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Brett Kavanaugh on recusal questions related to Mueller, Russia probe

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And he spoke of the number of women he's hired as law clerks while on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals - 25, of whom 21 have gone on to become clerks on the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh said - and he promised that, if confirmed, he'd continue his practice of hiring promising female lawyers to be his clerks. Read More »

Russia, Iran reject calls for Syria ceasefire, backing offensive

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described the airstrikes as the " most intense" since August when government forces began targeting the southern edge of Idlib province. The Trump administration issued a series of new sanctions on the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ahead of what US officials believe is an "imminent attack" by the regime with help from Russian Federation and Iran, according to an announcement by the Treasury Department. Read More »

`Milk' blocking NAFTA, says Trump adviser as Freeland, Lighthizer talk

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China so far has retaliated dollar-for-dollar with tariffs of its own on U.S. goods but since it imports less than $200 billion in goods a year from the United States, it has run out of room to match the punitive measures. Commercial trucks exit the highway for the Bridge to Canada, in Detroit, Michigan U.S. August 30, 2018. Canada and the U.S. are trying to agree on a text that could be submitted to the U.S. Read More »

Two more EAC members resign over Atif Mian's resignation

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Pakistan's Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhary also confirmed the development later saying the government had made a decision to withdraw the nomination of Mian from the EAC because it wants "avoid division". In 2016, when the government was considering names for appointment of the next Chief of Army Staff, there was a campaign against one of the candidates only because he had a distant relative who was an Ahmadi. Read More »

India's top court to rule on decriminalizing gay sex

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A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved its verdict on July 17 after hearing various stakeholders, including gay rights activists. "They can not be pushed into obscurity by an oppressive colonial legislation", he continued. Justice Indu Malhotra said that history owed an apology to members of LGBT community and their families for ostracisation and persecution they faced because of society's ignorance that homosexuality is a natural trait; its ... Read More »

Korean leaders schedule third summit, envoy says

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US President Donald Trump justified his recent decision to cancel Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang not only with reference to the lack of progress on denuclearisation, but also pointed to China as a key factor. Moon's special envoy, Chung Eui-yong, announced the dates following a trip to the North. The North Korean dictator wants to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula before Trump finishes his term, according to South Korean officials. Read More »

Spy chief says Britain, allies will counter active Russian threat

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British Security Minister Ben Wallace said Putin bore ultimate responsibility for the poisoning. Moscow strongly denies involvement in the attack , and Russian officials said they didn't recognize the suspects. Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious in March on a public bench in the English town of Salisbury after being poisoned with the nerve agent novichok. Read More »

Pakistan will not fight any other country's war: PM Imran Khan

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He spoke addressed the entire country eloquently and delivered his entire speech extempore. Khan also said he wanted to promote cooperation with Pakistan's neighbours and the rest of the world. He appealed to Pakistanis in Europe and the United States to contribute at least $1,000. "I see that with Secretary [Jim] Mattis, General Dunford, General [Joseph] Votel; they all have personal ties, personal relationships, people they can pick up the phone and call, and those are relationships that ... Read More »

4 dead, 5 injured in shooting at Cincinnati bank

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According to the Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac , officers responded to a 911 call around 9:10 a.m. local time about an "active shooter " at the bank. His boss told officers in October 2014 that Santa Perez had been throwing tools and not acting right in the week before he was let go and that he "was afraid of what Omar might do", according to a police report. Read More »

Nauru blasts 'insolent' China for speaking out of turn at meeting ZlotoNews

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The spat occurred on September 4, when Nauru's President Baron Waqa refused to give way after the head of the Chinese delegation, diplomat Du Qiwen, demanded to be allowed to address the forum before the Prime Minister of Tuvalu. Sources told the Guardian that Du and the China delegation went so far as to take a lap while storming out of the meeting: "Finally, he was fuming, shouted at them very loudly and angrily, stood up and stormed out, but instead of heading for the nearest exit, he ... Read More »

Trump mocks light sentence for George Papadopoulos

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The lies Papadopoulos told in his voluntary interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 27, 2017, prosecutors said, "undermined investigators' ability to challenge the professor or potentially detain or arrest him while he was still in the United States". Read More »

A United States officer entered the wrong apartment and killed her neighbour

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Authorities haven't released the identity of the officer, who allegedly entered the wrong apartment in her building around 10 p.m. Fellow officers were called to the scene where they administered first aid to the 26-year-old victim. "Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer-involved shooting protocol". Jean's death comes just days after former officer Roy Oliver was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in the Dallas ... Read More »

Kim Kardashian helps to free yet another convicted felon

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Alice Marie Johnson , 63, was set to be behind bars the rest of her life because of a first time drug conviction. " According to @ CNN , Kim appeared on the podcast " Wrongful Conviction " and said she's working on Chris" case, who is now serving a life sentence on "drug charges after receiving three strikes."' TSR posted on their Instagram account. Read More »

US Cop Walks Into Apartment She Thought Was Hers, Kills Man

An off-duty Dallas police officer shot and killed a man after walking into the wrong apartment in her building just south of Downtown Dallas. The officer, who was not publicly identified by authorities, then opened fire on the man who resided there, police said. Read More »

Kavanaugh hearing: the debate gets heated

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Leahy then reiterated the need to have more of Kavanaugh's White House records available before a vote confirming the nominee and asked the nominee if additional emails from the Republican operative would be found in unreleased documents. Read More »

Dallas shooting victim was St. Lucia native

A Texas police officer is on administrative leave after fatally shooting a man she thought was an intruder in her own apartment, police say. The Southside Flats apartments are just one block away from Dallas police headquarters. Lucia Times . At a Friday morning news conference, Sgt. Warren Mitchell acknowledged there are many questions about what happened that he couldn't answer. Read More »

Apple says China tariffs would hit Apple Watch, Air Pods

This new round of tariffs would bring the total imports from China subject to tariffs to more than $500 billion, or close to the total amount of goods that China exports to the U.S. Retailers had successfully kept high-profile consumer electronics such as cell phones and television sets off of previous tariff lists. 'The Chinese aren't paying these tariffs, American families are going to pay these tariffs. Read More »

Israeli Warplanes Attack Syrian Army Positions In Hama, Tartus

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According to the Syrian military, its air defenses successfully intercepted several Israeli missiles, but such claims in the past have often been debunked. Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of "army's censor" - Jerusalem Post to RT IDF has forced the Jerusalem Post to remove its explosive report on the Israeli military giving weapons to the Syrian rebels, the newspaper's managing editor confirmed to RT. Read More »

Trump aide Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison

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He admitted past year to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about those contacts. Yet, it is unclear exactly where he got the $28 million figure, although Trump has thrown about similar figures about the cost of the Mueller probe, saying back in May the Mueller investigation will soon cost $20 million. Read More »

Airstrike kills 10 militants in Afghanistan

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It is known for its heavy use of suicide bombers and was designated a terrorist organisation by the USA in 2012. Saudi Arabia condemned on Thursday the twin blasts that targeted a wrestling club in west of the Afghan capital Kabul , on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Dallas officer in shooting to be charged with manslaughter

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But it was not the right apartment and the officer ran into a man who she didn't recognize. According to Chief Hall, it is unclear what the interaction was between the officer and Jean. The officer reported the shooting around 10 p.m. Thursday night and police officers administered first aid on the scene. The officer involved in the shooting was not hurt. Read More »

Donald Trump tells supporters ‘it’s your fault’ if he gets impeached

And given the midterm elections in November could shift the congressional balance of power toward the Democrats, Trump knows all too well that could trigger impeachment proceedings against him. White House officials contend the Supreme Court was a powerful motivator for Republican base voters in 2016, when Trump won the White House, and they're seeking to capitalize on Kavanaugh's nomination to help overcome an enthusiasm gap with Democrats. Read More »

Harris puts Kavanaugh on edge with Mueller question

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Mr Basu said: "We have no evidence that they re-entered the United Kingdom after that date". Britain charged two Russians in absentia on Wednesday with the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter, saying the suspects were military intelligence officers nearly certainly acting on orders from high up in the Russian state. Read More »

Kerry not ruling out a run in 2020

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He's said that Kerry should have "walked away" when Tehran wouldn't abide by the terms presented by the U.S. "Secretary Kerry stays alive to with his ragged counterparts around the field just worship every outdated Secretary of Say", the spokesperson acknowledged. Read More »

Homeless man will get $400000 raised for him, GoFundMe says

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She later set up a GoFundMe page for him, but the relationship eventually soured. "While we assist law enforcement with their ongoing investigation, GoFundMe is also working with Johnny's legal team to ensure he's receiving support while the remaining funds are being recovered", Bobby Whithorne said in a statement . Read More »

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution

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The explosive admission detailed in the column, if true, would be historically unprecedented: someone described by the paper as a confirmed "senior official in the Trump administration" openly admitting to the American public that there is a coordinated effort afoot to sabotage the prerogatives-horrible and offensive as they might be-of the democratically-elected president they have been hired or appointed to serve. Read More »

Boris Johnson announces split from wife wife Marina Wheeler

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The short statement read: " Several months ago, after 25 years of marriage, we decided it was in our best interests to separate ". 'We will not be commenting further'. Johnson was first married to Allegra Mostyn-Owen but the two divorced when he had an affair with Wheeler. The pair are believed to have split around the time that they left the Carlton Gardens grace and favour house, following Mr Johnson's resignation as foreign secretary in July over Theresa May's Chequers Brexit proposals. Read More »

Trucks abandoned as California wildfire shuts down I-5

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The Delta Fire had burned more than 34 square miles (89 square kilometres) of timber and brush and prompted evacuation orders for scattered homes and buildings in three counties in and around the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The Delta Fire was not immediately burning near large towns but was threatening a number of structures in an area of campgrounds, recreational residences and cabins, forest spokeswoman Kerry Greene said. Read More »