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John Kelly admits he knew about White House clearance problems previous year


He has been dealing with the ongoing fallout from a scandal involving one of his former aides, whose security clearance was held up over allegations of spousal abuse . The lengthy delay was highly unusual, and White House veterans have said it should have raised warning signs of a problem. In the same pool spray with reporters Friday, Kelly attempted to outline how the reports of abuse allegations against Porter surfaced, when he first learned of the accusations and when Porter resigned, but ... Read More »

IEA: US to dominate the oil industry

Oil ministers from oil cartel Opec and other global oil players are set to gather in Houston as CERAWeek, the largest energy industry conference, begins on Monday. As the market tightens, OPEC's influence will expand and its market share will rise. This is because growth from shale fields more than counters declines in conventional supplies. Read More »

White House on lock-down as man shoots self


National news outlets in America report that the man was in a large crowd when he fired the gun. The White House was placed on lockdown during the incident. President Donald Trump is not at the White House as he is at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. He said he had the information confirmed to him by a US Secret Service Agent at around midday local time. Read More »

PNB scam: ED attaches 41 properties of Mehul Choksi

The agency has also asked about 16 other banks, apart from the Punjab National Bank , to share with it the details of loans extended and collaterals offered in the case of Modi, Choksi and their companies. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has restrained over 60 companies, including those belonging to Rs 12,600-crore PNB fraud accused Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, from selling their assets, according to a government announcement on Sunday. Read More »

Egypt court voids rulings on Saudi island transfer

The government then said Tiran and Sanafir belong to Saudi Arabia but had been leased to Egypt in the 1950s. This prompted France's Emanuel Macron to mediate his return to Lebanon, before Hariri swiftly revoked his resignation. After meeting with Egyptian officials during his three-day visit, Prince Mohammed - known as MBS - will head to the United Kingdom before making a final stop in Washington DC. Read More »

Conrad Sangma stakes claim for Govt formation in Meghalaya


He handed a letter of support from 34 MLAs to the governor and his swearing-in is set for Tuesday, said a politician who asked not be named. "We can only help the NPP and encourage the regional parties to form a government", Sarma told reporters on Saturday. Read More »

Everything We Know About The Central Michigan University Shooting So Far


Davis Jr ., 19, shot and killed his mother and father in the dorm on the northwestern edge of campus Friday morning, authorities said, leading to an hours-long manhunt that ended with his arrest early Saturday. Yeagley said Davis Jr . had not been previously identified by campus officials as someone that others on campus were concerned about. "He was clearly cold and life was not making sense to him at that moment", said Yeagley. Read More »

Turkey unleashes deadly strikes against Syrian pro-government forces


More than 2,200 terrorists have been captured dead or alive or surrendered in the Afrin region of Syria as part of Turkey's ongoing military operations there, authorities said Thursday. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), which has fought a three-decade insurgency in Turkey and is deemed a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Turkey. Read More »

Vladimir Putin warns West with 'invincible' weaponry


Putin insisted the next generation weapons would only ever be used in self-defence, though his presentation featured video montages of missiles crossing mountains and oceans, including the Atlantic. When Putin claims that the U.S. restarted an arms race by building defenses against smaller states, he's being disingenuous - but certainly in a beneficial way for his political career back home. Read More »

Theresa May sets out vision on trade with European Union post-Brexit

Under the Commission's current proposals (which does not predict any long-term deal - although this may still be agreed), most goods sold into the European Union before December 21, 2020, are supposed to circulate freely afterwards. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier welcomed the "clarity" on Britain's position, as well as "a recognition of trade-offs". "I believe that is achievable because it is in the EU's interests as well as ours and because of our unique starting point, where on ... Read More »

India, Vietnam sign pacts on trade, agriculture and nuclear energy


MoU on Cooperation between the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, India (GCNEP) and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM). He was welcomed by Indian officials including Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish, representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs, and Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh. Read More »

Beverly Man Charged With Mailing Powder to Trump Jr


The pockets on his trousers were still inside out. Relatives of Frisiello who were in the courtroom declined to speak to reporters. Each charge carries a maximum prison term of five years. "I Hope you end up the same place as Salling", he wrote to Hanna. Dauber is a leader in the movement to recall the judge who sentenced convicted rapist Brock Turner , a former Stanford University swimmer. Read More »

