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United Kingdom politician's profile replaced with ‘pornography and profanity’ after app security breach United Kingdom politician's profile replaced with ‘pornography and profanity’ after app security breach
- October 01, 2018

In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper ahead of her party's conference, May took aim at those who have scorned her "Chequers" Brexit proposals, accusing them of "playing politics" with Britain's future and undermining the national interest. (more...)
American Bar Association calls for renewed Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh American Bar Association calls for renewed Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh
- October 01, 2018

Kavanaugh's passionate defense came after a university professor, Christine Blasey Ford , told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago. Bush has been advocating for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with wavering senators in recent days. None of the potential outcomes from the hearings are good, the editors said. (more...)
7.5 magnitude natural disaster rattles Indonesia and triggers tsunami in Palu, Donggala 7.5 magnitude natural disaster rattles Indonesia and triggers tsunami in Palu, Donggala
- October 01, 2018

The agency has been widely criticised for not informing a tsunami had hit Palu on Saturday, though officials said waves had come within the time the warning was issued. "All national potential will be deployed, and tomorrow morning we will deploy Hercules and helicopters to provide assistance in tsunami-affected areas". (more...)
Senior Tories line up to condemn Boris Johnson after Theresa May attack
- October 01, 2018

But many believe May's rivals will wait and see what happens in the European Union talks, with the House of Commons due to vote on the final Brexit deal, possibly in November or December. "Unlike the prime minister, I fought for this, I believe in it, I think it's the right thing for our country and I think that what is happening now is, alas, not what people were promised in 2016". (more...)
Macedonian leader: Vote for nation's European Union future Macedonian leader: Vote for nation's European Union future
- October 01, 2018

A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia's name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation in a blow to the prime minister who negotiated the deal and hoped for a strong message of support. (more...)
Russia begins missile system delivery to Syria Russia begins missile system delivery to Syria
- October 01, 2018

Russia's Defense Ministry blamed Israel, claiming the IDF used its spy plane as cover for the strike, and that air force personnel had not provided enough notice for the Russian aircraft to leave the area. He criticized "baseless accusations of interference in the internal affairs of certain countries" and turned it around against the West, accusing unnamed forces of "overt endeavors to undermine democratically elected governments", in an apparent reference to us and European Union support ... (more...)
Brexit protests in Birmingham ahead of Conservative party conference
- October 01, 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt are also due to give speeches. May announced plans on Sunday to increase the property purchase tax for foreign buyers amid concerns overseas investors are driving up prices, and a national festival in 2022 to show off post-Brexit Britain. (more...)
'The most unethical sham': Lindsey Graham rails at Kavanaugh FBI probe demands 'The most unethical sham': Lindsey Graham rails at Kavanaugh FBI probe demands
- October 01, 2018

Turning his attention back to Kavanaugh, he told the judge, "You've got nothing to apologize for". Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Graham also spent significantly less time than his GOP colleagues kowtowing to Christine Blasey Ford's alleged honesty and suffering; something for which we should all be eternally grateful. (more...)
Death toll in Indonesia natural disaster, tsunami tops 800 Death toll in Indonesia natural disaster, tsunami tops 800
- October 01, 2018

The death toll from a powerful quake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. A mosque heavily damaged by the quake was half submerged and a shopping mall was reduced to a crumpled hulk. A large bridge with yellow arches had collapsed. (more...)
Pakistani chopper strays into Indian airspace, PoK ‘PM’ was reportedly on board Pakistani chopper strays into Indian airspace, PoK ‘PM’ was reportedly on board
- October 01, 2018

The white-coloured chopper came 700 meters inside the Indian Territory and was immediately retaliated by troops with small arms fire. Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand confirmed that the helicopter violated the airspace around 12:10 pm. (more...)
Ford’s Witness Reaffirms Never Being Party with Kavanaugh’s Presence Ford’s Witness Reaffirms Never Being Party with Kavanaugh’s Presence
- October 01, 2018

