• Maldives says opposition wins 'peaceful' presidential election
Maldives says opposition wins 'peaceful' presidential election

A democracy activist during the Maldives' decades of autocratic rule and former Parliament majority leader, Solih, 56, became the Maldivian Democratic Party's presidential candidate by process of elimination - other opposition leaders had been jailed or exiled by Yameen's government.

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  • Florence The Week After: Thousands Brace For More Flooding
Florence The Week After: Thousands Brace For More Flooding

In a statement, Wayne County said animal control officers had 'serious concern regarding the practice of veterinary medicine without a license and the presence of controlled substances'. "When a storm's coming, there's going to be rescue partners in those areas that are in the eye of the storm that need help, and we're ready to help", Colleen Lea...

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  • Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim
Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim

A White House spokeswoman says the administration stands by the nominee, labelling the allegation "the latest in coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear a good man down". Ford's credibility problem was highlighted Saturday when The Washington Post reported that she said Leland Keyser, a lifelong friend, was present at the ...

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  • Labour to vote on keeping second Brexit referendum on table
Labour to vote on keeping second Brexit referendum on table

It is still overwhelmingly loyal to Corbyn. "Obviously I'm bound by the democracy of our party". However, speaking to BBC Breakfast, shadow housing and communities minister Andrew Gwynne stopped short of repeating his bosses' support for a people's vote if it is the wish of party members.

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  • Australia joins bid to rescue injured Indian sailor in remote ocean
Australia joins bid to rescue injured Indian sailor in remote ocean

According to race organizers, Tomy was in third place when his 36-foot sailboat Thuriya rolled in the storm, breaking its mast and severely injuring Tomy. Ukrainian sailor Uku Randmaa is also trying to reach the disabled boats. A former Naval officer, Commander Arun Jyoti (retd), posted on social media that Captain Alok Ananda, Yudh Seva Med...

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  • Iran’s Top General Vows Crushing Response to Deadly Terror Attack
Iran’s Top General Vows Crushing Response to Deadly Terror Attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday placed blame for a terrorist attack at a parade in southwestern Iran on a US -backed Persian Gulf state, and said he planned to "confront" the USA over tensions between the two countries at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly this week in NY.

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  • Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate
Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate

He declined to answer some questions altogether, saying they were too personal, these people said . Judge has said he has no memory of any such episode taking place, and Republican officials have deemed the proposal to subpoena him "a nonstarter".

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  • Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24
Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24

IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated with a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia , Iran's state-run Press TV said. "Instead, we will work so that the battle is for them in Iran". Hardliners like the IRGC have gained standing at the expense of pragmatists in Iran's multi-tiered leadership since President Donald...

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  • Russia says 'misled' by Israel in plane downing over Syria
Russia says 'misled' by Israel in plane downing over Syria

Syria's SANA news agency reported on Wednesday that Assad had sent a telegram to Moscow saying he was sorry about the death of Russian military service people, but blamed Israel for the downing. "The misleading (information) by the Israeli officer regarding the location of the strikes made it impossible to guide the Il-20 to a safe location", said ...

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  • Ted Cruz: Americans are 'Dreamers' also
Ted Cruz: Americans are 'Dreamers' also

The justices Mr. O'Rourke wants on the court are the same as those favored by people like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton , Mr. Cruz argued, once again tying Mr. As for Cruz, his campaign continues to worry about competing with O'Rourke financially and whether Republican voters will turn out in numbers to ensure his victory.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh: Judge accuser 'given more time' for hearing
Brett Kavanaugh: Judge accuser 'given more time' for hearing

On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee. But in tentatively agreeing to a hearing on Thursday , Republicans made a significant concession that suggested they were working to ensure that the session occurred after several days of uncertainty.

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  • Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing is uncertain because of final details
Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing is uncertain because of final details

If a hearing goes ahead, it would be a high-stakes public confrontation with parallels to the 1991 event when Anita Hill accused now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her when he was her supervisor at two federal agencies.

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  • After military parade attack, Rouhani says Iran ready to confront US
After military parade attack, Rouhani says Iran ready to confront US

Last year, after two attacks linked to the Islamic State left 23 dead in Tehran, the White House released an official statement from the president that offered sympathy for the victims of the attack, but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast
Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

It is expected to dissipate soon due to the same strong upper-level winds mentioned above. At that time, the system will be moving westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, according to the center. "Some isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still likely to affect Barbados as the re...

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  • Theresa May faces Brexit crisis at European Union leaders reject her Chequers proposals
Theresa May faces Brexit crisis at European Union leaders reject her Chequers proposals

The Scottish Conservative leader said Mrs May had "had a setback" in Salzburg after European Council president Donald Tusk said the other 27 European Union members wanted her Chequers proposals to be redrawn. Mrs May addressed EU27 leaders over wiener schnitzel with potatoes and Austrian wine, pitching her Chequers proposal before sit-down meet...

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  • Voteable: What new China tariffs mean for you
Voteable: What new China tariffs mean for you

The U.S. set tariffs on more than 800 Chinese products, including airplane parts and engines. With both the United States and China upping the ante, and with the United States pursuing a long-term strategic economic competition to balance against China, their trade battle is unlikely to end anytime soon.

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  • US Justice official denies plotting to remove president from White House
US Justice official denies plotting to remove president from White House

It was the latest storm to buffet the White House, which this week was battered by a number of potentially damaging stories. As Cortney noted, Mr. Rosenstein has already said the Times story was inaccurate. How did Mr Rosenstein respond? CBS News has also confirmed that McCabe claims in his memos that Rosenstein discussed possibly trying to ...

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  • 3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan
3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan

Police said investigators interviewed the girl and on Wednesday obtained a warrant for Wilson's arrest, but he had flown to Taiwan by then. Wilson then missed a scheduled flight home on Wednesday, prompting police in Austin to seek help from the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

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  • Our choice to go with Reliance: Dassault clarifies on Rafale deal
Our choice to go with Reliance: Dassault clarifies on Rafale deal

In a statement, Dassault Aviation said it chose to partner with Reliance Defence in accordance with the policy of "Make in India". "Thanks to Francois Hollande , we now know he personally delivered a deal worth billions of dollars to a bankrupt Anil Ambani ", Gandhi tweeted.

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  • Deadline Passes, Senate Awaits Word On Christine Blasey Ford Testimony
Deadline Passes, Senate Awaits Word On Christine Blasey Ford Testimony

Ford's attorneys are in negotiations with the Senate Judiciary Committee about how she could testify this upcoming week; she doesn't, for instance, want to testify in the same room with Kavanaugh and wants to be questioned by lawmakers instead of committee staff or outside counsel .

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