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World News Nationwide road safety warning issued ahead of Storm Callum
Author: 0 Nationwide road safety warning issued ahead of Storm Callum

There are also risks of coastal flooding, and the warning is in place from 10pm Thursday until 12pm Friday. The third storm of the 18/19 season is set to bring heavy downpours and strong gales to Northern Ireland, with yellow weather warnings now in place in some areas.

World News South Korea walks back on possibly lifting sanctions on North
Author: 0 South Korea walks back on possibly lifting sanctions on North

According to Moon's office, Kim told him last month during their meeting that Pope Francis would be "enthusiastically" welcomed into North Korea, despite the countries negative record with religious persecution. Kim committed to work toward "complete" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees from the US. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was famously serenaded with a rendition of Happy Birthday by former basketball player Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang in ...

World News NY Times: Turkey Claims Saudis Killed, Chopped Up Journalist
Author: 0 NY Times: Turkey Claims Saudis Killed, Chopped Up Journalist

Reacting to news of the alleged murder, the journalist's Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, said on Twitter she "did not believe he has been killed ". Saudi officials insist he left through one of the consulate's doors. Khashoggi, 59, who was once close to the Saudi royal family and has served as an adviser for senior Saudi officials, left the country past year to live in the USA in self-imposed exile, saying he feared retribution for his criticism of Saudi policy in the Yemen war and its ...

Author: 0 Floods kill at least nine on the Spanish island of Mallorca

MADRID-Torrential rainstorms caused flash flooding on the Spanish island of Mallorca , killing at least six people and leaving nine others missing on October 10, authorities said. Rescue workers and military units from the Spanish mainland were heading to the area which is popular with British holidaymakers. Swamped streets and piles of overturned cars, some of them along the guardrails of a major road, were a common sight in Sant Llorenc and other nearby towns on Wednesday.

World News Michael now a Category 1 hurricane
Author: 0 Michael now a Category 1 hurricane

On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties in North Florida and around the big Bend, to establish time, resources and flexibility for government agencies to prepare for the storm . Michael's trek to Florida is also affecting politics in the state. According to the National Weather Service, A storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued for Coastal Manatee and other coastal areas including Coastal Citrus, Coastal Hillsborough, Coastal ...

World News DUP 'prepared to vote against Budget' if Brexit red lines breached
Author: 0 DUP 'prepared to vote against Budget' if Brexit red lines breached

Should the budget not pass a Commons vote it could trigger a confidence motion in the Prime Minister putting her future leadership into question. The loss of the DUP, which won ten seats at the last election, would raise severe doubts about the government's ability to pass the Budget which is due to be delivered on 29 October.

World News Michael expected to hit Florida as a hurricane midweek
Author: 0 Michael expected to hit Florida as a hurricane midweek

Steady to rapid strengthening is forecasted during the next day or so. After the storm moves inland, it could dump additional unwanted rain on the Carolinas, which were battered by Florence in September. National Weather Service The recently upgraded tropical storm is forecast to become a hurricane before making landfall along Florida's Panhandle .

Author: 0 United Nations voices 'serious concern' over missing Saudi journalist

Jamal Khashoggi , 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée. Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate on Tuesday to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that an examination will be carried out in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and that Saudi authorities were open to cooperation .

World News South Africa's Finance Minister Resigns Over Corruption Links With Guptas
Author: 0 South Africa's Finance Minister Resigns Over Corruption Links With Guptas

Mboweni, who went into exile during apartheid, trained as an economist and served for four years as labour minister in former President Nelson Mandela's cabinet after apartheid ended in 1994. "The Nene case shows how it is hard for Ramaphosa to change the country", Tresca said. He told the inquiry he was sacked by Zuma in December 2015 for blocking deals that would have benefited the Guptas, particularly a $100 billion nuclear power deal with Russian Federation that could have crippled ...

World News NOAA Says It’s Category 3 With 120 Mph Winds, Storm Surge
Author: 0 NOAA Says It’s Category 3 With 120 Mph Winds, Storm Surge

North Carolina's governor says he's afraid Hurricane Michael could slow the recovery for homeowners dealing with wind or flooding from Hurricane Florence. The county has opened two sandbag locations for residents. Scott declared a state of emergency in 35 Florida counties, mostly encompassing rural areas known for small tourist cities, beaches, wildlife reserves and Tallahassee, the state capital.

World News DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court
Author: 0 DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

On Oct. 6, Kavanagh was confirmed to the court by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate , a slim victory after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct . Protesters crowded hallways in the Capitol before Kavanaugh's confirmation vote and pounded on the Supreme Court doors afterward. Justice Kavanaugh's nomination had appeared safe until Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California, last month went public with allegations that the judge had sexually assaulted her in 1982 ...

World News UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned
Author: 0 UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was replacing Trump's public enemy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Haley, a former governor of SC, would run for his Senate seat, some people speculated . Among her notable remarks on the United Nations? In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about replacing possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

World News Turkey believes journalist killed in Saudi consulate
Author: 0 Turkey believes journalist killed in Saudi consulate

The news came hours after police confirmed that around 15 Saudis, including officials, arrived in Istanbul on two flights on Tuesday and were at the consulate at the same time as the journalist. "See when I hear arrest of a friend who did nothing that is worth to be arrested, make me feel I shouldn't go". "Hopefully that will sort itself out", the president added.

World News China Tells the USA to Stop Criticizing Beijing's Policies
Author: 0 China Tells the USA to Stop Criticizing Beijing's Policies

He tried to shrug off the restrictions on his bodyguard, calling him a "big guy" and laughing. South Korea's Yonhap News on Monday speculated that Kim's visit to Moscow might happen surprisingly soon, based on rumors of a North Korean cargo plane flying into Vladivostok on Sunday.

World News NY Gov. Cuomo: Limo Involved in Fatal Crash Failed Inspection
Author: 0 NY Gov. Cuomo: Limo Involved in Fatal Crash Failed Inspection

The owner of Prestige Limousine, Shahed Hussain, shares the same name and address as that of a former FBI informant who appeared as a witness in two United States cases in which prosecutors brought terrorism charges against defendants, transportation and federal court records showed.

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

Mishkin traveled extensively under the name Petrov between 2011 and 2018, including multiple trips to Ukraine and to the self-declared Transnistrian Republic, Bellingcat reported . Bellingcat said its "identification process included multiple open sources, testimony from people familiar with the person, as well as copies of personally identifying documents, including a scanned copy of his passport".

World News Indonesia quake, tsunami toll reaches 1,649
Author: 0 Indonesia quake, tsunami toll reaches 1,649

Spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that most of the bodies were retrieved from Palu, the provincial capital, followed by the districts of Donggala, Sigi, Parigi Mountong and a district of Pasang Kayu in nearby West Sulawesi province.

World News Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant
Author: 0 Susan Collins: 'I do not believe' Kavanaugh was Ford's assailant

Despite the fact that Mainers protested at and called her offices for several months and signed letters demanding that she vote against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, Sen. She gave an impassioned, attractive speech yesterday. During her appearance in New York, Rice contended her ties to ME "are long and deep". Sweet said a big factor would be whether Collins, 65, decides to run at all.

World News Ethnic Russians seen as having weight in Latvian election
Author: 0 Ethnic Russians seen as having weight in Latvian election

But with a quarter of voters still undecided according to pollsters, the election is still wide open. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation now has more than 1,000 troops deployed in the Baltic country of 2 million and even the potential of a minor shift in allegiance in Latvia will worry both Brussels and Washington.

World News Climate change: Could changing your lifestyle really make a difference?
Author: 0 Climate change: Could changing your lifestyle really make a difference?

The planet is already two-thirds of the way there, with global temperatures having warmed about 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Around 6 percent of insects, 8 percent of plants, and 4 percent of vertebrates are projected to be negatively affected by global warming of 1.5°C, namely by shrinking their natural geographic range, compared with 18 percent of insects, 16 percent of plants and 8 percent of vertebrates for global warming of 2°C.

