Sexual abuse counsellor raises doubts over Christine Ford's story

03 Oct, 2018

Kavanaugh of assault and told a MS crowd that the #MeToo movement was unfairly hurting men. "'I don't remember,"' Mr Trump said imitating Ms Ford at the rally in Southaven, Mississippi. He launched into a hypothetical riff about a young man who got a job at IBM or General Motors but is falsely accused of sexual assault. "Think of your son".


‘Enough Brexit mess’ - EU’s Verhofstadt vetoes Boris plan to delay Brexit

03 Oct, 2018

The Scottish secretary's remarks followed reports yesterday that several senior Scottish Tories were mounting a campaign to stop Mr Johnson succeeding Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. So I would like her to concentrate on domestic policy and what the Conservatives should be doing beyond Brexit: housing policy, financial policy, health policy.


Trump Says Lying To Congress Not Acceptable Amid Brett Kavanaugh Investigation

03 Oct, 2018

The probe came after Kavanaugh faced a heavily-scrutinized set of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a possible confirmation in the Senate. "'I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know'". I don't know! But I had one beer. Flake has said Kavanaugh's nomination would end if the FBI investigation found he had lied in his Senate testimony.


Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally

03 Oct, 2018

Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations. Trump then told the crowd that men were going to be fired from their jobs after being unfairly accused of sexual harassment. In testimony last Thursday, Ford described attending a house party in the Washington DC suburbs in the early 1980s at which she was pushed into a bedroom where a drunken Kavanaugh held her down, groped her, tried to strip her and left her fearing for her life.


Tayyip Erdogan inaugurates Central Mosque in Germany's Cologne

03 Oct, 2018

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.


U.S. To Halt Visas For Same-Sex Partners Of Diplomats

03 Oct, 2018

Under the new guidelines, diplomats regardless of sexual orientation will need to be married by the end of the year in order for their partners to receive visas. The State Department has become more welcoming of gay employees, a far cry from the days when gay diplomats were denied security clearances since they were believed to be susceptible to blackmail.


NY state launches probe into Trump's taxes after bombshell report

03 Oct, 2018

Mr. Trump has often portrayed himself as a self-made man, noting during his presidential campaign that he received a " small " loan of $1 million from his father when he started out his career in real estate. He said that although the statute of limitations has since passed, such actions would have called for an investigation into the defrauding of tenants and tax fraud.


Ind. Senator Donnelly On Kavanaugh

02 Oct, 2018

Rachel Mitchell was appointed by Senate Republicans to question Ford during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in order to avoid the optics of 11 men questioning a woman about an alleged sexual assault. He has vehemently denied all allegations. Bob Odenkirk is one of the few that has the looks that would be needed for this role, and he also has the gravitas that would be required to play the part of Kavanaugh.


Canadian dairy farmers' group pans new trade pact with U.S., Mexico

02 Oct, 2018

The president last week said he would no longer use the NAFTA name, instead christening the new deal "the U.S. -Mexico-Canada agreement", or USMCA . The 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs were implemented in March. Another element of the deal will exempt Mexican and Canadian cars from any future U.S.


'I Know You're Not Thinking, You Never Do'

02 Oct, 2018

Trump replied: "That's okay, I know you're not thinking, you never do ", as Vega asked: " I'm sorry? ". She was called upon by Trump to pose a question with Trump immediately commenting, "She's shocked that I picked her". He said he'd be fine answering the question but wanted to focus on trade first, even though that is 100% not how news conferences work. "No, go ahead", responded Trump.


Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath about 'heavy' drinking, says former university classmate

02 Oct, 2018

Ludington said that Kavanaugh had played down "the degree and frequency" of his drinking, and that the judge had often become "belligerent and aggressive" while intoxicated. Kavanaugh's confirmation has been in limbo since an FBI investigation was ordered on Friday to look into sexual assault allegations against him. The White House insisted it was not "micromanaging" the new one-week review of Kavanaugh's background but some Democratic lawmakers claimed the White House was keeping ...


Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800

02 Oct, 2018

The confirmed toll of 832 dead looked certain to rise as rescuers slowly reached devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by the 7.5 magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet). Indonesia's Metro TV on Sunday broadcast aerial footage from a coastal community in Donggala, close to the epicentre of the quake. Further, the warning underestimated the size of the waves, according to the BBC .


Judge says Democratic lawmakers can sue Trump on emoluments

02 Oct, 2018

In July a federal judge in Maryland ruled that a similar lawsuit against Trump filed by attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia could proceed. Democrats involved in the lawsuit also maintain that Trump received "foreign government favors". He and others involved in the lawsuit say Trump is still gaining income from his hotel business and other properties.


Trump Decries ‘Trauma’ Done To Kavanaugh, Calls For ‘Comprehensive’ Investigation

02 Oct, 2018

The president also criticized Democratic Sen. Joseph McCarthy used unfounded allegations to accuse people of being communists without firm evidence, ruining their reputations. The FBI has not yet contacted a California professor who says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.


Kavanaugh hearing: Sex-assault hotline gets 147% more calls on same day

02 Oct, 2018

During breaks between Thursday's rounds of questioning, C-SPAN received several powerful calls from viewers recounting past incidents of sexual abuse, some of whom said that they had rarely spoken about it before. " Hearing about sexual violence in the media and online can be very hard for survivors and their loved ones", RAINN said in a Twitter statement.


Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria over parade attack

02 Oct, 2018

State television and the state-run IRNA news agency said the attacks "killed and wounded" what it described as "militants". "The headquarters of those responsible for the terrorist crime in Ahvaz was attacked a few minutes ago east of the Euphrates by several ballistic missiles fired by the aerospace branch of the Revolutionary..." The IRGC said the attack was a response to the "cowardly" act of terror during a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on September 22, which ...


Boy, 13, hospitalized with 'traumatic injuries' after shark attack

02 Oct, 2018

According to the LA Times , the boy, whose photo has been released without his name by family, was in the chilly Pacific off the coast of Encinitas outside San Diego when the unlikely attack occurred. "At this time, we have not received additional reports of any shark sightings in the area but are advising the public to stay out of the water", Giles is quoted a saying in a news release.


Lindsey Graham rages over Kavanaugh allegations: "This is hell"

02 Oct, 2018

Mazie Hirono saying that Kavanaugh revealed in his testimony that he is "a partisan, political operative with an agenda" who thus "cannot be a fair and impartial judge". It's obvious that's what their intention was. Graham said a vote against Kavanaugh would "legitimize the most despicable thing I have ever seen in politics".


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

01 Oct, 2018

In a stunning reversal on Friday, the Senate judiciary committee asked the Trump administration to order the FBI to investigate the misconduct allegations - but only after the panel sent Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate for a final vote.


F-35 military plane crash reported in Beaufort County, South Carolina

01 Oct, 2018

Capt. Bob Bromidge, with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office , told ABC News that the U.S. Marine Corps confirmed the plane was an F-35. There were no other injuries reported . The programme has been criticised for testing problems, delays and cost overruns. He or she was evaluated at the scene and then taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital before being released, according to an email from II Marine Expeditionary Force spokesman Maj.


Key Undecided Senators Meet Privately on Kavanaugh Vote

01 Oct, 2018

Following Ford's insistence that she is "100 percent" sure Kavanaugh assaulted her, and Kavanaugh's insistence that he is "innocent", many on the Senate Judiciary Committee seemed to come away with the opinions they espoused before. "I want to know what you want to do", Durbin said in an exchange that grew progressively louder. "Since my nomination in July, there's been a frenzy on the left to come up with something, anything, to block my nomination", Kavanaugh said.


India expresses deep sympathies to tsunami-hit Indonesia, assures all help

01 Oct, 2018

Help and supplies are being flown from Indonesia's capital city Jakarta to the island of Sulawesi. The death toll from twin disasters on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, a major quake and the tsunami that followed , jumped to more than 800 on Sunday as rescue workers were only just starting to take stock of the wreckage - pulling out survivors buried under the rubble from a collapsed hotel, treating patients in tents and racing to get food and water to survivors.


Russia Starts Delivery of S-300 Missiles to Syria

01 Oct, 2018

Israel has accused Iran of quietly setting up bases in the conflict-ravaged country and has targeted military positions there, triggering Syrian air defenses that accidentally brought down a Russian military plane last week in an incident that Damascus and Moscow have both blamed on an Israeli raid.


India, Pakistan Trade Angry Accusations At UN General Assembly

01 Oct, 2018

Swaraj also rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, terming it "a complete lie". We began talks with them because we believed it necessary. "Will Pakistan deny that the UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed enjoys a free run inside Pakistan and spews venom and sets up candidates for electoral offices", she said.


Confusion surrounds Judge Brett Kavanaugh's FBI investigation

01 Oct, 2018

Chris Coons , as well as other Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, before making his surprise proposal. When asked Saturday about any White House involvement in determining the parameters of the FBI investigation , White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CNN that "the Senate is determining the scope".



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