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Key Republican senator backs Kavanaugh for U.S

Key Republican senator backs Kavanaugh for U.S Senators held a procedural "roll call" poll on whether to advance Kavanaugh's nomination further, with 51 senators voting in favour. The drama over a heated confirmation that has transfixed and tore apart much of the nation essentially ended when one of those four, Republican Susan Collins , of ME, took to the Senate floor at roughly 3:45 p.m. [Full Article...]

U.S. withdraws from international accords, says U.N

U.S. withdraws from international accords, says U.N While the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States formally severed ties in 1980 after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the Iran hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats in Tehran were held for 444 days, the treaty established that the top United Nations court - the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - be used to settle disputes. [Full Article...]

Almost 260 people have died taking selfies since 2011, study says

Almost 260 people have died taking selfies since 2011, study says According to the authors, selfies "have become an emerging problem, and we performed this study to assess the epidemiology of selfie-related deaths across the globe". There were only three reports of selfie-related deaths in 2011, but that number grew to 98 in 2016 and 93 in 2017. In May, an Indian man was killed while trying to take a selfie next to a wounded bear. [Full Article...]

FBI Background On Kavanaugh Is In; Senators Begin Review

FBI Background On Kavanaugh Is In; Senators Begin Review That is because U.S. Sen. Some of them reported their abuse at the time, but others said nothing until now. Mr Kavanaugh and Prof Ford were not interviewed. In the vote on Gorsuch previous year, the cloture and final confirmation votes lined up perfectly (with the exception of one Republican senator who missed the final vote for health reasons). [Full Article...]

'Missing' head of Interpol under investigation in China

'Missing' head of Interpol under investigation in China Details about the case are still emerging; as for where Meng is believed to have gone missing, a source tells Agence France-Presse, "He did not disappear in France ". That would be a stunning reversal for Meng, who was elected to head Interpol two years ago precisely at a moment when China was seeking worldwide help to arrest corrupt officials. [Full Article...]

After years of debate Australia scraps ‘tampon tax’

After years of debate Australia scraps ‘tampon tax’ Australia will remove a controversial tax on female sanitary products following years of campaigning by women's groups. Mr Frydenberg told Sky News he was hopeful of reaching an agreement today. Victorian Labor Treasurer Tim Pallas, NSW Liberal Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Queensland Labor Treasurer Jackie Trad, Tasmanian Liberal Treasurer Peter Gutwein and South Australian Liberal Treasurer Ro... [Full Article...]

Scary time for young men in US

Scary time for young men in US Bush offered by Stephen Colbert , speaking in character as a right-wing pundit at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner. At a political rally in MS on Tuesday night, Trump mocked Ford's testimony about the alleged assault in Maryland in 1982 when she was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17. [Full Article...]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech at the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) in Washington , U.S., August 24, 2018. "There's tension points in the relationship, but based on discussions coming out of NY last week and other things that we have coming up, we do not see it getting worse", Mattis told reporters en route to Paris. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick gives her first face-to-face interview over claims

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick gives her first face-to-face interview over claims Swetnick then repeated the accusation that Judge and Kavanaugh are likely gang rapists because she saw them standing outside doors, too. At The Daily Show , Trevor Noah called the UB40 incident "probably one of the greatest stories of all times", but he began with the troubling doubts about Kavanaugh's truthfulness. [Full Article...]

Pivotal GOP senators slam Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Pivotal GOP senators slam Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview. Still undecided on backing the conservative judge, Senator Susan Collins weighed in to denounce the president's comments ridiculing Ford as "just plain wrong". [Full Article...]

Mattis Cancels China Trip As Trade Tensions Spill Over Into Military Arena

Mattis Cancels China Trip As Trade Tensions Spill Over Into Military Arena Although the trip was never publicly announced, Mattis had planned to visit Beijing in October for so-called 2-plus-2 security talks with his Chinese counterpart as well as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pompeo's counterpart. It also comes as the USA military has conducted several freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea. In a move unlikely to improve relations, the U.S. [Full Article...]

Canada PM takes Quebec dairy gamble to preserve big trade deal

Canada PM takes Quebec dairy gamble to preserve big trade deal In Quebec, meanwhile, politicians lamented that its key dairy sector was paying the biggest price in order to get a deal. Lampron is concerned the government may be prepared to concede more market to the United Kingdom when it comes knocking on our door for access to our dairy market following Brexit, as the U.S. [Full Article...]

Canada | New NAFTA Deal | Trump Tariffs

Canada | New NAFTA Deal | Trump Tariffs So, from an Iowa farmer perspective, Secretary Naig and our entire department were really focused on making sure that we've got zero tariff barriers both in Mexico and in Canada. When non-Americans export to Mexico, agricultural tariffs average 20.1 percent, and non-agricultural ones average 3.5 percent. Not that any USA administration would ever do that, of course. [Full Article...]

Navy veteran arrested over suspected ricin letters sent to Donald Trump, Pentagon

Navy veteran arrested over suspected ricin letters sent to Donald Trump, Pentagon A man has been arrested after packages suspected to contain the poison ricin were sent to the Pentagon and President Trump. The letters never reached the Pentagon building, said Chris Sherwood, a Defense Department spokesman. The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had received mail suspected of containing ricin, including an envelope that a USA official said was addressed to Defense Secretary Ji... [Full Article...]

USA image slips in most of the world, new survey illustrates

USA image slips in most of the world, new survey illustrates President Donald Trump is deeply unpopular across the globe, holding the most negative rating among five world leaders, according to a new poll conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. "Many believe the U.S. is doing less to help solve major global challenges than it used to", the survey said. In the past year, the Trump administration has implemented a number of policies that were inte... [Full Article...]

Russian hackers accused of targeting United Nations chemical weapons watchdog, MH17 files

Russian hackers accused of targeting United Nations chemical weapons watchdog, MH17 files The indictment says the hacking was often conducted remotely. They said the GRU military intelligence service could have only been conducting operations of such scale on Kremlin orders. " Russia must stop its reckless pattern of behaviour, including the use of force against its neighbours, attempted interference in election processes, and widespread disinformation campaigns", NATO Secretary-Gen... [Full Article...]

India to Deport Seven Rohingya to Myanmar

India to Deport Seven Rohingya to Myanmar India's top court on Thursday allowed the first deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar since the federal government ordered their identification previous year. The Centre also informed the court that Myanmar has issued a certificate of identity to the seven immigrants along with one-month visa to facilitate their deportation. [Full Article...]

Harris: 'Inappropriate Is Not Descriptive Enough' For Trump Mocking Blasey Ford

Christine Blasey Ford (C) is flanked by her attorneys, Debra Katz (L) and Michael Bromwich, as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 27, 2018. [Full Article...]

The baby who will not forget Melania Trump's hug

The baby who will not forget Melania Trump's hug A young girl offered her a gift of flowers wrapped in a traditional cloth. A performance of dancers and drummers greeted Trump, and schoolchildren waved Ghanian and American flags. The trip is Trump's first major solo outing overseas as first lady. Melania Trump's visit to Ghana will inevitably draw comparisons to when former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle visited Ghana in 2009... [Full Article...]

'Fully confident' White House receives Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh

'Fully confident' White House receives Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said that ridiculing "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right". According to the Wall Street Journal , the White House sees no corroboration of the allegations denied by the nominee. That means if all the Democrats vote against Mr Kavanaugh, Mr Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Penc... [Full Article...]


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