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Global News Maldives opposition claims presidential election victory
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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen conceded defeat to opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday in a presidential election. "I have congratulated him", Yameen said in a televised press conference. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won". South Block, which saw Yameen moving closer to China in recent years, will hope that Male will now take care of India's political and security interests.

Global News Moscow 'planned to help Julian Assange flee'
Author: 0 Moscow 'planned to help Julian Assange flee'

Details emerged about the incident through a letter from the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry to a legislator. "Special designation" refers to the Ecuadorean president's right to name political allies to a fixed number of diplomatic posts even if they are not career diplomats.

Global News Dallas officer Amber Guyger fired after manslaughter charge for killing Botham Jean
Author: 0 Dallas officer Amber Guyger fired after manslaughter charge for killing Botham Jean

Dallas police Chief Reneé Hall fired Guyger after an internal affairs investigation found that Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter" in connection with the killing of Botham Shem Jean . But the criminal investigations aren't complete. Guyger is allowed to appeal the decision under civil service rules, police said. Court records show Ms Guyger had just finished a 15-hour shift when she parked in the wrong garage before making what was apparently a ...

Global News China says won't weaken currency to boost exports, as U.S. tariffs mount
Author: 0 China says won't weaken currency to boost exports, as U.S. tariffs mount

In a speech on Tuesday, he cautioned China's business and political leaders to prepare for the conflict to last 20 years, beyond the Trump presidency, as the two countries battle for economic supremacy. The tariff and trade situation between the USA and China is a tangled web, which is not easy to crawl out of. In Monday's announcement, President Trump said if China retaliates (which it did), the U.S.

Author: 0 Russian Federation to provide Syria with new missile system, over Israeli opposition

Russia's decision comes one week after its Syrian allies, responding to an Israeli air raid on the coastal province of Latakia, mistakenly targeted a Russian Ilyushin-20 plane, killing the 15 military personnel on board. Shortly before the downing, Israeli strikes had hit targets inside Syria, reportedly preventing an arms shipment to the Iranian-backed militant Hezbollah group.

Global News China won’t hold trade talks unless Trump stops threats
Author: 0 China won’t hold trade talks unless Trump stops threats

The Untied States already has imposed tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China has retaliated on an equal amount of USA goods. Soon after the new duties went into effect, China accused the U.S. The tariffs threaten China's status as a lowcost production base that, along with the appeal of the fast-growing China market, drew many companies to build factories and supply chains in the country over the past several decades.

Global News Gunmen attack Iranian military parade in Ahvas, killing dozens
Author: 0 Gunmen attack Iranian military parade in Ahvas, killing dozens

The attack in Ahvaz took place on the eve of President Rohani scheduled departure for NY to attend the United Nations General Assembly. It was one of the worst ever attacks against the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, the sword and shield of Shia clerical rule in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Global News Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224
Author: 0 Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

The Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation, which reported the death toll, said he had shut himself into the engine room. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe said the government was sending sophisticated equipment to aid the rescue effort.

Author: 0 UK Labour hopes to paper over Brexit splits for united front

We could well be looking towards a general election, and - do you know what? - we're ready for it. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show , the Labour leader also said a re-run of the Brexit referendum could make the manifesto as he would be "bound" by delegates' vote should they back the idea at the party's conference in Liverpool this week.

Global News Cruz, O'Rourke Debate In Dallas
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O'Rourke, a charismatic congressman from El Paso, has benefited from an avalanche of media attention and a gusher of small donations, raising millions of dollars more than Cruz . Such work would prove hard, Mr. Cruz said, given Mr. O'Rourke "has never talked to the president and wants to vote for impeachment". Belatedly, Texas Republicans have realized O'Rourke poses a serious threat, but their efforts to beat him back have so far been strangely off the mark.

Global News #WhyIDidntReport: Victims respond to Trump’s tweet on Kavanaugh accuser
Author: 0 #WhyIDidntReport: Victims respond to Trump’s tweet on Kavanaugh accuser

In order to convey this message to Trump, survivors of sexual assault - both men and women - began sharing their own reasons for their silence, posting accounts with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport on Twitter . In a series of tweets, Trump called Ford's allegation into question. Ford told the Post she went public with her claims because she felt her "civic responsibility" was "outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation" after the basic outlines of the story emerged in the media.

