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Nikki Haley, Pro-Israel Voice At UN, Resigns Abruptly

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Trump and Haley confirmed Tuesday in the Oval Office that the president had accepted her resignation . "I'm a lucky girl", she said at one point. Her with-us-or-against-us approach grated on many diplomats, but she was widely considered to be an internationalist ally, our correspondent adds. Read More »

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony a 'political rally'

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But Trump, who last week publicly mocked Ford, continued to stoke political divisions at Monday's ceremony, saying Kavanaugh had been the victim of "a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception". "My focus now is to be the best justice I can be", he said. "Four of the female clerks currently serving at the Supreme Court were with him at the DC Circuit, and now he's tipped the balance at the court for the first time with an all-female clerk class", she said . Read More »

Turkish authorities to search Saudi consulate after dissident journalist vanishes

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Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi, 59, a critic of the Saudi leadership and a contributor to The Washington Post's Global Opinions section, was killed by a team of 15 Saudis flown in specifically to carry out the attack. Turkish president Erdogan says he has positive expectations on his condition. The Washington Post columnist and gadfly to the Saudi royal family disappeared a week ago after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to settle some paperwork. Read More »

Trump official sought Israeli help to disrupt rival campaigns

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into that and other questions regarding Zamel. While, it is unknown if the Trump campaign actually acted on these proposal, sources told the New York Times that ultimately Rick Gates became disinterested in what Psy-Group had to offer. Read More »

Kim Jong-Un to Meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow

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Peskov's statement was evidently prompted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang this weekend to pave the way for another Trump-Kim summit. Last week, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a series of allegations, including accusing Beijing of attempting to interfere with the November congressional elections. Read More »

Israeli PM Says Will Meet Putin Soon On Syria Security Coordination

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and agreed to hold a meeting with him soon. Netanyahu, who looked tense as she walked into Sunday's hearing, denies any wrongdoing. Investigators of "Lahav 433", a national anti-corruption police unit, arrived at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem at 9 a.m. Read More »

Rare white tiger kills zookeeper in Japan

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Zoo officials say they believe Furusho was attacked while trying to move a male tiger from its exhibition cage to its night-time cage. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. Zoo director Akinori Ishido told a televised news conference that he was saddened by the loss of his staff. The keeper somehow had entered the same space with the animal, Ishido said. Read More »

Israel to reduce Gaza fishing zone by one-third

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A Hamas delegation headed by political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh and a delegation of Fatah leaders who met with senior Egyptian intelligence officials last week were informed of the Egyptians' decision to reconsider their continued involvement in the Gaza issue and the reconciliation efforts, according to the report. Read More »

Limo crash that killed 20 people failed inspection, driver wasn’t properly licensed

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But officials already saw some red flags, Cuomo said: The driver didn't have the necessary commercial license, and the vehicle failed a state inspection that examined such things as the chassis, suspension and brakes. "My sister was the most lovely soul that I've ever been so grateful to know in my life", Karina Halse told host Robin Roberts, through tears. "They were attractive girls, full of life. Read More »

Explosion shakes Irving refinery in New Brunswick, which supplies much of Maine

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Bob McVicar, a resident in the New Brunswick city, posted on Facebook that it felt like a "bed-shaking explosion". At this hour, it's unknown if there are injuries. Melanson said he has seen explosions like this on YouTube at oil refineries around the world, but never seen anything like this in Saint John. They looked outside the window and saw black smoke and flames exceeding the height of the stacks at the refinery. Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists

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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to contain war-time sexual violence. Denis Mukwege is a gynaecologist working in the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Read More »

United Kingdom poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence

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Amy Kellogg has the story. Investigative group Bellingcat on Monday identified the second suspect in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal as a doctor employed by Moscow's GRU military intelligence service. "In the period 2011-2018, Alexander Mishkin travelled extensively under his new identity". According to Bellingcat, Mishkin was born in the Archangelsk District in northern Russian Federation. Read More »

Number of missing after Indonesia’s twin disaster soars to 5,000

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School principal Kasiludin said authorities told all teachers to show up for work from Monday to collect information on student numbers. "The quake and tsunami effectively cut off much of Palu and Donggala for several days due to landslides and damage to infrastructure, and has created significant logistical and access challenges", UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, Ms Anita Nirody, said. Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey requests Saudi consulate search

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A fierce critic of Saudi policies, the royal family and its power, Mr Khashoggi had been living in self-imposed exile in Washington for the previous year, fearing retribution for his views. The sources did not say how they believed the killing was carried out. Airport entrances and exits are being investigated. Meanwhile, the head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association in Turkey, Turan Kislakci has told Shebab that Turkish officials had assured him of Khashoggi having been brutally murdered ... Read More »

