The scourge of graft - ever-present in Bulgaria - loomed over the poll, with prosecutors saying 79 electoral fraud probes had been launched. According to the opinion polls, the ruling centre-right GERB party will likely win the elections. "The GERB party, to a much greater extent, will maintain Bulgaria's Euro-Atlantic orientation and integration", said Boriana Dimitrova, an analyst with pollster Alpha Research.
Iraqi military command has said one line of investigation is whether Islamic State rigged explosives that ultimately caused the blast that destroyed buildings. In the east, the Iraqi forces adopted a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay at home, dropping leaflets into the city with safety instructions for residents.
An army officer said one militant was killed in the fighting and one weapon recovered from the site. Police also blocked an ambulance to prevent relatives from carrying the body of a slain youth who was killed in anti-India clashes, sparking widespread anger, Kashmir Life newspaper reported.
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has abruptly canceled a public hearing scheduled for next Tuesday with former DNI director James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates .
Park, the first Korean president to be removed from office by impeachment, arrived at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in southern Seoul around 9:25 a.m. Both Park and Lee have denied the allegations. However, he declined to elaborate, Yonhap News Agency reported. Park's alleged backlist reportedly included some of South Korea's most famous cultural figures, including "Oldboy" film director Park Chan-wook and poet Ko Un, whose name frequently appears in discussions for the ...
Underlining the union's disaffection, more than 25,000 people, many of them angered by years of cutbacks and belt-tightening, marched through central Rome , where security was already tight in light of the deadly rampage in central London on Wednesday.
Critics say Nunes's statements were an effort to justify Trump's unfounded accusations this month that his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, had directed surveillance on Trump Tower during the election campaign. By "apologetic", Ryan clarified, "in that he said, 'I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about..." O'Donnell asked Ryan why a whistle blower would choose to share sensitive information with a committee chairman, as opposed to multiple members of Congress.
Democrats and at least one Republican are demanding Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., recuse himself because he has appeared to be coordinating with the White House. "We certainly welcome the director to come back, but not in lieu of a public hearing", Schiff said . Nunes said last Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not said whether it would respond to the committee's March 15 letter.
Bangladesh policemen guard a road outside a militant hideout in the country's Moulvibazar district, about 200 km northeast of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 29, 2017. Another suspected militant hideout has also been cordoned off in the eastern city of Comilla, where a local election is underway. Neo-JMB, which is believed to be inclined to the Islamic State terror group, has claimed responsibility for the deadly July 1, 2016, attack on an upmarket Dhaka cafe that left 22 people dead, ...
A federal judge in Hawaii granted the state's request for a longer-term halt of the revised travel ban executive order Wednesday. In his arguments, Mr Chin quoted Mr Trump's comments that the revised travel ban is a "watered down" version of the original.
We simply won't do it. "And we will meet it", said Ian D. Prior, a DOJ spokesperson. "These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic", the order reads. In suing the Trump administration, Seattle is not seeking a temporary restraining order, said City Attorney Pete Holmes, who accused the Trump administration of "saber rattling".
Zinke didn't elaborate on how the wall would get built if it wasn't located on the USA side of the Rio Grande or in the middle of the river. While many took this to mean that Zinke was proposing building the wall in Mexico , his spokeswoman Heather Swift has denied this.
A Maryland man being held in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old Black man in Midtown Manhattan Monday, March 20, traveled to New York City with the specific intent to hunt and kill Black men, according to the NYPD. According to CNN, Jackson travelled to NY by bus from Baltimore on March 17 with the sole intention of targeting black men. Timothy Caughman , 66, was rushed to the hospital and later died.
Syria said it shot down an Israeli war plane and struck another Friday after four of the aircraft violated Syrian airspace. At least one of the Syrian missiles was intercepted by Israel's cutting-edge "Arrow" antimissile system, Israeli media reported .
Either way, "the enemy had a role in this", Townsend said several times , insisting that regardless of the role of the us, "the moral responsibility" for civilian deaths lies with the terrorist group. IS planned the incident to "impact the civilians, to inflame the public and to convey a wrong message to the world that the joint forces and the worldwide coalition are behind the killing and bombings", Rasool said.
Mr Brokenshire said the intensity of negotiations needed to increase in the weeks ahead after a statutory deadline to form a new Stormont executive passed on Monday without agreement. "One of the main issues being considered by the FICT is the Irish language, through considerable engagement with civic society". The focus now shifts to Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire, who has to decide how to proceed.
Not long after that, the Times' communications team shot back on Twitter with, "False, we did not apologize". "And deals are made and apologies are made", he said at the time . Trump said multiple times on the campaign trail a year ago that he would be in favor of changes to libel laws, a dramatic escalation from his typical anti-media rhetoric.
The letters read " Park Geun-hye arrives at prosecutors office". Park said she was "sorry" to the people as she arrived Tuesday at a prosecutors' office for qu. Park's leadership had begun to ebb well before, when she faced public anger over her handling of the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children.
