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Winner Emerges In PDP Presidential Primary Vote

Abubakar hopes to replicate Buhari's 2015 feat of winning a presidential election at the fourth attempt after he left the ruling APC party in November and re-joined the PDP a month later. He described the process that produced him candidate as free, fair and innovative. In his acceptance speech, Mr Abubakar praised the conduct of the primary as the best since the enthronement of democracy in 1999.

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Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael - 10/7/2018 2:25:05 PM

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth. "With the National Hurricane Center forecasting Tropical Depression 14 to strengthen and impact Florida's Panhandle as a hurricane, families need to get prepared".

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Washington Post decries 'missing voice', as Khashoggi's disappearance continues

Turkey summoned the Saudi ambassador to its Foreign Ministry on Thursday over the writer's disappearance, said an official who requested anonymity in line with government rules. Khashoggi's fiancée refuted Saudi Arabia's claims to Reuters . Khashoggi's disappearance is not, in and of itself, surprising. Mohammad bin Salman said that the Saudi government will own small parts of these companies "to secure the quality for a period of time ", as the crown prince puts it.

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Melania Trump visits Africa

United States First Lady Melania Trump on Friday morning began her activities in Kenya after jetting in from Malawi on Thursday night. Melania also took a tour of the site of an ivory burn - mounds of ivory ash set up to discourage poachers - and saw impala, zebras and giraffes along the way.

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Senate confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court

She said on the Senate floor late Friday that Kavanaugh is "a good man" but his "appearance of impropriety has become unavoidable". "I think it's unfair to people who have actually been abused, raped and molested, for her to come forward and say that she was when maybe she wasn't, and all those people that have, it's just a mockery", she said.

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Interpol president Meng Hongwei reported missing after trip to China

Meng was last seen leaving Interpol's headquarters in Lyon in France , late September, the source said, and planned to visit China. Police sources said Meng's wife and children remained in Lyon. A spokeswoman for Interpol refused to tell CNN if Mr Meng was on official business in China when he was last heard from. There have been several cases in recent years of senior Chinese officials vanishing without explanation, only for the government to announce weeks or even months later ...

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Trump doubles down on baseless claim that Kavanaugh protesters are "paid"

Donald Trump has tweeted a weird attack on anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters, insisting their banners are 'not signs made in the basement from love'. However, this marks the first time Trump has explicitly mentioned Soros by name on Twitter - a move that could well fan the flames of conspiracy among the far right.

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Canada relieved trade deal done, won't forget Trump attacks

Pence added that Beijing works to steal United States intellectual property, leading to a "new consensus" among U.S. businesses about investing there. Pence said China has built an unparalleled surveillance state, and it's growing more expansive and intrusive - often with the help of U.S. technology.

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Senate nears Kavanaugh approval after epic struggle

Kavanaugh vehemently denied all those claims . Trump stood by Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge with a history of advancing Republican causes, and this week mocked Ford's account of what she says was a drunken attack on her by Kavanaugh when they were teenagers.

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Seven Rohingya Deported to Myanmar After SC Upholds Label of 'Illegal Immigrants'

The Indian government is conducting a "relentless smear" campaign against Rohingya immigrants and the decision to deport seven men from the community sets a "dangerous" precedent for all asylum seekers in the country, Amnesty International India said Thursday.

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Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for U.S

Collins wasn't the only senator to announce a plan to vote yes in the full vote tomorrow. Republican presidents nominated eight people to the Supreme Court while the GOP held the majority in the Senate. In fact, during her 21 years in the Senate, Collins has voted for judicial nominees put forward by Republican presidents almost 99 percent of the time, according to a Globe analysis of her roll call votes .

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Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

The US First Lady will then visit the US Embassy in Nairobi wrapping up the only closed-door engagements on her Kenyan visit. Spokesperson for the protestors, Rachael Pope, said the Americans living in Malawi had a "take-home" message for US First Lady.

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Prospects for new diplomacy as Pompeo heads to Pyongyang

The meeting between Pompeo and Kim may also chart a possible second meeting between the two leaders. In a commentary on Tuesday, North Korea's official KCNA news agency said declaring the end of the 1950-53 Korean War could "never be a bargaining chip" for denuclearization and said experts calling for North Korea to declare details of its arms programs were "spouting.

