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People Former UK minister Johnson doesn't rule out challenging May
Author: 0 Former UK minister Johnson doesn't rule out challenging May

But even with Brexit now finally on the horizon for Conservatives desperate to quit, Prime Minister Theresa May is clinging to her job after her former foreign secretary Boris Johnson launched a stinging tirade against her via the media. Labour peer, Lord Andrew Adonis was speaking during a visit to Derry yesterday where he delivered a speech in which he called for the ordinary people of Northern Ireland and Britain to be given the final say on any Brexit deal.

People 800+ dead in powerful Indonesia quake and tsunami
Author: 0 800+ dead in powerful Indonesia quake and tsunami

The city of Palu sits at the end of a long, narrow bay which is believed to have amplified the tsunami . Even deliveries by sea have posed a challenge to the affected area as the tsunami severely damaged Palu's port. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called Widodo overnight to express his sympathies and pledge support. "It is horrifying. If he needs our help, he'll have it", he told ABC TV's Insiders programme.

People Russian Federation: S-300 defense system delivery has begun
Author: 0 Russian Federation: S-300 defense system delivery has begun

He said both sides wanted to avoid a military clash in Syria, noting that the many militaries and other groups operating in the region were making it "very crowded over there in this tiny space". He stated this at a press conference in NY, reports the Russian newspaper RBC. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Friday he hoped the missile system would help close the country's sky for Israeli warplanes.

People Syria tells US, French and Turkish 'occupying forces' to withdraw immediately
Author: 0 Syria tells US, French and Turkish 'occupying forces' to withdraw immediately

Failaq al-Sham forms part of a Turkish-backed alliance known as the National Liberation Front (NLF ), which was formed in August to counter HTS, the monitor said. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Muallem on Saturday lashed out at the United States' policy in Syria and accused the anti-ISIS coalition of "committing mass killings" and "supporting terrorism".

People Brett Kavanaugh: Looking ahead to what's next for the Supreme Court nominee
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh: Looking ahead to what's next for the Supreme Court nominee

Also Saturday, White House spokesman Raj Shah said: "The scope and duration has been set by the Senate". Flake ultimately said he would vote for Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee but could not support his full Senate vote without an FBI investigation into the assault allegations, which is now underway.

People White House aide Conway says she was sexual assault victim
Author: 0 White House aide Conway says she was sexual assault victim

It's unclear if Conway ever reporter her experience or if the information is well known about her experience, but it prompted the MSNBC panel to ask why she's coming out now. Neither Conway nor Tapper appeared to be prepared for her revelation, the Post reported. A final vote on his nomination has been delayed to allow time for the FBI to investigate those allegations.

People U.S. closes consulate in southern Iraq following attacks, blames Iran
Author: 0 U.S. closes consulate in southern Iraq following attacks, blames Iran

According to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo , Consulate and Embassy of United States in Baghdad are the target of "periodic attacks from indirect fire positions". "We are working closely with our partners in the Government and Security Forces of Iraq to address these threats". The consulate closure is temporary and involves relocating diplomatic personnel.

People House GOP threatens to subpoena Rod Rosenstein if he doesn't testify
Author: 0 House GOP threatens to subpoena Rod Rosenstein if he doesn't testify

Congressman Mark Meadows is threatening to subpoena Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he doesn't show up to testify in front of Congress. Trump had also ordered the Justice Department to declassify certain documents Republican lawmakers have requested to be declassified, but changed his mind after the DOJ said it would have a perceived negative impact on the special counsel probe, and "key allies" asked him not to.

Author: 0 FBI Reportedly Reaches Out to Second Kavanaugh Accuser

By the end of the day, Flake had, adding a condition to his promise to vote for Kavanaugh . Walsh also said in the letter that Keyser will "cooperate fully" with an FBI investigation into the allegation. "I can say this whole process has affected all of us", he said. He said it was "remarkable" the number of people who saw Ford and "were emboldened to come out and say what had happened to them".

People Merkel clashes with Erdogan in row over press freedom
Author: 0 Merkel clashes with Erdogan in row over press freedom

The two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies agreed to jointly discuss the Syria crisis in a meeting next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron of France, Merkel said at a joint press conference. On Turkey s economic woes, Merkel said that "Germany has an interest in an economically stable Turkey". The most prominent have been released, but five remain in Turkish custody.

