by | September 25, 2018 | 00:52

The accord, which Vatican sources said could be signed in Beijing as soon as next week, would give the Vatican a say in the naming of bishops and give the pope final veto power over candidates. The Holy See said in its statement that agreement had been reached "following a long process of careful negotiation and foresees the possibility of periodic reviews of its application".

by | September 25, 2018 | 00:55

Reacting to the U.S. move, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said , "China is strongly outraged by this unreasonable action of the U.S. Sources said that negotiations with Russian Federation for the S-400 missile deal are nearing conclusion. "The possession of this military equipment is very important for China".

by | September 25, 2018 | 00:48

He has categorically denied her allegations, which suddenly put Kavanaugh's nomination on hold, as lawmakers seek answers. "The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so", the judge said in a statement. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) also said that if the allegations against Kavanaugh are true, the House Judiciary Committee "must open an investigation into these allegations to determine whether Kavanaugh should keep his current job or whether there are ...

by | September 25, 2018 | 00:27

The crowd also chanted slogans of "Death to U.S." and "Death to Israel " - chants staple at Iranian political rallies. The United States has condemned the attack . Speaking at the funeral, Mr Alavi said intelligence ministry agents and other security personnel would catch all of those connected to the attack, adding that a majority were already in custody.

by | September 24, 2018 | 23:53

In a freakish discovery, a Virginia local has found a rare two-headed snake living in their backyard. The venomous viper ( Agkistrodon contortrix ) was discovered on Sunday 16 September, and has been removed to the care of an private reptile keeper with experience in handling vipers, until they can make more permanent arrangements.

by | September 24, 2018 | 23:00

Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations and has said he is eager to speak to the committee . After the new allegations surfaced, Democrats called for a delay in Thursday's hearing. "Dr Ford accepts the Committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week", the two lawyers of Ford - Debra Katz and Lisa Banks - wrote in an email to Senator Chuck Grassley , Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

by | September 24, 2018 | 22:42

An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days on the ocean after his wooden hut was pushed out to sea by strong winds has been reunited with his family. The captain of the vessel rushed to save the young boy, and immediately contacted the Guam coast guard. It was hard getting him on the vessel, but once the teenager was safely on board, the crew fed him and gave him water.

by | September 24, 2018 | 22:32

If voted down in parliament, Labour should then call for a new election, the motion says. Her comments were criticised by senior peers and fellow MPs in a further indication of the divisions within the Parliamentary Labour Party. "Let us be clear: to have a general election you need to have a vote in Parliament and those that say let's have a general election can not name one Conservative or member of the DUP that would vote for an election".

by | September 24, 2018 | 20:25

Guyger is allowed to appeal the decision under civil service rules, police said. I don't want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions, ' she said. Guyger was arrested for the death of her neighbor, Botham Jean . Neither affidavit detailed how close, specifically, Guyger and Jean were to each other during the encounter.

by | September 24, 2018 | 20:07

But the downing last week of a Russian reconnaissance plane with 15 service members aboard changed the dynamic. Russia's military Sunday blamed "misleading" information from the Israeli airforce for the downing of one of its planes in Syria last week, and denounced the "adventurism" of Israeli pilots.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:25

Rosenstein said the report was "inaccurate". Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions was recused from the Russian Federation probe, it was Rosenstein who ultimately appointed Mueller, in the wake of revelations that Trump may have pressured Comey on the Russian Federation investigation before firing him.

by | September 24, 2018 | 14:57

Mr Solih has been parliamentary leader of the MDP since 2011. "This is a moment of happiness, a moment of hope, a moment of history", Solih told an audience of journalists and members of his campaign team. India and Western nations have anxious that the strategy ultimately aims to help China's military extend its reach. With Mr. Yameen hoping to solidify his hold on power with a second term, the opposition had warned that the Maldives' nascent democracy was at stake in the election.

by | September 24, 2018 | 14:18

According to the letter, Mr Assange was given " special designation " so that he could "carry out functions at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Russia ". " Special designation " refers to the Ecuadorean president's right to name political allies to a fixed number of diplomatic posts even if they are not career diplomats.

by | September 24, 2018 | 13:25

Tropical Storm Kirk picked up speed in the Atlantic Ocean Sunday, but late Sunday its winds fell to just below tropical storm force level. There is also a tropical depression located about 480 miles east of the Windward Islands. Finally, a non-tropical low pressure system is forming about 900 miles west-southwest of the Azores. Of these, Tropical Storm Kirk will have the best chance of sticking around long enough for impact as the storm races west across the Atlantic Ocean at a brisk 21 ...

by | September 24, 2018 | 13:16

China canceled trade talks with the US and will no longer send Vice-Premier Liu He to Washington next week, the Wall Street Journal reported , without saying where it got the information. On Thursday, in a first, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on a unit of China's defence ministry for buying fighter jets and missiles from Russian Federation.

by | September 24, 2018 | 13:16

In a statement to The New Yorker , Kavanaugh wrote, "This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen". The person familiar with Ford's legal team's thinking said Saturday that the attorneys will continue to push for their other demands, including whether senators will question Ford directly or whether they will use staff attorneys, and whether they will subpoena Judge.

by | September 24, 2018 | 11:51

However, her facility was not legally registered as a shelter. "We're not just gonna let (the animals) suffer and die and drown", Hedges told WNCN . "Though we want to take all of them home", she said, "we know it's far better, and we can be more effective, if we get them great homes". "Of course this whole situation is unbelievable", Davidson said.

by | September 24, 2018 | 10:28

In a statement, two of those male classmates who Ramirez alleged were involved in the incident, the wife of a third male student she said was involved, and three other classmates, Dino Ewing, Louisa Garry, and Dan Murphy, disputed Ramirez's account of events: "We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale".

