• Amid trade spat, US-China military tensions soar
Amid trade spat, US-China military tensions soar

On Monday, a USA defence official said that security talks due to take place later this month in Beijing between Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart had been cancelled . On Tuesday, Hua said China and the U.S. had previously agreed in principle to hold the dialogue in mid-October, while the United States recently proposed pu...

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  • Aid Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Victims
Aid Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Thousands of survivors have converged on Palu's airport in a bid to leave the devastated city, as elsewhere victims were buried in a mass grave . Nugroho said 114 foreigners were in Palu and nearby Donggala during the disaster. Armed guards are also present at the ports, where aid supplies are being brought in. Shortly after, a tsunami with ...

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  • Oil price of $65-$75 will ‘suit’ Russia: Putin
Oil price of $65-$75 will ‘suit’ Russia: Putin

The summit is also being held at a time when Mr Putin is in need of friends, after the growing anger in Europe against Russian Federation for its role in global hotspots such as Syria and its perceived meddling in European elections. It is to be said that the S-400 missile system is one of the most advanced warfare technology in the world today. ...

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  • US Pastor's Case To Be Taken to Turkey's High Court
US Pastor's Case To Be Taken to Turkey's High Court

During his stay in Berlin, Erdogan met twice with Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks, with both leaders signalling their interest in a cautious rapprochement, but also disagreements in a wide variety of issues. Turkey's exports also rose sharply in September, the trade ministry said, but Turkish manufacturing activity slid to its lowest level in ni...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh Won't Be Teaching At Harvard Next Year
Brett Kavanaugh Won't Be Teaching At Harvard Next Year

More than a few students said he was the most impressive law school professor they had encountered. The Harvard Crimson reported last night that Catherine Claypoole, dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, had notified law students by email that "Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019 t...

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  • GOP Senators Await FBI Report In Anxiety-Filled Capitol
GOP Senators Await FBI Report In Anxiety-Filled Capitol

McConnell filed a petition for a cloture vote , which if successful would limit debate on the nomination and start the clock ticking on a final 30-hour waiting period before a Senate confirmation vote. "I'm the first person to say I want to hear from Dr Ford". Disquiet about the President's intervention was not limited to those Republican senato...

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  • What The FBI Is Looking For In Its Brett Kavanaugh Investigation
What The FBI Is Looking For In Its Brett Kavanaugh Investigation

He reiterated his previous statement that Kavanaugh "was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time , and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk". Anticipation for the report built as Republicans assessed the impact of Trump's Tuesday night tirade against Ford. "You are truly guilty until proven innocent".

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  • 'It's A Very Scary Time For Young Men In America'
'It's A Very Scary Time For Young Men In America'

Cory Booker, D-N.J. speak during a Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington . The fight over Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime job on the top USA court comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has toppled a succession of powerful men.

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  • Senators Stick to Partisan Lines Over Kavanaugh Nomination
Senators Stick to Partisan Lines Over Kavanaugh Nomination

Where was the place? "The issues of credibility and temperament are not something that happened 30 years ago; they're about Judge Kavanaugh today and how he is as a 53-year-old", Minority Leader Sen. All signs suggest Democratic women are energised by opposition to Mr Trump's presidency and the primary season yielded record numbers of female cand...

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  • Johnson urges May to chuck Chequers 'cheat' in veiled leadership pitch
Johnson urges May to chuck Chequers 'cheat' in veiled leadership pitch

Earlier party chairman Brandon Lewis brushed off claims Mr Johnson's alternative agenda sought to undermine Theresa May . With just six months before Britain leaves the EU, May's precarious position at the helm of her party has been further shaken by criticism of her Chequers plan - named after her country residence - at home and in Brussels.

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  • U.S. visas denied to same-sex partners of diplomats
U.S. visas denied to same-sex partners of diplomats

Diplomats would be eligible for "limited exceptions" under the Trump administration's policy if they can prove they are from countries that outlaw same-sex partners, the report said . The change was implemented Monday, and will also apply to diplomats from countries where homosexuality is criminalized, leaving them few options. Starting today,...

