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Central Intelligence Agency briefs House leaders on Khashoggi killing as Senate nears votes

Central Intelligence Agency briefs House leaders on Khashoggi killing as Senate nears votes President Trump has made a decision to stand by Saudi Arabia and bin Salman - who's pals with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner - despite the CIA's conclusion. "He's the leader of Saudi Arabia". According to a separate report of NBC News on Tuesday, CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief the House leaders on Wednesday about what US intelligence community knows about the murder of Khashoggi. [Full Article...]

Brexit vote week: What are the key events to come?

Brexit vote week: What are the key events to come? May will make a statement to parliament on Brexit on Monday afternoon, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow's office announced, and she is then expected to confirm her plan to shelve the vote and set out the reasons why. He warned that "a fundamental re-opening" of the withdrawal agreement risked European Union countries wanting to change it "in a way that may not necessarily be to our advantage... [Full Article...]

Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman

Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman James Alex Fields Jr ., (2nd L with shield) is seen attending the " Unite the Right " rally in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. Fields' mother, Samantha Bloom, also left the courthouse without commenting. Present in the courtroom for the verdict, was Fields' mother and Susan Bro, Heyer's mother. [Full Article...]

US prosecutors name Trump in hush payments; detail Russian contacts

US prosecutors name Trump in hush payments; detail Russian contacts The November 2015 outreach - which Mueller says Cohen did not pursue - appears to be the earliest known effort by Russian Federation to build ties with the Trump campaign. The Democratic congressman-who's likely the next House Intelligence Committee chairman-says the next president could face a big decision: "The bigger pardon question may come down the road, as the next president has to determi... [Full Article...]

Body found in hunt for missing British backpacker Grace Millane

Body found in hunt for missing British backpacker Grace Millane A man, 26, was charged with murder Saturday after he was last seen entering the CityLife hotel in Auckland with Millane, who had arrived in New Zealand on November 20 as part of her yearlong backpacking trip across the world. and 9.30 a.m.in the West Auckland area". Grace Millane's body was found in the Waitakere Ranges yesterday. A judge has addressed the grieving family of slain British bac... [Full Article...]

Grace Millane: New Zealand police to charge man with murder of backpacker

Grace Millane: New Zealand police to charge man with murder of backpacker Det Insp Scott Beard said the evidence told them she was "no longer alive". Grace Millane's family has asked for privacy. A priest from backpacker Grace Millane's hometown in the United Kingdom has called the news of her death "devastating". [Full Article...]

John Kelly interviewed by Mueller's team and expected to quit

John Kelly interviewed by Mueller's team and expected to quit CNN reported Friday that Kelly was expected to resign in the coming days and that he and the president were not on speaking terms. Meanwhile, Trump ducked reporters' questions Friday amid rumors of a West Wing staff shakeup. The lights were off in his West Wing office. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine, has always been criticized by some Trump insiders for lacking the necessary political acumen. [Full Article...]

NATO statement on INF treaty

NATO statement on INF treaty A simple one: "then we'll do the same". He also said that the United States had evidence that the test launches were from a single site in Russian Federation, the Soviet-era base Kupustin Yar, near Volgograd, southeast of Moscow . In October, US President Donald Trump said Washington would pull out of the INF Treaty on account of Russia's alleged breach of the agreement, which Moscow repeat... [Full Article...]

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands Violent clashes took place between protesters and the authorities, large fires were set, and barricades were erected in Toulouse, while in Bordeaux protestors threw Molotov cocktails at riot police. Police put up barricades there and both vehicles and pedestrians were denied access. Amid heightened tensions, police seized 28 petrol bombs and three homemade explosive devices Friday at an area b... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin GOP passes bills to limit incoming Democratic governor, AG

Wisconsin GOP passes bills to limit incoming Democratic governor, AG Wisconsin's Republican-led Assembly and Senate passed two of the measures they are considering, Britt Cudaback, spokesman for the governor-elect, told CNN Wednesday morning. "We do not believe any one individual should have the opportunity to come in and with a stroke of the pen ... eliminate laws passed by our Legislature", Vos said, citing rules enacting voter photo ID, a key GOP initiative du... [Full Article...]

Former FBI chief Comey arrives for GOP interview

Former FBI chief Comey arrives for GOP interview Comey will appear for the interview Friday after fighting a subpoena in court. They said questions from the judiciary committee Republicans were merely distractions from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. California Rep. Darrell Issa said Comey had two lawyers in the room, his personal lawyer and a lawyer from the Justice Department. He expanded, "The entire goal of this investigation is ... [Full Article...]

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base Yeongjeo-dong has always been known to USA intelligence agencies but researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey said that the construction on a new facility, at Hoejung-ri, seven miles away, had not previously been publicly identified. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Picks Anti-Muslim Official For U.S

Donald Trump Picks Anti-Muslim Official For U.S While Nauert will be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy, a White House official told The Associated Press that her post would be a non-Cabinet position. However Ms Haley has made no secret of the fact that she has had policy disagreements with Mr Trump. "When you talk about Germany, we have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany", Nauert said , adding:... [Full Article...]

PM Imran Khan says Pakistan won't be America's hired gun ever again

PM Imran Khan says Pakistan won't be America's hired gun ever again Islamabad joined Washington's "war on terror" in 2001, and says it has paid a heavy price for the alliance, which sparked an Islamist backlash and homegrown militant groups who turned their guns on the Pakistani state, costing thousands of lives. [Full Article...]

Canada's envoy to Beijing briefs China on arrest of Huawei executive: Freeland

Canada's envoy to Beijing briefs China on arrest of Huawei executive: Freeland Speaking at a news conference in Milan, Lavrov said the detention showed how Washington imposes its laws beyond its jurisdiction. Canadian telecom giants Telus Corp. That doesn't mean that China is likely to forget about Meng Wanzhou's December 1 arrest when they next come face-to-face with Canadian officials, he added. [Full Article...]

Trump to name Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador tomorrow, reports say

Trump to name Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador tomorrow, reports say Trump has previously said Nauert was under serious consideration to replace Nikki Haley, who announced in October that she would step down at the end of this year. A representative of the State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Israeli leaders nonetheless thanked her and feted the results as proof of wide support for Israel's position. [Full Article...]

Former US president George HW Bush dies

Former US president George HW Bush dies The Trumps said: "With sound judgement, common sense and unflappable leadership, President Bush guided our nation and the world to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War ". "And he did tremendous good along the journey". "It's a legacy of service that may never be matched, even though he'd want all of us to try, " the Obamas said. [Full Article...]

Former US President George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Former US President George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell also spoke. As top politicians gathered to attend the state funeral services for George W H Bush, his son George W Bush was spotted slipping a piece of candy to Michelle Obama. [Full Article...]

Rep. Stewart Downplays Saudi Journalist's Murder: 'Journalists Disappear All Over'

Rep. Stewart Downplays Saudi Journalist's Murder: 'Journalists Disappear All Over' Other Republicans who last week had opposed a resolution directing the president to halt USA support of the Saudi war in Yemen now suggested they might change their position after hearing what Haspel had to say in the classified briefing. But the Senate could vote to end that arms sale or end USA support of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. Corker suggested that President Donald Trump had condoned ... [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance

Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance Sometime after Giuliani posted a Friday tweet lashing out at Special Counsel Robert Mueller , a Twitter user appeared to register the "G-20.In" domain that Giuliani inadvertently linked to by not leaving a space between sentences. Trump himself tweets constantly about the " Witch Hunt ", and Giuliani plays ball with tweets of his own. "Any suggestion that we artificially injected somethi... [Full Article...]


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