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GOP senators await FBI report in anxiety-filled Capitol GOP senators await FBI report in anxiety-filled Capitol
- October 04, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford identified as at the gathering where she was assaulted; and Ramirez, who's lawyers provided a list of more than 20 additional witnesses to interview. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to the U.S. Senate seat to replace Sen. The FBI interviewed several people, including three who Ford has said attended a 1982 high school gathering in suburban Maryland where she says Kavanaugh's attack occurred, plus another Kavanaugh friend. (more...)
Gender-reveal party gone wrong sparks accidental wildfire in Arizona Gender-reveal party gone wrong sparks accidental wildfire in Arizona
- October 04, 2018

When it exploded, it would reveal their future child's sex: pink for a girl, or blue for a boy. Dickey will pay $100,000 when he is sentenced October 9 and another $120,000 in monthly installments of $500 for the next 20 years, reports the Arizona Daily Star . (more...)
Putin calls ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal a ‘scumbag,’ traitor Putin calls ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal a ‘scumbag,’ traitor
- October 04, 2018

Mr Putin's comments are the first time he has directly lashed out at Mr Skripal, who spent weeks hospitalised with his daughter. The Russian leader said the US elite should calm down about the election-meddling issue, which has provoked the worst rift between the two former Cold War enemies since the end of Communism. (more...)
Saudi king 'might not be there for two weeks' without USA support Saudi king 'might not be there for two weeks' without USA support
- October 04, 2018

Would you say they're rich? US President Donald Trump told his supporters that Saudi Arabia and its king would not last two weeks in power without American support. Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation have increased production as a result but last month Opec and non-Opec members ruled out a further hike to compensate for the expected 2m barrel a day loss from Iran. (more...)
Russian Federation S-300 delivery to Syria ‘very serious,’ Pompeo says Russian Federation S-300 delivery to Syria ‘very serious,’ Pompeo says
- October 04, 2018

On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that Russia had begun delivering the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. Fifteen Russian servicemen died when their Il-20 plane was accidentally downed by Syrian forces during an Israeli air strike in Latakia province. (more...)
Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford
- October 03, 2018

The assessments of Collins and Flake, the Judiciary Committee member who pushed to delay the vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could investigate, came the morning after Trump drew laughs for his remarks at a political rally in Mississippi. An increased police presence was visible Wednesday, as officers were seen protecting Republican senators who were coming and going from their offices. (more...)
Theresa May dancing to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' will make you wince Theresa May dancing to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' will make you wince
- October 03, 2018

Oh, and then there's been all the times she's been photographed curtseying oddly to members of the royal family - something that's also not hepled establish her as the world's most agile being. "What might have seemed amusing after a couple of cocktails is ridiculous and inappropriate in the harsh light of reality". She said of her recent dancing: 'The children were so enthusiastic about the dancing and I thought it was important to join in. (more...)
Susan Collins, Jeff Flake blast Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford
- October 03, 2018

Flake said Wednesday he did not wish to "prejudge" the work of federal investigators. "I think that it's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of ", Trump said Tuesday afternoon outside the White House. (more...)
Ensure Iran Sanctions Don't Hit Humanitarian Aid, World Court Orders US Ensure Iran Sanctions Don't Hit Humanitarian Aid, World Court Orders US
- October 03, 2018

It said United States sanctions must not hurt medicines and medical devices; foodstuffs and agricultural commodities; or parts, equipment and services necessary for civil aviation safety. pullout from the nuclear pact, under which Tehran restricted its disputed uranium enrichment programme under United Nations monitoring in exchange for a lifting of most worldwide sanctions. (more...)
France accuses Iran of being behind ‘bomb plot’ near Paris France accuses Iran of being behind ‘bomb plot’ near Paris
- October 03, 2018

An Iranian diplomat was among six people who had been arrested for allegedly plotting the bombing of the MEK event, which featured among its guests senior U.S. The Belgian-Iranian couple were in a Mercedes vehicle when they were stopped by special forces and arrested in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, which is close to European Union institutions in Brussels. (more...)
'Dancing Britain off a cliff' - European Union verdict on May's speech 'Dancing Britain off a cliff' - European Union verdict on May's speech
- October 03, 2018

