Washington announced a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia and took aim at Iran on Saturday as President Donald Trump began a foreign tour looking to leave domestic troubles behind. The kingdom's ruling family grew deeply frustrated with former President Barack Obama's detente with Iran and his restrained approach to the conflict in Syria.
Trump's imminent threat of a staff reshuffle might have prevented West Wing employees from clambering over White House walls, but some have apparently cloistered themselves within their offices, searching for temporary respite. Lawyers don't agree if Trump's purported comments to Comey amount to obstruction of justice , the main charge in both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment cases.
The Tory manifesto pledged: "We will be the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet". He will call on the Tory leader to immediately drop the "anti-pensioner package" which formed a central part of her manifesto plan to tackle the major challenges facing the UK.
Six additional tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma. Locally damaging winds may also occur with stronger storms - particularly into this evening when storms are likely to congeal into one or more organized bands capable of more widespread damaging winds.
Clark's party won 43 seats while the NDP led by John Horgan collected 41 and the Greens under Andrew Weaver won three ridings in the 87-seat legislature. While the NDP saw gains in virtually every swing riding, Cameron says it's possible the Greens cut into their momentum, limiting the size of that growth.
Lieberman a 75-year-old an Orthodox Jew, was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, the first Jewish candidate on a presidential ticket. The former CT senator flashed a thumbs-up as he left the White House after the interview Wednesday, saying he and Trump had a "good meeting".
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had on Thursday evening said that GST is not inflationary on goods or services. The GST Council decided the fitment of rates of goods during the 14th GST Council meeting held at Srinagar , Jammu & Kashmir. Milk and curd will continue to be exempted from taxation when the GST replaces current indirect taxes. Vehicles in this category now see taxes to the extent of 41.5 to 44.5%.
Non AC train travel, including in local trains and metro, has been exempt from GST, while AC train travel will attract 5 per cent service tax, same as freight levy. Aerated drinks and cars will be in the 28 per cent bracket. The tax is likely to go up once petrol and diesel are brought under the GST net. Tax saving will be relatively higher in automobiles sector, specifically sports utility vehicles (SUVs), as the tax incidence will reduce from current effective tax rate of over 50 percent ...
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has spoken out against a US decision to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters, saying it can not use one terrorist group to try and defeat another. U.S. military officers from the so-called US-led coalition, which is purportedly fighting Daesh, at a YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria April 25, 2017.
The developments were a blow to White House efforts to tamp down interest in the Russian Federation investigation as Trump and his staff boarded Air Force One for Saudi Arabia, first stop on his first foreign trip as president. Comey would be fired before he drafted the memo dated May 9. The Justice Department on Friday issued a transcript of Rosenstein's remarks. Originally, the White House's position was that Comey was sacked on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod ...
The report quoted him as saying, "They can not override a country's laws allowing the death penalty". He said the ICJ had given its point of view on Jadhav's case to get consular access. Jadhav was sentenced according to the laws of Pakistan after he admitted to entering the country on fake passport and involvement in terror activities, the top diplomat added.
In 2013, Rouhani won the presidential election with almost 51 percent of the vote. During his campaign, Rouhani clearly stated his desire to lift the remaining non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, which can only be interpreted as a desire to engage in further diplomatic talks with Washington.
Even Turkey's best Arab friends, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have refrained from clearly declaring their support for Turkey in its fight against the PKK and the YPG. The Turkish government opposes the US plan to provide equipment including mortars and armored cars to the Kurdish militia group YPG in Syria, which it regards as a terrorist group linked to the separatist Kurdish PKK in southeast Turkey.
While chairing the summit, Xi said the Belt and Road Initiative is an open and inclusive platform and a public service jointly built by parties around the world. They are also concerned about transparency and access for foreign firms to the scheme. Other governments welcome Chinese investment in a region that the Asian Development Bank says needs to spend $7 trillion this decade on ports, railways and other trade-related facilities to keep economies growing.
The demonstrators were a collection of Erdogan opponents - Kurdish-Americans, Armenian-Americans, and some Turks simply opposed to Erdogan's increasingly autocratic ways. Turkey's Anadolu state news agency acknowledged that Erdogan's security detail targeted protesters, but blamed "inadequate" police response for the violence.
A New York Times story published Thursday evening reported that Trump had asked Comey at a private January dinner to pledge loyalty to the new president. Spicer said Trump's "robust schedule" means that "sometimes we don't get an opportunity to get in to see him and get his full thinking". Democrats will also try to use a procedural maneuver to force a vote on legislation calling for an independent commission to investigate Russian election interference, although they're unlikely to ...
