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

Bush also reaffirmed his commitment to Kavanaugh after Ford and other accusers brought allegations of sexual misconduct against the nominee. Though the fight to confirm Trump's pick is now official over, the impact of Kavanaugh's confirmation wil... More..

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Three times Melania Trump expressed racist sentiment without saying a word
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Three times Melania Trump expressed racist sentiment without saying a word

At the time of wearing the controversial jacket, Trump was boarding a plane to visit a Texas facility housing migrant children separated from their parents. US First Lady Melania Trump was received on Sat...More..

Moon expects Kim to visit Russia, Xi to NKorea
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Moon expects Kim to visit Russia, Xi to NKorea

The trip was the latest turn in a diplomatic saga that saw Trump and Kim threaten each other with nuclear war a year ago only for them to hold their historic summit in Singapore. In Seoul, before leaving for ...More..

Pence attacks China on predatory trade, military aggression
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Pence attacks China on predatory trade, military aggression

Vice President Mike Pence's accusations against China's domestic and foreign policies and said any malicious slander on China is futile. He offered no specific evidence at the time , and the Chinese governm...More..

Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms

An Indian American federal appeals court judge, Amul Thapar, was among those Trump considered for the Supreme Court before deciding on Kavanaugh . But Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY forecast gains for...More..

Arrests on US Capitol steps ahead of vote on top judge
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Arrests on US Capitol steps ahead of vote on top judge

In theory, Kavanaugh could be confirmed, sworn in and sitting on the mahogany bench in the traditional black justice's robe by Tuesday, when the court is next in session. In a dramatic Friday morning vote, the ...More..

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court Justice
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court Justice

Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while the two were in high school, prompting a week's delay in Kavanaugh's confirmation to allow the FBI to conduct an investigation into the alleged incide...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh nomination, setting up final vote for Saturday

He said , "I believe he will rule in a manner that is consistent with our Constitution". Susan Collins of ME and Jeff Flake of Arizona voted yes, as did Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Brett Kavanaugh de...More..

Crisis looms as Oshiomole meets with APC Governors over Primaries
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Crisis looms as Oshiomole meets with APC Governors over Primaries

The result was announced by Senator Ifeanyi Okowa , Chairman PDP 2018 special national convention planning committee, at the end of the party's convention on Sunday in Port Harcourt. In his acceptance speech, ...More..

Activists rally for release of Saudi writer missing at consulate
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Activists rally for release of Saudi writer missing at consulate

The Washington Post has published a blank column in its Friday's print edition and a blank page on its website to highlight the disappearance of one of its regular writers, Jamal Khashoggi , as the myster...More..

Melania Trump Gets Bumped by Baby Elephant During Africa Trip
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Melania Trump Gets Bumped by Baby Elephant During Africa Trip

She later traveled to Malawi where she took in a school lesson with children. He also called for the elimination of basic education funding for Malawi, proposed a $170 million cut to the State Department's ...More..

Japan to skip fleet review ceremony amid flag row with Korea
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Japan to skip fleet review ceremony amid flag row with Korea

Many people in both Koreas see the red-and-white flag as a symbol of Japan's past military aggression and its colonization of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945. The flag also serves to identify the nationa...More..

Twenty left dead as wedding limo careers into bystanders in NY
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Twenty left dead as wedding limo careers into bystanders in NY

Authorities on Sunday didn't release names of victims or other specifics, but state police set up a hotline for family members. The Albany Times-Union reports police confirmed the number of fatalities late Su...More..

Congolese physician and Yazidi human rights activist win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Congolese physician and Yazidi human rights activist win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynecologist who helped thousands of victims of sexual violence in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Many younger women, however, were spared death for another terrible fate that saw Murad...More..

Haiti quake kills at least 11, injures others
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Haiti quake kills at least 11, injures others

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 8:11 p.m. Saturday night (001 GMT) and was centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Port-de-Paix, which is about 136 miles (219 kilometers) from the capita...More..

McConnell: Kavanaugh deserved an up-or-down vote
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

McConnell: Kavanaugh deserved an up-or-down vote

Susan Collins several times ahead of her announcement Friday that she would support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court - and he's been out of office for almost a decade. "So the notion that t...More..

China says Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is under investigation
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

China says Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is under investigation

The party's watchdog for graft and political disloyalty said on its website late Sunday that Meng Hongwei is "suspected of violating the law and is now under the monitoring and investigation" of China's n...More..

Former President Lee sentenced to 15 years
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Former President Lee sentenced to 15 years

Among other things, Lee was found guilty of accepting bribes totalling some 6 billion won from Samsung Electronics in exchange for a pardon for the company's chairman Lee Kun-hee, who had been jailed for fina...More..

by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate

Kavanaugh attended high school in Maryland, where he met Christine Blasey Ford , now a 51-year-old academic in the area of research psychology. Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and the ma...More..

Merkel kicks start trip to Israel, visits Holocaust museum
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Merkel kicks start trip to Israel, visits Holocaust museum

Israel and Germany "share the view that everything must be done to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons", Merkel told the students during a question-and-answer session. Ms Merkel said that Mr Netanyahu...More..

Foreign aid picks up for Indonesia's desperate quake survivors
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Foreign aid picks up for Indonesia's desperate quake survivors

Officials fear the death toll from the 7.5 magnitude quake will rise once they gain access to remote areas largely cut off since Friday. Nazara said under the new strategy, starting next year, the government ...More..

I was Brett Kavanaugh's college roommate. He lied under oath
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

I was Brett Kavanaugh's college roommate. He lied under oath

In an op-ed for Slate , Roche writes, " Brett Kavanaugh stood up under oath and lied about his drinking and about the meaning of words in his yearbook". Hours earlier, NBC News reported that more than 40 ...More..

Jamal Khashoggi Was Allegedly Killed Inside Saudi Consulate in Turkey
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi Was Allegedly Killed Inside Saudi Consulate in Turkey

The Saudi consul-general in Istanbul allowed reporters from the Reuters news agency to tour the consulate Saturday, to show that Khashoggi was not inside. Human Rights Watch said if Saudi Arabia had detained ...More..

Opponents vow Sen. Collins will pay price for Kavanaugh vote
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Opponents vow Sen. Collins will pay price for Kavanaugh vote

The confirmation will mark a major victory for President Donald Trump , who will soon be able to take credit for appointing two conservative justices to the Supreme Court during his relatively brief time in of...More..

by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Rep. Steve King Uses Sleeping Baby To Celebrate Kavanaugh's Confirmation

In public testimony last week, Prof Christine Blasey Ford said she had been assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh when they were both teenagers in 1982. "I believe he will make an excellent jurist". McConnell tol...More..

Saudi ambassador in Turkey summoned over missing journalist
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Saudi ambassador in Turkey summoned over missing journalist

A Turkish official says the Saudi ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the ministry for discussions over a Saudi journalist who disappeared after a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. "We. are very c...More..

Toddler shreds $1060 in cash parents had been saving
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Toddler shreds $1060 in cash parents had been saving

However, to their shock, their 2-year-old son, Leo, managed to get his hands on the envelope that contained the cash - and put it through a shredder. Even so, Leo is now banned from using the shredder for the...More..

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'

Paid for by Soros and others. US-Hungarian business magnate Soros was a supporter of Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election campaign. "The pain, the trauma, and the rag...More..

US Senate Confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

US Senate Confirms Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

The quick swearing in enables Kavanaugh to begin work immediately in advance of arguments at the court Tuesday in two cases involving prison sentences for repeat offenders. Judge Kavanaugh and Ford both gave ...More..

Brexit: EU's Tusk tells May to
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Brexit: EU's Tusk tells May to "get down to business"

I was party leader myself, for 15 years, and I know what the rules of party politics are. "This would unite the Conservative Party, be a good deal for the country, deliver on Brexit and it is really hard to s...More..