Michael Flynn's business partners arrested over 'illegal lobbying plot'

Two former business associates of Michael Flynn have been charged with illegally lobbying the USA to extradite an enemy of the Turkish government, according to new reports. The two worked throughout 2016 to seek ways to have Gulen extradited from t... More..

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'They're a joke': Rudy Giuliani steps up attack on Mueller
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

'They're a joke': Rudy Giuliani steps up attack on Mueller

Of course he does, but Rudy Giuliani insists it won't happen. So you're saying there's a chance ... He is reportedly interested in interviewing the president as part of the inquiry. What they did to...More..

Trump jumps into murder case of Afghanistan war veteran
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Trump jumps into murder case of Afghanistan war veteran

According to the BBC , then-Captain Golsteyn allegedly shot and killed a man he believed was making bombs for the Taliban. "For them to charge him with premeditated murder is nearly laughable, and it would be ...More..

Pressure builds on May for second Brexit referendum
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Pressure builds on May for second Brexit referendum

We've had the people's vote, we've had the referendum and now we've got to get on with implementing it". The BBC's politics correspondent noted the "anger" in May's rare rebuke of Blair. "We are here to act o...More..

Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Hamas runs the Gaza Strip but also has a presence in the West Bank . Palestinian militants in Gaza, including Hamas, have fought three wars with Israel since 2008. "The terrorists will know that we're here...More..

Conviction of Sajjan Kumar a' jolt' for Congress: Prakash Javadekar
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Conviction of Sajjan Kumar a' jolt' for Congress: Prakash Javadekar

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday said that neither Sajjan Kumar - convict in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case - was given a ticket by the Congress , nor he does not hol...More..

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

Similar efforts will be made at the global level. "One of those key rules - which is the bedrock of carbon markets - is no double counting of emissions reductions". The final text at the United Nations talks ...More..

Trump says interior secretary to leave in latest high-profile departure
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Trump says interior secretary to leave in latest high-profile departure

US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke denied accusations of using misconduct and using his position for own benefit as false, following the announcement of his resignation. Earlier this year, Interior's inspector ...More..

Weather warning issued for severe snow and blizzards in the Borders
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Weather warning issued for severe snow and blizzards in the Borders

This will result in snow and freezing rain bringing icy conditions to parts of central and northern England and southern Scotland , particularly over the high ground. "Some delays to road and rail transport is...More..

Yellow Vest Protesters March In Fifth Week Of Demonstrations
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Yellow Vest Protesters March In Fifth Week Of Demonstrations

Police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters near the famous Champs Elysees Avenue but the demonstrations are mostly peaceful. "Protesting is a right. So let's know how to exercise ...More..

Zinke blames 'vicious' attacks for departure
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Zinke blames 'vicious' attacks for departure

Ryan Zinke's exit will remove the distraction of the ethical issues that have dogged him - and that reportedly have annoyed Trump - but is unlikely to mark a shift away from the concerted environmental dereg...More..

Brexit impasse: Theresa May blasts calls for second referendum
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Brexit impasse: Theresa May blasts calls for second referendum

With Brexit due to take place on March 29, such an impasse increases the possibility of a "no deal" exit , which could crater the United Kingdom economy and even lead to fuel and food shortages, according to...More..

Zoo launches crowdfunder and issues update on animals after fire
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Zoo launches crowdfunder and issues update on animals after fire

Mammal species such as the zoo's critically endangered Sumatran orangutans and Sulawesi macaques were kept away from the fire, but many small birds, frogs, and fish were tragically lost in the blaze. "Orangutan...More..

New Ukraine primate pledges 'peace to all'
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

New Ukraine primate pledges 'peace to all'

Several thousand Ukrainians had rallied outside the cathedral throughout the day, awaiting the synod's decision. Citing the Ukrainian Constitution, he said that the "state's interference in relations between ...More..

Eleven dead as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir, says police
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Eleven dead as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir, says police

Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi tweeted, "Pakistan strongly condemns the blood bath by Indian occupation forces martyring 14 innocent Kashmiris and injuring more than 200 in #Pulwama today". ...More..

