Monday November 19-th, 2018

Apple employee killed in Indian police shooting, two constables arrested Apple employee killed in Indian police shooting, two constables arrested

Vivek Tiwari , 38, was travelling in the vehicle with a female friend, a former colleague, when the incident took place well past midnight on Friday. "Initial findings suggest that the constable acted beyond the limit of self-defence", he said, add...

Melania Trump arrives in Ghana

US first lady Melania Trump is meeting over tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. It will also "showcase" the work of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), even at a time when her husband's government is looking to slash...

Donald Trump insults reporter saying she’s ‘not thinking’, White House edits transcipt Donald Trump insults reporter saying she’s ‘not thinking’, White House edits transcipt

Can you imagine if I had? "She's shocked that I picked her", Trump said when he called on Vega. In true misogynist fashion, it seems he was too consumed by displaying his superiority to a woman to realize that he was only making himself look like...

As Kavanaugh faces questions, Graham seeks investigation -- into Democrats As Kavanaugh faces questions, Graham seeks investigation -- into Democrats

The Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, says Kavanaugh seems willing to mislead senators about matters big and small to ensure his confirmation. The email says, " Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching hi...

Injured in hospital after powerful quakes rock Indonesia, destroying homes Injured in hospital after powerful quakes rock Indonesia, destroying homes

Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu at dusk, with people screaming and running in fear. Metro TV played amateur footage that showed large pools of water remaining from the tsunami, a bridge that had been washed a...

Trump defends Kavanaugh, but notes 'difficulty' with alcohol Trump defends Kavanaugh, but notes 'difficulty' with alcohol

Judge "categorically" denies the allegations . "We are going to keep pushing because justice in America is not just about protecting the powerful", Ocasio-Cortez said. Trump also paid homage to President Andrew Jackson, a Tennessean, calling hi...

Tense International Encounter Unfolds in South China Sea Tense International Encounter Unfolds in South China Sea

CNN reported Sunday the USS Decatur sailed within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson reefs in the Spratly Islands as part of what the US Navy calls freedom of navigation operations , which are meant to enforce the right of free passage i...

Trump to deliver remarks on NAFTA replacement Trump to deliver remarks on NAFTA replacement

Initial US reaction was effusive, with auto workers, dairy farmers and wheat producers saying the deal would likely create job opportunities and open up agricultural markets. I'm talking about everybody. "It's a privilege for China to do business...

Erdogan's Germany visit exposes splits despite warmer tone Erdogan's Germany visit exposes splits despite warmer tone

Nonetheless Erdogan described his visit as a success: "I have stressed that we need to put our difference of views to one side and focus on our common interests". -dollar deal with Turkey for 10 high-speed trains. It had already weakened over conce...

Jeff Flake Pledges to Consider FBI Review Before Final Kavanaugh Vote Jeff Flake Pledges to Consider FBI Review Before Final Kavanaugh Vote

On Monday, his lawyer Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder said Judge had been interviewed "but his interview has not been completed". His remarks came amid questions about whether Republicans want to limit the scope of the FBI's investigation into allegat...

Canada and the U.S. reach 11th hour NAFTA deal

Rather, the new agreement is being widely described as a "NAFTA-minus": a regime not as free as NAFTA had been, particularly in the automotive sector, but still very much in the interests of all three countries - and definitely better than no deal.

Former Yale Classmate Now Says Kavanaugh Lied About His Drinking Problem

The man noticed Ludington, Kavanaugh and the others looking at him and - according to Ludington - aggressively asked them to stop. A brawl ensued between Kavanugh, his friends, and the Ali Campbell lookalike. Ludington doesn't recall how much they ...

Former 'Miss Baghdad' shot and killed Former 'Miss Baghdad' shot and killed

The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior has launched an investigation into the crime and is yet to identify the perpetrators. This past week, a women's rights activist, Suad al-Ali, was killed in Basra, gunned down on the way to her vehicle. Her Instagr...

7.5-Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate Indonesia 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate Indonesia

Dr Sasono says they will be buried in mass graves to stop the spread of diseases: "They are starting to smell". A Filipino detained in Palu City is one of 800 people still missing after a tsunami hit the Indonesia island of Sulawesi, the consul...

Netanyahu Calls For A Demilitarized Palestinian State In NPR Interview Netanyahu Calls For A Demilitarized Palestinian State In NPR Interview

He called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to investigate the site, saying Iran has already taken 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of nuclear material and spread it throughout Tehran to hide it. The people they'll see scurrying back and for...

Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' drinker, Yale classmate says Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' drinker, Yale classmate says

On Friday, Mr Trump ordered the FBI to carry out an investigation lasting up to a week into the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh, acting on a request from Senate Republican leaders who were pressed by moderate senators in Mr Trump's own party.

Trump authorises expansion of Kavanaugh probe

Senator Susan Collins of ME, one of three Republican senators who was instrumental last week in holding up Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, said she had extensive conversation with the White House counsel's office and is "confident that the FBI i...

Trump criticizes Democrats, promotes Morrisey at Wheeling rally Trump criticizes Democrats, promotes Morrisey at Wheeling rally

Trump's criticisms, with Mr. Trump referring to them as the "party of crime". Mr. Trump said he prefers "Democrat party". "They're willing to throw away every standard of decency, justice, fairness and due process to get their way", Trump said.

Tariffs won us new trade deal, claims Donald Trump Tariffs won us new trade deal, claims Donald Trump

Manufacturers rely on the cross-border supply chains that have been developed in the past two decades. While that provision was an irritant for Lighthizer from the outset of negotiations, Freeland said her USA counterpart "has come to appreciate it...

North Korea, South Korea begin removing land mines along border North Korea, South Korea begin removing land mines along border

Kim reportedly offered the canines during the third inter-Korean summit , held in Pyongyang last month. Moon said this would include a declaration of an official end to the war. Panmunjom is also where the armistice that suspended the Korean War...

GOP Moderates Flex Muscle As White House Broadens Scope Of Kavanaugh Probe GOP Moderates Flex Muscle As White House Broadens Scope Of Kavanaugh Probe

It was also not clear whether the FBI would investigate a series of allegations made by a third woman, Julie Swetnick, who has said that she witnessed a severely drunken Kavanaugh mistreat women at parties in high school and that he was present at pa...

Donald Trump lashed out at two female reporters for doing their job Donald Trump lashed out at two female reporters for doing their job

Then the president said, "she's shocked that I picked her". He mocked her for being in "a state of shock" that he called on her. " I'm not, thank you Mr. Trump again lashed out at the media over their coverage of Kavanaugh and also referenced a Dem...

Canadian dairy farmers' group pans new trade pact with U.S., Mexico Canadian dairy farmers' group pans new trade pact with U.S., Mexico

Under the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada may increase its de minimis level - the value of product consumers can buy online without being forced to pay import duties or taxes - to $150 for custom duties and $40 for sales taxe...

White House Says FBI Agents Can Interview Anyone Relevant in Kavanaugh Investigation

Trump didn't discuss whether he might release the written scope of work. At the hearing last week, Durbin said Kavanaugh "can't have it both ways" when he says he welcomes investigations but hasn't endorsed an FBI probe. However the FBI is carrying...

Dramatic uptick in sex assault hotline calls during Kavanaugh hearing Dramatic uptick in sex assault hotline calls during Kavanaugh hearing

During the rally, the crowd chanted "We hear you, we believe you", as Wyckoff called out the names of Kavanaugh's accusers: Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick . Hours later, Flake, a key Republican vote on the Senate Judiciary Committe...

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