Don't Confirm Brett Kavanaugh, Says Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Thursday, Kavanaugh said he "might have been too emotional at times " in his testimony. Like nearly every other current member of the Supreme Court, Stevens also has hired a former Kavanaugh clerk to work for him.... More..

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

But as the United States does not recognize China's sovereignty over the islands on which it has constructed reefs, U.S. ships do not request permission to pass through those 12-mile limits. It is believed ...More..

A second referendum would be a
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

A second referendum would be a "politicians' vote": British PM

Justine Greening, who served as education minister under May until January, said May's so-called Chequers proposals would not get through parliament, and neither would a Canada-style free trade deal preferred b...More..

British, Australian, and Dutch officials accuse Russian intelligence of ‘brazen’ cybercrimes
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

British, Australian, and Dutch officials accuse Russian intelligence of ‘brazen’ cybercrimes

The GRU's alleged hacking attempts on the chemical watchdog agency based in The Hague, Netherlands , took place in April and were disrupted by authorities, Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld said Thursday....More..

Bolton: ‘Palestine’ is not a state
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Bolton: ‘Palestine’ is not a state

The United States and its ally Israel said yesterday (12 October) they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body in a move that underlined Washington's drift away from global institutions. Given t...More..

SC police officer killed, six others shot in standoff
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

SC police officer killed, six others shot in standoff

Hopkins is now still at the hospital, and reportedly has a head injury and isn't able to speak to officers. But instead of cooperating, the shooter barricaded himself in the home with children and started spr...More..

5 officers shot in SC, suspect in custody
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

5 officers shot in SC, suspect in custody

So he had an advantage. That's when officers from the police department got involved. Authorities have identified Hopkins as the suspect in the shootings of seven law enforcement officers in Florence Wednes...More..

Pivotal GOP senators slam Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Pivotal GOP senators slam Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Flake's request followed wrenching testimony from Christine Blasey Ford , the first woman to go public with an allegation against Kavanaugh, who testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that he sex...More..

4 dead, hundreds injured as Typhoon Trami sweeps through Japan
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

4 dead, hundreds injured as Typhoon Trami sweeps through Japan

The resumption of services in the capital was delayed Monday morning for safety checks and falling trees. More than 750,000 homes lost power and train departures and plane flights were cancelled. The port of To...More..

Emergency alert test sounds on mobile phones in North Texas, nationwide
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Emergency alert test sounds on mobile phones in North Texas, nationwide

It was the first ever test of a new alert system the President can use in case of a national emergency. Cellphones across the nation buzzed with a text message from the the US President at 2.18pm - leaving ...More..

More Than 250 Die Taking Selfies, Study Calls for 'No Selfie Zones'
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

More Than 250 Die Taking Selfies, Study Calls for 'No Selfie Zones'

Tied for third are selfie deaths involving fires and falls from high places. Taking a great selfie has become somewhat of an art, with many scaling great heights for that shot to share on social media. Firear...More..

Doug Ford concerned about USMCA dairy concessions
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Doug Ford concerned about USMCA dairy concessions

But dairy farmers are already raising concern that the agreement may come at a cost them. "The agreement includes a substantial increase in our farmers' opportunities to export American wheat, poultry, eggs, ...More..

Man arrested in Utah over ricin mailed to Pentagon, Trump
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Man arrested in Utah over ricin mailed to Pentagon, Trump

Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failur...More..

US's image worsens under Trump
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

US's image worsens under Trump

Strikingly, however, that has not translated directly into a lack of support for the United States. Even in Russian Federation, where the US's image has grown more positive under the current administration, T...More..

India hands over 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar as SC refuses to intervene
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

India hands over 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar as SC refuses to intervene

The Centre said that the illegal immigrants of Rohingya constitute a National Security threat and hence ordered all the State Governments to conduct biometric details of Rohingya refugees and to deport them to ...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

The Story Behind TIME's Christine Blasey Ford Cover

Potentially the most consequential assertion contained in the ex-boyfriend's letter , however, was that Ford had coached a close friend, Monica McLean, on how to take polygraph tests for her government secur...More..

