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Former Trump aide Flynn paid over $55000 by Russian entities

Former Trump aide Flynn paid over $55000 by Russian entities Michael Flynn, was paid a total of $56,200 in 2015 by three Russian firms owned by or closely tied to the Kremlin, new documents released by congressional Democrats appear to show. Cummings also said that Flynn had violated the Constitution's emoluments clause against government officials, including retired military officers, from accepting foreign gifts. [Full Article...]

New restrictions on recreational drone use in Canada

New restrictions on recreational drone use in Canada The number of drone incidents that involve recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014. The new rules force recreational drone operators to mark their drone with up-to-date contact information and mean they may not fly the drone at night; any higher than 90 metres; within seven metres of buildings, cars or people; or within nine kilometres of the centre of any airport, heliport, aerodro... [Full Article...]

Malaysia got DNA from Kim's son overseas: deputy PM

Malaysia got DNA from Kim's son overseas: deputy PM The murder has sparked a diplomatic meltdown between the two countries with once strong ties. Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was killed using the VX nerve agent at KLIA2. He also gave assurances that the Malaysians in North Korea were all safe. Last Friday, police said they had established conclusively the dead man was 45-year-old Kim Jong Nam, but did... [Full Article...]

Watch the trailer for Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special

Watch the trailer for Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special We're only a week away from Netflix's upcoming double stand-up special starring Dave Chappelle , and until now we only had a brief teaser trailer that showed Dave deep in thought as his jokes echoed through his mind. The specials will be the comedian's first new concert specials to air since For What It's Worth . Longtime fans of the comedians biting, adult humor will find nothing less than Dave... [Full Article...]

Volcanic explosion on Mount Etna injures 10 people

Volcanic explosion on Mount Etna injures 10 people BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle tweeted that only minor injuries had been suffered but that it could easily have been much worse. She added that a "huge explosion" caused rocks and steam to be pelted at the group. Several people were taken to hospitals in Catania and Acireale after the eruption Thursday morning, the Italian newspaper Il Corriere reported. The primary problem was t... [Full Article...]

Police drop Colchester MP expenses probe after January interview

Police drop Colchester MP expenses probe after January interview There are much tighter limits on local spending of between £11,000 to £16,000 per constituency, with intentional breaches of those caps potentially carrying serious fines, jail sentences of up to a year and voiding of the results. In an email to party officials seen by Sky News, McCartney fumed: "At what stage do you think you [the party] might inform us that another media s***storm is coming?" ... [Full Article...]

Four reasons to watch the Dutch Election

Four reasons to watch the Dutch Election Dutch voters head to the polls Wednesday to select a new prime minister in an election that could send shockwaves across Europe. A firebrand politician, Wilders has vowed to shut mosques, ban the Koran, close the country's borders and take The Netherlands out of the European Union, an institution that it helped found. [Full Article...]

Spicer: Conway was joking about spying microwaves

Trump, Spicer said, was referring to surveillance in general because the president put wiretapping in quotation marks. But in a series of interviews on Monday morning , Conway said she wasn't talking specifically about Trump's allegations. [Full Article...]

China's Anbang denies report of Kushner property investment

The New York Times is reporting that a company run by Jared Kushner's father is hammering out a deal with Anbang Insurance Group for a stake in the family's building at 666 Fifth Avenue. Talks for the deal became evident when Bloomberg got its hands on materials (EB-5 financing) meant to attract overseas investors to the project. Kushner, who is husband to Trump's daughter Ivanka, has now sur... [Full Article...]

Customs Boss Hameed Ali Faces Arrest If…

Customs Boss Hameed Ali Faces Arrest If… The customs boss this morning dared senators by refusing to appear before them this morning as directed. However, in accordance with Section 89 of the 1999 Constitution, the Senate resolved to "compel" Mr. The Comptroller-General approved one month grace for all Nigerian vehicle owners who have not paid duties to do so or face outright seizure of the vehicles. [Full Article...]

