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Cardinal Marx apologizes for sex abuse by clerics in Germany


The church's failures in confronting sex abuse scandals have also roared back to the headlines recently with revelations of abuses and cover-ups in the United States and Chile. Around 51 percent of victims were aged 13 or younger when first abused, and most abusers committed their first offense when aged between 30 and 50, the study found. Read More »

Trudeau says Canadians are tough negotiators


During a press conference in New York, Trump said the USA was "very unhappy" with the trade negotiations and he rejected a meeting request from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week. Rep Brian Higgins, a Democrat whose district borders Canada in upstate NY, attended a briefing by Lighthizer and afterwards attacked the plan to proceed with Mexico. Read More »

Taiwan says closely watching developments between Vatican-China relations


And the bolder ones say, "Don't you see nobody is listening to you anymore or believes what you have to say?" He acknowledged that the Church must change if young people are to regain trust in the institution. Early in the afternoon, Pope Francis met at the city's Catholic cathedral with individuals and families assisted by Catholic charities and Catholic religious orders. Read More »

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo


But there's nothing ordinary about the stakes and circumstances of Kavanaugh's nomination, with Republicans fighting to get him on the court by the end of September and cement a conservative-leaning court for years to come. He smiled and said, "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK". Even if he nominated someone else, Trump claimed , they could be derailed by the same type of allegations. Read More »

Danish police block transport links in hunt for 'three' in black vehicle


All bridges and ferries to and from the island of Zealand, where Copenhagen is located, have been put on lockdown. On Twitter, Copenhagen police later said all bridges and ferry crossings were reopened. Television footage showed cars being checked as they drove through roadblocks at the Oresund bridge to Sweden. A police helicopter and dog squads were spotted on a highway near Roskilde, 40 miles west of the capital Copenhagen, according to Denmark's TV2. Read More »

USA judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations


The confrontation went on for five minutes before Flake was finally able to close the elevator doors and escape. Jo Langford, a Seattle-based therapist who works with men and boys who have committed sexual offences, said he was struck by the contrast between Kavanaugh's anger and Ford's "stable and straightforward cadence". Read More »

Indonesia rocked by magnitude 7.5 quake


The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the second quake at a strong 7.5, after first saying it was 7.7. A series of earthquakes hit the holiday island of Lombok, hundreds of kilometres southwest of Sulawesi, in July and August, killing almost 500 people. Read More »

Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys release polygraph results on Kavanaugh allegations


Ford was responding to questions from Feinstein about how she could be sure it was Kavanaugh and not someone else who assaulted her in the bedroom of a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington , D.C. "So when you say does it affect me in terms of my thinking with respect to Judge Kavanaugh, absolutely", Trump said. In an ongoing, freewheeling press conference, President Donald Trump again strongly defended his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday, rejecting any suggestion he ... Read More »

#BigWin: All women can enter Sabarimala Temple, says Supreme Court


The ruling came after a petition argued that the practice violated gender equality. The golden-roofed temple, which is thought to be more than 800 years old, is considered the spiritual home of Lord Ayyappa, a Hindu god of growth. When Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi Singhvi, appearing on behalf of the Board, had objected, saying that such patriarchy is prevalent in several faiths and social setups across the globe, Justice Chandrachud assured that the court shall endeavour to ... Read More »

Chinese Student Arrested for Spying on U.S. Engineers


A Chinese citizen was arrested in Chicago for allegedly acting as an "illegal agent" on behalf of Beijing, adding further strain between the United States and China. Through a lawyer, Ji also asked that the Chinese consulate be notified about his arrest. Ji could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The eight people were naturalized US citizens born in mainland China or Taiwan who were working in or had recently retired from jobs in the science, technology or aerospace fields, ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Launches High-Speed Railway


With a speed of 300 km and hour, Al-Rumaih said that the train would cover a distance of 450 km, linking stations in Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah (KAIA), King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh and Madinah. Read More »

Trump accuses China of election ‘meddling’ against him


Throughout his time in office, Trump has repeatedly downplayed Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, which USA intelligence assessments say was meant to benefit him. firms. Turning to Syria, Mr Trump assailed Russian Federation and Iran for backing President Bashar la-Assad in his brutal war in Syria, saying: "The Syrian regime's butchery is enabled by Russian Federation and Iran". Read More »

Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers


Others have pointed out the ways in which Ford has attempted to be cordial and flexible with the committee, showcasing how even someone as forthcoming as Ford is attempting to appease the committee's demands amid reliving her own trauma. In Kavanaugh's testimony, he also said he was "100%" sure he did not sexual assault anyone. But she returned to that point later, when responding to a question from Democratic Sen. Read More »

BOMBSHELL: Two Men Tell Judiciary Committee They Did It, Not Kavanaugh | Trending


