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Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job
- December 07, 2018

With the current session of Congress set to soon end, anyone Trump nominates may have to wait until well into 2019 for confirmation. Barr was George H.W. He told The New York Times in November 2017, in a story about Sessions directing his prosecutors to look into actions related to Trump rival Hillary Clinton , that "there is nothing inherently wrong about a president calling for an investigation" - though Barr also said one should not be launched just because a president wants it. (more...)
Who Is William Barr? Who Is William Barr?
- December 07, 2018

With the current session of Congress set to soon end, anyone Trump nominates may have to wait until well into 2019 for confirmation. After leaving the Justice Department, Barr served in a variety of high-level corporate positions, including as general counsel and executive vice president of Verizon Communications. (more...)
Lone Wisconsin Republican Who Opposed Stealing Democrats’ Power Explains Why Lone Wisconsin Republican Who Opposed Stealing Democrats’ Power Explains Why
- December 07, 2018

Sen. Steve Bieda, a Warren Democrat , said Republicans "refuse to accept the consequences of the election ", criticizing what he said would be a "bogus" panel. The measure was approved on a 17-16 vote with all Democrats and one Republican voting against it. The new law, if signed by Gov. Rick Snyder , would allow the legislature to intervene and potentially protect their actions in the attorney general's stead. (more...)
CNN office evacuated due to bomb threat - anchor CNN office evacuated due to bomb threat - anchor
- December 07, 2018

Just two months ago, bombs were sent to the CNN, as well as top Democrats like Barack Obama and the Clintons. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad on standby. "Due to the threat, the office has been evacuated", Stelter tweeted shortly after 10:30 p.m . It is unclear whether the threat was directed at CNN or another location close by. (more...)
North Korea’s foreign minister aims to shore up support from Beijing North Korea’s foreign minister aims to shore up support from Beijing
- December 07, 2018

Citing new satellite images obtained by CNN, Jeffrey Lewis and David Schmerler of California's Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey say the site featuring possible missile shelters is the ideal spot to "house long-range missiles", as its location "backed up against the Chinese border" reduces the risk of preemptive strikes from the US. (more...)
Government publishes Brexit legal advice in full Government publishes Brexit legal advice in full
- December 07, 2018

Sky News understands Mrs May would struggle to delay the vote because the debate leading up to it has already started - meaning she would need to win another vote adding an amendment to push it back. "People have a concern of the backstop, that we could be in it indefinitely". Wednesday is the second of five days of debates on the deal before the December 11 vote, and follows a first day which saw a series of dramatic defeats for the Prime Minister's struggling administration. (more...)
Trump to nominate State Department’s Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador Trump to nominate State Department’s Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador
- December 07, 2018

Sources told Fox News Thursday evening that he will announce his decision in a tweet Friday. Trump had a fractious relationship with Nauert's first boss, the former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, but continued to hold a favorable view of the state department's top spokeswoman. (more...)
U.S. dad makes daughter walk 8km to school for bullying on bus U.S. dad makes daughter walk 8km to school for bullying on bus
- December 07, 2018

An Ohio father who made his daughter walk five miles (8km) to school as punishment for bullying has provoked a debate on parenting. "I just want the kids to know that words truly do hurt", he said. Cox knows that his method won't sit well with other parents, but he's ok with that, since he believes that's the best way he can teach his "beautiful daughter" accountability. (more...)
The first country in the world to make all public transport free The first country in the world to make all public transport free
- December 07, 2018

Although home to around 110, 000 people, the capital witnesses 400,000 commuters coming to the city to work. On average, it's estimated that drivers in Luxembourg City spend an average of 33 hours in traffic in 2017 . High school students are also provided with free shuttle services between school and their homes. Bettel's idea therefore means fare on bus rides, trains and trams will completely be scraped off if he lives up to his vision. (more...)
Where is Grace? Police release CCTV image of missing tourist Where is Grace? Police release CCTV image of missing tourist
- December 07, 2018

