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Explosions rock Canada’s largest oil refinery as energy company confirms ‘major incident'

Irving Oil is wholly owned by Fort Reliance Company Ltd., a holding company owned by Arthur Irving and his family; it is considered part of the Irving Group of Companies. Saint John Police said they are responding to an incident at the refinery and are asking residents to avoid the area altogether. Several streets have been closed down. [Full Article...]

Trump Counters Rumors He Is Planning to Fire Justice Department’s Rosenstein

Trump Counters Rumors He Is Planning to Fire Justice Department’s Rosenstein Mr. Trump has meant to meet with Rosenstein for days, after the New York Times reported that Rosenstein had suggested wiretapping the president and invoking the 25th Amendment - claims Rosenstein denied. 2 official and that Rosenstein has told him he did not say the remarks attributed to him. It was not immediately clear if the flight would substitute for the pre-planned White House meeting. [Full Article...]

Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks

Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks The former Fox News co-president Bill Shine was appointed White House communications director in July, taking over Hicks's old role. Mr Shine resigned from Fox News past year as the network's handling of sexual misconduct scandals came under scrutiny, though Mr Shine himself was not accused of any harassment. [Full Article...]

Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro grows lead with run-off victory in sight

Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro grows lead with run-off victory in sight A supporter of Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is seen in front of the Bolsonaro's condominium at Barra da Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 5, 2018. "A lot of lies on the internet", he said. Leftist Guilherme Boulos said he feared a new military dictatorship would begin with a Bolsonaro presidency. [Full Article...]

39 dead in DR Congo oil tanker collision

39 dead in DR Congo oil tanker collision One witness at the disaster site said they had counted "53 charred bodies", while seven others with grievous burn injuries died at the Saint-Luc hospital in the city of Kisantu. Other witnesses said that the vehicle exploded when hundreds of people were around the tanker vehicle looking for gasoline that was flowing to the ground. [Full Article...]

Erdogan adviser Aktay says missing Saudi journalist killed in Istanbul consulate

Erdogan adviser Aktay says missing Saudi journalist killed in Istanbul consulate Turan Kislakci, a friend of Khashoggi and the head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association told the AP on Sunday that Turkish officials had told him that Khashoggi had been killed , and to make funeral preparations. "If Khashoggi was indeed murdered inside a diplomatic facility, it is an act of terror that echoes Russian and Chinese tactics of extraterritorial, extrajudicial attacks on dissidents... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump feeds baby elephants and goes on safari in Kenya - Ireland

Melania Trump feeds baby elephants and goes on safari in Kenya - Ireland They described her dressing as taking them to the dark days of colonialism. "I'm against any kind of abuse". First Lady Melania Trump isn't afraid to speak her mind - not one bit! Kim Yi Dionne, a political-science professor who specializes in African politics at the University of California, Riverside created the hashtag and told the New York Times that her questionable choice of at... [Full Article...]

Brazil right-wing presidential candidate wins vote but runoff likely

Brazil right-wing presidential candidate wins vote but runoff likely Saturday evening's polls had Jair Bolsonaro winning with between 40 and 41 percent of votes, with Fernando Haddad on 25 percent. The 63-year-old conservative candidate, who had advocated a brutal crackdown on crime and graft ahead of the election, is well ahead of his Workers Party rival, whose former leader President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva was barred from running due to his 12-year jail ... [Full Article...]

Is That Toilet Paper Stuck to President Trump's Shoe?

Is That Toilet Paper Stuck to President Trump's Shoe? Time and again he has been a target for trolling on the social media and be it his pictures, statements or videos he will be targetted. 'As if this entire presidency couldn't be more freakish. The paper remained on the floor, at the entrance to the plane, for several seconds as three members of Trump's entourage casually stepped over it. While it is not clear whether the paper is actually to... [Full Article...]

Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches Florida

Once the storm makes landfall on the Gulf Coast, it is expected to head northeast Wednesday and Thursday. "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky", Scott said after receiving a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. [Full Article...]

Democrats to appeal to voters to channel anger over Kavanaugh confirmation

Democrats to appeal to voters to channel anger over Kavanaugh confirmation Throughout the day, Trump also kept his focus on the opposition, saying Kavanaugh had withstood a "horrible, terrible attack" that "nobody should have to go through". Republicans are trying to cling to a narrow 51-49 Senate majority in congressional elections that will be held on Nov 6. Trump invited reporters travelling with him to watch the final vote in his private office aboard Air Force ... [Full Article...]

Collins says she doesn't believe Kavanaugh assaulted Ford

He denied the allegations, but almost all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations against him. Justice Kavanaugh's two daughters, Liza and Margaret, and his parents attended the ceremony. [Full Article...]

"Shame on you!": Protesters, Democrats react to Kavanaugh confirmation

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearings. For weeks, senators from both parties decried the harsh and often emotional rhetoric in the clash over Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge with a history of advancing R... [Full Article...]

Climate change economists win Nobel prize

Nordhaus completed his PhD dissertation at MIT under the supervision of Robert M. Solow, himself the 1987 victor of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences. That triggered an economic crisis from which the world's financial system is arguably still recovering. Tipped as frontrunners for the award in recent years, the pair will share the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01m) prize. [Full Article...]

What does the United Nations climate report say?

What does the United Nations climate report say? The report will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December when governments will review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. The IPCC report holds out hope that if the global climate warms more than the 1.5-degree, or even the 2-degree target, this "overshoot" could be reversed with carbon removal techniques. [Full Article...]

Journalist brutally murdered in Bulgaria

Journalist brutally murdered in Bulgaria The body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova, identified only by her initials, was found in a park in Ruse on Saturday, according to prosecutors in the Balkan country. The European Green Party said authorities should show they were "serious about protecting journalists who are the cornerstone of a functioning democracy". [Full Article...]

Indonesia natural disaster, tsunami toll reaches 1763

Indonesia natural disaster, tsunami toll reaches 1763 Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says an estimated 5,000 people from Petobo and Balaroa - two villages where homes were sucked into a sinkhole during the September 28 quake - remained unaccounted for. Figures for more remote areas are slowly being received. Oxfam had sent water treatment units and purification kits to Palu and Swiss aid teams on the ground were providing drinking water an... [Full Article...]

Scotland's Sturgeon promises independence plan once UK Brexit deal known

Scotland's Sturgeon promises independence plan once UK Brexit deal known Nicola Sturgeon , the SNP leader, has said her MPs would back a new referendum on the Brexit deal, the so-called People's Vote. The UK is due to leave the European Union in March, but the SNP highlight the fact that voters in Scotland backed remain by a margin of 62% to 38%. [Full Article...]

Pompeo: North Korea ready to invite inspectors to nuclear site

Pompeo says that while significant work remains to be done, he expects further results after an as-yet unscheduled second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump . "Chairman Kim invited inspectors to visit the Punggye-ri nuclear test site to confirm that it has been irreversibly dismantled", the US State Department said in a statement on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 114th Supreme Court Justice

Several hundred protesters, majority women, barged through barricades to lay claim to the front steps of the Capitol. No sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice has ever been removed from the bench using this mechanism. "Many people have thanked me for my vote and have said that they were very pleased that I did the right thing, " she said Sunday after an event honoring a slain sheriff's deputy. [Full Article...]


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