- Allegations of corruption in Ukraine levelled at Joe Biden were “not credible”, a witness called by Republican politicians has told the impeachment inquiry.In comments that appeared to debunk one of the conspiracy theories Republicans have often cited to try and undermine the former vice president, Kurt Volker told member of Congress he did not believe it.
‘It seems like a serious obsession’: Ilhan Omar on Trump, and her unapologetic support for Bernie SandersIn a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo News, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. discussed her support for Bernie Sanders and the attacks she's faced from President Trump.
- Turkey could shut down its Incirlik air base, which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads, in response to threats of U.S. sanctions and a separate U.S. Senate resolution that recognized mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. "If it is necessary for us to take such a step, of course we have the authority ... If this is necessary, together with our delegations, we will close down Incirlik if necessary," Erdogan said on A Haber TV. Turkey can also close
- (Bloomberg) -- The televised drama that’s gripped Washington and parts of the nation over the past month has done little to change public opinion about President Donald Trump and impeachment, according to two polls released on Sunday. Half of those surveyed think the president should be impeached and removed from office with 41% opposed, according to a Fox News survey.“They got it all wrong. Get a new pollster,” Trump tweeted a few hours after the survey was released.In a separ
- Former FBI director James Comey acknowledged Sunday "real sloppiness" in the bureau's handling of a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign advisor with ties to Russia.The advisor, Carter Page, was an early focus of the national security probe that the FBI opened into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.Comey has long defended the FBI against attacks by President Donald Trump.
- Government health officials say excessive use of potent THC can lead to psychosis. Marijuana advocates say they can't be trusted.
- * Ex-director admits ‘sloppiness’ in surveillance of Trump aide* Presidential abuse follows Fox News Sunday interview* Impeachment: Democrats fume as Republicans rally to TrumpJames Comey, the former director of the FBI who has become a prime nemesis of Donald Trump, admitted on Sunday to being responsible for “real sloppiness” over the handling of surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser.He also fiercely defended himself and the bureau against any suggestion of political
- Joe Biden remains a clear frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primaries, after the former vice president received a welcome boost ahead of the party's sixth primary debate.But Mr Biden appeared to be losing ground to Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire when the Massachusetts senator surged past him in a September poll.
- China committed to a minimum of $200 billion in increased purchases over the next two years from US manufacturers, farmers, energy producers and providers of services over the next two years, according to Lighthizer.US exports to China will double in the next year, and nearly triple the year after if the agreement is in place.In 2017, before the US-China trade war was unleashed, the United States exported some $120 billion in goods to the Asian giant.
- Italian authorities ordered the biggest peacetime evacuation in the country since World War Two on Sunday to defuse a massive unexploded British bomb that was partially damaged when discovered in the southern city of Brindisi. The historic evacuation displaced some 53,000 residents —more than half — of the coastal city on the Adriatic, due to the high risk that the 440-pound ordnance containing 40 kilograms of dynamite could explode. The chances of detonati
- A new Fox News poll on voter support for impeachment contradicted President Trump, who recently boasted major support in favor of “No Impeachment.”
Tapper Grills Rand Paul on Ukraine: You Really Think Trump’s ‘Concerned About Rooting Out Corruption?’CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s Sunday interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) quickly grew contentious and heated as the State of the Union host repeatedly confronted the conservative senator on his belief that President Donald Trump is actually concerned about corruption.The Kentucky lawmaker, who is one of the president’s most vocal defenders in the Senate, told Tapper on Sunday morning that he’d already made up his mind to acquit Trump on impeachment despite the fact that the Senate
- (Bloomberg) -- Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu said he wanted the U.S. Ambassador to leave the country after the diplomat criticized the African nation for sentencing a gay couple to 15 years of imprisonment for having a consensual relationship.“We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” Lungu said Sunday in comments broadcast on state-owned ZNBC TV. “We want him gon
- Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the FBI's 2016 investigation into Russian election interference was a popular topic on Sunday.House Intelligence Committee Chair (D-Calif.) Adam Schiff said Sunday he understands the report revealed things he wasn't aware of two years ago. And while he agrees with Horowitz's conclusion that the investigation's numerous mishaps signaled the FISA process needed "significant" changes, he still defended the origins of the probe.> [email protected] on
- Angry protesters in northeast India vowed Sunday to keep demonstrating against a contentious citizenship law as the death toll from bloody clashes sparked by the bill rose to six.Tension remained high at the epicentre of the unrest in Assam state's biggest city, Guwahati, with troops patrolling the streets.Some 5,000 people took part in a fresh demonstration Sunday in Guwahati, with hundreds of police watching as they sang, chanted and carried banners with the words "Long live Assam".
