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World News Hezbollah leader boasts group has 'highly accurate' missiles
Author: 0 Hezbollah leader boasts group has 'highly accurate' missiles

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday that Russian experts will study the data to be provided by the Israeli air force chief. Turkish tanks and other military vehicles had already been dispatched to the south of the province, an area where Russian and Syrian airplanes had carried out strikes.

World News Marine Le Pen furious after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen furious after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

After she sent the images, she was charged with circulating messages that "incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity", and was stripped of her parliamentary immunity . Italy's powerful far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted his sympathy for Le Pen. A judge wants Le Pen to take the tests to determine whether she suffers from a mental illness or is "capable of understanding remarks and answering questions", according to The Local France .

World News Donald Trump's trade war will push up prices, predicts Walmart
Author: 0 Donald Trump's trade war will push up prices, predicts Walmart

Starting January 1, 2019, the level of the additional tariffs will increase to 25%. "If China takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries, we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports", Trump said in a statement .

World News Dassault aviation clarifies; Says Indian govt had no hand in choosing partners
Author: 0 Dassault aviation clarifies; Says Indian govt had no hand in choosing partners

Modi Ji you dishonoured the blood of our martyred soldiers. "The government had stated earlier and again reiterates that it had no role in the selection of Reliance Defence as the offset partner", the ministry said. The Modi government has repeatedly said it was Dassault that chose its India partner for offsets and that the government had no say in the deal. It intends to use compensations payments such as in the Rafale deal to create a local defence industry.

World News Uganda's pop star MP 'taken away' by security officers
Author: 0 Uganda's pop star MP 'taken away' by security officers

When asked about why the journalists were arrested, Deputy Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said, "I am trying to connect with the team on ground, I will get back to you". Museveni, a key US ally on regional security, took power by force and has since been elected five times. Armored personnel carriers and police vehicles lined the route and journalists were prevented from traveling to the airport to cover the arrival.

World News Willie Nelson Laughs at Public Shock That He Supports Democrats
Author: 0 Willie Nelson Laughs at Public Shock That He Supports Democrats

Senate race between Sen". The Republican incumbent leads 54-45 over his Democratic rival in the first survey of likely voters by Quinnipiac University this fall. Speaking in Katy earlier this month, he told a crowd of supporters, "We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue".

World News 'Multiple victims' in active Maryland shooting
Author: 0 'Multiple victims' in active Maryland shooting

Police have reported there were "multiple victims", and the Harford County Sheriff's Office confirmed the shooting took place near Spesutia and Perryman roads in Aberdeen . Trauma director Raymond Fang could not comment on their identities. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has said that he is closely monitoring the situation.

World News Trump on Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'
Author: 0 Trump on Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Instead, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein took charge of overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, and appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to take the lead after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. "I'm very disappointed in Jeff", he said. The president rehashed his frustration with Sessions' decision to recuse himself past year from the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

World News Casualties feared as militants attack Iran army parade
Author: 0 Casualties feared as militants attack Iran army parade

Khuzestan Gov. Gholamreza Shariati told IRNA that two gunmen were killed and other two were arrested. Fars news agency said the attack started at 09:00 local time (06:30 BST) and appeared to involve at least two gunmen. Who carried out the assault also remained in question. The report Saturday described the assailants as "Takifiri gunmen", a term previously used to describe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

World News Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria with song and sadness
Author: 0 Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria with song and sadness

Led by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson , a cadre of 20 administration officials are meeting with Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and other local officials "to discuss ongoing recovery efforts as we continue building a stronger, more resilient Puerto Rico", deputy White House press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

World News Taiwan police arrest US 3D gun man accused of sex with minor
Author: 0 Taiwan police arrest US 3D gun man accused of sex with minor

Shortly after the Austin Police Department filed charges against Wilson, reports of him moving through Taipei surfaced. Wilson was arrested for illegally entering Taiwan after the USA cancelled his passport ( Google Translate ). Police in Austin, Texas, had earlier reported that Wilson's last known location was Taipei. Wilson is accused of meeting the girl on a website called SugarDaddyMeet.com then exchanging nude photos with her.

World News REJECTED: Attorney for Kavanaugh's Accuser Asks for More Time Beyond Friday Deadline
Author: 0 REJECTED: Attorney for Kavanaugh's Accuser Asks for More Time Beyond Friday Deadline

Republicans had vowed to press ahead with the confirmation amid uncertainty over whether the accuser would testify. Kavanaugh has called Ford's allegation " completely false ". FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., September 20, 2018. If her case is not credible, Fleischer said, then Republicans have a "clear shot" at confirming Kavanaugh.

World News European Union leaders 'back a final Brexit referendum' for UK
Author: 0 European Union leaders 'back a final Brexit referendum' for UK

The prime minister also said she would present a counter-proposal to resolve the impasse over the Irish backstop , an EU proposal stipulating that if a free trade agreement can not be signed after Brexit then Northern Ireland would remain in the customs union , creating a trade border down the Irish Sea.

World News Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US
Author: 0 Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US

But the origins of the ship can't be confirmed until its remnants are excavated - which researchers expect will happen next year. The investigation has been a slow process, said Kevin Sumption, director of the Australian National Maritime Museum, which has worked alongside RIMAP.

