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Walmart warns Trump's trade war will hit regular Americans hard Walmart warns Trump's trade war will hit regular Americans hard
- September 23, 2018

Another 1,600 product categories will receive 5-percent tariffs. As President Donald Trump continues to escalate the trade war with China , researchers fear the USA auto industry could be hit hard. US multinationals such as Tesla and ExxonMobil have announced huge investment programs in China recently, casting ballots of confidence in favor of Beijing . (more...)
France & Dassault tiptoe on Hollande, Modi silent France & Dassault tiptoe on Hollande, Modi silent
- September 23, 2018

India's prime minister was under fire over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after comments by former French President François Hollande. We can't expect anything else from Rahul Gandhi. Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) defenders of the Rafale deal, notably Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, have repeatedly rejected Opposition charges of "crony capitalism" to favour Ambani. (more...)
Aberdeen Shooting: 3 dead in active shooter situation, officials say Aberdeen Shooting: 3 dead in active shooter situation, officials say
- September 23, 2018

A shooter killed three people and wounded two others Thursday at a drugstore distribution center in Harford County, Maryland , officials said . Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told news reporters Friday that the suspect, 26-year-old Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County, had been diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016. (more...)
Pakistan's PM Imran Khan hits out at India for calling off talks Pakistan's PM Imran Khan hits out at India for calling off talks
- September 23, 2018

In its clarification, it was cited that the evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed. "The latest brutal killings of our security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the recent release of a series of 20 postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism confirmed that Pakistan will not mend its ways", said the statement by the Indian External Affairs Ministry. (more...)
Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser
- September 22, 2018

Mr Kavanaugh was seen at the White House on Thursday. "Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims", Sen. In one obstacle that must be overcome, attorney Debra Katz's email said a hearing Monday is "not possible" and that scheduling it that day "is arbitrary in any event". (more...)
Buying Russian S-400 Missiles Could Mean Sanctions: US Amid India's Plans Buying Russian S-400 Missiles Could Mean Sanctions: US Amid India's Plans
- September 22, 2018

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that Beijing was "strongly outraged" over the decision and had logged several formal complaints. The US has sanctioned the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter planes and missiles, and blacklisted more than 30 Russians, most of whom have been indicted for their role in Moscow's effort to subvert the 2016 US election. (more...)
Three babies stabbed at NY childcare centre Three babies stabbed at NY childcare centre
- September 22, 2018

The victims were listed in critical but stable condition. Inside what appeared to be a local daycare, police found a 3-day-old girl and a 1-month-old girl stabbed in the abdomen. A bloody kitchen knife and a meat cleaver were retrieved at the scene, according to Sophia Mason, a police spokeswoman. In addition to the attack, police are investigating the area in which the incident occurred. (more...)
FBI Does Not Want to Investigate the Kavanaugh Accusations FBI Does Not Want to Investigate the Kavanaugh Accusations
- September 22, 2018

Conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared set to sail through Senate confirmation for the vacancy on the nation's top court until a California professor publicly accused him of having sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers nearly four decades ago. (more...)
Death toll of Typhoon Mangkhut continues to rise Death toll of Typhoon Mangkhut continues to rise
- September 21, 2018

In the high-rise city of Hong Kong , the government described the damage as "severe and extensive" with more than 300 people injured in Mangkhut which triggered the maximum "T10" typhoon alert. She said she screamed after hearing the news about her husband, and their 4-year-old son sensed what had happened and cried too. "We found peace that his body has been found". (more...)
North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site
- September 21, 2018

Members of the Kim family are referred to as sharing the "Paektu Bloodline". Moon said Kim had also told him the closure of a nuclear weapons test site at Punggye-ri could be subject to global verification. "But we aren't afraid of headwinds because our strength will grow as we overcome each trial based on the strength of our nation". Moon urged unity for all Koreans in a speech he gave Wednesday night to the crowd gathered for North Korea's signature mass games. (more...)
Trump orders public release of Russian Federation documents Trump orders public release of Russian Federation documents
- September 21, 2018

According to Sanders' statement, Trump also directed the Justice Department to publicly release in full the text messages of Comey, Ohr, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and former FBI special agent Peter Strzok that are related to the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Kavanaugh's accuser willing to talk to Congress, lawyer says Kavanaugh's accuser willing to talk to Congress, lawyer says
- September 20, 2018

The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee appeared nonetheless committed to a vote later this week despite Ford's account in The Washington Post . She says Kavanaugh groped her over her clothes, grinded his body against hers and tried to take off her one-piece swimsuit and the outfit she wore over it. (more...)
Woman Accusing Judge Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Wants FBI Probe
- September 20, 2018

With his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , slated to testify Monday before the House Judiciary Committee during a high-stakes hearing that could derail his Supreme Court nomination, some Kavanaugh backers have tried to compare her account to benign forms of adolescent flirtation. (more...)
Is Triple Talaq Ordinance Ruling Govt’s Political Opportunism? Is Triple Talaq Ordinance Ruling Govt’s Political Opportunism?
- September 20, 2018

