China Weighs Slowing or Halting Purchases of U.S. Treasuries

China Weighs Slowing or Halting Purchases of U.S. Treasuries
China added to bond investors’ jitters on Wednesday as traders braced for what they feared could be the end of a three-decade bull market.Senior government officials in Beijing reviewing the nation’s foreign-exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. Treasuries, according to people familiar with the matter. The news comes as global debt markets were already selling off amid signs that central banks are starting to step back after years of bond-buying stimulus. Yields on 10-year Treasuries rose

Trump: I’m a ‘very stable genius’

Trump: I’m a ‘very stable genius’
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump slammed reports questioning his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he's a "very stable genius" after the publication of an expos about his first year as President put the White House into damage-control mode."Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart," the President continued. "Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I

Book fury hits Trump where it hurts most — his image

Book fury hits Trump where it hurts most — his image
(CNN)Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.Trump's image is under siege, and "Fire and Fury" seems certain to widen the perception between the version of himself that the President wants America to see and the one that emerges from behind-the-scenes reports.After a slow start Wednesday, when the White House seemed almost as staggered as the rest of Washington about Bannon's betrayal, Trump aides and friends sprang to his defense in a belated damage control effort.White House press

Revealed: The Secret KGB Manual for Recruiting Spies

Revealed: The Secret KGB Manual for Recruiting Spies
This is the first of a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. Its veterans still make up an important part of now-Russian President Vladimir Putins power base. All were trained in the same dark arts, and these primers in tradecraft are essential to an understanding of the way they think and the way they operate. U.S.

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit
Rand plays a significant role in America, with half of its funding coming from the US government.In Europe it has advised the UK government on policy issues such as mental health, as well as the European Parliament and the European Commission. Did 'soft Brexit' just win? Failure to plan for post-Brexit borders 'reckless' UK warned on cost of 'hard Brexit' Its report argues that Brexit was likely to have a "mostly negative effect" on American interests in Europe, given

Flynn’s ‘lock her up’ speech goes viral after he’s charged with lying to FBI

Flynn’s ‘lock her up’ speech goes viral after he’s charged with lying to FBI
With the news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI, the internet is having a field day with his “lock her up” speech at the Republican National Convention last year. Flynn made the speech during the “Make America Safe Again” portion of President Donald Trump‘s convention. The “lock her up” chants were a mainstay at Trump’s campaign rallies as a jab at then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in

Hillary Clinton’s Letter To Her Teenage Self Will Make You Wish She Was President

Hillary Clinton’s Letter To Her Teenage Self Will Make You Wish She Was President
Whether you like Hillary Clinton or don’t, you cannot deny that she is a pretty remarkable woman. Her impressive resumé reads like a fictitious list compiled by a comic desperate to get laughs – because really, what woman could be a lawyer, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, the first female to be elected Senator from New York, Secretary of State AND the Democratic Party nominee for the President of the United States? It’s the funniest

Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

Interior secretary pushing controversial road project
Cold Bay, Alaska (CNN)Far down the Alaskan peninsula, where it curves into the Bering Sea, lies the remote Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The federally protected, 492-square-mile wilderness area is home to brown bears, caribou, wolves, and, once a year, the entire world population of black brant geese.Critics of the road, however, say it would be disastrous, not just for the Izembek refuge but in setting a precedent for construction in wilderness areas nationwide. They also cast doubt on the

House, Senate Pass Republican Tax Bill

House, Senate Pass Republican Tax Bill
The House of Representatives and Senate both passed the Republican-led tax bill, despite a hiccup along the way. The final vote tally in the House on Tuesday was 227 to 203. The vote was along party lines except for 12 Republicans who voted against the bill. In the Senate, what was expected to be a quick vote turned into a bit of a snafu, when the Senate parliamentarian objected to three provisions in the bill, including its name. However, the

Donald Trumps Top Instagram Posts Are The Most Bizarre Summary Of 2017

Donald Trumps Top Instagram Posts Are The Most Bizarre Summary Of 2017
In the past, if you wanted to look back at how the year has gone for a particular president, you'd probably only need to check out the legislative record or the types of news headlines they made. In 2017, though, you could simply check social media profiles, especially for a president that's as active on social media as President Donald Trump. In fact, you only need to take a look at Donald Trump's best nine photos on Instagram to

Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault finally gets her day in court

Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault finally gets her day in court
Three weeks before the 2016 presidential election, season five Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos told the press that then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had kissed her, grabbed her breasts, and thrusted his genitals at her in 2007. On Tuesday, after more than a year following Zervos’ accusations—which Trump said are lies—and her resulting defamation suit against him, a New York judge will hear her oral arguments, and decide whether the suit may proceed. In 2016, when Zervos came forward with her

Mueller subpoenas Trump’s bank records as part of Russia probe

Mueller subpoenas Trump’s bank records as part of Russia probe
Mueller issued the subpoena several weeks ago, asking for records pertaining to Deutsche Bank’s dealings with Trump and his family, Bloomberg reports. Deutsche Bank has been Trump’s biggest lender for years and he owes the bank around $300 million, according to Bloomberg. The president used the bank to finance his hotel in Washington D.C. and has mortgages for the Trump National Doral in Miami and his tower in Chicago, the news outlet reports. Last week, his team announced that

Russia investigation zeroes in on Trump inner circle

Russia investigation zeroes in on Trump inner circle
Washington (CNN)Michael Flynn's downfall Friday exacerbated grave legal and political risks that represent the most serious threat to any administration for at least 40 years, and could eventually imperil the Trump presidency itself.It means there is now no credible way for President Donald Trump to claim the Russia investigation is a hoax, made up, fake news or a witch hunt.Comey goes biblical after Flynn pleaThe focus on Russia sanctions is also potentially significant.US intelligence estimates assess that a Russian

Step Inside Melania Trumps Nightmare Before Christmas

Step Inside Melania Trumps Nightmare Before Christmas
Anyone thinking of getting drunk at a White House Christmas party these next few weeks, or even President Trump on one of his nocturnal ambles, should be warned: The East Colonnade has become the most terrifying domestic space in America.Melania Trump, with what looks like the help of Tim Burton, has designed an anti-Christmas wonderland of white branches set stark against the wall and casting creepy shadows on the ceiling, leading toat the end of the corridorin the East

Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration

Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration
Most people have heard of Ivanka and Jared, but the first family is far from the only group of relatives staffing the Trump administration.A Daily Beast examination of public records reveals that there are at least 20 families, joined by either blood or marriage, in which multiple members hold some federal post or appointment. They include the families of some of Trumps most prominent campaign supporters and agency officials, including one cabinet officer. The posts range from senior White

Rail revamp aims to tackle train delays

Rail revamp aims to tackle train delays
Image copyright PA By BBC Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott:I have never met anyone in the rail industry - either pro- or anti-privatisation - who thinks it was a good idea to split up who runs the trains and who runs the track and signals.But that is what we have got.There have been plenty of stories about Network Rail teams arguing with train company teams about who should fix a problem and who should pay - causing plenty of unnecessary