by | October 13, 2018 | 10:46

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since the 1930s, but as of 2015, less than half of US states had moved to give their employees a paid day off on the day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. "Socialism in action. Our Capital City is even named after Christopher Columbus".

by | October 13, 2018 | 10:11

A fleet of F-35 fighter jets have been temporarily grounded in order to inspect the aircraft after a crash in SC last month (file photo). The F-35 grounding also comes a day after a Senate Armed Services Committee subpanel hearing on Air Force readiness that included the F-35.

by | October 13, 2018 | 08:13

Bush "let China get out of control" through the massive United States imports of manufactured goods. "The big picture is the Chinese exports have so far held up well in the face of escalating trade tensions and cooling global growth, most likely thanks to the competitiveness boost provided by a weaker renminbi", said Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist at Capital Economics.

by | October 12, 2018 | 14:03

A Romanian man arrested in Bulgaria on Tuesday in connection with the case was subsequently released without being charged, Bulgarian media reported. Daphne Caruana Galizia , Malta's best-known investigative reporter, was killed when a bomb blew up her vehicle in October past year and Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak was shot dead in February.

by | October 12, 2018 | 12:18

The town is exceptionally remote, inaccessible by road except in winter when the grounds freezes hard and normally reachable only by a narrow-gauge railway. Chepiga, 39, had been assigned the alter ego of Boshirov by 2010, Bellingcat said. Police officers stand outside the house of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England, March 6, 2018.

by | October 10, 2018 | 18:42

A hurricane watch is in effect along the Alabama-Florida border down to the Suwanee River. The storm's tropical storm-force winds extended 175 miles from its center, according to the weather center. As the track stands right now, tropical storm force winds will be the main concern. The hurricane center warned that the storm could produce a foot (30 centimeters) of rain in western Cuba, potentially triggering flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas.

by | October 10, 2018 | 18:27

They checked into two hotels near the consulate and booked rooms for three nights. Its passengers went straight to the consulate and then left in the evening for Egypt. That team was sent "specifically for the murder", a person with knowledge of the Turkish investigation tells the Post . "The premises are sovereign territory, but we will allow them to enter and search and do whatever they want to do".

by | October 10, 2018 | 14:59

On her last TV show, on September 30, Marinova introduced two journalists who were investigating suspected corruption involving European Union funds and said her own show, " Detector ", on local television station NTV, would carry out similar investigations.

by | October 10, 2018 | 13:03

The president said that the Nene had made the request because his testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry would "detract from the important task of serving the people of South Africa ... Until the latest revelations, Mr. Nene was widely seen as a hero of the resistance to corruption. Ramaphosa stressed that Nene "has not been implicated in any act of wrongdoing himself" and hailed him as a minister who had "defended the cause of proper financial management as well as clean ...

by | October 09, 2018 | 18:02

Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they'll support the conservative jurist made Saturday's confirmation vote a formality, an anticlimactic finale to a battle that riveted the nation for almost a month.

by | October 09, 2018 | 17:36

The president struck a more upbeat note after the Senate pushed Mr Kavanaugh past a key procedural hurdle, saying on Twitter that he was "very proud". Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in a Senate elevator. "He misled senators about his background, and this is just an outgrowth of what we see in Donald Trump's America: that people think it's OK to lie to achieve whatever goals they want to achieve".

by | October 08, 2018 | 22:45

A magnitude 5.9 quake struck near Haiti on Saturday night, according to the US Geological Survey . The quake and its aftershocks set off panic in some neighborhoods, but President Jovenel Moïse and other leaders called for calm. Others tilted at precarious angles. Many wondered how they were going to rebuild from Saturday night's quake and a strong 5.2 magnitude aftershock on Sunday that had residents in the coastal city of Port-de-Paix and elsewhere anxious about returning to their ...

by | October 08, 2018 | 22:27

The jury said that while Nordhaus and Romer "do not deliver conclusive answers. their findings have brought us considerably closer to answering the question of how we can achieve sustained and sustainable global economic growth". They will share the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize. A year ago it was awarded to the behavioural economist Richard Thaler, who won for his work on nudge theory, the idea that small "nudges" can influence our economic and social behaviour, and his work ...

by | October 08, 2018 | 22:02

The army called the shooting a "terrorist attack", adding however that other unspecified factors were involved. Magen David Adom emergency medical services said their medics had entered a building at Barkan where they found a man and a woman without pulse, and pronounced them dead.

by | October 08, 2018 | 21:57

In their later meeting, Yang expressed Chinese frustration with Washington while avoiding specifics, telling Pompeo relations are "facing challenges". Responding to Wang's remarks, Pompeo said he wanted to come to Beijing to "have discussions". The challenge for the US remains stark: American administrations for decades have been stymied by North Korean intransigence on its nuclear program, and the rapport between Trump and Kim hasn't resolved that issue.

