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US First Lady Melania Trump Lands in Kenya This Week US First Lady Melania Trump Lands in Kenya This Week
- October 03, 2018

Mrs. Trump's visit opened in low-key fashion. The first lady then visited a newly constructed wing of the hospital to visit babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. The enigmatic U.S. first lady has typically stayed out of the spotlight since her husband became president yet she has made headlines for rare public appearances. (more...)
Kavanaugh's temperament, credibility emerge as flashpoints in Supreme Court fight Kavanaugh's temperament, credibility emerge as flashpoints in Supreme Court fight
- October 03, 2018

Dudley reportedly denied the allegations. "Even if you want to discount what happened when he was 15 in high school and 18 in college, you can not discount what he is saying and professing at age 53 when it flies in the face of being truthful", Schumer said . (more...)
Boris Johnson addresses fringe event at Conservative Party conference
- October 03, 2018

But hundreds of activists were. And if we get it wrong, my friends - if we bottle Brexit now - believe me, the people of this country will find it hard to forgive. "And in so doing to believe in conservatism and to believe in Britain". His alternative prospectus for the future of the Tory party had at its heart returning power to individuals, expanding housing, a law and order crackdown and cutting taxes as he directly courted members, who get the final say in any future leadership contest. (more...)
NY state launches probe into Trump's taxes after bombshell report NY state launches probe into Trump's taxes after bombshell report
- October 03, 2018

The Times reported that much of the fortune came to Trump because he helped his parents evade taxes, setting up a fake corporation with his siblings to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their parents. By the time he was 3 years old, Trump was earning $US200,000 a year in today's dollars. Soon after graduating from college, Trump was receiving the equivalent in today's dollars of $US1 million annually from his father, Fred Trump . (more...)
U.S. and Canada claim victory as NAFTA saved at the last U.S. and Canada claim victory as NAFTA saved at the last
- October 03, 2018

Then he said that the dispute-resolution mechanism, which sends disputes about the deal to arbitrators, would have to go. He said more US eggs on the shelves is not what consumers want, pointing to the group's research that shows 90 per cent of Canadians prefer domestically grown eggs. (more...)
Schumer Responds to McConnell on Kavanaugh: 'He's the Master of Delay' Schumer Responds to McConnell on Kavanaugh: 'He's the Master of Delay'
- October 03, 2018

Charles "Chad" Ludington, an associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, released a statement saying Kavanaugh "has not told the truth" when denying he never blacked out and otherwise downplayed his drinking as a young man. (more...)
Satellite images of massive natural disaster and tsunami that hit the Indonesian Island Satellite images of massive natural disaster and tsunami that hit the Indonesian Island
- October 03, 2018

Damaged roads, bridges and airports are creating a logistical nightmare for the Indonesian government and relief agencies as they try to get vital supplies to Palu, four days after the city and its surrounding areas were devastated by an natural disaster and tsunami. (more...)
Pentagon: Letters to Mattis, Navy chief contained ricin toxin Pentagon: Letters to Mattis, Navy chief contained ricin toxin
- October 02, 2018

Ricin has been detected in two pieces of mail that arrived at a Pentagon mail distribution center, defense officials announced Tuesday. We'll keep you updated. USA government buildings have sporadically received packages with suspected ricin, including in 2013, when ricin-laced letters were addressed to a United States senator, the White House and a MS justice official. (more...)
Confidence In Trump Lags Behind Russia's Putin, China's Xi In World Poll
- October 02, 2018

The survey showcases the sharp decline in America's image and standing overseas since Trump took office almost two years ago and began a series of unilateral trade wars and a campaign of harsh criticism of global institutions, including the United Nations . (more...)
McConnell claims Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Trump nomination Kavanaugh McConnell claims Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Trump nomination Kavanaugh
- October 02, 2018

As the FBI completed interviews with four people as part of its one-week investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, moderate Republican Senator Jeff Flake said he was anxious about the judge's performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. (more...)
Wisconsin Pizza Delivery Driver Helps Save Kidnapped Woman Wisconsin Pizza Delivery Driver Helps Save Kidnapped Woman
- October 02, 2018

