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Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate

A devout Catholic, Kavanaugh is expected to entrench conservative control of the court for a generation, as he becomes Trump's second appointment to the nation's highest judicial body. "The hearings should serve as an important lesson though, for those who would use character assassination to subvert our political processes, that they ultimately have more to lose than to gain". [Full Article...]

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake shakes northern Haiti

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake shakes northern Haiti People wrote on social media that tremors had been felt in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince . "I am working closely with authorities for an appropriate response". The devastating 7.0-magnitude quake in January 2010 left more than 1.5 million people homeless. Another four people died in and around the town of Gros-Morne further south, including a boy struck by a falling building, said mayor Jea... [Full Article...]

Fears mount over Saudi journalist missing since entering consulate

Fears mount over Saudi journalist missing since entering consulate Khashoggi is, however, the first Saudi national whose arrest - if that is indeed what has happened - appears to have taken place in a country that is neither a Gulf neighbour nor a close ally. A Saudi columnist remained missing on Friday as supporters rallied outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul calling for his "release" despite Riyadh's denials that he was being held there. [Full Article...]

Man dies after snake bite in sea off Australia

Man dies after snake bite in sea off Australia It is thought to be the first recorded death from a sea snake bite in Australia. He was taken to Borroloola, 50km inland from the Gulf of Carpenteria but he was declared dead. In November 2013, 20-year-old UK-born Ryan Donoghue died after he was electrocuted while using a power tool on a prawn trawler when a wave washed on deck. [Full Article...]

Newsroom Indonesia Quake Toll Expected To Rise a day ago

Newsroom Indonesia Quake Toll Expected To Rise a day ago The small city of 370,000 people has been the focus of the aid effort launched after the 7.5 magnitude natural disaster and tsunami on the west coast of Sulawesi island. Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla, who arrived Friday in Palu to assess the situation, said it will take at least two years to reconstruct the disaster zone. [Full Article...]

Pentagon sees China as a 'growing risk' to U.S. defense industry

Pentagon sees China as a 'growing risk' to U.S. defense industry The speech by Pence had the twin goals of expressing a desire to work closely with China, while warning of what he said is the country's "whole-of-government approach" to expand its influence and interests globally and within the United States . [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia opens up consulate in Istanbul after journalist vanishes

Saudi Arabia opens up consulate in Istanbul after journalist vanishes The Associated Press also reported, citing a Turkish official, that detectives' "initial assessment" was that Khashoggi was killed at the consulate. Two Turkish sources said on Saturday that they believed that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate. [Full Article...]

Pentagon sees China as 'growing risk' to U.S. defense industry

Pentagon sees China as 'growing risk' to U.S. defense industry While it is true that the US Navy usually conducts this type of operations throughout the year in the Pacific region, the proposal in question would imply that these exercises were concentrated in a few days and that they were many and intensive. [Full Article...]

Trump rallies GOP in Kansas after Kavanaugh's confirmation

The confirmation means Trump has succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court - tilting it decidedly to the right in a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term. As I've said previously, my job is to assess the facts before us and the fact remains that no evidence exists to support the allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Attorney For Deborah Ramirez: FBI Failed To Contact Witnesses

Attorney For Deborah Ramirez: FBI Failed To Contact Witnesses But I can say that he lied under oath. Though he said he has no personal knowledge of the alleged incident and never heard Ramirez speak of it, he told the New Yorker that he could not "imagine her making this up" and that Kavanaugh was "frequently, incoherently drunk" in college. [Full Article...]

Senate approves Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to U.S

Senate approves Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to U.S In an essay published on Thursday by the Wall Street Journal , Kavanaugh said he regretted parts of his opening statement and testimony, saying they reflected his frustration. Republican senator Lisa Murkowski will be the only member of her party to oppose the nominee. Manchin is running for re-election in his traditionally Republican state. [Full Article...]

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist vanishes in Istanbul

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist vanishes in Istanbul The rights group Prisoners of Conscience, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia , announced in a post on its official Twitter page that it did not dismiss the possibility that Khashoggi's sudden disappearance was an attempt to silence the writer. [Full Article...]

Missing Interpol president ‘taken away’ by Chinese officials for questioning

Missing Interpol president ‘taken away’ by Chinese officials for questioning So far, in Beijing , foreign and public security ministers have not reacted to Meng's disappearance, as reported by worldwide news agency Reuters . While Meng is listed on the website of China's Ministry of Public Security as a vice-minister, he lost his seat on its Communist Party Committee - its real decision-making body - in April, the Post reported. [Full Article...]

U.S. Senate nears final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

U.S. Senate nears final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination The crowd has been chanting, "November is coming!" and "Vote them out!" Here's what she tells reporters travelling with her in Egypt: "I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court ". With only hours left before the Senate is set to vote, Kavanaugh's confirmation seems all but certain. As I've said previously, my job is to assess the facts before us and the fact remains that no evidence e... [Full Article...]

Key Democrats say they want to impeach Kavanaugh. Can they?

Key Democrats say they want to impeach Kavanaugh. Can they? Collins - a moderate Republican who has split from the rest of the party in the past - was the last member of the GOP to indicate how she will vote. The moment Collins announced she voted yes, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin , a Democrat facing reelection next month, announced he would do the same. [Full Article...]

Saudis dissident Jamal Khashoggi vanishes in Istanbul

Saudis dissident Jamal Khashoggi vanishes in Istanbul The Turkish fiancee of a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical of the Riyadh government was anxiously waiting for news Wednesday after his disappearance . Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Khashoggi was still in the consulate and the government was monitoring the situation. Khashoggi, who once acted as an adviser to the Saudi royal family, fled Saudi Arabia in September... [Full Article...]

Peace prize for fighting against violence

Peace prize for fighting against violence At 11 am, CEST (2.30 pm, India time), the five-member Norwegian committee ended the guessing game by announcing this year's Nobel Peace Prize , which went to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege . Last year Nadia Murad met Pope Francis, who expressed deep concern about sexual violence and other atrocities. INSKEEP: When you say in war, is this unsafe work to be helping the victims of sexual viole... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids Melania Trump was also asked about any role she has advising her husband and the contrast between her words and actions and those of the president. " Melania Trump wearing pith helmet on her trip to "Africa" is more than a silly satirical choice". [Full Article...]

Chicago police officer jailed after guilty verdicts

Chicago police officer jailed after guilty verdicts Activists in downtown Chicago after Jason Van Dyke was found guilty for second-degree murder. The jury was also given the option of finding him guilty of second-degree murder, which would indicate the mitigating factor that the killing was not premeditated, but that Van Dyke showed obvious disregard for the consequences of his action. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation and India sign R73 billion air-defense deal

Russian Federation and India sign R73 billion air-defense deal He said India is one of the fastest growing economies today and Russian Federation is one of the most important partners in India's progress. "We can not prejudge any sanctions decisions". Government officials also did not publicly announce the inking of the deal. Of the 200 Ka-226 helicopters, 60 would be built in Russian Federation and the rest in India. [Full Article...]


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