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China has not yet commented and is in the midst of a weeklong holiday. A person familiar with the investigation into the disappearance said the initial working assumption of Western investigators was that Meng had antagonised Chinese authorities in some way and had been detained as a result.
  • Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser at Campaign Rally

    Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser at Campaign Rally

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    Scrutiny has been building this week on Kavanaugh , not only because of the accusations, but because of his testimony at that hearing. At least one undecided Republican, Sen. The probe came after Kavanaugh faced a heavily-scrutinized set of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a possible confirmation in the Senate.
  • First Lady Of United States Of America Arrives In Ghana

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    Her son, Barron, did not accompany her on the trip. The trip is Melania Trump's first major solo outing overseas as first lady. Earlier Tuesday she visited a baby clinic in Ghana to highlight her interest in child welfare. Trump, according to Grisham. The first ladies met privately at Ghana's presidential palace, the Jubilee House after meeting for the first time at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in NY last week.
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer says Kavanaugh demonstrated partisanship, may have lied to Senate

    Sen. Chuck Schumer says Kavanaugh demonstrated partisanship, may have lied to Senate

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    Mr Trump ordered the FBI to carry out an investigation, lasting up to a week , of the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh after Senate Republican leaders were pressed by moderate senators in Mr Trump's own party. I actually think it's a good thing for Judge Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh testified Thursday that claims of misconduct and sexual assault from 1982 are untrue.
  • Teen attacked by shark at Southern California beach

    Teen attacked by shark at Southern California beach

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    Saturday. He added: "He was conscious, he was above water, and the bystanders were able to get him up on the beach. and he was talking all the way to when he was being transported". "We're telling him he's going to be OK, that it's going to be all right", said Chad Hammel, one of the people who helped the boy. At first he thought it was the excited yell of a fellow lobster diver.
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    Republican Senator Says They Are Investigating Feinstein

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    The senator added, "I find it offensive that if somebody defends themselves against wholesale character assassination trying to destroy him and his family, that - the temperament I saw was a man who was innocent, who was rightly offended by being destroyed for a political objective".
  • US, Canada Make Final Efforts to Save NAFTA

    US, Canada Make Final Efforts to Save NAFTA

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    The prime minister, the foreign affairs minister, and Canada's ambassador to the USA are leading the Canadian negotiations from Ottawa, as the US and Mexican imposed deadline of September 30 at midnight closes in. Ujczo said the two sides have also largely settled on a dispute-resolution mechanism similar to that in the original NAFTA known as Chapter 19 - an issue that has always been a major stumbling block in the talks - and on a higher duty-free threshold for goods shipped into Canada: ...
  • Trump 'fell in LOVE' with Kim Jong-un as they wrote letters

    Trump 'fell in LOVE' with Kim Jong-un as they wrote letters

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    Trump began by talking of the massive threat that North Korea posed before he took office in January 2017. So far, all three said, speaking on the condition of anonymity, the North has not even agreed to define basic terms such as "denuclearization", "verifiable", and "irreversible".
  • Tsunami leaves path of death in Indonesia

    Tsunami leaves path of death in Indonesia

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    The tsunami , which followed a magnitude-7.5 quake, swept away buildings and unsuspecting victims caught in its path. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the waves reached as high as six metres in at least one area, according to a report relayed by a man who called to say he survived only by climbing a tree.
  • No-deal Brexit better than current European Union offer

    No-deal Brexit better than current European Union offer

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    Her spokesman said later that May was specifically referring to the type of deal the European Union is now offering on future trade, which Britain believes will split England, Wales and Scotland from Northern Ireland by insisting Northern Ireland adhere to different customs rules.
  • Alan Dershowitz Urges Delay Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote For FBI Probe

    Alan Dershowitz Urges Delay Of Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote For FBI Probe

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    Senator Richard Blumenthal has called on the Republican leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay the planned vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court . Maybe that last charge is entirely fanciful. Still, the harshly political tone adopted by Kavanaugh and Republican senators amounted to a new territory for a judicial nominee.
  • USA sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro

    USA sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro

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    On Tuesday, the Treasury Department announced new sanctions against Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro, the former attorney general and president of the National Assembly. "... If he's here, if he wants to meet, I don't know". Beyond rallying Maduro's opponents, it's unclear what impact the sanctions will have. His desire for some sort of reconciliation with the US has increased as worldwide pressure has been building on his socialist government at a time of hyperinflation and widespread ...
  • No Lives Lost in Boeing 737’s Micronesia Lagoon Landing

    No Lives Lost in Boeing 737’s Micronesia Lagoon Landing

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    The accident took place at the Chuuk global airport on the Weno island of the South Pacific nation of Micronesia. It had been on route to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. Air Niugini in Port Moresby was not immediately available for comment. The aircraft was being operated by Air Niugini, the national carrier of Papua New Guinea.
  • Christine Ford-Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Is Underway

    Christine Ford-Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Is Underway

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    He is expected to testify later in the day. Kavanaugh , 53, has vehemently denied the accusation. Kavanaugh's comments Thursday came in an extraordinary, 45-minute opening statement in which he repeatedly expressed rancor toward Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

    Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

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    Bill Cassidy (R-La.) reacted on "Outnumbered Overtime" to the third sexual misconduct accusation against Brett Kavanaugh . Michael Avenatti has revealed the identity of a third Kavanaugh accuser, Juliet Swetnick, in a bombshell tweet , along with a sworn statement detailing her allegations.
  • Donald Trump accuses China of interfering in midterm elections

