Trump to announce crucial Supreme Court pick on Saturday Sep 23, 2020 0 1568 12345 Washington President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will announce his pick on Saturday for the crucial Supreme Court seat left open by the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as Republicans firmed up their majority to vote on the nominee.The vacancy would be the third filled by Trump, meaning he could shift the nation’s high court to the right for decades to come -- perhaps even if he loses his bid for a second term.“I will be announcing my Supreme Court Nominee on Saturday, at the White House! Exact time TBA,” Trump said.Trump had originally indicated he would reveal his choice early this week, but delayed out of respect for the memorial services for Ginsburg taking place in the capital.He has said he will choose a woman for the lifetime post.On Capitol Hill, the Republicans -- who control the Senate, which votes to confirm Supreme Court nominees -- solidified their majority to ensure the candidate gets a vote.Although two Republican senators said they believed the upper chamber of Congress should not vote on a pre-election Trump pick, the party’s 53-47 majority is still just big enough to go ahead. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions Sep 23, 2020 0 643 Trump blasts China over COVID-19 as UN warns against ‘Cold War’ Sep 23, 2020 0 295 Johnson tightens COVID-19 rules as UK hits ‘perilous turning point’ Sep 23, 2020 0 271 Spain calls on Madrid residents to restrict movements due to virus Madrid Spain’s health minister on Tuesday called on Madrid residents to limit their movements and social contacts to the “essential” to reverse a surge in COVID-19 infections, a day afer new curbs took effect in some .. Putin calls for space peace treaty, offers COVID-19 vaccine to UN Moscow Speaking to the United Nations via video link, Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for an international treaty to prohibit weapons in space and offers Russia’s coronavirus vaccine to UN employees for free. .. Trump ‘spreading political virus’ at UN, says Chinese envoy NEW YORK: China on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of spreading a “political virus” at the United Nations after the US leader delivered a harsh attack on Beijing over the COVID-19 pandemic. “When the international .. US passes 200,000 coronavirus deaths AFP Washington The United States registered its 200,000th death from the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in ..