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Iran's president lashes out at Trump for pulling out of nuclear deal Iran's president lashes out at Trump for pulling out of nuclear deal
- September 27, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said that sanctions and containment were not solutions to the Iranian issue. He calls the deal the "worst diplomatic debacle in American history" and says it failed to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program in the speech that coincides with the annual U.N. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Must Withdraw Brett Kavanaugh Must Withdraw
- September 27, 2018

Kavanaugh has denied Ford's claim and that of Deborah Ramirez , who has accused the nominee of exposing himself to her without consent during his time at Yale University. One person close to Kavanaugh said the nominee does not know who it is, and lawyers for Ford asked Grassley's staff in a letter Monday evening to provide them her name. (more...)
'This Never Happened.' Kavanaugh Denies Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'This Never Happened.' Kavanaugh Denies Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegations
- September 26, 2018

Some in the White House expressed relief that Kavanaugh, 53, presented a positive image to counter the allegations . "The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise", Kavanaugh said in an interview on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum", to air on Monday evening. (more...)
Without evidence, Trump accuses China of interfering in US midterm elections Without evidence, Trump accuses China of interfering in US midterm elections
- September 26, 2018

Trump, speaking in front of world leaders while chairing the United Nations Security Council for the first time, did not present evidence for his claim, which came amid an ongoing special counsel investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 USA election and concerns that the November elections could also be vulnerable. (more...)
Michael Avenatti Locks Account After Admitting Kavanaugh Accuser Might Not Come Forward Michael Avenatti Locks Account After Admitting Kavanaugh Accuser Might Not Come Forward
- September 26, 2018

Kavanaugh and the White House had no immediate comment. We're talking about an allegation of sexual assault. Avenatti says he does not represent Deborah Ramirez , who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, who told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh pulled down his trousers and exposed himself to her while they were classmates there. (more...)
In TV interview, Kavanaugh denies sexually assaulting anyone In TV interview, Kavanaugh denies sexually assaulting anyone
- September 26, 2018

Doing so would be unfair to both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, who have both faced threats and intimidation against both themselves and their families, Grassley added. John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican, accused the Ramirez team of being uncooperative, saying her lawyers were evading their requests and preferring to engage in a media campaign since she described her charges in a Sunday evening story in the New Yorker . (more...)
Donald Trump's economic boasts draw laughter from world leaders at United Nations Donald Trump's economic boasts draw laughter from world leaders at United Nations
- September 26, 2018

Mr Trump said he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to take a "hard look" at USA foreign assistance, saying that the U.S. is the world's largest donor of foreign aid "but few give anything to us". Trump also re-echoed his past criticism of the world body, hitting out at the UN-backed International Criminal Court and the recently-proposed Global Compact on Migration . (more...)
Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database
- September 26, 2018

The court has struck down the provision in Aadhaar Act which provides for retention of data for a period of 5 years. Justice Chandrachud said, "Aadhaar violates the right to privacy as it could possibly lead to profiling of persons and voters". (more...)
Tuesday evening storm threat 6 PM to Midnight Tuesday evening storm threat 6 PM to Midnight
- September 26, 2018

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and warm (the mercury could hit 77 in Boston) with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. In between storms, some sunshine and milder weather will hold across parts of IN with highs reaching the upper 70s this afternoon. (more...)
Trump slams OPEC for 'ripping off' the rest of the world
- September 26, 2018

He says a regime that chants "death to America" and threatens Israel with destruction must not be allowed to have the means to deliver a nuclear warhead. That is why we are taking a hard look at U.S. foreign assistance. The president also discussed removing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear accord and he touted America's improved relations with North Korea . (more...)
With newfound aggressiveness, Republicans ramp up Brett Kavanaugh fight With newfound aggressiveness, Republicans ramp up Brett Kavanaugh fight
- September 26, 2018

Instead, he now faces an explosive Senate showdown against the first of his accusers, California university professor Christine Blasey Ford , who is set to testify against him Thursday in Washington . Ford's story, we will listen to Judge Kavanaugh's response and then we will weigh what we have heard", the Alaska Republican told a massive scrum of reporters. (more...)
Theresa May: no Brexit deal better than a Canada-style one Theresa May: no Brexit deal better than a Canada-style one
- September 25, 2018

As ministers gathered at 10 Downing Street on Monday, the prime minister said she remained confident of securing a withdrawal agreement with the European Union, but the government would continue to plan for the possibility of no deal. "From the Labour party's point of view they will oppose any deal I bring back regardless of how good it is for the UK, and they will accept any deal Europe gives, regardless of how bad it is for the UK", Mrs May said. (more...)
Iran says US ally behind military parade attack Iran says US ally behind military parade attack
- September 25, 2018

However, Arab separatist groups in the region have launched attacks on oil pipelines there. "A four-year-old girl and a wheelchair-bound war veteran were among the dead". Mr Khamenei did not name the "regional states" that he believed were behind the attack. Shi'ite Iran is at odds with Western-allied Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia for predominance in the Middle East. (more...)
New Zealand PM brings 3-month-old daughter to UN assembly New Zealand PM brings 3-month-old daughter to UN assembly
- September 25, 2018

Ardern, who is breastfeeding and can not be away from her baby for extended periods, will be accompanied by her partner, Clarke Gayford , who acts as daughter Neve Te Aroha's full-time caregiver. The New Zealand leader, 38, is only the second elected leader to give birth while in office , after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990. "He will be going to some things, but he's primarily traveling to care for Neve", she tells the Herald . (more...)
EU announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran EU announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran
- September 25, 2018

