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VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren interviewed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday in Mexico City, where Pompeo is traveling.

 

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Mexico City, Mexico

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning.

"It has been an honor of a lifetime," said Haley, sitting alongside President Donald Trump in the Oval Office where they announced her pending departure on Tuesday. "I'm not leaving until the end of the year."

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to members of the media at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 10, 2018.

The U.S. Senate voted Saturday to approve Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, following weeks of controversy over sexual assault accusations and attacks on his character and temperament.

 

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FILE - Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018. On Oct. 6, 2018, the Senate confirmed his nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hôm thứ Ba 2 tháng 10 ông bạn trai cũ của bà Ford, người cáo buộc Kavanaugh 17 tuổi đè Ford 15 tuổi ra định lột quần áo ở một buổi tiệc cách đây 36 năm, đã công bố bức thư nói bà Ford đã rất mâu thuẫn (directly contradicts) trong lời khai chứng ở buổi điều trần hữu thệ rằng bà chưa bao giờ giúp ai chuẩn bị trước cho việc đi trả lời máy kiểm tra nói láo. 

 

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Bà Ford cáo buộc ông Kavanaugh lúc 17 tuổi đã đè bà ra lúc đó 15 tuổi định lột quần áo nhưng không đưa ra bất cứ chứng cừ gì - Courtesy photo

 

After intense last-minute discussions ahead of a self-imposed midnight deadline, U.S. and Canadian officials announced late Sunday they reached a trade deal, allowing a modified three-way pact with Mexico to replace the nearly quarter-century old North American Free Trade Agreement.

 

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in the working session at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.

Amid a new investigation of his Supreme Court nominee, U.S. President Donald Trump maintained his support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday, saying that "hopefully, at the conclusion, everything will be fine."

 

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FILE - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018.

A federal district court judge in Washington has ruled that a group of nearly 200 members of Congress has legal standing to proceed with its lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

 

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FILE - U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, from left, (D-CT), House Judiciary Committee member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Senator Pat Leahy (R) hold a press conference to outline the claim that U.S. President Donald Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution - Reuters

"Ngay sau cuộc điều trần 27 tháng 9 đầy kịch tính, công luận đã hình thành được ý kiến cho riêng mình. Có một quy tắc bất thành văn trong xã hội Hoa Kỳ đó là khi cả hai người cáo buộc và bị cáo buộc đều trình bày vấn đề một cách thành thật nhất có thể, thì công luận có khuynh hướng thông cảm hơn với người bị cáo buộc."

 

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In this combination image of Reuters photos, Christine Blasey Ford, left, and Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testify separately before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018 - VOA

U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed condolences to the Vietnamese people at the death of their president, Tran Dai Quang, who died Friday at age 61 after a serious illness.

 

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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump with a state banquet at the International Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov. 11, 2017 - Reuters

WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump is standing by his Supreme Court nominee, saying that Brett Kavanaugh has "never ever even had a little blemish on his record."

 

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FILE - President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, Sept. 6, 2018 - AP

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. 

 

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FILE - Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, June 15, 2018 - Reuters

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