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Tragedy as plane crashes into river, kills six

Tragedy as plane crashes into river, kills six The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been travelling from the capital, Juba , the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press . In 2015, dozens of people were killed when a Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed after taking off from the airport in Juba . [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 4

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Asked about it by the committee's top Democrat , Dianne Feinstein of California, Kavanaugh reiterated his previous testimony that " Roe v. Wade is an important precedent of the Supreme Court". The documents were emails from Judge Kavanaugh's time serving in the Bush White House, and had been cleared for the Judiciary Committee to view during its considering of the Supreme Court nomination, but... [Full Article...]

Turkish border closed as Syrians flee fighting in Idlib Province

Turkish border closed as Syrians flee fighting in Idlib Province The intense air raids came a day after Iran and Russian Federation backed a military campaign in the rebel-held area despite Turkey's pleas for a ceasefire. Turkey has troops and 12 observations points that ring Idlib. The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned on Friday of dire consequences if Idlib was attacked. [Full Article...]

Venezuela denounces United States after coup bid report

Venezuela denounces United States after coup bid report At an event by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Cabello also blamed the US for the failed alleged assassination attempt on Maduro at a military parade last month, an incident initially blamed on internal actors. A day earlier Arreza also directly addressed the report and slammed the US for meeting with coup plotters against Maduro. The current and former U.S. [Full Article...]

Former Cameron Advisor Says Key Electorate Won't Want Boris PM

Former Cameron Advisor Says Key Electorate Won't Want Boris PM British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy puts the United Kingdom constitution in a "suicide vest" and hands the "detonator" to Brussels, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said in comments that drew strong criticism on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Trump Presses Apple to Shift Production to U.S.

Trump Presses Apple to Shift Production to U.S. Kudlow, who heads the National Economic Council, told CNBC the administration was still talking with China about trade issues but so far China had not met US requests. Consumers would see an increase in prices if the tariffs are put in place. China exported about $505 billion in goods to the United States a year ago, suggesting that the combined tariff list would cover virtually all Chinese-ma... [Full Article...]

Bolton says global court 'dead to us'

Shortly after the State Department announcement, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton , launched a broadside against The Hague-based International Criminal Court . Bolton's remarks will come months after ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda submitted a formal request to launch a probe into possible war crimes committed by the USA and its allies during the 17-year-long war i... [Full Article...]

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations An independent United Nations fact-finding mission in August concluded that Myanmar's military past year carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with "genocidal intent" and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for orchestrating the gravest crimes under law. [Full Article...]

Man arrested after crashing car through barriers, onto runway at Lyon airport

Man arrested after crashing car through barriers, onto runway at Lyon airport He was later detained. A passenger waited for his flight, in December 2011, during a strike at Lyon-Saint Exupery airport, central France. Police were trying to determine the man's motives. Witness Davd Peste captured the extraordinary scenes on video. The driver the sped on to the runway, government spokeswoman Christelle Monteagudo told the Associated Press. [Full Article...]

Strengthening Hurricane Florence blasts toward U.S. East Coast

Strengthening Hurricane Florence blasts toward U.S. East Coast Tropical Storm Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and swirled toward the United States for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina Friday , and Sunday his office sent out a news release urging residents to start taking precautions. [Full Article...]

A steady stream of insane from the White House

A steady stream of insane from the White House Woodward called it "not true" that he spoke to people with an ax to grind against the president. The White House is working overtime trying to discredit it before it takes off on Tuesday, but high-profile critics have been few and far between. [Full Article...]

Swedish election: Nationalists 'make gains' in early exit polls

Swedish election: Nationalists 'make gains' in early exit polls Results were based on 99% of the vote confirmed and will not be finalized until Wednesday when overseas votes are counted. The Sweden Democrats , a party rooted in a neo-Nazi movement that has worked to soften its image, has played a role in breaking down longstanding taboos on what Swedes could say openly about immigration and integration without being shunned as racists. [Full Article...]

Two Britons caught in Paris attack

Two Britons caught in Paris attack A source told Reuters that a man was detained in connection with the attack, which was not suspected to be linked to terrorism. One of the British tourists was stabbed in the head, while the other was "cut in the chest", reports suggested. [Full Article...]

Obama Calls Trump the Product of a Republican Party Gone Mad

Obama Calls Trump the Product of a Republican Party Gone Mad Mr Obama acknowledged his sharp critique of Trump was something of a departure from tradition, noting the history of former presidents avoiding the rough and tumble of politics. Obama asked, "Its central organizing principle in foreign policy was the fight against Communism, and now they're cozying up to the former head of the KGB, actively blocking legislation that would defend our elections from... [Full Article...]

Swedish right and left neck-and-neck as anti-immigration party gains

Swedish right and left neck-and-neck as anti-immigration party gains Swedish Moderates' leader, Ulf Kristersson, whose opposition center-right bloc virtually tied with the ruling center-left coalition has urged PM Stefan Lofven and his government to resign. While the results also fell short of leader Jimmie Akesson's predictions of 20 percent of the vote or more, he told a party rally it was nevertheless the victor of the election. [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation George Papadopoulos , 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying. "I hope to have a second chance to redeem myself". The Russian outreach to Papadopoulos was part of a sweeping active measures campaign aimed at the United States that also included overtures toward other political operatives, cyberattacks, agitation on social media and more . [Full Article...]

No long-range missiles, N.Korea military parade features floats and flowers

No long-range missiles, N.Korea military parade features floats and flowers Workers with paint brushes and brooms put the final touches on Pyongyang's iconic Kim Il Sung Square before North Korea held its biggest celebration in years - the 70th anniversary of the country's official birth as a nation. Washington wants Kim to commit to denuclearisation first, but Pyongyang wants its security guaranteed and a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War. [Full Article...]

Trump says open to Russian Federation probe interview ‘under certain circumstances’

Trump says open to Russian Federation probe interview ‘under certain circumstances’ Giuliani also said the two sides haven't reached an agreement regarding questions on obstruction of justice. He further said, "We have said we would agree to written questions on Russian Federation after we review questions but no further commitment on interviews". [Full Article...]

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on North Korea

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on North Korea Finally, after the op-ed appeared online Wednesday the president tweeted , "TREASON?" The opinion piece in The New York Times is similar to parts of a new book about Trump by reporter Bob Woodward . "There's never been a more positive statement", Trump told reporters. Whether the New York Times should have published an anonymous op-ed is an interesting question. [Full Article...]

Dallas police officer who SHOT DEAD man after entering wrong apartment ARRESTED

Dallas police officer who SHOT DEAD man after entering wrong apartment ARRESTED But she said yesterday that the Texas Rangers, who have taken over the investigation, asked her department to hold off because they had learned new information and wanted to investigate further before a warrant was issued. The family asked that Jean be remembered as a youth pastor, singer and good friend and family member - and not as the focus of speculation or political agendas, the station ... [Full Article...]


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