India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

NEHANDRA Modi Heading for 2nd Term//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a big election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. Continue reading India’s Modi promises unity, peace and prosperity after a stunning election win

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Andrea Leadsom resigns: Leader of the House of Commons steps down from government

Andrea Leadsom resigns: Leader of the House of Commons steps down from government

“I cannot support this bill”;Commons Leaders Andrea Leadsom as she leaves May’s government

A truly bad day for Theresa May, one which would certainly count as the worst-ever for many other prime ministers, actually began very late the previous night as the newspaper front pages dropped on social media.

Probably the most brutal of a scathing bunch was the Telegraph, traditionally the bible of Conservative thought: “Desperate, deluded, doomed,” it read, above a trio of images of the prime minister in mid-gurn giving her Brexit speech.

With reaction to May’s “10-point offer” becoming more negative by the hour, the apparent No 10 strategy seemed to be to somehow get through the day, and thus on to the media purdah of Thursday’s European elections, and then into next week’s parliamentary recess. Continue reading Andrea Leadsom resigns: Leader of the House of Commons steps down from government

Ex-White House Counsel McGhan defies House Subpoena, Skips Hearing. What now?

Ex-White House Counsel McGhan defies House Subpoena, Skips Hearing. What now?

House judiciary chair Nadler accused Donald Trump of multiple crimes on McGahn no show hearing//Crimson Tazvinzwa

The president has directed former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena and skip a House Judiciary hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

The US House Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on Tuesday with another empty chair at the witness table, as former White House counsel Don McGahn refused to testify.

In a further escalation of a struggle between President Donald Trump and Congress over its power to investigate him, the White House on Monday told McGahn, who left his post in October, to disregard a subpoena from the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee subpoena to appear at the hearing. Continue reading Ex-White House Counsel McGhan defies House Subpoena, Skips Hearing. What now?

Zimbabwe Secures US$500 Million Afreximbank Loan Against Platinum Mining Collateral

Zimbabwe Secures US$500 Million Afreximbank Loan Against Platinum Mining Collateral

Zimbabwe secured a $500 million loan from the African Export-Import Bank to try and stabilize its currency market by offering platinum production as collateral, a person familiar with the details of the agreement said.

Country’s central bank said it secured $500 million loan
Loan will be used to stabilize’s Zimbabwe’s currency market
The Southern African country secured a $500 million loan from the African Export-Import Bank to stabilize its tottering currency market by offering platinum production as collateral, sources say. Continue reading Zimbabwe Secures US$500 Million Afreximbank Loan Against Platinum Mining Collateral

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The President’s Attorney Jay Sekulow Told Him To Give False Info To Congress

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The President’s Attorney Jay Sekulow Told Him To Give False Info To Congress

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers behind closed doors that Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s attorneys, encouraged him to give untrue information to lawmakers about the Trump Tower project in Moscow, according to transcripts released Monday. Continue reading Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The President’s Attorney Jay Sekulow Told Him To Give False Info To Congress