President said he feels ‘terribly’ for nominee as Senate firms up hearing details following sexual assault allegations
Donald Trump again rushed to the defense of embattled supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, saying he feels “terribly” for the judge as he faces a public hearing over an allegation of sexual assault from a California professor.
“I feel so badly for him. This is not a man who deserves this,” Trump said of Kavanaugh at a news conference at the White House with the Polish president, Andrzej Duda.
Europe seeks a ‘golden era’ of trade and investment with a country that is holding a million people in ‘re-education’ camps
China is facing mounting international criticism over its systematic repression of Muslim Uighurs in western Xinjiang province, where an estimated 1 million people have been detained in “re-education” camps and subjected to prolonged physical and psychological abuse.
But Chinese leaders remain defiant, telling the UN and human rights activists last week, in effect, to mind their own business. The stand-off highlights one of the most challenging 21st century dilemmas for western democracies: how to sustain the pretence that an increasingly totalitarian China is a “normal” country with which they can do business.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who are wanted for the Skripal novichok attack, are linked to Russian defence ministry
Documents uncovered by investigative journalists have provided the first public evidence that the suspects in the Salisbury novichok attack have formal ties to the Russian ministry of defence.
British authorities have charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov with conspiracy to murder Sergei and Yulia Skripal and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey. The former Russian spy and his daughter were found collapsed on 4 March; the police officer fell ill after trying to help them. Prosecutors say Petrov and Boshirov work for Russian military intelligence, which President Vladimir Putin has denied.
Its ambitions are to disrupt Britain’s politics, so why are the government and security services seemingly in denial about the threat?
Have you been to Salisbury? Have you visited the cathedral, whose 123-metre spire the two men identified as Russian military intelligence assassins claimed was the reason for their visit on two consecutive days in March this year?
Have you walked the streets where Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov carried a bottle of military-grade nerve agent in search of their victim, Sergei Skripal?
Footage released by Nasa showed tropical storm Florence as seen from the International Space Station after it made landfall near Wrightsville beach in North Carolina on Friday, leaving five people dead. Florence’s shrieking winds diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore.
Trump’s controversial former top aide was interviewed for festival in London
Protesters voiced their anger on Saturday as Steve Bannon took part in a controversial live debate in which he defended far-right political figures in Italy and Hungary.
Speaking in New York at the Open Future festival organised by the Economist, Donald Trump’s former aide hailed Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister, and Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, for attempting to protect the “sovereignty of their country”.
- Police: 26-year-old dies in attack off Newcomb Hollow Beach
- First fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936
Police said a 26-year-old man died after being attacked by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Related: Rising numbers of great white sharks headed toward Cape Cod, scientists say
- Death toll of 11 from former hurricane likely to rise
- North Carolina governor: ‘We know we’re in for a long haul’
Tropical storm Florence moved slowly down the Carolina coast on Saturday, as officials forecast catastrophic flooding in the region and said at least 11 people had been killed by the giant weather system that is set to plague the area for days ahead.
Related: Five dead as Florence lashes Carolinas and ‘catastrophic’ flooding predicted
A Syrian military source claims its activated air defences shot down some of the missiles
An Israeli missile attack targeted the Syrian capital’s airport late Saturday, activating air defences which shot down some of the projectiles, state news agency SANA reported.
“Our air defences responded to an Israeli missile attack on Damascus International Airport and shot down a number of hostile missiles,” said a military source, quoted by SANA.
Sutton’s agent confirms that actor, who also had roles in EastEnders and Holby City, has died
Dudley Sutton, who was known for playing Tinker Dill in the TV series Lovejoy, has died aged 85, his agent has confirmed.
A statement from Sutton’s agent said he died peacefully on Saturday at the Royal Trinity Hospice in London surrounded by his family, after being diagnosed with cancer.