Rwandan president appoints new foreign, defense ministers in reshuffle

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame appointed new ministers of defense and foreign affairs in a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Thursday. Albert Murasira, an army general, replaced long-serving James Kabarebe as defense minister, the president’s office said, without giving a reason for the decision. Richard Sezibera, a former secretary general of the East African Community regional bloc, became ...

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Craig Savage: Jury shown CCTV of ‘crazy ex with gun’

CCTV has been shown in court of Craig Savage, 35, arriving at a house in St Leonards where his estranged wife Michelle Savage and mother-in-law Heather Whitbread were inside. A 999 call was played to the court in which Raven Whitbread, Michelle’s sister, who was also in the house, told the operator he had burst in with a gun. Craig ...

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Wall St. slides on Saudi Arabia, Italy concerns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy’s budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 16, 2018. ...

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Critics Blast Kansas Transgender Birth Certificate Suit: ‘They Can Bend the Law to Fit Any Alternative Reality’

An LGBTQ rights group is suing the state of Kansas for refusing to allow transgender individuals to change the sex listed on their birth certificates to correspond with their gender identities. The lawsuit, filed Monday by Lambda Legal and another law firm on behalf of two transgender women and two transgender men, asks the US District Court in Kansas City ...

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Brazil leftist accuses presidential rival of illegal social media campaigning

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accused right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of soliciting mass messaging over social media via WhatsApp, funded by businesses, in an alleged violation of Brazil’s campaign finance law. Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party (PT), attends a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker ...

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Karen Carney: Football Association appalled by rape and death threats on Instagram

Karen Carney scored a penalty for Chelsea in the Women’s Champions League on Wednesday Warning: Some readers may be offended by the content in this article The Football Association has urged police to tackle abuse on social media after rape and death threats were made to England midfielder Karen Carney. Chelsea’s Carney, 31, received the messages on Instagram after Wednesday’s ...

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VW’s Porsche expects to repeat record vehicle sales this year

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Porsche brand does not need a stock market listing to fund growth, Chief Executive Oliver Blume said, adding he is confident the maker of the iconic 911 sportscar can repeat last year’s record sales in 2018. FILE PHOTO: A Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS is seen at the Paris auto show in Paris, France, October ...

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U.S. gives Saudis more time on Khashoggi; Mnuchin spurns conference

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The top U.S. diplomat advised President Donald Trump on Thursday to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance even as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin abandoned plans to attend an investor conference in Riyadh, putting the high-profile event in question. In Istanbul, Turkish investigators for a second time searched the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi ...

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