Members of the Iraqi parliament voted on Saturday to recognize the popular mobilization forces known as Hashd al-Shaabi as an official force with similar rights as the regular army. "The Popular Mobilization will represent and defend all Iraqis wherever they are", Abadi said. The coalition carried out one airstrike near Tal Afar on Thursday, destroying a VBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) factory, according to the Combined Joint Task Force's daily information release on ...
On March 18, Ankara and Brussels forged a deal for Turkey to halt the flow of refugees to Europe - an accord that has largely been successful in reducing numbers crossing the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. "If you go any further, then the frontiers will be opened, bear that in mind". Other frequently cited reasons against Turkey joining the bloc are its voting weight in the EU Parliament as well as direct borders with countries such as Iran, Iraq and Syria.
Spencer is president of the white nationalist think tank National Policy Institute, which advocates for "peaceful ethnic cleansing" and creation of a white ethno-state in America . Members of the movement largely supported Trump throughout his campaign and at the ballot box. Trump also defended his selection Stephen Bannon as White House chief strategist, a pick that has generated controversy given Bannon's history of inciting racial division.
What if we threw a presidential election without any electors? Yet, the highest official is still chosen by a constitutional relic that has been ridiculed by the likes of Vladimir Putin, who rhetorically asked, "And you call your presidential election democratic?" Then again, when it's advantageous to him, Donald Trump may just be after the end of the electoral college too.
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says she hopes his long-delayed testimony before prosecutors will lead to Swedish authorities dropping an investigation into a rape allegation against him. "As a result of six years of delays and over four and a half years of illegal and arbitrary detention , Mr Assange is today faced with [a] Hobson's choice", Melinda Taylor , a member of Assange's legal team, told Reuters .
In strident speeches and public comments , including a fiery address at the Republican National Convention, Flynn has aggressively argued that Islamic State militants pose a threat on a global scale and demanded a far more aggressive USA military campaign against the group.
The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations was separately asked to mobilise UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to effectively monitor the LoC and the Working Boundary as a step to help de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan.
Rooney went past Ruud Van Nistelrooy's club record for goals in European competitions with the first in the 4-0 win over Feyenoord that puts United a point away from reaching the Europa League knock-out stages. "We were in a position of needing four points and now we need just one". But United have struggled for creativity this season and have only scored 17 times in their first 12 Premier League games.
President Barack Obama and others had argued that the TPP deal was a way for the United States to continue to assert its leadership - especially in the face of an increasingly powerful China that is eager to replace the U.S.as the main power in the region.
The tsunami warning was reduced to a tsunami advisory later in the day before being lifted. TEPCO earlier reported that a water cooling system at a reactor in the separate Fukushima Daini facility had briefly stopped but that it was back up and operating.
None of the pills was however used in the trips according to reports. During Park's trip to South American states late a year ago, other medicines for altitude sickness turned out insufficient, which is why the Blue House decided upon the prescription of its medical staff to purchase Viagra as a pre-emptive measure, he added.
Henderson was surrounded by family and friends when she passed. Family and friends had been at Henderson's hospital bedside, Pressman said. "It's such a gentle, innocent, sweet show, and I guess it proved there's always an audience for that", Henderson told the AP in 1999.
But a few days later in a post , he acknowledged Facebook has begun to look into ways for the online community to flag hoaxes and fake news . To this, Zuckerberg had said, "personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook-of which it's a very small amount of the content-influenced the election in any way is a pretty insane idea".
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan speak Turkic languages, and Ankara signed up in 2013 as a "dialogue partner" saying it shared "the same destiny" as members of the bloc. "But this is the perception of the Turkish nation and the Turkish people", said Erdogan . Stoltenberg added that the officers' asylum requests would be processed by the concerned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members independently and the alliance would not interfere into this process.
The new accord , announced by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will allow direct sharing of military intelligence, which previously had to be done via the USA under a three-way pact reached in 2014. Students protest against a military intelligence pact between South Korea and Japan, Nov 22, 2016. SOUTH KOREA'S DEFENCE MINISTRY, on its security strategy.
This week, 12 people, including three Pakistani soldiers, were killed in alleged Indian cross-border firings. He was speaking during a Thursday meeting in the capital, Islamabad , to discuss the latest developments at the restive Line of Control (LoC), which separates the territories of the two nuclear-armed neighbors in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
Stein, who has raised more than $5.8 million by Saturday afternoon, has already filed for a recount in Wisconsin, where the president-elect's vote margin over Hillary Clinton is just over 27,000 ballots. That fueled even more skepticism and calls for action by Clinton supporters . While the group had no specific proof of hacking, they noted irregularities suggesting Clinton routinely did more poorly in Wisconsin counties that used voting machines, as opposed to those that relied on paper ...
And Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter that "Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century". In a telegram to Raul Castro, Fidel's brother and the current leader of Cuba, Francis offered "my sense of grief to your excellency and family".
