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Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

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Iranian government and military officials have pointed the finger at Gulf states, the USA and Israel, with all of whom Iran has longstanding tensions. " Iran's answer is forthcoming within the framework of law and our national interests", he added, vowing the USA would regret its "aggressiveness". Read More »

Michael Cohen has done multiple interviews with Mueller team

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In terms of New York State's civil lawsuit against Trump's charity for several "potentially criminal" allegations, Abrams said Cohen could be vital in terms of opening a new level of investigations into the president. The president has continued a very public battle against the Mueller investigation, repeatedly calling it a politically motivated and "rigged witch hunt". Read More »

Several members of Iran's elite military guard killed in parade gun attack

In April, 26 alleged IS jihadists went on trial on charges connected with that twin attack. Zarif said that children and journalists were casualties in the attack. How will the USA react? State media called the attackers terrorists and reported all four gunman were killed. Iran has been deeply involved in the fight against IS in Iraq and has aided Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country's long civil war. Read More »

New tariffs as trade war escalates

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Starting January 1, 2019, the level of the additional tariffs will increase to 25%. In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative by 150 industrial associations earlier this month, the organizations representing agriculture, retailers, manufacturers, technology and other industries say that "continuing the tit-for-tat tariff escalation with China only serves to expand the harm to more U.S. Read More »

Granny Head-Shots 12-Foot Gator for Eating Her Horse

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Judy Cochran is the mayor of Livingston, Texas . "This is what I killed on Monday and several wrote back, 'no you did not.' I said yes, I did do that", Cochran told KTRK after she posted the photo on social media. Cochran defended herself, saying the animal could have been a nuisance and threat to other community members. "Typically, they do a death roll, and roll over and over, but this one didn't". Read More »

Siblings Of Arizona Rep. Gosar Skewer Him, Endorse Opponent In Campaign Ad

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As for why they're speaking out against their brother, Jennifer , Grace , David , Joan , Tim and Gaston Gosar have reportedly stated it's to defend their family's name and honor. David Gosar said that their parents, who are in their 80s, are Republicans and support his brother. Grace added, "I couldn't be quiet any longer". Read More »

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for attack on PM Modi over Rafale deal

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When asked whether India had put pressure on Reliance and Dassault to work together, Hollande said he was unaware and "only Dassault can comment on this". So far the French government, which has enormous economic and strategic stakes in letting the Rafale purchase go through smoothly, has remained silent on the Indian government's "nomination" of DRAL as a key offset partner. Read More »

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak hit with new corruption charges

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Najib pleaded not guilty Thursday to 25 fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. When reports surfaced in 2015 that huge sums from 1MDB flowed into Najib's bank accounts before a hotly contested election, it dramatically ratcheted up pressure on the leader and his inner circle over the scandal. Read More »

Casualties reported following shooting at military parade in southwest Iran

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the city of Ahvaz. Ahvaz, in southwestern Khuzestan province, is home to the small Arab minority in Iran , which is mainly ethnic Persian. A number of armed assailants have opened fire at a military parade now underway in Ahvaz, southwest of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reported. Read More »

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

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Tens of thousands remain without adequate shelter and reliable access to electrical power a year after the hurricane, which caused an estimated $100 billion in damage. Antonio Torres, one of the organizers of the vigil, said fewer people would've died if the USA government had a better response. The ocean is so close", Velazquez said in Spanish during an interview with The Miami Herald for the " Puerto Rico: "The Forgotten Island " documentary. Read More »

3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan

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Per the affidavit, Wilson then took the girl to an Austin area hotel and had sexual intercourse and oral sex with her then paid her 500 dollars. According to the affidavit for arrest, Wilson courted the 16-year-old victim on a dating website designed for successful men to meet younger women. Read More »

Kavanaugh Has the Right to Defend Himself

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He said that Ford and her attorneys have until Friday to commit to appear at a hearing that could take place Monday about these allegations. Ford has agreed to testify next week, if the Committee agrees to conditions, including that Kavanaugh must not be in the room while she answers questions. Read More »

DUP rejects Barnier bid to solve Ireland border obstacle to Brexit progress

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May will get a chance to address European Union leaders at a dinner later Wednesday at the informal summit in the Austrian city of Salzburg , before a full day of talks on Thursday dominated by Brexit and the migration crisis. May is keen to show hardline Brexiters, who will be out in force at the party conference and who have called on her to "chuck Chequers", that her plan is the only one that can be negotiated with the EU. Read More »

Beto O’Rourke makes apparent Clash reference during Cruz debate

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The candidates also differed regarding the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which has engulfed Washington recently with a thinly sourced allegation of sexual misconduct by Mr. Cruz responded that "Texans' lives are better" because the Republicans won the presidency in 2016, and he didn't want to be a sore loser. On Saturday, animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) handed out free barbecued tofu outside of a restaurant in Columbus, ... Read More »

Republicans on Senate panel send letter to potential Kavanaugh party attendee

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed Kavanaugh's confirmation vote and invited both Ford and Kavanaugh to testify before the committee Monday about Ford's allegations. Ford disclosed. Politico , citing an unnamed source, said Ford's lawyers wanted Kavanaugh to appear first. Grassley has allowed Judge to testify unofficially, through the letter written by his attorney and released to the public. Read More »

Storm Bronagh brings high winds, heavy rain and flooding

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The Met Office adds that where the winds are strongest there is the possibility of damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches, as well as a danger to life. Speed restrictions are in place on large parts of the rail network... Gwydir Castle - a 14th Century manor house in Llanrwst, Conwy county, has also been impacted by the storm, with the gardens and cellars flooded. Read More »

Catholic bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun

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In the letter, Mulakkal said he needed time to fight his case and to travel to Kerala, where he is being interrogated by the police. The Vatican had on Thursday, 20 September, divested Mulakkal, who was the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of Missionaries of Jesus, despite shedding his administrative role of his pastoral responsibilities "temporarily". Read More »

Cannabis legalisation grows with South Africa ruling

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His judgment decriminalized some, however, not the use of marijuana in public, or marketing. However, Zondo never defined what this meant, said Wits University associate professor, advocate James Grant. South Africa joins a number of countries that have taken a similar step, among them Canada and Portugal. When the High Court originally made its ruling in late March 2017, it suspended its own decision for 24 months. Read More »

Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault'

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He tweeted that if the attack was "as bad as she says", then either she or her "loving parents" would have "immediately filed [charges] with local Law Enforcement Authorities". "That being said, let her have her say and let's see how it all works out". The allegations come in the shadow of the powerful #Metoo movement against sexual harassment and assault, and echo the 1991 hearings for conservative Clarence Thomas to join the Supreme Court, when his former assistant Anita Hill accused ... Read More »

Up to 7 people shot in U.S. city of Syracuse

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Police later said the shots had come from across the street, hitting the lawn where the victims had gathered for a memorial, United States media report. "This is a very tragic event ", Fowler said. According to local media they had gathered to celebrate the life of a deceased relative. It's unclear if the shooting is related to another shooting that occurred one block away almost half an hour afterward, where a 14-year-old girl was shot. Read More »

K cops' murder fallout: India calls off meeting with Pakistan

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But it is obvious, Kumar said, that behind Pakistan's proposal for talks to make a fresh beginning, there was an evil agenda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday cancelled a meeting between foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place in NY. Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser Ford 'willing to testify' if certain terms met

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Kavanaugh, now a judge on the powerful US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has repeatedly denied her allegation. 'I remain committed to defending my integrity'. "All I remember is after my junior year thinking, 'Where's Chrissy Blasey?'" the source told the Times . On Wednesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, said Grassley's assertions that committee Republicans had done everything to contact Ford's legal team was "bull--". Read More »

Cook's ship Endeavour 'found' off the United States coast

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That's how the ship ended up in Rhode Island , where it was stationed as part of the Royal Navy's fleet in Newport Harbor and used as a prison ship for captured American soldiers. The vessel, which was made of oak and pine in the north of England, was later renamed the Lord Sandwich and used as a troop transport during the Revolutionary War. Read More »

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies after 'serious illness'

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Before that, he had served as Minister of Public Security, an organisation with broad powers and a remit that includes intelligence gathering and thwarting domestic and foreign threats to the party. His last public appearance was at a Politburo meeting and a reception for a Chinese delegation on Wednesday. Quang hosted President Donald Trump during his first state visit to the communist country past year, when Trump attended a summit of Pacific Rim leaders. Read More »

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' with sanctions

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Peter Harrell, a former senior state department sanctions official, said: "It's interesting that the administration has chosen this moment of high tension to act". "We hope that at least this step will send a signal of our seriousness and perhaps encourage others to think twice about their own engagement with the Russian defence and intelligence sectors", another USA official said. Read More »

3D printer gun maker faces sex crime

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The pair then met at a cafe in South Austin on August 15, and went on to the Archer Hotel in his auto, according to the affidavit . Police found extensive evidence from the victim's phone and surveillance footage that corroborated all the major details of her testimony. Read More »

European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

Theresa May is due to issue an update on Brexit negotiations in a statement at 10 Downing Street. The judgment of British newspapers was brutal. The EU is doing their classic case of trying to bully the United Kingdom in a variety of ways into taking a different position, ' he told the Guardian . Read More »

5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed in Queens day care

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None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. It isn't clear whether his child was among those stabbed. The injured infants included two boys and a girl, police said. Police said the father of a child was stabbed in the leg and a female coworker was also wounded. They are being treated at an area hospital. Investigators said they believed the home served as an informal neighborhood daycare center. Read More »

Brexit was sold by 'liars': European Union leaders reject May's plan

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An EU official said: "Things did not happen as we expected". An special emergency meeting in November has been pencilled in to try and finalise a deal. In an outspoken attack, he accused her of playing "Russian roulette" with the country and treating her own MPs "like children who belong on the naughty step" over Brexit. Read More »

Watch firefighters confront a fire tornado in the BC Interior

VANCOUVER-A video taken last month and posted to Instagram two days ago illustrates the intense conditions wildfire crews can encounter on the line. The incident she adds, "is definitely a first". A second firefighter rushes in to help. Next, the video shows the fire tornado , which apparently grew to over 200 feet tall. Read More »

Christine Blasey Ford remembered in Dewey Beach bar scene

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That underscores a desire to avoid antagonizing female voters at a time when the #MeToo movement has made sexual abuse a major political dynamic. Ford's email to the Senate Judiciary Committee also said that testifying on Monday, as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, had scheduled, "is not possible", adding that the "insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event". Read More »