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So, a horse galloped into a French bar… no, really


The horse's trainer, Jean-Marie Beguigne, said the animal bolted when its rider fell off on the way to the Chantilly Race Course stable, which is less than a mile away from the bar. Once inside the drinking establishment, the horse ran from one end of the bar to the other before turning around and charging straight back through. Read More »

See Lindsey Graham scorch Democrats


But Graham has increasingly allied himself with President Trump in recent months, whether over the Russian Federation probe or the Supreme Court confirmation process . Ford was sexually assaulted, but they don't believe by who", she said. On Thursday, Graham castigated Democrats for how unfairly he said they had treated the nominee . Read More »

Quake measuring magnitude-7.5 strikes off Indonesia


The disaster agency briefly issued a tsunami warning before lifting it. Telecommunication lines are down in the area, making it hard for accurate information to get out. The shallow 7.5 magnitude tremor was more powerful than a series of quakes that killed hundreds on the Indonesian island of Lombok in July and August. Read More »

Trump authorises expansion of Kavanaugh probe


The only stipulation from the White House was that the FBI conclude its investigation within a week. Kavanaugh and Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, where they answered questions about the allegations . Read More »

U.S. president cheers new USMCA trade deal, heralds end of NAFTA era


Gone is Mr. Trump's threat of a 25-per-cent tariff on auto imports, a move that would have imperilled a Canadian industry that relies on USA exports for nearly 90 per cent of its sales and employs 130,000 people, a lot of them in Ontario. Talks on a rewrite began more than a year ago. The pact also gives the USA greater access to Canada's dairy market. Canadian sources say the deal will preserve a trade dispute settlement mechanism, to protect its lumber industry and other sectors from USA ... Read More »

Turkey asks Germany to return 136 people with alleged terror links: Hurriyet


Erdogan says Ozil was "ostracized" and that "as president, I could not stomach the fact that he was alienated". At one of the rallies on the bank of the Rhine river, demonstrators waved banners reading: "Erdogan not welcome". Germany and Turkey have clashed over numerous issues in recent years, including Turkey's jailing of German journalists. Cologne , home to a significant number of Turks, was the final leg in Erdogan's visit to Germany , which he described as "extremely successful". Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation digs into U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's past


A lawyer for Mr Judge - a childhood friend of Mr Kavanaugh - said on Monday that his client's interview "has not been completed". "We request your patience as the FBI completes its investigation", the statement reads. The administration denied it was trying to control the probe, which the Judiciary Committee said on Friday "would be limited to current credible allegations" and wrapped up within a week. Read More »

Trump clears deck for China trade war by striking new Nafta deal


Accepting some losses seemed inevitable with a bargaining partner who saw the two countries' interests in opposition, said Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, a Toronto-based trade lawyer. US administration officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Sunday night that this was a win for farmers in Wisconsin, New York and elsewhere. Read More »

NCSU professor says Kavanaugh was often 'belligerent, aggressive' while partying at Yale


Kavanaugh was called back to testify about claims by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. What is the FBI investigating? The fate of Kavanaugh's nomination has meanwhile hung in the balance. Kavanaugh was a junior at Yale at the time . Kavanaugh has vehemently denied all allegations against him. Read More »

Victim of fame & lifestyle? Insta model shot dead in Baghdad


BuzzFeed reported Fares was the "second prominent Iraqi woman killed this week". Earlier this year, Fares tweeted about how she never felt ashamed of living in a city "inhabited by war and destruction". Her popular social media posts offer a glimpse into her life. After her death on her account there is a picture with soboleznovaniya. It also linked to her YouTube channel, where she shared video blogs of her experiences, food, and makeup tutorials. Read More »

Chinese Destroyer Imperils Navy ship with 'Unsafe' Move in South China Sea


One official said the Chinese destroyer came as close as 41 metres to the American ship. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei also have territorial claims to the islands. Nonetheless, he added: "our forces will continue to fly , sail and operate anywhere global law allows". China said on Friday that it had conducted "live-fire shooting drills " in the South China Sea in a show of force in the contested region. Read More »

Wounded bear injures hunter in Alaska


McCormick was rushed by helicopter to an Anchorage hospital with "life-threatening injuries", the DPS said. The men were hunting near Carter Lake and Moose Pass in the Chugach National Forest on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, troopers reported. Read More »

Iran launches missiles into Syria over Ahvaz attack


A statement on Revolutionary Guards' Sepah News website said that several ballistic missiles were fired into an area to the east of the Euphrates river in Syria. The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for the assault , but initially made factually incorrect claims about it. "This is the roaring of missiles belonging to the Revolutionary Guard of the Islamic Revolution", the state TV's reporter said as the missiles launched behind him. Read More »

Indonesia tsunami: Satellite images reveal extent of damage in earthquake-hit Palu


Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the city of Palu , which was hit by waves as high as six meters (20 feet) following the 7.5 magnitude quake on Friday. Pictures showed expanses of splintered wood, washed-up cars and trees mashed together, with rooftops and roads split. Nugroho said authorities estimate that "there are still hundreds of victims buried in mud" in the area. Read More »

Trump at Rally: Democrats Willing to Do Anything to ‘Destroy’ Kavanaugh


The White House did not have any immediate reaction on behalf of itself or Kavanaugh but directed CNN to comments made by Chris Dudley, a friend of Kavanaugh's and a former National Basketball Association player. Former NBA player Chris Dudley said he regularly drank with Kavanaugh while the two were classmates at Yale University - and "never, ever saw him blacked out" drunk. Read More »

Joe Manchin mulls Kavanaugh vote while facing tough West Virginia re-election challenge


The evening rally begins a heavy campaign travel period for Mr Trump, who will visit five friendly states in the coming week as he seeks to boost Republican prospects in the Nov 6 midterm elections. Trump announced here Saturday night he must change his iconic "Make America Great Again" slogan in time for the 2020 election. Other old favorites from the Trump campaign, such as "Drain the Swamp", could be seen as well. Read More »

New Trade Deal: USMCA Will Replace NAFTA

Both Freeland and Trudeau say it's important to remember that when the negotiations began over a year ago the US aim was to dismantle supply management entirely, and Canada did not let that happen. The new trade deal bears a lot of similarities to NAFTA, but there are major differences as well. Trump also threatened to tax Canada's auto exports into the United States if it did not agree to America's demands. Read More »

Donald Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation should interview any Kavanaugh accusers 'within reason'

Attorney Michael Avenatti on Monday said the FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a "farce and is being run by" President Donald Trump. Kavanaugh vigorously denied the allegations. In Manchester, New Hampshire, Flake was asked what would cause him to vote "no" on nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Read More »

North and South Korea begin removing landmines along border


The official refused to provide more details. Seoul officials believe the remains of about 300 South Korean and United Nations forces are in the Arrow Head Hill and likely many Chinese and North Korean remains too. Moon, a liberal who aspires to improve ties with North Korea and who has been a driving force behind U.S. Pungsans are designated a North Korean " natural monument ". Read More »