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December 12, 2018

DOJ ‘not a tool of trade’ in Chinese exec dispute, official vows, after Trump suggests he might intervene

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As critics blast President Donald Trump for suggesting he might “intervene” in the Justice Department’s pending prosecution of a prominent Chinese executive so his administration can resolve a growing trade dispute with China, the Justice Department’s top national security official on Wednesday insisted his prosecutors will not be influenced by what the White House does. “We are not a tool of trade when we bring the cases,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers tol..
December 12, 2018

Grilled on Fox, Pompeo says Saudis ‘have already paid the price’ for Khashoggi murder

LEAH MILLIS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again cast doubt on the reported CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the U.S. was still "developing" a "set of facts." His defense of Saudi Arabia, which ranged from the Saudis "have already paid the price" for the plot to Iran is the real problem in the region, stands in the face of growing anger in Congress over t..
December 12, 2018

UK PM Theresa May faces possible ouster in vote of no confidence over Brexit

Leon Neal/Getty Images(LONDON) -- United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May defended her leadership outside 10 Downing Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, revealing that her Conservative Party had demanded a vote of confidence in her premiership amid the tumult of Britain exiting the European Union. The results of the vote will be announced at 9 p.m. Anything more than 50 percent -- 158 votes -- will force May out of office. "I will contest that vote with everything I've got," May said. "I..
December 12, 2018

Five Marines killed in midair collision identified

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Abrego(WASHINGTON) -- The Marine Corps has identified the five Marines killed aboard a KC-130 refueling tanker when it collided with a F/A-18 fighter jet off the coast of Japan last week. They were identified as Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, of New Bern, North Carolina; Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, of Staatsburg, New York; Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores, 27, of Surprise, Arizona; Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, of Tremont, Illinois; and Cpl. William C. Ross, 21, of ..