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Netherlands says thwarted Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

Netherlands says thwarted Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog The UK joined with the Netherlands in accusing Russian Federation of sending agents with wifi antennas to The Hague to try to hack into the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ). The Dutch and British prime ministers Mark Rutte and Theresa May in a joint statement accused the GRU of "disregard for global values" and lashed out at the Russian agency's " unacceptabl... [Full Article...]

China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief Meng's wife reported him missing to police in Lyon Thursday after she said she hadn't heard from in in 10 days and had recently received threats, a French Interior Ministry statement said. As of yet there is no indication as to why Meng would be under investigation by authorities in Beijing . China's Ministry of Public Security did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment an... [Full Article...]

Key senators undecided as U.S. Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

The FBI inquiry began last week at the direction of the White House after Republican Sen. Democrats said the allegations were credible and deserved a full investigation, while Republicans accused Democrats of using uncorroborated allegations to scuttle or delay the nomination - leading to a stream of angry flashpoints between lawmakers. [Full Article...]

Interpol president Meng Hongwei reported missing after trip to China

Interpol president Meng Hongwei reported missing after trip to China Before taking over at Interpol , Meng Hongwei was deputy minister in charge of public security in China . Hong Kong's South China Morning Post quoted an unnamed source as saying Meng, 64, was under investigation in China and had been taken away for questioning as soon as he landed there. [Full Article...]

White House defends Trump after he mocks Kavanaugh sex assault accuser

White House defends Trump after he mocks Kavanaugh sex assault accuser I don't know.' 'Upstairs? And I think that - I don't know if this is going to continue onward or are we going to get a vote. "Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?" "He is a profile in cowardice". [Full Article...]

First photos of Melania Trump's arrival in Ghana

First photos of Melania Trump's arrival in Ghana The stop is Mrs Trump's first on a four-country tour that will include visits to Kenya , Malawi and Egypt . It's also her first visit to Africa. Locals who spoke with reporters in Accra said they did not know much about Trump's visit. The first lady on Friday tweeted: "Looking forward to spreading the message of #BeBest & representing the #USA as I travel to #Africa next week", and hashtag... [Full Article...]

Russian spies charged for 'malicious' cyberattack on Canada, allies

Russian spies charged for 'malicious' cyberattack on Canada, allies And some are hoping - after Brexit - to exploit Britain's absence from the European Union to weaken sanctions next time they have to be agreed. A laptop belonging to one of the four was linked to Brazil, Switzerland and Malaysia. Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the plane's destruction. According to tech security companies there is little sign that Russian hackers will try to re... [Full Article...]

Theresa May's awkward dancing has become an inevitable meme

Theresa May's awkward dancing has become an inevitable meme To " Dancing Queen " by 70s pop group Abba , no less. Theresa May astonished Conservative party members by beginning her keynote speech at the party's conference by dancing to Abba. But what has undoubtedly gathered the most attention of late is her dance moves. Her speech was aimed at providing an upbeat vision for Britain post-Brexit - and after eight years of austerity. [Full Article...]

Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford

Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford And speaking at an event hosted by The Atlantic magazine, Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said he "didn't particularly like" the president's remarks, adding , "I would tell him, knock it off". Meanwhile, Democrats and a few Republicans had raised concerns over the amount of freedom granted to United States federal investigative agency to conduct a lightning-fast probe in a decades old h... [Full Article...]

Johnson assaults May's Brexit plan at fractious meeting

Johnson assaults May's Brexit plan at fractious meeting But she has since drawn criticism for overseeing major cuts to police budgets, a growing political issue amid rising crime and after a string of terror attacks. May's Brexit strategy, saying she's a "captive of the establishment", but he said a tumultuous leadership fight now would be "a disaster" for the party. [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats suggest past Federal Bureau of Investigation probes found evidence of Kavanaugh misconduct

Senators are not supposed to divulge the contents of the agency's background reports. Feeding the anxiety was an unusually beefy presence of the U.S. Capitol Police, who were keeping demonstrators and frequently reporters at arm's length by forming wedges around lawmakers walking through corridors. [Full Article...]

Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

Mr Trump said it was a "very scary situation" to be "guilty until proven innocent". John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. [Full Article...]

Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'

Kavanaugh denied the accusation, as well as allegations by two other women of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. If an FBI investigation fails to corroborate Dr. Mr Flake of Arizona is a closely watched swing vote as Republicans can potentially only afford one defection if they are to confirm their nominee. Democrats countered that brief delays in voting on Kavanaugh pale in comparison to Repu... [Full Article...]

United States ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners

United States ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners That allowed them to attain visas and accompany their diplomat partners as household members, a status that was not extended to heterosexual couples. Reports suggest there at least 10 United Nations staffers in the U.S. Globe, a U.N. LGBTI staff advocacy group, in a statement . 1, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G visas will only be given if the same-sex couple is legally married in ... [Full Article...]

In Macedonia began a referendum on changing the country's name

In Macedonia began a referendum on changing the country's name Macedonia spun into political crisis on Sunday (Sept 30) as a referendum on a deal that would have unlocked the door to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and European Union membership fell well short of the required turnout, raising the prospect that the Balkan nation would be blocked from those Western clubs for years to come. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Has Tea with Ghana's 1st Lady, Exchanges Gifts

She has focussed on children as her signature issue and plans to promote child well-being during her four-country tour, which will include stops in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt. Mrs. Trump's visit opened in low-key fashion. Mrs Trump will on Tuesday morning visit the children's block at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital to observe some of the efforts by the government to improve child healthcare. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Protesters Take to the Streets, Confront Senators

Kavanaugh Protesters Take to the Streets, Confront Senators As the FBI completed interviews with four people as part of its one-week investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh , moderate Republican Senator Jeff Flake said he was anxious about the conservative federal appeals court judge's performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. [Full Article...]

Iraq regrets USA decision to close consulate in Basra

Iraq regrets USA decision to close consulate in Basra Pompeo said the USA would hold Iran responsible for any harm to its citizens or facilities and accused Tehran of failing to prevent recent rocket attacks directed at the American consulate, the BBC said. The consulate closure is temporary and involves relocating diplomatic personnel. In a speech addressing the United Nation's General Assembly speech earlier this week, President Trump hammere... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation begins interviews; Yale classmate recalls Brett Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker

Federal Bureau of Investigation begins interviews; Yale classmate recalls Brett Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker With wide gender, racial and partisan gaps, and a shift in support among independent voters, 48 percent of American voters say the U.S. Senate should not confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. "It has to be well beyond the initial very narrow scope of four witnesses , four individuals being interviewed", Coons said. She also pressed Ford on the events leading up to the hearing, including w... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh aided by Graham's fiery defense

Kavanaugh aided by Graham's fiery defense You should be ashamed... President Donald Trump on Saturday pushed back on reports that the White House had ordered the FBI to limit the scope of the investigation, including the number of alleged witnesses, writing in a tweet that "I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion". [Full Article...]


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