What’s happening? Brussels is reaching a key stage in moves to open a new agency aimed at tackling fraud involving European Union cash. What is it? The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), which aims to be up-and-running by next year, seeks to address shortcomings of the EU’s other crime-fighting agencies. There is already the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), which is the only agency that can independently investigate corruption involving EU money. But it can’t bring those it believes are guilty to justice, its powers stop at the border of each member state. Rather than launch a prosecution itself, OLAF is only allowed to recommend national authorities investigate. Between 2009 and 2016 only 44.5% of the agency's judicial recommendations resulted in charges being brought, the rest were dismissed. A European Parliament-commissioned study in 2016 claimed corruption costs EU countries up to €990 billion a year in terms of losses to gross domestic … [Read more...] about What is the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and will it help fight corruption involving EU cash?
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close Video Questions of political impact of showdown over Kavanaugh Analysts: Some red-state Democrats may see the Kavanaugh allegations as cover to oppose Trump's nominee; reaction on 'Outnumbered.' **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Is it playing dumb or the real thing on Kavanaugh and Ford - I’ll Tell You What: Supreme uncertainty - Heller changes tune on Trump ahead of MAGA rally - House Democrats create new plan to oust Pelosi - Goes great with stoned crab IS IT PLAYING DUMB OR THE REAL THING ON KAVANAUGH AND FORDSenate Democrats who ask what the rush is to get to a vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court are being just as facile as the Republicans who pretend to not understand why the woman who accused him of a teenage sexual assault wants an investigation before she testifies. We have discussed before the relative advantages and disadvantages politically for … [Read more...] about Is it playing dumb or the real thing on Kavanaugh and Ford
STORMY Daniels has been a thorn in Donald Trump's side throughout his presidency. Here, we look into the alleged affair and look at what her book Full Disclosure reveals. What is the Stormy Daniels Donald Trump scandal? Stormy Daniels, 39, is alleged to have had an affair with Donald Trump while he was married to his third wife Melania in 2006. She claims she had sex with him in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, just months after now-First Lady Melania gave birth to their son Barron. In an interview with Vogue on August 28, Stormy Daniels claimed it was “morbid curiosity” that prompted her to go to Trump’s hotel suite. She said when she came out of the bathroom in the suite, “he was in his underwear and his shirt and he was like, ‘Heeey...' It was just normal-people sex," she claimed. But days before the 2016 presidential election, Daniels was paid $130,000 (£96,000) to stay quiet as part of a non-disclosure agreement handled by Trump's personal … [Read more...] about What is the Stormy Daniels Donald Trump scandal, what is her book Full Disclosure about and when was the alleged affair?
NOVICHOK has been identified as the substance used in attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. Was it used in another incident in Salisbury? Here's what we know about this deadly nerve agent. What is the nerve agent Novichok? Novichok - the Russian for newcomer or newbie - is the name for a series of nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s. They are said to be the deadliest nerve agents ever created and reported to be five times more potent than the notorious VX gas. According to scientists who worked on the program, the aim was to create extremely potent nerve agents that were undetectable to normal instruments. The poision was designed to be made of two relatively harmless materials which are mixed together when needed, making it easier and safer to store and transport. "It is designed to be undetectable for any standard chemical security testing, " Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon told the Express. What does Novichok do … [Read more...] about What is the nerve agent Novichok, was it used in the Salisbury and Amesbury poisoning, who are the Russian suspects and is there an antidote?
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