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Brazil's polarised election enters last day of campaigning

Brazil's polarised election enters last day of campaigning The Datafolha firm had Bolsonaro up one point at 36 percent and Haddad unchanged at 22 percent. The PSL candidate will now face leftist Workers' Party (PT) rival Fernando Haddad in a runoff election on October 28, where the former is widely expected to win. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight White House officials now say they view the speech as a turning point that changed the momentum as it appeared Kavanaugh's nomination was at risk. Democrats gave as good as they got, with Senator Richard Blumenthal accusing Trump of a "cover-up" in a bid to see the conservative judge confirmed to the high court, thus cementing its tilt to the right. [Full Article...]

Bulgarian journalist reporting on corruption found murdered

Bulgarian journalist reporting on corruption found murdered Bulgarian police confirmed on Sunday that Victoria Marinova , TV host and administrative director of the local TVN , has been killed - after reportedly being raped and then strangled. "Her new programme doesn't seem to offer any motive to kill her", said Tihomir Bezlov, of the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in Sofia. He said prosecutors were examining all leads, both personal and le... [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully The primary goal of the mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into space, but SpaceX also wanted to expand its recovery of first-stage boosters to its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles north-west of Los Angeles. [Full Article...]

US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt Trump made a brief stop at the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy in downtown Cairo, driving through streets almost deserted because of a national holiday marking the 45th anniversary of Egypt's 1973 war with Israel. The FLOTUS , on Saturday, ended her week-long trip to Africa with a visit to Giza, Egypt. Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't, but I have my own voice and opinions, and it's... [Full Article...]

Situation Will Worsen For India, Says Think Tank After UN Climate Report

Situation Will Worsen For India, Says Think Tank After UN Climate Report Temperatures could rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius as soon as 2030 if global warming continues at its current pace and the world fails to take rapid and unprecedented measures to stem the increase, experts warned in a landmark United Nations report on Monday. [Full Article...]

Barbara Bush Marries Craig Coyne in Secret Weekend Wedding

Barbara Bush Marries Craig Coyne in Secret Weekend Wedding In an Instagram post, Laura wrote, "It was a wonderful day in ME when Barbara married her love and Craig joined our family". And according to her sister, Jenna Bush Hager , the wedding's setting had special significance to the bride and the Bush family. [Full Article...]

Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military

Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military The man and one woman died at the scene. Another woman in her 50s was seriously wounded. He held a valid work permit and had been absent from work in the days leading up to the attack, the army said. At his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said they had been killed "with great cruelty". "One of the workers was sacked and he didn't like the owner". [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Michael could become Category 3 hurricane

The hurricane center warned that the storm could produce a foot (30 centimeters) of rain in western Cuba, potentially triggering flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas. Scott, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has not yet adjusted his campaign schedule but is working on the state's response to the storm, including activating 500 National Guard troops. [Full Article...]

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer Win Nobel Prize for Economics

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer Win Nobel Prize for Economics Yale economist William Nordhaus is being recognized "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis". The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was established by Sweden's central bank and first given out in 1969. The remarks were published by Bloomberg in March previous year, when Romer was the World Bank's chief economist. They will share the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 mi... [Full Article...]

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K He took the rock to Mona Siberscu at Central Michigan University's College of Science and Engineering. The man had the meteorite with him since 1988 when he bought a farm in Edmore. The buyer ended up leaving the property eventually but took the 10-kilogram rock with him. He was inspired to have it checked out by the university after a rise in meteorite discoveries in MI. [Full Article...]

Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh sworn in after divisive fight

Kavanaugh's confirmation provides a defining accomplishment for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, which found a unifying force in the cause of giving the court a new conservative majority. The latest polls show Heitkamp trails her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, by double digits ahead of the November 6 midterm election in a state Trump won easily in 2016. [Full Article...]

First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa

First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa It was announced that more than a year-and-a-half after becoming First Lady, Trump will now sit down for her first solo interview with ABC News for a 20/20 special airing Friday, Oct. That type of hat was favored by 19th century European colonialists. US First Lady Melania Trump walks with her Egyptian counterpart Intissar Amer al-Sisi after arriving at Cairo International Airport. [Full Article...]

Pompeo visit to China kicks off with frosty exchange

Pompeo visit to China kicks off with frosty exchange North Korean state news agency KCNA described Sunday's talks between Kim and Pompeo as "productive and wonderful", adding that the two sides' stances were "fully understood and opinions exchanged". "I would certainly expect so", the official said. Japan has been wary of the initiative, but South Korea has embraced it. Dismantling of the facility began in May , according to North Korea, but worl... [Full Article...]

US Ordered Google To End Its Chinese Search Engine 'Dragonfly' Project

US Ordered Google To End Its Chinese Search Engine 'Dragonfly' Project Pence also accused Beijing of showing its "aggression" when a Chinese navy vessel recently sailed in the dispute-ridden South China Sea near the USS Decatur destroyer , which according to U.S. Google wants to penetrate the Chinese market again and is developing a censored search engine for China that will suppress sensitive search queries and will block the content that is not allowed by Chine... [Full Article...]

Susan Rice considering 2020 challenge to Senator Susan Collins in Maine

Susan Rice considering 2020 challenge to Senator Susan Collins in Maine Collins was in Norridgewock on Sunday afternoon to give remarks at a bridge dedication in honor of Somerset County Sheriff's Cpl. I don't know.' 'Upstairs? "But we also had a case where Judge Kavanaugh came forward and said, 'I'm 100 percent certain that this did not happen, ' so here you have two people who are each 100 percent certain of what they're saying under pain of perjury". [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California

SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California The rocket will be carrying an Argentinian Earth-observing satellite, known as SAOCOM-1A, into orbit. Unspent fuel from the rocket was illuminated by rays from the setting sun, making the contrail visible across wide areas of California. To put the satellite into the intended polar orbit, the Falcon 9 quickly arced away to the south over the Pacific Ocean, smoothly accelerating as it consumed it... [Full Article...]

Sen. Collins To Vote 'Yes' On Kavanaugh

Sen. Collins To Vote 'Yes' On Kavanaugh Lisa Murkowski , the lone Republican who voted against advancing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, has carved out a path as a fiercely independent senator known for bucking her party. Ford's testimony was "sincere" and "painful", said Collins, saying that she believes she was assaulted and has been traumatized, but Kavanaugh deserves "fairness" in the face of allegations. [Full Article...]

Trump declares 'tremendous victory' after Kavanaugh is sworn into Supreme Court

Senate narrowly confirmed him. He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, who recently retired amid sexual harassment allegations , and Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court , whose seat he will now occupy. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh steps away from being confirmed as US Supreme Court judge

Kavanaugh steps away from being confirmed as US Supreme Court judge A final vote on whether Judge Kavanaugh will join the nine-member panel is scheduled for Saturday. Steve Daines , R-Mont., said he would be attending his daughter's wedding in Montana on Saturday. Grossi said she wants to believe Flake is a good man and that he was telling the truth when he said he found Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to be credible. [Full Article...]


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