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Bulgarian journalist who reported on European Union corruption, found raped and murdered

Bulgarian journalist who reported on European Union corruption, found raped and murdered Police sources said that the crime did not immediately appear linked to her work. A journalist is killed on average every week around the world, according to figures compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). "Again a courageous journalist falls in the fight for truth and against corruption", European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans said. TVN said in a statement: "With great... [Full Article...]

Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate

He urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to Congress. "We could tell that people really wanted Kavanaugh ", Beck Bennett's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told CNN anchor Dana Bash, played by Heidi Gardner. Democrats dismissed the truncated report as insufficient. Coons agreed with Republican Sen. But independent court analysts say Kavanaugh is likely to lean toward more ... [Full Article...]

Pompeo says North Korea to let inspectors visit weapons sites

Pompeo says North Korea to let inspectors visit weapons sites That breakthrough coming from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , who held talks with Kim Jong Un over the weekend. In Pyongyang on Sunday, Pompeo and Kim met for about 3-1/2 hours, first in a business session and then in a 90-minute luncheon that the North Korean leader hosted at a state guesthouse, according to the pool report from the lone US journalist allowed to accompany Pompeo on his A... [Full Article...]

Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank

Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank The Palestinian used a homemade gun in the attack, known locally as a Carlo , according to Conricus. Security forces were searching for the suspected perpetrator, Conricus said. The Palestinian economy is heavily restricted under Israeli military rule, forcing tens of thousands of Palestinians to seek work in Israel as well as Jewish settlements. [Full Article...]

Ultraconservative leads pack vying to be Brazil's next president

Ultraconservative leads pack vying to be Brazil's next president The same is not true of Haddad, whose membership of the party that many voters associate most strongly with the "Car Wash" corruption scandals involving, among other things, kickbacks on Petrobras contracts has fed into a strong rejection among voters outside core left-wing groups. [Full Article...]

UK seeks ‘urgent explanation’ as Hong Kong bans journalist

UK seeks ‘urgent explanation’ as Hong Kong bans journalist The newspaper said on Friday it was not given a reason for the decision , but it comes two months after government officials in China and Hong Kong condemned the FCC for hosting the speech, reigniting debate about the "one country, two systems" formula under which the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with wide-ranging autonomy. [Full Article...]

Far-right Bolsonaro wins 1st round Brazil vote, uncertain run-off looms

Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old former paratrooper vowing to crush crime in Latin America's biggest nation, received 46 percent of ballots - below the 50-percent-plus-one-vote threshold required for a first-round win, according to an official count of virtually all votes. [Full Article...]

George W. Bush made several calls reassuring Collins about Kavanaugh

George W. Bush made several calls reassuring Collins about Kavanaugh Vice President Mike Pence presided over the roll call , but his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. "We'll see if there is a vacancy in 2020", he said. GOP operatives say they are seeing renewed Republican interest in states such as Wisconsin, where Democratic candidates have been polling strong. Brett Kavanaugh has reached his goal and will take his seat as the crucial ninth Supreme ... [Full Article...]

Senator Collins backs Kavanaugh, paving way for confirmation

Senator Collins backs Kavanaugh, paving way for confirmation Collins, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) announced on Friday that they would vote for Kavanaugh, clearing the way for the judge to be confirmed in a narrow and largely partisan vote. "I think Judge Kavanaugh is a qualified individual and, while I am respectful of Professor Ford, I don't think the evidence is there to corroborate her claims", Kolbe said. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump admits she's told President Trump to 'Put his Phone Down'

Melania Trump admits she's told President Trump to 'Put his Phone Down' She said she thinks Kavanaugh is "highly qualified" and "I'm glad Dr. Ford was heard". She did not answer but said she is "against any kind of abuse or violence". FBI investigation was done - it's completed - and the Senate voted. I give him my honest opinion and honest advice. The trip, which had been in the works for months, provided a welcome escape from the ugly political battle in th... [Full Article...]

US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice

At the same hearing, Kavanaugh vehemently denied Ford's allegation. House contests this year already were expected to be determined by suburban women, who had pulled away from the President over his term in the White House and appear to be the most sympathetic to Christine Blasey Ford , the woman who testified that Kavanaugh had assaulted her when both were teenagers. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Confirmed, Sworn In and Dems Vow to Fight

Kavanaugh Confirmed, Sworn In and Dems Vow to Fight Host Dana Bash pressed Collins, adding that Ford had testified that she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was the person who assaulted her. Members of this body are duty bound to make sure men and women of the highest distinction are appointed to the Supreme Court - fortunately that is the case with the one that stands before us today. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. He called Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) Friday floor speech describing Kavanaugh's accomplishments and Democrats' obstruction "outstanding". As exhausted senators prepared for Saturday's vote, some were flanked by security guards. The dramatic Senate floor announcement by perhaps the chamber's most moderate... [Full Article...]

'A profoundly heart-breaking day': Celebration and anger for Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

'A profoundly heart-breaking day': Celebration and anger for Brett Kavanaugh confirmation Trump, seeking a legacy as the president who put a strongly conservative stamp on the court, said on Saturday before the vote that Kavanaugh would do "great, great" job there. "I would say if we're talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh, I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", Trump said while speaking to reporters in Egypt during a solo worldwide trip to Africa. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump reveals how she keeps husband Donald from Twitter

It took Melania Trump's first big solo global trip for her to show a different side of herself - a playful, less serious one. "Nobody discussed that with me, and I never heard him saying those comments, and that was anonymous source and I will leave that at that", she said . [Full Article...]

Britain expresses concern over Hong Kong speech rights

Britain expresses concern over Hong Kong speech rights Victor Mallet, Asia news editor for the Financial Times , has had his application to renew his visa rejected, the newspaper said . "This is the first time we have encountered this situation in Hong Kong", the Financial Times said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Japan to skip South Korea fleet event over ‘rising sun’ flag

Japan to skip South Korea fleet event over ‘rising sun’ flag Iwaya noted that Japanese law requires displaying the flag and contended it has been so long identified with Japan's military forces that striking it would be contrary to maritime law and tradition. Jeju Island will stage the International Fleet Review from October tenth to 14th. But next week's fleet review comes amid heightened anti-Japanese sentiment, partially fueled by bitterness over a 2015 ... [Full Article...]

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 won by anti-sexual violence campaigners

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 won by anti-sexual violence campaigners Murad was one of about 7,000 women and girls captured in northwest Iraq in August 2014 and held by Islamic State in Mosul where she was tortured and raped. Switching to Kurdish, with a translation given by her fiance Abid Shamdeen, she said: "For those small communities that are being persecuted, this prize tells me that their voices are being heard. [Full Article...]

60 killed, scores burnt in DR Congo road disaster

60 killed, scores burnt in DR Congo road disaster Kisantu is on the main highway between the capital and the country's Matadi seaport. "Many people died in the marketplace", said Blaise Matumona. The fire quickly spread to nearby homes. "You can guess under what conditions they will be 'treated.' Shameful and revolving in the 21st century!" The UN peacekeeping mission in Congo said it had offered the government assistance for the injured, wit... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Shows of Dance Moves in Kenya

Melania Trump Shows of Dance Moves in Kenya Preparations are underway at the theatre where the Sarakasi crew shall present a creative piece depicting a Kenyan girl growing in the ghetto who shines to stardom. "She loves meeting people, learning new things, and being around kids", Grisham said . The First Lady's visit comes during a tumultuous time in Washington when the Trump administration is dealing with sexual assault allegation... [Full Article...]


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