And in another rallying cry for unity, she repeatedly attacked the main opposition Labour Party, saying their policies, including a renationalisation of mail, rail and utilities, would mean increased taxes and business flight. British Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledges the applause after she delivered her keynote address on the final day of at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 3, 2018 . (more...)
Volcano now erupts on same Indonesian island reeling from natural disaster and tsunami Volcano now erupts on same Indonesian island reeling from natural disaster and tsunami
- October 03, 2018

Al Jazeera's Wayne Haye, reporting from the airport at Palu, the largest city heavily damaged by Friday's disaster, said "there was no shortage of aid coming in". "The government is missing", Gogali said, adding that her aid group had only been able to send in a trickle of rations by motorbike. The toll may rise as rescuers were unable to extricate people suspected to be buried under buildings that collapsed due to liquefaction, a phenomenon that causes soil to lose its strength after violent ... (more...)
Russian Federation completed S-300 delivery to Syria: Defence minister Russian Federation completed S-300 delivery to Syria: Defence minister
- October 03, 2018

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Tuesday said she could not confirm that Russian Federation had delivered the system to Syria, but said it would be a "concern" if it had. Can Moscow curb Israel's actions in Syria? Russian Federation said it began supplying the S-300 air-defense system to Syria on Friday, despite Israeli protests. (more...)
Malaysia again questions former PM and wife in 1MDB probe Malaysia again questions former PM and wife in 1MDB probe
- October 03, 2018

Anti-graft investigators spent almost 13 hours recording Rosmah's statement last week as part of their inquiry into 1MDB. A government official says the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and is expected to be charged in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund. (more...)
After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser
- October 03, 2018

At a rally in MS on Tuesday night, Trump mocked Ford for not having answers to some questions during her testimony. Trump noted that she did not remember during her testimony how she got home following what she described as a sexual assault by Kavanaugh. (more...)
Burials begin in Indonesia as survivors' desperation grows Burials begin in Indonesia as survivors' desperation grows
- October 03, 2018

The twin natural disaster had struck the Palu city, where around 380,000 people lived, and reports suggest that a big number of people are still trapped under the debris of fallen buildings. In addition, more than 100 police officers from the capital, Jakarta , were sent to Palu and additional Hercules aircraft carrying soldiers and supplies, including food and water, from east Java were en route, local television reported. (more...)
Fan Bingbing: Top Chinese actress fined for tax evasion Fan Bingbing: Top Chinese actress fined for tax evasion
- October 03, 2018

Fan appeared in the X-Men and Iron Man film franchises and has more than 62 million followers online in China. She reportedly underpaid more than 255 million yuan in taxes. Here, I sincerely apologize to everyone". In addition to her film and TV roles, Fan was the face of numerous brands in China, but her reputation has undoubtedly been tarnished by this case and her disappearance caused headlines around the world. (more...)
New York Tax Department Reviewing Allegations of Trump Family Transactions New York Tax Department Reviewing Allegations of Trump Family Transactions
- October 03, 2018

In 1992, the Trumps set up the company All County Building & Supply Maintenance in an apparent bid to funnel money from Fred Trump to his children without having to pay the 55-percent gift tax , according to the Times . "President Trump had virtually no involvement whatsoever with these matters", he told the paper. "The affairs were handled by other Trump family members who were not experts themselves and therefore relied entirely upon the aforementioned licensed professionals to ensure ... (more...)
Boris Johnson addresses fringe event at Conservative Party conference Boris Johnson addresses fringe event at Conservative Party conference
- October 03, 2018

UKIP MEP Nigel Farage argued the United Kingdom would be better off pursuing a "simple free trade deal" in Brexit negotiations. "We now have a unique opportunity to reshape our immigration system for the future", the interior minister told the conference in a speech. (more...)
‘Very scary time’ for young American men, says Trump ‘Very scary time’ for young American men, says Trump
- October 03, 2018

