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Supreme Court upholds Aadhaar but with riders

Supreme Court upholds Aadhaar but with riders The Supreme Court on September 26 gave its much-awaited judgement on the controversial issue of the constitutional validity of Aadhaar . With immediate effect, banks and telecom companies have to stop asking people for their Aadhaar numbers or conduct e-KYC based on Aadhaar . [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: Who are Supreme Court nominee's accusers?

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room is prepared for Thursday's planned testimony from Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, Sept. Fox News Chief White House correspondent John Roberts tweeted that he received a statement from Kavanaugh who said Swetnick's allegations are " ridiculous and from the Twighlight Zone". [Full Article...]

Stealthy F-35 fighter sees 1st combat action

Stealthy F-35 fighter sees 1st combat action No further details on the target were provided in a U.S. Navy press release about the airstrike other than to note that it was "in support of ground clearance operations". Officials did not say how many planes took part in the operation, but the F-35 flies in pairs or larger groups. The Air Force will receive most of the aircraft, the Navy version will be specifically created to take off and land ... [Full Article...]

Canada sticks to plan to stay at NAFTA talks despite Trump attack

Canada sticks to plan to stay at NAFTA talks despite Trump attack Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that the United States is finding NAFTA talks tough because Canadians are tough negotiators. Second, Mr. Trump tables his U.S. -Mexico agreement on Monday - more detailed than the August 27 preliminary document - with the intention of signing something with Mexico before its new president takes office on December 1. [Full Article...]

USA judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations

Graham attacked Democrats for the time they took to bring Christine Blasey Ford's allegations to the Senate's attention, and criticized Democratic senators' calls for an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Sen. Flake says his family has received death threats over Kavanaugh nomination

Flake added later, "And so I will say to these witnesses - these human beings - we owe both of you a honest apology". The woman who will testify on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford , said Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed at a Maryland party they attended in the early 1980s, clumsily tried to remove her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern speaks at the UN

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern speaks at the UN She's traveling with her partner, Clarke Gayford , and their 3-month-old daughter, Neve. New rules for ministers travelling overseas allow those with a baby to take a nanny at taxpayer expense. "There is no set plan, it's just whether or not she's getting enough sleep, where I am for feeds". "It depends what the jet lag does to them both", Ardern said, referring to Gayford as well. [Full Article...]

Hollywood royalty: Jacinda Ardern meets with actress Anne Hathaway

Hollywood royalty: Jacinda Ardern meets with actress Anne Hathaway Colbert praised the PM for her skillfully worded reply and commented on how her response suggested a war between the United States and NZ was highly unlikely. When Colbert suggested that Kiwis were "very vital and seem vigorous" Ardern said she'd never heard of us being described like that. As for Neve, Ardern said she was fairly popular among other leaders: "Politicians love holding a baby". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says he would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein

Donald Trump says he would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein While taking questions, a deadpan Trump called on Kurdistan TV reporter Rahim Rashidi, saying: "Yes, please". She didn't specify a new meeting date. Those details in the Times report - which Rosenstein denied - prompted him to visit the White House on Monday with the expectation that he was going to be fired. [Full Article...]

Jewish woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school

Jewish woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school She also says she that Kavanaugh and his friends were known at the time for "targeting" girls with alcohol and drugs in order to take advantage of them sexually, and that she has "a firm recollection" that Judge and Kavanaugh were among the " boys lined up outside rooms at many [other] parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room". [Full Article...]

Trump questions George Washington’s past to defend Kavanaugh

Trump questions George Washington’s past to defend Kavanaugh At a news conference in NY a day before Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee , Trump pledged to listen to the testimony of Kavanaugh's accuser and even said he was open to changing his mind about his nominee. "They know that. They're not going to beat me". Trump said at a news conference in NY that he'll watch the testimony from Kavanaugh and a woman who's accusing... [Full Article...]

Theresa May defies Donald Trump to back Iran deal

Theresa May defies Donald Trump to back Iran deal Mr Trump threatened more crippling sanctions against Tehran, promoting Mr Rouhani to suggest the US President suffered from a "weakness of intellect". Iran is not among them. Trump said he was a victim of smear campaign by the "fake news " and that no one was laughing at his expense. "Any individual or entity who fails to comply with the sanctions will face severe consequences". [Full Article...]

Dutch police arrest seven over plot to attack large event

The 34-year-old man and two of the other suspects were previously convicted of traveling overseas to fight for "Islamic State" militants. They say they were tipped off about the plot in April 2018 by intelligence services, who said the main suspect wanted to target "a large event in the Netherlands where there would be a lot of victims". [Full Article...]

US F-35s Could See Combat Soon

US F-35s Could See Combat Soon The US Marine Corps' stealth F-35B Lightning fighter jet could fly its first combat mission within days, according to several US defense officials, who told CNN that the fifth-generation aircraft are now aboard the USS Essex amphibious assault ship and should soon be in a position to conduct airstrikes over Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Taiwan says closely watching developments between Vatican-China relations

Taiwan says closely watching developments between Vatican-China relations For decades, Catholics in China have been split into two groups, an underground organization that recognizes the pope's authority over naming bishops, and a state-supported "Patriotic Catholic Association" that names its own bishops. Zen added the deal had also caused "spiritual suffering" in China's underground church. He has consistently spoken out against any agreement between the Catho... [Full Article...]

Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his planned meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week, the White House announced on Thursday. "I may call Rod tonight or tomorrow to ask for a little bit of a delay to the meeting", said Trump, explaining that he didn't want it "competing and hurting the decision one way or the other" of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Su... [Full Article...]

Body believed to be missing 6-year-old found

Body believed to be missing 6-year-old found Maddox, who is autistic and does not speak, disappeared on Saturday when he ran ahead of his father at Rankin Lake Park . In reports on September 27, before the body was found, a 911 caller, Rick Foxx, who works at Rankin Lake Park , said that he doesn't think the boy was ever at the park. [Full Article...]

Experienced Sex-Crimes Prosecutor to Question Kavanaugh and Ford as Vote Announced

Experienced Sex-Crimes Prosecutor to Question Kavanaugh and Ford as Vote Announced Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he "is committed to providing a forum to both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh on Thursday that is safe, comfortable and dignified". Kavanaugh has denied the claim, and all the people Ford said were at the party have said they weren't there , and Ford has been unable to name a specific date, time , or place of the alleged incident. [Full Article...]

China urges United States to stop 'slander' after Trump's election claims

Trump was asked later during a press conference about evidence of Chinese election meddling and said cryptically: "We have evidence, we have evidence-it'll come out". Trump's statement caught lawmakers and some national security officials off guard as Beijing has not been singled out as the most worrisome foe. Addressing the UN Security Council this afternoon, Mr Trump said Beijing was meddl... [Full Article...]

Trump holds news conference amid new sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh

The tycoon ended things by compared his news conference to an Elton John concert, where he wanted to end on a high note with a quality question. The president proceeded to discuss some of the more than a dozen allegations of various forms of harassment and assault lodged against himself, starting by saying he knew none of what he described as four women who had accused him, followed by that ... [Full Article...]


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