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Author: 0 China considers "ridiculous" the accusations of interference by the american vice-president

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement that Pence in his speech had made "unwarranted accusations. and slandered China by claiming that China meddles in US internal affairs and elections". Google declined comment, except to reiterate that its China search engine project was "exploratory" and not close to launch. Pence's address came before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's scheduled visit to China on Monday, a trip which will focus on nuclear diplomacy ...

Global Pompeo: 'Progress on agreements' after meeting Kim in N. Korea
Author: 0 Pompeo: 'Progress on agreements' after meeting Kim in N. Korea

No sitting USA president has ever visited North Korea, which according to human rights groups remains one of the most repressive countries on Earth. Still, given the president's newfound expression for Kim - claiming during the U.N. General Assembly that they "fell in love" with the exchange of letters since Singapore - it seems nothing will get in the way of Trump and Kim's desire to meet again.

Global Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emoji
Author: 0 Wife of missing Interpol chief says received knife emoji

On Saturday, quoting a source, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post had reported that Meng, the first Chinese head of the worldwide law enforcement agency headquartered in France , was "taken away" for questioning by discipline authorities "as soon as he landed in China" in the last week of September.

Global Canada concerned over reports dissident journalist killed in Saudi consulate
Author: 0 Canada concerned over reports dissident journalist killed in Saudi consulate

In an article published in The Washington Post a year ago, Mr Khashoggi said a new era of "fear, intimidation, arrests and public shaming" had dawned in Saudi Arabia. The US government has so far said that it can not confirm the reports of what happened to him, but is following the case. One Turkish official also told The Associated Press that detectives' "initial assessment" was that Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the consulate, without elaborating.

Global Melania Trump almost upended by a baby elephant
Author: 0 Melania Trump almost upended by a baby elephant

On Friday, she visited The Nest in Nairobi , an orphanage, where she danced with the children. Trump is advocating for children's welfare as part of her " Be Best " campaign during her first global solo tour as first lady. "Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here", Mrs. Trump told U.S. Embassy employees at a gathering at the U.S.

Global Kavanaugh clears procedural hurdle, but confirmation on Saturday isn't guaranteed
Author: 0 Kavanaugh clears procedural hurdle, but confirmation on Saturday isn't guaranteed

Under the pairing arrangement, the senator in the duo who is present and voting - in this case Murkowski - announces that she or he has "a pair" with the senator not in attendance. Sen. Flake confirmed to reporters Thursday that there was "no new corroborative information" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation report on sexual allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.

Global Jury convicts Chicago officer of 2nd-degree murder
Author: 0 Jury convicts Chicago officer of 2nd-degree murder

The shooting sparked a nationwide outcry. Van Dyke was the first Chicago police officer in over thirty years to be charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty fatality, per the Chicago Tribune. This Oct. 5, 2018 photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Chicago , Ill., shows Jason Van Dyke . What happened at the trial? Two alternative jurors who were dismissed from the trial on Thursday said they would have leaned toward finding the officer guilty of ...

Global Jonathan, other Nigerians react to Atiku's emergence as PDP candidate
Author: 0 Jonathan, other Nigerians react to Atiku's emergence as PDP candidate

GARNERING a total of 68 per cent of all votes cast in a just-concluded online poll, Ibrahim Dankwambo has defeated other members of the People's Democratic Party slugging it out for the party's presidential ticket. They also pledged to support whoever emerged as the party's flagbearer. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara expressed confidence former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to provide the right leadership that would revive Nigeria and stimulate growth.

Author: 0 Senate near Kavanaugh approval after epic struggle

It would be a cruel irony if Manchin voted for Kavanaugh and helped save his nomination while a Republican, Murkowski, voted against him, but given that he is up for reelection in a state where Trump remains popular, it is a distinct possibility.

Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as next Supreme Court justice despite sex assault claims

Immediately after Collins' speech, Manchin of West Virginia issued a statement declaring his support. In the end, Republicans were able to use their monopoly on political power on Capitol Hill and the White House to muscle through the confirmation, which was almost derailed by Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that the judge assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s.

Global Trump blindly calls Kavanaugh protesters 'paid professionals'
Author: 0 Trump blindly calls Kavanaugh protesters 'paid professionals'

Breitbart News reporters at the Supreme Court spotted multiple professional protesters handing out high quality printed signs, T-shirts, and information to people flocking to the city. One woman's elevator encounter with Arizona Republican Sen. Trump's proof that the Kavanaugh protestors are paid professionals appear to be that the signs appear to be too professionally-made to be genuine.

