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World News Trump's tax legal fight
Author: 0 Trump's tax legal fight

But Mnuchin, Trump's former campaign finance chairman, has fought to protect the returns from public disclosure and said it would create a unsafe precedent if the returns are released. "Ways and Means has no legitimate committee objective for requesting the president's tax returns or return information", Consovoy wrote. "What's unprecedented is a Justice Department that again sees its role as being bodyguard to the executive and not the rule of law", Rep.

World News Woman caught with alligator in pants
Author: 0 Woman caught with alligator in pants

The freaky encounter took place at about 3:30 a.m. Monday in Punta Gorda. Deputies stopped a pickup truck after they observed it passing through a stop sign. The turtles were reportedly discovered in Machan-Le Quire's backpack. During the stop, an officer asked the woman if she had anything else on her person, police said in a statement.

World News House Judiciary Committee schedules vote to hold William Barr in contempt
Author: 0 House Judiciary Committee schedules vote to hold William Barr in contempt

President, you are not a dictator". "If the Department presents us with a good faith offer for access to the full report and the underlying evidence, I reserve the right to postpone these proceedings". FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at a news conference to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.

World News UK's May seeks Brexit deal amid mounting pressure to quit
Author: 0 UK's May seeks Brexit deal amid mounting pressure to quit

The Conservative Party lost over 1000 seats during the English local council elections while the Labour Party, which had hoped to reap hundreds of seats during the mid-term vote, lost 81 seats. Labour Party politicians are wary about making a deal that could be seen as helping the archrival Conservatives deliver Brexit. "The key thing is the government want to be able to do their own trade deals and my concern is that if we have a trade deal with the United States, for example, that could ...

World News Turkey to Re-Run Election Lost by Erdogan's Party
Author: 0 Turkey to Re-Run Election Lost by Erdogan's Party

Howard Eissenstat, a Turkey expert at the nonprofit Project for Middle East Democracy and a Middle East history scholar at St. Lawrence University in NY, said Monday's ruling "removes the last fig leaf of competitive elections" hiding the erosion of democracy in Turkey .

Author: 0 Scott Morrison responds to 'distressing' egging attack

The Prime Minister's security team quickly restrained the woman. Meanwhile, Scott Morrison helped the elderly woman to her feet and then took straight to Twitter to blow the situation out of proportion, writing "my concern about today's incident in Albury was for the older lady who was knocked off her feet".

World News Omar defends Palestinians who rain rockets on Israel
Author: 0 Omar defends Palestinians who rain rockets on Israel

The Israeli military said that 690 rockets had been fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians, 240 of them intercepted by Israel's aerial defense system, known as the Iron Dome . It targeted militant sites and in some cases militants themselves as well as their homes if they were found to be storing weapons, military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said.

World News Reuters Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Freed From Prison
Author: 0 Reuters Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Freed From Prison

Wa Lone , 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo , 29, had been convicted in September of violating the country's Official Secrets Act and sentenced to seven years in jail . Families were overjoyed with the news. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo say they were set up by a police officer posing as a source. During their imprisonment the journalists were showered with numerous awards and honours in response to their work.

World News Naveen announces relief package for 'Fani' hit people
Author: 0 Naveen announces relief package for 'Fani' hit people

A storm surge still breached embankments to submerge dozens of villages on Bangladesh's low-lying coast, a disaster ministry official in Dhaka said. After making landfall on Friday, the cyclone lost some power and was downgraded by the Indian Meteorological Department to a "Deep Depression" as it moved across Bangladesh.

World News Dow Plunges After Trump Threatens to Renew Trade War With China
Author: 0 Dow Plunges After Trump Threatens to Renew Trade War With China

He said China had retreated from specific commitments, a move that would have led to substantive changes in the text of the deal. He said tariffs would increase as of 12.01am (0401 GMT) Friday. "For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the US of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods". China has offered to buy more U.S.

World News House Democrats schedule contempt vote after attorney general ignores their deadline
Author: 0 House Democrats schedule contempt vote after attorney general ignores their deadline

Barr missed an initial deadline last week from the committee, which wants to see the entire report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. They could also file a civil lawsuit against the Justice Department - an option that could take months or even years to resolve. Since the release of the redacted report, there have been open conflicts between Mueller's team and Barr about the investigation's conclusions.

World News Israeli Traffic Comes to Halt Nationwide in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Author: 0 Israeli Traffic Comes to Halt Nationwide in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

The "March of the Living" aims to walk 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) between the two parts of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Thursday, Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day. While far-right supporters often see Jews as "a cosmopolitan foreign agent" threatening national identity, far-left groups sometimes blame Jews for economic uncertainties and tensions caused by globalisation.

World News On His Way To Prison, Michael Cohen Says ‘Much To Be Told’
Author: 0 On His Way To Prison, Michael Cohen Says ‘Much To Be Told’

And Cohen won't be the only celebrity inmate at the upstate NY federal lockup. US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan sentenced Cohen to three years in prison in both cases. "Well, you never know how it's going to turn out", McaVoy said, noting that "It's still a jail, it's a prison, there are bad people there". "I will continue questioning why Michael is the only person within the Trump Organization to be prosecuted for crimes committed at the direction of and for the benefit of Mr.

