China Defends Russia Military Ties After U.S. Sanctions

23 Sep, 2018

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Beijing has lodged stern complaints with Washington over the action, which triggers a ban on entering the US, forbids conducting transactions with the USA financial system and forces the blocking of all property and interests in property within USA jurisdiction.


India ‘arrogant’ for cancelling rare meeting: Imran Khan

23 Sep, 2018

Khan's letter is the first formal proposal of bilateral dialogue since he formed the government in Pakistan last month. But thus far, India has experienced only destructive engagement from Pakistan's military-intelligence complex. There has been no action against the mastermind and executors of the Pathankot, Uri and the subsequent terror attacks. The statement added that India had agreed to the NY meeting "in response to the spirit reflected in the letters from the new Prime Minister ...


Rafale cloud thickens, India's multi-billion dollar warplane deal faces fresh scrutiny

23 Sep, 2018

It interviewed Hollande on phone in which he said: "I intervened in this affair ( Rafale ) with the two prime ministers, to say that I was keen for this negotiation". Party chief Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to state that the Rafale deal was doctored "behind closed doors" by PM Modi. "The report referring to former French president Mr.


Kavanaugh accuser in testimony stand-off

22 Sep, 2018

When asked what evidence she's referring to, Severino pointed to the lack of any kind of known pattern of similar behavior, plus women who knew Kavanaugh at the time and women who dated him saying the allegations do not match the Brett Kavanaugh they know.


At least 44 dead after ferry capsizes in Tanzania's Lake Victoria

22 Sep, 2018

Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking on Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The Associated Press. Officials say the number who drowned in the mishap could be more than 200. The search for survivors and victims continued Friday. At least 86 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania.


Macron: Political leaders pushing for Brexit are 'liars'

22 Sep, 2018

His comments came as European Union leaders prepare to gather in Salzburg on Wednesday for an informal summit - the first time they have met together since Mrs May published her Chequers blueprint for Brexit in July. "Those to the right of the party - the pro-Brexit wing will be very concerned that if that deal doesn't prevail, they'll end up in the situation where we could have a second referendum and we could end up not leaving the European Union altogether", he said.


Possible site of HMB Endeavour wreck found off US coast

22 Sep, 2018

The British navy purchased the Endeavour in 1768 for an expedition sponsored by the Royal Society of London to observe the transit of Venus. It's always been known that the Endeavour came to rest off the coast of Rhode Island; the New York Times reports the ship was used by the British during the Revolutionary War and then sunk as a means of thwarting French ships coming to assist the Americans.


CNN Analyst: ‘Unfortunately’ Majority of Polls Show O’Rourke Losing to Cruz

22 Sep, 2018

The tweets may lean toward O'Rourke, but as the congressman said onstage at Southern Methodist University, 50 percent of rural Texans don't have reliable access to broadband internet. He also said that O'Rourke was more to the left on policy than Sen. Mr. O'Rourke was measured in his criticism of Mr. Trump, although he did not dispute Mr.


Vatican temporarily suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun

22 Sep, 2018

The Vatican has accepted a request from a bishop in India to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral duties as police questioned him for a second day over accusations that he raped a nun. The protest has gathered momentum with Christian bodies, activists, writers and locals joining in and notching up demand for the bishop's arrest. One of the nuns, while slamming the police's inaction in nabbing the accused said, "The police have repeatedly taken the statement of the victim nun, but they ...


Puerto Rican community remembers lives lost in Hurricane Maria one year later

22 Sep, 2018

Tiffany Cross moderated the Capitol Hill panel on the government's response a year ago to Hurricane Maria , saying it was the biggest Capitol Hill panel of experts to meet on the hurricane since it hit. In this September 8, 2018 photo , Alma Morales Rosario poses for a portrait between the beams of her home being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Hurricane Maria one year ago in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico.


Rosenstein Wanted to Record, Oust Trump

22 Sep, 2018

The Times story is sourced to several people "briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by F.B.I. officials, including Andrew G. McCabe, then the acting bureau director, that documented Mr. Politico reported that the White House knew about the story at least 24 hours before it broke. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution spells out that a president can be declared "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" upon a majority vote of the vice president and ...


Willing to testify on new date: Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee

22 Sep, 2018

General Assembly. Although given a deadline of 10a.m. Friday to agree, her attorney said Thursday afternoon that she was willing to testify but not on Monday, and only if the process was "fair" and her "safety" was guaranteed. Ford alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago when they were teenagers. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said alongside Gillibrand on Thursday.


