Butina admits being Russian agent, pleads guilty in US to conspiracy

She had regular contact with several Russian intelligence officials and in one case had dinner with a diplomat suspected of being a spy. Maria Butina pleaded not guilty back in July. Butina already has spent five months in jail, and there is ... More..

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Melania Slams 'Opportunists' Who 'Focus On Gossip' To 'Advance Themselves'
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Melania Slams 'Opportunists' Who 'Focus On Gossip' To 'Advance Themselves'

The first lady then said she is prepared for regular criticism, but added she does what she believes to be correct. She termed these people "opportunists". "And sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't",...More..

Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

Vice president Mike Pence sat next to Mr Trump with a stony face as he remained silent during the exchange. Said Mr Trump with a smile: "And then we have the easy one, the wall". A woman carries her son n...More..

Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me Up
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me Up

District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office to turn over all documents obtained from Flynn's interview with the FBI. Flynn's lies, the special counsel writes , were wel...More..

May meets Merkel in bid to save Brexit deal
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

May meets Merkel in bid to save Brexit deal

Theresa May suffered a rather embarrassing moment before greeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel , as she struggled to get out of her auto after becoming locked inside. She said: 'Many of the most controvers...More..

French Authorities Have Killed Christmas Market Shooter
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

French Authorities Have Killed Christmas Market Shooter

Five people have already been arrested as part of the manhunt, including Chekatt's parents and two of his brothers. He was believed to be radicalized and shouted, "Allahu Akbar" before the attack. The German go...More..

Baby born prematurely after West Bank shooting dies
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Baby born prematurely after West Bank shooting dies

The West Bank shooting came only hours after Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in the West Bank following attacks that claimed the lives of three Israelis, including a baby. One soldier was lightly hurt. ...More..

Theresa May won in yesterday’s vote. So what now?
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Theresa May won in yesterday’s vote. So what now?

CommonSpace identifies the three things you need to keep an eye on now to see which way the Brexit saga goes next. "She's made the commitment that I think is what people wanted, but she was very clear that ...More..

Indiana high school football player confessed to killing pregnant cheerleader, affidavit says
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Indiana high school football player confessed to killing pregnant cheerleader, affidavit says

Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit told reporters on Sunday. Trejo told police he was the father of Rouhselang's unborn child and that the two of them had gotten into a fight about the pregnancy and said tha...More..

British PM May postpones vote on Brexit deal, certain of defeat
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

British PM May postpones vote on Brexit deal, certain of defeat

He added that May is confident that she will take all the votes that are needed to pass the Brexit deal . The ultimate deadline for the vote is 21 January. That view was echoed by Varadkar, who told reporters ...More..

Almost 1,400 arrests in French 'yellow vest' protests as government offers dialogue
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Almost 1,400 arrests in French 'yellow vest' protests as government offers dialogue

French riot police repeatedly repelled them with tear gas and water cannon. About 100 were detained, many for carrying unsafe objects like fireworks or clothing that could be used as protection in clashes w...More..

Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel for crisis Brexit talks
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel for crisis Brexit talks

McDonnell earlier quoted the Federation of Small Businesses - which had called for greater clarity over Brexit - and said the "economic warning signs are now flashing red" before urging Hammond to persuade Ma...More..

Senior Welsh Labour MPs call for no confidence vote
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Senior Welsh Labour MPs call for no confidence vote

Yesterday leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon said her party would support Labour if it tabled the motion. As financial markets took fright and the Pound tumbled to a 20-month low, Cabinet ministers rallied t...More..

by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"I Would Certainly Intervene" In Huawei Trial to Secure China Deal

During a time with high tensions between United States and Chinese governments, the arrest and ongoing legal battle will only make things shakier between the two powers. We will likely hear more on this contr...More..

Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

Cohen, a political science professor at The University of Akron who co-wrote a book on chiefs of staff. Just last month, Meadows was rebuked by the House Ethics Committee, which said he had failed "to take ...More..

Saudi FM Rules Out Extraditing Suspects In Khashoggi Case
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Saudi FM Rules Out Extraditing Suspects In Khashoggi Case

A source, who read the translated version and who has been briefed on the investigation into Khashoggi's killing, has made the revelations to CNN . The transcript notes the sounds of Khashoggi's body being...More..

Illegal payments impeachable offence if directed by Trump, says leading Democrat
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Illegal payments impeachable offence if directed by Trump, says leading Democrat

Nadler said that if proven, the payments to the two women were "certainly impeachable offenses ". "At a minimum", former Federal Election Commission Chairman Brad Smith wrote in a Reason essay after Cohe...More..

Counting begins to decide fate of in 5 states
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Counting begins to decide fate of in 5 states

Together these states account for 83 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats that go to polls next year and may give a hint of the nation's mood. Early trends also showed Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouh...More..

Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate

Chief Magistrate Judge Emma Arbuthnot of London's Westminster Magistrates Court found a prima facie case against Vijay Mallya for fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Arbuthnot decreed Mallya had made "mis...More..

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

Most of the cancelled flights are too and from Charlotte, North Carolina A major hub for the airline. Grocery store shelves were cleared of bread, milk and other staples. The transition to snow is expected to...More..