Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers

It is the latest stage in an ongoing power struggle between opposition and president. "This rupture of democratic and constitutional norms greatly damages Venezuela's democratic institutions and denies the Venezuelan people the right to shape their country's future through their elected representatives", State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement .

Comey wanted to reveal Russian meddling months before election

Months before the election, FBI Director James Comey tried to reveal that Russian Federation was interfering in America's electoral process in order to help Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. That's according to a report from Newsweek magazine. The FBI and other US intelligence officials have since launched investigations into Trump's ties to Russia and whether members of his administration had been in contact with Russian envoys during the election.

Merkel's party beats center left in state poll

Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) easily beat the Social Democrats (SPD) in Saarland State, although a tighter race was expected after the Social Democrats were boosted in polls by nominating Martin Schulz, a former president of the European Parliament.

Oil rises on Libya disruption and likely Opec output cut extension

Light, sweet crude for May delivery gained 93 cents, or 1.9%, to $49.30 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, trading at the highest level since March 21. USA shale oil production using fracking technology has turned the world's largest oil consumer into an exporter of crude and products, while Canada is developing its vast oil sands deposits and Brazil is working on huge offshore fields.

United Nations chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State group

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Iraq on Thursday to assess the humanitarian situation in the country amid the ongoing fight of the government army against Daesh, outlawed in Russian Federation and many other states worldwide.

White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports

Speaking after Spicer's press conference concluded, Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking intelligence House Democrat, said the executive mansion's handling of intelligence is cause for "profound concern". Nunes first announced last Friday that he was inviting Comey back to the House on Tuesday to answer questions in a closed briefing. This struck reporters as odd - that Nunes would go to be briefed at the office building that houses most of the White House staff, and then return to the White House ...

GST on track as finance minister Jaitley tables four bills in Parliament

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced GST bills in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Raising his objection, Congress member K C Venugopal said the introduction of these bills was not listed in today's agenda and asserted that parliamentary procedures must be followed while dealing with important issues.

In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target

John Kennedy's family estate, known during his term as the Winter White House, is seven miles north at the other end of Ocean Drive. "I have no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly", he said as he welcomed senators and their spouses from both parties to a make-nice reception at the White House.

US Coast Guard seizes 16 tons of cocaine

The almost month-long mission in the worldwide waters of the Eastern Pacific, which included U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian and interagency partners, involved 17 separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interceptions along Central and South America, the agency said in a news release.

III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII) Institutional Ownership stands at 98.3

The stock had previously closed at $19.69. The stock fell more than 13 percent, its worst single-day performance since August 30, 2016, when it plunged over 20 percent. FMR LLC increased its stake in G-III Apparel Group by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. The company's growth for the past 5 years has been at -3.98 percent.

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who leads economic reforms, has said the IPO will value Aramco at a minimum of $2 trillion. By drastically reducing the tax rate, more cash will go to the potential owners of the Saudi Aramco compared to the government.

What can you say? This is a nightmare - Robben blasts Netherlands defeat

The Dutch FA said recent results left the team with difficulty qualifying for the World Cup in Russian Federation. Netherlands assistant coach Fred Grim will stand in as caretaker for Tuesday's friendly against Italy in Amsterdam while the search for a new manager begins.

Russian Federation detains hundreds in anti-corruption protests

In Vladivostok , where almost 500 people took part in the protest, 25 activists are facing administrative charges, according to police. By Sunday evening, riot police in body armor and helmets hauled in more than 700 demonstrators in central Moscow , as the crowd, numbering in the tens of thousands, cheered and whistled and chanted, "Shame!" Navalny did not stage the protest against Putin as many expected (this would be political suicide), but instead focused on Dmitry Medvedev, alleging ...

US State Department approves Keystone XL

Barrasso in his statement , said permitting the pipeline will create jobs, help grow our economy, and improve America's energy security. TransCanada does not dispute the State Department report . Part of the original Keystone pipeline runs through eastern Nebraska . The Trump administration confirmed Thursday that a response is imminent - the decision will be made within the timeline set out by the White House, meaning it must happen by Monday.

France's Le Pen, on Russian Federation visit, heads to Kremlin for exhibition

In a statement, Mr Putin said: "We value highly our relations with France and try to maintain good relations with incumbent government and the opposition". The visit comes after speculation Le Pen may be seeking Russian money for her campaign. The Kremlin has denied meddling in the campaign. Putin would benefit from getting the sanctions lifted, especially as he is expected to seek a fourth term in office next year.

9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

Of the 19 hijackers who carried out the most deadly terror attack in modern history, 15 were Saudi nationals and three had previously worked for the kingdom. The complaint also accuses Saudi officials of knowing that money was redirected from Saudi charities to al Qaeda to fund their attacks, among other allegations.

British retail sales rebound in February

United Kingdom retail sales increased for the first time in four months in February despite high inflation squeezing purchasing power of consumers. Retail sales have dropped to a seven year low over the last quarter, marginally offset by a better than anticipated February.

Starbucks Canada sets goal to hire 1000 refugees over five years

Johnson and Schultz sat down with CNN's Poppy Harlow this week to discuss the U.S. political climate and its impact on global business. But Schultz said no matter what happens in Washington, Starbucks can weather the storm. He also mentioned the company's pledge to hire 10,000 refugees, which was announced after President Trump signed his initial executive order attempting to bar refugees from entering the US.

French presidential candidates face off in marathon debate

Macron scored 29 percent of votes on the question of who was the most convincing candidate, ahead of Melenchon on 20 percent. The markets have been nervous about the possibility of a Le Pen victory as she has pledged to take France out of the euro and hold a referendum on European Union membership.

Asylum seekers intercepted entering Canada illegally increase

A poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos found 48 percent of Canadians surveyed said they wanted to deport recent migrants who entered illegally. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police intercepted 476 border crossers nationwide in January and 658 in February for a total of 1,134 during Canada's two coldest months.