World News Cruz, O'Rourke face off in first debate
Author: 0 Cruz, O'Rourke face off in first debate

Each candidate displayed the sort of strengths that have earned them the praise or enmity of the opposing camp. This morning, Cook Political Report - a top independent analyst - shifted its rating of the contest to "toss up," a stunning blow to Cruz and Republicans after decades of GOP dominance in Texas.

World News NY TIMES: Rosenstein Proposed 'Secretly Recording Trump,' Invoking 25th Amendment
Author: 0 NY TIMES: Rosenstein Proposed 'Secretly Recording Trump,' Invoking 25th Amendment

Rosenstein made the suggestions in the spring of 2017 after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey , the New York Times reported Friday. The response to the article on social media was polarizing, with some defending the Times' reporting and others criticizing the habit of using anonymous sources without the proper levels of skepticism and corroboration.

World News Indian Catholic bishop arrested ‘for raping nun repeatedly over two years’
Author: 0 Indian Catholic bishop arrested ‘for raping nun repeatedly over two years’

Kochi: The Kerala police arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of rape by a Kerala nun multiple times from 2014-2016 on Friday, following the third day of interrogation by the police officials, sources said. A group of Catholic nuns launched a rare street protest nearly a fortnight ago in Kochi , the state's financial hub, demanding justice for the nun.

World News Democrats Change Lines on Ford Testimony
Author: 0 Democrats Change Lines on Ford Testimony

The stories streamed out after President Trump's tweet questioning why Christine Blasey Ford , now a 51-year-old research psychologist in Northern California, did not immediately report the alleged attack she recently said occurred at a high school party in the 1980s .

World News USA sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles
Author: 0 USA sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that Beijing was "strongly outraged" over the decision and had logged several formal complaints. An "outraged" China on Friday lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States for imposing punitive sanctions on its military unit for buying Russian weapons, warning of "consequences" if the sanctions are not revoked.

World News Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser
Author: 0 Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser

The Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees Supreme Court nominations, is due to meet next Monday and has invited Ms Ford and Mr Kavanaugh to testify. On the transformation of the federal courts, McConnell said: "If you want to have a longtime impact on what kind of country we're going to have for the next generation, the single most consequential thing we can do is these lifetime appointments of men and women to the court who believe that the job of a judge is to follow the law".

World News Death toll tops 130 in Tanzania ferry disaster, police say
Author: 0 Death toll tops 130 in Tanzania ferry disaster, police say

Mongella said he would not "speculate" on how many people were on the ferry but it is not uncommon for ferries that ply the region's vast lakes to carry hundreds of passengers at a time. The boat had a capacity of 100 but it is still unknown how many people were on board. The precise number of those aboard the ferry when it capsized was hard to establish since crew and equipment had been lost, officials said on Thursday.

Author: 0 European Union also preparing for 'No Deal Brexit'

But no new plan emerged yesterday and the two sides still can not agree. Both London and Brussels say they want a divorce deal, though there is limited time if the British and European Union parliaments are to ratify a deal by March 29. Mr Tusk added, if the October summit brings "maximum progress and results" in Brexit negotiations, the European Union will then sanction an "extraordinary summit in November to finalise and formalise the deal".

World News Shark attacks 12-year-old girl near Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Author: 0 Shark attacks 12-year-old girl near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Ms Barwick was helicoptered to Mackay Base Hospital where she remained in a critical condition on Thursday morning after overnight surgery. She was treated for 20 minutes on the beach, having sustained "fairly large wounds with artery and bones, vessels, (and a) large haemorrhage" according to Queensland Ambulance Service's Tracey Eastwick.

World News Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare
Author: 0 Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare

The injuries were not considered to be life threatening, police said. Two other people, a man and a woman, were also stabbed just before 4 a.m. Friday. Police say a man who was injured was stabbed in the leg and is the father of a child who was at the day care center. They are being treated at an area hospital.

World News Christine Blasey Ford May Testify Next Week After All
Author: 0 Christine Blasey Ford May Testify Next Week After All

Christine Blasey Ford came forward on Sunday and said Kavanaugh assaulted her more than three decades ago when they were both in high school in the 1980s. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, had given Ford, who was 15 at the time of the alleged attack and now is 51, until Friday morning to decide whether to testify .

World News North Korea, South Korea begin ‘era of no war’
Author: 0 North Korea, South Korea begin ‘era of no war’

It would be the first such trip by a North Korean leader since the Korean War ended in an armistice, leaving the peninsula divided and technically still in a state of war, and Moon said the historic journey could happen later this year. Moon continued, "Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again".

Author: 0 North Korea agrees to close missile site

The North has long seen the United States military's large footprint in South Korea as a direct threat. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was equally enthusiastic, saying he had invited his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho to meet in NY at the UN General Assembly.

World News Donald Trump urged Spain to build a wall along the Sahara desert
Author: 0 Donald Trump urged Spain to build a wall along the Sahara desert

Trump's call for a wall on the southern border - which he repeatedly insisted that Mexico would pay for - was a hallmark of his presidential campaign, with "Build the Wall!" chants still breaking out at his frequent "MAGA" rallies. The enclaves have become magnets for African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. A foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed Borrell's comments to the Guardian , but declined to comment further.

World News North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site
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Mr Pompeo cited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's decision to "complete the previously announced dismantlement of the Tongchang-ri site in the presence of U.S. "I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the past 70-year-long hostility can be eradicated and we can become one again", he said, prompting rapturous applause.