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Roger Stone Invokes 5th Amendment in Senate Judiciary Docs Request Roger Stone Invokes 5th Amendment in Senate Judiciary Docs Request
- December 05, 2018

Explaining his response, Smith said that Stone was " disappointed " his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in September was kept private instead of being made public. Stone has denied the allegations. Mueller's team wants to know whether Stone knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks was planning to dump thousands of emails hacked from Hillary Clinton's campaign. (more...)
AgustaWestland chopper scam: Christian Michel being taken to CBI HQ AgustaWestland chopper scam: Christian Michel being taken to CBI HQ
- December 05, 2018

Nageswara Rao. Given the sensitivity of the matter, James will be kept at the CBI headquarters and not be sent to judicial custody. The CBI on Tuesday confirmed that fugitive criminal Christian Michel James who has been avoiding criminal proceedings in India in the AgustaWestland Case "is being extradited by UAE Authorities to India". (more...)
Yemen talks not an 'easy or rapid process — United Nations aid chief Yemen talks not an 'easy or rapid process — United Nations aid chief
- December 05, 2018

The first Yemen talks since 2016 are widely seen as the best chance yet for peace, as the worldwide community throws its weight behind resolving the devastating conflict that has pushed the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of starvation. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani has no idea how the internet works Rudy Giuliani has no idea how the internet works
- December 05, 2018

Keep that in mind as we travel back to Friday, when Giuliani tweeted some complaints about Special Counsel Robert Mueller . In January of 2017, Trump named Giuliani as his cybersecurity advisor . "The same thing-period no space-occured later and it didn't happen", he ranted in a follow-up tweet. The clever critic bought the domain space and used it to post the message, " Donald J Trump is a traitor to our country ". (more...)
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage quits party Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage quits party
- December 05, 2018

UKIP's former leader had previously expressed worry at the party's drift to the far-right, adding the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and Count Dankular to its ranks while appointing Tommy Robinson as an adviser. "Mr Batten also said: "[UKIP] stood on the edge of destruction in February 2018 and Nigel chose to play no part in rescuing it. 'Nigel & I were founder members of UKIP in 1993. (more...)
Sick allegations against Jeffrey Epstein may finally be aired Sick allegations against Jeffrey Epstein may finally be aired
- December 05, 2018

Epstein settled a case brought by attorney Bradley Edwards, who represented some of the financier's alleged victims. Fifteen House Democrats signed a letter calling for the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice to investigate actions taken by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta when he was a U.S. (more...)
Tsunami warning after huge quake off New Caledonia Tsunami warning after huge quake off New Caledonia
- December 05, 2018

The quake was a shallow 10km (6 miles) deep and occurred about 155km (95 miles) southeast of the Loyalty Islands, which are part of New Caledonia, a French territory, on Wednesday afternoon local time. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) warned of possible hazardous tsunamis in the region following the shallow and powerful tremor on Wednesday. (more...)
China trade war truce: 2 reasons why it's unlikely to last China trade war truce: 2 reasons why it's unlikely to last
- December 05, 2018

Despite the questions, US President Donald Trump was in an ebullient mood, promising benefits to US farmers and auto companies. China's statement also placed greater emphasis on economic cooperation and restoring diplomatic relations, the kind of high-minded talk that for decades has been more typical of American presidents. (more...)
Body found near missing US woman's last Costa Rica location Body found near missing US woman's last Costa Rica location
- December 05, 2018

They have opened a missing person case and they are trying to work with local authorities. The man, who is a Nicaraguan national, is being held in jail because he is a flight risk. Stefaniak, 36, and April Burton, Stefaniak's sister-in-law, traveled to Costa Rica Thanksgiving weekend. "It's pretty sketchy here", she wrote", according to CBS News . (more...)
Trump wants to discuss 'arms race' with Russia, China Trump wants to discuss 'arms race' with Russia, China
- December 05, 2018

In 2018, that counts as good news. Unlike the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits of earlier this year, the president did not immediately undercut his signing of the summit document by trashing the G20, its participants, or the agreement itself. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency director to brief senators on Khashoggi killing Central Intelligence Agency director to brief senators on Khashoggi killing
- December 05, 2018

CIA Director Gina Haspel addressed an audience in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 24. CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief USA lawmakers Tuesday on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , according to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker . (more...)
Mueller's Sentencing Memos And What They Portend Mueller's Sentencing Memos And What They Portend
- December 05, 2018

The sentencing of Flynn, a retired United States army lieutenant general, was delayed four times after Mueller repeatedly said he needed more time "due to the status of the investigation" - an indication that he wanted to protect sensitive information. (more...)
Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near U.S. border Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near U.S. border
- December 05, 2018

