On Monday, the Hashd al-Shaabi - in coordination with the Iraqi army's Joint Operations Command - launched the third phase of an ongoing operation to retake areas east of Tal Afar, which is located some 65 kilometers west of Mosul . Iraqi forces say they have largely cleared the neighborhoods of Zahra and Qadisiya in eastern Mosul after pushing into the area November 4. They have begun moving northward into the city's Tahrir district which has been largely left abandoned by its civilian ...
Chinese officials have reaffirmed the country's determination to continue working on climate change despite climate skeptic Donald Trump's win in the US presidential election. New leadership for the world's largest historic emitter of greenhouse gas pollution will have profound impacts not only for the United States but also for how the entire world grapples with climate change.
McIlroy has little chance of winning the Race to Dubai and he knows that but is optimistic about winning the tournament and reclaiming the top spot. "If I can be really comfortable with my putting going to Augusta next April, that's my timeline", McIlroy said at the Deutsche Bank Championship, "so that's a seven, eight-month period where I can sort of try to get it right".
Protests were being held Tuesday across the country, from California to Vermont. Thirty-seven OH state troopers have returned home after assisting North Dakota officials in handling a pipeline protest near an Native American reservation. Construction of the behemoth 1,172-mile pipeline is about 85 percent complete, Phillips 66, one of the pipeline's investors, said last week. The Dakota Access pipeline is set to stretch from North Dakota through to IL, passing through four states and 50 ...
Boxer is not the only Clinton supporter angry at the outcome of the election, as almost 4,360,000 supporters have signed a petition on Change.org urging members of the Electoral College to vote for the Democratic candidate when they officially cast their ballots on december 19, despite Trump winning in their states.
In her new memoir, "Settle for More", Kelly alleges that Trump complained about her to then-Fox Chairman Roger Ailes . "As the new leader of the free world, we expect that you will preserve longstanding traditions that ensure coverage of the Trump presidency", reads the letter, penned by Thomas Burr, president of the National Press Club.
Trump has called the North American Free Trade Agreement the worst trade deal in history and has threatened repeatedly to dismantle it. Trudeau acknowledged that many young people likely stayed up late to watch Trump's victory, and that some had questions in the morning for their parents.
But details about the meeting remain unclear. Trump's blithe comment during the campaign that the United States might be "better off" with nuclear-armed Asian allies has thrown into question the USA security umbrella over Japan and South Korea.
The commercialization of the presidency, and the Trump's family's use of his political fun as a way to peddle their good, isn't particularly surprising. Several US news outlets have reported that former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani is tipped for secretary of state. "Also, I have spoken to many foreign leaders", he said, adding in another tweet that he had taken calls from Russia, Britain, China, Saudi Arabia and Japan".
It proved to be some breathing space he needed as Kei dug in to take three in a row before Murray served it out at the second time of asking to conclude what was the longest ever match at this tournament at the O2 Arena. "I mean, I think for the tournament, for everyone interested in tennis, that would probably be the flawless way to finish the year", Murray, whose incredible 21-match winning streak has propelled him top of the rankings, told reporters.
But Guled Omar, 22, drew the longest sentence of the nine defendants who appeared before Davis this week. The three of them were convicted by a jury in June and were accused of supplying illegal materials to a foreign terrorist organisation and plotting to commit murder outside the US.
Putin and President-elect Donald J. Trump both agreed to review the poor state of relations between the two countries according to the statement from the Kremlin . The Kremlin revealed Trump and Putin had discussed Syria and agreed that current Russian-US relations were "extremely unsatisfactory". Last week, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN that he hoped Trump would help improve relations between Washington and Moscow.
He thanked Pakistan for extending necessary cooperation in tackling the challenge thrown by the organization of Fethullah. He said that Al-Qaeda, Daesh and other extremist outfits were being supplied arms by the West and that deriving a link between terrorism and Islam was synonymous to damaging the religion.
It happened back in 2000, with Al Gore winning the popular vote, but President George Bush winning the presidency. Trump won the election with 306 votes in the Electoral College, 36 more than he needed to take the White House. More than 42 million Americans voted before Election Day , but their ballots may still be getting counted a week later. The electoral vote is at 290 for Trump and 232 for Clinton, although one state has yet to be called.
More than 1,000 tourists and survivors stranded by landslides have been evacuated from the small seaside town of Kaikoura since the quake struck on Monday. Kaikoura is just two and a half hour drive from Christchurch . He said he didn't believe it posed a risk to public safety because of the precautions authorities had taken in evacuating the area around it.
In his first TV interview after winning the election, a more subdued trump said he would accept a fence for certain areas at the border between the USA and Mexico. It declared itself a sanctuary city in 1989, and strengthened their stance in 2003 with its " Due Process for All " ordinance. "This is a shameful and unsafe start, and they will be held accountable".
Update 11.15aqm: It is understood the Olympic Council of Ireland will pay Pat Hickey's bail bond of €400,000. The judge said that Mr Hickey should be allowed to attend to his health and provided that this does not interfere with the ongoing case.
