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US B-52s fly over South and East China Seas

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The U.S. consulate in Hong Kong confirmed on Wednesday that China had denied a request for the port call by the U.S. navy's amphibious assault ship the USS Wasp. intellectual property, limit access to its own market and unfairly subsidize state-owned companies. Mattis said he did not think there was a fundamental shift in relations between China and the United States. Read More »

Nicolas Maduro warns Trump after sanctions were imposed on his wife

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But until now it had spared key leaders like Delcy Rodriguez, as well as the USA -trained Padrino, believing they occupy seats of power and could play a key role in an eventual transition. On Wednesday, presidents from several conservative Latin American governments are expected to meet in NY to sign a complaint with the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate Maduro on charges of crimes against humanity. Read More »

Lindsey Graham's depressing and disappointing admission about Thursday's Brett Kavanaugh hearing

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A woman who was a student at Yale with Kavanaugh , Deborah Ramirez , told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself during a party the two attended there. The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault. Read More »

Donald Trump endorses two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council held during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. As Talking Points Memo points out, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in July that China was "conducting a range of cyberintrusions and attacks" on the US, but that Russian Federation "has been the most aggressive foreign actor". Read More »

Indonesian teenager rescued after surviving 49 days adrift at sea

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According to a statement from the Indonesian Consulate General in Osaka's Facebook page , the coastal guard told the crew to take Aldi to Japan, the final destination of the carrier. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, managed to survive by catching fish and drinking the water from his rain-soaked clothes. Two days later, the Indonesian Consulate in Osaka facilitated his return flight home. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh: third woman accuses supreme court nominee of sexual misconduct

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The reporter gestured to the vehicle packed with belongings. Swetnick, a resident of Washington, D.C., said she was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. There are questions about whether Sen. "Did you ever assist Mark Judge or others in doing so?" In a letter to the committee, Judge said that he did not wish to speak publicly and that he has "no memory of this alleged incident". Read More »

Trump backs Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh amid fresh allegation

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Ford and what she's been through, calling for fairness, and then before he catches a breath he calls her charges an unsubstantiated smear ". Ford claims Kavanaugh tried removing her clothes and covered her mouth to prevent screams after he pinned her on a bed during a high school party. Read More »

Ford, Kavanaugh seek to bolster cases with new documents

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She admits that there are time lapses". Trump, who used more muted language in defending Kavanaugh and criticizing Ford for the timing of her allegation since she came forward, pulled no punches yesterday on Ramirez. And the final vote would likely take place soon after that . On Monday, Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who represents a porn star claiming to have had an affair with Trump, has said he is also representing a third Kavanaugh accuser, whose identity and story he said would be ... Read More »

Trump touts his own achievements, and the United Nations laughs

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The president boasted that he's accomplished more during his time in office than nearly any previous administration - a claim that drew immediate laughter from the assembled diplomats and other world leaders. The global community has reacted warily to the president who seems determined to unwind the world order that his predecessors spent decades building. Read More »

SC declares Aadhaar as Constitutionally valid

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Today, Aadhaar essentially functions as a catch-all identity proof, that the government would not just like to make mandatory for every Indian resident, but also has to be linked to a number of other services such as PAN card, phone number and bank account. Read More »

US Deputy Attorney General Who Wanted To Tape Trump Faces Big Decision

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But he's declining to say whether he still has confidence in Rosenstein following reports Rosenstein discussed possibly secretly recording the president and raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. But the Federal Vacancies Reform Act isnt clear on whether or not the president has that same authority if Rosenstein is fired. A Justice Department guideline holds that an official can not be both acting attorney general and acting deputy attorney general but ... Read More »

Slight risk for severe weather this Tuesday evening

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Temperatures will shoot back into the 70s late in the afternoon. We are looking to start the work week on Monday with another drop in temperature to more seasonable high temps in the low 80s. I have chances at 40% for the area and partly cloudy skies. The cold front will push across the state tomorrow, and temperatures will be limited to the mid 60s. Read More »

Donald Trump talks U.S. economy, sovereignty at United Nations summit

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The speech showed that while Trump has accelerated the execution of world-rattling policies, his worldview remains consistent with the "America First" doctrine he first took to the world stage past year: proclaiming the world is best served if countries focus on their own self-interests and reject global governance mechanisms. Read More »