Global News Kavanaugh, Ford Agree to Testify on Thursday
Author: 0 Kavanaugh, Ford Agree to Testify on Thursday

Kavanaugh, who has vigorously denied the allegations, has repeatedly expressed his desire to testify. That brings us to the question: Is Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination doomed? The committee had given Ford, a California professor, until 2:30pm (1830 GMT) Saturday to decide on whether to appear, after she rejected a Friday evening deadline imposed by the committee's Republican leader, Chuck Grassley.

Global News Man charged with animal cruelty over emu hit and run rampage
Author: 0 Man charged with animal cruelty over emu hit and run rampage

The 41-second video, which appears to be filmed by the driver, shows a 4WD with P-plates driving 120kph down a dirt road. "The RSPCA , like many members of the community, has today been shocked and horrified by footage released on social media, showing a man who appears to be deliberately running down a mob of emus in his auto", the RSPCA said in a statement.

Global News Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing
Author: 0 Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Russian Federation is set to publish a report detailing the circumstances that led to the recent accidental downing of an Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft by Syrian air defenses while they were responding to a wave of Israeli airstrikes. The plane was on a reconnaissance mission over the Idlib de-escalation zone on Monday when it was shot down by Syrian air defense units responding to an Israeli air raid.

Global News This is when Storm Bronagh will hit Sussex
Author: 0 This is when Storm Bronagh will hit Sussex

The second major storm to hit the United Kingdom in a week has brought winds of nearly 80mph and heavy rains , causing flooding and disrupting railway services. The Needles on the Isle of Wight saw gusts of 78mph, while Bala in Gwynedd and Capel Curig in Conwy had 58.2mm and 58mm of rainfall respectively over 12 hours.

Global News Iran: Gunmen attack military parade, 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed
Author: 0 Iran: Gunmen attack military parade, 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed

This incident is another proof of the need for "uncompromising war on any manifestations of terrorism", Putin said. "Everything went haywire and soldiers started running". It was not immediately known who was responsible for the assault in Ahvaz, where gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guards, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby reviewing stand.

Global News Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes
Author: 0 Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes

The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products. The American Chambers of Commerce in China and in Shanghai said last week that half of more than 430 companies that responded to a survey say they have suffered from slower customs approvals and been subject to more environmental and other inspections.

Global News GOP congressman's siblings: Don't vote for our brother
Author: 0 GOP congressman's siblings: Don't vote for our brother

The ad featuring Rep. Gosar's siblings endorsing Brill was paid for by Brill for Congress and approved by Brill. In that time, he's suggested, without any evidence, that liberal donor George Soros may have been a Nazi collaborator in a Vice News documentary.

Global News Ex French President Hollande and the Rafale deal controversy
Author: 0 Ex French President Hollande and the Rafale deal controversy

Ahead of India's 2019 general election, in which Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party will campaign on its pro-poor policies and economic development record, the allegations of impropriety against the government could provide fuel to opposition critiques that the prime minister is too cozy with tycoons.

Global News Brexit is approaching, and still no agreement
Author: 0 Brexit is approaching, and still no agreement

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in London , September 19, 2018. "Europe isn't an a la carte menu", French President Emmanuel Macron said . The prime minister acknowledged that she had had a "frank bilateral" with Tusk an hour before her end-of-summit press conference in which she was forced to defend Chequers and maintain that it was possible to reach a Brexit deal in the autumn.

Global News Jeff Sessions praises Trump. Trump says Sessions doesn't exist
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions praises Trump. Trump says Sessions doesn't exist

Trump suggested that Sessions' experience during the nominating process in the Senate may have affected his performance. "It's very sad. I'm not happy at the border, I'm not happy with numerous things, not just this", he continued. The president added, "We'll see how it goes with Jeff. Good job Jeff." Trump said in a tweet . "That's an important office in the country and after the election, I think there will be some serious discussions about a new Attorney General", Graham told ...

