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Grassley to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or Senate panel votes Monday

Grassley to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or Senate panel votes Monday Can the Senate Judiciary Committee enlist the FBI to investigate the claims of sexual assault brought by an accuser against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominee to the Supreme Court? Ford , a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, has said Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland. [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Supreme Court Nominee as Accuser Faces Deadline

Trump Defends Supreme Court Nominee as Accuser Faces Deadline In other early morning tweets from Las Vegas, Trump also contended that Kavanaugh is under assault by "radical left wing politicians" who aren't interested in finding the truth about the allegation but instead "just want to destroy and delay". [Full Article...]

Texas Senate debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke

Texas Senate debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Recent polls show that the race between Cruz and O'Rourke is relatively close for Texas, which has not sent a Democrat to the Senate since 1992. The upscale University Park area surrounding the serene college campus where Friday night's debate will take place is exactly the type of battleground that both Cruz and O'Rourke need to perform well if they want to emerge victorious in November. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico is stronger after Hurricane Maria, residents say

Puerto Rico is stronger after Hurricane Maria, residents say The storm knocked out power and communications to virtually all of Puerto Rico's 3.2 million residents, while destroying the homes of thousands. The hit happened amid a deep recession. Amid midterm elections in Florida, Sen. Bitter debates still rage over the failings of the United States government's response to the Category 4 storm in Puerto Rico and the awful human toll it took. [Full Article...]

3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan

3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan Taipei police reportedly handed Wilson over to the National Immigration Agency. "Mr. Wilson is not in custody", Trey Officer of the Austin Police Department said Wednesday at a press conference. Police said they reviewed hotel surveillance footage "showing the victim and Wilson exiting an elevator onto the seventh floor". He later dropped her off at a Whataburger restaurant, she told authorities... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP gives counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford for hearing

Senate GOP gives counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford for hearing Christine Blasey Ford by name. After my first ten cases, the ache in my stomach would come like clockwork as I sat down to open a sexual assault file for the first time . While President Trump had been unusually restrained in his comments on Ford's allegation, during an interview with Sean Hannity ahead of a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday night, he criticized Ford's call for an investigati... [Full Article...]

'No-deal Brexit unless European Union softens position on border'

'No-deal Brexit unless European Union softens position on border' With Britain's departure from the European Union on March 29, 2019 looming, there are growing concerns that a deal on the post-Brexit relationship may not be cobbled together in time to ensure a smooth and orderly British exit. Mr Varadkar added: "I'm not going to make compromises here [in the media]". The decision of the British people was "pushed by those who predicted easy solutions", the F... [Full Article...]

Putin: Probe expected on Russian plane shot down in Syria

Putin: Probe expected on Russian plane shot down in Syria Fifteen Russian crew were killed when an IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, later adopted a more conciliatory tone, saying the incident was the result of " tragic accidental circumstances ". [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein denies voicing plot to remove Trump

Rod Rosenstein denies voicing plot to remove Trump The report says Rosenstein was prompted to these ideas in the days after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested previous year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose chaos in the administration. [Full Article...]

Bishop Franco Mulakkal's interrogation in Kerala nun rape case enters third day

Bishop Franco Mulakkal's interrogation in Kerala nun rape case enters third day Possibly realising that his options were narrowing down, the bishop formally requested the Vatican to relieve him of the responsibilities. Dozens of nuns, activists and advocates have protested outside a court demanding his prosecution. Meanwhile, Mulakkal has maintained that the allegations against him were a "cooked up story to wreak vengeance" for the actions taken by him on various complaint... [Full Article...]

South Africa court legalizes personal use of cannabis/ marijuana

South Africa court legalizes personal use of cannabis/ marijuana Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said the law banning marijuana use by adults was unconstitutional. Now, Twitter has been lit with joy since the ruling was handed down. Today, South Africa became the first African nation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis . The justice of south africa has legalized Tuesday, the consumption of marijuana for personal use for adults, epilogue ... [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Fords testimony sure to be a ‘circus’

Christine Blasey Fords testimony sure to be a ‘circus’ McConnell did not mention the upcoming hearing with Kavanaugh and professor Christine Blasey Ford where Republicans claim to want to hear both accounts of the alleged sexual assault . President Trump has said that the FBI does not do investigations into allegations like those raised by Dr Ford. In a letter to the committee, Ford's lawyers said that she would be open to appearing before the ... [Full Article...]

India calls off meeting with Pakistan, MEA says Pak's evil agenda exposed

India calls off meeting with Pakistan, MEA says Pak's evil agenda exposed Prime Minister Imran Khan had written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi calling for a resumption of talks between the nuclear-armed foes. He said that the Pakistan army, its spy agency ISI and Kashmir-based separatists backed by them appear to be working to vitiate the atmosphere. [Full Article...]

Storm Bronagh set to batter parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland

Storm Bronagh set to batter parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland Yellow warnings for wind are in place until 9am on Friday for the east midlands, west midlands, east England, London and south east England, north east England, north west England, south west England, Wales and Yorkshire and Humber. Having a look at the weekend's forecast from Met Éireann, we're looking at "widespread rain for a time with some strong winds possible". Bronagh is the second named... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser's lawyers and Senate negotiate terms for possible testimony next week

Kavanaugh accuser's lawyers and Senate negotiate terms for possible testimony next week But by Thursday evening - as Blasey Ford indicated she'd be willing to testify under certain conditions - Trump was getting increasingly anxious about Kavanaugh's chances of survival. The Monday date "is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event", Blasey Ford's lawyers said. If Ford opts not to participate, Republicans could well dispense with the... [Full Article...]

HM Bark Endeavour may have been found off American coast

HM Bark Endeavour may have been found off American coast It's always been known that the Endeavour came to rest off the coast of Rhode Island; the New York Times reports the ship was used by the British during the Revolutionary War and then sunk as a means of thwarting French ships coming to assist the Americans. [Full Article...]

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61 The Vietnamese leader was 61 years old. "However, no new Politburo members were named, while Quang quashed rumors of his ill-health by successfully carrying out his duties as chair for the closing session", according to The Diplomat . "President Quang's legacy is a multi-year crackdown on human rights and putting more political prisoners behind bars in Vietnam than any time in recent memory", s... [Full Article...]

USA hits Chinese agency with sanctions for buying Russian military equipment

USA hits Chinese agency with sanctions for buying Russian military equipment The transactions involved the purchase of Russian Su-35 combat aircraft and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment. The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its "malign activities", including attacks on American elections. [Full Article...]

Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun pioneer, accused of sexually assaulting juvenile

Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun pioneer, accused of sexually assaulting juvenile Surveillance footage later captured the pair checking into an Austin hotel, where the victim alleges Wilson sexually assaulted her and then later paid her $500, the affidavit states. After developing and publishing plans for the Liberator, a single-shot mostly plastic gun capable of being manufactured on a 3D printer in 2013, he locked horns with the State Department over the legality of p... [Full Article...]

Theresa May to make Brexit statement at No 10

If an agreement is to be sealed by March 29, May and her European Union partners must find an acceptable answer in coming weeks so parliaments have enough time to ratify the agreement. The " backstop " Brussels is proposing would keep Northern Ireland under EU economic oversight if London and the EU can not agree on a trade deal to keep borders between the United Kingdom and European bloc ... [Full Article...]


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