Barr’s ‘investigation of investigators’ sparks fears for efforts to thwart Russia | US news

Attorney general William Barr’s controversial decision to launch a new inquiry into the origins of the FBI’s 2016 Russia investigation has fueled concerns about the politicization of the justice department and could hamper attempts to combat Kremlin meddling in the 2020 election, say ex-top DoJ and CIA officials, and key Democrats. Critics say that Barr’s […]

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G20 ministers to discuss oil tanker attacks at meeting in Japan – business live | Business

9.31am BST09:31 Kier Group is reportedly considering a sale of its housebuilding unit. Photograph: Colin Underhill/Alamy Stock Photo It’s mostly fairly quiet on the UK’s large- and mid-cap equity indices, with one notable exception: Kier Group shares have fallen by 17% to near 20-year lows. The support services and construction group is reportedly planning to […]

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Trump asserts executive privilege over 2020 census documents sought by Democrats – live | US news

The committee is interested in hearing again from Trump Jr. because of discrepancies between his testimony in 2017 and what other witnesses have told both the committee and the special counsel’s office. Trump Jr. appeared before the Senate Intelligence, Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees in 2017, and the release of the Mueller report prompted […]

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Trump shows off ‘secret’ Mexico document but photos reveal contents | US news

Donald Trump brandished a document on Tuesday confirming details of a regional asylum project agreed with Mexico to stave off threatened tariffs, saying the plan was “secret” even though Mexican officials had revealed much of it. Trump, who has made containing illegal immigration a priority issue and has blamed Mexico for the problem since running […]

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Trump-Russia: House committee to see Mueller evidence | US news

The House judiciary committee expects to receive the first files of underlying evidence from Robert Mueller’s report soon, after a sudden shift by the justice department as Democrats weigh impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. It is unclear if the deal, announced moments before the start of a judiciary committee hearing with Watergate star witness […]

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Mueller report shows ‘evidence of collusion’, says Nixon lawyer John Dean – live | US news

Mexico tries to clear confusion on tariffs and immigration row with US, indicates Trump gave “ultimatum” over tariffs Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard spent Monday trying to clear up confusion sown by a pair of Trump tweets, which implied that there were further elements to the deal between the US and Mexico on migrants transiting […]

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for saying she wants to see him ‘in prison’ – live | US news

7.16pm BST19:16 Media Matters identifies a possible trigger for Donald Trump’s seemingly out of nowhere tweet about the moon. Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto had discussed NASA’s plans for a 2024 moon trip shortly beforehand. Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) When Trump starts tweeting about a weird thing for no apparent reason… Left, Fox Business, 12:26 […]

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‘You don’t run for second place’: could Stacey Abrams shake up 2020 field? | US news

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they don’t run for president. With some two dozen Democrats officially in the race for 2020, Stacey Abrams is the only one by the starting line unsure if she’ll compete. Indecision is a label most politicians will go to great lengths to avoid. George […]

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Bernie Sanders tells Walmart shareholders company is paying workers 'starvation wages'

Bernie Sanders tells Walmart shareholders company is paying workers ‘starvation wages’

Bernie Sanders has accused Walmart of paying its workers “starvation wages” – delivering his broadside in a dramatic intervention at a meeting of the company’s shareholders. Speaking in Arkansas, Mr Sanders, 76, who is among more than 20 Democrats seeking the party’s presidential nomination, said Walmart was fuelling inequality. He said the company – more […]

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‘He’d like to see peace on Earth’: how a dog became mayor of a California town | US news

The mayor of Idyllwild, California, was “born into public service”, according to his top aide. He took office at just 11 weeks old and spends nearly every day engaging with his constituents and spreading his hopes for world peace. He does it largely in the nude, though he wears a tie and an array of […]

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