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|Andrew McCabe says it is ‘possible’ Trump is Russian asset
In a startling remark from a top US intelligence official, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says that it is “possible” that Donald Trump is a Russian asset. Mr McCabe made the comments on Tuesday, when he said that the FBI’s Russia investigation was launched to suss out the president’s ties to Moscow, and that he is eager to see what special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation uncovers. “I think it’s possible,” Mr McCabe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 12:25 PM
|Pakistan says India using UN court for 'political theater'
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 7:21 AM
|Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated - BBC
"Firstly, I object to what the U.S. has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable," Ren told the BBC in an interview. Canada arrested Meng on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States.
POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 10:24 PM
|Dozens of civilians, fighters quit Syria jihadist holdout: SDF
US-backed forces said several jihadists and dozens of civilians quit the Islamic State group's last patch of territory in Syria Tuesday, and warned remaining fighters should surrender or face death. Backed by air strikes by the US-led coalition, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have trapped the jihadists in a segment of Baghhouz village that is less than half a square kilometre (a fifth of a square mile). "Dozens of civilians and some fighters have handed themselves over", SDF spokesman Adnan Afrin told reporters at the nearby Al-Omar oil field.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 1:55 PM
|A tax service turned away a gay couple. Both sides claim discrimination
This is latest in debate over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act on whether businesses can refuse service based on religious beliefs.
POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 5:46 PM
|Hoda Muthana: Alabama woman who joined ISIS will not be allowed to return to US, says Mike Pompeo
The Alabama woman who left the country to join the Islamic State group in Syria as a bride will be prohibited from returning to the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr Pompeo said Hoda Muthana, 24, “does not have any legal basis, no valid US passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States. Hassan Shibly, the attorney for the Ms Muthana’s family, said she was born in New Jersey in 1994.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 9:09 AM
|China's Silicon Valley Blueprint Has Plenty of Holes
Late Monday, the official Xinhua News Agency released details of the State Council's Greater Bay Area plan – a project to knit together Hong Kong and Macau with nine mainland cities into a global innovation hub to rival California’s Silicon Valley. Hong Kong residents struggling with high housing prices will have the opportunity to move across the border and work in state-owned companies while people moving the other way will gain access to the city’s education and health systems.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 2:13 AM
|Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but its doors will be open to support workers, company officials said Monday.
POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 10:23 PM
|See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 6:01 PM
|Pence and Biden in Munich: Stark contrast shows how Trump is ruining relations with Europe
Former ambassador: We're safer in NATO than outside it, but Donald Trump doesn't seem to realize that and is separating us from our closest allies.
POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 5:04 PM