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Iran hails Russia-Turkey agreement on Idlib buffer zone

Iran hails Russia-Turkey agreement on Idlib buffer zone However, Russian president Vladimir Putin promptly ascribed the incident to the fog of war. Syrian President Bashar Assad sent Putin a telegram Wednesday offering his condolences and putting the blame on Israeli "aggression", the official SANA news agency said. [Full Article...]

France issues clarification after Hollande’s controversial statement on Rafale

France issues clarification after Hollande’s controversial statement on Rafale We didn't have a choice. "It is reiterated that neither government of India nor French government had any say in the commercial decision", it said. While the Congress has charged DRAL with cornering the bulk of the Rafale-linked offsets, The Reliance Group has said that it benefited only from €778 million worth of business. [Full Article...]

President Trump arrives in SC to tour Florence damage

President Trump arrives in SC to tour Florence damage The flooding from Florence had subsided, only to get worse again. As the extent of the damage comes into focus, so too are the lessons for the next storm. In South Carolina, floodwaters heavily affected some crops, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers told Southern Farm Network. At least 5,000 rescues have been reported around the state. [Full Article...]

China, Russia warn U.S. of consequences over sanctions

The communist state bought Russian SU-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missiles. Top officials in the security establishment in New Delhi are keenly tracking developments as the U.S. "CAATSA sanctions in this context are not meant to undermine the defence capabilities of any particular country", the official said. However, officials tracking the developments on the deal say there has b... [Full Article...]

Ecuador tried to give Assange Russia post

Ecuador tried to give Assange Russia post The Wikileaks founder has been at the centre of a diplomatic row since 2012, and has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after obtaining political asylum from the country. "Another example of disinformation and fake news by British media", the embassy said on Twitter, commenting on a publication in the Guardian , which claimed that "Russian diplomats held secret talks in London a year... [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 8

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 8 Nine of those killed are reported to be members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corp, the semi-official ISNA news agency said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. [Full Article...]

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing Trump's tweets follow an interview he gave to Fox's Sean Hannity on Thursday night in Las Vegas, where he appeared at a rally, in which the president first questioned why the Federal Bureau of Investigation hadn't been called at the time of the alleged assault (which would likely have been handled by local law enforcement). [Full Article...]

Why isn't Mark Judge testifying about Kavanaugh? He is an alleged witness

Why isn't Mark Judge testifying about Kavanaugh? He is an alleged witness I go through this with them every single day in D.C'. Christine Blasey Ford , a clinical psychology professor who says she knew Kavanaugh in school, alleges he pinned her down to a bed and attempted to remove her clothes at a high school party more than three decades ago. [Full Article...]

Cruz, O'Rourke Hold First Debate In Dallas

Cruz, O'Rourke Hold First Debate In Dallas Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in one of this year's most closely-watched Senate races, made the comments during a town hall Wednesday while discussing criminal justice reform. "People who became convicts exclusively by dint of the color of their skin in a system that was radically unjust", O'Rourke continued. Cruz has criticized O'Rourke as a liberal out of touch with Texan values. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May demands respect from European Union in Brexit negotiations

British PM Theresa May demands respect from European Union in Brexit negotiations Lord Adonis, a prominent figure in the remain campaign and a former Labour minister said at an event at the University of Kent last night that it was not impossible to trigger and win a second referendum to stay. That is why, following months of intensive work and detailed discussions, we proposed a third option for our future economic relationship, based on the frictionless trade in goods. [Full Article...]

3D gun rights activist detained in Taiwan over underage sex claim

3D gun rights activist detained in Taiwan over underage sex claim The American Institute of Taiwan cancelled Wilson's passport and Taiwan's National Immigration Agency said he therefore no longer had a legal status in Taiwan and was "now urging the American Institute of Taiwan to issue a valid travel document for Mr. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico gov: No doubt almost 3000 died due to Maria

Puerto Rico gov: No doubt almost 3000 died due to Maria Just as other Americans have received during disaster recovery, the Commission and other government entities owe the people of Puerto Rico real aid, data collection, and recovery efforts that match the unprecedented levels of devastation during this critical time in the island's history. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Willing to Testify Next Week

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Willing to Testify Next Week Trump chose Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. "As you are aware, she's been receiving death threats which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and she and her family have been forced out of their home", Katz wrote to the committee. [Full Article...]

Theresa May demands 'respect' from European Union after Brexit humiliation

Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said after the summit that May's proposals " will not work ". Mrs May has indicated that she will come forward "shortly" with new proposals on the thorny issue of the Irish border, which has emerged as the main obstacle to progress. [Full Article...]

Putin demands Israel examine loss of Russian plane during Syria raid

Putin demands Israel examine loss of Russian plane during Syria raid Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday said Russian experts had confirmed the actions of Israeli pilots resulted in the downing of the aircraft by the Syrian air defenses and deaths of 15 Russian servicemen. According to the ministry, Israel indirectly caused the incident because at the time of the incident it was attacking targets within Syria and gave Russian Federation a one m... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing 'wire,' invoking 25th Amendment against Trump

Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing 'wire,' invoking 25th Amendment against Trump Trump from office for being unfit. "The New York Times's story is inaccurate and factually incorrect", Rosenstein said in a statement. He also said that "based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment". [Full Article...]

South Africa’s top court okays private use of cannabis

South Africa’s top court okays private use of cannabis All judges were unanimous in their decision which is already an established law. The ministries of justice, police, health and trade had argued that there was " objective proof of the harmful effects of cannabis ". Few voices are raised to denounce the judgment. Legal expert, Vishalan Naidu, says pending dagga-related cases prior the court's ruling will not be affected. [Full Article...]

Pope obliges Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s request, temporarily relieves him of duties

Pope obliges Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s request, temporarily relieves him of duties In June, the 43-year-old nun, also a mother superior, had complained to the police that Mullakkal had raped her 13 times between 2014 and 2016. It is reported that the probe team discussed the matter with higher officials. "It's been 74 days since she gave a complaint, but other than the police questioning the victim, we don't see any other progress". Reportedly, this is the first time in the Ca... [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort, his campaign deputy chair Rick Gaines, and his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn are also cooperating with Robert Mueller's Special Counsel team. He implicated Trump in the two campaign finance violations, telling a federal judge he broke the law "in coordination with and at the direction of a federal candidate for office", a clear refe... [Full Article...]

Brexit | EU, UK fail to resolve border row as deadline looms

Brexit | EU, UK fail to resolve border row as deadline looms An official EU summit set for October 18-19 was previously considered the "last chance" for a formal Brexit deal, as any plan must be approved by the United Kingdom parliament, the European Parliament, and the individual legislatures of all 27 remaining EU member states. [Full Article...]


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