The government should bring an ordinance into this, he added. The Union minister also appealed to Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee to help in the passage of the bill pending in Rajya Sabha, where the government lacks numbers. (more...)
Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify
- September 20, 2018

Kavanaugh and Ford are expected to testify about her shocking allegations Monday. Trump calls Kavanaugh an "outstanding man " and says it's "very hard" for him to imagine anything happened. That underscores a desire to avoid antagonising female voters at a time when the #MeToo movement has made sexual abuse a major political dynamic. (more...)
Trump defends Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation Trump defends Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation
- September 20, 2018

Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate by only a narrow margin, meaning any defections could sink the nomination and deal a major setback to Trump, who has been engaged in a so-far successful effort since becoming president a year ago to move the Supreme Court and broader federal judiciary to the right. (more...)
The Latest Menace for the Carolinas: Rising Flood Waters The Latest Menace for the Carolinas: Rising Flood Waters
- September 19, 2018

Transportation officials strongly advised north-south travelers to take wide detours - involving traveling hundreds of additional miles - around the eastern parts of both Carolinas, where rising river waters, caused by Florence's torrential rains, were flooding stretches of I-95. (more...)
Public hearing will be held on accusations against Kavanaugh: Senator tells reporters Public hearing will be held on accusations against Kavanaugh: Senator tells reporters
- September 19, 2018

The woman, Christine Blasey Ford , discussed her accusation in an interview with The Washington Post . Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) - said the committee's planned Thursday vote on the nomination should be postponed until authorities could fully investigate the claims . (more...)
Trump tariffs set stage for drawn-out trade war with China Trump tariffs set stage for drawn-out trade war with China
- September 19, 2018

We have been very clear about the type of changes that need to be made, and we have given China every opportunity to treat us more fairly", he said. "Collection of tariffs on the long-anticipated list will start September 24 but the rate will increase to 25 percent by the end of 2018, allowing United States companies some time to adjust their supply chains to alternate countries, a senior administration official said". (more...)
Musk sued over comments about Thai cave rescuer
- September 18, 2018

Vernon Unsworth claims Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a paedophile. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeks at least $75,000 of compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages. sues me", according to the lawsuit. "Mr Mr Unsworth is not a paedophile". Mr Unsworth's lawyers said these accusations are false and have been proved so by comments from other rescuers in the media. (more...)
Foodstuffs and Woolworths NZ halt all Australian strawberries distribution Foodstuffs and Woolworths NZ halt all Australian strawberries distribution
- September 18, 2018

Queensland Police are leading an investigation into the source of the needles, and the state government is offering a reward of $100,000 for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. Sewing needles have been found in strawberries in all six states , with New Zealand announcing this week it would pull the Australian-grown fruit from its supermarket shelves. (more...)
Kipchoge smashes Marathon World Record Kipchoge smashes Marathon World Record
- September 17, 2018

I ran my own race, I trusted my trainers, my programme and my coach. "It was hard running alone , but I was confident". With his 1:18 demolition of the previous record on Sunday- almost three seconds faster per mile than Kimetto's mark- Kipchoge has now reached a summit that seems befitting of a man who has rarely been challenged in the event. (more...)
California Professor Comes Forward as Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser California Professor Comes Forward as Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser
- September 17, 2018

The existence of the letter and some details of its contents became public in recent days, however. Earlier this week Mr Kavanaugh strenuously denied the accusations. Dianne Feinstein of California , the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on his nomination Thursday, with the full Senate considering his confirmation the following week. (more...)
Accuser of USA high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public Accuser of USA high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public
- September 17, 2018

The paper said Christine Blasey Ford , a professor in California , reached out to the Post in July as Kavanaugh's name appeared on short lists to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, but she opted not to speak with the Post on the record for weeks. (more...)
6 people are dead after shooting spree in California 6 people are dead after shooting spree in California
- September 15, 2018

Casarez likely took his ex-wife to the trucking company against her will and then fatally shot 50-year-old Manuel Contreras with a.50-caliber handgun, authorities said . He said the shooter, identified as Javier Casarez , 54, was in divorce proceedings and his wife had recently filed legal papers related to child support and property. (more...)
Trump authorizes sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections Trump authorizes sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections
- September 15, 2018

The sanctions would automatically be triggered against a foreign government if they are found to have interfered or influenced elections. USA intelligence chiefs declared in January 2017 that Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over a concerted effort via hacking and social media manipulation to boost Trump's chances in 2016 to defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. (more...)
South Africa crime stats 2018: The biggest increases and decreases South Africa crime stats 2018: The biggest increases and decreases
- September 15, 2018

The province with the least amount of murders was the Northern Cape at 340, a decrease from last year's 344. "It can not be that South Africans are put under such fear, such stress and such murder". Murders of Women and Children 2017/2018. The statistics included details that there were 62 "farm murders" in the previous year - a racially sensitive issue in South Africa , where some white farmers say they face a wave of deadly attacks trying to force them off their land. (more...)
Manafort Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate With Special Counsel Manafort Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate With Special Counsel
- September 15, 2018

