In February, Iraqi ground forces - backed by US -led coalition air power - began fresh operations aimed at ousting Daesh militants from western Mosul , the terrorist group's last bastion in northern Iraq. Another possibility he said was being examined: That IS filled the building with explosives. "It is very possible that Daesh blew up that building to blame it on the coalition in order to cause a delay in the offensive on Mosul and cause a delay in the use of coalition air strikes", ...
BERLIN: France must accelerate reforms and changes to tackle growing social and economic problems that are fueling nationalism, populism and the rise of Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, a top German official said on Tuesday.
The national protest day was organised by Navalny under the slogan "Dimon (a derogatory diminutive of Dmitry) will pay", referring to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, whom the opposition leader accuses of being the most corrupt man in Russian Federation.
Putin said he wanted to work closely with Trump, and hoped to meet at a possible Arctic conference in Finland in May and at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July. In his strongest statement yet on the subject, Putin dismissed what he called "endless and groundless" accusations against Russian Federation. As far as issues of cybersecurity are concerned, the president noted that Russian Federation repeatedly urged the United States to cooperate in this area, but has not received a positive ...
The North has previously experienced expensive failures. American officials said earlier this week that the U.S. military expected another North Korean missile launch in the next few days. "Eventually they will be able to make it work". They also emphasised the vital importance that DPRK shows honest commitment to denuclearization. According to the Federation of American Scientists , ICBMs have ranges greater than 3,400 miles and "enable a country to break out of a regional context ...
FIFA said Messi was guilty of "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" and added in a statement: "This decision is in line with the FIFA Disciplinary Committee's previous rulings in similar cases". Argentina lost 2-0 in La Paz without their star player and Messi is adamant that the ban is unfair as he did not direct his frustrations towards the officials.
He said: "American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives". Trade will be a major issue for the leaders of the world's two biggest economies, as will the thorny matter of North Korea. With all these points of conflict, it's worth noting that Xi and Trump can come together on at least one thing if the summit veers off the rails. Relations between the USA and China have been uncertain since Trump's election.
Tillerson's visit to Turkey comes amid strained relations between the 2 countries over the U.S. support for Kurdish forces in Syria. Shortly after Tillerson's arrival in Ankara, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told broadcaster A Haber that the arrest was a "completely political move" created to tarnish Turkey and Erdogan , and questioned the evidence in the case.
United Nations under-secretary general and commission executive secretary Rima Khalaf said the report was the "first of its type" from a United Nations body that "clearly and frankly concludes that Israel is a racist state that has established an apartheid system that persecutes the Palestinian people".
It's a huge blow to their rhythm, but the Reds mustn't let it derail their season when they are so close to bringing European football back to Anfield . Why? Leicester have rediscovered their mojo having won their past three games, and with Jamie Vardy looking like the striker who scored the goals that fired them to the Premier League last season, they should make it four on the trot against Stoke.
After the collapse, around 7:30pm EST, Sgt. Cortez Stafford of the Atlanta Fire Department told Fox 5 Atlanta the fire was being " contained " and that no firefighters were injured. That prospect sent shudders through metro Atlanta commuters, who already contend with heavy traffic. The fire broke out at around 6 p.m. Atlanta fire officials said they have struck at least two alarms to try to fight the fire.
Former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017. Mr. Flynn was forced to resign after acknowledging that he misled White House officials about the nature of his phone conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US during the presidential transition.
He's one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes players in Washington , D.C., but has been unusually visible in the public and political eye since last summer. Obama denied this through a spokesperson; numerous government officials have also said there's no evidence to support this claim. Later, Comey testified about the case before Congress, promising to come forward if investigators uncovered new information that caused them to reopen their probe into Clinton's emails.
House Bill 142 cleared the Senate 32-16, with senators from both parties voting against it. "Today's law immediately removes that restriction". Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin said the repeal bill was a "disaster" which only "doubles down on discrimination" of LGBT people in the state.
Ivanka isn't the only member of Trump's family to have a vaguely-defined position in the administration. "Ivanka's service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance". Ivanka involvement in business roundtable discussions has been attributed to her business background at her personal fashion label and her father's real estate empire.
With Britain's planned withdrawal, European Union leaders are also looking with concern about the future membership of other countries, including France, a major European Union power. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. Protesters took to the streets just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the 27 nation bloc.
The tweet was the latest step in President Trump's apparent evolution from blaming Democrats to members of his own party for the biggest defeat his White House has faced so far. For the congressmen who stayed behind, it was good to clear the air and for many members, it was the first time they had heard the actual position and reasoning of the HFC, he said.
