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by | September 27, 2018 | 14:19

This is according to the latest 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings . The University of Washington has been ranked No. 28 on the Times Higher Education world rankings for 2019, released Wednesday . The University of New South Wales plummeted eleven places to 96th and the University of Western Australian fell spectacularly 23 places to 134th. "The reform of our university's structures and processes - as yet work in progress - forms the basis for the ...

by | September 27, 2018 | 14:03

They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me". "I never pursued or authorized recording the president and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the president is absolutely false", Rosenstein said in a statement on Friday.

by | September 27, 2018 | 13:23

General Assembly in NY. "It's possible they could be convincing". On Friday, Trump had mocked claims by Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's chief accuser, of a sexual assault at a 1980s" high school party, tweeting that she would have reported the incident to police if it was "as bad as she says'.

by | September 27, 2018 | 13:08

Mr. Kavanaugh responded that he does not know Ms. Swetnick and that the story is " ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". Swetnick is the third woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh. "It is not my responsibility to determine whether Mr Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court ", Ms Ford, a California psychology professor, is to tell the senators.

by | September 27, 2018 | 12:49

The arms sale coincides with a USA decision to issue a visa ban and assets freeze on China's Equipment Development Department and its director, Li Shangfu, over the purchase from Russian Federation of Su-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment this year.

by | September 27, 2018 | 12:29

For Iran, the deal was more than a return to global markets, it was a chance to reinvent itself in an worldwide context. In a sign of the obstacles, the European Union's focus has also shifted to the longer term to try to overcome a perception that European policy is held hostage by the U.S.

by | September 27, 2018 | 10:44

Bellingcat said it perused pictures of graduates of Russian military academies and found a man resembling Boshirov in a group shot. They denied the British claim that they were Russian military intelligence officers, saying they work in the nutritional supplements business.

by | September 27, 2018 | 08:05

Speakers scheduled to address the second day of the assembly include the leaders of war-torn Yemen and Afghanistan while May will make her last speech at the world's foremost diplomatic stage before Britain leaves the European Union. Trump's unilateral approach to foreign affairs has marked a stark contrast from his predecessor. In November, the U.S.is expected to pass additional embargoes targeting oil and shipping industries, the BBC reports .

by | September 27, 2018 | 04:46

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual and physical assault during their high school years at a party in the early 1980s. "Swetnick said she had witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh to "'target' particular girls so they could be taken advantage of".

by | September 27, 2018 | 00:30

Avenatti, the lawyer who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels , is exploring a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and spoken out against Trump and his policies, making frequent appearances on cable television. Several Republican senators have said they won't decide how to vote on Kavanaugh until after the hearing. Despite the forceful rhetoric by Kavanaugh and his GOP supporters, it remained unclear how three moderate Republicans _ Sens.

by | September 26, 2018 | 21:41

There were no immediate indications that the emergence of a second accuser had fatally wounded Kavanaugh's prospects, but the nominee took the unusual step of defending himself in a television interview that underscored the GOP's new-found combativeness.

by | September 26, 2018 | 21:30

Chairing his first U.N. Security Council meeting today, President Donald Trump criticized China for its trade practices and further suggested that the country's leaders were "attempting to interfere" in the upcoming USA midterm elections.

by | September 26, 2018 | 20:13

Aldi's parents and the Indonesian Consulate in Osaka , Japan, said he was rescued by MV Arpeggio off Guam on August 31 and returned to Indonesia earlier this month. Coast Guard Sector Guam confirms they received a call at the time of the rescue, but handed the information over to the Japan Coast Guard as the vessel that picked up the teen was heading towards Japan.

by | September 26, 2018 | 19:26

Avenatti did not share details about any potential allegations his client might have against Kavanaugh except describing her as "both" a witness and a victim. Doc said that the letter Avenatti sent to Davis calls for each witness to testify publicly against Judge Kavanaugh. When asked about Avenatti's claims during a FOX NEWS interview, Kavanaugh called the allegations "totally false and outrageous".

by | September 26, 2018 | 17:03

Trump fired at Kavanaugh's accusers at the United Nations on Tuesday, saying Ramirez "has nothing" and was "totally inebriated and all messed up" at a Yale party decades ago where she claims Kavanaugh exposed himself . Joshua Roberts / Reuters Demonstrators protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington on Monday.

by | September 26, 2018 | 13:40

The court also struck down a notification issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act that made Aadhaar mandatory for all e-kyc. It added that Aadhaar is to empower the marginalised sections of the society, and it gives them an identity.

by | September 26, 2018 | 09:01

The suggestion was that no decision on Rosenstein's fate would come before President Donald Trump's return to Washington from his trip to the United Nations in New York City. But that same night Sean Hannity took to the Fox airwaves to addressed the president directly, claiming he had it on good authority that the story was a set-up and that Trump shouldn't fire Rosenstein or anyone else.

by | September 26, 2018 | 06:48

Trump, who begins his political rallies with boasts about his economic record in less than two years in office, used the same rhetoric before the crowd of world leaders and diplomats, telling them he had accomplished more than nearly any previous US president.

