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Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh
- October 08, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely. He wrote: "Very proud of the U.S. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications. "I do hope that it reminds us that we can take very small steps to be gracious with one another and maybe those small gracious steps can lead to more", she said. (more...)
Justice Kavanaugh tainted by bruising battle: Democratic senator Justice Kavanaugh tainted by bruising battle: Democratic senator
- October 08, 2018

Another woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during his time at Yale, Deborah Ramirez, said in a statement Saturday that the senators discussing the impending vote brought her back to the moment of the alleged misconduct. "I think that's premature", Coons said of impeachment talk on NBC's "Meet the Press". But independent court analysts say Kavanaugh is likely to lean toward more conservative rulings, giving the court's four-member conservative bloc a 5-4 edge over the court's four ... (more...)
Melania in Egypt to visit Pyramids on final leg of Africa tour
- October 08, 2018

She laughingly said she has told him to put the phone down. "Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't", Melania continued. "We need to help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had". She launched the campaign in May to focus on the overall child well-being, with an emphasis on opioid addiction and online behavior. By the afternoon, the first lady was on her way to see Egypt's most famous treasures. (more...)
Hong Kong refuses to renew visa of Asia editor of Financial Times Hong Kong refuses to renew visa of Asia editor of Financial Times
- October 07, 2018

The London-based newspaper said in a statement that it was given no reason why Asia news editor Victor Mallet's application was rejected. "This is the first time we have encountered this situation in Hong Kong", the newspaper said today. (more...)
Asia Minute: Flag Flap Divides Japan and South Korea Asia Minute: Flag Flap Divides Japan and South Korea
- October 07, 2018

The South Korean Navy has called for participating nations to raise their national flags and the South Korean flag, Taegeukgi, after it became apparent that Japan planned to enter its warship into the event hoisting the rising sun flag. North Korea on Friday joined South Korea in demanding that Japan not fly the flag, which both see as a symbol of the country's past military aggression. (more...)
Congo officials: At least 50 dead after tanker truck catches fire Congo officials: At least 50 dead after tanker truck catches fire
- October 07, 2018

The accident occurred on a highway linking the capital Kinshasa to the country's sole seaport at Matadi on the Atlantic Ocean. The UN's Okapi radio said "the flames spread rapidly engulfing nearby houses". A witness said he had not seen any ambulance at the site. "You can guess under what conditions they will be 'treated.' Shameful and revolving in the 21st century!" "Two mobile clinics are evacuating the injured", he said. (more...)
Melania Trump visits Kenya and Malawi on Africa tour Melania Trump visits Kenya and Malawi on Africa tour
- October 07, 2018

At one intersection, hundreds of people lined up smiling and waving. The US First Lady will then visit the US Embassy in Nairobi wrapping up the only closed-door engagements on her Kenyan visit. "They are simply taking advantage of their First Lady's high profile visit in Malawi to speak out so that the media here takes their message along as well", he said. (more...)
Three Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli army: Gaza ministry Three Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli army: Gaza ministry
- October 07, 2018

On 30 September Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior official of Hamas - the Islamist group controlling Gaza - used an interview with Al Khaleej newspaper to criticise Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Tracts of Israeli land have been burnt up by incendiary materials flown over the border by kite or balloon. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees. (more...)
Collins: ‘I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was’ Ford’s assailant
- October 07, 2018

But, she said, "I could not conclude that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant". Republicans control the Senate by a meager 51-49 margin, and announcements of support Friday from Republicans Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of ME, along with Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, locked in the needed votes. (more...)
Wife says Interpol officer sent knife image as danger signal Wife says Interpol officer sent knife image as danger signal
- October 07, 2018

The party's watchdog for graft and political disloyalty said on its website late Sunday that Meng Hongwei is "suspected of violating the law and is now under the monitoring and investigation" of China's new anti-corruption body, the National Supervision Commission. (more...)
Atiku Abubakar wins PDP presidential primary, to face Buhari in 2019 Atiku Abubakar wins PDP presidential primary, to face Buhari in 2019
- October 07, 2018

