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by | October 13, 2018 | 05:07

The trade confrontation weighs on China in particular, where growth is projected to slow to 6.6 per cent this year and 6.2 per cent in 2019, a downgrade of 0.2 points. Further out, China's economy is expected to slow gradually to 5.6 per cent as the government shifts to "a more sustainable growth path" and addresses financial risks, the International Monetary Fund said.

by | October 13, 2018 | 01:45

American Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (C) was charged with spying and was placed under house arrest due to health considerations, in Izmir, Turkey, on July 25, 2018. Friday's hearing took place in a prison complex near the western city of Izmir. He had faced charges that could have resulted in 35 years in prison.

by | October 12, 2018 | 00:51

Saudi officials have called claims that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate " baseless " but have yet to release any evidence that the writer left the building, despite repeated requests from Turkish officials. "There's some pretty bad stories about it", Trump added. He said they were made in NY, but gave no details about who was involved. Khashoggi's disappearance is likely to further deepen divisions between Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

by | October 12, 2018 | 00:31

Met Eireann issued the Status Orange warning for Galway on Wednesday evening ahead of Storm Callum which will hit Ireland on Thursday night. There are two rain warnings from the Met office , one for Friday for Wales, also Cumbria into southern Scotland.

by | October 10, 2018 | 10:01

During their discussions at State House, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta gave the US First Lady a copy of Beyond Zero's strategic framework for 2018-2022 which she launched earlier in the year. Trump took the time to read a story to a group of children before a young boy read a story to her in turn. Melania Trump with First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta at JKIA before he departure.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:43

Public servants at all spheres and levels of government will have no obligation to responsibly manage state fiscal resources under a compromised minister of finance. Mr. Nene had committed "errors of judgment" but was not personally implicated in any wrongdoing, Mr. Ramaphosa said in his announcement on Tuesday.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:29

This being argument, today's session is unlikely to produce any major news other than the novelty of it being Kavanaugh's first day on the job; his family will be on hand in the chamber to share the day with him. Justice Kavanaugh can be expected to cast crucial votes on those issues as well as gun control, immigration, voting rights and others. The panel lambasted President Donald Trump's tone at the event, while semi-praising Kavanaugh's.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:24

She called it "the most hard in the 22 years that I've been honored to represent the state of Maine in the Senate". But they do lead me to conclude that the allegations failed to me the more-likely-than-not standard. But Republicans, spearheaded by President Trump, have questioned the reliability of Ms Ford's account. Ford had already alluded to these threats in her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee , telling the committee that she and her family had been living in "various ...

by | October 10, 2018 | 08:32

Michael was now packing winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour) as it aimed for the Florida panhandle, the finger-shaped strip of land on the Gulf of Mexico. "We can take quite a bit of rain, but the folks in the Carolinas can't right now", Orrock said. The partial shutdown ahead of Michael helped push oil prices slightly higher on Tuesday.

by | October 10, 2018 | 07:06

Haley, who is 46 and not personally wealthy, hinted in her resignation letter to Trump that she is headed to the private sector. She talked tough on her very first day, promising her colleagues in NY that she would be on constant watch for those countries that cooperated with the United States, those that gave the United States trouble, and those that actively worked to undermine it.

by | October 09, 2018 | 11:59

Amanda, 26, a waitress at a retirement community, was "a very strong and independent person" who didn't like people to do things for her, according to her sister. "State police are working with federal and local authorities to investigate the crash, and I have directed State agencies to provide every resource necessary to aid in this investigation and determine what led to this tragedy", Cuomo said in a statement.

by | October 09, 2018 | 11:33

As the map here shows, there is only one state outside the north-east - Pará - where the majority of votes did not go to Bolsonaro. With the field reduced to two candidates, some analysts see Haddad as the natural inheritor of numerous centrist votes that will be up for grabs, but the scale of Bolsonaro's first-round success means that Haddad will have little room for manoeuvre.

by | October 09, 2018 | 05:30

President Trump watched the vote in his private cabin onboard Air Force One as he flew to a campaign rally in Kansas. The scene unfolded Saturday afternoon as Kavanaugh was officially being placed on the nation's highest court. Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations and received continued backing from the president as well as vast protest from opponents. At the request of Democrats and a Republican senator the Federal Bureau of Investigation was called in to look into the allegations - ...

by | October 09, 2018 | 04:53

Kavanaugh went through a bruising confirmation process in the US Senate, where questions were raised over his partisan rhetoric and allegations of sexual misconduct as a young man. Who wants Mr Kavanaugh impeached? Democrats have said that an FBI investigation into the allegations that Trump ordered was too limited in scope to be useful.

by | October 08, 2018 | 13:12

For his part, according to local media, Shahbaz told the court Saturday that he didn't do any corruption and demanded an open court trail. The NAB has been granted a 10-day physical remand of Shehbaz . PML-N also said that the arrest of Sharif was meant to weaken the party before by-elections to be held on October 14. And on Sept 19, the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences and granted them bail till the disposal of their appeals.

by | October 08, 2018 | 12:44

Indonesia sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", the world's most tectonically active region, and its 260 million people are vulnerable to earthquakes , tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. "But not yet to the most inaccessible places", Sinta said. A girl, estimated to be 4 years old, who was dropped off outside a military hospital is pictured in Palu , Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 5, 2018.

by | October 08, 2018 | 11:45

It did not say why. Early in April, Meng had already lost his seat on China's Public Security Ministry's Communist Party Committee (its real decision-making body), although he is still listed on the ministry's website as a deputy minister.

by | October 08, 2018 | 11:42

Trump began her tour Tuesday in Ghana and continued Thursday in Malawi. People on Twitter agree with Bennett's sentiment - suggesting that it's likely a result of her distance from her husband and the controversy surrounding his Supreme Court nominee .

by | October 08, 2018 | 10:36

Recall that Mahmoud Ahmed, a brother of Mrs. Buhari alleged that the APC gubernatorial process in Adamawa State was hijacked. All eyes are now on the dozen candidates vying to be nominated to challenge him from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ), the former ruling party.

by | October 08, 2018 | 08:07

Republicans control the Senate by a meagre 51-49 margin. The allegations first became public in mid-September, shortly after Kavanaugh testified at a public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The showdown drew raucous demonstrators - largely anti-Kavanaugh - to the Capitol, where they raised tensions by repeatedly confronting lawmakers despite an intensified police presence.