The alleged attack occurred this week in eastern Mosul, an area declared fully liberated by Iraqi forces in January in a neighbourhood along the Tigris River that roughly divides the city in two. In a statement the ICRC said: "The use of chemical weapons is absolutely prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law". Some 15,000 children have fled Iraq's Mosul city over the previous week where fighting between the security forces and the Islamic State (IS) terror group is intensifying, the UN ...
The three administration officials who confirmed that White House staffers were instructed to comply did so on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly disclose the memo from White House counsel Don McGahn. "If it's true that Sessions failed to disclose his meeting with Kislyak, he must recuse himself". The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep.
If Sinn Fein and the DUP cannot resolve their differences after the vote, the assembly's executive could be suspended and the province fully governed from London. Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt announced his resignation after a poor showing, while DUP leader and former first minister Arlene Foster will face scrutiny after her party fell below the threshold to trigger a contentious Stormont veto mechanism.
Scotland's Scott Jamieson and Sweden's Alexander Bjork share the lead at the halfway stage of the Tshwane Open, but the round of the day belonged to home favourite Thomas Aiken. "It's been a little hard to get the ball to the hole while putting". His only previous Tour title came in South Africa in 2012. "I'm in a great position to try and go out and win the tournament tomorrow", said Jamieson, who won the weather-curtailed Nelson Mandela Championship in 2013 but has finished 106th and 107th ...
The H-1B visa program is the main pathway for highly skilled foreigners to work at USA companies. While premium processing is suspended, petitioners may submit a request to expedite an H-1B petition if they meet the criteria. Premium processing costs an additional $1,225 and ensures a response from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services in 15 days or the fee is refunded.
In November, Mr. Trump's spokeswoman told the Associated Press "there was no communication between the campaign and any foreign entity". "The Judiciary Committee's Democrats also asked DOJ's inspector general Michael Horowitz to" conduct a thorough investigation" into Session's decision to recuse himself from any Russian Federation investigation.
Pascrell's resolution specifically would have directed the House to request Trump's tax returns and have the House Ways and Means Committee review them in a closed session. "We believe that it is imperative for the public to know and understand how such tax reform will benefit the President, his 564 financial positions in domestic and foreign companies, and his self-reported net worth of more than $10 billion".
AHS said an individual had a confirmed case of measles - and there were two potential exposure locations that the public should be aware of. Officials say people who were in Edmonton International Airport shortly after midnight until 3:30 a.m.
That led right-wing website Breitbart to run a 989-word story on Levin's accusations on Friday. The allegations came as part of a string of tweets the president sent out Saturday morning. Trump also took the opportunity to publicly defend US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. At the time of the conversations, Sessions was one of Trump's top foreign policy advisers and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The DUP still has - just - more first-preference votes than Sinn Fein, and will probably still have more seats when the counting is finished tomorrow. They fell out over the unionist party's handling of a botched green energy scheme and a host of other issues. "We've given enough but they will keep coming back for more and won't be happy until we are all under Dublin rule".
That Sessions has recused himself from a high-profile investigation oughtn't be remarkable or unprecedented in of itself: both Obama and Bush's attorney generals did the same. "At this point, the director was not willing to do that". Mr Sessions responded: "I'm not aware of any of those activities". "It was unclear whether that decision was a decision he was making on his own or a decision that he is making in consultation with the Department of Justice", Schiff said.
Sessions has said he didn't mislead Congress as he was answering in the context of discussions related to the Trump campaign. Donald Trump Goes Ballistic On CNN Reporter Jim Acosta, Calls CNN... At least 30 Senate Democrats met with Russian officials in 2015 to promote President Obama's Iran deal. Ms Hill has yet to speak publicly about her apparently imminent appointment to Donald Trump's security team.
The exercise past year involved about 17,000 American troops and more than 300,000 South Koreans. During the exercises a year ago, the North launched ballistic missiles with various ranges. He said the North's reaction will be the toughest ever but didn't elaborate. The U.S. Marines' F-35Bs from a military base in Japan will participate for the first time.
On his way, Prime Minister Modi also offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple. BJP leaders feel that the hours-long event, broadcast live on most of the regional TV news channels, will help their cause when the 40 remaining seats go to the polls in the final phase on March 8.
The DUP has lost its veto. Sinn Fein returns with 27 MLAs, and amongst their number will be no fewer than 11 women, the largest number of female representatives returned by any of the major parties since the Assembly was established in 1998.
The development is the latest twist in France's dramatic presidential election campaign, coming a day after rightwing candidate Francois Fillon vowed to continue his bid for power despite the fact he is to be charged over his own fake jobs scandal.
