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Bolsonaro, Haddad head for run-off in Brazilian presidential election

Brazil's presidential front-runners, the right-wing Jair Bolsonaro and the left-leaning rival Fernando Haddad, are expected to face off in a run-off later this month, according to the official results of the first round of the election on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 11:29:31

Brazilian chief prosecutor promises swift action against fake news

Brazilian Chief Prosecutor Raquel Dodge said Sunday that the Prosecutor's office is ready to take action against those who spread fake news in an attempt to influence voters.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 10:12:29

Elections in Brazil run smoothly, only minor problems reported

Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) said Sunday that elections ran smoothly in the country with few incidents reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 10:12:02

Limo crash kills 20 in US state of New York

20 people were killed on Saturday when a limousine "failed to stop" at an intersection in upstate New York and struck a parked vehicle, police said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 10:09:39

Bolsonaro, Haddad head for run-off in Brazilian presidential election

Brazil's presidential front-runners, right-wing Jair Bolsonaro and his left-leaning rival Fernando Haddad, are expected to face off in a run-off later this month, according to preliminary results.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 9:34:56

Bolsonaro, Haddad head for run-off in Brazilian presidential election

Brazil's presidential frontrunners, right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro and his left-leaning rival Fernando Haddad, are expected to face off in a run-off later this month, according to preliminary results.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:44:18

Cuba's new tax rules to boost transparency, revenue: officials

New tax regulations for Cuba's budding private sector aim to improve transparency and curb tax evasion, according to officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:42:52

More than 500,000 Brazilians to vote abroad for new president

Over half a million Brazilians living in foreign countries are expected to vote for a new president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:28:49

Brazilian President Temer votes to choose successor

Brazil's President Michel Temer voted on Sunday morning in a school in Sao Paulo to choose his successor.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:27:14

Pompeo says talks in DPRK productive: S. Korea's Blue House

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said here on Sunday that his talks in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were productive.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:15:50

Pompeo to visit China following meetings in Pyongyang, Seoul

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit China on Monday, following US Vice President Mike Pence's speech which highlighted a more aggressive approach toward China on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 22:48:39

Brazil votes for new president; far-right Bolsonaro in lead

Brazilians began casting ballots Sunday in their most divisive presidential election in years, with a far-right politician promising an iron-fisted crackdown on crime, Jair Bolsonaro, the firm favorite in the first round.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 22:33:39

Protesters rage in US as Kavanaugh confirmed

Two of America's hallowed institutions, the US Capitol and the Supreme Court, became a nexus of public rage and frustration Saturday as President Donald Trump got his controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmed onto the high court.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 22:13:40

Miracle procession

Catholic faithful attend the procession of the Lord of Miracles outside the Nazareth Temple in downtown Lima on Saturday. The Lord of Miracles, also known as “Christ of Miracles,” is an image painted of Jesus Christ that is venerated in Lima, Peru. The procession is the main Catholic celebration in Peru and one of the largest in the world.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 22:13:39

Melania rounds off Africa tour

Smiling for the cameras in the shadow of the pyramids, US First Lady Melania Trump wrapped up her four-nation Africa tour in Egypt on Saturday, far from the political tumult back home.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/7 22:08:39

US Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh after bitter partisan fight

The US Senate on Saturday narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh in its final floor vote, following a fierce partisan fight over sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 9:15:46

Trump's Supreme Court pick sworn in, partisan fights go on

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, was sworn in on Saturday evening, shortly after the Senate passed his contentious confirmation by a vote of 50-48 amid fierce partisan fights focusing on sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 10:47:34

Trump's 2nd Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh sworn in

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nominee in two years, was officially sworn in on Saturday, shortly after the Senate narrowly confirmed him by a vote of 50 to 48 amid fierce partisan fights focusing on sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 8:20:28