Pentagon 'not surprised' by new Putin nuclear threats


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday launched what appeared to be the start of a new arms race with Washington, as he boasted of a new generation of "invincible" Russian weapons developed in response to the threat posed by the United States. Read More »

West Virginia teachers continue strike, await Senate action


West Virginia's public school students will miss a seventh consecutive day of class today, as their teachers and service personnel continue to protest against what the employees perceive as low pay and expensive health care. The governor's office attributes higher projected sales and income tax receipts to the state's major road rebuilding program starting shortly and the recently approved federal tax overhaul. Read More »

Ivanka Trump business dealings reportedly under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny


The 616-foot Vancouver complex opened in February 2017, just after President Trump took office. A scion of one of Malaysia's wealthiest families, Tiah runs his family's Canada-based development company Holborn Group. Joo Kim Tiah , who is CEO of Kuala Lumpur-based TA Global and its Vancouver subsidiary Holborn Group, which constructed and owns the hotel and condo tower on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, did not immediately return calls to his cellphone. Read More »

2 dead in Central Michigan University shooting, gunman at large


Klaus said anyone who sees Davis shouldn't confront him, but needs to call 911. Campbell Hall is located in the West Campus section of CMU and is part of a series of four connected dorm and classroom buildings. The shooting occurred on the last day of classes before a weeklong break. Videos also began circulating of police searching the campus. Klaus says Davis was wearing a black hoodie but apparently has been shedding certain clothes since the shooting around 8:30 a.m. Read More »

The Simpsons' insane Olympic prediction


The Americans received a good luck call from Mr. T before the match. While she was at the Olympics, Christensen also saw Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn's downhill race, a usa men's hockey game and the closing ceremony. Still, the USA men's curling team showed resilience on Saturday, taking home the gold in a comeback effort. The US curlers were Shuster, vice-skip Tyler George, Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Joe Polo, who will now have get a 2018 Olympics tattoo to go with the logo ... Read More »

Will pursue Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim 'wherever he goes': Turkey


Earlier on Tuesday Turkey said Muslim's case was a "day of reckoning" for the Czech Republic, pressing its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Prague to extradite him to face a terror trial. The Turkish foreign ministry said that the Czech court's denial of Ankara's provisional arrest request did not comply with its obligations under global law to combat "terrorism". Read More »

Christians protest Jerusalem tax bid


Church leaders at The Holy Sepulchre claimed the new rules are an attack on Christians in the Holy Land. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat , who is driving the new taxation law, said that measure is about correcting an imbalance that has unfairly favored the church to the tune of almost $200 million. Read More »

Egyptian mediators in Gaza press Palestinians to reconcile


Two Egyptian intelligence officials and a diplomat arrived in Gaza on Sunday, along with government ministers from the Fatah-led Palestinian cabinet in the occupied West Bank, AP said . According to a Gaza-based fishermen's union, roughly 50,000 Gazans earn their living from fishing. The military says one man was killed and two others were taken into custody for questioning. Read More »

Turkey Requests Syrian Kurdish Leader's Extradition From Prague


Turkey on Monday said it had formally asked for the extradition of one of the most prominent leaders of the Syrian Kurds, who was detained by Czech police at the weekend at Ankara's request. Muslim will be produced before a court, the officials said, adding Czech authorities would decide whether or not he would be remanded in custody. The arrest comes as Turkey presses a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) - the military wing of the PYD - in the enclave ... Read More »

Shehbaz Sharif likely to be acting PML-N chief


PML-N chairman Raja Zafarul Haq will preside over the CWC meeting which will be held at the Sharif family's Model Town residence. Interestingly, the SC ruling had rendered all decisions Nawaz Sharif had taken in the capacity of the party chief as null and void. Read More »

Japan: police finds missing woman's detached head


The man, who lives in NY, had arrived as a tourist in Osaka in January, the Asahi Shimbun daily reported. According to BBC , "The woman is believed to have visited another apartment in the western Osaka prefecture with the suspect earlier in February". Read More »