Park has declined to appear at any of her trial hearings and has so far resisted being interrogated over wide-ranging allegations of power abuse that have led to 30 other suspects being indicted, including Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong. Choi Soon-sil is said to have used her links to the Presidency for personal financial gain, and allegedly pressured major South Korean companies to donate to foundations she controlled.
Crowds of between 500,000 to 1.5 million people had protested in the streets over the course of six weeks leading up to the National Assembly's December impeachment of Park, whose approval rating had plunged to just 4% after she was mired in a corruption scandal.
But if there are ways to improve that bill and to give people greater confidence that we're all going to arrive at the same place, where Obamacare is done, and we've replaced it with the kind of healthcare reforms that lower the cost of health insurance by expanding people's choices and giving states more flexibility, then that's where we're headed.
Park, who had been sworn in as the country's first female president in February 2013, was dishonorably forced to leave her office and became the first elected leader to be ousted, with her five-year presidency unfinished. Prosecutors have named Park as an accomplice in two court cases linked to the scandal, suggesting she is likely to be investigated and could face legal proceedings.
The attackers used improvised explosive devices, Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Jamal said in a statement. Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Shaar said the attack targeted "pilgrims of various Arab nationalities". There were conflicting reports on what caused the explosions. Lebanon's al-Manar TV quoted Syrian officials as saying 40 were killed following twin suicide attacks.
Mr. Stone wrote an article for Breitbart News on August 5 attributing the DNC breach to Guccifer 2.0, not Russian Federation, and swapped a handful of direct messages with the persona in the weeks that followed, according to copies of the conversations provided to the Times .
The BBC reports that the predicted leftward shift in South Korean politics could see the reopening of a joint venture industrial complex just across the border in North Korea-and could complicate relations with the USA when it is trying to isolate Pyongyang internationally.
He proved instrumental in the heart-pumping extra period, fearlessly finishing at the rim after he had struggled at times earlier in the game. The Wolverines played their 75-55 win over IL in the second round on Thursday in their reversible practice jerseys with "Michigan basketball" on the front and no last names on the back.
The court also criticized Park for being uncooperative and evasive in the investigations. It said she tried to stop the legislature from acting as a " check and balance " on presidential powers. Park's side says the payments should not be seen as bribes as Park pushed the establishment of the foundations in the public interest. More than 21,000 police officers were sent there to prevent clashes between the groups.
The India News - MRC exit poll has this evening given the BJP 185 seats, the ABP News-Lokniti poll gives it 164-176 and India TV- C-voter shows the party getting 155-167 seats. Here is a look at ABP Exit Poll Results showing a clear win for SP-Congress combine. Shivpal, who is leading from his traditional seat of Jaswant Nagar by almost 15,000 votes, was sacked as state SP president by Akhilesh Yadav after a bitter war that saw him seize control of party affairs.
Bookings recovered slightly after the original ban was blocked by the courts, but President Trump's vow on February 16 to unveil a new travel ban order sent them down again. Constitution. "This second Executive Order is infected with the same legal problems as the first Order", the state said in court papers filed on Tuesday.
Additional snow showers are likely through Friday afternoon . Snow could begin as early as Sunday evening and continue through Monday for parts of the Midwest, including Chicago. One to two inches of snow accumulation is possible, according The National Weather Service. First up is a "clipper" that will slide south of us late Thursday night into Friday morning.
Secret Service pointed out that the president was never in danger during the incident. United States media said said the man was discovered around midnight on Friday by a Secret Service agent, near the building's south entrance. The suspect was caught after they climbed a fence and getting into the grounds of Donald Trump's presidential residence. He had been carrying 800 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.
Details of the threat weren't immediately available. Police have shut down a shopping centre in Germany after receiving intelligence over a potential terrorist attack , according to German news agencies, cited by BNR. Essen , in the western province of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a city of about 590,000 people. The "Islamic State" (IS) armed group has claimed responsibility for attacks in Germany in the past year, including the murder of a teen in Hamburg, a suicide bombing in Ansbach ...
Officers searched the north and south grounds of the White House complex and found nothing. CNN says the security level of the White House was raised to "orange". Due to a series of Secret Service mishaps, Gonzalez was able to become the first fence-jumper to gain access inside the White House. In 2015 three people jumped over the fence - including Joseph Caputo, who leapt the barrier on Thanksgiving Day, cloaked in an American flag and carrying an envelope.
The results showed that the Congress did well in the six districts of the Imphal Valley, accounting for 40 seats. Modi pressed all his might in electioneering to ensure a victory for the BJP. The victory in Punjab has provided the Congress an opportunity to rebuild itself and prepare forcefully for polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh at the end of the year.