The judge repeatedly refused to answer senators' questions about the hard-party atmosphere that has been described from his peer group at Georgetown Prep and Yale, treating them dismissively. The complainant said the writer's daughter and several friends were with Kavanaugh in 1998 when Kavanaugh assaulted a woman he was dating, who was a friend of the person's daughter. Read More »

Air Niugini flight lands in sea, all on board rescued


Images circulating online showed the Air Niugini plane, from Papua New Guinea, sitting in shallow water just off the coast. Boats are surrounding the partly submerged plane to rescue passengers and crew but other details are not yet available. Read More »

UM continues to rise in the World University Rankings

Meanwhile nine Australian universities were listed among the top 200, but two-thirds of those have slid on previous rankings . He made the comment after THE World University Ranking 2019 was unveiled yesterday at the National University of Singapore, which ranks 23rd on the list . Read More »

SC upholds Aadhaar validity, but with modifications: Full case timeline


Today, many more people understand the danger that a project like Aadhaar poses to the right to privacy , and the importance of the right to privacy in a democracy. An anonymous seller over WhatsApp created a "gateway" for one of the newspaper's correspondents to gain access to the database, after which any identification number, referred to as Aadhaar , could be entered and the person's name, address, photo, phone number and email displayed. Read More »

Sen. Jeff Merkley Sues To Prevent Final Vote On Brett Kavanaugh

Of Christine Blasey Ford , who is alleging Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party in 1982, Graham said, "You can't tell me the time ". At one point, far along into the call, Kavanaugh said he was facing a " smear campaign" and suggested newly revealed allegations were "just absurd and outrageous, coordinated perhaps". Read More »

Juggling duties, New Zealand leader brings baby to UN


Ms Ardern said she is a child of the '80s, a period when New Zealand did not just observe global events, but challenged them. Ms Ardern said she wants to blaze a trail for other women. "Whether we're talking about labour standards, protection of the environment, protection of indigenous people and marginalised people - these are the kinds of things that we have got to talk more about". Read More »

Dutch police arrest seven over plot to attack large event


Prosecutors and investigators were "convinced that a terrorist attack was prevented" as a result of the arrests which followed a months-long police operation. An investigation of potential targets is continuing. Prosecutors say they were allegedly seeking firearms training and were arrested in possession of five small handguns. Read More »

Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein due to Kavanaugh hearing


Trump and his allies have criticized Rosenstein's performance in office, though some supporters have also warned the president not to fire the Justice Department official now because of the potential political fallout. "I heard smiles... They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me". So I don't want it competing or hurting the decision - one way or the other, the decision, " he explained. Read More »

Michael Avenatti identifies new Kavanaugh accuser as Julie Swetnick


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". "In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present". Kavanaugh's written testimony for the committee went a bit further than the description of his youthful behaviour he gave in a Fox News Channel interview Monday, when ... Read More »

Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct


This is according to U.S. President Donald Trump who cited "very positive" behind-the-scenes developments between the two sides during remarks at the UN Security Council, . Trump said he'd "certainly prefer not" to fire his Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Russian Federation investigation. "I can't tell you whether or not they're liars until I hear them", Trump told reporters in NY, where he was attending the United Nations General Assembly. Read More »

Melania Trump to Visit 4 African Countries


She leaves next Monday for Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the Israeli prime minister, was also there. She offered no details on her activities in each country, and did not say when she would be returning to Washington. Read More »

Trump Chairs UNSC Session but Faces Opposition on Iran Issue


He values "sovereignty" above multilateral cooperation and universal human rights. "Should the situation change, we have other paths and other solutions that we can embark upon", he said. He added that Iran, unlike the United States , used this year's General Assembly session to transparently present its positions to the world community. Read More »

Trump defends Kavanaugh nomination, may delay Rosenstein meeting

Reports surfaced Monday that Rosenstein was anxious about being fired after the New York Times reported last week that Rosenstein had in meetings suggested having DOJ officials wear wires for their conversations with the president and also raised the 25th Amendment, which outlines the process a vice president or Cabinet members can take to remove a president from office. Read More »

Prosecutor picked to question Kavanaugh, accuser called fair


But her boss says Rachel Mitchell is a hard-hitting attorney who is used to handling high-profile cases and is one of the few prosecutors in the country with a deep understanding of working with sexual abuse victims. "I think she's got a decent reputation having been around as long as she has", said criminal defense attorney Bruce Feder, who faced Mitchell in a courtroom almost 15 years ago when he was representing Catholic priests charged with sex crimes in the early 2000s. Read More »

Trump accuses China of 'meddling' in United States congressional elections

Meanwhile on Chinese social media, news articles praising Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi quick comeback to Trump's comments became one of the top-five trending topics on Sina Weibo. China's foreign minister denounced the "unwarranted accusation". Trump was speaking in front of world leaders while chairing the United Nations security council for the first time. Read More »