Sanctuary city is not an official designation. "There is a question about whether the federal government could withhold a wide array of federal funds from cities over their sanctuary status and still survive a legal challenge", as TIME notes .
He said there was widespread suspicion that "20 to 25 per cent of votes polled in favour of the AAP had been transferred to the Akali Dal-BJP alliance" by tampering with the Electronic Voting Machines. There are several villages in the Lambi constituency where we have received less votes than the number of volunteers we have there. At the same time, the AAP supremo said he takes the "whole responsibility" of party's performance in the state.
The confirmation follows well-sourced reports in Bloomberg News this week that when Zuma told other members of the top six leaders of the African National Congress of his intentions, three of them had opposed the move. However, his vision of much-needed economic reform differs greatly from President Zuma's agenda aimed at greater centralization at an increased, dirigiste role of the government in the economy.
What's happening around here, we cover everything presidential. However, Spicer brushed off his behavior, insisting that he doesn't treat one person different from the other, and that Ryan is a "tough reporter", Talking Points Memo notes .
This will be the first meeting between President Trump and President Xi. The trip of Xi to United States territory is scheduled from 6 to 7 April, and includes a stopover in Finland, said the spokesman. "The market dictates that interests between our two countries are structured so that you will always have me and I will always have you", Lu said. "We are willing to make joint efforts with the USA side.so as to maintain a stable military-to-military relationship while striving to make ...
Pakistan will join 170 countries on Saturday to observe the 10th Earth Hour by switching off unnecessary lights in a pledge to save the planet. Earth Hour is the world's largest grassroots movement to combat climate change. Landmarks from the Eifel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in NY to the Sydney Opera House will shut off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Such a deal would dictate that Palestinian statehood must precede any normalization in relations between Israel and Arab world. Various Arab nations are supporting different proxy forces on the ground and there is disagreement on the future of President Bashar al-Assad, whose participation in the league has been suspended since 2011.
Schiff earlier this week said Nunes should recuse himself from any investigations into President Trump's campaign ties with Russian Federation. I've been around for quite a while and I never heard of any such thing, ' McCain said. "So I have no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly", Trump said at a reception at the White House for senators and their spouses. Rep. Jim Himes and Rep.
Duncan Hunter of California said as he left the meeting, summarizing Mulvaney's message to lawmakers. In a concession to the conservative House Freedom Caucus, many of whose members have withheld support, the legislation would repeal requirements for insurers to cover " essential health benefits " such as maternity care and substance abuse treatment.
ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe, one of the six, told Reuters he could not comment on the report.On arrival, Gordhan went to the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters in downtown Johannesburg. as a way of undermining the president, the person with knowledge of what happened at the gathering said. He laughed off questions by reporters on whether he would fire Gordhan .
And in January, days before Trump took office, the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Putin had ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting Trump's rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. "He is communicating with everyone", Putin told the audience at the forum. During his statement to world leaders, Putin brushed aside the assessment of US intelligence agencies, and urged the U.S.to accept his version of events.
She gave about eight hours of testimony at Seoul Central District Court on Thursday and was being held at the prosecutors' office next door while the judge studied evidence and arguments to rule on whether to an issue an arrest warrant. "The suspect abused the mighty power and position as president to take bribes from companies and infringed upon the freedom of corporate management and leaked important confidential official information", the statement from the Seoul Central District ...
Then he jumped out and attacked police officer Keith Palmer, who was guarding Parliament, fatally stabbing him before being shot dead by police. On Friday, Rowley thanked journalists who agreed to police requests not to publish Masood's name while investigators were still taking stock of the potential threat and arranging arrests and searches.
State lawmakers in this deep-red state on Tuesday did what a year ago would have been unthinkable: They voted to expand Medicaid under the health-care law that Republicans here have railed against for years. Previous bills seeking to expand KanCare, as the state's Medicaid program is known, didn't go anywhere. Republicans in the state - tired of the federal government funding mechanism in Obamacare - required that Medicaid expansion end if the federal match ever dips below the guaranteed 90 ...
Meanwhile local politicians have given their reaction to the news of the former Deputy First Minister's death at the age of 66. Among those to feature prominently in the Belfast Telegraph is former first minister Peter Robinson who goes into detail on their "unique relationship".
Witnesses said IS had previously forced at least 140 civilians into the house to be used as human shields , and had booby-trapped the building. Meanwhile RAF pilots are taking "all steps necessary" to minimise civilian casualties in the battle for Mosul - despite dropping bombs in dense urban areas and against "inhuman tactics", officials said yesterday.
