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Global News Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at UN
Author: 0 Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at UN

No resemblance to #Mandela at all. He said South Africans have been humbled by the enthusiasm with which the global community has embraced the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Mandela. Trump campaigned for office on a promise to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. "Unity and cooperation with African countries is an important basis of China's foreign policy", Wang said, recalling the success of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Beijing not long ago.

Global News British retiree, Thai wife murdered in hired killing
Author: 0 British retiree, Thai wife murdered in hired killing

Cops search for the bodies of millionaire Alan Hogg and his wife Nott were allegedly murdered in Thailand at the hands of her brother and hitmen. After a few hours of interrogation three men admitted to collusion in the plot to murder the married couple.

Global News Thai universities drop in world rankings
Author: 0 Thai universities drop in world rankings

Chinese universities are leading Asia's rise in global rankings as eastern higher education institutions close the gap on their western counterparts, but India lags behind. Baty noted that though more Thai universities were included in THE World University Rankings this year, a bigger presence on the list did not downplay the poorer rankings.

Global News Trump questions George Washington’s past to defend Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Trump questions George Washington’s past to defend Kavanaugh

And, whether it was a man or a woman, 30 years ago, 36 years ago-in fact, they don't even know how many years ago, because nobody knows what the time is. " What does he mean by that? " an incredulous Trump asked the assembled press. Roche, who declined media interviews, said he he did not witness the 1983 act in question: When Debbie Ramiez said Kavanaugh was standing next to her, laughing, pulling up his trousers, after putting his penis in her face, the New Yorker reported on Sunday .

Global News United States irks China with proposed sale of military parts to Taiwan
Author: 0 United States irks China with proposed sale of military parts to Taiwan

The Pentagon defended the sale, saying the sale will help "contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security and defensive capability of the recipient". The news comes as China said on Tuesday that it was impossible to hold trade talks with the US while Washington's tariffs are like "a knife" to China's neck, following a fresh $200 billion of tariffs on China, and US President Donald Trump's threat of $267 billion more.

Global News Trump Takes U.S. Case To Isolate Iran Before UN Security Council
Author: 0 Trump Takes U.S. Case To Isolate Iran Before UN Security Council

Members of the audience chuckled again - perhaps this time in sympathy. "He has always been obsessed people are laughing at the president". " Trump appears to view relations with other countries in zero-sum, bilateral terms - there should be two parties to agreements, and the United States should get the better of the other country in the deal ", he said .

Global News France's President Took On President Trump's Policies In His UN Speech
Author: 0 France's President Took On President Trump's Policies In His UN Speech

Both Trump and Rouhani have dismissed speculation that they could meet on the sidelines of the United Nations summit. The accord with OPEC member Iran was negotiated under Democratic US president Barack Obama. Iran's leader stressed his nation wanted to avoid conflict with the US. "The United States is a stronger, safer, and richer country than it was when I assumed office less than two years ago", Trump declared.

Global News Trump may put off meeting Rosenstein, would 'prefer' him to stay
Author: 0 Trump may put off meeting Rosenstein, would 'prefer' him to stay

General Assembly, to say he would meet with the second-most powerful Justice Department official on Thursday. Trump then scheduled Thursday's meeting with Rosenstein to discuss the events. Over the weekend, he resigned verbally to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who accepted the offer, but after speaking with Trump on Monday, Rosenstein chose to stay in the job.

Global News USA imposes sanctions on Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores
Author: 0 USA imposes sanctions on Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores

Venezuela has said it does not recognize any sanctions imposed on the country without United Nations authorization. Countries in the region say they are struggling to cope with the influx of Venezuelans and a group 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries as well as Canada, known as the the Lima Group, are due to meet on Tuesday in NY to discuss how to deal with the mass migration.

Global News Third accuser says Kavanaugh had role in sexual assaults
Author: 0 Third accuser says Kavanaugh had role in sexual assaults

Republican committee aides have emailed a letter to the woman's lawyer, Michael Avenatti . Her statement includes a series of other serious allegations that CNN has not yet been able to corroborate. The allegation comes one day before Kavanaugh is set to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing along with another accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , who says Kavanaugh held her down and tried to take her clothes off when they were in high school.

Author: 0 Trump slams Kavanaugh's second accuser

Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to publicly accuse Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, is willing to testify if the FBI investigates her allegation, her lawyer said Tuesday night. Looking ahead to Thursday's hearing , Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said his staff has hired a female lawyer from outside the committee to lead the questioning, but he would not disclose her identity, citing her security.

