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People President Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan for Defense Secretary
Author: 0 President Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan for Defense Secretary

Asked about the biggest challenge of the job, he said, "Balancing it all". "I called my mom..." "She was super happy". Indeed, in Shanahan's tenure at the department he's had to deal with a wide array of global hotspots, ranging from missile launches by North Korea to the sudden shift of military ships and aircraft to the Middle East to deal with potential threats from Iran.

People Giuliani: 'I'm Not Going' to Ukraine
Author: 0 Giuliani: 'I'm Not Going' to Ukraine

Sen. Chris Murphy , a Democrat from CT on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, went so far as to pen a letter to Republican leadership expressing concern that Giuliani was making the travel plans without government oversight. And it comes after Mr. Trump has spent more than half of his term facing scrutiny about whether his 2016 campaign conspired with Ukraine's hostile neighbor, Russia.

People AAP takes dig at Gautam Gambhir for using 'lookalike' during campaigning
Author: 0 AAP takes dig at Gautam Gambhir for using 'lookalike' during campaigning

The row comes weeks after Atishi accused Gambhir of possessing two voter identification cards and appealed to election authorities to disqualify him. "If BJP and Gautam Gambhir can do this with an empowered woman then how will he ensure security to rest of the women?" Singh said he was shocked to know about the incident and that Gambhir "is above all this".

People US Warns Companies Doing Business with Venezuela and Cuba
Author: 0 US Warns Companies Doing Business with Venezuela and Cuba

The 64-year-old's auto was surrounded outside his Democratic Action Party's headquarters before it was towed, with him still inside, to the notorious Helicoide prison inside SEBIN headquarters. Mr Guaido invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency in January, denouncing Mr Maduro's rule as illegitimate after he secured re-election previous year in a vote widely viewed as fraudulent.

Author: 0 Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the intelligence panel, said the intense criticism of Burr was in part a misunderstanding of the focus of the committee's investigation, which Rubio said is being inaccurately conflated with the special counsel probe.

People Vatican Issues New Law Making it Mandatory to Report Clergy Sexual Abuse
Author: 0 Vatican Issues New Law Making it Mandatory to Report Clergy Sexual Abuse

Clergy are to welcome, listen to, and support victims of abuse and offer them spiritual, psychological, and medical assistance. The decree requires the world's 415,000 Catholic priests and 660,000 nuns to tell church authorities when they learn or have "well-founded motives to believe" a cleric or sister has engaged in sexual abuse of a minor, sexual misconduct with an adult, possession of child pornography - or that a superior has covered up any of those crimes.

People China Trade War: Latest Round of Trade Talks End Without Deal
Author: 0 China Trade War: Latest Round of Trade Talks End Without Deal

The tariff increase was originally set to kick in March 1, but that deadline was indefinitely delayed as the two sides made "substantial progress", Trump said. at the last minute". The United States ordered new tariffs on Chinese goods Friday. "We absolutely can not make concessions on such issues of principle".

People Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, at least 70 dead
Author: 0 Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, at least 70 dead

It said 443 people have reportedly died on unsafe Mediterranean Sea crossings so far this year, compared to 620 deaths for the same period in 2018. At least 50 people died in the incident, with 16 survivors, the UN's International Organization for Migration says.

People PH, US, India, Japan ships sail in SCS
Author: 0 PH, US, India, Japan ships sail in SCS

Navy spokesman Capt. Jonathan Zata said the decision to conduct maritime exercises occurred during discussions among commanders at the Busan training. Navy ships of four countries wary of China's growing military are conducting maritime exercises while passing through the South China Sea (locally referred to as West Philippine Sea), an area which is nearly entirely claimed by China.

People U.S. sends warship to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate
Author: 0 U.S. sends warship to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate

Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iran news, video, and analysis from ABC News. A senior military official said Friday that the United States had not seen any increase in the threat level against USA forces in the region in recent days since the announcement of the initial deployment, but threat levels remained elevated.

People Sister: 9-year-old boy accused of killing mom just 'snapped'
Author: 0 Sister: 9-year-old boy accused of killing mom just 'snapped'

Authorities have not released details about the circumstances of the killing. The child is now reportedly undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at a state-run juvenile justice facility. Neighbors said that the boy is a second-grader at nearby elementary school, Congress Elementary School in Sturgis . "As a district, it is our goal to provide support to our students, staff, and the community", Sturgis Public Schools Superintendent Arthur Ebert said in a statement.

People Provocative Rocket Man Threatens Diplomacy as US Confiscates North Korean Cargo Ship
Author: 0 Provocative Rocket Man Threatens Diplomacy as US Confiscates North Korean Cargo Ship

The Department of Justice the vessel, Wise Honest, was approaching US territorial waters in American Samoa. He was speaking of the February meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump . "North Korea has returned to its classic escalation tactics from before", Yang added. "But I don't think they're ready to negotiate". Harry Kazianis, of Washington's Center for the National Interest think tank, said the launches could only worsen tensions.

People House Democrat issues subpoenas for Trump tax returns
Author: 0 House Democrat issues subpoenas for Trump tax returns

The subpoenas were the latest of several issued by the House as the fight between the White House and Dem lawmakers over Congress' oversight authority escalates. " While I do not take this step lightly, I believe this action gives us the best opportunity to succeed and obtain the requested material ". He is the first president since Watergate to decline to make his tax returns public, often claiming that he would release them if he was not under audit.

People Venezuela: Guaido call for new protests on Saturday
Author: 0 Venezuela: Guaido call for new protests on Saturday

The Venezuelan regime has begun a purge of suspected defectors and opposition politicians after last week's failed uprising against President Maduro . U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has threatened Maduro's government with a harsh response should it ever detain Guaido. Venezuela's Supreme Court meanwhile added three more lawmakers to the seven already indicted for treason and conspiracy over their backing of Juan Guaido's uprising.

People Lavish life ends for a NY grifter
Author: 0 Lavish life ends for a NY grifter

Prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney's office said Sorokin defrauded others of about $275,000 while pretending she had €60-million ($67-million) in assets. But prosecutors said she has "not a cent" to her name. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that Sorokin was a German citizen who had illegally overstayed in the United States.

People French Commandos Die In Operation To Free 4 Hostages In Burkina Faso
Author: 0 French Commandos Die In Operation To Free 4 Hostages In Burkina Faso

The identity of the American and South Korean hostages was not immediately known, but they were both said to be women in a statement form the French presidency. Notably, abductions have also risen in the region and officials have been cautioning that more and more terrorist groups view seizing foreign tourists as a chance to fund their violent reigns with ransom payments.

People Venezuela sparks Trump’s OUTRAGE as Maduro arrests Guaido’s deputy
Author: 0 Venezuela sparks Trump’s OUTRAGE as Maduro arrests Guaido’s deputy

Maduro and his accomplices are directly responsible for the safety of Zambrano. An attempted uprising last week led by Guaido, recognized by the United States and other Western countries as the rightful head of state, failed to dislodge Maduro, as have a series of USA sanctions against his government.

People 'Ninja' bomb kills its target with steel blades
Author: 0 'Ninja' bomb kills its target with steel blades

The terrifying weapon could potentially kill a car's front seat passenger without harming the driver. That, the Wall Street Journal reports, is a key feature of a secret weapon adapted by the USA military. The absence of burn marks suggested there was no explosion. But it also has a nickname, "the flying Ginsu ", inspired by its hidden ring of six blades, which emerges just before impact and shreds anything it meets.

People James Comey hopes Donald Trump doesn't get impeached
Author: 0 James Comey hopes Donald Trump doesn't get impeached

Former FBI Director James Comey shared his personal conclusions from the Mueller report at a CNN town hall on Thursday. Comey, whose dramatic firing by President Donald Trump led to Mueller's appointment as special counsel, said that Mueller was "trying to be principled and fair" in not explicitly advising the Justice Department to charge Mr.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Released From Prison

Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian journalist who broke the similar Edward Snowden bombshell back in 2013, shared the news on Twitter. Manning, a former military intelligence analyst, has acknowledged leaking hundreds of thousands of military and State Department documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, from battlefield reports to US embassy cables.

People Pope announces rule holding bishops accountable for sex abuse, cover ups
Author: 0 Pope announces rule holding bishops accountable for sex abuse, cover ups

Most dioceses in the U.S. and Europe already have these systems, and the new norms will likely be more important in countries where there are not already well-established guidelines for reporting and handling sexual abuse . "It calls for the creation of easily accessible ways for allegations of abuse to be reported, establishes a system for reporting and dealing with allegations of abuse against cardinals, bishops, patriarchs, and heads of religious institutes, and holds accountable those who ...

People That Russian spy whale returns lost iPhones too
Author: 0 That Russian spy whale returns lost iPhones too

Although some reports said it could be the same whale that was accused of spying for Russian Federation, it is not clear if that is the case. The ownership of the whale is still not confirmed but it looks like it was trained for some objective.

People Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Trump Jr
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Trump Jr

A source close to Trump Jr. said there was an agreement between the president's son and the committee that he would only have to come in and testify once as long as he was willing to stay for as long as they'd like, which the source said he did.

People US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions
Author: 0 US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

This undated photo released by the U.S. Justice Dept, Thursday, May 9, 2019, shows the North Korean cargo ship Wise Honest . The announcement was made at a time of tension between the two countries. Officials said the launch was unrelated to current events. "Large quantities of coal were exported from North Korea.in violation of United Nations Security Council prohibitions", the 32-page filing said.

People Trump surprised that Senate subpoenaed his son
Author: 0 Trump surprised that Senate subpoenaed his son

There are no [executive] privileges for Donald Trump Jr. President Donald Trump says he's "very surprised" that the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed his eldest son. told the Senate committee and what some witnesses told special counsel investigators. "I understand our side may have messed up, but it'll take a long time to get to the bottom of it", Veselnitskaya later recalled Trump Jr.as saying.

People More than 1,000 guns seized from home in upscale neighborhood of LA
Author: 0 More than 1,000 guns seized from home in upscale neighborhood of LA

Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) executed a search warrant in an investigation of a person suspected of manufacturing and selling illegal firearms on the border of the Bel Air and Holmby Hills, LAPD Officer Jeff Lee told CNN .

People Facebook co-founder calls for company breakup, US lawmakers chime in
Author: 0 Facebook co-founder calls for company breakup, US lawmakers chime in

Hughes is not alone in asking for break-up of Facebook. MA senator Elizabeth Warren has pledged that if she is elected president she will break up Facebook, Amazon and Google , criticizing "anti-competitive mergers" such as Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

People Bill Barr Conducting His Own Private Probe of Russia Probe
Author: 0 Bill Barr Conducting His Own Private Probe of Russia Probe

It conjures up a criminal connotation. There have also been a number of articles published claiming that Wray was publicly taking issue with Barr's use of the word "spying", although that is not what Wray said. Shaheen pressed him further, asking whether he had any evidence that illegal surveillance was conducted on individuals associated with the campaign.

People Pompeo Cancels Merkel Talks Over 'Pressing Issues'
Author: 0 Pompeo Cancels Merkel Talks Over 'Pressing Issues'

Topics including Ukraine, Venezuela, Iran and Syria were to be discussed, according to Deutsche Presse Agentur. There have been no immediate comments about the meeting's postponement from Merkel or Maas, Sputnik reported . Still, "it's a pity that this meeting isn't taking place", Hardt said in a statement. The transatlantic relations between Washington and Berlin have been tense since US President Donald Trump took office in 2017.

People North Korea says recent rocket drill was 'regular and self-defensive' - KCNA
Author: 0 North Korea says recent rocket drill was 'regular and self-defensive' - KCNA

Further inter-Korean talks on the Olympic bid have been deadlocked, however, due to the strained Washington-Pyongyang relations stemming from the collapsed Trump-Kim summit in February. Experts suggest that Trump and Moon share the belief that North Korea's actions did not cross a red line and that there remains a desire to keep momentum for dialogue alive.

People Australia's A$50 note misspells responsibility
Author: 0 Australia's A$50 note misspells responsibility

The note came into circulation on October 18, 2018 with new security features created to deter counterfeiting and with tactile elements for the visually impaired. "It does not affect their validity and functionality in any way", a Reserve Bank of Australia spokeswoman said in a statement to CNN. It is the most widely circulated note in Australia, accounting for almost half of the total value of other banknotes in use and has been hailed for its multiple security features, including a ...

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