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House Republicans release Comey interview transcript House Republicans release Comey interview transcript
- December 10, 2018

An FBI attorney present at the interview told Comey not to answer certain questions about the Russian Federation investigation, including about the sources used by Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, arguing that the sources for the document are still relevant to the special counsel investigation. (more...)
New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered
- December 10, 2018

Officers had earlier identified a countryside road on the outskirts of Auckland as a "location of interest". Residents will be given access at this time. She was reported missing a day later and police released a photo of a red Toyota Corolla hatchback sought for information in their murder investigation. (more...)
Eiffel Tower to close Saturday over planned protests in Paris Eiffel Tower to close Saturday over planned protests in Paris
- December 09, 2018

Several museums and two theatres in the city centre, especially those close to the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue, have announced they will not open their doors on Saturday (Sunday NZT). The protests have no identifiable leadership and gained momentum via social media, encompassing a range of participants from the anarchist far left to the nationalist far right, and plenty of moderates in between. (more...)
Irregularities found in 2nd NC county in disputed House race Irregularities found in 2nd NC county in disputed House race
- December 09, 2018

The board is meeting later this month to hear evidence, but it's unclear whether the race will be settled then. On Monday, Woodhouse appeared to be firmly opposed to the idea of holding a new election , arguing on Twitter that no law allows for an election to be declared "null and void for irregularities that can't be proven to possibly change the outcome". (more...)
Trump says Heather Nauert will replace Haley as UN ambassador Trump says Heather Nauert will replace Haley as UN ambassador
- December 08, 2018

He called her "very talented" and predicted she will be "respected by all". Nauert, who Trump praised as being "very talented" and "very smart", would replace Ambassador Nikki Haley who has been a vocal advocate for United States foreign policy and Israel at the UN. (more...)
Huawei executive faces fraud charges in US Huawei executive faces fraud charges in US
- December 08, 2018

The heads of six US intelligence agencies, including the CIA, FBI, and NSA, have warned against using Huawei products due to security concerns. The lawyer said that Meng had personally denied to American bankers any direct connections between Huawei and the subsidiary, SkyCom, when in fact "SkyCom is Huawei". (more...)
European authorities launch crackdown on Italian mob European authorities launch crackdown on Italian mob
- December 08, 2018

Police launched a string of anti-mafia raids on Wednesday, targeting the notorious criminal franchise in Italy, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to authorities. Some 140 kilograms of ecstasy pills and 3 000-4 000 kilos of cocaine were seized during the operation, Dutch prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said at a press conference in The Hague on Wednesday. (more...)
Lawyers: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves no prison Lawyers: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves no prison
- December 03, 2018

But Cohen declined to enter into a traditional agreement because he wanted to avoid a delay in his sentencing "as investigations and trials unfold and conclude", his lawyers wrote Friday. In July, a report by The New York Times revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had recordings of President Trump discussing hush money payments for a former Playboy model Karen McDougal. (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu should be indicted for corruption, police say Israel's Netanyahu should be indicted for corruption, police say
- December 03, 2018

It alleged that Netanyahu sought to interfere with content of Bezeq's Walla website "in a way that would benefit him". He argued in a statement that "these recommendations were determined and leaked even before the investigations began". In exchange, Elovitch instructed journalists at the news website Walla! to provide favourable coverage of the prime minister and his wife. The prime minister compared his defense to Hanukkah, which celebrates "the victory of light over darkness", he said. (more...)
NYPD Are Searching For A Bloke Who Dropped Engagement Ring Down Drain
- December 03, 2018

The couple reportedly went to the police for help, but officials were unable to locate the ring and the couple left. The department is now working on getting the ring back to its rightful owner in Europe. The man and woman were in Times Square late Friday night, when the man proposed to his girlfriend at 11:55 p.m. Here are some more photos, does anyone recognize them? Both John and Daniella took to Twitter to express their delight and thank the NYPD officers involved. (more...)
Border Patrol agent hospitalized after being assaulted by illegal immigrant Border Patrol agent hospitalized after being assaulted by illegal immigrant
- December 02, 2018

Officials said Friday that one caravan member, a 46-year-old Honduran man convicted of murder, was arrested trying to cross the border illegally. Those who were arrested were accused of illegally entering the USA; 27 were men and 15 women and children. (more...)
Trump on China: 'I like the deal we have now' Trump on China: 'I like the deal we have now'
- December 01, 2018

The pair discussed trade, co-operation in the Pacific, and the security situations in Iran and North Korea. Mr Trump on Thursday scrapped the meeting over Moscow's seizure at the weekend of three Ukrainian ships and continued detention of a group of Ukrainian sailors. (more...)
Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress About 'Moscow Project' Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress About 'Moscow Project'
- November 30, 2018