Global News Brett Kavanaugh says he 'never sexually assaulted anyone,' in prepared hearing remarks
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh says he 'never sexually assaulted anyone,' in prepared hearing remarks

Those prospects now are left uncertain. In a sworn affidavit, Ms Swetnick alleged Judge Kavanaugh was involved in the drugging and sexual assault of girls at house parties in the 1980s. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he thought the judge should bow out altogether. The Committee would invite her to testify but wouldn't agree to postpone the hearing while an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe plays out, consistent with their treatment of Christine Blasey Ford .

Global News Bill Cosby wears prison uniform in mugshot as prison sentence begins
Author: 0 Bill Cosby wears prison uniform in mugshot as prison sentence begins

During Cosby's retrial for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand , Dickinson testified that she was drugged and violated by the disgraced funnyman inside her Lake Tahoe hotel room in 1982. Judge Steven O'Neill (who sentenced Cosby ) helped to carry the "war" out, Wyatt said. On Sept. 25, 2018, the man once known as "America's Dad" became inmate NN7687 at SCI Phoenix, located in suburban Philadelphia.

Global News Trump accuses China of 'meddling' in United States congressional elections
Author: 0 Trump accuses China of 'meddling' in United States congressional elections

Embassy to Jerusalem and suggested that he saw progress on the horizon for Middle East peace. "There is no credible alternative to the two-state solution". General Assembly, Sept. 26, 2018 in NY. "And I like the one that both parties like". Has he just shifted his stance? After holding talks with Mr Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY, the president was asked whether he supported a two-state solution.

Global News Michael Avenatti issues a stark warning to Trump, Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti issues a stark warning to Trump, Kavanaugh

She says she was the victims of one of these "train" rapes, where Judge and Kavanaugh "were present" - and that other witnesses can verify what happened. Kavanaugh's approval was only two weeks ago considered a done deal, with all Republicans in the narrowly divided Senate appearing set to back him.

Global News Donald Trump says second Brett Kavanaugh accuser was ‘inebriated’ and ‘messed up’
Author: 0 Donald Trump says second Brett Kavanaugh accuser was ‘inebriated’ and ‘messed up’

Both Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday for a public hearing to address Ford's accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Clune wrote on Twitter . In the interview , Kavanaugh emphatically denied Ford's claim against him, telling MacCallum that he was a virgin through high school and for "many years after".

Global News Sexual assault survivors share #WhyIDidntReport as Trump questions Kavanaugh accuser
Author: 0 Sexual assault survivors share #WhyIDidntReport as Trump questions Kavanaugh accuser

Milano's essay was partially as a personal exploration of her own response to Donald Trump and the GOP's comments about Ford's allegation against Kavanaugh, and feelings about her own assault years ago. There is no evidence to suggest Ford told her parents about an incident at the time, or that anyone in her family reported it to law enforcement in Maryland, where she alleges the attack took place.

Global News Yale Law Professors Cancel 31 Classes So Students Can Protest Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Yale Law Professors Cancel 31 Classes So Students Can Protest Kavanaugh

Forty-nine Yale Law faculty members signed an open letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for Kavanaugh's confirmation to be delayed pending a full investigation. "But what I know is, I've never sexually assaulted anyone". She recently wrote another book about the dangers of tribalism , arguing that American democracy was fraying due to people developing stronger attachments to various group identities than they have to the national one.

Global News 5 key takeaways from Supreme Court’s Aadhaar judgment
Author: 0 5 key takeaways from Supreme Court’s Aadhaar judgment

Earlier, after a hearing that lasted 38 days spanning four months, the Supreme Court had on May 10 reserved its verdict on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law. The court said telecom service providers can't seek linking of Aadhaar. The Congress has welcomed the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar act, which allowed private entities to access Aadhaar data, and termed it a "slap on the face of BJP".

Global News Rod Rosenstein expects to be fired
Author: 0 Rod Rosenstein expects to be fired

In the hubbub Monday over whether Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein had resigned or been fired - turns out neither ! But the latest move comes after a New York Times report of Rosenstein comments early in 2017. Rosenstein was said to be upset that he'd been ill-used by the president when his memo about FBI Director James Comey's malpractice in his handling of the Clinton email investigation was used as a pretext for Comey's firing.

Global News Trump dismisses second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
Author: 0 Trump dismisses second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Kamala Harris, one of the four Democratic female members of the committee, stated, "Dr. Blasey Ford isn't on trial". He refused Katz's request to resume negotiations by phone over details for the hearing. Another of Ford's lawyers, Michael Bromwich , complained: 'This is not a criminal trial for which the involvement of an experienced sex crimes prosecutor would be appropriate.

