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PM Imran Khan returns after visit to Saudi Arabia, UAE


In the letter, Imran Khan has said that all sticky issues including Kashmir can be resolved through dialogue. He hopes the two ministers can meet and discuss the peace agenda on the sidelines of the UNGA in NY which is due to take place later this month. Read More »

Air Force secretary wants 25 percent more squadrons


That's promising news for Greater Washington government contractors bidding to aid the Pentagon in executing on a new national defense strategy created to beat back so-called "near-peer competitors" - Russian Federation and China, specifically - after a sustained period of the erosion of US military might. Read More »

Quinnipiac Poll: Cruz Leads O'Rourke by 9 Points


The narrator says took the lead on the issue after an illegal immigrant was charged with - but later acquitted of - killing Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman killed while walking the San Francisco waterfront with her father in 2015. At a campaign stop in Humble, Texas, Cruz said, "Liberals desperately want to turn Texas blue". Released Tuesday, the survey found Cruz with 54 percent support and O'Rourke, an El Paso congressman, with 45 percent. Read More »

Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina


Trump then spoke to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy. "America grieves with you and our hearts break for you". Mr. President, we have never seen one like this. Two detainees died in Horry County, South Carolina when the sheriff's van they were being transported in was swept away by floodwaters overnight. Read More »

Putin explains how Russian jet was shot down off Syria


In recent months Israel has increased its attacks in Syria against the regime or its ally Iran. It expressed " sorrow " for the Russian deaths, but insisted the Russian plane had been felled by "extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft (surface-to-air missile) fire". Read More »

Trump laments Sessions recusal: "I don't have an attorney general"


Trump said in the interview that "we'll see what happens" with Sessions' future. But by letting politics guide his actions, Trump is proving that he's anxious more about political loyalty than he is about Sessions' actual performance. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions' decision to step aside from the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

Sen. McCaskill says will vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh


The Missouri Democrat is facing Republican Josh Hawley, Missouri attorney general, in a competitive race in November, and has faced significant pressure for weeks regarding her vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation, especially due to the fact that she represents a state won by Donald Trump by almost 20 percentage points in 2016. Read More »

'Water coming your way', Trump warns during hurricane tour

Rivers are still rising in SC and will continue throughout the week, the state's Emergency Response Team said Wednesday morning. Their names have not been released. On Tuesday, logs and other debris became trapped under a rail bridge as rushing brown water pushed against the span. Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin said it was unclear if the bridge was threatened. Read More »

United States ready to negotiate with North Korea 'immediately': Pompeo


Mr. Trump noted other gains, including North Korea releasing American prisoners, returning remains of USA soldiers from the Korean War and stopping its nuclear and missile tests. President Donald Trump . Image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) hugs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upon arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. Read More »

Sens. Johnson, Baldwin want to hear from Kavanaugh, accuser


Flake has always been a member of the anti-Trump brigade among Congress members, according to Politico . The White House says "Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement ". Sen. Chris Van Hollen , also a Democrat, said both the accuser, university professor Christine Blasey Ford , and Kavanaugh "should testify on this issue before an open session of the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath". Read More »

'Very hard for me' to believe Kavanaugh accuser


Trump has stepped up his defense of Kavanaugh and expressed sympathy toward his nominee, saying on Wednesday that it was hard for him "to imagine anything happened". His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , has also been invited to testify. The Senator appeared to let the mask slip for a moment when she indicated that she'd be just fine with having eight Justices on the Supreme Court until after the Democrats have another swing at President Trump in 2020. Read More »

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib arrested, to face charges in 1MDB case


Najib is expected to be charged tomorrow over a questionable RM2.6 billion donation he received while in office. According to Free Malaysia Today , a spokesperson from MACC revealed that Najib will reportedly be brought to the Bukit Aman police headquarters where he will be jointly questioned by the police and MACC. Read More »

Trump Hints of More Declassifications in Russia Probe


Ohr, a senior justice department official who specialises in investigating organised crime, has come under attack from Trump and Republicans because his wife has worked for Fusion GPS, a private intelligence firm that was involved in the production of a notorious "dossier" of allegations linking Trump to Russian Federation. Read More »

Middleton shooting: Gunman inside Wisconsin office building


Andrew King, an employee at TrafficCast, 1800 Deming Way, said he saw a man carrying a handgun inside the 1850 Deming Way building. Police are responding to a possible active shooter outside of Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday morning. Jeff Greene, who also works at Esker, said police told those gathered in the cafeteria to go a nearby hotel to make a statement about what they saw. Read More »

Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should not probe allegations against top court pick

