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Portugal issues red alert for rare Atlantic hurricane Portugal issues red alert for rare Atlantic hurricane
- October 16, 2018

Leslie caused a lot of tree damage in the Portuguese seaside town of Figueira da Foz. During the morning Castilla y León, Extremadura and parts of western Andalucia will be buffeted by winds of around 100 km/h and heavy rain that, locally, could deposit more than 80 litres/m2. (more...)
Saudi Arabia To Acknowledge Death Of Reporter, WWE Still Planning Crown Jewel Saudi Arabia To Acknowledge Death Of Reporter, WWE Still Planning Crown Jewel
- October 16, 2018

There is a situation regarding the backlash of the disappearance of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi , who was a Saudi Arabian national who had been critical of aspects of the country in his reporting. As Oliver pointed out, a "much grimmer story" was going on in Saudi Arabia even then - for example, women who had campaigned for driving rights had been arrested even as their accomplishment was being heralded. (more...)
German police seize man who took woman hostage in Cologne train station German police seize man who took woman hostage in Cologne train station
- October 15, 2018

She said: "We assume that a hostage has been taken, either at McDonald's or at a nearby pharmacy". Before police stormed the pharmacy, the entire train station, one of the biggest in Germany, was evacuated and all train traffic was stopped, leading to delays and cancelations across western Germany. (more...)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Hints At Native American Heritage Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Hints At Native American Heritage
- October 15, 2018

The release of the DNA findings appear to be a way for Warren, who is expected to run for president in 2020, to put the issue at rest and remove a talking point from her opponents. That meshes with an 1894 document the New England Genealogical Society unearthed suggesting that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partly Native American. (more...)
Meghan Markle pregnant with Prince Harry's first child Meghan Markle pregnant with Prince Harry's first child
- October 15, 2018

Harry and Meghan , who have just touched down in Sydney as part of their first major global tour, broke the news to other members of the Royal Family at Eugenie's wedding on Friday . Interested in Royal Family? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the nuptial knot on May 19, 2018, in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. (more...)
Turkish media names alleged killers of Saudi journalist Turkish media names alleged killers of Saudi journalist
- October 15, 2018

To reporters, to anybody. "We can not let this happen, to reporters, to anybody", Trump said. He had apparently drawn the wrath of the Saudi government, which has become an ever-closer US ally under President Donald Trump . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo then had a follow-up call with the crown prince to reiterate the US request for information and a thorough, transparent investigation. (more...)
India elected to UN human rights body India elected to UN human rights body
- October 15, 2018

Nations required at least 97 votes to get chose to the Council. A total of 18 new members were elected by the absolute majority through a secret ballot. The absence of rules preventing such countries from being elected "continues to undermine the organisation and, once again, demonstrates that the United States have been due to withdraw this year", she added. (more...)
Himalayan storm: Climbers' bodies removed from Nepal mountain Himalayan storm: Climbers' bodies removed from Nepal mountain
- October 15, 2018

Helicopter pilot Siddartha Gurung was among the first people to reach the site after the deadly storm and described a scene of total destruction with the tents flattened and the climber's bodies scattered across the area. The climbers were also attempting to scale a 7,193-meter (23,590-foot) peak which is not among the highest, the most hard or popular mountain to climb in Nepal. (more...)
President Donald Trump signs Music Modernization Act into law! President Donald Trump signs Music Modernization Act into law!
- October 14, 2018

Both Mike Love and Kid Rock , two of Trump's most visible supporters within the music industry, were present at the signing. The legislation, updating music copyright law, combines the Allocation for Music Producers Act, which provides royalties for music producers; the CLASSICS Act, which provides royalties for songs created before 1972 from digital streaming services; and a watered-down Fair Play, Fair Pay Act, which does not include the provision that broadcast radio should pay for ... (more...)
Agency: 11 Baby Bodies Found in Closed Detroit Funeral Home Agency: 11 Baby Bodies Found in Closed Detroit Funeral Home
- October 14, 2018

The Free-Press reports authorities discovered the remains thanks to an unsigned letter that detailed their whereabouts in what the paper describes as a "false ceiling". The Wayne County Medical Examiner took custody of the remains after the discovery at around 5.30pm. According to inspectors numerous bodies had been decomposing for months. (more...)
'Anti-Israeli protests to continue until end of Gaza siege' 'Anti-Israeli protests to continue until end of Gaza siege'
- October 14, 2018

Two other Palestinians were killed in other protest locations, the ministry said, adding that at least 140 Palestinians were wounded by live bullets. has demanded an accord between Hamas and Fatah prior to any ceasefire agreement, and said that it is the only Palestinian body that can engage in negotiations. (more...)
Florida comes under a hurricane watch as Michael rapidly strengthens Florida comes under a hurricane watch as Michael rapidly strengthens
- October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane. Currently, the forecast cone does include the Big Bend and south Georgia. Right now, the forecast track has our area on the dry side of the storm because of an approaching cold front that should push Michael away. (more...)
Turkey Will Investigate Saudi Consulate After Man Disappears Turkey Will Investigate Saudi Consulate After Man Disappears
- October 11, 2018

