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Trump Gives Barr Broad Power for His New Investigation Trump Gives Barr Broad Power for His New Investigation
- May 27, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report did not conclude that there had been a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. 21, 2017. While the public has an interest in learning more about how this investigation got off the ground, we've already seen how situations such as this - including in the Russian Federation probe - can lead to a cherry-picking of facts to create a misleading and politically expedient narrative. (more...)
Trump defies Congress, clears arms sales to S. Arabia, UAE Trump defies Congress, clears arms sales to S. Arabia, UAE
- May 26, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and several State Department appointees are pushing the administration to invoke an emergency provision that would allow Trump to prevent Congress from halting the sales, which are now on hold . Mr. Trump, however, has defended United States ties with the kingdom despite the murder. In April, Mr. Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end USA military support to the Saudi-led war in Yemen. (more...)
Assange indictment marks alarming new stage in US war on leaks Assange indictment marks alarming new stage in US war on leaks
- May 26, 2019

Julian Assange will serve 175 years in prison if he's found guilty of 17 new charges filed by the US Department of Justice, WikiLeaks claimed on Friday. In a bid to head off a stampede of criticism from press freedom groups, Assistant Attorney General John Demers said: " Julian Assange is no journalist". (more...)
Woman missing in Hawaii forest for two weeks is found alive Woman missing in Hawaii forest for two weeks is found alive
- May 26, 2019

She was reported missing in Maui on May 9 by her boyfriend, Benjamin Konkol, after her auto was found parked near Makawao Forest Reserve with her wallet and cellphone inside on May 8. The team that was searching for her was planning to celebrate with mimosas at the base camp on Saturday morning, the Facebook page said. Eller was in good condition, considering the circumstances, and spoke to her father via the helicopter. (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May's departure enhances case for Indyref2 Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May's departure enhances case for Indyref2
- May 25, 2019

Andrea Leadsom, who resigned as House of Commons Leader on Wednesday, said Mrs May did her utmost in the role. "Given current circumstances, it also feels deeply wrong for another Tory to be installed in Number 10 without a General Election". (more...)
Powerful Dem Chairman Jerry Nadler has health scare at NY event Powerful Dem Chairman Jerry Nadler has health scare at NY event
- May 25, 2019

Nadler spokesman Daniel Schwarz also blamed dehydration. The New York Democrat underwent stomach-reduction surgery 17 years ago when he weighed 338 pounds (153 kg) and shed more than 60 pounds from his 5-foot, 4-inch (1.6-meter) frame within months, according to media reports. (more...)
I’ll send 1,500 troops to Middle East, says Trump I’ll send 1,500 troops to Middle East, says Trump
- May 25, 2019

President Trump announced Friday that about 1,500 additional United States troops will be deployed to the Middle East - mostly in a protective role - amid escalating tensions with Iran. Iran slammed his statements as "genocidal taunts" and vowed to resist USA pressure, which has taken the form of not only harsh economic sanctions, but also an increased military presence in the Middle East. (more...)
Trump Appears to Question Pelosi's Mental Fitness
- May 25, 2019

Federal election records show that, when he was a partner at the law firm Day Pitney LLP and before he was appointed to the bench in 2011, Ramos sent $350 to Connecticut Democrat Rep. She's not the same person. "He's a master of distraction", she said, adding later that perhaps Trump wanted to take a "leave of absence". Trump has to know that there's not really a great option here, as does Pelosi. (more...)
Under threat Iran's FM to visit Pakistan Under threat Iran's FM to visit Pakistan
- May 25, 2019

On Tuesday, during an interview with CNN, the Iranian foreign minister stated the U.S. was "playing a very, very risky game" by strengthening its military presence in the region. Washington and Tehran have been trading words of war over the past two weeks, escalating tension that had been stoked up following America's increasing military buildup in the Middle East citing a threat of Iranian attack. (more...)
People Turn Out For Portland Rally Against Abortion Bans People Turn Out For Portland Rally Against Abortion Bans
- May 24, 2019

Although the candidates largely agree - they generally support abortion rights and oppose the recent state laws - they differ on how much they stress its importance, whether they've put forward specific plans to protect abortion rights and their record in past votes. (more...)
'American Taliban' Lindh released from prison 'American Taliban' Lindh released from prison
- May 24, 2019

