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White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation

For weeks, most Republican lawmakers limited their comments about the crisis-plagued Trump administration to vague expressions of concern - if they commented at all. The Constitution was "very clear" about the requirements that had to be fulfilled for impeachment proceedings to begin, he stressed. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Republicans had shown "zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump". Read More »

Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.

Comey. "Believe me, there's no collusion", Trump said. But Mueller's appointment apparently took some of the edge off. After the president was reported to have a measured response to the news Wednesday, he lashed out online, calling the probe a "witch hunt". Read More »

Labour proposes £48bn tax hike for business and high earners

I'm full optimism for what Labour can achieve. Labour has hit its highest poll rating since the General Election was called after launching its radical manifesto. There is everything to play for now and we'll be fighting for every single vote". Many pundits believe Labour will suffer at the ballot box because of Corbyn's perceived shortcomings as leader. Read More »

Trump wants Flynn back in the White House

Mr. Flynn's disclosure, on January 4, was first made to the transition team's chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel. The source close to the administration, who requested anonymity as the White House denies the story, is now saying that Pence and his team were not made aware of any investigation relating to Flynn's work as a foreign agent for Turkey. Read More »

Flynn blocked military move Turkey opposed


The Times reported Wednesday that Flynn had first divulged the existence of the investigation to the transition team's chief lawyer Don McGahn , who now serves as White House counsel. McGinley now works in the White House as Cabinet secretary and deputy assistant to the president. Flynn's decision appears to have been influenced by Turkey, who paid him over $500,000 to lobby on their behalf during the US election. Read More »

Marine Le Pen candidate aux législatives — France


Sur place, l'avantage apparaît très net en sa faveur après ses 58,2% de suffrages exprimés au second tour de la présidentielle face à Emmanuel Macron, son sixième meilleur score de France. Elle l'a annoncé sur le plateau du journal de TF1 ce 18 mai 2017: Marine Le Pen mènera bien la bataille des législatives en se portant elle-même candidate dans la circonscription d'Hénin-Beaumont, dans le Pas-de-Calais. Read More »

US Firms 'Ready' to Get On China's Silk Road Project

China has rejected the concerns voiced by India on the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative violating India's sovereignty and on its lack of transparency, saying today that "The worldwide community's warm response speaks volumes". In an opinion piece published Sunday, China's state-run Global Times said it was "regrettable" that India had chose to boycott the event but the project would go ahead, with or without New Delhi's support. Read More »

State of emergency declared in tornado damaged areas


Elk City school officials have canceled classes for Wednesday. - Tuesday's tornado started as an attraction on the Wisconsin prairie, with dozens of people stopping to take pictures and video as storms gathered near Chetek -but reality soon touched down. Read More »

Officials Assess Damage After Elk City Tornado


Cattle are killed, but there is no report of people being injured. In addition to the touchdown near Chetek, Kyle Kriegl of the Red Cross said, there was a second touchdown in Rusk County, Wis., near Conrath, a hamlet of fewer than 100 people. Read More »

AMD announces Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card


The important thing to note is that the Vega Frontier Edition isn't denoted as an "RX" card, which indicates where AMD is targeting the inaugural Vega GPU . It's not yet known if performance between the two cards will differ (at the very least, the Gold version will sustain its boost speeds for longer due to better cooling), but both will certainly suck down power. Read More »

AMD unveils the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition


After an earlier announcement teasing AMD's Vega GPUs yet again, AMD shed some more light on their future roadmap with yesterday's announcement including information regarding the first entry, Vega Frontier Edition. During the event AMD also announced that it will be releasing a 16 core professional CPU too. this added to AMD's silence about its gaming vega cards at the event indicates that they are now targeting the professional market rather than gamers, so it maybe a long wait for ... Read More »

Putin blames off-key piano for hesitant musical rendition


The malicious software encrypted data stored on hundreds of thousands of computers, while on-screen messages ordered users to pay a ransom of $300 to $600 (273 to 546 euros) in the internet currency Bitcoin. North Korea celebrated Sunday's launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the USA mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Read More »

Special investigator to examine Trump campaign links to Russian Federation

Trump is responding to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead a probe of allegations that Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the election. Interest was hardly limited to the U.S. No less a commentator than Russia's Vladimir Putin called the dramatic charges swirling around Trump evidence of "political schizophrenia spreading in the U.S". Read More »

Hitting special counsel, Trump calls Russian Federation probe historic 'witch hunt'

The focus now turns to how Mueller will pick up the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and what it means for the White House. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Trump would be making a mistake to start a rhetorical war with the new investigator. A senior administration official described Trump's reaction to Mueller's appointment as "measured". Read More »

Trump Administration Upholds Iran Sanctions Waiver, Keeping Nuclear Deal Alive

Prior to the latest round of sanctions, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said the USA opponents of the JCPOA "try to cause tumultuous atmosphere and the aim behind escalation of sanctions is just to raise hue and cry". Under these sanctions, tucked into Section 1245 of the 2012 National Defence Authorization Act, the United States threatened to sanction the banks of Iran's main oil customers if they did not significantly reduce their purchases of Iranian crude. Read More »

Japan's cabinet approves bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet signed off on the legislation on Friday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters. The law will be sent to parliament later in the day, where the government hopes it will be approved without further obstruction by mid-June. Read More »

Boko Haram attack military checkpoint in Borno, injures two soldiers


It was reported that the terrorist pretended to be chatting with a soldier at the military check-point and even asked for his phone number before detonating her explosive. Meanwhile, the Army said it arrested about 126 suspected Boko Haram members. Irabor said that the mop up was conducted after the Boko Haram terrorists stormed Sabon Gari area in Damboa Local Government area of the state. Read More »

Le gouvernement Philippe, une "petite coalition"

Celui qui avait joué un rôle important pendant la COP21, organisée à Paris, est nommé ministre chargé de la Transition écologique, doublé du statut de ministre d'Etat. Pari -presque- remporté donc pour le chef de l'Etat qui promettait parité et renouvellement . Richard Ferrand , à la Cohésion des territoires, a affirmé sa volonté de lutter contre le "sentiment de déclassement" d'un certain nombre de territoires. Read More »

Congressman Al Green calls for Trump Impeachment

So a president may be impeached for actions that would not lead to indictment and conviction under the regular legal system. Not just any crimes and misdemeanors, mind you. He was acquitted too. We need to pursue this for the sake of the country, not the sake of a political party. Republicans - Trump is a Republican, remember - have a 238-193 majority in the House. Read More »

Trump says special counsel appointment "hurts our country terribly"


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked US news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Comey wrote detailed memos of his conversations with Trump, including one in which the president allegedly asked him to drop a probe into former National Security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Another Chibok girl rescued


While the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement had welcomed the girl with great excitement, it, however, clarified her status. The military is equally doing extremely well in trying to track down the abducted girls.On Saturday, 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls were released. Read More »

Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in USA history

No, said Democrats, suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller may not be a truly independent investigator because he will answer to the Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Now Mueller will have almost unfettered access to witnesses and information, and the ability to bring criminal charges. Democrat Claire McCaskill corroborated Rosenstein's remarks. Read More »

Analysts' Views: Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)


Several brokerages have recently issued reports on DOW. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dow Chemical from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.04%. Read More »