• Photo surfaces of doomed reporter walking into Saudi Consulate
Photo surfaces of doomed reporter walking into Saudi Consulate

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing writer who had been critical of the Salman government, has been living for a year in self-imposed exile in the United States after a Riyadh crackdown on dissent in the kingdom. Jamal Khashoggi went to the consulate last Tuesday to obtain a document certifying he had divorced his ex-wife, so that he could...

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  • Real identity uncovered of second Russian linked to Skripal poisoning: Bellingcat
Real identity uncovered of second Russian linked to Skripal poisoning: Bellingcat

Russian Federation has always denied the allegations and claims the suspects are "ordinary civilians". Bellingcat said the real name of the man previously known as "Alexander Petrov" was Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin. Last week, authorities in the Netherlands alleged the GRU tried and failed into the world's chemical weapons watchdog, the Orga...

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  • 'Tipping points' could exacerbate climate crisis, scientists fear
'Tipping points' could exacerbate climate crisis, scientists fear

Temperatures would be 1.5C higher between 2030 and 2052 if the world continued at its current pace, it warned. During that historic conference in Paris three years ago, 197 nations (over 170 states and the European Union) had adopted new targets to help curb global warming , but in a controversial move, Donald Trump pulled the US out in June 201...

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

The Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court with a 50-48 vote Saturday, and he was sworn in a few hours later. "And I know it for a fact because I spoke with her, she didn't stop". Collins' wholehearted embrace of these vapid GOP talking points is emblematic of her entire justification for supporting Kavanaugh, which basic...

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  • Left-wing party wins Latvia's parliamentary election: preliminary results
Left-wing party wins Latvia's parliamentary election: preliminary results

The outgoing coalition of the centre-right has managed to revive the national economy after the 2009 crisis, but the electorate, exhausted by the effort, is in search of new faces. "Voters want new faces: the current ministers can not offer anything entertaining", political scientist Filips Rajevskis told AFP. A pro-Russia party is poised to evic...

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  • Far-right Brazil candidate snubs 'peace and love' after winning first round
Far-right Brazil candidate snubs 'peace and love' after winning first round

Haddad, the Workers' Party's (PT) last-minute replacement candidate for jailed former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva , trailed in second with 29 percent of support. Brazil's currency, the real BRBY, gained 2 percent to 3.78 to the dollar, the strongest since August, while yields on interest rate futures 0#DIJ: fell sharply.

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  • Cuomo says limo shouldn't have been on road; victims mourned
Cuomo says limo shouldn't have been on road; victims mourned

There has been no immediate comment from the limousine company. The firm says it pulled its cars from the road voluntarily. State police confirmed the death toll and said the crash involved two vehicles. Halse said her sister was a waitress at Shaker Point in Watervliet, and that she and Patrick "were two peas in a pod". Officials urged anyon...

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  • More US cities ditch Columbus Day
More US cities ditch Columbus Day

The bond market as well as state and federal offices will open back up on Tuesday. Columbus Day IS considered a federal holiday , but most businesses are open. But it became the subject of protests past year over Columbus's enslavement of native people, with the protest's organizer supporting renaming the city itself.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation after long, bitter fight
Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation after long, bitter fight

Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he would be attending his daughter's wedding in Montana on Saturday. McConnell told The Associated Press in an interview that the "mob" of opposition - confronting senators in the hallways and at their homes - united his narrowly divided GOP majority as Kavanaugh's confirmation teetered and will give momentum to his pa...

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  • 'Prove' Jamal Khashoggi walked out of consulate - Erdogan asks Riyadh
'Prove' Jamal Khashoggi walked out of consulate - Erdogan asks Riyadh

Saudi Arabian officials must prove that journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who has been missing since last week, left the Istanbul consulate, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says . Saudi Arabia authorities said they have nothing to do with the journalist's disappearance. However, Yasin Aktay, said to Reuters that he did not find claims...

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  • Hurricane Michael Expected to Become Major Hurricane by Tuesday
Hurricane Michael Expected to Become Major Hurricane by Tuesday

The storm is on track to become a hurricane on Monday, bringing heavy rain to the western tip of Cuba , before making landfall on the northeastern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. One man named Richard said he lives nowhere in the areas expected to feel the brunt of Michael. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 counties al...

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  • Trump applauds Kavanaugh confirmation
Trump applauds Kavanaugh confirmation

The Senate roll call vote was interrupted several times by protesters in the galleries shouting "Shame on you", before they were removed by police. Vice President Mike Pence , in his role as president of the Senate, transformed conservative voters' dreams to reality when he called for the final tally.

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  • Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight
Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Mr Trump said Mr Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", as he left for a trip to Florida . Leading pro-life groups are celebrating the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh , after the Senate turned back a character assassination campaign spearheaded by pro-abortion Democrat senators and pro-ab...

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  • Midterm Elections Hold Ultimate Verdict on Kavanaugh
Midterm Elections Hold Ultimate Verdict on Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford has still not been able to return home because of the volume of death threats she has received since she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, her lawyers said Sunday. Protesters vented their anger in the hallways of Senate office buildings, on the steps of the US Capitol and in front of the Supreme Court. Yet Kavana...

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  • Hope Hicks: Trump's ex-adviser joins Fox
Hope Hicks: Trump's ex-adviser joins Fox

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. He is known as such an avid viewer of Fox that anchors and political guests have even sometimes sought to address Trump directly from its programs in attempts to i...

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  • No plans to fire Rod Rosenstein
No plans to fire Rod Rosenstein

Trump spoke at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Convention in Orlando, where he also discussed the Chicago crime crisis and said he's sending Attorney General Jeff Sessions "immediately" to address the "shooting wave" in the city.

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  • Poll Shows Bolsonaro Leading Ahead of Sunday's Brazilian Vote
Poll Shows Bolsonaro Leading Ahead of Sunday's Brazilian Vote

Supporters for Bolsonaro and Haddad are divided largely along class lines, with "higher-income, better-educated" voters in the country's more industrialized south and southeast regions backing Bolsonaro, and working-class Brazilians in the north supporting Haddad.

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  • Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour
Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

Some wanted to know just what kind of influence she really has over her husband. In August, the White House announced the first lady would be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt to highlight programs successfully teaching children life well-being skills as part of her BE BEST campaign .

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  • New UN report issues extremely dark warning on climate change
New UN report issues extremely dark warning on climate change

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.

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  • Why Susan Collins voted
Why Susan Collins voted "yes" on Brett Kavanaugh - 60 Minutes

President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to say the Federal Bureau of Investigation report vindicated his nominee and expressed optimism about Republican chances in the November midterm elections, where control of the House of Representatives and Senate could be at stake.

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