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Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick
- September 28, 2018

Rasor does not welcome the unwanted attention that would inevitably result if she were to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee", the letter says. Editor's note: this story was updated after publication with Brett Kavanaugh's statement denying the allegations. What did the accuser say about Kavanaugh? The New York Times reported that according to her online resume, Swetnick graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1980, while Kavanaugh graduated from Georgetown Prep ... (more...)
Trump says past accusations against him influence his thinking on Kavanaugh Trump says past accusations against him influence his thinking on Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

Trump noted that Rosensein has denied The Times story. Pompeo also said a second summit meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would also likely occur "after October". Security Council blacklist, diplomats said. In fact, he said, he'd be calling Xi on Thursday to check in following the question by a New York Times reporter. (more...)
Trump tells Security Council: US will ensure Iran never acquires nuclear bomb Trump tells Security Council: US will ensure Iran never acquires nuclear bomb
- September 28, 2018

Later, as he was leaving the United Nations , he told reporters that he had meant to be amusing. "The Syrian regime's butchery is enabled by Russian Federation and Iran ", Trump said with respect to Syria's civil war. Trump, who withdrew from the agreement, promised that United States sanctions would be "fully" in force in early November. While the White House has neither explicitly denied nor confirmed the report , a potential regime change scenario is something that the U.S. (more...)
Netanyahu says Israel will continue operations in Syria against Iran Netanyahu says Israel will continue operations in Syria against Iran
- September 28, 2018

Russian officials say Syria's outdated S-200 systems aren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one. 23, 2018, has renewed its accusations against Israel for causing the downing of a Russian military plane over Syria. (more...)
‘Darkness and evil prevail’ as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines ‘Darkness and evil prevail’ as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines
- September 28, 2018

The Department of Justice has asked two courts to issue warrants for Trillanes' arrest and resume criminal proceedings against him. "This is a debacle and a defeat of democracy", Trillanes, a former navy officer, who accompanied arresting officers into a vehicle and was taken to a police station to be photographed and fingerprinted before posting bail, told reporters. (more...)
Body of missing North Carolina boy found Body of missing North Carolina boy found
- September 27, 2018

The mother of 6-year-old Maddox Ritch broke her silence Tuesday with a tearful plea for help in finding her autistic son. "It makes me nervous as to where he might be", Ian Ritch said. On Tuesday, the boy's mother, Carrie, tearfully asked anyone who was at the park to call the tip line. "He loves Bouncy Balls and he loves his teddy bear". (more...)
European Union has more pressing priorities than Brexit, says French Finance minister European Union has more pressing priorities than Brexit, says French Finance minister
- September 27, 2018

New Europeans, a group promoting free movement, non-discrimination and solidarity in Europe, says it would have wished the EU to make the first move on such an issue - at present Britons overseas in the EU have no guarantees that their rights would remain without a deal. (more...)
Kavanaugh Hearing: Woman Representing Republicans Has Lengthy History of Prosecuting Sex Crimes Kavanaugh Hearing: Woman Representing Republicans Has Lengthy History of Prosecuting Sex Crimes
- September 27, 2018

Looking back on her career in 2011, Mitchell told Frontline she had been drawn to prosecuting sex crimes after working as a law clerk for a senior attorney on a case involving a youth choir director having committed an offense. He said it was the first time he heard about the possibility of her participating in the Kavanaugh hearing. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley's office did not respond to TPM's inquiry as to whether Judiciary Republicans offered Mitchell guidance for her ... (more...)
China interfering in United States midterms, claims Trump in harangue at UN
- September 27, 2018

President Trump accused China of trying to interfere in upcoming USA midterm elections because of the hard line he has taken on trade, airing the claim as he opened Tuesday's meeting of the U.N. Trump made a more pointed reference to the ad buy in a tweet after he closed up shop at the United Nations that said: 'China is actually placing propaganda ads in the Des Moines Register and other papers, made to look like news. (more...)
The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing
- September 27, 2018

