That said, for the grand mufti to insist that Le Pen wear a headscarf headscarf was also ridiculous - she is neither Lebanese nor Muslim. French law bans headscarves in the public service and for high school pupils, in the name of church-state separation and equal rights for women.
Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). Rep. Keith Ellison , D-Minnesota, and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez are considered the leading candidates. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), according to the Chicago Tribune . "And if I become the Chair of the Democratic National Committee , I'll work with him and all other advocates who care deeply about the issues of our time, which are economic fairness, the environment, and community/police relations".
If many Americans believe that repealing Obamacare would not affect the popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, they might not understand the potential consequences of the proposals being considered in Washington. If so, it's important to keep up with an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Two and a half years ago, he was put on the waiting list for a heart transplant and had a left ventricle assist device implanted to do the work for his heart.
Iraqi security forces have stormed Mosul city's Daesh-held airport in northern Iraq and are now in control of its runway, a senior police official told Anadolu Agency Thursday. The Islamic State group may be losing much of its territory in Iraq , but it has reportedly continued to stock up on weapons of war despite the other setbacks.
Thirteen workers died at an illegal garment manufacturing factory in New Delhi in November after a short circuit triggered a fire. Four out of the six deceased were identified as Irfan, Saddam, Mojahid and Sadu, all aged in their 20s. Initial reports suggest that the cause of the fire was a short-circuit in the cooler. However, the exact number of workers present in the building has not been ascertained as yet.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildrim witnessed the signing ceremony and also inked a joint statement after co-chairing the fifth meeting of High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC). Bilateral ties between Pakistan and Turkey have witnessed remarkable growth and dynamism in recent years, ranging from enhanced economic ties to deepening defence collaboration to growing educational and cultural links, it said.
At the time, she hadn't been on TV since early last week, according to Byers, who stated her appearances have been limited to radio interviews. "There are some people trying to get in my way, I've also gobbled up a lot of people's TV opportunities, so there's some resentment on the outside I believe, and folks just trying to use me as clickbait in a headline".
Danny Simpson believes Jamie Vardy's vital away goal in the 2-1 defeat at Sevilla has changed the mood in the Leicester dressing room and can galvanise their season. We knew we would have to ride our luck and I would have to come up with some saves. On a run of three straight games without conceding a goal, Sevilla hosts Leicester in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.
The fight got so huge that the speaker had to suspend two Congress leaders for creating nuisance in the room. Following the development, Congress MLAs, who had earlier threatened to disrupt the ongoing Budget session of the Assembly over the issue, welcomed the move and also did not press for a discussion on it.
Dorrian said Iraqi forces will face a tough fight because each of "these buildings have to be cleared from rooftop level through every room, every closet, all the way down to ground level, including the tunnels that get dug between buildings".
Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Unnao, Barabanki and Sitapur are among the 12 districts where these Assembly seats are spread over. Skirmishes erupted in Pratapgarh between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists and in Mahoba between workers of the ruling Samajwadi Party and the BSP.
The Government Chief Whip says the Taoiseach's experience is needed to get Ireland the best Brexit deal possible. While he may have a private preference, the TD has to date, not aligned himself with any potential leaders including Simon Coveney or Leo Varadkar or any dark horse, waiting in the wings, as a "compromise" candidate.
The idea is that couples will have better relationships after their daily love sessions. AFP quoted him as saying that "studies show sex is healthy", but he was also well aware of the risks. Everyday life is stressful and there are children at home. He said couples were not spending enough time with each other in today's society. In the work-life balance equation, Swedes clearly value life: two or three times a day, it's common to have fika, or coffee breaks, to help them disconnect, ...
A police helicopter hovered over the city as speakers slammed Canberra's strong support of Netanyahu and his government. A banner unfurled in the demonstration depicted Netanyahu with a Hitler moustache and the word "Fascist" written underneath.
A spokeswoman for the Arizona Republican, who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, confirmed in a statement Wednesday that McCain had spoken with US forces to discuss plans for defeating ISIS and pushing them out of Raqqa . In an alleged bid to stop the advance of Kurdish forces and push Daesh from Turkey's border with Syria, Ankara has been leading a major military intervention in Syria since August 2016.
Also on Monday, 11 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with false bomb threats, the fourth such wave of harassing phone calls in five weeks. On Monday, vandals damaged and knocked-over more than 100 headstones at a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery. Leaders of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Hillel in Isla Vista chose not to comment on the President Trump's statements, but visitors had mixed views.
The party expressed doubts if she was able to read the motion to quash filed by De Lima's defense team considering it was "thick". He attributed the order to arrest De Lima as "karma" since she played a role in the arrest of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she was justice secretary of the previous administraiton.
The new leader, who also holds USA citizenship, has already vowed to make security a priority in a country where extremist group al-Shabaab still carries out deadly attacks in the capital, Mogadishu , and elsewhere. United Nations assistance mission in Somalia welcomed new prime minister. "The world faces a series of unprecedented humanitarian crises and the real threat of starvation in four countries".
Russia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a jailed opposition activist and ordered him released more than a year after he was sent to prison. Mr Dadin appeared on a video link for Wednesday's proceedings and lay his head on a desk in protest at being refused permission to travel to the court in person, reports the BBC's Sarah Rainsford from the hearing.
They also agreed on the need to deal with the threats posed by North Korea with respect to its missile and nuclear launches. Tillerson is thought to have called on Beijing to take all possible measures to bring Pyongyang's provocations under control, as he did during a meeting last Friday with counterpart Wang Yi.
Paul Nuttall's claim to have lost "close friends" in the tragedy - which he later admitted was untrue - was condemned as "intolerable to the people of Liverpool", in a joint statement. Other MPs said that voters weren't fussed if the seat stayed Labour. Nuttall told BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday: "It is part of a wider smear campaign started last Friday whereby there was a claim I wasn't at the Hillsborough disaster, even though I provided witness statements I was there and spent three hours ...
Louis, Missouri over the weekend. " JCC threats, cemetery desecration & online attacks are so troubling & they need to be stopped". Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a convert to Judaism, meanwhile, called for "religious tolerance" in a Monday evening Twitter post responding to the reported threats and vandalism.
The then Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray shared a good rapport with BJP stalwart Atal Behari Vajpayee. The BJP was leading in Pune , Nashik , Akola and Amravati, while the Shiv Sena was ahead in Thane and the NCP was leading in Pimpri Chinchwad .
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried anti-semitic threats targeting Jewish community as " horrible " and " painful ", saying that there is need to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms. Ms. Trump is the president's oldest daughter and one of his close advisers, and she's also a convert to Judaism. "The President has made it abundantly clear that these actions are unacceptable", said White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters.
During the Liverpool Crown Court trial a jury heard how Duffy, a cannabis and cocaine dealer, had planned to steal Kenny and Walmsley's £60,000 cannabis crop because he was annoyed they were putting pressure on his cousin due to a drug debt.
With Michael Flynn resigning the post after a few weeks, and Vice Admiral Robert Harward turning the position down, the Trump Administration has settled on Lt. As the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, McMaster gave the keynote address at Georgetown University's Veterans Day ceremony on November 11, 2014.
The star's Wollongong concert will take place at WIN Stadium. While John has never before played in the first three cities, this most recent announcement will see him return to the Tasmanian capital after a long absence. Since his career began, Sir Elton has played more than 4000 concerts in more than 80 countries. The tour will include iconic hits from his 50-year career as well as a selection of songs from his album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road .
Mr Nuttall, who became Ukip leader in November, was the early favourite to win the by-election contest as Stoke voted for Brexit previous year by a majority of more than two to one for Brexit. On top of that, here is a statistic, via Number Cruncher Politics founder Matt Singh, to focus the minds of Westminster watchers when it comes to Copeland: no governing party has gained an opposition seat with more than a 3% majority in any by-election since Worcester in 1878.
According to United Airlines, the incident happened on Flight 1118 as passengers were boarding and a man asked a couple if they had a bomb in their bag. The man complies, but while reaching for his luggage, he can be seen sarcastically wishing the rest of the passengers a "happy flight home", adding, "I hope you stay there".
In a counter statement issued by Hezbollah, they claimed that the reports stating that the Israeli attacks targeted Hezbollah's outposts in Lebanon or Syria are incorrect. There were no reports of casualties. Israel has struck targets in Syria on dozens of occasions since the outbreak of the country's conflict in 2011.
The two sides, which have traded corruption accusations, are now fighting the civic polls separately for the first time in two decades. "BJP does not have ideological differences with Shiv Sena and hence we have absolutely no problem in going along with them in the local bodies once the results are out".
They come up against an Australia team who have lost their last nine in Asia. Australia's cricket captain Steve Smith has admitted his inexperienced side will be the underdogs when they face the world's top-ranked side India on their home turf but bristled at suggestions of a possible 4-0 whitewash.
BAE Systems (BAESY) stock rose sharply in London on Thursday after the weapons manufacturer, and one of Lockheed's (LMT) F35 partners, beat expectations for full-year sales and earnings. Mr Woodburn joined BAE as chief operating officer in May, having spent most of his 20 years in the oil and gas industry at Schlumberger , the world's biggest oilfield services company.