Fresh Details have emerged in President Muhammadu Buhari's meeting with 8 governors of the ruling APC in Aso-rock today. In 1998, Atiku was elected Governor of Adamawa State. "We invite the global community to take serious note of the plots to thwart the efforts of the opposition to elect a candidate that will go into the February 2019 general election against President Muhammadu Buhari We invite all Nigerians to take cautious note of this development", he said. (more...)
Nobel Peace Prize honors fight against sexual violence in war Nobel Peace Prize honors fight against sexual violence in war
- October 07, 2018

Mukwege has been a critic of the Congolese government and has treated victims of sexual violence in that country. SHAPIRO: As NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports, the Nobel Committee's choice this year was also a nod to the #MeToo movement. (more...)
Dead in Limousine Crash in Upstate New York Dead in Limousine Crash in Upstate New York
- October 07, 2018

In an earlier press release, the state police said the crash happened about 1:55 p.m. on October 6. It is unclear how numerous fatalities were people inside the limo or standing outside the restaurant, a popular tourist spot during fall foliage season. (more...)
Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military
- October 07, 2018

The reports said the Palestinian, a resident of the West Bank city of Qalqilya , worked in a factory where the shooting took place. The attacker, who used an assault rifle and reportedly knew the two dead victims, was caught on security cameras leaving the factory where he shot his victims and where he has been employed for several months. (more...)
Rwanda court frees Kagame critic on bail Rwanda court frees Kagame critic on bail
- October 07, 2018

A panel of three judges ruled that the prosecution had failed to provide credible reasons why the pair should be kept in detention, and ordered their immediate release on bail. They are innocent and we know these charges against my sister and mother are not true but were simply made up for political purposes. "I hope this is the beginning of the opening of political space in Rwanda", she said. (more...)
The only Republican senator to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation
- October 07, 2018

After Kavanaugh's name was put forward as a potential nominee for the vacant position on the court, Ford came forward with allegations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her under the influence of alcohol when they were in high school. "I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation", he said to roars, thanking Republican senators for refusing to back down "in the face of the Democrats' shameless campaign of political and personal destruction". (more...)
Trump Boards Air Force One With Toilet Paper Stuck to His Shoe Trump Boards Air Force One With Toilet Paper Stuck to His Shoe
- October 07, 2018

The video became a fun moment for everyone on social media. 'As if this entire presidency couldn't be more freaky. The toilet paper unstuck from his shoe just as he entered the plane and no one on his team said anything about it. "Like a moth that flies to the flame, the toilet paper will always strive for their goals", wrote the critics of the US President. As Trump waves to alleged onlookers, supporters or fans (they are off-camera, so we can not confirm nor deny that he was ... (more...)
Germany Has 'Everlasting Responsibility' To Combat Anti-Semitism - Merkel Germany Has 'Everlasting Responsibility' To Combat Anti-Semitism - Merkel
- October 07, 2018

While Israel and the U.S. have accused Iran of attempting to destabilise the Middle East by supporting hostile movements, developing ballistic weapons and secretly pursuing nuclear weapons, Germany has been one of the parties involved in trying to salvage the nuclear agreement that was scrapped by the USA earlier this year. (more...)
Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: Gaza ministry Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: Gaza ministry
- October 07, 2018

This was the bloodiest day since May 14 when more than 60 Palestinians were killed in Gaza during protests against the inauguration of the USA embassy in Jerusalem. Over the last 6 months, beginning March 30, there have been weekly protests under the banner of "The Great March of Return ". Over 7,000 acres of land have been burned, causing millions of shekels in damages, according to Israeli officials. (more...)
At least 10 die after 5.9-magnitude natural disaster strikes Haiti At least 10 die after 5.9-magnitude natural disaster strikes Haiti
- October 07, 2018

