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|The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And Iran
President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Iran in a heated speech at the
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 6:53 PM
|Capitol Hill protests mark rising wave of Kavanaugh opposition
Three days after Mitch McConnell vowed to “plow right through” the opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and install him on the Supreme Court, the halls of Congress filled with protesters invigorated by the latest allegations against the nominee.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 5:18 PM
|Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, Safety
Shareholders of Smith & Wesson, the largest U.S. firearm manufacturer, voted
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:52 PM
|Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault
Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedian’s downfall from “America’s Dad” to convicted felon.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 2:55 PM
|Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 9:48 AM
|Beto O'Rourke Defends Senate Rival Ted Cruz After Restaurant Heckling Incident
Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke defended his rival in November's Texas Senate
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 12:29 PM
|Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media
Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:17 AM
|Russia Has Big Plans for the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H Fighter
Some big upgrades are coming.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 8:09 PM
|New Zealand's 'First Baby' Neve makes history with United Nations debut alongside Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand’s so-called “First Baby” - the three-month-old daughter of prime minister Jacinda Ardern - has made her debut on the international political stage, appearing at a peace summit at the United Nations with her mother. Ms Ardern kissed Neve Te Aroha before addressing the summit, during which the baby was held by Clarke Gayford, Ms Ardern’s partner. Mr Gayford sent an image of his daughter’s United Nations security pass, which playfully listed her title as “First Baby”. "Because everyone on Twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN ID, staff here whipped one up," he wrote. "I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside the UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st." Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN id, staff here whipped one up. I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change. Great yarn for her 21st. pic.twitter.com/838BI96VYX— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 24, 2018 Ms Ardern, 38, is her country’s youngest leader and the first to take maternity leave. She is only the second leader in modern history to give birth while in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990. Ms Ardern said she and her partner made “a very practical decision” to take Neve with them into the United Nations summit in New York. “Neve is actually nearby me most of the time in New Zealand, she's just not always caught,” she said. Clarke Gayford holds baby Neve while Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit: CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS "But here when she's awake we try and keep her with me so obviously that was the occasion.” A United Nations spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the organisation was delighted to see Neve in the General Assembly hall. “Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother,” he said. “Just five percent of the world’s leaders are women, so we need to make them as welcome here as possible.” Jacinda Ardern addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP Ms Ardern has been feted by the United States media during her visit and appeared on NBC’s Today Show shortly after her arrival. She joked that taking her daughter on a seventeen-hour flight “at the time felt on par” with running the country. "But between Clarke and I we managed it," she said. "You don't know until you are there of course, but [motherhood] has met my expectations, the joy though has far surpassed my expectations."
POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 5:25 AM
|Iran mourns dead from attack 'funded by' Saudi, UAE
Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attackers were "funded by" Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in his latest remarks after having already blamed "American lackeys" for the assault. Four militants attacked the Saturday parade commemorating the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing 24 people.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 1:11 PM