Monday November 19-th, 2018

Pompeo backs away from denuclearization goal for North Korea

Pompeo said he expects to a plan for a second summit between Kim and Trump, and to make progress on a "pathway for denuclearisation". Pompeo's return to Pyongyang comes in line with his meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on the s...

Ford's Ex-Boyfriend Told Senate He Saw Her Do Polygraph Coaching

He also pointed out the conflict between the ex-boyfriend's letter and Ford's testimony last Thursday. Potentially the most consequential assertion contained in the ex-boyfriend's letter, however, was that Ford had coached a close friend, Monica Mc...

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

Acosta wondered if she had "any problem defending" Trump's rally rant. "I don't know", Trump repeated multiple times . I don't know. Where's the house? To each question, Trump-as-Ford answered, "I don't remember!" and finally "she" objects, "But I...

Russian Federation delivers anti-aircraft missile system to Syria Russian Federation delivers anti-aircraft missile system to Syria

Earlier in the war, Russian Federation had suspended the delivery of S-300s, which Israel feared Syria could use against it. Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes against Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria over the last several years, with ...

Vladimir Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a scumbag and traitor Vladimir Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a scumbag and traitor

The UK says they were poisoned with a nerve agent administered by Russian intelligence officers. Vladimir Putin , along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi , will hold the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit during which the two leaders are e...

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford over Kavanaugh allegations

Mr Flake called the president's comments "appalling", and Ms Collins said they were "just plain wrong". An ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford reportedly wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee contradicting her testimony last Th...

Trump Calls Out Ford During Rally: She Can Hardly Remember Anything

The idea that people in the US are wrongfully "guilty until proven innocent" is an idea that wasn't manifesting itself politically on the right until last week , GOP pollster Frank Luntz told The Washington Post. The Senate has delayed a final vot...

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick gives her first face-to-face interview over claims Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick gives her first face-to-face interview over claims

Kavanaugh denied all of the sexual assault allegations against him in testimony last week before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Robert Donachie, a reporter for The Washington Examiner , says Swetnick's walk-back of the facts have people ...

France blames Iran for foiled Paris bomb plot France blames Iran for foiled Paris bomb plot

It comes three months after the alleged plot to bomb a meeting of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) in a suburb of Paris. There was no immediate response to the French move from the Iranian authorities. France's interior, foreign and economic m...

US would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation envoy US would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation envoy

Although Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison's comments were somewhat ambiguous, arms control experts said they could be interpreted to mean a preemptive strike against Russian missiles. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the new missile system...

'Dancing Queen' Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves 'Dancing Queen' Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves

As it happened, James O'Brien responded with horrified shock. "There are some things about last year's conference I am trying to forget", said May to the packed hall of party faithful in Birmingham . May has been mocked by people on the internet s...

United Nations’ Court Orders The Trump Administration to Lift Iranian Sanctions United Nations’ Court Orders The Trump Administration to Lift Iranian Sanctions

The sanctions were imposed by United States president Donald Trump , after he pulled out of Tehran's nuclear deal. Iran says the U.S. sanctions, which have prompted many foreign companies to stop doing business with it and are undermining its alre...

Harry and Meghan to visit home of their royal titles Harry and Meghan to visit home of their royal titles

The trip will also include a visit to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton as Harry and Meghan pay their first trip to Sussex since they were made Duke and Duchess of the southern English county. It is one of only two contemporary handwritten ceremonia...

Russian Federation completes delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Assads military Russian Federation completes delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Assads military

The White House previously said it hoped Russian Federation would reconsider the move, which U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton called a "significant escalation" of Syria's seven-year-old war. Mr Netanyahu also expressed his confidence in the...

Trump Mocks and Imitates Christine Ford at Campaign Rally, Crowd Goes Wild

The remarks were his strongest attacks yet of her testimony. "'I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know'". I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? The incident happened in 1985 when Kavanaugh, an undergrad at Yale at the time...

Malaysia again questions Najib and Rosmah in 1MDB probe Malaysia again questions Najib and Rosmah in 1MDB probe

Najib is believed to have been summoned by federal police for questioning over alleged offences under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2002 (AMLA). According to sources FMT spoke to, Rosmah i...

Theresa May warned she faces ‘polite rebellion’ over Brexit Theresa May warned she faces ‘polite rebellion’ over Brexit

Johnson's interview in the Sunday Times was seen by many in the party to be the start of a campaign to unseat May - something that angered some Conservatives who are critical of the former foreign minister. "This is a plan which ensures we deliver on...

Volcano erupts on Indonesian island days after quake, tsunami kill 1,300 people Volcano erupts on Indonesian island days after quake, tsunami kill 1,300 people

Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky. Adding to Sulawesi's woes, the Soputan volcano in the north of the island erupted early on Wednesday but there were no reports of an...

Theresa May says Britain to stop favouring European Union workers after Brexit Theresa May says Britain to stop favouring European Union workers after Brexit

It will be a system that looks across the globe and attracts the people with the skills we need. "For too long people have felt they have been ignored on immigration and that politicians have not taken their concerns seriously enough". "The ability o...

Thai beach closes indefinitely to give it time to recover from tourists Thai beach closes indefinitely to give it time to recover from tourists

Thailand regularly closes national parks and islands for a variety of reasons, from extreme weather to ecological recovery, but this was the first time such measures were taken in busy Maya Bay. Mr Wattrapol also said he will call a meeting of club m...

McConnell claims Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Trump nomination Kavanaugh McConnell claims Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Trump nomination Kavanaugh

During a MS rally for Sen. "That's the only thing I remember", Trump said in imitation of Ford's testimony . "I'm not, thank you Mr. President", Vega responded, seemingly a response to his comment about her being shocked. "It's a very scary time...

University of Manchester student union swaps clapping with more inclusive 'jazz hands' University of Manchester student union swaps clapping with more inclusive 'jazz hands'

Speaking at the time, Nona Buckley-Irvine, the then general-secretary at the London School of Economics student union, told the BBC: "Jazz hands are used throughout NUS in place of clapping as a way to show appreciation of someone's point without i...

China orders actor Fan Bingbing to pay $130 million tax fine China orders actor Fan Bingbing to pay $130 million tax fine

After the Chinese government confirmed the fines via a report in state-run media outlet Xinhua , Fan took to her Weibo social media account to release a statement. "I have reflected on my actions. Here, I sincerely apologize to everyone". A talk...

It's a very scary time for young men in America It's a very scary time for young men in America

Mr Trump said today he believed Mr Kavanaugh will be confirmed by the Senate this week, but it depends on what comes back in the FBI investigation. Christine Blasey Ford , a university professor from California, testified that Mr Kavanaugh sexuall...

NY state launches probe into Trump's taxes after bombshell report NY state launches probe into Trump's taxes after bombshell report

The newspaper said it had reviewed 100,000 documents, including the elder Trump's tax returns , to calculate that Trump and his siblings had received the equivalent in today's dollars of $413 million worth of assets. That the president's deceased pa...

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