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White House says not 'micromanaging' Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh

In a stunning reversal on Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Trump administration to order the FBI to investigate the misconduct allegations - but only after the panel sent Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate for a final vote.

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Typhoon Trami drenches southern Japan as it marches toward mainland

Japan issued evacuation orders and warnings to about 700,000 households in southern and western Japan. Both airline groups cancelled all flights to and from Naha, Ishigaki and Miyako airports in Okinawa Prefecture. Typhoon Trami lost some strength after making landfall near Tanabe City, 450 km (280 miles) southwest of Tokyo , earlier in the evening, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to downgrade it to a "strong" typhoon from an "extremely strong" one.

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Jeff Flake confronted by sexual assault survivors after he backs Kavanaugh

Friday's committee hearing followed an impassioned hearing on Thursday with Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford . "It is my hope that we could work together on a bipartisan basis to diligently pursue an FBI investigation within the next week, not for the objective of delay, but for the goal of investigating further allegations made by Dr.

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Rouhani at UN: Israel "Most Terrifying Threat" to Peace in Middle East

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country doesn't want a war with the United States and believes America will "sooner or later" support the Iran nuclear agreement again following the Trump administration's withdrawal. Last month, French energy giant Total sold its $1 billion investment in Iran's South Pars gas field-the biggest gas field in the world-to China's CNPC.

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F-35 fighter jet suffers first crash in United States

The crash happened about 3 miles west of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort . Smoke rises at the site of a F-35 jet crash in Beaufort, South Carolina , U.S., September 28, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media. The F-35 stealth jet has three variants - F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C -designed for the US Air Force , Marine Corps, and Navy respectively. The F-35 program, the most expensive weapon in USA military history, has been marred by delays and cost overruns and other ...

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Who Is Rachel Mitchell? Republicans Hire Arizona Prosecutor To Question Kavanaugh, Ford

In an interview published in 2012 in FrontLine Magazine , the magazine for conservative Christian group Foundations Baptist Fellowship global, Mitchell said she was drawn to fighting sex crimes against children after working with a senior attorney who was assigned a case where the offender was a youth choir director.

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A third woman has come forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Kavanaugh strongly denies the accusations of all three women. But when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement earlier this year and Kavanaugh - respected by many as an appellate court judge - was mentioned as the potential replacement, Blasey Ford grew nervous.

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Manhunt in Denmark shuts down bridges and ferries to Copenhagen

Sydsjælland and Lolland-Falster Police report that all of the ferries between Rødby-Puttgarden and Gedser-Rostock are closed. "It is very unusual that we choose to do this, but the three persons are suspected of a serious crime", Riad Tolba, Copenhagen police spokesman, told the Daily Telegraph.

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Will change my mind if accusations are credible: Trump on Kavanaugh

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has pledged to look into Ramirez's allegation , but not delay the Thursday hearing as ranking member Dianne Feinstein has requested. He said there have been "a lot of false charges" against him. Here are his own words: "It's happened to me many times ". Mr Trump said he had rejected a one-on-one meeting with Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, while they were in NY.

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Kavanaugh accuser says he doesn't belong on Supreme Court

Judge Kavanaugh has described it as "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone ". "I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school", said 51-year old Ford at the beginning of her testimony.

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Trump accuses China of 'meddling' in U.S. congressional elections

Trump then used the meeting to accuse China of meddling in the November midterms, saying it was pushing back against Trump's tariffs that he has placed on goods from China entering the U.S. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called Mr Trump's claim that China was attempting inference complete "nonsense". The US president has been in an escalating trade dispute with China in recent months.

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Iran says it doesn’t want war with the US

Iran's leaders have claimed the U.S.is fomenting this unrest and pushing for regime change, though the White House has officially denied this. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

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Justin Milne 'never sent' email calling for journalists' sacking

The board held an urgent meeting on Wednesday afternoon and afterwards Mr Milne said he meant to stay on as chairman. On Wednesday morning Fairfax Media published details of emails it claimed showed Mr Milne directed Ms Guthrie to sack senior ABC reporter Emma Alberici following a complaint from the Government .

