With Vice President Mike Pence in the presiding officer's chair, the Senate voted 54-45 to confirm Gorsuch who, at age 49, is likely to help shape the court for decades to come. Sens. Chris Coons of DE and Susan Collins of ME are calling Senate leaders to leave the legislative filibuster intact following a drawn-out partisan fight over the rules of the chamber that culminated this week in Republicans ending the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.
Mr. Zuma's fight for survival is inflicting heavy damage on South Africa's economy, with fresh predictions of near-zero growth after Fitch Ratings decided on Friday to follow S&P in downgrading the country's rating into the junk category.
Senior administration officials said they met with Mr Trump as early as Tuesday evening and presented options including sanctions, diplomatic pressure and a military plan to strike Syria that was drawn up well before he took office. When Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, said last week that the Syrian people should be left to decide whether to keep Assad, Mr Zakaria said, the regime took that to mean that the USA didn't care.
Brussels suggested last week that it was prepared to give Spain such a veto, angering and upsetting people in Gibraltar . "For the Spanish, Gibraltar is an affront to their sense of national identity and their sense of sovereignty ", Jack Straw, former British foreign secretary, told BBC Radio 4.
He said Russian Federation firmly stands by the Syrian government, calling it the main force against terrorism and saying it deserves the presumption of innocence in the chemical weapons attack. In the last few days, we have had a set of players make moves inside the new USA administration. Russian Federation was warned in multiple conversations that this air base was going to be targeted, officials said.
Police today confirmed that the suspect is a native of Kyrgyzstan who obtained Russian citizenship, the Central Asian country's security service says. He moved to St. Petersburg around that time. United States president Donald Trump has called Vladimir Putin to offer condolences over the St Petersburg tube bombing.
I hear a familiar refrain from the campaign when he said he could and would defeat ISIS in 30 days and no, he wouldn't tell us how he would achieve that either. The launch was North Korea's latest in a long series of missile and nuclear tests that have accelerated in their variation and intensity over the last two years.
In a related development, the Japanese government made a decision to extend its own unilateral sanctions against North Korea by two years over the test launch. Kelly said a lack of activity could be telling, although he stressed it would also be hard to gauge. The administration's latest act also sends a message to China, the president of which is presently in Mar-a-Lago for negotiations with Trump on a wide range of issues, with North Korea near the top of the list.
India has extended a $4.5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh even as the two countries today signed about 25 agreements to increase cooperation in various fields, including nuclear power and defence. Earlier on Saturday, she was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. "India and Bangladesh are also determined that the fruits of our cooperation must benefit our people", said Modi.
The action comes ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Moscow next week. The Russian foreign minister said the pair agreed to continue discussions on Syria in person. The officials' comments, however, triggered a response from Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Pressed on whether the Russians were actively participating in the safety calls, including one on Friday, one USA official said conversations were ongoing.
However, it added that the licenses which were given before December 15, 2016, would be valid till September 30 in Telangana and till June 30 in Andhra Pradesh. "Also, 50 liquor vends have been closed during the drive, a senior government official said". This comes after the Supreme Court announced that every pubs and bar within the 500 metres of the highway will be banned.
The missiles also targeted hangars, a control tower and ammunition areas. Russian Federation condemned the move as an act of "aggression". But there was widespread praise from other nations, including Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which support the Syrian opposition.
The missiles are guided by Global Positioning System and according to manufacturer Raytheon they "can fly into heavily defended airspace more than 1,000 miles away to conduct precise strikes on high-value targets with minimal collateral damage".
Washington tipped off Moscow to prevent Russian forces being hit, and the Russians nearly certainly warned Damascus about what was coming. Syrian officials reported nine deaths in the strikes, including of civilians, while the United States and Russian Federation offered conflicting accounts of the damage caused.
At a diversity conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California last week, Clinton took on what she said were "indignities", "sexism" and "structural barriers" that women confront today. "Secondly, I think such military action reflects that Donald Trump is very weak domestically, he is isolated, his popularity dropped down and Donald Trump chose to use the military to get support from the public opinion and American political elite".
The individual has featured in previous intelligence reports from a year ago, Anders Thornberg, chief of the Security Service told the briefing. Broadcaster SVT said at least five people were killed in the attack while Swedish radio reported three dead, but police could not immediately confirm either report.
Police have conducted a controlled detonation of the suspicious object, police spokesman Svein Arild Jørundland told VG, adding that at the moment it is unknown whether the device actually contained any explosive elements. You could see cops in heavy armour going in every store and restaurant. The Norwegian capital was on high alert following a truck attack in Sweden on Thursday that left four dead and 15 injured, and the discovery of the "bomb like" device caused the busy street to be put ...
