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House committee grills FBI director: Did Trump–Russia dossier back a FISA warrant?

FBI Director Christopher Wray has declined to tell the House Judiciary Committee if he was prohibited from sharing documents that would show whether the notorious Steele dossier was used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Wray was appearing before the the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, after President Donald Trump’s recent tweet that the FBI’s reputation ...

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Here we go again: Boris Johnson wants Britain back in the Middle East to fight terrorism

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 14:25 Boris Johnson has called the war in Iraq a “mistake,” but says that Britain still needs to be bold enough to step back into the Middle East in order to avoid further years of instability and terrorism. Mapping out his post-Brexit foreign policy vision in a speech on Thursday, the foreign secretary warned that ...

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‘Too big to fail’ bank rules targeted, as Senate panel rolls back Dodd–Frank Act

Banks and credit unions may soon be relieved of regulations added after the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Senate Banking Committee repealed provisions of the Dodd–Frank Act. The senate panel approved bill S.2155 in a 16-7 vote Tuesday, to raise the threshold at which bank holding companies are considered “too big to fail,” removing the financial stress test and capital-planning ...

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Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search

Firefox’s default search engine has become the subject of a hotly contested legal battle, a few weeks after Mozilla announced it would be moving from Yahoo to Google. Yahoo’s new parent Oath filed a complaint against Mozilla in a California court on December 1, alleging a breach of contract. Now Mozilla has filed a counter complaint, stating that the switch ...

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Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search

Firefox’s default search engine has become the subject of a hotly contested legal battle, a few weeks after Mozilla announced it would be moving from Yahoo to Google. Yahoo’s new parent Oath filed a complaint against Mozilla in a California court on December 1, alleging a breach of contract. Now Mozilla has filed a counter complaint, stating that the switch ...

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Sanctions forcing Russian tycoons to bring money back home

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 09:45 Rich Russians are nervous that their money will be frozen because of new US sanctions, and are preparing a plan to repatriate their wealth, according to reports by Reuters and Vedomosti. There are several reasons for Russian tycoons to do this, according to Reuters. Next year, Washington can impose more sanctions against key Russian ...

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May’s mistakes come back to bungle Brexit: What we know about DUP border demands

Prime Minister Theresa May’s mistakes are coming back to haunt her. Losing her majority in a snap election, a desperate DUP deal and a double dose of Brexit bungling may have just neutralized negotiations with Brussels. On Monday, negotiations with the European Union (EU) over Brexit were looking good. Britain and Brussels have been wrangling over the big three issues ...

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Communists ask Putin to bring back monument to KGB founder Dzerzhinsky

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 10:19 The head of the Russian Communist Party Gennadiy Zyuganov has asked President Vladimir Putin to bring back a monument to one of the most prominent Bolshevik leaders: founder of the Soviet special services, Felix Dzerzhinsky. In a letter to the president, Zyuganov noted the “decisive role” that Dzerzhinsky played in the establishment of the ...

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India’s economy back on track after year-long slowdown

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 13:13 Strong manufacturing performance has helped India’s economy expand 6.3 percent in the three months to September, reversing more than a year of declining growth. Manufacturing was up seven percent compared to the same period in 2016, a sharp jump from the 1.2 percent growth the sector registered in the second quarter. The stronger economic ...

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Google might bring Nest back into its own hardware business

Google might fold Nest back into the Google, well, fold. The company is considering integrating Nest, which is a separate company under mutual parent Alphabet at the moment, back into Google’s hardware business. The re-integration, first reported by Wall Street Journal, is a move that Google is considering as a way to help it build out its smart home capabilities ...

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