Trump said Monday that he was "concerned" about reports of Khashoggi's disappearance. US President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at the White House in Washington , DC, on October 8, 2018. The U.S.is concerned about Khashoggi's whereabouts, Nauert said, and would like to see the Saudi government conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into what happened to him. (more...)
Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead
- October 11, 2018

Nine other presidential candidates shared the remaining 12 percent of the vote. Ultimately, Bolsonaro's strong showing reflects a yearning for the past as much as a sign of the future. Opinion polls conducted before the election predicted that in a second round the two candidates would be tied. He is known for repeated offensive comments against women, gays and the poor, and for lauding the military dictatorship Brazil shucked off just three decades ago. (more...)
Canada concerned over reports Saudi journalist killed Canada concerned over reports Saudi journalist killed
- October 10, 2018

Amnesty International has urged Riyadh to to "immediately disclose the evidence supporting their claim " that Khashoggi left the consulate, saying that "otherwise their claims are utterly baseless ". He said it comes as no surprise that Riyad is looking to quash criticism, but this case is beyond the sad but true usual jailing of journalists. Two Turkish sources also confirmed Khashoggi's death, stressing he was killed inside the consulate. (more...)
Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN, Trump accepts Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN, Trump accepts
- October 10, 2018

Maybe in a different capacity. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the two would meet in the Oval Office with media present. In April, Mrs Haley clashed with the White House when a Trump aide suggested she had prematurely announced a round of sanctions against Russian Federation. (more...)
Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks
- October 10, 2018

She served as White House communications director and director of strategic communications for Trump until she left in April of this year. Julie Henderson and Nathaniel Brown, the communications team at 21st Century Fox, are not moving to the new company. (more...)
United Kingdom security minister: Russian Federation threat is no joke United Kingdom security minister: Russian Federation threat is no joke
- October 10, 2018

Bellingcat alleges Mishkin traveled under the name Alexander Petrov when he and GRU Col. Anatoliy Chepiga traveled to the southern English city of Salisbury in March, where the agents allegedly poisoned the Skripals with the nerve agent , novichok. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court Justice
- October 09, 2018

In Indiana, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, who voted against Kavanaugh, now tops Republican challenger Mike Braun by two points (43-41 percent), according to the latest Fox News polling. In Washington, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, lovely speech". Last month, before the Kavanaugh confirmation focused primarily on how to weigh the lurid and uncorroborated sexual misconduct allegations againts the ... (more...)
5.9-magnitude natural disaster shakes Haiti, killing at least 12 5.9-magnitude natural disaster shakes Haiti, killing at least 12
- October 09, 2018

Four people were said to have been killed in and around the town of Gros-Morne further south, including a woman who died from a heart attack. According to a statement from the country's Civil Protection agency, several people were injured in Port-de-Paix, Gros-Morne, Chansolme and Tortuga island, where houses were destroyed or damaged. (more...)
Michael Could Become Cat 2 Hurricane Before It Hits Florida Michael Could Become Cat 2 Hurricane Before It Hits Florida
- October 09, 2018

The Mississippi Gulf coast is under a Tropical Storm Watch, as are some of the inland counties of Alabama. Michael was a Category 1 hurricane but could make landfall as a Category 3 , and forecasters warned it could send down 10 to 30 centimetres of rain. (more...)
Anti-Abortion Groups Are Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation Anti-Abortion Groups Are Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation
- October 09, 2018

Speaking to reporters before departing for a speech in Florida on Monday, Trump said the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace". Kavanaugh already has been at the Supreme Court preparing for his first day on the bench Tuesday. "You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent", Trump said to Kavanaugh. (more...)
Pompeo says Kim Jong Un ready to allow nuclear, missile site inspections Pompeo says Kim Jong Un ready to allow nuclear, missile site inspections
- October 09, 2018

Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, in South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, after his North Korea trip. South Korean President Moon Jae-In thanked Pompeo for his visit and expressed his well-wishes for the potential upcoming summit. "North Korea took some steps towards denuclearisation and the U.S. (more...)
Sheriff: 74-year-old suspect ambushed officers questioning son Sheriff: 74-year-old suspect ambushed officers questioning son
- October 08, 2018

He heralded the department's military equipment, including an armored vehicle, for helping carry the wounded officers to safety. In 2016, Hopkins posted photos on Facebook of guns set up for target practice, bragging that he was the state's 2011 "3-Gun Silhouette Champion". (more...)
Chicago police officer jailed after guilty verdicts Chicago police officer jailed after guilty verdicts
- October 08, 2018