World News North Korea: Kim Jong Un satisfied over weapons test
Author: 0 North Korea: Kim Jong Un satisfied over weapons test

South Korea responded by saying it was "very concerned" by the weapons test, which came despite a pledge from North Korea last September to end "all hostile acts" by air, land or sea. Along with its nuclear weapons, one of the well-known nation's most threatening strategy of strike are its more than one-rocket launchers, that are deployed terminate to the border with the South, maintaining Seoul, the South Korean capital of 10 million, inner their differ.

World News USA sends naval strike group to Middle East in 'message' to Iran
Author: 0 USA sends naval strike group to Middle East in 'message' to Iran

But neither Bolton nor the Defense Department identified what actions Iran may have taken that would prompt an increased US military presence in the region. sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil. The administration is imposing more sanctions on Iran any day. Speaking to reporters while flying to Europe, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the actions undertaken by the USA had been in the works for a little while.

World News Trump pledges to raise tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods to 25%
Author: 0 Trump pledges to raise tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods to 25%

China announces 10 per cent retaliatory tariffs on US$60 billion of American goods. Trump said that he believed talks were progressing too slowly and the additional tariffs could be applied " shortly ". A second source said Trump's decision to lift the tariff rate on $200 billion of worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% from Friday was meant to send a message to Liu not to come to the United States with more "empty offers".

World News Trump says Mueller should not testify on Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump says Mueller should not testify on Russian Federation probe

Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). Previously, Barr made a less-redacted version of the report available to congressional leadership and the House and Senate judiciary and intelligence committees, an offer that the Democrats rejected. Barr, in reviewing the report, said the evidence found in the investigation was not sufficient to charge the president with an obstruction of justice offense.

World News Amber Alert for 5-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by 3 men
Author: 0 Amber Alert for 5-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by 3 men

Police said Davis' father and 2-year-old brother were also abducted but were later dropped off. Police say the vehicle Vince, 26, had been driving was seen in Sugar Land, southwest of Houston , around 3 p.m. One purportedly made a comment that "Maleah looks very nice, looks very sweet", Holbrook said, quoting Vence's statement to officers. Vence reported that he was in and out of consciousness but woke up inside the pickup truck with the three kidnappers with his son and Maleah inside ...

World News EU to continue trade with Iran through 'INSTEX': EU Statement
Author: 0 EU to continue trade with Iran through 'INSTEX': EU Statement

They also said they were concerned by the U.S. decision "not to fully renew waivers for nuclear non-proliferation projects in the framework of the JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)" - the title of the nuclear deal. sanctions that Tehran sees as illegitimate, state media quoted Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia as saying on Sunday. On May 3, the US President Donald Trump's administration slapped new restrictions on Iran's nuclear activities as it looks to force Tehran to ...

World News Boeing held off for months on disclosing cockpit alert change
Author: 0 Boeing held off for months on disclosing cockpit alert change

Boeing said on Sunday that it was aware of problems with a key safety indicator in 2017, but it didn't inform airlines or the FAA until after the Lion Air crash a year later. The sensors malfunctioned during an October flight in Indonesia and another in March in Ethiopia , causing software on the plane to push the nose down.

Author: 0 Trump vows new tariff hike on Chinese goods

Despite Trump's claim that China pays these tariffs, they are actually paid by United States companies when they import goods. Trump imposed duties of 25 per cent on an initial US$50 billion of Chinese goods a year ago and then 10 per cent on an additional $200 billion in products in September.

World News Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro nixes U.S. trip in face of protests
Author: 0 Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro nixes U.S. trip in face of protests

He has supported removing indigenous communities from the Amazon rainforest and opening up the region for further mining, making the original host venue of the American Museum of Natural History awkward. " Jair Bolsonaro is a unsafe man", de Blasio said earlier. Folha asked the Banco do Brasil spokesperson if the decision to sponsor the homage to the president was done at the request of Bolsonaro, but the bank did not respond.

World News Biden Reveals His Nickname For Trump
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He said it's "a disgrace that we lost" to Donald Trump in 2016, adding that Democrats must find an approach to deny him a second term. "I'm confident of that.But it's going to take a serious concerted effort by President like Trump who is prepared to push back against China, whether that be on trade or their military buildup or the theft of our intellectual property.

World News Donald Trump greets Muslims on Ramadan
Author: 0 Donald Trump greets Muslims on Ramadan

A shiny slither of a crescent moon was all that was needed to mark the start of Ramadan . Muslims all over the world will begin Eid festivities with a prayer shortly after dawn, which can take place either in a Mosque or an outdoor prayer venue.

World News Global stocks reel as Trump tweets on China unnerve markets
Author: 0 Global stocks reel as Trump tweets on China unnerve markets

China's financial markets closed on Monday with stocks sinking about 5-7 percent, marking the largest drop since February 2016, following US President Donald Trump's threats to impose more dramatic tariffs on Chinese goods. "China trade deal", ANZ analyst Daniel Hynes said. "The market was caught on the wrong foot as everyone expected talks were heading in the right direction and nearly close to finishing", said Daniel Lenz, a rates strategist at Commerzbank.

World News Gantz slams reported ceasefire, says Israel capitulated to Hamas 'blackmail'
Author: 0 Gantz slams reported ceasefire, says Israel capitulated to Hamas 'blackmail'

Israeli officials did not comment on whether a truce had been reached, but the military said that protective restrictions in place on residents of southern Israel since the fighting began were being lifted. Israel had suspended what Palestinians call an assassination policy in an attempt to lower tensions. Rocket fire and Israeli strikes continued into Sunday evening.

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