Taliban to meet United States officials in UAE, group says
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Taliban to meet United States officials in UAE, group says

The foreign ministers addressed a press conference in Kabul on Saturday where they stressed the need for mutual cooperation and a joint effort to end violence in the country. Secondly, amid important opportun...More..

No immediate health coverage changes from Obamacare ruling -gov't
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

No immediate health coverage changes from Obamacare ruling -gov't

Worth, Texas that the ACA's individual mandate requiring all Americans to buy insurance is unconstitutional and can not be considered a tax, invalidating the rest of the law. A major factor working against Repu...More..

UN Chief Calls For
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

UN Chief Calls For "Credible" Probe Into Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected as "interference" a US Senate resolution to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen , and another holding its crown prince responsible for the murder of cr...More..

Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed Daesh
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed Daesh

The reggae hit by Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley is about a man who claims to have killed the local sheriff in self-defense but in this case appeared to refer to French authorities shooting Cherif Chekat...More..

Australia has 'no right' to divide Jerusalem - Mahathir
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Australia has 'no right' to divide Jerusalem - Mahathir

Edelstein said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's statement could indirectly encourage Palestinian violence. The United States in May opened its embassy in Jerusalem amid fervent opposition from t...More..

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

In Singapore the two men signed a vaguely-worded statement on denuclearisation, but have since disagreed on what it means. Yesterday, the U.S. imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials over human righ...More..

Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42

Most of the injuries were mild, but at least one person was said to be critically hurt, fire officials said. The explosion occurred at 8:30 p.m.at Izakaya Cherry Blossom in the Hiragishi district of Sapporo'...More..

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds

Waziri said that the tomb contains five burial shafts, all of which will be excavated, in addition to two false doors, one belonging to the deceased and the second to his mother. The Saqqara necropolis is also ...More..

European Union united on need for border backstop, Leo Varadkar says
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

European Union united on need for border backstop, Leo Varadkar says

British Prime Minister Theresa May is insisting she can get the extra assurances she needs from the European Union on her Brexit deal - to ensure it is passed by her own parliament. May has doggedly insisted sh...More..

Trump Directed Hush Money Payments, Knew It Was Wrong, Alleges Ex-Lawyer
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Trump Directed Hush Money Payments, Knew It Was Wrong, Alleges Ex-Lawyer

The statement of admitted facts, according to NBC, says the the objective of the payment "was to suppress the woman's story so as to prevent it from influencing the election". "Others know the truth", Cohen s...More..

Russian strategic bombers fly over Caribbean Sea with Venezuelan jets: ministry
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Russian strategic bombers fly over Caribbean Sea with Venezuelan jets: ministry

The Russian military has dispatched nuclear-capable bomber jets to the Caribbean Sea for joint drills with the Venezuelan air force. Greg Wilpert added, "Venezuela is indeed very concerned about the possibil...More..

Furious Theresa May angrily confronts European Union boss
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Furious Theresa May angrily confronts European Union boss

The "meaningful vote" in parliament was called off after Mrs May faced a "significant" defeat, which prompted a no-confidence vote in her leadership, which she survived by a majority of 85. Pointing to EU Counc...More..

Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine

The unification council kicks off on Saturday in Kiev . He also announced the council had chosen the head of the new church: 39-year-old Metropolitan Yepifaniy, whose secular name is Sergiy Dumenko. The Russ...More..

Melania Trump Thinks Comedians Using Her Name Are 'Opportunists'
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Melania Trump Thinks Comedians Using Her Name Are 'Opportunists'

The White House says it's the first time a first lady has flown in an Osprey. "It doesn't hurt. The problem is they're writing the history and it's not correct", Trump responded. "First of all, she has this i...More..

Trump leaves GOP in turmoil with shutdown looming
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Trump leaves GOP in turmoil with shutdown looming

Moulton helped lead the opposition among fellow Democrats to Pelosi's election as speaker, arguing that it was time for new leadership. As it is likely to be a challenging process, it will be up to the commit...More..