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Who is Supreme Court contender Amy Coney Barrett?
- July 10, 2018

Kavanaugh and Thomas M. Hardiman, people familiar with the discussions said. He wrote a Minnesota law review article in 2009 arguing that presidents should be shielded from criminal investigations and civil lawsuits while in office. But a woman's right to choose may be at the center of the Senate's confirmation hearings. As the president deliberated, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network prepared for a seven-figure advertising buy in four states to support the eventual nominee. (more...)
USA secretary of state unconcerned over 'gangster-like' N Korea talks USA secretary of state unconcerned over 'gangster-like' N Korea talks
- July 10, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , reacting to a provocative statement from North Korea, said that if Washington's demands were "gangster-like", then the world is a gangster. for seeking "unilateral and forced denuclearisation" from Pyongyang . During that meeting, leaders will also address the destruction of a missile-testing facility in North Korea, which was first brought up during the summit in Singapore . (more...)
President Trump announces Supreme Court pick President Trump announces Supreme Court pick
- July 10, 2018

Three Democratic senators sure to face tremendous pressure over whether to back President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have been invited to Monday's White House announcement of the pick. Cornyn spoke shortly after Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said any of Trump's likely nominees poses a threat to the Affordable Care Act and a woman's right to have an abortion. (more...)
Britain opens murder case on woman dead from Russian nerve agent Britain opens murder case on woman dead from Russian nerve agent
- July 10, 2018

He remains in a critical condition. British police say a woman in England has died after being exposed to Novichok , the nerve agent that also poisoned a former Russian spy and his daughter there in March . The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down confirmed on Wednesday that Sturgess and Rowley had been exposed to Novichok . Home Secretary Sajid Javid is now chairing a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra. (more...)
Iranian teen arrested for dancing on Instagram Iranian teen arrested for dancing on Instagram
- July 10, 2018

On Friday, Maedeh Hojabri confessed to "breaking moral norms" during a state TV video broadcast, according to The Independent, which activists are calling a forced appearance. Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi shared one of Hojabri's videos on her Twitter account, which received several comments praising the young girl's courage, and it was re-tweeted over 1,000 times. (more...)
Trump says the U.S
- July 10, 2018

Met with resistance from nations around the table, USA delegates began threatening, according to other officials at the summit. The administration told Ecuador that if it did not pull its resolution, it would respond by cutting military aid and adopting harsh, retaliatory trade measures. (more...)
The remarkable rise of Englands unlikely new hero The remarkable rise of Englands unlikely new hero
- July 09, 2018

World Cup fever is sweeping the nation - and Danny McLaughlin has found himself at the centre of attention thanks to his fantastic resemblance to star player Harry Kane . Kane is mindful of the influence he now wields as one of the game's top stars, but the status is one he appears to embrace. Maguire is now an England hero, after his performance in Russian Federation, where he has been one of Gareth Southgate's star players. (more...)
SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Teases 'EXCEPTIONAL' Court Pick
- July 09, 2018

While activists and progressive groups are targeting moderate Republican senators who support abortion rights like Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, urging them to reject any Trump nominee who is hostile to Roe v. But much like his entire presidency, there are no assurances it will go smoothly. None of the judges named is older than 53, meaning any of them could sit on the court for several decades, allowing Trump to make a lasting imprint on the nation's laws. (more...)
After quitting, Boris Johnson says Brexit 'dream is dying' After quitting, Boris Johnson says Brexit 'dream is dying'
- July 09, 2018

May will bring her Brexit deal to the Parliament later this year, when conservatives could vote against the agreement, Bloomberg reported. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over May's plan for Brexit , which includes a free-trade area for goods but little detail on the approach to services. (more...)
Russian Federation salutes 'heroes' after Croatia ends World Cup dream Russian Federation salutes 'heroes' after Croatia ends World Cup dream
- July 09, 2018

He congratulated us on a very good game ", he told a news conference. They are still great guys for us, they are heroes. The two leaders may meet without aides, as Trump and Kim did in Singapore, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the United States permanent representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, said Russian Federation would be a key topic at the summit. (more...)
Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick
- July 09, 2018