Global Final tweaks in North American trade deal keep lid on e-commerce
Author: 0 Final tweaks in North American trade deal keep lid on e-commerce

The U.S. Trade Representative's Office didn't respond to a request for comment on the status of talks to resolve the retaliatory tariffs with Mexico and Canada. The combination of this access, along with the removal of the class 7 pricing scheme, will be a step in the right direction for American dairy farmers, added Gordon.

Global Kavanaugh cruises toward confirmation, bolstered by Collins and Manchin
Author: 0 Kavanaugh cruises toward confirmation, bolstered by Collins and Manchin

The Kavanaugh fight has riveted Americans just weeks before November 6 midterm elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from the Republicans. Trump's reference to Soros, who has supported the US Democratic Party for years, appeared aimed at inciting more support and anger from the president's conservative Christian base.

Global Korea Hopeful About Pompeo's Pyongyang Visit
Author: 0 Korea Hopeful About Pompeo's Pyongyang Visit

President Donald Trump and Kim agreed to denuclearization only in vague terms at their summit in Singapore, the first meeting between leaders of the USA and North Korea. He said in a statement last month the United States aimed for North Korean denuclearisation by that date, but a week later Trump said he did not have a time frame.

Global Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain
Author: 0 Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain

During the hearing where he defended himself against sexual misconduct allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and two other women, Kavanaugh denied the accusations and launched into a lengthy attack on Democrats . Joe Manchin on Friday after he announced he'll vote yes to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, drowning him out as he tried to explain his decision.

Global Melania Trump arrives in Ghana, 1st stop on Africa tour
Author: 0 Melania Trump arrives in Ghana, 1st stop on Africa tour

Present at the Kotoka International Airport to receive the US First Lady was Ghana's first Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Minister for Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Gender Cynthia Morrison, Deputy Minister for Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko, among others.

Global 'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of US warship
Author: 0 'Aggressive' Chinese destroyer came within 45 yards of US warship

The behavior "gravely threatens China's sovereignty and security, gravely damages relations between China and the USA and their militaries, and gravely injures regional peace and stability". The US has been sending periodic air and naval expeditions to assert its right of the freedom of the navigation in the SCS. US-Chinese relations have been strained on multiple levels since Donald Trump became president in 2017.

Global Indian court allows deportation of seven Rohingya to Myanmar
Author: 0 Indian court allows deportation of seven Rohingya to Myanmar

Myanmar identified them as its citizens and issued them certificates to facilitate their travel to their hometowns in Rakhine state, the ministry added. Bhushan said it is a matter of life and it is the court's responsibility to see that the lives of Rohingya are protected. Bhushan had opposed the government's contention that the men were "illegal immigrants" and said that they had fled a genocide allegedly carried out by the Myanmarese military and were refugees according to the UN.

Author: 0 Kavanaugh says he may have been too emotional at Senate hearing

Flake, an Arizona Republican, has played a key role in Kavanaugh's confirmation process. Susan Collins of ME told reporters: " It appears to be a very thorough investigation ". "We have differing views about the other qualifications of Judge Kavanaugh", they wrote. Ford has said the incident happened in an upstairs room and that she is "100 percent" certain it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her, although she has acknowledged that her memories of other details of the evening remain unclear.

Global Putin calls ex-spy Skripal a 'scumbag' and 'traitor'
Author: 0 Putin calls ex-spy Skripal a 'scumbag' and 'traitor'

Putin will stay in India on October 4 and October 5. "The key feature of this visit will be the signing of the agreement to deliver S-400 air defence systems", Putin's top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov was quoted in media reports as saying in Moscow.

Global Indonesian quakes, tsunami death toll rises to 1,249
Author: 0 Indonesian quakes, tsunami death toll rises to 1,249

Donggala and other outlying areas have received little assistance, largely due to impassable roads, the Press Association reports . According to news agencies, more than 1200 people are dead now. Video showed some of them screaming in anger because they were not able to get on a departing military plane. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

Global Trump administration terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after United Nations court ruling
Author: 0 Trump administration terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after United Nations court ruling

Hours later, during the White House news conference, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the USA is withdrawing from yet another treaty with Iran made before the United Nation's court - a court which Bolton says is ineffective. While the ICJ's ruling is binding, it has no enforcement mechanisms. This sets up another showdown between the ICJ and the US administration, which has already said the court has no jurisdiction over its foreign policy , especially concerning national ...

