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Michael Flynn associate charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey

Michael Flynn associate charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey The case unsealed today against Flynn's former business partner, Bijan Kian , and Turkish businessman, Ekim Alptekin , accuses the two men of conspiring to "covertly and unlawfully" influence USA politicians on behalf of Turkey. He conspired "covertly and unlawfully" to influence USA politicians and public opinion in favor of having Gulen extradited from the US back to Turkey, according to the i... [Full Article...]

UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote

UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote He said: "Far from being anti-democratic it would be the opposite, as indeed many senior figures in her party from past and present have been saying". Cabinet minister David Lidington has even met with Labour MPs to discuss what question will be on the ballot paper and how the legislation can be passed through Parliament, according to the Sunday Times . [Full Article...]

Scalise: Schumer Throwing 'Tantrums,' Won't Fare Too Well With Border Wall Opposition

Scalise: Schumer Throwing 'Tantrums,' Won't Fare Too Well With Border Wall Opposition Federal District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled Friday that tax reform passed by Republicans last year essentially killed Obamacare because the tax package eliminated the individual mandate penalty, which one would incur if they were uninsured for part of a tax year. [Full Article...]

Interior Secy. Zinke to step down at end of the year

Interior Secy. Zinke to step down at end of the year Along with Trump's first environmental protection chief Scott Pruitt - who resigned in July amid a series of scandals over ethical lapses and lavish spending - Zinke helped spearhead a presidential push to sharply relax environmental regulations and expand energy production. [Full Article...]

Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday

Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday Islamabad has denied the allegations. "Pakistan will continue to play a facilitative role on Afghan reconciliation process", the Pakistani minister said. Analysts remain skeptical on whether renewed Pakistani efforts would lead to an end of Afghan hostilities. "Cooperation between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China is important to bring peace to Afghanistan". [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn tables motion of no confidence in British PM Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn tables motion of no confidence in British PM Theresa May A second senior Conservative Kent MP has suggested Parliament be given the chance to say what option for leaving the European Union it wants if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected. More than one in five of those who support holding a new referendum (22%) also think that holding one would break faith with the British people - but still think a referendum should go ahead. [Full Article...]

Train crash kills 7, hurts 43 in Turkey

Train crash kills 7, hurts 43 in Turkey Ankara governor Vasip Sahin had earlier said four people had died and 43 were injured. In November, at least 15 people were injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train in Turkey's central province of Sivas. The locomotive, which was being used to carry out track inspections, derailed. The windows of one wagon were completely broken while another wagon had been smashed after... [Full Article...]

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister amid political crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister amid political crisis Namal Rajapakse said they will join a coalition with Sirisena who triggered the political crisis on October 26 by initially sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with former foe Rajapakse. The petitioners, the Members of Parliament representing the United National Party, Tamil National Alliance, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and several other partie... [Full Article...]

National Enquirer publisher AMI strikes deal with prosecutors in Cohen probe

National Enquirer publisher AMI strikes deal with prosecutors in Cohen probe AMI, as part of the agreement, admitted that it paid $150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep her quiet about Trump during the 2016 campaign. The invoice attributed the $125,000 payment to an "agreed upon flat fee for advisory services", when in fact it was to ensure McDougal's silence at a pivotal moment in the campaign. [Full Article...]

Theresa May And Jean-Claude Juncker Caught Arguing On Camera

Paul Williams, MP for Stockton South, echoed support for a second referendum , as he argued that if Mrs May can change her mind about her Brexit deal, then she should accept the public has changed their minds too about the EU. She said that , as formal conclusions from the summit, they had "legal status" but added: "There is work to be done". "I was not addressing her, and in the course of t... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court overturns sacking of parliament

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court overturns sacking of parliament Sources close to Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) said they had received an invitation from Sirisena to meet later on Thursday evening. It is unlikely that the trust vote - passed with the support of 117 MPs in the 225-member House - will help end the island's political impasse, especially coming a week after President Maithripala Sirisena declared that he would not appoint Mr. [Full Article...]

