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Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel
- September 27, 2018

Ford will then follow with her own opening statement , which won't have a time limit either. The White House and some Senate Republicans have urged Kavanaugh to drop his calm, lawyerly demeanor, on display in the confirmation hearing and a Fox News interview this week, and flash some anger at the allegations he faces. (more...)
Donald Trump Literally Laughed At By World Leaders During United Nations Speech Donald Trump Literally Laughed At By World Leaders During United Nations Speech
- September 27, 2018

US President Donald Trump has accused China of attempting to interfere in the upcoming congressional elections , claiming the Chinese are motivated by opposition to his tough trade policy. Prompted for specific evidence of Chinese electoral interference at a subsequent press conference , Trump produced this eloquent evasion: "We have [it]". (more...)
Avenatti Reveals Mystery Client’s Identity, Releases Her Statement Against Brett Kavanaugh Avenatti Reveals Mystery Client’s Identity, Releases Her Statement Against Brett Kavanaugh
- September 27, 2018

The affidavit said she has clearances to work with multiple federal agencies, including the Treasury Department. In a statement circulated by the White House, Kavanaugh responded to Swetnick's allegations, saying: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". (more...)
Justin Milne resigns from ABC chairman role Justin Milne resigns from ABC chairman role
- September 27, 2018

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield had initially declined to act but later announced an inquiry into allegations of misconduct against Mr Milne. Around 70 per cent of Australians want a strong ABC , despite government spending cuts and daily withering criticism from its commercial rivals - who balk at unfair competition from the taxpayer-funded behemoth. (more...)
Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus
- September 27, 2018

The octopus hung around a little, gripping to the bottom of Mulinder's kayak to stay out of reach of the seal who disappeared fairly quickly after the slap. Both Mulinder and Masuda identify themselves as affiliated with action camera maker GoPro, and some of the video posted was cut into a slick production, branded with the camera's logo. (more...)
Can women be punished for adultery? Supreme Court verdict today Can women be punished for adultery? Supreme Court verdict today
- September 27, 2018

Under the 158-year-old adultery law, known as section 479, a man could be imprisoned for up to five years for engaging in sexual relations with a married woman without the consent of her husband. The petitions before the court assert that the exemption of women from punishment for adultery is a patriarchal baggage which treats women as "chattel" having no agency. (more...)
After Latest Kavanaugh Allegations, Trump Calls Avenatti 'A Total Low
- September 27, 2018

Judge has said he doesn't recall the incident Blasey described. He has chosen to release these claims the day before Mrs. Ford's hearing and two days before a vote. Did high school students from Georgetown Prep like Kavanaugh frequently attend parties with University of Maryland college students like Swetnick in the early 1980s? A third woman came forward Wednesday morning to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. (more...)
Mandela bust unveiled at UN Mandela bust unveiled at UN
- September 27, 2018

In a speech at the UN in 1994, he said its challenge was "to answer the question - given the interdependence of the nations of the world - what is it that we can and must do to ensure that democracy, peace and prosperity prevail everywhere!" No resemblance to #Mandela at all. (more...)
Brit millionaire and wife murdered in Thailand family feud Brit millionaire and wife murdered in Thailand family feud
- September 27, 2018

The victims, who had been together for 30 years, had been dead for about a week, according to police. A spokesman for the British embassy in Bangkok said they are in contact with Thai authorities and "providing support to the family of a British couple who have died in Thailand". (more...)
La Salle joins UP in THE World University Rankings 2019 La Salle joins UP in THE World University Rankings 2019
- September 27, 2018

But IIT-Indore became India's second highest-ranked university - and a global top 400 institution - with its strong score for research volume and research impact. "Its current higher education reforms could be key to helping institutions progress". Another rising Chinese star is Zhejiang University, in the country's south, which climbed 76 places to 101st. (more...)
Donald Trump Calls Democrats Donald Trump Calls Democrats "Con Artists" Amid Kavanaugh Accusations
- September 27, 2018

