Packages that may contain ricin found on Pentagon grounds

Two or more packages delivered to the Pentagon this week were suspected to contain the deadly poison ricin , according to an official. We'll keep you updated. Neither envelope entered the Pentagon , the screening facility is on the Pentagon com... More..

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Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats, United Nations employees
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats, United Nations employees

In a statement to NBC News , a State Department spokesman doubled down on this reasoning, saying the policy change is " to help ensure and promote equal treatment " between straight and gay couples. Previo...More..

Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'

The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Ford said duri...More..

China condemns USA for South China Sea freedom of navigation operation
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

China condemns USA for South China Sea freedom of navigation operation

In response, Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Tuesday: "The US has been repeatedly sending warships to the islands and the adjacent waters in the South China Sea , which has seriously threate...More..

Forget Canada and Mexico. It's all about China
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Forget Canada and Mexico. It's all about China

Trump had threatened to go ahead with a revamped NAFTA - with or without Canada. While the president told reporters that he is "not at all confident" Congress - which could see the House back under control of...More..

Turkey asks Germany to return 136 people with alleged terror links - Hurriyet
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Turkey asks Germany to return 136 people with alleged terror links - Hurriyet

He also repeated Turkey's accusation that Washington is protecting Gulen, who has been based in the United States for two decades, and said the conviction in a NY court of an executive of state-owned Halkbank...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation grills second woman accusing judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation grills second woman accusing judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault

Roche also said he believed Deborah Ramirez, another Yale classmate who claimed sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. His comments came after Christine Blasey Ford , a California psychologist, said during e...More..

by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

US, Canada reach trilateral trade pact with Mexico to replace NAFTA

In addition, the two countries agreed to shield Canada from automobile tariffs imposed by the U.S. The deal appears to preserve the key dispute-resolution provisions- Chapter 19-which allow for independent pa...More..

Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band

A new report by The New York Times details an incident in the 1980s in which Brett Kavanaugh reportedly threw his beer in a man's face. Kavanaugh was an undergrad at Yale at the time of the incident a...More..

Kavanaugh suffered 'meanness' of the Democratic Party
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Kavanaugh suffered 'meanness' of the Democratic Party

Manchin is now in a competitive race against Republican candidate Patrick Morrisey , whose campaign released an internal poll showing the race between the two was in dead heat. Trump read the state's latest ...More..

Famous Iraqi beauty queen shot dead in Baghdad, mourned by fans
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Famous Iraqi beauty queen shot dead in Baghdad, mourned by fans

The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior has launched an investigation into the crime and is yet to identify the perpetrators. Maamouri said she believed Fares' killing may be linked to the deaths of Rasha al-Has...More..

More Than 840 Dead in Indonesia after Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

More Than 840 Dead in Indonesia after Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami

People are "very afraid" to return to their homes because they fear aftershocks , Siregar said . A Reuters witness said queues at petrol stations on the approaches to Palu stretched for kilometres. "We ...More..

'The world will laugh at Netanyahu's anti-Iran show'
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

'The world will laugh at Netanyahu's anti-Iran show'

Netanyahu said that under Trump the US-Israel alliance is stronger than ever, and that Bolton's visit gives the two countries the opportunity to "align our policies even more closely on Iran, on Syria, on Gaz...More..

Trump authorises expansion of Kavanaugh probe
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Trump authorises expansion of Kavanaugh probe

Separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee made public late on Sunday a previously unreleased interview with Kavanaugh from September 26, before a public hearing with Ford, in which he denied all the alleg...More..

New Trade Deal: USMCA Will Replace NAFTA
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

New Trade Deal: USMCA Will Replace NAFTA

Dairy was one of the core remaining hurdles to striking a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had vowed to defend the nation's restricted sector. Negotiators from both ...More..

North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

In November a year ago, a North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own military as he crossed to the South Korean side of the JSA in Panmunjom. Military engineers are performing the hazardous task on th...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation can question 'anybody' about Kavanaugh
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation can question 'anybody' about Kavanaugh

The activists behind the protests said they planned to keep up the effort as the FBI investigates accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh when he was in high school and college. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) ...More..

Canada, U.S. reach deal to save NAFTA as trilateral trade pact
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Canada, U.S. reach deal to save NAFTA as trilateral trade pact

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer added that the tariffs are a completely separate issue from the trade deal as far as the administration is concerned. "Without tariffs we wouldn't be talking ab...More..

Watch Trump Bully Female Reporters At The White House!
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Watch Trump Bully Female Reporters At The White House!

I know you're not thinking". In the clip, from Monday (October 1), the President calls on the reporter and when she doesn't immediately ask the question , he says, "She's shocked that I picked her. But Trump...More..

by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Republicans’ prosecutor for Kavanaugh hearing says she wouldn’t lay criminal charges

Mr Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge, who Ms Ford says was in the room when a drunken Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, said that he will cooperate with any law enforcement agency that will "confiden...More..

Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Rules
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Rules

The White House didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. "This is a bombshell victory enabling us to move forward to hold the president accountable for violating the chief corruption prohibition in...More..

Sexual Assault Hotline Sees Surge After Kavanaugh Hearings
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Sexual Assault Hotline Sees Surge After Kavanaugh Hearings

The hotline is run by RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, and is available for survivors to access for counseling and assistance. The number of people who called the hotline was "201% above avera...More..

by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Iran fires missiles at Syria jihadists after deadly attack

Several militants were killed in the missile attack in the Albu Kamal region of eastern Syria, according to Fars News . Iran has supported President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war, sending hundreds of ...More..

Drone footage shows extent of devastation after Indonesia tsunami
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Drone footage shows extent of devastation after Indonesia tsunami

Hundreds of people gathered at the wrecked eight-storey Tatura Mall searching for loved ones. Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited the region Sunday afternoon, urging a "day and night" effort to save all ...More..

Ford has not been contacted by FBI yet in Kavanaugh investigation
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Ford has not been contacted by FBI yet in Kavanaugh investigation

Flake, on the other hand, was more forgiving on this point. Democrats say they won't stand by quietly if the FBI is seen as doing only a cursory investigation. It's a Senate process. Trump on Monday indic...More..

Moderate quake strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi, but no tsunami threat
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Moderate quake strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi, but no tsunami threat

Patients evacuated from a hospital after the natural disaster in Poso, Central Sulawesi. The festival was in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, which was strewn with debris from collapsed buildin...More..

by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Former Yale Classmate Now Says Kavanaugh Lied About His Drinking Problem

Mitchell's memo applies withering skepticism to Ford's testimony and says, "I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee". "Dr. Ford identified ...More..

Philip Hammond vows to stick with austerity in conference speech
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Philip Hammond vows to stick with austerity in conference speech

At the start of what is set to be one of the Conservative Party's stormiest annual conferences, May's plans were once again attacked by two former ministers, with former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson , call...More..

Graham Pointedly Changes Twitter Pic, Says Blasey Ford Has 'A Problem'
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Graham Pointedly Changes Twitter Pic, Says Blasey Ford Has 'A Problem'

The South Carolina senator has become one of Kavanaugh's fiercest advocates in Congress, and has used the hearings to address a cultural referendum on allegations of sexual misconduct. "Blistering statement f...More..

Passengers safe after plane ditches into Pacific lagoon
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Passengers safe after plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

The Navy crew turned their attention to transferring the soaked passengers and crew to their boat. According to Borja, the Filipinos were on their way to the Philippines for a vacation when their plane crash...More..