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Pompeo to travel to North Korea next month to revive nuclear talks

Pompeo to travel to North Korea next month to revive nuclear talks A year later, as he prepares to deliver his second United Nations speech on Tuesday, the US President has nearly entirely abandoned his fiery rhetoric in favor of trumpeting his personal diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. [Full Article...]

Abe's trade talks with Trump were constructive ahead of dialogues:The Asahi Shimbun

Abe's trade talks with Trump were constructive ahead of dialogues:The Asahi Shimbun Trump and Abe, who is in the USA to attend the UN General Assembly, spoke at a dinner at the Trump Tower here on Sunday night, reports Efe news. Trump had tweeted: "Going to NY". To lay the groundwork for the summit, top trade negotiators of the two countries - Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer - will hold their second round of tr... [Full Article...]

European Union to create payment channels to keep Iran trade alive

European Union to create payment channels to keep Iran trade alive She said that the remaining members of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation - would also maintain their commitments to support Iran on civilian nuclear energy. The system would facilitate oil companies and businesses to continue trading, without relying on the US-led global market and dollar. The law of the strongest? Iranian P... [Full Article...]

Three Nigerian universities ranked among World's best

Three Nigerian universities ranked among World's best Earlier this month, Johns Hopkins came in at No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings . The University of Tokyo climbed four places to 42nd due to improvements in teaching and research. In Europe, Germany preformed strongly, with eight institutions in the top 100, including top placed LMU Munich, ranked 32nd. "As a result, the University of Hamburg has emerged as t... [Full Article...]

New Sanctions Will Force Iran Back to Nuclear Talks

New Sanctions Will Force Iran Back to Nuclear Talks The State Department announced Pompeo will visit Pyongyang next month. "Any individual or entity who fails to comply with USA sanctions on Iran will face severe consequences", Trump said . "A regime with this track record must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon", Trump said, as he justified his decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, and to reimpose economic sanctions. [Full Article...]

New allegations against Kavanaugh submitted to Senate committee

New allegations against Kavanaugh submitted to Senate committee He also refuted media and internet speculation about some mysterious entries in his high school yearbooks, saying they were inside jokes about a friend's penchant for fighting, and the use of the letter "f" repeatedly did not refer to sexual activity. [Full Article...]

Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

The first woman, Christine Blasey Ford , accuses Kavanaugh of putting his hand over her mouth and groping her. Ford told The Washington Post , "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing". The White House denounced what it called a last-minute effort to prevent his confirmation. "Are they being overly solicitous, fake-nice to Ford especially, or overly harsh and trying to be intimidatin... [Full Article...]

#NotInMyName to visit Dros after horror rape

#NotInMyName to visit Dros after horror rape The child was also undressed and bleeding from the groin area. A witness told The Citizen that patrons proceeded to assault the suspect. The angry mob got so violent restaurant staff had to lock the rapist in the bathroom for his protection until police arrived. [Full Article...]

Indian top court decriminalises adultery

Indian top court decriminalises adultery Considering adultery a criminal offence is a retrograde step, the court added. Justice Malhotra, the lone woman judge on the bench, said Section 497 is a clear violation of fundamental rights granted in the Constitution and there is no justification for a continuation of the provision. [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels' lawyer brings forward third Kavanaugh accuser

Stormy Daniels' lawyer brings forward third Kavanaugh accuser The president made the comments in a almost 90-minute, often rambling press conference following his meetings with world leaders at the United Nations in NY. "He admits that he drank and did some things that he looks back on and says are embarrassing and make you cringe". Schumer is the second Democrat to claim Kavanaugh will be treated as guilty until proven innocent. [Full Article...]

UK’s Labour open to second European Union vote with option of remaining: Starmer

UK’s Labour open to second European Union vote with option of remaining: Starmer PM May has reiterated her statement that no deal is better than a bad deal when it comes to Brexit, and the current offering on the table by EU leaders in Brussels, specifically when it comes to the Northern Ireland border disagreement; the EU is specifically pushing for a situation where Northern Ireland remains in a separate customs union than the rest of the United Kingdom, essentially fracturi... [Full Article...]

Will change mind if allegations against Kavanaugh credible

Committee investigators specifically asked Judge Kavanaugh about all pending accusations, in specificity. "I tried to yell for help", Christine Blasey Ford will tell USA lawmakers, according to prepared testimony that she will deliver at a high-profile hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee . [Full Article...]

New accuser says she witnessed sexual abuses by Kavanaugh

She had worked for several government agencies, including the U.S. Mint and the State Department, and had held security clearances, she said . Swetnick is now the third woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Trump uses media company's ad to prove China's election meddling

More than a dozen women came forward during the 2016 presidential campaign, claiming they were assaulted, groped or kissed without consent by Trump. "I don't like it when they attack our farmers, and I don't like it when they put out false messages", Trump said. [Full Article...]

UCT moves up global rankings to retain Africa's top university spot

IISc Bangalore, in this year's Asia University ranking was in 29th position. NUI Galway has fallen from its place last year between 201st and 250th, to between 301-350th this year. Elsewhere in Asia, South Korea's front-runner - Seoul National University - has also climbed up the table, claiming 63rd place this year, up from joint 74th. [Full Article...]

Iran: Trump chairs key UN Security Council session

Iran: Trump chairs key UN Security Council session It'll be Trump's first experience in leading a session of the U.N.'s most powerful body, where the USA now holds the rotating presidency - a perch it is using to double down on its criticism of Iran. PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked Trump at his press conference on Wednesday how he felt when the leaders laughed as he boasted of his accomplishments. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh drama: New accusations and a support letter from classmates

Meanwhile, the Republican staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee has requested an immediate interview with Swetnick over the latest allegations . "It's not going to change any of the Democrats' minds". He said they expect to release additional names and evidence in "coming weeks". Republican President Donald Trump, who has also been accused of sexual misconduct, escalated his rhetoric... [Full Article...]

Furious Trump Says Democrats 'Laugh Like Hell' Over Kavanaugh Debacle

Furious Trump Says Democrats 'Laugh Like Hell' Over Kavanaugh Debacle His monologue on the subject lasted over a minute. "I think it would be great if a female reporter would ask you a question about this issue", Acosta added. "People had a good time with me". "We have plenty of time ", he told reporters. We were doing it together. The Trump administration said China was stepping up covert and overt activities to stifle free speech, punish those who support... [Full Article...]

Republican staff for Senate committee seeks immediate interview with third Kavanaugh accuser

One of Judge Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford , is due to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Read Kavanaugh's opening statement below, submitted to the panel on Wednesday . Ramirez called for an investigation but is so far not scheduled to testify before the committee. Trump said he would watch the testimony from Kavanaugh and Ford. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to supply Syria with anti-aircraft system after spy plane downed

Russian Federation to supply Syria with anti-aircraft system after spy plane downed The two leaders also discussed the deployment of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system in Syria . "We believe that the blame for the Russian Il-20 aircraft tragedy lies entirely with the Israeli Air Force", said Russian defence ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov in a press conference in which he revealed the details of the incident. [Full Article...]


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