Reports of Lindh's maintained radicalization, detailed in two 2017 official counterterrorism assessments, are also driving questions about the efforts of the USA government to rehabilitate former sympathizers like him, who are expected to complete prison sentences in waves in the coming years. (more...)
United States justice department announces 17 new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
- May 24, 2019

The Justice Department previously alleged that Assange conspired to help Manning crack a password to gain access to a Department of Defense system that included classified information. Multiple news outlets cited Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers as saying in an interview accompanying the indictment's release that, "the department takes seriously the role of journalists in our democracy and we thank you for it". (more...)
Oral arguments to occur in Trump fight over bank subpoenas Oral arguments to occur in Trump fight over bank subpoenas
- May 23, 2019

When Pelosi and Schumer returned to Congress for a joint press conference, the House Speaker started by saying she "won't characterize" Trump's comments as he terminated their meeting, but that Democrats were ready to have a discussion on infrastructure and the president, apparently, was not. (more...)
Trump's tariffs could destroy the sneaker industry Trump's tariffs could destroy the sneaker industry
- May 23, 2019

Non-tariff barriers have also increased, with commercial imports into China being delayed or rejected completely. The newest increase went into effect on May 10 for the $200 billion list of goods (List 3). Trade Representative. Beijing is ready to resume trade talks with Washington , China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said, as a top us business lobby in China said almost half its members are seeing non-tariff barrier retaliation in China due to the trade war . (more...)
Border Patrol: Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custody Border Patrol: Fifth Guatemalan child dies in US immigration custody
- May 23, 2019

The cause of the boy's death is unknown, CBP said. John Sanders , the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said in a statement that his agency was "saddened by the tragic loss of this young man and our condolences are with his family". (more...)
Twin Tornadoes Form In Oklahoma. Rare Phenomenon Caught On Camera Twin Tornadoes Form In Oklahoma. Rare Phenomenon Caught On Camera
- May 23, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued flood and flash flood warnings in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma through the weekend. These strong storms are bringing heavy rain , hail, and wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour. While the weakening storm system was rolling into the Great Lakes region early Wednesday, another system was expected to brew Wednesday night into Thursday, said Brian Hurley, a forecaster with the NWS Weather Prediction Center. (more...)
Eiffel Tower Evacuated. Find Out Why? Eiffel Tower Evacuated. Find Out Why?
- May 23, 2019

An unidentified official said the evacuation was standard procedure. Authorities would not say how the trespasser managed to get past the Eiffel Tower's stringent security system. The Eiffel Tower Celebrates Its 130th Anniversary with a Light Show . Police were able to convince him not to jump. Police prevent tourists from entering the area of the Eiffel Tower Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris . (more...)
Trump says 'Pro-Life' but favors exceptions for rape, incest Trump says 'Pro-Life' but favors exceptions for rape, incest
- May 22, 2019

Staci Fox, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates, said in a statement that " Alabama politicians will forever live in infamy for this vote, and we will make sure that every woman knows who to hold accountable". Wade . I think there is something psychologically wrong with these legislators who are doing this", said Kelly Navarro, a nurse at St. Joseph's and a mother of two. (more...)
Ukrainian PM resigns after new leader Zelensky sworn in Ukrainian PM resigns after new leader Zelensky sworn in
- May 22, 2019

In a ceremony in parliament, he placed his hand on a copy of the constitution and a 16th century manuscript of the New Testament and pledged to "protect the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine ". He ditched the idea of a traditional motorcade to his inauguration, walking to the parliament Kiev through a park packed with people. Dressed in a dark suit, he exchanged high fives with supporters waiting outside, took selfies with them and even jumped up to plant a kiss on a supporter's ... (more...)
House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Hope Hicks, President Trump's Ex-Communications Director House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Hope Hicks, President Trump's Ex-Communications Director
- May 22, 2019

But both the Washington Post and Politico have reported on dissent within Pelosi's caucus, particularly among Democratic members of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and some of that disagreement is now spilling over into the public eye: The committee's second-ranking Democrat, Mary Gay Scanlon, announced on May 21 that "the time has come to start an impeachment inquiry", and Rep. (more...)
Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint
- May 22, 2019

Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from the United Nations headquarters in NY, said the Iranian ambassador did not mention the USA in his appeal for dialogue. Trump campaigned on pulling the US from the 2015 nuclear accord, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions . (more...)
Trump Says Interested Only In Economic 'Invasions' Amid Escalation With Iran Trump Says Interested Only In Economic 'Invasions' Amid Escalation With Iran
- May 22, 2019

Tensions between the two countries has increased in recent days after the United States military deployed an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Middle East in a move meant to counter "clear indications" of threats from Iran to American forces in the region. (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May to ask UK Parliament to vote on another referendum Brexit: Theresa May to ask UK Parliament to vote on another referendum
- May 22, 2019

The new proposal also places a legal obligation on the government to seek alternative arrangements to the controversial "backstop" arrangement, an insurance policy created to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, by December 2020. In an impassioned speech Tuesday in London , Ms. Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has also hinted he could vote against the deal once again. Regardless of how the vote goes, she will then meet the chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham ... (more...)
Trump willing to negotiate when Iran is 'ready' for talks Trump willing to negotiate when Iran is 'ready' for talks
- May 22, 2019

It says they discussed regional and global issues, without providing further details. He said Iran took this step because the U.S. had ended a programme allowing it to exchange enriched uranium to Russian Federation for unprocessed yellowcake uranium, as well as ending the sale of heavy water to Oman. (more...)
Donald Trump's peace conference will fail, Palestinians say Donald Trump's peace conference will fail, Palestinians say
- May 22, 2019

The decision on whether or not Palestinians would attend the workshop would be made by the leadership of Abbas, Abu Rudeineh said, adding that when a similar meeting was held in Washington in March 2018 to discuss ways of improving the economic and humanitarian situation facing Gazans, the Palestinians had chosen to stay away. (more...)
William and Kate’s kids enjoy nature in new garden the Duchess designed William and Kate’s kids enjoy nature in new garden the Duchess designed
- May 21, 2019

A third sees George and Charlotte four, dipping their feet in water as William is seen in the background looking after Louis. Kate, 37, wore a £2,600 Erdem "Shebah" floral maxi dress for the opening of the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday evening - the same style as the one Katharine, Duchess of Kent, 86, wore to Harry and Meghan's wedding a year ago. (more...)
Donald Trump blasts Republican Justin Amash over Mueller report impeachment remarks Donald Trump blasts Republican Justin Amash over Mueller report impeachment remarks
- May 21, 2019

Rep. Justin Amash , R-Mich., returns to his office from a constituent meeting. "In comparing Barr's principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller's report, it is clear that Barr meant to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's analysis and findings", Amash said . (more...)
Texas Girl, 8, Found Safe After 'Heroes' Lead Police to Alleged Kidnapper Texas Girl, 8, Found Safe After 'Heroes' Lead Police to Alleged Kidnapper
- May 21, 2019

Officers determined in what room the car's owner was staying, breached the door and found Salem, Calzada said. "When anything comes up in this neighborhood that's out of the ordinary, you see the citizens of this neighborhood band together very quickly". (more...)
Venezuela government talking with 'democratic' opposition in Norway Venezuela government talking with 'democratic' opposition in Norway
- May 20, 2019

Earlier, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza gave the first official confirmation from Caracas of its involvement in what Norway referred to as exploratory discussions in Oslo . Chrystia Freeland's office says the objective of the visit is "to discuss the deteriorating situation" in Cuba's ally Venezuela , as well as tightened US sanctions on Cuba. (more...)
United States forces kill 17 police officers, injure 14 in Afghanistan by mistake United States forces kill 17 police officers, injure 14 in Afghanistan by mistake
- May 20, 2019

The New York Times also reported that Taliban fighters had spies on the base, an Afghan lieutenant colonel and a sergeant major, who helped the militants hide. The Afghan forces "confirmed the areas were clear of friendly forces", Butler said. In one of the deadliest, 16 Afghan policemen were killed in 2017 when they were mistakenly targeted by U.S. (more...)
Should Nathuram Godse Be Called A Patriot? Should Nathuram Godse Be Called A Patriot?
- May 20, 2019

