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Senate poised to confirm Brett Kavanaugh on day of rage

The US Senate was expected to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice on Saturday, as protesters vented their rage on the steps of the US Capitol.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

US Senate to decide Brett Kavanaugh’s fate after FBI probe closes

U.S. senators are set to cast a procedural vote on Friday that could advance the life-long appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual misconduct to the country’s highest court.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

Chuck Grassley: FBI probe does not support Brett Kavanaugh assault claims

A new FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh found nothing to corroborate sexual assault allegations against US President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, a top Republican senator said Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

US senators get FBI report on Kavanaugh

The White House on Thursday rejected Democratic criticism of its handling of an FBI probe into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
US President Donald Trump smiles during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. President Donald Trump said Monday the US had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico and talks with Canada would begin shortly on a new regional free trade pact."It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," Trump said."Canada, we will start negotiations shortly. I'll be calling their prime minister very soon," Trump said.US and Mexican negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences in order to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada was waiting to rejoin the negotiations./ AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Donald Trump taunts US media over Barack Obama error

American President Donald Trump, never allowing any opportunity to slip to punch his traducers, taunted the media on Saturday over their silence over a verbal slip by former President Barack Obama.
US Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets

US Air Force jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

As tension grows between America and Russia, the U.S. military has said that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets.

Two US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday, CNN has reported.

Official: Singapore likely venue for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting

Singapore is the most likely venue for a summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. official said, after Pyongyang cleared a major obstacle to the meeting with the release of three American prisoners.

Donald Trump welcomes U.S. prisoners released by North Korea, thanks Kim Jong-un

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed three former U.S. prisoners who landed at a military base near Washington on Thursday after being released by North Korea, thanking leader Kim Jong Un and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two.

Israel pulls fighter jets from Alaska drill amid tensions with Iran

The Israel Air Force has decided to scale back its participation in the Red Flag exercise amid increasing tensions on Israel’s northern border.

The sun to be cooler by 2050 – study

Based on the cooling spiral of recent solar cycles, scientists from University of California, San Diego believe the next “grand-minimum” is just decades away, during which the Sun will be seven per cent cooler.

Mike Pence announces toughest US sanctions on North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday Washington would soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea, adding that the regime in Pyongyang would not be allowed to “hijack” the upcoming Olympics.

Total lunar eclipse to grace the sky in most parts of China on Wednesday

Stargazers in North America, Hawaii, the Middle East, Russia, India, and Australia had the chance to witness a rare "super blue blood Moon" Wednesday, when Earth's shadow bathes our satellite in a coppery hue.

Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California.

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China’s east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

Russia to limit US military observation flights – report

Moscow will limit the scope of US military observation flights over Russia from Jan. 1 next year in retaliation for US curbs on similar Russian flights over the United States, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Sarah Palin’s son Track arrested in Alaska

The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

Donald Trump requests additional $4bn for missile defence programmes

U.S. President Donald Trump has requested for another four billion dollars for missile defence programmes to counter a threat from North Korea, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

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VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

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Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.