Detective Inspector Scott Beard told reporters the investigation is focusing on videos from surveillance cameras around the city. Around 20 police investigators are combing through CCTV footage to track missing British backpacker Grace Millane's last movements before she disappeared over the weekend. (more...)
Congress, White House on the brink of another government shutdown Congress, White House on the brink of another government shutdown
- December 06, 2018

Further, other conservatives and their staffers on Capitol Hill caution that such a close deadline to the Christmas holiday season may make securing Trump's $5 billion in border wall funding more hard as many rank-and-file members will feel more pressure to accept Republican leadership's proposal closer to Christmas. (more...)
Turkey issues arrest warrants for 2 Saudi aides over journalist's killing Turkey issues arrest warrants for 2 Saudi aides over journalist's killing
- December 06, 2018

Members of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations did not mince words after the briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday. The measure comes despite President Donald Trump's unwavering support for the crown prince. Both were sacked after Riyadh admitted Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate. Some 14 million people face starvation, and recent studies estimate 85,000 children under five have starved to death. (more...)
Trade Talks With China To End On March 1 Unless Extended Trade Talks With China To End On March 1 Unless Extended
- December 06, 2018

As White House officials fanned out to talk up what US President Donald Trump called "an incredible deal" with China to hit pause in their trade war, Beijing has said little on a pact that cheered markets but left many questions unanswered. (more...)
At least 90 Ndrangheta mafia members arrested in Europe-wide raids At least 90 Ndrangheta mafia members arrested in Europe-wide raids
- December 06, 2018

The Wednesday morning raids took place in Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in connection with the roundup. Wednesday's raids were the culmination of an investigation codenamed "Pollino" that was launched in 2016 against the 'Ndrangheta . (more...)
Bomb kills three in Iranian port city Chabahar: state media Bomb kills three in Iranian port city Chabahar: state media
- December 06, 2018

Chabahar city governor Rahmdel Bameri said earlier that four people were killed and many more wounded when the bomber blew up a auto, but later revised the death toll to two. Iran has stepped up security in border areas after gunmen in September opened fire on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz, killing 25 people, nearly half of them members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards corps. (more...)
Journalist contesting tax charges freed on bail Journalist contesting tax charges freed on bail
- December 06, 2018

Shortly after winning the election, Duterte said in several press interviews that he was personally in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. "Friends of the Philippines should make it clear to the president that the case against Ressa and Rappler should be dropped or there will be serious diplomatic consequences", Adams said. (more...)
U.S. Takes Aim at China, Iran, Russia Over Treaty Violations U.S. Takes Aim at China, Iran, Russia Over Treaty Violations
- December 06, 2018

Security Council", Hook said . Zarif recalled that the U.S. re-imposing of unilateral sanctions against Iran was already a violation of Security Council Resolution 22-31. The raising of the potential deal breach by its European signatories comes as relations between Iran and the U.S. hit a low ebb after the latter's unilateral withdrawal from the agreement in May and its reimposition of sanctions on the Iranian economy. (more...)
S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes
- December 06, 2018

Trump's latest praise for Kim, in the formal setting of a summit with Moon, shows that he is still emphasising his personal rapport despite stalled nuclear talks. "President Trump has a very friendly view of Chairman Kim and he wishes Chairman Kim would implement the rest of their agreement and that he would make what Chairman Kim wants come true,"... (more...)
PETA: Phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ are comparable to racism, homophobia PETA: Phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ are comparable to racism, homophobia
- December 06, 2018

They're tried-and-true elements of the American language, but now, the animal rights group PETA wants you to stop using common phrases like "bring home the bacon" and " kill two birds with one stone " - suggesting that these idioms carry harmful messages. (more...)
Marine Planes Crash Off Japan Coast, Search and Rescue Underway Marine Planes Crash Off Japan Coast, Search and Rescue Underway
- December 06, 2018

A US official told Fox News that seven Marines were on board the two aircraft. Japanese officials said two crew members were on the FA-18, and five others on the KC-130. U.S. media say the two planes crashed during midair refuelling but this has not been officially confirmed. The Marines' statement also indicates that Japanese planes have joined in the search efforts. (more...)

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