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar condemned Pragya Thakur's remark on Godse. What Gandhiji has done for the country can not be forgotten. "The number of those killed by Nathuram Godse, one. Also on Thursday, Hindu vigilantes in Indian-controlled Kashmir shot dead a Muslim man and injured another after suspecting them of cow smuggling. Giving a reaction or taking action is an internal matter of their party. (more...)
Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada in row over rubbish containers Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada in row over rubbish containers
- May 18, 2019

From the perspective of Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, decisions would have been made faster in the Canadian government if they had President Rodrigo Duterte as its leader. "I am having problems with fellow officials hungry [to] emigrate to Canada [and] so want to keep friendly relations at the expense of defying Duterte and keeping Canadian garbage here", he said. (more...)
Theresa May to set timetable for her departure Theresa May to set timetable for her departure
- May 18, 2019

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed following the collapse of cross-party talks aimed at finding a Brexit compromise. The cross-party talks between May's Conservative Party lawmakers and socialist firebrand Jeremy Corbyn's Labour always seemed a long shot, but May resorted to opening the talks after Parliament overwhelmingly rejected the agreement she thrashed out previous year with European leaders on three separate occasions. (more...)
Iran Tells Iraq Militias to Prepare for Proxy War Iran Tells Iraq Militias to Prepare for Proxy War
- May 18, 2019

Even if one regards the relationship between Israel and any U.S. administration as a foreign policy issue - as it should be, the reality of balancing interest networks and election considerations makes Washington's support to any Israeli prime minister, any time , a strategic policy that transcends party lines. (more...)
Huawei Isn't the First Time Trump Has Declared National Emergency Huawei Isn't the First Time Trump Has Declared National Emergency
- May 18, 2019

He is expected to sign an executive order banning U.S. firms from doing business with Chinese telecommunications company Huawei . Under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act , the president can add foreign companies to a list that would ban the company from acquiring parts and technology from USA companies without government approval. (more...)
Putin urging Iran to stick to nuclear deal - Newswatch Putin urging Iran to stick to nuclear deal - Newswatch
- May 17, 2019

Mueller's team ultimately concluded that the evidence did not establish such a conspiracy. A Kremlin spokesman later said Putin would be open to a new meeting with Trump. The U.S. has urged Russian Federation to end escalating airstrikes in the province of Idlib, while Moscow insists its role there is limited. "We want every country that's interfering in Venezuela to cease doing that". (more...)
Sweden reopens rape probe against Julian Assange Sweden reopens rape probe against Julian Assange
- May 17, 2019

The US has laid out plans to extradite Assange from the United Kingdom on charges related to hacking classified US government computers. Assange is now in a British prison, where he's being punished for eluding a similar warrant in 2012. There was no immediate reaction from Elisabeth Massi Fritz, the lawyer for the woman who reported being raped by Assange. Wikileaks said the reopening of the Swedish investigation would give Assange a chance to clear his name. (more...)
US Partly Evacuates Iraq Embassy After Accusing Iran of Escalating Tensions US Partly Evacuates Iraq Embassy After Accusing Iran of Escalating Tensions
- May 17, 2019

USA officials believe Iran encouraged Yemen's Houthi group or Iraq-based Shi'ite militias to carry out the attack, two US government sources said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Germany, which have 160 soldiers in Iraq , suspended military training operations, citing increasing regional tensions . (more...)
Trump Denies He Asked Barr To Probe Russia Origins Trump Denies He Asked Barr To Probe Russia Origins
- May 16, 2019

In addition, Barr is personally working with FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to review intelligence gathering techniques used to investigate Trump's 2016 campaign. According to the New York Times , Durham's role is slightly different and essentially gives him "a special assignment but no special powers" and appears aimed at "sidestepping" the appointment of another special counsel like Robert S. (more...)
Ruth Davidson accuses Tory colleagues of ‘giving up’ over European Union vote Ruth Davidson accuses Tory colleagues of ‘giving up’ over European Union vote
- May 16, 2019

May was seeking a "stable majority in Parliament that will ensure the safe passage of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and the UK's swift exit from the EU", the spokesman said. "The factual position is if MEPs are elected and (the British) parliament has not approved a withdrawal agreement bill which has achieved royal assent by June 30, they will take their seats", May's spokesman said. (more...)