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040

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Damage from 1.5 degrees of warming is estimated to be about $US54 trillion, a number that rises to $US69 trillion for 2 C temperature rise. Paris was itself based on the former 2 degree Celsius threshold. An increase in temperatures of just 1.5C could destroy the Great Barrier Reef, a new report says. "Frankly, the more we are prepared to make changes to behavioural patterns that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the less we would need to rely later on more hard options that we don't yet ... Read More »

Sen. Hirono: Susan Collins 'Insulting' Ford By Saying Someone Else Assaulted Her

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Rice tweeted a little later that she was "not making any announcements" but was "deeply disappointed" by Collins' vote. "This vote is a complete betrayal of ME voters, of the women who have called her offices, and written letters, and organized phone banks, and attended rallies, and told their very deeply painful stories to her and her staff". Read More »

New Climate Change Report Sounds Global Alarm ー Is Anyone Listening?

Governments are set to meet at the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December to discuss the report and steps that can be taken to address climate change. Lowering emissions to this degree, while technically possible, would require widespread changes in energy, industry, buildings, transportation and cities, the report says. Read More »

Like heatwave could hit India again, warns Climate change report

In the 728-page document, the United Nations organization detailed how Earth's weather, health and ecosystems would be in better shape if the world's leaders could somehow limit future human-caused warming to just a half degree Celsius from now, instead of the globally agreed-upon goal of one degree. Read More »

Kavanaugh Confirmed as Next Supreme Court Justice

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Trump's second appointment to the Supreme Court. In his statement before the vote, in which he opposed Kavanaugh's confirmation, Sen. There was also an outburst as Sen. Capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. U.S. Capitol Police continually removed the groups of shouting protesters at Kavanaugh's final vote as they rose, but arrest and charge information was not immediately available. Read More »

Pro-Russia party wins Latvian election

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Latvia, an EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, is now ruled by a center-right coalition of the Unity party, the Union of Greens and Farmers and the National Alliance, but opinion polls have shown it losing ground. They want stable ties between Latvia and Russian Federation. Harmony meanwhile has signed on some high-profile ethnic Latvians as their frontrunners, and is on track to come out ahead with at least 28 seats. Read More »

Could Susan Rice challenge Susan Collins in 2020?

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In a carefully choreographed, almost hour-long address, Collins described the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford , who told lawmakers last month that Kavanaugh assaulted her in the early 1980s, as "sincere, painful and compelling". In years past, the Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Collins when she was up for re-election and faced Democratic challengers because of her support for LGBT rights initiatives, including "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Read More »

Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'

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Kavanaugh was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including a California professor who testified under oath that he tried to assault her at a high school party decades ago. He asserted that "we simply followed the tradition of America". Instead, Republicans like Susan Collins are being appluaded for being able to say with some clarity and courage that Ford's claims of assault did not go the distance because they were not corroborated by a probe. Read More »

Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

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In an emotionally charged testimony, Kavanaugh denied Ford's assault accusations as well as allegations that he drank more excessively than his peers in his younger years. A month before the election, the Supreme Court showdown over Brett Kavanaugh is fueling a surge in fundraising and enthusiasm for both Democrats and Republicans. Read More »

Columbus, Ohio not celebrating Columbus Day

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However, the banks are closed, although TD Bank will remain open, just like they do on Veteran's Day and President's Day, which are also federal holidays . Most non-government businesses are open like usual on Columbus Day, and their employees have to work like it's any other day. In recent years other cities, such as Austin, Los Angeles , Denver, Santa Fe, Portland, Oregon , St Paul, Seattle and dozens of others, have done the same. Read More »

Major fire, explosions at Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick

Residents across Saint John reported feeling the explosion , with some calling it "bed shaking", according to CBC . Litsa Daeres, who lives nearby, says she heard a "loud bang" and felt her whole house shake. Flame and smoke erupts from the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, N.B., on Monday, September 8, 2018. "Just seeing the clouds, and what they've got closed off, it just seems to be a pretty similar level of event", he said. Read More »

McConnell now open to Supreme Court nomination in presidential election year

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Kennedy, right, administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the Justices' Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building. "Maybe I have this wrong, but when you blocked Merrick Garland's nomination from President Obama you basically said we don't do this in a presidential election year and that we wait until the election", Wallace said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia denies journalist killed at consulate in Turkey

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Furthermore, a Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press on Monday that "The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr. "We are ready to welcome the Turkish government to go and search our premises", he said. If they ask for that, of course, we will allow them. This is viewer supported news. Read More »