Exit polls showed that CDU was ahead with 41 percent with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) trailing behind on 29.5 percent. Uber suspends self-driving program after crash . The Social Democrats had ruled out working with the Left Party in previous national elections, although they do have regional alliances in the opposition party's eastern heartland.
The former home affairs minister and ex-head of the ruling party's youth league has little economic experience but has agreed to meet with Gordhan. Zuma's cabinet reorganization rallied support, however, among powerful sections of the party that are hostile to banking interests they see Gordhan as representing.
Meanwhile about 30,000 people were forced to evacuate from northern New South Wales after 15,000 properties became isolated by floodwaters. "We do want to stress to the people of Rockhampton that you still do need to make your flood preparations", she said.
His largest payout came from Bannon Strategic Advisors, a consulting company valued between $5 and $ 25 million , which yielded Bannon $493,836 previous year, the reports show . A look at the wealth of some of Mr Trump's aides and advisers. If conflicts of interest are identified, the agency can require cabinet members to sign agreements to ensure that they will divest themselves of holdings, or resign from corporate positions of power.
President Donald Trump's ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, wants immunity to testify on alleged Russian election meddling, his lawyer says. During the presidential campaign, both Flynn and Mr. Trump said potential immunity for rival Hillary Clinton's associates was tantamount to an admission of guilt.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told Germany's Bild daily that "with regard to the strict accession criteria, Turkey has been moving further and further away from the EU for some time". Merkel's spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said today: "The government is watching this very closely, and we maintain that Nazi comparisons are unacceptable in any form".
A woman casts her ballot during a presidential runoff election, in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Assange leaked hundreds of thousands of secret United States military and diplomatic documents in 2010 and released thousands of hacked emails from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party during the 2016 elections, possibly influencing the outcome of that election.
It would ensure that the United States fully collects all duties imposed on foreign importers that "cheat", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. The review of the factors and violations behind the trade deficits will be led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Trump said .
USA -backed Iraqi forces are battling to free Mosul from IS fighters, their last stronghold in the country. Isis director of administrative affairs, Salem Mudfara al-Ajmi, also called Abu Khatab, was said to have been taken down in the strike, and no date of the operation was provided, NBC News reported .
She said the "Agenda of Alliance" reached out between PDP and BJP has received the endorsement of the people of the State and the country, who now eagerly await, its time bound implementation. He thanked the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, and said that work had begun on the package that the Union Government had announced for the State.
The firing of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday sent the. Gordhan first served as finance minister between 2009 and 2014. His appointment has created instability and uncertainty in relation to South Africa's economic future, reflected in a sharp surge in bond yields and the weakening of the rand, escalating the cost of borrowing and financing for South Africa.
Rainfall of between 500mm and 740mm was recorded in that region in a 24-hour period, inundating homes and businesses with water up to three metres, forcing residents to seek shelter in roof cavities. Police found the driver nearby a short time later, and he later returned a blood alcohol reading of.09. "There is a substantial program of support for the community", he said.
The win allowed Shakespeare to join Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink and Pep Guardiola as the only managers to win their first four Premier League games. Gray's extra pace has lifted them while Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki seem to have found a fluidity that was missing for much of the season.
Other details of the plan have remained classified. The Pentagon is also investigating allegations that a strike it launched on a suspected Al-Qaeda target near a mosque in northern Syria killed dozens of civilians. It signals a move by the Trump administration to become more involved in the conflict, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's working. "We are proving that Daesh can be killed, can be eliminated", Abadi told an invited audience at the US Institute for Peace, using the ...
Meanwhile OIR has released its latest Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) Monthly Civilian Casualty Report, which admitted 9 additional civilian deaths caused by the US-led coalition - five in 2017 and four more from 2015.
Former British Conservative leader Michael Howard has suggested the United Kingdom would go to war to defend the sovereignty of Gibraltar, a UK-controlled territory at the southern tip of Spain. "And I'm absolutely clear that our current woman Prime Minister will show the same resolve in relation to Gibraltar as her predecessor did", he said.
The presentation on Saturday came five months after the academy announced Dylan , 75, was the victor and more than three months after the formal award ceremony, which Dylan didn't attend because of "pre-existing commitments", CNN reported.
At a news conference , Tusk said: "Starting parallel talks on all issues at the same time as suggested by some in the United Kingdom will not happen". Third, we will also need to make sure that the United Kingdom honours all financial commitments and liabilities it has taken as a Member State. Also up for discussion is the amount owed under a Brexit divorce bill, which has been put at £52 billion (US$64.8 billion) owed by Britain.
