Monday August 20-th, 2018

John McCain defends Mueller, 'critical' he completes probe John McCain defends Mueller, 'critical' he completes probe

In a tweet Saturday, Trump complained the Mueller probe "should never have been started in that there was no collusion". Now, the President has begun attacking Mueller himself. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., called for passage of stalled bipartisan ...

Maryland High School Shooting: 2 Students, Suspect Injured & School Placed On Lockdown Maryland High School Shooting: 2 Students, Suspect Injured & School Placed On Lockdown

The latest in a long string of deadly shootings at USA schools and universities took place a little more than a month after 17 students and educators were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Broward County Sher...

House Speaker Ryan says assured Trump won't fire Mueller House Speaker Ryan says assured Trump won't fire Mueller

Recent public comments Trump has made - on Twitter in particular - have been extremely critical of the Mueller investigation and were seen as a signal Trump might take steps to fire him. Preston went on to explain that all Trump needs is a tiny shred...

Disputes Stall Work on $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill in Congress Disputes Stall Work on $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill in Congress

Among the still-unresolved issues: Lawmakers are trying to decide whether to include funding for the Gateway project , a commuter-rail tunnel linking NY and New Jersey under the Hudson River. Separately, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer s...

Spring equinox 2018: Winter is finally, officially, over Spring equinox 2018: Winter is finally, officially, over

The staircases are built at a carefully calculated angle which makes it look like an enormous snake of sunlight slithers down the stairs on the day of the equinox . Twice a year, around March 20 and September 22, the sun's most direct rays shine on ...

Telegram says can not share decoding keys with FSB Telegram says can not share decoding keys with FSB

Telegram will stand for freedom and privacy", Durov twitted. At the same time, the agency's lawyers said it would demand access only to the messages of particular suspects, not to big data allowing the analysis of user groups. "The correspondence of...

National School Walkout: 17 minutes National School Walkout: 17 minutes

Hundreds of students at Hayes High School participated in the National School Walkout and gathered in the stadium to read the names of those killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and for a moment of silence. "Our elected officials m...

Donald Trump dumps Rex Tillerson as secretary of state Donald Trump dumps Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

In an illustration of the gulf that has long separated Tillerson and Trump, the White House and the State Department vigorously disagreed about whether Tillerson had even been informed of his firing in advance. " Mike Pompeo's nomination for Sec...

Saudi crown prince to meet defense, entertainment executives in Los Angeles Saudi crown prince to meet defense, entertainment executives in Los Angeles

Still, before he visits the White House, the Saudi heir will introduce himself to the American public, Arab News reported. The Wall Street Journal stressed that Prince Mohammed has changed the status quo that has been present in Saudi Arabia for ...

Russian election 2018: some want change, but Putin still cert to win Russian election 2018: some want change, but Putin still cert to win

Ivan Zhdanov, an aide to opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from running in the race, said Navalny supporters monitoring the vote reported people being bussed to polling stations by their employers. While congratulating Putin, German Preside...

Railways recruitment is competitive, transparent: Goyal Railways recruitment is competitive, transparent: Goyal

Around 500 students who had done apprenticeships with Indian Railways and now want to be recruited sat down on railway tracks at 6.45am between Matunga and Dadar, disrupting the suburban railway services that are the backbone of Mumbai's transport ...

EU, Britain reach Brexit transition deal ahead of EU's spring summit EU, Britain reach Brexit transition deal ahead of EU's spring summit

The sides will tackle the conundrum again in a series of meetings in six meetings planned until mid-April. Even though it is not legally binding, the transition agreement is seen as important for May's government, which has been eager to offer assu...

Protests erupt as VHP's Ram Rajya rath yatra enters Tamil Nadu Protests erupt as VHP's Ram Rajya rath yatra enters Tamil Nadu

This rath-yatra could cause similar communal strife and must be prevented entry into Tamil Nadu, said four independent MLAs in the state Assembly, including Tamimum Ansari and actor Karunas, Monday morning. In this situation, VCK leader Thirumavalava...

