Tuesday June 25-th, 2019

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

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 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...

Iran Guards fires missiles into Syria over Ahvaz attack Iran Guards fires missiles into Syria over Ahvaz attack

Elsewhere in his remarks, Hajizadeh said, "The terrorists used bullets [in their attack on Iranian people] and we responded to them using missiles". Iranian state media reported that at least four gunmen dressed in military uniforms opened fire dur...

The moment a killer tsunami hit Indonesia The moment a killer tsunami hit Indonesia

All of the victims, coming from local hospitals, have been photographed to help families locate where their relatives were buried. "We have learned our lesson from the Aceh tsunami in 2004 that, regarding worldwide help, we have to be selective and...

Ford has not been contacted by FBI yet in Kavanaugh investigation Ford has not been contacted by FBI yet in Kavanaugh investigation

At a meeting in his Capitol office, he warned Flake, Collins and others that another week would only allow time for opponents to churn up more trouble for Kavanaugh while prolonging an ordeal for the nominee and his family. Trump said he didn't want ...

Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

Ford said she feared that she would be raped and accidentally killed. She concludes no prosecutor would bring the case, nor is the evidence sufficient to prevail even in a civil trial. Media outlets including NBC News, the New York Times and the ...

Indonesia earthquake claims hundreds of lives Indonesia earthquake claims hundreds of lives

Whenever there are aftershocks, people have "become panicked, running away with some yelling 'Tsunami!'", said Radika Pinto, a manager in Palu for World Vision, a Christian aid group. A Reuters witness said queues at petrol stations on the approach...

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