A nonprofit organization was searching the river with sonar equipment when Toni's Ford Focus was found, her mother said. It wasn't known if Anderson was inside the vehicle. January disappearance: Authorities say Anderson drove from her job at Chrome before she was pulled over by a police officer around 4am. Police let her go with a warning.
Two people were killed as they tried to break through police lines, and an elderly man died after suffering a heart attack. Park has maintained her innocence throughout. Tasked with looking after Park's wardrobe and personal affairs, Choi Soon-sil has been accused of using her influence over Park to force South Korean companies, including Samsung, to contribute about $90 million to two foundations she controlled.
The prime minister would also see success as vindication of his sudden decision in November to abolish high-denomination banknotes to rein in corruption. Though it was premature to call the outcome, the election commission put the BJP leading in 262 of the 403 seats in the state, putting it on course for a large majority.
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The major fight will be between the Bharatiya Janata Party and incumbent Congress candidates. "Huge support from the youth is gladdening", Modi said on Twitter. The only crumb of comfort for Congress - which has led India for most of the post-independence period - was in Punjab where initial trends gave it the edge.
Uttah Pradesh , where the Hindu holy city of Varanasi is located, accounts for about 15% of India's voters and seats in the Parliament. This election was different in the last 37 years, as the Samajwadi Party (SP) numbers in the outgoing Assembly was 224, the highest ever until Modi waved turned everything upside down.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday asked for the resignations of all 46 presidentially nominated and Senate-confirmed federal prosecutors, his office announced. The call for resignations applies to all Senate-confirmed US attorneys, and President Trump will decide whether to accept all of them once they are submitted.
The delay came a day after Ali Jr. and his mother and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, spoke to Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the impact of President Donald Trump's executive order that restricted entry to the US of people from six Muslim majority nations.
The security source said that the two bombings targeted two busses of Iraqi Shiite visitors, who usually come to the area to visit Shiite shrines in the Bab al-Saghir cemetery. So-called Islamic State is another Sunni extremist group that controls significant areas of Syria. Fateh al-Sham's northwestern stronghold has been bombed repeatedly this year, not only by Syrian armed forces and their Russian ally, but also by US-backed forces battling IS in both Syria and Iraq .
Doyle inquired on the record as to what Obamacare mandate Shimkus had an issue with. Under Obamacare, men were expected to pay for prenatal care along with women. "You're talking about something that doesn't exist". "We want the consumer to be able to go to the insurance market and be able to negotiate on a plan".
New York , Massachusetts, and OR say they'll join Washington and Minnesota's effort to get a temporary halt of the revised order banning travel to the United States from six mostly Muslim countries. A spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to an email. U.S. District Judge James Robart in Washington state blocked the ban on February 3. Lifting an indefinite Syrian refugee travel ban and reducing the number of blacklisted countries by removing Iraq, it replaces a previous iteration ...
If implemented, the bill that would allow employer-mandated genetic testing would be part of the controversial new healthcare legislated that is being rolled out to replace the Affordable Care Act. According to STAT , President of the American Society of Human Genetics Nancy Cox told the House Committee on Education and the Workforce the bill " would undermine fundamentally the privacy provisions " established in the ADA and GINA.
Case in point, President Trump sent out a tweet with "hereby " spelled as two words - "hear by". Palestinian officials indicated Abbas would emphasise his concern about Israeli settlement-building on occupied land and the need for a two-state solution to the conflict.
Though it was premature to call the outcome, the election commission put the BJP leading in 262 of the 403 seats in the state, putting it on course for a large majority. Thanking the people of Uttar Pradesh for the landslide victory, he said, " Move past Hindu-Muslim, a voter is a voter; politics of development should take place".
Syria requested that the U.N. Security Council pressure Turkey to pull out its "invasion forces" from Manbij on Friday, a day after Ankara said it would attack any Syrian Kurdish YPG forces in their way. However, the fight between Turkish backed forces and the YPG militia is a worrying sign as both are allies of the United States and clashes between them could impede America's efforts to establish a coalition to capture the Syrian city of Raqqa from Isis militants.
The Dutch government on Saturday withdrew landing permission for the Turkish foreign minister's aircraft, escalating a diplomatic dispute between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over campaigning for a Turkish referendum on constitutional reform.
Correspondents say such hostility among compatriots is highly unusual in European Union politics. But he said "they don't want to sacrifice President Tusk because of that, because they think he has done a good job". But Mr Kaczynski's actions also reveal a deeper cleavage in Polish society. Tusk was given the green light to continue in the post until 2019 despite fierce opposition by the Polish government, which had put forward its own candidate.
Military officials had said that troops from the Rapid Response, an elite Interior Ministry division, on Tuesday recaptured the provincial government headquarters, the central bank branch and the museum where three years ago the militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues.
