January 23, 2018

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House panel seeks FBI, Department of Justice documents on Comey firing


Legal experts say that it's unlikely Flynn would agree to turn over the personal documents because he would be waiving his constitutional protection against self-incrimination by doing so. Earlier in the week, reports emerged that Mr. Trump divulged sensitive information to Russian diplomats and told Comey to drop the FBI investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Mexico Will Not Accept Tariffs, Quotas in Renegotiated NAFTA


In his letter to the U.S. Senate, Mr. Lighthizer said the United States is looking to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. Grains Council president Thomas Sleight said in a statement. "In addition to improvements with Mexico and Canada, the potato industry looks forward to Administration efforts to gain increased access in China, Japan, Vietnam and other valuable overseas markets", said John Keeling, Executive Vice President and CEO of NPC. Read More »

General Election 2017: Time running out to register to vote


You do not need your polling card to vote in the general election - but if you have one at hand it makes it easier for election officials to find your name on their list. Anyone wanting to vote by post can also download the required form, that needs to be returned by 5pm on Tuesday, May 23, from the same website. However, if you are unable to cast your vote in person on June 8, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote. Read More »

Accused Australian drug mule Cassandra Sainsbury was reportedly a sex worker


Nine claimed Sainsbury disappeared unexpectedly from the establishment's roster at the end of a year ago. "Cassandra is not a bad person". Seven News said she wanted to stop phone conversations between herself and Mr Broadbridge being aired, with the court being told they were recorded without her knowledge and compromised her and her family's safety. Read More »

Michigan State Police's Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off


The state law requires every driver and front seat passenger - with few exceptions - in any motor vehicle on a street or highway to wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt that is also properly secured to the vehicle. We want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: "buckling up". Click It or Ticket is a highly publicized law enforcement effort that gives people a reason to buckle up. Read More »

Rouhani: Trump's Saudi summit was 'show with no value'


A report from Chatham House in 2015, before sanctions relief emerged, said Iran is in "severe need" of technology and capital that could emerge from a stronger relationship with global oil and gas companies. Speaking after moderate President Hassan Rouhani's re-election, an Iranian trade minister said the country needs major investments for offshore oil and gas. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead


In the third quarter alone, Durant scored a personal playoff career-high 19 points, including 17 straight to give his team some separation en route to its 11th straight post-season win without a loss. But Golden State put together a spirit-stealing 12-0 run late in the second quarter, with Durant dominating (he had a three, an alley-oop layup, a soaring right-handed dunk past Ginobili and a drive on which he was fouled) and Aldridge disappearing during that stretch. Read More »

North Korea Missile Test Shows that Program is Developing Faster Than Expected


The latest missile flew about 500km, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap . A South Korean military official declined to confirm the report but said the military was analysing the launch. Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation think tank, however, said the launch represented a "significant success" for the North's missile program. Read More »

Could distribute equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly' -spokesman

Meanwhile, during an interview with NTV, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said that US decision to supply weapons to Syrian Kurdish militants will "neither benefit the USA nor the region". They said the US would not provide artillery or surface-to-air missiles. Erdogan is expected to travel to Washington meet with the president next week-their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office-and one in which divisions over United States support for the Syrian Kurdish militia ... Read More »

Why Donald Trump Touched a Glowing Orb in Saudi Arabia


Tillerson used the word Daesh, instead of the Islamic State or ISIS, the names Trump frequently has uses to describe the terrorist group that has taken control in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Arab world. Mr Trump had previously suggested he would be open to creating a database of all the Muslims in the U.S., also called for Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the U.S. Read More »

Trump pulls trigger for NAFTA talks

Within hours, Trump softened his stance. Farmers have been relieved that NAFTA has survived so far. So were many trade barriers in the auto industry. The U.S. president will be under pressure to reach a deal that shows his election promises weren't empty rhetoric, said Dan Dimicco, a former steel executive who advised Trump during the campaign. Read More »

Democratic candidate for governor urges impeachment of Trump

Texas Congressman Al Green spoke those words on the House floor Wednesday morning, kicking off what could be the journey to impeach President Donald Trump. Whether Trump gets impeached or not depends on whether there is enough proof of an impeachable offence, but more importantly whether the Republican-controlled Congress will vote to remove one of their own. Read More »

Scary moment girl dragged into water by sea lion

The little girl situated herself on the edge of the dock and, soon after, the sea lion jumped out of the water, very near to her face. Shaken, the girl reunites with family members and walks away. Trites hopes the video of the encounter teaches others to not feed wild animals like sea lions. Everything was looking all normal and stuff, but all of a sudden the sea lion pops out the water and snags a young girl by her dress and pulls her into and under the water. Read More »

3 injured after falling from Ferris wheel in Port Townsend


They landed on the metal casing that supports the Ferris Wheel on the ground. The victims were airlifted to a Seattle hospital. The Ferris wheel is reported to be 30 feet in diameter and numerous people were on board. "The Rhododendron Festival would like to ask for everyone to please pray for all the victims in today's carnival accident", read a statement from the Jefferson County Rhododendron Festival. Read More »

Goa bridge collapse toll rises to two


This is published unedited from the IANS feed . The incident took place when the police were attempting to rescue a youth who jumped off the bridge. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team from Pune took charge of the search operations in the afternoon. Some say it is 40-50 (persons) who were on the bridge, some say it around 30. Read More »

UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory

Ms Davidson, meanwhile, will paint the Conservatives as the underdogs against the "all-powerful" SNP as she launches her party's general election campaign. May's opponents have criticized her for refusing to take part in television debates with other party leaders, while her own media campaign has been tightly controlled, with few on-camera events involving unplanned encounters with the public. Read More »

Germany's Schulz sees 'rocky road' to election after key state defeat

A defeat for center-left governor Hannelore Kraft would be a major blow for the Social Democrats after poor showings in two previous state elections punctured the party's euphoria over Schulz's nomination. Over 13 million of NRW's 18 million residents were eligible to vote in Sunday's election - the most registered voters than any other German state. The second victor was the charismatic, 38-year-old leader of the liberal Free Democrats (FDP), Christian Lindner, his party's top candidate ... Read More »

Trump, in Tweets, Defends His Sharing of Information With Russians

He was in the room last week when the president shared the information with Russia's foreign minister and USA ambassador at the White House . He cast some of Trump's revelations as information that was available from publicly available "open-source reporting" and added that the president did not know the precise source of the intelligence he had shared, suggesting that Trump could not have compromised confidential sources, the Associated Press reported . Read More »

The holiest site in Judaism keeps causing trouble for Trump


A senior Israeli official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office confirmed to ABC News that Israel has asked the United States to clarify its position on the Western Wall after a "senior member of the USA delegation" prepping for Trump's upcoming visit told his Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall is "not your territory ". Read More »

Trump contradicts White House on reasons for Comey firing

A briefing was nevertheless held Friday, and spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back against charges that the Republican billionaire president had threatened Comey. "The tweet speaks for itself". Regardless of the recommendation, I was going to fire Comey. Spicer also denied reports that Trump solicited a loyalty pledge from Comey during their dinner earlier this year. Read More »