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World Skripal poisoning suspect is Russian doctor who works for military intel
Author: 0 Skripal poisoning suspect is Russian doctor who works for military intel

There was no immediate comment on the Bellingcat report by either the Russian or British governments. The attack, which targeted ex-spy Sergei Skripal, is believed to have been ordered by senior Russian leadership. A woman later died from Novichok poisoning after her partner found a counterfeit perfume bottle which police believe had been used to smuggle the nerve agent into Britain.

World New United Nations report details looming climate crisis
Author: 0 New United Nations report details looming climate crisis

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report called for achieving "net zero emissions" by 2050 in order to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius. "As we go toward the end of the century, we have to get this right". A major report announced that a drastic, "unprecedented" effort by the world's governments is needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

World TV journalist murdered in Bulgarian town of Ruse
Author: 0 TV journalist murdered in Bulgarian town of Ruse

Bulgarian media reported Monday that the park where Marinova was killed is adjacent to a psychiatric facility and authorities were investigating whether a patient could have been Marinova's attacker. Meanwhile, the Committee to Protect Journalists said it was "shocked by the barbaric murder", adding: "Bulgarian authorities must employ all efforts and resources to carry out an exhaustive inquiry and bring to justice those responsible".

World Could Susan Rice challenge Susan Collins in 2020?
Author: 0 Could Susan Rice challenge Susan Collins in 2020?

Ingraham asked McConnell about a vague tweet from former Obama administration official Susan Rice, in which she appeared to threaten to run against Collins in her next reelection bid. 'These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations , ' Grassley said.

World Latvian Social Democrats Lead in Parliament Poll After Half of Votes Counted
Author: 0 Latvian Social Democrats Lead in Parliament Poll After Half of Votes Counted

Latvia , a nation of 2 million that borders Russia , has a sizable ethnic-Russian minority of around 25 per cent - more if you count other Russian-speakers such as Belarussians and Ukrainians. "That's where the populism kicks in", he said. Voters in Latvia, which is a member of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, chose Saturday from more than 1,400 candidates and 16 parties to fill the country's 100-seat parliament.

World Haddad needs 'miracle' to beat Bolsonaro for presidency
Author: 0 Haddad needs 'miracle' to beat Bolsonaro for presidency

Bolsonaro , a former army captain who has repeatedly expressed sexist, homophobic and racist opinions while supporting military dictatorship and torture, fell short of an outright victory by 4 percent in the first round of the elections and will face Haddad in an October 28 run-off.

World Columbus Day: Are the markets open?
Author: 0 Columbus Day: Are the markets open?

Spokeswoman Robin Davis told The Washington Post the changes to the observance of the holiday is not in connection to the nationwide movement to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day , but rather a necessity because the city lacks funding to give its 8,500 city employees the day off.

World What They’re Saying About Kavanaugh on the Senate Floor
Author: 0 What They’re Saying About Kavanaugh on the Senate Floor

But protesters overran the barricades and defiantly claimed the Capitol steps. Murkowski said after last week's hearings before the Judiciary Committee that she felt strongly that "the appearance of impropriety was unavoidable". All of those seats are now held by republicans, but because of the controversy surrounding Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation, that could change. Price says it's outside of Philadelphia- where there are three congressional seats up for grabs-that we may see a change.

World Morocco's Prince Moulay Hicham Condemns Murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Author: 0 Morocco's Prince Moulay Hicham Condemns Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

File: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Istanbul on September 5, 2010. However, before Erdogan spoke, unnamed Turkish police sources as well as an adviser to Erdogan told the media that they believed that Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate , which he entered October 2.

World PRESIDENT TRUMP: I Have NO PLANS to Fire Rod Rosenstein
Author: 0 PRESIDENT TRUMP: I Have NO PLANS to Fire Rod Rosenstein

The President was speaking with reporters following a high-stakes meeting with Rosenstein aboard Air Force One when he was asked if had any intention of firing the Deputy Attorney General. It is not unusual for senior Justice Department officials to join Trump at such events. The Times cited leaked memos taken by then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

World Alabama Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Michael Grows Nearer
Author: 0 Alabama Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Michael Grows Nearer

Michael's outlook has drastically changed over the past 24 hours. Elsewhere, outer rain bands from Michael are expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across the Florida Keys through Monday. "This storm has the potential to be a historic storm, please take heed", the sheriff's office said in the post. This will bring the threat for torrential rainfall as well as significant storm surge to the coast; those with interests in the region will want to keep a close eye on ...

World Trump says Alaska voters will
Author: 0 Trump says Alaska voters will "never forgive" Murkowski's vote on Kavanaugh

The vote unfolded with protesters shouting from the gallery. Joe Manchin (D) was the only Democrat who voted to support him, a decision he announced only after it was clear he would not be the deciding vote. Trump, flying to Kansas for a political rally, flashed a thumbs-up gesture when the tally was announced and praised Kavanaugh for being "able to withstand this frightful, awful attack by the Democrats".

World Anti-Abortion Groups Are Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation
Author: 0 Anti-Abortion Groups Are Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation

Boarding the Marine One helicopter at the White House ahead of a trip to Florida , he branded the sexual assault allegations that threatened to derail Kavanaugh's path to the top court "a hoax " and "all made up, fabricated". "I have been called the most vile and hateful names imaginable". He claimed the precedent only applies when different parties control the Senate and the White House - leaving open the possibility he would help advance a Trump nominee in 2020 if Republicans still ...

