Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

Elizabeth Warren Lost Her Dream Job but Gained a Path to 2020

Elizabeth Warren did not want a goodbye party. She told her aides there would be no grand send-off, no celebration of a mission accomplished. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had been her idea from the start: a new arm of the government, uniquely empowered to police the kinds of loans and financial schemes that led […]

Behind the Whistle-Blower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge Toward Ukraine

WASHINGTON — For months this spring and summer, Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, tried to deflect pressure from President Trump and his allies to pursue investigations into former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mr. Biden’s son and other Trump rivals. The pressure was so relentless that Mr. Zelensky dispatched one of his closest […]

Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Biden: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump’s chief political rivals, in a July phone call, according to reports on Friday by the Wall Street Journal and other U.S. media outlets. The call featured in a classified whistleblower complaint that has sparked a political battle […]

Explainer: How might the Trump whistleblower mystery unfold?

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is in a standoff with leaders of the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives over a whistleblower complaint from within the intelligence community. The Washington Post has reported that the complaint, which has not been turned over to Congress, involved communications with a foreign leader and a “promise” made […]

Trump defends himself against whistle-blower complaint

Trump calls whistle-blower ‘partisan’, even though he said he doesn’t know the identity or precise allegations. US President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters a whistle-blower complaint that has roiled Washington relates to a “totally appropriate conversation” he had. “It’s a partisan whistle-blower,” Trump said, even though he said he did not know the identity of […]

Jo Swinson hits back after Emily Thornberry brands Lib Dems ‘kind of Taliban’

Jo Swinson has hit back at Labour's Emily Thornberry after she branded the Lib Dems 'kind of Taliban' over their Brexit policy. The Lib Dem leader has called for Brexit to be cancelled rather than holding a second referendum. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said the approach was anti-democratic, as she expressed her hope that Labour would […]

Business leaders can play a bigger role in fostering social cohesion: Heng Swee Keat

SINGAPORE – Business leaders need to do more than ever before to help tackle the three great divides that undermine social cohesion, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday (Sept 20). These are: the growing inequality as a result of globalisation and advances in technology, the burgeoning divide among different generations, especially as […]