The Kremlin said the discussion on Syria was constructive and that both sides agreed to continue active dialogue to coordinate efforts against worldwide terrorism. The various militias jockeying for power in Syria do not boast any air capabilities; only the Turkish, U.S., Russian, and Syrian forces can orchestrate airstrikes in the region.
Bangladesh does not view the Rohingya as refugees, and its official policy is to not allow them in. The conflict in Rakhine has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh and poses a serious challenge to Ms Suu Kyi, who swept to power a year ago on promises of national reconciliation.
Four of the suspects are French, the fifth is Moroccan. The fifth was arrested in Marseille. French public prosecutor of Paris Francois Molins addresses a press conference on November 25, 2016 at the Paris courthouse. In July, an extremist ran his truck through crowds in Nice killing 86 people. Asked about the reported threat of an attack, Disneyland Paris said in a statement to The Associated Press: "We work closely with state and local authorities, and constantly review the ...
Maradona spent time in Cuba on several occasions and underwent rehabilitation treatment for drug abuse. "It is with great pain I come to inform our country, friends of our America, and the world that today, November 25, 2016 at 10:29 p.m., the commander in chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, died", he said.
While the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted cheers from the country's exiles in Miami, the 90-year-old revolutionary leader's passing produced expressions of respect in other parts of the world and measured responses from governments that saw the devoted socialist as a threat.
But I understand we supply them with a huge quantity of bananas... and mangoes. The White House said Obama encouraged Putin to uphold his country's part of the Minsk deal , which aims at concluding the Ukraine conflict. "You know, we have become fast friends [with] President Putin and President Xi Jinping ", Duterte told reporters in Lima, Peru. President-elect Donald Trump's election has raised speculation and concern he might do less to challenge Russian aggression.
GameDay is returning to Columbus ahead of the top-five matchup-the sixth time in the show's history that it has originated from the rivalry game. MI - led by an otherwise smooth Speight - has 172 yards on the day so far. "We come with bad intentions". "But I will tell you that's typically not the case, I mean, for all of us". "We got a lot of experience on our side". MI regained control at 10-7 with just 6 seconds remaining until intermission on 263-pound fullback Khalid Hill's 1-yard ...
To help get ready for what many are dubbing as the game of the year, we're exchanging a Q&A with Ohio State expert Charlie Lockhart , who works over at Scarlet and Game. The common denominator between last season and this season is Barrett. "I thought our defense was outstanding", D'Antoni said. "They will force Jalen Hurts to make plays".
Ohio State trailed briefly after Loop hit a quick shot to start the game before stretching out to a 12-7 lead four minutes into the first half. Ohio State prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. LeBron's donation has created a game within the game pitting LeBron's cleats vs Michael Jordan's "Jumpman" jerseys that the Wolverines will be wearing for the matchup .
The March deal, with provisions to swap migrants, has reduced numbers of people crossing the Aegean to reach the Greek islands compared to previous year. During Friday's speech, Erdogan said not enough money was coming through. Europe's message has however been increasingly clear about its concerns over rights and democracy in Turkey, especially over the coup crackdown that has seen nearly 37,000 arrested.
Firefighting aircraft from Russia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Croatia and Cyprus were sent to help with the spreading fires. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had also accepted offers of help from Egypt and Jordan. Israeli police have arrested 12 people on suspicion of arson over a series of wildfires that have burned around the country for four days. Overnight Thursday, a huge blaze engulfed the small community of Beit Meir in the Jerusalem hills and multiple families ...
The BJP appears to be finding new friends outside the NDA coalition in the wake of demonetisation of high-value notes. The Prime Minister's remarks come amid a standoff in Parliament on the issue with the Opposition stepping up their attack on the government.
The bodies of the killed soldiers were transferred to the southern Turkish border town of Kilis. Syria's military has not yet commented. Erdogan and Putin also talked on Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's upcoming visit to Moscow on December 6 and the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council's meeting, which will be held in the first half of 2017.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says DeAngelo Davis was arraigned Friday in Romulus District Court and ordered jailed. Saunders said Clyde, a Rottweiler, is with Rose's family, while Wolverine, a specially trained bomb sniffing dog, is going back to the police force.
BJD's B Mahtab also favoured debate under Rule 193. Not satisfied with this, the opposition members trooped into the well and raised slogans against the government. We have launched a campaign against black money, fake currency and corruption and people of India are supporting Modi", Kumar said. Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav (RJD) said the country was passing through a crisis.
Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen launched an astonishing sub-par blitz on Friday to power into the lead after the second round of the World Cup of Golf. "It would be nice to be out front or a little closer", he said. They are tied for that 8th place with Sweden's Alex Noren and David Lingmerth and New Zealand's Danny Lee and Ryan Fox .
The Metropolitan Police has announced it "has received information relating to non-recent sexual abuse in football clubs in London ", bringing to four the number of police forces known to be investigating the growing abuse scandal. "It's been very hard over the 41 years, but they seem to have accepted that's Dad and that's the way Dad is". "He had me and two others over to stay the night before a game, and we all stayed in the same bed", he said.