Trump asked Comey to 'shut down' Flynn investigation

Comey wrote a memo after one February meeting at the White House stating that President Donald Trump had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. "And there's more behind it. There are other memos". For Richard Painter, former chief ethics lawyer for George W. Bush, Trump's alleged conversation with Comey would likely would rise to the level of obstruction of justice if it's revealed that Trump implicitly or explicitly threatened to ...

Pound tumbles after Bank of England keeps rates unchanged — FX Focus

Equities in London struggled to cast off a heavy coat of ex-dividend stocks, with Bank of England's so-called "Super Thursday" chiming in to erode already mediocre sentiment. "The factors now weighing on wage growth are unlikely to persist, and it [the MPC] projects that wages will rise significantly as the output gap narrows throughout the forecast period and closes by the end", he said.

Merkel's party wins in key state vote, exit polls show

The CDU unseated the SPD in North Rhine-Westphalia in May 2005, prompting a snap federal election. Sunday's elections were widely seen as a test of support for Merkel and Christian Democrats in the run-up to the national elections on September 24.

Spicer dodges questions about Trump recording in the White House

I'm sure he will be. Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced backlash from the press Thursday during her briefing after her comments on the Comey timeline conflicted with Trump's remarks to NBC. "If there are tapes, the President should turn them over immediately, of course". Trump's threat comes after multiple news outlets reported a conflicting account of the discussion Comey and Trump had during a dinner back in January, shortly after Trump's inauguration.

UK Conservatives promise to maintain EU-level workers' rights

UK Conservatives promise to maintain EU-level workers' rights

Mrs May also reiterated her commitment, outlined in the letter she sent to the European Union formally triggering Brexit talks, to fully maintain all workers' rights guaranteed by European Union law after Britain quits the club. There will also be new returnships, internships for people coming back into the labour market after an absence such as parenthood or a period of caring for a relative.