McConnell, frustrated with delays, says Senate will vote on Kavanaugh "this week"

Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Justice Department and the FBI to open a criminal investigation into "apparent false statements " made to committee investigators alleging sexual misconduct by Kav... More..

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Supply managed farmers to get compensation as a result of trade deal
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Supply managed farmers to get compensation as a result of trade deal

However, the USMCA clause does not rely on WTO definitions - the way it is worded, if the U.S., Canada or Mexico "determines" a country isn't a market economy, then for the purposes of the clause, it isn'...More..

by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Trump Insults ABC Reporter, Saying She ‘Never’ Thinks

Vega stood up and said, "I'm not thinking about that, Mr. President". "That's OK, I know you're not thinking, you never do ". Trump went on to discuss how he had avoided alcohol. Both Dr Ford and Kavanaugh f...More..

by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh was aggressive when drunk, says second Yale classmate Charles Ludington

But he said it's fine with him if the FBI wants to pursue accusations made by three women who have come forward even as he has left the scope of the investigation to Senate Republicans. For the reasons disc...More..

US Democrats can sue Donald Trump over emoluments, judge says
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

US Democrats can sue Donald Trump over emoluments, judge says

A federal judge in Maryland ruled in July that a similar lawsuit against Trump filed by the attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia could proceed, but only as pertained to earnings from Tr...More..

National Sexual Assault Hotline Spiked 147% During Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

National Sexual Assault Hotline Spiked 147% During Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony

The largest anti-sexual violence organization in the US says calls to its National Sexual Assault Hotline spiked 147% while Christine Blasey Ford testified Thursday before the Senate. At TurnAround, which sup...More..

by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Iran launches missiles into Syria over Ahvaz attack

Iran has fired missiles at militants in Syria blamed for an attack in southwestern Iran on September 22, the Revolutionary Guards said on Monday, in what it called a sign of Tehran's readiness to punish its e...More..

Indonesia rushes in aid as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 840
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Indonesia rushes in aid as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 840

Many people were believed trapped under shattered houses in Palu's Balaroa neighbourhood, where the quake caused the ground to heave up and down violently, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho....More..

Red Mass draws 3 Supreme Court justices, protesters to DC cathedral
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Red Mass draws 3 Supreme Court justices, protesters to DC cathedral

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington , DC. " When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive ", Ludington said . He added: "Sometimes I had too many beers, sometimes others di...More..

Yale classmate recalls Brett Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Yale classmate recalls Brett Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker

But this case is even weaker than that. The FBI is now investigating Ford's accusations, as well as those of a second woman, Deborah Ramirez . Just as Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were about to...More..

Jaw-Dropping Drone Videos Of Indonesian Tsunami
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Jaw-Dropping Drone Videos Of Indonesian Tsunami

Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the small city of Palu, 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta . Chief security minister Wiranto said more than 2...More..

Brexit protests in Birmingham ahead of Conservative party conference
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Brexit protests in Birmingham ahead of Conservative party conference

The British Chambers of Commerce said it wanted the Conservatives to overcome their internal divisions and "to deliver real-world, practical answers to business's ongoing questions around Brexit - and avoid a...More..

'The most unethical sham': Lindsey Graham rails at Kavanaugh FBI probe demands
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

'The most unethical sham': Lindsey Graham rails at Kavanaugh FBI probe demands

On Wednesday, one day before Ford's testimony, Graham cast doubt on a third allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh . A report published by NBC News, however, caused a stir on Saturday when it no...More..

Syria rebels deny pulling arms under Turkey-Russia deal
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Syria rebels deny pulling arms under Turkey-Russia deal

The first Turkish-backed faction has started withdrawing from the demilitarized zone of Idlib in northern Syria , in applying of the Russian-Turkish agreement, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for ...More..

by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Kavanaugh calls Swetnick’s ‘gang rape’ allegations a ‘farce’ during emotional Senate testimony

Swetnick retained the counsel of Michael Avenatti , the celebrity attorney also now representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump . Trump also said the probe coul...More..

by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Trump claims Dems are using Kavanaugh investigation to 'obstruct and delay'

Separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee made public late on Sunday a previously unreleased interview with Kavanaugh from September 26, before a public hearing with Ford, in which he denied all the allegation...More..

Senate Judiciary Committee votes on recommending Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee votes on recommending Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation

According to his prepared testimony, Kavanaugh plans to tell senators that he "said and did things in high school that make me cringe now" - but that he "never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Sen. Orr...More..

by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after powerful 7.7-magnitude quake

Bodies of some victims were found trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, he said, adding 540 people were injured. Mirza Arisam, a resident of Kendari, the capital of neighboring Southeast Sulawesi, ...More..

