Why Is Donald Trump Sticking By Michael Flynn?

Why Is Donald Trump Sticking By Michael Flynn? Flynn, a retired general, is one of a handful of Trump associates under scrutiny in intertwined federal investigations into their financial links to foreign governments and whether any of them helped Russian Federation interfere in the presidential election. [Full Article...]

Graham: Russia investigation now a criminal one

Not responding to his subpoenas also comes with the real threat of criminal prosecution. Constitutional law Professor David Schultz says the Mueller investigation, like other special prosecutor investigations in U.S. The House intelligence committee announced that it had asked for documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department. "To ensure the American people have... [Full Article...]

Spend more, tax the rich: UK's Labour stakes election turf

Theresa May was confronted by a fan of Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto as she took calls from the public in a "telephone town hall" event. Following the latest poll, the gap between the Tories and Labour seems to have narrowed considerably, considering Corbyn's party was trailing behind the Conservatives by 23 points when May first announced the snap election at the beginning of last month. [Full Article...]

Fresh questions over Flynn add to White House turmoil

Fresh questions over Flynn add to White House turmoil Several sources close to Flynn and to the administration tell The Daily Beast that Trump has expressed his hopes that a resolution of the FBI's investigation in Flynn's favor might allow Flynn to rejoin the White House in some capacity-a scenario some of Trump's closest advisers in and outside the West Wing have assured him absolutely should not happen... [Full Article...]

Newly-freed Chelsea Manning says putting past behind her

Manning said during her 2013 trial that she was disturbed by the "bloodlust" by some in the military, which she said was "similar to a child torturing ants with a magnifying glass". Chelsea Manning, who declared the day after she was sentenced to 35 years in prison that she has felt like a female since childhood and identified herself as a woman named Chelsea, was released from a military pris... [Full Article...]

Trump seeks new Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

Comey has not confirmed Trump's account. Trump told Fox News he did not ask Comey to pledge loyalty and only wants him to be honest. "One thing I learned at DOJ about Comey: he leaves a protective paper trail whenever he deems something inappropriate happened", former Obama Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller tweeted Thursday night about the White House dinner. [Full Article...]

Buhari receives released Chibok girls behind closed doors

Buhari receives released Chibok girls behind closed doors Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls, a Nigerian government official said Sunday. After he became president, Buhari pledged that his government would do all it could to rescue the girls, including exchanges, said Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement Monday, calling the criticism insensitive. [Full Article...]

AMD unveils the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

AMD unveils the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Ryzen PRO desktop solutions are slated for availability in the second half of 2017. There's some less-good news; the new card is aimed at " data scientists, immersion engineers, and product designers ", not consumer-side PC enthusiasts or gamers. [Full Article...]

Tornadoes Flatten Homes and Structures in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

Tornadoes Flatten Homes and Structures in Wisconsin, Oklahoma Home after home was gutted by intense winds, tree tops were stripped clean and memories were spread out all over the ground of the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park. Gary Schulz, who owns a rental storage business near the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Home Park, said a twister claimed his business eight years ago but spared it this time around. [Full Article...]

China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

While the NSA did alert Microsoft in time for the company to make protection available to many machines - although not always taken advantage of - it failed to make clear to the public just how unsafe the vulnerability could be. (Mac users have been unaffected, he said.) Windows XP was released in 2001. As operating systems age, more potential viruses and malware are created to target them. [Full Article...]

Trump decries 'witch hunt' after special counsel appointed in Russian Federation investigation

He went on to speak about "illegal acts" that took place during Hillary Clinton's campaign and throughout the Obama administration, noting that there was "never a special councel (sic) appointed ". "We have an ongoing FBI investigation with, what I am told , has 125 agents involved, and we have a very credible independent counsel", the congressman said. [Full Article...]

Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma In total, the Barron County Sheriff's Office believes 15 homes are a complete loss. The storm struck about 7:15 p.m. a subdivision south of Elk City, Oklahoma, almost 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. Zimmerman says one person suffered minor injuries and that the tiny community of Pawnee Rock is "very fortunate" that the twister struck a largely rural area. [Full Article...]

Liquid cooled Vega Frontier Edition cards incoming

Liquid cooled Vega Frontier Edition cards incoming Basically, Vega is AMD's attempt at finally pulling a fast one over Nvidia. AMD is touting performance at around 26 teraflops of half-precision FP16, or roughly 13 teraflops of single-precision FP32. Vega FE comes in two configurations. The company is chasing the lucrative $1000+ compute market, which has a disproportionately high profit margin compared to lower-end parts. [Full Article...]

US sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program

The dual actions, announced by the Departments of State and Treasury, appeared meant to signal a tough stance on Iran even as Trump continued predecessor President Barack Obama's pact under which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief. [Full Article...]

Trump reaction to special counsel measured, says White House

On the Hill, a number of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle praised the selection of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who also served as a US attorney. His boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , was forced to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation due to his own undisclosed contacts with Moscow's ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. [Full Article...]

Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate

Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate This announcement had surprised the nation. Japan's Cabinet has approved for legislative debate a bill to allow 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate . However, the Japan Times cited a senior imperial household agency official as saying that it would be "difficult" for the crown prince to begin his reign as the new emperor on Jan 1, 2019, as had been previously reported, due to New Year's Day e... [Full Article...]

Boko Haram attacks military checkpoint

Boko Haram attacks military checkpoint The police spokesman said the woman was lost in the attack which claimed two soldiers. According to the report, a soldier who pleaded anonymity, said: "We heard the unfortunate sound and did not know exactly what it was". It is among the few local government headquarters that have been repeatedly attacked but had never been seized by the Boko Haram . The army revealed that the suspects were a... [Full Article...]

Trump ammette: "Ho condiviso informazioni con i russi, è mio diritto farlo"

A dare la notizia, smentita con forza dall'amministrazione Trump , è stato il Washington Post: l'articolo sulla rivelazione dei segreti di Intelligence altamente classificati ai russi ha battuto ogni record di visualizzazione, superando anche quello sui commenti per niente eleganti di Trump su come conquistare una donna, la cui registrazione è stata diffusa in piena campagna elettorale. [Full Article...]

Oil Market Is Rebalancing Yet OPEC's Work Not Finished, IEA Says

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, extending gains after a joint announcement by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation to push for an extension of supply cuts until the end of March 2018. The following month, 11 non-OPEC oil-producing countries pledged to cut another 558,000 barrels a day, bringing the overall reduction to 1.8 million barrels a day. [Full Article...]

Percent Of Voters Want Trump Impeached

But let's get real: At this point in the game, all the explainers about how impeachment works (the 1990s called, they want their sex scandals back!) and adapting the 25th Amendment's ability to remove the president from decision-making during colonoscopies to the current crisis are evidence-free exercises in ideological masturbation. [Full Article...]

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