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Author: 0 Tillerson Says He Had to Stop Trump From Breaking the Law

Mr Tillerson, who as Secretary of State carved hours out of his daily schedule to read briefing papers, said Mr Trump didn't read and was undisciplined. " 'We can go back to Congress and get this law changed". "Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" "I didn't know how to conduct my affairs with him any other way than in a very straightforward fashion, and I think he grew exhausted of me being the guy every day that told him, 'You can't do that, '" he said.

People Iran connection emerges as Canada's envoy briefs China on Huawei arrest
Author: 0 Iran connection emerges as Canada's envoy briefs China on Huawei arrest

He said Meng's personal integrity would not allow her to go against a court order, and that she would not embarrass her father and company founder by breaching such an order. We'll soon know if the Canadian courts are amenable to that argument. That was about six years after the company was founded to sell phone switches.

People United Nations rejects first attempt to condemn Hamas
Author: 0 United Nations rejects first attempt to condemn Hamas

The US attempt to condemn Hamas and demand that the militant group stop firing rockets into Israel , using "airborne incendiary devices", and putting civilians at risk sparked a Palestinian-backed amendment sponsored by Bolivia. Support from the Arab states is considered crucial to getting it launched, and the United Nations vote suggests it might get a standoffish reception.

People Merkel's party votes for new leader, and new era in Germany
Author: 0 Merkel's party votes for new leader, and new era in Germany

The politician is a supporter of the German Chancellor's policies and has been often referred to as Mrs Merkel's "protege" or even "Mini Merkel". The 56-year-old, now CDU general secretary, beat Friedrich Merz by 517 to 482 votes to clinch the leadership position.

People Trump says he'll nominate William Barr to be attorney general
Author: 0 Trump says he'll nominate William Barr to be attorney general

On paper William Barr looks like a safe pick for U.S. attorney general. Joe Biden and Sen. Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri Friday. There, he still advises corporations with enforcement and regulatory issues, according to The Washington Post . And if they argue that Barr will be Trump's stooge, they better have more evidence than the two statements discussed above.

People Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General
Author: 0 Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General

Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role. Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now of counsel at a prominent global law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. William Barr worked for the Central Intelligence Agency while going to law school at night. In 1989, he was appointed by President Bush to head the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.

People Trump Lashes Out at Mueller Ahead of Potentially Damaging Court Filings
Author: 0 Trump Lashes Out at Mueller Ahead of Potentially Damaging Court Filings

Will the scathing document written about Lyin' James Comey, by the man in charge of the case, Rod Rosenstein (who also signed the FISA Warrant), be a big part of the Report? As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares to reveal more details about his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the face of filing deadlines, President Trump is unleashing a barrage of tweets aimed at everyone from Mueller to former FBI director James Comey to former Justice Department ...

People Christmas calculator helps you figure out how many baubles your tree needs
Author: 0 Christmas calculator helps you figure out how many baubles your tree needs

There's now a handy tool to help you figure out exactly how many lights and ornaments you need for your ideal tree. The report says millennials may be saving the Christmas tree business, as the age group tends to be more environmentally conscious and inclined to buy natural, locally sourced goods (including Christmas trees).

People Pakistan Urges US to Leave Afghanistan 'As Friend of the Region'
Author: 0 Pakistan Urges US to Leave Afghanistan 'As Friend of the Region'

Imran Khan has accused the USA of "pushing Pakistan away" despite the country's help to bring the Afghan Taliban to peace talks. The size of the Taliban in Afghanistan is now estimated to be around 60,000 and they control about 44 per cent of the Afghan territory, he said, adding that it is not a good idea to leave this war-torn country at this point of time.

People Ecuador's Moreno says Wikileaks' Assange can leave embassy if he wants
Author: 0 Ecuador's Moreno says Wikileaks' Assange can leave embassy if he wants

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said Thursday WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave his country's London embassy any time he wants - and the sooner the better . Assange says that he faces charges under seal in the U.S. for revealing sensitive government information on WikiLeaks, though the exact charges against him remain unclear.

