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After fight that split U.S., Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 5:46pm
A deeply divided U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans dismissed accusations of sexual misconduct against the conservative judge and delivered a major victory to President Donald Trump.

McConnell says Kavanaugh fight will help Republicans in November

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 5:46pm
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Saturday that the political brawl over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation will help Republicans retain control of the Senate, calling it a "seminal event" leading into the November elections.

Trump '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 5:41pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

Melania Trump praises Kavanaugh, laments attention on her clothes

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 5:18pm
Melania Trump concluded her trip to Africa on Saturday by voicing support for her husband's controversial Supreme Court pick and urging people to pay less attention to what she wears.

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate: sources

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 4:33pm
Turkish authorities believe that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared four days ago after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside the consulate, two Turkish sources said on Saturday.

Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court: sparks or harmony?

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 4:30pm
When Clarence Thomas took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, he had only barely survived a series of bitter Senate hearings on allegations of sexual harassment that divided the country.

Kavanaugh to be sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice on Saturday

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 3:55pm
Brett Kavanaugh will be sworn in as a justice to U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday - hours after he was confirmed by the Senate, the court announced in a statement.

Trump applauds Kavanaugh confirmation - Twitter

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 3:29pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday applauded the Senate for approving his nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to a life-time term on the Supreme Court, writing on Twitter.

U.S. Senate votes to confirm Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 3:06pm
The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Trump says Kavanaugh will do 'great, great' job on Supreme Court

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:25pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was looking forward to a Senate confirmation vote on his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday and said the conservative judge would do a "great, great" job on the court.

Turkey's Erdogan tells ministers to stop using U.S. firm McKinsey

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:54am
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered his ministers to stop receiving consulting services from U.S. firm McKinsey, after a government deal with it came under fire from the main opposition.

Pope orders 'thorough study' of Vatican documents in McCarrick abuse case

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:54am
Pope Francis has ordered a "thorough study" of all documents in Holy See offices concerning disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican said on Saturday in its first response to accusations that have shaken the Catholic Church.

French police probe Interpol chief's disappearance on China trip

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:16am
French police are investigating the disappearance of Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing after traveling from France to his native China, while his wife has been placed under police protection after receiving threats.

Interpol asks Beijing to clarify status of missing president Meng

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 8:53am
Interpol has asked Beijing to clarify the situation of Interpol president Meng Hongwei, who has been reported missing, the international police organization's secretary-general Juergen Stock said on Saturday.

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump glad judge Kavanaugh, his accuser were heard

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 8:50am
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump praised Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who faces sexual assault allegations, on Saturday, saying she was glad he and his accuser had a chance to be heard.

Girl scout among 34 dead found in Indonesian quake quagmire

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:13am
More than a week after a major earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, rescuers workers were focusing on Saturday on what looks sure to be a long, difficult search for bodies, many buried in appalling morasses of debris and mud.

Banks back Democrats in bid to rebuild bipartisan support

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 5:23am
Banks are going to bat for Democrats in the U.S. November midterm congressional elections as part of an ambitious strategy to rebuild the bipartisan support they enjoyed before the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Senate heads to final vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 5:03am
Brett Kavanaugh, the embattled U.S. Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Donald Trump, looked likely to win final Senate confirmation on Saturday, weathering sexual misconduct allegations and attacks on his character and temperament.

Pompeo pledges coordination with Japan in North Korea talks, to raise abduction issue

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 4:28am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he would coordinate closely with Japan during denuclearization talks with North Korea and promised to raise the issue of the abductions of Japanese citizens in his meetings in Pyongyang.

French rescuers search for bodies in debris of Indonesian quake disaster

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 4:19am
A team of French rescue experts began hunting through a huge expanse of debris on the outskirts of the Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, looking for hands, feet or any body parts of earthquake victims sticking out of the mud.