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US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

The woman who's accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault calls for an FBI inquiry into the Supreme Court nominee before she'll testify at the Senate. University professor Christine Blasey Ford alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party in 1982 when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denies the claims, but they look set to delay his nomination. For more on this we speak to Anne Deysine, a specialist in US law and professor at Paris X Nanterre University.


Meanwhile, the US and China have plunged even deeper into an escalating trade war. Earlier this week, President Trump announced plans to forge ahead with tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Beijing retaliated with duties on $60 billion on American products.

And Mexico is this week marking the anniversary of two deadly earthquakes. One devastated the country in 2017, claiming 369 lives, while the other killed over 10,000 people in 1985. A year on from last September's 7.1-magnitude tremor, many areas of the capital have been rebuilt, but others are still struggling to get back to normality.

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