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Trump Touts 'America First' At The United Nations

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However, Trump had said on Tuesday that he had no plans to meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations "despite requests" to do so. The United States is prosperous, but it can not afford to forget about what's most important: seeking mutually beneficial engagement with all nations when necessary, setting realistic defense priorities that elevate the safety of the American people, defending our way of life, and promoting our economic prosperity above an obsession with the ... Read More »

Rouhani: US Threat to Stop Iranian Oil Exports 'Empty Promise'

The European Union is creating a new payment mechanism to allow countries to legally trade with Iran amid United States sanctions. EU and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil. Read More »

Kavanaugh and Ford: Americans Are Undecided on Who's Telling the Truth

In a declaration, Julie Swetnick , who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, said she observed Kavanaugh drinking excessively at house parties and engaging "in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls". Trump said he was "ok with that", but again defended Kavanaugh as a "gem". One of the biggest points of contention remained the outside counsel. The already-fragile Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh took another turn for the worse with fresh ... Read More »

China Blocks US Warship From Port Call in Hong Kong

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China's Defence Ministry has said it would recall navy chief Shen Jinlong from a visit to the United States and postpone planned talks in Beijing between Chinese and US military officials that had been set for next week. Beijing's move came after the US last Thursday penalized China's Equipment Development Department - the agency that oversees the country's defence technology - and its director Li Shangfu for allegedly engaging in the purchase of Russian combat aircraft and S-400 ... Read More »

Kavanaugh denies new sexual misconduct charges, says they’re from the ‘Twilight Zone’

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Avenatti, who first rose to fame for representing Stormy Daniels , had been teasing the announcement earlier this week, but his Wednesday morning tweets were nevertheless a surprise. About 63 percent of sexual assaults in the U.S. are not reported to the police. A call with senators was scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, but Clune says by the time the call happened only Democrats were on the line. Read More »

Bill Cosby trial was racist and sexist, comedian's defenders cry

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Corrections Secretary John Wetzel has described it as a "21st century institution with advanced security features, environmentally efficient infrastructure and modern work and housing spaces". The 81-year-old will owe $43,611.83 in court costs, according to court documents , which he was ordered to pay as part of his sentence. Bill Cosby is pictured wearing prison uniform for the first time since being sentenced for sexual assault. Read More »

Trump says he supports 2-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

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The president has withdrawn the USA from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, accusing the country of destabilizing actions throughout the region and support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah. Beijing has responded by targeting US goods headed to China. US officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. In July at a summit in Helsinki, Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials and the U.S. Read More »

Michael Avenatti Reveals Client Making ‘Gang Rape’ Allegation Against Kavanaugh

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There were at least 10 house parties in the Washington, D.C. area that Swetnick says she attended, and Kavanaugh and Judge, whom she says were very close, were both in attendance, too. Kavanaugh and the White House have not yet responded to these latest allegations. "Oh, gee, let's not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that?" Swetnick says that Kavanaugh's statement on Fox News about his sexual abstinence during high school "is absolutely false and a lie". Read More »

Key Republican senators go cold on Kavanaugh

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Trump then turned his ire towards second accuser Deborah Ramirez , who told the New Yorker that Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face without her consent at a house party during their Yale University days. Kavanaugh, a judicial conservative and Trump's second Supreme Court pick, was nominated to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Read More »

Aadhaar not for bank accounts, school admission: Know when it's mandatory

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The court announced that Aadhaar linking was not mandatory for mobile phones and bank accounts. The court also struck down a notification issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act that made Aadhaar mandatory for all e-kyc. Armed with the Speaker's decision that it was a money bill, the had government pushed it through the Rajya Sabha, which can not amend it but only make recommendations for amendment to the Lok Sabha. Read More »

US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies

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He added, "She admits that she was drunk". FAGEN: She has a therapist who has notes that do not - are not consistent with what Dr. Ford has said. Senator Chuck Grassley , a Republican from Iowa, is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee which is staging the hearings for Kavanaugh and will hold the initial vote on his nomination. Read More »

Delegates at Labour conference overwhelmingly back People's Vote motion

New documents have laid bare the "deeply unsettling" possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit , suggesting there could be chaos at ports, disruption to food supplies and increased business costs. The first referendum is still keeping us busy. May has branded Labour's intention to vote against any agreement that falls short of its demands as "not in the national interest", while Junior Brexit minister Robin Walker accused the party of "playing political games". Read More »

STORM ALERT | Severe weather risk now lower for St. Louis Tuesday

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Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that our next cold front will be pushing across Kansas Tuesday with gusty winds coming from the north and a drop in temperatures for most of the state. It will be breezy, too, with winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour and gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. The risk for severe weather is now lower for the St. Read More »

Two-headed copperhead? It's real

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The copperhead was discovered by Virginia Wildlife Management and Control . Virginia Wildlife Management and Control - a wildlife removal service in Northern Virginia - shared a post on Sunday of photos of the rare copperhead it received on its Facebook Page . Read More »

UK government 'agrees not to favour EU workers after Brexit'

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The Sun newspaper later quoted a Downing Street official decrying the Times article as "utter hogwash". Speaking to reporters as she flew to NY for the United Nations General Assembly, Mrs May said: "First of all, I have always said no deal is better than a bad deal". Read More »

Jacinda Ardern Brings First Baby Of New Zealand To UN

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General Assembly in NY on Monday. Time magazine reports that Ardern, flew out to NY with her partner, Clarke Gayford and Neve, delivering a speech on Monday night at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit , with Neve nestled in the front row. Read More »

Rouhani warns Trump will suffer same fate as Saddam

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President Trump and his Iranian counterpart will offer duelling addresses to the United Nations today after threats of new U.S. sanctions and a claim from the Supreme Leader that American allies funded an attack on a Revolutionary Guard parade on Saturday. Read More »

UK's Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

The statement came just hours after the Soros-backed group issued one describing the announcement Labour would back a second vote as "a welcome step forward for the party". Last night Sir Keir said: 'If Theresa May brings back a deal that fails our tests - and that looks increasingly likely - Labour will vote against it. Read More »

Israel accused after Russian spy plane lost over Syria

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But Monday, the Kremlin seemed to take a tougher stance, blaming the downing on "the deliberate actions of Israeli pilots" and saying Israel's explanations weren't convincing, according to spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Moscow has tried to maintain good relations with Iran, which is also allied with the Syrian government, and Israel, which is wary of Iran's growing influence in Syria. Read More »

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein expected to be fired Monday morning

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It was not immediately clear whether Rosenstein meant to resign at the White House over the commotion caused by his remarks a year ago, or if was simply expecting that he would be fired. Rosenstein visited the White House on Monday and met with Chief of Staff John Kelly with the expectation that he would be fired, sources told ABC News, but he remained in the post as of Monday afternoon. Read More »

One year later at UN, Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific'

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He said the new trade agreement, which still needs approval by South Korea's parliament, was a sign of the strong partnership between the US and South Korea. "As you know, Kim Jong-un wrote a letter - a attractive letter - asking for a second meeting and we will be doing that". Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters in a preview of Trump's visit, that the president's focus "will be very much on the United States", its role and the relations it wants to build. Read More »

DHS to deny visas, green cards to immigrants if public assistance used

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Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The DHS will, by law, have to review those comments before finalising the regulation. People have 60 day-time to comment on the proposed rule , which will mainly impact legal immigrants as illegal immigrants are not eligible for any government benefits. Read More »

China and Vatican agree to landmark deal on bishop appointments

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The announcement by the Vatican Saturday that it had concluded a deal with China about the appointment of bishops will not affect relations between the Holy See and Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MOFA) said. The pope also posthumously recognized an eighth bishop who "had expressed the desire to be reconciled with the Apostolic See" before he died past year, it said. Read More »

China summons USA ambassador over military sanctions

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The United States on Thursday blacklisted 33 Russian nationals and three entities in a new round of sanctions for the Russian interference in the 2016 election. politicians, who have become prisoners of their beliefs in their exceptionalism and hope that they will be able to impose their conditions on Russian Federation if they put a little more pressure. Read More »

These six siblings of a US Republican congressman just endorsed his opponent

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Then Paul Gosar , the eldest sibling, started gearing up to run for Congress in 2010 and said that he believed, incorrectly, that President Obama was born outside the country. Brill told the newspaper that while Paul's siblings are 'really upstanding, wonderful people, ' he has not yet met them and was not involved in the making of the ads so that he would not influence their testimonials. Read More »

Iran fears plot by USA and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that US sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution", contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not USA policy. Read More »

Indonesian teenager rescued after 49 days at sea

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He was employed as a lamplighter on a rompong or floating hut 77 miles (125km) out to sea - earning $130 (£99) a month to keep the lamps on the trap lit to attract fish. In desperation, Mr Aldi jumped into the water to reach it and was eventually pulled to safety. "Every time he saw a large ship, he said he was hopeful, but more than 10 ships had passed him, none of them stopped". Read More »

Kavanaugh Swiftly Denies New Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Deborah Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drinking game at a party when they were both freshman at Yale University. The accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are part of a "vast left-wing conspiracy" and are being fueled by women's " pent up" frustration, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said . Read More »

Trump backs Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh amid fresh allegation

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She has asked for an FBI investigation of her claim before she testifies, and is also urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from other witnesses. Ford to testify Monday stands open. Around 100 people marched to Grassley's office for a sit-in, some with fists raised. The protesters wore black "Be A Hero" shirts and sat outside Collins' office chanting various slogans, including "we will not be silenced". Read More »

After attack in Iran, the U.S. offers a muted response

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Of the 25 killed, 12 were from Ahvaz and the rest from elsewhere in Khuzestan. Gunmen dressed in military uniform opened fire on marching soldiers, bystanders and government officials, who had gathered to watch the parade on Saturday. 'We listened to Iran's reading of the situation and we offered our condolences for the attack, ' the ministry is quoted as saying by broadcaster NOS. Read More »

United Kingdom government on verge of collapse: opposition Labour deputy leader

According to the Associated Press, the shadow chancellor said that "we argued for "remain" in the past but we lost that vote so we have to respect that". May says she will hold her nerve in the talks, pressing the European Union to come up with an alternative proposal to her Chequers plan, named after the prime minister's country residence where a deal was hashed out with her top ministers in July. Read More »