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US sued over border searches of phones and computers

US sued over border searches of phones and computers.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netSep 14th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Sen. Bam seeks probe on PNP illegal searches across Ateneo campus

Sen. Bam seeks probe on PNP illegal searches across Ateneo campus.....»»

Category: Source:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Ex-prime minister cites Marcos accomplishments

div class="feed-description"> p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .2in; line-height: normal; vertical-align: baseline;"> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt;">Former Prime Minister Cesar Virata on Monday, Sept. 11, praised the accomplishments of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as the strongman’s  span class="fn"> span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in;">family /span> /span> led supporters in celebrating his 100th birth anniversary. /span> p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2986-ex-prime-minister-cites-marcos-accomplishments">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Metro Manila subway to withstand floods, assures Budget chief

div class="feed-description"> p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .2in; line-height: normal; vertical-align: baseline;"> cite> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0in; font-style: normal;">Budget /span> /cite> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt;"> Secretary Benjamin Diokno assured on Thursday, Sept. 14, that the “ambitious” Metro Manila Subway Project is possible amid the perennial problem of flooding in the capital region. /span> p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2987-metro-manila-subway-to-withstand-floods-assures-budget-chief">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

‘Nothing to worry’: Lorenzana says no monitored coup plot vs Duterte

div class="feed-description"> p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .2in; vertical-align: baseline;"> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt;">Defense  cite> span style="font-family: 'Cambria','serif'; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in; font-style: normal; mso-bidi-font-style: italic;">secretary /span> /cite> Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday, Sept. 14,  assured that the military has not monitored any coup attempt against President Duterte. /span> p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2989-nothing-to-worry-lorenzana-says-no-monitored-coup-plot-vs-duterte">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Human rights lawyers mull hotline for illegal searches, arrests - ABS-CBN News

Human rights lawyers mull hotline for illegal searches, arrests - ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

NFL seeks quick action to get Elliott suspension reinstated

em>By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press /em> The NFL filed an emergency motion in federal appeals court Friday, hoping to get a swift ruling on its request to overrule a judge who blocked a six-game suspension for star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in a domestic violence case in Ohio. The league filed its request with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, even though a federal judge in Texas hasn’t ruled on a request to put the injunction on hold while an appeal is pursued. The emergency motion asks the court to rule on the request to suspend U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant’s injunction as early as Tuesday, the start of the practice week before the Cowboys’ third game of the season against Arizona. If the ruling isn’t made by Tuesday, the NFL is asking for a decision by Sept. 26, the start of practice before Dallas’ Week 4 home game against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott had already been cleared to play in a 19-3 win over the New York Giants in the season opener before Mazzant granted his request for an injunction. Last year’s NFL rushing leader will play Sunday at Denver under Mazzant’s ruling. The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations last summer in Ohio with his girlfriend at the time. The NFL players’ union sued on Elliott’s behalf. In its emergency motion, the NFL reiterated previous arguments that Elliott’s attorneys sued prematurely because arbitrator Harold Henderson had yet to rule on the running back’s appeal of the suspension. The appeal was denied the same day as arguments over the request for an injunction from Mazzant in Sherman, Texas, about 65 miles north of Dallas. The NFL ultimately wants to get the case moved from Texas to the Southern District of New York. That was the venue for the league’s successful appeal after a federal judge had overturned New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the “Deflategate” case. The NFL contends Mazzant’s ruling was an unnecessary interference in the league’s labor deal with the players. “Put differently, the six-game suspension approved by the arbitrator will ultimately stand, and no one’s interests are served by delaying that discipline based on a misguided order by a district court that lacked jurisdiction,” the NFL wrote in its motion. Mazzant’s ruling took aim at Henderson and the NFL , saying decisions not to allow Goodell and Tiffany Thompson, the ex-girlfriend, to testify at the appeal were among several factors unfair to Elliott. The NFL has maintained that it followed all procedures for discipline in the collective bargaining agreement. Three years ago, the NFL stiffened its domestic violence policy with the six-game standard and more investigative power. The changes came after the league was sharply criticized for its handling of a domestic incident involving former Baltimore running back Ray Rice. According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspension last month, the NFL believed he used “physical force” three times in a span of five days in a Columbus, Ohio, apartment last July resulting in injuries to Thompson’s face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, hips and knees. Prosecutors in Columbus decided about a year ago not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, but the NFL kept the investigation open. The league said its conclusions were based on photographs, text messages and other electronic evidence. Elliott rushed for 1,631 yards as a rookie to help the Cowboys to the best record in the NFC at 13-3. He had 104 yards in the opener against the Giants. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends US MIA searches

Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends US MIA searches.....»»

Category: Source:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

‘REGULAR’? | Katipunan sweep to keep people safe, say QC cops but rights lawyers call searches illegal

‘REGULAR’? | Katipunan sweep to keep people safe, say QC cops but rights lawyers call searches illegal.....»»

