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Sturgeon says SNP would back a new referendum on the Brexit deal Sturgeon says SNP would back a new referendum on the Brexit deal
- October 10, 2018

I can not envisage the SNP MPs voting for something that doesn't contain that. Britain as a whole voted in 2016 to leave the European Union but Scottish voters backed staying in the bloc. Sturgeon, who heads Scotland's devolved government and its biggest party, said May would bring back a "cobbled-together" Brexit deal that her lawmakers would not be able to support when it is put to a vote in the British parliament . (more...)
Hurricane Michael is a storm to watch in Atlantic Canada Hurricane Michael is a storm to watch in Atlantic Canada
- October 10, 2018

After striking Florida, Michael is forecast to move up the east coast on Wednesday and Thursday , plowing through the Carolinas, still recovering from Hurricane Florence last month . It is expected to be a violent Category 3 hurricane - with the power to uproot trees, block roads and knock out power for days - by the time it hits Florida on Wednesday , before moving across the southeastern United States through Thursday . (more...)
Nhlanhla Nene asks President Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties Nhlanhla Nene asks President Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties
- October 10, 2018

The decision, made by President Cyril Ramaphosa , comes after Nene chose to resign from the post on Tuesday morning following a public outcry sparked by his public apology last week over his multiple meetings with the Gupta family at their private home. (more...)
Trump decries calls to impeach Kavanaugh as an ‘insult to American public’ Trump decries calls to impeach Kavanaugh as an ‘insult to American public’
- October 10, 2018

Kavanaugh is the second justice Trump has successfully nominated to the Supreme Court, following the confirmation previous year of Neil Gorsuch to the seat left by the late Antonin Scalia. Without mentioning the sexual assault allegations, he touted his record of promoting women - and the fact he has become the first justice to have an all-female staff. (more...)
Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador
- October 10, 2018

Hopefully, you'll be coming back at some point. Maybe a different capacity. He said Haley would help him make the final pick for her replacement. CREW reports that all three men donated to Haley's campaign when she was running for re-election to be governor of SC. (more...)
Grieving Bride Visits Late Partner's Grave On Day Of Their Wedding Grieving Bride Visits Late Partner's Grave On Day Of Their Wedding
- October 10, 2018

The photographer wrote: 'She made broken look handsome and strong look invincible. Another volunteer firefighter who also responded to the scene allegedly turned up drunk, with a reported blood alcohol content level of.21 percent, which is nearly three times the legal limit. (more...)
Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice
- October 09, 2018

But, he told the new justice, "You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent". Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Kavanaugh on behalf of the entire court, wishing him the traditional "long and happy career in our common calling". (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey 'wants Saudi consulate to prove man left' Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey 'wants Saudi consulate to prove man left'
- October 09, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, chats with Hungarian President Janos Ader as he steps out on the terrace of the presidential Alexander Palace in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. "Jamal was not killed and I do not believe he was killed", Hatice Cengiz posted . Both spoke on condition of anonymity as the investigation was ongoing. (more...)
Mueller Finds That Trump Campaign Sought Mueller Finds That Trump Campaign Sought "Social Media Manipulation" Service
- October 09, 2018

The meeting allegedly took place in August 2016 after Donald Trump's top campaign aide, Rick Gates , requested proposals from Psy-Group to help defeat Republican primary opponents and Clinton with online manipulation. Even if the Psy-Group's plans were ultimately discarded, Gates's solicitation of the company shows the Trump campaign's willingness to play dirty online. (more...)
Frosty start to US-China talks on North Korea Frosty start to US-China talks on North Korea
- October 09, 2018