Both of the explosive revelations - that the president pressed his FBI director to drop a federal investigation before later firing him, and that he disclosed classified information to senior Russian officials - came from anonymous sources, and the White House was quick to denounce the leaks and deny any impropriety.
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Sunday afternoon, which flew more than 500 kilometers, the North's second missile launch in a week, South Korea's military announced. In the video, the group also takes shots at what Wang referred to as "vulgar behavior" within China, such as vandalism against South Korean-made Hyundai vehicles.
The president and First Lady Melania Trump waved as they stood at the top of stairs that had been rolled to the side of the official presidential aircraft after it landed. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that an unidentified senior Trump adviser was being considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation.
It wasn't immediately clear if that's enough to ease the fears of moderate Republicans or governors, who have opposed the federal government shifting more Medicaid costs to the states.A spokesman for Portman declined comment. They spoke to a total of 10,885 people between 19 to 64 with income levels below 138 percent of the federal poverty line, the Medicaid expansion coverage threshold.
Health officials are trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases identified in the remote northeastern province of Bas-Uele province in northeastern Congo near the border with Central African Republic, WHO's Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi said.
After his arrest, Rojas told police he was "hearing voices" and expected to die, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. "He was swinging his arms at the same time ", said Ken Bradix, a security supervisor at a nearby restaurant who helped subdue Rojas. He pleaded guilty last week to harassment in the Bronx after he was accused of pulling a knife on a notary in his home.
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez knew the Kentucky Derby victor was up against it early in the race. Meanwhile, Cloud Computing was back in 3rd as Castellano watched the race unfold in front of him. Watching in the grandstand the first time by, he just was kind of jumping up and down. That's where Classic Empire , under Julien Leparoux, made his bid to take the lead and at the top of the stretch, it appeared Classic Empire would sail home for the win .
On May 21, the US president will deliver a speech to dozens of leaders of Muslim states at a regional summit in Riyadh in which he is expected to call for a united stand against extremism and intolerance. There is no doubt that Saudi Arabia being the choice of Trump's first foreign visit reflects the kingdom's position as a strategic ally of the United States.
The deal comes two days after powers backing opposing sides in Syria's war created four "de-escalation" zones. Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Monday rejected any role for the United Nations or global forces in monitoring the zones.
Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay son of Maclean's Music was the first horse to not run in the Kentucky Derby - making him a so-called "new shooter" - and win the Preakness since the filly Rachel Alexandra in 2009.
The shift in stance came one day after President Xi Jinping spoke to new South Korean President Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his appointment. On North Korean problems, Abe said he hopes to closely cooperate with Moon in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
It will be a challenging visit, not only in light of the recent headlines, but also the efforts to resume peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. Highlighting the tightrope on which Trump will be walking is his planned visit to the Western Wall , the first by an American president to Judaism's holiest site in the Old City.
Assange says he has remained in the west London embassy for fear that if he were to face trial in Sweden, he would be extradited to the United States to face charges over Wikileaks. The rape allegation against the computer programmer had followed a Wikileaks conference in Stockholm in 2010. The police also recognized that Assange is now "wanted for a much less serious offense" and said they would "provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offense".
An Elabe poll on Thursday found only 45 percent of voters trusted centrist Macron's ability to tackle France's problems, and 36 percent trusted his newly appointed prime minister, Edouard Philippe, a conservative. Macron is travelling with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who as the former defence minister knows Gao well, and his replacement in that job, Sylvie Goulard, as well as AFD chief Remy Rioux.
Some 40 million Iranians out of the 70 million on the electoral rolls headed to the polls on Friday. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, whose more moderate policies included greater internal freedoms and a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with the USA that brought about some sanctions relief, has won a resounding victory for a second four-year term, Iranian State TV said Saturday.
One former very senior counter intelligence official said that it was shocking that Trump would say that, that it's a stab in the back to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CIA, and nearly "unbelievable" in his words that he said it to the Russians of all people.
Comey had come under fire for his handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server. The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.
The American President is expected to give a speech later on Sunday on the Islamic faith as well during a US-Arab Islamic Summit with almost 50 other Muslim-majority country leaders. It is the president's first foreign trip while in office, and he and his delegation are being closely scrutinized for any missteps. Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first presidential foreign trip in Saudi Arabia on Saturday and won a warm reception as he looked to shift attention from a ...
