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Senate President, Bukola Saraki congratulates Atiku Abubakar

Senate President, Bukola Saraki congratulates Atiku Abubakar Atiku emerged as the candidate of the PDP after defeating 11 other aspirants at the party's convention in Rivers state. Coming a distant third was the President of the Senate, Dr. Governor Wike took his leave immediately after congratulating victor of the PDP Presidential aspirant, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar . The National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole... [Full Article...]

Ford's sister-in-law: Manchin and Collins created an 'alternate reality' to support Kavanaugh

Ford's sister-in-law: Manchin and Collins created an 'alternate reality' to support Kavanaugh Even as Kavanaugh took his oath of office Saturday evening in a quiet private ceremony, not long after the narrowest Senate confirmation in almost a century and a half, protesters chanted outside the court building across the street from the Capitol. [Full Article...]

Expect heavy traffic as Maggie tours Melania around the city

Expect heavy traffic as Maggie tours Melania around the city Malawi has received a total of 9.6 million textbooks in the past few years through a US-funded national reading programme. A third added: "Melania wore a *pith helmet* today in Kenya". While in the company of Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta , Melania went on to pet one of the baby elephants which apparently either enjoyed her company or did not just like her and turned against her. [Full Article...]

Saudi Crown Prince: ‘We Did Our Job’ Replacing Iranian Oil

Saudi Crown Prince: ‘We Did Our Job’ Replacing Iranian Oil Khashoggi's disappearance threatens to further harm relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia , which are on opposite sides of an ongoing four-nation boycott of Qatar and other regional crises. A spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Wednesday night that authorities believed the journalist was still there. A group representing Turkish-Arab journalists on Friday ... [Full Article...]

Missing Interpol chief 'sent wife danger message' before being detained in China

Missing Interpol chief 'sent wife danger message' before being detained in China A statement on the website of China's National Supervisory Commission said Meng Hongwei "is now under investigation on suspicion of violating the law". But Interpol has, in the past, denied this, saying its head does not intervene in day-to-day operations, which are handled by secretary-general Juergen Stock who is German. [Full Article...]

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh, New Supreme Court Justice?

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh, New Supreme Court Justice? It was the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved 24-23, according to Senate records. "There was no nominee, no nominee was blocked and he said to not have the nomination come up before the election, but that it could come up after the election". [Full Article...]

Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to supreme court

Kellyanne Conway, counsellor to the president, said on ABC's "This Week" that the focus should turn from Kavanaugh's combative testimony and towards his 12 years as a respected appeals court judge in Washington. Senators are expected to be there in force from 15:30 in the lead-up to the vote. The state's governor and lieutenant governor came out against Kavanaugh in late September, citing concer... [Full Article...]

South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption The 76-year-old served as president from 2008-2013 and has been held at a detention center in Seoul since his arrest in March . He is the fourth former South Korean president to be imprisoned. "Such actions from the president, the head of state and the leader of the executive branch, can be severely condemned as it does not stop at violating the fairness and integrity of the presidential offi... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump: 'Glad' both Kavanaugh and Ford were heard

Melania Trump: 'Glad' both Kavanaugh and Ford were heard With big smiles on her face - sometimes paired with the unfamiliar sound of her laughter - she cuddled babies and bottle-fed young elephants. In regards to Kavanaugh and the sexual assault accusations surrounding him, she said that she was glad that boh Dr. [Full Article...]

Democrats: Kavanaugh confirmation sends 'terrible message' to women

Democrats: Kavanaugh confirmation sends 'terrible message' to women Hundreds of other demonstrators watched from behind barricades. Susan Collins for her support of now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh , calling the Maine Republican "incredible" for her speech on the Senate floor just one day earlier. [Full Article...]

Storm poised to strengthen as it enters Gulf

Storm poised to strengthen as it enters Gulf South and southeast winds from the storm threatened to push water north into Terrebonne and Lafourche's bayous and marshes. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Leslie continues to churn in the mid-Atlantic - and even though it is no threat to land, it will impact the USA coast this weekend. [Full Article...]

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate The sources did not say how the killing was thought to have been carried out. "I would like to confirm that.Jamal is not at the consulate nor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , and the consulate and the embassy are working to search for him", consul-general Mohammad al-Otaiba told Reuters news agency. [Full Article...]

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster Aid organisations are urgently working with the government to identify and reunite them with their relatives, the group said. About 1,700 houses in one neighbourhood were swallowed up by ground liquefaction, which happens when soil shaken by an quake behaves like a liquid, and hundreds of people are believed to have perished, the disaster agency said. [Full Article...]

Former Classmates of Brett Kavanaugh Say They've Been Ignored by The FBI

Former Classmates of Brett Kavanaugh Say They've Been Ignored by The FBI But Roche wrote that Kavanaugh lied under oath. Kavanaugh has aggressively denied all misconduct allegations and also denied ever being "blackout" drunk. Dr Ford gave a moving testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that she feared for her life when Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her at a high school party when she was 15. [Full Article...]

Demonstrators Gather At U.S. Capitol While Senate Confirms Kavanaugh

Demonstrators Gather At U.S. Capitol While Senate Confirms Kavanaugh Sen. Joe Manchin , a Democrat facing a tough re-election fight in West Virginia, a state where the President rolled to victory in 2016, also supported Kavanaugh . "However, based on all of the information I have available to me, including the recently completed Federal Bureau of Investigation report , I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution and d... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

The outcome, telegraphed Friday when the final undeclared senators revealed their views, was devoid of the shocks that had come nearly daily since Christine Blasey Ford said last month that an inebriated Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a 1982 high school get-together. [Full Article...]

Tusk: Brexit deal could be signed this year

Tusk: Brexit deal could be signed this year It comes as the Irish Government urged Theresa May to bring forward her proposals to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks over the Northern Ireland border. That, in turn, is a hard one for Britain where Prime Minister Theresa May's government relies on the support of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which vehemently opposes differing rules on its soil from the rest of the Unit... [Full Article...]

Head of Interpol disappears during visit to China

Head of Interpol disappears during visit to China His wife reported him missing . Meng's disappearance was originally reported by his wife, who told French police in the city of Lyon she had not heard from him since he travelled to China . However, his appointment was an alarming sign of China's ability to shape global organisations, including those in which its authoritarian influence was extremely unsafe, she said. [Full Article...]

Senate nears final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Sen. Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, said Friday that she intends to vote "present" on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , so that Sen. "Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than 30 years". 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 co... [Full Article...]

Nobel Peace Prize goes to anti-rape activists

Nobel Peace Prize goes to anti-rape activists He founded a clinic in Bukavu, an eastern city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 20 years ago. Sexual violence against women was and remains a pervasive weapon in the Congo, and as of 2016, years after the official end of the last conflict, Panzi was still treating an estimated 1,300 to 1,900 women a year on average, Baker noted. [Full Article...]


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