At least 10 people have been killed by an quake that struck off the north of Haiti, officials say. A magnitude 5.9 quake struck near the northernmost tip of Haiti late on Saturday, injuring a number of people and causing some damage to buildings including an auditorium that collapsed, authorities and media reported. (more...)
Saudi crown prince dismisses Trump remarks about reliance on U.S. Saudi crown prince dismisses Trump remarks about reliance on U.S.
- October 07, 2018

Turkey's presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday that Khashoggi remained inside the Saudi consulate. Khashoggi has been missing since he entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul after midday on Tuesday. The disappearance of an outspoken Saudi critic, who was last seen walking into a Saudi consulate in Turkey, has left activists, foreign officials and friends fearing for his safety. (more...)
Latvian election results show shape of new Saeima
- October 07, 2018

In something of a surprise, the pro-EU, pro-NATO liberal For Development/For! was on 13.4 percent, while the pro-EU conservative National Alliance recorded 12.6 percent. Latvia, a country of roughly two million, shares a 214km border with Russian Federation. Members of the minority account for about 25 percent of Latvia's 2 million people, a legacy of almost 50 years of Soviet occupation that ended in 1991. (more...)
British man killed by sea snake in Australia British man killed by sea snake in Australia
- October 07, 2018

About 30 of the 70 known species of sea snake - marine reptiles found in tropical waters - are found in Australia. The Marine Education Society of Australia said sea snakes are among the world's most venomous creatures, though don't bite unless provoked or disturbed. (more...)
Video shows monkey 'driving' bus in Karnataka, India Video shows monkey 'driving' bus in Karnataka, India
- October 07, 2018

In A Hilarious Video From Chinese Zoo Monkey Snatches Tourist's Wallet & Throws Away All the Money . According to a KSRTC official, the driver was not the owner of the monkey, but it was owened by one of his passengers. The animal belonged to a teacher who travels regularly in the bus accompanied by it. "The animal left the wheel after two-three minutes and alighted at the next stop". (more...)
VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump
- October 07, 2018

He said business leaders must think twice before entering the Chinese market "if it means turning over their intellectual property or abetting Beijing's oppression". "Despite such reckless harassment, the United States Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows and our national interests demand", Pence said. (more...)
US Navy proposing major show of force to warn China - CNNPolitics
- October 07, 2018

US Navy's Pacific Fleet's draft has proposed that a series of operations should be conducted in a single week in November, CNN reported quoting several US defence officials. The Pentagon refused to acknowledge or comment on the proposal. The US Navy proposal was being driven by the military, CNN said, without giving a precise date. (more...)
Melania Trump gives thumbs-up to Kavanaugh Melania Trump gives thumbs-up to Kavanaugh
- October 07, 2018

As well as the national park, she visited an orphanage and watched a children's performance at the city's national theatre. The Senate voted Friday to overcome a Democrat-led filibuster, setting up a final confirmation vote Saturday afternoon on Judge Kavanaugh's elevation to the Supreme Court . (more...)
Hundreds still missing in Indonesia disaster Hundreds still missing in Indonesia disaster
- October 07, 2018

Many victims might have survived with faster help, said Palu resident Bambang. "There are areas here that have been completely wiped out, you can see the damage everywhere". Frustrated French rescuers resumed their search at the Mercure Hotel in Palu on Friday but failed to detect the possible sign of life that was picked up by their sensors a day earlier. (more...)
US Senate confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
- October 07, 2018

What was said in the Senate? Republicans hold 51 Senate seats, while Democrats and two independents aligned with them hold the remaining 49. Lambda Legal, HRC, AIDS United, The Trevor Project, and GLAAD were among 73 national, state, and local organizations that signed a letter opposing Kavanaugh's nomination. (more...)
Debbie Ramirez releases statement ahead of Kavanaugh vote Debbie Ramirez releases statement ahead of Kavanaugh vote
- October 07, 2018

University professor Christine Blasey Ford has said Judge was a witness when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982-when they were high school students in Maryland. You know that when the books on Kavanaugh come out, the most rigorous are very likely to be particularly hard on the defenders of the embattled nominee who just couldn't wait to ram him onto the court, much like "Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas" by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson did in a ... (more...)

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