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan prompts fresh Tory division
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan prompts fresh Tory division

Mrs May has repeatedly said her Brexit proposals are the only viable ones. Jeremy Corbyn has told the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier that he will vote down any Brexit deal which does not provide the sam...More..

Over 800 dead in Indonesia quake and tsunami, toll may rise
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Over 800 dead in Indonesia quake and tsunami, toll may rise

Pictures supplied by the disaster agency showed a badly damaged shopping mall in Palu where at least one floor had caved in. India on September 29 expressed deep sympathies to the people and government of ...More..

Russian Federation: S-300 defense system delivery has begun
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Russian Federation: S-300 defense system delivery has begun

Russia says Israel's downing of a Russian military aircraft over the Syrian airspace earlier this month was a "cowardly" and "unprofessional" act in a yet fresh sign that shows tensions between Moscow and Tel A...More..

J&K: Pakistani chopper that intruded Indian airspace was carrying PoK PM
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

J&K: Pakistani chopper that intruded Indian airspace was carrying PoK PM

However, he did not say how long the helicopter was in Indian airspace. Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said "around 12.10 pm on Sunday a white-coloured Pakistani helicopter violated the air space lik...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser

In an interview published Saturday in The Atlantic , Flake said his refusal to issue a vote on Kavanaugh without a week-long "pause" for an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct aga...More..

Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway says she has been victim of sexual assault
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway says she has been victim of sexual assault

She continued, seeming to refer to the person who assaulted her: "I don't expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or (Republican Sen.) Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that". The FBI is look...More..

Iraq 'regrets' US closure of Basra consulate
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Iraq 'regrets' US closure of Basra consulate

The United States blames Iran-backed militia for "indirect fire", usually from rockets or artillery, on the U.S. consulate at the Basra airport . Basra is Iraq's main port and one of its largest cities. Ir...More..

Rosenstein agrees to meet with Republican critics
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Rosenstein agrees to meet with Republican critics

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) tweeted out early Friday, "Leadership has agreed to call Rod Rosenstein before Congress, for a closed door hearing with our panel investigating, so he can explain his alleged comm...More..

by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

FBI Reportedly Reaches Out to Second Kavanaugh Accuser

NBC News reported on Saturday that the White House had constrained the FBI investigation by limiting its parameters. NBC and the Journal had reported Saturday that a White House official had stated that ...More..

Erdogan comes seeking rapprochement with wary Berlin (UPDATE 3)
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Erdogan comes seeking rapprochement with wary Berlin (UPDATE 3)

The two nations have clashed over numerous issues in recent years, including Turkey's jailing of German journalists and a German parliament resolution labeling the early-20th century killing of Armenians in Tur...More..

Johnson ups the pressure as UK's May gathers fractious party
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Johnson ups the pressure as UK's May gathers fractious party

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson questioned whether Prime Minister Theresa May believes in Brexit and called her Chequers plan 'deranged, ' the Sunday Times reported, citing an interview . Mrs May said ...More..

Hard to tell truth from fiction in Skripal affair, says Kremlin
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hard to tell truth from fiction in Skripal affair, says Kremlin

In 2014, he was awarded Russia's highest medal- the Hero of Russian Federation. "Lots of people look like one another", he said when asked about the similarities between Boshirov and the photo of Chepiga pu...More..

Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

Ford describes". He also complained about a "political hit" after she told a dramatic Senate hearing on Thursday she was "100 per cent certain" he did it. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegation. ...More..

Tsunami hits Indonesian cities after powerful natural disaster
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Tsunami hits Indonesian cities after powerful natural disaster

Evacuation and risks assessment are underway, the spokesman said. An Australian Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said earlier on Saturday the government was not aware of any Australians affected b...More..

by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

White House Limits FBI Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

The FBI wasted little time reaching out to Deborah Ramirez , who says Kavanaugh thrust his exposed penis in her face at a Yale party in the 1980s. The allegations against Kavanaugh have riveted the country e...More..

California Teen Suffers Traumatic Injuries In Attack By 11-Foot Shark
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

California Teen Suffers Traumatic Injuries In Attack By 11-Foot Shark

The attack was reported before 7 a.m. this morning and Beacons is now closed. Mr Hammel and his companions brought the boy ashore, where they applied pressure to his injuries and beachgoers called for an ambu...More..

FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

If it feels last-minute, that's because it is: The grassroots events were organized overnight in response to Ford's testimony in the hopes that senators will reject-or at the very least slow down-Brett Kavanau...More..