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US NATO envoy warns Russian Federation to halt new missile development

Hutchison was referring to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which bans the use of all nuclear and conventional missiles, as well as their launchers, that have ranges of between 500km and 5,500km. Harry Harris told Congress earlier this year that the treaty is "self-limiting", particularly since "over 90 percent of China's ground-based missiles would violate the treaty".

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President Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Lindsey Graham , a Republican from SC, said Sunday that testimony would be taken from Ramirez and Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge , who has been named by two of three women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Sen. Susan Collins of ME communicated with White House staff about broadening an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh .

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Trump insults reporter Cecilia Vega: 'You're not thinking. You never do'

President Barack Obama's press team issued a revision following March 2016 a meeting with financial regulators. After the president finished outlining the new USMCA deal, he agreed to take a few questions from the media - and he nodded at Vega.

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Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Trump's mockery of Ford at a campaign rally on Tuesday night intensified political pressure on senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME as they consider how they will vote on Kavanaugh . Downstairs? Where was it?' 'I don't know. What neighbourhood was it in? "Look, I know a lot about sexual assault", Corker said Tuesday without elaborating.

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United States pulls out of 1955 treaty with Iran, says measures long overdue

Pompeo announced the termination of a 1955 treaty that established economic relations and consular rights between the two countries. "The Iranians have been ignoring it for an awfully long time, we ought to have pulled out of it decades ago", he told reporters at the State Department.

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Ricin detected in envelopes seized at Pentagon mail facility

The mail distribution center where the mail arrived and was flagged isn't in the Pentagon but nearby, the officials said. Ricin is a poison made from castor beans. There is no known antidote to ricin but emergency medical care immediately after exposure can prevent death. Two years later, a MS man sent letters containing ricin to President Barack Obama and a Republican senator in an elaborate attempt to frame a rival.

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Teetotal Trump: I'd be a mess as a drinker

Late last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from both Kavanaugh, and Christine Blasey Ford , who says Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her down on a bed and groped her against her will at a high school gathering in 1982. He initially declined several questions on Kavanaugh, angrily denouncing them as off-topic, before returning to the matter. But NPR obtained a four-page affidavit from Hill in which she alleged years of harassment by Thomas and published the information, forcing the ...

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Chinese and USA warships in South China Sea close encounter

A Chinese navy vessel carried out identification and verification procedures of the USS Decatur in accordance with law and warned it, Wu Qian, spokesperson with the Ministry of National Defence said in a statement . Also last week, China refused a port of call in Hong Kong to the U.S. Navy ship USS Wasp slated for October and pulled a top admiral from a scheduled meeting with his U.S.

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United States evacuates consulate in southern Iraq following attacks

We will remind, on may 8, U.S. President Donald trump said that America emerges from the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program and restores sanctions against Iran. personnel and facilities in Iraq. Although some personnel could remain on the diplomatic compound, the move is believed to effectively close the consulate, at least temporarily.

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Two men claim responsibility Christine Blasey Ford assault

The letter reads , "when he [Brett Kavanaugh ] was author of the Starr Report, my daughter (from Boulder Colorado) occasionally socialized with Brett Kavanaugh". Ms Ford will testify first at the hearing, which starts at 10am (3pm United Kingdom time) and at her request is being held in a small hearing room that seats only a few dozen spectators.

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FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

Keyser asked that I communicate to the Committee her willingness to cooperate fully with the FBI's supplemental investigation of Dr. Christine Ford's allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh ", Keyser's attorney said in the letter . Trump adviser Conway said on Sunday that she was the victim of sexual assault and that women who survive such experiences should be heard. A lawyer for Ramirez confirmed Saturday that his client - who alleges that Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her during a ...

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Trump Says He and Kim Jong Un ‘Fell in Love’

United States president Donald Trump took his enthusiasm for his detente with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to new heights on Saturday, declaring at a rally with supporters that "we fell in love" after exchanging letters. Despite this, negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea have stalled since the Singapore summit. The crowd laughed in response to Trump's "love" line, though the comment was more self aggrandizement than humor - he had also just informed supporters that he had ...