The Cohen case was filed in NY a week after Trump and his lawyers provided Mueller with responses to written questions and is the first new charge filed by the special counsel since the appointment of Matthew Whitaker, who has spoken pejoratively about the investigation, as acting attorney general with oversight of the probe. (more...)
Trump says he's willing to shut down government over border wall funding Trump says he's willing to shut down government over border wall funding
- November 29, 2018

And the journey, which began for majority in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, is also taking a physical toll. With the share of Mexicans decreasing, Asians account for 22 percent of unauthorized immigrants who recently arrived in the United States, the report found. (more...)
Afghanistan: Car bomb explodes in Kabul, at least six wounded Afghanistan: Car bomb explodes in Kabul, at least six wounded
- November 29, 2018

The interior ministry and police both said the blast had been a auto bomb targeting a compound which houses G4S, a British security company, in east Kabul . In recent years both the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation have pulled their forces away from direct combat, instead focusing on providing advice and assistance to Afghan security forces. (more...)
May’s Brexit deal could cost United Kingdom economy £100bn by 2030 May’s Brexit deal could cost United Kingdom economy £100bn by 2030
- November 28, 2018

Addressing the Commons the day after returning from Brussels , Mrs May said: "I can say to the House with absolute certainty that there is not a better deal available". If the ECJ concludes Britain can unilaterally reverse Brexit , it could give British lawmakers a third viable option as an alternative to May's deal or what ministers describe as a chaotic no-deal scenario: staying in the bloc after another referendum. (more...)
Conservative vs. moderate in Mississippi Senate election Conservative vs. moderate in Mississippi Senate election
- November 28, 2018

Phil Bryant (R) to fill the seat vacated by former Sen. Iowa's Ernst, meanwhile, emphasized themes including low taxes, a strong economy, higher military spending and stopping migrants from entering the country illegally. The victor of Tuesday's runoff gets the final two years of a term he started. Jones said he has been "an independent voice for the state of Alabama", and Espy would be the same for Mississippi. (more...)
Trump Fires Barrage of Angry Tweets at Mueller: ‘Conflicted Prosecutor Gone Rogue’ Trump Fires Barrage of Angry Tweets at Mueller: ‘Conflicted Prosecutor Gone Rogue’
- November 28, 2018

While Cooper noted that Manafort's lawyers contend he didn't lie, Toobin said Mueller seems quite sure he did, adding, "the fact that Mueller's office blew this agreement up in this way suggests they must have a pretty good reason for thinking he's lying to them". (more...)
Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross
- November 27, 2018

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the US border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (more...)
GM to close 5 factories, including Hamtramck and Warren GM to close 5 factories, including Hamtramck and Warren
- November 27, 2018

General Motors Co said on Monday it will cut production of slow-selling models and slash its North American workforce in the face of a stagnant market for traditional gas-powered sedans, shifting more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles . (more...)
Russian Federation and Ukraine involved in Black Sea naval standoff Russian Federation and Ukraine involved in Black Sea naval standoff
- November 25, 2018

The Ukrainian agency claimed that it informed about the intention to make the transition in advance in accordance with worldwide standards in order to ensure the safety of navigation. It said the collision caused damage to the tugboat's engine, outer hull, and guardrail. Both countries have accused each other of harassing each other's shipping in Sea of Azov in the past and the U.S. (more...)
Threatening Brexit 'veto,' Spain demands written commitment from United Kingdom on Gibraltar Threatening Brexit 'veto,' Spain demands written commitment from United Kingdom on Gibraltar
- November 24, 2018

The prime minister would have to win over almost an equivalent number of Labour rebels to get the final deal approved, a task considered sufficiently unlikely that May faced questions on Friday about whether she would resign if MPs voted against it. (more...)
Six isolated tribe encounters: The results are usually violent Six isolated tribe encounters: The results are usually violent
- November 24, 2018

He wrote that the tribesmen reacted angrily, adding that they were about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and had yellow paint on their face. Extracts released by the family of John Allen Chau , 26, reveal that he was saved from one arrow by his Bible as the tribe expressed hostility to his presence the day before he died. (more...)
James Comey, Loretta Lynch subpoenaed by House Republicans James Comey, Loretta Lynch subpoenaed by House Republicans
- November 24, 2018

Got a subpoena from House Republicans . Comey, who was sacked by Trump , tweeted of House Republicans: "I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion". Comey's lawyer David Kelley reacted to the subpoena and wasn't as vague as his client was, in terms of what "resist" means. "Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see", he tweeted. (more...)
White House restores CNN reporter's pass but unveils new rules for journalists White House restores CNN reporter's pass but unveils new rules for journalists
- November 20, 2018