Though he was originally charged with first-degree murder, jurors were instructed Thursday that they also could consider second-degree murder. In the aftermath of McDonald's death, three other police officers - including Van Dyke's partner on the night - were charged previous year with attempting to cover up the shooting , to which they pleaded not guilty. (more...)
"PDP delegates feed fat as aspirants 'lobby, bribe" for votes
- October 08, 2018

He has long enjoyed support from the business elite in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos for his conservative-capitalist ideals and, as vice president in a PDP administration from 1999-2007, implemented a programme of liberalisation in areas including the telecoms sector. (more...)
Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh as favor to absent colleague
- October 08, 2018

The likelihood of Judge Kavanaugh winning a full Senate vote on Saturday appeared to increase after two Republicans whose backing will be essential gave a positive account of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry. Nadler said it would probably be hard to interview Kavanaugh if he was sitting on the Supreme Court. That means Kavanaugh could be an associate justice of the U.S. (more...)
Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh Flake Is Officially a 'Yes' on Kavanaugh
- October 07, 2018

Collins and Murkowski are the only GOP senators who support abortion rights, a crucial issue in the Kavanaugh debate. They were discussing Turner's sentencing when Ford revealed she was assaulted. Although some polls have shown increasing Republican enthusiasm ahead of the November midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, Kavanaugh's support among voters as a whole is historically low. (more...)
A notorious Obama admin figure might challenge Susan Collins over Kavanaugh A notorious Obama admin figure might challenge Susan Collins over Kavanaugh
- October 07, 2018

The final Senate vote is expected Saturday, but enough senators have committed to backing him after a tumultuous political battle inflamed by allegations by California professor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s. (more...)
Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for U.S Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for U.S
- October 07, 2018

Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesBrett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary committee over sexual assault allegations made against him. "I hope we can say no to mob rule by voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh". "We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy", said Collins, perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican. (more...)
WH confident after reading FBI report on Kavanaugh WH confident after reading FBI report on Kavanaugh
- October 05, 2018

The FBI, at the request of Democrats and a key Republican senator, Jeff Flake of Arizona, was given a week to look into allegations by a university professor, Christine Blasey Ford , that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were teenagers decades ago. (more...)
Russia, India to sign $5 billion deal on S-400s this week Russia, India to sign $5 billion deal on S-400s this week
- October 05, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin to New Delhi on Thursday. "Next on the itinerary is the signing of bilateral documents, and there are many of them in the portfolio", he said . The US side reassured New Delhi that the CAATSA law (Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act) would not apply to legacy platforms or spares, but new buys could be impacted. (more...)
Death toll from Indonesian tsunami rises to more than 1200 Death toll from Indonesian tsunami rises to more than 1200
- October 05, 2018

A massive quake and tsunami has hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia leaving a death count of more than 1,200 and 50,000 displaced according to the country's disaster agency. Almost 200,000 people have been displaced and are in need of emergency help, while thousands have been streaming out of the stricken areas. Search and rescue workers evacuate an natural disaster and tsunami survivor trapped in a collapsed restaurant, in Palu , Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (more...)
9 killed as Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years 9 killed as Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years
- October 05, 2018

The agency's chief forecaster Ryuta Kurora issued a televised warning for possible landslides, flooding and violent winds, as well as high tides, lightning and tornadoes. Almost 600 flights were cancelled, including several worldwide flights departing and arriving at Nagoya and Osaka, along with ferries connecting ports in western Japan. (more...)
Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves
- October 04, 2018

Theresa May today danced onto the stage to deliver her make or break speech in a bid to unite Britain and her bitterly divided party. She danced!"Oh my days!"And Abba's Dancing Queen is playing". May has been filmed dancing on several occasions over the past few months, but has been repeatedly mocked for her "cringeworthy" style. May appeared cheerful, showing her moves upon entering the stage to the beat of the 1970's classic. (more...)
Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser
- October 04, 2018

Sanders told reporters Wednesday at a rare White House briefing that "the president was stating the facts" at a MS rally Tuesday night. Democrats have cheered on those opposing Judge Kavanaugh . "However, the tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides, " Kilmeade continued, referencing the previous week-and-a-half in which Trump had mostly refrained from attacking the nominee's multiple accusers . (more...)
I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support
- October 04, 2018

The Saudi state news agency SPA said Trump called King Salman on Saturday to discuss efforts to maintain supplies to ensure oil market stability and global economic growth. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. (more...)
Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May
- October 04, 2018

An anonymous source in Brussels told The Times that the British prime minister's plan would "automatically result in British citizens having to participate in the European Union's new travel authorisation system", due to come into effect in 2021. (more...)
Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father
- October 03, 2018