Global Meghan finds time to comfort Kara, 10, as Sussexes visit Sussex
Author: 0 Meghan finds time to comfort Kara, 10, as Sussexes visit Sussex

Dr Andy Clegg, 49, tourism management lecturer and the university said: "I have worked here 22 years and this is definitely the most high profile event we have had - I think it's brilliant". Harry was dressed in a grey suit and white shirt. Meghan Markle may now be part of the British royal family, but the former American actress' first visit to her new royal duchy began with a viewing of a copy of the U.S.

Global Theresa May grooves to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' at Tory Conference
Author: 0 Theresa May grooves to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' at Tory Conference

The Prime Minister Theresa May struts onto the stage at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham , dancing to ABBA's " Dancing Queen ". After making her way to the podium the 62-year-old politician awkwardly bops to the music before breaking out into a little dance much to the delight of the audience, who cheered her on.

Global McConnell claims Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Trump nomination Kavanaugh
Author: 0 McConnell claims Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Trump nomination Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations by all three women. Shortly after Christine Blasey Ford's raw and painful testimony to the Senate judiciary committee, President Trump called her "very credible" and "a very fine woman". They said the agency had not responded to the offer to interview Prof Ford, or "a series of emails and letters in which we identified witnesses and evidence that would likely assist the FBI".

Global Dancing May upbeat about Brexit deal
Author: 0 Dancing May upbeat about Brexit deal

Defending her Chequers plan , she said it would allow "frictionless trade in goods" while also protecting "our precious Union", with no change at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Wednesday's speech was considerably smoother. It was one of the biggest speeches of her political career. More broadly, rather than concentrating on the divisions within her own party, May's speech was more focussed on the nation and landed a number of blows on the Labour party, the front bench ...

Author: 0 Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

Trump, while making his case that Kavanaugh deserves a spot on the Supreme Court, told the rally crowd in MS, "I don't even know him". The FBI is conducting a supplemental background investigation into the nominee after he and Ford testified Thursday before the Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

Global New York Times says Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes
Author: 0 New York Times says Trump helped parents shield millions from taxes

The paper said the report was based on interviews with Fred Trump's former employees and advisers and more than 100,000 pages of documents describing the inner workings of his business empire. "Much of this money came to Mr. Trump because he helped his parents dodge taxes", the Times said. Trump lawyer Charles Harder denied the report - and pointed the finger at other relatives and the financial "professionals" the family hired.

Global Trump to Female Reporter: I Know You're Not Thinking, You Never Do
Author: 0 Trump to Female Reporter: I Know You're Not Thinking, You Never Do

Mr Trump immediately cut her off: "What does that have to do with trade?" ABC's Cecilia Vega was the first to ask a question . "Like in a state of shock", he said. By the way, he does not do this to male reporters when they ask about Kavanaugh . "That's OK. I know you're not thinking . You people are falling asleep with trade", he said.

Global Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Ford , Kavanaugh's first public accuser, has said that Judge, Keyser and Smyth were present at the party where she says Kavanaugh assaulted her in the early 1980s. The FBI has initiated its investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh at the direction of the White House after Flake last week - with the backing of Murkowski and Collins - called for a delay in consideration of the nomination so that the FBI could undertake a review.

Author: 0 Kavanaugh And The Politicization Of The Supreme Court

At the Rose Garden event, Trump said his administration would not limit the scope of the FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the White House had defined the parameters of the probe for the FBI and that the investigation would start with interviews with only four people.

Global British Ministers' Phone Numbers Leaked in App Flaw
Author: 0 British Ministers' Phone Numbers Leaked in App Flaw

Hardline Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has been attacked after calling Libya 'the People's Republic of Jam Jar or something, ' in a speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham . "You can't beat (Jeremy) Corbyn by becoming Corbyn". May only has a slim working majority among the 650 MPs, making her vulnerable to even the smallest rebellion.

Global Indonesia natural disaster, tsunami: Death toll rises to 1,234
Author: 0 Indonesia natural disaster, tsunami: Death toll rises to 1,234

An natural disaster victim salvages useable items near a collapsed mosque in Palu , in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, on October 1, 2018 . An estimated 50 people were inside the Hotel Roa Roa when it collapsed. Pictures showed expanses of splintered wood, washed-up cars and trees mashed together, with rooftops and roads split. Roads and infrastructure are poor in many areas, making access hard in the best of conditions.