The Republican leader in the Senate is trying to steer Donald Trump away from picking a Supreme Court justice open to overturning abortion rights, fearing that the most controversial choice could provoke a bitter confirmation battle. The president and White House officials involved in the process have fielded calls and messages and have been on the receiving end of public pleas and op-eds for or against specific candidates since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this ... (more...)
Iranian women dance in solidarity with teenager arrested for her videos
- July 09, 2018

Yet, she has amassed thousands of followers for her moves. Social media users across the world have reacted strongly to the teenager's arrest, as dozens of tweets populated the hashtag under Hojbari's name. Maedeh Hojabri, who was born in Tehran, practiced gymnastics for few years before participating in the sport of Parkour, a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course, which is the reason for her current accusation. (more...)
Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video
- July 09, 2018

She was also fined 10,700 Egyptian pounds (around Rs 41,000). A lawyer for Mazbouh lodged an appeal against the verdict and a hearing will be held on July 29, an official in the prosecutor's office said . The 24-year-old complained of being subjected to sexual harassment by taxi drivers and young men in the street. With all due respect to the judiciary, this is a severe ruling. (more...)
Top UK diplomat Boris Johnson quits as Brexit tensions jolt government Top UK diplomat Boris Johnson quits as Brexit tensions jolt government
- July 09, 2018

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street in London , Britain, Jun 28, 2018. The two resignations leave Mrs May badly exposed at the top of a government unable to unite over Britain's biggest foreign and trading policy shift in nearly half a decade. (more...)
Bihar: Principal, teacher, students held for gang-rape in school Bihar: Principal, teacher, students held for gang-rape in school
- July 09, 2018

The girl narrated her ordeal to and reported to police on Friday. "The poor girl apprehending stigma and the video going viral in public went on succumbing to the carnal desires of other boys and two teachers in possession of the video", police superintendent Rai told HT. (more...)
Duduzane Zuma released on R100k bail, case to be heard in 2019 Duduzane Zuma released on R100k bail, case to be heard in 2019
- July 09, 2018

The 34-year-old's lawyer, Rudi Krause, confirmed to TimesLIVE that Zuma has been formally charged with corruption . City Press reported that he was set to be charged with corruption - apparently in connection with the role he allegedly played in an incident where former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas has said there was an attempt to bribe him at the Guptas' Saxonwold home in 2015. (more...)
Authorities investigating possible helicopter crash into Virginia home Authorities investigating possible helicopter crash into Virginia home
- July 09, 2018

The aircraft was an R44 helicopter, according to the FAA, which tweeted updates about the crash over the weekend. The fate of the pilot is not clear, police said, due to concerns about the structural safety of the building. Brook Sweeney, who lives across the street from a house on fire, told the newspaper the whole house shook when the crash occurred. The Williamsburg Fire Department is joined on the scene by state and local police as well as Aviation Safety Inspectors from the FAA and ... (more...)
Giuliani: No Reason for Trump to Consider Pardoning Cohen Giuliani: No Reason for Trump to Consider Pardoning Cohen
- July 09, 2018

There has been significant speculation in recent weeks over whether Cohen would cut a deal with prosecutors, and what that could mean for the president. In a separate interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Giuliani said Trump's lawyers would not recommend an interview for the president "unless they can satisfy us that there is some basis for this investigation". (more...)
'Prove God Exists and I'll Resign,' Says Philippines President Duterte 'Prove God Exists and I'll Resign,' Says Philippines President Duterte
- July 09, 2018

Duterte explained that even though he believed in one supreme God there were still things that he thought were illogical. I am not agnostic. He would say, 'Mayor, someone from the church ordered me to go to heaven and speak to God. Duterte had said he could not understand the logic of original sin since people were born with parents who underwent the sacrament of marriage. " Where is the logic of God there? " he posed. (more...)
Pompeo brushes off North Korean 'gangster' claim Pompeo brushes off North Korean 'gangster' claim
- July 09, 2018

Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang carries out "final" denuclearisation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Following the high-profile summit between the USA and North Korea, in which Trump and Kim took part in an historic meeting, President Trump appeared optimistic about the future of relations between the nations and spoke warmly of the talks between himself and Kim. (more...)
Delhi gang rape: Verdict on review pleas on Monday Delhi gang rape: Verdict on review pleas on Monday
- July 09, 2018