People Johnson is irrelevant and offensive, Tory conference told
Author: 0 Johnson is irrelevant and offensive, Tory conference told

The prime minister said she was inspired by the famous 1951 Festival of Britain, which was itself was held on the 100th anniversary of the Great Exhibition. Johnson also appeared to attack her policy platform as excessively left-liberal, warning that the Tory Party should not "caper insincerely on socialist territory".

People Russian Federation says photos don't prove its spy was linked to Skripal case
Author: 0 Russian Federation says photos don't prove its spy was linked to Skripal case

Moscow needs hard data from British authorities on the Skripal poisoning case and can not draw conclusions about who was responsible based on unconfirmed media reports, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. Maj. Gen. Alexander Mikhailov told the National News Service radio station that the data released by Bellingcat is so highly confidential that they couldn't have been leaked.

People Kavanaugh and accuser Ford testify before Senate panel
Author: 0 Kavanaugh and accuser Ford testify before Senate panel

Senators will hear both sides today, keenly aware of the impact it could have on voters, particularly women, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault. But who is Mr Kavanaugh? However he fervently denies allegations of abuse from several other woman. The note appeared to be from a "United States Senate" stationary, but it was unknown who wrote it.

People Judge Says Democratic Lawmakers Can Sue Trump On Emoluments
Author: 0 Judge Says Democratic Lawmakers Can Sue Trump On Emoluments

In July, Maryland District Judge Peter J Messitte ruled that a lawsuit filed by Washington, DC, and Maryland against Trump over alleged emoluments violations could proceed. Justice Department lawyers in that case say the president is not breaking the law when foreign officials book rooms at his hotel in the capital because he is not trading favors in exchange for a benefit.

People Second major quake prompts tsunami warning off Indonesia
Author: 0 Second major quake prompts tsunami warning off Indonesia

The Indonesian government caused widespread confusion after issuing a tsunami alert on Friday afternoon, then quickly repealing at 5pm despite the tremors. The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise.

Author: 0 Trump Says FBI Has 'Free Rein' in Kavanaugh Investigation

Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation ", Boulder attorney John Clune said on Twitter. Announcing the move, President Trump said: "I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file".

People Shark attack: Boy has ‘back ripped open’ during California beach bloodbath
Author: 0 Shark attack: Boy has ‘back ripped open’ during California beach bloodbath

The child was conscious and talking, according to Encinitas Lifeguards Captain Larry Giles. The attack occurred around 7am at Beacon's Beach in the Leucadia area of Encinitas, a city north of San Diego. The man added that the victim's collarbone was the center of the attack and they tried desperately to get him to safety. "I paddled to him and there was a big wake of blood behind him".

People FBI contacts Kavanaugh accuser with allegations from university
Author: 0 FBI contacts Kavanaugh accuser with allegations from university

An attorney for PJ Smyth, another person who Ford said was in the house when she was attacked, said his client "is happy to cooperate fully with this FBI investigation ". Republicans only agreed after both Flake and Murkowski made it clear they could have sunk Kavanaugh's confirmation vote had they not had their demand for an investigation met.

People Hundreds of flights cancelled as typhoon approaches Japan
Author: 0 Hundreds of flights cancelled as typhoon approaches Japan

Typhoon Trami is expected to make landfall later in western Japan, prompting railway companies and airlines to cancel services in affected areas. Trami also caused power outages in more than 30 towns, according to public broadcaster NHK. "There was a big "bang, bang". Shinkansen bullet train services between Hiroshima and Tokyo will gradually be suspended through the morning as the typhoon moves northeastward.

People Tropical Storm Kirk set to degenerate
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Kirk set to degenerate

It was moving forward at 12 mph (19 kph) with tropical storm-force winds extending 115 miles (185 kilometers) to the north and east. If it sticks to the forecast track, the center of Kirk will make its closest point of approach to the territory at 6 p.m.

People Airline in miracle lagoon landing has never had fatality
Author: 0 Airline in miracle lagoon landing has never had fatality

It's not clear if the man was seen after the crash or got missed in the head count but the Saturday statement said the airline was working with local police, medical authorities and investigators to find him. Jaynes said those aboard managed to wade through waist-deep water to the emergency exits on the sinking plane. Both the airline and the US Navy said the plane landed in the lagoon short of the runway.