According to a criminal complaint, the victim - a 57-year-old woman - started dating Hoffmann in 2016 and they lived together until August of 2018. "Help me", the woman yelled from inside the home. The woman said Hoffmann remarked that he "should have brought his gun in from the vehicle so that he could shoot both of them". "I had a delivery". (more...)
Theresa May on why Boris Johnson speech made her cross Theresa May on why Boris Johnson speech made her cross
- October 02, 2018

In what is being billed as the alternative leader's speech, Mr Johnson is to address around 1,500 of the rank and file at a fringe event of the party's annual conference calling on them to "believe in Conservative values" to beat Jeremy Corbyn . (more...)
Iran FM says ‘India committed to buy our oil, continue economic cooperation’ Iran FM says ‘India committed to buy our oil, continue economic cooperation’
- October 02, 2018

Trump has previously threatened that "anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the USA". Several of those nations openly confronted Mr Trump on Wednesday, when he led a UN Security Council meeting about weapons of mass destruction. (more...)
Border Patrol agent throws gender-reveal party, but starts wildfire instead Border Patrol agent throws gender-reveal party, but starts wildfire instead
- October 02, 2018

To do this, he made the target himself and filled it with Tannerite, a legal but highly explosive substance. When it exploded, it would reveal their future child's sex: pink for a girl, or blue for a boy. Dickey's attorney Sean Chapman told the Arizona Daily Star he will borrow from his retirement fund to pay the $100,000 due at sentencing. The Tucson man made a decision to shoot at a target with his high-powered rifle so that it would explode in pink or blue powder, according to a ... (more...)
US, Canada reach trilateral trade pact with Mexico to replace NAFTA US, Canada reach trilateral trade pact with Mexico to replace NAFTA
- October 02, 2018

The U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement ( USMCA ) updates and replaces the almost 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ), which Trump had threatened to cancel. "One of the things that we know is trade diversification is an extremely important part of growing the Canadian economy, and we're going to continue to engage in increasing our trade footprint all over the world", he said. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Vows Lindsey Graham Vows "Full-Scale Investigation" Into Democrats' Handling Of Christine Ford's Allegations
- October 02, 2018

I hope the American people can see through this sham. It's tempting to say his performance was flawless, except it would demean the manifest honesty of Graham's indignation to label it such. The fiery blast from the Republican known for his work across the aisle with Democrats drew immediate praise from conservatives and the White House. (more...)
Vivek Tiwari killing: SIT recreates crime scene in Lucknow Vivek Tiwari killing: SIT recreates crime scene in Lucknow
- October 02, 2018

The state's top police officer, O.P. Singh, told reporters that the policeman who shot Tiwari claimed to have fired in self-defence. Quoting Khan, the FIR filed by Kalpana says, "I was with my colleague ASM sir (Tiwari was the Area Sales Manager of Apple), returning home at around 1.30 am when suddenly Prashant Chaudhary and Sandeep Kumar came in front of the vehicle". (more...)
Rosenstein to meet lawmakers Rosenstein to meet lawmakers
- October 02, 2018

The Justice Department issued statements from Rosenstein meant to deny the report. He's expected to meet one-on-one with Trump to talk about it. Trump indicated this week that he would prefer not to fire Rosenstein , who now oversees the special counsel Robert Mueller, the career prosecutor conducting the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Melania Trump donates items to Greater Accra Regional Hospital Melania Trump donates items to Greater Accra Regional Hospital
- October 02, 2018

There's an overall sense of skepticism that exists around her trip and her motivations-and rightfully so. Trump, 48, also had tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the presidential palace, known as the Jubilee House. She landed in the capital of Accra on Tuesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington and was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini US and Ghanaian flags. (more...)
Appears WH Scrubbed Trump Insult Of Female Reporter From Official Transcript Appears WH Scrubbed Trump Insult Of Female Reporter From Official Transcript
- October 02, 2018

