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Trump cites George Washington’s slaveholding past in defense of Brett Kavanaugh

But asked directly whether there is a scenario in which he could withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination, Trump indicated there was. "They know him very well". While taking questions, a deadpan Trump called on Kurdistan TV reporter Rahim Rashidi, saying: "Yes, please". Trump acknowledged that he is sensitive to false allegations because he has been the target of them. [Full Article...]

China Is Trying to Meddle in 2018 Elections

China Is Trying to Meddle in 2018 Elections This comes one day after Trump said Iranian leaders " sow chaos, death and destruction " and called on world leaders to isolate the dictatorship in his speech to the General Assembly. In separate remarks Tuesday, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats described China's activities in cyberspace as "unprecedented in scale" and said Beijing was "trying to exploit any divisions between f... [Full Article...]

Third Woman Accusing Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct Steps Forward

Third Woman Accusing Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct Steps Forward In a sworn affidavit from Julie Swetnick , who claims to have known the nominee as a teenager when she attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, Kavanuagh is accused of engaging in "abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls", including the fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent, and "not taking "no" for an answer". [Full Article...]

Australian TV chief quits after demanding journalist be sacked for upsetting PM

Australian TV chief quits after demanding journalist be sacked for upsetting PM Milne said. "Absolutely 100% not", he said. "But I have never provided instructions that anybody should be sacked ". He says he never demanded anyone be sacked because the government didn't like their reporting, but maintains he was entitled to intervene in editorial issues. [Full Article...]

Seal attacks kayaker with octopus

Kyle Mulinder was paddling in the waters off Kaikoura on New Zealand's South Island when the seal chose to make its presence felt. 7 News, Mulinder described the vicious fight between the seal and the octopus. The footage, captured by Taiyo Masuda , shows the group paddling along when all of a sudden a seal breaches the water with an octopus in its mouth before whipping the cephalopod against ... [Full Article...]

Adultery is not a crime; Supreme Court scraps Section 497

Adultery is not a crime; Supreme Court scraps Section 497 India's top court has ruled that adultery is no longer a crime, declaring that the colonial-era law is unconstitutional and discriminatory against women . Justice Nariman observed the ancient notions of man as seducer and woman as victim is long past. Under the Section 497 of the IPC, adultery (a man having a sexual relationship with another man's wife) is a punishable crime for men with up ... [Full Article...]

Lawyer for Third Kavanaugh Accuser ‘Making False Accusations’

However, the committee has scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation for Friday morning. Kavanaugh also responded to some of Swetnick's allegations in an interview alongside his wife on Fox News. Some in the White House expressed relief that Kavanaugh, 53, presented a positive image to counter the allegations. "Under no circumstances should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed absent a full and... [Full Article...]

United Nations honours Nelson Mandela at peace summit

United Nations honours Nelson Mandela at peace summit No resemblance to #Mandela at all. Garces said Mandela "represents a light of hope for a world still torn apart by conflicts and suffering". This is what other tweeps had to say. "Drifting away from multilateralism means jeopardizing the future of our species and our planet", she said. "In this regard, the work to end extreme poverty is far from over, particularly for us in the Global Sout... [Full Article...]

Bodies of 'murdered' Briton and wife found in Thailand

Bodies of 'murdered' Briton and wife found in Thailand Included in the latest interrogations was Khun Nod's brother, Warun Satchakit, who was first set free on bail after initial questioning over the couple's stolen white pick up, but was released before his later arrest when the vehicle was located last Sunday. [Full Article...]

IIT Indore Makes Times Higher Education World University Ranking Debut

India is the most-represented country in the table when those in the top 200 are excluded. Phil Baty, Editorial Director of Global Rankings for " Times Higher Education " said: "India's bursting with innovation and ambition - the nation has serious potential to grow into a leading player in global higher education". [Full Article...]

Former roommate says Kavanaugh was 'belligerent when he was very drunk'

Former roommate says Kavanaugh was 'belligerent when he was very drunk' But Trump was careful not to attack the women directly. 'These law enforcement people took the law into their own hands when it came to President Trump , ' Graham said. "You know why? 'Cause I've had a lot of false charges made against me", he said. "They're all going to endorse me because, if they don't, they're going out of business", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through

The latest allegation comes from a woman named Julie Swetnick , who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. The allegation is contained in a complaint that was sent to Republican Sen. Only 28 percent of women polled were in favor of his appointment. It is not my responsibility to determine whether Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

U.S. approves possible $330 million military sale to Taiwan -Pentagon

U.S. approves possible $330 million military sale to Taiwan -Pentagon The $330 million contract would see the U.S. ship standard spare parts for several aircraft including the F-16 fighter and the C-130 cargo plane, the State Department said in a statement on Monday. "It will also give Taiwan's people more confidence in facing increasing security challenges in the region and ensure that our country has enough of a capability to maintain peace and stability across th... [Full Article...]

Iran’s Rouhani says USA will eventually rejoin nuclear deal

Iran’s Rouhani says USA will eventually rejoin nuclear deal The top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday rejected a US offer for top-level meetings, as both countries' presidents were due to attend the U.N. The meeting will show a rift between the United States and its European allies over the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned in May, claiming it would not prevent Iran from eventually developing nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

Salisbury poisoning suspect named as a Russian colonel by United Kingdom media

Salisbury poisoning suspect named as a Russian colonel by United Kingdom media To validate the hypothesis that Chepiga is Skripal poisoning suspect "Boshirov", Bellingcat and The Insider obtained extracts from the passport file of Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga - the man born on 5th April 1979 - from two separate sources with access to databases dated prior to 2014. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein May Keep His Job, Unless His Trump Meeting Goes Awry

Rosenstein May Keep His Job, Unless His Trump Meeting Goes Awry After Rosenstein's much-publicized meeting Monday at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Rosenstein had spoken to Mr. Trump on the phone and would meet with him in person when the president returned from NY. "We should let the president work it out with Rod Rosenstein ", Ryan added. Trump's remarks Wednesday followed a chaotic period that began Friday with reports tha... [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert joins the United Nations in laughing at Trump on Late Show

Stephen Colbert joins the United Nations in laughing at Trump on Late Show His speech , while delivered in a low-key fashion, was nonetheless a thunderous recitation of his "America First" policies. "The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship", Trump seemed to have failed to explain the contradictions between this claim and his administration's behaviors against Iran and Europe, among others. [Full Article...]

U.S. Sanctions Venezuelan Companies and Government Officials

U.S. Sanctions Venezuelan Companies and Government Officials In May, Maduro - the anointed successor of left-wing firebrand Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013 - won a new six-year term following elections described by critics as a power grab. Maduro was due to speak at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations later on Wednesday. Foreign ministers from the countries said worldwide experts had found evidence the Venezuelan government was respo... [Full Article...]

Boulder Woman’s Attorney Calls For Republicans To Hear Client’s Story

Boulder Woman’s Attorney Calls For Republicans To Hear Client’s Story The statements, first reported by USA Today , will likely be used by Ford's lawyers during a Thursday confirmation hearing that could help determine the fate of Kavanaugh's nomination. Right out of the gate, Trump insisted without even a tiny-Trump-hand-size of evidence that the three women who accused Brett Kavanaugh are part of a "big fat con job" put forward by the Democrats. [Full Article...]

EU, Iran set financial 'vehicle' to ease trade between them

EU, Iran set financial 'vehicle' to ease trade between them The corrupt dictatorship in Iran , ' said Trump. In a major setback to the United States and Trump's administration, the European Union has chose to constitute new ways to enable legal trade with Iran , despite USA sanctions, which are expected in November. [Full Article...]


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