The surprise announcement came less than a week before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is due to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a precursor to a meeting between Kim and President Trump. Tests will be suspended starting Saturday, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Analysts noted that the announcement made no mention of giving up its program, simply signaling a freeze.
The attorney general made his position known in a phone call to White House Counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as President Trump’s fury at Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein peaked after he approved the FBI’s raid on the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
The unusual release of the memo is part of a broader campaign to rehabilitate Gina Haspel’s image ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing to become CIA director. Senators who want the agency to declassify documents related to her record were angered by what they saw as a “selective” response to their demands.
Russian entrepreneur Yevgeny Chichvarkin owns a wine shop in London. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
Russian entrepreneur Yevgeny Chichvarkin owns a wine shop in London. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
Since the Skripal poisoning, the lives of Russian economics majors, sous-chefs and kleptocrats in Britain are fraught with new anxieties. Critics in London of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin are reevaluating their need for personal protection. Russians with money worry they will be ensnared by new laws going after “unexplained wealth.” Russians without money say they are being maligned with stereotypes.
Lawsuits and arrests, fundraising difficulties, tepid recruitment, widespread infighting, fierce counterprotests and banishment on social media platforms have exhausted even some of the staunchest members of the movement.
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Consumers should “throw out any romaine lettuce in their homes because it may be difficult to tell” whether it is from the region around Yuma, Ariz., the CDC said. They also should not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless they can confirm it is not from that area.
Keith Davidson has been contacted by federal authorities investigating Trump’s personal lawyer and has turned over “limited electronic information,” a spokesman said.
Self-described “deficit owls” argue that proposals to rein in the deficit are the real threat to the nation’s well-being. But deficit hawks contend that the effects of a deficit crisis are so drastic that even the possibility shouldn’t be on the table.
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