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On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled its vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. - less than 24 hours after Ford and Kavanaugh's testimony would conclude. Mr Judge has said he does not remember the alleged incident and has declined to appear before the panel. His accuser described him "grinding into me", covering her mouth when she tried to scream and fearing that he "was accidentally going to kill me".
  • Rosenstein denies suggesting plot to remove Trump

    Rosenstein denies suggesting plot to remove Trump

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    Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, also reportedly told McCabe he could potentially persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
  • Trump Pursues Trade Deals in Asia, Europe Amid Frostiness With China

    Trump Pursues Trade Deals in Asia, Europe Amid Frostiness With China

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    But while some world leaders are still reeling from Trump's deference to Putin in their summer Helsinki summit, there will not be an encore in New York: The Russian president is not expected to attend the proceedings. He added the new deal would lower vehicle regulations, so the South Koreans can export more cars to the U.S. The US started negotiations with South Korea a year ago, following Mr Trump's criticism of the 2012 deal as a "one-way street".
  • Putin tells Netanyahu he rejects Israeli version of Syria plane downing

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    Russia laid the blame squarely on Israel , saying that its fighter jet pushed the Russian aircraft into the line of fire of Syria's air defence systems. Moscow blamed the friendly fire incident on Israeli pilots using the larger Russian plane as "cover". It will also give the Syrian military the ability to jam onboard communications systems and radar.
  • 44 dead as Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

    44 dead as Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

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    The disaster underlines the issue of risky overcrowding on ferries in the region. Poor visibility halted rescue operations Thursday, but rescue efforts continued Friday. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but overloading is frequently found to blame. The Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency, which operates ferry services, said the MV Nyerere did not have any mechanical problems with maintenance completed in recent months.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee confirms Kavanaugh public hearing

    Senate Judiciary Committee confirms Kavanaugh public hearing

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    Kavanaugh appeared on a likely path to confirmation in a Senate controlled by the GOP 51-49 until Ford's allegation came to light Sept 13 when top Senate Judiciary Democrat Dianne Feinstein said she told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about unspecified information she received in July about the nominee.
  • Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on Iran military parade

    Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on Iran military parade

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    While Iranian officials have not directly named the Gulf states, their comments are believed to be directed at Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Israel , which all have hostile relations with Iran and have promised to counter its influence in the region, including inside the country.
  • United States sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles

    United States sanctions Chinese military unit for buying Russian jets, missiles

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    Beijing's decision to purchase Russian Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missile system drew Washington's ire. On Thursday, the U.S. added China's Equipment Development Department and its director to a sanctions blacklist. With regard to Russia, CAATSA arises from the country's "aggression in Ukraine, annexation of Crimea , cyber intrusions and attacks, interference in the 2016 elections, and other malign activities", the State Department said.
  • Uganda tightens security as Museveni critic Bobi Wine heads home

    Uganda tightens security as Museveni critic Bobi Wine heads home

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    Museveni, a key USA ally on regional security, took power by force and has since been elected five times. We are simply escorting and providing security to him as we promised yesterday. The government denies allegations of corruption and of stifling opposition. Uganda has also welcomed foreign investors such as France's Total, China's CNOOC and Britain's Tullow as part of a plan to start pumping oil from 2021.
  • Eshoo says Kavanaugh accuser has inner strength

    Eshoo says Kavanaugh accuser has inner strength

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    Ford's lawyer Debra Katz said earlier in an email to committee staff that Ford would be willing to testify under " terms that are fair and which ensure her safety " after she had received death threats. Democrats have seized on the development as justification to delay the high-stakes nomination and say it's being rushed. In this district, where Hillary Clinton easily defeated Trump, GOP Rep.
  • Hunt for shark after two attacks

    Hunt for shark after two attacks

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    Police and fisheries officers have stepped up patrols in the area. "I imagine (the victims) weren't able to be removed from the water straight away, which tells me the shark wasn't trying to consume them or carry out a prolonged attack", Dr Chapman told AAP.
  • Britain’s May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached ‘an Impasse’

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    Tusk said May has just four weeks to amend her plan - or perhaps face the dreaded prospect of leaving Europe with no deal - a so-called doomsday scenario. 'That is not the way to command a exhausted group of leaders who are all bit sick of each other, ' one diplomat told The Times. But 10 Downing Street was braced for a polite "not quite", accompanied by a "but we can make it work".
  • PM Imran offers role to heal Middle East conflicts

    PM Imran offers role to heal Middle East conflicts

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    Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said FM Qureshi will leave for the United States on September 22 to represent Pakistan at the UNGA. Following a letter from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi regarding the resumption of talks, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday confirmed a meeting between Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations General ...
  • 5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed at NYC daycare

    5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed at NYC daycare

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    It is not clear how old the three infants were, but one of them is in critical condition according to police. Other children at the day care weren't injured, authorities said. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. Police said the suspect was in custody and taken to a local hospital after trying to kill herself.
  • Christine Blasey Fords testimony sure to be a ‘circus’

    Christine Blasey Fords testimony sure to be a ‘circus’

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    Ford has said that Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her to a bed and tried to take off her clothes at a 1980s house party when they were both teenagers at elite private schools near Washington . "My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, bad things said to my staff", Collins said in an interview with WVOM in ME on Wednesday.
  • Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

    Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

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    National police spokesman Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana said that 43 other people are missing, and more than 155,000 people remain in evacuation centres two days after the typhoon struck. Federal emergency official Brock Long said: 'Not only are you going to see more impact across North Carolina, but we're anticipating a lot of damage going through West Virginia, all the way up to OH as the system exits'.
  • Sharifs' jail sentences suspended in corruption case, to be released

    Sharifs' jail sentences suspended in corruption case, to be released

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    The NAB was also pulled up by the Supreme Court on Monday when it rejected its petition challenging the IHC's decision to hear Sharifs' petitions against the Avenfield verdict. "Justice has been served and I congratulate Nawaz Sharif's supporters", former Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said. The charges stemmed from the so-called leaked papers from a Panama law firm.
  • VK Singh calls Imran Khan puppet of Pakistan Army

    VK Singh calls Imran Khan puppet of Pakistan Army

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    But Umar recently said an International Monetary Fund rescue was a "fallback option" and that the government was exploring other avenues for assistance, which was broadly interpreted as Islamabad seeking help from China and Saudi Arabia, both of which have provided vast loans in the past.
  • Polish, US presidents hold talks at the White House

    Polish, US presidents hold talks at the White House

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    When you watch the clip, take notice of how Trump seemed to perk up at how his name was invoked. The United States does not now operate any permanent military bases in Poland. Warsaw is offering $2 billion to kick in toward the costs of a base. "I think Russian Federation has acted aggressively", he said. "They respect force.
  • Wisconsin police investigate report of active shooter

    Wisconsin police investigate report of active shooter

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    A shooting has been reported at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin. "Please lock all doors, stay inside and shelter in place", the Middleton Police Department said Wednesday. Still, Stubbs says she felt humiliated and degraded. A reporter from Madison.com counted at least 40 police cars and ambulances outside the building, which has been cordoned off.