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Ahead of Kavanaugh Hearing, Ginsburg Praises ‘Women Coming Together'

Collins walked into that meeting carrying a copy of Julie Swetnick's signed declaration, which included fresh accusations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh and his high school friend Mark Judge . "That kind of depends upon what happens tomorrow", Grassley said. In an event before first-year students at Georgetown University Law on Wednesday, Ginsburg said she was "cheered on" by the #MeToo movement.

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Brett Kavanaugh denies Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick, anonymous accusations

Swetnick now resides in Washington , D.C. and works at the U.S. Department of Treasury and states she has had prior clearances at the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department. The bombshell new claims come after two women came forward to accuse the judge of assaulting them in the 1980s, in a scandal that has tripped up what was expected to be an easy confirmation process for the conservative judge.

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Trump defends his own past as Kavanaugh faces allegations

Human Rights Watch said it had previously expressed concern about "the lack of transparency in the nomination process, and about the human rights protections at stake given Kavanaugh's record". Ramirez in the New Yorker magazine had the perhaps unintended outcome of rallying the conservative base around Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", he said.

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Trump accuses China of election meddling

The president has removed the US from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, citing the country's destabilizing actions throughout the region and support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah, and he accused its leaders on Tuesday of sowing "chaos, death and destruction".

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UK Opposition agrees to keep "all options" alive on Brexit

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr as the party faithful gathered in Liverpool , Corbyn said he would be "bound by the democracy of our party" were members to vote in favour of a second referendum, although he added he would wait and see what wording would be put in front of the delegates after a meeting on Sunday evening.

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Donald Trump says second Brett Kavanaugh accuser was ‘inebriated’ and ‘messed up’

There were no immediate indications that the emergence of a second accuser had fatally wounded Kavanaugh's prospects. "They have a Senate process, and we think it should be done through that", Sanders told ABC News' "Good Morning America".

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Iran's 'Corrupt Dictatorship' Allows Its Leaders To Spread 'Mayhem'

Trump on Tuesday repeated his criticism of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal ― which the US withdrew from in May ― and accused Iranian leaders of supporting terrorism and corruption and of sowing chaos in the Middle East . Touting the Paris climate agreement that Trump withdrew from a year ago, Guterres said the world risks consequences if leaders do not act quickly on the problem.

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Elite Iranian soldiers killed in attack on military parade

According to Fars News, four terrorists opened fire at bystanders during the annual parade, which is observed every year to commemorate the country's sacrifices during the 8-year long war imposed by Iraq in 1980. US President Donald Trump's administration has piled pressure on Iran, with national security adviser John Bolton and other officials in the past calling for supporting anti-government forces within the country.

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Iran mourns dead from attack ‘funded by’ Saudi, UAE

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards also accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the attack and said they should expect a devastating response. American officials deny having played any role. Soon after the attack , the U.S. State Department issued a statement of sympathy to Iran, calling out what spokesperson Heather Nauert called "the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism".

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Russian Federation says ‘misled’ by Israel in plane downing over Syria

Moscow says Israeli F-16 planes which struck Latakia in western Syria on September 17 later used the landing Russian Il-20 surveillance plane as "cover", which resulted in the larger Il-20 being hit by a Syrian missile. Command posts of the Syrian air defense will also be equipped with Russian automated systems, which guarantee the identification of Russian aircraft, the defense chief stated.

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Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor

The reason , according to a department statement: An Internal Affairs investigation revealed Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter". "Our office continues to conduct its parallel investigation into this matter as we prepare a 1983 civil rights action against Guyger and the City of Dallas for the wrongful death of Mr.

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China hits back at Trump: Tariffs on $60 billion of United States goods

According to reports, China could lower the tariffs as early as next month. China will not do that to chase "thin profits" and "a few small bucks". "China are out of bullets". "The downward spiral that we have previously warned about now seems certain to materialize", Zarit said at the time.