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Senate confirms Kavanaugh to high court

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Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the only Republican to oppose the confirmation, but having paired her vote with the absent yes vote of Senator Steve Daines , it remained off of the official count. The Senate is expected to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon. Kavanaugh, in an opinion piece published this week in The Wall Street Journal , said he views his role as a judge as that of "an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no political party, ... Read More »

Latvians elections to test role of bullwark against Russian Federation

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Latvia , a member of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, shares a 276-kilometre (167 miles) border with Russian Federation. The pro-Russia party Harmony, which is supported by ethnic Russians who make up a quarter of the population, took 19.9% of the vote but will find it nearly impossible to be part of any government. Read More »

Highlights of Susan Collins' Speech Confirming Vote for Kavanaugh

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There was a lot that went down Friday. She told reporters that Mr Kavanaugh is "a good man" but maybe "not the right man for the court at this time". When Friday's procedural vote was over, Republican Sen. This collegial procedure will take place during the Saturday vote and will ensure the vote margin is the same, even with Daines walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Read More »

Trump predicts Democrats will vote for Republicans because of Kavanaugh stance

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The US president said Mr Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", adding: "It was all made up, it was fabricated, and it's a disgrace". " Women will feel much more confident in the court when their fundamental rights are protected and their equal dignity is respected in the rulings handed down by the justices". Read More »

Rapid, unprecedented change needed to halt global warming - United Nations

Any additional emissions would require removing Carbon dioxide from the air. Coral reefs would decline by 70-90% with global warming of 1.5 degrees, whereas more than 99% would be lost with 2 degrees. The London-headquartered Association noted the report concludes that achieving the 1.5 degrees goal will require global greenhouse gas emissions to start reducing nearly immediately. Read More »

Serena Williams' husband slams double standards between her and Brett Kavanaugh

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She defended her decision in a lengthy speech on Friday, approving of Republicans' handling of sensitive sexual assault allegations and blasting outside interest groups for their extreme tactics in trying to sink Mr. "We were standing up for the presumption of innocence in this country", he said, "and secondly, we were literally under assault". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters in Kentucky Monday that he "couldn't be prouder of the Senate Republican ... Read More »

Trump's Columbus Day Statement Again Fails To Mention Suffering Of Native Americans

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Despite the change in attitudes, many banks and offices will still be closed for the holiday. Monday is Columbus Day and for the past few years, this statue of Christopher Columbus here in Tower Grove Park has been vandalized. But organizers of the Columbus Italian Festival think they just wanted to be politically correct in the wake of last year's national push to abolish the longstanding holiday. Read More »

Irving Oil confirms 'major incident' at Saint John refinery

Litsa Daeres, 34, who lives nearby, said she just started preparing Thanksgiving dinner when she heard a "loud bang". " We can confirm that a major incident has occurred at our Saint John refinery this morning ". Irving Oil Refinery is the largest refinery in Canada. Some roads near the refinery remained closed Monday afternoon, but no evacuations were ordered for residents living nearby. Read More »

3 dozen in Fort Wayne protest Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court | Local

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Sen. Susan Collins says she believes Christine Blasey Ford , who accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, was attacked, but not by Kavanaugh. Looking ahead, McConnell said Democrats certainly "could" refuse to hold any nominations of any kind should they regain control of the Senate, but argued it wouldn't be "sustainable politically". Read More »

Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate in Istanbul over missing journalist

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Security camera footage shows boxes being loaded into the van, which carried diplomatic number plates. After leaving the consulate grounds, three cars turned left on to a main road while the remaining three turned right. At around 12:51 Friday-Saturday night, the news report appeared in a very synchronized manner on media outlets affiliated with Qatar and all social media accounts belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, which some of them operate from Turkey. Read More »

Missing Saudi Journalist Killed Inside Istanbul Consulate: Turkish Police Sources

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A Turkish official separately told The Associated Press that authorities believe Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate, while another said it was a "high probability". "A journalist disappearing like this in a secure country like the Republic of Turkey is something that will be followed up with sensitivity", ruling party spokesman Omer Celik said, according to the Anadolu news agency. Read More »

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

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President Donald Trump talked for about a half hour to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during their flight Monday to Orlando, Florida, for a speech to police chiefs around the world. "But I've gotten to know him, and I get along very well with him", he said. But when he showed up at the White House last Monday to meet with Kelly, he left the meeting unscathed. Read More »

Hope Hicks: Trump's ex-adviser joins Fox

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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. So happy for my friend. The president has given Fox News more interviews than any other media outlet by far - 33 to Fox News in total, according to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller. Read More »

Poll Shows Bolsonaro Leading Ahead of Sunday's Brazilian Vote

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A supporter of Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is seen in front of Bolsonaro's condominium at Barra da Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 5, 2018. With the first round of voting nearly certain to be inconclusive, polls show a Bolsonaro-Haddad runoff tied. An Ibope poll released on Wednesday night showed Bolsonaro with a strong first-round lead over second-placed Haddad. Read More »

Dozens killed in DR Congo oil tanker collision

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The accident occurred in the village of Mbuba, not far from Kisantu city and about 200km southwest of the capital, Kinshasa. It took place near the city of Kisantu, about 120 kilometres (100 miles) west of Kinshasa. A witness said he had not seen any ambulance at the site. President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared a three-day national mourning for more than 50 people who died in a highway traffic tragedy on Saturday on a national highway in the ... Read More »

On Africa trip, First Lady reveals a Trump-like side

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Mrs Trump finished the Egypt leg of her tour with a visit to the Giza pyramids near Cairo, where she posed at the foot of the Spinx, wearing a white panama hat. But Trump declined to directly respond to a question about if she believed Ford, only saying, "I will move on that". It was not the first time her clothing choices have sparked controversy. Read More »