World News Bolsonaro v. Haddad: Brazilian election goes to a runoff
Author: 0 Bolsonaro v. Haddad: Brazilian election goes to a runoff

The pair are deadlocked in a likely run-off vote on 28 October that is required if no candidate takes a majority on Sunday . "Brazil is now surfing the wave of global conservatism, an anti-globalist movement all across the world", said Guilherme Casarões, a comparative politics professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a university in Sao Paulo.

World News Killed in New York Limo Crash is Deadliest Since 2009
Author: 0 Killed in New York Limo Crash is Deadliest Since 2009

Andrew Cuomo revealed Monday. Cuomo said the limousine was a "chopped vehicle", meaning it had been cut and extended and required federal certification that it had been extended in a way that abides by the law, which it did not have, according to NBC.

World News Columbus Day Is A Monument To White Supremacy
Author: 0 Columbus Day Is A Monument To White Supremacy

In blue states especially, communities now recognize Columbus as a slaveholder, rapist and plunderer of gold; a total of 56 cities and four states have followed Berkeley's example. Among the collection is a 10-minute bit-complete with a rousing musical number-on Christopher Columbus " discovering America ". "How stupid of Mayor Ginther to perpetrate this embarrassment for our City!" Like many of us, when we grow up, we learn about the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

Author: 0 No reports of serious injuries after oil refinery explosion shakes Saint John

The company did not provide details, but numerous photos and videos posted to social media show fire and a thick plume of black smoke coming from the refinery. Mark Melanson and Jocelyn Legassie were sitting at the Tim Hortons on Hickey Road, about three kilometres away from the refinery, when they heard a popping sound.

World News Trump says he's not firing Rod Rosenstein
Author: 0 Trump says he's not firing Rod Rosenstein

President Donald Trump talked for about a half hour to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during their flight Monday to Orlando, Florida , for a speech to police chiefs around the world. "I didn't know Rod before, but I've gotten to know him", Trump said at the White House. Even so, Rosenstein told White House officials that he was willing to resign and arrived at the White House a week and a half ago with the expectation that he would be fired.

World News Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist
Author: 0 Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist

Trump and his administration have not commented on the fate of Khashoggi, whom Saudi Arabia insists left the Saudi consulate. Investigators said a 15-person team arrived at the consulate on Tuesday, returning to Riyadh the same day. "If Khashoggi was indeed murdered inside a diplomatic facility, it is an act of terror that echoes Russian and Chinese tactics of extraterritorial, extrajudicial attacks on dissidents, meant to intimidate any who would speak out against the Saudi government, ...

World News GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
Author: 0 GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Vice-President Mike Pence planned to be available Saturday in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, which now seems unlikely. "What left wing groups and their Democratic allies have done to Judge Kavanaugh is nothing short of monstrous", Republican Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa declared before the vote.

World News Donald Trump says allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were a 'hoax'
Author: 0 Donald Trump says allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were a 'hoax'

Midterm elections usually go badly for a sitting USA president's party but here too, Trump is a wildcard and the first signs are polls showing Republican strength in the Senate forecasts. "On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", he said at the ceremony in the ornate White House East Room.

World News Tropical Storm Michael: Here We Go Again
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Michael: Here We Go Again

The storm moved north on a path between Cozumel in southeastern Mexico and the western tip of Cuba , the Miami-based hurricane center said. Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane before landfall", Berg wrote.

World News Jim Carrey Makes Shocking Joke About Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation
Author: 0 Jim Carrey Makes Shocking Joke About Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Kavanaugh, who survived a bruising Senate confirmation process amid allegations of sexual assault in his youth, was "caught up in a hoax set up by the Democrats ", Trump said. But the Christian Right didn't push for Kavanaugh's confirmation so aggressively because they think he shares the more libertarian views that retired Justice Anthony Kennedy had on abortion rights; Kavanaugh was nominated because he is an " originalist " or "strict constructionist" and a hardcore social conservative.

World News Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks
Author: 0 Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks , the former communications director of President Donald Trump , has been appointed as communications chief at Fox, the company being spun off from Twenty-First Century Fox's (FOXA.O) merger with Walt Disney Co (DIS.N). It means she will supervise messaging at Mr Trump's favorite cable television network, the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News . The executives, Julie Henderson and Nathaniel Brown, are not joining New Fox.