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by | September 30, 2018 | 18:40

Regarding other allegations - some of which have been anonymous - that have come to the committee since Ford came forward, Kavanaugh has called some of them "ridiculous", his supporters tell CNN . Then a letter by psychologist and statistics professor Doctor Christine Blasey Ford emerged making claims of sexual assault against him. The all-male Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee has hired a female lawyer with experience prosecuting sex crimes, Rachel Mitchell , to ...

by | September 30, 2018 | 18:38

Trump is already facing a separate emoluments suit filed by the attorneys general of Washington, D.C. and Maryland that is moving forward. Trump's attorneys say the president does not need approval for any foreign patronage of his private businesses while the lawmakers say the emoluments clause applies to all foreign compensation, including for services rendered in a private capacity.

by | September 30, 2018 | 18:25

Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem also called on Syrian refugees to come home, AFP reported, even though the country's war is now in its eighth year. Al-Moallem said "any foreign presence on Syrian territory without the consent of the Syrian government is illegal, and constitutes a flagrant violation of worldwide law and the U.N.

by | September 30, 2018 | 17:50

Bickford, an instructor from Skydive New England , was participating in a tandem jump. A search team found Bickford's body shortly before 5:30 p.m. Officials are not sure if the missing skydiver was blown off course or if something else happened. The investigation to determine what caused the fatal skydiving accident is ongoing, MacDonald said.

by | September 30, 2018 | 17:28

A powerful natural disaster sparked a violent tsunami caught on video in Indonesia on Friday - after a tsunami warning had already been lifted. "All national potential will be deployed, and tomorrow morning we will deploy Hercules and helicopters to provide assistance in tsunami-affected areas", he said in a TV interview.

by | September 30, 2018 | 17:12

While the precise scope of the investigation remained unclear, Trump told reporters Saturday that "the FBI, as you know, is all over talking to everybody" and said "this could be a blessing in disguise". "They have free rein ". "They're going to pull in agents off of other assignments and devote as many as it takes to accomplishing this". "And hopefully at the conclusion everything will be fine".

by | September 30, 2018 | 15:01

Kavanaugh has also forcefully denied the allegations by Swetnick, calling them completely false and ridiculous. "I think it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week in order to let the FBI do an investigation limited in time and scope to the current allegations", Flake said in an apparent reference to an accusation by Christine Blasey Ford against Kavanaugh.

by | September 30, 2018 | 13:36

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo , seems to be on the verge of restarting deadlocked nuclear diplomacy more than three months after the Singapore meeting. "He wrote me attractive letters". Trump used his debut address at the UN General Assembly 12 months ago to threaten to "totally destroy" North Korea and belittle its leader as "rocket man", prompting Kim to respond by calling the president a "mentally deranged United States dotard ".

by | September 30, 2018 | 13:31

There's still a lot of drama engulfing the Hill . He also hinted that the investigation could expand beyond the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh - which the judge has forcefully denied - and blasted Democrats who, he alleged, made the confidential complaint of Christine Blasey Ford public.

by | September 30, 2018 | 12:37

This powerful typhoon is now equal to a Category 3 major hurricane in the Atlantic or East Pacific Ocean. Typhoon Jebi claimed 11 lives and shut down Kansai, the main regional airport. It is the latest storm to threaten Japan in a year filled with more than the usual number of disasters, including punishing heat, heavy rains and landslides.

by | September 30, 2018 | 11:40

The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Kirk is likely to dissipate after dropping heavy rain and causing flooding in the eastern Caribbean. Kirk is expected to produce total rainfall of four to six inches across the northern Windward and southern Leeward Islands with isolated maximum totals up to 10 inches across Martinique and Dominica.

by | September 30, 2018 | 10:52

Earlier Saturday, North Korea's foreign minister said that there was " no way we will denuclearize " without concessions being made by the US. "Without any trust in the USA, there will be no confidence in our national security, and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first", Ri Yong Ho told the U.N.

by | September 30, 2018 | 08:14

The new mum's powerful speech comes just days after she made history as the first world leader to attend the United Nations general assembly meeting with her three-month-old baby and partner Clarke Gayford in tow. Colbert asked her about her handshake strategy and Ardern said she went for the "natural shake". Ardern said she was simply expressing views New Zealand had held for a long time.

by | September 30, 2018 | 08:05

PDT in about nine feet of water some 175 yards from Beacon Beach, said Giles. Encinitas Lifeguards were expected to provide further details at a news conference. The teen suffered traumatic injuries to the upper torso and was listed in critical condition, officials said. "He didn't want to give up yet". After they realized that it was a shark attack, they got the victim into a kayak, where they applied pressure to the wound.

by | September 30, 2018 | 02:24

The preacher was moved to house arrest in July after being detained for 21 months. As CNBC writes in the article Turkey 'cannot remain silent' over United States sanctions, Erdogan tells the UN, Turkish President Recep Erdogan continued his underhanded criticism of USA foreign policy during the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, likening financial sanctions - which America has placed on Turkish officials - to weapons.

by | September 30, 2018 | 01:54

Judge's cooperation, he will answer any and all questions posed to him". Several Democratic senators yesterday suggested Judge should be testifying, and legal experts agreed. "I have never engaged in any gang rape of any woman, including Ms. Swetnick". Kavanaugh, so far, has categorically denied all of the allegations against him.

by | September 30, 2018 | 00:45

Authorities said that "tens to hundreds" of people were by the ocean in the hard-hit city Palu for a beach festival when the tsunami struck on Friday just after 5:02 PM Western Indonesian Time . The agency was still trying to count the number of fatalities following the earthquakes and tsunami that affected three regions in the province: Palu, Donggala and Mamuju.

by | September 29, 2018 | 23:42

Swaraj said it has become something of a habit with Pakistan to "throw the dust of deceit and deception against India in order to provide some thin cover for its own guilt". "Those who have exploited nature for their immediate needs can not abdicate their responsibilities". India has been seeking United Nations reforms, including expanding the permanent membership of the Security Council, to make it more representative of a changing world order, and has staked claim to its membership.

by | September 29, 2018 | 23:00

In a statement , the US State Department said the consulate was placed on "ordered departure", which technically involves a drawdown in staff. The saber rattling comes as the U.S. At the United Nations this week, the two sides taunted each other, with Mr Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, warning Iran there would be "Hell to pay" if it crosses the US.

by | September 29, 2018 | 22:06

SALT LAKE CITY ― Some say it's a scene reminiscent of the 2009 "Miracle on the Hudson". Louie Mallari, who was working at a hotel near the airport, said he could hear the whole thing happen. It was raining heavily and there was reduced visibility during the landing, according to reports. "The airline is making all efforts to ensure the safety and immediate needs of our passengers and crew".