Another option would be for Trump to put Kushner into a paid position on the White House staff, according to several legal experts, who say the federal anti-nepotism law would probably not prevent it. " Donald Trump is not anti-Semitic and he's not a racist", he said after Trump tweeted a picture of Clinton accusing her of corruption with what appeared to be the Star of David.
Several very experienced members of the transition team - whose presence gave wary lawmakers comfort - have departed too. Pence met with Trump at the latter's Manhattan tower to discuss filling White House and Cabinet slots - and also to review required legal papers to effect the change of leadership within the transition team, another reason the process has been delayed.
Elsewhere in the transition, Goldman Sachs alumnus Steve Mnuchin has the inside track for treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is the favorite for commerce secretary. "They are choosing to not have Trump lay down the law", Emerson said, arguing Trump was the first reality show president of the Kardashian era. According to transition team communications director Jason Miller, Trump is taking a "very structured, methodical approach" in designing his future ...
Auditor General Kimi Makwetu today released his 2015-2016 report on the audit outcomes for national and provincial departments and entities. The AG said six auditees were responsible for just over 50% of the irregular expenditure in 2015/16 and this included the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) which was responsible for a whopping R13.9bn.
The Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people over eastern Ukraine was shot down by a Russian missile that had been transferred into rebel-held eastern Ukraine, and the launcher for which was returned to Russia after the shooting, a Dutch-led team of worldwide investigators concluded earlier this year.
The Leader called on Iranian "political and non-political elite" to raise their discernment and wake up to the realities pointed out during the U.S. presidential election campaign. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano, who is investigating whether Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear weapons and flew to Iran to settle the matter, said: "I really think this is the right time to reach an agreement".
The Russian Foreign Ministry said the ICC had "failed to meet the expectations to become a truly independent, authoritative worldwide tribunal", in a statement released Wednesday. Countries that have withdrawn from the ICC include The Gambia, Burundi, South Africa and Kenya. The court has an arrest warrant out for Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, for crimes committed in Darfur.
During the recent presidential campaign, McConnell had distanced himself from GOP nominee Donald Trump because of the mogul's offensive comments about minorities and women, although now he has said he is prepared to work with him and move forward on the conservative legislative agenda.
Kushner's options for a White House job are limited given his family ties to the president, Richard Painter, who served as President George W Bush's White House ethics lawyer, told the Associated Press. Faced with the daunting challenge of staffing a new administration including his close coterie of a cabinet, the president-elect remained ensconced in Trump Tower in Manhattan, taking calls from foreign leaders and meeting potential appointees, lawmakers and advisors.
As Marlantes wrote, a veteran of the military never fully takes off the uniform, even when back at home. So, if you want to learn about Veterans Day , then you came to the right place! The list of those who have died while serving from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is a long one.
Dodon, who almost won the election in the first round two weeks ago and leads in recent polls, has promised to restore friendly relations with Moscow. Squeezed between Ukraine and European Union member Romania, Moldova signed a political and trade agreement with the bloc in 2014 that damaged its ties with Moscow, which imposed trade restrictions on Moldovan farming exports.
On Saturday, it was confirmed that government forces had regained control of the al-Minian district and advanced into the al-Assad district. Syrian state television reported live from inside Minyan, saying the military had captured the Minyan and al-Assad districts on the west of the city which were taken by rebels last month.
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter today advised North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries anxious about the arrival of Donald Trump at the White House to talk to the incoming administration to ensure he respects the alliance. "This has got nothing to do with any threat posed by Russian Federation". "We are in an uncertain world, and it has not started with the election of Mr Trump", declared French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
The long wait is over, Warner Brothers Japan has revealed the live-action movie adaptation trailer of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist. Check out a new 30-second trailer that teases the film's 2017 Japanese release. Sori told Oricon he has a deep affection for the story that tells the "truth of living", and said, "It is my dearest wish to turn this wonderful story into a film, and it is not an exaggeration to say that I am living for this reason".
It ranged from liberals like Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA to moderates like West Virginia's Joe Manchin. If Democrats had gained a Senate majority, it's possible Sanders would have headed the budget panel. He's been a savvy partisan combatant willing to strike compromises, such as on a 2013 bipartisan immigration overhaul that eventually died. "It is an embarrassment, I think, to the entire of Democratic Party that millions of white working-class people chose to vote for Mr Trump", he ...
It's the final stage for Obama's two-day stop in Athens , where he was the first United States president to visit in 17 years. "I think that Obama can't help Greece", Marias told RT. Clinton's visit, which came during the height of US intervention in the wars ensuing from the breakup of Yugoslavia, was marked with extensive violent demonstrations.
Attorney. President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNews orgs to Trump: Commit to press pool Mexican government launches plan to protect immigrants Budowsky: Dems' secret 2018 weapon MORE early Wednesday dismissed reports that he is trying to get "top level security clearance" for his children.
It took some pushing and prodding, but President-elect Donald Trump sent a clear message to the people harassing minorities in his name: "Stop it". "It's law. As many as three million undocumented migrants will be immediately deported from the United States following his inauguration in January, Donald Trump said during a televised interview that aired on November 13.