Senate vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

The vote, at the height of the "Me Too" movement, brought throngs of demonstrators supporting and opposing Kavanaugh to the Capitol and may affect the November election for control of Congress. The Senate voted 51-49 on Friday for cloture, cutting of... More..

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Saudis in talks with Turkish envoy after disappearance of Saudi journalist
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Saudis in talks with Turkish envoy after disappearance of Saudi journalist

Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia for the United States more than a year ago, fearing for his safety because of comments he made on current Saudi policy. "The consulate confirmed that it was carrying out follow-up...More..

Interpol asks China for information on missing president Meng Hongwei
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Interpol asks China for information on missing president Meng Hongwei

Officials in China have so far made no public comments on Mr Meng, a senior Communist Party official there. The breakthrough came to light during a weeklong public holiday in China. Following the appointment,...More..

Melania Trump Says Brett Kavanaugh Is 'Highly Qualified'
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Melania Trump Says Brett Kavanaugh Is 'Highly Qualified'

Yet Kavanaugh's pathway to confirmation seemed unfettered until Ford and two other women emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s. It's looking like a 51-49 vote in the judge's favour at the ...More..

by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Republican Flake plans to vote 'yes' for Kavanaugh confirmation

Kavanaugh's nomination as a replacement for retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two...More..

Lee Myung-bak, S Korea ex-president, jailed for 15 years
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Lee Myung-bak, S Korea ex-president, jailed for 15 years

Earlier, prosecutors demanded a 20-year sentence for Lee, who was also found guilty of having accepted a payment of $5.85m from Samsung Electronics for a USA lawsuit involving DAS. He was dubbed a "salaryman le...More..

Saudi critic missing after entering Istanbul consulate
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Saudi critic missing after entering Istanbul consulate

Turkish police have opened an investigation into the disappearance of a Saudi dissident journalist , who vanished after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul for routine paperwork. Khashoggi was als...More..

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad

The 63-year old Dr. Mukwege founded a hospital in Eastern Congo and treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Both are being hailed for their respective efforts to end the use o...More..

Melania Trump rounds off Africa tour in Egypt
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Melania Trump rounds off Africa tour in Egypt

Kenya Airports Authority did not give a reason for the closure but it is likely to do with the arrival of US First Lady Melania Trump . The first lady was similarly immersed in the moment earlier at Nairobi ...More..

Key players in trial of Chicago cop who killed black teen
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Key players in trial of Chicago cop who killed black teen

Authorities charged Van Dyke with first-degree murder, aggravated battery and official misconduct after the police video appeared to show that he fired 16 times at McDonald. "So we had to say not guilty on ...More..

Chicago policeman accused of killing black teen takes stand at trial
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Chicago policeman accused of killing black teen takes stand at trial

McDonald contended the videos didn't show his perspective. "He was, I believe, parallel to Officer Van Dyke at which time he raised his right arm, knife in hand, swung that up to shoulder level rounding his...More..

Today's outlook: Shehbaz Sharif in court, Imran Khan in Quetta
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Today's outlook: Shehbaz Sharif in court, Imran Khan in Quetta

He will be produced before the accountability court Judge Najmul Hasan. Stringent security arrangements have been made for the former Punjab chief minister's appearance before the court. Therefore, NAB summon...More..

India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems

The United States is now the second-biggest supplier of arms to India: it sells 15 percent of such imports, up from next to nothing only a decade ago. The long-awaited S-400 deal further strengthens Russia's po...More..

Brett Kavanaugh just took a BIG step toward the Supreme Court
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh just took a BIG step toward the Supreme Court

But when all the votes were cast, ultimately Murkowski voted no and Collins voted yes. Collins, in remarks on the Senate floor explaining her decision to back Kavanaugh , said Ford's accusations against him ...More..

by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh's fate remained unclear early Friday, as a handful of key senators who hold the keys to his success had yet to say if they were prepared to support the judge. The association is reopening its evalu...More..

Trump denies dodging taxes on inheritance
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Trump denies dodging taxes on inheritance

Donald Trump 's "dubious" tax dealings were unwittingly revealed by his sister when she filed papers to the Senate to become a federal judge. The penalties "could be substantial, and if the allegations are pr...More..