Of course the beginning of the bad blood between the two administrations was the Iran nuclear deal, which is dead in the U.S. but not elsewhere. President Trump and his Iranian counterpart will offer duelling addresses to the United Nations today after threats of new U.S. (more...)
General election would be ‘people’s vote’ says Labour chancellor
- September 25, 2018

But quizzed this afternoon on whether McDonnell was right, Starmer said: "The question of a public vote should be open". However, the motion does not specify which question Labour would seek to ask the public in any such vote. The Labour leader said that winning an election is "not going to be easy" but hailed the power of "popular movements coming together". With Mrs May ruling out alternative plans, Labour now looks set to oppose any deal this autumn - even though that could leave the ... (more...)
Rare two-headed Copperhead found outside VA home Rare two-headed Copperhead found outside VA home
- September 25, 2018

Both heads are capable of catching and swallowing prey - and that's where the trouble starts. "It appears as though the left head is more dominant - it's generally more active and responsive to stimulus", experts wrote in a Center blog post . (more...)
Indonesian teenager rescued after surviving 49 days adrift at sea Indonesian teenager rescued after surviving 49 days adrift at sea
- September 25, 2018

He was taken to Japan and soon after returned home to his family. Aldi's parents and the Indonesian Consulate in Osaka, Japan, said he was rescued by MV Arpeggio off Guam on August 31 and returned to Indonesia earlier this month. Aldi typically spent much of his week on his floating hut out in the Bay of Manado. The Arpeggio had difficulty getting close to Aldi. (The radio was a gift from a friend, who gave it to him in case he was ever lost at sea.) Even his rescue was rough. (more...)
Putin’s Missiles for Syria Putin’s Missiles for Syria
- September 25, 2018

Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, tweeted that the Russian accusation Israel was to blame for the Russian plane being shot down was "fake news ... Syrian air-defense command units will be connected directly to Russian command posts with automated systems that at present are deployed only in Russian units, he said. (more...)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn lays wreath at Hillsborough memorial Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn lays wreath at Hillsborough memorial
- September 25, 2018

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other party chiefs oppose the idea, saying Labour must honor voters' 2016 decision to leave. In a hint that the option of remaining in the European Union might not be on the table in any future referendum, he said the form of the question would be decided by Parliament but "it will be about whether you accept the deal or not, or whether you send people back to negotiate a proper deal". (more...)
Rosenstein to meet Pres. Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance Rosenstein to meet Pres. Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance
- September 25, 2018

Last year, Rosenstein had suggested wearing a wire during meetings with Trump to secretly record him, then use the recordings to start a process to remove the president from office, according to the report in The New York Times last week. (more...)
Trump says he expects second N.Korea summit ‘quite soon’ Trump says he expects second N.Korea summit ‘quite soon’
- September 25, 2018

The president, whose bellicose denunciations of Pyongyang have largely given way to hopeful notes, plans to sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who comes bearing a personal message to Trump from North Korea's Kim after their inter-Korean talks last week. (more...)
U.S. may restrict Green Cards to aid recipients in new crackdown U.S. may restrict Green Cards to aid recipients in new crackdown
- September 25, 2018

The rules , which run to nearly 450 pages, would make non-immigrants who receive or are considered likely to receive designated public benefits above a designated threshold ineligible for a change of status - such as the granting of a green card - and extension of stay in the US. (more...)
Provisional Agreement between Holy See and China Provisional Agreement between Holy See and China
- September 25, 2018

On Saturday, the Vatican said in a statement that Pope Francis had chose to approve seven bishops named by Beijing, not the Vatican, over the years, "with the view of sustaining the proclamation of the Gospel in China". "This is not the end of a process, it's the beginning", Burke said. China said it hoped for better relations with the Catholic Church while Taiwan stated its ties with the Vatican were not affected. (more...)
China summons US ambassador over military sanctions China summons US ambassador over military sanctions
- September 25, 2018

Wu Qian's comments come after the US State Department sanctions on Thursday against Beijing's defense procurement agency, the Equipment Development Department (EED), for its " significant transactions " with Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport. (more...)
Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings in new ad: Don't vote for our brother Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings in new ad: Don't vote for our brother
- September 25, 2018

That's when six siblings drop a bombshell: " Paul Gosar is my brother, and I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. David Brill for Congress ". "My siblings who chose to film ads against me are all liberal Democrats who hate President Trump ", a follow-up tweet said. (more...)
Second woman makes allegation against Kavanaugh Second woman makes allegation against Kavanaugh
- September 25, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of a " smear campaign", Kavanaugh himself complained of "smears, pure and simple" and President Donald Trump dismissed allegations against his nominee as " totally political ". (more...)
Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after deadly parade attack Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after deadly parade attack
- September 25, 2018

Among those being mourned was a disabled war veteran and a four-year-old boy, as well as at least 12 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard . All four attackers were killed. "The terrorists themselves have perished, our agents will identify their remnants and supporters to the last man". Arab separatists in the region claimed the attack and Iranian officials have blamed them for the assault. (more...)
Trump Calls Kavanaugh 'Outstanding,' Dismissing Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation Trump Calls Kavanaugh 'Outstanding,' Dismissing Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation
- September 24, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's embattled nomination for the Supreme Court faced further disarray Sunday night after an explosive new account emerged of alleged sexual misconduct when he was in college, putting the White House on the defensive and the judge's confirmation in fresh doubt. (more...)
US, China Exchange New Round of Tariffs in Trade War US, China Exchange New Round of Tariffs in Trade War
- September 24, 2018

President Donald Trump's tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of "economic intimidation" as the standoff between the world's top two economies clouds the global outlook. (more...)

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