That original list didn't include Julie Swetnick, a third accuser who signed a sworn affidavit alleging that as a teenager Kavanaugh attended parties where girls were gang raped. Democrats and Republicans have argued about whether a week is enough time to carry out a thorough investigation. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Kavanaugh vehemently denied the sexual abuse allegations, and also aggressively challenged suggestions he had an alcohol problem at the time.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled on Monday a potentially new military offensive in neighboring Syria against a Kurdish faction, aiming to secure control of the northern region east of the Euphrates River. Cologne's mayor Henriette Reker and state's premier Armin Laschet refused to attend the ceremony. Mr Erdogan hit back at Mr Steinmeier in Turkish media, saying the president's comments were "not very appropriate" and adding Turkey would not behave the same towards "a ...
Charles Ludington said he was "deeply troubled" by Judge Kavanaugh's "blatant mischaracterisation". As the investigation is not a criminal one, the FBI will not say whether it believes the allegations are true. A White House spokesman did not respond to emails about Ludington's account. The police report says that Dudley denied hitting the man, and when Kavanaugh spoke to officers, he did not want "to say if he threw the ice or not".
Have you been affected by the natural disaster? A Reuters witness said queues at petrol stations on the approaches to Palu stretched for kilometres. I visited him last month, he's in good health but after this incident, we are continuing our effort to search for him, to make sure that he is safe ", he told ANC's Dateline Philippines.
Kavanaugh , but the emerging contours of the inquiry showed its limited scope". Democrats , nevertheless, have insisted on another FBI investigation of Kavanaugh, delaying a confirmation vote in the Senate. Trump also said he's being "guided" by senators on who should be looked at by investigators. They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.
During a Rose Garden address Monday, the president said the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ( USMCA ) is the largest and most historic trade deal ever made. Canada is "in a much more stable place than it was yesterday", he later added. President Trump is touting his administration's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, calling it a new dawn for the American worker.
Experts believe the South Korean and USA militaries have planted about 1-1.2 million mines south of the DMZ while North Korea has put about 800,000-1 million mines on its side. The goal is make the area safe for troops from both North and South Korea. It is believed that there are tens of thousands of landmines in the two areas to be cleared.
It is from this experience that I concluded that although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk. Prof Ludington, who teaches at North Carolina State University, said he had seen Judge Kavanaugh slurring his words and staggering after excessive alcohol consumption while at Yale.
Commercial flights have yet to resume but military aircraft were taking people out of Palu . Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the small city of Palu , 1,500 km northeast of Jakarta .
Canada and Mexico will push to resolve the steel and aluminum tariffs over the next two months, leading up to the signing of the new USMCA deal, three people familiar with talks said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Along with the new trade deal, his administration signed "side letters" allowing the two nations to mostly dodge Trump's auto tariffs . Canada's automakers appear to be the big winners from a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the USA and Mexico , while steel ...
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on September 12 rejected as "provocative and irresponsible" U.S. accusations regarding the unrest in Basra , saying Washington can not cover up its involvement in fomenting tension in Iraq by blaming others.
Of course, a Senate confirmation hearing is not a criminal trial, which Mitchell acknowledged. Coons, for his part, said Kavanaugh's interactions with some of the Democratic senators "went over a line", calling the Supreme Court nominee "clearly belligerent - aggressive, angry".
The unidentified teen suffered "traumatic injuries" to his upper torso while he was skin diving for lobster off Encinitas in San Diego County , officials said. He was conscious and talking, witnesses said. "And his whole clavicle's ripped open; you could see the ball and socket joint and everything". The boy was pulled onto a kayak and rushed to shore, where footage showed him being treated by lifeguards before a helicopter lifted him to a hospital.
That said, we don't need to be absolutely positive about that particular allegation to not trust his character and dismiss his credibility. And not a moment before that. I told it because I recognised in Dr Ford's story that she is telling the truth. I never did that to her. Chris Dudley was the one who went in, under the "egging on" of Brett Kavanaugh and they thought it was amusing.
Amateur footage of the tsunami has gone viral on social media and has been shown on local TV stations. A strong tsunami hit a coastal Indonesian city on Friday following a powerful 7.5 magnitude quake, resulting in panicked people running on the streets amid collapsing buildings.
His testimony followed that Ford's. Last week, a former freshman-year roommate of Kavanaugh's at Yale challenged the nominee's drinking claims. Dianne Feinstein of California, have called for the White House to back up its assurances about the FBI investigation by revealing what, specifically, it has written in its instructions.
Later throughout the hearing, several more Democrats would do the same, but Kavanaugh wouldn't answer. Addressing panel Democrats again, he said: "Boy, ya'll want power". Graham continued, referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham to have a temper tantrum and twice reference fallen television icon Bill Cosby . Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
He added: "A no-deal Brexit is a proposal so damaging to our future that it can not be accepted". He said: "All the countries who are least interested in their people call themselves 'people's", don't they? The UK's Information Commissioner's Office said it would be "making enquiries with the Conservative Party" and "organisations have a legal duty to keep personal data safe and secure".
