Cohen tells ABC that Trump had him coordinate the payments, which came weeks before Election Day 2016, because he was worried about the potential impact of revelations about his alleged trysts with the women. » Read More
By: Kevin Breuninger
Butina was first charged by U.S. prosecutors in Washington, D.C., federal court in July. They alleged that she infiltrated U.S. organizations and cultivated relationships to advance a Russian agenda without registering as a foreign agent. » Read More
Federal prosecutors in New York had urged Judge William Pauley to impose "a substantial term of imprisonment" on Michael Cohen. » Read More
By: Natasha Turak
OPEC has lost more than 20 percent of its share of global oil production since the 1970s. » Read More
Cohen admitted facilitating hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. He also admitted lying to Congress about President Trump's involvement in an aborted deal to build a Trump Tower in Russia.
Maria Butina allegedly tried to inflitrate the National Rifle Association as part of a conspiracy to act as a Russian agent and advance the country's interests in the United States.
The bank sees Brent crude at $70 a barrel in 2019, saying OPEC's cuts are "sufficient" to support prices.
Even if French President Emmanuel Macron somehow beats the odds and remains in office, the ill-fated French-German couple is already condemned as a terminally dysfunctional engine of EU management, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Butina is charged with conspiracy and failing to register as a foreign agent. She and federal prosecutors filed a joint motion in U.S. District Court in Washington to ask a judge to set a date for a change-of-plea hearing as soon as possible.
Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York called for Michael Cohen to serve substantial time in prison. And Manafort lied to Mueller's office, even after he agreed to cooperate with the special prosecutor.
Major oil producers have reached a preliminary deal to cut oil production and boost the market, following two days of grueling negotiations.
OPEC delayed its final decision on oil output cuts. Stephen Schork of The Schork Report says Saudi Arabia is signalling that, if Russia doesn't play along, they are willing to "tank" the oil market lower.
Matt Smith of ClipperData says Saudi Arabia has to do a "high-wire act" balancing different pressures at the OPEC meeting, and has no "real winning situation."
CNBC's Brian Sullivan is with Helima Croft, head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, in Vienna to discuss the outcomes of today's OPEC meeting.
OPEC has reportedly agreed to cut oil production, but the cartel is not releasing details of the deal until it reaches an agreement with allied producers including Russia.
Brian Scheid of S&P Global Platts sees an oil production cut of 1.2 million to 1.4 million barrels per day from October levels. This range includes the likely reduction from Russia as well, says Scheid.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to develop nuclear-tipped missiles if the U.S. withdraws from the INF treaty, which was signed by President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. The U.S. says Russia's already cheating on the agreement.
That was part of the special counsels’ recent sentencing recommendation for former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Mueller said Flynn gave ‘first-hand’ details of contacts with Russian government officials and the Trump transition team. Flynn is to be sentenced on December 18th.
The special counsel in a sentencing memo said Michael Flynn's "substantial assistance" to his probe warrants a light criminal sentence — which could include no jail time for the retired Army lieutentant general.
President Donald Trump tweeted today that U.S. defense spending was crazy. It's a dramatic change for the president, who signed a $717 billion defense bill in August of this year.