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HIGHLIGHTS: Justin Trudeau responds to SNC-Lavalin testimonies

HIGHLIGHTS: Justin Trudeau responds to SNC-Lavalin testimonies Wilson-Raybould told the House of Commons justice committee late last month that she came under relentless pressure from the Prime Minister's Office and other federal officials to ensure the company was invited to negotiate a remediation agreement . [Full Article...]

No 2020 White House run for Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

No 2020 White House run for Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio Sherrod announced today that he has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. First, I want to say thank you. Despite his decision not to run, Brown is expected to push for policies that include expanding overtime pay, universal child care and raising the minimum wage. [Full Article...]

Strong storm system brings the rain

Strong storm system brings the rain The snow is expected to taper off Saturday night and end Sunday morning. Parking is banned Sunday on all snow emergency routes, all north-south streets or streets that generally run north and south, all streets south of Wright Street and all streets west of the Mississippi River. [Full Article...]

Pentagon warns of 'grave consequences' should Turkey buy Russian missile system

Pentagon warns of 'grave consequences' should Turkey buy Russian missile system In an interview with Kanal 24 television late Wednesday, Erdogan also said Turkey could consider purchasing the more advanced S-500 system in the future. "We have reached an agreement with the Russians", Erdogan said. As a result of the planned S-400 procurement, the Pentagon launched a large study into whether it would be possible to remove Turkey from the F-35 industrial base. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort jailed

Ex-Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort jailed Seven months ago, a jury convicted President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , in a bank and tax fraud trial that grabbed the national spotlight. The special counsel's office added that the former campaign manager "blames everyone from the special counsel's office to his Ukrainian clients for his own criminal choices". [Full Article...]

Venezuela expels German ambassador

Venezuela expels German ambassador The government of acting President Nicolas Maduro said he had 48 hours to leave Venezuela . Kriener had helped to try to bring humanitarian aid to the country, Guaido said in a speech to opposition lawmakers, adding: "It seems that the Maduro regime does not forgive anyone who wants to help Venezuela ". [Full Article...]

Former senior Trudeau aide defends prime minister in testimony on scandal

A onetime senior aide to Justin Trudeau , Gerald Butts , defended the Canadian Prime Minister in a testimony given to the House of Commons justice committee on Wednesday, arguing that there was no misconduct involved in the dismissal of former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, or in her investigation into engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. [Full Article...]

Trump Rips the Ongoing Investigations Against Him During CPAC Speech

Trump Rips the Ongoing Investigations Against Him During CPAC Speech US President Donald Trump has told an appreciative audience of conservatives that he will win re-election in 2020 - and by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory. "If anyone thinks these dangling investigations are going to be a stalking horse for a continuation of the Mueller investigation, they're dreaming", Ray said. [Full Article...]

MSNBC panel deflects Rep. Ilhan Omar anti-Semitism criticism, blames Trump instead

MSNBC panel deflects Rep. Ilhan Omar anti-Semitism criticism, blames Trump instead Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) comments about Israel, told CNN Tuesday evening he didn't want to kick Omar off the committee. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn of SC said he wants the resolution to be "anti-hate" to reject all forms of bigotry and prejudice. [Full Article...]

Congressional panel launches sweeping probe into Trump

Congressional panel launches sweeping probe into Trump Jerrold Nadler told ABC's This Week programme on Sunday the committee wanted to get documents from the Department of Justice, the president's son Donald Trump Jr and Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg , among others. [Full Article...]

James Clapper: Trump-Kim Summit 'Doomed From The Get-Go'

James Clapper: Trump-Kim Summit 'Doomed From The Get-Go' President Moon Jae-in said he will revive his role as mediator between the adversaries after last week's summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed without agreement . Trump has repeatedly complained about the cost of the exercises and - since 2017's Singapore summit - the Washington and Seoul have scaled back or scrapped several joint exercises. [Full Article...]

Search for missing girls in California stretches into third day

Search for missing girls in California stretches into third day Mr Fridley said the girl's mother "melted on the phone" when he rang to say they had been found alive. Eight-year-old Leia Carrico and her sister Caroline, five, were last seen outside their home in Benbow, north California, on Friday at 2.30pm local time. [Full Article...]

Paul likely to cast final needed vote to cancel Trump's emergency declaration

Paul likely to cast final needed vote to cancel Trump's emergency declaration Besides Paul, other Republican senators who have announced they'll defy Trump on the issue are Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Thom Tillis of North Carolina. But the White House is eager to contain further defections from members of Trump's own party on his signature issue of building a wall along the southern border. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller

Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller Their efforts increased in the past week after Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , appeared before two House committees and a Senate committee. Less than one week after the "Change my Mind" incident, the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) reintroduced the goals for its ASSU Director of Academic Freedom cabinet position. [Full Article...]

OR man survives chilly ordeal by eating hot sauce packets

OR man survives chilly ordeal by eating hot sauce packets In a Facebook post , the Sheriff's office said Taylor had kept warm over the five-day period by periodically starting his vehicle and using "a few taco sauce packets he had as food". Taylor told deputies he traveled up a forest service road on February 24 , the day he was reported missing, but his SUV got stuck in the snow . "Jeremy had attempted to walk out on Monday, but the deep snow made ... [Full Article...]

Guaido calls for mass protests ahead of return to Venezuela Monday

Guaido calls for mass protests ahead of return to Venezuela Monday Opposition leader Juan Guaido is calling for nationwide demonstrations Monday to coincide with his planned return to Venezuela , in a challenge expected to escalate his power struggle with President Nicolas Maduro . Guaido has since been recognised by most Western nations as the rightful leader of Venezuela. At a joint press conference following their talks, Rodriguez said Venezuela will con... [Full Article...]

U.S. House panel launches probe into possible obstruction by Trump

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said he believes that President Donald Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice, though he stopped just short of calling for his impeachment. "1,100 times he referred to the Mueller investigation as a witch hunt". The White House, the Justice Department and the Trump Organisation did not immediately respond to requests for comment. [Full Article...]

Reports indicate Trump ordered Kushner's security clearance, despite concerns

Reports indicate Trump ordered Kushner's security clearance, despite concerns But Cipollone has been resisting the committee's requests, arguing in a lengthy letter in February that Cummings is overstepping the committee's jurisdiction in trying to review individual security decision clearances. Kushner's wife, Ivanka Trump , claimed last month that neither she nor her husband received preferential treatment from the president in obtaining their clearances. [Full Article...]

Cohen’s testimony brings Trump Organization CFO - and his family

Cohen’s testimony brings Trump Organization CFO - and his family He said of the Russian Federation probe: "This phoney thing looks like it's dying so they don't have anything with Russian Federation there, no collusion". "Let there be no mistake, we strongly condemn violence and harassment of any sort, for any reason ", Chancellor Carol Christ said in a message to the campus community. [Full Article...]

China reacts with anger as Canada starts extradition process

China reacts with anger as Canada starts extradition process Ottawa has formally started an extradition process in the case of Huawei's chief financial officer, who was arrested in Canada after being charged with circumventing U.S. Both the United States and Canada are misusing their bilateral extradition treaty and are arbitrarily imposing compulsory measures on a Chinese citizen, violating her lawful rights and interests, he said. [Full Article...]


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