Headlines

Government Departments

Former Brazilian finance minister Palocci sentenced to 12 years in prison

reuters.com

Former Brazilian finance minister Palocci sentenced to 12 years in prison

- SAO PAULO A Brazilian court on Monday sentenced former finance minister Antonio Palocci to 12 years in prison for corruption and money laundering in the country's massive corruption probe known as "Operation Car Wash." The ruling by Judge Sergio Moro adds pressure on Palocci, who served as finance minister under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and as chief of staff for Lula's successor Dilma Rousseff, to reach a plea bargain with prosecutors in a bid to have his sentence reduced

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  United States |  Latin America |  South America |  Brazil | 

Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Lavish Wedding

people.com

Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Lavish Wedding

- President Donald Trump and First Last Melania Trump took some time away from their White House duties to attend the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish-born actress Louise Linton on Saturday. The newly married couple said their “I dos” in a lavish ceremony in Washington, D.C., partying the night away at a reception packed with family and friends. The wedding took place at the Mellon Auditorium, a historic government-owned public space that is connected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters and right around the block from the Trump International Hotel

Categories: Politics & Government |  Life & Style | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  D.C. | 

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

siouxcityjournal.com

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary. The 54-year-old Mnuchin worked for the Goldman Sachs investment firm for nearly two decades before founding a hedge fund

Places: United States | 

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

abcnews.com

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

- President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary. It'll be Mnuchin's third marriage and the second for Linton.

Places: United States | 

Sally Yates goes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions over criminal justice reform

abcnews.com

Sally Yates goes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions over criminal justice reform

- Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is publicly criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his hardline stance on drug-related crimes. In a highly publicized end to her 27-year career with the , Yates was fired by President in January. On Friday, Yates published her first tweet “as a private citizen,” in which she linked to an op-ed she penned for the Washington Post

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

Trump Indictment: N.Y. Attorney General Reportedly Plans ‘Mafia-Style’ Prosecution Of Shady Business Dealings

inquisitr.com

Trump Indictment: N.Y. Attorney General Reportedly Plans ‘Mafia-Style’ Prosecution Of Shady Business Dealings

- Donald Trump could face an indictment from New York’s attorney general who is rumored to be planning a “Mafia-style” prosecution of the president’s shady business dealings that could leave his business empire dismantled. There have been reports stretching back weeks that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is building a case against Trump for allegations of money laundering and connections to the Russian mob

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  Atlantic |  New York | 

State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

cnn.com

State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a review of the State Department's organizational structure The post lost much of its prestige after Richard Holbrooke died Washington (CNN)The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday. The move comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a broad review of the State Department's organizational structure with the intent of streamlining reporting channels, and potentially cutting several dozen similar senior positions

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  Afghanistan |  Pakistan | 

Cuban foreign minister: 'We have the patience' to wait out Trump

wvtm13.com

Cuban foreign minister: 'We have the patience' to wait out Trump

- The Cuban government is meeting the president with hard rhetoric of their own. . Cuban foreign minister: 'We have the patience' to wait out Trump The Cuban government is meeting the president with hard rhetoric of their own In the first response by a Cuban official to a new, harsher Cuba policy unveiled by President Donald Trump last week, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Monday that the island's government would not buckle to the new sanctions

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States | 

Cuban foreign minister: We will not buckle in face of Trump's sanctions

cnn.com

Cuban foreign minister: We will not buckle in face of Trump's sanctions

- "We have the patience, the resistance" to wait out Trump, said Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Rodriguez said Cuba has no intention of meeting Trump's demands Havana (CNN)In the first response by a Cuban official to a new, harsher Cuba policy unveiled by President Donald Trump last week, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Monday that the island's government would not buckle to the new sanctions

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  North America |  Americas | 

Former ethics czar jokes Trump’s deputy attorney general ‘has the worst boss in the world’

rawstory.com

Former ethics czar jokes Trump’s deputy attorney general ‘has the worst boss in the world’

- Former ethics czar under President Barack Obama, Norm Eisen, feels bad for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. During an interview with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, Eisen admitted he was passing not merely judgment but his own “human judgment” by the comment. “I’ve had difficult clients over the years and I have no doubt that there was some expression from the White House whether probably came through Don McGann, the White House counsel, maybe through the chief of staff, Reince Priebus, ‘Can you say something about leaks,'” he said