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  • Flake concerned by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' interactions at U.S. Senate hearing
Flake concerned by Kavanaugh's 'partisan' interactions at U.S. Senate hearing

Democrats had been calling for a limited investigation since the allegation emerged. Judge's interview started but "has not been completed", his attorney said in a statement quoted by Fox News . Mr Judge's testimony is considered key to the investigation, as Professor Christine Blasey Ford says he was in the room when Brett Kavana...

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  • Canadian Dairy Farmers Not Pleased With NAFTA replacement
Canadian Dairy Farmers Not Pleased With NAFTA replacement

Meanwhile, the punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum levied last spring on spurious and insulting "national security" grounds remain in place - this was not directly part of the NAFTA negotiation - though perhaps now the Americans will see less value in holding onto bargaining chips that boomerang on their own economy by increasing the price of in...

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  • Event with Senator Jeff Flake is relocated due to Kavanaugh protest
Event with Senator Jeff Flake is relocated due to Kavanaugh protest

Ford to be heard - for this offense, my family and I would be 'taken out, '" Flake revealed. Republican Senator Jeff Flake came to Boston on Monday with this question hanging over his head like the tenebrific October skies: Is he a rising star or a falling one? Katie Hedberg of Plymouth, who was one of just over 100 people who came out to pro...

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  • Koreas begin clearing landmines from heavily fortified border
Koreas begin clearing landmines from heavily fortified border

The troops in the JSA used to be allowed to freely move across the military demarcation line (MDL) before the 1976 "axe murder incident" in which North Korean soldiers killed two US soldiers who were trimming a tree in the DMZ. "The DPRK is taking substantial and crucial steps to implement the joint statement made at the DPRK-US summit, but the U...

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  • Lindsey Graham angrily accuses Democrats of aiming to ‘destroy’ Kavanaugh’s life
Lindsey Graham angrily accuses Democrats of aiming to ‘destroy’ Kavanaugh’s life

He called the Democrats' actions " the most unethical sham since I've been in politics". During Thursday's hearing, senators have had the option to hand off their questioning to Rachel Mitchell, a career prosecutor with decades of experience prosecuting sex crimes.

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  • Micronesia air crash turns fatal as passenger's body found
Micronesia air crash turns fatal as passenger's body found

Seven passengers and crew members were taken to a hospital, but no one suffered serious injury, officials had said earlier. The team was on hand working on improving the wharf area in Chuuk and other operations, the Navy said . The Boeing 737-800 is purportedly a 13-year-old aircraft that was previously operated by Jet Airways and Air India Expr...

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  • Trump orders new Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh
Trump orders new Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh

The governor, he said Thursday, "continues to support Trump and this troubling nominee". Kavanaugh replied, "For 12 years, everyone who has appeared before me on the D.C. The White House is pushing back against a call from the American Bar Association to slow the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the Federal Bureau of Investigat...

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  • Canada, US race against midnight deadline for revamping NAFTA
Canada, US race against midnight deadline for revamping NAFTA

U.S. Congress declared midnight Sunday as the deadline for Canada to join the existing agreement between the U.S. and Mexico . David McNaughton, Canada's ambassador to Washington , also tamped down talk of a deal earlier Sunday evening during brief comments to reporters in Ottawa, saying he was "cautiously optimistic" but not sure the dis...

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  • Kansai International Airport to close runway Sunday due to Typhoon Trami
Kansai International Airport to close runway Sunday due to Typhoon Trami

Streets in the Okinawa prefectural capital of Naha were deserted Sept 29 as winds and rain from Typhoon No. 24 battered the island. Some 700 people were evacuated to shelters in Okinawa and electricity was cut to almost 200,000 homes, public broadcaster NHK said.

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