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Top Judiciary Democrat: Friday vote on Kavanaugh 'too soon' Top Judiciary Democrat: Friday vote on Kavanaugh 'too soon'
- October 02, 2018

Indiana Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is siding with the rest of his party in vowing to vote against the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . "They're not starting from scratch", he said; "They have a lot of information about Judge Kavanaugh". Praising the Supreme Court, Flake said it was "the last bastion of, the last institution that most Americans have faith in". (more...)
West Welcomes Macedonia Vote Backing New Name West Welcomes Macedonia Vote Backing New Name
- October 02, 2018

Protesters in Macedonia , who pushed for a boycott of the vote, appear to have been largely successful. Opponents of the name deal with Greece , which include President Gjorge Ivanov, have called for a boycott of the vote. "I invite everyone to come out and make this serious decision for the future of our country, for future generations", Zaev said. "No better agreement with Greece has been made or could be made and there is no other alternative than our country joining the European ... (more...)
Kavanaugh no longer teaching at Harvard after outcry
- October 02, 2018

In a report on red-state Democrats' "nightmare scenario" on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, The Hill's sources, including two unnamed Democratic senators, make some revealing comments about what appears to be the driving hope of many Democrats in the Kavanaugh allegations: that the flood of increasingly ugly, uncorroborated accusations will compel him to bow out. (more...)
Nafta: US and Canada reach new trade deal
- October 02, 2018

Alcoa Corp., a USA aluminum producer with smelters in Canada , said it was "disappointed" there was no resolution to the Section 232 tariffs on aluminum. "This will hit our processors in a big way". Canadian negotiators "have done an outstanding job of getting us into the agreement", said Mark Nantais, head of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, which speaks for Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. (more...)
Horse causes panic after galloping through a bar in France Horse causes panic after galloping through a bar in France
- October 02, 2018

The horse's trainer Jean-Marie Beguigne told the Ouest France newspaper that the filly had dropped her rider on the way to work before taking off down the road. There were no injuries to people or the horse, according to Independent . Nobody was hurt, and even the horse "showed no trauma or anxiety", said Mr Beguigne, who did not reveal the filly's name. (more...)
Trump Administration Halts Visas for Unmarried Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats Trump Administration Halts Visas for Unmarried Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats
- October 02, 2018

Exceptions may be made for those who come from countries that don't allow same-sex marriage but do accept USA same-sex diplomatic spouses for accreditation. According to a report in Foreign Policy magazine on Monday, the policy affected same-sex partners of diplomats and staffers working at the United Nations global headquarters in NY. (more...)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip
- October 02, 2018

The " Be Best " initiative was launched earlier this year to focus on overall child well-being with an emphasis on opioid addiction and online behaviour. The US first lady was welcomed by the First Lady of Ghana Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo with traditional drummers and dancers at the Kotoka International Airport in the capital, Accra. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Vows Lindsey Graham Vows "Full-Scale Investigation" Into Democrats' Handling Of Christine Ford's Allegations
- October 02, 2018

This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics, and if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you have done to this guy, ' he said , returning to release his ire on Democrats . Lindsey Graham wasn't performing; he was displaying his visceral disgust at discovering his Democratic colleagues' willingness to go to these disgusting length of destroying a good man and his family for political gain. (more...)
Vivek Tiwari's murder: UP Police issues rare apology, calls killer constable 'rogue' Vivek Tiwari's murder: UP Police issues rare apology, calls killer constable 'rogue'
- October 02, 2018

The state's top police officer, O.P. Singh, told reporters that the policeman who shot Tiwari claimed to have fired in self-defence. An Indian report states that "Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lucknow Kalanidhi Naithani said constable Prashant Chowdhary has been booked for murder after Khan filed an FIR". (more...)
'You're not thinking, you never do,' Donald Trump tells female reporter 'You're not thinking, you never do,' Donald Trump tells female reporter
- October 02, 2018