As McAleenan told Fox News , numerous migrants were "lured" to the United States because they were promised entry because of weak laws - even though many of them do not qualify for amnesty. "We'll figure out what to do in a couple of days". 'Since that caravan formed in mid-October, we've seen 90,000 people come to our border. "They were brought to the border by a group that told them they would be able to cross easily into the U.S.to present asylum claims and that's not the case". (more...)
Avenatti says he won’t run for president in 2020 Avenatti says he won’t run for president in 2020
- December 05, 2018

He did not say what those concerns were. Avenatti represents the adult film star and director Stormy Daniels in her legal suits against Trump . The celebrity lawyer was arrested last month on charges of domestic abuse in Los Angeles. (more...)
NRCC Emails Hacked During Midterm Elections NRCC Emails Hacked During Midterm Elections
- December 05, 2018

The intrusion was detected by a vendor in April. Republican leadership, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan , R-Wis., were not told about the breach, Politico added. Politico noted that in July, President Trump chastised the Democratic National Committee for being hacked. Criminals with "little regard for the fallout" have breached "politically sensitive systems" worldwide while nation-states regularly target political organizations to gather intelligence because 'policy often ... (more...)
US gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty US gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty
- December 05, 2018

Foreign ministers from NATO member countries said in a statement Tuesday that they "strongly support the finding of the United States that Russian Federation is in material breach of its obligations" under the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. (more...)
Danes Plan to Banish Unwanted Migrants to Remote Island Danes Plan to Banish Unwanted Migrants to Remote Island
- December 04, 2018

The announcement is the result of a deal between the centre-right government and the right-wing Danish People's Party and the group being relocated will also include foreigners convicted of crimes. "There will be police around the clock". "That way we will be better able to monitor where they are", Danish Finance minister Kristian Jensen told the country's Danish news agency Ritzau. (more...)
NYPD Finds Couple Who Lost Engagement Ring During Botched Proposal NYPD Finds Couple Who Lost Engagement Ring During Botched Proposal
- December 04, 2018

Now, this whole Central Park versus Times Square confusion seems to be lingering but again, it's a fairy tale so we're just going to go with it. "Congratulations!" The video captured by security cameras showed the distressed couple trying, unsuccessfully, to retrieve the ring. (more...)
Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Weakening Governor's Power Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Weakening Governor's Power
- December 04, 2018

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin and MI are scrambling to pass last-minute legislation to limit the powers of incoming Democratic officials before their iron grip on state governments is loosened following last month's elections. Protesters descended on the state Capitol eight years ago after Walker took office, when he and GOP lawmakers ended many collective bargaining rights for most public workers. (more...)
British government found in contempt of UK Parliament over Brexit legal advice British government found in contempt of UK Parliament over Brexit legal advice
- December 04, 2018

Theresa May is facing opposition in both directions over her Brexit deal. Labour's shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said that the finding of contempt was "a badge of shame" for the Government, with "huge constitutional and political significance". (more...)
Congress likely to avert government shutdown with two-week stopgap bill Congress likely to avert government shutdown with two-week stopgap bill
- December 04, 2018

The two sides were heading for a showdown December 7 when funding for a portion of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, is set to expire. Schumer has suggested about $3 billion for the wall - the $1.6 billion already offered along with the remaining $1.3 billion from this fiscal year the administration has not yet spent - and has said the country shouldn't have to endure a shutdown over "Trump's temper tantrum". (more...)
The new law making it harder to stage a leadership spill The new law making it harder to stage a leadership spill
- December 04, 2018

Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have changed the leadership rules of the Liberal Party . Labor had already addressed the issue, implementing rules to safeguard sitting prime ministers after the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd leadership merry-go-round. (more...)
Bulandshahr violence: Arrests over India policeman killing Bulandshahr violence: Arrests over India policeman killing
- December 04, 2018

A police Inspector and a youth were killed when a mob of around 400 persons clashed with the police following the alleged discovery of cow carcasses in a village in Bulandshahr district of western Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Subodh's wife told ANI that this was not the first time he was shot, he had suffered bullet injuries twice before and that he worked with utter honesty. (more...)
Maduro defends Venezuela’s right to sell gold amid United States sanctions push Maduro defends Venezuela’s right to sell gold amid United States sanctions push
- December 04, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro conferred the country's highest distinction, the Order of the Liberator, on his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the event, local media reported. individuals and corporations from dealing with entities and people involved in gold sales from the country. Nearly two million Venezuelans have fled the ailing oil-rich nation, driven out by acute food and medicine shortages, and violent crimes. (more...)
Britain can unilaterally revoke Article 50
- December 04, 2018

The advocate general's opinion follows the news that MPs had submitted an emergency motion of contempt in response to the government's refusal to publish the full Brexit legal advice. In a statement this morning , Maugham QC said the advocate general's formal recommendation, which is not binding on the CJEU, "puts the decision about our [UK] future back into our hands of our own elected representatives - where it belongs". (more...)

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