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China says to push to improve Vatican ties after bishop deal

China says to push to improve Vatican ties after bishop deal Foreign news services have reported that China and the Vatican have been advancing in talks related to the appointment of bishops in China and that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month to clinch a deal on the issue. [Full Article...]

Second sexual misconduct allegation emerges against Trump's Supreme Court hopeful Kavanaugh

Second sexual misconduct allegation emerges against Trump's Supreme Court hopeful Kavanaugh The White House is approaching Ms Ford's potential testimony with trepidation, nervous that an emotional performance might not just damage Mr Kavanaugh's chances but could further energise female voters to turn out against Republicans in November. [Full Article...]

General election would be ‘people’s vote’ says Labour chancellor

General election would be ‘people’s vote’ says Labour chancellor After months of pressure from its pro-EU membership, Jeremy Corbyn's party has made a decision to let delegates vote on a motion calling for a so-called People's Vote to be party policy. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accepted he would be "bound" by the outcome of Tuesday's conference motion. Shadow equalities minister Ms Butler's comments were criticised by fellow Labour frontbencher Baroness Th... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein Proposed Recording Trump, Using 25th Amendment To Oust Him Last Year

Rosenstein Proposed Recording Trump, Using 25th Amendment To Oust Him Last Year For now, according to one Republican in close contact with the White House, the president can accept Rosenstein's version of events - that the deputy attorney general never contemplated invoking the 25th Amendment and that any reference he made to recording the president was made only in jest. [Full Article...]

May Says Brexit Talks Have Hit Impasse, EU Must Produce Alternative Plans

May Says Brexit Talks Have Hit Impasse, EU Must Produce Alternative Plans The Daily Mirror says the Prime Minister has "misread nearly every step of the negotiation process". There is still no agreement on some issues, including how to avoid new checks on the Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland border. "Him [Olly Robbins] and others, the whole team, really need to look at this - why we were on Chequers when Chequers so obviously wasn't going to cut the mustard". [Full Article...]

Rare two-headed snake discovered in America

Rare two-headed snake discovered in America A two-headed copperhead snake was spotted in the yard of a resident in northern Virginia, US, this month. A snake specialist went to collect and inspect the snake last week. The newly discovered copperhead is therefore, unsurprisingly, really young - around two weeks old when it was found, and only 15 centimetres (6 inches) in length. [Full Article...]

Lost Indonesian teen found in Guam waters after drifting for 49 days

Lost Indonesian teen found in Guam waters after drifting for 49 days Aldi Novel Adilang's harrowing tale began in mid-July when the 18-year-old was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometres (77 miles) off Indonesia's Sulawesi island. The teenager recounted that, with only a week's worth of supplies on board, he had to improvise in order to survive. Aldi, who spent months at sea as part of his job, survived by catching fish from the sea and using... [Full Article...]

US, China impose fresh tariffs with no trade talks in sight

US, China impose fresh tariffs with no trade talks in sight The US is "making false accusations against many countries and regions, particularly China , intimidating other countries through economic measures such as imposing tariffs". The latest round of Chinese imports will face 10 per cent tariffs through the end of the year, and then the rate will jump to 25 per cent. The Chinese government has not made any announcement yet. [Full Article...]

Christine Ford accepts Senate invitation to testify on Kavanaugh allegation Thursday

Christine Ford accepts Senate invitation to testify on Kavanaugh allegation Thursday Charles Grassley , chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. The Democrats, all of whom served as prosecutors or state attorneys general, noted that President George H.W. Christine Blasey Ford has claimed that while she and Kavanaugh were in high school, he pinned her to a bed and groped her during a party. Which meant a vote in the Judiciary Committee would happen. [Full Article...]

Corbyn says he would support second Brexit referendum

The compromise, which was swiftly dismissed by some critics as a "disappointing fudge", falls short of calls for the party conference in Liverpool to explicitly back a second referendum. He told GMB today: 'There were five million people who voted for Brexit in 2016 who then voted labour in 2017. Some 81 per cent believe their standard of living would get worse after Brexit and 89 per cent said it... [Full Article...]