Republicans defend Russian Federation probe as Trump openly attacks Mueller

Rubio, who supports the special counsel probe, said the decision to fire McCabe was made before the release of the Justice Department inspector general's report that Attorney-General Jeff Sessions cited in his dismissal. "Special Counsel Mueller ha...

Ex-French President Sarkozy held for questioning Ex-French President Sarkozy held for questioning

Nicolas Sarkozy is being questioned Tuesday by French investigators looking into allegations that Libya helped finance the former French president's victorious 2007 campaign, a judicial source who spoke on condition of anonymity told ABC News.

Sushma Swaraj's shocking revelation: 39 Indians kidnapped in Mosul are dead Sushma Swaraj's shocking revelation: 39 Indians kidnapped in Mosul are dead

India's foreign ministry spokesperson had confirmed in June 2014 that 40 Indian workers of the Tariq Nur Al Huda company in Mosul were kidnapped when ISIL captured Mosul and large parts of Iraq . When India's junior foreign minister Vijay Kumar Si...

Trump launches tirade at Robert Mueller and 'biased' Russian Federation inquiry Trump launches tirade at Robert Mueller and 'biased' Russian Federation inquiry

The technical business of lawyering - evidenced Monday by a Washington Post report that the President's team is trying to limit the scope of any eventual interview with Mueller - is also unlikely to give Trump a vent for his pent-up anger.

US Business Associations Oppose Tariffs US Business Associations Oppose Tariffs

The administration is said to be considering wide-ranging tariffs on everything from consumer electronics to shoes and clothing made in China, as well as restrictions on Chinese investments in the USA, according to people briefed on the matter.

The number 70 could haunt Putin's next six years The number 70 could haunt Putin's next six years

Turnout was at more than 67 per cent as authorities used both the carrot and the stick to boost engagement in the polls. NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who has lived in Russia after leaking classified information about the U.S. But Putin's popu...

Ukrainian pilot blamed for MH17 downing 'kills himself' Ukrainian pilot blamed for MH17 downing 'kills himself'

The Boeing 777 was destroyed by a Russian Buk surface-to-air missile, Dutch investigators found. According to the BBC, reports had said Capt Vladyslav Voloshyn shot himself at home in Mykolaiv, near the Black Sea. Police have described his death ...

Ramesh Ponnuru on Why Republicans Are Wrong About Conor Lamb Ramesh Ponnuru on Why Republicans Are Wrong About Conor Lamb

Republicans have not conceded the race and were not ruling out a recount or other legal action, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee said. They tried to play it off and say that Lamb was favored to win by like eight points...

Package detonates at FedEx facility in Texas Package detonates at FedEx facility in Texas

One FBI agent told CBS News "it's more than possible" that the package is related to the previous four boxes that exploded in Austin. This is the fifth bombing to have hit Texas since March 2, following a spate of explosions which have now left t...

Sasikala's husband M Natarajan dies, party leaders pay tributes Sasikala's husband M Natarajan dies, party leaders pay tributes

He had been admitted to the Gleneagles Global Hospital in Chennai and he had been placed on ventilator. Sasikala is now serving a four-year imprisonment and is lodged in central prison in Bengaluru in a disproportionate assets case .

Ramaphosa congratulates Xi Jinping on presidential re-election Ramaphosa congratulates Xi Jinping on presidential re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin quickly called to congratulate Xi. From Xi's perspective, the removal of term limits is a necessary stabilising influence on China's economic development moving forward. "Only those who habitually threaten others ...

White House slams Abbas 'insults', says must choose hate or peace White House slams Abbas 'insults', says must choose hate or peace

Abbas said Hamas would have to give up control of Gaza or risk taking full responsibility for the enclave and its two million residents without any help from his Western-backed Palestinian Authority. Washington has denounced Palestinian Authority P...

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