Global Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police after bloody bar fight in CT
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police after bloody bar fight in CT

He and four other men were questioned by New Haven Police but Kavanaugh was not arrested. A witness to the fight said that Chris Dudley , a Yale basketball player who is friends with Kavanaugh, then threw a glass that hit the 21-year-old man in the ear, according to the police report , which was obtained by The New York Times .

Author: 0 White House denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry : Kavanaugh

Earlier in the New Hampshire speech, Flake suggested that rather than consider Democrats and Republicans as two warring factions, they might be better viewed as two organs in the same body. Judge has said he has "no memory" of the incident but will cooperate with investigators. Mitchell also stressed that nobody who Ford has identified as having attended the gathering - including Mark Judge, Patrick Smyth and Leland (Ingham) Keyser - has been able to directly corroborate Ford's allegations.

Author: 0 Great relations with Modi, India will cut tariff on imports

British Columbia's wine industry is bracing for new competition on grocery-store shelves under the proposed deal to replace NAFTA, ending a policy that had prompted trade complaints from the United States and other major wine-producing countries.

Global North, South Korea start land mine removal in DMZ
Author: 0 North, South Korea start land mine removal in DMZ

North Korea, South Korea and the USA have not signed the 1997 global treaty banning landmines. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dispatched a precious peace offering to South Korean President Moon Jae In-two Pungsan puppies . Apparently reflecting the improving ties, North Korea sent Choe Ryong-hae, its de facto No. 2 official, to a reception hosted by the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang last week to mark China's founding anniversary.

Global Sulawesi quake chaos: Tsunami survivors beg government for food and evacuation
Author: 0 Sulawesi quake chaos: Tsunami survivors beg government for food and evacuation

With the death toll expected to rise even further on the devastated island of Sulawesi, there were growing questions about why an early tsunami-warning system had not been working for years. So far, almost 200,000 people have been displaced and are in need of emergency help, while thousands have been streaming out of the stricken areas.

Global Dead, Hundreds Injured in Indonesia Quake-Tsunami
Author: 0 Dead, Hundreds Injured in Indonesia Quake-Tsunami

Internal Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, when asked about reports of sporadic looting, said that he had ordered authorities to help people get food and drink, and businesses would be compensated. In the residential area of Patobo, there are fears that many could have been killed when 744 homes were buried in mud, Nugroho said Monday. "Accordingly, we have not precisely found out the impacts (of the catastrophe) sustained by the districts, and how are the emergency relief measures there", he ...

Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' drinker, Yale classmate says

Also excluded from the list were high school classmates who could testify that Kavanaugh was a frequent, heavy drinker in high school, contrary to his testimony in front of the committee, sources said . Democrats led by the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking member, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate majority leader, had no choice. In the memo, Mitchell said that Ford "has no memory of key details" about the alleged assault - including exactly when it allegedly happened, what house ...

Global Hurricane Rosa to Drench Mexico, US Southwest
Author: 0 Hurricane Rosa to Drench Mexico, US Southwest

Hurricane Rosa was expected to make landfall in Mexico on Monday or Tuesday. Rosa, which has 50 mph winds, is 105 miles west-southwest of Punta Eugenia, Mexico, and 285 miles south-southwest of San Felipe, Mexico. Moisture from Hurricane Rosa will lead to the possibility of record rainfall and flash flooding next week . The storm moved northward over the weekend and its center is projected to reach Baja California Monday.

Global Air Niugini now says 1 missing after crash landing in Pacific lagoon
Author: 0 Air Niugini now says 1 missing after crash landing in Pacific lagoon

Navy Sailors joined to assist local authorities. "We don't really know what happened ... people were rescued by boats - 36 passengers and 11 crew were all rescued, only the plane is sinking right now". "At this point, it is still unclear whether the aircraft overshot the end of the runway or ditched in the lagoon before reaching the runway", JACDEC said.

Global Trump Reacts To Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony On Sexual Assault Allegation
Author: 0 Trump Reacts To Brett Kavanaugh’s Testimony On Sexual Assault Allegation

But I never drank beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone. He has denied all the accusations. "I think that he should probably withdraw his nomination, and then probably also resign", said Sam Kacprowicz. But, after days of enduring a process of unprecedented nastiness, Kavanaugh didn't hold anything back. The allegations come from Julie Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland.

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