He insisted Mr Van der Bellen was clearly the preferred candidate. Hofer spoke Tuesday as final results were tallied. "If we've learnt one thing from Brexit and the USA elections", Adler continued, "it's that voters are in an unpredictable mood".
Goldsmith's Wednesday decision undoes an order he issued early Monday morning requiring the state to proceed with a recount by noon that day and jettison a planned two-day waiting period. It demonstrates the importance of removing litigation against state election laws from federal courts and transferring it to state courts. "There is no way of knowing whether fraud occurred without conducting the recount", Stein's attorney, Hayley Horowitz, told Goldsmith during the hearing, arguing it is ...
John Kelly as his choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. General Kelly turned into the most elevated positioning military officer to lose a child or little girl in Iraq or Afghanistan. " Kris Kobach has decades of hands-on experience working both in the administration and with communities on the front lines of illegal immigration", said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
Only three players are reported by the Daily Mail to have survived the crash. Authorities said that six passengers survived the crash. Brazil legend Pele, considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time, said: "The Brazilian football family is in mourning".
The websites of Macy's Inc., Victoria's Secret and Williams-Sonoma all experienced problems Friday. Stores are trying to better cater to savvier shoppers, who are splitting their spending back and for. JCPenney in Grand Island is one location where people did most of their Black Friday shopping. The widespread use of mobile phones and access to high-speed internet are likely contributing to more shoppers turning to the internet ahead of Cyber Monday, Gaffney said.
Those close to the selection process have said that Trump has begun moving away from both Romney and another former front-runner for the post, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. But he rejected Time's characterization of the country as fractured. The cover page shows a photo of the future controversial president captioned with "President Of The Divided States Of America".
President Rouhani, while deeming renewal of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) as blatant violation of JCPOA , said extension of bans will evoke a strong response by Iran . "To the world community, the extension of sanctions against Iran shows the unreliability of the American government", Zarif said. The act was originally slated to expire at year's end.
The troops inside Mosul have met stubborn resistance from the extremist militants, who are fighting in small groups and moving quickly throughout the districts in the eastern side of the city. "The reason is we were operating before in areas without residents", Asadi told Reuters in Bartella, on Mosul's outskirts. Brigadier General Haider Fadhil of Iraq's special forces said on Monday that his men have now taken 60% of Mosul's Zohour neighbourhood.
Taj Muhammad Khan, a government official based in the Havelian region, told Reuters: " All of the bodies are burned beyond recognition ". Images of the crash have surfaced on Twitter. Soldiers and army helicopters were mobilised to rush to the crash site, said Inter-Services Public Relations, the army's media wing. A plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the mountains of northern Pakistan, according to multiple reports.
The US Supreme Court has sided with Samsung in the South Korean company's long-running patent fight with Apple. When the case was reviewed by the lower courts in the past, Apple ruled over their biggest competitor Samsung and the judgment was in their favor to receive $399 million.
They also pointed to statistics that may show irregularities in how votes were counted. What is intriguing here is why the recounts are being demanded. "Verifying the vote through this recount is the only way to confirm that every vote has been counted securely and accurately and is not compromised by machine or human error, or by tampering or hacking", Stein said in a statement Thursday.
So, if you're counting on getting your refund by check or direct deposit so you can pay off some bills, go on vacation, or buy a new vehicle, don't count on the normal 21-day turn-around time - even if you file your taxes early. "This is an important change as some of these taxpayers are used to getting an early refund", said IRS commissioner John Koskinen. The IRS has a special page on IRS.gov with steps to take now for the 2017 tax-filing season.
The lawsuit is part of a long-shot attempt at denying Trump the presidency when the electoral college meets on December 19 to cast votes. Mr. Kasich ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination and never endorsed Mr. Nemanich said this effort is really about stopping Donald Trump and that there would likely be unrest if it actually goes through. Electors will vote to replace him.
A 2004 quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 in Indonesia and other countries. Almost 100 people were killed early Wednesday and more were feared dead after a powerful natural disaster struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with numerous victims crushed to death in their homes as they slept.
The latest march comes as three opposition parties introduced an impeachment motion backed by 171 members of the 300-seat National Assembly. State prosecutors accuse Park of helping a close confidante extort money and favors from large companies and manipulate state affairs.
Flight PK661 from Chitral to Islamabad crashed at 16:42 (4.42pm) local time about 70km (43 miles) north of Islamabad . PIA Spokesman Daniyal Gilani said there were 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer on board. Pakistani pop star and actor Junaid Jamshed was among those who were on board the plane and perished during the crash. Emergency response teams from the company were heading to the site, "which is in the mountains, and not an easy place to access", he said.
Branstad, if he is formally nominated by Trump and confirmed by the Senate, could have his work cut out for him trying to smooth over some of the ripples in the relationship - notably by reassuring the Chinese that the United States does not want confrontation and conflict and still sees areas for cooperation.
I am going say this publicly. "Both sides are a party to this", he said while Kumar unsuccessfully tried to pacify the senior parliamentarian. The minister pointed to the media gallery, apparently suggesting that his comments might be reported.
