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World News HARRIS DEFIANT: Sen. Kamala Harris Asks Supporters to Sign Petition Against Kavanaugh
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Immediately after Collins' speech, Manchin of West Virginia issued a statement declaring his support. Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the final formerly undecided senators to announce their votes. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, who voted to advance Kavanaugh, said she will announce her decision on confirmation later Friday. Well, the White House fought for this nomination, and won.

World News Russia, India announce major air defence system deal
Author: 0 Russia, India announce major air defence system deal

India's acquisition of the S-400 long-range missile systems has been considered critical to countering a perceived threat from China, which is increasingly making economic inroads throughout South Asia, India's traditional sphere of influence, according to military experts.

World News Nation’s divisions reflected, deepened by fight for court
Author: 0 Nation’s divisions reflected, deepened by fight for court

That would let Kavanaugh win by the same two-vote margin he'd have received had both senators voted. Outside, protesters shouted "shame on you" as Manchin spoke to reporters about his decision. " Very proud of the US Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh! " the president tweeted. In theory, Kavanaugh could be confirmed, sworn in and sitting on the mahogany bench in the traditional black justice's robe by Tuesday, when the court is next in session.

World News 5 law enforcement officers shot in Florence, South Carolina
Author: 0 5 law enforcement officers shot in Florence, South Carolina

Vintage Place is an upscale neighborhood in the western part of the city. "Officers went there unknowing the firepower the suspect had", Boone said at a news conference. He added the police department was assisting the sheriff's office in their response to an incident. Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela said some of the officers were in "serious condition".

World News Former Malaysian Prime Minister's wife, Rosmah Mansor, arrested
Author: 0 Former Malaysian Prime Minister's wife, Rosmah Mansor, arrested

Rosmah Mansor was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon after a round of questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Deputy Chief Commissioner Azam Baki said by text message. "I, as the Prime Minister can only urge the families of those men to stay strong during this very challenging period", he said. The former first couple were barred from global travel on Mahathir's orders after they attempted to board a flight to Jakarta three days after Najib's ruling coalition was ...

World News 'The best Nobel prize in a long time'
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Iraq born Nadia Murad is one of the 3,000 Yazidi victims of rape and abuses by ISIS . Later, speaking at a news conference at the hospital, he said the prize was an important recognition of many women's trauma. It is an evil she personally experienced during a harrowing three months. Murad is a member of the Yazidi community, against whom the IS has been waging war and performing human rights atrocities of the most violent kind.

World News Russian Federation 'targeted chemical weapons body'
Author: 0 Russian Federation 'targeted chemical weapons body'

Russian Federation has accused the West of "spy mania" and claimed that allegations of Kremlin involvement in worldwide cyberattacks were "propaganda directed against our country". They never made it. Officials said they were from the GRU's Unit 26165, which has also been known as APT 28. Peter Wilson, the British Ambassador to the Netherlands: "Around that time the OPCW was working to independently verify the United Kingdom's analysis of the chemical weapons used in the poisoning of ...

World News US, North Korea: South Korea Pushes for Compromise Deal
Author: 0 US, North Korea: South Korea Pushes for Compromise Deal

He said Pyongyang had taken 'significant goodwill measures, ' such as halting nuclear and missile testing and dismantling a nuclear test site with no response from Washington . He said there was unanimous support for this at last week's U.N. General Assembly, even if Russian Federation and China "had some ideas about how we might begin to think about a time when it would be appropriate to reduce them".

World News Retired Supreme Court Justice Changes Mind on Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Retired Supreme Court Justice Changes Mind on Kavanaugh

That we think of him as a liberal says everything about how far right the Court has lurched already, and how much farther Kavanaugh can still take it. Earlier this year Stevens penned a New York Times op-ed calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. The Senate advanced Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday, setting up a final vote expected on Saturday.

World News Bolton Tells Reporter That ‘Palestine’ Isn’t A State
Author: 0 Bolton Tells Reporter That ‘Palestine’ Isn’t A State

After the Trump administration moved the USA embassy to Jerusalem in May, the Palestinian Authority filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a United Nations tribunal. Bolton also noted that both Republican and Democrat administrations have been against the United Nations recognizing "Palestine" as a state. National Security Adviser John Bolton blasted the case, saying it was a political stunt by "the so-called state of Palestine", a provocative remark likely to ...

