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The Burr-Trump Jr. subpoena dispute

The Burr-Trump Jr. subpoena dispute I hope the matter can be resolved without much difficulty, and that Mitch McConnell's characterization of the dispute as " just a blip " will prove to be accurate. Blunt, a member of McConnell's leadership team, said he does not expect the committee to reach different conclusions than Mueller did, but he said the committee has "more specifics about the kinds of things the Russians were doing ... [Full Article...]

Trade war: Trump says China 'broke the deal' in trade talks

Trade war: Trump says China 'broke the deal' in trade talks Chinese officials' public statements have also hardened in recent days with Beijing vowing to retaliate against Trump's tariff increase and rejecting the idea that it has reneged on any commitments made during the months of tough negotiations that have led to this week's showdown. [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack luxury Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan, killing security guard

Gunmen attack luxury Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan, killing security guard The terrorists have been encircled by security forces in the staircase leading to the top floor. The statement said the police , Frontier Corps and Levies forces were all taking part in the operation. The city of Gwadar, including its major hotels, is heavily guarded by the Pakistan army and paramilitary forces. Last month, 14 Pakistani security personnel were forced out of passenger buses ne... [Full Article...]

Trump to nominate ex-Boeing executive as Pentagon chief

Trump to nominate ex-Boeing executive as Pentagon chief Earlier in the day, Bloomberg reported , citing two people familiar with the decision, that Donald Trump plans to nominate Patrick Shanahan , his Acting Pentagon chief and a former Boeing Co. Six Democratic members of the SASC sent a letter to Shanahan last month saying they are "extraordinarily distressed" about the potential to damage military readiness the military's new role on the bord... [Full Article...]

USA deploying more Patriot missiles to Middle East, amid Iranian threats

USA deploying more Patriot missiles to Middle East, amid Iranian threats In addition, American B-52 bombers have arrived at a base in Qatar, the Pentagon announced. USA officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, say one of the pieces of intelligence indicated Iran had moved missiles on boats. The latest Pentagon statement on Friday said only that Washington was "ready to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region", adding that the USA did not seek con... [Full Article...]

Pope issues sweeping reforms to combat church-related sexual abuse & cover-ups

Pope issues sweeping reforms to combat church-related sexual abuse & cover-ups Then the metropolitan has 90 days to conduct an initial investigation, subject to extension. Pope Francis recalled in the document that "crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord, cause physical, psychological and spiritual damage to the victims and harm the community of the faithful". [Full Article...]

Stakes raised in trade talks

Stakes raised in trade talks Some in China see the trade war as part of an attempt by the U.S. to curb its rise, with Western governments increasingly nervous about China's growing influence in the world. Farmers are frustrated by the trade war . U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on May 10 that Trump had asked him to create a plan to support the farmers. [Full Article...]

U.S. launches two missile tests right after NK fires pair of projectiles

U.S. launches two missile tests right after NK fires pair of projectiles North Korean state media reports "various long-range strike means" were tested, but the details are important. It would be the second such launch in the last five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks could be in danger. [Full Article...]

House Democrat subpoenas IRS, Treasury for Trump's tax returns

House Democrat subpoenas IRS, Treasury for Trump's tax returns Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, Democrat of MA, issued the subpoenas days after Mnuchin refused to comply with demands to turn over Trump's returns. Legal experts have said Mnuchin's refusal to turn over the returns is unprecedented, noting a 1924 law explicitly gives lawmakers the authority to seek the records. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court orders military prison for Guaido deputy

Supreme Court orders military prison for Guaido deputy Venezuela's Supreme Court meanwhile added three more lawmakers to the seven already indicted for treason and conspiracy over their backing of Juan Guaido's uprising. "America stands with the GREAT PEOPLE of Venezuela for however long it takes!" Opposition leaders and global officials also condemned the arrest. [Full Article...]

At least 70 migrants drown off coast of Tunisia after boat capsizes

At least 70 migrants drown off coast of Tunisia after boat capsizes [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani plans Ukraine trip to urge investigation into Democrats

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Busy Philipps Shares Abortion Story to Speak Out Against Georgia Law

Busy Philipps Shares Abortion Story to Speak Out Against Georgia Law Get push notifications with news, features and more. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Georgia is attractive to the companies, however, because the state provides up to 30 percent back in tax incentives. "SO F-D UP", Milano tweeted on Wednesday in reference to the law, while also retweeting similar sentiments. Actress and talk show host Busy Philipps spoke out about the ... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan lawmakers seek refuge in embassies after crackdown on Guaido allies

Venezuelan lawmakers seek refuge in embassies after crackdown on Guaido allies On Wednesday, Edgar Zambrano, the opposition-run National Assembly's vice president, said he had been arrested by intelligence agents. The head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Mr Guaido, who on January 23 proclaimed himself interim president of the country in a bid to lead it to fresh elections and end Mr Maduro's Government, branded the arrest "kidnapping". [Full Article...]

French Soldiers Killed Rescuing American Hostage

French Soldiers Killed Rescuing American Hostage The four hostages - two Frenchmen, a United States woman and a South Korean - are now safe, added the Élysée Palace. Frenchmen Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas disappeared in the remote Pendjari National Park in Benin on 1 May. The badly disfigured body of their wildlife guide was found shortly afterwards, as well as their abandoned four-wheel Toyota truck. France's military has fr... [Full Article...]

Trump Claims 'Picture File' Shows Comey And Mueller Are Best Buds

Trump Claims 'Picture File' Shows Comey And Mueller Are Best Buds In his first television interview since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation report, former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary of Mueller's almost two-year long investigation was "misleading". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom comedian Freddie Starr found dead at home in Spain

United Kingdom comedian Freddie Starr found dead at home in Spain The Merseyside-born comic, impressionist, singer and actor was found dead inside his home in the Costa Del Sol region of Spain , the Sun said . He was known by fans for his eccentric and often unpredictable behaviour. A story ran in The Sun on March 13, 1986, entitled " Freddie Starr ate my hamster". During the 1990s, he starred in several TV shows including Freddie Starr (1993-94), ... [Full Article...]

'Ninja' bomb kills its target with steel blades

'Ninja' bomb kills its target with steel blades The R9X missile can be launched from a drone and is based on current technology. Designated the Hellfire R9X, the missile has no explosive warhead-instead, its payload is more than 100 pounds of metal, including long blades that deploy from the body of the missile just before impact. [Full Article...]

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Moving From Sao Paulo To Rio

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Moving From Sao Paulo To Rio Now largely subsidized by government funding, the new race in Rio de Janeiro will be privately funded -- the losses made by hosting the race each year being pivotal in the decision-making process. The hotel sector will be happy - the state economy as well since it will be 6,000 or 7,000 jobs generated. However, the move from Sao Paulo to Rio has not been confirmed by Formula One . [Full Article...]

Pauline Randol Allegedly Killed By 9-Year-Old Adopted Son | Crime Time

Pauline Randol Allegedly Killed By 9-Year-Old Adopted Son | Crime Time The adult sister of a 9-year-old boy who is charged with killing their mother says he has mental health problems and that he probably just "snapped" on the day of the shooting. "I don't think there's ever enough resources", said Kirsch. The child's biological mother used meth when she was pregnant with him, said Martin. "He doesn't understand what's going on right now at all", the sibling said. [Full Article...]


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