And now, she's making worldwide headlines for canceling a meeting with the country's Grand Mufti Abdul Latif Derian on Tuesday after refusing to wear a headscarf. Macron will be on more familiar territory in London, where the former economy minister will also meet Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond at 15:30 GMT, the spokesman said.
These polls are crucial for both BJP and Shiv Sena since they are contesting separately for the first time after calling off their 25-year- old alliance. Shiv Sena too has said it is confident of coming back to power in the BMC on its own. Chief Minister Fadnavis and his wife Amruta voted in Nagpur.
Kelly, whose department is in charge of implementing Trump's immigration crackdown, was arriving separately after a visit to Guatemala. He said the US and Mexico "have a very healthy and robust relationship", USA Today reported . Kelly on Tuesday issued new orders to authorities to begin arresting and deporting illegal immigrants. That includes crossing the border illegally.
Further, the company said its Board has recommended a final ordinary dividend of 1.7 pence per share, making a total ordinary dividend of 2.55 pence per share, an increase of 13 per cent on 2015 and in line with our progressive and sustainable ordinary dividend policy.
The world body already has declared that about 100,000 people in two counties of South Sudan's Unity State now are coping with starvation. Unicef , the World Food Programme and the Food and Agricultural Organisation said on Monday that 100,000 people are "already starving", while a further one million are classified as being on the brink of starvation.
Meanwhile, police has tightened security across the city ahead of Mumbai Municipal Corporations elections and are maintaining a strong vigil to avert any untoward incident across the 7,304 polling centres. It was the reverse of the scenario back in the mid-1990s when the Sena had come to power as the senior partner, backed by the BJP. Mr Thackeray and Mr Fadnavis both led the battle for BMC from the front, engaging in bitter confrontations.
The 16-year-old suspects do not have any serious criminal history, and both had no known problems at Smithfield's only high school, court and school officials say. The suspect told police the boys planned to kill the girl using knives, but one boy brought along a.22-caliber revolver "as a secondary weapon to be used against [the victim] if the original plan failed".
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Mexico to visit with officials there about President Trump's immigration and trade orders affecting that country. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveiled plans on Tuesday to consider nearly all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, and will seek to send many of them to Mexico if they entered the United States from there, regardless of nationality.
Voting was also conducted in other nine civic bodies (besides Mumbai ) - Thane, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Amravati, Akola and Nagpur. It is a dismal record for the Congress and the NCP, which now seem to have lost ground across Maharashtra and it now seems that it is a long way to go before the two parties can get themselves back together and get going in the state.
Pakistan's biggest city Lahore was once again rocked by a bomb blast on Thursday. The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital and police have cordoned off the area and are trying to to ascertain the cause of the blast. Meanwhile, Punjab's law minister Rana SanaUllah while talking to Geo News expressed that the blast occurred inside a building which was under construction.
Trump said he was not in touch with anyone. "Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington, D.C., along with New York, Los Angeles, in particular, speaks not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system", Trump said.
Bao Bao left Dulles International Airport outside the USA capital on a specially outfitted cargo plane for a 16-hour nonstop flight to the Chinese city of Chengdu, home to a special research base for giant panda breeding. Keepers would monitor her diet, activities and health during that time, including checking her blood and feces, the research centre said. According to the agreement, panda cubs born in the United States to parents on loan from China must be returned to the mainland before ...
Fighting has recently escalated in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine , refocusing global attention on a simmering conflict that has strained relations between Russia and the West. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said Russia's decision "contradicts the agreed-upon goals" of the Minsk peace agreement. Moscow has defended its decision to recognise tens of thousands of passports issued by rebels in eastern Ukraine .
He was at the airport to fly to Macau, where he had a home. The Prime Minister and Acting President of South Korea labelled the apparent assassination of Kim as an "unacceptable inhumane criminal act" and urged officials to seek global cooperation in making North Korea pay for its alleged "act of terrorism".
The replica that replaced the stolen gate in 2015 will remain on site. Gabriele Hammermann, director of the camp's memorial, said officials "almost gave up hope" of finding it. The 220lb gate, bearing the slogan "Arbeit macht frei", or "Work sets you free", will become part of the site's permanent exhibition rather than return to its original location.
But higher hills and Cascade foothills could see as much as 2 inches of snow by later Thursday . It will be mostly cloudy and the high temperature at 41 degrees is expected to be 22 degrees cooler than Wednesday. The forecast says isolated shower storms are possible south of Interstate 72 on Thursday , with more substantial thunderstorms to the north. Areas of fog also are expected.
Five seats in Congress President Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency Raebareli are among the 53 voting today. Other districts going to polls in this fourth phase are Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Banda, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot and Fatehpur.