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Mr Trump said the deal was a victory for farmers, auto workers and the USA manufacturing industry: "It means far more American jobs, and these are high-quality jobs". Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said Abe told his predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama , that Japan was not going to negotiate a bilateral trade deal.
  • Democrats Protest As Republicans Likely Lock Up Kavanaugh Committee Approval

    Democrats Protest As Republicans Likely Lock Up Kavanaugh Committee Approval

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    Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. " You said that, not me! ". Numerous senators scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination as early as Friday will be up for election in less than six weeks.
  • Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia

    Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia

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    Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the beach in the city of Palu on Friday when waves as high as six metres (18 feet) smashed onshore at dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path, following a 7.5 magnitude quake.
  • Russian foreign minister: S-300 air defense system delivered to Syria

    Russian foreign minister: S-300 air defense system delivered to Syria

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told reporters on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly in NY that his government has formally invited US President Donald Trump to visit Russia, despite relations being at their lowest. The U.S. National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump, John Bolton, criticized the Russian deal with Syria , calling it "a significant escalation by the Russians", hoping that Moscow would "reconsider" the sale.
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    Second major quake prompts tsunami warning off Indonesia

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    The water smashed into buildings and a large mosque that crumpled under the force. It was the second quake to strike the area Friday. The figure is from the hard-hit city of Palu alone, where hundreds of people are injured and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
  • Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation has 'free rein' in Kavanaugh probe

    Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation has 'free rein' in Kavanaugh probe

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    But that advance came with an asterisk. After hearing about Flake's request, she said the sequence of events suggested their conversation helped move him. 'I'm sorry that this bad thing happened to her at the hands of someone, ' Conger said. Trump said in a statement the updated investigation, which follows sexual misconduct allegations, "must be limited in scope " and "completed in less than one week".
  • U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, citing security threats from Iran

    U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, citing security threats from Iran

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    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Friday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had placed the US consulate in Basra on " ordered departure", temporarily relocating the US diplomatic personnel in the Arab country. In a statement issued on September 29, Iraq's Foreign Ministry said it "regrets the American decision to pull its staff out of Basra". The decision further escalated the tension between the U.S.
  • How to Watch Brett Kavanaugh's Fox News Interview Online

    How to Watch Brett Kavanaugh's Fox News Interview Online

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    That glaring omission was remedied at 5:18 P.M. yesterday when an individual with a U.S. House of Representatives IP address added the following definition to the Wikipedia discussion of "Devil's Triangle": "A$3 popular drinking game enjoyed by friends of Judge Brett Kavanaugh ".
  • TS Kirk causes power outages, heavy flooding in Caribbean

    TS Kirk causes power outages, heavy flooding in Caribbean

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    Lucia and around 255 km WSW of Martinique. The Tropical Storm continues its movement toward the west-northwest near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through Sunday. Tropical Storm Kirk was drenching St Lucia with heavy rains and string winds, knocking out electricity in some parts of the island as well as causing several landslides.
  • Full Facts, No Spin — FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation

    Full Facts, No Spin — FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation

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    Ramirez has alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s. The New York Times was in the running to publish her story but apparently hesitated after investigating, stating that they could find no one with first-hand knowledge of the events described, and after hearing that Ramirez herself had been contacting friends and colleagues about the alleged incident.
  • Freeland postpones United Nations speech today amid NAFTA talks and looming deadline

    Freeland postpones United Nations speech today amid NAFTA talks and looming deadline

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    It was those attempted discussions that Trump was referring to when he said he refused to meet Trudeau , the official said, rather than a request for a formal bilateral sit-down meeting, which the Canadians said they did not make. By Monday morning "You'll have some news one way or the other", US trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Fox News Sunday morning. Canadian negotiators are still meeting behind closed doors with USA counterparts.
  • Accuser: Kavanaugh Doesn't Belong on Supreme Court

    Accuser: Kavanaugh Doesn't Belong on Supreme Court

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    He and one of the accusers, Christine Blasey Ford , will testify publicly Thursday before the Judiciary Committee. They will not be heard today because Senate Republicans do not want them to be heard. According to his prepared testimony, Kavanaugh plans to tell senators that he "said and did things in high school that make me cringe now" - but that he "never did anything remotely resembling what Dr.
  • Typhoon Trami to make landfall in western Japan; Kansai airport closes temporarily

    Typhoon Trami to make landfall in western Japan; Kansai airport closes temporarily

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    All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) cancelled more than 400 flights to and from Okinawa Prefecture and Kagoshima as well as other areas of southern Japan , affecting over 38,000 passengers. Typhoon Trami is lashing the south of Japan , causing travel chaos, power outages and injuries. Trami tore through the southern island of Okinawa on Saturday, bringing winds strong enough to flip over cars.
  • North Korea says sanctions deepening mistrust against US

    North Korea says sanctions deepening mistrust against US

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    The remarks by North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho underscored lingering friction between the nations, even as they plan a second Trump-Kim meeting. Most of the steps it has said it has taken could easily be replaced or reversed. In August President Trump accused North Korea's ally China of undermining progress on denuclearisation because of its trade dispute with the US.
  • Senate panel rejects call to subpoena witness; Kavanaugh vote to proceed

    Senate panel rejects call to subpoena witness; Kavanaugh vote to proceed

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    Judge says in his letter that he doesn't know Swetnick and does not recall any parties in the early 1980s where he "fondled or grabbed women in an aggressive or unwanted manner". I do not recall the events described by Dr. Ford in her testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today. "She said that Judge did not name others involved in the incident, and she has no knowledge that Kavanaugh participated in it".