After Seoul , Pompeo ends his trip Monday in China, North Korea's political and economic lifeline. That trade war has overflowed into other areas. Kim told Moon of his wish to meet the Pope during last month's summit of the two leaders, the spokesperson added, without elaborating on the timing. (more...)
Wife of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial for fraud Wife of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial for fraud
- October 09, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to ease tensions with Russia since the incident in which Syria downed a Russian spy plane during an attempt to retaliate against Israeli aircraft. Benjamin Netanyahu testified that the story was a "ridiculous" fabrication. The right-wing prime minister has held the job for a total of more than 12 years, first from 1996-99 and again beginning in 2009. (more...)
Apparent white tiger attack kills keeper at Japan zoo Apparent white tiger attack kills keeper at Japan zoo
- October 09, 2018

A white tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in southern Japan but the animal will be kept alive at the request of the victim's family, officials said Tuesday. Police are investigating how the zoological park looks after the four white tigers it keeps, while labor authorities interviewed some zoo workers to see if the zoo had possibly violated a law on safety at work. (more...)
5000 feared missing as Indonesia quake death toll rises 5000 feared missing as Indonesia quake death toll rises
- October 09, 2018

The New Zealand Defence Force has evacuated 120 survivors from earthquake-ravaged Palu in Indonesia. Relief supplies from Japan, including tents and generators, have arrived at Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, which was devastated by a magnitude-7.5 natural disaster and tsunami on September 28th. (more...)
Israeli forces shoot dead two Palestinians along Gaza-Israel border Israeli forces shoot dead two Palestinians along Gaza-Israel border
- October 09, 2018

Hamas has in response escalated and intensified the protests recently, adding locations and leading night gatherings near the fence where activists use sound bombs and laser lights to distract soldiers. The Israeli military said around 20,000 Palestinians took part in Friday's protests at numerous points along the Gaza border, continuing a series of demonstrations which began in March. (more...)
Hundreds attend vigil for victims of NY limousine crash Hundreds attend vigil for victims of NY limousine crash
- October 09, 2018

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. "Thank you for being so kind and loving xo". New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York had failed a state inspection and should not have been on the road. (more...)
Saint John residents warned of possible flare-ups at Irving refinery Saint John residents warned of possible flare-ups at Irving refinery
- October 09, 2018

One woman who lives near the refinery describes a massive boom, with the walls shaking. While he said Monday's blast "pales" to the deadly explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast in April 2010, Bhalloo added: "We can draw from that experience what could happen". (more...)
ISIS survivor Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize ISIS survivor Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize
- October 09, 2018

Congo's 63-year-old gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape. During a decade of conflict in Congo, hundreds of thousands of women were raped, majority gang raped, and hundreds of them sought treatment for their injuries - both physical and psychological - at Panzi Hospital. (more...)
Second poisoning suspect ID’d as military doctor who works for Russian GRU Second poisoning suspect ID’d as military doctor who works for Russian GRU
- October 09, 2018

Mishkin's military rank is unknown, but Bellingcat estimates he would be either a lieutenant colonel or a full colonel, based on military rank at graduation and his elapsed time of 15 years. The second man believed to be behind a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England, has been identified as a Russian military doctor . But investigative journalism site Bellingcat has dug into the backgrounds of "Petrov" and "Boshirov", and says it has identified both men's true identities and that they ... (more...)
Trump 'concerned' about missing journalist; Saudis deny involvement Trump 'concerned' about missing journalist; Saudis deny involvement
- October 09, 2018

Mr Khashoggi , 59, worked for multiple Saudi media outlets before seeking exile in Washington past year, where he criticised some of the Saudi Crown Prince's policies in a regular column in the Washington Post . Erdogan said police are looking at surveillance video of the consulate's entrances and exits, as well as at the Istanbul airport. Khashoggi's fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, said he first went to the consulate at September 28 to obtain a document related to their upcoming wedding and ... (more...)
How are you fighting climate change? How are you fighting climate change?
- October 09, 2018

Allowing the global temperature to temporarily exceed or "overshoot" 1.5 °C would mean a greater reliance on techniques that remove Carbon dioxide from the air to return global temperature to below 1.5 °C by 2100. Melissa Price, the federal Environment Minister, said the government would consider the IPCC report, saying the government "is committed to the Paris Agreement and takes its global obligations seriously". (more...)
SNL’s Susan Collins Believes Women, Until It’s Time to Stop SNL’s Susan Collins Believes Women, Until It’s Time to Stop
- October 09, 2018

