Hollande's remarks. (more...)
Trump says no plans to meet Iran's Rouhani 'despite requests'
- September 26, 2018

He says USA automobiles, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products will gain better access to Korean markets. Perhaps (not that Guterres would say as much directly). Trump says he looks forward to having a "great relationship" with Iran but "Iran has to change its tune". President Donald Trump is asking the world's nations to join the U.S.in isolating Iran over behavior he deems aggressive. (more...)
Kavanaugh defends himself on TV as Trump calls claims unfair Kavanaugh defends himself on TV as Trump calls claims unfair
- September 26, 2018

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., who sits on the committee, said a lawyer for Ramirez told committee staff she would not speak to them about her allegation that Kavanaugh flashed his naked groin in her face during an alcohol-laden party their freshman year. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Uses 'Virgin Defense' in Fox News Interview Brett Kavanaugh Uses 'Virgin Defense' in Fox News Interview
- September 26, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford , a California professor, alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. With Republicans pressing hard to get his nomination approved as soon as this weekend, Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford are to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday in what could prove a fiery hearing. (more...)

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