• Supreme Court kicks off term without 9th justice, as Kavanaugh vote nears

    Supreme Court kicks off term without 9th justice, as Kavanaugh vote nears

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    President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct an investigation into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , a process that will be "extensive", said retired FBI agent Warren Flagg. Given the choice, 48 percent believe Ford more than Kavanaugh, and 41 percent believe Kavanaugh more than Ford. Ford accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a party in the 1980s when both were teenagers, but she has been unable to recall some details about the night in question, including the precise date ...
  • FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

    FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

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    Meanwhile, some Republicans want their own investigation into how accuser Christine Blasey Ford's letter about Kavanaugh was leaked to the media. "We're going to do a wholesale, full-scale investigation of what I think was a despicable process to deter it from happening again".
  • F-35 crashes in US, apparent first crash of its kind

    F-35 crashes in US, apparent first crash of its kind

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    A military official says the plane is a Marine F-35B fighter jet on a routine training mission. "More information will be provided as it becomes available". Few details were revealed about the airstrike. The F-35 is the largest and most expensive weapons programme of its type in the world. The jet costs about $100 million.
  • Justin Trudeau says Canadians are tough negotiators

    Justin Trudeau says Canadians are tough negotiators

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    Some Democrats said they could not support a NAFTA trade deal without Canada. In Ottawa, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Ambassador David MacNaughton have been taking part in an aggressive, long-distance, last-minute push to get a deal done over the weekend.
  • Trump orders new FBI probe of Kavanaugh, Senate vote delayed

    Trump orders new FBI probe of Kavanaugh, Senate vote delayed

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    Judge Kavauaugh replied: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". While Ford is not the only woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct , she is the only one scheduled to testify publicly. Ford. the next day, I called Dr. Ford, we spoke on the phone, she reiterated that she wanted this held confidential". President Donald Trump has once again lambasted the Democrats for their treatment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , telling his followers to "pray" for the judge, ...
  • India, Pakistan at United Nations trade blame over failed bid for talks

    India, Pakistan at United Nations trade blame over failed bid for talks

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    She advised that the United Nations must try and emulate the format of a family the nations must work together and keep every country's goals in perspective for the welfare of the world. # Sushma Swaraj UNGA address begins: EAM Sushma Swaraj begins her statement at the UNGA Congratulating Ma Fernanda Espinosa on assuming the position as the President of the 73rd Session of the UNGA, EAM said that the first woman to occupy this eminent chair was an Indian Smt.
  • President Trump's tough stance on trade forces Mexico, Canada to make choices

    President Trump's tough stance on trade forces Mexico, Canada to make choices

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    U.S. President Donald Trump says he rejected a request for a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss NAFTA this week because Canada's tariffs are too high and the country's negotiators have refused to budge. "I don't like playing chicken with the future of the Canadian economy", the ambassador said at an event hosted by Politico. "Frankly, we're thinking of just taxing cars that come in from Canada".
  • Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

    Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

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    While Ri reprised familiar North Korean complaints about Washington's resistance to a "phased" approach to denuclearisation under which North Korea would be rewarded as it took gradual steps, his statement appeared significant in that it did not reject unilateral denuclearisation out of hand as Pyongyang has done in the past.
  • Body found in hunt for N Carolina six year old — Maddox Ritch

    Body found in hunt for N Carolina six year old — Maddox Ritch

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    Earlier Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Charlotte tweeted, "With heavy hearts we announce a body believed to be 6-year-old Maddox Ritch was found at approximately 1 p.m. The FBI and more than two dozen local and state police departments have been searching for the missing boy. Authorities also partially drained the 80-acre lake to better see the shoreline.
  • SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala

    SC lifts ban on women entering Sabarimala

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    While women have largely been demanding the removal of the archaic rule that prohibits their entry into the temple, the Travancore Devaswom Board has said that tradition and customs can not be broken. There may be some hurdles, but the government will work to implement the law . She said she had expected such a judgement and credited the country's legal system and Constitution for it.
  • May calls for businesses to invest in post-Brexit UK

    May calls for businesses to invest in post-Brexit UK

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    But if a deal is struck, perhaps then or perhaps at an expected extraordinary summit in mid-November, then it would have to be approved by both the British and European Union parliaments . And David Mallon, a delegate from the North East, was embraced by party leader Jeremy Corbyn after opposing a second referendum and describing the European Union as a "capitalists' club".
  • Trump to stress US-N.Korea summit in United Nations speech

    Trump to stress US-N.Korea summit in United Nations speech

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    More world leaders step up to the podium at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday but the lion's share of attention will be down the hall where U.S. Trump's unilateral approach to foreign affairs has marked a stark contrast from his predecessor. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , who also addressed the United Nations , launched a scathing attack on Trump and his administration for abandoning global norms and imposing sanctions that amount to "economic terrorism".
  • Kavanaugh Confirmation Odds Tank After Blasey Ford’s Testimony

    Kavanaugh Confirmation Odds Tank After Blasey Ford’s Testimony

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    Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Senator Chuck Grassley opened the hearing with an apology to both Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh. She began by expressing sympathy for Ford, who'd said she was "terrified" to testify, saying, "I just wanted to let you know, I'm very sorry".
  • Adultery no longer a crime, Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 IPC

    Adultery no longer a crime, Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 IPC

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    It is not clear how many men have been prosecuted under the law since its inception - there is no data available. The Supreme Court today struck down adultery as an offence and termed Section 497 as unconstitutional. "They are not in any way situated differently than men", Shine's petition said. "Adultery can be a ground for divorce but not a criminal offence". Even though the court admitted that "without a shadow of doubt", adultery is grounds for divorce, it noted how 'a man having ...
  • Jewish Woman Accuses Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct In High School

    Jewish Woman Accuses Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct In High School

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    The unconfirmed allegation was made public on the eve of the long-awaited hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee involving Kavanaugh and another accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , a California college professor. The White House had no immediate comment on the allegations by Swetnick. "I think it's frightful what the Democrats have done - it's a con game, they really are con artists", he said.