by | October 07, 2018 | 20:28

It is also important that the agreement not hinder energy integration across North America, which has brought the continent closer to real energy security than ever in the past 50 years. "Canada is very close to getting a deal, but wants assurances from the United States that they're not going to place tariffs on them going forward". For one, the "supply management" system Canada uses to protect its farmers would remain largely intact.

by | October 07, 2018 | 20:21

In Beijing , the foreign and public security ministries did not immediately respond to calls and faxed requests for comment Friday. "An investigation has been opened by French police about the disappearance of the Chinese president of Interpol", a French official told ABC News.

by | October 07, 2018 | 18:46

Nawaz was similarly arrested on charges of "corruption relating to a low-priced housing scheme in Punjab province". Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar said that PTI government had no role in arrest of former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif.

by | October 07, 2018 | 18:32

Indonesian soldiers have been ordered to fire on those raiding stores on the quake and tsunami-struck island of Sulawesi, after desperate survivors emptied shops of food and water. Many roads in the quake zone are blocked and communications lines are down five days after the magnitude 7.5 natural disaster and tsunami struck. Suahasil Nazara, who heads the fiscal policy office at the finance ministry, said the strategy would be launched when Indonesia hosts the the annual meetings of the ...

by | October 07, 2018 | 18:27

The US then indicted seven Russians for involvement in the hacking and other institutions of public importance. President Vladimir Putin denies Russian Federation was involved in the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

by | October 07, 2018 | 18:22

So far, Chinese authorities have not made an official statement in this regard. Mr Meng is a Chinese national and former Communist Party official. His term in Lyon runs until 2020. As of now, no official from either the public security nor the foreign ministry in China has commented on the issue.

by | October 05, 2018 | 19:46

Some of the most common drowning incidents were caused by being washed away by waves on a beach, capsizing off a boat while rowing and clicking selfies on shore while not knowing how to swim. The search found from October 2011 to November 2017 there had been 259 deaths while clicking selfies in 137 incidents. In particular, the Interior Ministry released a special warning and a graphic poster called "Self Selfie" that reminded the public about the dangers of careless behavior and listed the ...

by | October 05, 2018 | 19:26

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Republican leaders were still not completely sure they had the votes needed to confirm Kavanaugh , Trump's second nominee to the court since he took office in January a year ago. Jeff Flake , one of three Republicans and perhaps one wavering Democrat who will determine whether the judge accused of sexual misconduct will become a justice.

by | October 05, 2018 | 18:04

Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, said Ford's story hasn't been corroborated and people should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. You would also expect the report to be distributed to all Senators, so they and top members of their staff can review and digest its contents.

by | October 04, 2018 | 21:10

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries apparently produce new accusations against Russia in turns, a member of the Russian Senate's Defense and Security Committee, Franz Klintsevich believes, and now Amsterdam's turn has come. The team of Russians allegedly tried to compromise and disrupt computers at the OPCW building. Three of the defendants were also charged in the hacking of USA persons involved in the 2016 election, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security ...

by | October 04, 2018 | 20:56

The enigmatic United States first lady has typically stayed out of the spotlight since her husband became president yet she has made headlines for rare public appearances. In return, Melania Trump received a kente cloth, a Ghanaian fabric distinguished by its multicolored strips of cotton or silk, and an artifact. Social media "can be used in many positive ways, but it can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly", the first lady said.

by | October 04, 2018 | 19:41

Theresa May showed no sign of pressure ahead of her crucial conference speech , arriving on stage DANCING to Abba . "There was absolutely no natural rhythm there whatsoever and it's nearly like she wasn't really dancing to the beat of her own tune".

by | October 04, 2018 | 16:50

While trying to round up votes on his side, McConnell has also taken sharp aim at Democrats, accusing them of trying to "move the goal posts " on Kavanaugh's confirmation fight by suggesting that Friday would be too soon for a key vote on him.

by | October 04, 2018 | 15:03

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson called for "a period of silence" from Mr Johnson, pointing out that he had given his endorsement when in Government to Brexit policies he was now criticising. But Mr Lewis said: "Boris was at Chequers, he resigned after Chequers, I don't think his position is news to anybody, it's a position he has held for the last few months".

by | October 04, 2018 | 08:36

Two other women also accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Grassley said he was reminded of the 1991 testimony of then-Judge Clarence Thomas, who told the committee that the hearing into sexual harassment allegations from Anita Hill amounted to a "high-tech lynching".