Sunday's vote was widely seen as a test of support for Chancellor Merkel and her CDU, ahead of the country's general election on September 24. The left-leaning SPD now risks a triple whammy in another regional election on Sunday in the large western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), where past votes have served as indicators of the national mood.
It said South Korean agents gave money and satellite communication equipment to the North Korean to attack Kim during a public event using a biochemical weapon such as a delayed-action radioactive or "nano poisonous" substance. In North Korea's version of the story, the treasonous suspect was given at least $20,000 and had two points of contact with foreign spies. Then, in April, reports suggested that China's patience with North Korea was wearing thin as Pyongyang continued to conduct ...
Mr Trump said he had always heard "this was the toughest deal to make, let's prove them wrong". "This is a historic opportunity to pressure Israel.to find an equitable solution for the Palestinian people", he said. White House aides later said he would back an agreement upon which the two parties agreed. In statements from the Roosevelt room at the White House flanked by both the American and the Palestinian flags, Trump gave a much-needed boost to Abbas ahead of a working lunch with the ...
He represented South Korea in the inter-Korea summits on two occasions under past liberal administrations. A former aide of late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun, who sought rapprochement with North Korea, Moon has been critical of the hard-line stances that conservative governments in Seoul maintained against North Korea over the past decade.
The document accepts the idea of a Palestinian state in territories captured by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967, but dismisses the establishment of the State of Israel as "illegal", asserting a Palestinian claim to the entire land of Israel, and a so-called right of return for all descendants of refugees.
He won on a promise of prosperity for all, and must now unite a country bitterly divided between globalists and nationalists. Addressing his supporters in the grand courtyard of the Louvre, Macron said he would defend France and Europe.
Numerous appellate nominees to be announced on Monday have deep ties to the conservative Federalist Society. Justices Larsen and Stras were on the president's list of conservative judges whom he said during the campaign he would consider for the Supreme Court.
It's "Trumpcare" now, and Republicans have to answer for it. US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the media about the coverage of his replacement healthcare bill. Critics argue that those protections would not apply to those who face a lapse in coverage . Her open seat in Miami is considered a prime pick-up opportunity for Democrats.
Despite being 95, Philip's decision - which is fully supported by the Queen and is not medically related - came as a surprise as he still has a busy official diary and appears to relish meeting the public. Speculation about Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth's health is hardly unusual. It was the Duke's decision taken with the support of the Queen .
The two local elections are the last ballots before the national contest. The party now plays second fiddle in a governing coalition headed by Ms. Merkel. Preliminary estimates indicate the Christian Democrats could form a 42-seat majority in the region's 69-seat parliament with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats.
On that occasion, the country banded together to vote for Jacques Chirac and ensure that the far-right candidate was crushed. Le Pen, who has campaigned to pull France out of the single currency Eurozone, said she would introduce a "new currency" if she wins on May 7.
To fire Mr. Comey for conduct that occurred months ago just as the Russian Federation probe intensifies raises red flags, Democrats said . Comey appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and was grilled for his decision to recommend against charging Clinton.
We want to reassure the people and the government of Turkey that the U.S. is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. An Erdogan adviser, Ibrahim Kalin, met on Tuesday with Thomas Shannon, the State Department No. 2 official. Speaking Tuesday in Denmark, Mattis says the USA and Turkey don't necessarily agree on the "path forward" but are "going to sort it out".
Republican members pointedly asked Ms. Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who testified with her, whether they leaked the information to the media. While Mr. Trump appeared to support Clapper in his statements that there was "no evidence" of collusion between the Russian government and Mr. Trump calling it "a hoax" and a "taxpayer funded charade", the president lauded Yates for making the "fake media extremely unhappy", saying her testimony provided nothing ...
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he was delighted that Tottenham Hotspur were beaten by West Ham United last week. "To my players my message is now that we need to do another step". "You can not buy big players and say: "We do not want the ball". "We are very close to reach a great target. The responsibility of people who make the rules is always to encourage teams who want to play, because that is what you want to see".
The French centrist's defeat of nationalist Marine Le Pen spelled relief for investors who had feared another populist upheaval after Britain's vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump's shock election as US president. Soon after the election defeat, Marechal-Le Pen said Le Pen's toning down of her stance on seeking an exit from the euro currency had come too late, and failed to convince voters who anxious about that part of her program.
Now, three years later, the terrorist group has released 82 of the girls in exchange for Boko Haram soldiers who were held captive by the Nigerian government. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the latest release and urged the global community to support Nigeria's government to work toward getting all Boko Haram victims home.
