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Trump gives green light to sanctions on $200 billion in Chinese goods

Trump gives green light to sanctions on $200 billion in Chinese goods US automakers in China are feeling the most pain as some American companies are getting hurt by new tariffs from both the White House and Beijing, according to a survey released this week from the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Beijing-based American Chamber of Commerce in China . [Full Article...]

British diver sues Elon Musk for $75,000 over 'pedo' claim

Vernon Unsworth claims Mr Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being a paedophile. The complaint filed in the US District Court in Los Angeles seeks at least $75,000 of compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages. A separate legal action will be pursued in the High Court of London for "reputational damage" Unsworth suffered in England and Wales, it adds. Vernon Unsworth he... [Full Article...]

Death toll from Mexico City tourist site shootout now at four

Death toll from Mexico City tourist site shootout now at four Four people died at the scene while another woman was pronounced dead after succumbing to her wounds at a hospital Saturday afternoon. The victims' identities were not disclosed. Most targeted reprisals have taken place on the city outskirts or in areas where criminal gangs operate. Mexico has been hit by a wave of violence since deploying the army to fight the country's powerful drug cartels... [Full Article...]

Montgomery County, Maryland, Police not investigating Kavanaugh allegations

Montgomery County, Maryland, Police not investigating Kavanaugh allegations In this case, that would entail phone calls with at least Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford. Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old California professor, accused Kavanaugh of groping her and trying to take her clothes off when they were both attending suburban Maryland high schools in the early 1980s. [Full Article...]

US high court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser willing to testify, lawyer says

US high court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser willing to testify, lawyer says Conway said if Ford is heard by the committee, her testimony "has to be weighed against what we already know, which is that Judge Kavanaugh is a man of character and integrity". The woman who went public, Christine Blasey Ford , previously described the alleged incident in a letter to Democratic Sen. The Post reports that while her husband recalls Ford mentioning Kavanaugh's name in therapy... [Full Article...]

Putin & Erdogan agree Idlib buffer zone to avert new Syria crisis

Putin & Erdogan agree Idlib buffer zone to avert new Syria crisis Monday's will be the second meeting between the two leaders in less than two weeks. "But we are still not satisfied", he said. He noted that Turkey's goal is to resolve the Syrian crisis as soon as possible, in particular the crisis in Idlib. [Full Article...]

Evelyn Rodriguez, Mother of Girl Killed by MS-13

Evelyn Rodriguez, Mother of Girl Killed by MS-13 Evelyn Rodriguez this evening, along with her family and friends. Congressman Peter King says it happened around 4:10 p.m., about an hour before a planned candlelight service at that location for her daughter . " Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws to enter the country as unaccompanied alien minors and wound up in Kayla and Nisa's high school", the pres... [Full Article...]

Barack Obama's Return: Good or Bad for Democrats?

Barack Obama's Return: Good or Bad for Democrats? With the midterm elections fast approaching, Obama has returned to the campaign trail to help Democrats capture the 23 seats they need to regain control of the U.S. "When President Obama said that he has been to '57 States, ' very little mention in Fake News Media", Trump tweeted late Friday night. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show GMMB has made OH ad buys for the Democrat's camp... [Full Article...]

US will never present Middle East peace plan

US will never present Middle East peace plan Now, few even talk of a peace process. Trump's move outraged the Palestinians, who have since boycotted Washington's peace efforts, led by the USA president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The Trump administration has confirmed it will no longer fund peace-building programs for Palestinians and Israelis - including an interfaith youth program and a project for children with disabilities. [Full Article...]

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers But thousands of buildings were damaged in destruction Roberts called "heart-wrenching". The figure included a woman and her baby killed when a tree fell on their house, while a sixth fatality occurred in SC. At that speed, Florence is creeping along at about the same rate as a rat walks . Officials in New Bern, which dates to the early 18th century, said more than 100 people were rescued fro... [Full Article...]

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: Syria state media

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: Syria state media The last reported Israeli strikes on Syria took place on September 4, when Syrian state media said the military's air defences downed several missiles in the coastal province of Tartus and in central Hama. The Observatory noted that the Israeli attack caused "substantial" damage to the airport, but did not provide immediate details of casualties. The Israeli military would not confirm the clai... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify, her lawyer says

After the Post's article went up, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee released a statement again questioning the timing of the accusations and why Sen. "The Senate Judiciary Committee should put in place a process that enables anyone with a complaint of this nature to be heard". Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump , is not running for re-election . [Full Article...]

I fear retaliation over sex assault claim, says Trump judge accuser

I fear retaliation over sex assault claim, says Trump judge accuser Last week Mr Kavanaugh said he " categorically and unequivocally " denies the allegations . Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee initially released a statement Sunday calling Ford's motive into question and seemed ready to continue with Kavanaugh's confirmation as scheduled. [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward

Over the summer of 2018, as it became apparent that Kavanaugh was going to be nominated for the Supreme Court , Ford debated whether she should come forward publicly with this information. That timetable would have Kavanaugh sitting on the Supreme Court - if he is confirmed - before Election Day on November 6, when one-third of the 100 Senate seats are up for grabs. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut Reaches China As The Philippines Searches For Survivors

Typhoon Mangkhut Reaches China As The Philippines Searches For Survivors Mangkhut is expected to be one for Hong Kong's record books. In Hong Kong, tape stretched hurriedly across windows was no match for ferocious winds that slammed against the city's skyscrapers and burst through glass doors in hotel lobbies. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks to Washington Post about alleged sexual assault

Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks to Washington Post about alleged sexual assault Perhaps more promisingly, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murskowski require some moderate and Democratic support for their reelections. In an interview with the Washington Post , Christine Blasey Ford described in detail the incident which she says happened in the 1980s, when she and Kavanaugh were high school students. [Full Article...]

Moon-Kim 3rd Summit to Top Trio of Inter-Korean Events

Moon-Kim 3rd Summit to Top Trio of Inter-Korean Events The Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice, not a peace treaty , and both sides remain technically at war. On Thursday, Washington imposed sanctions on a China-based technology firm, its North Korean chief executive and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of US sanctions. [Full Article...]

Grassley: We’re Not Delaying a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh

She says that both assailants were "stumbling drunk" at the time, and that Kavanaugh himself pinned her to the bed and tried to take off her clothes. "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing". California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday the FBI should conduct a thorough investigation before the Senate votes on Kavanaugh's c... [Full Article...]

MA gas explosions reminiscent of 1992 Chicago incident

MA gas explosions reminiscent of 1992 Chicago incident Thousands of people were forced to evacuate. An investigation into what caused the fires and blasts remains underway, but on Saturday, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a pipeline controller in Columbus, Ohio, noticed a pressure increase in a pipeline in Lawrence. [Full Article...]

Palestinian stabs Israeli to death at West Bank mall

Palestinian stabs Israeli to death at West Bank mall Palestinians initially blamed the death of Shadi Abdel-Al from Beit Lahiya on Israel, saying he was shot by IDF snipers east of Jabaliya in the northern part of the Hamas-run coastal strip. Israel's tactics against the protests have drawn worldwide condemnation. "He was only 12 years old!", exclaimed in tears to his mother. Jason Greenblatt, a chief architect of the long-awaited peace initiative... [Full Article...]


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