Foster had instigated the scheme when she was the province's economy minister. Her comments were being made as Sinn Fein supporters celebrated election success in Fermanagh and South Tyrone. "The cause of the election was Sinn Fein and republicanism wanting to rerun the election, they have mobilised their vote in a very effective way". That would mean there would be no change in the mechanics of making a new executive, which requires the DUP to nominate a first minister and Sinn Fein a ...
The small state that Manipur is, media attention and opinion polls are hard to come by but one poll done by India Today-Axis projected a majority for the BJP with 31-35 seats leaving 19-24 for the Congress with the vote share being 40 and 37 per cent respectively.
If you take that seriously, he's calling for a federal investigation into Russian influence over the House and Senate minority leaders. Related: Donald Trump blames airport woes on 'tears of Sen. Sessions is the second senior figure in Trump's administration to face trouble due to shady Russian ties - his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned less than a month in office after similar revelations .
It said that the test at a desert base had seen several targets, including a ballistic missile and a drone, intercepted. The Islamic republic is now designing and manufacturing an indigenous version of the S-300 system, called Bavar-373, Brig.
In the case of the September meeting, one department official who came to the defense of the attorney general said, "There's just not strong recollection of what was said". "The Department of Justice should be above reproach", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The attorney general's spokeswoman, too, says Sessions is the victim here.
In a series of scatching tweets, the millionaire slammed "bad" Obama for overseeing a Nixon/Watergate-style bugging of communications. "Nothing found. They were previously denied a request in June, according to the report. It comes after he named Obama as the whistleblower leaking secrets about his administration.
Dispelling doubts about the Maharashtra government's stability, Fadnavis said , "No threat to my government, it is stable". "We will not be in the opposition.we will support the ruling party, but will not compromise on transparency", he said.
Jordan suspended the death penalty between 2006 and 2014 after King Abdullah II said in 2005 that Jordan meant to become the first Middle Eastern country to change its policy on the death penalty in line with most European countries. Opinion hardened after the murder by the Islamic State (IS) group of captured Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh whose plane had crashed in a jihadist-held region of Syria in December 2014 while serving with a US-led coalition.
That is, the USA military is not just focused on the Islamic State anymore and has not stopped despite the ill-fated raid Donald Trump approved just days into his presidency. "We found an bad lot of telephone numbers, a lot of contact information, things like that". In 2015, the group's leader was killed in a drone strike in the southern city of Mukalla, which had fallen into the hands of al-Qaida for a year.
On Thursday, Mr Sessions said he would recuse himself from investigations into Russian influence in the United States elections after it emerged he had spoken with Russia's ambassador twice during the campaign. " President Trump can easily put these questions to rest by releasing his taxes and clearing the way for an independent investigation into his ties and Russian meddling in the election".
Pelosi herself suggested in a tweet that there's a big difference between her situation and that of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who came under fire this week for not disclosing two meetings he had previous year with Kislyak during his confirmation hearing.
The post-mortem is especially sensitive because Pyongyang had asked Malaysia not to perform one, but authorities said they had to under the law. Ri Jon Chol arrived in Beijing, China, Saturday after he was released from Malaysian custody due to lack of evidence to charge him.
Sheriff Barry Faile said the Indian ethnicity of Patel does not appear to be a factor in the crime. According to investigators, it is believed that Patel was confronted by his killer when he arrived home after closing his store Thursday. "Sorry for the inconvenience". Nicole Jones, a frequent customer, with teary-eyed, remembered the generosity of Patel and said, "If you didn't have the money, he'd let people have food".
USA officials and South Korean intelligence have said the murder was organized by North Korean agents. A North Korean official suggested that Kim Jong Nam died of a heart attack. He had been in remand since Feb 18 in connection with the murder of Jong-nam, who had a passport bearing the name Kim Chol. "There is strong evidence for viewing a heart attack as the cause of death", Ri asserted.
Bush, said North Korea is a likely perpetrator in Kim Jong Nam's death, given the poison used to kill him. Malaysian authorities have also arrested one North Korean and named at least four other suspects who were said to have fled to Pyongyang after the attack.
Tensions boiled over in January between the two parties in the power-sharing executive, collapsing the administration in the semi-autonomous British province. Polling stations opened at 7am and will close at 10pm, with counting set to start during daytime on Friday with the last results not expected until later on Saturday.
Turkish politicians are attempting to appeal to 1.4 million Turks in Germany who are eligible to cast their vote in the referendum. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag was scheduled late Thursday to address the Turkish community in the western German town of Gaggenau and meet his German counterpart.