Addressing world leaders and top diplomats Tuesday , the president drew laughter when he boasted that he's accomplished more during his time in office than nearly any previous administration. As far as women, whether it's a man or a woman, these are-you know, it can happen the other way. I've had many false charges. Trump then cuts off Acosta , "What does it mean, no, what does it mean?" "I wouldn't mind that at all", Trump said. (more...)
Trump Defends Kavanaugh But Says He'll Watch Testimony Thursday
- September 27, 2018

In the written testimony released on Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee , Kavanaugh says he has "never sexually assaulted anyone - not in high school, not in college, not ever". Murkowski's remarks are significant, as she is considered a key swing vote in the Senate - and if she defects from her party, it could potentially kill Kavanaugh's confirmation. (more...)
US irks China with proposed sale of military parts to Taiwan US irks China with proposed sale of military parts to Taiwan
- September 27, 2018

The US State Department has approved the sale of $330m-worth of military parts to Taiwan, according to officials, as President Donald Trump's latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports take effect. Beijing sees Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting unification, and is deeply suspicious of the island's relations with the US. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he was seeking a way ahead for military ties with China after Beijing postponed military talks in protest at last ... (more...)
"They weren’t laughing at me. They were laughing with me".
- September 27, 2018

Meanwhile, the United States is pressing to cut Iran out of the Belgian-based SWIFT global payment network that facilitates the bulk of the world's cross-border money transactions, as it was in 2012 before the nuclear deal . "We have tried sanctions over the years", said Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom. "We still ... retain the same objective in mind, namely preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and guaranteeing strict global control on the peaceful use of their nuclear ... (more...)
Russian ex-spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel, investigative group says Russian ex-spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel, investigative group says
- September 27, 2018

The Government has accused Chepiga and Alexander Petrov, also believed to be an alias, of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with novichok in March. Russia's President Vladimir Putin said the men had been discounted as members of his security network, and insisted they were civilians. It then zeroed in on Chepiga, using leaked Russian databases available on the internet. (more...)
Donald Trump defends 'America 'first' in U.N. General Assembly speech Donald Trump defends 'America 'first' in U.N. General Assembly speech
- September 27, 2018

During his speech , Trump stated that his administration has accomplished more in its two years than any other administration in the country's history. "They weren't laughing at me. They spend billions of dollars committing terror acts around the world and they don't take care of their people", Pompeo said. (more...)
'I Would Much Prefer Keeping Rod Rosenstein' 'I Would Much Prefer Keeping Rod Rosenstein'
- September 27, 2018

If Rosenstein were to resign or be fired, oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation would be passed to Solicitor General Noel Francisco, according to the Justice Department. Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. He said he never said it, he said he doesn't believe it, he said he has a lot of respect for me, and he was very nice, and we'll see, and he is a member of the Trump administration in that sense, it is the Justice Department. (more...)
Trump wants 'restoration of Venezuela democracy', sanctions officials Trump wants 'restoration of Venezuela democracy', sanctions officials
- September 27, 2018

Venezuela was once among the wealthiest nations in Latin America, but the economy has been gutted by falling oil prices, reduced oil output and widespread incompetence and corruption. 'If you want to attack me, attack me, but do not mess with Cilia, do not mess with the family, do not be cowards, ' Maduro said via state television. (more...)
New bombshell allegations against US Supreme Court nominee New bombshell allegations against US Supreme Court nominee
- September 27, 2018

Lawyer Michael Avenatti has provided a statement from a client to the committee. But both Harth and Bloom have denied that the financial assistance had any affect on the veracity of her claim, which was first made in 1997. "I don't know who this is and this never happened", Kavanaugh said in a statement issued through the White House. Trump and Rosenstein had been scheduled to meet Thursday. (more...)
Democrat senator files lawsuit in attempt to block Brett Kavanaugh nomination Democrat senator files lawsuit in attempt to block Brett Kavanaugh nomination
- September 27, 2018

Avenatti is best known as the lawyer for Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected president. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. "Either Senate Republican leadership must pause these proceedings to allow the FBI to investigate these claims or the Trump-Pence Administration must withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination immediately". (more...)

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