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Chinese Warship Nearly Rams US Navy Destroyer

Chinese Warship Nearly Rams US Navy Destroyer The USS Decatur was conducting "freedom of navigation" operations on Sunday when it passed 12 nautical miles off reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands . A USA defense official characterized the close encounter as having been of short duration. There was no immediate reaction from China, but a similar United States operation in July, involving the disputed Paracel islands, prompted a furiou... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan Says the U.S. has Taken the Wrong Path

Turkey's Erdogan Says the U.S. has Taken the Wrong Path Interpretations of the controversial visit varied wildly in Turkey and Germany, with Mr Erdogan boasting it was a hugely successful but the conservative German press complaining the red carpet treatment brought nothing but hassle and expense. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Drops Harvard Teaching: Must-See Details

Brett Kavanaugh Drops Harvard Teaching: Must-See Details Besides Harvard, students and faculty at Yale Law School have also expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, both on campus in CT and in Washington. Kavanaugh, who has been teaching the course titled "The Supreme Court Since 2005" at Harvard Law School since 2009, is under heavy fire over allegations of sexual assaults committed more than 30 years ago. [Full Article...]

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser McConnell filed a petition for a cloture vote , which if successful would limit debate on the nomination and start the clock ticking on a final 30-hour waiting period before a Senate confirmation vote. Ford told the committee that she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was her attacker. I don't know. I don't know. Mr Trump said when he goes to political rallies, which are organised by R... [Full Article...]

Theresa May Throws Shapes To 'Dancing Queen' At Tory Conference

Theresa May Throws Shapes To 'Dancing Queen' At Tory Conference She's just as dorky as a dancer as 99% of us. Her address comes after her former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a scathing speech yesterday calling on the United Kingdom government to "chuck Chequers" at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham . [Full Article...]

Key Republicans condemn Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

Key Republicans condemn Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford McConnell said on Tuesday that the report should not become public. Mr Schumer said: "The harsh fact of the matter is that we have mounting evidence that Judge Kavanaugh is just not credible". "She's been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the President", Senior Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House. [Full Article...]

UK's May seeks to rally party as Brexit pressures mount

UK's May seeks to rally party as Brexit pressures mount The Prime Minister will say that as Britain faces this "moment of opportunity", the Conservatives will always act in the "national interest" and put the needs of hard-working people first. May who recently said the naughtiest thing she'd ever done as a child was run through a wheat field against the wishes of a farmer. Reports have stated that she now has a 'tickly cough' so it may be a distur... [Full Article...]

At least 5 missing as tsunami hits central Indonesia

At least 5 missing as tsunami hits central Indonesia Officials have confirmed people are missing after the wave hit the cities of Palu and Donggala, although it is not clear how many casualties there are. "We haven't received reports from the three other areas". "We need heavy equipment for this evacuation process", Nugroho said. "There are several health facilities and hospitals in Palu". [Full Article...]

US and Canada reach last-minute agreement on trade deal to replace Nafta

US and Canada reach last-minute agreement on trade deal to replace Nafta WASHINGTON-Canadian dairy farmers have panned the renegotiated trade pact between Canada , the United States, and Mexico , saying the new deal will undercut the industry by limiting exports and opening up the market to more American products. [Full Article...]

1,200 convicts escape Indonesian prisons in quake-tsunami zone

1,200 convicts escape Indonesian prisons in quake-tsunami zone Rescuers continue to search through rubble in a bid to find any trapped survivors. She said she was finally expecting to board a plane on Tuesday, and she was "absolutely delighted and thankful to God" for it. "The soil in Balaroa was actually moving up and down, with houses rising up two meters and roads going down five meters down since they were built near the Palu-Koro fault and the quake trig... [Full Article...]

Flake pushes for real investigation of Kavanaugh allegations

Flake pushes for real investigation of Kavanaugh allegations The White House has authorized the F.B.I.to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week , two people briefed on the matter said on Monday... [Full Article...]

South, North Korea Begin Removing Landmines from Border

South, North Korea Begin Removing Landmines from Border KCNA said that Pyongyang was willing to take "such. steps as eternal dismantlement" of its nuclear complex "if the U.S. takes a corresponding measure" but again did not elaborate. North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, a South Korean official said on Tuesday, the first public announcement about the hermit kingdom's secret arsenal. [Full Article...]

Trump Reacts To Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony On Sexual Assault Allegation

Trump Reacts To Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony On Sexual Assault Allegation Trump also said Kavanaugh's testimony had been "incredible". Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, and can only afford one defection in their bid to confirm Kavanaugh, assuming they secure no Democratic votes. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a longtime committee member, said he thinks Kavanaugh will get confirmed by a party-line vote. "While some may argue that a different standard sh... [Full Article...]

Passenger plane crash landed into the ocean

Passenger plane crash landed into the ocean A special Air Niugini flight departed Port Moresby early this morning as planned, and a support team is now on the ground in Chuuk assessing the condition and immediate needs of the passengers and crew. Navy Sailors joined to assist local authorities. The airline identified the flight as PX 073 with the registration number P2-PXE. The fleet includes Boeing 767 and 737 jets for global routes, acc... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser

Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser Another woman, Julie Swetnick , accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. Addressing Ford's testimony that Kavanaugh held her down on a bed , groped her and stopped her from screaming during a high school party in 1982, Flake said she was believable. [Full Article...]

Trump 'fell in LOVE' with Kim Jong-un as they wrote letters

Trump 'fell in LOVE' with Kim Jong-un as they wrote letters The number of North Korean defectors to South Korea has fallen since Kim Jong-un came to power seven years ago, a South Korean lawmaker has said. North Korea, however, doesn't "see any corresponding response" from Washington. However, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the UN Security Council on Thursday that: "Enforcement of Security Council sanctions must continue vigorously and withou... [Full Article...]

India, at UN: Pakistan is harboring terrorists

India, at UN: Pakistan is harboring terrorists The External Affairs Minister said, while the mastermind of 9/11 Osama Bin Laden was found and brought to justice in Pakistan , the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed is at large in Pakistan and is eulogised and is being allowed to contest elections and is allowed to threaten India openly. [Full Article...]

Morrison government suggests ABC chairman Justin Milne should consider his position

Morrison government suggests ABC chairman Justin Milne should consider his position On Monday, the ABC's board made a shock announcement that it had sacked Ms Guthrie , reportedly due to concerns about her management style and her failure to effectively lobby MPs to support the broadcaster. Staff in Brisbane unanimously voted for Milne to resign. "It is clearly not a good thing for everybody to be trying to do their jobs with this kind of firestorm going on". [Full Article...]

Trump Rebukes China for Election Interference

Trump Rebukes China for Election Interference Referring to election meddling by foreign governments during his first debate against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, Trump said , "I don't think anybody knows it was Russian Federation that broke into the DNC". [Full Article...]

Earthquake-triggered Tsunami kills scores of people in Indonesia

Earthquake-triggered Tsunami kills scores of people in Indonesia Muhammad Syaugi, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, said he could hear people calling out from the collapsed eight-story Roa-Roa Hotel in the hard-hit city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi . Hundreds of people had been gathered in the city for a beach party when the tsunami hit. Palu , the capital of Central Sulawesi province, is home to more than 380,000 people and is ... [Full Article...]


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