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North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border A 2015 DMZ mine explosion blamed on North Korea that maimed two South Korean soldiers pushed the rivals to the brink of an armed conflict. There was no immediate confirmation from North Korea that its troops had begun the demining process, but the South said it expects its neighbor to adhere to the deal. [Full Article...]

Week Ahead: Kavanaugh FBI Investigation, NAFTA Deal And More

Week Ahead: Kavanaugh FBI Investigation, NAFTA Deal And More Hirono said she found Kavanaugh's statement alleging the Democrats had conspired against his nomination "astounding", adding that the judge had not ascribed any political motives to Ford. Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for a third Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick , said that his client had not been contacted by investigators. Kavanaugh vigorously denied the allegations. [Full Article...]

Trump Hails NAFTA Replacement as Victory for U.S. Manufacturers

Trump Hails NAFTA Replacement as Victory for U.S. Manufacturers Neumann said he believes Trudeau's government was "panicked" by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap tariffs on Canadian automobiles and so sacrificed Canada's 23,000 steelworkers in order to get a better deal for autoworkers. [Full Article...]

Chaotic scenes in quake-hit Indonesia as bodies lie unclaimed

Chaotic scenes in quake-hit Indonesia as bodies lie unclaimed Nugroho said 114 foreigners were in Palu and Donggala during the disaster. Indonesian authorities have revealed that because of the sheer numbers of bodies being process in Palu , as each is identified it will be temporarily interred in a mass grave to stop the outbreak of disease. [Full Article...]

Judge says emoluments suit against Trump can proceed

Judge says emoluments suit against Trump can proceed A federal judge in Maryland ruled in July that a similar lawsuit against Trump by attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia could proceed, but it only covered Trump's earnings from his hotel in Washington. Unlike prior presidents, Trump chose not to divest from his assets and he remains the owner of the Trump Organization, a sprawling business empire with 550 entities in more t... [Full Article...]

Trump approves Federal Bureau of Investigation expansion of Kavanaugh background check

Trump approves Federal Bureau of Investigation expansion of Kavanaugh background check The one-week break will allow the FBI to investigate Kavanaugh's behavior as a teenager. Republicans control 51 seats in the closely divided 100-member Senate and can not afford to lose more than one vote on confirmation. Washington Post: " FBI contacts second woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct " - "The FBI has begun contacting people as part of an additional background ... [Full Article...]

Strong Quake Hits Along Indonesia's Western Sulawesi Island

Some of the worst hit areas include the districts of South Banewa, Central Banewa, Sinhue and Soyol in Donggala Regency, "but we have not been able to access these areas" Sutopo said. Nugroho earlier said four hospitals in Palu reported 48 people dead, though also said "many victims" are still unaccounted for, according to the Associated Press. [Full Article...]

Britain will leave European Union 'not just in name': Brexit minister Dominic Raab

Britain will leave European Union 'not just in name': Brexit minister Dominic Raab She said: "He seems to be spending an terrible lot of time talking about his London mayorship and very little time... in fact he's not even mentioned the fact he was foreign secretary for two years and was in the room helping to influence this, and indeed was praising it as soon ago as December". [Full Article...]

GOP-hired prosecutor questions credibility of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford

Reportedly excluded from the list were Kavanaugh and Ford; Ford's husband; Julie Swetnick , a separate accuser; a number of Kavanaugh's Yale classmates who have come forward to challenge his testimony about his drinking, and any witnesses who could corroborate Ramirez's or Swetnick's accounts. [Full Article...]

Meghan and Harry to visit Queensland next month

Meghan and Harry to visit Queensland next month Ragland apparently trains half an hour away from her home to avoid attracting unwanted attention. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is looking forward to welcoming The Duke and Duchess of Sussex . Charles, 69, is also said to be "closer than ever' to his son Prince Harry after their week together at the Aberdeen castle, previously home to the Queen Mum". [Full Article...]