Was it to "stand in solidarity with Dr. Ford" and Kavanaugh's other accusers? Senate Republican leaders agreed Friday to delay a final vote on Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI at the request of Arizona Sen. Dianne Feinstein , the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. She did not identify Kavanaugh as one of her attackers. The president also expressed confidence in the confirmation process as an 11th-hour demand from a key Republican senator again threatened to ... (more...)
How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations How The FBI Will Investigate The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations
- October 01, 2018

Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegation. An attorney for Keyser reaffirmed her previous statement that she doesn't know Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a gathering or party where he was present, the Judiciary Committee said in a statement Saturday night. (more...)
Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers amid subpoena threat Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers amid subpoena threat
- September 30, 2018

He said he doesn't believe. The president reiterated, "My preference would be to keep him and to let him finish up". Trump returned to the White House Thursday afternoon, shortly before the decision to move the meeting was announced. (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to be excluded from FBI investigation
- September 30, 2018

I thought it was their job to make this determination. The FBI will do its job in an apolitical way and report its findings, including any new derogatory information about Kavanaugh , to the White House, said Ronald Hosko, a former senior FBI agent. (more...)
‘I’m a victim of sexual assault,’ Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway tells CNN ‘I’m a victim of sexual assault,’ Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway tells CNN
- September 30, 2018

Conway briefly acknowledged her past assault during an appearance on CNN's " State of the Union " on Sunday, arguing that perpetrators should be exclusively responsible for such crimes. "It's not a meeting of the Me Too movement", she told CNN. "I'm a victim of sexual assault", she told Tapper, according to the magazine. "But you work for a president who says all the women who accused him are lying". (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan, in Berlin, pledges European Union visa push - worldwide Turkey's Erdogan, in Berlin, pledges European Union visa push - worldwide
- September 30, 2018

Angela Merkel has promised to raise the human rights issue. Mr Erdogan's state visit to Germany, complete with military honours, is his first there since becoming president in 2014 and comes as the Turkish economy is in rapid decline. A Turkish newspaper reported that Mr Erdogan gave Mrs... But she added: "There are still profound differences between us over press freedom and the rule of law". (more...)
European Union criticises Macedonia name referendum boycott call European Union criticises Macedonia name referendum boycott call
- September 30, 2018

Ivanov, a conservative, said at the U.N. General Assembly in NY on Thursday that the proposed name change Zaev negotiated would be a "flagrant violation of sovereignty ". Since Macedonia became independent in 1991, Greece has put pressure on it to change its name. The voters in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , in other words, hold the key to developments in their country and, to a great extent, in Greece. (more...)
Robert Peston and Boris Johnson clash over 'super Canada' free trade deal Robert Peston and Boris Johnson clash over 'super Canada' free trade deal
- September 30, 2018

Boris Johnson is scheduled to speak at 13.00 on Tuesday at a fringe event at the conference. "But the most important thing for me is to avert what I think would be a political and economic disaster for this country which is to agree to come out of the European Union but still to be run by the European Union, what is the point of that, what will we have done?" The former foreign secretary, who left the government over his opposition to May's "Chequers" proposals, later on Friday swerved ... (more...)
Violent scenes as riot police clash with pro-independence protesters in Barcelona Violent scenes as riot police clash with pro-independence protesters in Barcelona
- September 30, 2018

Separatists had gathered to protest another march by Spanish police demanding better pay. Barcelona mayor Ada Colau said: 'I make a call for calm, this city has always defended that everyone can exercise their rights to free speech'. 29, 2018. The Catalan police told The Associated Press that the six arrests were made on charges of aggressions against police officers. Past year thousands turned out defiantly to vote in a referendum deemed illegal by Spain's central government in Madrid. (more...)
Suspect in poisoning of ex-spy reportedly a Russian colonel Suspect in poisoning of ex-spy reportedly a Russian colonel
- September 30, 2018

Bellingcat said it had identified Chepiga, who travelled to the United Kingdom with a passport issued in the assumed name of Ruslan Boshirov, by trawling through online records from Russian military academies. He also noted that the identification of the first suspect, as the GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga was rather odd, since such tasks often do not send employees with high titles. (more...)
Flake will wait to hear Kavanaugh, Ford testimony before deciding vote Flake will wait to hear Kavanaugh, Ford testimony before deciding vote
- September 30, 2018

The hearing started at 7 a.m. PST. He has denied the allegations by Ford and two other women who have also made accusations against him since the nomination was announced. She was 15 at the time of the alleged incident, while Kavanaugh was 17. Thursday's hearing is considered deeply controversial, with Republicans taking the extraordinary step of hiring a female attorney to question Blasey Ford on behalf of the committee's 11 Republican senators, all men. (more...)
Two Mississippi police officers killed in shootout Two Mississippi police officers killed in shootout
- September 30, 2018

The officers from Brookhaven, less than 60 miles (100 km) south of Jackson, had gone to a house to respond to a report that shots had been fired, Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in an email. "These are two awesome people that lost their lives in the line of duty and they're both heroes", Police Chief Kenneth Collins told a news conference. (more...)
Democrats In Congress Can Sue Trump Over Constitution's Emoluments Clause: Judge Democrats In Congress Can Sue Trump Over Constitution's Emoluments Clause: Judge
- September 30, 2018

In his opinion, Sullivan, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, held that the lawsuit was valid because there was no way for the members of Congress who are party to it to address the dispute through other means, such as legislation. Sullivan said that if the allegations made by Democratic lawmakers are true, "the President is accepting prohibited foreign emoluments without asking and without receiving a favorable reply from Congress", a violation of the Constitution. (more...)
Conservative ministers' private data revealed by security flaw in party conference app
- September 30, 2018

And he floated a series of policy ideas, including halting the HS2 rail link and building a bridge to Ireland. However, May not only has to convince Brexiteers within her own party over the virtues of the Chequers blueprint, but the European Union as well. (more...)
Skydiving instructor missing after tandem jump in Lebanon, Maine goes wrong Skydiving instructor missing after tandem jump in Lebanon, Maine goes wrong
- September 30, 2018

Thursday near Skydive New England in Lebanon , officials said. Search crews looking for a missing ME skydiver. "The fall was not survivable", McCausland said. The search for Bickford resumed Friday morning with K-9 officers, drones with heat-sensing capabilities, Maine State Police and Maine Warden Service's planes, and the Maine Forest Service's helicopter. (more...)
Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi
- September 30, 2018

The situation is chaotic, people are running on the streets and buildings collapsed". The Ramayana department store in Palu, Central Sulawesi , is severely damaged after a 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Friday afternoon. Donggala was hit earlier Friday by a magnitude 6.1 quake that killed one person, injured 10 and damaged dozens of houses. "A tsunami has happened in Palu", said Rahmat Triyono, head of the agency's natural disaster and tsunami division, referring to the city of 350,000 ... (more...)
Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Kavanaugh is a 'blessing in disguise'
- September 30, 2018

Ramirez's lawyer, John Clune, says agents want to interview her and she's agreed to cooperate . Ramirez, who lives in Colorado, says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a drunken party when they were freshmen at Yale. The FBI will not provide a determination about the truthfulness of what witnesses tell investigators in interviews, but as Ewing noted, "Even if the bureau serves only as a gold-plated transcription service in this case, the completeness of those transcripts might exceed the ... (more...)
FBI Has Reportedly Reached Out to Kavanaugh Accuser Deborah Ramirez FBI Has Reportedly Reached Out to Kavanaugh Accuser Deborah Ramirez
- September 30, 2018

Shortly after, he was confronted in an elevator by two women who, through tears, implored him to change his mind. "Based on your going through that experience, would you recommend that we continue to consult the ABA when it comes to judges?" Sen. (more...)
North Korea says sanctions deepening mistrust against US North Korea says sanctions deepening mistrust against US
- September 30, 2018

The diplomat's comments come as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to be on the verge of restarting deadlocked nuclear diplomacy more than three months after the summit. How frightful is that? "It's so easy to be presidential". His comments followed his praise for Mr Kim at the United Nations earlier in the week. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on ... (more...)
Manchin applauds Republican senator's call for Kavanaugh FBI investigation Manchin applauds Republican senator's call for Kavanaugh FBI investigation
- September 30, 2018

The president's message, however, did not address the timeframe of about a week that the FBI had been given to complete its "supplemental investigation", ordered in the wake of Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee testimony by accuser Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh. (more...)

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