Prosecutors had argued that vacating the conviction would mean rewarding Hernandez's decision to hang himself. "He pointed to Hernandez's remarks in the report, as well as a letter left to his fiancée before his death in which he cryptically wrote, "I told you what was coming indirectly!" and "(YOU'RE RICH )".
Flynn was sacked by President Trump from his job as national security adviser for giving statements to administration officials that obscured his contacts with Russia's USA ambassador. Cummings said that Chaffetz, however, refused to have Flynn testify before their committee. Cummings also released Thursday an April 7 letter from the Defense Intelligence Agency saying it hadn't located any records of Flynn "seeking permission or approval" for the receipt of money from a foreign source.
Slager, 35, could have been imprisoned for life in each case if convicted in the April 2015 death of Walter Scott. But prosecutors and the family of Walter Scott praised the plea agreement , because while Slager's sentence remains uncertain, his admission of guilt is secure.
President Donald Trump welcomes Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 3, 2017. In his joint press conference with Netanyahu back in February, Trump, when asked whether he favored a one- or two-state solution, said he is "happy with the one that both parties like", a departure from over a decade of previous USA policy.
Singh, who paid homage to the CRPF personnel at a wreath-laying ceremony at the headquarters of the 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in the Mana camp area, said it was a "cowardly" act. Acting Director General (DG) of the CRPF, Sudeep Lakhtakia said today that the latest attack has "naturally called for the revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)" in the naxal-hit areas.
The 82 schoolgirls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army and were brought by road convoy from a remote area to a military base in Banki near the border with Cameroon. Though Boko Haram has abducted thousands of people during its eight-year insurgency that has spilled across Nigeria's borders, the Chibok mass kidnapping in 2014 horrified the world and brought the extremist group global attention.
Trump, unmoved, hired him as national security adviser. Yates said she warned the White House that statements made by Vice President Pence about Flynn's discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, before the president took office, were incorrect.
He said it was "essential" that new leadership be put in place that " restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission". "Today's announcement is likely the inevitable conclusion of Director Comey's decision last July to bypass the longstanding protocols of the Justice Department and publicly announce the reasons he had decided not to recommend an indictment of Hillary Clinton and to offer his personal views of Mrs.
The wildlife refuge said in a statement that "extremely risky burning conditions persist" and that 11,000 acres have been consumed by fire in just the past two days. She doesn't know how many have evacuated the area. He projects the fire will be contained and controlled by November 1, depending on the weather. County Administrator Shawn Boatright couldn't immediately say how many residents might be affected in the latter area.
Afterwards protesters will gather outside the EPA for a rally and then will block the building's entrances. The Trump administration has yet to decide whether it intends to withdraw from the worldwide roadmap for addressing climate change.
Trump signed the order in the Rose Garden after a ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer . As governor of Indiana, Pence signed a religious freedom law that was widely denounced as discriminatory and offensive to LGBT individuals.
Earlier this week, Clinton blamed Comey and the FBI's investigation of her email scandal for her election loss. In defending his decisions, Comey offered some new details about what Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found last fall, after they realized a laptop belonging to former Democratic New York congressman Anthony Weiner contained thousands of work emails involving Clinton.
The party took 56 of Scotland's 59 districts in the UK Parliament in 2015 in what had been one of the biggest Labour capitulations. The results forced Labor to hand over control of a series of English councils including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northumberland, while in Scotland the party lost its grip on Glasgow for the first time in 40 years.
Texas A&M Law Professor Lynne Rambo talks with the Standard about what Texans should expect on September 1 - when the law is scheduled to go into effect. Under SB 4, local authorities are forbidden from adopting polices that prevent a peace officer from asking about a person's immigration status. Paxton's lawsuit asks a federal court to declare the law constitutional.
Moon was the clear favorite as conservative forces worked to regroup Park's devastating scandal . "We will need to calmly wait and see as this was just exit polls ", he told party members. "South Korea should be more independent from the United States because of its containment policy in North-East Asia, and also the United States wanted South Korea to be sort of a bulwark against communism", Simone Chun of the Korea Peace Network told RT.
Meanwhile, unfazed by the criticism of the party, the 36-year-old Karawal Nagar MLA attended the Delhi Assembly's special session, where AAP gave a live demonstration of the alleged EMV tampering with the help of a dummy machine. But it did not comment on corruption allegations, choosing instead to highlight its findings about "electoral fraud". Singh told the media that the kind of allegations Mishra had made made it clear that he was being used to harass Kejriwal and other ministers in the ...
Police had responded to a house Saturday night after receiving reports of underage drinking , according to ABC News . According to NBC News , police say that Oliver "violated several departmental policies", and that those specific policies can not be discussed as there is potential for him to repeal the termination.