Gordhan told reporters shortly after landing at Johannesburg's global airport that he was focused on restoring faith in Africa's most industrialized economy and had met with about 50 investors while in London. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe, one of the six, told Reuters he could not comment on the report.On arrival, Gordhan went to the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters in downtown Johannesburg .
The move follows a change past year that excluded media attachments including photos, GIFs, and polls from being included in the character count. Instead, Twitter will display them above the tweet text. As for how many people you can add to a Twitter convo, we hear that the feature can accommodate up to 50 people. How is this easier/better than @-replies? Who you are replying to will appear above the tweet text rather than within the tweet text itself, so you have more characters to have ...
The turmoil has caused the rand to plummet. Political manoeuvrings in South Africa may be put on hold as the country mourns the death of anti-apartheid ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada , who died on Tuesday. The party says that President Zuma cited an intelligence report as the reason he instructed Gordhan to return from an global investor roadshow in London.
Police say the 21-year-old driver crossed the centre line and hit the van head-on. Two girls from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, aged 12 and 14, were pronounced dead at the scene. "We attended a meeting earlier tonight to discuss exactly what transpired tonight and it is very hard for officers to obviously knock on someone's door and tell them their loved ones are deceased", he said.
The City of Denver, and every local jurisdiction in the state, is in compliance with federal immigration law. Seattle's action was the latest legal salvo over the Trump immigration order from local governments across the country , including the city of San Francisco and California's Santa Clara County.
On Monday Judge Anuar González found Diego Cruz, 21, not guilty of rape after he and three friends forced a female classmate into a vehicle on January 1, 2015. It's not some insane woman saying this, it's coming from the judge's mouth and he's saying that if they touch you against your will, it might not be abuse", she concluded.
Trump's State Department said the project advances USA national interests, in a complete reversal of the conclusion President Barack Obama's administration reached less than a year-and-a-half ago. "Four or five years ago we needed all of those projects". President Trump yesterday made good on his campaign promise with the state department approving the 800,000 barrel a day capacity northern leg of the Keystone pipeline.
Meanwhile, detectives are exploring the past of the middle-aged murderer of many aliases who wrought carnage on Westminster, as arrests connected to the outrage were made across the country. "He was a strong, professional public servant and it was a delight to meet him again only a few months after being elected", Cleverly said. In response, the Prime Minister concurred with Cleverly's sentiments.
The constant improvements are seen in Model S and Model X built by Tesla in October 2016. Apart from this the new software 8.1 update brings additional perks to its users. Tencent also could help the US company sell-or even build-cars in China, the world's largest auto market, analysts said. For example, the SpaceX CEO showed off a odd looking creature (a unicorn) and a picture of the Mona Lisa that we can only assume he had penned himself.
Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United States and by Britain's vote to leave the European Union , the leader of the Eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party, told the rally in Lille that the French election would be the next step in what she called a global rebellion of the people.
Privately, some senior Republicans seem far blunter about their opposition to risking a government shutdown over the issue of money for the border wall. One poll showed that 62 per cent of Americans oppose building the wall, and 70 per cent think it will be the United States, not Mexican government that would end up paying for it - at a reported cost of $120 (£96) per USA household.
Mrs Grace Musa, a bean cake seller, expressed optimism that Ndume will triumph against the Senate Leadership in court. Messrs Saraki and Melaye were cleared of any wrongdoing in the matters. Melaye tendered his statement of result and National Youth Service Corps discharge certificate which he obtained in 2001, having started in 2000. Ndume had in the Point of Order notified members of the allegation against Saraki, over the purchase of a Range Rover Jeep, which was said to have cost the ...
In November 2014, a grand jury declined to indict Wilson for any crimes related to the shooting. A federal wrongful-death suit filed by Brown's parents against Wilson, the city of Ferguson and the city's former police chief, Thomas Jackson is pending.
A search of an apartment in the city suggested the suspects had been getting in physical shape and watching Islamic extremist videos demonstrating knife attacks, chief prosecutor Adelchi D'Ippolito said. But police moved in at dawn on Thursday amid fears of a potential attack in the wake of the last week's murder of four people in London, reports said.
He has three options: set a new talks deadline, call a fresh election, or suspend devolution and return administration of the province fully to the United Kingdom government. The Government could theoretically go for the nuclear option of reintroducing direct rule, but that move, which would require emergency legislation at Westminster, looks unlikely at this stage at least.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders said on Monday that police intend to charge at least nine activists, including students and academics, who helped organise or lead Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in 2014. "I am already mentally prepared for this, but I am very anxious about Hong Kong's future", Chan said. "They are often at the forefront of society, pulling and pushing us as a whole to make progress", she said.
