The Russian people are free to criticize the authorities on any level, Vladimir Putin said when asked about a law which opponents say could be used by officials to punish people who speak out against them. Read Full Article at RT.com
UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is the latest Tory MP to be eliminated from the race to become the next prime minister, with former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stretching his lead after the latest round of voting. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russia manages to remain a great military power despite decreasing its defense budget, while other countries keep pumping money into their armies, Vladimir Putin said, during his annual Direct Line Q&A session. Read Full Article at RT.com
All officers involved in planting drugs on independent journalist Ivan Golunov must face penalties, Vladimir Putin said, urging more oversight over the police’s counter-narcotics department. Read Full Article at RT.com
If Donald Trump isn't above the law, you would never know it. He got away with colluding with Russia to win in 2016, and now he's openly seeking foreign assistance for a repeat in 2020. He committed criminal acts of obstruction from right inside the Oval Office, and yet he's experienced no consequence for those actions. Now, as Congress tries to investigate those obstructive acts, Trump and his attorneys have made an unprecedented assertion of absolute immunity over anything and everything related to actions he has taken in the White House. So-called absolute immunity was the claim White House and Department of Justice lawyers made Wednesday in order to rebuff every question asked of former Trump aide Hope Hicks regarding her time serving as White House communications director. Hicks wouldn't even divulge where her desk was located in the West Wing due to her made-up immunity shield. The blanket immunity claimed by Hicks and administration lawyers is akin to the blanket assertions of executive privilege Trump has made over all redacted portions of the Mueller report, all documents related to the 2020 census citizenship question, and other materials. Just to be clear, absolute immunity isn't a thing, nor are blanket assertions of executive privilege—or at least they weren’t pre-Trump. What the White House is now claiming on a regular basis amounts to a form of executive immunity, which is wholly different from the way limited assertions of executive privilege have been used by presidents in the past. «It's important to distinguish between executive immunity and executive privilege,» former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade explained on an episode of the podcast Talking Feds. McQuade recalled that George W. Bush's White House tried to claim executive immunity to block his former White House Counsel, Harriet Miers, from having to testify about a scandal involving the mass firing of U.S. Attorneys. As McQuade noted, that argument tanked in court, with a federal judge ruling that top aides to Bush weren't immune from congressional subpoenas. Executive privilege has traditionally been used like a scalpel rather than the bludgeon Trump has turned it into. There's a limited number of materials and conversations over which a president can claim executive privilege. «You have to show up and you have to go question by question,» McQuade explained of White House aides subpoenaed to testify. That doesn't amount to Trump's White House just blacking out a top aide's entire tenure in the West Wing, as it did Wednesday during the Hicks testimony. And it certainly doesn't mean Trump can simply block aides from giving any testimonial at all, as he is currently doing with former White House counsel Don McGahn. «I think it's a very aggressive move to assert executive immunity and say these people don't even have to show up to the hearing,» McQuade observed. «Ultimately, they'll lose in the courts.» In the meantime, Trump and his lawyers are creating privileges that never existed and totally upsetting the balance of power that once regulated our co-equal branches of government.
Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic in a case of mistaken identity, local officials have said. Read Full Article at RT.com
At the interbank foreign exchange (forex) market, the domestic currency closed up by 24 paise or 0.34 per cent at 69.44, a level not seen since June 12.
The Commerce Department said on June 20 the current account deficit, which measures the flow of goods, services and investments into and out of the country, fell 9.4 percent to $130.4 billion.
The Fed#39;s apparent change in stance is mainly guided by inflation readings and global growth concerns.
For the financial year 2019 on a consolidated basis, the net turnover of the company grew by 6 percent to Rs 2,515 crore compared to last year.
The NFI is the barometer of the road freight market in India and is based on Rivigo rate exchange, which gives a live spot rate on over 7 million lane and vehicle type combinations in the country.
Working long hours for 10 years or more may be associated with stroke. People under age 50 had a higher risk of stroke when working long hours for a decade or more.
It started with a hashtag. Amande de Cadenet, photographer, author, and TV host, was spending time with her sister, a director and photographer in her own right, when an ACLU study on the lack of diversity among directors was published in the NYT Magazine, with de Cadenet’s sister an interviewee in the cover story. “It’s […]
File ice cream vans under ‘things I never thought posed a significant risk to the environment but might actually.’ Nissan has developed a new concept vehicle that addresses the problem of all the emissions generated by conventional ice cream vans, and older models in particular, which pump out a lot of greenhouse gases while idling […]
Belugas and narwhals can apparently breed. Scientists have confirmed the only known specimen of beluga-narwhal hybrid.
