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World News Salisbury Novichok suspect’s ‘real identity revealed’
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One of the suspects in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury was unmasked this evening as a decorated colonel in Russian intelligence who was awarded the country's top military honour by Vladimir Putin . Mr Chepiga was born in 1979 in the village Nikolayevka in the Russian Far East and finished a prestigious military academy in the region, said Bellingcat .

World News 'I Would Much Prefer Keeping Rod Rosenstein'
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Mr. Trump said he would "much rather keep" Rosenstein in charge of the special counsel investigation. "It's become pretty clear with The New York Times blockbuster story, which is really not like The New York Times to present something that would hurt their radical resistance agenda when they reported that Rosenstein had effectively met with other deep state comrades and had discussions about wearing a wire and recording the president - and additionally invoking the 25th Amendment to ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump Says UN Crowd Wasn't Laughing At Him, But With Him

He said the American economy was "booming like never before" and that his administration has accomplished more in less than two years than nearly any other administration. Trump tweeted just hours before both leaders were set to speak at the UN General Assembly , and four months after the U.S. president ditched the Iran nuclear deal.

World News European Union defies Trump with anti-sanction Iran deal
Author: 0 European Union defies Trump with anti-sanction Iran deal

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, speaking late Monday alongside Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said that the agreement was in the global interest and pointed to United Nations inspectors' findings that Iran is in compliance.

Author: 0 Trump UNGA speech claim prompts laughter from leaders

Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the USA pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions.

World News U.S. Adds Maduro’s Wife to Sanctions List
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Two weeks ago, a U.S. treasury official said Venezuela's government was stealing from a state-run food programme while its own people go hungry. "Virtually everywhere socialism or communism has been tried, it has produced suffering, corruption, and decay.

Author: 0 Not ruling out a second referendum, says Labour

He added "failing that, all options are on the table", which is the party's exhaustively workshopped nod to the possibility of another referendum. There had been some confusion emanating from the higher echelons of the party, with shadow chancellor John McDonnell saying on Monday that a "People's Vote" should not have an option on the ballot paper to Remain, saying to do so would not respect the result of the June 2016 referendum.

World News Brett Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez "willing to testify", attorney says

Swetnick also made other accusations in her statement. Three women have now accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Republicans said they were determined to push the nomination through the narrowly-divided Senate as soon as a possible, rejecting Democratic calls to freeze the process to let the FBI investigate all of the allegations.

World News How an Indonesian boy miraculously survived 49 days alone at sea
Author: 0 How an Indonesian boy miraculously survived 49 days alone at sea

He was hired to spend six months on rompongs, with someone visiting at the end of each week to drop off food, water and fuel supplies and harvest the fish, the Jakarta Post reported . According to video posted by a crew member, Aldi's distress message - "Help Help Help" - reached the cargo ship's chief mate, Emmanuel Soriano, who informed the captain, Narciso Santillan - who ordered the ship to change course to carry out a rescue operation.

World News Trump at United Nations endorses two states for Israel, Palestinians
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US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would present a two-state peace plan for the Middle East in the coming months, voicing confidence the Palestinians would return to talks despite his unwavering support for Israel. "We are with you", Trump added. "Israel got the first chip and it's a big one". Asked what Israel might have to give up in return for the embassy's move to Jerusalem, Trump replied: "What will Israel have to give up after USA embassy move to Jerusalem?" "You have ...

World News Trump slams Kavanaugh's second accuser
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A day after Kavanaugh proclaimed his innocence and President Trump bashed a second accuser, Debbie Ramirez , Senate leaders were setting a course for a quick vote. - if the committee is ready. Kavanaugh was defiant as well. "I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process". Clune began Tuesday by issuing a series of statements on his Twitter page, calling for an FBI investigation where witnesses would be under oath and face the threat of perjury if they lied.

