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World Trump says Kavanaugh will 'potentially, hopefully' win confirmation soon
Author: 0 Trump says Kavanaugh will 'potentially, hopefully' win confirmation soon

If Kavanaugh's nomination is approved on Friday, the final vote could come as early as Saturday, sealing a conservative majority on the nine-seat court for decades. Jeff Flake's recent encounter in a Senate elevator with a protestor who demanded that Flake "look at" her. Kavanaugh's behavior during the hearing, such as calling the accusations an "orchestrated political hit" and interrupting senators questioning him, fell short of what is required of those who serve on the Supreme Court, the ...

World French police probe Interpol president Meng Hongwei's disappearance
Author: 0 French police probe Interpol president Meng Hongwei's disappearance

He used to be Vice Minister of Public Security in China, according to Interpol's website. Meng's wife last heard from him 10 days ago, a spokeswoman for Interpol told CNN, declining to give her name. China in recent years has submitted to Interpol extensive lists of repatriation targets and "red notices" - an global alert for a wanted person - for what it says are corrupt fugitives.

World ‘Kind of appalling’: Republican senators criticize Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford
Author: 0 ‘Kind of appalling’: Republican senators criticize Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

I had one beer, right? "Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer", Trump said , mimicking Ford's testimony . "A man's life is in tatters", he said. She made her effort at a White House press briefing responding to a question from Fox News correspondent John Roberts. The president seemed to suggest she did not know on what floor of the property the alleged attack had occurred, but Prof Ford told senators she remembered being pushed into a bedroom on the upstairs level.

World Man arrested over 'ricin' sent to Trump and Pentagon
Author: 0 Man arrested over 'ricin' sent to Trump and Pentagon

In addition to the letters sent to the Pentagon, the Secret Service intercepted a letter to President Trump dated October 1 that also contained a suspicious substance, according to CNN . He was released in 2011. Neither Mattis, who is now in Brussels, nor Richardson, the chief of naval operations, were endangered, the official said.

World ‘Aggressive’ Chinese Warship Forces American Destroyer to Change Course
Author: 0 ‘Aggressive’ Chinese Warship Forces American Destroyer to Change Course

The announcement of Pompeo's trip to Beijing came as the Agence France-Presse (AFP) agency that the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China has triggered military tensions between the two nations. Likely taken by an American drone or by the Decatur's Sea Hawk helicopter, they show a Chinese destroyer maneuvering just 45 yards in front of Decatur .

World Third Kavanaugh accuser speaks out
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Swetnick also claims to have witnessed Kavanaugh groping girls and pushing them against walls at similar house parties, which she says he attended alongside long-time friend Mark Judge . "I saw Mark Judge there and they were hanging about the area where I started to feel disoriented, where the room was and where the other boys were hanging out and laughing".

World Row breaks out over Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Row breaks out over Federal Bureau of Investigation report on Kavanaugh

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980's during a high school house gathering. "But we are united, as professors of law and scholars of judicial institutions, in believing that Judge Kavanaugh did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land".

World Assam Police Hands Over 7 Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar Authorities
Author: 0 Assam Police Hands Over 7 Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar Authorities

CJI Gogoi observed that according to the affidavit submitted by the GOI, the seven individuals in question were found to be illegal immigrants as well as convicts under the Foreigners Act. "Many more Rohingya may share this fate". Less than 15,000 are registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The move comes after a Rohingya refugee sought to restrain the Central govt from deporting the refugees who completed their jail term in Assam .

World Doug Ford concerned about USMCA dairy concessions
Author: 0 Doug Ford concerned about USMCA dairy concessions

We are always anxious about the impact resulting from increased access on the sustainability of Canadian egg, poultry and dairy industries and are especially concerned about what appears to be yet another devastating impact on our fellow dairy farmers.

World Russians behind '16 election hacks have been busy elsewhere, United Kingdom says
Author: 0 Russians behind '16 election hacks have been busy elsewhere, United Kingdom says

The move from Canada comes as the U.S. introduces new charges against a number of alleged Russian intelligence officers which it accuses of hacking the anti-doping agency. All the activity comes amid heightened tension between Russian Federation and the U.S. over cybersecurity. "Where Russia acts in an indiscriminate and reckless way, where they have done in terms of these cyberattacks, we will be exposing them", Williamson told reporters in Brussels at talks with U.S.

World Senate moderates criticize Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser
Author: 0 Senate moderates criticize Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

He further noted that Ford had never mentioned Kavanaugh or the incident in question, adding that he had no ill-will towards his ex-girlfriend, and only wanted to " be truthful " about what he knew. McLean was looking for work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Attorney's office. "I don't remember", Trump told the crowd in a play on Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, which has prompted an FBI investigation.

World Melania Trump opens Africa tour in Ghana with baby weighing
Author: 0 Melania Trump opens Africa tour in Ghana with baby weighing

Before noon local time, the two first ladies visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, and interacted with 10 mothers who were in an outdoor seating area, bouncing babies on their laps and shielding them from the sun, according to the pool report.

World Indonesia quake, tsunami confirmed death toll rises to 1,234
Author: 0 Indonesia quake, tsunami confirmed death toll rises to 1,234

A 7.5 magnitude quake on Friday triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres, which swept ashore at the small city of Palu , on the west coast of Sulawesi. Australia's government has provided financial aid to help victims of Indonesia's quake and tsunami and is in talks with Indonesian authorities about sending more.

World Senate panel receives FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Senate panel receives FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Wednesday night setting up a Friday vote on whether to limit debate on Kavanaugh's nomination and move forward. Shah says the White House is "confident the Senate will vote to confirm" Kavanaugh. What did Mr Trump say? President Trump's comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd.

World US, Chinese unease as Putin seeks India arms deals
Author: 0 US, Chinese unease as Putin seeks India arms deals

India is the world's biggest arms importer and is undergoing a $100-billion upgrade of its ageing hardware, much of it of Soviet vintage including MiG jets that have frequently crashed in the countryside. In September, a senior administration official told reporters that purchase of major military system like multi-billion S-400 missile defence system would be considered as a "significant transaction and thus has a potential" for CAATSA sanctions.

World The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham
Author: 0 The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham

In particular, Democrats have homed in on his contention that the allegations against him are an "orchestrated political hit" funded by left-wing groups seeking "revenge on behalf of the Clintons". Other Republicans conceded that Trump's insults could be damaging. Flake and Collins are among five senators who have not publicly said how they will vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

World Meghan is stunning in leather as Duke and Duchess visit namesake county
Author: 0 Meghan is stunning in leather as Duke and Duchess visit namesake county

Harry, handsome as always, stepped out wearing a grey suit , brown shoes and open-necked white shirt. While at Edes House, Their Royal Highnesses will be shown the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence, which is one of only two contemporary handwritten ceremonial manuscript copies.

World Iran says Saudi Arabia, Russia violated OPEC deal on output cuts
Author: 0 Iran says Saudi Arabia, Russia violated OPEC deal on output cuts

Just a few days after the Algiers meeting, Trump blamed OPEC for high oil prices at the UN General Assembly in NY. The US military was stationed in Saudi Arabia from the first Gulf War against Iraq in 1990 to 2003, when then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced pullout.

World Worldwide court to rule on lifting USA sanctions on Iran
Author: 0 Worldwide court to rule on lifting USA sanctions on Iran

United States sanctions also had the "potential to endanger civil aviation safety in Iran and the lives of its users". If the court decides it has jurisdiction, it will likely "declare that the parties should refrain from aggravating the dispute", but any steps beyond this remain to be seen, he said.

World Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency
Author: 0 Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

On Sept 26, Rosmah was questioned by the MACC for nearly 13 hours. She was summoned regarding beleaguered sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd and the anti-graft body's investigation into money laundering.

World Trump's Comments Ridiculing Kavanaugh Accuser Draw Criticism From GOP Senators
Author: 0 Trump's Comments Ridiculing Kavanaugh Accuser Draw Criticism From GOP Senators

Collins told reporters, "The president's comments were just plain wrong". A vote to confirm Mr Kavanaugh has been delayed as the FBI investigates the claims, which he denies. Trump trashed Ford even though the FBI is looking into the matter, virtually prejudging the outcome of the limited investigation. Opposition among Americans to Kavanaugh has increased in the wake of last week's hearing, Reuters/Ipsos polling data showed on Wednesday.

World Theresa May dances to ABBA’s Dancing Queen, Netizens are freaking out
Author: 0 Theresa May dances to ABBA’s Dancing Queen, Netizens are freaking out

As prime minister her party instigated attacks on Diane Abbott during the last general election, and as home secretary approved the "go home vans". Her Tory Conference speech is thought to be a critical one in order for her to restore confidence in her Brexit plan and Conservative Party leadership.

World Sterling dips after PM May sticks to Brexit script
Author: 0 Sterling dips after PM May sticks to Brexit script

Speaking to BBC Radio Four at the Conservative Party conference, Foster said "There can not be a border down the Irish Sea, a differential between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK". Downing Street said there would be "routes for short-stay business trips and tourists and for those who want to live and work for longer in the UK" as well as passport e-gates to make travelling faster for short-stay visitors.

Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation can question 'anybody' about Kavanaugh

The president lavished praise on Kavanaugh at the rally , and the crowd responded with similar enthusiasm, breaking out into chants of, " We want Kavanaugh! ". "Obviously, there must have been an assault because the police were called and a report was filed", a spokesperson for UB40's Robin Campbell (Ali's brother) tells Billboard , "but this is a case of mistaken identity and has nothing to do with UB40".

World Fan Bingbing: missing Chinese actress emerges with £100m tax bill
Author: 0 Fan Bingbing: missing Chinese actress emerges with £100m tax bill

Fan Bingbing is speaking out for the first time since she went missing from the public eye. The Chinese actress, known for X-Men: Days of Future Past and who had a role in Iron Man as assistant Wu Jiaqi, has been fined 479 million yuan ($97 million) by China's taxation authorities over tax evasion, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday .

World Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'
Author: 0 Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'

Trump was asked what is his message to young men just days after Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford , offered gut-wrenching testimony about what she says was the nominee sexually assaulting her as a house party when they were both high schoolers in the early 1980s.