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Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday: media
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:39 -0400)

All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China
Hong Kong's controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:09:46 -0400)

China cancels military talks with U.S. in protest at sanctions over Russia military equipment
China summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a U.S. decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and its director for buying Russian fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:14:03 -0400)

Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding from Florence
Communities in North and South Carolina along waterways to the Atlantic coast faced rising floods on Saturday more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:07:02 -0400)

Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf Arab states for military parade attack
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:35:48 -0400)

Trump lawyer Giuliani says Iran's government will be overthrown
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that U.S. sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution," contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not U.S. policy.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:35:48 -0400)

Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits
The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:22:09 -0400)

May vows to hold nerve after Brexit talks hit impasse
Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would not flinch in an impasse with the European Union about its departure from the bloc, as French and German ministers suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:26:55 -0400)

Irish foreign minister says Brexit backstop deal is doable
An agreement on the post-Brexit border between Ireland and Northern Ireland that satisfies both Britain and the European Union is "doable," Ireland's foreign minister said on Saturday, saying he is hopeful for significant progress by October.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:26:55 -0400)

Comcast outbids Fox with $40 billion winning offer for Sky
Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:16:50 -0400)

Iran summons some European envoys over attack on military parade: IRNA
Iran summoned the envoys of the Netherlands, Denmark and Great Britain on Saturday night over the shooting at a military parade in which 25 people were killed, accusing them of harboring Iranian opposition groups in their countries, IRNA reported.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:58:55 -0400)

Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 218
Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least two people.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:32:52 -0400)

Fox plans to concede defeat in Sky battle, review stake: source
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox expects Sky's independent directors to recommend Comcast's $39 billion bid, after which Fox will concede defeat in the battle for the British broadcaster, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:21:53 -0400)

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in Senate hearing
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel, her lawyers said on Saturday.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:12:14 -0400)

Ex-White House aide revises Flynn sanctions conversation account: report
An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:01:16 -0400)

White House draft order directs probes into tech giants: Bloomberg
The White House has drafted an executive order that would push federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to probe the business practices of social media and other internet companies, according to Bloomberg.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:55:20 -0400)

Senate Judiciary aide resigns amid sexual harassment allegation: NBC
A media adviser helping the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee respond to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has resigned amid allegations of his own sexual misconduct, a committee spokesperson said on Saturday.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:45:00 -0400)

OPEC and allies struggle to pump more oil as Iran supply falls
OPEC and its allies reduced oil output in August as a drop in Iranian supply due to U.S. sanctions derailed their attempts to raise production to agreed levels, delegates said on Saturday as the energy producers prepared to hold talks in Algiers.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:55:07 -0400)

Back to the wall, Cruz decries challenger O'Rourke as out-of-touch leftist
Ted Cruz is in the political fight of his life — and he knows it.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:25:29 -0400)

Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:11:07 -0400)

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