Europe Edition: Indonesia, Brett Kavanaugh, Iran: Your Thursday Briefing
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Great morning. Blame in Indonesia, a late-night announcement in Washington, an arrest in France. Right here&rsquos the latest:
&bull What went wrong in Indonesia?
As the death toll continues to rise on Sulawesi Island &mdash to 1,407 on Wednesday &mdash officials are attempting to understand why an early warning system for earthquakes and tsunamis failed to defend the island.
The system was set up in 2008, with seismographic sensors, buoys and tidal gauges.
But a combination of vandalism, maintenance shortfalls and infrastructure damaged by the earthquake meant residents didn&rsquot receive sufficient warning to evacuate.
&bull The F.B.I. completes its Kavanaugh report.
Early Thursday, the White House sent the Senate the completed F.B.I. investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, saying it was &ldquoconfident&rdquo that he would be confirmed to the court.
The White Home issued its statement about two:30 a.m., just hours soon after Senate Republicans moved to schedule a vote on Judge Kavanaugh&rsquos nomination.
Republicans are also stepping up efforts to challenge the veracity of Christine Blasey Ford, Judge Kavanaugh&rsquos major accuser, confronting her with a sworn statement from a former boyfriend who questioned some of her testimony final week.
But these attacks, along with President Trump&rsquos mockery of Dr. Blasey at a campaign rally, could complicate the celebration&rsquos efforts to confirm Judge Kavanaugh by alienating 3 key Republican senators, Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. All 3 condemned the president&rsquos remarks about Dr. Blasey.
In the meantime, far more than 1,000 law professors signed a letter to the Senate saying that Judge Kavanaugh did not have the &ldquojudicial temperament&rdquo for the court. It was published by Times Opinion.
&bull A U.N. court rebukes the U.S. over its Iran sanctions.
The International Court of Justice, the U.N.&rsquos highest court, ordered the U.S. to ease sanctions against Iran. Rulings by the court are legally binding, but it has no way of enforcing them.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wasted no time responding, announcing in a largely symbolic move that the U.S. was canceling a 1955 treaty that was the basis for friendly diplomatic exchanges and economic relations with Iran, lengthy before its Islamic revolution turned the two nations into enemies.
Above, the Grand Bazaar in Tehran.
&bull A French &ldquoescape king&rdquo is captured.
The escape scene unfolded like a best-notch thriller. Armed guys hijacked a helicopter and swept into a French prison yard in July, scooping up Rédoine Faïd, a notorious inmate serving a 25-year sentence for a robbery that left a police officer dead.
But now, following an intensive manhunt, Mr. Faïd is back in custody. Above, the apartment constructing outdoors Paris exactly where he was arrested.
Even though no one disputed he had completed undesirable things &mdash this was Mr. Faïd&rsquos second prison break &mdash he has gained a somewhat mythical status. Even detectives admit that he is far from an ordinary criminal.
&bull The actress Priyanka Chopra, above center, is also a tech investor, one particular of the few female celebrities wading into Silicon Valley. Her focus is on businesses attempting to make a social effect and founded by women.
&bull Entrepreneurs in China worry that the country could be stepping back from the free of charge-marketplace policies that transformed it into the world&rsquos No. two economy, our Asia technologies columnist writes.
&bull Fitness devices have found their way into the tech toolbox utilized by law enforcement authorities to solve crimes. Here&rsquos a representative case, from California.
&bull Here&rsquos a snapshot of worldwide markets. The Shanghai stock exchange is closed.
In the News
&bull China&rsquos actions against Fan Bingbing, above, the nation&rsquos most popular actress, recommend officials are stepping up enforcement of laws against tax evasion. [The New York Instances]
&bull The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was shared by three scientists &mdash Gregory Winter of Britain and Frances Arnold and George Smith of the U.S. &mdash who tapped the energy of evolutionary biology to design molecules with a variety of sensible utilizes, which includes in new drugs. (Dr. Arnold was the fifth woman to receive the chemistry prize.) No Nobels are anticipated nowadays, but the Peace Prize comes Friday. [The New York Occasions]
&bull What a difference a year tends to make. Britain&rsquos prime minister, Theresa May possibly, closed her Conservative Party&rsquos annual conference with an successful speech that utilized humor and a dance routine to call for unity over the nation&rsquos exit from the E.U. Last year, her conference speech was wrecked by a persistent cough and letters falling from the backdrop. [The New York Instances]
&bull Gérard Collomb, the French interior minister and President Emmanuel Macron&rsquos most senior government ally, resigned after an unusual public standoff, humiliating the embattled French leader. [The New York Times]
&bull For the 1st time, a 3-week Synod of Bishops will include young Catholics. But critics wonder if Pope Francis is ready to more forcefully confront sexual abuse by priests. [The New York Occasions]
&bull Australia is on track to eliminate cervical cancer in the next two decades, thanks to a government program to vaccinate young children against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV. [The New York Occasions]
&bull In Scotland, a 750-milliliter bottle of single malt whisky described as the liquor&rsquos &ldquoHoly Grail&rdquo sold for a record $1.1 million. [The New York Instances]
Ideas for a a lot more fulfilling life.
&bull five low-cost(ish) factors to support you commence packing your lunch.
&bull What public health experts want you to know about far better well being in our communities.
&bull Recipe of the day: Trying to consume a lot more fish? Pair it with shiitakes and garlic, ginger and scallions.
&bull Tiny is recognized about the tennis umpire who got into a heated exchange with Serena Williams at the U.S. Open last month. We pieced with each other the rise of Carlos Ramos, above, from getting an average player in Portugal to sitting eight feet above Grand Slam finals.
&bull London&rsquos radio pirates changed music by fostering types from rave to grime. But competition implies pirate radio is dying out.
&bull NASA&rsquos Parker Solar Probe, which will get closer to the sun than any other spacecraft, is named soon after Eugene Parker, 91, whose tips about the sun 60 years ago were wrongly dismissed.
Dan Rather, a longtime American tv news anchor, above, was returning from dinner at a friend&rsquos Manhattan apartment on this day in 1986 when a man demanded, &ldquoKenneth, what is the frequency?&rdquo
Told he had the incorrect person, the man punched and kicked Mr. Rather, still yelling the query. Mr. Rather dashed into a creating and was rescued by a doorman and building superintendent.
The police chalked it up to mistaken identity. Some individuals wondered if Mr. Rather had imagined it. It was unclear if one or two males had attacked.
Meanwhile, &ldquoWhat&rsquos the frequency, Kenneth?&rdquo became a U.S. pop catchphrase. The band R.E.M. wrote a song by that name.
In 1997, it emerged that William Tager, a North Carolina man in prison by then, was Mr. Rather&rsquos assailant. In 1994, Mr. Tager had shot and killed a tv stagehand, saying the media was beaming messages into his brain. Shown photos, Mr. Rather recognized him.
Mr. Tager was released from prison in 2010. His whereabouts is unknown.
Nancy Wartik wrote nowadays&rsquos Back Story.
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Published at Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:37:10 +0000