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Collins defends Kavanaugh vote, doesn't believe he assaulted Ford Collins defends Kavanaugh vote, doesn't believe he assaulted Ford
- October 08, 2018

Protesters rallied against Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday as the Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court . "Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. (more...)
Susan Collins says she thinks Kavanaugh’s accuser was ‘mistaken’ Susan Collins says she thinks Kavanaugh’s accuser was ‘mistaken’
- October 08, 2018

She and Kavanaugh testified at a raucous September 27 hearing, where he angrily and tearfully denied her allegations. Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who Kavanaugh is replacing, will administer the judicial oath in a private ceremony. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes
- October 08, 2018

If confirmed , he would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement early this year. Murkowski waits to board the Senate subway auto as she heads to her office after listening to Collins declare she would vote to confirm Kavanaugh's nomination. (more...)
Donald Trump says Democrats 'overplayed their hand' on Brett Kavanaugh Donald Trump says Democrats 'overplayed their hand' on Brett Kavanaugh
- October 08, 2018

The final vote on Kavanaugh came amid raucous protests in the Senate chamber itself and far beyond. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. "We appreciate his vote for Judge Kavanaugh", the Kentucky senator said Sunday on CBS's " Face The Nation ". (more...)
NYC mobster gunned down in McDonald's drive-thru
- October 08, 2018

Zottola, 71, was targeted at least three times in the past 12 months. Reputed mobster Sylvester Zottola was shot at a McDonald's drive-thru in the Bronx while waiting for a cup of coffee. The most vicious run-in came on a late December night when Sylvester Zottola walked in on three burglars ransacking his home. A masked man exits the vehicle and opens fire on him and he hits the ground in an attempt to dodge the attack. (more...)
First Lady: Under fire after wearing 'colonial' pith helmet in Kenya
- October 08, 2018

But when asked if she believed Dr. Ford , she said: "I will move on that". She also raised eyebrows when she wore a pink Gucci "pussy bow" blouse to an October 2016 presidential debate shortly after a recording of her husband bragging about sexually assaulting women leaked, in which he said it was easy for him to "grab 'em by the pussy". (more...)
Scotland's Sturgeon promises independence plan once UK Brexit deal known Scotland's Sturgeon promises independence plan once UK Brexit deal known
- October 08, 2018

But Sturgeon said Brexit had heightened understanding of Scotland's quandary - being forced to leave the European Union even though it voted to stay - and that independence itself was inevitable. "These poll findings are extremely encouraging, because a People's Vote is an opportunity for Scotland's clear desire to remain part of the European family of nations to be respected, by achieving a positive vote south as well as north of the border". (more...)
Brazil's polarized election enters last day of campaigning Brazil's polarized election enters last day of campaigning
- October 07, 2018

In recent weeks, as Bolsonaro's poll numbers have risen, his rivals have found it hard to draw attention from the convalescing former army captain. He is trailed by Workers' Party candidate Fernando Haddad , who has 21 per cent of support among those polled. (more...)
Japan to skip South Korea fleet event over ‘rising sun’ flag Japan to skip South Korea fleet event over ‘rising sun’ flag
- October 07, 2018

Japan's decision comes after South Korea this week asked participating countries not to fly flags at the bow or at the stern of their vessels, Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters. Earlier this week, Japan's Defense Minister said the Rising Sun flag will be raised during the fleet review, in his words, "as a matter of course". (more...)
Melania Trump feeds baby elephants, dances with children on Africa trip Melania Trump feeds baby elephants, dances with children on Africa trip
- October 07, 2018

The first lady began her trip in Ghana and then visited Malawi before heading to Kenya. At the front of the room, the first lady sat next to a student called Miliam and helped her find the correct page in her textbook. But a few signs of protest were afoot, too, as President Trump is not widely seen as a friend of Africa. Malawi First Lady Getrude Mutharika returned welcomed the US First Lady. (more...)
Kavanaugh sworn in at US Supreme Court after divisive fight
- October 07, 2018

McConnell's charged language was shared by other Republicans, who referred to Saturday's near-party-line vote of 50 to 48 as both a galvanizing and polarizing moment. She specifically dismissed the accusations made by Julie Swetnick as "outlandish" (despite the fact that Swetnick was questioned by neither the Senate nor the FBI). (more...)
China says Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is under investigation China says Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is under investigation
- October 07, 2018

Late Sunday, China confirmed Meng had been officially detained for investigation by the country's anti-corruption body for unspecified breaches of the law. The organisation went out of its way to say that its secretary general, not Meng, was responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency. Fearing her and her two children's safety, Grace Meng hid her face from reporters. (more...)
Teacher at Halifax-area high school suspended after fight with student Teacher at Halifax-area high school suspended after fight with student
- October 07, 2018

Halifax Regional Police responded to the school around 8 a.m. School buses were redirected to Soccer Nova Scotia while police completed a threat risk assessment. "The safety of our students is always a top priority", Kalberlah said in his message, who identified the suspended employee as a "staff member". Students at Cole Harbour High School told CTV Atlantic they were instructed to stay inside the school until lunch, and were told to stay away from Auburn Drive. (more...)
7,000 delegates to ratify Buhari’s candidacy — APC convention 7,000 delegates to ratify Buhari’s candidacy — APC convention
- October 07, 2018