But the two executive orders he signed in the Oval Office - meant to improve the US trade deficit - won't do much to help the economy, experts said. "The meeting next week with China will be a very hard one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits ... and job losses", he wrote. In Washington on Friday, Mr Trump directed some tough talk at importers that he believes are not playing by the rules, saying his two executive orders would lead to a historic reversal of his country's ...
The settlement construction is expected to take place within the boundaries of an already existing settlement in a possible attempt to ward off backlash from the worldwide community. Israel also cites biblical, historical and security interests to defend settlements. Another 200,000 Israelis live in East Jerusalem. A White House official was quoted by The Times of Israel as saying that talks between Israel and the US on limiting settlement construction were ongoing, but the Amona decision ...
While recalling Mahatma Gandhi 's philosophy that every decision must benefit the weakest section of the society, Modi said his government had in the past three years scrapped nearly 1,200 obsolete British-era laws. He said three Constitution Benches of the Supreme Court would sit during the summer vacation to help reduce the number of pending cases. "The delivery of justice" was "handicapped" due to "shortage of judges", the CJI said.
McGuinness, who was a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, died just two months after he stepped down as deputy first minister. Among those attending the funeral will be the President, Michael D Higgins , the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny , DUP leader Arlene Foster, former USA president Bill Clinton, and former British prime minister Tony Blair .
Flynn was forced out on February 13 for failing to disclose talks with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about USA sanctions on Moscow and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations, which occurred before Trump took office.
Together, 27 White House officials had assets worth at least $2.3 billion when they joined the administration, according to an analysis of their filings by the Washington Post . Before taking office in January Trump said he would formally hand "complete and total" control of his business empire to his adult sons, Don Jr and Eric, in a bid to avoid conflicts of interest - but he would not divest from his business holdings.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said the organisation condemns the move, which he believes "threatens peace and undermines the two-state solution", and spoke of his "disappointment and alarm" at the news. Israel's planned new major settlement is stirring emotions both among Israelis and Palestinians. The new settlement was already on track to be approved "before the President had a chance to lay out his expectations", said the official, who declined to be named due to the sensitive ...
Paul Manafort, Trump's former election campaign manager, was once accused of working to advance Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests, he is now a leading focus of the investigation by American intelligence. Schiff said Nunes had still not shown the committee the documents. Carter Page, who advised President Donald Trump's campaign on foreign policy, and longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, both told CNN Friday that they want to address allegations that they communicated with Russian ...
Police said the turnout at the Moscow protest was around 7,000-8,000. At the time of the interview, she did not know when she would be released. On Friday, senior Russian police official Alexander Gorovoi said they would "bear no responsibility for any possible negative consequences" for those who chose to protest, according to The Washington Post .
He said that if the USA relaxed its control on high-tech exports to China and facilitated Chinese investment in the U.S. it would be "helpful" in addressing the trade imbalance between the two countries. Now, with a wild card in the White House, the Chinese want even more leverage should bilateral trade relations get hammered. Adding that the findings from this exercise will enable "measured" decision making in fair trade practices, Spicer said that this is the first such review which will ...
For the avoidance of doubt, Pulka and its environs is heavily fortified and there has not been any security breach in the area. The army handle also advised the media to always cross-check information before publishing. He said preliminary investigation showed that the arrested spies were on research mission to facilitate possible Boko Haram attack on the communities.
One question he said he wants the committee's investigation to answer is whether Russian Federation would have the ability to do that without the assistance of someone with a deep knowledge of American politics. Their relationship - and the House investigation - quickly unraveled last week after Nunes announced he had gone directly to Trump with apparent evidence that his top aides were picked up in "incidental" collection by domestic intelligence.
Hundreds of people had gathered in the French capital, outside an unspecified police station, to protest against the killing of 56-year-old Shaoyu Liu. "Chinese are targets for crime because they often carry cash and many don't have residence permits, so can be threatened easily". "There was no dispute at all", said Calvin Job, the family's lawyer, as reported by The Times.
A landslide in November killed nine people in the rural southwestern town of El Tambo, officials said. Eduardo Vargas, 29, was asleep with his wife and seven-month-old baby when he was awoken by the sound of neighbours banging on his door.
Yet Trump's team has so far shown a "strong tenacity" to follow in the footsteps of Obama, who had come to fully recognize the gravity of North Korea's nuclear and missile problem especially in his past year, and thus worked to present a "full-fledged and fleshed-out approach" to his successor, Straub said .