People Pakistan glorifies killers, India cant pursue talks: Sushma Swaraj at UNGA
Author: 0 Pakistan glorifies killers, India cant pursue talks: Sushma Swaraj at UNGA

In her speech, she attacked Pakistan and said "India is not sabotaging talks" and "we need a common definition of terrorism ". "The killers of 9/11 met their fate; but the mastermind of 26/11 Hafiz Saeed still roams the streets of Pakistan with impunity", the Minister said, comparing the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States with the 2008 November terrorist attack on Mumbai.

People Trump orders FBI to update Kavanaugh file in less than a week
Author: 0 Trump orders FBI to update Kavanaugh file in less than a week

In her testimony yesterday, Ford said it could have been Judge who pushed her into the bedroom where the alleged sexual assault occurred. WASHINGTON ― Mark Judge , the man who was said to be present when Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, was in Washington, D.C., meeting with his lawyer Friday afternoon.

People Death toll in Indonesia surpasses 380 after quake, tsunami
Author: 0 Death toll in Indonesia surpasses 380 after quake, tsunami

A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi Friday evening just hours after a powerful, deadly foreshock, apparently triggered a tsunami that hit the coast minutes later. Nugroho said the runway of Palu's airport is not damaged and essential aircraft can land there. Experts said the long, narrow bay running into Palu, a city of 380,000, squeezed the tsunami into a tight space, likely making the waves more risky.

People Marines send F-35B on first combat strike
Author: 0 Marines send F-35B on first combat strike

The fighters were launched by the US Marines from an amphibious assault ship at sea. Officials did not say how many planes took part in the operation, but the F-35 flies in pairs or larger groups. The F-35B variant is capable of vertical take-off and landing and is primarily meant for the US Marines Corps. Launched in the early 1990s, the F-35 is considered the most expensive weapons system in U.S.

Author: 0 Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh

The panel is split, 11 Republicans to 10 Democrats , which means it would only take one GOP senator to break ranks and put Kavanaugh's nomination in jeopardy. Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote if the Senate is evenly split. That is why any FBI investigation of the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh should include potential coordination between the Democrat operatives and lawyers that assisted in bringing them forth.

People Kavanaugh's memory of himself in school is very different than yearbook portrayal
Author: 0 Kavanaugh's memory of himself in school is very different than yearbook portrayal

Late on Friday, Trump ordered the FBI to reopen its investigation into Kavanaugh over sexual misconduct allegations, but said the work must be done in less than a week. In a Monday night interview with Fox's Martha MacCallum, Kavanaugh claimed he did not have sexual intercourse while he was in high school. Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote if the Senate is evenly split.

People Opposition seeks foreign help for transition
Author: 0 Opposition seeks foreign help for transition

Provisional results released Monday showed joint opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih decisively defeated Yameen with about 58 percent of the vote in Sunday's election. Many believe that the autocratic stance that Yameen took was due to the backing of China, which poured billions of dollars into the country for infrastructure projects and signed a bilateral free trade agreement in December.

People 48 dead, hundreds injured in tsunami-hit Indonesian city
Author: 0 48 dead, hundreds injured in tsunami-hit Indonesian city

Palu , the capital of Central Sulawesi province, was strewn with debris from collapsed buildings. There was no official death toll, but the head of the country's search and rescue agency Muhammad Syaugi told AFP that local staff had found a large number of dead.

People Senator Flake faces dramatic confrontation by survivors
Author: 0 Senator Flake faces dramatic confrontation by survivors

Republicans can confirm Kavanaugh without any Democratic votes , but with only a 51-49-seat hold on the Senate, Kavanaugh's supporters can only afford to lose one GOP vote and still advance his nomination. He said he wanted the delay to take no more than a week. "As a recovering alcoholic and a cancer survivor, I have struggled with depression and anxiety", he wrote .

People Trump defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in extraordinary press conference
Author: 0 Trump defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in extraordinary press conference

Kavanaugh's confirmation seemed assured until a California college professor, Christine Blasey Ford , accused the appeals court judge of attempting to rape her when they were high school teenagers. The release includes a day-by-day view of the committee's investigative work over the last two weeks since allegations surfaced targeting Kavanaugh. "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone", he said, according to The Guardian .

People Earthquake Topple Homes, Prompt Indonesia Tsunami Warning
Author: 0 Earthquake Topple Homes, Prompt Indonesia Tsunami Warning

BMKG put the magnitude of the quake at 7.4, while the US Geological Survey said it was 7.5, after first saying it was 7. 7. Powerful earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday and triggered a tsunami that an official said had swept away houses.

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