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Day: September 29, 2018

British fighter jets land on warship
Featured, United Kingdom

British fighter jets land on warship

    Two F35 fighter jets have landed on-board the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier for the first time. The landings happened earlier this week off the east coast of the United States away from public eyes. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell were given the privilege of becoming the first pilots to land their aircraft on the ship. It is a major event for the UK's armed forces and marks a milestone in the aircraft carrier programme. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described it as a monumental moment. The largest warship in British history is joining forces with the most advanced fighter jets on the planet. This marks a rebirth of our power to strike decisively from the seas anywhere in the world. It is also a statement of Britain's ...
Trump court pick faces FBI probe
America, Featured

Trump court pick faces FBI probe

    The announcement plunged Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination into new turmoil after a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill, and will delay, by as much as a week, a final confirmation vote. It came only 24 hours after the judge and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, each gave emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that led many Republicans to think Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation was inevitable. Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders had little choice but to ask Mr. Trump to order the F.B.I. inquiry after Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, first announced he was supporting Judge Kavanaugh, and then, in a stunning reversal, said he would not vote to confirm him without an F.B.I. investigation first. With a handful of allies in a closely divided Se...
Boris Johnson’s super Canada alternative Brexit plan rubbished
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Boris Johnson’s super Canada alternative Brexit plan rubbished

    Furious ministers rounded on Boris Johnson for suggesting the UK renege on its Brexit agreements over the Irish border, calling it unworkable and criticising the former foreign secretary for denouncing agreements made while he was a cabinet minister. The Department for Exiting the European Union issued a defiant statement rejecting Johnson’s alternative, laid out in a 4,000-word Telegraph article, saying it was not a workable or negotiable plan, less that two days before the start of the Conservative party conference. Government sources mocked Johnson’s disavowal of the December withdrawal agreement, when he had been part of the cabinet that approved it, dismissing his intervention as another very lengthy article which doesn’t offer any answers. Speaking ahead of t...