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FEMA Administrator defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll study

FEMA Administrator defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll study He said: "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths". But last Thursday, the Post published a story that referred to the "death toll" in Puerto Rico and said, "Trump denied large-scale casualties from the Puerto Rico hurricane". [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim Jong Un makes new promises on nukes

North Korea's Kim Jong Un makes new promises on nukes President Moon was greeted by thousands of cheering North Koreans today as he arrived in Pyongyang for a crucial summit meeting with Kim Jong-un aimed at reviving the faltering progress towards denuclearisation. "We are not afraid of future challenges". The premiere of the latest version of the show, called "The Glorious Country", earlier this month featured video footage of Moon and Kim togethe... [Full Article...]

United States to admit 310,000 refugees, asylum seekers in 2019

United States to admit 310,000 refugees, asylum seekers in 2019 The fact that the U.S. will cap the annual number of refugees admitted here at 30,000 - by far the lowest ceiling in four decades - demonstrates an utter lack of compassion for the victims of armed violence and persecution. Trump lowered that to 45,000. At this same time during 2016, under Obama, about 8,300 Somali refugees had been allowed to resettle across the country. [Full Article...]

Trump’s supremely unhelpful comments on Brett Kavanaugh

Trump’s supremely unhelpful comments on Brett Kavanaugh Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) helped to derail, at least momentarily, the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after she revealed allegations of sexual assault from Kavanaugh's past. They say her family has relocated. The judge and his accuser, California research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford , are to be questioned publicly on the alleged episode from... [Full Article...]

Doug Jones: Senate should compel Kavanaugh's friend to testify

Doug Jones: Senate should compel Kavanaugh's friend to testify Grassley set a public hearing for next Monday at which Kavanuagh and Ford were invited to testify. She said that at a party in suburban Maryland in the early 1980s, a drunken Kavanaugh had pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes. [Full Article...]

'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges U.S. to consider opening base

'Fort Trump'? Polish President urges U.S. to consider opening base There were some chuckles in the East Room of the White House when Duda pitched the idea. Trump (R) and Duda walk to the Oval Office. Despite finding common ground with the current Polish government, Trump reiterated his view of the E.U.at the appearance with Duda on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify

Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify Committee chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, said his office has reached out to Ford several times about the Monday hearing and has not yet heard back. Kavanaugh has had a relatively smooth confirmation track until the allegations against him were reported last week. Ford's story has not been corroborated, and many of Kavanaugh's former classmates are speaking out against these accusations. [Full Article...]

Trump Declassifies Russia Probe Documents in Latest Attempt to Undermine Mueller

Trump Declassifies Russia Probe Documents in Latest Attempt to Undermine Mueller Trump's demands mark his latest effort to turn up the heat on the Justice Department, whom he and his Republican allies have accused of running a tainted probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. The book, titled, "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump", will share what a news release from publisher St. Martin's Press called "a candid account of [McCabe's] ... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Testify, Lawyer Says

Blasey Ford asked for confidentiality, and the allegation was not made public - until this past weekend. Ford told the Washington post , that she left the main room of the party to use the restroom, which was at the top of a narrow stairway. [Full Article...]

Does Trump want a trade divorce from China? Some think so

The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on $ 200 billion United States more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and raising prices on consumer goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. [Full Article...]

Pakistan PM to Offer Citizenship to Afghans Born in Pakistan

Pakistan PM to Offer Citizenship to Afghans Born in Pakistan United Nations surveys suggest that around 60 percent of Afghan refugees were either born in Pakistan or were minors when their parents migrated to Pakistan. Let's wait and watch. Earlier, in a letter, Modi said that India is looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with Pakistan. This was a ideal warm-up for Pakistan ahead of their high-profile showdown with arch-rivals India, also ... [Full Article...]

4 killed, 9 wounded in shooting at Mexico mariachi square

4 killed, 9 wounded in shooting at Mexico mariachi square It's unclear whether the shooting was motivated by gang violence, but the Times notes that a district infested with drugs and gangs lies about a mile away. "We haven't had any reservations cancelled and we continue to book tables", he said. Crimes and scams have plagued Garibaldi Plaza for years. In 2013, U.S. [Full Article...]

Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas

Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas In Pollocksville, N.C., a task force team from New York City is helping stranded residents, using boats to patrol streets that have become waterways. "If you talk to somebody about what's on your mind, it can go a long way in helping you to feel that you're not alone", Mr. Burgess said, "that what you're feeling is normal in the aftermath of a disaster and that recovery is possible and that you ... [Full Article...]

Buying and selling dagga remains a crime, says court

Buying and selling dagga remains a crime, says court In the interim, adults can smoke dagga in private. In 2017, the Western Cape High Court ruled that marijuana can be used at home and ruled that Parliament must change its Drug Trafficking and Medicines Control Acts law. But, the judgement does leave some room for misinterpretation, particularly with regards to the "personal use" statute. We still believe there are over 600 arrests for cann... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Victims (2018)

Hurricane Florence Victims (2018) As much as 6 inches of rain was possible in parts of the region, the NWS said. "We ain't going to be able to do it by ourselves", he said. The power and danger of slow-moving flood water isn't as easy to visually grasp as, say, a news reporter braving vicious winds to demonstrate the effect. [Full Article...]

Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China Residents hunkered down in their apartments, and streets in the usually buzzing city were deserted Sunday. Authorities had issued their maximum alert, warning residents to stay indoors and away from windows to avoid flying debris. The storm skirted past China's semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong, where Mangkhut's renewed winds reached 117mph, rattling skyscrapers, toppling trees, and tearing sca... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh willing to 'refute' sexual assault allegation before Senate panel

Brett Kavanaugh willing to 'refute' sexual assault allegation before Senate panel Christine Blasey Ford told The Washington Post that she didn't want to be thrust into the spotlight and endure all that goes with that (the disbelief and personal attacks ). She says both Kavanaugh and Judge were "stumbling drunk", and Judge eventually jumped on top of both of them, allowing her to struggle free and lock herself in the bathroom until the boys left. [Full Article...]

Trump orders declassification of documents in Russian investigation - White House

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cited "reasons of transparency" for the president's decision, as well as requests from Congressional investigative committees in a statement confirming the action. Trump also ordered the department to declassify interviews with Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr, who worked in the deputy attorney general's office and had conversations with the auth... [Full Article...]

Russia Registered Rocket Launches From French Frigate in Mediterranean

Russia Registered Rocket Launches From French Frigate in Mediterranean A USA official had said Washington believed the aircraft, which was used for electronic reconnaissance, was inadvertently shot down by anti-aircraft artillery operated by Moscow's ally, the Syrian regime. Russian Federation said Israel did not warn it of its operation in the area until one minute before the strike. Hmeimim is Russia's main base for air strikes on rebel groups in Syria - stri... [Full Article...]

Denuclearisation to top Moon's Pyongyang agenda

Denuclearisation to top Moon's Pyongyang agenda By comparison, surveys after the April summit found overwhelming support for Moon from a public fascinated with the historic handshakes, border crossings and other dramatic scenes the two leaders produced after years of rising tensions. "Because this issue is not something we can address ourselves, I plan to hold candid talks with Chairman Kim Jong-un on where we can find an intersecting point bet... [Full Article...]


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