World News Chinese Catholic Church Supports Provisional Deal with Vatican
Author: 0 Chinese Catholic Church Supports Provisional Deal with Vatican

The two sides signed a provisional agreement on Saturday on who gets to name senior churchmen, an issue that has bedevilled ties for decades, and China quickly said it hoped for an improvement in relations. Protestants, whose faith is spreading fast around the country, have largely eclipsed the percentage in China of Catholics. The agreement, announced after 67 years of separation between Rome and Beijing plunged in uncertainty, millions of chinese catholics faithful to the "Church ...

World News China tensions spilling over into the military arena
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The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that China had canceled a Washington visit by the head of its navy, and U.S. officials said China had denied a request for a U.S. administration, rather than embarking on potentially futile negotiations". The country is militarizing reclaimed land in the seas and regularly disputes the sovereignty of islands in the region.

World News Two militant groups reject demilitarised zone in Idlib
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Syrian civilians have responded positively to the Russian Federation and Turkey deal on demilitarised zones in the besieged opposition and rebel-held enclave of Idlib. The group is made up mostly of Al Qaeda fighters that broke away from Hayat Tahrir Al Sham, the largest militant group in Idlib province. Tahrir al-Sham's position will be critical.

World News Man arrested after couple's disappearance
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Police then arrested him, who they said admitted making the order over a family dispute. A retired British businessman and his Thai wife are feared dead after a friend found blood on the walls of their mansion following a feud with in-laws.

World News Australia kills two sharks after tourist attacks
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He also said sharks regurgitated much of what they ate and agreed the chances of finding definitive evidence in any of the sharks were "remote". Barwick, from Tasmania, was bitten as she snorkelled in Cid Harbour, on Whitsunday Island, on Wednesday and remains in intensive care after she underwent extensive 18-hour reconstructive surgery to save her mauled right leg over the weekend.

World News Trump vows to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'
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Rosenstein's actions and comments". Terminating Rosenstein, whom Trump has repeatedly attacked for the better part of a year, could carry similar consequences, as Democrats have warned, because it would be regarded as an effort to kneecap the Mueller probe.

World News Trump calls allegations against his court nominee a 'con game'
Author: 0 Trump calls allegations against his court nominee a 'con game'

Sen. Republicans said they were determined to push the nomination through the narrowly-divided Senate as soon as a possible, rejecting Democratic calls to freeze the process to let the FBI investigate all of the allegations. Of Ramirez's allegation, Trump said, "And now a new charge comes up". Now that these sexual assault allegations have surfaced, it is up to the Senate to decide whether Kavanaugh will still be appointed to the Supreme Court.

World News Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser
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On Thursday morning, both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee . "We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified", Murkowski told the New York Times on Monday "It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be believed".

World News Tardy President Trump throws off UN's top event
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President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations General Assembly got off to a bit of an unusual start when world leaders and diplomats laughed as he claimed his administration has accomplished more than any other in U.S. Pompeo said that the administration's goals of reimposing strict sanctions on Iran and those that do business with the regime "have made clear we will not continue to accept Iran's bad behavior".

Author: 0 Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself From Sliming Kavanaugh’s Accusers

Kavanaugh was referring to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford , who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the suburbs of Maryland when they both were in high school. Trump, himself accused during the 2016 presidential race of sexual misconduct with numerous women, twice offered words of support for Kavanaugh while in NY to attend the U.N.

World News Storms predicted Tuesday could produce hazardous weather
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WEDNESDAY | Rain and storm chances mainly early. Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour possible Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY.Storms in eastern Iowa should continue to increase some in coverage/intensity through the afternoon, as the storms spread into IL and southern Wisconsin.

World News Philippine president's fiercest critic arrested, posts bail
Author: 0 Philippine president's fiercest critic arrested, posts bail

The Department of Justice has asked two courts to issue warrants for Trillanes's arrest and resume criminal proceedings against him. "That is how I construe the deeper meaning of the order granting the issuance of a warrant of arrest ", Guevarra said, when asked whether the order is tantamount to the reopening of the rebellion case and a ruling based on its merit.

World News U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits
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The Trump administration will make it much more hard for immigrants to come to the United States or remain in the country if they use or are likely to use housing vouchers, food subsidies and other "non-cash" forms of public assistance, under a new proposal announced Saturday by the Department of Homeland Security .