People May's Brexit deal under fire as legal advice stiffens opposition
Author: 0 May's Brexit deal under fire as legal advice stiffens opposition

Some advisers are said to be touting another referendum as a possible way forward while others say an even softer Brexit could win the support of enough MPs to pass through the Commons on a second attempt. It is likely to be seized upon by Tory critics of Mrs May's deal, who argue that the backstop arrangement to keep the Irish border open will deny the United Kingdom the power to withdraw from a customs union without agreement from Brussels.

People 'Netanyahu overplayed Lebanon border tunnels operation'
Author: 0 'Netanyahu overplayed Lebanon border tunnels operation'

Fears are mounting in Israel that "big numbers" of Hezbollah militants and Iranian-backed fighters could use this type of tunnel to launch a full-scale incursion into Israel, including possible plots to besiege Israeli border towns, Amidror said.

People Trump's Bedminster club hired undocumented immigrants, two workers claim
Author: 0 Trump's Bedminster club hired undocumented immigrants, two workers claim

Still, she contended that "everybody knows" that "this is how it's done" when it comes to getting hired without legitimate documentation. She said the same supervisor, who is unnamed in the story, had provided her with forged documents. While they were often unclear on precise dates of when events occurred, they appeared to recollect key events and conversations with precision. She eventually quit her job in 2013 and trained her replacement on the specifications required to keep things up ...

People Wisconsin Republicans Pass Legislation to Reduce Powers of Governor, Attorney General
Author: 0 Wisconsin Republicans Pass Legislation to Reduce Powers of Governor, Attorney General

Republicans dispute criticism that the legislation would undermine the role of the attorney general. "At no point did voters say they wanted the rules manipulated". Instead, the legislature's budget committee would have to sign off on such withdrawals. The bill failed by one vote Wednesday during a lame-duck legislative session where Republicans are focused on measures created to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

People Six Palestinians sentenced to death in Gaza Strip over spying for Israel
Author: 0 Six Palestinians sentenced to death in Gaza Strip over spying for Israel

Five of the Palestinians were sentenced to death by hanging, including a 55-year-old female Palestinian citizen of Israel sentenced in absentia, while the sixth was sentenced to death by firing squad, the Gaza Ministry of Interior said. It was not clear when the executions of those in custody would take place. Last month, the Egyptian security intelligence service had separately hosted in Cairo two delegations; one represents Hamas and the other represents Fatah Party of Palestinian ...

People Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for US$2.89m
Author: 0 Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for US$2.89m

In the letter, dated 1954 and written in German to philosopher Eric Gutkind , Einstein said he did not believe in God. "Collectors worldwide competed very strongly, in the room, over the phone and online, for this finely curated auction which comprised masterpieces and fresh-to-market property across a wide range of subjects", said Sven Becker, head of books and manuscripts at Christie's.

People Father Makes Bully Daughter Walk Eight Kilometres To School
Author: 0 Father Makes Bully Daughter Walk Eight Kilometres To School

Millions of people have viewed it and hundreds of thousands more have left a comment. "I realized she viewed the privilege of riding the bus and or vehicle rides to and from school as a right and not a privilege", Cox said. "So children, if you're watching this, please understand that bullying is unacceptable everywhere and will not be tolerated". But other users criticized Cox's behavior.

People Grace Millane: 'Concern grows' for backpacker missing in New Zealand
Author: 0 Grace Millane: 'Concern grows' for backpacker missing in New Zealand

Millane's brother, Michael Millane, posted an appeal for help on Facebook . "This image of Grace was taken at 7.15pm on Saturday night at Sky City in Auckland's Central Business District". She has brown hair and brown eyes and is approximately 5ft 6in (168cm) in height, and 58 kg. "We are working with the family in the United Kingdom and New Zealand Police in relation to reports of a missing British national in New Zealand", he said.

People Nigel Farage announces he is leaving UKIP
Author: 0 Nigel Farage announces he is leaving UKIP

Farage played a key role in leading the successful " Brexit " push for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, but he has become critical of UKIP since he stepped down from leadership. "I have worked tirelessly for Ukip ", Nigel said. Many Ukip members - including Ukip's NEC - urged that Robinson should not become an advisor to Batten.

People Manafort tried to broker deal over Assange's handover to US
Author: 0 Manafort tried to broker deal over Assange's handover to US

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, exits the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, February 28, in Washington, D.C. He offered to help Ecuador's then newly elected president Lenín Moreno hand over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US, according to The New York Times .

People Congress, White House on the brink of another government shutdown
Author: 0 Congress, White House on the brink of another government shutdown

Under the new budget deadline, funding for the Homeland Security Department and a number of other federal agencies will xpire on December 21 unless Congress sends Trump spending legislation before then that he signs. Democrats, though, prefer only a one-week measure as talks continue. The White House is expecting that to be between seven and 14 days, said a White House official who was not authorized to speak publicly.

People In humiliation for Trump, satellite images show North Korea expanding missile base
Author: 0 In humiliation for Trump, satellite images show North Korea expanding missile base

The location of the missile bases means it is likely to be a launch site for North Korea's newest long-range missiles, including ones that can carry nuclear warheads, according to analysts who reviewed the images. or whether one is a sub-base to another. The images indicate North Korea was building a large underground facility in 2017 and it was still under construction in August 2018.

People China confident of agreeing U.S. trade deal despite Trump's combative stance
Author: 0 China confident of agreeing U.S. trade deal despite Trump's combative stance

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted about the potential for a deal with China, before warning that if a deal wasn't reached in 90 days he would slap more tariffs on China because he was "a Tariff Man ". Mr Trump has long accused China of unfair trade practices that hurt USA citizens and the economy. Kudlow called Lighthizer the "best trade negotiator in the business" and expressed confidence that he would keep China on track with its commitments.

People India Condemns Terror Attack In Iran's Chabahar
Author: 0 India Condemns Terror Attack In Iran's Chabahar

New Delhi considers the port in Chabahar, which lies in Sistan-Baluchistan province of Iran, very crucial for its strategic interest in the region. The official IRNA news agency said it was a auto bombing. The attack comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.

People Luxembourg To Make All Public Transport Free Across The Country
Author: 0 Luxembourg To Make All Public Transport Free Across The Country

Aside from free public transport, Bettel's coalition government seeks to legalize the purchase, possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational use, as per the publication. This summer, the government brought in free transport for every child and young person under the age of 20. Secondary school students are also provided free shuttle services between their places of study and homes.

People U.S. urges United Nations to condemn Iran missile test
Author: 0 U.S. urges United Nations to condemn Iran missile test

Mr Trump's administration reinstituted sanctions on Iran although the other countries in the nuclear deal - struck during Barack Obama's second term in the White House - are sticking to it despite renewed U.S. Nasirzadeh did not give details on how far Iran would like to increase that range, according to the Fars report. "We would like to see the European Union move sanctions that target Iran's missile program", Hook told reporters.

People Australian ruling party hardens rules to oust leader
Author: 0 Australian ruling party hardens rules to oust leader

Morrison described the rule change as historic and the biggest in the 74 years of the party's history. The only safeguard for the Liberal Party will be the two-thirds majority rule which Mr Morrison said "is rarely, if ever achieved". Labor introduced a process in 2013 to make leadership contenders go through a month-long process to gain a majority of votes in the caucus as well as a grassroots party ballot to gain the top job.

People Amid US sanctions, Iran threatens again to close key strait
Author: 0 Amid US sanctions, Iran threatens again to close key strait

Meanwhile, the USA has sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf , marking the end to a six-month absence of such a presence in the waters, The Wall Street Journal reported . Tensions have risen between Iran and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

People South Korean President says visit from North Korea's Kim 'a possibility'
Author: 0 South Korean President says visit from North Korea's Kim 'a possibility'

Trump's latest praise for Kim, in the formal setting of a summit with Moon, shows that he is still emphasising his personal rapport despite stalled nuclear talks. In a speech to the leaders on the last day of the G20, President Moon shared his administration's ambitious goal of cutting the country's reliance on coal and nuclear power and increasing the proportion of electricity it gets from renewable sources, ...

People US warplanes crash off Japan coast, rescue under way
Author: 0 US warplanes crash off Japan coast, rescue under way

Search and rescue operations were underway at the scene. Rescue operations are underway off the coast of Japan for survivors of an aviation " mishap " during a training exercise, according a statement by the USA marines. Japanese aircraft were taking part in the search effort, according to the Marines. The aircraft were identified as a KC-130-a plane involved in aerial refueling-and an F/A-18 Hornet-a twin engine fighter jet.

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