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White House asked McGahn to say Trump didn't obstruct justice
- May 12, 2019

According to the Wall Street Journal , Trump was seeking a public declaration from McGahn that the president's request for him to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in 2017 - a request Trump continues to deny having made - did not rise to the level of obstruction. (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro says ex-intelligence chief helped plan 'coup' Venezuela's Maduro says ex-intelligence chief helped plan 'coup'
- May 12, 2019

The lawmakers say National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was in his auto when it was surrounded by heavily armed police outside his Democratic Action party's headquarters Wednesday. The US government turned off water in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington on Saturday in order to force the Embassy Protection Collective mission, uniting several antiwar groups, to leave the building, Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of the worldwide human rights groups Global Exchange and Code Pink: Women ... (more...)
Nice save! Bus driver grabs student stepping into car’s path
- May 12, 2019

Thankfully, Call, who has been a school bus driver for six years, was on hand to grab the student by his backpack and drag him back inside while a auto - which would nearly certainly have stuck the boy - races by. The district praised Ms Call for her "quick-thinking and fast-acting" that prevented an "almost-certain tragedy" while sharing the video on Facebook. (more...)
Committee chair slammed over Trump Jr. subpoena
- May 12, 2019

Led by Republican chairman Richard Burr, the intelligence panel is the only committee in the Republican-controlled Senate that has been conducting a bipartisan investigation into allegations of Russian interference in US politics. has been divided along partisan lines". The Virginia Democrat said the intelligence panel also wants to see the underlying evidence in Mueller's report, a request that House lawmakers have also made. (more...)
Pentagon to transfer $1.5-billion for border wall construction Pentagon to transfer $1.5-billion for border wall construction
- May 12, 2019

Shanahan stated, according to Stars and Stripes: "The Department of Defense is fully engaged in addressing the crisis on our southwest border, with more than 4,000 servicemembers and 19 aircraft now supporting the Department of Homeland Security". (more...)
Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law
- May 12, 2019

Several politicians were seen grappling with each other and one was carried away on a gurney having apparently fainted during the melee. Legislators in the pro-Beijing camp attempted to seat Abraham Razack, also known as Abraham Shek, who had been named earlier in the week through another committee and a contested interpretation of council rules to replace pro-democrat James To Kun-sun as head of the Bills Committee. (more...)
Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance case Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance case
- May 12, 2019

It reads, " Mr. Michel is extremely disappointed that so many years after the fact the government would bring charges related to 2012 campaign contributions ". The case over campaign financing is not the first time that the Justice Department has linked Michel and Low. By using the straw donors, he caused a presidential joint fundraising committee to submit false reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the indictment stated. (more...)
Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, killing at least one Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, killing at least one
- May 12, 2019

Hotel in Gwadar has been attacked by armed militants and exchange of fire has started with security forces. The government has rushed in additional police personnel along with men from the anti-terrorism force (ATF) and Army. "A clearance operation is in progress". On April 18, unidentified gunmen donning uniforms of paramilitary soldiers massacred at least 14 passengers, including Pakistan Navy personnel, after forcing them to disembark from buses on a highway in Balochistan. (more...)
Trump Jr. Unlikely to Comply With Senate Subpoena: Congressional Sources Trump Jr. Unlikely to Comply With Senate Subpoena: Congressional Sources
- May 12, 2019

The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Don and Senate Intel agreed from the very beginning that he would appear once to testify before the committee and would remain for as long as it took to answer all of their questions". (more...)
Key points of Vatican law on reporting sex abuse, cover-ups Key points of Vatican law on reporting sex abuse, cover-ups
- May 12, 2019

But, he said, "Where there is a difficulty, we must confront it, especially if a bishop is involved". The Vatican has long argued that different legal systems make a universal reporting law impossible, and that imposing one could endanger the church in places where Catholics are a persecuted minority. (more...)
US moving Patriot missile battery to Middle East to counter Iran US moving Patriot missile battery to Middle East to counter Iran
- May 11, 2019

The Patriot air defense system is meant to intercept both incoming aircraft and long-range ballistic missiles. Last year, the Pentagon removed Patriot batteries from the region, when it pulled four of its batteries out of the Middle East to focus primarily on potential threats from Russian Federation or China. (more...)
Kim During Hanoi Talks Requested Famous Basketball Players Visit North Korea Kim During Hanoi Talks Requested Famous Basketball Players Visit North Korea
- May 11, 2019

Images released by North Korea's state-run media show that the two missiles the country launched on 9 May were of the same type as the close/short-range ballistic missile it test-fired on 4 May. With the consecutive weapons launches, North Korea is pressuring South Korea to turn away from the United States and support North Korea's position more strongly, said Du Hyeogn Cha, a visiting scholar at Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies. (more...)
House Dems Subpoena Trump's Tax Returns House Dems Subpoena Trump's Tax Returns
- May 11, 2019

House Democrats have been targeting Trump's tax returns and financial documents since they took the majority in Congress in January. Democrats say the returns include information about Trump and his business dealings that is critical to their constitutional oversight duties. (more...)
Venezuela lawmaker seeks refuge in Argentine embassy after colleague's arrest Venezuela lawmaker seeks refuge in Argentine embassy after colleague's arrest
- May 11, 2019

An attempted uprising last week led by Guaido, recognized by the United States and other Western countries as the rightful head of state, failed to dislodge Maduro, as have a series of USA sanctions against his government. Separately, Venezuela's Supreme Court indicted three more lawmakers for backing Guaido's uprising, which set off two days of clashes between security forces and protesters. (more...)
Giuliani defends going to Ukraine to press for investigations connected to Biden
- May 10, 2019

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Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, at least 70 dead Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, at least 70 dead
- May 10, 2019

The bodies of three victims have been found, while dozens of others are missing, said Tunisian authorities. Fishing boats rescued the survivors, TAP said. Lawless Libya in North Africa became a major conduit for African migrants and refugees fleeing to Europe af