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Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy

Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy But the most problematic aspect of this business pitch is the potential conflict of interest that it poses for Kushner, who now serves as a senior advisor to President Trump. "In 2008, my brother Jared Kushner joined the family company as CEO, and recently moved to Washington to join the administration", she said at the conference, according to CNN . [Full Article...]

Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

The timing of Comey's firing has raised a lot of questions. "Deadly serious Q: Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?" Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates said Monday that she alerted the White House earlier this year that then-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn could be "essentially blackmailed by the Russians". [Full Article...]

North Korea has a long history of odd accusations

State media reports quoted the country's security ministry as saying it would "ferret out and mercilessly destroy" the agents in the US and South Korean spy agencies it accuses of plotting the attack. The accusations come with the USA and North trading threats over the latter's nuclear and missile programs, and as Washington considers whether to re-designate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of ter... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton reportedly had 'mixed mind' about Comey's firing

According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Trump chose to fire Comey (who was nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2013) following the recommendations of his attorney general and deputy attorney general. Soon after receiving the letter, Trump dismissed Comey. And some Republicans are annoyed at the man who'll be sitting in Comey's chair instead, Acting FBI Director Andrew... [Full Article...]

Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

Mr. Trump's decision to wait until later this month to render an official verdict comes as a blow to advocates of withdrawing from the climate change accord, since the G-7 summit in Italy will allow advocates of the agreement to press the president not to withdraw. [Full Article...]

Truce in Syria safe zones mostly observed

The HNC also said the deal was an attempt to give Syrian government troops military victories they could not achieve on the battleground by neutralising rebel-held areas and called on the U.S. It provides for a ceasefire, a no-fly zone, rapid deliveries of humanitarian aid to the designated areas and the return of refugees. The group will then "take steps to complete by June 4, 2017, the prepara... [Full Article...]

Some Vulnerable Republicans Begin To Question Timing Of Comey's Firing

In defending the decision, officials leaned on a memo from Mr Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, that criticised Mr Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation. On Tuesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump fired Comey "based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions ". [Full Article...]

Palace prepared to play ugly for survival

Palace prepared to play ugly for survival The French defender's last appearance in a Palace shirt was in the defeat at home to Tottenham when he was carried off on a stretcher with the game still level at 0-0, Palace went on to lose that game 1-0. "Our crowd will be a big help as long as they get don't nervous". The 24-year-old has been in excellent form for Palace this season, with six goals and nine assists coming in 33 Premier ... [Full Article...]

Russia: 'Cautious Optimism' After Trump-Lavrov Meeting

Russia: 'Cautious Optimism' After Trump-Lavrov Meeting KELEMEN: President Trump also posed for pictures with the Russian ambassador whose many conversations with campaign officials raised red flags previous year. Lavrov, who last set foot in Washington in August 2013, would be the highest ranking Russian official to meet with Trump since he took office. "We want to see the killing, the terrible killing, stopped in Syria as soon as possible and eve... [Full Article...]

Telecom plus PLC (TEP) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase & Co

Investors of record on Thursday, April 13th will be paid a GBX 95 ($1.23) dividend. Its down 0.11, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold Centrica PLC shares while 45 reduced holdings. Finally, Barclays PLC reduced their target price on shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc from GBX 7,500 ($97.00) to GBX 7,230 ($93.51) and set an equal weight rating for the company in a rese... [Full Article...]

Pupil's plea leads school to ban fad toy fidget spinners

Pupil's plea leads school to ban fad toy fidget spinners Schools around the United States and UK are posting warnings on social media and sending notes home to parents discouraging their use. Taylor-Klaus says she understands how the spinners can cause a problem. Jaylon Rozier is a junior at Southeast Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. But now a primary school in Dundee has joined many across the United Kingdom and banned the pocket... [Full Article...]

Trump's approval rating near record low

Trump's approval rating near record low The two qualities in which the President has not seen a drop in the eyes of the voters deal with his strength and leadership skills. " There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers ", Quinnipiac pollster Tim Malloy said. In particular, Trump lost support among many demographics that had comprised his base during the 2016 election: White voters with no college degree, white men and i... [Full Article...]

Penn State fraternity member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

Penn State fraternity member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious' Instead, they stepped over his body. They also drank tomato juice with Tabasco sauce, symbolic of members' blood, and Gatorade, symbolic of members' urine. But when he arrived later, fraternity members told him to "catch up", according to the court documents. The following is a timeline of the events as described in the grand jury report . [Full Article...]

Kosovo gov't loses no-confidence vote, early election likely

Kosovo gov't loses no-confidence vote, early election likely The opposition filed the no-confidence motion on Friday. The opposition more broadly accused the government of failing to deliver on campaign promises and claimed there was diminishing public trust in the government. A demarcation agreement with neighboring Montenegro has also enraged the opposition. Vetevendosje, the AAK and Nisma, as well as border region residents, allege that the deal depr... [Full Article...]

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

President Buhari delayed a previously scheduled trip to London for medical treatment to meet with the girls in Abuja Sunday. The 103 schoolgirls released from captivity after being taken by Islamist militants Boko Haram in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, will go back to school in September, a minister has said. [Full Article...]

PM Modi speaks to new South Korean President

Trump also said the North Korean nuclear issue was hard but solvable and called the alliance between South Korea and the United States a "great" alliance rather than simply a "good" one. military in South Korea, Seoul officials said on Thursday. The deployment of THAAD was agreed by former President Park Geun-hye's administration past year. [Full Article...]

Did Trump really invent the term 'prime the pump'?

Did Trump really invent the term 'prime the pump'? But beyond that it's OK if the tax plan increases the deficit? "Mr President, can I just try you on a deal-making question?" The " priming the pump " claim wasn't the only eyebrow-raising remark to come from Trump during his interview with The Economist . [Full Article...]

Turkey wants to continue European Union accession bid, Erdogan says

Turkey wants to continue European Union accession bid, Erdogan says Meanwhile the nationalist party MHP, which supported Erdogan in the recent constitutional referendum on presidentialism, has resumed its call on the governing majority to reintroduce the death penalty in Turkey. Erdogan and his ministers have threatened to terminate an European Union deal for billions in aid in return for Turkey halting a flood of migrants coming to Europe. [Full Article...]

Nearly 250 missing in Mediterranean shipwrecks

Nearly 250 missing in Mediterranean shipwrecks No casualties were reported, and all the migrants rescued off the coastal city of Sabratha are safely back in Tripoli . "All we are doing is saving them from that fate". Almost 250 migrants were feared dead in the Mediterranean after two vessels went down in recent days amid a sharp rise in attempts to make the unsafe crossing from Libya to Europe's southern shores, the United Nations refugee... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to consider plea for suspension of Karnan's sentence

Supreme Court to consider plea for suspension of Karnan's sentence Officials said two other advocates who came with the judge have been asked to vacate their rooms in the Chennai guest house. The apex court had earlier asked all courts and tribunals not to take cognizance of any orders issued by Justice Karnan, set to retire in June. [Full Article...]


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