That's not nice, " he said, adding that he wanted to answer a question about trade and moving on to another reporter. First, there was this freakish interaction with reporter Cecilia Vega . Despite the his impatience, Trump did later circle back to the reporters, including Vega, to field Kavanaugh questions. He later circled back to Vega in a press conference that also found Trump deriding other female reporters. (more...)
Trump Asked About Kavanaugh's Drinking, Gives Hilarious Response
- October 02, 2018

The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. He has taught at the law school for about a decade. Amid the most shamelessly partisan, smear-filled Supreme Court confirmation process ever, President Trump offered a little levity in a way that only he could do. (more...)
New US Policy Tears LGBT UN Staff From Partners New US Policy Tears LGBT UN Staff From Partners
- October 02, 2018

As of Monday, the U.S. State Department will no longer issue visas to the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats or staffers of U.S. -based worldwide organizations like the United Nations, unless they are married. This means that to acquire a G-4 visa, a nonimmigrant United States visa for employees of worldwide organisations and members of their immediate families, partners of same-sex staff will have to marry or face not being able to live with their partners. (more...)
Natural disaster off Indonesian island brings down 'many buildings' Natural disaster off Indonesian island brings down 'many buildings'
- October 02, 2018

Indonesian TV showed smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu with people screaming and running in fear. An earlier magnitude 6.1 quake in central Sulawsi killed several people, injured 10 and damaged dozens of houses. The authorities had asked people in the affected area to remain on the alert as several moderate aftershocks are expected. The quake and tsunami caused a power outage that cut communications around Palu. (more...)
Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Mark Judge's lawyer says he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- October 02, 2018

Sexual assault and abuse survivor groups in Wisconsin and across the country have condemned the decision of the U.S. Senate judiciary committee to advance the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court . Flake said he would have voted against confirmation if Senate leaders rejected the delay. Jeff Flake's call for an FBI investigation after hearing testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh . (more...)
Horse causes panic after galloping through a bar in France Horse causes panic after galloping through a bar in France
- October 02, 2018

The animal tore off down the road and across a roundabout before stepping into the bar. Stephane Jasmin, the bar owner, said no one was hurt in the incident though said he was stunned at what had happened. The trainer said the horse "had a penchant for escape", but considered it incredible that she made for a PMU bar. Thankfully there were no long faces as the horse was safely returned to the stables after being later found in a auto park. (more...)
Time is now the key factor in Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation
- October 02, 2018

Reuters could not immediately verify the report. On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona broke with his fellow Republicans and said that although he supported moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of the committee, he called for the FBI to investigate credible allegations against Kavanaugh. (more...)
BC wine and dairy industries anxious about future under USMCA BC wine and dairy industries anxious about future under USMCA
- October 02, 2018

Late Sunday, the Trump administration announced it had reached a three-way trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, the U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA ), replacing the NAFTA agreement that had been in place since 1994. President Trump has long threatened to pull the United States from NAFTA. But, with the new NAFTA deal - or the USMCA, as it's now known - Trump has reportedly said that Prime Minister Trudeau is a good guy and that plans are underway to remove the tariffs against ... (more...)
Erdogan hopes recent visit to Germany to enhance ties Turkey 06:38 Erdogan hopes recent visit to Germany to enhance ties Turkey 06:38
- October 02, 2018

The economic strain has been one of the major issues in the capital of Ankara . The two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries reached almost a breaking point as their leaders vociferously accused each other after a failed coup attempt against Erdogan in 2016. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: White Home denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry Brett Kavanaugh: White Home denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry
- October 02, 2018

The change in direction came after numerous reports indicated the Federal Bureau of Investigation was declining to talk to witnesses who could corroborate the women's claims, after being given a list of only four people that it could interview-Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room during her alleged assault; Leland Keyser and P.J. (more...)
Manufacturers relieved, dairy farmers angry in wake of trade deal Manufacturers relieved, dairy farmers angry in wake of trade deal
- October 02, 2018

Trump spoke after it emerged that Canada and Mexico had agreed to a pact the administration has dubbed the "United States Mexico Canada Agreement", or USMCA. "We think the Americans have got lots of access to the BC market and do quite well thank you very much", Prodan says. The Prime Minister's Office later said that it never requested a one-on-one meeting with Trump. (more...)

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