What's Next: March 20, 2017

FBI Director James Comey leaves a closed-door meeting with senators at the US Capitol on March 15, 2017.
FBI Director James Comey leaves a closed-door meeting with senators at the US Capitol on March 15, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

FBI, NSA chiefs to testify at hearing

FBI director James Comey will be in the hot seat today, facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Mr Donald Trump's potential Russia ties and the President's extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his predecessor.

The two explosive issues have preoccupied Republicans and Democrats for weeks. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers is also scheduled to testify.


Timor Leste presidential election

Timor Leste holds its presidential election today, as Asia's youngest democracy grapples with persistent poverty and corruption at a time when oil revenues are rapidly running dry.

The election, the fourth since independence in 2002, is being contested by eight candidates. If no candidate wins an absolute majority, a second round of voting will take place on April 20.


Cash awards for doing well in PSLE

Thirty beneficiaries from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund will be receiving cash awards, sponsored by HSBC, at an event today. Each of them will receive $400 to $1,000 for doing well in the PSLE last year. This is the third year that the fund is recognising students for their PSLE results.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe