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James Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview

James Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview On Sunday, he called his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , a "rat" because he has cooperated with prosecutors. Comey offered his own assessment after the first round of questions had concluded, tweeting that the interview "wasn't a search for truth, but a desperate attempt to find anything that can be used to attack the institutions of justice investigating this president". [Full Article...]

China's US-built vehicle tariffs will scale back starting January 1

China's US-built vehicle tariffs will scale back starting January 1 The Customs Tariff Commission of China's State Council said this week the government plans to remove an additional 25 percent tariff on imported cars from the United States for three months, starting January 1, the People's Daily and other state media reported Friday. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump argues he 'never directed' longtime fixer to break law

Pres. Trump argues he 'never directed' longtime fixer to break law This is one of the payments that Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen , was involved in. Prosecutors claimed Cohen paid adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 (£103,000) and helped to arrange a $150,000 (£119,000) payment to Karen McDougal , a former Playboy model, so they would keep quiet about their past relationships with Mr Trump. [Full Article...]

Democrats demand answers, DHS investigation into death of Guatemalan girl, 7

Democrats demand answers, DHS investigation into death of Guatemalan girl, 7 Officials said the agents asked the father the questions in Spanish and translated his answers to English for documentation on the form. "Mariee died just months before her second birthday because ICE and others charged with her medical care neglected to provide the most basic standard of care as her condition rapidly deteriorated and her mother Yazmin pleaded for help". [Full Article...]

National Enquirer owner admits coordinating 'catch and kill' payment with Trump campaign

National Enquirer owner admits coordinating 'catch and kill' payment with Trump campaign As a part of the agreement, prosecutors say, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment "in concert with a candidate's presidential campaign", to "ensure that McDougal did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election ". [Full Article...]

Some Trump advisers tell him to consider Kushner as chief of staff

Some Trump advisers tell him to consider Kushner as chief of staff In an exclusive interview with Fox News' Harris Faulkner on "Outnumbered Overtime," Trump offered a clue about what he wants for Kelly's replacement. "It is time to complete the transfer of land, so Alaskans can have access to the land and decide the best uses for it, not the federal government", Dunleavy said. [Full Article...]

Cryptocurrency scammers target schools, hospitals, government offices with bomb threats

Cryptocurrency scammers target schools, hospitals, government offices with bomb threats Threats were made, mostly via email, to seemingly random locations like schools, businesses, stores, attorneys' offices and even to a Zoo, police said . Winnipeg police say reports of bomb threats to businesses have been spread across the city and add while they are taking the threats seriously, none of them have been substantiated. [Full Article...]

Chinese Hackers Are Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say

Chinese Hackers Are Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say This may no longer be true, after USA authorities are getting a clearer picture of who they believe is responsible for the massive hack of the Marriott hotel chain in recent weeks that compromised the data of more than 500 million customers. [Full Article...]

Strasbourg Gunman Shouted 'Allahu Akbar', Was Injured During Attack

Strasbourg Gunman Shouted 'Allahu Akbar', Was Injured During Attack She said she last saw him on Monday from her window, which looks out on a common hallway, and he was with another man. He had lived at his latest apartment, in a grim housing bloc on the edge of Strasbourg , for just a few months before police broke down the door in an unrelated case. [Full Article...]

'I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law'

'I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law' The three-year sentence imposed by the judge was a modest reduction from the four to five years recommended under federal guidelines, but still underscored the seriousness of the charges. "I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds". Since 2017, Mueller has been investigating "any links and/or co-ordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Pre... [Full Article...]

Accused Russian 'agent' to plead guilty

Accused Russian 'agent' to plead guilty Maria Butina , a Russian national arrested in the U.S. on charges of failing to register as a foreign lobbyist, has no ties to Russian intelligence services and the whole case against her was thin, President Vladimir Putin has said. It is still unclear if Butina fits into a broader picture of investigations into Russian infiltration in U.S. politics, however, or if she will agree to cooperat... [Full Article...]

Turkey in talks over United Nations investigation into Khashoggi murder

Turkey in talks over United Nations investigation into Khashoggi murder Senators have been enraged over Khashoggi's October killing and the White House response . President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave his most direct endorsement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as both the USA and Saudi Arabia move to rein him in after Jamal Khashoggi's murder. [Full Article...]

Mueller should insist on an in-person interview with Trump

Mueller should insist on an in-person interview with Trump Also on Friday, prosecutors accused Trump's onetime campaign manager Paul Manafort of multiple "lies" to investigators. Thus, in the sentencing memorandum for Cohen, federal prosecutors have provided a roadmap for Trump's indictment. "The fact that Cohen continued to work on the project and discuss it with Individual 1 well into the campaign was material to the ongoing congressional and SCO in... [Full Article...]

Dan McCready withdraws concession in House race amid fraud allegations

Dan McCready withdraws concession in House race amid fraud allegations Pittenger, a three-term incumbent, had received just 17. Pittenger said he did not recall being told of fraud complaints his advisers made to Woodhouse and Foote, and he declined to confirm that he blamed "ballot stuffers" on election night. [Full Article...]

Paris Picks Up the Pieces After Protests

Paris Picks Up the Pieces After Protests Police in the city took measures against possible unrest, as in previous weeks over 1,000 protesters gathered, erecting barricades and targeting police vehicles as well as damaging shops. The protesters began blocking roads, fuel depots and shopping centres around France on November 17 over soaring petrol prices that have hit people in the provinces who get around by vehicle. [Full Article...]

UN, Lebanon, Israel officers talk about border points

UN, Lebanon, Israel officers talk about border points Led by the Commander of the Northern Command, Yoav Strick, and Head of the Planning Ground Arm Command, Amir Abulafia, the ambassadors toured the area of a tunnel that the Israeli army uncovered on Tuesday. Gen. Stefano Del Col, encouraged both sides to reduce "the high level of rhetoric", avoid misunderstandings, and ensure that security and stability along the United Nations -drawn Blue Line "is... [Full Article...]

White House chief of staff questioned about obstruction of justice

White House chief of staff questioned about obstruction of justice Although the Trump administration has a reputation for a higher rate of staff turnover than its predecessors, Kelly's total time of 16 months in the job will not be unusually short in a high-stress position where two years is considered a decent run. [Full Article...]

Body found in search for British tourist in New Zealand

Body found in search for British tourist in New Zealand The last confirmed sighting of Ms Millane was at 9.41pm on December 1, the day before her birthday, at the Citylife Hotel in central Auckland, when she was seen with a "male companion". Saturday, police said they believed Millane was dead and that a man seen with her in Auckland the night she disappeared will be charged in her death. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Not Your 'Hired Gun' Anymore: Imran Roared on Trump

Pakistan Not Your 'Hired Gun' Anymore: Imran Roared on Trump The Pakistani leader also said that he "wants something done about the bombers of Mumbai", adding that "resolving that case is in our interest because it was an act of terrorism". "The last thing we want is to have chaos in Afghanistan". USA forces, which entered Afghanistan in 2001 to oust the Taliban for harboring al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, now number around 15,000 and provide close supp... [Full Article...]

Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border

Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border One was a Honduran woman with three kids who said she was waiting to see what happened to the migrants, telling Reuters they will "figure out what to do in a couple of days". Officials said the groups of illegal immigrants are not believed to be associated with the large caravan of mostly Central American migrants that have prompted the military deployment. [Full Article...]


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