Over dinner, leaders are due to pledge continued support - and possible European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership - to western Balkan states where they are anxious about a possible decline in US interest and a rise what they see as the anti-EU influence of Russian Federation.
Zwane said the child was in a vehicle with her mother Sibongile Mbambo and her eight-year-old brother at City View Mall when two armed men accosted them. "They demanded the vehicle keys, forced mother and son out of the vehicle, and sped off in her Toyota Yaris with the baby girl inside". In the meantime, Durbanites are rallying for the safe return of the baby on social media .
European Union plans to present a united front in the face of Brexit were thrown into disarray tonight (9 March), after Poland was overruled in its opposition to the reappointment of Donald Tusk as European Council President. Before the vote, Theresa May said she would not reveal who she would side with, but a spokesman said the PM believed Mr Tusk was "doing a good job".
All exit polls have predicted BJP emerging as the single largest party, but with no pre-poll alliances in place, it may have to scout for partners to stake claim for government formation.This would be in stark contrast to the 2012 polls, where BJP had emerged a clear victor with 21 seats and Congress tally plunging to single digit-nine.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny confirmed to reporters that the European Union 27 had provisionally agreed a meeting in early April to agree a framework for exit talks. "Some expect systemic changes that would loosen intra-EU ties and strengthen the role of nations in relation to the community". "I've seen all the member states say this, the approval of European integration is supported".
Turkey has ordered USA -based Mercy Corps , one of the largest humanitarian organizations delivering aid to Syria , to immediately shut down its Turkish operations, the group said on Wednesday. "As a country that has been fighting a war against terrorism for 35 years, our current enemies are terrorist groups like the Kurdish YPG, ISIL and al-Nusra".
O'Brien said the United Nations and its partners were ready to scale up their response but needed "the access and the funds to do more" adding that it was possible to "avert these looming human catastrophes". He warned that close to one million children under the age of five will be "acutely malnourished" this year. "They have lost their livestock, water sources have dried up and they have nothing left to survive on", Mr O'Brien said.
Rawat lost to the BJP's Swami Yatishwaranand by about 12,000 votes in Haridwar Rural and lost to Rajesh Shukla by 103 votes. What helped BJP win in Uttarakhand? Dehradun: Uttarakhand waits with bated breath as the countdown begins for announcement of results of Assembly elections tomorrow when EVMs will unseal the fate of a total of 637 candidates.
Recently, U.S. forces in Manbij in northern Syria have acted as a barrier between Kurdish and Turkish forces. He said Russian Federation and Turkey will "continue cooperation in the fight against terrorist groups, especially ISIL", using an alternative acronym for the Islamic State (IS) group.
This is provided she has the approval of other heads of state and government, who were also assembled in Brussels. However, some European sources remained sceptical that the Prime Minister would go for such a tight timetable, given that she would risk a diplomatic upset by triggering Article 50 immediately before the Dutch elections on 15 March.
The market is not expecting a change in rates, but will look to President Mario Draghi for further insight into the ECB's plans to taper its quantitive easing (QE) program. This financial fund may gain some traction ahead as European banking earnings have also brightened lately. The bank made a decision to keep its bond purchases from banks unchanged at 80 billion euros this month and 60 billion euros per month through the end of the year.
Or at least, a fear that things may not be as bright as he thought they would be? Before results are announced on Saturday, no one either from the SP or BSP has denied or opposed prospect of coming together and with Congress playing a catalytic role, a Grand Alliance in UP is possible.
Akhilesh Yadav's alliance is placed at number two in UP by all exit polls, with ABP News-Lokniti giving it the best shot at 156-169 seats. The SP had conceded 105 seats to the Congress while keeping 298 for itself, after hectic negotiations.
Virginia "Ginger" Colvin , 56, of Johnstown , N.Y., was arrested Wednesday evening at a Perry County home and taken to the Prairie County jail, Prairie County Sheriff Rick Hickman said. Gilbo suggested the criminal investigation is focused on what happened after the man died and whether the man or the federal government was the victims of fraud.
Last night, the Ole Miss basketball team rolled in the first round of the SEC Tournament in an 86-74 victory over Missouri . Terence Davis added 19. "Every time we made a shot or missed a shot, they would beat us in transition, so we've just got to get back in transition". Arkansas got some good news before it even took the court in Nashville thanks to Vanderbilt's overtime win against Florida.
But Akhilesh again kept his options open by saying: "Yes, if we need something during the formation of government. nobody would like the BJP to run Uttar Pradesh with a remote control under President's rule". However, Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance played down the exit polls and expressed confidence that they will emerge victorious. The BSP had got 80 seats with a 25.91 per cent vote share.