He mocked her for being in "a state of shock" that he called on her. "I know you're not thinking". "It's not normal", he added. A shocked Vega replied, "I'm sorry?", which he dismissed. Then, at a press conference last week, Trump was repeatedly rude and dismissive toward female reporters trying to ask him questions. One the reporters on the receiving end of Trump's ridicule was Cecilia Vega of ABC . (more...)
Democratic senator 'satisfied' with FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegation Democratic senator 'satisfied' with FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegation
- October 02, 2018

Many also consider the allegations a mere delay tactic by Democrats to delay a vote until after the potential "blue wave" in the November election which could give the current minority party control of the House and Senate. "It was bad. I think everybody has struggled". The third woman, Julie Swetnick , accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. (more...)
Chinese destroyer came aggressively close to United States ship, pacific fleet says Chinese destroyer came aggressively close to United States ship, pacific fleet says
- October 02, 2018

While the Navy conducts such freedom of navigation operations all over the world, China is particularly sensitive about the operations when they come near areas where the Chinese government has built islands and established military facilities on disputed maritime features. (more...)
Trump hails 'wonderful new trade deal' with Mexico and Canada Trump hails 'wonderful new trade deal' with Mexico and Canada
- October 02, 2018

When told he seemed confident of congressional approval, he said he was "not at all confident" but felt ratification would be granted if lawmakers took the correct action. The deal reached Sunday gives farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market, a big win for the Trump administration. Trump wanted Canada to open its dairy market to US farmers, and Canada wanted to preserve a mechanism for resolving disputes. (more...)
Cologne on lockdown as Erdogan wraps up ill-tempered visit to Germany Cologne on lockdown as Erdogan wraps up ill-tempered visit to Germany
- October 02, 2018

Mr Erdogan negotiated a potentially thorny news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel without any major provocation, smiling when security bundled out a journalist wearing a T-shirt with the slogan "freedom for journalists". Following an official dinner hosted by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, which was described by the country's media as "scandal" because of Erdogan's speech which hinted that Germany was a supporter of terrorism, Erdogan seemed to choose to end his visit ... (more...)
Fact Check: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
- October 02, 2018

Smyth, who were present at the party where it took place; and Deborah Ramirez, who has alleged a separate assault in college. The move marks a shift in tactics against U.S. Still, the impact of what Trump thinks he heard Kavanaugh say - and the president's own aversion to alcohol - could be significant as he considers whether or not to withdraw the nomination. (more...)
Canada, US secure revised NAFTA deal in last minute effort
- October 02, 2018

The U.S. and Canada are under pressure to reach a deal by the end of the day Sunday, when the U.S. must make public the full text of the agreement with Mexico. "We were hoping that times were going to get better", Maxwell said. The North American trade agreement has been renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police after bloody bar fight in CT Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police after bloody bar fight in CT
- October 02, 2018

A man, who, like Donald J. Trump's current nominee to the Supreme Court, had also attended the UB40 concert, then remarked that Kavanaugh might be Ali Campbell , the band's then-frontman. In response to a statement from Kavanaugh in which he insisted that he was focused on sports and academics in school and never drank to excess, Liz Swisher , another former classmate at Yale who now works as a doctor in Seattle, said that his statements were "not credible". (more...)
President Trump to rally support for W.Va. Senate candidate Morrisey President Trump to rally support for W.Va. Senate candidate Morrisey
- October 02, 2018

He addressed a capacity crowd at WesBanco Arena. Rich Lucas of Wheeling was on hand for the event and said he now is serving as treasurer of Ryan Ferns campaign for re-election to the West Virginia Senate. "I think the more and more people see that, and as the president comes back more and more, we're in a very good position to win this race". "Except you maybe. (more...)
Iraqi model Tara Fares murdered as she drove through Baghdad Iraqi model Tara Fares murdered as she drove through Baghdad
- October 02, 2018

A famous Iraqi model and social media icon was shot dead on Thursday morning by unknown gunmen in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad , according to Kurdistan 24 . An unidentified man opened fire at Suad al-Ali, killing her and reportedly wounding her husband. Recently, she had begun to spend more time in Baghdad again. (more...)
Indonesian tsunami death toll rises Indonesian tsunami death toll rises
- October 02, 2018

Queues for fuel, which has nearly run out in the area, were miles long and the national police and troops were deployed to guard petrol stations and food shops. "I could do nothing to help", resident Nur Indah said tearfully. Indonesian President Joko " Jokowi " Widodo said the government was doing all it could to get in as much food and fuel as into Palu as it could. (more...)
Israel’s Netanyahu accuses Iran of hiding nuclear facility Israel’s Netanyahu accuses Iran of hiding nuclear facility
- October 02, 2018

But Iran denies the accusations and says this is just fake news. Benjamin Netanyahu , Prime Minister of the State of Israel, addresses the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 25 September - 01 October 2018). (more...)
Trump Asked About Kavanaugh's Drinking, Gives Hilarious Response Trump Asked About Kavanaugh's Drinking, Gives Hilarious Response
- October 02, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has seen right through the Democrats' attempts and said the full Senate will be voting on Kavanaugh's nomination sometime this week. A third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh and his high school friend Mark Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. (more...)
President Trump announces new trade deal with Mexico, Canada
- October 02, 2018

NAFTA is dead, and its successor is a new acronym that no one will ever use, even if it will govern over $1 trillion in trade. Automakers looking to avoid duties on vehicles imports will need to use a higher percentage of North American auto parts and pay workers more, a provision created to make USA labor more competitive. (more...)
DPRK, South Koera begin landmine removal as part of military peace agreement DPRK, South Koera begin landmine removal as part of military peace agreement
- October 02, 2018

Extremely heavy fighting took place in October 1952 in a place known as "Arrow Head Hill". The first milestone meeting between Kim and Moon in April was held there, as was their meeting in May. Mines dislodged by flooding and landslides have occasionally caused deaths in front-line areas in South Korea. Since President Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit in June, the two leaders have issued a series of statements in English. (more...)
Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe
- October 02, 2018

Jeff Flake, who said he would support Kavanaugh's confirmation before shocking the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday by calling for the process to be slowed so the FBI could investigate. Rasor says that Judge told her about an episode where he and his friends "took turns" having sex with a drunk woman, an act that seems to mirror Kavanaugh's third accuser, Julie Swetnick's, allegation. (more...)
Trump to deliver remarks on NAFTA replacement Trump to deliver remarks on NAFTA replacement
- October 02, 2018

US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum remain in place. Congress would vote on it next year. The agreement gives USA farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market. Starting in 2020, to qualify for zero tariffs , a auto or truck must have 75 per cent of its components manufactured in Canada, Mexico or the United States, a substantial boost from the current 62.5 per cent requirement. (more...)
Donald Trump lashed out at two female reporters for doing their job Donald Trump lashed out at two female reporters for doing their job
- October 02, 2018

President ", says Vega, standing up. After opening the presser up to questions, Trump called on Cecilia Vega of ABC News , who he made a decision to insult before she even got her question out. "No, go ahead", responded Trump. Trump's press conference was frequently combative, with the president telling reporters that he considered them to be a wing of the Democratic party. (more...)
N.C. State professor offers statement to Federal Bureau of Investigation on former friend, Kavanaugh
- October 02, 2018

Chris Coons on Friday when they left a meeting on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination together, just before the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote. Trump said the one thing he wants is speed, because drawing it out is "unfair" to Kavanaugh's family. The Maine Republican supports the new FBI investigation, and is among a few Republican and Democratic senators who have not announced a position on Kavanaugh. (more...)
Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Rules Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Rules
- October 02, 2018

The congressional Democrats are seeking an order compelling President Trump to notify Congress when he's offered an emolument , giving them the option to vote on whether he can accept it. "Judge Sullivan correctly reviewed the Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit case law in this area, and concluded that President Trump harms members of Congress by accepting benefits from foreign governments without first obtaining their affirmative consent", the organization said . (more...)
6 missiles, 7 combat drones launched at Ahvaz attack ringleaders’ headquarters
- October 02, 2018

The agency said the missiles hit the Syrian desert border town of Albu Kamal on the west of the Euphrates River, in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. The separatists have not been known to work with ISIS in the past. Mohsen Rezaei, who formerly led the Guard, praised the missile strike on Twitter, adding that the "main punishment is on the way", suggesting more attacks could be imminent. (more...)

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