DAILY POST had reported that Atiku polled the highest number of votes to defeat Tambuwal and 11 other contestants to clinch the ticket. "Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Okorocha said the parley was to find solutions to the crisis trailing APC primaries in states". (more...)
Campaigners Against Rape In Warfare Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Campaigners Against Rape In Warfare Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
- October 07, 2018

On Friday the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Nadia Murad , a Yazidi survivor of Islamic State's crimes against humanity. "A fistula is dramatic for a woman", he told CNN in a 2009 interview. Nadia Murad is a member of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq, where she lived with her family in the remote village of Kocho. (more...)
Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank
- October 07, 2018

A military spokesman, in a conference call with foreign journalists several hours after the incident, said the man and one of the women had died of their wounds. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Israeli army and police are searching for the shooter. On Sunday, the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas praised the attack, calling it a "message to young people of the West Bank and Gaza who are under siege". (more...)
20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine, state police say 20 dead in upstate NY crash involving limousine, state police say
- October 07, 2018

The crash, which involved a auto and a limousine, happened at the intersection of Routes 30 and 30-A shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday. Some of the injured were flown by helicopter to Albany Medical Center Hospital. "What we can tell you at this point is that it is a 2 vehicle, multi fatalities as a result of this crash". The parking lot at the store was filled with customers and parked cars when the crash happened, the newspaper reports. (more...)
Kavanaugh confirmation sparks sharp reaction from celebrities
- October 07, 2018

An FBI inquiry was launched into the sexual assault allegations and other issues after Judge Kavanaugh received initial backing for his nomination in a Senate committee vote last week. "It's energized our base going into the election in a way we had not been able to figure out how to do prior to this", McConnell said. An Indian American federal appeals court judge, Amul Thapar, was among those Trump considered for the Supreme Court before deciding on Kavanaugh. (more...)
A rift at Facebook after exec attends Kavanaugh hearing A rift at Facebook after exec attends Kavanaugh hearing
- October 07, 2018

Kaplan attended the dramatic September 27 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which lawmakers heard testimony from Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford. "Sexual assault is an issue society has turned a blind eye to for far too long, compounding every victim's pain". Longtime Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth, who oversees Facebook's hardware projects, also jumped into the fray, reportedly writing "it is your responsibility to choose a path, not that of the company you work ... (more...)
Netanyahu says to meet Putin soon amid rising tensions Netanyahu says to meet Putin soon amid rising tensions
- October 07, 2018

Netanyahu said he had spoken by telephone with Putin "and we agreed to meet soon to continue the important security coordination between our armed forces". People watch S-300 air defense missile systems launching missiles during the Keys to the Sky competition at the International Army Games 2017 at the Ashuluk shooting range outside Astrakhan, Russia, August 5, 2017. (more...)
Hamas Gaza chief reluctant to fight another war with Israel Hamas Gaza chief reluctant to fight another war with Israel
- October 07, 2018

Sinwar, for his part, does not ‎believe that Hamas is responsible for this situation.‎. My responsibility is to cooperate with everyone who can help us end the siege. ‎"It's imperative. This isn't a political question, ‎it's a moral question". "It's important to make it clear: If we're attacked we will defend ourselves, as always. (more...)
Germany, Israel agree Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Merkel Germany, Israel agree Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Merkel
- October 07, 2018

Netanyahu has harshly criticized European countries over Iran, Israel's main enemy, and their efforts to keep alive the nuclear deal with Tehran. "Money did not go to improving the lives of Iranian citizens, but went to funding war machine bent on conquering the Middle East", Netanyahu asserted, adding that "all nations must join together to press the Iranian regime to fully dismantle its nuclear weapons program". (more...)
Navy vet charged with sending 'ricin' letter to president Trump Navy vet charged with sending 'ricin' letter to president Trump
- October 07, 2018

Allen mailed the envelopes on September 24, the statement said. One person familiar with the investigation into the letters said there was messy handwriting on the envelopes, and at least one of the letters contained an index card with writing that said, "Jack the missile bean" and "Stock powder". (more...)
5000 believed missing in two hard-hit Indonesian quake zones 5000 believed missing in two hard-hit Indonesian quake zones
- October 07, 2018

More than 1570 people have been confirmed dead after a magnitude 7.5 natural disaster struck near Central Sulawesi last week, setting off a destructive tsunami that hit the coastal city of Palu. Looters ransacked shops in the aftermath of the disaster more than a week ago, as food and water ran dry and convoys bringing life-saving relief were slow to arrive. (more...)
Crown prince downplays Trump's statement on Saudi military Crown prince downplays Trump's statement on Saudi military
- October 07, 2018

She told AFP she believes Khashoggi "was kidnapped in this gangster's den that is supposed to be a consulate". "We hope it will end as soon as possible". Waves of arrests over the past year have swept up religious figures, business executives and, most recently, Saudi Arabia's most active women's rights advocates. (more...)

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