As the FBI completed interviews with four people as part of its one-week investigation into the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh, Mr Flake said he was anxious about the conservative federal appeals court judge's performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. (more...)
Trump says Brett Kavanaugh had a 'bit of a difficulty' with alcohol Trump says Brett Kavanaugh had a 'bit of a difficulty' with alcohol
- October 03, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's possible confirmation has divided America. Manchin declined, saying in a statement he will continue to listen to residents on the issue but will base his decision on facts. Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. Mr Trump reportedly later complained that Republicans and his own White House counsel, Don McGahn, erred by not holding a Senate floor vote on Friday. (more...)
Canadians duty-free limit increases to $150 following USMCA deal Canadians duty-free limit increases to $150 following USMCA deal
- October 03, 2018

However, under USMCA, new quotas will be set which are expected to increase market access for United States farmers. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the trade deal was "profoundly beneficial" to Canadians. "Calling the new accord "truly historic news for our nation - and indeed, for the world", the U.S. leader said he hoped to sign it by the end of November ". (more...)
Trump Mock's Kavanaugh Accuser's Vague Allegations: 'I Don't Know!'
- October 03, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford , who has accused Trump's Supreme Court pick Judge Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, during rally in Mississippi. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well? He describes Ford as a "remarkable profile in courage" while calling the president "a profile in cowardice". (more...)
Trump reportedly helped parents dodge millions in taxes Trump reportedly helped parents dodge millions in taxes
- October 03, 2018

The Times' detailed report claims that the current president received far more wealth from his father than he has let on - $413 million in today's dollars, by the Times' accounting. Many decades ago the IRS reviewed and signed off on these transactions. The difference between the inflated bills it sent to Fred Trump and those it paid to suppliers were the equivalent of substantial cash gifts, according to the Times , but Fred Trump never paid gift taxes on them. (more...)
Schumer tells McConnell, Schumer tells McConnell, "Gimme me a break!"
- October 03, 2018

Kavanaugh's sexual assault of Dr. Ford and asked you to forward them to the supervisory agent". Trump said he was surprised at how much Kavanaugh talked about his beer drinking while in school. John Kennedy, who sits on the judiciary committee, said that Swetnick's allegations were not included in the agreement reached to authorize an FBI investigation last week. (more...)
MS officers shot to death; wounded suspect in custody MS officers shot to death; wounded suspect in custody
- October 03, 2018

The incident took place in Brookhaven. The suspect, Marquis Aaron Flowers, 25, of Brookhaven, was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the officers and taken to a hospital in Jackson, Strain said. "They lay their lives on the line every day for you and me so we don't have to", Warren Strain of the Department of Public Safety said. "We speculate there will be body camera footage, and there were dash cams, but we'll wait and see". (more...)
Iran fires missiles into Syria to avenge parade attack Iran fires missiles into Syria to avenge parade attack
- October 02, 2018

Iran's armed forces chief of staff, Major-General Mohammad Bagheri, warned of further operations to come. In response Tehran summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain to complain about them "hosting some members of the terrorist group" and "double standards in fighting terrorism", the foreign affairs ministry said. (more...)
Two envelopes containing ricin are intercepted at the Pentagon Two envelopes containing ricin are intercepted at the Pentagon
- October 02, 2018

One envelope was addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who is traveling in Europe this week, and the other to the Navy's top officer, Adm. John Richardson, a defense official said. "As this is ongoing, we will have no further comment". Ricin is a highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans and has been used in terror plots. (more...)
Confidence In Trump Lags Behind Russia's Putin, China's Xi In World Poll
- October 02, 2018

According to a poll from Pew Reseach, results show that Trump's "international image remains poor". Views of both the US and its president fell in Russian Federation, where Trump's approval plunged to 19 per cent from 53 per cent amid disputes over Syria, economic sanctions and allegations of election-meddling. (more...)
David Mundell savages 'selfish attention seeker' Boris Johnson David Mundell savages 'selfish attention seeker' Boris Johnson
- October 02, 2018

The former foreign secretary called the PM's official negotiating stance "deranged" in an interview with the Sunday Times this weekend, warning that her approach would cause "economic and political damage to the UK". Mr Johnson will urge his party to focus on law and order, tax cuts and building more homes as he seeks to broaden his appeal beyond Brexit. The PM argues her plan is the only workable solution that delivers on the will of the people expressed in the referendum and avoids a hard ... (more...)

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