India and Pakistan meeting at United Nations to end three-year freeze

22 Sep, 2018

India on Friday called off the upcoming meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi that was to be held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY, the Ministry of External Affairs said .


United States imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian missiles, fighter jets

22 Sep, 2018

The United States said China's armed forces were in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 USA election. The U.S. President strengthened the legal basis for earlier imposed sanctions. "Every new round of sanctions shows that our enemy's previous attempts to pressure Russian Federation have failed to yield any result".


Allegations derail Kavanaugh confirmation, add possible hearing

22 Sep, 2018

That's true, says Gregg Nunziata, former chief nominations counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee and former policy adviser to Sen. White House officials remain confident Kavanaugh will be confirmed. Trump won the 2016 presidential election despite a 2005 audio recording that emerged of the real estate mogul bragging about groping women , as well as claims from multiple women who accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment.


NY birthing centre stabbing: Three babies and two adults knifed

22 Sep, 2018

The victims include a 13-day-old newborn, a 22-day-old infant and a 33-day-old baby along with two adults; a 63-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. A butcher knife and meat cleaver were found at the scene. Police were called to a home, which investigators say was operating as a nursery, at around 03:45 local time (07:45 GMT) on Friday morning.


Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before testifying: Lawyer

22 Sep, 2018

Former classmate Jenny Yerrick Martin said she knew Ford from seventh to ninth grades when they both attended Holton. Meanwhile the Democrats have been calling for a full FBI investigation of the allegations before the Supreme Court confirmation process can proceed.


'Multiple victims' in active Maryland shooting

21 Sep, 2018

There are three deaths, The Associated Press reported , citing an unnamed law enforcement official. The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference.


Child 'critcal' after second shark attack in 24 hours

21 Sep, 2018

Excluding the two most recent attacks, there have been 33 recorded cases of shark bites in Australia so far in 2018, according to the Australian Shark Attack File of the Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Justine Barwick, from Tasmania, was bitten on the leg and flown to the same hospital, where she is also in a critical condition. The measures aim to reduce the overall number of sharks in the area, but do not provide an impenetrable barrier between swimmers and marine life.


Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Accuser Open to Testifying on Her Terms

21 Sep, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford's attorney said in an email to the committee it wouldn't be possible for her to testify at the hearing set for Monday (Sept 24), according to the Times. The attorney said her client would prefer to wait for the FBI to investigate the accusation before agreeing to testify. In a statement on Wednesday, a lawyer for Ford said her client was willing to cooperate with the committee, but criticized its plan to have only Ford and Kavanaugh testify.


Jogger Stabbed To Death While On Nightly Run

21 Sep, 2018

It was a picture-perfect night to be outdoors, with temperatures in the 70s and clear skies. Washington D.C. Chief of Police Peter Newsham announced the details of Crawford's arrest outside of the Chinese restaurant where Martinez tried to get help.


USA ready 'to engage immediately' with North Korea

21 Sep, 2018

Kim promised to accept global inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon, and both leaders vowed to work together to try to host the Summer Olympics in 2032. But more eye-catching to Washington was his promise to dismantle a missile engine-test facility and a missile launchpad in northwest North Korea that have been essential to the country's development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and invite outside experts to watch.


Rep. Pete King: Page's FISA Warrant Application 'Not an Honest One'

21 Sep, 2018

In the most recent case, prosecutors agreed to drop other charges stemming from his lobbying efforts for one-time Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych that predated his five-month tenure working for Trump's campaign in mid-2016 in exchange for him answering "fully, truthfully, completely and forthrightly" questions about "any and all matters" Mueller's team is investigating.


Donald Trump urged Spain to build a wall along the Sahara desert

21 Sep, 2018

Though estimates vary, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that the border between the United States and Mexico is roughly 1,900 miles long. The Sahara desert stretches for 3,000 miles. Building a wall along the US-Mexico border - and getting Mexico to pay for it - was one of the key policies of Trump's presidential campaign. Spain has two small enclaves in North Africa, Melilla and Ceuta, to which migrants do often try to gain entry by way of the those two land borders.


North Korea agrees to close missile site

21 Sep, 2018

SEOUL-The leaders of North and South Korea stood atop a volcano, smiling and joining hands, ending a three-day summit heavy on symbolism with a pilgrimage to the 9,000-foot peak where the first Korean kingdom is reputed to have been founded.



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