House seeks to pass VA accountability bill next week

House seeks to pass VA accountability bill next week

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R., Tenn.) and ranking member Tim Walz (D., Minn.) have expressed strong support for the Senate bill. The Senate bill would turn a campaign promise of Trump's into law. Those include ending automatic raises, greenlighting the firing of poor performers across government, banning union business on government time and pension reductions.

Comey to Congress: Trump expected 'loyalty'

Comey also plans to say that Trump urged him in a private Oval Office meeting in February to end a probe into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , a request Comey said he found "very concerning". Mr Comey has not spoken publicly since he was abruptly fired by Mr Trump on May 9. It would be their last conversation before the F.B.I. director was dismissed.

United States unlikely to mediate Qatar diplomatic crisis

The worldwide community has been striving to mediate the crisis among the countries concerned since the escalating tensions between Qatar and its fellow Arab nations culminated when Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Libya and Yemen abruptly announced to sever diplomatic ties with the Gulf gas-rich state, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering with internal affairs.

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks

This time round the choice is likely to be even less clear, with the Liberal Democrats greatly reduced in number and the pro-EU Scottish National Party likely to have more influence. Speaking to reporters on her plane during a final burst of campaigning on Wednesday, May insisted she had no regrets about calling the vote three years early.

Polls open in United Kingdom election

Though such is the uncertainty of British elections neither leader is taking anything for granted. Campaigning in Britain's turbulent general election that has been darkened by two jihadi attacks wrapped up Wednesday, leaving forecasters struggling on the eve of voting to predict an outcome.

Russian mobsters arrested for peddling stolen chocolate

Russian mobsters arrested for peddling stolen chocolate

Almost three dozen purported Russian mobsters were hit with federal charges Wednesday alleging a wide variety of gangland crimes, new court documents reveal. "The suspects in this case cast a wide net of criminal activity, aiming to make as much money as possible, all allegedly organized and run by a man who promised to protect them", FBI Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney said in a statement.