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Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane Israel's air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday (Sep 20) to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes. Israel denied the allegations, saying its jets were already back in its airspace when Syrian forces launched the missiles that hit the Russian plane. [Full Article...]

Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing

Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing Dozens of residents sought shelter during the storm on Saturday despite warning it was risky. The hardest-hit area was Benguet province, where 38 people died, mostly in the two landslides in Itogon, and 37 are missing, the police said. [Full Article...]

Pak court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter; suspends jail term

Pak court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter; suspends jail term Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to ten years in prison, while Maryam was imprisoned for seven years. "The instant writ petition is allowed and sentence awarded to the petitioners by the accountability court shall remain suspended till the final adjudication of the appeal filed by the petitioner", reads the judgment. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blames Israel for shootdown of military jet over Syria

Russian Federation blames Israel for shootdown of military jet over Syria The Russian military said the plane was hit 35 kilometers (22 miles) offshore late Monday night as it was returning to the Russian air base in Syria. The incident triggered testy exchanges of blame between Israel and Russian Federation. James Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria, told the council "there will not be stability in Syria as long as Iran and its proxy forces remain", s... [Full Article...]

Trump 'seriously' considering boosting US military in Poland

Trump 'seriously' considering boosting US military in Poland According to Reuters, Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent us military presence on their soil as a defense against Russian Federation. Mr Duda made a direct appeal in their joint press conference saying that a permanent base would be named "Fort Trump" in honour of the USA leader. [Full Article...]

Four from Middleton shooting scene taken to hospital

Four from Middleton shooting scene taken to hospital The extent of the injuries weren't immediately known, but those wounded had been transported to a hospital. Middleton police dispatcher Danielle Kimball says officers are still finding people who've been hiding since the Wednesday morning shooting at software company WTS Paradigm. [Full Article...]

Trump defends court nominee Kavanaugh, wants to hear from accuser

Trump defends court nominee Kavanaugh, wants to hear from accuser Judge said on Tuesday he would not testify about the allegation and defended Kavanaugh. "I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as "PJ" who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post ", Smyth said in his letter , CNN reported . [Full Article...]

Russia, Turkey agree to create buffer zone in Syria's Idlib

Russia, Turkey agree to create buffer zone in Syria's Idlib The demilitarized zone with a depth of 15-20 km will be created along the contact line of the armed opposition and the government forces, Putin said at a joint press conference following talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Russia's Sochi, Xinhua reported. [Full Article...]

All the ways Paul Manafort's guilty plea will hurt Donald Trump

All the ways Paul Manafort's guilty plea will hurt Donald Trump But if the investigation brings charges against Trump from any actions he might have made long ago, the result could be similar to the Clinton investigation, when many senators felt that Clinton's crimes were too removed from the office of the presidency to warrant impeachment, Starr added. [Full Article...]

Trump wants $275b in China tariffs despite talks

Trump wants $275b in China tariffs despite talks US automakers in China are feeling the most pain as some American companies are getting hurt by new tariffs from both the White House and Beijing, according to a survey released this week from the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Beijing-based American Chamber of Commerce in China . [Full Article...]

Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North

Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , who wants the easing of worldwide economic sanctions to restore his nation's economy, has apparently been trying to obtain South Korean financial support or aid, foreign affairs experts say. sanctions. During the war, it was used for truce negotiations, so escaped the bombing which leveled most of North Korea. The U.S. said Russian Federation and China both inf... [Full Article...]

Senator says committee should hear Kavanaugh accuser's side of story before vote

Senator says committee should hear Kavanaugh accuser's side of story before vote Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME and Murkowski of Alaska haven't said whether they'll vote to confirm Kavanaugh , nor have a handful of Democrats from states that backed Trump in 2016. Judge also has denied in newspaper interviews that the incident occurred. On Friday, as word of the accusations began to circulate but his accuser's identity was not publicly known, the White House rel... [Full Article...]

The British foreign office reminded Russia about the Russian "vacationers" in Ukraine

The British foreign office reminded Russia about the Russian Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attack. "We have found them just to figure out who they are". Challenging Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the Tory MP said: "We had this outrageous event in Salisbury, Wiltshire, when two agents of the GRU were involved in the murder of Dawn Sturgess and attempted murder of others". [Full Article...]

Britain braces for Storm Helene TOMORROW

Britain braces for Storm Helene TOMORROW Storm Helene is forecast to impact the United Kingdom with powerful gusts reaching 70mph and heavy rain from around 6pm this evening. Longer journey times are also expected with road, rail, air and ferry services delays and cancellations likely. [Full Article...]

Proud Kenyans hail Eliud Kipchoge's new marathon world record

Proud Kenyans hail Eliud Kipchoge's new marathon world record Kipchoge won Olympic gold in Rio in 2016, plus this year's London Marathon and his run in Berlin now marks him down as one of the greatest marathon runners of all time. A total of 44,389 runners from 133 countries took part in the race, organizers said. "My only words are 'Thank you!'", said Kipchoge, who sprinted into the lead after 100 metres and never let up. [Full Article...]

British companies excluded from EU Galileo space project if no-deal Brexit

British companies excluded from EU Galileo space project if no-deal Brexit Earlier this week, sterling surged against the dollar and euro after the EU's chief negotiator said a Brexit deal was possible by November if negotiators were realistic in their demands. "There's no deal without the whole deal", he wrote. The release came three weeks after an initial set of 24 papers was released by the Government, with reportedly more than 80 earmarked for publication before ... [Full Article...]

Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel The scope of the cooperation was not immediately clear. FILE - Paul Manafort, right, campaign manager to Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump , and his assistant Rick Gates stand on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 17, 2016. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Reaches Plea Deal With Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Paul Manafort Reaches Plea Deal With Special Counsel Robert Mueller The charges were filed in a superseding criminal information - a formal criminal charge - which lays out the facts of the offense and is often the precursor to the announcement of a deal. The plea deal would allow Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington . Paul Manafort , President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. [Full Article...]

Alex Cora on Trump's comments: It's about human beings

Alex Cora on Trump's comments: It's about human beings Trump then added that the high death toll was a result of Democrats trying to make him look bad. Mr Trump said people who died for any reason - "like old age" - had been added to the total. A FEMA administrator said the bottles, pictured on pallet after pallet on a Puerto Rican runway and covered in blue plastic, were deemed surplus. [Full Article...]

Irish government says Trump has scratched planned trip to Dublin this fall

During his stay in Ireland, Donald Trump was expected to visit his golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare on the west coast, as well as Dublin. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders later told reporters that no final decision had been made, suggesting the proposed visit could still yet happen. [Full Article...]


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