And in a September 17 interview with Judiciary Committee staffers, he said he didn't recall ever meeting her. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee used her opening remarks to deliver a harsh critique of how female accusers are treated in the country and the judicial system. (more...)
Journalist called 'Mr Kurd' by Donald Trump says he is delighted
- September 27, 2018

Behind the scenes, Trump has sought to take the reins of the narrative, disappointed that neither Kavanaugh nor congressional Republicans have been able to put the allegations to rest. Swetnick said she saw Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" at parties they both attended growing up in suburban Maryland. "I loved it, because all the time our identity is ignored by the Turkish government, by the Iranian government", he tells the Post . (more...)
Korea summit likely ‘soon’, says Trump Korea summit likely ‘soon’, says Trump
- September 27, 2018

Obama reportedly warned Trump during the presidential transition that North Korea represented a serious threat, but the crisis worsened in the first year of the Trump administration, as Pyongyang carried out tests of an apparent thermonuclear bomb and an intercontinental ballistic missile. (more...)
Trump says China respects him because of his ‘very, very large brain’ Trump says China respects him because of his ‘very, very large brain’
- September 27, 2018

He also said China was interfering in the US midterm elections , but offered no details about the claim except to say that Beijing opposes his trade policy. Mr Trump later took to Twitter to post photographs of newspaper extracts which he described as Chinese "propaganda". Donald Trump chairing the United Nations Security Council. (more...)
Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
- September 27, 2018

Ford has told The Washington Post that she believes the alleged assault - in which she says Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom, pinned her down, held his hand over her mouth as she tried to scream and attempted to remove her clothes - took place in the summer of 1982. (more...)
ABC Chairman Justin Milne Resigns After ABC Chairman Justin Milne Resigns After "Firestorm" Of Alleged Interference
- September 27, 2018

Fifield also denied trying to sack anyone in the ABC . ABC chairman Justin Milne has resigned four days after sacking managing director Michelle Guthrie . The ABC board is meant to operate as an independent body and is responsible for the ABC's operations. Ministers have made direct appointments in recent years ignoring the recommendations of an independent panel. (more...)
Seal slaps kayaker in face with octopus
- September 27, 2018

The kayaker was fine, as was the octopus, which clung to the side of the kayak after the incident, probably terrified and hoping, in its little octopus way, that that a-hole seal wasn't coming back for round two. Mulinder said he is a professional GoPro-er and with his new-found internet fame, he wants to draw attention to the location of the octopus whipping. (more...)
Adultery no longer a crime Adultery no longer a crime
- September 27, 2018

The judges deemed the law unconstitutional after Indian businessman Joseph Shine filed a petition previous year challenging Section 497 . He said equality is the governing parameter of the Constitution and section 497 of the IPC is manifestly arbitrary the way it deals with women . (more...)
Third Kavanaugh accuser's ex-boyfriend once accused her of domestic violence
- September 27, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee says it's investigating a third sexual misconduct allegation against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh , during his time at high school. An attorney for Mark Judge told NBC News that "Mr. Judge vehemently denies Ms. Swetnick's allegations". In the days that have followed, a number of Kavanaugh's friends and accomplices have been named in connection with his abhorrent acts-one of which is, former classmate, Mark Judge . (more...)
African leaders address Nelson Mandela Peace Summit African leaders address Nelson Mandela Peace Summit
- September 27, 2018

No resemblance to #Mandela at all. The Head of State said Nelson Mandela proved to the world that healing was possible and that reconciliation should remain at the centre of human development. "Drifting away from multilateralism means jeopardizing the future of our species and our planet", she said. He challenged us to work together, and to do better. (more...)
Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife
- September 27, 2018

The bodies of a wealthy British retiree and his Thai wife were found buried on their own property on Tuesday (Sept 25), a week after an alleged contract killing that implicated the woman's brother, police said. Video shows three men, handcuffed and wearing helmets with visors, being led around the grounds of a building surrounded by police and the media. Officers continued their hunt today checking the couple's home, swimming pool, reviewing CCTV footage from the area and ordering police ... (more...)
IISc best Indian institute in Times World University rankings
- September 27, 2018

