Germany: Der Spiegel says star reporter made up parts of stories

Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, falsified his articles on a grand scale and even invented characters, deceiving both readers and his colleagues. The reporter also wrote for a string of other well-known outlets, including the German newspapers taz, Welt and the Frankfurter Allgemeine's Sunday edition.

Former business associate of Michael Flynn pleads not guilty

Charges against the two former associates, Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin , were unsealed on Monday in an Alexandria, Va., courtroom. The lobbying work is not illegal if the foreign agents register with the Justice Department as per the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Trump's personal charity closed down over misuse of funds

Nonprofit foundations are supposed to be devoted to charitable activities. It turns out a lot of charities are serious about keeping donations private - that makes it tough to prove how much they actually give to charity and how much they're using for their own personal - or political - ends.

Trump Signals Defeat on Wall Demand as Christmas Crisis Deadline Nears

Miller says Trump is prepared to do "whatever is necessary" to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.

North Korea helicopter crosses South's tactical line

If the US administration believed that heightened sanctions and pressure would force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons, "it will count as (its) greatest miscalculation, and it will block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever - a result desired by no one", according to the statement.

Robert Mueller's team fires back at Michael Flynn's attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation

However, many of Flynn's supporters have questioned the legitimacy of the case against him. Nevertheless, then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was reportedly "not happy" about the plan to interview Flynn about the Kislyak discussion, which took place during the presidential transition.

Sturgeon calls May a 'lame duck leader' after confidence vote

She was forced to postpone this week's vote in the House of Commons on the text after admitting she faced a huge defeat, as her own MPs joined with opposition parties to reject it. She has seen off a threat tonight but it is only one battle in the Brexit war. "People and businesses need certainty". Corbyn said: "It is totally and utterly unacceptable to this house, in any way".

Strasbourg attack: Armed cops cordon off area after market shooting

About 350 people, including police, troops and helicopters were on the heels of the attacker who had "sowed terror" in the city, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said . French soldiers, who are part of anti-terrorism patrols across the country, had shot him in the arm but he managed to escape and elude capture for 48 hours.

Crunch Brexit Vote Could Be Delayed Until January 21, Theresa May Suggests

I think what is important, as she said at a number of occasions, is getting the reassurances that the House needs so we will be led by that process", May's spokesperson told reporters. The highest court in the United Kingdom - the Supreme Court - will rule on Thursday on a challenge brought over Brexit legislation passed by the Scottish devolved administration.

Congress leads in Rajasthan Assembly Elections, crosses majority mark

Meanwhile, Congress leader Kamal Nath has reportedly announced his party's victory at the Bhopal party office in Madhya Pradesh . Sachin Piolet held a press onference and said, "We are in touch with anti-BJP candidates (winners)". As many as 2,899 candidates were in the fray including 250 women and five third gender candidates. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) registered a thumping victory in Telangana state, while in Mizoram state, the Mizo National Front trounced the ...

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China

Kovrig is a former Canadian diplomat posted to Beijing. That message was echoed by Larry Kudlow, the head of Trump's National Economic Council, who told "Fox News Sunday" that the Huawei case and the trade discussions were different "and I think President Trump and President Xi will continue to keep that difference".

President Trump's Turbulent List of Candidates for Chief of Staff

Mr Trump will decide on his new chief of staff by the end of the year, sources said. Allies of Meadows have broached the idea of him taking on the chief of staff role as a duo with Bossie acting as a second-in-command. Ayers had always been discussed as the individual who would replace John Kelly , who will be leaving by the end of the year . John Kelly , the retired Marine general who attempted to instill military discipline around Trump, is expected to leave by the end of the year.

Top Huawei executive cites health issues in Canada bail request

In a sworn affidavit, Meng said she was innocent of the allegations and would contest them at trial in the USA if she was sent there. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told USA ambassador Terry Branstad that the United States had made an "unreasonable demand" on Canada to detain Ms Meng while she was passing through Vancouver .

Schiff: There’s a ‘Very Real Prospect’ of Trump Going to Jail

Trump had the lowest approval rating in Spain, where 93 percent of respondents said they did not believe in the USA leader's ability to make good decisions. And Mueller could complete a larger report at the conclusion of his investigation. This is relevant to the extent that Trump in the final phase of the election campaign and since entering the White house, has repeatedly asserted that no "shops" in Russian Federation.

House Republicans release Comey interview transcript

Comey on Friday met with members of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Russian Federation probe. That termination led to Robert Mueller's appointment. Comey did not identify the four, and declined to answer other questions that went into matters under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other federal prosecutors.

Grace Millane: Backpacker’s disappearance being treated as suspected murder

Late this afternoon police announced they were questioning a man about the murder of Grace Millane, 22, who was last seen in Auckland's CBD a week ago. In a tearful press conference on Friday, Miss Millane's father, who has travelled to Auckland to help with investigations, said his family are "extremely concerned" for her welfare.

Japanese government is the latest to ban Huawei network equipment

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou , 46, who is also the daughter of the company founder, was arrested on December 1 at the request of the United States . At a hearing Friday in Vancouver, a Canadian prosecutor argued that Meng - who has spent most of the past week at a women's detention facility in a suburb of Vancouver - should be denied bail pending possible extradition to the United States because she was a flight risk.

James Comey appears before House Judiciary Committee in closed session

Comey had refused to testify in private, but reached a deal with House Republicans to release a transcript of the interview within 24-hours. Trump has repeatedly called the Russian Federation probe a "witch hunt" and has accused Comey and his close colleagues of being corrupt.

U.S. senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after Central Intelligence Agency chief briefing

Two key U.S. Republican senators said Tuesday after a briefing by the CIA's director that they have "zero" doubt Saudi Arabia's crown prince directed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . But the White House's decision to make Haspel available-though only to a small group of recalcitrant senators-has backfired again, since it whetted the appetite of more senators for a briefing of their own.

Israeli Police Call For Charging Netanyahu With Bribery

Now, the Israeli attorney general should decide whether to bring indictments in the case. Netanyahu has said he wants his coalition to keep going until the end of its term, but politicians close to him say that given the coalition's shaky razor-thin majority, an early election is likely.