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Donald Trump urged to declare China a currency manipulator

Donald Trump urged to declare China a currency manipulator

Do you really think I'd call Russian Federation to help me with an election? Despite the USA tariffs on Chinese goods, the trade deficit between the two countries defied expectations and widened in both August and September of this year. "I told President Xi we cannot continue to have China take US$500 billion a year out of the United States in the form of trade and other things ... and I said we can't do that, and we're not going to do that anymore". Read More

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Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak

The body of one of the Nepalese guides was flown to his village. All nine members of a South Korean climbing expedition were confirmed dead Saturday after a violent snowstorm devastated their camp on Nepal´s Mount Gurja, one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents to hit the Himalayan nation in recent years. Read More

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Trump promises 'severe punishment' if Saudis killed journalist

Trump promises 'severe punishment' if Saudis killed journalist

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has a relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , the heir to the Saudi throne. Branson, who dropped two directorships linked to Saudi tourism projects around the Red Sea, said claims about Khashoggi's disappearance would "change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government". Read More

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China rebukes United States during tense Pompeo visit

China rebukes United States during tense Pompeo visit

He initiated offers for summits with Seoul and Washington, which led to three meetings with Moon and a highly choreographed June summit with U.S. Pompeo has repeatedly refused to discuss details of negotiations, including a US position on North Korea's demand for a declared end to the Korean War and a proposal from Seoul for such a declaration to be accompanied by a shutdown of the North's main known nuclear facility. Read More

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Senator Collins backs Kavanaugh, paving way for confirmation

Senator Collins backs Kavanaugh, paving way for confirmation

Another undecided Republican , Maine Sen. In a twist, Murkowski said she will state her opposition but vote "present" as a courtesy to Kavanaugh supporter Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), a "yes" vote, would not have to skip his daughter's wedding. The jockeying for final votes to confirm Kavanaugh is playing out as the senators review the highly anticipated report from the FBI investigating two allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. Read More

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Trump has sharp words for ABC's Vega, CNN's Collins

Trump has sharp words for ABC's Vega, CNN's Collins

Cecilia responds, "I'm not, thank you Mr. President". ABC caught the clip below, which opens with Trump taking a question from Vega. I'm not, thank you, Mr. Trump ultimately addressed reporters' questions about Kavanaugh's drinking, apparently contradicting Kavanaugh's own testimony before Congress by saying that the candidate had spoken about having issues with drinking in college. Read More

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Key U.S. senators criticise Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Key U.S. senators criticise Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

But now you're guilty until proven innocent. "Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer", Trump said at a campaign rally in MS, questioning what Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee during testimony last week . "I had one beer". Ford recently spoke out against Kavanaugh , whom she alleges sexually assaulted her when the two were teenagers, raising critical questions only days before the judge's confirmation vote was set to take place. Read More

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Yale classmate accuses Kavanaugh of ‘blatant mischaracterization’ of his drinking at college

Yale classmate accuses Kavanaugh of ‘blatant mischaracterization’ of his drinking at college

United States reports also say former classmates of the judge's who have stressed his heavy college drinking are not on the witness list. He described Kavanaugh as becoming "belligerent and aggressive" when he drank to excess. In a separate report, NBC quoted a senior USA official and a second source as saying the limits imposed by the White House on the inquiry remained in place, despite Trump's tweet . Read More

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A look at what the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation will entail

A look at what the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation will entail

Kavanaugh said he did not watch Blasey Ford's testimony but he categorically denied her allegations. Members of Ford's family, who have been silent so far, should be interviewed. In 1982, she angered the city's large gay community by vetoing a domestic partnership ordinance, calling it vague and unclear. No doubt he is also conscious that his party has only a one-seat majority in the 100-strong Senate . Read More

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Russian Federation to supply Syria with missile system

Shoigu said Russian Federation will also jam military aircraft communications in the airspace next to Syria over the Mediterranean Sea, while upgrading Syria's air-defense command systems. "We believe that the blame for the Russian Il-20 aircraft tragedy lies entirely with the Israeli Air Force", said Russian defence ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov in a press conference in which he revealed the details of the incident. Read More

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