Monday November 19-th, 2018

Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

The decision is a reversal for the administration, which had argued that Kavanaugh had been vetted. The motion came hours after protesters confronted him in a Capitol Hill elevator moments after he announced he would vote "yes" to confirm Kavanaugh.

Maldivian opposition says president attempting to stay in power after conceding defeat Maldivian opposition says president attempting to stay in power after conceding defeat

However, Yameen, in a televised speech on Monday, said he accepted the people's mandate and conceded defeat. Formal poll results will be announced by the election commission on Sunday and Yameen must hand over power to Solih on November 17 at the...

Quake, tsunami kills at least 48 in Indonesia, hundreds missing Quake, tsunami kills at least 48 in Indonesia, hundreds missing

Strong aftershocks continued to rock the coastal city on Saturday morning after waves up to three meters (9.8 feet) high swept through the scenic tourist town, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude natural disaster on land. Dramatic video footage filmed from ...

Sen. Jeff Flake: I Will Vote To Confirm Brett Kavanaugh Sen. Jeff Flake: I Will Vote To Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

Predictably, the other Committee Republicans are still fighting the investigation, but no matter what happens, there's no doubt these women made a difference today. "What are you doing, senator?" one of the women yelled at Flake. "Don't look away...

Third woman accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct Third woman accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

So, for the record, the report from Senator Whitehouse states, "Senator Whitehouse received a call this morning from a Rhode Island constituent [unnamed] who made allegations regarding U.S. On Wednesday, Trump spoke aloud what he's been mulling in ...

Indonesia rocked by 7.5 magnitude quake, tsunami warning issued Indonesia rocked by 7.5 magnitude quake, tsunami warning issued

The Indonesian city of Palu was slammed by waves from a tsunami set off by a powerful quake that rippled across the region, the disaster agency said, as the huge tremor destroyed buildings and sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets.

Anita Hill addresses Kavanaugh, Ford hearing at Houston conference

The Supreme Court nominee has unequivocally denied all of the sexual assault allegations against him and says he looks forward to defending himself during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, where Ford will also appear. Supreme Court...

Third Woman Accuses Kavanaugh of Inappropriate Behavior Ahead of Senate Hearing Third Woman Accuses Kavanaugh of Inappropriate Behavior Ahead of Senate Hearing

From there, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) would likely schedule a vote, which he promised he would do relatively soon . She recalls the incident, the genitalia in her face, she recalls Brett Kavanaugh adjusting his trousers and someb...

Deputies: Military plane crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina Deputies: Military plane crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina

The F-35B joint strike fighter crashed near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in Beaufort, South Carolina. The cause of the investigation is under investigation. That includes American pilots and other military members from USA allies. Once ser...

Trump Calls Christine Blasey Ford a 'Very Credible Witness' Trump Calls Christine Blasey Ford a 'Very Credible Witness'

Flake - who forced the committee to agree to the investigation after telling Republican colleagues that it is the only way he will vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation - suggested to NPR on Friday that the decision of which allegations to investigate ...

Kavanaugh faces crucial vote, White House eyes GOP senators

Supreme Court . Either way, his agreement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be allowed look again into Judge Kavanaugh's background and the allegations against him was a significant moment. Ford testified first and will be followed b...

Trump Says Allegations Against Kavanaugh Are A 'Big Fat Con' Trump Says Allegations Against Kavanaugh Are A 'Big Fat Con'

The representatives at the UN General Assembly were not laughing at Trump earlier this week, when he said , "My administration has accomplished more than nearly any other administration in the history of our country", they were laughing with him.

Dutch police foil terrorist plot to target 'large event' Dutch police foil terrorist plot to target 'large event'

Prosecutors believe the suspects wanted to carry out twin attacks involving a bomb and gun attack at an event and a vehicle bomb detonated elsewhere. Investigations into the suspects' possible target are continuing. Prosecutors said that the suspects...

Anita Hill: Brett Kavanaugh expressed 'real anger' during testimony Anita Hill: Brett Kavanaugh expressed 'real anger' during testimony

The panel would treat Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault with dignity and handle the process in a respectful fashion. She said he referred to his penis size, and the "pleasures he had given to women with oral sex". In additio...

Republicans poised to back Kavanaugh for Supreme Court despite abuse testimony Republicans poised to back Kavanaugh for Supreme Court despite abuse testimony

Brett Kavanaugh won round a key Republican waverer on the committee with his combative testimony yesterday that was followed by pressure from Mr Trump for his confirmation to be completed. Confirmation of Kavanaugh, a Federal Appeals Court judge, ...

Strong Quake Hits Along Indonesia's Western Sulawesi Island

Communication with the tsunami-hit area in central Sulawesi was down and the search and rescue efforts were being hampered due to the darkness. "All national potential will be deployed, and tomorrow morning we will deploy Hercules [military transport...

Senate panel backs Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh Senate panel backs Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

It is controlled 51-49 by Republicans. Interested in Supreme Court? Former President George W. Bush has been advocating for Kavanaugh with wavering senators in recent days, according to a person familiar with Bush's outreach who wasn't authoriz...

German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

In a letter dated September 14 and translated by the Post, German Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen expressed concern to his own diocese that the abuses by clergy had been far from eradicated. The conference head, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, said ...

Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination To Get First Vote In Senate Judiciary Committee

Supreme Court . The hearing had several dramatic moments, from Ford's painfully raw testimony about her traumatic experience to Kavanaugh's furious denials and Sen. The judiciary panel's 11 Republicans - all men - let Rachel Mitchell, a veteran s...

Trump claims he rejected Trudeau meeting at United Nations

No such meeting was ever requested, a Trudeau spokesman told CNN , adding: "We do not have any comment beyond that". "The Americans are finding that the negotiations are tough because Canadians are tough negotiators, as we should be", he told re...

Pope asks China for Pope asks China for "trust, courage and farsightedness" in new relationship

On Wednesday, Pope Francis urged China's leaders to move ahead with "trust, courage and farsightedness" and called on Chinese Catholics to not shrink from offering "a word of criticism" when necessary to defend human dignity. "Let's not forget that i...

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

Trump and Republican leaders are accusing Democrats of a smear campaign by using accusations by two women of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh in the 1980s to try scuttling his Senate confirmation. Europe 1 reporter Xavier Yvon holds up a sign to get ...

Denmark shuts links out of country as police hunt auto Denmark shuts links out of country as police hunt auto

On Twitter, Copenhagen police later said all bridges and ferry crossings were reopened. Shutting down these key crossings caused major traffic jams near the bridges to Sweden and the mainland. Television footage showed cars being checked as they drov...

Christine Blasey Ford remembers Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California thanked Ford for her "strength and bravery in coming forward". "Judge Kavanaugh tearing up when mentioning his daughter conveyed a man who was feeling sorry for himself", Cunningham said .

Natural disaster jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia Natural disaster jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia

The tsunami struck in Indonesian city, apparently after the warning was lifted. The strong quake hit central Sulawesi island at a shallow depth of some 10 kilometres (six miles), just hours after a smaller quake killed at least one person in th...

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