Display:

Latest 24 Hour News In Politics
Source: NBC News

How Trump took advantage of Russian interference: Amplifying Wikileaks

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

Here’s how Trump talked about the Wikileaks disclosures in the final week before Election Day:. Trump insists he and his campaign didn't collude with Russia.

First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictments on Friday focused only on the social media and grassroots components of Russia's interference campaign.

Source: The Guradian

Homophobic video warns Russians of dangers of not voting

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

Russians who don’t vote in next month’s presidential elections risk seeing their country transformed into a gay-friendly state where people in their 50s are eligible for military conscription, a homophobic and xenophobic viral video has warned.

Meduza, an opposition website, accused the video’s producers of trying to scare Russians into voting by playing on widespread homophobia and xenophobia. Putin’s nominal rivals at the election include Pavel Grudinin, the leader of the Communist party, and Ksenia Sobchak, a liberal journalist who has spoken out in favour of LGBT rights.

Source: CBS News

Major GOP donor says he won't fund politicians who oppose assault weapons ban

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

A major Republican donor in Florida is threatening to cut off funding to politicians who oppose a ban on assault weapons.

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Hoffman sent an email to other GOP donors, urging them to support a ban on assault weapons. Florida-based real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for Republicans.

Source: CBS News

Facebook's plan to stop Russian meddling: send postcards

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Washington on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S.. The recipient would then have to enter a code in Facebook to continue buying the ad.

Source: The Week

The kids are all Democrats

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

To reverse their decline, Republicans would have to make inroads either with Generation Xers or with even younger voters.

It gets even worse for the GOP: A 2017 Pew poll found that fully a quarter of young Republicans had defected to the Democrats since 2015. Nor does the increasing progressivism of America's youngest voters seem to be driven by short-term reactions to particular political figures or developments.

Source: Common Domain

Here’s what the 30 companies that make up the Dow industrials are doing to address sexual-harassment claims

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

The movement to address the widespread prevalence of sexual harassment and even assault is creeping into the boardrooms of prominent corporations — but it’s not clear yet whether companies are updating their policies when it comes to dealing with such claims.

MarketWatch reached out to all 30 companies, asking them to comment on whether they’ve updated their policies related to sexual-harassment claims in light of recent events.

Source: DW

Albania's Edi Rama floats joint president idea in Kosovo

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, the two Albanian-majority states, during a visit to Pristina.

Kosovo and Albania currently share embassies and diplomatic missions around the world, and will have a joint foreign policy in the future, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said while addressing Kosovo parliament during a diplomatic visit.

Source: DW

Australia, US, India, Japan mulling 'infrastructure scheme to rival China'

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

Australia, the US, India and Japan are talking about plans for a regional scheme to counterbalance China's growing influence, a report says.

Australia, the United States, India and Japan have been discussing a joint regional infrastructure scheme designed to be a rival to China's multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road" initiative, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. The paper cited an unnamed US official as saying the plan would possibly be on the agenda at talks in Washington this week between Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump, although he said the scheme was not yet ready to be announced officially.

Source: DW

Merkel taps possible successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as next CDU secretary general

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland state Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's next secretary general.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, premier of the small western German state of Saarland, was nominated on Monday to take over as secretary general of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), party sources told German media. Kramp-Karrenbauer, one of Merkel's closest allies, is respected in the CDU for helping the party win Saarland's state election last year and played a key role in coalition talks between the conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD).

Source: The Guradian

Italy's Northern League pledges mass migrant deportations

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

Italy’s far-right Northern League has promised to introduce mass deportations of asylum seekers to Africa as part of a radical reshaping of migration policies if it wins next month’s elections.

“If they are smart, they can negotiate with European partners a more fair distribution of migrants – fair from the Italian perspective – by saying, ‘listen to us or we will open the borders’,” he said.

Source: DW

Germany's Bundeswehr 'lacks basic equipment' for NATO mission

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Last week, German media reported that the Bundeswehr was also lacking sufficient tanks and operational aircraft to fulfill its duties as VJTF leader, along with other equipment shortfalls such as night-vision equipment and automatic grenade launchers.

"The fact that even basic equipment such as protective vests and winter clothing is in short supply shows what the miserable state the Bundeswehr is in as a result of cutting costs," she said, adding that her party would set up a subcommittee to "look into this scandalous situation" at the next meeting of the Bundestag's Defense Committee.

Source: Washington Post

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross names craft brewery owner Julie Verratti as running mate

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross has chosen Julie Verratti, owner of a craft brewery in Montgomery County, as his running mate.

Ross said he met Verratti on the campaign trail last year and was impressed by her executive experience, her values of entrepreneurship and activism, and her innovative ideas. “We’re both passionate about ensuring that people from every Zip code exceed in tomorrow’s economy,” said Ross, 46, a tech entrepreneur who served as the senior adviser for innovation to the U.S. secretary of state during the Obama administration.

Source: Washington Post

Madaleno’s running mate: Luwanda Jenkins, business executive and former O’Malley appointee

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Maryland gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno (D-Montgomery) has tapped as his running mate Luwanda W. Jenkins, a Baltimore native who served in the administrations of the last three Democratic governors.

The other Democratic candidates, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and former Michelle Obama aide Krishanti Vignarajah, must officially submit papers with their running mates by the Feb. 27 filing deadline.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: BBC

'Loneliest tree' records human epoch

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Emmanuel Macron challenged over attitude to France’s former colonies

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: CBS News

A salve for inequality Free money for all

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: BBC

How can I become a fossil?

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Fight Over Fannie, Freddie Profits

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: NBC News

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week in royal first

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: BBC

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Huffington Post

Ex-Interior Chief Sally Jewell: I Didn't Even Know I Had A Special Flag

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stronger Dollar, Higher Treasury Yields Weigh on Gold

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Today 03:23 GMT

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte