Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey requests Saudi consulate search

Khashoggi was at the consulate to obtain paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz . As a columnist for the Washington Post , Khashoggi has criticized Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his policies. Yemeni Nobel Pri... More..

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Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

The changes required, from energy to agriculture, are "unprecedented in terms of scale", the group writes in a summary for policymakers. And right now, we're not anywhere close to the path to make it happen...More..

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

Half a degree more (about.9 F) might sound small. - The West Antarctic ice sheet might not kick into irreversible melting. A world with 2°C of warming will be a planet without coral reefs . "We have big ...More..

South African finance minister criticized after testimony
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

South African finance minister criticized after testimony

The Guptas, who face numerous allegations of using their friendship with former leader Jacob Zuma for mutual self-enrichment, have consistently denied any wrongdoing. The rand fell more than one percent on th...More..

Rick Gates Solicited Proposal For Online Disinformation Campaign to Help Trump
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rick Gates Solicited Proposal For Online Disinformation Campaign to Help Trump

A third proposal by the company Psy-Group, staffed by former Israeli intelligence operatives, outlined a plan to help Trump using social media to reinforce divisions among rivals, the report said. Psy-Group cam...More..

Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

During the public swearing-in ceremony, President Donald Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family "for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure". Keeping score on this sort of thing may feel ...More..

Nikki Haley, Pro-Israel Voice At UN, Resigns Abruptly
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nikki Haley, Pro-Israel Voice At UN, Resigns Abruptly

Yet it is unclear how much interest Powell has in leaving Goldman again to rejoin the Trump team. She has been more outspoken in calling out Russian aggression than Trump, for example. Ambassador Nikki H...More..

Japan zookeeper mauled to death in rare attack
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Japan zookeeper mauled to death in rare attack

A zookeeper has been mauled to death by a rare white tiger in the southern Japanese city of Kagoshima. Zoo officials said they believe Furusho went inside the cage to clean the enclosure and was probably at...More..

Jeremy Hunt warns Saudi Arabia over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Jeremy Hunt warns Saudi Arabia over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia has called the allegations that it killed writer Jamal Khashoggi " baseless ", but has offered no evidence over the past seven days to show that he ever left the building. Demirören News Agency r...More..

North Korea's Kim invites Pope to Pyongyang, S. Korea says
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

North Korea's Kim invites Pope to Pyongyang, S. Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang in a gesture created to highlight peace efforts on the Korean peninsula, South Korea's presidential office has said. The Vatican i...More..

Netanyahu's wife faces fraud trial, denies any wrong-doing
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Netanyahu's wife faces fraud trial, denies any wrong-doing

In 2016, a labor court in Jerusalem found her guilty of abusing an employee at the official residence and ordered her to pay $42,000 in damages, while in 2018, the Netanyahus won a libel suit against an Israe...More..

Girl scout among 34 dead found in Indonesian quake quagmire
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Girl scout among 34 dead found in Indonesian quake quagmire

Australia is providing additional support to Indonesia in the wake of the devastating quake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi on 28 September. Indonesian man chat on top of the rubble at Petobo neighbourhood,...More..

NTSB says no apparent skid marks after fatal limo crash
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

NTSB says no apparent skid marks after fatal limo crash

Investigators plan to examine the mangled limo's data recorders and mechanical systems as well as the road, which has a history as a danger spot. Officials say it is the deadliest crash since the 2009 crash o...More..

Three Palestinians killed in confrontations with Israeli forces - Gaza ministry
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Three Palestinians killed in confrontations with Israeli forces - Gaza ministry

Lieberman chose to reduce the fishing zone after violent incidents on Friday along the border between Israel and Gaza, the defence ministry statement said. He said "through war we don't achieve anything", AP re...More..

Explosion at Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, NB
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Explosion at Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, NB

An explosion and fire ripped through Canada's largest refinery Monday (Oct 8), injuring several workers in what its owner called a " major incident ". He said there had been a problem with the refinery's dies...More..

International Monetary Fund predicts India will grow at 7.3% in 2018-’19
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

International Monetary Fund predicts India will grow at 7.3% in 2018-’19

Growth estimates for the euro area and Britain were also revised down with the report warning that growth "may have peaked in some major economies". "The provision of 10 million jobs and millions of housing u...More..

Skripal attack: Bellingcat names second Salisbury suspect
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Skripal attack: Bellingcat names second Salisbury suspect

We have now identified "Alexander Petrov" to be in fact Dr. Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin , a trained military doctor in the employ of the GRU . The website had earlier identified Ruslan Boshirov, the firs...More..

