China cancels military talks with US in protest at sanctions over Russia military equipment

By David Stanway and Lesley Wroughton SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON, Sept 23 : China summoned the US ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a US decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and its director for buying Russian fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Ambassador […]

Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee

By Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Sept 23 : A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week but details of her appearance have not been finalized, her lawyers said on Saturday. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley […]

US Republicans set Monday vote on Kavanaugh if no deal for hearing

By Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Sep 22 : US Senate Republicans threatened to go ahead with a Senate panel vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday unless a deal could be reached on Friday on how and when a woman accusing him of sexual assault will testify. The […]