• India signs S-400 deal with Russian Federation sidestepping U.S. opposition
India signs S-400 deal with Russian Federation sidestepping U.S. opposition

India has signed more than $15 billion in USA defence contracts since 2008, including for C-130J and C-17 transport aircraft, P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, Harpoon missiles and Apache and Chinook helicopters. The deal was wrapped amid the United States warning that punitive sanctions will be imposed against a country which executes significant...

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  • Kavanaugh's nomination sealed after crucial senator reveals her vote
Kavanaugh's nomination sealed after crucial senator reveals her vote

The dramatic Senate floor announcement by perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican ended most of the suspense over a tortuous, election-season battle that had left Kavanaugh's fate in doubt for almost a month after the first accusation against him.

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  • President Trump Derides Kavanaugh Protesters as 'Elevator Screamers' and 'Paid Professionals'
President Trump Derides Kavanaugh Protesters as 'Elevator Screamers' and 'Paid Professionals'

Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Donald Trump has tweeted a freaky attack on anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters, insisting their banners are 'not signs made in the basement from love'. More than 300 protesters were arrested , including comedian Amy Schumer, who is a second cousin of Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schu...

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  • Denis Mukwege & Nadia Murad Win the Nobel Peace Prize
Denis Mukwege & Nadia Murad Win the Nobel Peace Prize

The jihadists organized slave markets for selling off the women and girls, and Yazidi women were forced to renounce their religion. Armed with false identity papers, she managed to cross the few dozen kilometers to Iraqi Kurdistan, joining crowds of other displaced Yazidis in camps.

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  • Wife of ex-Malaysian PM charged over multi-billion-dollar scandal
Wife of ex-Malaysian PM charged over multi-billion-dollar scandal

The charges were read out before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi, to which a calm and composed Rosmah said: "Saya mohon bicara (I claim trial)". "The MACC had detained the wife of the former PM, Rosmah, in relation to a money laundering investigation after the Attorney General's Office had granted us to proceed with the charges", the agency sai...

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  • States want guarantee GST changes won’t leave them worse off
States want guarantee GST changes won’t leave them worse off

State and territory treasurers backed the change during a meeting with federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in Melbourne on Wednesday. Along with the public campaign to remove the GST from menstrual products, many have been pushing to make breastfeeding aids exempt from the goods and services tax.

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  • Russian accusations may spark change in hacker behaviour
Russian accusations may spark change in hacker behaviour

A statement from Global Affairs Canada said the latest incidents are part of a malicious pattern of behaviour that includes Russia's 2016 attack on the Canadian headquarters of the World Anti-Doping Agency. That being said, the indictment indicates investigators were able to track the machines used to initiate bitcoin transactions, noting that ...

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  • Mike Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un on October 7
Mike Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un on October 7

In the September 19 written statement, Pompeo had announced talks with North Korean officials involving him and newly appointed US envoy Stephen Biegun. After a meeting between Pompeo and Ri on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the State Department announced that Pompeo will travel to the DPRK to discuss the second Trump-Kim su...

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  • John Paul Stevens Opposes Kavanaugh: Thursday Hearing 'Changed My Mind'
John Paul Stevens Opposes Kavanaugh: Thursday Hearing 'Changed My Mind'

To the list of Senate confirmation norms and Supreme Court traditions violated by opponents of Brett Kavanaugh , you can add one more: Public lobbying by a former Supreme Court Justice. On Thursday, Stevens noted that both senators and commentators said Kavanaugh's defense of his reputation crossed a line. Stevens said political leaders and the ...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh just took a BIG step toward the Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh just took a BIG step toward the Supreme Court

The full confirmation vote could take place as early as Saturday. Flake forced Republicans to launch the additional investigation last week after a tense negotiation with Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats. Coons agreed with Kavanaugh that "he said things that he should not have". Vice President Mike Pence has planned to be available Saturd...

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  • Trump Administration Fires Back Over Cases Brought To International Court Of Justice
Trump Administration Fires Back Over Cases Brought To International Court Of Justice

Bolton told a White House briefing that the withdrawal from the so-called "optional protocol" was related to a case brought by the "State of Palestine" in September challenging the recent us embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The court's ruling today was a defeat for Iran. As the Associated Press reported , the International Court ...

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  • Over 250 People Have Died Taking Selfies Since 2011 | Social
Over 250 People Have Died Taking Selfies Since 2011 | Social

The "death by selfie " incidents are starting to reach epidemic proportions, with psychologists scrambling to explain how today we are living in the virtual as much as in the physical world, and oftentimes find it hard to distinguish between the two.

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  • Kavanaugh admits he may have been 'too emotional' at Senate hearing
Kavanaugh admits he may have been 'too emotional' at Senate hearing

Republicans hold a razor-thin majority in the Senate, where they plan to hold a final confirmation vote on Saturday. Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, meaning that if all Senate Democrats oppose Kavanaugh , Trump can not afford to lose more than one Republican vote for his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie...

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  • Meng Hongwei: Head of Interpol reported missing by his wife
Meng Hongwei: Head of Interpol reported missing by his wife

She refused to say if Meng was on official business in China when he was last heard from. Meng was elected president of Interpol in 2016; his term runs through 2020. Interpol's main function is to provide a mechanism for police forces in different countries to notify each other of wanted suspects. Meng was named president of Interpol in ...

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  • Trump's evolving statements on Christine Blasey Ford
Trump's evolving statements on Christine Blasey Ford

Trump on Friday described Ford as a "credible witness" and a "very fine woman". Sen. Jeff Flake is a Republican from Arizona. "Now, in the midst of an FBI investigation, Republicans are interviewing former boyfriends of both Dr. I don't know. Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer. She knew what she was up against when she came f...

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  • Trump trusted less than Putin and Xi, says new study
Trump trusted less than Putin and Xi, says new study

Despite the unease many feel about the U.S.at the moment, the idea of a USA -led global order remains attractive to most. The Pew Research Center found 70 per cent of people across 25 countries said they lacked confidence in Trump. was doing more to address global problems in the past two years, with 52 percent expressing that sentiment. In Aus...

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  • US Navy veteran held in 'ricin' poison letters probe
US Navy veteran held in 'ricin' poison letters probe

Mr Allen served in the US Navy from October 1998 until October 2002, leaving the service as a seaman apprentice, the second-lowest rank, according to the US Navy Office of Information. That same year, a woman filed a protective order against him in a separate case. Initially, Pentagon and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials believed the lette...

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  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Tim Gorman, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in the statement. The Chinese destroyer came within 41 metres (135 feet) of the American warship, the United States navy said, describing the Chinese move as "unsafe and unprofessional".

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  • Julie Swetnick Democrat Fraud: Avenatti Should be Disbarred
Julie Swetnick Democrat Fraud: Avenatti Should be Disbarred

Swetnick, 55, said Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were in the same part of the house earlier that evening but she can not be sure if they were involved in the attack. "We would hope Hatch would be more concerned with getting at the truth than with discrediting women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct", Matheson said.

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  • Syrian FM praises Iran's missile strike on Daesh Positions
Syrian FM praises Iran's missile strike on Daesh Positions

US military spokesman Col. Sean Ryan told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday that the Iranian missiles "potentially jeopardize the forces on the ground that are actually fighting (IS) and puts them in danger". Can Moscow curb Israel's actions in Syria? Russian Federation accuses Israel of causing the downing. Israel has attacked targets in ...

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