Toll from quake, tsunami rises to 1,763; at least 5,000 people missing
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Toll from quake, tsunami rises to 1,763; at least 5,000 people missing

The 7.5 magnitude quake on September 28 brought down many buildings in the small city on Sulawesi island, 1,500 km (30 miles) northeast of Jakarta , while tsunami waves smashed into its beachfront. Sutopo Pu...More..

Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist murdered inside consulate
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist murdered inside consulate

Since then, Turkish and Saudi officials have offered conflicting accounts of his disappearance , with Ankara saying there was no evidence that he had left the diplomatic mission and Riyadh saying he exited the...More..

United Nations report on climate change sets off alarm bells
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

United Nations report on climate change sets off alarm bells

The report , commissioned as part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement , presents a stark portrait of the future unless the world undertakes "rapid, fair-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of soc...More..

Sen. Collins talks confirmation vote on television
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Sen. Collins talks confirmation vote on television

While her vote spurred criticism, Collins was cheered by Republicans including past and former presidents. "He perhaps needs to withdraw, "' she said . A floor vote is scheduled to take place tomorrow. But she...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Irving Oil confirms 'major incident' at Saint John oil refinery

Irving Oil confirmed Monday that a " major incident " occurred at its refinery. Area residents described feeling an explosion shortly after 10 a.m. local time, and noted that flames and smoke could be seen fr...More..

NY limo crash: Newlyweds and young couples among 20 dead
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

NY limo crash: Newlyweds and young couples among 20 dead

Investigators plan to examine everything from the mangled limo's data recorders and mechanical systems to the road, which has a history as a danger spot. Four sisters who had always held a tight bond with one a...More..

Here’s what it would take to stop climate change sooner
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Here’s what it would take to stop climate change sooner

The report also finds that, in the likelihood that governments fail to avert 2.7 degrees of warming, another scenario is possible: The world could overshoot that target, heat up by more than 3.6 degrees, a...More..

Statement on Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Statement on Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation

Roberts administered the constitutional oath and Kennedy the judicial oath. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called Kavanaugh "temperamentally unfit to serve on the Supreme Court" and said the new justice has "express...More..

Russian-minority party 'wins' Latvia election
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Russian-minority party 'wins' Latvia election

Voters in Latvia , a member of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, chose Saturday from more than 1,400 candidates and 16 parties to fill the country's 100-seat parliament. According to t...More..

Kavanaugh steps away from being confirmed as US Supreme Court judge
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Kavanaugh steps away from being confirmed as US Supreme Court judge

Republicans have 51 seats in the Senate, which is enough to get Kavanaugh through, but not if more than one Senator vote against him. Murkowski had been one of a handful of pivotal senators who remained p...More..

Trump claims Kavanaugh allegations are 'Democrat hoax' in new attack
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Trump claims Kavanaugh allegations are 'Democrat hoax' in new attack

Supreme Court , from his nomination through a roller-coaster Senate hearing to confirmation. Protesters occupied the steps of the court after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh on Saturday (Sunday NZT), and they ...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Climate change: Could changing your lifestyle really make a difference?

It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. Global net emissions of carbon diox...More..

Brett Kavanaugh participates in swearing-in ceremony at White House
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh participates in swearing-in ceremony at White House

With control of the House and Senate at stake on November 6, both parties have sought to channel anger over Kavanaugh. In North Dakota, Republican Rep. Midterm elections usually go badly for a sitting USA...More..

Cities Continue The Push To Replace Columbus Day
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Cities Continue The Push To Replace Columbus Day

However, most FedEx and UPS stores and services are open with normal business hours on Columbus Day. "Clearly we picked the second Monday [of October] for a reason", she said . When asked how the city ma...More..

Week Ahead: Kavanaugh Confirmed, Sworn In - And What Comes Next
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Week Ahead: Kavanaugh Confirmed, Sworn In - And What Comes Next

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. Both Republi...More..

Brazil votes amid anger at the ruling class
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Brazil votes amid anger at the ruling class

Nonetheless, support for Bolsonaro has surged in recent days - with some observers saying he could even win the presidency in the first-round ballot, with the left-leaning vote split between Haddad and a clutch...More..

Saudi Arabia must prove its claim about Khashoggi, Turkey's President Erdoğan says
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Saudi Arabia must prove its claim about Khashoggi, Turkey's President Erdoğan says

The Turkish Anadolu News Agency claimed that 15 Saudi employees had arrived at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul while Khashoggi was there, and they left after his death. And the board said the United States ...More..

Leading Brazilian candidate Jair Bolsonaro casts vote
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Leading Brazilian candidate Jair Bolsonaro casts vote

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to tough rhetoric in campaigning for the second round of Brazil's bitterly contested presidential election, after his strong win in first-r...More..