Government lawyers downplayed CNN's request for urgent court action. " Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President". 7, 2018, in Washington. "Failure to abide by any of [the] rules ... may result in suspension or revocation of the journalist's hard pass". Ted Boutrous, an attorney representing CNN and Acosta , said they would welcome "a resolution that makes the most sense so everyone can get out of court and get back to their work". (more...)
Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race — APNewsBreak Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race — APNewsBreak
- November 19, 2018

The Associated Press earlier reported that Abrams' campaign chairwoman Allegra Lawrence-Hardy was working a team of almost three dozen lawyers who were drafting their petition against the results. Kemp said he was trying to maintain the integrity of Georgia's voter rolls. The secretary of state's office has instructed counties to complete the reviews by 5 p.m. (more...)
Finland President Says He Talked Forest Surveillance, Not Rakes, With Trump Finland President Says He Talked Forest Surveillance, Not Rakes, With Trump
- November 19, 2018

Along the way, it's taken down nearly 10,000 homes and killed more than 70 people, making it the deadliest fire in California's history (more than 1,000 people are still missing as well). A list of people unaccounted for has nearly 1,300 names on it. Officials hope they find those people at shelters, or that missing people were simply without phone service and will eventually call in, or that they will figure out duplicate names when reconciling the list. (more...)
Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon
- November 19, 2018

Washington has been ramping up pressure on Beijing in recent years, imposing tariffs on Chinese goods and lately accusing China of interfering in United States domestic politics. The items on Beijing's non-negotiable list were unacceptable to the United States, the official said. Both head of state also welds great power, with President Donald Trump's control on trade tariffs unperturbed by the latest midterms election results. (more...)
Michelle Obama Slipped the Secret Service to Celebrate Gay Marriage Michelle Obama Slipped the Secret Service to Celebrate Gay Marriage
- November 17, 2018

Michelle Obama said while smirking. "We had wonderful people in our administration", the former first lady said, knocking the current administration. Obama says that due to high security it took them 15 minutes to get outside but eventually they were able to witness history in front of them. She had bought new white sneakers to wear on the trip, and within a day, after all the pushing they did, her shoes turned reddish brown, stained with the cinnamon-hued dust of Nairobi. (more...)
Democrat Porter Up 261 Votes In California-45 Democrat Porter Up 261 Votes In California-45
- November 17, 2018

McCarthy is now the House Majority Leader, the No. 2 position under House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is retiring at the end of the year. "We think he's absolutely our best political strategist, our best fundraiser, our best recruiter", said Rep. (more...)
North Korea SECRETLY working on missiles which could HIT US, experts claim North Korea SECRETLY working on missiles which could HIT US, experts claim
- November 15, 2018

In reports released by the Washington , D.C. -based Center for Strategic and International Studies, researcher Joseph Bermudez said maintenance and minor infrastructure improvements have been observed at some of the sites, despite the ongoing negotiations. (more...)
19 things you can do to help California wildfire victims right now 19 things you can do to help California wildfire victims right now
- November 14, 2018

Firefighters on Sunday managed to contain flareups generated by high winds in Los Angeles County . The severely burned bodies were discovered in a auto on a long residential driveway on a stretch of Mulholland Highway in Malibu , where most of the surrounding structures had burned. (more...)
Paradise HS football team concedes playoff game due to devastating fire Paradise HS football team concedes playoff game due to devastating fire
- November 14, 2018

The Butte County Coroner's Office has formed an interagency team to investigate and identify additional fatalities, according to the release. Heavy smoke and strong winds hampered visibility for crews on the firelines and residents trying to evacuate fire zones. (more...)
Sinema defeats McSally in U.S. Senate race Sinema defeats McSally in U.S. Senate race
- November 14, 2018

Also finally winning Monday is Democrat Kathy Hoffman in her race for superintendent of public instruction. Secondly, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee's conduct in casting doubt on the vote-counting process was reprehensible, Ducey, Cindy McCain and Republican candidate Martha McSally behaved appropriately, refusing to join in the anti-democratic process of delegitimising elections that don't go their way. (more...)
Protect Mueller protests are erupting across the country Protect Mueller protests are erupting across the country
- November 13, 2018

Four former Trump campaign officials - including his onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign chairman Paul Manafort - are among those who have pleaded guilty. Sessions' decision to recuse himself infuriated Trump. On Friday morning, the Washington Post published a story headlined "Acting attorney general Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from Russian Federation probe, associates say", and included in the lead paragraph that "people close to him ... (more...)