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May 23, 2017 10:20 PM Intelligence showed contacts between Moscow and Trump campaign last summer, former CIA chief says

The CIA received intelligence last summer indicating Donald Trump’s campaign aides were in contact with Russian government officials, information that was worrisome enough to pass to the FBI for investigation, former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday. Brennan said it wasn’t clear at the time if the Trump aides were acting as Russian agents or if the “contacts

May 23, 2017 10:02 PM Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia

WASHINGTON Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path." Brennan, who headed the agency until Trump became president in January, also told a congressional

May 23, 2017 5:58 PM Melania Trump changes into a black and gold embroidered coat for her arrival in Italy on Air Force One

The 47-year-old First Lady started the day in a $2,730 white dress by Roksanda, but she changed into a black coat featuring gold embroidery around its collar and cuffs on Air Force One after the aircraft left Israel in the afternoon. Trump and his wife waved as they stepped out of Air Force one upon landing at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

May 23, 2017 3:19 PM Rift Valley votes belong to Raila, leaders tell DP Ruto

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has said that it does not consider Rift valley a Jubilee zone and told Deputy President William Ruto to forget the 'six-piece suit' voting pattern. NASA officials in Ruto's home turf said the Deputy President should be prepared for a rude shock in the August polls, arguing that the region was warming up to the Opposition

May 23, 2017 1:45 PM Nasa’s vote of no confidence in Raila

Nasa flagbearer Raila Odinga is constantly trying to exude confidence about his chances in the upcoming presidential elections. “We are not worried about Jubilee. We will win against Jubilee by a great margin,” Raila has said on a number of occasions. However, his Nasa co-principals vehemently disagree with Raila’s confidence and have hedged their bets on their

May 23, 2017 1:02 PM Trump plays up Middle East peace hopes after talks with Palestinian president

US President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal, but he offered no concrete proposals on how to get there. After an hour of talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Trump condemned

May 23, 2017 9:33 AM Governor asks for payers to furnish Sh20million mansion as villagers attending his homecoming party go home hungry

Residents of one county are reeling in shock after a governor asked them to pray for him to get funds for furnishing his new palatial home worth more than Sh20m. The governor who was speaking during a thanks giving ceremony following his victory in ODM party primaries. This is the same man who has been on the spot over claims that he had diverted over Sh100 million

May 23, 2017 9:25 AM Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, May 23 – Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for gay sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there is mounting hostility towards the small LGBT community. The pair received 83 strokes of the cane each after being found guilty of breaking sharia

May 23, 2017 6:10 AM President Museveni urges unity in diversity in South Sudan

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development warning that the misuse of identity can paralyze and endanger their nation. “There are three problems; misuse of identity. This can paralyze and endanger any nation. Why insist on identity at the expense of other people. The issue of identity

May 23, 2017 12:50 AM Trump arrives in Israel, sparking hope of unconventional peace deal

In the last few years, the word “peace” has become something of a dirty word in Israeli politics. In the wake of a string of unfulfilled efforts to negotiate an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, followed by successive rounds of violent confrontations, the whole concept of shalom has come to be seen by many Israelis as naive, an idea whose 1