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Trump defends himself, says United Nations wasnt laughing at me

Trump defends himself, says United Nations wasnt laughing at me Addressing the council, Trump called the JCPOA a "horrible one-sided deal ", declaring that Iran "must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon" and accusing its government of exporting "violence, terror and turmoil". "The U.S. president finds himself deprived of leverage, while Rouhani is the one invoking the legitimacy and legality of the global system the United States built". [Full Article...]

Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife

Thai police discover bodies of British man, Thai wife Police in northern Thailand said Tuesday they have discovered the buried bodies of a missing British expatriate and his Thai wife, and have arrested the woman's brother for allegedly ordering their murder. He was charged with theft of a vehicle and released on bail. Local police said they believe the couple had been dead for about a week before their bodies were discovered. [Full Article...]

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pays surprise visit to U.N.

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pays surprise visit to U.N. An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled into neighboring countries in the last four years, threatening to upset regional stability. The presidents of Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday signed a letter and sent it to the court based in The Hague on Wednesday, Peruvian foreign minister Nestor Popolizio said. [Full Article...]

UM continues to rise in the World University Rankings

UM continues to rise in the World University Rankings For the past 15 years, Times Higher Education , a data and analysis firm, has ranked research-intensive universities around the world on indicators ranging from reputation to research citations to percentage of global students to their staff-to-student ratio. [Full Article...]

Bellingcat identifies Skripal poisoning suspect as Russian colonel

Bellingcat identifies Skripal poisoning suspect as Russian colonel A Russian man accused of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom, is a military officer who received an "honour" from President Vladimir Putin , an investigative website has revealed. This still taken from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on September 5, 2018, shows Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov on Fisherton Road, Salisbury, Engl... [Full Article...]

Avenatti orchestrates coverage while unveiling third Kavanaugh accuser

She added, "I witnessed Brett Kavanaugh consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s". "I don't remember as much as I would like to" about the incident, Ford said in her prepared testimony. "We have to listen to what she will say on the record, under oath, and what Judge Kavanaugh will say on the record, under oath". [Full Article...]

Trump at UN Press Conference

Trump at UN Press Conference The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said earlier on Wednesday that the a special goal vehicle was under consideration to allow trade with Iran without being subject to USA financial pressure. "And each one of you, distinguished heads of state and government, you are proud of your countries, of your peoples, of your culture, of your contribution to world civilization", ... [Full Article...]

US flies bombers over South China Sea amid heightened tensions with Beijing

US flies bombers over South China Sea amid heightened tensions with Beijing China has denied a request for a USA warship to visit Hong Kong , the USA consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, and scrapped plans for a top admiral to meet with his United States counterpart in Washington , officials said. "In China, they are debating how they can respond and there are hawks who say, 'we have to strike back'". The country is militarizing reclaimed land in the seas and ... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein May Keep His Job, Unless His Trump Meeting Goes Awry

Rosenstein May Keep His Job, Unless His Trump Meeting Goes Awry After Rosenstein's much-publicized meeting Monday at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Rosenstein had spoken to Mr. Trump on the phone and would meet with him in person when the president returned from NY. White House officials called senators Monday to say Trump had said he wouldn't be firing Rosenstein at the meeting, according to two people familiar with the convers... [Full Article...]

Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct Further adding to the drama, the Judiciary Committee released parts of Kavanaugh's 1982 calender in an effort to discredit the allegations. Earlier two women - Christine Ford and Deborah Ramirez - came out publicly alleging that they were sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh 36 and 25 years ago respectively. [Full Article...]

Judiciary Committee Reviews New Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Kavanaugh

He declined to provide the attorney's name. "My view is, the longer this nomination strings out the more you're going to get more reckless allegations that have no basis in fact". Tens of millions of people will be watching Christine Blasey Ford when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a potentially history-shaping hearing on Thursday. [Full Article...]

New Claims Against Brett Kavanaugh Drive Down Betting Odds

New Claims Against Brett Kavanaugh Drive Down Betting Odds The committee will be voting on whether to recommend Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate. According to USA Today , the Senate Judiciary Committee received declarations from Ford's husband, Russell, along with three friends of the California professor, who alleged the accuser disclosed the alleged incident to them on multiple occasions. [Full Article...]

Cosby heads to state prison SCI Phoenix to begin serving sentence

Cosby heads to state prison SCI Phoenix to begin serving sentence Cosby has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by dozens of other women, but many of their claims were unable to be adjudicated in court. CBS News' Jericka Duncan spoke with one of the prosecutors, Kristen Feden, in an interview you'll see first on "CBS This Morning". [Full Article...]

Netanyahu responds to Trump: Will Palestine be Costa Rica or Iran?

Netanyahu responds to Trump: Will Palestine be Costa Rica or Iran? Beijing rejects Trump's accusation. TRT World's Nicole Johnston has more from NY. He also said he aimed to broker a deal during his first term in office. Mr Trump also declared that the Palestinians were "absolutely coming back" to the negotiating table because of his recent decisions to cut off funding for the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations agency that helps millions of Pale... [Full Article...]

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, says 3rd Kavanaugh accuser will come forward

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, says 3rd Kavanaugh accuser will come forward Judge was a high school classmate of Kavanaugh . Kavanaugh and the White House had no immediate comment. Avenatti is playing this smart, however, by allowing the public to hear from this victim without going through the Senate Judiciary Committee to do so. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh defenders have ‘reasons for concern’ - including ‘criminal liability’: Harvard law professor

Kavanaugh defenders have ‘reasons for concern’ - including ‘criminal liability’: Harvard law professor The interview follows new accusations from Deborah Ramirez , who claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party while the two were students at Yale. In response to the allegations, Kavanaugh has launched an aggressive counter-campaign. "This is an institution that has a role to play and a moral obligation when its own community members and members of the legal community are not being ... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Accuser Releases Affidavits From People She Told of Alleged Sexual Assault

Kavanaugh Accuser Releases Affidavits From People She Told of Alleged Sexual Assault He said he considered both of Kavanaugh's accusers to be politically motivated. "'Oh, gee, let's not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that'". And at a press conference after his speech at the United Nations, two days after her claims were published in The New Yorker, Trump picked apart her story and accused the alleged victim of being "messed up" and "drunk", according to ABC News ... [Full Article...]

Trump draws laughter in United Nations summit

Trump draws laughter in United Nations summit Trump has withdrawn the USA from the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accord and an Asia-Pacific trade pact, while imposing steep tariffs on both allies and adversaries. Trump also attacked China for trade violations and the theft of USA intellectual property, saying America would "no longer tolerate such abuse". The accord, negotiated under Democratic US President Barack Obama, lifted... [Full Article...]

Quoting Aadhaar Mandatory for Filing Income Tax Returns and PAN Application

Quoting Aadhaar Mandatory for Filing Income Tax Returns and PAN Application Even as the Supreme Court upheld the Aadhaar Act and scheme by a 4:1 majority , Justice DY Chandrachud has dissented, striking down same. The Supreme Court ruled that the Aadhaar card is not needed for school admissions and mobile phone connections, neither it is mandatory for opening of bank account. [Full Article...]

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible during the day, especially during the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid/upper 70s for highs. SATURDAY | Partly cloudy and cool. In between storms, some sunshine and milder weather will hold across parts of IN with highs reaching the upper 70s this afternoon. [Full Article...]


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