The UK government has delayed the introduction of mandatory age verification for accessing online pornography — blaming an administrative cock-up. The controversial scheme had been due to launch on July 15, after an earlier implementation date also came and went. Although in this instance it does not appear the policy has been derailed by the […]
In a bid to expand its educational offerings, iRobot has acquired local Massachusetts-based startup, Root Robotics. The company is the creator of the eponymous coding robot, a two-wheeled device designed to draw on whiteboards and other surfaces, scanning colors, playing music and otherwise playing out coding instructions. We had the company at our CES stage […]
Anyone can build a computer—thanks to a partnership between Kano and Microsoft. The tech titans on Wednesday unveiled Kano PC, a DIY two-in-one Windows laptop for creative learning. Kids of all ages can […] The post Kano’s DIY Two-in-One Laptop For Kids Runs Windows 10 appeared first on Geek.com.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The artifacts in a new exhibit tracing four centuries of black history in Virginia range from the painful to the poignant: leg shackles and chains used during slavery, a letter from a fugitive slave describing the joys of his newfound freedom and a stool from a ...
Anila Quayyum Agha draws on traditions of beauty and embellishment from her native Pakistan to create immersive experiences that allow viewers to explore and challenge their own perceptions. The professor and practicing artist, who is now based in Indianapolis, Indiana, works with industrial grade materials like laser-cut, powder coated steel to construct her patterned environments. Though her installations are aesthetically alluring, she intentionally uses abstraction to inspire deeper thought in gallery-goers. “Artists have the ability to bring historical perspectives to the current time, Agha explains. More
The State Department's safety ranking for the Dominican Republic remains unchanged, despite mysterious deaths over the past year of at least nine Americans visiting the Caribbean nation — family members of whom are searching for answers. James Allen, brother of Joseph Allen, who was found dead in his hotel room ...
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that bagsying the role of banker in Monopoly is absolute class. A new voice-activated version of the banking game, however, makes the financial position redundant (and, therefore, […] The post Voice-Activated Monopoly Game Eliminates Human Banking Error appeared first on Geek.com.
When American Honda Motor Co. Inc. (AHM) started its business in 1959, the company purchased a small fleet of Chevy pickups to deliver motorcycles to its fledgling dealers across Southern California.American Honda restored a truck to authentically match the one in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM's original office at 4077 Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, to mark the company's 60th anniversary.“Tapping its U.S. archives and memories of retired Honda associates for details, a 1961 Chevy half-ton pickup was found and carefully renovated; replicating the original paint scheme as used by company salesmen delivering motorcycles to dealers to sell on a consignment basis. These trucks helped American Honda quickly establish a U.S. market foothold, starting in Southern California. By 1965, Honda was the best-selling motorcycle brand in America with a market share of almost 72 percent,” says American Honda.The truck was given a mild mechanical freshening makeover besides new factory-correct white paint and hand-painted graphics like the originals. To give the olden days feel, two vintage motorcycles, a Honda 50 and CB160, like those originally carried in the trucks, are placed in the truck bed. The truck along with the bikes is now on display in the lobby of American Honda's Torrance, California headquarters.There is a lot in the pipeline regarding the public display before the truck eventually reaches the American Honda Collection Hall in Torrance, where it will be staged in front of a replica of the company's original Los Angeles office. The display plan includes the 2019 SEMA Show and other events around the country, as well as classic vehicle gatherings around Southern California.Delivery Truck Basic Specs:· Half-ton chassis· 8 ft. bed· 283 cu. in. V8 engine· 160 HP· 3-speed manual transmissionThe two important motorcycles from those early days were also procured, helping recreate what the package looked like as salesmen traveled around the state to support their dealers. A red 1965 Honda 50, known in other parts of the world as the Super Cub, occupies the left side of the truck bed. Honda 50 Basic Specs:· Pressed steel, step-through monocoque frame· 49cc single-cylinder pushrod engine· 3-speed semi-automatic transmission with centrifugal clutchThe other bike is an original 1965 Honda CB160, one of Honda's early small displacement sport bikes.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the truck. https://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
After Magnussen stated in a radio message that he was enduring the «worst experience» he'd ever had in a racing car, Steiner intervened and told the Dane that «enough was enough.»Following his qualifying crash, Magnussen started from the pitlane with a set-up gamble that didn't pay off and left him with a difficult car.On the in-lap to the pits after the race, Magnussen apologised to the ...Keep reading
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden is sending its heir to the throne and head of government to Switzerland to support its bid in the 2026 Winter Olympics host vote on Monday. The Stockholm-Are 2026 campaign says Crown Princess Victoria - «the nation's most popular public figure» - will join the delegation ...
The Japanese manufacturer has revealed that the system on the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid was still showing that the right front tyre pressure was dropping after that wheel had already been changed with an hour of the race remaining. This was because the sensors on each corner of the car had been wired up incorrectly to the antenna that communicates with the pits. It had initially stated that ...Keep reading
F1's rules have been in the spotlight since Vettel controversially lost victory at the previous race in Montreal because of a time penalty he received for rejoining unsafely and forcing Lewis Hamilton off the track.Verstappen, who believes it was wrong for the four-time world champion to be punished, fought for victory in the Monaco GP but then lost his second place finish because of his own ...Keep reading
Atletico Madrid reaches agreement with city rival Real Madrid to sign midfielder Marcos Llorente on a five-year deal