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by | October 08, 2018 | 17:14

But he said he was quickly welcomed by his eight fellow justices. In addition to the protests by women and sexual assault survivors in recent weeks, associate justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor weighed in Friday suggesting that the court's reputation will be harmed by the partisan bickering.

by | October 08, 2018 | 17:10

Meeting the 1.5C limit required "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented" change in land and energy use, industry, buildings, transport and cities, it said, adding temperatures would be 1.5C higher between 2030 and 2052 at the current pace. Jim Skea, co-chair of the IPCC working group, told Reuters that limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics, but doing so would require unprecedented changes.

by | October 08, 2018 | 16:55

She had hosted a recently-launched program, interviewing investigative journalists about alleged corruption between businessman and politicians involving European Union funds. It is unclear if the murder was related to Marinova's professional work. "Those responsible should be brought to justice immediately by the Bulgarian authorities".

by | October 08, 2018 | 16:15

Rescuers continued to search for victims on Sunday with little hope of finding survivors 10 days after the September 28 disaster, but authorities said efforts to retrieve bodies would end on October 11. While grappling with immediate relief needs, the government is also mapping out plans to help more than 70,000 people, including tens of thousands of children, who have been displaced by the disasters to rebuild their lives.

by | October 08, 2018 | 15:23

She suggested, however, that the Scottish National party would seek a guarantee that Scotland would not be forced to accept the terms of any Brexit deal if the country once again voted to remain in contrast to the rest of the UK. In June, Mr Blackford was ejected from the Westminster chamber while protesting against what he called a "power grab" in UK Brexit legislation, sparking a walkout of SNP members .

by | October 08, 2018 | 14:45

Ms Nauert said Mr Pompeo "held productive discussions" with Kim. "We believe this has been a direct attack on our mutual trust, and has cast a shadow on China-U.S. Pompeo said that the two countries "will be having more frequent and higher-level working group discussions", but "ultimately, some of these big, hard issues have to be resolved by the nations' most senior leaders".

by | October 08, 2018 | 13:43

Protests were organized in cities all across the country following Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the US Supreme Court Saturday, including two here in San Diego on Sunday. Several polls show that Republican enthusiasm about voting, which had lagged behind, jumped after the Kavanaugh hearing last week. But Democrats hope women angered at the Kavanaugh accusations will turn out in large numbers to vote out Republicans.

by | October 08, 2018 | 13:12

The prime minister said he was certain the perpetrator would be caught and brought to justice. Gaza's Hamas rulers and other militant groups praised Sunday's attack, but none claimed responsibility for it. At his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said they had been killed "with great cruelty". Israeli captured the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War. The military said it was investigating whether the shooter deliberately targeted those who were shot.

by | October 08, 2018 | 09:37

The UK Foreign Office says it has asked Hong Kong's authorities for an "urgent explanation" of the visa rejection. Hong Kong's decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an "urgent explanation", the United Kingdom said yesterday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony.

by | October 08, 2018 | 09:27

He will face former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party, who finished second with roughly 29 percent of Sunday's vote. Bolsonaro, the leader of Brazil's Social Liberal Party, led with 46 percent of the vote. Still, exit polls showed big state-level wins by allies of Bolsonaro in surprise upsets and major defeats for Workers Party candidates, including impeached former President Dilma Rousseff running for a Senate seat.

by | October 08, 2018 | 07:12

Because, make no mistake, in an election cycle that may well turn out to be the year of the woman, the Republican Party's treatment of Christine Blasey Ford and other Kavanaugh accusers as well the conduct of party leaders like Chuck Grassely have made amply clear that the GOP is the party of men.

by | October 08, 2018 | 05:58

Both parties are hoping the bitter struggle will energise their most loyal voters to stream to the polls in less than five weeks, when Republican control of the House and perhaps the Senate is in play. Banks said Ford was "upset by it". "We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy". Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the only member of the Democratic caucus to say the he, too, would be voting for the nominee.

by | October 08, 2018 | 05:09

First lady Melania Trump visited the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx before leaving for the United States on October 6 as she wrapped up her first solo Africa trip. Over in Kenya, she visited an elephant orphanage where she fed baby elephants and was given a gift of one them. It took Melania Trump's first big solo worldwide trip for her to show a different side of herself - a playful, less serious one.

by | October 08, 2018 | 04:43

Bush will bring partisan politics to the high court bench. "It's a big day for the country, a big day for the administration and a big day for the Republican Senate ", McConnell said. To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Trump declared it a "historic night", not long after signing the paperwork to make Kavanaugh's status official.

by | October 08, 2018 | 04:18

Despite pressure from the left and members of the #MeToo movement, U.S. Sen. "We'd been trying to figure out how to get the base excited about this election, and nothing unifies Republicans like a court fight", McConnell said in a phone interview just before the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh in a 50-48 vote.

by | October 08, 2018 | 02:04

The remarkable and ugly set of twists and turns over the weeks all ended at the doorsteps of a handful of key senators. Of the four lawmakers who had not revealed their decisions until Friday, Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Jeff Flake (Arizona) voted yes, as did Democrat Joe Manchin (West Virginia).

by | October 08, 2018 | 01:12

The Governor also stated that no single person can influence the outcome of the national convention. He joined the ruling APC and sought the party's ticket in 2014, but lost to Gen Buhari at the primary held in Lagos. He said he is only one man, adding that he can not influence the decisions of all the delegates from 36 states. "Afenifere observed the landslide victory he has over others: he scored well over half of the delegates' votes, leaving the remnants to the other aspirants".

by | October 08, 2018 | 00:42

The prolonged nomination battle has roiled American politics, disrupting the status quo on Capitol Hill and firing up both Republicans and opposition Democrats a month before the mid-terms. Elizabeth Warren, who voted against Kavanaugh yesterday along with U.S. Sen. While she said she was 100 per cent sure the assailant was him, she acknowledged she did not remember numerous details.

by | October 08, 2018 | 00:27

On a day when President Trump tweeted comments calling anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators "paid professional protesters", the First Lady admitted she sometimes disagrees with his social media posts. She said: "We've just completed an awesome trip". She launched the campaign in May to focus on the overall child well-being, with an emphasis on opioid addiction and online behavior.

by | October 07, 2018 | 22:41

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Friday that Japan notified the South Korean government of its decision. A South Korean activist protests against Japan's plan to send a warship flying the Rising Sun flag to a naval event on Jeju Island in front of Japan's consular office on the island on October 4, 2018.