• Winds batter Japan as typhoon Trami heads towards Tokyo
Winds batter Japan as typhoon Trami heads towards Tokyo

A woman in her 60s was missing in Miyazaki prefecture, southern Japan, after she was washed away in a paddy irrigation channel, according to NHK. Typhoon Trami lost some strength after making landfall near Tanabe City, 450km southwest of Tokyo , earlier in the evening, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to downgrade it to a "strong" typho...

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  • Third Kavanaugh accuser to be excluded from FBI investigation
Third Kavanaugh accuser to be excluded from FBI investigation

The Republican senator from Utah wrote that Christine Blasey Ford - the woman who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a party they attended in high school - as well as others who attended the gathering have agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

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  • Mexico trade deal text to be released as focus remains on Canada
Mexico trade deal text to be released as focus remains on Canada

Political deadlines are often fuzzy but Canada and the USA appear to be working towards some major compromises and a NAFTA deal. Nevertheless, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said while he hopes the U.S. Fears have persisted that Congress would be willing to press ahead with the bilateral agreement if Canada can't get a deal done. T...

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  • Supreme Court scraps Sabarimala temple ban on entry of women
Supreme Court scraps Sabarimala temple ban on entry of women

The sole voice of dissent in this majority verdict was Justice Indu Malhotra , the only woman in the five-judge bench, who observed that there exists a difference between diversity and discrimination. "Supreme Court decision has given a fresh expression to the rights of women and how they can not be subjugated to any religious practice, no matter ...

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  • United States 'disturbed and deeply disappointed' by European Union over Iran sanctions
United States 'disturbed and deeply disappointed' by European Union over Iran sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday criticized a European Union plan to help European companies do business with Iran as they face the prospect of U.S. In rhetorical exchanges that brought back memories of the feud over the 2003 Iraq invasion, the United States denounced the Europeans who in turn made clear they would not back down on di...

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  • A look at what the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation will entail
A look at what the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation will entail

Alan Dershowitz called for delaying the vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against the nominee. Ford divulged the details of her charge in a nationally televised hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, and two more women have come forward publicly claimin...

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  • United Nations court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech
United Nations court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

Maduro's speech at the General Assembly gathering of world leaders came hours after Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay and Canada formally asked the ICC to investigate Venezuela on a range of possible charges, from murder to torture and crimes against humanity.

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  • Body found at North Carolina park believed to be missing boy
Body found at North Carolina park believed to be missing boy

He was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt with writing "I am the man" on it and black shorts with a white stripe. "Then it got scary", he said. About 180 searchers came out to help find the missing boy Thursday, according to Gastonia Fire Chief Phil Welch.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh says family name 'destroyed' by sex assault claim
Brett Kavanaugh says family name 'destroyed' by sex assault claim

She described in detail how an inebriated Kavanaugh and another teen, Mark Judge, locked her in a room at a house party as Kavanaugh was grinding and groping her. "I intend to vote for you and I hope everybody who is fair-minded will", he told Mr Kavanaugh. Mitchell repeatedly inquired around who paid for the polygraph test Ford took before her...

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  • Kavanaugh Denied Gang-Rape Allegation Under Oath Behind Closed Doors Tuesday
Kavanaugh Denied Gang-Rape Allegation Under Oath Behind Closed Doors Tuesday

Swetnick, who released her sworn statement through high-profile lawyer Michael Avenatti , says she now holds an active security clearance and works "within the federal government". Swetnick claims she witnessed Kavanaugh partake in inappropriate behavior while they were in high school in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh also has denied her charg...

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  • Experienced Sex-Crimes Prosecutor to Question Kavanaugh and Ford as Vote Announced
Experienced Sex-Crimes Prosecutor to Question Kavanaugh and Ford as Vote Announced

Democrats and Kavanaugh opponents were criticizing Mitchell for approaching Ford as a prosecutor would when Ford is the accuser, and they didn't like some of her lines of questioning. She supervises attorneys who handle cases involving child molestation, sexual assault and computer crimes against children in Arizona's most populous county.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh’s entire hearing performance in one image
Brett Kavanaugh’s entire hearing performance in one image

In a crowded lounge at Yale Law School, cheers erupted when the middle-aged woman on the TV screen told a Senate panel that she had no doubt that Brett Kavanaugh , the Yale graduate nominated to the Supreme Court, had sexually assaulted her when they were teens.

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  • Russian ex-spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel, investigative group says
Russian ex-spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel, investigative group says

Two Russian men later appeared on the state-funded RT channel and made widely mocked claims that they only went to England in early March to visit the "wonderful town" of Salisbury and its famous cathedral. Boshirov and another man whose passport name is Alexander Petrov, have been charged in the U.K.in the March attack in Salisbury on the Russia...

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  • Rosenstein May Keep His Job, Unless His Trump Meeting Goes Awry
Rosenstein May Keep His Job, Unless His Trump Meeting Goes Awry

There had been widespread speculation that Trump would fire Rosenstein since Friday when a New York Times report said that in 2017 Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording the president and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke a constitutional amendment to remove him from office.

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  • Yale Law School professors cancel class as students protest Kavanaugh nomination
Yale Law School professors cancel class as students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Yet this is the same Brett Kavanaugh who bragged in his high school yearbook about his membership in "keg" clubs who hosting parties for other students with kegs of beer. She says the allegations are disappointing but not surprising. Helen Rice , who described herself as a liberal Democrat, said Kavanaugh was "never anything but polite and r...

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  • This Is What's on Brett Kavanaugh's High School Calendar
This Is What's on Brett Kavanaugh's High School Calendar

The new accuser, Julie Swetnick , was identified by her lawyer Michael Avenatti on Twitter Wednesday morning. Trump said the allegations of the three women "are all false to me", bemoaning "what they've done to these children - these attractive children of ( Kavanaugh's ), and what they've done to his wife".

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  • Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, but strikes down Section 57
Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, but strikes down Section 57

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to refer its 2006 verdict on benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees to a seven-judge bench. He stated that it may be politically expedient but is constitutionally impermissible. The ruling, however, did introduce several new restrictions on how Aadhaar information could be used, including ne...

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  • China Says Can't Hold US Trade Talks With
China Says Can't Hold US Trade Talks With "Knife To The Throat"

Negotiations "cannot be implemented under the threat of application of tariffs". Trump has threatened another round of tariffs, effectively covering every product the United States imports from China, if Beijing retaliates against Monday's tariffs.

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  • Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee hits out at 'character assassination'
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee hits out at 'character assassination'

I will listen closely to what Professor Ford has to say, and I will ask questions where I deem it appropriate. The attorney's name has not been released. "The Democrats are playing a con game". "I had never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever", Kavanaugh said Monday during a televised Fox News interview .

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  • Alibaba's Ma: 1 mil. USA jobs pledge thwarted by trade row
Alibaba's Ma: 1 mil. USA jobs pledge thwarted by trade row

On Tuesday, Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Chad Bown, Euijin Jung, and Zhiyao Lu of the Peterson Institute for International Economics found that 24% of the goods that will be hit with Monday's tariffs are c...

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  • Trump Administration Sanctions Chinese Military Branch for Purchasing Russian Military Equipment
Trump Administration Sanctions Chinese Military Branch for Purchasing Russian Military Equipment

Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Ambassador Terry Branstad and "lodged solemn representations over United States sanctions against (the) Chinese military", the People's Daily said in a brief report online. Washington has expressed concern that Turkey's planned deployment of S-400s could threaten some USA -made weapons and other t...

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  • Labour set to back public vote on Brexit
Labour set to back public vote on Brexit

But shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggested that any such poll would be on whether to accept a Brexit deal or conduct fresh negotiations with Brussels, rather than seek to reverse the 2016 decision to leave the EU. BBC political correspondent Iain Watson said the final wording of any motion would be crucial and that Mr Corbyn would be hoping i...

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  • Iran vows REVENGE against USA and Israel over deadly military parade attack
Iran vows REVENGE against USA and Israel over deadly military parade attack

U.S. and Iranian officials have become locked in a war of words over an attack on a military parade in Iran on Saturday that killed at least 25 people and injured more than 60 others. The competing claims and blame have only clouded understanding of who was responsible for the attack but Iran's anger at the U.S. has come after long-term America...

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  • Trump's tariffs on $200b of Chinese imports kick in
Trump's tariffs on $200b of Chinese imports kick in

Beijing set its new levies on $60 billion of USA goods at 5 and 10 percent and warned it would respond to any rise in United States tariffs on Chinese products accordingly. Bloomberg reported that the white paper stated that trade negotiations "cannot be carried out under the threat of tariffs", suggesting talks between the two sides are unlikely.

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  • Russian Federation boosts Syrian air defense after plane shot down
Russian Federation boosts Syrian air defense after plane shot down

According to the Syrian president's office, Putin told Assad the blame for the plane incident lay squarely with Israel. US national security adviser John Bolton meanwhile said Monday that delivery of the Russian S-300 would be a "significant escalation" in already high tensions in the region, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would r...

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  • Dallas Police Department Fires Cop Who Shot Neighbor
Dallas Police Department Fires Cop Who Shot Neighbor

The statement says Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested", but police told The Washington Post that she was sacked simply because she had been arrested - not for anything she did during the apprehension. During a community meeting, Chief U. Reneé Hall had said that she could not fire Guyger because of "federal, state, and local l...

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  • Rod Rosenstein talked about secretly recording Trump in midst of chaos
Rod Rosenstein talked about secretly recording Trump in midst of chaos

Trump pointed to Rosenstein's memo as the justification for firing Comey - even though he later admitted he fired the FBI director in an attempt to shut down the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly resigns
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly resigns

The New York Times first reported that in 2017, Rosenstein had proposed secretly recording Trump and suggested his removal from office. As Rosenstein was reportedly summoned to the White House Monday, there emerged conflicting accounts as to whether he offered a resignation or whether he would force the White House to fire him.

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  • Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes
Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes

And he added that for months the US has urged China to change these unfair practices, and give fair and reciprocal treatment to American companies. In Jiangsu province on China's east coast, E.D. The National Retail Federation in the USA warned that duties will lead to higher prices and even product shortages. The massive tariffs are raising ...

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  • Hollande fuels Rafale scam; Modi under pressure to quit
Hollande fuels Rafale scam; Modi under pressure to quit

Predictably, it only gets more intense in an election year. According to a source in government, Gautam Adani, founder of the Adani Group, was the only other person present for at least a part of the Modi-Turnbull meeting in Canberra. On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi did speak about "PC (percentage commission)". Rafale comes up with the lowest bid....

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