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The secretary said in recent weeks there have been increasing "threats to our personnel and facilities in Iraq from the Government of Iran , the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, and from militias facilitated by and under the control and direction of the Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani".
  • With looming NAFTA deadline and intensive talks, Freeland postpones United Nations speech

    With looming NAFTA deadline and intensive talks, Freeland postpones United Nations speech

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    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has been in negotiations around NAFTA for nearly 13 months now. It's not clear whether, or when, a Canadian delegation will travel to Washington. He said there was a counter-proposal Friday from the United States. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media as she arrives at the Office Of The United States Trade Representative in Washington on September 11, 2018.
  • Why Christine Blasey Ford says she came forward with Brett Kavanaugh allegations

    Why Christine Blasey Ford says she came forward with Brett Kavanaugh allegations

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    Judge Kavauaugh replied: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge , both "visibly drunk", pushed her into an upstairs room at the party and locked the door. Trump said: "If I thought he was guilty of something like this. yeah, sure". "People want fame. They want money", Trump said speaking at a news conference in NY on Wednesday.
  • It's lights out across Okinawa; Honshu braces for big typhoon:The Asahi Shimbun

    It's lights out across Okinawa; Honshu braces for big typhoon:The Asahi Shimbun

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    Officials told the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, that more than 220,000 homes in the prefecture and about 60,000 homes in Kagoshima Prefecture are without power. Shinkansen service between Tokyo , Shin-Osaka and Hiroshima stations will be halted Sunday afternoon as the typhoon is expected to affect the areas, bullet train operators said.
  • Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

    Paws for peace - North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

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    The United States has called for North Korea to surrender all of its nuclear capabilities first, before other issues can be negotiated. He said that North Korea had taken "significant goodwill measures" in the past year, such as stopping nuclear and missiles tests, dismantling the nuclear test site and pledging not to proliferate nuclear weapons and nuclear technology.
  • Kavanaugh's Friend Mark Judge Says He Will Cooperate With FBI Probe

    Kavanaugh's Friend Mark Judge Says He Will Cooperate With FBI Probe

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    Senators of the Republican Party have said that the Senate judiciary committee has chose to vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh , the US Supreme Court candidate backed by President Donald Trump , on Friday (Sept 28) morning. I do not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in her testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today. "I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file".
  • ABC leadership in turmoil as chairman resigns

    ABC leadership in turmoil as chairman resigns

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    From New York, Turnbull denied that he sought to fire specific journalists, saying that he had only ever anxious about poor reporting standards rather than bias. The broadcaster's board will reportedly gather later this afternoon to appoint an Acting Chairman, following their meeting without Mr Milne earlier today.
  • A look at what the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation will entail

    A look at what the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation will entail

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    She and I never had any sexual interaction at all. "I've done everything they have requested and will continue to cooperate", he said. After Friday's meeting, Coons said that Flake had approached him on the dais, wanting to talk about the DE senator's call for a one-week delay on Kavanaugh's nomination.
  • Kim summit more likely after October - Pompeo

    Kim summit more likely after October - Pompeo

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    It was meant to be temporary. "We are in no hurry" to bring about a nuclear agreement . "Ending the Korean War is an urgent task". Earlier on Tuesday, Moon, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, a US -based think tank in NY, said that the current diplomatic engagement with the DPRK is "completely different" with the previous ones.
  • Lindsey Graham rages over Kavanaugh allegations:

    Lindsey Graham rages over Kavanaugh allegations: "This is hell"

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    What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020. "And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy". "You know what you know, and you've heard what you're gonna hear", Graham said to reporters following the hearing. Referring to Kavanaugh's opening statement that he would welcome any kind of investigation, Durbin suggested the judge should ask the White House counsel Donald McGahn to " ...
  • Trump already claiming China meddling in 2018 midterm elections

    Trump already claiming China meddling in 2018 midterm elections

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has held a flurry of individual meetings with other countries at the United Nations this week and vociferously defended Russia's strategies in meetings at the Security Council. The two countries are already embroiled in an acrimonious trade war and have continued to butt heads over a list of sensitive issues including the disputed South China Sea and self-ruled Taiwan, armed by Washington but claimed by Beijing.
  • Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward

    Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward

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    John Thune, the third-ranking Republican, paused briefly before saying "no". "It's ridiculous", he said , according to the transcript. Sheldon Whitehouse's office. A number of Democrats have embraced the idea that the onus is on Kavanaugh, as he is up for a promotion. Sen. Trump dismissed the allegations against Kavanaugh as a "big fat con job" orchestrated by Democrats.
  • F-35B Crashes, Pilot Ejects

    F-35B Crashes, Pilot Ejects

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    The incident marks the first time that an F-35 fighter jet, which costs more than US$100 million (S$136 million), has crashed. The clip was uploaded by a Twitter account that covers airline industry news. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss information before it is made public. The Marine F-35B fighter jet was on a routine training mission.
  • Brett Kavanaugh to deny sex assault allegations in Senate testimony

    Brett Kavanaugh to deny sex assault allegations in Senate testimony

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    Swetnick's claims were released via affidavit to a Senate staffer by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti; see the documents, which she signed under penalty of perjury, below. Ford ", Kavanaugh said in the statement. "I am innocent of this charge", Mr Kavanaugh says. Attorney Michael Avenatti provided a statement from his client to the committee.
  • Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Causes Major Damage on Sulawesi Island

    Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Causes Major Damage on Sulawesi Island

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    Earlier Friday, a 6.1 magnitude quake killed one person, injured several others and damaged dozens of homes, according to the AP. "Based on historical data and tsunami modelling, this natural disaster is not capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region", said the Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia.
  • Video shows tsunami hitting Indonesian city after 7.5-magnitude quake

    Video shows tsunami hitting Indonesian city after 7.5-magnitude quake

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    The water smashed into buildings and a large mosque that collapsed under the force. The natural disaster struck at 6.02pm in Palu, with an epicentre located 26km north-east of Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi, and a depth of 11km. The September 28 tremor was centred 78 km north of Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi Province, but was felt in the far south of the island in its largest city Makassar.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake Confronted in Elevator by Two Tearful Women

    Sen. Jeff Flake Confronted in Elevator by Two Tearful Women

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    Gallagher said in a tweet that she felt relieved that Flake seemed to have heard her. "That you will let people like that go into the highest court of the land and tell everyone what they can do to their bodies", she continued when Flake avoided eye contact.
  • What Happened: Top takeaways from Kavanaugh, Ford hearing | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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    Judge has submitted two written statements denying Ford's account of the assault, saying he did not recall the events she described and never saw that behavior from Kavanaugh. "Rushing to judgment would be the ultimate insult to this courageous survivor, but also to the entire community of survivors around the country who have been so inspired and moved by her testimony".
  • Trump discusses accusations against Kavanaugh: 'These are all false to me'

    Trump discusses accusations against Kavanaugh: 'These are all false to me'

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    They go into a room and I guarantee you they life like hell". Ahead of the President's arrival in NY last weekend, aides hoped an intensive schedule might deter him from further inflaming the precarious confirmation proceedings back home, which most Republicans concurred was best played out without Trump's intervention.
  • 1600 men say they believe Christine Blasey Ford in full-page newspaper ad

    1600 men say they believe Christine Blasey Ford in full-page newspaper ad

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    Showing their own certainty, Republicans quickly scheduled a recommendation vote for Friday morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where they hold an 11-10 majority. Another woman came forward over the weekend, telling The New Yorker magazine that Kavanaugh exposed himself and caused her to touch his penis at a party when both were Yale freshmen.
  • Kavanaugh assault accuser feared he would ‘rape’ her

    Kavanaugh assault accuser feared he would ‘rape’ her

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    But both Harth and Bloom have denied that the financial assistance had any affect on the veracity of her claim, which was first made in 1997. Women voters have already been abandoning the Republican Party amid a series of controversies during Trump's presidency, polls show.
  • Senate panel backs Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

    Senate panel backs Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

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    But Kavanaugh, who has denied all of the sexual assault allegations against him unequivocally, issued a passionate and defiant defense of his good name and character following Ford's participation in the hearing. He further called the idea that his client and the other women who have come forward with complaints against Kavanaugh are conspiring to derail his nomination "ludicrous".
  • Manhunt in Denmark shuts down bridges, ferries to Copenhagen

    Manhunt in Denmark shuts down bridges, ferries to Copenhagen

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    The bridge closure was part of a search for a Swedish vehicle whose occupants are suspected of "serious crimes", according to Copenhagen Police. Just before 3pm, Copenhagen Police announced that the re-opening of the bridge was imminent, as was the continuation of train traffic out of Copenhagen Central Station, which had also been temporarily halted.
  • Trump urges Senate to vote after Kavanaugh's fierce defence

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    The meeting of four key senators occurred less than hour after Kavanaugh finished his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, where he forcefully and passionately maintained his innocence and defiantly challenged Democratic senators who grilled him on multiple allegations of inappropriate behavior.
  • Donald Trump Just Got Laughed At By The Entire United Nations

    Donald Trump Just Got Laughed At By The Entire United Nations

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    Trump's trip to the United Nations this week put the United States on an increasingly unsafe path in which we are wooing conflict with powerful countries that do not seek it, ' said Obama's former advisor. Trump appeared briefly flustered. The world leaders laughed as Trump touted the accomplishments of his administration, beginning his UNGA address by saying that his administration has "accomplished more than nearly any...in the history of our country".
  • Kavanaugh says he won't let 'false accusations' push him out

    Kavanaugh says he won't let 'false accusations' push him out

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    Because I've had a lot of false charges made against me. " I can be persuaded also", the President went on. Kavanaugh appeared for his first on-camera interview about the allegations on Fox News Monday night in which he rejected them and defended himself with his wife, Ashley, by his side.
  • Jeff Flake announces he will vote for Kavanaugh nomination

    Jeff Flake announces he will vote for Kavanaugh nomination

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    As for the hearing with Ford on Thursday, Hill wasn't too optimistic it would be an improvement from her own hearing in 1991. In fact, more than a dozen women came forward during the 2016 campaign, claiming they were assaulted, groped or kissed without consent by Mr Trump.
  • Strong Quake Hits Along Indonesia's Western Sulawesi Island

    Strong Quake Hits Along Indonesia's Western Sulawesi Island

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    An official said widespread damage was expected and urged people to stay outdoors because of the danger of strong aftershocks. There were no immediate reports of damage and Indonesia's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG) said there was no risk of a tsunami .
  • American Bar Association urges postponement of Kavanaugh vote

    American Bar Association urges postponement of Kavanaugh vote

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    Ford , recounting the day of the alleged attack, said she was 100 percent certain that it was Kavanaugh who attacked her in a home during a gathering of high school students. Graham had a message for Republicans on the panel as well, saying, "To my Republican colleagues, if you vote "no", you're legitimizing the most despicable thing that I have seen in my time in politics".
  • Sabarimala temple: India's top court revokes ban on women

    Sabarimala temple: India's top court revokes ban on women

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    Similar to the president of the Travancore Devasom Board president, he said that the temple may have to implement the verdict. Three years ago, the Sabarimala temple chief said he would allow women to enter the shrine only after a scanner was invented to detect if they were "pure"- meaning they weren't menstruating.
  • Pompeo disturbed by European Union payment plan for Iran business

    Pompeo disturbed by European Union payment plan for Iran business

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    Aside from Iran , the other participants are Britain, China , France, Germany, Russia and the European Union. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at a NY conference on September 25, said that he was "disturbed and indeed deeply disappointed" when he heard of the plan announced a day earlier after a high-level meeting between European and Iranian diplomats.
  • Trump’s meeting with Rosenstein may be delayed

    Trump’s meeting with Rosenstein may be delayed

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    In her opening statement for the hearing, she said a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in a locked room at a high school party in 1982. Russian Federation denies interfering. The Monday meeting ended with Rosenstein still at his post and a commitment for the Thursday meeting with Trump. I would certainly prefer not doing that.
  • Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations ‘All False’ in Rambling Press Conference

    Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations ‘All False’ in Rambling Press Conference

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    But there was tension between the US and North Korea's two allies, China and Russian Federation, over whether the sanctions on the North should stay in place. Wang said the Security Council should consider easing the tough measures based on the "positive developments" after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore in June.
  • Israeli military rejects Russia's accusation over downing plane in Syria

    Israeli military rejects Russia's accusation over downing plane in Syria

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    Israeli has denied that, saying its planes had already returned to base when Syrian forces fired the missiles that hit the Russian aircraft. Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and a former colonel in the Russian army, said the S-300 would make Israel "more careful in the vicinity of Russian assets".
  • #Brexit - Labour says open to second European Union vote with option of remaining

    #Brexit - Labour says open to second European Union vote with option of remaining

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    Content - until now - to oppose the Government for opposition's sake, days of toing and froing appear to have ended in a classic compromise which is also open to numerous interpretations. New Europeans, a group promoting free movement, non-discrimination and solidarity in Europe, says it would have wished the EU to make the first move on such an issue - at present Britons overseas in the EU have no guarantees that their rights would remain without a deal.