Nancy Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democratic Rebels To Ensure Return To Speakership

15 Dec, 2018

Her deputies, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.), will also be limited in how long they can remain in their posts . That essentially guaranteed she will be elected speaker when the full House votes for its leader on January 3. On November 28, Democrats voted overwhelmingly to nominate Pelosi as the next House Speaker in the secret-ballot vote 203-32, with three lawmakers leaving the ballot blank.

Eu Calls Brexit Summit Thursday But Warns 'no Renegotiation'

15 Dec, 2018

EU leaders insist the mechanism can't be removed from deal, but May is sure to seek flexibility on this point from her European partners. She said she would now hold emergency talks with European Union leaders to discuss possible changes to the backstop.

France counts costs of protests, new measures at US$11 billion

14 Dec, 2018

Government coffers will be tapped into next year to finance tax relief and other fiscal measures announced Monday by President Emmanuel Macron to placate the "yellow vest" movement, which started as a show of anger against fuel taxes but snowballed into a grab-bag of grievances.

China to revise 'Made in China 2025' tech plan, WSJ reports

14 Dec, 2018

The decision comes just over a week after U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pledged during the G20 meeting in Argentina to resolve the trade tensions that have disrupted global commodity flows. In its 2016 guidance to local governments, the State Council, or cabinet, said local governments that promoted the implementation of " Made in China 2025 " while encouraging industrial growth and manufacturing upgrading would be given priority support.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to be sentenced over hush money payments

12 Dec, 2018

Flynn has stayed largely out of the public eye over the a year ago and refrained from discussing the Russian Federation investigation despite encouragement from his supporters to take an aggressive stance. "General Flynn has accepted responsibility for his conduct", the defense argued. And it described Flynn as a dedicated and fearless officer, noting that while deployed in Grenada, he once dove off a 40-foot cliff and saved two servicemen who had been swept out to sea.

Strasbourg shooting toll rises to four dead, 11 critically wounded

12 Dec, 2018

Members of the elite French police unit BRI stand on the Pont de l'Europe (Europe bridge), crossing the border with Germany over the river Rhine in Strasbourg , on December 12, 2018, as part of searches in order to find the gunman who opened fire near a Christmas market the night before, in Strasbourg , eastern France .

VPD investigates break-in at Huawei CFO's Vancouver home

12 Dec, 2018

He also said that Meng's arrest "shouldn't really have much of an impact" on the talks, although he conceded that the Chinese might see it that way. Beijing has protested against the "inhumane" treatment of a Huawei executive who was detained in Canada over a U.S.

Britain's May will seek further assurances from European Union on Brexit backstop

12 Dec, 2018

It's the only deal possible. "This is a negotiation and there is always room for alternatives". In Brussels , European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said there was "no room whatsoever" for renegotiation of the deal. The Irish Government will be determined that any declaration does not cut across the legally binding withdrawal treaty. But facing a huge rebellion of her own Tory MPs, primarily over the backstop clause created to keep open Britain's border with Ireland, Mrs May ...

Congress leads with slim margin, Chouhan ahead in Budhni

11 Dec, 2018

While the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) is seeking a fourth straight term in office, the Congress is aiming to stage a comeback after being out of power for 15 years. During the meeting at the Parliament House Annexe, the opposition parties were expected to discuss their responses to government bills and issues related to the Rafale deal and farmers, sources said.Not only the heads of non-BJP parties, but also the chief ministers of opposition parties from Kerala, Punjab and Puducherry ...

Fugitive businessman arrives in United Kingdom court; verdict expected soon

11 Dec, 2018

Talking to reporters today, he said that his claim was genuine and honest. The 62-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines owner has been on bail since his arrest on an extradition warrant in April 2017. So even though Vijay Mallya is not coming back any time soon, it is a shift in India's perception overseas and how our judicial system, our courts are seen.

Fields found guilty of first-degree murder, convicted on all counts

10 Dec, 2018

The sentencing phase will begin Monday at 9:30 a.m.; the jury will consider whether to recommend life in prison. Fields ― a 21-year-old extremist associated with the hate group Vanguard America ― faced charges of first-degree murder and other felonies over the attack, in which he intentionally sped into protesters after the " Unite the Right " rally on August 12, killing one and injuring dozens more.

Comey Dodges Key Question About Using Dossier To Get FISA Warrant

09 Dec, 2018

Walking into the meeting, Comey said he might answer questions afterward. Former FBI Director James Comey left his hearing with the Republican lead House of Representatives on Friday and promptly trashed the process. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mark Meadows of North Carolina, also suggested they might need a second session with Comey if they didn't finish their interview by a late afternoon deadline.

Michael Cohen met Russian offering 'political synergy'

09 Dec, 2018

Prosecutors said the court's Probation Department estimated that federal sentencing guidelines call for Cohen to serve at least four years in prison. These are all from New York's federal courts and are unrelated to the investigation of whether anybody in Trump's circle coordinated with Russian officials in their attempts to manipulate the outcome of the 2016 election.

China warns of ‘serious consequences’ if Canada doesn't release detained Huawei executive

09 Dec, 2018

Meng was arrested in Vancouver Dec. 1 at the behest of USA authorities for allegedly violating American sanctions on selling technology to Iran . China warns there will be severe consequences if Canada does not immediately release Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, calling the case " extremely nasty ".

Mattis and Pompeo 'misleading' in Khashoggi briefing, senator says

07 Dec, 2018

Senator Lindsey Graham , a Republican from SC who has often been a Trump ally, said the only conclusion was that Prince Mohammed, known as MBS, is responsible for the killing. In an interview with CNN last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said they had no direct evidence to prove Prince Mohammed was behind the murder.

