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James Millar: The SNP are keen to see Ruth Davidson's Tory revival

To show they can't take Scotland for granted. Former coalition minister Jo Swinson's made the fearless decision to fight for her old seat for the Lib Dems at the earliest opportunity. She admitted the Conservatives in Scotland had "a good day by their standards" but highlighted the SNP had "won this election comfortably" with her party ending up with "more votes, more seats, more councils where we are the largest party, not just compared to every other party but compared to five years ago". Lire la suite »

General election: Theresa May pressed on Hammond's future


This meant that when it was the turn of hacks to ask questions, with nothing new to ask about, conversation soon turned to reports of frosty relations between No 10 and No 11. "What I candidly admitted this morning - and my family will confirm this - is that I do occasionally swear. And all this media tittle-tattle is just that: media tittle-tattle". Lire la suite »

Oil prices retreat on profit-taking


Oil futures were up in North American trading on Tuesday, with prices headed closer to daily highs reached in the prior session, as investors looked ahead to weekly data from the US on stockpiles of crude and refined products. The goal is to reduce the amount of oil sitting in storage to the five-year average. Crude sank to a five-month low earlier this month, rattled by concern over increasing USA crude output that has shaken investors' faith in the ability of OPEC to rebalance the market. Lire la suite »

La gestion par le choc de Donald Trump


Comey. Le renvoi du directeur du FBI a soulevé une vague de protestations de la part des Démocrates au Congrès américain, qui considèrent cette démarche de Donald Trump comme une tentative de saper l'enquête sur ses éventuels contacts avec la Russie pendant la campagne électorale. Lire la suite »

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers


Thanking them, Trump, who noted in his remarks that he was in NY when the September 11, 2001, attacks took place, said: "I will make it the personal priority of my administration to ensure that our police are finally treated fairly, with honour and the respect that they deserve". Lire la suite »

Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

Cornyn as a keynote speaker sends the message that the policies and views he has advocated and supported, including both discriminatory policies and politicians, are acceptable by the university and subsequently the student body". Trump said, however, that he would have removed Comey no matter the advice from Rosenstein or Sessions. The last time Texans voted in a special election to fill the term of a senator who left his post was 1993, when Lloyd Bentsen resigned his Senate seat to ... Lire la suite »

Crown Castle International Corp


Avenir invested 0.13% in Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) from a "strong-buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Capital International Investors increased Exelon Corp (NYSE:EXC) stake by 702,400 shares to 6.88M valued at $244.01M in 2016Q4. Lire la suite »

The plane crashes in the United States


No mayday call appears to have been placed, and just 37 seconds after the pilot's last recorded communication with air traffic control, another pilot informs the tower, "a Learjet just crashed". The planes, a Falcon 50 executive jet and a single-engine Piper Cherokee, plummeted to the ground in Fairview and Cliffside Park, New Jersey, killing six people, one of them on the ground. Lire la suite »

White House's repeated falsehoods lead to credibility gaps

McMaster said Trump took the decision on sharing information during the conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week when they were discussing fight against the Islamic State. Typically, before disclosing intelligence to another country, there would be an evaluation of costs and benefits, close consultation with the USA intelligence community, and detailed consideration of how much to say and in what words so as to mitigate risks. Lire la suite »

Britain will continue to share intelligence with Trump, says Theresa May

As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. USA and European Union officials more recently have discussed expanding the ban to include flights from Europe. The revelation was first reported by the Washington Post . Lire la suite »

Trump says he could name FBI head by next week


A senior Republican senator and the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation chief were two of the four candidates due to be interviewed by Attorney-General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein yesterday. "Unsafe because he may be obstructing justice, in terms of the investigation that really goes to the heart of our democracy -the accountability of the President, and the people around him, to the rule of law - protecting our democracy from an invasion - a cyber-invasion by the Russians", ... Lire la suite »

2 journalists arrested by Hamilton police while reporting news


Greg Huss told reporters. During their investigation at the scene, Hamilton police detained a Global TV cameraman and a freelance photographer covering the incident. Ritchie, who was not working for Global News at the time, said his equipment was briefly seized by police while he was handcuffed and held in the back of a cruiser for two hours. Lire la suite »