On Friday, prosecutor Andrew Weissman said in court that Manafort had struck a "cooperation agreement" and would plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian political consulting work. He's accepted responsibility, and this is conduct that dates back many years. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released this statement on Manafort. (more...)
Exclusive Images Of Vijay Mallya’s Cell In Arthur Jail Exclusive Images Of Vijay Mallya’s Cell In Arthur Jail
- September 14, 2018

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad pointed out that Mallya had made the comment weeks after Rahul Gandhi's return from a visit to London , News 18 reported. He said the Congress sought to make an issue of exchange of "just half a sentence" between the two, Prasad said. "I did not even receive the papers he was holding in his hand", Jaitley said. (more...)
China and Russia to conduct regular war games together, says Russian minister China and Russia to conduct regular war games together, says Russian minister
- September 14, 2018

Russian Federation began, near the border with China , the largest military maneuvers in its history, "Vostok 2018", which take place amid great tensions with the West and on the eve of a more than likely escalation of the conflict in Syria. (more...)
Vladimir Putin - Nothing criminal about suspects in Novichok nerve agent attack Vladimir Putin - Nothing criminal about suspects in Novichok nerve agent attack
- September 13, 2018

Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were left in comas for weeks after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok , while Dawn Sturgess later died and Charlie Rowley was left in a critical condition after they too came into contact with the substance in nearby Amesbury. (more...)
Sen. Mark Warner to vote against Brett Kavanaugh confirmation Sen. Mark Warner to vote against Brett Kavanaugh confirmation
- September 13, 2018

He told lawmakers that the high court with Kavanaugh on it would be "the most presidential powers-friendly court in the modern era". If Collins votes yes, then he is likely confirmed . Kavanaugh said he hadn't. She accused the Senate Republican majority and Kavanaugh of "deliberately concealing his record from the American people". (more...)
A police officer walked into a man's home A police officer walked into a man's home
- September 12, 2018

Dallas police were in the process of obtaining a warrant on manslaughter charges against the unidentified police officer, who is described as a female Caucasian, police Chief Ulysha Renee Hall said Friday. The Police Department asked the Texas Rangers, the state's top law enforcement agency, to take over the investigation. Harding University President Bruce McLarty shared his favorite memory of Jean with students in chapel Friday morning. (more...)
Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London
- September 12, 2018

Kulsoom's remains will be brought back by relative to Lahore, where the funeral is expected to take place at the family home in Raiwind. The Sharif family has chose to bring back her body to Pakistan from London . In September that year, she handily won that by-election , beating out the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Yasmin Rashid, despite not being able to campaign. (more...)
Even While Touting Own Accomplishments, Trump Can't Help But Jab Obama's Speech Even While Touting Own Accomplishments, Trump Can't Help But Jab Obama's Speech
- September 12, 2018

The Times says the op-ed, published Wednesday, was written by a senior official in the Trump administration. "And by the way the idea that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren't following the President's orders", he said. (more...)
Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas
- September 12, 2018

Southeastern North Carolina remains in the middle of the storm's "cone of uncertainty", with the cone extending from roughly Hilton Head, S.C., in the south to the Chesapeake Bay in the north. "Unfortunately, the models were right". Once the storm hits land, its powerful 130-mile per hour winds are projected to lessen to still potent 50-mph winds over the next day. (more...)
Driver crashes through Lyon airport terminal and speeds on to runway Driver crashes through Lyon airport terminal and speeds on to runway
- September 11, 2018

A dozen police cars and a helicopter were in pursuit and officers arrested him after he leapt from the stolen Mercedes. Highway police and a police helicopter laid chase, the regional government said in a statement. A source close to the case said the man suffered from psychiatric problems but did not have a police record. The driver ran off when the auto came to a stop but was then arrested after being tackled by officers. (more...)
Pence: I'd take lie detector test over NYT essay Pence: I'd take lie detector test over NYT essay
- September 11, 2018

He declined to say whether other officials should take polygraph tests, saying that's President Trump's decision, but he took aim at the op-ed author: "If they are that senior administration official-they're violating an oath, not to the president, but to the Constitution". (more...)
Boris Johnson calls for tax cuts for a ‘dynamic’ post-Brexit Britain Boris Johnson calls for tax cuts for a ‘dynamic’ post-Brexit Britain
- September 11, 2018

Ahead of a potentially hard Conservative Party conference, Mr Hunt said the Prime Minister's efforts to achieve the best outcome for Britain "will be greatly strengthened if we are united behind her". Speaking to Nick Ferrari, the Justice Secretary said: "His language is not well judged, but I also think there is a weakness in the substance to the case he was making because he has not set out an alternative to the Chequers deal". (more...)
Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’ Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’
- September 11, 2018

Woodward, whose new book " Fear: Trump in the White House " hits book stores on Tuesday, described the incident in the interview with CBS as the most risky moment of Trump's nuclear standoff with North Korea. Several prominent figures in the book have denied quotes that Woodward attributes to them. Sanders countered that Trump is more concerned with the anonymous official who wrote the piece. (more...)