PETA Compared ‘Speciesist’ Language To Racism And Twitter Lost It

06 Dec, 2018

As such, they've done considerably more social and political damage than anyone who declares they need to "grab the bull by the horns" or " kill two birds with one stone ". The organization then suggested ways in which people could stop using "anti-animal language". Instead of: " Kill two birds with one stone ". Joey Gall added: "PETA introduced me to the term "speciesism" today which 1) is not a thing and 2) diminishes the legitimacy of racism, sexism and classism that many still ...

George H.W. Bush’s service dog accompanies casket to D.C.

04 Dec, 2018

In an invocation opening Monday evening's ceremony, the U.S. House chaplain, the Rev. Patrick J Conroy, praised Bush's commitment to public service, from Navy pilot to congressman, United Nations ambassador, envoy to China and then Central Intelligence Agency director before being elected vice president and then president.

Anchorage natural disaster: Photos and videos show street damage, trembling structures

03 Dec, 2018

Cracks could be seen in a two-story downtown Anchorage building. The pipeline through Alaska had also been closed as a precaution but returned to service after seven hours as inspections revealed no damage to the facilities. A tsunami warning was issued along Alaska's southern coast with residents in Kodiak, a city of 6100 people on Kodiak Island, 400km south of Anchorage , were told to evacuate to higher ground immediately because a wave could hit within about 10 minutes.

Police looking for couple after engagement ring recovered from utility grate

03 Dec, 2018

Case closed!" the NYPD posted Sunday afternoon, along with a photo of the happy couple. Police on Saturday afternoon tweeted surveillance video of the couple in Times Square , with a message: We have the ring. "The time was right". Anthony said "yes" and wore the ring - even though it was too big. "I told her it was fine". There is also a request along with the video -"help us find them".

World waits to see if Trump, Xi reach 'ceasefire'

02 Dec, 2018

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at defusing a trade war. In his speech to the G20 leaders' summit in Buenos Aires , Argentina on Friday, Xi said the world economy is at a historic crossroad and urged the global major economies to "demonstrate courage" to put world economy "on the right track".

Saudi prince was in constant touch with Khashoggi hit-squad boss

02 Dec, 2018

Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of the Saudi crown prince , was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "So why should we undertake any steps to deteriorate our relations with Saudi Arabia? ". Later in the one-minute clip, Macron says, "You never listen to me". American intelligence officials believe the order for his death came directly from the crown prince , yet U.S.

Report faults Indonesian airline's safety measures in crash

01 Dec, 2018

Capt. Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the American Airlines pilot union and a 737 pilot, said he could not comment on any aspect of the investigation. However, the report's section on safety recommendations also reiterates the 31-year-old pilot, who had over 6,000 hours of flying experience, should not have continued the flight.

Trump accuses Mueller of 'ruining lives'

30 Nov, 2018

The filing says Manafort does not agree with prosecutors' assertion that he has lied. Mueller's office said it would provide further information in a later court filing . The agreement pertains to one of two cases against Manafort. The Russian probe by special counsel Robert Mueller has taken another turn, coming to a familiar place, where a number of former aides to President Donald Trump have lied to the investigators .

Russian Federation to deploy new missiles to Crimea as Ukraine tensions rise

29 Nov, 2018

The Kremlin has steadily poured new military hardware into Crimea since it annexed it from Ukraine in 2014, turning the peninsula into what state-backed media have called a fortress. He said yesterday that Russian tanks were massing on the country's border, but gave no further... "If they had done something differently, they should have been put on trial for that".

[H]ardOCP: Facebook Documents Seized by UK Government

29 Nov, 2018

The founder of Six4Three, a now-defunct U.S. software company, was compelled to hand over the documents through a rare parliamentary instrument during a business trip to London, the newspaper reported. On arriving in London, a Parliamentary Sergeant at Arms was sent to his hotel for seizing the documents. Damian Collins, chair of parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, took the unusual action after Mr Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to appear before MPs.

Manafort lied after pleading guilty, Mueller's team says

28 Nov, 2018

A federal judge rejected his appeal to delay his prison term while he waited for an appeals court to rule whether the Mueller appointment was constitutional. Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy and witness tampering on September 14, nearly a year after he was first charged and following his conviction by a jury in a separate but related case on eight tax and banking crimes.

Conservative vs. moderate in Mississippi Senate election

28 Nov, 2018

Hyde-Smith has had several stumbles, defending herself after a photograph emerged of her wearing a replica Confederate soldier's hat, as well as a video of her praising a supporter by saying she would sit on the front row of a public hanging with him.

Northern Irish DUP rallies opposition to PM Theresa May's 'pitiful' Brexit deal

28 Nov, 2018

As EU leaders endorsed the proposed withdrawal treaty in Brussels, Foster made clear there were no circumstances under which her party would vote for it when it comes before the House of Commons. 'What we should do is wait to see what develops in that respect'. Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said that anyone who thinks there is a "plan B" Brexit deal is living in a fantasy world.

Manafort met with Julian Assange ahead of 2016 leaks

28 Nov, 2018

The last meeting took place around March 2016, at about the time Manafort joined Trump's USA presidential campaign, the news outlet said. The Guardian report cited "sources" saying Manafort saw Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London "in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016", with the latter meeting reportedly taking place "around March 2016".

GM 'Reorganization' Includes Plant Closures, Layoffs

27 Nov, 2018

GM said it will reduce its salaried workforce by 15%, including a quarter of the company's executives. Detroit-Hamtramck employs a total of 1,542 workers, building the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse , Cadillac CT6.

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