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Trump’s Lawyers Want Him to Refuse an Interview in Russia Inquiry

Trump’s Lawyers Want Him to Refuse an Interview in Russia Inquiry | Livewire | Scoop.it
The lawyers believe the special counsel lacks standing in some matters, but a refusal would run counter to the president’s statements and raise the specter of a court battle.
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Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge - The New York Times

Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
The Trump Tower Moscow talks went on for months longer than the president has previously acknowledged, his lawyer said.
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Xi keeps China on high alert for 'black swan' events: Xinhua | Reuters

Xi keeps China on high alert for 'black swan' events: Xinhua | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
China must maintain its high alert to "black swan" events while "gray rhino" events must be fended off, the country's President Xi Jinping said on Monday, adding that the economy faces deep and complicated changes, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
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Al Qaeda Claims U.N. Peacekeeper Attack That Killed 10 in Mali - The New York Times

Al Qaeda Claims U.N. Peacekeeper Attack That Killed 10 in Mali - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
Al Qaeda Claims U.N. Peacekeeper Attack That Killed 10 in Mali
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Afghan election: President Ashraf Ghani and 14 rivals launch race for July vote in Afghanistan - The

The Taliban conflict and struggling peace efforts will dominate the contest.
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Israel strikes Iranian forces in Syria, confirming move in rare announcement - The

Israel strikes Iranian forces in Syria, confirming move in rare announcement - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
Israel makes rare admission of striking Iranian forces in Syria
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Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops - The New York Times

Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
The House speaker had threatened to cancel President Trump’s State of the Union address, citing security concerns because of the government shutdown.
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Trump China Tariffs: US Owed Billions, Who Is Paying? - Bloomberg

Trump China Tariffs: US Owed Billions, Who Is Paying? - Bloomberg | Livewire | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump is right to say that his tariffs are generating billions of dollars for the U.S. But China and other countries aren’t paying them as he’s suggested.
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Ukraine foreign minister says arms talks with U.S. ongoing | Reuters

Ukraine foreign minister says arms talks with U.S. ongoing | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Friday that arms negotiations were ongoing with the United States.
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Brexit row erupts as opposition party rejects Theresa May's offer for talks

Brexit row erupts as opposition party rejects Theresa May's offer for talks | Livewire | Scoop.it
The British government has insisted that cross-party talks to find a consensus on Theresa May's Brexit plans have been "constructive."
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Corporate Europe Faces ‘Unbearable’ Uncertainty Over U.K. Exit

Corporate Europe Faces ‘Unbearable’ Uncertainty Over U.K. Exit | Livewire | Scoop.it
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to get approval for a deal to split the country from the EU adds significant pressure on companies as they plan for the now greater possibility of an abrupt and disorderly exit.
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‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight - The

‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
The House speaker’s confrontational approach to the president has united Democrats and cheered liberals — but it also carries risks ahead of the 2020 campaign.
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Trump administration calling nearly 50,000 back to work, unpaid, as shutdown drags on - The

Trump administration calling nearly 50,000 back to work, unpaid, as shutdown drags on - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
Rank-and-file Democrats rejected the president’s invitation to talks at the White House, remaining unified in opposition to a border wall.
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Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery. - The New York Times

Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery. - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
The unusually secretive way the president has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.
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Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south | Reuters

Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
Minority Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy, the culmination of a peace process to end decades of separatist conflict in a region plagued by poverty, banditry and Islamist extremism.
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Kremlin downbeat on Japan peace deal chances before Abe visit | Reuters

Kremlin downbeat on Japan peace deal chances before Abe visit | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
The Kremlin on Monday played down the notion that Russia and Japan would be able to swiftly clinch a World War Two peace deal or resolve a decades-old territorial dispute, a day before the two countries are due to hold talks on the issues.
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Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge - The New York Times

Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge - The New York Times | Livewire | Scoop.it
The Trump Tower Moscow talks went on for months longer than the president has previously acknowledged, his lawyer said.
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Chinese economy slows to lowest growth rate in 28 years - The

Chinese economy slows to lowest growth rate in 28 years - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
The trade war is not the main reason — but it’s also not helping.
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U.S. launches new criminal probe of Huawei over alleged trade-secret thefts

U.S. launches new criminal probe of Huawei over alleged trade-secret thefts | Livewire | Scoop.it
The latest criminal investigation, reported by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, arose out of civil lawsuits, including one in Seattle, where Huawei was found liable for misappropriating robotic technology from wireless network operator T-Mobile
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Democrats demand investigation after report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress - The

Democrats demand investigation after report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
Democratic leaders reacted with fury to a report from BuzzFeed News that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie under oath about his business interests in Russia during the campaign.
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U.S. Debates Lifting China Tariffs to Hasten Trade Deal, Calm Markets

U.S. Debates Lifting China Tariffs to Hasten Trade Deal, Calm Markets | Livewire | Scoop.it
U.S. officials are debating ratcheting back tariffs on Chinese imports as a way to calm markets and give Beijing an incentive to make deeper concessions in a trade battle that has rattled global economies.
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Mounting evidence of fraud in Congo vote prompts rare rebuke from the African Union - The

Mounting evidence of fraud in Congo vote prompts rare rebuke from the African Union - The | Livewire | Scoop.it
The A.U. expressed “serious doubts” over the election, called for delaying the release of final results and urgently sent a delegation to Kinshasa.
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China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll | Reuters

China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
China's economy is expected to cool further this year as domestic demand weakens and exports are hit by U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing views Beijing will need to roll out more stimulus measures.
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Asia Stocks Set to Rise After Profits Buoy S&P 500: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg

Asia Stocks Set to Rise After Profits Buoy S&P 500: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg | Livewire | Scoop.it
U.S. equity futures and European shares fell on Thursday after a mixed session in Asia as concerns about rising tension between America and China offset signs of a better-than-expected start to the earnings season. The dollar was steady and Treasuries edged higher.
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Corbyn Says Referendum an Option as He Snubs May: Brexit Update - Bloomberg

Corbyn Says Referendum an Option as He Snubs May: Brexit Update - Bloomberg | Livewire | Scoop.it
Theresa May is holding talks with rival parties and is ready to blur some of her red lines to find a consensus Brexit plan that can win support in Parliament. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is boycotting the talks, said a second referendum should remain an option but he still prefers to try to force a general election.
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Russia calls on Japan to recognize outcome of World War Two | Reuters

Russia calls on Japan to recognize outcome of World War Two | Reuters | Livewire | Scoop.it
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied on Wednesday that Moscow was imposing an ultimatum on Japan in talks to end a decades-long territorial dispute, but called on Tokyo to recognize the results of World War Two.
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