On the overall global charts, Oxford University claims first position for a third consecutive year. "We use 13 separate performance indicators to assess research universities across all of their core activities ― including teaching, internationalisation, knowledge-transfer and research ― using trusted and demanding globally defined metrics". (more...)
Trump Blasts 'Con Artist' Dems He Says 'Laugh' at Kavanaugh Allegations Trump Blasts 'Con Artist' Dems He Says 'Laugh' at Kavanaugh Allegations
- September 27, 2018

Laughing at or with the former reality television star notwithstanding, Wednesday's press conference took on a life of its own. According to Trump , Senate Democrats, who he said would be attacking and opposing Kavanaugh even if the Federal Bureau of Investigation had cleared his name. (more...)
Ford says she thinks Kavanaugh tried to rape her
- September 27, 2018

The Republican-controlled committee, led by 11 men, on Tuesday said it had hired a female lawyer to question Ford . The results of the poll comes on the eve of the high-stakes Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford on Thursday. (more...)
Taiwan thanks United States for approving sale of military spare parts Taiwan thanks United States for approving sale of military spare parts
- September 27, 2018

China claims Taiwan as part of its territory under Beijing's "One China" policy. The pending sale involves spare parts for several of Taiwan's military aircraft, including its F-16 fighter jets and C-130 cargo plane, the State Department said in a statement. (more...)
Trump bragged about his presidency at United Nations and world leaders laughed Trump bragged about his presidency at United Nations and world leaders laughed
- September 27, 2018

We have secured record funding for our military, United States dollars 700 billion this year and USD 716 billion next year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a gathering of the so-called "United Against Nuclear Iran " in NY that he was "deeply disappointed" that the remaining countries in the nuclear deal plan to set up a special payment system with Iran to bypass USA sanctions. (more...)
'Real identity' of Russian Novichok poisoning suspect revealed 'Real identity' of Russian Novichok poisoning suspect revealed
- September 27, 2018

Former Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow on August 9, 2006. The pair claimed they have been left fearing for their lives after Britain pointed to their involvement and said they were officers in Russian military intelligence service the GRU. (more...)
China Won't Allow US Warship To Make Port Next Month China Won't Allow US Warship To Make Port Next Month
- September 27, 2018

China has reacted angrily, and this week scrapped a United States warship's planned port visit to Hong Kong and cancelled a meeting between the head of the Chinese navy and his American counterpart. elections. China's Defense Ministry, in a separate statement , also condemned the planned sale, adding that the Chinese military had a "firm and unshakable" resolve to protect the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity. (more...)
Donald Trump: United Nations Leaders Laughing with Me; Not Laughing at Me Donald Trump: United Nations Leaders Laughing with Me; Not Laughing at Me
- September 27, 2018

Even previous U.S. allies - like Canada - took a more distant approach to the USA at the United Nations gathering. His speech , while delivered in a low-key fashion, was nonetheless a thunderous recitation of his "America First" policies. (more...)
Rod Rosenstein Has Verbally Resigned To John Kelly Rod Rosenstein Has Verbally Resigned To John Kelly
- September 27, 2018

And he may very well still be, but perhaps not immediately. After Friday night's blockbuster NYT report in which, according to Andrew McCabe's personal files, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to record President Trump (whether in jest or not) and proposed invoking Article 25, speculation has intensified that President Trump may fire Rosenstein imminently. (more...)
Maduro Grants Citizenship to All Migrants In Venezuela Maduro Grants Citizenship to All Migrants In Venezuela
- September 27, 2018

Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay and Canada formally asked the ICC to investigate Venezuela on a range of possible charges, from murder to torture and crimes against humanity. Separately, a group of Latin American nations will present a complaint in NY on Wednesday against the Maduro administration for alleged human rights abuses to be investigated by the International Criminal Court, officials said. (more...)

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