by | September 24, 2018 | 09:27

Tanzania's president John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the management of the ferry, and says he has already begun to detain those involved. Preliminary investigations, the paper said, showed the ferry had carried more passengers than its capacity permitted. The ferry, travelling between the Ukara and Bugolora Islets capsized on Thursday afternoon about 50 metres from the berth as it was about to dock.

by | September 24, 2018 | 08:15

In the 14-page survey report , regulatory issues presented a significant challenge for foreign companies in China, highlighted by the Trump administration's Section 301 report. On Monday, the Trump administration expanded tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese imported goods. "China are out of bullets". We're still not talking about cataclysms here: China's trade to the USA accounts for less than a quarter of its total exports, and its exporters will still get paid for what they ...

by | September 24, 2018 | 08:13

Trump ended a week of constraint and sarcastically assailed Ford on Friday, tweeting that if the episode was "as bad as she says", she or "her loving parents" surely would have reported it to law enforcement. Kavanaugh's team, however, argues that the calendars are important because they don't corroborate Ford's story. "The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh", she added.

by | September 24, 2018 | 07:43

Mr Rouhani then took to state television, declaring it "absolutely clear to us who has done this, which group it is and to whom they are affiliated", without naming the suspect. A woman and a child were among at least 20 people wounded in the attack by a "group of assailants" on the parade in the city of Ahvaz, the official IRNA news agency reported.

by | September 24, 2018 | 07:17

The new allegation has been made by Deborah Ramirez , who claimed that Kavanaugh exposed his genitals in her face during the 1983-84 academic school year at Yale University. Trump and the White House had been careful not to malign Ford after her allegations surfaced, but Trump dropped the restraint in his tweets on Friday.

by | September 24, 2018 | 05:00

The vessel was in the southern Indian Ocean, approximately 1,900 nautical miles from Perth , Australia, and 2,700 nm (approximately 5,020 km on ground) from Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari), according to the spokesperson. He was in third position in the race and has sailed over 10,500 nautical miles in the last 84 days, since the race started on 1 July. The Australian Maritime Safety -Authority (AMSA) said a number of -aircraft had reported sightings of Mr Tomy's demasted yacht.

by | September 24, 2018 | 04:55

The slogan: "Love Corbyn, Hate Brexit " was emblazoned across many T-shirts and banners at the gathering. After about a five-hour meeting of party members, Labour will vote on a motion that according to the BBC and Guardian newspaper, says: "If we can not get a general election Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote".

by | September 24, 2018 | 04:01

By way of getting the crustacean half baked prior to hitting the pot, Charlotte Gill, owner of the establishment, believes she is providing a more humane way to send the lobsters to their final resting plate, place. Meanwhile, the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which has frequently campaigned in ME against killing lobsters for food, also has weighed in on Gill's idea.

by | September 24, 2018 | 01:02

He said Iran would respond to the attack in a lawful way. In New York , Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday that US sanctions were inflicting economic pain on Iran that could lead to a "successful revolution". He added that Iran would voice its views on "the global situation" at the United Nations, adding: "The US showed the world their bullying nature and they keep continuing their unilateral policies".

by | September 24, 2018 | 00:06

Most of the party's half a million members voted in 2016 to remain in the European Union , but many of its 257 lawmakers represent areas that supported Brexit. Mr Watson acknowledged there was "always a danger" that the resolution could be a fudge but "when it comes to a second referendum I'm sure there will be words on offer that will allow the party to come to a fixed view on that".

by | September 23, 2018 | 22:59

We need a USA senator who will stand up to this president. A Reuters poll of the race found O'Rourke leading 47 to 45 among likely voters, the first poll to ever show him ahead - although a Quinnipiac poll released just hours earlier gave Cruz a 54 to 45 likely voter lead.

by | September 23, 2018 | 22:42

Talks continue between the GOP-run committee and Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer over details of a tentative agreement for a hearing Thursday . Grassley scheduled a committee vote to be held if that happens, which would send Kavanaugh to the full Senate for approval to become a Supreme Court justice.

by | September 23, 2018 | 22:18

Christine Ford's allegations Friday, asking why she or her "loving parents" did not "immediately file charges" after the alleged attack. Ford claimed she was assaulted by Kavanaugh at the age of 15. Thousands of women have taken inspiration from Milano and come forward with their stories, prompting a new #MeToo era hashtag - #WhyIDidntReport .

by | September 23, 2018 | 21:00

On Saturday, a few hours before the new deadline was set to expire, one of Grassley's top press aides resigned abruptly, after it emerged he had been fired from a previous job in part because of sexual harassment allegations. The Republicans are hoping to place Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court before the November elections, when Democrats are threatening to grab congressional control.

by | September 23, 2018 | 19:22

She added that the RSCPA was "shocked and horrified" by the footage, which showed the man appearing to deliberately hit the birds running from his vehicle. Viral Aussie emu-killer arrested & charged with animal cruelty (GRAPHIC VIDEO) The Australian man who filmed himself running over a number of emus has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

by | September 23, 2018 | 19:12

The Russian defense ministry published a minute-by-minute account of the Il-20 downing, stressing that the blame for the crash "lies entirely with the Israeli Air Force". The top Israeli military official stated that " nothing " has or will change in Tel Aviv's approach to the Arab Republic, which it considers to be turning into Iran's " base " for anti-Israeli operations.

by | September 23, 2018 | 15:43

The Met Office has warned of a "chance" of injuries and danger to life as high winds threaten to blow tiles from roofs and fell trees. A frontal zone will bring heavy rain throughout today (Thursday) before the winds strengthen later in the day bringing strong winds through this evening and overnight into Friday.