Republican and Democrat leaders on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are threatening a subpoena unless the White House clarifies whether any recordings, memoranda or other documents exist of Donald Trump's meetings with sacked FBI director James Comey.
Donald Trump and Brexit shocked most of the world in 2016. But not readers of last year’s ‘Bloomberg Pessimist’s Guide’, which warned that the unthinkable could happen in both cases. Now the authors are turning their attention to 2017.
IT is incredible to think that over a year has passed since the tragic deaths of six young students when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, and yet only now are the authorities reluctantly on the brink of changing the building code to ensure rogue contractors never cause such accidents again.
AMERICA’S guitar-and-chorus chronicler of the Great Depression, the Dustbowl, and social injustice, Woody Guthrie, once described California as “a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see...” and even if he was warning those forlorn, destitute farmers fleeing the Midwest’s Dustbowl not to go to California, he could hardly have imagined that something approaching a Dustbowl catastrophe might hit the Golden State.
California governor Jerry Brown has signed a first-of-its-kind state law criminalising what has become known as ‘revenge porn’, the distribution of private, explicit photos of other people on the internet, usually by ex-lovers or spouses, to humiliate them.
The winners in the US Supreme Court case that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall yesterday, about an hour after a federal appeals court freed same-sex couples to obtain marriage licences for the first time in four years.
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of gay marriage supporters in two crucial cases, saying same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexuals and clearing the way for the resumption of same-sex marriages in California.
Religious freedom is a right but not an absolute one, Europe’s top court said, ruling that British Airways discriminated against a devoutly Christian employee by making her remove her crucifix, but backing a British charity that fired a marriage counsellor who refused to give sex therapy to gay couples.