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

cnn.com

Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

- (CNN)Tensions are building inside the Justice Department as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplates whether he will become a witness in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections. Rosenstein, in office for less than two months, is the top Justice official overseeing the probe because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. But Rosenstein could end up recusing himself, too, Justice officials say, in part because he played a role in President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Russia |  E. Europe |  Europe | 

Kansas attorney general asks state’s high court to sign off on new school finance plan

kansascity.com

Kansas attorney general asks state’s high court to sign off on new school finance plan

- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a statement Friday that he has asked the state’s Supreme Court to approve a new school finance law passed by lawmakers. In a court filing and accompanying statement, the Kansas Republican said the new plan “is reasonably calculated to have all Kansas public education students meet or exceed” the court’s standard. Kansas lawmakers passed a new school finance formula this month after a March ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that said the state had failed to ensure adequate funding for public schools

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Kansas |  Missouri | 

Trump turns on deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein in new ‘witch hunt’ tweet

rawstory.com

Trump turns on deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein in new ‘witch hunt’ tweet

- President Donald Trump lashed out at his deputy attorney general Friday morning on Twitter. he president tweeted a complaint against Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a letter justifying Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey — which has now triggered an obstruction of justice investigation. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

wcfcourier.com

5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

- WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave more than two hours of sometimes heated testimony Tuesday, with Democrats demanding details of matters including conversations with President Donald Trump, interactions with the Russian ambassador and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Iowa | 

Secretary of State announces webpage to help explain new voter ID laws

kcci.com

Secretary of State announces webpage to help explain new voter ID laws

- Some changes to Iowa's election laws begin July 1, and there's a new website to help explain them. Secretary of State Paul Pate announced on Wednesday the new webpage he called a "one-stop shop" to learn about the new voter ID requirement. Here's a link to the new page: http://bit.ly/2rtmFv4. In December, voters who do not have an Iowa driver’s license or non-driver's ID will get a voter ID card

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Iowa | 

5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

madison.com

5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

- WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave more than two hours of sometimes heated testimony Tuesday, with Democrats demanding details of matters including conversations with President Donald Trump, interactions with the Russian ambassador and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Wisconsin | 

Kirsten Powers destroys ex-Trump aide Miller for calling Kamala Harris ‘hysterical’

rawstory.com

Kirsten Powers destroys ex-Trump aide Miller for calling Kamala Harris ‘hysterical’

- During an appearance on CNN, Jason Miller, a former aide to President Donald Trump, called Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) “hysterical” for her Russia questions during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ congressional testimony — and the comment earned him censure from fellow panelist Kirsten Powers. While praising Sessions’ testimony, Miller said the attorney general “knocked away the hysteria from Kamala Harris and others who wanted to make this a partisan show