Japan's Princess Mako to get married, report says


Komuro also worked as "Prince of the Sea" to promote tourism to the beaches of Shonan in Kanagawa prefecture, the report said. The legislation to allow Akihito's abdication will make no reference to the controversial topics of whether to revise a males-only succession law or to allow women to stay in the imperial family after marriage, a move conservatives fear would be a first step to letting females inherit the throne, Reuters said. Lire la suite »

Amid Controversy, Trump Welcomes Turkey's Erdogan to the WH

Erdogan on Tuesday praised Trump for the "legendary triumph" he had achieved in the election and declared that his first meeting with the new president would be a "historical turn of tide" in the Turkey-U.S. "And we should never allow those groups to manipulate the religious structure and the ethnic structure of the region making terrorism as a pretext or an excuse", he added. Lire la suite »

Friend of Trump: Comey was not obligated to tell Congress

President Trump has called reporters dishonest, said the media is "the enemy of the American people", and mused about making it easier to sue journalists. "When I made a decision to just do it [fire Comey]", Trump told Holt. It has a lot to do with intent, with the context in which things are said and perhaps, the most important word in the statute: "'corruptly.' That means you not only have to prove that the person knew what he was doing was unlawful, but that he acted with a specific goal to ... Lire la suite »

Trump accusé d'avoir demandé au patron du FBI de c

L'enquête visant Michael Flynn, qui est toujours en cours, est distincte de cette dernière. La Maison blanche, contactée par le journal, a opposé un démenti formel en affirmant que personne n'avait jamais demandé à James Comey ou à qui que ce soit de clore l'enquête sur Michael Flynn. Lire la suite »

Billionaire Trump Donor Furious With Tillerson Over U.S. Israel Embassy

Both issues provoked criticism of Trump's White House in Israel as preparations intensified for his visit to the country and the Palestinian territories on May 22 and 23. When President Donald Trump heads to the Middle East next week, the world will be primarily watching closely to see if he makes any of his trademark gaffes that set off a cultural land mine in Saudi Arabia or Israel. Lire la suite »

'WannaCry' cyber attack: How to protect your computer


Many firms have had experts working over the weekend to prevent new infections. Hackers have since updated the ransomware, this time without the kill switch. Smith's blog post did not address another factor in the ransomware's spread, one that hints at the difficulty of uniting against a hacking attack: Users of pirated Microsoft software are unable to download the security patch, forcing them to fend for themselves or rely on a third-party source for a solution. Lire la suite »

McMaster Debunks Post Story on Trump Leaking Secrets

Three White House officials who were in the May 10 meeting strongly denounced the story, saying no intelligence sources and methods were discussed - but they didn't deny that classified information was disclosed. And it could pull attention from Republicans' policy priorities. During an off-camera press gaggle Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he couldn't comment on the reports that Israel was the source, but he echoed Dermer's statement. Lire la suite »

Jour J pour un gouvernement de rupture, le premier du quinquennat Macron

C'est le président de la République, et non son Premier ministre, Edouard Philippe, responsable pourtant, selon la Constitution, de la nomination des membres de son gouvernement, qui a tranché: Emmanuel Macron "a souhaité introduire un temps de vérification " afin que la Direction générale des finances publiques et la Haute Autorité pour la transparence de la vie publique puisse contrôler la situation fiscale des "personnalités pressenties au gouvernement", explique-t-on à la présidence. Lire la suite »

S.Korea, US agree to denuclearise Pyongyang


Nonetheless, North Korea is pressing ahead with its nuclear and missile-development program, holding another ballistic-missile test on Sunday, one that experts said could be a new type of missile. The agreement came at a meeting between South Korean officials and U.S. National Security Council (NSC) officials. Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have ramped up in recent weeks with the Trump administration saying military action was an option under consideration and the North ... Lire la suite »

Texas tests Trump administration over abortion providers


Spokeswoman Whitney Phillips said patients would be referred to three local providers: Cedars Health, Community Health Center of Central Wyoming and Casper-Natrona County Health Department. The manager has been offered work at another Planned Parenthood health center or a "very generous" severance package, Mansanares said. But critics say if Trump administration officials grant the state's request, it could send a message to Texas that its efforts to restrict Planned Parenthood - and access to ... Lire la suite »