by | September 26, 2018 | 06:07

Democrats say that is all the more reason to halt the nomination process and let the FBI, which carries out background investigations for candidates to high positions, investigate them. According to Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Committee, said he spoke with Ramirez. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY retorted that if McConnell believed the allegations were a smear, "why don't you call for an FBI investigation?" She made a decision to come forward after "assessing ...

by | September 25, 2018 | 23:04

Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani used the occasion of the military parade to compare US President Donald Trump to the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein , according to Press TV . All but one of the 25 people killed in the attack have been identified. Two separate groups have claimed they carried out the shooting, but neither has provided evidence.

by | September 25, 2018 | 22:38

Labour has said it intends to vote against Theresa May's deal, if it resembles the Chequers proposals set out in the summer white paper. And speaking on the fringes of the Labour conference on Sunday evening, Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the PCS union, also said there should be "no second referendum on the principle" of EU membership.

by | September 25, 2018 | 22:37

After Russia said it would sell Syria the advanced S-300 air defense system following the downing of a Russian plane in Syria, the United States put Moscow on notice regarding what it calls a " significant escalation ". His comments came as Iran, at the official request of the Syrian government, has been offering advisory military assistance to the Arab country, which is fighting an all-out foreign-backed militancy during the past seven years.

by | September 25, 2018 | 22:34

Ardern's partner, who is a TV show host and the baby's full-time caregiver, sat with the New Zealand delegation and held Neve as Ardern spoke. Jacinda Ardern is serving as the 40th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand , having been was elected in 2017.

by | September 25, 2018 | 22:37

But advocacy groups see the measure as one more attempt by the Trump administration to limit legal immigration and reduce the number of foreigners living in the United States. The latest attack on immigrants is just one in a string of Trump policies aimed at the most vulnerable sections of the worldwide working class, including the travel ban effectively barring the vast majority of citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela from entering the US; the ...

by | September 25, 2018 | 22:31

On the opening day of the General Assembly debate, Trump and Hassan Rouhani are to take their turns at the podium four months after the U.S. president ditched the Iran nuclear deal. Quashing the current pact would come at a political cost for the Iranian president, who championed the deal with the supreme leader's guarded backing and who could lose support from European allies.

by | September 25, 2018 | 22:30

Cries and wails erupted when the casket of a local Ahvaz hero, 54-year-old Hossein Monjazi, a disabled war veteran and Revolutionary Guard member who had lost a leg and a hand in the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s, was brought out. The Iranian foreign minister summoned the ambassadors of the Netherlands and Denmark and British charge d'affaires on Saturday evening, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.

by | September 24, 2018 | 19:09

While no witnesses were able to confirm to The New Yorker whether or not Kavanaugh was at this party, some who were reached for comment threw in their two cents about the situation. "I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name - and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building - against these last-minute allegations", Kavanaugh said in the statement.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:45

The report noted that Ford claimed Kavanaugh was " stumbling drunk " during the alleged attempted assault, but that she'd only had one beer. "Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere". Former Vice President Joe Biden said on the "Today" show Friday that he thinks the FBI should investigate Christine Blasey Ford's claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:43

We're now talking about tariffs on just about half of everything we get from China . Walmart Inc has issued a warning in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that it may have to raise prices due to tariffs on Chinese imports, CNN Money reported.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:43

Now, with European Union divorce negotiations stuck and Britain due to leave the bloc in March, many Labour members think the left-leaning party must change its course. We are ready for it", he said. "And no one has a clue at the moment what is going to happen". But he has also claimed they are being forced out the party by supporters of Mr Corbyn - something denied by Mr Corbyn.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:37

In fact, the Israeli jets were in Latakia, in Syria's west and used the Russian Il-20 as a shield to bypass Syrian government forces' radar systems, the spokesman said. He also said that Russian Federation would start to electronically jam aircraft flying in to attack targets in Syria. The Kremlin has accused Israel of "premeditated actions" over the downing of a Russian plane in Syria last week, warning it will harm relations between the two countries.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:24

As the fight intensifies, China is running out of USA imports for retaliation. The company representatives and other sources spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. "With generic polls favouring the Democrats, they may feel that the trade environment will be less hostile after 6 November". China on Saturday called off planned trade talks with US officials with a move by the US State Department to sanction China's defence agency and its director on Thursday ...

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:27

Axios reported on Monday that Rosenstein verbally resigned to Chief of Staff John Kelly . The move is likely to be regarded as an effort by Trump to hamstring special counsel Robert Mueller, who has led the Russian Federation probe since the president sacked then-FBI director James Comey in May 2017.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:19

LIVERPOOL, England - Britain's Labour Party may hold the fate of Brexit in its hands - if only it can decide what to do. Later, questioned on whether Labour would be able to get the support of Conservative MPs required to trigger a vote of no confidence in the government, Corbyn added that his party would be "putting [its] case to parliament" and would "see what happens after that".

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:00

Voter turnout was 89.2 percent, the Elections Commission said, adding the official results would be released by September 30. The win was unexpected, and Solih's supporters flooded the streets, hugging one another, waving the Maldivian flag, cheering and honking horns in celebration.