Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is fired -- and fires back

    "This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally," McCabe said. "It is part of this Administration's ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel's work." McCabe had been expected to retire this Sunday, on his 50th birthday, when he would have become eligible to receive early retirement benefits. But Friday's termination could place a portion of his anticipated pension, earned after more than two decades of service,

  • Kuwait Times

    Hundreds of expat engineers unable to renew iqama due to regulation change

    ‘KES certificate, accreditation now required for renewal of work visa’ KUWAIT: Hundreds of expatriate engineers in the process of renewing their work visas were in disarray yesterday when a new regulation applied by the Public Authority for Manpower were suddenly enforced. The regulation which was circulated to all labor departments earlier this week stated that expatriate engineers will not be able to renew their work visas unless they obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE). To obtain the NOC, the engineers must have graduated from a university that is accredited and is on the list of accredited universities and courses on the KES master list. Since

  • The National

    Emirates flight attendant falls from parked plane in Uganda

    An Emirates cabin crew member fell from a parked plane at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda on Wednesday. The woman fell after opening the emergency door of an Emirates aircraft which had safely landed and parked. Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority said airport authorities "immediately engaged emergency procedures” and ordered an ambulance to rush the woman to a nearby medical centre, where she is currently undergoing treatment for her injuries. An Emirates spokesperson confirmed the incident on Thursday saying: “We can confirm that a member of our cabin crew unfortunately fell off from an open door while preparing the aircraft for boarding on flight EK730 from Entebbe on March 14." "The

  • BBC News

    She kissed a boy and he didn't like it

    A 20-year-old singer kissed by Katy Perry during his American Idol audition has said the experience left him "uncomfortable" - because it was his first kiss. Benjamin Glaze, who was 19 at the time, told Perry and her fellow judges he had never kissed a girl. The singer beckoned him over for a kiss on the cheek, but then kissed his lips. Glaze, from Oklahoma, has stressed that he does not think Perry sexually harassed him. She has faced a backlash since the incident was broadcast earlier this week as part of the series premiere, with some pointing out there would have been an outcry if a male judge had kissed a woman in the same way. Glaze, a cashier, looked visibly shocked by the incident and

  • BBC News

    France seeks arrest of Saudi king's daughter

    A French judge has issued an arrest warrant for Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of the Saudi king. Princess Hassa is accused of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a worker at her apartment on Avenue Foch in Paris. The victim of the alleged assault says he took a photo of the room he was due to work on and was suspected of wanting to sell the images, French media say. The bodyguard has already been charged in relation to the incident, which took place in 2016. The alleged victim claims he was punched, tied up and forced to kiss the princess's feet, and was only able to leave the apartment several hours later, according to AFP. Princess Hassa, whose brother is Crown Prince Mohammed bin

  • BBC News

    Hawking's warnings: What he predicted about the future

    Stephen Hawking's fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great challenges and existential threats for humanity in coming decades. His pronouncements drove headlines in the media, which sometimes proved controversial. Leaving Earth Hawking was clearly troubled that we were putting all our eggs in one basket - that basket being Earth. For decades, Hawking had been calling for humans to begin the process of permanently settling other planets. It made news headlines again and again. Hawking's rationale was that humankind would eventually fall victim

  • CNN

    Donald Trump Jr. and wife file for divorce

    After twelve years of marriage, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa have filed for divorce.