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Surprise victory for Maldives opposition

Surprise victory for Maldives opposition The election commission's results show Mr Solih with 134,616 votes and Mr Yameen with 96,132 votes. "The message is loud and clear". Pakistan has congratulated the people of Maldives on the peaceful conclusion of its Presidential election. [Full Article...]

Iran supreme leader accuses Saudi Arabia, UAE of funding Ahvaz attackers

Iran supreme leader accuses Saudi Arabia, UAE of funding Ahvaz attackers Asked whether Iran's threat gave him any concern, Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon: "No, it does not. We warn all of those behind the story, we will take revenge", he said . Any connection to the attack on the military parade was unclear. Two of the men spoke in Arabic about jihad, while the third spoke in Farsi suggesting they were targeting the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. [Full Article...]

Iranian president likens Trump to Saddam Hussein

Iranian president likens Trump to Saddam Hussein Washington wants to reduce Iran's oil exports effectively to zero with renewed sanctions in November and has been encouraging its allies to cut their oil imports from Iran. European countries are trying to salvage the landmark accord. "Mindful of the urgency and the need for tangible results, the participants welcomed practical proposals to maintain and develop payment channels notably the initi... [Full Article...]

Injured India sailor awaits rescue 3,300km from Australia's coast

Injured India sailor awaits rescue 3,300km from Australia's coast An global rescue effort is underway to save a seriously injured solo yacht racer whose vessel is stricken in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, 3,200 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia . "He is injured inside the yacht so he can't communicate further", an Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokesman told AFP news agency. Continuous watch over the boat is being maintained by India... [Full Article...]

Iran says 'large' network arrested over Ahvaz attack

Iran says 'large' network arrested over Ahvaz attack AFP reporters saw members of the public and the military carrying coffins draped in the Iranian flag, some bearing pictures of the deceased. Officials and an eyewitness said the four gunmen who carried out the attack were clad in Iranian military uniforms and had sprayed the crowd with gunfire using weapons they had stashed in a nearby park. [Full Article...]

Rahul asks Modi to reply to Hollande’s claim on Rafale

Rahul asks Modi to reply to Hollande’s claim on Rafale The government had categorically denied the accusation saying it had no role to play in the choice of the French company's Indian partner. "We did not have a choice, we took the interlocutor we were given", Hollande had said. "This is Dassault Aviation's choice". Reliance did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Another Congress spokesperson, Priyanka Chaturvedi, alleged that "R... [Full Article...]

European Union leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint

European Union leaders warn Theresa May she must rethink Chequers blueprint The leaders of the other 27 European Union member states will discuss May's proposals without her over a working dinner on Thursday. Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade. [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Nominating Brett Kavanaugh

Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Nominating Brett Kavanaugh Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) told the Democrat & Chronicle on Monday she hoped there would be "some measure of review, maybe a hearing" on Ford's accusation, but by Wednesday, she told CNN Ford should not participate in a "sham hearing". [Full Article...]

Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare center

Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare center The babies range in age from 3 days to 1 month, NY police Assistant Chief Juanita Holmes told reporters Friday. The 52-year-old suspect - an employee at the nursery - was taken into police custody and was being treated for her wounds and undergoing a psychiatric examination, authorities said. [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

Rod Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump According to the Times , Rosenstein told four Justice Department officials, plus then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, that the president wasn't taking the process seriously. The statement did not deny the allegations in the article, and it acknowledged he had written memos to keep a record of his discussions with top administration officials. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh hearing uncertain for Monday

Kavanaugh hearing uncertain for Monday She said it's "shocking but not surprising" that President Trump does not believe that the FBI should investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh. Nirono says there should be a full FBI investigation before Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford testify. [Full Article...]

Sen. Grassley Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh Accuser to Respond to Testimony Request

Sen. Grassley Sets Deadline for Kavanaugh Accuser to Respond to Testimony Request Translation: We can probably expect many more of these jaw-dropping comments as the stalemate over whether Kavanaugh and Ford will testify before the Senate on Monday continues. She had already informed the committee that she doesn't plan on testifying until the Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a chance to investigate . [Full Article...]

Trump welcomes Polish president to White House

Trump welcomes Polish president to White House President Donald Trump has said he is considering Poland's request to establish a permanent United States military presence on its soil. Within the USA military and among security analysts, there is a long-running debate over the merits of building up forces in Poland. [Full Article...]

Trump Orders DOJ To Declassify Multiple Russia Documents

Trump Orders DOJ To Declassify Multiple Russia Documents Former law enforcement and intelligence officials have likewise expressed deep concern, some going as far as to label the president's decision a "serious assault" on the country's justice system. But the North Carolina Republican nevertheless defended Trump's prerogative to declassify the materials. "With the walls clearly closing in on him, President Trump is lashing out with this extraordinari... [Full Article...]

‘What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep’

‘What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep’ Monday's rule: Christine Blasey Ford must be heard. Miranda was tweeting a response to actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus regarding the letter signed by alumnae of the Holton Arms school in support of Ford when she made the claim. "She, Dr. Ford, decided, perhaps reluctantly, that she wanted the world to know information about his qualifications for the court", he said. The vote on Kavanaugh's ... [Full Article...]

Grassley Fires Back at Requests From Ford's Lawyers

Grassley Fires Back at Requests From Ford's Lawyers Kavanaugh has denied the incident, and he and Judge both deny being at the party in question. He has been meeting with White House officials this week. I've reached out to Ford's lawyers and will update if I hear back. However, that classmate is a writer named Mark Judge who wrote a book about being a blackout drunk in his youth, Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk , and liberals are saying that... [Full Article...]

Anita Hill blasts Senate panel amid Kavanaugh allegations

Anita Hill blasts Senate panel amid Kavanaugh allegations The Salt Lake Tribune's Washington bureau chief, Thomas Burr, says Senator Hatch's response then is pretty similar to his response now, as allegations of sexual misconduct have come out against Brett Kavanaugh . "It's a process, speaking for all of the Republicans, we want to give everybody a chance to say what they want to say". "She is a person of integrity", Leahy said of Feinstein. [Full Article...]

China Provinces Braced for Heavy Rainfall as Typhoon Heads West

China Provinces Braced for Heavy Rainfall as Typhoon Heads West Typhoon Mangkhut has claimed its first victims in China , with at left at least two dead in Guangdong province. It was the most powerful typhoon to hit Hong Kong since 1979, packing winds of 195 kilometers per hour (121 mph). The AP reports that the storm has killed at least 66 people in the Philippines . Philippine forecasters say Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the country's north... [Full Article...]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs letter supporting Brett Kavanaugh accuser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs letter supporting Brett Kavanaugh accuser I lean towards Kavanaugh. Judge Brett Kavanaugh was seen arriving to the West Wing just past 10 a.m. ET on Monday, swiftly ducking into the building after stepping from a black SUV. Which way Kavanaugh's nomination goes - to the high court or down in defeat - is all about the math of votes in the 100-member Senate. Whether Kavanaugh becomes the newest Supreme Court justice will depend larg... [Full Article...]

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if USA takes steps too

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if USA takes steps too Washington has demanded concrete action toward denuclearization, such as a full disclosure of North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities, before agreeing to key goals of Pyongyang, including an easing of worldwide sanctions and an official end to the Korean War . [Full Article...]


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