https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/nV0BUS2k_aJc7vOyzVdsXw--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NDUwO2g9MzAzO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2019-02-26T173204Z_3_LYNXNPEF1P150_RTROPTP_2_USA-TRUMP-RUSSIA-STONE.JPG.cf.jpg

International

They argued that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not have the authority to appoint Mueller to lead the investigation. In court in November, Miller's lawyer argued that his client should not have to comply with the grand jury subpoenas because the special counsel was named in violation of the appointments clause of the Constitution.
  • Former US security officials to oppose Trump's border emergency

    Former US security officials to oppose Trump's border emergency

    International

    Diverting funds to the project will 'undermine US national security and foreign policy interests, ' the 58 ex-officials wrote in the letter , first reported by the Washington Post . "Without strong Borders, we don't have a Country - and the voters are on board with us". "Under no plausible assessment of the evidence is there a national emergency today that entitles the president to tap into funds appropriated for other purposes to build a wall at the southern border", the group said in ...
  • Kuwait: Kuwaiti Amir to attend Arab-EU Summit

    Kuwait: Kuwaiti Amir to attend Arab-EU Summit

    International

    The Sunday Times says the Prime Minister appears set to push back a Commons vote on her Brexit deal after a Cabinet row erupted over a supposed plot to delay Britain's departure from the EU. Talks with Brussels are due to resume next week as ministers continue to seek legally binding changes to the Northern Ireland backstop, that will enable her finally to get the Withdrawal Agreement through the Commons.
  • Belgique. L'Allemagne verse des pensions aux ex-collaborateurs nazis

    Belgique. L'Allemagne verse des pensions aux ex-collaborateurs nazis

    International

    Reste à savoir quelle seront les démarches mises en oeuvre par la chancellerie pour mettre fin à ces versements, dont auraient bénéficié 38 000 personnes depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale . Les autorités belges ne connaissent ni le nombre ni le nom des bénéficiaires, l'Allemagne ne lui ayant jamais communiqué cette liste. Car outre les 54 Français, 34 Néerlandais et 18 Belges sont également concernés.
  • India police arrest Kashmir activists amid rising tensions

    India police arrest Kashmir activists amid rising tensions

    International

    She added "You can imprison a person but not his ideas". Modi told a rally in Rajasthan state that the country was "angry" about the attack in the Pulwama district of Indian-held Kashmir. Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik and several activists of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami have been already taken into custody. Police on Friday late night arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik from his residence in Srinagar , said the spokesman.
  • 11 600 manifestants à la mi-journée —

    11 600 manifestants à la mi-journée — "Gilets jaunes"

    International

    A Paris, 14 personnes ont été interpellées selon la préfecture de police, 12 placées en garde à vue à Lyon , selon la préfecture. " Des armes, dont certaines par destination (boules de pétanque, batte de baseball, pistolet d'alarme, poignée à impulsion électrique) ont été appréhendées ", toujours selon la préfecture.
  • Botswana closer to lifting ban on elephant hunting

    Botswana closer to lifting ban on elephant hunting

    International

    The government is considering lifting a hunting ban to cull the population. The ban did not affect hunting in registered and private game ranches, where it is strictly regulated under the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act . Elephants can be destructive when they move through farmland and villages. "Some people are anxious that elephants have recovered in greater numbers than the environment can sustain, and there is significant concern over increasing human-elephant conflict, " ...
  • 25 tea-pickers in India die after consuming poisonous alcohol

    25 tea-pickers in India die after consuming poisonous alcohol

    International

    The deaths come less than two weeks after more than 100 people died in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand from drinking illegally produced alcohol, known locally as hooch or country liquor. The bodies of people killed by drinking toxic bootleg liquor are gathered together at Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital. Doctors at the hospitals where the victims are being treated are baffled by the ingredients used in the illegal alcohol, which is causing organ failure.
  • Antisémitisme : Emmanuel Macron annonce une nouvelle définition intégrant l’antisionisme

    Antisémitisme : Emmanuel Macron annonce une nouvelle définition intégrant l’antisionisme

    International

    Emmanuel Macron a également demandé hier la dissolution d'"associations ou groupements " racistes ou antisémites, à commencer par les organisations d'extrême droite Bastion social, Blood and Honour Hexagone et Combat 18. "Est-ce qu'il va être encore possible d'avoir une appréciation purement politique par exemple de ce que fait le gouvernement israélien sans être soupçonné d'antisémitisme? ", s'est-il inquiété, tout en relevant " qu'Emmanuel Macron ne voulait pas pénaliser cette question ...
  • Backstop in focus at May-Juncker meeting

    Backstop in focus at May-Juncker meeting

    International

    They also discussed whether additions or changes to the previously agreed Political Declaration on the future EU-UK relations can be made that are consistent with the EU and UK positions. Hunt said "the biggest risk to Brexit now is defeatism about the possibility of finding that parliamentary agreement" in the U.K.to approve the divorce deal.
  • Pro-abortion socialist Bernie Sanders joins 2020 Democrat primary

    Pro-abortion socialist Bernie Sanders joins 2020 Democrat primary

    International

    President Donald Trump is reportedly trying to think of nicknames for the 2020 Democratic primary candidates , but his first choice for one of the frontrunners to likely face him is a recycled one. Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. The California Democrat announced her bid for the Democratic nomination on January 21.
  • Anti-Brexit lawmakers quit Theresa May's Conservative Party

    Anti-Brexit lawmakers quit Theresa May's Conservative Party

    International

    Gareth Eales: "I refuse that the Labour party is institutionally anti-Semitic." That is despite him having a fractious relationship with Jeremy Corbyn, including labelling the leadership a "destructive combination of incompetence, deceit and menace" and being named in a published list of Labour MPs who were accused by the party leader of "abusing" him.
  • Roger Stone's Apology for 'Crosshairs' Instagram Post Wasn't Enough for Judge

    Roger Stone's Apology for 'Crosshairs' Instagram Post Wasn't Enough for Judge

    International

    Stone has maintained his innocence and blasted the special counsel's investigation as politically motivated. Just days later, Stone posted a photo of Jackson next to the image that looked like crosshairs. From this moment on, Stone may not speak publicly about the investigation or the case or any participants in the investigation or the case. He's now free on a $250,000 personal recognizance bond.