Category: topSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

Thousands of stranded Syrians flee border camp near Jordan

AMMAN — Syrian opposition activists and witnesses said yesterday that several thousand Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan have fled one makeshift cam.....»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

BOC officials: Yes, there is ‘tara system’ in Customs

div class="feed-description"> p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .2in; line-height: normal; vertical-align: baseline;"> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt;">Several officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) confirmed that the “tara  cite> span style="font-family: 'Cambria','serif'; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in; font-style: normal; mso-bidi-font-style: italic;">system /span> /cite>,” which Senator Panfilo Lacson recently exposed in a privilege speech, is existing within the agency. /span> p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2957-boc-officials-yes-there-is-tara-system-in-customs">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

House OKs universal care bill

div class="feed-description"> p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .2in; vertical-align: baseline;"> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt;">The House of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 6, passed on third and final reading the  span class="Heading1Char"> span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0in;">bill /span> /span> providing for universal health care for all Filipinos. /span> p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2960-house-oks-universal-care-bill">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

10K Filipinos may be affected by rescinded US immigration policy - DFA

div class="feed-description"> p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .2in; vertical-align: baseline;"> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt;">An estimated 10,000 Filipinos may be affected by the United States’ new immigration  span class="Heading1Char"> span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0in;">policy /span> /span>, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday, Sept. 6. /span> p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2962-10k-filipinos-may-be-affected-by-rescinded-us-immigration-policy-dfa">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

Mabilog not going home yet - spokesman

div class="feed-description"> p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .2in; line-height: normal; vertical-align: baseline;"> span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Cambria, serif; letter-spacing: -0.1pt;">ILOILO CITY -- Beleaguered Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is not going  cite> span style="font-family: 'Cambria','serif'; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in; font-style: normal; mso-bidi-font-style: italic;">home /span> /cite> soon after all. /span> p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2965-mabilog-not-going-home-yet-spokesman">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

Syrian army in race with US-armed fighters for eastern Syria

BEIRUT — US-backed Syrian fighters launched an offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq on yesterday, bringing t.....»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2017

Myanmar laying landmines on Bangladesh border – Al Jazeera

Myanmar laying landmines on Bangladesh border – Al Jazeera.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

China’s Xi urges ‘healthy’ India ties after border spat

China’s Xi urges ‘healthy’ India ties after border spat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 5th, 2017

EU s Barnier assures Ireland of support during Brexit talks

BRUSSELS — The European Union's Brexit negotiator assures Ireland of his full support during the talks and says any deal affecting the border on the island w.....»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

North Korea preparing more missile launches, says South – BBC News

South Korea says it has seen indications that the North is preparing more missile launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. In the past two months it has conducted intercontinental ballistic missile tests, sending one over mainland Japan into the Pacific Ocean. It has also threatened to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam. The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting later on Monday to discuss its response. Ahead of that meeting, South Korea and Japan's leaders had agreed to push for a stronger UN resolution on North Korea, said a South Korean presidential palace spokesman. The Security Council last imposed sanctions in August, targeting North Korean exports. Chang Kyung-soo, a defence ministry official, told parliament: &'8220;We have continued to see signs of possibly more ballistic missile launches. We also forecast North Korea could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.&'8221; The ministry also told parliament the US would seek to deploy a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to seas off the peninsula. It also said there would be more live-fire drills this month, involving Taurus air-to-surface missiles mounted on F-15 jets. Monday's drills by the South simulated the targeting of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in Kilju County, where North Korea carried out its bomb test. &'8220;The training demonstrates the South Korean military's resolve to destroy not only the origin of provocation but also the enemy's leadership and supporting forces if they threaten the security of our people,&'8221; army spokesman Col Roh Jae-cheon is quoted as saying by South Korea's Yonhap news agency. South Korea and the US had also agreed &'8220;in principle&'8221; to revise current guidelines so that the South could double the maximum payload of its ballistic missiles, Yonhap also reported. On Sunday, seismologists started picking up readings of an earth tremor in the area where North Korea had conducted nuclear tests before The US Geological Survey put the tremor at 6.3 magnitude. North Korean state media later confirmed it was no earthquake, claiming it was in fact its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, detonating what it said was a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang then released pictures of leader Kim Jong-un with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb. Officials in China, where the blast was felt as a tremor, said they were carrying out emergency radiation testing along the border with North Korea. &'160; Although experts have urged caution, Sunday's event appears to be the biggest and most successful nuclear test by North Korea to date &'' and the messaging is clear: North Korea wants to demonstrate it knows what makes a credible nuclear warhead. It's become a war of photographs, for a few hours at least. After Sunday's underground nuclear test in the North, the government in the South released images of its own missiles launched at dawn. It's the second time in a week that Seoul has responded with a test bombing run. That's in addition to the show of military might that was on display in its annual exercise with US forces at the end of last month. That enraged Pyongyang, as it does every year, and there are more missiles on the way. South Korea is expected to approve the deployment of the US missile defence system known as Thaad (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) &'' an environmental impact report is the final hurdle. But that involves a fourth party. China has criticised the system, claiming it threatens its security. The nuclear test prompted an angry response from US President Donald Trump who denounced the test as &'8220;hostile&'8221; and &'8220;dangerous&'8221;, and called the North a &'8220;rogue nation&'8221;. He added that the US was considering stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea, which relies on China for about 90% of its foreign trade. US Defence Secretary James Mattis later told reporters that while the US would respond to any threat &'8220;with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming&'8221;, although they were &'8220;not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea&'8221;. A White House statement also said that Washington would defend itself and its allies &'8220;using the full range of diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear capabilities at our disposal&'8221;. South Korean President Moon Jae-in called the test an &'8220;absurd strategic mistake&'8221; [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017