Global News Donald Trump brings rare laughter to UN summit
Author: 0 Donald Trump brings rare laughter to UN summit

So clearly not what you'd say if you'd just told an intentional joke. "Universal values are being eroded". "We will examine what is working, what is not working and whether the countries who receive our dollars and our protection also have our interests at heart", Trump said.

Global News Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area
Author: 0 Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 60s. That frontal boundary will get absorbed by an upcoming storm system which will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area early this week. This action will be coming at us from southwest to northeast and is ahead of a strong cold front. Ending out the week on Friday and Saturday looks to be more like fall weather, especially with lower humidity on Saturday ! More widespread showers are possible with high temperatures in the upper 70s to ...

Global News Gunmen disguised open fire at Iranian military parade
Author: 0 Gunmen disguised open fire at Iranian military parade

The attack occurred when Iran marks the national Day of the armed forces, which commemorates every September 22, the triggering, by Baghdad in the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) and the strength of the "defending sacred" iran during the "imposed war", according to the phraseology of official.

Author: 0 New Zealand's First Baby makes United Nations debut

The prime minister's baby is under the full time care of her father Clarke Gayford , who also joined the trip. For a discussion of the ID, along with questions about its legitimacy, and whether the baby should be categorised as "Miss" or "Ms", see Aziz Al-Sa'afin's New Zealand First's baby or New Zealand First baby? .

Global News Likely need for public aid could keep migrants out
Author: 0 Likely need for public aid could keep migrants out

United States immigrants who get public benefits like food stamps or housing vouchers could be denied green cards, under a new proposal from President Donald Trump's administration. The rule would expand the definition of a "public charge", or a person who relies on government benefits. Previous versions of the rule would have penalized immigrants for using those benefits.

Global News Trump says he has no plans to meet 'lovely' Iranian President Rouhani
Author: 0 Trump says he has no plans to meet 'lovely' Iranian President Rouhani

Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi, reporting from the United Nations headquarters in NY, said the new entity will act as a "clearing house, a middle man, so to speak, between Europeans and Iranians as they try to do business". The European Union said it has set up a special-purpose vehicle that will handle transactions involving Iranian oil and European goods, AFP reports , citing a statement made by the EU's head of foreign policy Federica Mogherini at the UN.

Global News Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops
Author: 0 Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

Pope Francis addresses at the front of the Presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania September 22, 2018. The Vatican said on Saturday that it and China have signed a historic provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops. Many years the relationship between Beijing and the Vatican have been strained due to the fact that the Holy see is the only European subject of worldwide law, maintains direct diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

Global News China summons USA ambassador over military sanctions
Author: 0 China summons USA ambassador over military sanctions

To protest the Trump administration's decision to sanction part of Beijing's military, China's Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang on Saturday summoned U.S. Even markets long dominated by the United States are looking more at Russian-made equipment, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar also mulling a purchase of the system.

Global News GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants fairness
Author: 0 GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants fairness

Adding additional witnesses remained a point of dispute as well, with direct questions over whether Mark Judge - a Kavanaugh friend whom Ford says was in the room when the alleged assault happened - could testify - or why not. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says the furor surrounding sexual harassment claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a "total collapse of the traditional confirmation process".

Global News Iranian accusations on terror attack: Here’s what UAE says
Author: 0 Iranian accusations on terror attack: Here’s what UAE says

At least eight of those killed were Revolutionary Guards personnel. Ahvaz National Resistance, an Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement which seeks a separate state in oil-rich Khuzestan province , also claimed responsibility. President Hassan Rouhani has accused an unnamed US -allied regional country of supporting the attackers. The UAE did not immediately acknowledge the summons.

Global News Rare 'two-headed' snake spotted in resident's backyard
Author: 0 Rare 'two-headed' snake spotted in resident's backyard

One such snake - a baby, two-headed copperhead - was recently discovered slithering around a family's yard in northern Virginia. Their occurrence in the wild is "exceptionally rare, " state herpetologist John D. In a statement , the Wildlife Center said, "It appears as though the left head is more dominant - it's generally more active and responsive to stimulus".

Global News Trump says Kavanaugh allegations 'totally political'
Author: 0 Trump says Kavanaugh allegations 'totally political'

After the new allegations surfaced, Democrats called for a delay in Thursday's hearing. "I can tell you that some women do not come forward because they fear not being believed, and a lot of other women don't come forward because of other women who make false accusations", Conway said .

Global News Indonesian teen survives 49 days stranded at sea
Author: 0 Indonesian teen survives 49 days stranded at sea

Adilang's job was to light lamps powered by a generator on the trap each night to attract fish. Aldi's parents and the Indonesian Consulate in Osaka, Japan, said he was rescued by MV Arpeggio off Guam on August 31 and returned to Indonesia earlier this month.

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