Collins went desk to desk picking up discarded copies of the Congressional Record from the day before. Sen. Susan Collins's floor speech Friday announcing her vote for Brett M. I mean, that is a devastating allegation . President Donald Trump, on board Air Force One, gestures while watching a live television broadcast of the Senate confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , Oct. (more...)
1.5° climate warming impacts 'far greater than previously thought'
- October 09, 2018

RenewableUK executive director Emma Pinchbeck said: "This report warns that the unsafe effects of climate change will hit us sooner than most people had thought, unless we take much faster, much deeper action to limit potentially devastating global temperature rises by slashing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050". (more...)
NY limousine crash kills 20 people NY limousine crash kills 20 people
- October 09, 2018

In the 2014 limo crash that almost killed comedian Tracy Morgan and left another man dead, the NTSB found none of the passengers were wearing seat belts which contributed to the severity of the injured. Andrew Cuomo revealed Monday. "The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road", New York Gov. After being modified, the limo failed Department of Motor Vehicles inspections, as recently as last month. (more...)
Mining sector, Morrison government on the defensive over IPCC report
- October 09, 2018

There is no scenario to keep global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F) that allows coal to be burned for electricity by the middle of this century, a major United Nations (UN) climate report says. That could reduce flooding and give the people that inhabit the world's coasts, islands and river deltas time to adapt to climate change. Avoiding going even higher will require significant action in the next few years, the report said . (more...)
Blumenthal, Murphy, Malloy Critical Of Kavanaugh's Confirmation To High Court Blumenthal, Murphy, Malloy Critical Of Kavanaugh's Confirmation To High Court
- October 09, 2018

Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the 53-year-old Kavanaugh a victim of "an ugly left-wing smear campaign" and charged Democrats with character assassination. 6, 2018 in Washington. Drake University law professor Sally Frank, who signed the letter, said she had opposed Kavanaugh even before the hearings based on his judicial philosophy, but was more invigorated since. (more...)
Newcomers winners in Latvian election, tough coalition talks ahead Newcomers winners in Latvian election, tough coalition talks ahead
- October 09, 2018

Voters in Latvia , which is a member of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, chose from more than 1,400 candidates and 16 parties to fill the country's 100-seat parliament. But other parties refused to join it in a coalition over suspicions of its links with Moscow , despite its pro-EU stance. Earlier this year Harmony cut its co-operation deal with Putin's United Russia party - a pact that was a major source of irritation to other Latvian parties. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back Trump's embattled Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back Trump's embattled Supreme Court pick
- October 09, 2018

By the time Friday morning arrived, barricades had been erected around the Capitol building, but that did little to dissuade some determined demonstrators from hefting signs and raising their voices against Kavanaugh's bid to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh could have big impact early on Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh could have big impact early on Supreme Court
- October 09, 2018

It drew the line under a bruising nomination process defined by harrowing testimony from a woman who says Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers - and by his fiery rebuttal. "It's turned our base on fire", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., said Saturday, moments after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, along with his law clerks, already has been at the Supreme Court preparing for his first day on the bench Tuesday when the justices will hear ... (more...)
Dire warnings and urgent calls in climate change report Dire warnings and urgent calls in climate change report
- October 09, 2018

The Paris Agreement asked the IPCC to report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5℃, and this new publication is the result. Meeting the 1.5C limit would demand "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change in all aspects of society", the panel said. (more...)
Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh ‘hoax’ Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh ‘hoax’
- October 09, 2018

He joked with the crowd that upon nominating him, he told Kavanaugh that he expected a quick and easy confirmation process. Kavanaugh emphatically denied the allegations , which weren't tested in court . Retiring Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins holds the seat, and Democrats hope to flip it. During his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy was a wild card who sometimes frustrated liberals and progressives with his pro-corporate rulings (most notably, Citizens United v. (more...)

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