The two are expected to discuss a number of issues, including North Korea, trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea during their meetings on Thursday and Friday. Many experts believe Trump needs help from his Chinese counterpart, as Beijing has the most sway over Kim Jong-un's state. But Washington could consider alternatives, ranging from more effective sanctions to various kinds of more controversial covert action.
The video, which has been removed from Facebook, was viewed by dozens of people, but no one called authorities. Chicago police will not release the boy's name because he is a minor. "Where are we going as a society?" The mother of the victim told the Associated Press last month that her daughter was receiving continuous threats from the perpetrators since the assault and even the neighborhood kids had been making fun of it and harassing her family.
He also said China knows that the collapse of North Korea would lead to a unified Korea allied with the USA right on its border. This is what former Central Intelligence Agency chief James Woolsey said in an op-ed piece in the Hill newspaper, accusing the USA media of underestimating the threats posed by the regime.
On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated Moscow's assertion that U.S. claims Russia interfered in the election are completely unfounded. "An outside foreign adversary effectively sought to hijack the most critical democratic process, the election of a president, and, in that process, made a decision to favour one candidate over another".
When asked how he would achieve this he said: "By telling China that we can not continue to trade if we are going to have an unfair deal like we have right now". A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said the "consequences will be shouldered by the US and South Korea". The White House is considering all options in dealing with North Korea, including military action.
Four young African-Americans in Chicago were charged in the alleged torture and beating of a white teen who suffers from schizophrenia that was broadcast on Facebook Live in January. Police said social media search warrants, obtained by working with Facebook, led detectives to identify two offenders and secure arrest warrants. The mother said the girl's uncle had told her about a video on Facebook Live that showed the assault.
In a North Korea versus the United States scenario, it should be remembered that sometimes it only takes one well-placed shot to end a battle, no matter the size and/or capabilities of the adversaries. Adding to the heightened nuclear threat, North Korea-monitoring website 38 North said up to 100 people have been spotted at the North's nuclear test site.
One of Mr Flynn's lawyers, Robert Kelner, said they have had discussions with committee staff members, but Mr Flynn has not been contacted directly. Nunes revealed last week that he had received information confirming that the communications of President Donald Trump may have been the object of "incidental" monitoring by intelligence agencies during the final months of the Barack Obama administration, but he refused to reveal his sources or to detail what occurred to his committee colleagues.
No video of the episode was released Thursday, but he said the video would soon be made public. Remaining in the city has posed deadly danger to residents, with the United Nations human rights office saying more than 300 civilians were killed in west Mosul in a little over a month.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told Germany's Bild daily that "with regard to the strict accession criteria, Turkey has been moving further and further away from the EU for some time". "And release Deniz Yucel". Referring to a list of detained Turkish journalists given to Turkish authorities, he said: "Our friends looked at this and 144 are in jail for terror charges, the other four for common crimes".
South Korean defense officials said Friday that North Korea appears to have finished preparing for their next nuclear test and is awaiting leader Kim Jong-un's command. A major priority of Pyongyang, analysts say, is to flawless an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the US mainland, an eventually President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen".
Manafort was known to route financial transactions through Cyprus, according to records of worldwide wire transfers obtained by the AP and public court documents filed in a 2014 legal dispute in the Cayman Islands with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
General Votel said at the hearing that "it is going to become more and more hard to apply extraordinarily high standards for the things that we're doing, although we will try". Iraqi forces launched a major operation on Mosul in October, retaking its eastern side before setting their sights on the smaller, but more densely-populated, west.
The confirmation hearing will wrap up with a panel of outside witnesses talking about Gorsuch, before a committee vote expected April 3 and a Senate floor vote later that same week. Aside from a few uncomfortable moments, Gorsuch generally maintained the mix of earnest talk about respect for prior court decisions, a pledge for absolute independence - "when you put on the robe, you open your mind" - and folksy humor that led to lighthearted exchanges with Republicans about his passion for fly ...
States would be free to divert money now going to groups that provide abortion to other organizations that don't, like community health centers. President Trump must sign the legislation for it to become law. The latest in a series of scandals plaguing the organization involves the online release beginning in 2015 of secretly recorded videos that allegedly showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted children.
In the final days of former President Barack Obama's administration, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation barring states from stripping federal funds from Planned Parenthood . "The vote was about emboldening states to discriminate and violate federal law", she said . Conservative states (where it is often more difficult to get an abortion as it is) will likely be hit the hardest.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion service providers can still receive Title X grants, but legislatures in about a dozen states have blocked them from receiving that money. She praised Republicans for " ensuring that states are not forced to fund America's abortion giant, Planned Parenthood " and she pointed to the next fight.