Kennedy, far right. Through the White House, Kavanaugh issued a statement saying he " categorically and unequivocally " denied the allegation . The hearings, which began earlier this month, have been scheduled to continue next week after Christine Blasey Ford , who goes by Christine Blasey professionally, publicly accused Kavanaugh in a Sunday news story of sexually assaulting her in 1982 during a high school party. Read More »

'Fortnite' gamer allegedly threatened to kill kid who beat him


The man, who lives in NY, was arrested by officers on Tuesday after allegedly sending threatening voice messages on his Xbox to the boy. You dead. I will come to your house tonight and fuck your world up. A NY man was arrested yesterday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy he had lost to in the video game " Fortnite ", according to police. His neighbors were bothered by the allegations. Read More »

Russian Federation violates worldwide sanctions against the DPRK


Russian Federation is suspected to have breached United Nations sanctions and attempted to change language in a report from the UN's 1718 committee that evaluates compliance with sanctions. He also accused the US of being overly demanding and uncompromising with North Korea, thus making negotiations even harder. Exchanges american-Russian exciting, previously unseen at this level in the enclosure of the security Council on the record that north korea would arise on the eve of a new summit ... Read More »

Weatherman called out for faking battle with wind during Tropical Storm Florence


The video was posted on Twitter and since then the Twitterati can't keep calm. However, a short clip of one of Seidel's live hits went viral over the weekend, showing the reporter exaggerating the intensity of the storm. The video generated a series of mixed reactions from people on social media, with many calling out the journalist for allegedly overstating the impact of the storm. Read More »

Hungary's Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan


For years, Orban had been able to deflect much of the worldwide condemnation thrown his way. He has been one of the strongest opponents of the EU's migration policies. It was an unprecedented step that left Orban isolated from some powerful allies in the European Parliament. MEPs voted overwhelmingly to back a report recommending action against the Hungarian government over its electoral system, media freedoms, independence of the judiciary, mistreatment of asylum seekers and refugees, and ... Read More »

Former Girlfriends And Longtime Friends Come to Brett Kavanaugh's Defense


Ford's attorneys said in the letter that they wanted an FBI investigation of the incident before she testifies in front of the committee in Washington. And that we won't likely get the unvarnished truth of what happened at that party in the 1980s. "She is not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday". Read More »

Ford: FBI should investigate Kavanaugh claim before hearing

All that's certain at the moment is that a hearing is scheduled for Monday, and that both Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford have been invited and have expressed an openness to participating to publicly tell their side of the story. "It wouldn't bother me, other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that they really don't do that; that's not what they do". Republicans, some of whom see the allegations as a stalling tactic by Democrats to thwart Kavanaugh's confirmation, have been pushing to ... Read More »

Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper fell short on apology


Probation and Pretrial Services System. Smart says she's been "reassured" the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison. "It also 'revealed" his other highly disturbing and risky ideas'. 'If change were truly possible in her case then perhaps parole/release could be justified. Read More »

Cabinet approves ordinance making triple talaq punishable offence


In August previous year, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a law that allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word " talaq ", or "divorce" in Arabic, three times. However, the bill faced stiff resistance in the Rajya Sabha. He accused the Centre of using the triple talaq debate as a "political dootball" for the sake of "fake credit-seeking". Read More »

Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats Ahead Of Senate Hearing


Blasey Ford has indicated that she would like the FBI to conduct an investigation into her allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school before she testifies. Speaking alongside Democratic colleagues Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), and Patty Murray (Wash.), Hirono criticized the way Republicans are dealing with Ford's accusation. Read More »

North Korea’s Kim agrees to shut missile site


South Korean President Moon Jae-in is poised to cross the de-militarized zone between the two nations as early as Tuesday; setting the stage for high-stakes negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . The two Koreas agreed to begin construction to reconnect railways and roads linking the countries within this year. "The world needs to remember that North Korea has other nuclear and missile facilities, and that these concession will not necessarily limit or end their nuclear or ... Read More »

Orrin Hatch says Kavanaugh accuser may be 'mixed up'

The other member of Vermont's congressional delegation, independent Sen. Monday evening's development now pushes the date for the committee vote to confirm Kavanaugh, which had been scheduled for Thursday, into the unknown along with any certainty he would be confirmed. Read More »

In "Full Disclosure", Stormy Daniels Claims Trump Didn't Want to Be President


The Guardian has shared some of the passages from Daniels' book Full Disclosure . "It has a huge mushroom head". " It may have been the least impressive sex I'd ever had, but clearly, he didn't share that opinion ", she added. In her 2011 interview with InTouch , Daniels boasted "I can describe his junk perfectly" and she already had, according to the gossip site The Dirty . Read More »