Debbie Ramirez releases statement ahead of Kavanaugh vote

Ramirez and nine others were questioned during the FBI's week-long investigation into the accusations against Kavanaugh. Busloads of sexual-assault survivors and their supporters came in from across the country, the Huffington Post reports . More..

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Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate, sources say
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate, sources say

One Turkish official also told The Associated Press that detectives' "initial assessment" was that Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the consulate, without elaborating. The police said that around 15 Saudis, includ...More..

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court vote
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court vote

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the sole member of his party to vote for the nominee. "I'll be proud to vote to advance this nomination tomorrow", McConnell said on the Senate floor on...More..

Fate of missing Saudi journalist puts Turkey in ironic position
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Fate of missing Saudi journalist puts Turkey in ironic position

Jamal Khashoggi , a contributor to the Washington Post , went to the Saudi consulate on Tuesday to receive an official document for his marriage. He has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since...More..

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

The France-based global police body said it was looking forward to an official response from authorities regarding Meng Hongwei , 64. The Lyon-based agency said in a brief statement Saturday that "it looks...More..

Kavanaugh Confirmation Appears Likely after Collins Announces Support
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation Appears Likely after Collins Announces Support

They chanted, "Vote them out!" The low-key tour in Egypt has contrasted with the political tumult back home where her husband was set to score a big political win over the weekend after days of acrimonious de...More..

by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Trump "Very Proud" After Senate Sends Kavanaugh Nomination to Vote

Collins has never opposed a Supreme Court nominee, voting to confirm the past five justices from Republican and Democratic presidents. In public testimony last week Prof Ford said she had been assaulted by...More..

UN chief says Nobel Peace Prize winners 'defended our values'
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

UN chief says Nobel Peace Prize winners 'defended our values'

Murad eventually relocated to Germany where she received medical treatment and began her campaign to tell the world about the atrocities endured by Yazidi women like herself. His co-winner is Nadia Murad ,...More..

Twitter Users Gag Over Melania Trump's Clueless Colonial Pith Helmet In Africa
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Twitter Users Gag Over Melania Trump's Clueless Colonial Pith Helmet In Africa

She also visited Ghana and Malawi. While the first lady on her trip highlighted successful programs of USAID, she indicated she would not press the president to increase funding to the foreign aid agency. "Th...More..

Jason Van Dyke Trial: Chicago Residents Prepare For Verdict
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Jason Van Dyke Trial: Chicago Residents Prepare For Verdict

The jury also found Van Dyke guilty of all 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Judge Vincent Gaughan told jurors that though the officer had been charged with first-degree murder, they could consi...More..

Russia S-400 deal: US says cannot prejudge sanctions decisions
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Russia S-400 deal: US says cannot prejudge sanctions decisions

The prime targets are airborne early warning systems and electronic support aircraft which would have a multiplier effect on the capabilities the other side can field, ' said Joshi from the Observer Research ...More..

8-year-old girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from Swedish lake
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

8-year-old girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from Swedish lake

The museum noted it remains unclear how the sword ended up in the lake, while other ancient findings were made in the area. Saga told The Local that she had been skimming objects in the water when she picke...More..

Brett Kavanaugh protests: Over 100 arrested on Capitol Hill, police say
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh protests: Over 100 arrested on Capitol Hill, police say

Of the 18 Supreme Court nominations since 1980, four were made by Democratic presidents while Democrats also held the majority in the Senate. Flake spent a large portion of the afternoon reviewing the Feder...More..

Ashiana Housing scandal: Shahbaz Sharif to be produced before court today
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Ashiana Housing scandal: Shahbaz Sharif to be produced before court today

Police and anti riot force will be deployed around the accountability court today ahead of Shehbaz Sharif's appearance. "NAB will produce the former chief minister of Punjab in the honourable accountability cou...More..

Senate paves way for Kavanaugh confirmation
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Senate paves way for Kavanaugh confirmation

Nevertheless, Collins said, the FBI investigation requested by Flake and eventually ordered by the White House last week did not produce enough evidence to confirm whether the sexual misconduct allegations fr...More..

New York Tax Dept. Investigates Trump For Tax Fraud
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

New York Tax Dept. Investigates Trump For Tax Fraud

Slater based his estimate on the fact that NY charged a 21% tax on large gifts and estates when developer Fred Trump bequeathed his business to his children. NY could seek civil penalties if it can prove the ...More..

Nobel Peace Prize awarded for efforts to end sexual violence in war
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize awarded for efforts to end sexual violence in war

He has been seen as something of savior for victims of sexual violence in his native country, where his surgery has become a refuge and beacon of hope for thousands of women. Government spokesman Lambert Mende ...More..

United Kingdom to retain European Union rail standards following Brexit
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

United Kingdom to retain European Union rail standards following Brexit

Emotional arguments that stress the issue of dignity sound attractive, but they do not facilitate agreement. The Canada +++ deal was the favoured option of former Brexit secretary Davis Davis "and essential...More..

2-year-old sends over $1,000 in cash through shredder
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

2-year-old sends over $1,000 in cash through shredder

The parents were saving the money to pay back money they owed Ben's parents for University of Utah football season tickets, KSLTV reports . They had kept aside $1,060 (78,552 INR) cash in a white envelope ...More..

Kavanaugh a step closer to lifetime Supreme Court post after Senate vote
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Kavanaugh a step closer to lifetime Supreme Court post after Senate vote

There does remain some suspense about the timing of the final vote. Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who had been undecided on the nomination, said Thursday after reading the Federal Bureau of Investigation ...More..

West accuses Russian Federation of global cyber-plots
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

West accuses Russian Federation of global cyber-plots

The Russians set up in the Marriott Hotel next door to the OPCW and took photos, while parking the auto at the hotel with the boot facing the OPCW, he said. On Thursday, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...More..

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize 2018
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Almost 50 women are raped there every hour, experts say. In 1999, Mukwege founded Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, which specializes in treating survivors of violence. "You have fought for the ...More..

Chicago policeman accused of killing black teen takes stand at trial
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Chicago policeman accused of killing black teen takes stand at trial

In the politically-charged case that has set America's third-largest city on edge, officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times in October, 2014. Prosecutors said the video - recorded at night from ...More..

Trump lashes out at Capitol Hill protesters
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Trump lashes out at Capitol Hill protesters

He also claimed the signs, which look professionally made, were identical - therefore paid by Soros. President Donald Trump lashed out at some of the protesters who flooded the U.S. Soros, who backed Trump...More..

Trump's North Korean Love Affair Shows That Diplomacy Works
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Trump's North Korean Love Affair Shows That Diplomacy Works

It said in a commentary on Thursday "sanctions must be dealt with by the United States which wants progress between North Korea-U.S. talks and denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula". Is North Korea's timel...More..

South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for bribery
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for bribery

His successor Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 25 years prison in August in a separate corruption scandal, after being ousted from office last year following months of street protests. Prosecutors had asked for a...More..

France says Russian global hacking claims 'worrying'
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

France says Russian global hacking claims 'worrying'

LONDON-The British government has accused Russian military intelligence of being behind four cyber attacks aimed at spreading confusion and disinformation. At the presentation, Major General Eichelsheim showe...More..

Senate Releases Executive Summary of FBI Report on Kavanaugh, Revealing Witnesses
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Senate Releases Executive Summary of FBI Report on Kavanaugh, Revealing Witnesses

Rather than engage meaningfully with Senators' questions on those matters, Judge Kavanaugh sought to dismiss the concerns out of hand, which signaled a lack of understanding of the importance of a fair airing o...More..

Australia to make sanitary products exempt from sales tax
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Australia to make sanitary products exempt from sales tax

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 gover...More..

French investigate after Interpol chief Meng Hongwei goes missing
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

French investigate after Interpol chief Meng Hongwei goes missing

Meng Hongwei , the director of Interpol , is reportedly missing. His term runs until 2020. Meng was heading to his native China. Meng Hongwei at the 2017 Interpol World congress in Singapore. Rights groups...More..