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Wealthy White House staffers' finances detailed in new disclosures

Wealthy White House staffers' finances detailed in new disclosures Staff members who could face a potential conflict of interest have to enter into ethics agreements, mandating them to resign from positions and divest from assets that are questionable. In all, Hahn reported investments that could be worth as much as $2.5 million. She owned stock in drug giant Pfizer, food conglomerates Kraft Heinz and Mondelez, and tobacco companies Altria and Philip Morris, acco... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Settles On A Culprit In Health Care Fiasco

Donald Trump Settles On A Culprit In Health Care Fiasco Trump's tweet warned Republicans that the group of about 30 congressman congressmen that they will hurt the party's agenda if they don't get in line, and urged a fight against them, along with Democrats, in the midterms. "There has been a stricter imposition by aides to make sure there is a strategic imperative behind his posts" ever since Trump used Twitter to accuse former President Barack Obam... [Full Article...]

Sunken S.Korean passenger ferry lifted after 3 years

Sunken S.Korean passenger ferry lifted after 3 years We begin with the latest developments on the salvage operation of the Sewol-ho ferry that sunk off Korea's southwestern coast around three years ago The operation has been temporarily halted as the exit ramp at rear of the vessel was found to be sticking out, hindering the raising of the ship. [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State to skip North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, visit Russian Federation

US Secretary of State to skip North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, visit Russian Federation It's unclear how Tillerson plans to address the press corp for his next big trip. "Looking at ongoing conflicts, if we accept that we're just going to continue to never solve any of these conflicts, then the budget should stay at the current level", he said. [Full Article...]

Flynn, Nunes Fallout Grows for Trump White House

Though White House officials have refused to answer questions about the documents shared with Mr Nunes, a White House letter to the House committee on Thursday said officials had "discovered documents" that might show whether information collected was mishandled. [Full Article...]

Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy

Mrs Clinton said a rising tide of women's rights lifts all nations and stressed that global progress depends on the progress of women. During a speech on women's rights at Georgetown University on Friday, Clinton slammed Trump over his proposed budget cuts to worldwide aid, explaining that it would undermine America's stature as a diplomatic country, CBS News reports. [Full Article...]

Abbas says Trump administration "seriously considering" solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Arab leaders reaffirmed their support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday at their annual meeting, a move seen as a unified message to President Donald Trump ahead of visits to Washington by three Arab leaders next month. [Full Article...]

White House was wrong for withholding intelligence documents: US lawmaker

Nunes, for his part, has said those reports about where he got his information are wrong. "What he did, what he saw, who he met with was 100 per cent proper", Mr Spicer said of Mr Nunes. The remarks came a day after the New York Times reported that two White House officials helped provide Nunes with intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up... [Full Article...]

Trump administration orders 'increased scrutiny' for visas

Trump administration orders 'increased scrutiny' for visas The guidance was sent in a March 17 cable to all US diplomatic missions to help American officials satisfy President Donald Trump's memorandum for enhanced vetting of visa applicants. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on March 31, according to a State Department official, after originally planning to skip the worldwide gathering. [Full Article...]

Man arrested in Birmingham

The Islamic State group has claimed Masood was a "soldier" carrying out its wishes for supporters to attack Western countries. The terrorist who killed four people outside the British Parliament building last week acted alone and his motives may never be known, United Kingdom police said. [Full Article...]

Tennessee ready to make overdue impact in this year's draft

Tennessee ready to make overdue impact in this year's draft Perhaps it is the one who doesn't have him in the first-round, though, Charley Casserly of NFL.com, giving Barnett enough reason to go through his pro day. "I think I went through this training pretty good, and now it's up to the teams to make a decision". Sutton didn't run the 40 after being satisfied with his time at the combine. [Full Article...]

Scotland formally requests independence vote from UK

Scotland formally requests independence vote from UK In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May , Sturgeon asked for Section 30 order to allow the Edinburgh government to legislate for a referendum. "However, if it chooses not to do so I will return to the parliament following the Easter recess to set out the steps that the Scottish government will take to progress the will of parliament". [Full Article...]

White House wrong for withholding intelligence documents, says Democrat

The goal, said the official, was to make it "harder to bury" the information, "to share it with those on the Hill who could lawfully see the documents", and to make sure it could reside in an Intelligence committee safe, "not just at Langley [CIA hq]". [Full Article...]

Trump fans in Kentucky unmoved by Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian links

Trump fans in Kentucky unmoved by Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian links In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee, Mr Page, who has emerged as a key figure in the controversy surrounding Trump associates' connections to Russian Federation, cast himself as a regular presence in Trump Tower, where the campaign was based. [Full Article...]

Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

The news organization reported on March 22 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has information to suggest that associates of Trump "communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign", NY Magazine reports. [Full Article...]

Israeli security cabinet approves first new settlement in two decades

The White House has officially approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's exception for one new settlement for the Jews made homeless by the destruction of Amona. Despite the vague stance on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Trump has objected to the building of new settlements. Israeli political sources, however, said the new construction would actually take place within the boundaries of... [Full Article...]

Turkey will maintain military presence in Syria: army

Turkey launched Euphrates Shield last August, with troops, tanks, and warplanes backing Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels battling to push IS extremists away from the Turkish border region. Dozens of Turkish soldiers were killed by IS during clashes and attacks as Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters recaptured towns including Jarabulus, Al-Rai, Dabiq and Al-Bab. [Full Article...]

Evidence links Israeli suspect in Jewish centre threats to Toronto

He "is a main suspect behind the numerous amount of threats which were made to different Jewish communities and organizations around the world", Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. "I commend the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Israeli National Police for their outstanding work on this case", Sessions said. Israel's anti-fraud squad arrested the suspect at his southern Israel ho... [Full Article...]

Trump proclaims April 'Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month'

Trump proclaims April 'Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month' Almost six months after tapes were released of him bragging about sexually assaulting women, Donald Trump declared on Friday that April is officially National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The proclamations are part of a nation-wide effort to combat sexual and domestic violence through prevention. Numerous youths have experienced the crime themselves or have friends or family me... [Full Article...]

Question Of The Week: Kill The House Investigation Into Russia-Trump Campaign?

McMaster saw Cohen-Watnick as tainted because he had been brought to the NSC by Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, who quit after revelations that he had obscured the truth about his conversations with a Russian official. [Full Article...]


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