China sends warning to US: Don't start trade war

China sends warning to US: Don't start trade war Chinese government officials were initially rattled by Mr Trump's threats to raise tariffs on Chinese imports and discard the "One China" policy after accepting a phone call from Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, shortly after his upset election victory. [Full Article...]

Ford JV to make Lincoln SUVs

Ford JV to make Lincoln SUVs That's a bigger deal than many might think - here's why. Lincoln sales roughly tripled in the country past year, and the Journal noted that Cadillac's Chinese sales eclipsed its USA sales for the first time in 2016 as it opened a new factory in Shanghai. [Full Article...]

CIA Given Power to Launch Drone Strikes Under President Trump

CIA Given Power to Launch Drone Strikes Under President Trump And a senior White House official told The Washington Post that a review of drone policy was nearly complete and would roll back other constraints imposed by Barack Obama. "The president believes too much has been centralized in the White House, and he wants to push decisions down to the agencies". Strikes by missile-armed Predator and Reaper drones against oversea targets began under former... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation rips 'odious' CNN special on Putin

Russian Federation rips 'odious' CNN special on Putin Peskov said the Russian President Vladimir Putin never vocally supported any candidate but added that he would have preferred Trump over Clinton as the former was more open to friendly relations with the Kremlin. "I think there's a lot of shoes to drop from this centipede", he said. He added that no discussion about the election or electoral process took place during those meetings. [Full Article...]

Brexit: How large is Theresa May's Brexit majority?

The guidelines will have a broad political message "but you could probably write them yourself", as they cover much of what leaders have already been saying for months, a European diplomat told AFP. "The amount will certainly be disputed by the United Kingdom, but it will have a strong incentive to agree to terms quickly and move on to more contentious and important issues", said McCormack. [Full Article...]

'Congress Traveling Now By Bus Because'...Manohar Parrikar Mocks Rival

'Congress Traveling Now By Bus Because'...Manohar Parrikar Mocks Rival The Congress got 28 in the 60-member Assembly, while the Naga People's Front (NPF) and the National People's Party (NPP) got four seats each. In Goa, the Congress was outsmarted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won only 13 seats but managed to cobble a majority by garnering the support of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and the Goa Forward Party (GFP) with three lawmakers each... [Full Article...]

The French Presidential Candidate François Fillon Has Been Placed Under Formal Investigation

The French Presidential Candidate François Fillon Has Been Placed Under Formal Investigation Fillon misappropriated public funds by paying his family without requiring them to do work. He is also suspected of giving two of his children fake jobs as parliamentary assistants when he was a senator and they were still students. Another development on Sunday was a report in the French weekly newspaper Journal du Dimanche saying an anonymous person had given Fillon two suits costing 13,000 ... [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending up for first time in 7 years

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending up for first time in 7 years The NATO annual report said only five countries met the two percent target - the US, Britain, Greece, Poland and Estonia - while Washington accounts for 68 percent of combined alliance defence spending. A former prime minister of Norway, Stoltenberg acknowledged the hard choices politicians must make when it comes to spending limited taxpayer dollars. [Full Article...]

Environment Canada warns of major winter storm for southern Ontario

Environment Canada warns of major winter storm for southern Ontario Travel conditions, warns Environment Canada, may become hazardous. More disruptions in Ontario were expected with Environment Canada forecasting a further 5 centimeters (2 inches) to 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow during the day. Meanwhile, areas closer to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are under a winter storm warning. Cold arctic air already in place over the Great Lakes will ens... [Full Article...]

Employers Can Ban Headscarf, Other Religious Symbols At Work, Rules EU Court

Employers Can Ban Headscarf, Other Religious Symbols At Work, Rules EU Court In the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) first ruling on headscarves , the judges found the dictat must be based on a general company rule to "dress neutrally " not on religious stereotypes or prejudices. Her employer's desire to accommodate a customer who did not want someone with a headscarf "cannot be considered an occupational requirement that could rule out discrimination", the court wr... [Full Article...]


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