To have Democrats' ear, Trump will need to change pretty much everything about him - his tone, his substance, his policy - since he became president, say those very same Democrats in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill and the president blamed Democrats for his failure. But Tuesday morning, they exchanged pledges of unity in a closed-door meeting and emerged eager to continue their efforts on healthcare, although they provided no specific plans or timeline for how they would ...
Rice has found herself caught in the cross hairs of a political "scandal" over her handling of intelligence reports involving associates of the then presidential candidate. Person's" identity. Whenever an unmasking request is made, the agency that gathered the surveillance makes the decision about whether or not to reveal the American's name.
President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The account in question claims to be run by a current federal employee, and sends tweets criticising the government's immigration policies, as well as raising concerns about "historical and recent mismanagement" at the agency.
Boss Antonio Conte is delighted to have Moses back in his squad and will decide whether to start the Nigerian worldwide in the crucial clash on the south coast. The present is more important than the future for all. Therefore, we recommend to put on the goals on both sides. The Cherries head into Saturday's game on the back of a five-match unbeaten run which has seen them pick up points at Old Trafford and then Liverpool, where Josh King's late strike secured a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night.
Instead of sporting "crazy hair", Daniella helped Gianessa create a attractive design on her head that turned out ... well, just about flawless. Then, Gianessa topped off her festive 'do with coordinating Christmas earrings. By that time, Gianessa's hair had continued to fall out in clumps to the point of overall baldness on her entire head. Her long brown locks were a fixture - in kindergarten past year, she had her hair spray-painted different colors for "Crazy Hair Day" at school, her ...
That's about all they appear to have accomplished after about 18 hours together at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort - a visit interrupted by a USA cruise-missile strike on Syria during dinner. Trump stressed the meeting was positive despite previously haranguing China for "taking out jobs" and "making us a third world country". Xi said a few words afterward in Chinese, but no translator was president.
Names should be blacked out and masked, says the NY lawmaker who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, but in this case it appears that some of those names Rice asked to be revealed were names of Trump Transition personnel, he says.
During this radio interview, Romo praised his former boss, Jerry Jones, but that was it. The move came a day after Jones informed teams that they were now allowed to pursue Romo. Dak Prescott , who replaced Romo as Cowboys starting quarterback last season, thanked Romo on his Instagram account. Romo will be a part of the network's "The NFL on CBS" coverage on Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights, alongside Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson.
Zarour also said Trump's action was "confusing" because of his previous actions cutting off the flow of Syrian refugees to the U.S. "The United States took a very measured step last night". Mr Trump was among those who told Mr Obama he should not circumvent Congress. "President Obama, John Kerry, Susan Rice all said the same thing: Assad had gotten rid of all his chemical weapons", Hannity said.
The Oxford cox Sam Collier is lifted up and embraced by a team member after winning the annual men's boat race. As the crews wound around the Fulham bend, where Cambridge's advantage on the Middlesex station was estimated at around 1/3 of a length, Oxford drew out to around three quarters of a boat length lead.
By Rene Vollgraaff and Amogelang Mbatha. Last week, EFF leader Julius Malema said that his party would support the motion of no-confidence against Zuma, and that the EFF had the support of some of the ANC top leaders. While Zuma has survived a series of corruption scandals and presided over the party's worst-electoral performance since the end of apartheid in 1994 in municipal elections in August, the majority of ANC officials have stuck by him.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 15 people including four children were killed in Saturday's airstrike on the village of Hneida. The biggest target in the Hanida strikes was an Internet cafe, with the United States strikke destroying the site, killing 14 people within, including four children.
He thought he could get away with it because he knew Russian Federation had his back. US Ambassador Nikki Haley has delivered a warning at an emergency session of the UN Security Council. An hour later, as the missiles began arriving at their target, Pence, Tillerson, Mattis, McMaster began calling heads of government, defense ministers and congressional leaders to notify them of the strike.
If a freeze could be negotiated it would be the best available option for addressing North Korea's nuclear and missile programs in the near term. The source said that South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo had overseen the missile test, which reportedly met specifications for accuracy, flight parameters, and warhead yield, though it added the test flight had been shorter than 800 kilometers due to South Korea's space limitations.
As always, the Special Guest of Honor will be the Easter Bunny who will be there to meet and greet all of his fans (e.g. the children up to and including second graders). "We do this to bring everyone together", Searcy Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Terri Brannon said . Tuesday from 8 p.m.to 10 p.m.at participating locations, elementary-aged kids are invited to Sweet Frog Frozen yogurt shops for a pink moon viewing party and get some froyo samples.
