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Turkey seeks arrest of 2 former aides to Saudi crown prince

Turkey seeks arrest of 2 former aides to Saudi crown prince Watch above, via CNN . "The way the administration has handled it is not acceptable", he said of Khashoggi's murder. The senators spoke to reporters as they left a closed-door briefing for some Senate committee leaders and Senate leaders by Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel . [Full Article...]

Vijay Mallya Extradition Verdict: What Happens Next?

Vijay Mallya Extradition Verdict: What Happens Next? The CBI on Monday welcomed a London court's order for extradition of Vijay Mallya to India saying it hopes to bring him back soon and conclude the bank fraud case. Mallya said in July that he had made an "unconditional offer" to an Indian court in a bid to settle the charges, but denies that was an admission of guilt. [Full Article...]

Trump defends hush money payments as 'simple private transaction

Trump defends hush money payments as 'simple private transaction Trump has denied wrongdoing and has compared the investigations to a "witch hunt". Mr Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has also said that a president can not be indicted. Despite his cooperation with the FBI, Cohen's sentencing recommendation includes four years in prison. They also alleged Cohen made the payment in order to fend off potential damage to Mr Trump's presidential bid. [Full Article...]

GOP House candidate would back new election if fraud shown

GOP House candidate would back new election if fraud shown The board subpoenaed documents from the Harris campaign, John Branch, counsel for Mark Harris's campaign, confirmed to CBS News on Tuesday. Other North Carolina Democrats as well as Democratic leaders in the U.S. The new filing from Harris' campaign captures just a snapshot of campaign activity between October 17 and November 26 and does not detail how much was paid to Dowless through Red Dome. [Full Article...]

China: Detention of Huawei exec 'vile'

China: Detention of Huawei exec 'vile' China has told Canada there will be "severe consequences" if Huawei's chief financial officer is not released. Huawei has said it abides by U.S. and United Nations sanctions legislation. No court order. Nothing like that. British Columbia's Asian forestry mission has cancelled its China trip due "to the worldwide judicial process underway" after Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested at Van... [Full Article...]

Nick Ayers won't be Trump's next chief of staff after all

Nick Ayers won't be Trump's next chief of staff after all They've been promoting Ayers to Trump in the private residence for months, the report said. The president is considering current Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, one source said on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Britain can unilaterally halt Brexit process, EU's top court rules

Britain can unilaterally halt Brexit process, EU's top court rules In an emergency judgement delivered just a day before the British parliament is due to vote on a Brexit deal agreed with the European Union by Prime Minister Theresa May, the Court of Justice said that a member state was free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU. [Full Article...]

Trump Appoints Gen. Mark Milley Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Trump Appoints Gen. Mark Milley Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff After becoming Chief of Staff of the Army in 2015, Milley helped oversee the army's transition away from large-scale counterinsurgency campaigns in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, focusing instead on near-peer challenges from Russian Federation and China. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu briefs Putin on anti-tunnel operation on Lebanese border

Netanyahu briefs Putin on anti-tunnel operation on Lebanese border An unnamed security official told i24NEWS that the man who appeared on the video from the tunnel was Dr. Imad "Azaladin" Fahs, a commander of the Hezbollah observation unit on the border with Israel, as well as a commander in the tunnel unit. [Full Article...]

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Schiff also said Cohen has recently been cooperating with the investigation. French sees such an allegation presaged by Mueller's finding that when Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen lied to Congress about the status of his client's effort to build a Trump Tower in Russian Federation, he did so after "circulating" his false report. [Full Article...]

Trump says he's nominating Barr for attorney general

Trump says he's nominating Barr for attorney general Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker , is now serving as acting attorney general. FILE - Special counsel Robert Mueller, in charge of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, departs Capitol Hill, in Washington , June 21, 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump still seeking chief of staff as Nick Ayers turns down role

Instead, he will begin overseeing a pro-Trump political action committee next year. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Ayers would not be taking the job as Trump's chief of staff. Mark Meadows , the chairman of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, as John Kelly's permanent replacement, according to these three sources. [Full Article...]

Saudi minister rules out extraditing suspects in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi minister rules out extraditing suspects in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Prince Mohammed and Kushner have remained in contact even after Jamal Khashoggi , a US based Saudi journalist, was murdered by Saudi agents in Turkey in October, the paper said . A Saudi delegation met with Kushner as early as November 2016, the month Trump was elected president, according to the report. The bill needs a simple majority to pass, though it is largely symbolic as it does not im... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump demands border wall money; shutdown showdown nears

Pres. Trump demands border wall money; shutdown showdown nears Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has so far said that the President should either agree to enact an existing Department of Homeland Security funding bill that has bipartisan support in the Senate and would allocate $1.6 billion for border security or keep DHS funded for another year via a short-term spending measure known as a continuing resolution . [Full Article...]

Barr First Turned Down Trump Defense Lawyer Offer

Barr First Turned Down Trump Defense Lawyer Offer Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now counsel at a prominent worldwide law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. For a year, Mr Barr was a member of President Ronald Reagan's domestic policy staff at the White House; a role he eventually left to pursue corporate law. [Full Article...]

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute China's government said Thursday it will promptly carry out a tariff truce with Washington and is confident they can reach a trade agreement, Beijing wants to avoid disruptions due to the arrest of a tech executive in Canada. While at the conclusion of Saturday's working dinner, both the USA and Chinese delegations said that what amounted to a trade war "truce" between the leaders had been rea... [Full Article...]

For first time, prosecutors connect President Trump to a federal crime

For first time, prosecutors connect President Trump to a federal crime Trump has denied the affairs and has not been accused of any crimes related to the payments. In a separate recommendation on Friday Mr Mueller said Cohen should serve any sentence imposed for that crime concurrently with the sentence imposed for the NY charges. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom minister says Brexit vote to go ahead in parliament

United Kingdom minister says Brexit vote to go ahead in parliament Downing Street on Sunday denied newspaper suggestions that British Prime Minister Theresa May could postpone Tuesday's vote in parliament on Brexit deal. I don't actually think the Government would be foolish enough to say "OK, we are leaving with no deal", so why carry on pretending? However, members of parliament, including from May's own Conservative Party, look set to reject her deal, wh... [Full Article...]

Hezbollah Official: All of Israel Within Reach of Our Missiles

The Prime Minister's Office stated, "Netanyahu updated President Putin on the details of Operation Northern Shield and Israel's intention to continue to thwart the tunnel threat". Long-standing Israeli plans to build a wall along Lebanon's southern border, Tel Aviv's ongoing occupation of Lebanon's Shebaa Farms since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, disagreement over a gas field in the eastern Medit... [Full Article...]

Tennessee set to execute murderer by electric chair on Thursday

Tennessee set to execute murderer by electric chair on Thursday Asked by the warden whether he had any last words before he was executed, Miller replied: "Beats being on death row ", department spokesman Tylee Tracer said. Earlier Thursday evening, the U.S. supreme court rejected Miller's final appeals. Any death row inmate who was convicted of a capital offense before January 1, 1999, can instead choose electrocution over lethal injection, according ... [Full Article...]


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