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Flynn will decline Senate Intel subpoena, invoke Fifth Amendment

Flynn will decline Senate Intel subpoena, invoke Fifth Amendment

Flynn's attorneys, of the law firm of Covington and Burling, wrote that they believed it was reasonable to assume that any testimony or documents that Flynn were to provide could be used against him in a criminal proceeding. The letter to committee chairmen also states that Flynn is "the target on almost a daily basis of outrageous allegations, often attributed to anonymous sources in Congress or elsewhere in the United States Government, which, however fanciful on their face and ...



President Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamp

Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook . Trump vowed on the campaign trail not to cut Medicaid, Medicare, or Social Security, but much like the majority of his pledges, that seems to have gone by the wayside. Trump recently unveiled the broad principles of what he has said will be the biggest in United States history, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a Senate panel last week that these tax cuts would end up creating trillions of dollars in new revenue, something ...



Asian trade ministers mull China-backed trade pact

The revival of the TPP without the U.S. proposed by trade ministers meeting in Hanoi would not be in Australia's national interest, AFTINET Convener Patricia Ranald said today. "We are clear that it's going to bring benefit to our society for farmers, for families, for SMEs, for youth, for women", she said. Lighthizer was due to meet about a dozen ministers there, a US official said.


Chinese jets flew dangerously close during intercept, United States says

Chinese jets flew dangerously close during intercept, United States says

CNN reported earlier that the jets came within 150 feet of a U.S. Air Force plane flying over the Yellow Sea, with one of the fighters flying upside down directly over the American plane. The first encounter occurred in February between a Chinese surveillance aircraft and a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraft, CNN noted, which officials determined as "unsafe".



Trump budget slams safety-net programs for poor

DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain said the cuts in Trump's budget would strip about $11 million from his agency. School lunches and food stamps are in the crosshairs, too. Tuesday's budget blueprint faces a skeptical reception from Congress. "I don't take it as a sign he's more ideological", said Peter Wehner, a veteran Republican policy hand.


Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Rouhani was responding to a question on Monday from The Associated Press at a news conference in Tehran . Trump has said the nuclear accord that world powers reached with Iran is one of the worst deals he's seen and is reviewing policy toward the country.