Zeid also called on Iraqi and coalition forces to conduct transparent investigations into deadly incidents. "My initial assessment is that we probably had a role in these casualties. The kind of munitions used by the U.S.in this case "should not have collapsed an entire building", Townsend agreed. The U.S. -led coalition, which is helping Iraqi forces drive IS militants from the country's second-largest city, says it is investigating multiple strikes that allegedly resulted in civilian deaths.
Tillerson told reporters in Seoul on March 17 that the US wasn't interested in conducting direct talks with North Korea to halt its weapons program, saying instead that tighter sanctions enforcement and the possibility of a military strike were being considered as part of a continuing policy review by the Trump administration.
Chuck Schumer , Senate Democratic leader, called for the removal of Nunes on Monday. Earlier in his monologue, Colbert torched House Intelligence Committee chairman-and "man who's really happy you met somebody new"-Devin Nunes over his erratic behavior regarding the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election".
Opinion polls put the GERB party of former prime minister Boiko Borisov, 57, only narrowly ahead of the Socialists (BSP), who have seen their popularity rise since the candidate they backed, Rumen Radev, won the presidency in November. Some political parties' leaders have also expressed their views towards the future government. The alliance will drive a hard bargain, given they could also switch support to the second-placed Socialists, who saw their own share of seats surge to an expected 79.
Although Tillerson alluded to the intensified campaign, he said the Trump administration was still refining its strategy. "We've been asking for specific answers for a couple of weeks from the new administration". Countries are waiting for US President Donald Trump to announce a plan, after the Pentagon submitted proposals earlier this month. The delegates also praised Iraqi forces for ridding more than 60 percent of Iraq of the terrorists, and said they were "gratified" that the group had ...
Pravin Gordhan in Pretoria, March 28. The rand traded 0.7 percent firmer on Thursday after a brief resurgence on Wednesday when sources within the ANC told Reuters there was a split among its six most senior officials over whether Gordhan should be sacked.
Passengers boarding flights from Turkey , Lebanon, Jordan , Egypt , Tunisia and Saudi Arabia will no longer be allowed laptops, tablets or smartphones over 16x9.3x1.5cm in their hand baggage, according to the Department of Transport .
Nunes told reporters , rebuffing Democrats. In other words, Trump's claims that Jared and Ivanka would not become part of the administration was a ruse, a stall tactic. The US Senate Intelligence Committee will question 20 people in its investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Curbelo told the Hill an independent commission would give any congressional investigation "greater credibility and independence".
The Republican-controlled upper chamber of Congress is scheduled to vote in early April on the nomination of judge Neil Gorsuch, who on Thursday was undergoing his fourth and last day of confirmation hearings in the Senate. Schumer said that Senate Democrats weren't impressed by Gorsuch, and he warned that it is going to be hard for him to get 60 votes. Senate Republicans denied Garland a hearing, much less a vote, and have kept the seat vacant for more than a year.
The suspect then drove at speeds as high as 80 miles per hour through surface streets in North Hills, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Arleta and Van Nuys. The driver was then speeding in the black vehicle on the southbound 5 Freeway in Arleta. The suspects drove a black sedan on several different roads, hitting speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The driver almost collided with a truck in traffic before merging onto the 5 Freeway.
There was also a smaller anti-Brexit protest march in Scotland where up to 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Edinburgh. On Friday Francis welcomed 27 European Union leaders to the Vatican on the eve of a summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome , the founding charter of the bloc.
A United Nations -led humanitarian appeal to help Syrian refugees and support host communities has received only 6 percent of the money needed this year - $298 million out of $4.6 billion. Only half of those places have been made available so far. Lebanon and Jordan have taken in hundreds of thousands of Syrians. Turkey continues to host the highest number of Syrian refugees.
The officer made a traffic stop late Sunday when a man ran from the officer, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney told CNN. Officer Terney underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition, police said . Terney returned fire, and both were wounded. Bruce and Shirley Walck, who were walking their dogs through Tecumseh's downtown Monday, said Terney's death was a shock to the close-knit community.
Palm Beach County estimates it has spent $1.7 million in added overtime expenses and other costs assisting the Secret Service, a figure county officials project could reach as high as almost $6 million by the end of the year. "He has very nice secure, safe, lovely places he could be even though we live in paradise". "If compensation is not assured of being forthcoming, we respectfully ask that you curtail your visits until such time as that matter is resolved favorably to our area", the ...
Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said the United States has sent experts to the scene of the airstrike in west Mosul to investigate allegations of civilian casualties. Supported by US-led coalition air strikes and military advisers, they have managed to retake large parts of the city and its surrounding area. While the Pentagon has denied loosening its rules of engagement, an Associated Press report last month quoted a spokesman for the ...
On Tuesday, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the top US commander in Iraq, admitted there was a "fair chance" that the coalition-led air strike led to mass civilian deaths. Daesh has targeted civilians and used them as human shields, while strikes by anti-IS forces have also left civilians dead. The rights group Amnesty International warned that any failure to take adequate precautions would be a "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law".