National Newswatch

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

Nov 15 2018 — — Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Al-Mojeb told journalists in a rare press conference in Riyadh on Thursday that Khashoggi’s killers had set in motion plans for the killing on Sept. 29, three days before […]

Brexit: Dominic Raab and Esther McVey among ministers to quit over EU agreement

Nov 15 2018 — — Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned saying he “cannot in good conscience support” the UK’s draft Brexit agreement with the EU. He was swiftly followed out of the door by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey and junior Brexit minister Suella Braverman. It comes hours after Theresa May announced that she had secured the backing […]

Theresa May facing chaos after Brexit Secretary resigns

Nov 15 2018 — — Like any divorce settlement, the Brexit deal was bound to be a grudging, imperfect compromise. But in the unusual breakup between Great Britain and the European Union, there was the added challenge of trying to please multiple sides. Now that a draft compromise is on the table, most of those sides in Britain are up […]

Lawyers seek ‘Apprentice’ tapes in Trump immigration suit for evidence of racism

Nov 14 2018 — — Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show “The Apprentice” to try to bolster their case alleging the move was racially motivated, the attorneys said Wednesday. Lawyers for Civil Rights, which sued Trump in February, has issued […]

Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists’ access to White House

Nov 14 2018 — — The Justice Department responded to CNN’s lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta’s press pass on Wednesday, saying in a court filing that the White House rejects the idea that it can’t pick and choose which journalists can be given a permanent pass to cover it. “The President and White House possess the same broad […]

Trump reportedly considering a wide-ranging shakeup among White House

Nov 14 2018 — — U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the issue, […]

In a stunning move, Melania Trump calls for ouster of a top national security aide

Nov 13 2018 — — First lady Melania Trump, in a remarkable move carried out by her spokeswoman, publicly pushed for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel. “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that (Ricardel) no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” the first lady’s communications director Stephanie […]

U.K. cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Nov 13 2018 — — Negotiators from Britain and the European Union have struck a proposed divorce deal that will be presented to politicians on both sides for approval, officials in London and Brussels said Tuesday. After a year and a half of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators agreed on proposals to resolve the main outstanding issue: the […]

Trump mocks French leader Macron after Armistice Day visit

Nov 13 2018 — — US President Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to mock his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, after an awkward Armistice Day visit. He attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army and French tariffs on US wine imports, as well as the French leader’s popularity rating. Mr Macron had urged world leaders to reject […]