The Times' report claims that Trump and his siblings hid millions of dollars in gifts in what the Times describes as a "sham corporation". Charles Harder , an attorney for the president, told The Times in a statement that the report is "100% false and highly defamatory". (more...)
'I know you're not thinking. You never do.' 'I know you're not thinking. You never do.'
- October 03, 2018

After the president finished outlining the new USMCA deal, he agreed to take a few questions from the media - and he nodded at Vega. "I'm not. Thank you, Mr. Several reporters highlighted the discrepancy on Twitter, noting they've reached out for clarification but the White House has so far been mum. Epic. (more...)
Two Koreas begin removal of mines from Joint Security Area: ROK Two Koreas begin removal of mines from Joint Security Area: ROK
- October 02, 2018

Under deals signed by their defense chiefs on the sidelines of a September summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the demining of the Joint Security Area is part of a broader step to "disarm" the zone and turn it to a "place for peace and unity". (more...)
Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800 Officials scramble to rescue survivors as toll crosses 800
- October 02, 2018

President Joko Widodo visited the region, urging a "day and night" effort to rescue survivors. Part of the problem is a lack of heavy equipment. Many buildings collapsed and rescuers are still working to free survivors. The government has allocated 560 billion rupiah (S$51 million) for the recovery. Views of destruction are evident everywhere in the areas struck by quake followed by awful tsunami. (more...)
White House denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry : Kavanaugh White House denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry : Kavanaugh
- October 02, 2018

Questions about the scope of the FBI investigation emerged over the weekend amid reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to contain the number of witnesses and the allegations to be investigated. In particular, Democrats have homed in on his contention that the allegations against him are an "orchestrated political hit" funded by left-wing groups seeking "revenge on behalf of the Clintons". (more...)
Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico's Baja California coast Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico's Baja California coast
- October 01, 2018

A Tropical Storm warning was in effect for the coast of Baja, Ca., from Punta Abreos to Cabo San Quintin. In the most recent notice issued by the agency dependent on the National Water Commission (Conagua) indicated that the hurricane is located 625 kilometres southwest of Punta Eugenia , Baja California Sur. (more...)
Filipinos onboard Air Niugini safe after plane crash landed in Micronesia Filipinos onboard Air Niugini safe after plane crash landed in Micronesia
- October 01, 2018

According to USA Today , all passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft safely thanks to the quick response of local boats as well as US Navy Sailors who were working on a wharf nearby. The nine Filipino seafarers who were onboard the Air Niugini plane that crash landed in Micronesia are all safe, the Philippine Consulate office in Guam said on Sunday. (more...)
Kavanaugh Refuses to Call For FBI Investigation As Senators Grow Emotional Kavanaugh Refuses to Call For FBI Investigation As Senators Grow Emotional
- October 01, 2018

She said Trump thought Kavanaugh's testimony was "powerful, it was riveting and it was honest". Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh refused to call for the Federal Bureau of Investigations to reopen its inquiry into his background after Senator Dick Durban (D-Illinois) asked him to request that through White House counsel Don McGahn in a Senate Judiciary meeting on Thursday Sept. (more...)
Embattled Venezuela leader comes to United Nations summit Embattled Venezuela leader comes to United Nations summit
- September 30, 2018

His comments came on the heels of a Tuesday speech at the U.N. General Assembly in whichTrump once again addressed the current situation in Venezuela . "Today we're stronger than ever", a buoyant Maduro said in a video broadcast from the presidential jet as he and first lady Cilia Flores, who was just hit by USA sanctions, arrived from Caracas. (more...)
Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward Trump hedges on Kavanaugh as 3rd accuser comes forward
- September 30, 2018

That is the year when Ms Ford says she believes the assault occurred. One take away that stands out is Dr. Ford speaking on remembering being laughed at by Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge during the attack. That was an apparent reference to Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge. I have been accused of acting out of partisan political motives. "Senate Republican leaders are aiming to hold a full Senate floor vote on the nomination by early next week, with the hopes that he would be ... (more...)
FBI Reaches Out To Deborah Ramirez In Background Probe Of Kavanaugh Allegations FBI Reaches Out To Deborah Ramirez In Background Probe Of Kavanaugh Allegations
- September 30, 2018

Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation", Clune said in a tweet . Sarah Sanders confirmed on Twitter that President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file. (more...)
Third woman makes sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh Third woman makes sexual misconduct allegations about Brett Kavanaugh
- September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump declined to answer a question about the latest allegations against Kavanaugh as he departed the United Nations on Wednesday. "I am innocent of this charge", Mr Kavanaugh says. The allegations directly contradict Kavanaugh's categorical denials. Further adding to the drama, the Judiciary Committee released parts of Kavanaugh's 1982 calender in an effort to discredit the allegations. (more...)