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'I had one beer, right?': Trump mocks Brett Kavanaugh accuser's testimony
- October 03, 2018

I don't know. Where's the house? "I had one beer, right?" "I don't remember", Trump said, mocking Ford's answers during last week's hearing. I don't remember. Kavanaugh has denied the incident. Christine Blasey Ford and her testimony against Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he spoke at a rally in MS on October 2 and Twitter users are fighting back. (more...)
China cancels security talks with United States China cancels security talks with United States
- October 03, 2018

While the U.S. has carried out around a dozen freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea since 2015, "this one might be coinciding with the highest point of bilateral tensions", Ankit Panda, foreign policy expert and senior editor at The Diplomat, wrote on Twitter . (more...)
Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Surges As Satellite Images Reveal Scale Of Destruction Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Surges As Satellite Images Reveal Scale Of Destruction
- October 03, 2018

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta , the capital, that more people also remained trapped in Sigi and Balaroa, meaning the death toll is likely to rise. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, said on Monday: "The UK offers its deepest condolences to those affected by the devastating quake and tsunami in Indonesia which has left hundreds of people dead and thousands more homeless and in need of urgent help". (more...)
Trade pact clause seen deterring China trade deal with Canada, Mexico Trade pact clause seen deterring China trade deal with Canada, Mexico
- October 03, 2018

The North American trade agreement has been renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ( USMCA ). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed the landmark agreement as a victory and U.S. Trump has raged about Canada's tariffs on dairy imports, which can approach 300 percent. The deal aims to brings more jobs into the United States, with Canada and Mexico accepting more restrictive commerce with the United States, their main export customer. (more...)
Music, dance as Mrs. Trump arrives in Ghana on Africa trip Music, dance as Mrs. Trump arrives in Ghana on Africa trip
- October 03, 2018

Though the first lady's trip is seen as a gesture of goodwill, it also appears to some critics of the Trump administration as out of step with her husband's policies. The second leg of her trip will take her to the Cape Coast castle. The first lady's visit to Africa could be made hard because of the past actions and words of her husband. (more...)
Here’s what we know about the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh Here’s what we know about the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh
- October 03, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford that he had once tried to sexually assault her at a small get together in the summer of 1982. The votes of the three aforementioned Republicans and those of red-state Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, will largely determine whether Kavanaugh is confirmed. (more...)
NY Times: Trump got $413M from his dad, much from tax dodges NY Times: Trump got $413M from his dad, much from tax dodges
- October 03, 2018

It said "more than 200 tax returns from Fred Trump , his companies and various Trump partnerships and trusts" were among them. "The facts upon which The Times bases its false allegations are extremely inaccurate". Trump also "helped his father take improper tax deductions worth millions more", the newspaper added. "There probably is nothing more painful and upsetting to Donald Trump in the world than the suggestion that he is not as rich as he says he is and as responsible for being ... (more...)
United States and Canada agree free trade deal United States and Canada agree free trade deal
- October 03, 2018

Canada, in turn, failed to secure protections against the mechanism that allowed the Trump administration to impose aluminum and steel tariffs. "This is a very very big deal for our farmers". The United States will undoubtedly claim the new trade deal fulfills President Trump's pledge to American auto workers to bring lost jobs back home just as Canada will claim that the USMCA deal protects middle-class jobs. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation completes interview of Kavanaugh's high school friend Federal Bureau of Investigation completes interview of Kavanaugh's high school friend
- October 03, 2018

Walsh said in a statement, "We will stand up for and alongside these survivors because they are powerful, they give voice to others and they should not be dismissed". The Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, says Kavanaugh seems willing to mislead senators about matters big and small to ensure his confirmation. (more...)
MS officers dead after shootout; wounded suspect in custody MS officers dead after shootout; wounded suspect in custody
- October 02, 2018

A suspect was wounded in the exchange and taken for treatment to a hospital in Jackson. Cpl. Zack Moak, 31, and patrolman James White , 35, were killed shortly after 5 a.m.at the home on North 6th Street after responding to a report of shots fired, according to Mississippi Department of Public Safety Communication Director Warren Strain. (more...)
Iran strikes 'terrorist' targets in Syria with missiles, drones Iran strikes 'terrorist' targets in Syria with missiles, drones
- October 02, 2018

