WASHINGTON | Details of Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser to be set

WASHINGTON — Details must be worked out on a tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing for Brett Kavanaugh‘s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her decades ago. Talks were continuing Sunday. Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Details of Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser to be set

GENEVA | Swiss vote on bids to improve food quality, protect farmers

GENEVA — Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to protect Swiss farmers more and ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. Costs concerns and government opposition have dented public support for the proposals. The “Fair-Food Initiative” would require the Swiss government … Continue reading GENEVA | Swiss vote on bids to improve food quality, protect farmers

PARIS | 100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

PARIS — It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1. A remembrance ceremony will take place … Continue reading PARIS | 100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

LONDON | UK’s Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

LONDON — Britain’s Labour Party is facing a huge choice at its annual conference — whether to back a new referendum that could halt the country’s impending departure from the European Union. Support from the main opposition party would be a major boost to campaigners for a second vote on Brexit. Ever since Britain voted … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

WASHINGTON  | Talks continue on Kavanaugh accuser’s Thursday hearing

WASHINGTON  — Talks are set to continue on tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her decades ago. Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to the tentative agreement after … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Talks continue on Kavanaugh accuser’s Thursday hearing

MALE, Maldives | Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

MALE, Maldives  — Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling station on Sunday to vote in the Maldives’ third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. Both President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, voted in the capital, Male, shortly after polls opened. An election-eve … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

NORFOLK, Va | Old Dominion shocks No. 13 VTech 49-35 behind backup QB

NORFOLK, Va.  — This was supposed to be a relatively easy road trip for Virginia Tech. Cross the state, connect with some its fans and maybe a few recruits there, and pick up a routine victory against Old Dominion. The Monarchs and their backup quarterback turned the Hokies first visit to their stadium into maybe … Continue reading NORFOLK, Va | Old Dominion shocks No. 13 VTech 49-35 behind backup QB

SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits