• Khashoggi murder: Trump reiterates support for Mohammed bin Salman

    Khashoggi murder: Trump reiterates support for Mohammed bin Salman

    People

    Pompeo and Mattis briefed the Senate last month and told senators there was "no direct reporting" and "no smoking gun" to connect Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to Khashoggi's death at a Saudi Consulate in Turkey. During his interview on Fox News Wednesday morning, Mr. Pompeo said Mr. Khashoggi's murder was "heinous" and stressed that the USA took steps to sanction those involved.
  • Britain's PM Theresa May vows to fight leadership challenge

    Britain's PM Theresa May vows to fight leadership challenge

    People

    All Conservative MPs can vote. A result is expected fairly quickly after the voting finishes. "A change of leadership. will put our country's future at risk and create uncertainty when we can least afford it", she said. May is in Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and was attempting to meet the German leader when she came up against a pesky vehicle door and found herself desperately attempting to make an exit, much like her current Brexit negotiations with the EU.
  • Huawei executive released on bail in Canada

    Huawei executive released on bail in Canada

    People

    Kovrig's detention comes as court proceedings for the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei , Meng Wanzhou , continue in Vancouver . The decision was met with applause in the packed courtroom, where members of Vancouver's Chinese community had turned out to show support for Meng.
  • Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House

    Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House

    People

    And allies are pitching Trump on even more contenders. And that's in the best of times. "It's 24/7. It's thankless". And his almost six years as a congressman - including on the House Oversight Committee - could be helpful to a president investigated by the new House Democratic majority next year.
  • European Court of Justice rules Britain free to revoke Brexit unilaterally

    European Court of Justice rules Britain free to revoke Brexit unilaterally

    People

    Sterling skidded to its weakest level since April 2017, falling to $1.2527. Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn blasted the government before May's address and again in Parliament after she spoke. A ruling from European judges is what the group has sought from day one. "The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union", the court ruled.
  • Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

    Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

    People

    China's Foreign Ministry summoned the USA and Canadian ambassadors over the weekend to protest the detention of the chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei Technologies . When a Reuters news agency story was published in 2013 describing how Huawei controlled Skycom and that Skycom had attempted to send usa -manufactured computer equipment to Iran in violation of the sanctions, several banks involved in the case asked Huawei whether the allegations were true.
  • House Democrats say Trump hush payments grounds for impeachment

    House Democrats say Trump hush payments grounds for impeachment

    People

    From the studies on the Russia-affair around US President Donald Trump came another controversial moment Suspected to light: According to special investigator Robert Mueller Russian citizens were already in an early phase of the USA presidential election campaign contact Trumps environment - in the described case, trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen .
  • Congress Gets Lead on 55 Seats, BJP Ahead

    Congress Gets Lead on 55 Seats, BJP Ahead

    People

    Together these states account for 83 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats that go to polls next year and may give a hint of the nation's mood. In Madhya Pradesh , the majority mark is 116 for the 230-seat Assembly. Hours before counting begins, all eyes in the BJP are locked on Madhya Pradesh where despite the gloomy exit poll predictions, the party brass believes that a stronger organisational set-up will ultimately help it cross the victory line on December 11.
  • UK Court Orders Absconding Businessman's Extradition

    UK Court Orders Absconding Businessman's Extradition

    People

    Notably, the 62-year-old is being investigated for fraud and money-laundering by the Indian enforcement agencies. I have offered to repay 100 % of the Principal amount to them. playboy" who had "charmed and cajoled" Indian bank executives into furnishing KFA with facilities. "We will continue to work with the UK Government for expeditious implementation of today's court order and early extradition of Mallya to India", he added.
  • Trump claims Comey 'set a record' for lying to Congress

    Trump claims Comey 'set a record' for lying to Congress

    People

    To buttress that argument, Comey talked about how Strzok helped draft the controversial letter that was sent to Congress just before the 2016 elections, which said the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails was being re-opened. Comey largely dodged questions connected to the current Mueller-led probe, including whether his May 2017 firing by Trump constituted obstruction of justice.
  • Turkey briefs US Senators on Khashoggi killing

    Turkey briefs US Senators on Khashoggi killing

    People

    Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to the Washington Post , was killed shortly after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2. A White House spokesman told the Times in a statement, "Jared has always meticulously followed protocols and guidelines regarding the relationship with MBS and all of the other foreign officials with whom he interacts", referring to the crown prince by his initials.
  • May in fight for her political future ahead of Commons Brexit vote

    May in fight for her political future ahead of Commons Brexit vote

    People

    A defeat would sink the agreement, leaving the United Kingdom facing a messy "no-deal" Brexit , and could topple May and her government. Saying it is a "myth" there is no alternative to the backstop, the former foreign secretary told Marr: "The real problem with the backstop is that it gives the power to Brussels and all the other European Union member states effectively to blackmail us and get what they want out of the future trade negotiation".
  • Scott Walker must stop Wisconsin Republican power grab, successor says

    Scott Walker must stop Wisconsin Republican power grab, successor says

    People

    Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder was term-limited and couldn't run for re-election, but let's be clear: Voters in Wisconsin fired Republican Gov. Gov. Walker has six days after the bills are delivered to either sign them into law or veto the bills. North Carolina will probably have a new election since the Republicans paid people to pick up absentee ballots that were never turned in to the election commissions.
  • 'Don't take my sunshine away': Brother's tribute to Grace Millane

    'Don't take my sunshine away': Brother's tribute to Grace Millane

    People

    Police have reached out to the public with a request for information about the case and released a photograph of the rental auto connected with Millane's murder investigation. "I didn't know her personally but numerous people here do". - December 5: Millane is reported missing to City of Auckland Police. "All of us hope that this is fair swift process and brings you some peace", Judge Thomas said.
  • New Zealand police believe missing backpacker Grace Millane was murdered

    New Zealand police believe missing backpacker Grace Millane was murdered

    People

    We are determined to find her and return her to her family". Grace Millane, from Essex, graduated from university in September and had been in New Zealand for two weeks travelling alone. "We still don't know where Grace is". I'm not going to speculate on how they met. "We still do no know where Grace is". Beard said she met a man for a couple of hours on Saturday evening before surveillance cameras showed them entering the CityLife hotel at about 9:40 p.m.
  • James Comey trashes Republicans after leaving House hearing

    James Comey trashes Republicans after leaving House hearing

    People

    Darrell Issa (R-CA) explained on Fox News during a break from the questioning, which was expected to go until 4:15 p.m. ET. "But I'm trying to respect the institution and answer questions in a respectful way", he said after the hearing, adding in a tweet: "In the long run, it'll make no difference because facts are stubborn things".