World News Senate To Take Decisive Vote On Kavanaugh Amid Protest From Democrats
Author: 0 Senate To Take Decisive Vote On Kavanaugh Amid Protest From Democrats

But he said he remains the same "hardworking, even-keeled" person he has always been. "I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad", he wrote. "Their rage-fueled resistance is starting to backfire at a level that nobody has ever seen before", Trump told the fired-up crowd. He was referring to polling that shows some improvement for Republicans heading into the midterm election.

World News BLOODY YES: All States Unanimously Agree To Axe The Tampon Tax
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would be heaping pressure on Labor leader Bill Shorten to back the changes. At a pivotal meeting in Melbourne today, the states and territories backed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's push to remove the 10 per cent GST from sanitary items - known colloquially as the " tampon tax " - from January 1 next year.

World News Interpol president ‘MISSING’: Meng Hongwei disappears in China - France launches probe
Author: 0 Interpol president ‘MISSING’: Meng Hongwei disappears in China - France launches probe

She said there had been no news of him since. During a speech at the 86th Interpol General Assembly in Beijing in September 2017, Meng talked about the importance of global cooperation and combating cybercrime. Interpol's main function is to provide a mechanism for police forces in different countries to notify each other of wanted suspects. Meng has held several senior positions in China including vice minister of public security.

World News Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser He Had Previously Called ‘Very Credible Witness’
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The FBI could complete its interviews Wednesday and provide investigative summaries to the White House and Senators soon after. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has vowed to hold a full Senate vote on the nomination by the end of the week as senators await the results of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the allegations of misconduct by Kavanaugh.

World News Trump inspires less confidence than Putin
Author: 0 Trump inspires less confidence than Putin

The only leader that is trusted by more than half, became the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel): its activity is positively assessed by 52 percent of respondents. However, the poll also found very little confidence in the countries surveyed that the current American leader would do the right thing in global affairs.

World News USA and Chinese Destroyers Involved in ‘Unsafe’ Encounter at Sea
Author: 0 USA and Chinese Destroyers Involved in ‘Unsafe’ Encounter at Sea

By expanding its area of operations to the Taiwan Strait, Su continued, the USA was linking the South China Sea and Taiwan and was prepared to confront China across a wider front. The Chinese destroyer came within 41 metres of the American warship, the United States navy said, describing the Chinese move as "unsafe and unprofessional".

World News Michael Avenatti gets scorched over his demands in Kavanaugh probe
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti gets scorched over his demands in Kavanaugh probe

As the FBI investigates the past of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, another witness is coming forward. She also changed the details regarding the "train" of boys lined up to rape women. "They obviously are afraid of what my client might say, which is why they are avoiding her". Reached by phone on Tuesday night, Ketterer said he provided the statement to the committee on Monday night after hearing Swetnick's allegations last week and discussing his memories of her with local leaders ...

World News US, Israel Uneasy As Russia Upgrades Syria's Missile System
Author: 0 US, Israel Uneasy As Russia Upgrades Syria's Missile System

Russia's defense minister says the delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Syria has been completed. Radars and support vehicles were also included in the upgrade to the system. Meanwhile, Muallem said that the prolonging of the Syrian crisis is aimed at enabling Israel to block Syrian Army's achievements in liberating areas controlled by terrorists.

World News USA indicts seven Russian military intelligence agents in global hacking conspiracy
Author: 0 USA indicts seven Russian military intelligence agents in global hacking conspiracy

The Netherlands has accused four Russians of plotting to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ), which had been probing the chemical attack on a Russian ex-spy in the UK. The British ambassador to the Netherlands said the men caught with spy gear outside OPCW were from the very same GRU section (Unit 26165) accused by American investigators of having broken into the Democratic National Committee's email system before the 2016 U.S.

World News Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father
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On Tuesday, a bombshell report from The New York Times revealed what many of President Donald Trump's critics have suspected since before he even ran for office: his wealth and business empire was a sham. The president has refused to release his own tax returns, breaking with a practice of recent presidents. Trump's father gave millions to his kids in a way that was structured to sidestep gift and inheritance taxes .