Brazil elections: Bolsonaro to face off with Fernando Haddad in second round

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Despite his complaints, Bolsonaro did not formally contest Sunday's result, saying his voters "remain mobilized" for the second round . Monica de Bolle, the director of Latin American studies at Johns Hopkins University, said she expected Bolsonaro to come under heavy fire from Haddad and other defeated presidential candidates, above all for his disdain for democracy. Read More »

McConnell: Kavanaugh fight will help Republicans in November

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Kavanagh adamantly denied the allegations. Ms Murkowski had earlier said that although Mr Kavanaugh was a "good man", he was "not the right person for the court at this time" and his "appearance of impropriety has become unavoidable". And he urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to Congress. "Folks who feel very strongly one way or the other about the issues in front of us should get out and vote and participate". Read More »

Former first daughter Barbara Bush gets married

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The photo was taken by Paul Morse, who was the Bushes' photographer in the White House and has shot many family events since, including Jenna Bush Hager's wedding and the funeral of the twins' grandmother Barbara Bush earlier this year. Read More »

Trump boards plane with toilet paper stuck to his shoe

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What's even unusual is the fact that people who viewed Trump's video from far away could see the glaringly white toilet paper but the Secret Service, so eagle-eyed when it comes to detecting enemies of the president, could not do so from such close quarters -or maybe they just didn't care about the president's dignity. Read More »

Bulgarian TV host Victoria Marinova raped and killed

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The first episode, which aired on 30 September, had interviews with investigative journalists Dimitar Stoyanov from the Bivol .bg website and Attila Biro from the Romanian Rise Project . that will bring those responsible to justice and clarify whether this attack was linked to her work". Kuciak had been investigating alleged political corruption at the time. Read More »

Hurricane Michael's path: Track the storm here

It is expected that Michael, now centered about 90 miles east of Cozumel, Mexico, will dump four to eight inches of rain, with totals reaching more than 12 inches in isolated areas, potentially causing "life-threatening" flash floods and mudslides, according to the National Hurricane Center . Read More »

Americans win Nobel for working climate, tech into economic analysis

The economists were praised for their research on the relationship between global warning and economic growth. The duo will receive 9 million Swedish krona (around £841,000). Romer's career has taken him outside the academic world. That triggered an economic crisis from which the world's financial system is arguably still recovering. Read More »

UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning

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That will cause coastlines to become inundated and storms more severe, intensifying poverty in coastal regions and islands, particularly in the tropics. The pledges nations made in the Paris agreement in 2015 are "clearly insufficient to limit warming to 1.5 in any way", one of the study's lead authors, Joerj Roeglj of the Imperial College in London, said. Read More »

Indonesia tsunami: Search for victims to end, though hundreds still missing

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He said that a further 5,000 people were suspected to be missing in the Palu subdistricts of Balaroa and Petobo but that officials were still looking to verify the claims. Petobo, a cluster of villages in Palu , was one of the worst-hit by the powerful quake and wall of water that devastated the coastal city. "We're already angry", said Diman, who is living in a shelter with his brother and another sister. Read More »

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon supports calls for new Brexit referendum

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It came as the party's Westminster leader hinted that Scotland would want the right to stage a second referendum on independence to "protect" itself under such a scenario. "I think the Brexit brings the issues around this very sharply into focus". "I will set out what I think the next steps are when we are at the end of this phase of negotiations", Sturgeon told Marr. Read More »

Senate Democrats seek to put the brakes on Kavanaugh impeachment talk

Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin, and Saturday's vote seems destined to be almost party-line. Sen. Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. Demonstrators shout as they protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court in Washington DC. U.S. Capitol Police began arresting some of them. Read More »

Palestinian kills 2 Israelis in West Bank industrial zone

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The 23-year-old Palestinian used a homemade gun, known locally as a " Carlo ", according to Conricus, in the apparent "lone-wolf attack". Another woman aged 54 was taken to hospital in serious condition, it said. Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus called it a "terrorist attack" but added that other unspecified factors were involved. Palestinians work side by side with Israelis in the industrial zone. Read More »

Far right, ex-military officer to face leftist in Brazil presidential runoff

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With 79 percent of votes counted, Bolsonaro had received 48 percent of valid votes, far ahead of Haddad's 27 percent but short of the outright majority needed to avoid an October 28 runoff. As the Workers' Party candidate, he bears the palpable disappointment and anger of voters who blame the party for Brazil's worst-ever recession, and for a long string of graft scandals. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation leaves everyone bruised

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Blasey Ford and others against Judge Kavanaugh and the partisan fury he displayed at last Thursday's hearing raise very serious questions about Judge Kavanaugh's honesty, temperament and ability to be an impartial justice". He denied the accusations and launched an impassioned attack on his accusers, leading to fresh charges that he was temperamentally unsuited to the judgeship. Read More »

Senate paves way for Kavanaugh confirmation

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Banks also hit out at a Republican talking point following Ford's testimony last week that she wasn't aware there was an offer from committee Republicans to fly to California to interview her in her home state. we would like someone else to be chosen for the court". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Thursday (Oct. 4) on the Senate floor, "None of the allegations have been corroborated by the seventh FBI investigation ". Read More »

Hat Melania Trump Wore In Kenya Sparks International Storm

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The first lady described her tour, which took her to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, as "amazing" and said she hoped people would talk more about her visit and less about her fashion choices. Ford was heard". Senate confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court after debate that roiled U.S. History has shown that a pith helmet was commonly worn by European military officials as they came to Africa to colonize the area. Read More »