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 

Latest Stories

China's new environment minister urges 'protracted war' on pollution
China's new environment minister urges 'protracted war' on pollution BEIJING China on Tuesday appointed a new environment minister who has promised a "protracted battle" to clean up the nation's notoriously polluted air, water and soil. Xinhua news agency named the minister as Li Ganjie, 52, who takes up the job less than a month after he was named the new party chief of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. On his first day in that job, he told staff to take environmental protection to "a new level" and wage a "protracted battle" against pollution   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States | 
Qatari foreign minister to meet Tillerson in Washington
Qatari foreign minister to meet Tillerson in Washington Qatar's foreign minister is set to meet his US counterpart in Washington, DC, after the US state department voiced confusion over the Saudi-backed embargo of the country. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani's meeting with Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, on Tuesday will come just days after Qatar dismissed a list of demands from Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia | 
South Korea's Moon makes second justice minister pick after first falls foul
South Korea's Moon makes second justice minister pick after first falls foul SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday made a second attempt at appointing a justice minister after his earlier choice withdrew over questions about ethics and views on women. A month-and-a-half after winning a snap election, Moon is still trying to form his cabinet. Whoever fills the justice minister's post will have a key role overseeing Moon's promise of legal reforms following the impeachment of his predecessor, Park Geun-hye, over a corruption scandal   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  South Korea | 
Poll: Scant global confidence in Trump on foreign affairs
Poll: Scant global confidence in Trump on foreign affairs WASHINGTON (AP) — The reviews from around the globe are in and they show scant confidence outside the United States in President Donald Trump's ability to do the right thing on international affairs, with fewer than 3 in 10 respondents expressing confidence, according to a Pew Research Center survey of attitudes toward Trump in more than three dozen countries. Most of those surveyed also disapprove of Trump's major policies, including his promise to erect a physical wall along the border between the U   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Opening the doors of government, Vermont needs an ombudsman
by Jim Condos, Vermont’s Secretary of State I take my role in state government seriously. I am honored to have been elected by Vermonters to serve as Secretary of State. Since taking office in 2011, I have worked hard to improve how our government serves the public by increasing transparency, efficiency and productivity. I value government accountability and transparency as the cornerstone to building trust   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  New England |  Vermont | 
Kansas House panel's chairman running for secretary of state
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The chairman of the Kansas House Elections Committee is running for the Republican nomination for secretary of state next year. Rep. Keith Esau is touting his three decades as a software developer and computer systems auditor as valuable experience for helping the state to protect the integrity of its elections. The conservative Olathe Republican announced his candidacy over the weekend during a local GOP picnic   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  West |  Kansas |  Shawnee |  Topeka | 
Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the ceasefire regime in Syria, in particular on the basis of peace talks conducted in the Kazakh capital Astana. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that Lavrov had urged Tillerson to use his influence to prevent "provocations" against Syrian government forces in the conflict   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Asia |  India |  Mideast |  Syria |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia | 
Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict
Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the ceasefire regime in Syria, in particular on the basis of peace talks conducted in the Kazakh capital Astana. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that Lavrov had urged Tillerson to use his influence to prevent "provocations" against Syrian government forces in the conflict   Read More ...
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Syria |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia | 
Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict
Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson discuss Syrian conflict MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the ceasefire regime in Syria, in particular on the basis of peace talks conducted in the Kazakh capital Astana. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that Lavrov had urged Tillerson to use his influence to prevent "provocations" against Syrian government forces in the conflict   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Asia |  Malaysia |  Mideast |  Syria |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia | 
Secretary of the Interior Zinke to Make Announcement in Pahrump
Secretary of the Interior Zinke to Make Announcement in Pahrump U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is scheduled to make a "major announcement for rural America" in Pahrump on Monday afternoon. Zinke is also expected to hold a roundtable meeting during the event. Zinke's Office says state Senators, Lincoln and Nye County Commissioners, Assemblymen and Congressional staff are also scheduled to attend the event. It didn't elaborate who specifically would be attending the event   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: North America |  United States | 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls on PM Narendra Modi
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls on PM Narendra Modi US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today and discussed ways to boost Indo-US strategic ties ahead of the Indian leader’s first meeting with President Donald Trump. Tillerson met Modi at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental, where the Indian prime minister is staying. Earlier, US Defence Secretary James Mattis had also called on Modi. Ahead of Modi’s visit to Washington, Tillerson had said that the trip would strengthen the Indo-US relationship and help advance the common interest in fighting terrorism and promoting economic growth   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Brad Schimel: Attorney general's role is to uphold and defend the law of the land
Brad Schimel: Attorney general's role is to uphold and defend the law of the land The people of Wisconsin elect their attorney general to uphold the law of the land, including defending in court the constitutionality of the laws enacted by the Legislature. Six years ago, after several years of control by the Democratic Party, the citizens of Wisconsin elected a majority Republican Legislature in both the Assembly and Senate and a Republican governor. Among the legislation passed and signed into law in 2011 was an Assembly map setting the borders of voting districts   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Midwest |  East |  Wisconsin | 
Modi in US: Ahead of Trump meet, PM Modi meets US Secretary of State Tillerson