Dutch government says it disrupted Russian attempt to hack chemical weapons watchdog
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Dutch government says it disrupted Russian attempt to hack chemical weapons watchdog

According to a presentation by the head of the Netherlands' military intelligence agency, four Russians arrived in the Netherlands on April 10 and were caught on the 13th with spying equipment at a hotel next t...More..

White House Press Briefing
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

White House Press Briefing

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. Flake has not said how he will vote if the...More..

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering

After the court was adjourned on Thursday morning, Rosmah walked out of the courtroom before the judge even exited the dock. Her lawyers had earlier said she had been arrested and would face money-laundering ...More..

Democrats suggest past Federal Bureau of Investigation checks on Kavanaugh include evidence of inappropriate behavior
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Democrats suggest past Federal Bureau of Investigation checks on Kavanaugh include evidence of inappropriate behavior

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that the confirmation vote for Judge Kavanaugh before the full Senate will take place this week, regardless if the Federal Bureau of Investigation ha...More..

Border Patrol Agent’s Gender-Reveal Party Sparked Arizona Fire, Lawyer Says
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Border Patrol Agent’s Gender-Reveal Party Sparked Arizona Fire, Lawyer Says

Dennis Dickey , of Tucson, Arizona , pleaded guilty on September 28 to a misdemeanour charge of causing a fire without a permit. "It was a complete accident ", he said in court, according to the Arizona ...More..

India risks USA sanctions with $5-billion purchase of Russian missiles
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

India risks USA sanctions with $5-billion purchase of Russian missiles

He belittled allegations that two Russian agents had also inadvertently poisoned a British woman in the attack. Russian Federation denies any involvement in the affair, which has deepened its global isolation...More..

The first moments S-300 missiles unloaded in Syria
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

The first moments S-300 missiles unloaded in Syria

He also said Israel was "determined to stop Iranian military entrenchment in Syria and the attempts by Iran, which calls for the destruction of Israel, to transfer to Hezbollah lethal weaponry [to be used] ag...More..

Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick's allegations fall apart during NBC interview
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick's allegations fall apart during NBC interview

The interview was a continued topic of conversation - and further reporting - today. He ticked off things she does not remember about an alleged 1982 sexual assault she says was carried out on her by Kava...More..

President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Susan Collins of ME told reporters that Trump's remarks about Christine Blasey Ford were "just plain wrong". The rising frustration came as Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation process played out before the country,...More..

British PM Theresa May Sashay Onstage to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

British PM Theresa May Sashay Onstage to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’

British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her Brexit plans on Wednesday, but cautioned that she would rather leave without a deal than accept the carve up of the United Kingdom. She danced!"Oh my days!"An...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Kavanaugh accusers' lawyers question FBI's work so far

Imitating Ford's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, Trump said: 'How did you get home? "My whole life I've heard, "you're innocent until proven guilty", but now you're guilty un...More..

United States warns Iran after France alleges bomb plot
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

United States warns Iran after France alleges bomb plot

The source added that deputy minister and director general of intelligence Saeid Hashemi Moghadam had ordered the attack. "We deny the accusations and forcefully condemn the Iranian diplomat's arrest, and cal...More..

Russia: U.S. comments on possible destruction of Russian warheads are dangerous
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Russia: U.S. comments on possible destruction of Russian warheads are dangerous

After four years of diplomatic effort, he said , the U.S.is living by the treaty and Russian Federation is not. For his part, Pavel Podvig, a United Nations nuclear arms expert in Geneva, told EUobserver in...More..

US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after United Nations court ruling
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after United Nations court ruling

Iran's real quarrel, she argued , is not within the court's jurisdiction, but Iran's frustration over US President Donald Trump's plan to pull out of a 2015 pact between Iran, the US and other major world po...More..