The premier pitched the London bourse as a venue for the expected listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco, Bloomberg news cited an unnamed British official as saying. " Rather than just standing on the sidelines and sniping , it's important to engage, to talk to people, to talk about our interests and to raise, yes, hard issues when we feel it's necessary to do so", she said .
Former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea was arrested early Friday after a court approved the request from prosecutors, raising a possibility for her to serve jail term over corruption allegations. The former President was accused of helping a confidant raise donations from companies for foundations she had set up. She denies the accusations against her, which includes taking a multi-million dollar bribe from South Korean technology giant, Samsung .
Online Chat: DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs Department's director of mobile and security technology transformation lead, on April 10, at 1 p.m. The missile fired at a land-based facility near the North's eastern coastal city of Sinpo, flew a distance of about 60 kilometers, but "did not pose a threat to North America", the U.S.
Israel's Channel 2 TV said Israel along with other allies was notified about the US strike. Tillerson is expected in Moscow for talks with Russian officials next week. The move was in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun earlier in the week which killed at least 86 people according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It was another close fight between Mercedes and the Scuderia, with Sebastian Vettel splitting the silver cars, only a tenth off Hamilton and just a thousandth of a second ahead of Valtteri Bottas in third. "It's not an overnight thing", Ricciardo said of closing the gap with Ferrari and Mercedes. "I'm very happy and super grateful". By contrast, Verstappen's qualifying ended in the first session.
Sanders' visit makes it clear the race will attract national attention, as Democratic leaders say it could be one of several examples of Democrats' rising up and re-engaging at the local level in the wake of Republican Donald Trump's victory last month.
They are fifth in the South American qualifying group, with only the top four guaranteed qualification, although only two points separate them from second-placed Colombia . FIFA said in a letter to the Argentine Football Association (AFA), published by Argentine media, that the incident was not detailed in the referee's report at the time and was brought to their attention by the media.
The fanfare over the summit on Thursday was overshadowed by another pressing foreign policy issue: the United States response to a deadly poison gas attack in Syria. Nonetheless, the two leaders are meeting for a second day at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as planned Friday. They've gotten little pushback from the United States.
Petersburg metro", the Prime Minister's Office said. Russian investigators have arrested three people suspected of being linked to the St Petersburg suicide bomber . The bombing killed 13 people and injured dozens more when the explosive detonated on a train auto travelling between two busy Saint Petersburg metro stations.
A short video of the incident was posted on Gibraltar's official Twitter page. Spain, which has for centuries demanded a return of sovereignty over the enclave on its southern tip, doesn't recognize Gibraltar's territorial waters. May, in her letter to Tusk that triggered Brexit, had not mentioned Gibraltar, which uses the British pound and where Britain operates a military base overlooking the strait.
Late previous year a ceasefire was agreed, sponsored by Turkey, Russia and Iran. Voicing support for a U.S. airstrike on an airfield in Syria thought to be linked to an alleged chemical weapons attack, Mevlut Cavusoglu said "steps" should be taken if the controversial leader refuses to go.
Syria's government denied it carried out any chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, and Russia's Defense Ministry said the toxic agents were released when a Syrian airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons arsenal and munitions factory on the town's eastern outskirts.
Paul, whom Trump vanquished in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, was a critic of the House GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. Paul told reporters he was "very optimistic that we are getting closer and closer to an agreement repealing Obamacare". The current version of the GOP legislation would erase that coverage requirement but let states reimpose it themselves, language that is opposed by numerous party's moderates.
Twitter charged Thursday that efforts by the government to "unmask" the people behind the account violate the First Amendment . Twitter said it filed the lawsuit after warning the government it would do so if the request was not withdrawn.
SC still has the lowest gas in the nation. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.15 a gallon with Flagstaff the highest at $2.46. That tracks the average price increase at the national level. In Friday trading, domestic crude ended the day up 54 cents to $52.24 a barrel. And Delaware's $2.28 is up 35.6 cents from previous year.
He said "These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a outcome of the past administration's weakness and irresolution". The visit on Moscow's invitation would have been the first such trip by a British foreign minister in the last five years.
The nation has fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast. The latest launch came after President Donald Trump threatened the USA was prepared to go it alone in bringing the North to heel. "The launch took place possibly in consideration of the US-China summit, while at the same time it was to check its missile capability", a South Korean official told Reuters about the military's initial assessment of the launch.
And this is a good place to get it, as Hamilton leads all drivers with five Chinese GP poles, four wins and seven podium finishes. But, Lewis Hamilton dug deep to ensure he collected his sixth consecutive pole and left Vettel pondering how his last-corner blip may affect his race.