Modi in US: Ahead of Trump meet, PM Modi meets US Secretary of State Tillerson US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today to prepare the ground for the visiting Indian leader's first meeting with President Donald Trump. "Preparing the ground for the meeting between the leaders. Mr. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State calls on PM," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay. Tillerson met Modi at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental, where the Indian prime minister is staying   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
US Sec of State calls on PM Modi ahead of summit with Trump
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today to prepare the ground for the visiting Indian leader's first meeting with President Donald Trump. "Preparing the ground for the meeting between the leaders. Mr. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State calls on PM," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay. Tillerson met Modi at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental, where the Indian prime minister is staying   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
US Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Calls On Prime Minister Narendra Modi
US Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Calls On Prime Minister Narendra Modi US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington today and discussed ways to boost India-US strategic ties ahead of the Indian leader's first meeting with President Donald Trump. Mr Tillerson met Mr Modi at the Hotel Willard Intercontinental, where Prime Minister is staying. Earlier, US Defence Secretary James Mattis had also called on Mr Modi   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Former Brazilian finance minister Palocci sentenced to 12 years in prison
Former Brazilian finance minister Palocci sentenced to 12 years in prison SAO PAULO A Brazilian court on Monday sentenced former finance minister Antonio Palocci to 12 years in prison for corruption and money laundering in the country's massive corruption probe known as "Operation Car Wash." The ruling by Judge Sergio Moro adds pressure on Palocci, who served as finance minister under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and as chief of staff for Lula's successor Dilma Rousseff, to reach a plea bargain with prosecutors in a bid to have his sentence reduced   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  United States |  Latin America |  South America |  Brazil | 
Korea won't reverse THAAD: Foreign Minister
By Yi Whan-woo South Korea will not reverse its decision jointly made with the United States to set up a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery here, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Monday. She dismissed concerns that the Moon Jae-in administration's decision to conduct a large-scale study on the environmental impact of the anti-missile system will possibly scrap plans to fully deploy THAAD   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea | 
Thaad Not on Chopping Block, South Korean Foreign Minister Says
Thaad Not on Chopping Block, South Korean Foreign Minister Says June 26, 2017 5:06 a.m. ET SEOUL—South Korea’s foreign minister said a review of a controversial U.S. missile-defense system ordered by President Moon Jae-in “does not mean we’ll cancel or reverse our decision” to host it, striking a conciliatory tone ahead of Mr. Moon’s White House visit this week. The remarks on Monday, in Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha’s first policy address since she was sworn in a week ago, addressed nervousness in both capitals about whether Mr   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  N.E. Asia |  South Korea | 
Donald and Melania Trump attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s lavish wedding
Donald and Melania Trump attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s lavish wedding President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took some time away from their White House duties to attend the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish-born actress Louise Linton on Saturday. The newly married couple said their “I dos” in a lavish ceremony in Washington, D.C., partying the night away at a reception packed with family and friends. The wedding took place at the Mellon Auditorium, a historic government-owned public space that is connected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters and right around the block from the Trump International Hotel   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  D.C. | 
Trump attends Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding - Dauer: 114 Sekunden
Trump attends Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding - Dauer: 114 Sekunden President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were among the throng of Washington power players attending Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wedding to Scottish actress Louise Linton.   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States | 
VP Pence officiates Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wedding
VP Pence officiates Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wedding Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish actress Louise Linton exchanged vows Saturday night in a Washington wedding officiated by Vice President Mike Pence. A tuxedo-clad President Trump and a who’s who of D.C. politics were among the 300 guests that packed the ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Trump cabinet members HUD secretary Ben Carson, Veteran Affairs head David Shulkin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross were seen arriving for the wedding   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Lavish Wedding
Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Lavish Wedding President Donald Trump and First Last Melania Trump took some time away from their White House duties to attend the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish-born actress Louise Linton on Saturday. The newly married couple said their “I dos” in a lavish ceremony in Washington, D.C., partying the night away at a reception packed with family and friends. The wedding took place at the Mellon Auditorium, a historic government-owned public space that is connected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters and right around the block from the Trump International Hotel   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Life & Style | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  D.C. | 
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar The Trump administration is set to authorise the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, a congressional aide and industry representative said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Friday. A green light from the administration would mark a further deepening in defense ties as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
President, VP attend treasury secretary's wedding
President, VP attend treasury secretary's wedding The wedding, which was attended by about 300 guests, was "elegant," a source said (CNN)President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were among the throng of Washington power players attending Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wedding to Scottish actress Louise Linton on Saturday evening. The nuptials took place at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. The bride wore a white gown with a lace top and full skirt and a diamond tiara; the groom, black tails and white bow tie   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin weds Scottish actress in discreet wedding
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin weds Scottish actress in discreet wedding Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin exchanged vows with Scottish actress and model Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington on Saturday. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the high-profiled guests that attended the cabinet member’s ceremony. Mrs. Trump was seen wearing a pink blush dress and the president was in a tux. Vice President Mike Pence was also spotted at the event   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States | 