World News McConnell takes key step toward vote on Kavanaugh nomination
Author: 0 McConnell takes key step toward vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Dick Durbin noted that, because the background checks are confidential, the Democrats are limited in what they can say publicly about them. Besides Trump, Senate Republicans also began to aim credibility questions at Ford . None of the three undecided Republicans would say if they had made their minds up one way or another. Democrats suggested that they saw troubling details in the report but didn't hint at what they were.

World News Try not to die the next time you take a selfie
Author: 0 Try not to die the next time you take a selfie

Researchers writing in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care found at least 259 people died in 137 selfie-related incidents across the globe over the six-year period. One possible way to prevent selfie deaths would be "no selfie zones", Dr Bansal said, banning them in certain areas such as water bodies, mountain peaks, and at the top of tall buildings.

World News U.S. would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary -NATO envoy
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American officials are insisting to denial from the Russian administration that Moscow have a new medium-ranged missile in its inventory, the Novator 9M729 , which North Atlantic Treaty Organisation refer to as the SSC-8. The new missile is thought to be based on Russia's Kalibr missile, a sea-launched cruise missile not covered by the INF treaty. Russia, which denies that it is in violation of the treaty, labelled Hutchison's comments as risky.

World News Utah vet confessed to sending ricin envelopes, officials say
Author: 0 Utah vet confessed to sending ricin envelopes, officials say

One of the letters was addressed to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The Pentagon received two envelopes addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Earlier it had been reported that the substance in the letters had tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. All US Postal Service mail received at the Pentagon mail screening facility on Monday is now under quarantine and poses no threat to Pentagon personnel, according to Pentagon spokesperson Col.

World News Dairy farmers group say they're paying the price to seal trade deal
Author: 0 Dairy farmers group say they're paying the price to seal trade deal

Ford says he is anxious about the impact of Canada's reported concessions on Class 7 milk and access to Ontario's dairy market could have on our agriculture sector. That is "incremental progress", said chief executive Jim Mulhern of the National Milk Producers Federation. NYFB is also encouraged by language that will eliminate Canada's Class 7 dairy pricing program as well as increase access to Canada's dairy market.

World News Canada reach agreement on new trade deal
Author: 0 Canada reach agreement on new trade deal

Assuming that a likely prolonged trade war between the United States and China continues, and China maintains tariffs on USA energy and agricultural imports, Canada may find it impossible for the US government to agree to Ottawa concluding a trade deal with Beijing that includes non-tariff Canadian exports of energy and agricultural products to China, which clearly put the same USA exports to China in a disadvantaged position.

Author: 0 USA charges seven Russian intelligence officers with hacking

The US government has announced criminal charges against seven Russian intelligence officers. The United States on Thursday indicted seven Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to hack computers and steal data in a bid to delegitimize global anti-doping organizations and expose officials who revealed a Russian state-sponsored athlete doping program.

Author: 0 Monica McLean Says Christine Ford Never Coached Her on Polygraph

I don't know. Where's the house? The FBI has reportedly concluded the investigation and members of the Senate are set to review the report on Thursday. I don't know. But I had one beer. "And a man's life is in tatters, a man's life is shattered", Trump said. Watch Flake's remarks on Today below. "I renew my request for notes from therapy sessions in which Dr.

World News Music, dance as Mrs. Trump arrives in Ghana on Africa trip
Author: 0 Music, dance as Mrs. Trump arrives in Ghana on Africa trip

Trump and her host also visited infants in the hospital's newly constructed NICU wing. It's also odd that we're somehow supposed to believe that someone complicit in Trump's baleful treatment of immigrant children in the United States would care about African children.

World News WSJ Reports White House Found No Corroboration of Allegations Against Kavanaugh
Author: 0 WSJ Reports White House Found No Corroboration of Allegations Against Kavanaugh

McConnell said in a letter Wednesday to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that he believes Democrats would only use such a briefing to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation. President Trump, while making his case that Kavanaugh deserves a spot on the Supreme Court , told the rally crowd in MS, "I don't even know him". Senate judiciary committee Democrats sent a letter on Wednesday to Republican senator Charles Grassley, chair of the committee, calling for "bipartisan ground rules" for how ...