Torrential rains lashed parts of central and eastern Canada on Friday, causing flooding, flight delays and traffic disruptions, and the prime minister said the federal government was ready to provide help if necessary. The minister said the government is reaching out to private sector suppliers to find up to four million sandbags, if required, to help protect homes and critical infrastructure from flood waters.
The visit kicks off an ambitious worldwide debut for Trump. After he leaves Saudi Arabia, Trump will travel to Israel, the Vatican and the 28th North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium. In addition, Comey agreed to testify at an open hearing of the Senate intelligence committee in the near future, the panel said. USA defense company Raytheon will also establish a branch in Saudi Arabia and General Dynamics agreed "to localize design, engineering, manufacturing, and support of ...
President Donald Trump had criticized former first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a head scarf during a January 2015 visit to Saudi Arabia with then-President Barack Obama. The deals were announced during the Saudi-US CEO Forum 2017 coinciding with the visit of US President Donald Trump. Saudi Arabia's leaders soured on Obama, and King Salman did not greet him at the airport during his final visit to the kingdom.
Responsibility for the attack while anybody on itself did not take. Unidentified armed men killed a German woman at a guesthouse in Kabul and kidnapped a Finnish woman, a security official said on Sunday. Other branches of the same bank were previously targeted twice in the eastern city of Jalalabad. "People were queueing to receive their monthly salaries from the bank when they were attacked", he said.
Comey was, of course, leading the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation when he was, seemingly abrutly, fired on May 9. On the heels of a special counsel being named to oversee the Russian Federation probe, the Post report late Friday said law enforcement officials looking into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign have identified a senior White House adviser as a significant person of interest .
Pippa Middleton arrives with her father Michael Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield May 20, 2017. However, while she stunned the world during her 2011 debut outside Westminster Abbey with her physical attributes, on Saturday royal watchers - who were kept a respectful 200 metres away - were fascinated by Middleton's toned biceps peeking out from her designer dress.
Kushner's sister Nicole Kushner Meyer was in Beijing Saturday, seeking $150 million in investment in a luxury apartment complex project in New Jersey, according to USA media reports . green cards relative to wait times for those seeking visas based on job qualifications. Jared Kushner had been listed as a manager of several entities related to the project as of January, the New York Times reported.
The date of the hearing has not yet been set. In it, we see Hillary doing what any sane woman would do if she were approached by Donald Trump, a man known to do what he wants to women. One official read quotations to The Times , and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion. Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, wave as they board Air Force One for his first overseas trip as President.
It was a red carpet welcome with military jets leaving a red, white and blue trail. Accompanying her husband on his first worldwide trip, U.S. first lady Melania Trump stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and trousers to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens.
The navies of South Korea and the USA have been running a combined maritime operations center since early this year to better counter North Korea's missile threats, officials said Sunday. At a press conference in NY, requested by Pyongyang on Friday, the North's deputy ambassador to the UN, Kim In-ryong said the US policy toward Pyongyang was the root cause of all the tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
The two received a rabbinical pass for their weekend travels , an official permission to break from the prohibitions on Shabbat that are generally reserved for life-threatening instances and other situations concerning one's safety. It said the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Kushner reportedly shepherded the deal through personally, including making a personal phone call to Lockheed Martin CEO ...
The ICJ also rejected Pakistan's contention that Jadhav, as a "spy", could not be given the benefit of consular access as per Article 36 (1) of Vienna Convention. Jadhav was "an innocent Indian national, who, incarcerated in Pakistan for more than a year on concocted charges. has been held incommunicado. and faces imminent execution", lawyer Deepak Mittal told the tribunal.
However, glimmers of hope are emerging for the party which had appeared on course for its worst result for nearly a century when Theresa May called the snap election. After becoming Labour leader in 2015, Mr Corbyn defended reaching out to republicans at the height of the Troubles - including inviting IRA terrorists to the Commons - insisting he "wanted the violence to stop".
Friday's results additionally found that 77 percent consider Trump arrogant, while 17 percent do not. Part of Mueller's charge is to determine whether any of Trump's campaign aides actively cooperated with Russian intelligence efforts to influence the USA election previous year.
But the fate of its investigation hinges on Ryan's lukewarm support and the sometimes fractious working relationship between its Republican and Democratic leaders. Ryan said that the Oversight Committee "appropriately requested" the memo. But he has set a hearing for May 24. Comey wrote the memo after his meeting with the president, according to reports.
Martin says the WC-135 is the plane the US uses to sample air for signs of a nuclear explosion, and it is regularly flown in the area. She said the WC-135 was carrying out a routine mission at the time and was operating in accordance with global law.