Global News Puerto Ricans mark 1 year since Hurricane Maria
Author: 0 Puerto Ricans mark 1 year since Hurricane Maria

The island's government initially put the death toll at 64, but the August study by George Washington University estimated that Maria killed 2,975 people either directly or indirectly from the time it struck in September 2017 to mid-February.

Global News Christine Blasey Fords testimony sure to be a ‘circus’
Author: 0 Christine Blasey Fords testimony sure to be a ‘circus’

Ford was as bad as she says", Trump wrote , "charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents". Ford's lawyers and Democrats on the panel want the FBI to investigate the charges. The president's previous restraint this week, even as he repeatedly defended Kavanaugh and criticized Democrats, surprised many Republicans determined to salvage the nomination.

Global News Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Denies That He Suggested Secretly Recording President Trump
Author: 0 Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Denies That He Suggested Secretly Recording President Trump

In Friday's report, the newspaper cited unidentified sources briefed on meetings involving Rosenstein and notes memorializing the discussions drafted by then acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. The Times' report speculates on motives, saying the president was "viewed as ineffectively conducting his duties". "He's do that knowing that the story might cause the president to fire Rod Rosenstein-Democrats have long argued that firing Rosenstein would constitute obstruction of justice, that's an ...

Global News Catholic bishop accused of raping nun arrested by Indian police
Author: 0 Catholic bishop accused of raping nun arrested by Indian police

There is no such law (that bars arrest during pendency of bail plea). Kerala nun rape case: As per reports, prime accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested by the Kerala Police on Friday afternoon. The protest has gathered momentum with Christian bodies, activists, writers and locals joining in and notching up demand for the bishop's arrest. Some people also burnt an effigy of Mulakkal.

Global News Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed as a Supreme Court judge?
Author: 0 Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed as a Supreme Court judge?

But both had previously stated that if Ford's allegations are true they'd be disqualifying - and their votes are enough to sink Kavanaugh's bid for the high court. Mr Trump questioned why the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not called at the time of the alleged assault, in 1982, if it was "as bad as she says".

Global News Willie Nelson Laughs at Public Shock That He Supports Democrats
Author: 0 Willie Nelson Laughs at Public Shock That He Supports Democrats

That, according to Cruz, is what is at stake for Texans, who are known for their love of barbecue, in November's election, in which Democrats have the chance to flip a critical Senate seat . If Gillum wins, he would be Florida's first black governor, and enthusiasm around his campaign could help Nelson as the two share the Democratic ticket across the state.

Global News Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies at age 61
Author: 0 Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies at age 61

He hosted South Korean President Moon Jae-in previous year at the APEC Summit and again last March during President Moon's state visit. At one of his last appearances, during a visit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Hanoi on September 11, Quang appeared visibly unwell and stumbled as he stepped onto a platform to inspect a guard of honour.

Global News Kavanaugh accuser Ford 'willing to testify' if certain terms met
Author: 0 Kavanaugh accuser Ford 'willing to testify' if certain terms met

The preference would be for Ford to testify next Thursday, and she doesn't want Kavanaugh in the same room, her attorney told Judiciary Committee staff in a 30-minute call that also touched on security concerns and others issues. Through her lawyers, Ford said she wouldn't speak to the committee until the FBI investigates the incident, which allegedly occurred while Ford and Kavanaugh were in high school.

Global News Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms
Author: 0 Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms

He said the suspect, who was armed with a 9mm Glock pistol and two or three magazines of ammunition, shot herself in the head, and that no shots were fired by law enforcement. They warned that the situation is still fluid and ask people to avoid the area. Employees were reportedly shot both inside and outside the distribution center.

Global News Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday
Author: 0 Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, declined an earlier request by Ford to have the FBI investigate her allegation against Kavanaugh .The FBI has included the allegation in Kavanaugh's background file, and is not opening any additional probe at this time , although the president could theoretically direct the FBI to undertake a further review.

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