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China protests United States sanctions, says it violates principles of worldwide relations

China protests United States sanctions, says it violates principles of worldwide relations Among Russians targeted by the new sanctions are the 12 Russian military intelligence officers indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year for alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov issued a statement saying the USA appeared to consider slapping sanctions on Russia a new national pastime, and dismissing their efficac... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi wants to help Pakistan, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Rahul Gandhi wants to help Pakistan, says Ravi Shankar Prasad The prime minister dismissed the allegations as "childish" as the program's interactions are between the governments of India and France , without any middlemen. Hussain had tagged Gandhi's tweets attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal to say that they explain the "BJP-led tirade against Pakistan". [Full Article...]

For Puerto Rico’s poor, hurricane was heavy blow

For Puerto Rico’s poor, hurricane was heavy blow Cuomo has faulted President Donald Trump's response to Maria, saying the federal government has ignored the needs of millions of Americans still struggling to recover from the storm. More than 200,000 people left the island after the storm, mostly to the USA mainland, according to government data. Despite blue tarps still covering missing roofs on thousands of homes, and citizens living with unst... [Full Article...]

GOP Judiciary Committee gives counteroffer to Kavanaugh's accuser

GOP Judiciary Committee gives counteroffer to Kavanaugh's accuser In the event that we can come to a reasonable resolution as I've been seeking all week, then I will postpone the committee vote to accommodate her testimony. " I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says", Trump wrote, "charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents". [Full Article...]

Indian Catholic bishop arrested ‘for raping nun repeatedly over two years’

Indian Catholic bishop arrested ‘for raping nun repeatedly over two years’ In her complaint to the Kottayam police in June, the nun had alleged that Bishop Mulakkal raped her at a guest house in Kuravilangad in May 2014 and later sexually exploited her on several occasions. Mulakkal, 54, was ordained as a priest in 1990 in the northern Indian Punjab state and was elevated as the bishop of the Diocese of Jalandhar five years ago. [Full Article...]

O'Rourke, Cruz clash over shootings in debate

O'Rourke, Cruz clash over shootings in debate Cruz said. "I will pray for anyone in harm's way, but I will also do something about it". The debate was feisty from the opening question, which was about whether "Dreamers" - young people who were brought to the country illegally as children - should be given a path to citizenship. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to Study Israeli Data Related to Downed Plane

Russian Federation to Study Israeli Data Related to Downed Plane Syrian missile forces on Monday mistook the Russian Il-20 for an Israeli aircraft, shooting it down and killing all 15 people aboard. Indeed, in this particular case, it seems that the Syrian air defense forces on the ground misidentified the Russian surveillance plane during the Israeli strike. [Full Article...]

Pompeo sets goal for complete denuclearization in North Korea by 2021

Pompeo sets goal for complete denuclearization in North Korea by 2021 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was said to have climbed Mount Paektu in "smart shoes" previous year. There they took a vehicle to travel to the mountain. Shortly after the announcement, Trump called Wednesday's developments " very exciting" on Twitter. In Pyongyang, Moon and Kim struck a set of agreements that included some North Korean disarmament steps that experts say won't satisfy United... [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut insured losses in Hong Kong could reach $1bn

Typhoon Mangkhut insured losses in Hong Kong could reach $1bn But more than 300 were injured as buildings were rocked, windows smashed, coastal areas pounded by towering waves and more than 1,000 trees were felled. 'They can't decide for themselves where to go, ' he said of the children, expressing frustration that the tragedy was not prevented. After a day of transport chaos in the immediate aftermath of the storm, schools were closed for a second day as ... [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim Jong Un says he will visit Seoul

North Korea's Kim Jong Un says he will visit Seoul Moon and Kim spoke at a news conference after signing a joint statement following their second day of summit talks in Pyongyang . They signed the agreement in front of members of Moon's entourage and North Korean officials during a press conference broadcast live from the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse, where a second round of summit talks were held Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

North Korea’s Kim says hopes for ‘big outcome’ at inter-Korean Summit

North Korea’s Kim says hopes for ‘big outcome’ at inter-Korean Summit This will be the fifth inter-Korean summit in the history of two Koreas and the third one this year. Both Koreas likely have an ally in Beijing, which has always been wary of the U.S. At the time, the North Korean leader declared his backing for the denuclearisation of the peninsula. Every year on September 9, North Korea celebrates its birthday by holding a military parade in the capital, Pyo... [Full Article...]

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut shakes Hong Kong buildings as it moves into China

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut shakes Hong Kong buildings as it moves into China Hong Kong and southern China issued the highest storm signals. The storm had maximum sustained gusts of 195 km/h in the city. Philippine authorities confirmed 6 people were killed in landslides with four more missing, while another was found dead in a river in Manila, the capital. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser's classmate recalls alleged sexual assault being discussed at school afterwards

Kavanaugh accuser's classmate recalls alleged sexual assault being discussed at school afterwards Blasey Ford's allegations resulted in the Senate Judiciary Committee indefinitely delaying a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh's nomination planned for Thursday. Kavanaugh has said he would appear at that hearing. In the interview with George Stephanopoulos, Hill strongly supported Ford's request that the FBI investigate the incident before the Senate goes through with hearings, because, "the h... [Full Article...]

Union Cabinet approves ordinance on triple talaq, makes it a punishable offence

Union Cabinet approves ordinance on triple talaq, makes it a punishable offence This practice was struck down by the Supreme Court on August 22, 2017 . Prasad said a provision has been added to allow the magistrate to grant bail "after hearing the wife". "This ordinance is also a matter of guilt and introspection for them as they forced Muslims women to suffer from this bad practice for decades due to their vote bank politics", he said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation

Kavanaugh & Christine Ford to Testify at New Hearing on Attempted Rape Allegation Committee chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley , said his office has reached out to Ford several times about the Monday hearing and has not yet heard back. Yet a few Republicans have suggested there may have to be a delay, at least in the Judiciary vote on the nominee - which was scheduled for this Thursday - in order to hear from Ford. [Full Article...]

SA ConCourt Legalizes Dagga in Landmark Judgment

SA ConCourt Legalizes Dagga in Landmark Judgment Key laws debated in the Western Cape High Court in 2017 were the Drugs Act sections 4 (b) and 5 (b) as well as section 22A of the Medicines Act. It's been a good day for marijuana users as the Constitutional Court ruled that the private use of marijuana is now legal . [Full Article...]

Trump tariffs a slap on China's wrist, experts say

Trump tariffs a slap on China's wrist, experts say Alleging that China has been unwilling to change its unfair trade practices, Trump said the new additional tariff structure would be effective September 24 from when it would be at 10 percent until the year end, but would increase to 25 per cent level from January 1. [Full Article...]

Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday The WEA test message will have a header that reads " Presidential Alert " and text that reads: "This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System". The latest announcement about the alert comes amid a flurry of tweets from President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account in recent days regarding Hurricane Florence. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay Debra S. Katz, the attorney for the accuser, said Ford was willing to tell her story publicly to the Judiciary panel but no lawmakers had yet contacted her. Feinstein said Sunday that the FBI should investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh before the committee moves forward with his nomination. Another therapy session the following year includes the charge that Ford underwent a "rape attemp... [Full Article...]

Russia says no Syria assault as Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Russia says no Syria assault as Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan The demilitarised zone will be secured with the help of "mobile patrol groups of Turkish contingents and contingents of Russian military police", Putin said . Turkey, which supports rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad , has been holding talks with his allies Russian Federation and Iran over the fate of Idlib and surrounding districts which Assad has vowed to recapture. [Full Article...]


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