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O'Rourke, Cruz clash over shootings in debate

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The poll, which was composed among a population of 992 adults, had a credibility interval of four percentage points. The race between Cruz and O'Rourke has garnered national attention due to O'Rourke's unlikely popularity as a candidate. Read More »

Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday

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Only if the White House "demands it" will the FBI investigate the claim, Carlson said. "Unfazed and determined. We will confirm Judge Kavanaugh". "Before nominating an individual to a judicial or executive office, the White House directs the FBI to conduct a background investigation", Grassley wrote . Read More »

Kim to shutter nuclear site if United States takes steps

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Kim say Mount Paektu has become a "subject of yearning" for South Koreans and Koreans living overseas. The five-point declaration also states that the two sides agreed to expand the cessation of military hostility in regions of confrontation - such as the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) - "into the substantial removal of the danger of war across the entire Korean Peninsula and a fundamental resolution of the hostile relations". Read More »

In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit — AP Analysis

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It's very calm". He also pledged to allow in "external inspectors" to verify that a key missile test site has been disabled. South Korea has already successfully joint hosted one major event - the 2002 World Cup - with neighbor Japan. Translated, this implies USA progress toward normalising diplomatic relations with North Korea and supporting a declaration to end the Korean War . Read More »

S.Korean president leaves for Pyongyang for summit with DPRK top leader

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Kim Jong-un arrived at the airport accompanied by his wife and welcomed Moon Jae-in and his wife. Other delegates include Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-jung of the Catholic church, a female ice hockey player who led the joint inter-Korean team which competed in the South's 2018 Winter Olympics, and K-pop star Ailee. Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

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Portions of her therapist's notes, which Ford provided to the Post, do not mention Kavanaugh by name but say Ford reported being attacked by students "from an elitist boys' school" who went on to become "highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington ". Read More »

India bans instant divorce for Muslim men known as triple talaq

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While it has already passed in the lower house, it is still pending in the upper house, where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People's Party or BJP) does not have a majority. "We tried to reach out to Congress Party five-six times to develop consensus for passage of triple talaq but they did not cooperate on this sensitive matter of women empowerment", the minister said, attacking the UPAchairperson Sonia Gandhi for not cooperating with the government to end the "barbaric ... Read More »

Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

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Duda said that a "Fort Trump" and an increase in US military presence in the region "is absolutely justified" as a deterrent to Russian Federation, whose troops have been increasingly active on NATO's borders. Trump - accused by political opponents of having colluded in a shadowy Russian operation to aid his surprise 2016 election win against Democrat Hillary Clinton - agreed with Duda's assessment. Read More »

SA court legalises private cannabis use

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Last year, the Western Cape High Court decriminalised the use of marijuana at home. It will still be a criminal offence to use cannabis in public and to sell or supply it. The government opposed the judgement based on a flimsy argument that the use of dagga was not in keeping with the values of South Africa and the society which inhabits the country. Read More »

Russian Federation warns Israel of ‘response’ after plane downed over Syria

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Russian Federation said it reserved the right to take "counter measures" against Israel in response. The Observatory said at the time that the September 4 attacks were believed to be aimed at Iranian military posts. The aircraft, which was on its way back to the Russian Hmeymim air base, disappeared from the radar on Monday night at a time when four Israeli F-16 fighters attacked targets in Syria's Latakia province. Read More »

Trump to Visit Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

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But Famous Roberts now knows it is: "I would say for everybody to take heed". "As the water recedes things will get better". "Kept thinking about all those places I grew up going to". "It is ridiculous that we don't have enough fuel supplies back in this area", Stephanie Schauer, 39, a contractor, said as she waited her turn at the gas pump. Read More »

Kavanaugh's accuser made her move -- now Republicans have to choose

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Democrats are demanding an FBI investigation go forward. And I just want to say to the men in this country: Just shut up and step up. He told committee members he had nothing more to add. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations against him. She said that since going public with her allegation in the Washington Post on Sunday, Prof Ford has been trying to work out where her family are going to sleep at night. Read More »

Strawberry needle scare: farmers install metal detectors and lay off staff

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A punnet of Mal's Black Label strawberries was returned to Klose's Foodland supermarket in South Australia on Sunday, having been identified as containing a needle, SA police said . NSW Police, however, revealed on Friday that they were also investigating incidents involving at least three other brands - Love Berry , Delightful and Oasis - but said it was not yet clear if they were related or "copycat" incidents. Read More »

Eliud Kipchoge smashes marathon world record by 78 seconds in Berlin

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But Kipchoge produced a stunning performance to take it by a clear 78 seconds. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates winning the Berlin Marathon setting a new world record on September 16, 2018 in Berlin. He has been virtually unbeatable at the distance, winning 10 of 11 marathons he has entered. Amos Kipruto of Kenya was second in 2:06:23 with Kenya's Wilson Kipsang , the former world record holder, third in 2:06:48. Read More »

Trump comments sting in Puerto Rico amid slow storm recovery

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US President Donald Trump has rejected the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and claimed without citing evidence that "3000 people did not die". "I don't know anything about it", he told reporters on Capitol Hill. San Juan's mayor called Trump "delusional". "If the head of the government doesn't see anything wrong with the response, lives get lost", the Virginia representative said. Read More »

United States companies in China say tariffs are hurting

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Watch Alibaba , iQiyi , JD.com , Baidu.com , Pinduoduo , Nio trade in real-time here. USA stocks erased gains on the news. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Wednesday invited Chinese officials to a new round of talks later this month over USA threatened tariffs on Chinese exports worth $200 billion, and a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters Thursday that Beijing welcomed the invitation. Read More »

Paul Manafort plans to plead guilty to second set of charges

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Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the U.S. and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to attempts to tamper with witnesses, according to a court filing Friday. The charges do not relate to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and jurors are expected to only hear limited references to Manafort's role in the campaign. Read More »