I write that as a prelude to the stories that floated yesterday that Joe Biden made some offhanded remark about perhaps running for president in 2020. During an interview with Stephen Colbert in September 2015, Biden acknowledged that while he may have wanted to run for president in 2016, the death of his son Beau Biden from a brain tumor had taken the will to fight out of him.
President-elect Donald Trump is broadening the field of candidates for secretary of state , as his transition team remains divided almost a month after the election over how to fill the most prominent gap in his prospective Cabinet. The scandal however could pose a problem for obtaining Senate approval, and expose Trump to accusations of hypocrisy after savaging Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign for mishandling classified emails as secretary of state .
Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp - and Clinton herself - have declined to weigh in on the merits of the plan...
Labor Department. November's rate of job growth is nearly exactly in line with average monthly growth in 2016, which has been 180,000 per month, compared with an average monthly increase of 229,000 in 2015. Together, those three factors pushed the unemployment rate down. Its decline to 4.6% came in well below the 4.9% estimate, hitting its lowest level since August 2007.
Speaking at the rally, Razak said, "it is a proud day for all Muslims in the country that we all stood up for a humanitarian cause which affected our brothers and sisters in Myanmar". "We stressed in all our meetings that wherever security operations might be necessary, civilians must be protected at all times", he said. While the ongoing military crackdown, which began in Rakhine state in northwestern Myanmar following the killing of nine policemen in an armed attack on October 9, ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Brussels that "there may or may not be a meeting this week", but that Russian Federation should bring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to future Syria peace talks . United Nations official Jens Laerke said: "Winter is approaching, it's already getting very, very cold so that has come up as a priority need". It would also be a success for President Vladimir Putin who intervened to save Moscow's ally in September 2015 with air strikes, and ...
As Syrian government forces and their allies continue to snatch neighborhoods away from rebels inside the city in bloody street-by-street fighting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that "if somebody refuses to leave Aleppo on good terms, he will be eliminated...there is no other way out".
Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore US-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump's inauguration in January. To the extent that he was able to achieve success in business, this shows that he's a smart person. In September, Trump celebrated Putin for his "strong control" in Russian Federation.
Polls show Valls nonetheless winning the nomination but trailing in the presidential race, dragged down by competition on the left from business-friendly former economy minister Emmanuel Macron , an independent, and the fiery hard-left Jean-Luc Melenchon of the Left Party.
South Korea's latest set of sanctions targets 35 new entities and 36 new individuals, including the ruling Workers' Party of Korea and two key aides to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - Workers' Party Vice Chairman Choe Ryong-hae and Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong-so.
He said bilateral issues should not cloud forums like the Heart of Asia, replying to a question on Pakistan supporting terror groups, reported Indian media. President Ghani and I have converged on the priority of strengthening trade and transport linkages with other partners in the region", he said. Ghani also stepped bilateral relations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
On Sunday evening, she suffered a cardiac arrest and her condition deteriorated. "Her demise has left a huge void in Indian politics", Modi tweeted. The AIADMK and rival DMK party long dominated Tamil Nadu politics, leaving little room for India's national parties to operate, but Jayalalithaa's death has provided an opening for them to try to gain influence.
He will be also known as King Rama X, the tenth ruler in the Chakri dynasty founded in 1782. Many people will get to enjoy a three day weekend starting tomorrow as the nation observes December 5 as the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The Prime Minister has been left some room to leave out detail however, as the Labour motion has allowed her to keep details of the strategy secret if revealing them would damage the UK's position in negotiations. "Theresa May must now drop the platitudes and come up with clear answers on the big questions facing the country, including membership of the single market".
That $800 million is 6.5 times the amount the World Food Programme said it needed in 2016 to fund its North Korea operations, or 1.2 million tonnes of rice at market prices. "We will strictly regulate the flow of capital, goods and people and especially, North Korea's export of its major resource, coal - which will be regulated with us indicating a specific number ceiling".
Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager gestures as he testifies in his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, Nov. "Y'all hear me? It's not over till God say it's over". "We as the jury regret to inform the court that despite the best efforts of all members, we are unable to come to a unanimous decision", Clifton read from a note written by the jury, according to the Washington Post .
Wednesday is the recount filing deadline for MI, a state that President-elect Donald Trump won by 10,704 votes out of 4.8 million cast. Stein's campaign said she would file a petition for a recount in Michigan Wednesday. Her campaign has insisted that a hand recount is the "only way to ensure we have a reliable recount of the vote". Stein had to file a lawsuit to try and force a recount because she missed the November 21 filing deadline.
During a almost hour-long press conference, Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney R. Andrew Murray recounted the police account of the events that led to Scott's fatal shooting. Scott was shot and killed September 20. But a crucial question about the fatal confrontation between Keith L. Scott and police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, has always been whether Scott was wielding a gun.