- The United States quietly expelled two Chinese embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military base in Virginia, The New York Times reported Sunday.The newspaper, which cited multiple people with knowledge of the episode, said it appeared to be the first time in more than 30 years that the US has expelled Chinese diplomats on suspicion of espionage.The incident comes as the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies, wrangle over trade.
- A pawn shop operator was arrested on a weapons charge as authorities expanded their investigation into last week's Jersey City shooting rampage.
'He was right, I was wrong': Former FBI director James Comey admits he was wrong to defend FBI's use of the FISA surveillance process"He was right, I was wrong," former FBI director James Comey said on Fox News Sunday. "I was overconfident, as director, in our procedures."
- New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police said. Authorities said eight police search and rescue staff were deployed for 75 minutes to an area in which their information suggested one body may remain. “I can say we have found no further bodies in that area,“ Deputy Police Commissioner Mike Clement told a media conference on Sunday
- Most Democratic voters in Super Tuesday states don't want to do any dreaming this election. Instead they want some a candidate with some old-fashioned practicality, a new CBS News/YouGov poll shows.Among the Democrats, or Democrat-leaning, voters polled, 59 percent said they prefer a practical nominee compared to just 19 percent who said they want a realistic. That's apparently a good thing for former Vice President Joe Biden who led among those surveyed who prefer a practical candidate. Sen. Be
- * Schiff: Trump ‘has done far worse than anything Nixon did’* Lindsey Graham will ‘not pretend to be a fair juror’* The lies have it: how Republicans abandoned the truthDonald Trump has done “far worse than anything Nixon did”, a leader of the impeachment process in the House said on Sunday, adding: “The question is why are Republicans placing this president above their oath of office.”Nixon resigned in 1974, before he could be impeached over the W
- (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is expected to buy 22 aging fighter jets from Switzerland, a country that’s struggling to modernize its own air force.U.S. Navy representatives and the Swiss defense procurement agency, known as Armasuisse, discussed the deal in July, an agency spokesman said by email on Sunday. The contract is expected to be signed once U.S. lawmakers approve the fiscal 2020 defense budget, he said.President Donald Trump is seeking $718 billion in Pentagon funding for 2020, includi
Trump said China would more than double its agricultural purchases from the US. Farmers are skeptical.At a press conference Friday night in Beijing, China declined to confirm a farm purchase quota touted by the White House.
The US quietly expelled two suspected Chinese spies after they drove onto a secretive military base in VirginiaThe incident is the first time Chinese diplomats have been suspected of spying on US soil in more than 30 years.
- A Guatemalan man wanted for his role in a massacre of indigenous Guatemalans in the 1980s is being sentenced for illegal reentry into the U.S.Francisco Cuxum Alvarado is slated to be sentenced Friday in Boston federal court after pleading guilty to the charge in September.Cuxum Alvarado, 64, was found in Waltham, Massachusetts, in April after he previously entered the country illegally in 2004 and was ordered to leave.
Chinese diplomats reportedly expelled from U.S. for first time in more than 30 years following suspected espionageWelcome to the new Cold War.For the first time in more than 30 years, the United States secretly expelled two Chinese embassy officials on suspicion of espionage after they drove on to a sensitive military base in Norfolk, Virginia, in September, The New York Times reports. The State Department declined to comment and the Chinese Foreign Ministry and Chinese Embassy didn't reply to requests for comment, but six people with knowledge of the expulsions spoke to the Times about the incident.The off
- Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to heal their two-year rift are a good development for the whole Gulf region, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in Doha.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of backing terrorism and aligning itself with Iran.
- (Bloomberg) -- The impeachment process won’t be a failure if President Donald Trump is acquitted by the Senate, as seems almost certain, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday.“No, it isn’t a failure. At least it’s not a failure in the sense of our constitutional duty in the House,” Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC’s “This Week.”On the same program, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, chairman of t
- (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia’s citizen unemployment rate fell to the lowest in more than three years as the kingdom’s non-oil economy gradually recovers from a slowdown.Joblessness slipped to 12% in the third quarter from 12.3% in the previous three months, according to data published Sunday by the official General Authority for Statistics. The quarterly data showed improvements across the board, with more Saudis working in both the public and private sectors and unemployment dropping
San Francisco's housing market is so dire that the city's radioactive Treasure Island is finally getting a $6 billion makeover. Meet the residents who have lived on it for years.In a city with a housing crisis, San Francisco is taking what it can get with its $6 billion facelift of the sinking, radioactive Treasure Island.
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