Trump to name Supreme Court pick at end of week Sep 22, 2020 0 1620 12345 US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this week.“I will announce it either Friday or Saturday and then the work begins, but hopefully it won’t be too much work,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.The death last week of Ruth Bader Ginsburg stripped the court, which was already tilted to the right, of one of its steadiest liberal votes.With a chance to name his third new justice since entering the White House, Trump is now on the cusp of installing a firmly conservative majority for many years to come.The Republican leader confirmed that two women -- Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Barbara Lagoa -- feature prominently on his short list. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Navalny says Novichok found ‘in and on’ his body Sep 22, 2020 0 691 Trump’s US Supreme Court push ‘abuse of power’: Biden Sep 22, 2020 0 934 Support for Taiwan independence doomed to fail: Beijing Sep 22, 2020 0 402 No EU sanctions on Belarus despite oppn leader plea AFP Brussels EU foreign ministers on Monday failed to agree sanctions over the political crisis in Belarus, despite a plea for support from opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. The former Soviet republic has been .. UK govt steps up coronavirus threat level after rise in cases AFP London The UK government on Monday upgraded its coronavirus alert level, as top advisers warned England could see up to 50,000 cases a day by mid-October and a surging death toll unless action is taken immediately. .. US announces ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran, Venezuela’s Maduro AFP Washington The United States said on Monday it was imposing sanctions on Iran’s defence ministry and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro under a contested UN authority and demanded that Europe follow suit. .. US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election AFP Washington The United States edged close to registering 200,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump stays in office. .. Guterres calls for international cooperation on United Nation’s 75th anniversary (DPA) NEW YORK UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls for more international cooperation in the face of global challenges at an event marking the world body’s 75th anniversary. “Today we have a surplus of ..