Turkey has deployed tanks to the Syrian border

Turkey has deployed tanks to the Syrian border Egeland says he feels relieved the countdown to war was stopped at the "11th hour."Egeland says the threatened military onslaught by Syrian and Russian forces to retake Idlib , the last rebel-held enclave in Syria , would have risked the lives of the civilians, including one million children". [Full Article...]

Iran Blames US, Saudi Arabia & Israel for Deadly Attack on Military Parade

Iran Blames US, Saudi Arabia & Israel for Deadly Attack on Military Parade Donald Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran's self-declared government in exile on Saturday that the US sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country's official government. President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly this week. Iran backs militant groups across the region. He adds: "We will destroy them with a strong and guerilla-style attack, inshallah ... [Full Article...]

Second Woman Makes Kavanaugh Sex Misconduct Claim: New Yorker

On Twitter , the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport trended among women - and men - who explained why they didn't report instances of assault from years or decades ago. Editors from the New Yorker contacted some of us because we are the people who would know the truth, and we told them that we never saw or heard about this". [Full Article...]

Israel accused after Russian spy plane lost over Syria

Russia's defence ministry has formally blamed Israel for violating an agreement aimed at preventing clashes between the two nations over the skies of Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance aircraft. The ministry said four Israeli F-16 fighter jets had carried out on targets in the Syrian province of Latakia. A photo taken on July 23, 2006 shows an Russian Il-20M plane landing ... [Full Article...]

PM May says Britain will hold nerve in Brexit talks - Sunday Express

PM May says Britain will hold nerve in Brexit talks - Sunday Express May's defiant statement was welcomed on Saturday by many in the British press that had seen the Salzburg summit as a failure for her. The two thorniest issues in the talks are the post-Brexit trade ties and the Irish border. In Paris, Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau said that while France believed a good Brexit deal was possible, it must also prepare for a "no deal" outcome. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Accused Of Sex Misconduct By Second Woman - New Yorker Report

Brett Kavanaugh Accused Of Sex Misconduct By Second Woman - New Yorker Report I want to hear her. In the last week, three sources familiar with the accusation told NBC about Ramirez's accusation. Shame on them.This charade has gone on long enough: Kavanaugh must withdraw immediately. The GOP is facing enormous pressure from its base of conservative leaders and voters to swiftly approve Kavanaugh, who would become the second of President Donald Trump's nominees to sit ... [Full Article...]

Trump Polled Staff on Air Force One Whether to Fire Rosenstein

Trump Polled Staff on Air Force One Whether to Fire Rosenstein He added it's the responsibility of the media to report the facts, however comforting or discomforting they may be. Rosenstein has denied the claims in two separate statements, but the New York Times has stood by its reporting . "If Rosenstein is involved, he should be fired". For months, there has been speculation that Mr. Trump could fire Mr. Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein or perhaps both... [Full Article...]

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation 'absurd'

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation 'absurd' The Senate Judiciary Committee is negotiating the terms of a potential hearing with Professor Christine Blasey Ford , who has accused Kavanaugh of physically and sexually assaulting her at a party during their high school years. She deserves to be treated with dignity. It takes enormous courage for a woman to come forward, under the bright lights of millions of people watching, and relive somethi... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser to testify before Senate on Thursday

The correspondence reveals the behind-the-scenes work of the Republican-led committee as it attempts to investigate Ford's accusations , even though it could affect the outcome of Kavanaugh's appointment to the nation's highest court. 'I thought he might inadvertently kill me, ' she told the Washington Post . The lawyers said they made "important progress" in a morning call with Senate Judicia... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Second Woman

Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Second Woman The deal sets up a final showdown in the bitter fight over President Donald Trump's second high court pick. On Friday, Grassley turned down Ford's request that only senators, not attorneys, be allowed to ask questions. According to Farrow and Mayer, "in her initial conversations with The New Yorker , [Ramirez] was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certain... [Full Article...]


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