World Former Trump aide Hope Hicks to work at Fox company
Author: 0 Former Trump aide Hope Hicks to work at Fox company

The company, which will be spun off after Disney completes its $71 billion takeover of 21st Century Fox, will be home to Fox News, the conservative-leaning news and commentary network. Hicks will report to Viet Dinh , Fox chief legal and policy officer. So happy for my friend. He was most recently an executive at General Electric. "They are beyond lucky to have you".

World Midterm Elections Hold Ultimate Verdict on Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Midterm Elections Hold Ultimate Verdict on Kavanaugh

The rally for 11,000 people inside the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka was part of a national tour created to energize the base on behalf of Republican candidates ahead of November midterm elections, but the U.S. Hailed as a big political victory for Trump and the Republican Party, Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment as the 114th Supreme Court justice appeared to secure a solid majority of conservatives on the U.S.

World Israel raids Palestinian village after deadly shooting
Author: 0 Israel raids Palestinian village after deadly shooting

He shot another woman, Sara Vaturi, 54, in the stomach, wounding her, then shot and murdered Ziv Hagbi, the father of three children. Soldiers, as well as police and Shin Bet internal security officers "operated in the village of Shuweika, north of Tulkarm, from which the terrorist originated", the military said.

World Bush confirms daughter Barbara Bush has tied the knot
Author: 0 Bush confirms daughter Barbara Bush has tied the knot

Bush! The bride, who serves as the co-founder and chair of Global Health Corps, a non-profit that supports emerging health professionals, wore an ivory silk crepe Vera Wang custom gown, according to the statement. "It's really sweet. The "something borrowed" that I'm wearing is this bracelet that my grandfather gave to my grandmother on their 70th anniversary", Bush told PEOPLE .

Author: 0 Michael Could Become Cat 2 Hurricane Before It Hits Florida

The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Sunday upgraded Tropical Depression Michael to a named tropical storm, saying Michael earlier had winds of up to 85 kph. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Suwannee River to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay. Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf, which has very warm water temperatures and favorable atmospheric conditions, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane before ...

Author: 0 MIT alumnus William Nordhaus wins Nobel Prize in economic sciences

The Nobel economics prize wraps up the 2018 awards season, notable this year for the lack of a literature prize, postponed by a year for the first time in 70 years over a rape scandal that came to light as part of the #MeToo movement. Romer's research paved the way for endogenous growth theory , the academy said. He was chief economist at the World Bank from 2016 to 2018, and is credited with the quote "A crisis is a awful thing to waste".

World Irish PM urges May to publish border plan 'as soon as possible'
Author: 0 Irish PM urges May to publish border plan 'as soon as possible'

European Council President Donald Tusk has sharply criticized what he called "emotional" and "insulting" statements about the EU by British ministers and urged London to accept an offer of very close post-Brexit ties, Reuters reports. But now, once the Tory party conference is over, we should get down to business. Asked in an interview whether an agreement could be reached at the next meeting of European leaders in 11 days' time, Mr Juncker said: "We are not that far yet".

World Haiti quake kills at least 14, aftershock jolts nervous residents
Author: 0 Haiti quake kills at least 14, aftershock jolts nervous residents

A strong aftershock sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets on Sunday - hours after a 5.9-magnitude quake killed at least 12 people along Haiti's northwest coast. In the town of Gros-Morne, one bed was covered in rubble, while the exterior walls of some homes were visibly cracked. One said: "It woke the dogs up".

World Limo crash at popular tourist spot kills 20, officials say
Author: 0 Limo crash at popular tourist spot kills 20, officials say

Names are now being withheld by law enforcement. "A lot of people from New York City come up and they do the country things, the apple picking and the sort", she said . The person was not authorized to discuss the preliminary information publicly and spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity. Two of the victims have been named in U.S.

World Senate begins final confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S
Author: 0 Senate begins final confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S

Republicans said Thursday the report had vindicated him, while Democrats blasted it as incomplete. Today's vote comes after Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual misconduct from Ramirez and other women. "I think that we should", she told reporters. The first lady is wrapping up a four-country tour of Africa. "The facts presented do not mean that Professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night or at some other time but they do lead me to conclude that the allegations failed to ...

World Key senator Susan Collins backs Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Key senator Susan Collins backs Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh's path to the US Supreme Court is all but assured after two senators said they will elect the conservative to the country's highest court. Also on Friday, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she plans to vote no on Kavanaugh. Republican Sen. Steve Daines, right, will attend his daughter Annie's wedding, left, on Saturday in Montana.

World 'Thank You For Choosing Me' - Atiku Reacts To Victory At PDP Primary
Author: 0 'Thank You For Choosing Me' - Atiku Reacts To Victory At PDP Primary

Other members of the PDP also in the race include Aminu Tambuwwal, Sule Lamido, Kabiru Turaki, Attahiru Bafarawa, Datti Baba-Ahmed, Ahmed Makarfi, Jonah Jang and David Mark. Others including Ibrahim Dankwambo and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have congratulated him as well. Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari on Sunday condemned the irregularities that marred the primaries of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), across the nation, taking a swipe at the ...