The move comes after Senate Republicans agreed to delay a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to give the FBI one week to look into into allegations of sexual assault brought against him - all of which the federal appeals court judge denies. Mr Kavanaugh's ascendance to the high court could help lock in a conservative majority for a generation, shaping dozens of rulings on abortion, regulation, the environment and more.
Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the beach in the city of Palu on Friday when waves as high as six metres (18 feet) smashed onshore at dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path, following a 7.5 magnitude quake.
In addition, Israel has prepared for over a decade for Syria's operation of the S-300 and has weapon systems developed precisely to face it; it also possesses F-35 fighter jets, which were created to strike exactly such systems. The Russians' unwillingness to accept the facts, along with their desire to insist that Israel is responsible, demonstrate that they intend to use the incident to squeeze out the diplomatic maximum in Syria.
Emotions were still running high Friday, and protesters confronted senators in the halls. "That part that he talked about the Clintons I didn't like either", Flake said. The editors at America magazine withdrew their support for Kavanaugh's nomination following Ford's testimony . "Any impact that this entire episode has had on women's willingness to come forward and report sexual assault, which I encourage them all to do immediately after it happens, is caused by the Democrats, is ...
President Donald Trump said on Friday that he acceded to a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee to have the FBI investigate sexual abuse accusations against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee proceeded to vote in favor of advancing Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate floor on a party line vote with all Republicans voting "yes" and all Democrats voting "no".
The foreign affairs department has provided assistance to Filipinos who were aboard the Air Niugini flight that crash landed in a Pacific lagoon on Friday. "We don't really know what happened ... people were rescued by boats - 36 passengers and 11 crew were all rescued, only the plane is sinking right now", he added.
Kavanaugh has been questioned by Committee investigators about all these accusations and denies all. "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone", he said in a statement. She says he held her down, covered her mouth, and tried to strip off her clothing. Ford's statement said she didn't know Kavanaugh well and that she recalls the house party as "almost surely a spur of the moment gathering".
After raking the outlying islands, the typhoon is forecast to pick up speed and approach western Japan on Sunday, remaining very strong as it barrels over the mainland. West Japan Railway said it would suspend all services in the Osaka region and cancel some Shinkansen bullet trains by noon on Sunday. Five people suffered injuries in storm-related accidents in Okinawa, but no one was feared dead, local officials said.
The FBI wasted little time reaching out to Deborah Ramirez , who says Kavanaugh thrust his exposed penis in her face at a Yale party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. "When and if we do, we will promptly disclose to them all information and witnesses in our possession", Michael Avenatti , a lawyer for Swetnick, said on Saturday on Twitter.
But on Saturday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho blamed USA sanctions for the lack of progress since then. Ri noted that despite Pyongyang's significant good-will measures towards denuclearization, Washington has shown no corresponding action.
Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him", Judge's lawyer Barbara Van Gelder told CNBC in an email. In her testimony Thursday, Ford said that Judge watched Kavanaugh assault her and "seemed ambivalent"-"at times urging Brett on and at times telling him to stop".
Referring to the first-ever report on Kashmir published by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that had called for an worldwide probe into the numerous violations, he said it had exposed India's face. India also questioned the freedom experienced by UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed's in Pakistan as he continued to set up candidates for electoral office.
Some buildings were completely flattened. More than half of the 560 inmates in a Palu prison fled after its walls collapsed during the quake, said its warden, Adhi Yan Ricoh. "It hit everything on land". Patients are treated on the hallway of a hospital affected by quake in Poso, Central Sulawesi , Indonesia, Saturday, Sept.
One woman begged Flake to look her in the eye. But the change of heart of Arizona senator Jeff Flake , a Republican who is retiring from the Senate this year, was pivotal in at least delaying the elevation of Judge Kavanaugh. Jeff Flake , center, at the end of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, September 28, 2019. After sexual assault allegations surfaced against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh , Sen.
Despite the positive atmosphere generated from the Moon-Kim summit, challenges still remain before achieving the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula , said experts . Pompeo said. "Do you know how close he was to pressing the trigger for war?" North Korea had made global inspection of its main nuclear site conditional on "corresponding measures".
Graham personally addressed Kavanaugh to apologize for the questioning of his high school yearbook comments and his beer drinking habits. The nominee said he did not know. "My problem is that so numerous GOP seniors say they believe Dr. Ford was sexually assaulted, but they don't believe by who", she said. "None", the senator declared.
Swetnick said Kavanaugh's claim of "innocence" and lack of sexual activity in high school was "absolutely false and a lie". All eyes will be on the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday as Kavanaugh testifies along with his earliest public accuser , Christine Blasey Ford .