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel peace prize 2018
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel peace prize 2018

Mukwege, a gynaecologist, has long worked to treat thousands of women and girls affected by rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She escaped after three months, posing as the wife of a ...More..

November date set for Brexit court case
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

November date set for Brexit court case

European Council president Donald Tusk said his proposal for an enhanced version of the deal - sometimes referred to as 'Canada+++' - was still on the table. Critics were quick to point out that Brussels' uncom...More..

Brett Kavanaugh Says ‘We're Loud, Obnoxious Drunks’ In 1983 Letter
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Says ‘We're Loud, Obnoxious Drunks’ In 1983 Letter

The note that was written by a teenage Kavanaugh hints at the total abandon he and his gangs looked forward to and also calls into question the SCOTUS nominee's recent words that refuted drinking so much that...More..

Boy, 2, shreds envelope containing $1,060
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Boy, 2, shreds envelope containing $1,060

Jackee and Ben Belnap had managed to save $1,060, carefully tucked into an envelope that they were going to send to Ben's parents to repay them for the cost of season tickets to root on their favorite college ...More..

Senate moves ahead toward final Kavanaugh vote
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Senate moves ahead toward final Kavanaugh vote

Those two votes would put the vote count on Kavanaugh's confirmation at 49-49, meaning Republicans would need one more "yes" vote to put Kavanaugh on the Court. Lisa Murkowski from Arkansas said on October 5...More..

Trump Lashes Out at Capitol Hill Protesters, Labels Them ‘Rude Elevator Screamers’
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Trump Lashes Out at Capitol Hill Protesters, Labels Them ‘Rude Elevator Screamers’

Paid for by ( George) Soros and others. President Trump is sounding off on protesters who are stalking lawmakers in their offices. Notably, Trump paid actors from a casting agency to appear as supporters at ...More..

DOJ charges seven Russian officials for hacking doping critics
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

DOJ charges seven Russian officials for hacking doping critics

When that didn't work, they traveled to targets' physical locations, where they " hacked computer networks used by victim organizations or their personnel through Wi-Fi connections, including hotel Wi-Fi netwo...More..

Mike Pompeo To Meet Kim Jong Un In North Korea On Sunday
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Mike Pompeo To Meet Kim Jong Un In North Korea On Sunday

Kim, a North Korea regime insider who has met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, is a former military intelligence chief who could have been responsible for the attack on the Cheonan that kill...More..

Western countries launch joint crackdown against Russian Federation over global cyberattacks
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Western countries launch joint crackdown against Russian Federation over global cyberattacks

He said the spies were caught red-handed and attempted to destroy some of their own equipment to hide what they had been doing. After talks with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense ministers in Brussel...More..

Senate's first vote on Kavanaugh expected on Friday
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Senate's first vote on Kavanaugh expected on Friday

The top Democrat on the panel, Sen. U.S. President Donald Trump said protesters' resistance was backfiring. Some activists unfurled banners saying they believed the woman who alleges Judge Kavanaugh assau...More..

States want guarantee GST changes won’t leave them worse off
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

States want guarantee GST changes won’t leave them worse off

But the federal government may have a harder time convincing some states and territories to back its plan to change how the GST is carved up. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said scrapping the tax was "a bi...More..

Head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, missing after China trip
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, missing after China trip

He was last seen in Lyon, France, which is the headquarters of the global police organization. She said there had been no news of him since. French authorities have opened an investigation into the whereabout...More..

Trump mocks Al Fraken for resigning amid sexual misconduct claims
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Trump mocks Al Fraken for resigning amid sexual misconduct claims

Trump mocked Franken for resigning from his position after being accused of sexual assault. "That guy was wacky". The crowd awaits President Donald Trump prior to his rally Thursday night at the Mayo C...More..

Graham Responds to Audience Boo’s When Defending Kavanaugh: ‘Yeah, Well Boo Yourself’
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Graham Responds to Audience Boo’s When Defending Kavanaugh: ‘Yeah, Well Boo Yourself’

Ford alleged that Kavanaugh pinned her on the bed, attempted to remove her clothes, and covered her mouth when she attempted to scream. "Your vote in this election will decide which party controls the United...More..