Trump's White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in response Monday that if Obama "was seriously concerned" about Flynn's connections to Russian Federation or other foreign countries, he should have withheld Flynn's security clearance.
On Thursday Israel's intelligence minister said the incident near Damascus "absolutely matches our declared policy, a policy that we also implement", but stopped short of declaring Israel was responsible for the strike. Russia, which has deployed its forces to back up the Syrian regime, has a hotline set up to avoid clashes with Israeli jets in the skies over the war-torn country.
In his letter to Comey , he asserted that the FBI director had informed him "on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation". As defenders of the rule of law, we have deep concerns about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey .
The court also said that any fatwa that is against law can not be accepted. In April, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had announced that they will do away with the practice of Triple Talaq in a year-and-a-half, adding that there was no need for "government interference" in this connection.
But the call was beset by technical troubles, and Mr. Mulvaney was able to offer few assurances to temper Mr. Trump's threat of a shutdown, which could leave Republican House and Senate candidates vulnerable in 2018 races if a shutdown occurred.
Taking to Twitter Jaitley said, "Abduction & murder of Lt. Ummer Fayaz by terrorists in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice". His bullet-riddled body was recovered Wednesday morning, he said. 22-year-old-Lt Umar Fayaz was posted with 2 Rajputana Rifles in Akhnoor. According to sources, Umer qualified army medical services exam from National Defence Academy Dehraddun past year and was posted at Akhnoor in Jammu Division.
Senators then asked Director Comey why he chose to go public with the investigation of Hillary Clinton but not the investigation of whether Donald Trump or his associates had inappropriate contact with Russian agents. Clinton will act as the connector, said one source, bringing donors to these groups and helping raise money for them, too. Comey said Wednesday that he welcomes the internal inquiry.
Ellison added that the circumstances around Comey's exit, coming as the FBI investigates ties between Russian Federation and President Trump's campaign, raise questions about his replacement's credibility. Comey's termination was announced Tuesday. The bureau said of almost 50,000 emails on Weiner's computer that were pertinent to the Clinton investigation, it found that only two with classified information were forwarded manually by Abedin and 10 were sent via the backup process.
November 6: Trump criticizes Comey's second letter to Congress, saying Clinton was being protected by a "rigged system" and pronouncing her "guilty", despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted. July 7, 2016: Comey vigorously defends the decision not to prosecute Clinton over her use of a private email server as secretary of state. Before Comey confessed last week that he felt "mildly nauseous" at the thought that he might have tipped the election outcome.
Trump has also strained the relationship with USA ally, South Korea after claiming that he plans to fix the "horrible" bilateral trade deal between the two countries and that he would also make them pay $1 billion for the THAAD missile defense system.
But Buckingham Palace stressed he may decide to attend certain events from time to time. The announcement came after members of the royal staff were summoned to a meeting on Thursday in London , a development that touched off alarms about the health of the queen and her husband.
Mr. Trump's decision to wait until later this month to render an official verdict comes as a blow to advocates of withdrawing from the climate change accord, since the G-7 summit in Italy will allow advocates of the agreement to press the president not to withdraw.
Clinton said her campaign was on track to win the election until Comey sent the letter to Congress on october 28. Trump tweeted on May 2, ahead of Comey's testimony last week before a Senate committee. "Why did it happen today?" But it had become increasingly clear that Comey had set his sights on the issue of Russia's election meddling, which has stalked Trump's presidency since he took office.
Hamas, which controls Gaza , recently published a new, more pragmatic political programme to end the isolation groups, which the West consider a terrorist organization. An Israeli-Egyptian border blockade has largely sealed Gaza since 2007. "We see Hamas continuing to invest all of its resources not just in preparing for war with Israel, but also in educating the children of Gaza to want to destroy Israel".
The most pressing one is why it took 18 days for Flynn to be let go, after the White House was told he was compromised. From there, she worked her way up to deputy attorney general at the Justice Department led by Loretta Lynch. The post Yates" Senate testimony on "compromised' Flynn returns Russian Federation probe to the spotlight appeared first on PBS NewsHour . But Trump stunned Obama advisers with his March 4 tweets accusing Obama of wiretapping his NY skyscraper during the ...
Those stops were announced earlier this year. The aim, one senior administration official said, was to reverse a trend "of America's disengagement from the world and some of its biggest problems". Senior sources told Reuters that Mr Trump was expected to meet the Pope on May 24. Francis has spoken of the need for bridges between nations, not the walls that Trump has called for.