The Prime Minister said that the common citizen has today become a soldier in the fight against corruption and black money. "It was improper for the Prime Minister to make a statement on demonetisation outside Parliament when both the Houses of Parliament were in session", said Naik.
He announced his decision at a press conference explaining the job had required great sacrifices "from those who are dearest to me". Intrusion His children, Max and Stephie, who are now young adults, had suffered an "extraordinary level of intrusion" along with the opportunities that came with being New Zealand's "first family", he said.
The Russian envoy also said that armed groups who will refuse to leave the city will be treated as terrorists by Russia, and that Moscow will support Syria's operations against them. "The regime advanced (into al-Shaar) and there were clashes all night". A Syrian military source said the army aimed to take full control of Aleppo within weeks, after seizing swathes of the city's rebel-held east in an advance poised to deal a major blow to the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad.
Projections show that Fillon will face far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of the presidential election in April 2017. He says he is not in favour of multiculturalism and has published a book titled Conquering Islamic Totalitarianism. In the first round of primary voting on November 20, Fillon won 44.1 percent of the votes, Juppe 28.6 percent and Sarkozy 20.7.
Elsokary was touted as a hero by the NY city mayor after she ran into a burning building to save an elderly man and baby girl in April 2014. "We can not allow this hatred and bias to spread", de Blasio said. According to prosecutors, the suspect was held on a $50,000 bail on a hate crime charge on Monday. Elsokary is a remarkable police officer. Elsokary said Monday that she became a cop to help all New Yorkers, regardless of their beliefs.
Ghanaians will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect the next president for the country as well as elect members of parliament to represent them in the law making arm of government. This, he explained, will facilitate the export of manufactured aluminium products, a vision which has been envisaged for several decades, stressing that "the time has come for us to move our industrial development forward".
Rain provided some relief on Wednesday and Tennessee emergency authorities said that all wildfires in Gatlinburg were now extinguished, though some were still smouldering. Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials said the right amount of resources was put in the area, including four helicopters dropping water Sunday.
Welch told police he had come to the restaurant to "self-investigate" the fictitious online conspiracy theory that spread during Mrs Clinton's run for the White House. Publishing outrageous nonsense stories about politicians that readers don't like is a reliable way to achieve engagement. Comments WTOP is now using Facebook as our comment platform.
President Bashar al-Assad's forces have made steady gains since launching the assault to retake all of rebel-held east Aleppo almost three weeks ago. On Monday, Russia and China vetoed for the sixth time a U.N. The government seized large swaths of the Aleppo enclave under rebel control since 2012 in the offensive that began last week. The Syrian government forces have taken control of five more neighborhoods in the eastern part of Aleppo ion Tuesday evening, putting the total to 35 free ...
Police put the number of participants in Seoul at 260,000. A Blue House official said Choi has been monitoring the protests on TV while holding meetings with her aides. Buddhist monks wearing grey robes recited a sutra while other protestors imitated Ms Park, Ms Choi and Samsung scion Lee Jae-Yong being led into prison.
The visit was also made just before police detained a man suspected of setting fire to the birthplace of Park's late dictator father in the nearby city of Gumi. Local residents watch South Korean President Park Geun-hye delivering a speech on TV at a railway station in Seoul , capital of South Korea, Nov. 29, 2016.
The Paris agreement is the underlying architecture that locks Australia into pursuing emissions reductions, but Bernardi declared "we don't need to be part of an worldwide agreement that actually impedes us from making determinations in our own best interest - particularly an agreement that won't include the world's largest economy".
Wildfires are common in Israel but the latest are the worst the country has experienced since 2010, when 42 people were killed. As of this writing, over 200 fires have been reported, thousands have been evacuated from their homes and many people have been hospitalized and treated for injuries.
Sean Penn, Garth Brooks, Aretha Franklin, Kevin Spacey and Ringo Starr were some of the A-listers who serenaded and hailed the legacy of the award recipients during the star-studded performance hosted for the third consecutive year by late night talk show host Stephen Colbert.
A fighter with the Nour al-Din al-Zinki group in Aleppo said government forces had made advances on several fronts, putting al-Shaar under pressure, but it had not yet been besieged. Russia, Assad's most powerful foreign supporter, has conducted a campaign of air strikes against the rebels since September 2015, including in Aleppo .
Fire crews resumed search and recovery operations Tuesday morning. Crews had searched 90 percent of the building known as the "Ghost Ship" for bodies as of Tuesday afternoon and were expecting to complete the rest of the search by midnight.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - As crews searched the Oakland warehouse for more bodies, the founder of the arts collective stood near the gutted building Tuesday morning and said he was "incredibly sorry" and that everything he did was to bring people together.