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Limo that crashed in NY, killing 20, failed inspection Limo that crashed in NY, killing 20, failed inspection
- October 09, 2018

But media reports and interviews detailed the devastation. A limousine loaded with people headed to a birthday party blew the stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into an SUV parked outside a store, killing all people in the limo and a few pedestrians, officials and relatives of the victims said. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea
- October 09, 2018

Ms Nauert said Mr Pompeo "held productive discussions" with Kim. Pompeo said he's "hopeful" worldwide inspectors would soon be allowed on select sites associated with North Korea's missile and nuclear program, and didn't comment on Pyongyang's insistence that inspectors would be allowed into the Yongbyon site only if the US took corresponding measures. (more...)
Israel PM's wife goes on trial in delivery meals case Israel PM's wife goes on trial in delivery meals case
- October 09, 2018

Sara Netanyahu is charged with spending almost $100,000 in public funds on meals from upscale restaurants, despite already having a private cook. Netanyahu's interrogation took place two days before the planned start of his wife's trial, who is accused of fraudulently obtaining funding from the prime minister's office to order hundreds of meals from restaurants, worth more than 350,000 new shekels (about 97,000 US dollars). (more...)
CCTV shows missing Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi entering consulate CCTV shows missing Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi entering consulate
- October 09, 2018

The Washington Post has published an image it described as the last surveillance photograph of its missing Saudi contributor. Moulay Hicham recalled recent news reports , which alleged that the Saudi journalist was tortured and murdered "at the hands of his own countrymen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ". (more...)
5000 feared missing as search for Indonesia quake victims continues 5000 feared missing as search for Indonesia quake victims continues
- October 09, 2018

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. (more...)
International Monetary Fund revises medium-term growth rate downward International Monetary Fund revises medium-term growth rate downward
- October 09, 2018

The Washington-based institution had predicted a 2019 growth rate of 1.5 percent for Russian Federation in its last update in July. The downgrade reflects a confluence of factors, including the introduction of import tariffs between the USA and China, weaker performances by euro zone countries, Japan and Britain. (more...)
Saint John residents warned of possible flare-ups at Irving refinery Saint John residents warned of possible flare-ups at Irving refinery
- October 09, 2018

He said there had been a problem with the refinery's diesel treating unit, which removes sulphur from diesel fuel, but it wasn't yet clear exactly what caused the malfunction. "I'm watching the news, like everyone else", he said. The Irving facility in Saint John was shut down on Monday while investigators looked for the cause of the blast. (more...)
Salisbury poisoning: What we know about doctor accused of nerve agent attack Salisbury poisoning: What we know about doctor accused of nerve agent attack
- October 09, 2018

The controversial group said that Petrov's real name is Aleksandr Mishkin and he is " a trained military doctor in the employ of the GRU ", the Russian military intelligence service. Dr Mishkin was born in July 1979 in the village of Loyga in the Archangelsk district of northern Russian Federation, and until September 2014 his registered home address in Moscow was the same as the headquarters of the GRU, Bellingcat said. (more...)
Latvia vote: pro-Russian and populist in pole position Latvia vote: pro-Russian and populist in pole position
- October 09, 2018

Latvia is a member of both the eurozone and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, having joined the military alliance in 2004. There is a risk that the power there may come the Pro-Russian party "Consent". Then the parliament will approve the new cabinet of ministers. Therefore numerous coalition combinations look potentially possible. Unity, now rebranded as New Unity, might not even meet the five-percent threshold required to make it into parliament. (more...)
How are you fighting climate change? How are you fighting climate change?
- October 09, 2018

The question is will industry, Governments and individuals listen and take action? The world is already experiencing around 1C of global warming , and events such as floods, storms and heatwaves like the one in the United Kingdom this summer have become increasingly likely as a result of climate change, according to experts. (more...)
SNL’s Susan Collins Believes Women, Until It’s Time to Stop SNL’s Susan Collins Believes Women, Until It’s Time to Stop
- October 09, 2018

Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college, but Collins and others said they were won over by his forceful denials and a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation report they say produced no evidence corroborating the claims. (more...)
20 dead after wedding limo crashes in NY 20 dead after wedding limo crashes in NY
- October 09, 2018

He's a Democrat from Amsterdam. The limo went across the road and hit an unoccupied SUV parked at the Apple Barrel, a local institution and popular stop for autumn leaf-peepers. The crash "sounded like an explosion", said Linda Riley, who was on a shopping trip with her sisters and had been in their parked auto at the time at the store. (more...)
Irving Oil confirms 'major incident' at Saint John oil refinery
- October 09, 2018

Streets in the area have been closed as authorities monitor the situation. Residents across Saint John reported feeling the explosion , with some calling it "bed shaking", according to CBC . He added when he walked outside he saw thick black smoke billowing so he hopped in his vehicle to take a closer look. "I heard a rumbling, roaring sound", Guimond said. (more...)
Scientists call for US$2.4 trillion shift from coal to renewables Scientists call for US$2.4 trillion shift from coal to renewables
- October 09, 2018

According to the report , limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C would require "rapid and far-reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities". "I just don't see the possibility of doing the one and a half" and even two degrees looks unlikely, said Appalachian State University environmental scientist Gregg Marland, who isn't part of the United Nations panel but has tracked global emissions for decades for the U.S. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court By 50-48 Vote Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court By 50-48 Vote
- October 09, 2018

President Donald Trump has announced Kavanaugh will be sworn in later on Saturday. He was confirmed on Saturday evening. Hours before the vote, scores of protesters broke through barricades and staged a raucous sit-in protest on the US Capitol steps. (more...)
Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day? LIers weigh in Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day? LIers weigh in
- October 09, 2018

Federal offices: Because Columbus Day is a federal holiday , federal offices will be closed. Organizers of Pittsburgh's Columbus Day parade previous year floated the idea of changing the name and theme to incorporate more cultures, but not because of the Columbus controversy or fact that a statue of the explorer has been vandalized multiple times . (more...)
Kavanaugh on track for his Supreme Court robes Kavanaugh on track for his Supreme Court robes
- October 09, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford's legal team has released a statement from her friend Keith Koegler, who provided an account that appears to corroborate Ford's testimony accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not interview him. (more...)
Donald Trump says allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were a 'hoax' Donald Trump says allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were a 'hoax'
- October 09, 2018

Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening in a private ceremony as protesters chanted outside the court building. A yawning divide has opened in the previous year over whether allegations of sexual misconduct should be enough to topple accused men from the pinnacle of their professions. (more...)
Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist murdered inside consulate Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist murdered inside consulate
- October 09, 2018

And by mid afternoon on Sunday, no Turkish official had publicly accused Saudi Arabia of killing Khashoggi. The Saudi source said a security team including Saudi investigators had arrived in Istanbul on Saturday to take part in the investigation into his disappearance. (more...)
Brazil's Far-Right Candidate Grabs Lead Ahead Of Second Round Presidential Election Brazil's Far-Right Candidate Grabs Lead Ahead Of Second Round Presidential Election
- October 09, 2018

Senna said he was anxious that Bolsonaro's presidential rivals would gang up on him and back Haddad in the runoff. That changed when Bolsonaro arrived in March - making it his ninth party affiliation. "We need to unify Brazil, to pacify it", he said. His promises to give police freer rein, his criticism of the social movements and reforms that have attempted to make Brazil more inclusive and equal, and his frequent praise for Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship have raised concerns ... (more...)

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