News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 05, 2018, 08.53 AM(IST)

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Top developments of the day

Republicans aim to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh this weekend; protesters arrested

President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans gained confidence on Thursday that his US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation after two wavering lawmakers responded positively to an FBI report on accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge.

Going extra length to find substitute for Iranian oil for countries like India: US

The White House on Thursday said that it's going extra length for countries like India and Iraq to find substitute for Iranian oil. 

US pushes Pakistan for an effective campaign against terrorists

The Trump Administration in its meetings with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi this week talked about the suspension of security assistance since early this year and the importance that they place on them renewing an effective campaign against terrorists, the White House said. ​

Trump announces new National Strategy for Counterterrorism​​​​​​

US President Donald Trump unveiled a new counter-terrorism strategy which issues a tough warning to terrorist groups and their supporters that the United States will defeat its enemies with the full force of American might.​

Nike 'concerned' about Ronaldo rape claims

Sportswear maker Nike Inc and video game maker Electronic Arts Inc (EA) said on Thursday they were concerned about rape allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world's best football players.