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Source: BBC

Kushner 'used WhatsApp for official work'

Saturday 14:29 GMT

Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and President Trump's son-in-law, used WhatsApp for official business, a top Democrat says.

His letter notes that Mr Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said his client had sent screenshots of his WhatsApp messages to his White House email account or the US National Security Council. Mr Lowell could not say whether his client, who serves as President Trump's advisor on the Middle East, used WhatsApp to share classified information, he added.

Source: Common Domain

Trump Today: President says Europeans should build auto plants in U.S. to avoid tariffs and that he knows ‘nothing’ about Kushner’s messaging

Saturday 14:29 GMT

President Donald Trump held out the possibility of slashing tariffs on certain imports if Europe invests more in the U.S., and said he’s unaware of his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s use of private messaging service for official White House business.

The U.S. has a much higher 25% tariff on foreign-made SUVs and light trucks, the sweet spot in the American auto market.

Source: Global News

House of Commons voting marathon ends, after Liberals nearly lost a confidence motion

Saturday 08:59 GMT

Since any vote involving government spending is automatically a confidence vote, Liberals were required to be out in force throughout the all-night, all-day voting marathon to avoid potential defeat of the government.

MPs continue voting marathon as Conservative protest shutdown of SNC-Lavalin probe. Assistant deputy speaker Anthony Rota, an Ontario Liberal then in the chair, cited a Commons rule to say that it’s not the speaker’s duty to police whether members were in the chamber at the critical time to be eligible to vote.

Source: Fox News

Bloomberg mocks apologizing Dems while explaining why he passed on 2020

Saturday 13:34 GMT

While he’s poured millions of his own money into combating climate change and battling gun violence, the Democrat turned Republican turned independent who last year re-registered as a Democrat suggested that he was simply more moderate than the ever-growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, many of whom are increasingly moving to the left.

“I just couldn't see a path to where I could get the nomination,” Bloomberg said Thursday while speaking at the Bermuda Executive Forum in New York City. “It's just not going to happen on a national level for somebody like me starting where I am unless I was willing to change all my views and go on what CNN called 'an apology tour.'”

Source: BBC

A guide to Thailand's post-coup election

Saturday 13:34 GMT

The election is seen as a culmination of a decade-long struggle by the military and political establishment to curb the influence of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

While they are likely to do exactly that, this will also make it a lot easier for the losing side to discredit the vote.

Source: Fox News

Michael Knowles: Trump has backed his Democratic opponents into a corner – A race to the left won't save them

Saturday 13:34 GMT

The first major candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination launched their campaigns just two months ago.

A more moderate Democrat might distinguish himself from his increasingly radical opponents—if only such a Democrat could be found.

Source: The Guradian

Third Brexit vote likely next week, MPs told

Saturday 12:39 GMT

The government has conceded it is likely to hold the third meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal next week, following intense pressure from MPs for more clarity on the next steps after the extension of the departure date.

Asked by Labour’s Karen Buck if the government still planned to seek a consensus way forward if May’s plan fell again, he replied: “I think that if the meaningful vote is voted down then it would be reasonable to have a wide debate in the house to find what the house would tolerate and how it sees things going forward.”

Source: Common Domain

What to watch in the Mueller report

Saturday 12:39 GMT

President Donald Trump has lately resumed attacks on the late Sen. John McCain over his Obamacare vote, prompting rebukes from McCain’s family and some lawmakers.

As Washington is consumed with speculation that the Justice Department will announce the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the coming days, the Hill has a guide to what to watch. Among the things listed: the prospect of new indictments, which parts of Mueller’s report will be made public and if Mueller himself will speak before Congress.

Source: Fox News

2020 Dem slams Trump's 'porn star presidency' but called Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case 'frivolous'

Saturday 08:04 GMT

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has branded the Trump administration “the porn star presidency” but once questioned whether Bill Clinton should have been impeached for his scandals, calling a sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton “frivolous” and “instigated by his opponents.”