Gasser was charged battery, although the charge was later dropped. Normand lauded some of Jefferson Parish's black lawmakers and members of the clergy, who called for peace and restraint during the investigation and he said he was angered and saddened by some of the retribution those people received from the community.
On Wednesday morning, the caravan carrying the ashes of the leader left for a journey across the country, and reached Santiago de Cuba on Saturday, a city considered to be the cradle of the Cuban revolution. He went on to align Cuba with the Soviet Union and sustained a near-permanent confrontation with the United States, sending both doctors and soldiers overseas to burnish Cuba's revolutionary character.In recent years, Cuban doctors have been widely praised for their quick deployment in ...
A 1947 law requires military officers be retired for seven years before heading up the Defense Department; Mattis has only been retired for three, and would need a waiver from Congress to serve. House Republicans said they put the waiver in the upcoming budget bill, but at least one Democrat in the U.S. Senate - New York's Kirsten Gillibrand - says she opposes a waiver for Mattis because "civilian control of the military is a fundamental principle of American democracy".
Alefantis and his staff of 40 people received threatening phone calls and text messages. "My employees are an incredible group of young people and they inspire me every day", he says. Court records made public Monday state Welch fired an AR-15 assault rifle multiple times inside the restaurant but later walked out with his hands up and unarmed, leaving his weapons inside.
The 51-year-old Barrow received 45.5 per cent of the total votes, followed by Jemmeh with 36.7 per cent and Mama Kendeh with 17.8 per cent. "President Yahaya Jammeh is to be commended for graciously conceding defeat, thereby laying to rest any lingering suspicion and anxiety about the fate of Gambia in the aftermath of the elections".
The debacle has led to huge protests in South Korea calling on Park to resign, and the national assembly is set to vote Friday on impeaching her. Park has denied any wrongdoing and has repeatedly apologized for causing disruption. Lawmakers sent about 20 security officers with an order demanding that, Choi Soon-sil, who is accused of colluding with Park to control government affairs and extort companies, and 10 other witnesses attend the hearing.
Despite their growing determination, it's really up to China when it comes to the implementation and effectiveness of the sanctions , as its not only North Korea's closest ally, but also its biggest economic partner. The restriction period for foreign vessels entering South Korean ports after passing through North Korea was extended to one year from its current 180 days.
On the second day of the historic Brexit hearing at the Supreme Court, Lord Pannick QC, representing businesswoman Gina Miller, said her case "is that the prerogative power to enter into and terminate treaties does not allow ministers to nullify statutory rights and duties".
Mayor de Blasio is demanding that Congress pick up the tab for protecting Trump, so that the burden doesn't fall on New York City taxpayers. "Should the President-Elect choose to maintain two permanent residences for his family, it is reasonable to request he reimburse the city and the state for all additional security expenses from his own significant personal financial resources", the letter said.
His ship, the minesweeper USS Condor, was the first to spot a periscope from a Japanese midget submarine that tried to find its way into the harbor but was sunk. And while President Obama wasn't at the ceremony, he is expected to visit the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial later this month with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
But after the non-Park wing of the party responded to the 2.32 million protestors who took to the streets on December 3 by declaring that they would vote to impeach Park regardless of when she promised to resign, Park appears to have chose to meet with the Saenuri Party leaders as a last resort.
In 1976, the senior Trudeau became the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader to visit Cuba under Castro's rule, at one point exhorting "Viva Castro!". "History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him". Yet they and other travelers said that in addition to the awe at being present as Cubans honor one of the 20th century's most influential leaders, there's a tinge of regret at seeing such a subdued Havana.
Barnier told reporters that "time will be short" for negotiations because the proposed deal needed to be ratified as part of the two year process set to be triggered in March. Miller, 51, says she has received abuse and death threats since the November 3 ruling, which raised the temperature of Britain's debate about the EU.
Renzi had pledged to quit as head of the Italy's almost 3-year-old center-left government because voters in a referendum ballot on Sunday rejected a series of constitutional reforms he had championed. But, sounding a bullish note, he asserted his party would be ready for the elections whenever they are held. "We have no fear of anything or anybody, if the others want" elections soon, Renzi said.
Trump will rely on Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said in response to comments made by his own Senate leader, Harry Reid. But there is little they can do about it - and some top Democrats are now coming to regret it. "These nomination hearings are extremely important in that they are going to provide a key opportunity to lay out the concerns we have". Trump's announcement came the same day he tapped retired Marine Gen.
Search and rescue efforts continue looking for people trapped under the rubble. As a matter of fact, the national disaster mitigation agency have stipulated that about 78 people have suffered life-threatening injuries from the quake .
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said that "Gen. Flynn's son has no involvement in the transition team whatsoever", despite reports that he had an official transition team email address. Mr Trump's team confirmed Mr Flynn , 33, was no longer involved in the transition. After first suggesting that the theory needed to be "proven" false, he retweeted a sub-theory that has emerged since a gunman showed up at the pizza place to investigate.