"Con Game": Trump Trashes Sex Assault Allegations Against Top Court Pick

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A woman who was present, another woman who was present who was Dr. Ford's lifelong friend has said she doesn't know me and never remembers being at a party with me at any time in her life". But one frequent Trump critic, Sen. Ashley Kavanaugh was the personal secretary to President George W. Bush when Brett Kavanaugh worked in the White House. Read More »

U.S. dismisses Iran's accusations over Ahvaz deadly attack

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A photo of wounded, motionless Mohammad Taha resting in a soldier's arms circulated on Saturday after the shooting. Reports say almost half of those killed were members of the Revolutionary Guard , who are under Mr Khamenei's command. He was referring to a group Tehran claims is backed by its arch-rival Saudi Arabia. Mr Qassemi said Iran expected the Netherlands and Denmark to extradite the "criminal perpetrators of the terrorist act in Ahvaz". Read More »

White House & Pentagon Warn Russia, Iran on Syria

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In areas adjacent to Syria over the Mediterranean, Russia will carry out radio-electronic suppression of satellite navigation, airborne radars and communications systems of combat aircraft attempting to attack facilities on the Syrian territory, Shoigu said . Read More »

Iran vows revenge for parade attack that killed 29

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The father of 4-year-old victim Mohammad Taha Eghdami mourns over his body during a public funeral ceremony for those killed during an attack on a military parade over the weekend. According to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), an armed group called al-Ahvaziya claimed responsibility for the attack, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group ( ISIL , also known as ISIS ) also said it was behind the assault. Read More »

Second woman accuses US Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault

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The paper also claims Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates to ask if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain it was Kavanaugh . In a statement provided by the White House, he said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple". Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations and is prepared to defend himself before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Read More »

UK's Labour opposition says it might back new Brexit vote

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And with the governing Conservatives in disarray, there are growing calls for Corbyn to take the lead - something he said he was ready to do if May did not get her deal through parliament. Brexit has so far largely dominated this year's party conference, a meeting of Labour members who are increasingly confident that Corbyn will soon be leading a government. Read More »

Maldives Election Result Halts Drift Toward Authoritarianism

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President Abdulla Yameen's running mate, former Islamic Minister Mohamed Shaheem expressed his belief that Solih bring about "positive changes" to the Maldives. China, meantime, has helped build an extension to the global airport in the Maldives, and a bridge linking it to the capital, Male. India and Western nations have anxious that the strategy ultimately aims to help China's military extend its reach. Read More »

Ecuador attempted to give Assange diplomat post in Russia

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In March, the Ecuadorian government disconnected Assange's internet access and barred him from receiving visitors for allegedly violating "a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states". Read More »

Dallas police fire Officer Amber Guyger

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In a statement released on Twitter, the department concluded that Guyger "engaged in adverse behavior" when she shot and killed Jean. Police said that on the night of September 6, Guyger returned home to the South Side Flats Apartment Complex. Read More »

Russian Federation to send advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

In a statement on September 24, the Kremlin said that Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the decision during a telephone conversation initiated by Assad. Israel, which carries out regular strikes in Syria targeting the militant group Hezbollah, is staunchly opposed to the upgrading of Syria's air defenses. Read More »

Rescued Indian sailor 'conscious, talking'

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Following the rescue, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted: " A sense of relief to know that naval officer @abhilashtomy is rescued by the French fishing vessel". A subsequent message read: "CAN MOVE TOES". His yacht Thuriya had its mast broken during a storm in the Indian Ocean, while he was was participating in the Golden Globe round-the-world race. Read More »

Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes

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But, there is much more to the picture than that, as $50 billion worth of tariffed imports from China were put in place earlier this year. China will not do that to chase "thin profits" and "a few small bucks". Meanwhile, United States and China have been locked into bitter trade disputes. China has vowed to counterpunch with tariffs on $60 billion in USA goods. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein Has Reportedly Resigned

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Last week, there was a NYT report that said Rosenstein floated the idea of wearing a wire and speaking with Trump among other things. He plans to step down, Axios reported . The amendment deals with presidential succession and disability and outlines how the Cabinet can decide whether a president can no longer do his job. Read More »