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by | October 05, 2018 | 17:38

Those of us who bleed, join me in rejoicing over the fact that the Tampon Tax is incredibly close to being removed from sanitary items, after a unanimous decision across Australia's state and federal governments . In the United Kingdom, tampons, sanitary pads and other menstrual products are also subject to a value-added tax (VAT) of 5 percent - though notably, the standard VAT rate for any goods or services in the country is 20 percent.

by | October 05, 2018 | 16:08

In a statement, Interpol said it was aware of reports about Mr Meng's disappearance and added "this is a matter for the relevant authorities in both France and China". Xi has also placed a premium on obtaining the return of officials and businesspeople accused of fraud and corruption from overseas, making Meng's position all the more sensitive.

by | October 05, 2018 | 15:25

Trump spoke at a midterm campaign rally on Thursday night in the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota , where a special election to fill the seat will be held in November. President Donald Trump says anger over resistance to his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation will drive Republican turnout this fall.

by | October 05, 2018 | 15:23

She was seized and along with thousands of other young women bought and sold by men in Isis "slave markets". The Yazidis are an ancient religious minority, falsely branded as devil-worshippers by Sunni Muslim extremists. The United Nations on Friday welcomed the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize as "fantastic". There were 331 candidates for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, the second-highest number of candidates ever.

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:53

Thursday, then Democrats will have an hour with the report. In Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is certain that the FBI's report will be finished and the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh's nomination this week. What is the FBI investigating? Trump's comments have been criticized by two key Republicans who are yet undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

by | October 05, 2018 | 13:52

Stevens acknowledged praising Kavanaugh and one of his rulings on foreign campaign contributions in his 2014 book " Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution ". Stevens also noted on Thursday that the partisan political influence over the high court was "worse" than ever. Merely picking the President seems quaint compared to what the Court will look like if Kavanaugh is allowed on.

by | October 05, 2018 | 09:58

He said: "I believe the time has come for a polite rebellion by pragmatic Conservatives". She added: "What drives me, what drives the government, is the national interest". But her response was sharp. I am pleased to say that this year's Labour Party conference in Liverpool has been a welcome departure from that exhausted old format - but, sadly, the drinks are still overpriced.

by | October 05, 2018 | 08:13

The minister in charge of Canada's cyber agencies says he is "very concerned" about the "untoward" cyberattacks that Russian intelligence officers have been charged with, following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into "malicious" activity that targeted Canadian-based doping agencies and an worldwide chemical weapon organization.

by | October 05, 2018 | 07:14

The US withdrawal from the 1955 Treaty of Amity was " 39 years overdue ", Pompeo told reporters . The court, which doesn't have jurisdiction over the United States, ordered the Trump administration to ensure that sanctions against Iran, due to be tightened on November 4, don't affect humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety.

by | October 05, 2018 | 06:41

Kavanaugh admitted to his attorneys he wrote the note to "organize "Beach Week" in the summer of 1983". It lays out intentions to invite girls over and "beg" them to stay. The existence of the letter was uncovered by the New York Times , which printed two photocopied pages of it on Tuesday. If Bart depicts Kavanaugh, it doesn't seem like his assertion that he never passed out after drinking is true.

by | October 05, 2018 | 04:12

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation after two wavering lawmakers responded positively to an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge. Earlier this week Donald Trump was criticised for imitating Dr Ford at a rally in Mississippi. I'm the first person to say, 'I want to hear from Dr.

by | October 05, 2018 | 04:10

The port of Tokyo Bay continued to experience strong winds and several refineries remained closed, Japan-based sources said. More than a thousand flights were cancelled countrywide and another 249 were called off on Monday, according to NHK.

by | October 05, 2018 | 03:40

According to a report from the Associated Press , Hopkins is still at the hospital, and reportedly has a head injury and isn't able to speak to officers. Both of these fund raisers have been endorsed by the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association, the S.C. Police Chiefs Association and the S.C. Law Enforcement Assistance Program.

by | October 05, 2018 | 03:33

A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. There's no reason for alarm but knowing about it beforehand will likely save you a few minutes researching the unexpected notification on your phone.

by | October 04, 2018 | 23:56

Other incidents registered in Russian Federation over the past years include a 2017 tragedy in which a student stabbed his teacher to death and made a selfie with the corpse before slitting his own throat. These would include the tops of mountains, tall buildings and lakes, where numerous deaths occurred. There were just three reported selfie deaths in 2011.

by | October 04, 2018 | 20:32

A two-hour standoff ensued when the suspect opened fire and barricaded himself inside a home with multiple children inside. At the evening news conference Boone said , "This area is safe". "This is a hard and difficult day for us", Nunn said. Officials have not released his name or condition. Condolences and outpourings of support rolled in at news of the shooting.

by | October 04, 2018 | 19:27

Under the new agreement, American dairy producers will gain access to 3.59 per cent of Canada's market, slightly higher than the 3.2 per cent under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. "That will now make it very, very hard for us to meet all the market requirements for the Canadian market". The result, officials told iPolitics , is that Canada is very limited in its ability to export dairy products.

by | October 04, 2018 | 19:01

Mr Allen is under investigation for letters sent to Pentagon officials and US President Donald Trump, a separate law enforcement source said. Two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday have initially tested positive for ricin, according to a U.S.

by | October 04, 2018 | 18:52

China's defence ministry did not immediately comment on the report, but a Chinese diplomatic observer said that by expanding its operations from the South China Sea to the Taiwan Strait the USA was escalating the confrontation. China will be accused by Pence of using " debt diplomacy " to expand its influence around the world, especially the developing countries. "Today, that country is offering hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure loans to governments from Asia to Africa to ...

by | October 04, 2018 | 18:27

According to the opinion poll conducted among 26,112 respondents from 25 countries, 30% believe Putin does the right thing in world affairs, and 34% have confidence in Chinese leader Xi Jinping. But Trump's harsh words may be part of a negotiating strategy to get what he deems to be better trade deals. Those surveyed in Canada gave him a 25 percent mark.