For members of President Donald Trump’s legal team, there are few good news days. Friday 18 January was one of them. That's when special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian election interference, issued a rare public statement disputing an explosive Buzzfeed investigation that alleged that Trump had directed his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Buzzfeed reported that Cohen had told the special counsel that the president had asked him to lie to lawmakers about his negotiations with Russian officials over the building of a Trump tower in Moscow. In response to the story, several Democrats said publicly that they considered this an impeachable offence. But, after the special counsel's spokesman said that Buzzfeed's reporting was “not accurate” many media organisations were quick to dismiss the story. Perhaps too quick. Buzzfeed stands by its reporting, and has pointed out that the … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight What on earth is Rudy Giuliani up to?
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Newcastle United's 1-0 home defeat to Brighton left them rock-bottom of the Premier League. The Magpies are crisis-hit at the best of times under Mike Ashley, but the atmosphere at St James' Park yesterday verged on the mutinous as they made their worst start to a campaign in a century. Cardiff City's win over Fulham moved the Bluebirds out of the relegation zone and piled further pressure on Toon boss Rafa Benitez. Newcastle's plight will interest Swansea City supporters, with former players Federico Fernandez and Ki Sung-Yueng now in the black and white ranks. But while the defender has generally adapted to life on Tyneside, the South Korean has barely featured - he's played just 180 minutes of top-flight football all season - and hasn't been seen on the pitch for almost two months. What on earth has happened to him? The 29-year-old has not made an appearance for Benitez since the 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on September 1, with former Swan Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame having … [Read more...] about What on earth has happened to Ki Sung-Yueng at Newcastle?
LIVE RHI updates: What on earth was Spad doing without your knowledge, Arlene Foster asked BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The DUP leader Arlene Foster returns to the RHI inquiry on Tuesday morning. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/live-rhi-updates-what-on-earth-was-spad-doing-without-your-knowledge-arlene-foster-asked-37352067.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37352445.ece/1d375/AUTOCROP/h342/Arlene_at_RHI.jpg Email The DUP leader Arlene Foster returns to the RHI inquiry on Tuesday morning. The MLA begins her evidence session at 9.45am and will be in front of the panel for the day. On Monday evening her witness statement was published by the inquiry. Mrs Foster has contested claims by former party colleague and the former Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell, that she asked him to keep the scheme open. Mrs Foster has denied claims there was a party narrative from the DUP to discredit Mr Bell over the RHI scheme. The scandal surrounding the RHI … [Read more...] about LIVE RHI updates: What on earth was Spad doing without your knowledge, Arlene Foster asked
These are the horrific injuries suffered by a man at the hands of a violent criminal who is now on the run from a Derbyshire prison. Robert Barone, 44, was convicted of wounding with intent in 2014 after he launched a violent attack on another man who intervened in a fight, slashing him with two broken beer bottles. Barone, who used to work as a painter and decorator in Stoke-on-Trent, attacked his victim for intervening in a fight during a drinking session at Astbury Mere country park in Congleton. He fled the scene, leaving in a pool of blood his 26-year-old victim, who later spent four hours in surgery and needed 100 stitches for stab wounds to his arms, face and body. In 2014, Barone he was sentenced to eight years behind bars for the crime at Chester Crown Court. Judge Roger Dutton told Barone at the time of his sentencing: "[The victim] was lucky he didn't bleed to death because the extent of his injuries are just awful. Read More Latest crime news "It was bad enough at the … [Read more...] about What on-run criminal did to a man using broken bottles
RUSSIANS were left baffled when day inexplicably turned to night over an area larger than Britain last week. Everything from a meteor strike to a top secret Kremlin weapon test has been blamed for the sudden darkness that fell on the central Yakutia region on Friday. More superstitious locals were convinced the yellow-tinged sky was the "work of the devil" while others said it must have been caused by a wildfire - though none were reported near the Siberian districts. Moscow's defence and meteorological officials have yet to comment on the phenomenon that struck three Arctic regions in the middle of the day. There were no reports of meteorites, eclipses or weapons tests - let alone sightings of alien spacecrafts. A local resident in from Eveno-Bytantaisky said: "Messages are going around about about a light flash registered by the US satellites, followed by increase of radioactive level and unusual activity of the military. "We are never going to be told is this was true or false." … [Read more...] about Mystery as day temporarily turns to night over huge area of central Russia… and nobody is prepared to say what on earth happened