Lindsey Graham rips Dianne Feinstein, Democrats for 'unethical sham'

Lindsey Graham rips Dianne Feinstein, Democrats for 'unethical sham' He says Deborah Ramirez will be interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mark Judge will be asked if he ever saw Kavanaugh drug or gang rape women, and that will likely be the scope of it. "I don't want to reward that kind of behavior", he said of Democrats. "I hope you're on the Supreme Court", Graham told Kavanaugh. "You came to the wrong town at the wrong time", Graham said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Refuses to Call For FBI Investigation As Senators Grow Emotional

Kavanaugh Refuses to Call For FBI Investigation As Senators Grow Emotional Going into the hearing, Trump had grown increasingly frustrated, angry at members of his staff - and, in particular, White House counsel Don McGahn - for not better managing the confirmation process for his second Supreme Court nominee. Monica Nicodemus, his wife, said that watching the morning's testimony, "you could definitely tell that Miss Ford was going through a lot of pain and suffering". [Full Article...]

Indonesian Tsunami Kills at Least 420 People, Hundreds Injured

Indonesian Tsunami Kills at Least 420 People, Hundreds Injured Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Indonesia had not asked for help but he had contacted President Widodo overnight to offer support and deep sympathies. The tsunami, triggered by a magnitude 7.5 quake, destroyed the idyllic scene in seconds, leaving hundreds dead. Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) - is coordinating with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societie... [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov takes swipe at USA 'attacks' on worldwide order

Russia's Lavrov takes swipe at USA 'attacks' on worldwide order Moscow's decision to supply Bashar al-Assad's government with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles and satellite navigation-jamming technology follows the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane earlier this month. The Syrian S-200 missile defense system was responding to a wave of strikes by four Israeli warplanes. Syria blamed Israel for the incident, which cost the lives of 15 Russian crew members. [Full Article...]

FBI Contacts Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh Accuser, As Investigation Begins

FBI Contacts Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh Accuser, As Investigation Begins The first of Kavanaugh's accusers, Dr. Christine Ford, provided a list of witnesses to corroborate her claim. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez of Colorado, claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a drunken party when they were freshmen at Yale. [Full Article...]

US consulate in Iraq shuts down over Iran-linked threat

US consulate in Iraq shuts down over Iran-linked threat He warned that the United States would respond to any more attacks. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , as he explained the move, renewed a warning that the United States would hold Iran directly responsible for any attacks on Americans and U.S. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Rosa heads for Baja, Southwestern US

Hurricane Rosa heads for Baja, Southwestern US Areas covered by watches due to what the weather service's Las Vegas office calls "abundant tropical moisture from Hurricane Rosa" include southern Nevada, southeastern California, southwestern and central Utah and the western two-thirds of Arizona. [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein, House lawmakers agree to speak over wire allegations

Rod Rosenstein, House lawmakers agree to speak over wire allegations In a tweet Friday , the North Carolina lawmaker said GOP leadership has agreed to call on Rosenstein to testify in a closed-door hearing to explain his recent reported comments. 2 official had denied making the remarks first attributed to him in a New York Times report . Friends and former colleagues of Rosenstein say they didn't expect him to step aside and give up oversight of the Russian ... [Full Article...]

Johnson blasts May's 'deranged' Brexit plan ahead of Conservative conference

Johnson blasts May's 'deranged' Brexit plan ahead of Conservative conference He branded Mrs May's call for a facilitated customs arrangement, part of the Chequers plan to break the impasse in Brexit talks, as " entirely preposterous ". But his conference speech also had a message for colleagues that their in-fighting threatened undermining Brexit, or handing power to opposition leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to be excluded from FBI investigation

Democrats urged the FBI to investigate Swetnick's claims and voiced concern that the White House may be narrowing the scope of its work. NBC and the Journal had reported Saturday that a White House official had stated that the FBI would investigate the claims against Kavanaugh made by accusers Ford and Deborah Ramirez, but would not examine the claims made by Julie Swetnick, who like the others ... [Full Article...]


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