China's defence budget has for years been the world's second largest, although it still lags far behind the US. The increase in China's military expenditure, especially for the navy, is aimed at safeguarding the country's fast expanding overseas interests and is in response to the unstable security situation in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese military experts were quoted as saying by the state- run Global Times last week.
North Korean officials, however, said the two women would have died or taken ill had they been in contact with a poison that deadly. If convicted, the two women will face death by hanging. That starvation was so devastating partly because of North Korea's success in eradicating the private sector. Currently, three nations - Iran, Sudan and Syria - are on the list.
Ties between Malaysia and North Korea have been strained following the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13. The family of Vietnamese woman charged with murder in the killing of the half brother of North Korea's ruler wants government help getting lawyers to defend her.
China's commerce ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen on Thursday reiterated that China attached "great importance to economic and trade cooperation with South Korea and welcomes foreign investment from foreign companies, including Korean companies".
There was now a sense of ease of doing business in India and U.S. companies that have invested there have had good results, she said. While responding to a question on new targets and ambitions, Jaishankar said the current U.S. "It was the act of an individual". These were the very first meetings between Indian and President Trump's officials after the new administration took office around the middle of January.
And Young (R-AK) is a stalwart defender of states' rights who doesn't think the federal government should care whether or not people use cannabis, although he says he hasn't used it himself. Garnett credits the success to the "legalization and regulation scheme", to the combination of decriminalization and regulatory support. Trump was elected as the "no nonsense" businessman who was going to fix our national economy and create jobs for the American people.
In fact, they are expressing outrage at her for nullifying her father's supreme sacrifice. Kaur, in the centre of a countrywide debate on free speech post her campaign against ABVP, was provided security by Punjab Police at her native place in Jalandhar.
Typically, there is a jump in the price above the initial offer price when trading in the secondary market starts - a phenomenon that is known as underpricing and that is commonly (and mistakenly) interpreted as a sign of the success of an IPO.
The adviser also made clear his earlier statement given in the Upper House and categorically denied that he never said that there was lack of evidence against Yadav - a serving Indian navy officer held in Balochistan for spying a year ago.
True to his philosophy that attack is always the best form of defence, Trump tweeted an old photo of Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader in the Senate, smiling alongside the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. He was apparently jonesing for vengeance after Schumer called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation over his meetings with the Russian ambassador and those possible lies under oath, too.
Al-Masri was second-in-command to the group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and a member of its shura council, said the official. The Pentagon on Monday said it carried out a strike in northwest Syria on Sunday but did not say who the attack had targeted.
The tweet showed Schumer and Putin smiling over coffee and doughnuts at the NY outpost of Lukoil , one of Russia's biggest fuel companies. Trump called Schumer a hypocrite in the tweet, an apparent reference to the senator's criticism of meetings between Trump administration members and Russians during the 2016 presidential election.
China has repeatedly denounced THAAD as a threat to its security, with a foreign ministry spokesman saying "the consequences entailed will be borne by the USA and the Republic of Korea". China's commerce ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen on Thursday reiterated that China attached "great importance to economic and trade cooperation with South Korea and welcomes foreign investment from foreign companies, including Korean companies".
The operator said that IGNITE will be rolled out progressively to all operations. It comes amid declining revenue growth, and as the group continues to struggle to recover from its regulatory woes in Nigeria. That deadline expired in 2015, but Nigerian authorities said that MTN kept anonymous lines open, even as the government argued that terrorists could use these numbers to conduct kidnappings and bomb attacks.
He added that Beijing hoped Seoul "can heed the voice of the people and take effective measures to avoid further damage to the China-South Korea relationship". China has previously warned Lotte against handing its land over to the Korean government, and launched investigations into Lotte's Chinese locations after Lotte first hinted at selling the golf course.
While Malaysia has not directly accused Kim Jong Un's regime of orchestrating the attack, the use of a complex nerve agent points to Pyongyang's involvement. Malaysian officials brought him to the immigration department Friday before processing his deportation to North Korea. "If we get those, we can confirm whether the body (now at Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary) is that of Kim's".
Ahead of the address the Democratic Women's Working Group sent a letter to their colleagues to wear white to "stand in solidarity with the women of our nation", the Associated Press reported on Monday. "You can not get that weird". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a tweet that, "Tonight, our Democratic #WomenWearWhite in support of women's rights - in spite of a @POTUS who doesn't!" Worn in the tradition of the suffragist movement, the color white has significance for ...