Her impeachment this month has left a political vacuum, with only an interim president pending a May 9 election, at a time of rising tensions with North Korea over its weapons programme and with China, which is angry over South Korea's decision to host a US anti-missile system.
The South Korean defense ministry said it was conducting analysis to determine further details. "North Korea fired one missile from an area near the Wonsan Air Base this morning, but it's presumed to have failed", the defence ministry in the South Korean capital Seoul said in a brief statement, adding that it was "not fired normally".
Hundreds of people - including representatives of faith groups, police officers and other emergency services - gathered on Westminster Bridge exactly one week after the terrorist attack which left five people dead. It is that in many countries, including ours, murderous attacks have been launched by people in sympathy with the terrorists. Detective Superintendent John Crossley said "in excess" of 35 people were hurt in the March 22 attack, with injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to ...
A member of the Freedom Caucus took to the House floor on Thursday to warn that passing the GOP leadership's healthcare plan would result in the party losing its majority. "The 1st Congressional District no more belongs to me than it does to Donald Trump ". Thomas Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch - a conservative legal advocacy group that successfully sued the Obama administration for the release of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails - made a pointed pitch for the release of ...
Saarland, a mainly Catholic state bordering Luxembourg and France, has sought to transform itself into a magnet for hi-tech industry after the decline of coal mining. The SPD's defeat followed a late CDU surge, based partly on raising the specter of an SPD-led state government including the anti-capitalist, anti-NATO Left party.
Lu said Wednesday that China would stick to its climate commitments after Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, this week rescinded measures enacted by Obama to reduce coal and oil use. Lu Kang said: "The market dictates that interests between our two countries are structured so that you will always have me and I will always have you".
We will work for development of all sections and castes", Adityanath said shortly after being made chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state. Critics base their arguments on Adityanath's fiery rhetoric in the past. The Times of India report said the chief minister has also focused on ensuring proper drinking water facility at every police station along with directions for creating a citizen's charter in each and every department.
Townsend also said he believes US airstrikes are not to blame in a separate instance of alleged civilian casualties, in Syria. If confirmed , the toll would be one of the worst since the 2003 US-led invasion, raising questions about civilian safety as Iraq's Shiite-led government tries to avoid alienating Mosul's mostly Sunni population.
FILE - In this September 1987 file photo, serial killer Donald Harvey stands before a judge during sentencing in Cincinnati. I learned that Donald Harvey died this morning after being beaten in prison. His most common methods of killing his victims were by using arsenic and cyanide. In 1987, Harvey granted Enquirer reporter David Wells a jailhouse interview, in which he expressed no remorse for the patients he killed at Cincinnati and Kentucky hospitals where he worked.
The Anti-Defamation League reports there have been 150 bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers and day schools since January 9. It's not clear what the suspect's motive was, but his attorney told the court that her client has a brain tumor that effects his emotional behavior.
Schiff said Nunes has still not revealed the intelligence he said he shared with Trump and has pledged to share with the committee, or who Nunes met with at the White House. Reporters had asked Spicer about the story, and the press secretary provided the same answers throughout the White House daily press briefing. CNN has reached out to Nunes for comment on the meeting and has not yet received a response.
In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017, photo, retiree Robert Gillesse, poses for a photo in Lowell, Mich., as he discusses his views on President Donald Trump and the congressman representing his district, Rep. So the only explanation that can rescue them from the agony of cognitive dissonance is to insist that Trump was betrayed. House Republicans have had the majority since 2010.
Love it or loathe it, there was a European Union protest to suit all tastes on Saturday in the Italian capital. Determined to show that unity is the only way ahead in a globalized world, the European Union leaders were able to walk away from a summit without acrimony, which already was sort of a victory.
Earlier, Comey said he had received authorization from the Justice Department to confirm there is an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into possible "coordination" between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. The Trump White House has repeatedly denied any untoward involvement with Russian Federation during the election. It remains an open question as to whether Trump's campaign was complicit with the Russian efforts.
The Premier League is back this weekend and the big games are already loaded and ready to go. City trail Chelsea by 11 points with a game in hand at present but their impressive recent displays have prompted many critics to tip them as the most likely team to catch the leaders if they wobble in the coming weeks.
Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat and a member of the committee. Nunes insisted the House investigation would proceed normally, yet canceled all of the committee's meetings slated for this week when former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she would publicly testify.
The nuclear-armed North is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes. North Korea said previous year it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile amid fears Pyongyang wants to build rockets capable of reaching the US.