Seven men were arrested on suspicion of planning an extremist attack in the Netherlands on Thursday. Authorities carried out a month-long investigation after the Dutch intelligence tipped off the Police about the plot. The attack was planned for a large event to cause multiple casualties. Authorities believe the terror plot would have been performed with AK-47 guns, grenades, and a car bomb.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh took place on Thursday, with Kavanaugh claiming his innocence and accuser Christine Blasey Ford saying she is ‘100%’ certain of her allegations. The hearing took nearly nine hours with a vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination scheduled for Friday morning.
China voted against the UN creation of a body to prepare human rights abuse evidence against Myanmar, saying the Rohingya issue should not be ‘internationalized.’ Evidence will be gathered by the UN for ‘fair and independent criminal proceedings.’ Canada voted to strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship due to the Rohingya crisis.
All 47 passengers and crew were rescued from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea in Micronesia on Thursday. The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Committee will send a team to the site crash. The plane was involved in another incident earlier this year. The cause of the crash remains unclear.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was sued on Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission for making ‘false and misleading’ claims to investors. The lawsuit is a result of Musk’s August tweet about taking Tesla private. The SEC asked a federal judge to prevent Musk from serving as officer or director of a public company.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Israel identified a ‘secret atomic warehouse’ in Tehran, Iran which contains nuclear and radioactive materials. Netanyahu made his claim at the UN General Assembly on Thursday and called for new sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu used satellite images of the supposed nuclear warehouse to support his claims.
President Trump accused China of interfering with US midterm elections, saying ‘They do not want me, or us, to win.’ Trump says China is attempting to ‘meddle’ because he is the ‘first president to ever challenge China on trade.’ A former Google employee warned of China’s ‘disturbing’ plans to monitor and censor its citizens online.
The organization Bellingcat conducted an investigation which revealed that the real name of one of the men suspected in the Salisbury poisonings is Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga. Chepiga is a colonel in the Russian military intelligence service. Meanwhile, a member of protest punk band Pussy Riot said he was ‘convinced’ he was poisoned by Russia’s secret service.
Julie Swetnick stepped forward on Wednesday as the third accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and alleged that Kavanaugh spiked drinks at high school parties to facilitate rapes. Christine Blasey Ford who initially made allegations against Kavanaugh said the assault ‘drastically altered’ her life. Kavanaugh submitted 1982 calendar pages as part of his defense.
Amid accusations of crimes against humanity from six nations, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attended the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to ‘defend his country.’ Maduro previously threatened to skip the assembly over fears for his safety. The US Treasury Department imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela’s First Lady Cecilia Flores a year after freezing Maduro’s assets.