PETE BUTTIGIEG DEFENDS HIS EXPERIENCE, SAYS 2020 CALLS FOR CANDIDATE WITH 'COMPLETELY DIFFERENT' BACKGROUND. The 2020 candidate went on to write in 2004 that Republican scandals, unlike Democrats, are “devoid of sexual excitement” and instead “packed with violence” – giving the example of the Iran-Contra controversy.

Source: Fox News

Marc Thiessen: Trump isn't the biggest threat to the Constitution. Democrats are

Saturday 08:04 GMT

Ever since Trump took office, Democrats have been telling us he is an authoritarian who threatens our system of government.

Allowing them to marginalize Americans who do not support their increasingly radical agenda and impose it on an unwilling nation.

Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: In Alberta and elsewhere, New Democrats have mastered the art of the negative election ad

Saturday 08:04 GMT

Within a day of the official launch of the 2019 Alberta election, the Alberta NDP had already dropped a nasty negative ad.

Liberals, Conservatives and New Democrats all tend to draw from the same group of pollsters, advisors, operatives and war room generals which means that tactics and strategy you might see from one party in a federal election years ago be put to use in a provincial election the same party is contesting now.

Source: The Guradian

Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

Saturday 08:04 GMT

The largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report.

The successful lobbying and direct opposition to policy measures to tackle global warming have hindered governments globally in their efforts to implement policies after the Paris agreement to meet climate targets and keep warming below 1.5C.

Source: The Week

America's dangerous inconstancy

Saturday 08:04 GMT

We may soon confront a situation in which businesses and individuals find it impossible to plan reliably for the future — because they can have no idea how much tax they will have to pay, or how many and what types of regulations they will need to obey, from one election to the next.

This would be an entirely self-inflicted wound — one growing out of our incapacity to reach anything approaching a consensus about our problems and how to address them.

Source: The Guradian

Who anointed Beto O'Rourke to be our political saviour He did

Saturday 08:04 GMT

Beto O’Rourke, the former El Paso Congressman and failed Texas Senate candidate who announced his presidential run last Thursday, named his first son Ulysses.

A lot of Beto O’Rourke’s more puzzling decisions, like his choice to run for president, make sense once you learn that he is a fan of Campbell’s work. He sees himself as a hero, anointed for greatness as if by divine or supernatural forces, and he feels a deep conviction that he is destined for bigger things.

Source: Fox News

Top 2020 Democrats snub AIPAC conference with little or no explanation, marking far-left shift on Israel

Saturday 08:04 GMT

FAR-LEFT MOVEON.ORG ASKS 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO SKIP PRO-ISRAEL AIPAC CONFERENCE. The three-day conference this year will be headlined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

Source: Global News

Death toll rises to 64 after Zimbabwe hit by cyclone

Monday 07:08 GMT
Source: Fox News

Universal basic income programs and their dirty little secrets

Thursday 16:21 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Rose McGowan: ‘Being sexually assaulted threw a wrench in my thinking'

Sunday 14:28 GMT
Source: Reuters

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Warner Bros chairman-CEO resigns after sexual impropriety allegations

Monday 19:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Baselworld Preview: Three Retro Sport Watches Pair Performance with Vintage Flair

Monday 19:05 GMT
Source: Fox News

Nebraska residents find beer fridge washed up in field after flooding subsides

Thursday 16:21 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Edwin Lutyens-Inspired House in Surrey with 8 Bedrooms, Indoor Pool Selling for £5.9M

Saturday 14:29 GMT
Source: Global News

China has stopped all canola imports from Canada, industry group says

Saturday 14:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Chinese Spending Represents One-Third of the Global Luxury Market

Saturday 14:29 GMT
Source: Global News

Italy becomes first G7 member to join China’s Belt and Road economic program

Today 00:33 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Top Smart Home Tech From Asia

Saturday 14:29 GMT
Source: DW

China's Xi seeks to calm EU as Italy signs up for Belt and Road

Saturday 14:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yield curve inverts for first time since 2007, underlining recession worries

Saturday 13:34 GMT

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