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Author: 0 Senate moves to final vote on controversial Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Friday's announcements of support by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia made the final confirmation vote a formality, though still an emotional one. Kavanaugh's nomination has been imperiled by accusations of sexual misconduct. "Truly, this confirmation vote is a low moment for the Senate and the country".

Author: 0 Melania calls Kavanaugh 'highly qualified' for Supreme Court

Back in Washington , the US Senate is expected to give President Trump a big political win later on Saturday by confirming conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Many drew comparisons with Meryl Streep's character in Out Of Africa, while some said she was completing the look of "colonialiser". Many Twitter users see a resemblance between the First Lady and Michael Jackson in his "Smooth Criminal" music video .

Worldwide Tusk: Brexit deal could be signed this year
Author: 0 Tusk: Brexit deal could be signed this year

We are not that far yet. "I agree with Mr. Tusk", agreed the leader of ireland before the press , calling for an agreement "by November if possible", so that there is enough time for that agreement to be ratified. 'My assumption is that we will reach an accord which will achieve the conditions of the withdrawal treaty, ' Juncker said, adding that it was not possible to predict whether there will be a conclusion to the Brexit negotiations in October.

Worldwide Saudi journalist disappears from consulate in Turkey
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On Thursday, the official Saudi Press Agency cited the consulate as saying it was "carrying out follow-up procedures and co-ordination with the Turkish local authorities to uncover the circumstances of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after he left the consulate building".

Worldwide Suspect in SC police shooting identified
Author: 0 Suspect in SC police shooting identified

The shooting suspect surrendered Wednesday evening after talking with a negotiator, Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby of the Florence County Sheriff's Office told CNN affiliate WBTW . Authorities said Fred Hopkins is under arrest in a hospital after falling on his head at some point during the Wednesday standoff. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Worldwide Protesters arrested as Kavanaugh demonstrations pack Capitol Hill
Author: 0 Protesters arrested as Kavanaugh demonstrations pack Capitol Hill

A round of Senate voting is expected Friday, with the final vote likely Saturday. Three of the four "undecided" senators would have to vote against Kavanaugh to defeat the nomination. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. Kavanaugh wrote on his calendar for that date "Go to Timmy's for skis w/Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi". In an op-ed Thursday in The Wall Street Journal, Kavanaugh said there were "a few things I should not have said" during the hearing.

Worldwide Senate Narrowly Advances Kavanaugh Nomination
Author: 0 Senate Narrowly Advances Kavanaugh Nomination

In a statement he tweeted , the West Virginia Democrat said he had "reservations about this vote given the serious allegations". President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for pushing Kavanaugh past a key procedural hurdle. The pair was surrounded by colleagues from both parties after the vote. In a letter to the Senate, the American Bar Association said it was reevaluating Kavanaugh, despite having previously supported his nomination.

Worldwide New trade deal in North America gives farmers hope for safer markets
Author: 0 New trade deal in North America gives farmers hope for safer markets

If those talks lead to a deal, the signatory could potentially be frozen out of the North American pact. It's also partially symbolic. " China will consistently pursue opening-up at its own pace and continuously carry out mutually beneficial and win-win economic and trade co-operation with countries worldwide treating it in an equal-footed and friendly way".

Worldwide Meng Hongwei: Head of Interpol reported missing by his wife
Author: 0 Meng Hongwei: Head of Interpol reported missing by his wife

Meng was last seen leaving Interpol's headquarters in Lyon in France , late September, the source said, and planned to visit China. It is not yet clear why Meng is being investigated or exactly where he is being held. According to his own page on the site, Meng's last official engagement was on August 23, when he met Lai Chung Han, a second permanent secretary of Singapore.

Author: 0 Monica McLean Says Christine Ford Never Coached Her on Polygraph

During last Thursday's Judiciary Committee hearing, GOP prosecutor Rachel Mitchell asked several questions about whether Ford handed those notes over to The Washington Post , or simply recounted their contents. That includes her longtime friend Leland Keyser, who definitively stated several days prior to Ford's public testimony before the committee on September 27 that she had never met Kavanaugh nor attended a party like the one Ford described.

Worldwide United Kingdom says Russian Federation was behind 4 major cyber-attacks on Western democracies
Author: 0 United Kingdom says Russian Federation was behind 4 major cyber-attacks on Western democracies

The Russians set up a auto full of electronic equipment in the vehicle park of a hotel next to the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons in The Hague in a bid to hack into its computer system, it said. Britain's ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson, said the GRU would no longer be allowed to act with impunity. The four men are said to have gone to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters on a reconnaissance mission.

Worldwide Senate gets FBI Kavanaugh report, with initial vote Friday
Author: 0 Senate gets FBI Kavanaugh report, with initial vote Friday

Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia also has not declared how he'll vote. Agreement by a majority of the 100 senators would advance Kavanaugh's nomination. Democrats not only oppose Kavanaugh; but they also remain deeply embittered by the experience that closed out the tenure of President Barack Obama, when McConnell refused to schedule a vote on Obama's nominee for a Supreme Court vacancy that Trump eventually got to fill.

Worldwide US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa
Author: 0 US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

She will also be in Malawai, Kenya and Egypt during her five-day stay on the continent. The items carried the logo of " Be Best ", the child well-being initiative Mrs. The president has denied making the comment. Would she offend a whole nation with one pair of shoes? anything was possible - but we didn't expect her to kick off her trip by weighing in on one of fashion's most heated conversations.

Worldwide Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally
Author: 0 Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

I don't know", the President continued. "They destroy people, they want to destroy people", he said referring to Dr. Ford and the people backing her accusations. But Trump spent much of the rally lamenting the treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats, whose attacks, he said, had taken their toll on the judge's family.

Worldwide Navy ship built at Bath Iron Works almost struck by Chinese warship
Author: 0 Navy ship built at Bath Iron Works almost struck by Chinese warship

US media outlets reported a statement from the US Defense Department describing "increasingly aggressive" maneuvers conducted by a China ship which engaged in a literal game of chicken with a US ship. Just a few days before the near collision of two destroyers, and just after the US Air Force flew multiple strategic bombers overhead, Chinese warplanes conducted live-fire exercises between the rocky outcrops.

Worldwide U.S. visas denied to same-sex partners of diplomats
Author: 0 U.S. visas denied to same-sex partners of diplomats

USA diplomats had announced the decision to foreign delegations in July, saying the move is meant to render department policy consistent between same-sex and opposite-sex couples. The new policy grants some limited exceptions for diplomats representing countries where same-sex marriage is illegal. Married same-sex spouses - like opposite-sex spouses - will still be eligible to enter the country, but it remains illegal in most countries around the world for same-sex couples to Wednesday.

Worldwide Key U.S. senator concerned about Kavanaugh's 'partisan' tone
Author: 0 Key U.S. senator concerned about Kavanaugh's 'partisan' tone

Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women. John Kennedy (R-La.), who also sits on the Judiciary Committee, said he thought it ought to be made public before the full Senate votes on the nomination. Donald Trump defended his pick but conceded that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol. "There's some speculation that Kavanaugh may not last", the senator said.

Author: 0 NY Times 'Bar Fight' Reporter Opposed Kavanaugh in July

Ludington remembers the incident as being started after Kavanaugh threw a beer at the man, but regardless of what was thrown, the fight culminated with the man, then 21-year-old Dom Cozzolino, going to the hospital after former National Basketball Association player Chris Dudley threw a glass at Cozzolino's ear, causing it to bleed.

Author: 0 Iran’s IRGC Forces Use 7 Drones to Target Terrorists in Syria

In Monday's statement, the Guard said that based on evidence from the Ahvaz attack , the "terrorists" in eastern Syria are supported and guided by the United States in line with "satanic" plans of the White House, the Zionist regime - Iranian parlance for Israel - and a regional power, a reference to Saudi Arabia.