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Disappeared China star Fan ordered to pay $129m over taxes

Disappeared China star Fan ordered to pay $129m over taxes Fan has starred in dozens of movies and TV series in China and is best known internationally for her role as Blink in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, a cameo in the Chinese version of Iron Man 3, and star turns on the red carpet at Cannes as recently as May. [Full Article...]

'I had one beer, right?': Trump mocks Brett Kavanaugh accuser's testimony

'I had one beer, right?': Trump mocks Brett Kavanaugh accuser's testimony The president's comments came as the FBI investigates allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's pick to fill an empty seat on the U.S. "The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close", McConnell said. ABC News reported that the agency finished its interview with Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge, who Ford identified as a witness to the assault. [Full Article...]

'Self-made' Trump had $413m from his father

'Self-made' Trump had $413m from his father Another "overt fraud", in the Times' surprisingly blunt language, involved a Trump company established to purchase supplies for the empire, but which in reality "simply mark [ed] up purchases already made by his employees", leading to millions in untaxed revenue. [Full Article...]

Deadline passes, Palestinians brace for West Bank demolition

Deadline passes, Palestinians brace for West Bank demolition In the Arab Israeli community of Jatt in northern Israel, 1,500 participated in the central march in memory of the October 1 victims, killed in a series of clashes with police in 2000 during protests in support of the second Palestinian intifada. [Full Article...]

Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi Rally

EST. President Trump mocked and imitated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at his "Make America Great Again" rally in Mississippi Tuesday night, questioning the credibility of the testimony she gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. [Full Article...]

Johnson urges May to chuck Chequers 'cheat' in veiled leadership pitch

Johnson urges May to chuck Chequers 'cheat' in veiled leadership pitch On the eve of her speech, Boris Johnson infuriated the Prime Minister with a cultivated media scrum and then delighting his supporters with a speech in which he set out his personal Tory leadership manifesto and savaged her Chequers plan. [Full Article...]

United States arrests four Charlottesville Unite the Right 'rioters'

United States arrests four Charlottesville Unite the Right 'rioters' The suspects are apparently members of a the white supremacist Rise Above Movement, or RAM, group based out of Southern California. - Four people, including a Bay Area Man, were arrested Tuesday in connection with last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Full Article...]

Pentagon Cancels Talks With China Amid Rising Tensions

Pentagon Cancels Talks With China Amid Rising Tensions The official, who is involved in China policy and spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was not clear if or when the meeting would be rescheduled. China has reportedly called off security talks with the U.S., the latest in a string of warning signs that the bilateral relationship is deteriorating. [Full Article...]

Dairy Farmers of Ontario slams USMCA trade deal

Dairy Farmers of Ontario slams USMCA trade deal Within 60 days after the deal is signed: The Trump administration must notify Congress of necessary changes to United States law that need to be made to enact the deal. They reject the notion it might let the USA exert undue influence, as it always had the ability to pull out of NAFTA anyhow. "There's a lot of concern about the deal". [Full Article...]

Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic

Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic Trump later had a private meeting with first lady Akufo-Addo. Her husband's derogatory comments, referring to some African states as " shithole countries ", and policies have caused offence and aroused suspicion across the continent. Devermont told VOA, "It's a little bit unfair because that's not what a first lady's trip should be about". Trump has focussed on children as her signature issue ... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh Sitting Supreme Court Justices often teach courses affiliated with universities during the summer months. Speaking on the senate floor on Tuesday morning, Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, said Kavanaugh's testimony was riddled with misstatements and inaccuracies, and accused him of having "grossly mischaracterized his relationship with alcohol". [Full Article...]

‘Enough Brexit mess’ - EU’s Verhofstadt vetoes Boris plan to delay Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday unveiled a major post-Brexit overhaul of the UK's immigration system , which she said is aimed at a level playing field for nationals from all countries by ending "freedom of movement once and for all" for European Union (EU) citizens. [Full Article...]

NY Times: Trump got $413M from his dad, much from tax dodges

NY Times: Trump got $413M from his dad, much from tax dodges It said Trump received the equivalent of $413 million in today's dollars from his father's real estate activities. The New York State Tax Department of Taxation and Finance told the BBC it is "reviewing the allegations in the New York Times article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation". [Full Article...]

Eastern Iowa dairy farmers react to replacement NAFTA deal

Eastern Iowa dairy farmers react to replacement NAFTA deal Both Canada and Mexico have agreed to respect drug patents on biologic drugs-the most promising field of new cures-for a period of 10 years, which means Americans won't be only ones from whom drug companies can recover expenses. It gives USA farmers easier access to the Canadian dairy market. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia F... [Full Article...]

Here's what the FBI investigation into the Kavanaugh allegations should look like

Here's what the FBI investigation into the Kavanaugh allegations should look like Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Tuesday that barring any new information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation she intends to vote to confirm. Mr Kavanaugh denies the allegations against him. It comes as the FBI presses ahead with its investigation, questioning in recent days at least three people about accusations of misconduct against Mr Kavanaugh dating to when he was in high school... [Full Article...]

1,234 People Dead In Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami

1,234 People Dead In Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami The death toll of 1,200 is expected to rise as authorities reach cut-off areas. Donggala, north of Palu and home to around 300,000 people, was near the quake's epicentre but has been cut off since the disaster happened. Nugroho said more aid was being distributed, but "we still need more time to take care of all the problems". Residents return to their collapsed homes to salvage belongings in ... [Full Article...]

Mail Sent to Pentagon Tests Positive for Ricin

Mail Sent to Pentagon Tests Positive for Ricin All mail delivered to the Pentagon on Monday has been quarantined for inspection. In a statement, the FBI confirmed its investigation. No word yet on how much of the poison was discovered, or if anyone came in contact with it. Ricin is a highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans and has been used in in terror plots. He stressed that authorities were still waiting for confirma... [Full Article...]

Pew Survey: In the Battle for Global Popularity, Putin Beats Trump

The survey showcases the sharp decline in America's image and standing overseas since Trump took office almost two years ago and began a series of unilateral trade wars and a campaign of harsh criticism of global institutions, including the United Nations. [Full Article...]

Democratic senator 'satisfied' with FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegation

Democratic senator 'satisfied' with FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegation Ford's powerful allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh-this isn't a criminal investigation, it's a job interview", said Emily Comer. Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh groped her and attempted to rip off her clothes at a drunken high school party 36 years ago. [Full Article...]

Pizza delivery driver saves kidnapped woman after she mouths ‘help me’

Pizza delivery driver saves kidnapped woman after she mouths ‘help me’ The man reportedly involved, 55-year-old Dean Hoffman, eventually let deputies into the home and was arrested. Authorities say Hoffman entered the woman's home earlier in the day, hit her, tied her up with a power cord and tried to persuade her to get back into a relationship with him, the newspaper reports. [Full Article...]


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