Migrant Girl, 7 Dies in Border Patrol Custody

Migrant Girl, 7 Dies in Border Patrol Custody Kraft says pediatricians who have visited DHS processing facilities that hold children have been alarmed by the conditions they have found. The agents said that personnel had been assaulted and hit by stones. Agents requested that an EMT meet the bus on the other end. According to the form, the girl showed no sign of illness. A Guatemalan official told Buzzfeed News that the form was i... [Full Article...]

MUELLER RESPONDS: The Special Counsel Reacts to Flynn Memo Deadline

MUELLER RESPONDS: The Special Counsel Reacts to Flynn Memo Deadline Prosecutors said Flynn had committed to a false story weeks before the January 24, 2017, interview with the FBI, having lied several times already to White House officials about his dialogue with ambassador Sergey Kislyak and then repeating those falsehoods to federal agents. [Full Article...]

U.S. Attorney in Manhattan launches criminal probe of Trump inaugural committee

U.S. Attorney in Manhattan launches criminal probe of Trump inaugural committee Federal investigators are looking at whether people from foreign countries funnelled potentially illegal donations to the inauguration fund to buy "influence over American policy". "Tom has never talked with any foreign individual or entity for the purposes of raising money for or obtaining donations related to either the campaign, the inauguration or any such political activity", said Owen Blicks... [Full Article...]

Pelosi: 'I Am Comfortable' With Proposal For Dem Leadership Term Limits

Pelosi: 'I Am Comfortable' With Proposal For Dem Leadership Term Limits Pelosi said Trump does not have the votes in the House to secure the billions he wants to fulfill his promise to build a wall. Pelosi later said: "This has spiraled downwards". As such, I intend to fight alongside my colleagues to make sure the entire leadership team and future leadership teams are bound by this deal. Rather than reach toward compromise, Trump tried to force Democrats to accep... [Full Article...]

Theresa May plays down prospect of early breakthrough on Brexit deal

Theresa May plays down prospect of early breakthrough on Brexit deal Her decision to defer the vote sparked a new wave of letters of no confidence which pushed the total beyond the threshold of 48 needed to trigger a ballot. She added: "I think the people in Islington will want assurances that [if they can't force an election} Labour will prioritise calling for a People's Vote and not dither". [Full Article...]

Cedar Rapids police say robo-email bomb threats aren't credible

Cedar Rapids police say robo-email bomb threats aren't credible Police in Ann Arbor tell us they're also investigating multiple threats . The sender claimed to have had an associate plant a small bomb in the recipient's building and that the only way to stop him from setting it off was by making an online payment of $20,000 in Bitcoin. [Full Article...]

Turkey pushes USA to decide on YPG in northeastern Syria

Turkey pushes USA to decide on YPG in northeastern Syria The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies. Washington, keen to protect its interest in the area, has -somewhat hypocritically- warned Ankara against launching a " unilateral " military campaign that might endanger USA soldiers, who have recently established observation posts along the Turkish-Syrian border. [Full Article...]

U.S. agents arrest 32 at border protest in San Diego

U.S. agents arrest 32 at border protest in San Diego Homeland Security officials said the $50,000 demand put the lie to claims that caravan members are legitimate asylum-seekers. Border Patrol spokesman Eduardo Olmos said 31 people were arrested on suspicion of trespassing by the Federal Protective Service and one was arrested by the Border Patrol for assaulting an agent. [Full Article...]

Mei said, when will the new date of the vote for Brexit

Mei said, when will the new date of the vote for Brexit The European Council President Donald Tusk also struck a similar tone on Monday, tweeting: "We will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate United Kingdom ratification". Legendary anti-war activist and former British parliamentarian George Galloway joined Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear Monday to discuss the British political scene. [Full Article...]


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