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President Lungu calls on world leaders to honour Mandela legacy

President Lungu calls on world leaders to honour Mandela legacy While global threats like armed conflict, climate change and other "emerging threats" continue to test that commitment and "bounds of our compassion", Mandela, also known affectionately as "Madiba", believed that we should not despair because these challenges bear witness to a job unfinished, Trudeau said. [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's baby premieres among world leaders

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's baby premieres among world leaders Former Pakistani prime minister Benzir Bhutto is the only other world leader to give birth while in office when she had a baby girl in January 1990. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sits with her baby Neve before speaking at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd U.N. General Assembly in NY on Monday. [Full Article...]

Israel Warns Russia Over 'Dangers' Of Supplying Syria With Advanced Air Defenses

Israel Warns Russia Over 'Dangers' Of Supplying Syria With Advanced Air Defenses All 15 people aboard were killed. Last week , using older S-200 surface-to-air missile defences, Syrian air defence forces accidentally shot down a Russian Il-20 electronic intelligence plane during an Israeli missile attack. According to the Russian defense ministry, at 21:59, one of the Israeli F-16 fighters headed to the coast, approaching the Il-20 aircraft, which was preparing to land. [Full Article...]

All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China

All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multibillion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an assertive Beijing. A group opposing the move held a rally near the ceremony, saying Hong Kong's rule of law is being threatened. Lam then headed to Guangzhou on a special train with Chinese officials. [Full Article...]

Shadow Minister Pushed On Whether New Brexit Referendum Should Include Remain

But like the governing Conservatives and much of the country, Labour is split over how to leave the bloc, with its veteran eurosceptic leader, Jeremy Corbyn , under pressure from many members to move to a more pro-EU position. Once we proved that, they were happy to vote for Labour. "We, the Labour Party, are going to vote down a bad deal or we're going to vote down no deal because that is not go... [Full Article...]

US Deputy Attorney General Who Wanted To Tape Trump Faces Big Decision

US Deputy Attorney General Who Wanted To Tape Trump Faces Big Decision As we went to publish this, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Rosenstein will meet with Trump on Thursday. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this morning sparked a false alarm about the No. [Full Article...]

Facebook To Stop On-Site Assistance For Political Campaigns

Facebook To Stop On-Site Assistance For Political Campaigns The order is still only a draft and has yet to be reviewed by other government agencies according to White House officials. The draft order directs that any actions federal agencies take should be "consistent with other laws" - an apparent nod to concerns that it could threaten the traditional independence of USA law enforcement or conflict with the First Amendment, which protects political vie... [Full Article...]

Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for UN clash

Iran in the spotlight as Trump, Rouhani set for UN clash Rouhani's comments come a day after Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia , ruled an immediate hike in crude output , pushing back on President Donald Trump's call to cool the oil market. Many diplomats and analysts, however, are skeptical such a vehicle could ultimately thwart U.S. sanctions given that the United States could amend its sanctions laws to proh... [Full Article...]

Significance of attack on military parade in Iran

Significance of attack on military parade in Iran We've always stood by that. IS had claimed the attack via its propaganda mouthpiece Amaq and that the attack was in response to Iranian involvement in conflicts across the region. The violence has led to a boost in support for the Guards, according to analysts, which they will likely use to silence their critics, including Rouhani. [Full Article...]

I only told my diary: Ashley Judd on being raped at 15

I only told my diary: Ashley Judd on being raped at 15 As of Friday, more than 38,000 tweets were posted using that hashtag, according to the Hill . "I was sexually assaulted twice". "I was living in a time when someone who identified as a gay teenager would NOT be taken seriously by the police. [Full Article...]

Nigeria pirates kidnapped 12 sailors with the Swiss ship

Nigeria pirates kidnapped 12 sailors with the Swiss ship The attack occurred Saturday morning: a ship flying the flag of switzerland has been attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria. The pirates boarded the vessel about 45 nautical miles southwest of Bonny Island using long ladders, and cut razor wire on the deck to make their way to the bridge, where they destroyed much of the ship's communications equipment . [Full Article...]

Yale Law School professors cancel class as students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Forty-nine Yale Law faculty members signed an open letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for Kavanaugh's confirmation to be delayed pending a full investigation. In Rubenfeld's conversation with the former Yale student, the professor told her that Kozinski was a known sexual harasser, HuffPost reported. Doug Kysar, deputy dean of Yale Law School, sparked criticism this week for ... [Full Article...]

Grassley Slams Democrats For 'Withholding Information' On Kavanaugh Allegations

The New York Times reported that the paper had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate Ramirez's story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter. "If they continue to contest those two things, there won't be a hearing", Graham said. [Full Article...]

Iran warns US, Israel of 'devastating' response after deadly parade attack

Iran warns US, Israel of 'devastating' response after deadly parade attack Thousands of people packed the streets in the south-western city of Ahvaz on Monday to mourn the victims of the attack. The deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards meanwhile warned the USA and Israel to expect a "devastating" response, accusing them of involvement. [Full Article...]

UK's Labour opposition says it might back new Brexit vote

The result is far from a commitment from the leadership to back a second referendum, but nevertheless it represents a victory for campaigners and indicates Mr Corbyn is prepared to listen to party members. Labour is expected to discuss several motions on Brexit at its conference, and it remains unclear what the proposal on a second referendum might be - it could be a clear backing of a vote or som... [Full Article...]

Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying

Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying Rather than attend parties, Ford disappeared. He also wrote that GOP aides tried to arrange interviews with two other "alleged witnesses". Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who was also on the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 , when the FBI investigated Anita Hill's claim of sexual misconduct against Clarence Thomas , said: "The FBI does not do investigations like this". [Full Article...]

Dallas Police Fires White Cop Accused Of Fatally Shooting Her Black Neighbor

Dallas Police Fires White Cop Accused Of Fatally Shooting Her Black Neighbor According to the statement, an internal affairs probe determined that she "engaged in adverse conduct" for being arrested for manslaughter in the shooting death of neighbor Botham Shem Jean , 26. Her chief of staff, Thomas Taylor, said that an administrative investigation was on hold until a criminal investigation into Guyger was complete. Police had been criticised for not immediately identify... [Full Article...]

Newlywed on Hawaii Honeymoon Found Dead

Newlywed on Hawaii Honeymoon Found Dead Gregg Okamoto said. Locals have said the area is a risky place for hiking for those not familiar with it. "He's a very avid hiker. He served in the Navy for nearly three years so he's trained and experienced". Jeffanie told FOX 5 the couple was planning to move to McLean, Va., when they returned from their two-week-long honeymoon. The body was identified as Kramar's, Okamoto said. [Full Article...]

#WhyDidntIReport Confessions On Sex Assaults Mushrooms In Wake Of Trump Tweet

The call to arms inspired a deluge of other survivors to contribute their own emotionally devastating accounts of why they din't go to the authorities in the immediate aftermath of their assaults. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents", Trump tweeted on Friday. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh says his 1982 calendars will help clear his name

There are still unresolved procedural and logistical issues regarding Ford's testimony, her lawyers said, including whether the Judiciary Committee's Republican senators, who are all male, or staff attorneys would question her. However, after "assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney", she was certain enough in her recollections of the alleged incident to come forward. [Full Article...]


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