The case also put the treatment of women in the world's largest democracy in the global spotlight and led to a stiffening of sentences for sex crimes. The remaining four accused were sentenced to death by Additional Sessions Judge. September 13: Fast track court awards death to all four convicts. (more...)
FTSE inches up after Brexit minister resigns FTSE inches up after Brexit minister resigns
- July 09, 2018

Davis quit late Sunday , saying he could not support May's plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the European Union , commonly known as a "soft Brexit", after the departure takes place next year. Brexit supporters argue that the move to follow the EU's rule book on trade will hamper the UK's ability to strike trade deals around the world, and will keep the country subservient to Brussels. (more...)
Twin blasts kill five in attack on Somalia's security ministry Twin blasts kill five in attack on Somalia's security ministry
- July 09, 2018

Journalists say al-Shabab fighters stormed the ministry of the interior and national security after detonating two auto bombs. At least 13 people were wounded, Mohamed Adam, a paramedic, said. The compound also holds Somalia's security ministry. It was blamed for two attacks last October, which left more than 500 people dead. The group is fighting to overthrow Somalia's central government and establish its own rule based on its interpretation of Islamic law in the Horn of Africa country. (more...)
Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May
- July 09, 2018

Junior Brexit minister Suella Braverman also resigned, the Guardian reported. Davis' resignation on Sunday came only two days after May had secured approval from her cabinet to negotiate " a business-friendly " deal to leave the EU. Some Brexit backers cheered Davis on. The double resignation on Sunday has the potential to derail May's government and set in motion a chain of events that could lead to an attempt to oust her as prime minister. (more...)
Journey for trapped Thai schoolboys is a perilous, dark labyrinth Journey for trapped Thai schoolboys is a perilous, dark labyrinth
- July 09, 2018

Three workers were injured in a fall at the site on Saturday. Four of the 12 boys trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have been safely rescued and taken to hospital, according to several news outlets. Thailand's Meteorological Department said there was a 60 percent chance of rain Monday with thunderstorms forecast throughout the week, the Associated Press reported. (more...)
USA tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies: It's about fairness - pay your share USA tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies: It's about fairness - pay your share
- July 09, 2018

Its report added: "This will enable the United Kingdom to lead the way to quell American concerns about the failure of European partners to commit more funds to their own national defence". It was "immature" to link the two topics, Ursula von der Leyen said. But comments made by Trump have undercut this, most recently when he told other leaders at the G7 that NATO was "as bad as NAFTA", the North American trade deal he has threatened to tear up. (more...)
Ten dead, 73 injured after passenger train derails in Turkey Ten dead, 73 injured after passenger train derails in Turkey
- July 09, 2018

The train was carrying more than 300 passengers and was headed to Istanbul. Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said seven other trains had used the route earlier Sunday but the rain caused "extraordinary swelling". President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım offered their condolences to the victims' families after being briefed about the accident. (more...)
Theresa May's Cabinet in crisis as David Davis resigns over Brexit plan Theresa May's Cabinet in crisis as David Davis resigns over Brexit plan
- July 09, 2018

The resignations come two days after the Cabinet approved the plan in a bid to unblock negotiations with Brussels at a meeting at the prime minister's country retreat at Chequers outside London . An analysis of the Chequers deal circulating within the pro-Brexit European Research Group of MPs was damning about the plan, saying it would lead to "a worst-of-all-worlds "black hole" Brexit where the United Kingdom is stuck permanently as a vassal state in the EU's legal and regulatory tar pit". (more...)
Turkey fires thousands of public servants in anti-terror purge Turkey fires thousands of public servants in anti-terror purge
- July 09, 2018

Turkey has been under a state of emergency since July 2016 following an attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. On Sunday, the official gazette said 8,998 police officers were ousted from the security general directorate, while 649 others were dismissed from the gendarmerie general command. (more...)
UK Brexit secretary David Davis resigns UK Brexit secretary David Davis resigns
- July 09, 2018

The Independent newspaper Sunday also reported the prospect of May facing the threat of a leadership contest amid mounting anger from Brexiteers over her government's Brexit policy. "A very soft Brexit means that we haven't left, we are simply a rule-taker", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Some Brexit backers cheered Davis on. (more...)

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