In a VOA Persian interview, Hudson Institute analyst Michael Pregent said an Iranian missile strike in an area where USA forces are operating will be considered as a serious provocation by Washington. "At this time, the coalition is still assessing if any damage occurred and no coalition forces were in danger ", spokesman Sean Ryan said. A senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Monday that Islamic State militants in Syria's Deir al-Zor province had helped co-ordinate the parade attack. (more...)
Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain deadly poison ricin Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain deadly poison ricin
- October 02, 2018

All mail delivered on Monday is now under quarantine, and "poses no threat to Pentagon personnel", he said. We'll keep you updated. The envelopes are being examined to determine whether they test positive for the deadly poison, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. (more...)
America's image worsens under Trump
- October 02, 2018

Pew, which conducted the survey from May to August, said the data reveals a significant decline in America's global image since Trump took office. French President Emmanuel Macron was second with a 46 percent rating. Meanwhile, Argentina, Russia and Tunisia stand out as the only three countries where just one-third or fewer prefer US leadership. Pew said frustration with the US has been particularly pronounced among some of America's closest allies and neighbors. (more...)
Johnson urges May to chuck Chequers 'cheat' in veiled leadership pitch Johnson urges May to chuck Chequers 'cheat' in veiled leadership pitch
- October 02, 2018

He emphasised that a "super-Canada trade deal" - based on the 2016 EU-Canada trade agreement which removed 99% of customs duties on goods between the two sides - was possible, as championed by some in London. "We would all benefit, and in particular foreign affairs ministers, from opening a history book from time to time", said European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas. (more...)
'Wouldn't Bother Me' If FBI Talked With All Kavanaugh Accusers 'Wouldn't Bother Me' If FBI Talked With All Kavanaugh Accusers
- October 02, 2018

Mark Judge, who has denied any wrongdoing, completed his interview with FBI agents as part of the reopened background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh , said his lawyer, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder. Trump's Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. The list, reportedly drafted by Senate Republicans, did not include former classmates who contradicted Kavanaugh's testimony about the extent of his youthful drinking and partying. (more...)
Macedonia PM urges ratification of referendum result Macedonia PM urges ratification of referendum result
- October 02, 2018

With that low a turnout, getting the required support from the Macedonian Parliament could be hard. Half an hour before polls were to close, voter turnout stood at 34 percent, according to the AP. Supporters, led by Zaev, had characterized Sunday's vote as a linchpin of Macedonia's future prosperity, the key to its ability to join worldwide institutions. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh's Harvard course on the Supreme Court is shelved
- October 02, 2018

In remarks afterward, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said there are growing questions about Kavanaugh's credibility, some based on his testimony last week at a hearing that also included one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford . (more...)
US, Canada and Mexico praise 'historic' NAFTA replacement deal
- October 02, 2018

NAFTA is out, USMCA is in. -South Korea trade agreement, and in the deal he cut with Europe to postpone auto tariffs in return for more soybean sales. U.S.jobs should not be a bargaining chip in trade agreements". In a joint statement , USA and Canadian trade representatives said the agreement "will give our workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region". (more...)
Horse causes chaos in Chantilly sports bar Horse causes chaos in Chantilly sports bar
- October 02, 2018

The horse's trainer, Jean-Marie Beguigne, said the animal bolted when its rider fell off on the way to the Chantilly Race Course stable, which is less than a mile away from the bar. "The filly escaped by going onto the road and crossing the roundabout before entering this bar". There were no injuries to people or the horse, according to Independent . (more...)
Trump administration to deny visas to same-sex partners of U.N Trump administration to deny visas to same-sex partners of U.N
- October 02, 2018

In a statement to NBC News , a State Department spokesman doubled down on this reasoning, saying the policy change is " to help ensure and promote equal treatment " between straight and gay couples. Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power slammed the decision on Twitter, calling it "needlessly cruel & bigoted", and pointing out that the deadline to marry or leave is fast approaching. (more...)

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