PM Modi in U.S.: BJP foreign affairs in-charge says terrorism will be discussed
Throwing light on the issues that will be discussed in an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that counter-terrorism would be a major topic of discussion. ?India and U.S. interactions are multi dimensional in nature that includes developing global counter terrorism strategy and focus on jihadi terrorism born in Pakistan that impacts India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress
Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) married a Scottish actress. Mnuchin exchanged vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mrs. Trump wore a pink blush dress and the president was in a tux. Vice President Mike Pence also attended   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States | 
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary. The 54-year-old Mnuchin worked for the Goldman Sachs investment firm for nearly two decades before founding a hedge fund   Read More ...
Places: United States | 
Trump and Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding
Trump and Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding (CNN)President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be among the throng of Washington power players attending Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wedding to Scottish actress Louise Linton on Saturday evening. The nuptials are reportedly taking place at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and first daughter Ivanka Trump, both of whom are advisers to the President, are expected to attend along with several Cabinet members, according to a source   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary. The 54-year-old Mnuchin worked for the Goldman Sachs investment firm for nearly two decades before founding a hedge fund   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States | 
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary. It'll be Mnuchin's third marriage and the second for Linton.   Read More ...
Places: United States | 
Sally Yates goes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions over criminal justice reform
Sally Yates goes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions over criminal justice reform Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is publicly criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his hardline stance on drug-related crimes. In a highly publicized end to her 27-year career with the , Yates was fired by President in January. On Friday, Yates published her first tweet “as a private citizen,” in which she linked to an op-ed she penned for the Washington Post   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding
Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress. Mnuchin is to exchange vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mellon is a former treasury secretary. The 54-year-old Mnuchin worked for the Goldman Sachs investment firm for nearly two decades before founding a hedge fund   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States | 
Fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates rips Jeff Sessions for 'stoking fear' with criminal justice reform stance
Fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates rips Jeff Sessions for 'stoking fear' with criminal justice reform stance Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates resurfaced on Friday to criticize the Department of Justice’s stance on criminal justice reform. In a Washington Post op-ed, Yates condemns Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reinstating mandatory drug sentences and accused him of “stoking fear ... (that) the United States is gripped by a rising epidemic of violent crime that can only be cured by putting more drug offenders in jail for more time   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States | 
State Department plans to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan
State Department plans to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a review of the State Department's organizational structure The post lost much of its prestige after Richard Holbrooke died Washington (CNN)The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday. The move comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a broad review of the State Department's organizational structure with the intent of streamlining reporting channels, and potentially cutting several dozen similar senior positions   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  Afghanistan |  Pakistan | 
Trump Indictment: N.Y. Attorney General Reportedly Plans ‘Mafia-Style’ Prosecution Of Shady Business Dealings
Trump Indictment: N.Y. Attorney General Reportedly Plans ‘Mafia-Style’ Prosecution Of Shady Business Dealings Donald Trump could face an indictment from New York’s attorney general who is rumored to be planning a “Mafia-style” prosecution of the president’s shady business dealings that could leave his business empire dismantled. There have been reports stretching back weeks that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is building a case against Trump for allegations of money laundering and connections to the Russian mob   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Northeast |  Atlantic |  New York | 
State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan
State Department to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a review of the State Department's organizational structure The post lost much of its prestige after Richard Holbrooke died Washington (CNN)The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday. The move comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is conducting a broad review of the State Department's organizational structure with the intent of streamlining reporting channels, and potentially cutting several dozen similar senior positions   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Asia |  S. Asia |  Afghanistan |  Pakistan | 
China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return
China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return BEIRUT (AP) — China's Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his comments in Beirut during a news conference Friday with his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil. Some 1.5 million Syrian refugees who fled their country's conflict are believed to be living in Lebanon, equal to about a third of the Mediterranean country's population of 4   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Syria |  Lebanon |  Beyrouth |  Beirut Governorate | 
China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return
China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return BEIRUT (AP) — China's Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his comments in Beirut during a news conference Friday with his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil. Some 1.5 million Syrian refugees who fled their country's conflict are believed to be living in Lebanon, equal to about a third of the Mediterranean country's population of 4   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Syria |  Lebanon |  Beyrouth |  Beirut Governorate | 
China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return
China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return BEIRUT – China's Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his comments in Beirut during a news conference Friday with his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil. Some 1.5 million Syrian refugees who fled their country's conflict are believed to be living in Lebanon, equal to about a third of the Mediterranean country's population of 4   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Syria |  Lebanon |  Beyrouth |  Beirut Governorate |