by | September 30, 2018 | 11:23

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Trump's claims were "nonsense" and that "China has all along followed the principle of non-interference in other countries' domestic affairs". But they added they are concerned about activity from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. In recent months, the Trump administration has unveiled a plan to give some $12 billion in government aid to farmers suffering in the trade dispute.

by | September 30, 2018 | 11:11

Swaraj is also expected to reiterate India's long-pending demand of a permanent seat in the UN Security Council ( UNSC ). Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that Pakistan is keen to pursue a policy of partnerships for peace, security and prosperity in region and the world but not at the cost of its sovereignty, ARY News reported.

by | September 30, 2018 | 09:59

Nugroho described the damage as "extensive" with thousands of houses, hospitals, shopping malls and hotels collapsed, a bridge washed away and the main highway to Palu cut off due to a landslide. Even aid deliveries by sea have been a challenge, as Palu's port was badly damaged by the tsunami . Indonesia's disaster agency has confirmed the Tsunami death toll has reached 384 after a 7.5-magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that hit the country's central Sulawesi island on Friday.

by | September 30, 2018 | 09:36

On Thursday, after hearing Ford's opening statement detailing how Brett Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her when they were in high school, Mitchell smiled sympathetically. The Republicans were trying to avoid the optics of an all-male committee challenging a woman about sexual assault. As well, the three witnesses whom Ford claims were present at the house have denied all knowledge of her claims under penalty of purjury - not to mention Kavanaugh's forceful and often emotional denial ...

by | September 30, 2018 | 06:55

AST with a maximum sustained wind speed of 50 miles per hour. At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on September 26 the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.1 degrees north and longitude 54.3 degrees west. The NHC said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect as the region continues to monitor a busy 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season that has already registered five hurricanes so far.

by | September 30, 2018 | 06:49

Christine Blasey Ford, her voice sometimes cracking with emotion, appeared in public for the first time to detail her allegation against Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge chosen by President Donald Trump for a lifetime job on the top USA court.

by | September 28, 2018 | 11:14

Kavanaugh is ready to present himself as indignant and personally harmed, a victim who will not be driven out by politics. These are last-minute smears, pure and simple. Ms Ford said Mr Kavanaugh barricaded her in a bedroom at a house party during high school and got on top of her and assaulted her. Trump said he was skeptical because he personally had been the target of "false statements" in the past made by various women.

by | September 28, 2018 | 11:14

Others said they believed Kavanaugh had been assaulted, but that it had likely been by someone else and that she had simply mistaken their identity. Kavanaugh, who has two daughters, said one of his girls said they should "pray for the woman" making the allegations against him, referring to Ford.

by | September 28, 2018 | 11:11

Air Niugini Flight PX73 Boeing 737-800 was from Tokyo-Narita airport in Japan to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea via Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. An official with the airport told RNZ Pacific 36 passengers and 11 flight crew members were onboard the aircraft. "It's really fortunate that we didn't have any fatalities", said Glenn Harris, a government aviation security inspector for the Federated States of Micronesia.

by | September 28, 2018 | 10:49

The woman, Julie Swetnick , also alleged that in 1981-82 she was a victim of a gang rape at a party at which Mr. Kavanaugh was present . Kavanaugh's history as a high school and college student has become increasingly relevant to his nomination to the Supreme Court in light of accusations of sexual assault by two women, Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez .

by | September 28, 2018 | 08:43

Flake is a particularly unique position as he is the only member of this group who also sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is now still scheduled to vote on whether to sign off on Kavanaugh's nomination Friday morning. I never had any sexual or physical encounter of any kind with Dr Ford. Democrats on the committee praised Blasey Ford for coming forward and repeatedly questioned Mr Kavanaugh about his drinking habits in high school, asking if he had ever "blacked out" while drunk.

by | September 27, 2018 | 15:42

If Rosenstein were to resign or be fired, oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation would be passed to Solicitor General Noel Francisco, according to the Justice Department. But after meeting with chief of staff John Kelly and speaking by phone with Trump, he got a reprieve with the Trump meeting scheduled for Thursday. I would certainly prefer [not firing him].

by | September 27, 2018 | 15:26

The sanctions would freeze any assets that a blacklisted person holds under US jurisdiction and ban any USA individuals or companies from making business transactions with them. He justifies the crackdown on opposition leaders by accusing them of attempts to assassinate him. "If you want to attack me, come at me directly". According to the United States migration and refugee organizations, more than 2.3 million Venezuelans are living overseas including 1.6 million who fled the country ...

by | September 27, 2018 | 14:26

She said she told at least two other people about the "gang rape" attack on her shortly after the incident, but she has not identified those people. Trump saying the first United States president George Washington - a man who owned hundreds of slaves when he died - "may have had a bad past, who knows".

by | September 26, 2018 | 17:45

United Kingdom voters are likely to be spluttering into their cups of tea at the prospect of another vote on either Brexit or another general election so soon after 2017's snap vote. "If they want this conference to work they are going to have to deal with anti-Semitism, rather than pretending that they have dealt with it already", said Menon.

by | September 26, 2018 | 17:32

Ramirez told The New Yorker magazine that at a party both attended as Yale freshmen in the 1980s, a drunken Kavanaugh placed his penis in front of her and caused her to involuntarily touch it. There were no immediate indications that the emergence of a second accuser had fatally wounded Kavanaugh's prospects, but the nominee took the unusual step of defending himself in a television interview that underscored the GOP's new-found combativeness.

by | September 26, 2018 | 13:41

Maintaining that the Prevention of Money Laundering Act Rules proceeded on assumption that every bank account holder is a money launderer, he said the assumption that every individual who opens a bank account is a potential terrorist or a launderer is "draconian", he said.

by | September 26, 2018 | 08:17

But critics have accused Republicans of not completing a full examination of Kavanaugh. In a letter to Grassley on Monday, Ford lawyer Michael Bromwich took issue with the plan for a prosecutor, not the Republicans on the committee, to question his client.

by | September 25, 2018 | 05:42

The Trump administration says it's enforcing a part of immigration law that dates back to the 19th century - the notion that immigrants cannot be a, quote, "public charge". The use of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, often known as food stamps, and Section 8 housing assistance would be among the benefits considered.

by | September 25, 2018 | 05:29

Rosenstein denied the report as "inaccurate and factually incorrect". Trump is well-known as a big coward who can't fire people in person, and he is a creature who can only understand the human experience through major media, so this looks like a full-court PR press to pressure Rosenstein into resigning, so Trump can appoint a stooge to oversee the Mueller investigation.