May 17 2019 Government Audit: Carson’s $40K Office Purchases Broke Law

Government auditors say Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson violated the law when his department spent more than $40,000 to purchase a dining set and a dishwasher for his office’s executive dining room
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson violated the law when his department spent more than $40,000 to purchase a dining set [...]

 

May 16 2019 Huawei Offers to Sign ‘No-Spy’ Agreements

As anticipation builds for the next-generation mobile communications or 5G, security has become a heated topic. The U.S. government has launched an unprecedented campaign urging countries to ban one of the key makers of equipment for the new network, China-based telecom titan Huawei. But Huawei is vowing to refuse to assist any country in spying [...]

 

May 16 2019 Huawei Offers to Sign ‘No-Spy’ Agreements

As anticipation builds for the next-generation mobile communications or 5G, security has become a heated topic. The U.S. government has launched an unprecedented campaign urging countries to ban one of the key makers of equipment for the new network, China-based telecom titan Huawei. But Huawei is vowing to refuse to assist any country in spying [...]

 

May 16 2019 Court Puts Guatemala Vote, Anti-Graft Fight in Doubt

A high court ruling barring a crusading former prosecutor’s candidacy has turned Guatemala’s presidential election on its ear less than a month before the vote, and raised concerns about what will happen to years of efforts to fight endemic corruption.
The rejection of Thelma Aldana’s appeal means at least two of the top three candidates according [...]

 

May 16 2019 Court Puts Guatemala Vote, Anti-Graft Fight in Doubt

A high court ruling barring a crusading former prosecutor’s candidacy has turned Guatemala’s presidential election on its ear less than a month before the vote, and raised concerns about what will happen to years of efforts to fight endemic corruption.
The rejection of Thelma Aldana’s appeal means at least two of the top three candidates according [...]

 

May 16 2019 Trump’s Washington Hotel Took In Nearly $41M in 2018 

One of the crown jewels of U.S. President Donald Trump’s real estate empire generated millions of dollars in revenue last year, reinforcing questions about the president’s businesses profiting from foreign and state government officials.
The luxury Trump International Hotel Washington, housed in the historic Old Post Office Pavilion building, brought in nearly $41 in million last year, [...]

 

May 16 2019 Trump’s Washington Hotel Took In Nearly $41M in 2018 

One of the crown jewels of U.S. President Donald Trump’s real estate empire generated millions of dollars in revenue last year, reinforcing questions about the president’s businesses profiting from foreign and state government officials.
The luxury Trump International Hotel Washington, housed in the historic Old Post Office Pavilion building, brought in nearly $41 in million last year, [...]

 

May 16 2019 Schiff Plans ‘Enforcement Action’ Against DOJ Over Mueller Report

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that his panel would vote on “enforcement action” against Attorney General William Barr or the Justice Department next week, another escalation in the standoff between Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration over documents and testimony. 
 
Schiff is scheduling the vote after the Justice Department missed a Wednesday deadline [...]

 

May 16 2019 Schiff Plans ‘Enforcement Action’ Against DOJ Over Mueller Report

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that his panel would vote on “enforcement action” against Attorney General William Barr or the Justice Department next week, another escalation in the standoff between Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration over documents and testimony. 
 
Schiff is scheduling the vote after the Justice Department missed a Wednesday deadline [...]

 

May 16 2019 Russia Presents UN Measure to Rein in Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Russia on Thursday presented a draft resolution to the Security Council accusing the UN’s chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW, of politicization just before a new probe begins of chemical attacks in Syria.
The draft text, seen by AFP, states that the Council — where Russia holds veto power — is the only international body that can [...]

 
 
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