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Kavanaugh accuser 'prepared to testify' next week

Kavanaugh accuser 'prepared to testify' next week Judge's lawyer said in a letter to the committee on Tuesday that Judge did not recall the incident and did not wish to testify. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Standing up for a fair hearing should not just come down to women, said Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told reporters on Thursday. 'But I can only say this: he is such an outstanding man. [Full Article...]

Lake Victoria ferry capsizes, killing at least 44

Lake Victoria ferry capsizes, killing at least 44 He can not say how many people were on board until the search and rescue operation is over. The cause of the incident was not immediately clear, but overloading is frequently found to blame. Temesa Spokesperson Ms Theresia Mwami said the exact number of casualties had not yet been established. In 2012, at least 145 people died in a ferry disaster in Tanzania's semi- autonomous archipelago of Zan... [Full Article...]

Incredible fire tornado shocks wildfire crew in northern BC

The firefighters were battling the Chutanli Lake wildfire, now estimated at 20,813 hectares. " Fire tornado destroyed our line ". She says the crew had been working seven days in a row for 16 hours at a time to stop the flames engulfing areas. [Full Article...]

Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric test after ISIS propaganda tweets

Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric test after ISIS propaganda tweets French politician Marine Le Pen is under a court order to receive a psychiatric examination for tweeting gruesome images from the terrorist group Islamic State. "Just how far will they go?" she asked. "This country is really starting to scare me". Later on Thursday, she told reporters she felt "persecuted" and vowed not to attend the psychiatric evaluation. [Full Article...]

Summit puts NK denuclearization back on track, eases cross-border tensions

Summit puts NK denuclearization back on track, eases cross-border tensions Mr. Kim also promised to visit Seoul, the South Korean capital, which would make him the first North Korean leader to make such a trip. The alternative-the horrors of nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare that an invasion of North Korea would unquestionably entail-is unthinkable. [Full Article...]

Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms

Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms In a Twitter message, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said "the situation is still fluid". The town of Aberdeen is located around 30 miles northeast of Baltimore. Carre said the man told him the shooter "just came in in a bad mood this morning". "The shooting happened adjacent to the primary building", she said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh case brings Anita Hill's historic testimony to the fore: journalist

Eleanor Holmes Norton sees a version of history repeating itself. Ford wants a FBI investigation of the matter, her attorneys wrote Tuesday to Sen. In 1991, Norton was one of seven women in Congress who became so upset with what they saw happening to Hill, that they marched from House side of the Capitol to the Senate to try to meet with the powerful men controlling the confirmation hearings. [Full Article...]

Couple discharged from hospital after falling ill at Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury

Couple discharged from hospital after falling ill at Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury Police sources said until the man had been spoken to, "we can't rule anything in or out". Anna Shapiro, 30, reportedly became violently ill at a Prezzo restuarant in the city on Sunday night, sparking fears of another nerve agent attack following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal . [Full Article...]

Trump orders release of classified documents in Russian Federation investigation

Trump orders release of classified documents in Russian Federation investigation The most high profile documents that will be revealed from this move include the FISA warrant renewal application against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page (as well as hundreds of other pages of applications), and text messages from controversial figures such as Peter Strzok , Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and James Comey . [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo invites North Korean talks, aims for denuclearisation by 2021

After the summit, Moon said he will pass along Kim's messages for the US and the Trump administration. "Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of global experts", Trump claimed hyperbolically. [Full Article...]

North Korea agrees to close missile site

On the eve of the Moon-Kim summit, an editorial in a North Korean state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun , blamed the US for their diplomatic deadlock. US President Donald Trump welcomed the move, tweeting that Kim had "agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations", adding: "Very exciting!" "This is what an Israel-style deal looks like with North Korea: They pretend to disarm ... [Full Article...]

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal After dining on Wiener Schnitzel and wrangling over Europe's migrant problem, May was given the floor and tried to win over her 27 peers by asking them what they would do if they were asked to agree a "legal separation" of their countries. Speaking at the launch, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said he does not want the symbiotic relationship between Britain and Ireland disrupted by Brexit. [Full Article...]

Heavy security deployment at Entebbe ahead of Bobi Wine return

Heavy security deployment at Entebbe ahead of Bobi Wine return They also said that all vehicles leaving Kampala on the road to Entebbe were checked at multiple roadblocks. Journalists too are required to have accreditation from Uganda Civil Aviation Authority without which they have been barred from the airport. [Full Article...]

Attacker Fatally Stabbed Jogger on D.C. Street, Fled Scene

Attacker Fatally Stabbed Jogger on D.C. Street, Fled Scene Police said Martinez was an avid runner and was known to run for miles around the city. "We ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve the passing of her lovely soul and inform her friends and family of this bad news", the victim's mother said in her statement . [Full Article...]

Child bitten in second Whitsundays shark attack in 24 hours

Child bitten in second Whitsundays shark attack in 24 hours She was then put into a dinghy to allow a rescue helicopter dispatched from mainland coastal town Prosperpine to winch her up. The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter is circling overhead at the moment. Queensland Ambulance also confirmed the young girl, who was in a critical condition, was being transported to nearby Mackay Hospital by helicopter. [Full Article...]

FG suspends Nigeria Air from takeoff

FG suspends Nigeria Air from takeoff The Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen. The federal government has suspended the national carrier project indefinitely . "The Nigerian government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new national carrier. The government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it". [Full Article...]

Pakistan Foreign Ministers To Meet In New York After Imran Khan Request

Pakistan Foreign Ministers To Meet In New York After Imran Khan Request In his first speech after winning the general elections, Khan had said that he wanted to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue. On Wednesday, the USA specifically said that Pakistan based terror groups like Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba, which operate in Kashmir, continue to pose a serious threat to the region. [Full Article...]

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister

Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister The Spaniard did not reveal when the commander-in-chief floated the plan, although other sources said it was in June when he flew to the States during the White House visit of Spain's King and Queen. According to the UK's Daily Express , President Trump also wanted to build a wall in the Sahara Desert, to help with Europe's "migrant problem". Spain has no sovereignty over the Sahara, but it does... [Full Article...]

US Air Force Pushes for Massive Increase in Spending

US Air Force Pushes for Massive Increase in Spending She said Air Force top brass were predicting a need to increase the number of operational squadrons by almost a quarter to stay ahead of the increasingly powerful militaries of its superpower rivals. U.S. Air Force representatives did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for further detail on a possible expansion of the branch. "The Cold War was a bipolar world, " Wilson said. [Full Article...]

Ted Cruz jokes that Beto O'Rourke will ban BBQ

Ted Cruz jokes that Beto O'Rourke will ban BBQ The narrator says took the lead on the issue after an illegal immigrant was charged with - but later acquitted of - killing Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman killed while walking the San Francisco waterfront with her father in 2015. "Cruz served up his claim again the next day in a tweet , writing, "@.peta protested our town hall yesterday, handing out barbecued tofu. PETA Executive Vice Pres... [Full Article...]


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