Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division

Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division AFP US VP Pence (3rd right) and China’s Xi did not appear together in Apec leaders pictures An Asian economic summit has ended without a formal leaders’ statement for the first time because of US-China divisions over trade.Papua New Guinea’s President Peter O’Neill said a closing statement … Read more

Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards

Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards Image caption Zhang Yimou had never won a Golden Horse until now One of China’s most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year’s Golden Horse awards.The 55th annual awards – dubbed … Read more

Jamal Khashoggi: US ‘yet to conclude’ who was behind the murder

Jamal Khashoggi: US ‘yet to conclude’ who was behind the murder Media captionThe BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at what could happen to the man known as MBSThe US is yet to reach a final conclusion on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, officials say, despite reports the CIA believes it was ordered by the Saudi … Read more

Florida election: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis

Florida mid-terms: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Gillum admitted defeat following a recount in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum has admitted defeat to his Republican rival in the race to be named Florida’s governor – for the second time.Mr Gillum, who hoped to be Florida’s first black governor, … Read more

After Kavanaugh confirmation, protesters chant, pound on Supreme Court door

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.A throng of protesters pushed past a police line, storming up steps to pound on the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday after the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.”Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Kavanaugh has got to … Read more

Kavanaugh sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court

Retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the Justices’ Conference Room, Supreme Court Building. Mrs. Ashley Kavanaugh holds the Bible.Fred Schilling / Collection of the Supreme Court of the United StatesWASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme … Read more

Impeaching Kavanaugh rouses progressive Democrats after confirmation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 27, 2018.Erin Schaff / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.WASHINGTON — Even before Brett Kavanaugh won the Senate’s consent to … Read more

Kavanaugh’s confirmation reveals the moral rot that lets us ignore survivors

Police look on as protesters are arrested in the Senate Hart building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4, 2018.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP – Getty ImagesGet the Think newsletter.The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, an appointment made by a president who admitted … Read more

Kavanaugh was the ‘slut whore drunk’ of the Ford story, Sen. Graham says

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., departs after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, on Oct. 6, 2018, in Washington. Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48.Alex Brandon / APBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanugh is the “slut whore … Read more

Hoaxes Run Amok On Social Media As Hurricane Florence Moves Inland

Hurricane Florence has begun her slow, water-logged move inland. As communities in her path face an onslaught of rain and rising floodwaters, they’re also contending with a distinctly different problem: disinformation and outright hoaxes, often spread via social media.Numerous hoaxes, shark and race-based ones in particular, seem to be repeated with every hurricane.When in doubt … Read more