• Russian Federation blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria
Russian Federation blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria

However, the IDF made a rare immediate admission of responsibility on Tuesday, after the Russian Defense Ministry identified Israeli F-16 jets as taking part in the attack, and said the Il-20 aerial observation platform vanished from radars during the strike.

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  • McCaskill says she’ll oppose Kavanaugh nomination
McCaskill says she’ll oppose Kavanaugh nomination

Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story". However, late on Tuesday Flake and Corker indicated that they would hold a vote next week if Ford declines an invitation from Sen. We've offered Dr.

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  • Trump 'totally' supports Brett Kavanaugh, cites 'impeccable' record
Trump 'totally' supports Brett Kavanaugh, cites 'impeccable' record

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from NY, said an FBI investigation is "essential" to prevent the hearing from becoming merely a he said-she said affair. In a statement issued Friday, Hill said, "I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser, and no one should have to endure that again".

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  • S Africa's top court legalises personal, private ganja use
S Africa's top court legalises personal, private ganja use

This judgment stems from the original controversial ruling in the Western Cape High Court in 2017, which stated that the possession, cultivation and use of dagga at home was allowed. However, leader of the Dagga Party, Gareth Prince says they will be challenging that High Court ruling that the cannabis laws as they now stand violate equality la...

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  • Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane in Syria
Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane in Syria

Russian Federation has stated that its radar detected missile launches coming from the French frigate Auvergne at the same time four Israeli F-16s attacked Syrian targets. However, it blamed Israel for "irresponsible actions", claiming it had launched air strikes by F-16 jets with only one minute's warning, which led the Syrian troops to fire a...

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  • Manafort forfeits luxury homes under plea deal
Manafort forfeits luxury homes under plea deal

The move comes as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation increasingly pressures the White House. Deripaska has known Manafort for a long time. Later in 2016, Manafort oversaw the Republican National Convention that nominated Trump for the presidency.

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  • Kavanaugh accuser says she is willing to testify before Senate
Kavanaugh accuser says she is willing to testify before Senate

She said she just wanted to send her allegation to her member of Congress and sit back. She says she tried to scream, but Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. Ford is now 51 and works as a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California. Ford alleges that the incident occurred when Kavanaugh and an unidentified...

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  • Dallas Police Affidavit Contradicts Police Officer's Account of Botham Jean Shooting
Dallas Police Affidavit Contradicts Police Officer's Account of Botham Jean Shooting

As hundreds gathered Thursday to pay tribute to the beloved man from St. Lucia, a search warrant for his apartment was made public. Others say that even though Guyger was in the wrong apartment, she could have had a reasonable belief that she was defending her life and her property.

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  • Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm
Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm

Storm Helene will batter Britain next week but could also bring warmer weather after the gusts and rain have gone. A yellow warning means there's a danger of power cuts, falling trees delays to rail, bus, air and ferry services. The Met Office has warned tropical storm Helene will sweep in overnight on Monday, meaning people could be waking up ...

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  • Well-known Queens-born Israel advocate killed in West Bank
Well-known Queens-born Israel advocate killed in West Bank

Israeli forces killed over 260 Palestinians in that period, of which Israel says most were attackers. A spokesman said on Saturday he died from head wounds. Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four and passionate pro-Israel activist was murdered by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, while shopping for groceries outside the Rami Levy supermarket in the ...

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  • House Panel Backs Bill To Make Trump Tax Cuts Permanent
House Panel Backs Bill To Make Trump Tax Cuts Permanent

That number could rise if Republicans made an estimated $1.1 trillion in individual tax cuts permanent, but scaled back or eliminated the SALT deduction cap, which is a revenue raiser. Passage in the Senate would require a 60-vote supermajority because the legislation would add to the already burgeoning federal deficit. Even so, Republican la...

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  • US nominee Kavanaugh's accuser willing to testify: lawyer
US nominee Kavanaugh's accuser willing to testify: lawyer

Sen. Diane Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee , defended her decision to withhold Ford's accusations in her own statement , released on Sunday afternoon. In an article published in the Washington Poston Sunday, Ford said she felt it was her civic duty to tell her story. She told The Post that she ran from the room,...

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  • Two Russians accused by United Kingdom in spy poisoning to give interview
Two Russians accused by United Kingdom in spy poisoning to give interview

But two Russian men, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, are defending themselves on Russian state TV, saying they visited England in March strictly as tourists. They have also commented on the British police's theory that they had brought a Nina Ricci perfume bottle full of the Novichok toxic nerve agent used for the poisoning.

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  • China, Russia Agree to Strengthen Cooperation amid Trade Conflicts with US
China, Russia Agree to Strengthen Cooperation amid Trade Conflicts with US

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon arrived in Vladivostok on Monday to attend an annual global economic forum and hold meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "Our stance on that score has remained unchanged", the source noted. A Japanese Foreign Ministry official remained somewhat perplexed by Putin's rem...

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  • Vostok War Games 2018 - how anxious should the West be?
Vostok War Games 2018 - how anxious should the West be?

The Vostok-2018 drills involve around 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 80 vessels, up to 36,000 tanks, armored personnel carriers, and other vehicles. Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday that Russian Federation and China will hold major war games similar to the ongoing Vostok 2018 exercises on a "...

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  • Mueller Drops Most of Manafort’s Charges as Part of Cooperation Agreement
Mueller Drops Most of Manafort’s Charges as Part of Cooperation Agreement

Manafort made millions of dollars working for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians before taking an unpaid position with Trump's campaign for five months. It's not clear whether Manafort will cooperate with Mueller's investigation as part of the deal. The charges include conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

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  • Russian Federation holds biggest military drills since Soviet era
Russian Federation holds biggest military drills since Soviet era

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has described the drills as even bigger than the country's largest Cold War-era exercise called Zapad 1981 that put North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on edge. In this photo taken from video provided by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, tanks roll during the milita...

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  • Russian wanted over novichok poisoning 'to break silence'
Russian wanted over novichok poisoning 'to break silence'

Yulia and Sergei were discovered slumped on a bench in a critical condition - with the nerve agent also poisoning courageous policemen Sgt Nick Bailey, and later residents Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess. Britain also accused the two men of being officers from Russia's intelligence service. The Skripals spent weeks in hospital in a critical co...

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  • Google pulls Russian opposition leader's YouTube advert ahead of vote
Google pulls Russian opposition leader's YouTube advert ahead of vote

In Moscow the authorities rejected an application from Navalny's supporters to protest in the city centre, raising the possibility that the police may disperse the rally by detaining people, as they have often done in the past. Yekaterinburg comes the second with 183 people being detained . A lawyer for Navalny's Anti-Corruption Fund was arreste...

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  • 'Fake' Chemical Attack Filmed in Syria, Russian Military Claims
'Fake' Chemical Attack Filmed in Syria, Russian Military Claims

On Monday, the head of the United Nations humanitarian agency, Mark Lowcock, warned that Idlib could see "the worst humanitarian catastrophe, with the biggest loss of life of the 21st century". According to Dr Habib Khashouf, a member of the doctors' union in Idlib province, as of September 9, the number of internally displaced persons ( IDPs ) ...

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