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Third Kavanaugh accuser submits allegation to Senate panel

Ford is scheduled to testify Thursday morning before the Judiciary Committee, with Kavanaugh testifying separately, after she is finished. I'm very appreciative that Rachel Mitchell has stepped forward to serve in this important and serious role. [Full Article...]

Trump could pull Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh

On Wednesday President Trump said he could withdraw Judge Kavanaugh's nomination if he "thought he was guilty of something like this". She is the third woman to have accused Kavanaugh with sexual assault . Blasey Ford said the incident left her "drastically altered", but it was her "civic duty" to tell lawmakers what happened. Human Rights Watch has also expressed concern that Senate le... [Full Article...]

Israel hardliners back Trump following anti-Iran UN speech

Israel hardliners back Trump following anti-Iran UN speech Russian Federation and China will be represented by their foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Wang Yi. "We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China". The meeting will show a rift between the United States and its European allies over the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned in May, claiming it would not prevent Iran from eventually developing nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Trump Takes U.S. Case To Isolate Iran Before UN Security Council

The United States has moved to reimpose sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 deal to curb Iran's nuclear program and has vowed to punish foreign firms that do business with Iran. Trump, who has long claimed that his predecessors' weak leadership prompted other nations "to laugh" at the United States. appeared flustered and responded , "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK". [Full Article...]

I'd Prefer To Keep Rosenstein, May Delay Planned Meeting On His Fate

I'd Prefer To Keep Rosenstein, May Delay Planned Meeting On His Fate After Rosenstein's much-publicized meeting Monday at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Rosenstein had spoken to Mr. Trump on the phone and would meet with him in person when the president returned from NY. "I'm talking with him". The future of the No. 2 official at the Justice Department was thrown into doubt on Friday with a report in the New York Times that Rosenst... [Full Article...]

Russian woman pours bleach spray on ‘manspreaders’

Russian woman pours bleach spray on ‘manspreaders’ A woman has filmed herself pouring a bleach solution - 30 times stronger than the household cleaning product - on men " manspreading " on the St Petersburg Metro. Explaining her behaviour, Anna claimed the video was dedicated "to all "men" for whom manspreading is the norm". In a message to the leg-spreading assailants, Dovgalyuk said she was standing up for "everyone who has to endure the manif... [Full Article...]

US irks China with proposed sale of military parts to Taiwan

US irks China with proposed sale of military parts to Taiwan State Department imposed sanctions on China's Equipment Development Department, the branch of the military responsible for weapons procurement, after it engaged in "significant transactions" with Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter. [Full Article...]

EU, Iran set financial 'vehicle' to ease trade between them

Following a meeting with the foreign ministers of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced that new payment channels would be created to bypass USA sanctions against Tehran. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: third woman accuses supreme court nominee of sexual misconduct

Brett Kavanaugh: third woman accuses supreme court nominee of sexual misconduct The next day, I told this Committee that I wanted to testify as soon as possible, under oath, to clear my name. The calendar pages are from the summer of 1982, which is when Ford says she believes the assault occurred. After "six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney", she felt confident enough to go public, the report said. President Trump on Tuesday casting ... [Full Article...]

Trump tells Security Council: US will ensure Iran never acquires nuclear bomb

Trump tells Security Council: US will ensure Iran never acquires nuclear bomb French President Emmanuel Macron will address the council, as will British Prime Minister Theresa May. The two leaders agreed that it was in both countries' interest to pursue denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he said . He emphasized United States support for regional stability with the help of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt and Jordan and the establishment of a "strategi... [Full Article...]

Swiss reportedly rejected billionaire Roman Abramovich as 'security risk'

Swiss reportedly rejected billionaire Roman Abramovich as 'security risk' The oligarch has never been charged of money laundering or of having ties with criminal groups, but police concluded that based on the earlier investigations it "has reason to believe that a portion of Abramovich's assets were arrived at illegally". [Full Article...]

Salisbury poisoning suspect named as decorated Russian colonel

Salisbury poisoning suspect named as decorated Russian colonel Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, who used the alias Ruslan Boshirov to enter the United Kingdom before allegedly carrying out the novichok attack in March, was made a Hero of the Russian Federation by decree of the president during a secret ceremony in 2014. [Full Article...]

Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through

Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through Trump said he was "ok with that", but again defended Kavanaugh as a "gem". Those prospects now are left uncertain. Ms Swetnick is represented by lawyer Michael Avenatti , who also represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against Mr Trump to void a non-disclosure agreement under which the president's former personal lawyer paid her $130,000 not to discuss her alleged relationshi... [Full Article...]

Authorities disarm, investigate entire Acapulco police force

Authorities disarm, investigate entire Acapulco police force The military personnel, along with federal and state police and the Guerrero state's attorney general's office, disarmed Acapulco municipal police officers and arrested two of them for their "probable responsibility" in homicide, they said in a joint statement. [Full Article...]

United States announces new sanctions against Venezuela

United States announces new sanctions against Venezuela Trump's remarks as he arrived for meetings at the United Nations came as speculation mounted that Maduro made a decision to travel at the last minute to NY to deliver his speech to the General Assembly. "But don't touch Cilia and my family", Maduro said, calling her an anti-imperialist warrior. Beyond rallying Maduro's opponents, it's unclear what impact the sanctions will have. [Full Article...]

UK Labour Party considers new Brexit referendum at conference

There had been some confusion emanating from the higher echelons of the party, with shadow chancellor John McDonnell saying on Monday that a "People's Vote" should not have an option on the ballot paper to Remain, saying to do so would not respect the result of the June 2016 referendum. [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Handling of Kavanaugh Allegations: ‘Republicans Could Not be Nicer’

Trump Defends Handling of Kavanaugh Allegations: ‘Republicans Could Not be Nicer’ Hanging in the balance is Trump's chance to swing the high court more firmly to the right for a generation. "What I know is the truth, and the truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh told Fox News' Martha MacCallum in an exclusive interview on Monday. [Full Article...]

Trump says China is interfering in midterm elections

Trump says China is interfering in midterm elections I don't think so. "I think that's what works best", Trump told the prime minister, repeating his support several times. Netanyahu has said any future Palestinian state must be demilitarized and must recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people - conditions that Palestinians say show he is not honest about peacemaking. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says second Brett Kavanaugh accuser was ‘inebriated’ and ‘messed up’

Donald Trump says second Brett Kavanaugh accuser was ‘inebriated’ and ‘messed up’ With his wife at his side, Kavanaugh went on television on Tuesday to defend himself, an unprecedented move by a Supreme Court nominee. On Monday, the president told reporters, "I'm with Judge Kavanaugh and I look forward to a vote". "The central point is that there is no precedent for this Committee to bring in outside counsel for the sole objective of shielding the members of the Committee fro... [Full Article...]

Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops Catholics in China now face the choice of attending state-sanctioned churches approved by Beijing or worshipping in underground churches that have pledged allegiance to the Vatican. The agreement also leaves unresolved the fate of some 30 so-called underground bishops recognized by the Vatican but not by China. While Taiwan has been self-governed for nearly 70 years following the end of the Chin... [Full Article...]


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