    Donald Trump accuses China of interfering in midterm elections

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    As chairman of a session of the top United Nations body, Mr Trump denounced the "horrible, one-sided" nuclear deal with Iran that he ditched in May, to the dismay of European allies . In the years since the deal was signed, Iran's aggression only increased. "The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship". One month ago, he tweeted , "All of the fools that are so focused on looking only at Russian Federation should start also looking in another direction, China".
  • Brett Kavanaugh Savages Michael Avenatti Client Claims:

    Brett Kavanaugh Savages Michael Avenatti Client Claims: "Twilight Zone"

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    The allegations come from Julie Swetnick , who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. "I'm hear for civic duty to tell you what happened between me and Brett Kavanaugh in high school", Dr. "Such grotesque and obvious character assassination - if allowed to succeed - will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country", Kavanaugh, Trump's second high court nominee, said in a statement released ahead of Thursday's planned Senate Judiciary ...
  • Bellingcat: Skripal suspect Boshirov identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga

    Bellingcat: Skripal suspect Boshirov identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga

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    Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the poisoning. Bellingcat suggested the award may have been given for the service in Ukraine, where Mr Putin's troops are accused of backing pro-Moscow rebels fighting government forces. The website bills itself as "the home of online investigations" and its report on the man it revealed to be Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga has made headlines around the world.
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'

    Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'

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    The identity of the lawyer - who will question Ford and Kavanaugh - is expected to be disclosed Thursday morning before the hearing , and her time for questioning will be equal to what the committee Democrats get. "It's just a game to them, but it's a very risky game for our country", Trump said. "How many women have kept their experiences quiet because they knew they would hear that?" Sen.
  • Coons: Kavanaugh ‘Bears the Burden of Disproving These Allegations’

    Coons: Kavanaugh ‘Bears the Burden of Disproving These Allegations’

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    On Monday, the president's Supreme Court nominee Mr Kavanaugh rejected the accusations of sexual assault when he was young and said he would not withdraw from consideration for the high court. Kavanaugh's testimony about the allegations, along with the testimony of one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , is expected to take place Thursday.
  • 3rd woman comes forward with accusations against Brett Kavanaugh

    3rd woman comes forward with accusations against Brett Kavanaugh

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    Swetnick claimed under penalty of perjury in a document provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee that in approximately 1982, she had been gang-raped at a house party while Kavanaugh and Judge were present . FOX 5 has not been able to corroborate Swetnick's allegations and is investigating the claims. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations. No-Rapey-SCOTUS Talking Points: Swetnick describes a high school culture that has been backed up by numerous people over the past two weeks.
  • Kavanaugh confirmation vote scheduled for Friday

    Kavanaugh confirmation vote scheduled for Friday

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    Ford's allegation and another accusation by a second woman have imperiled Kavanaugh's chances of confirmation to the lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court. Ramirez's lawyer, John Clune, said in television interviews on NBC and CBS on Wednesday that she has not been invited to speak to senators. "She said that she had been nearly raped by someone who was now a federal judge".
  • Russia to boost Syrian air defence with S-300 system

    Russia to boost Syrian air defence with S-300 system

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    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that President Vladimir Putin ordered additional security measures after a Syrian Soviet-era S-200 missile shot down the Russian military plane by mistake, killing 15, in an incident last Monday that Moscow blames on Israel.
  • Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, injured in the Indian Ocean, is rescued

    Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, injured in the Indian Ocean, is rescued

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    The Indian Navy's P8I aircraft, which flew from Mauritius in the early hours of Sunday, has located the "mast broken boat rolling excessively", he said. Tomy had been keeping in contact with rescue authorities through text messages, but batteries on his two devices were running low, Gaden said. "The aircraft will also overfly Gregor McGuckin's Irish yacht, Hanley Energy Endurance , also dismasted during the same storm".
  • Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Responds to His Siblings

    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Responds to His Siblings

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    Rep. Paul Gosar is Arizona's Republican Congressman for the state's Fourth District, but he's up for reelection in November and he's got a bit of an issue - 6 of his siblings are actively campaigning for his opponent. In it, six men and women discuss their various problems with Gosar as a candidate - before revealing that they're all his siblings. Sad or not, other siblings piled on.
  • Rod Rosenstein Offers Resignation to John Kelly

    Rod Rosenstein Offers Resignation to John Kelly

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    Rod Rosenstein , the seniormost official in the US Justice Department now overseeing the Robert Mueller probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US 2016 elections is said to have verbally offered his resignation to Donald Trump's chief of staff John Kelly Monday.
  • GOP's Graham assures respectful hearing for Ford

    GOP's Graham assures respectful hearing for Ford

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    The Committee had delayed a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford's allegations emerged last week, and her lawyers and committee staff were negotiating the conditions of her testimony. Ford attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks had said that many aspects of Grassley's latest offer were "fundamentally inconsistent" with the committee's promise of a "fair, impartial investigation".
  • Nun rape: Bishop questioning restarts on Day 2

    Nun rape: Bishop questioning restarts on Day 2

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    Mulakkal had also approached for the anticipatory bail which was rejected by the Kerala High Court on September 18. Police sources said while Mulakkal, during interrogation, stuck to his claim that he did not rape the nun, he was arrested following contradictions in his statements , circumstantial evidence, statements of witnesses, and the nun's statement under Section 164 of the CrPC.