Senator Charles Schumer, who will be Democratic leader next year, said he welcomed McConnell's support for "a deep and thorough bipartisan investigation" with access to all relevant intelligence. Members of Congress are likely to agree to launch some kind of investigation into the Russian hacking. We do not understand our sole function to be to convene in mid-December, several weeks after Election Day, and summarily cast our votes.
It was unclear how many civilians remained in rebel territory, after an estimated 130,000 fled to other parts of Aleppo during the government advance. Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Foreign Minister of France, described the attacks as "coldblooded murders of entire families on the ground who were deemed close to the opposition; summary executions, including of women and children; people burned alive in their homes; the continuation of systematic targeting of hospitals, their staff and their ...
Perry said that he would get rid of the Department of Education, and Department of Commerce, but then he faltered, forgetting the third agency he would put on the chopping block. I suspect much of the country remembers Perry's "oops" moment . Wind power did expand under Perry during his tenure in Texas - from 200 megawatts in 2000 to 14,098 megawatts in 2014, according to the American Wind Energy Association - and he supported the construction of transmission lines almost a decade ago that ...
Renzi quit as premier last week after losing a reforms referendum. La Repubblica newspaper said he was in line to lead the new government. Gentiloni, 62, is a close ally of Renzi and will be seen by the opposition as a puppet premier keeping the seat warm for his colleague, who is planning a comeback at the next election.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview on CBS' 60 Minutes that he intends to ask Donald Trump to scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran once the president-elect takes office, and even suggest several ways in which to do so.
Not the Star Wars story-that was the star-studded Force Awakens from last year (and next year's Star Wars: VIIII ). Early returns on " Rogue One: A Story Wars Story", however, suggest there are plenty of entertaining tales to tell in the galaxy far, far away, minus those familiar elements.
In total, 235 people were detained in operations in 11 Turkish cities accused of acting on behalf of the PKK or producing propaganda for the group , some via social media, the interior ministry said. Thirty police officers and seven civilians were killed, while there is one person who has yet to be identified. The car-and suicide-bombing near Istanbul's Besiktas stadium killed mostly police officials, also wounded 155 people and has enraged Turkey's top leadership.
The assault on Palmyra also serves as a reminder that the Syrian army, despite substantial gains against rebel forces in recent weeks, is thinly spread, suffering from shortages of manpower and tired after more than five years of war. Following four days of clashes with the Syrian army, the group on Sunday successfully recaptured the millennia-old oasis city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs province, Xinhua news agency quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.
If President-elect Donald Trump actually chooses ExxonMobil CEO and Board Chairman Rex Tillerson to be the next secretary of state, Tillerson will be the first Texan actually appointed to Trump's cabinet. Aides said Democrats began assembling experts to prepare for Tillerson's confirmation even before his nomination was formally announced on Tuesday.
Member of her legal team Christopher Baker said that Lagarde was pleased to be able to lay out her case. Lagarde added that she was dismayed by the charges raised by the judge, "who doesn't even know me", prompting the judge to cut her off abruptly and to demand that she stop criticizing the court.
Trump is promising to hold a news conference soon "to discuss the business, Cabinet picks and all other topics of interest. I'm not going to be doing deals at all", Trump said . For that latter problem, the family could appoint an independent trustee charged with enforcing strict confidentiality rules, said John Olivieri, a partner at White and Case Llp.in NY.
The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports that Syrian soldiers and allied Iraqi fighters had summarily shot dead 82 civilians in recaptured districts of Aleppo, which was Syria's largest city before the civil war began almost six years ago.
A CTS commander said the army was now occupying a position almost one kilometre (less than a mile) from the hospital, which a 9th Division commander said had been used by IS as a command centre. At least 50,000 militants from so-called Islamic State have been killed since the US-led coalition started fighting in Iraq and Syria two years ago, a U.S.
The Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday that it carried out 64 airstrikes overnight that killed 300 IS militants and destroyed the extremists' vehicles and artillery. "Syrian troops are fighting to defend Palmyra ". A Syrian activist from Palmyra who uses the name Khaled al-Homsi said that by late evening, the militants controlled most of the city.
Spokesman Rupert Colville of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the reports recounted pro-government forces entering homes and killing some civilians "on the spot" in the former rebel stronghold. Live footage aired Monday on Syrian state TV showed scores of people waving Syrian flags and posters of Assad in the streets of the city's government controlled sector, celebrating what they called "the victories of the Syrian Arab army against terrorism".
Lieutenant-General Steve Townsend . On Saturday in Bahrain, Carter announced that the US will send another 200 troops to Syria to train and advise local forces fighting the Islamic State. The extra forces are being deployed as the gruelling US-backed campaign to crush IS in its Iraqi stronghold enters its ninth week. There are some 5,000 United States troops in Iraq, and Carter told an audience in California last week that some of those forces would remain in Iraq after ISIS is defeated.
Russian Federation says its air force has helped Syrian troops repulse an Islamic State attack on the historic town of Palmyra . Peskov said numerous IS fighters involved in the Palmyra assault had recently left the Iraqi city of Mosul, where US -backed Iraqi forces have been waging a almost two-month-old offensive against the militants.
Brent oil futures soared 5% to top $57 a barrel for the first time since July 2015 and US crude leapt above $54 a barrel to send global inflation gauges spiking as well. The idea is that a production cut will help boost crude prices, which have now more than doubled from a low of near $26 per barrel in February. U.S.
Democrats nevertheless have pointed to the Central Intelligence Agency report to revive concerns about Trump-Russia ties. "These are all very different types of people", he said . All along, however, Trump disclaimed that he could be swayed by potential business contacts there and noted he's never met Putin. Trump aides say the president-elect has settled on Tillerson as the top USA diplomat after a monthlong search, although no announcement has been made.
Obama said "we can never repay the profound debt of gratitude we owe to those who served on our behalf". "It is fantastic that we will be there on the actual 75th anniversary, and something that none of us will ever forget". San Diego traditionally had the largest chapter of Pearl Harbor survivors, but the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that just 19 attended a recent meeting.
But Donald Trump asserted that it was not up to China to decide whether he should take a call from Taiwan's leader. "This is something we have to be very careful about". "Adhering to the "one China" principle is the political bedrock for the development US-China relations", spokesman Geng Shuang said. The report noted how China has 23 destroyers and the largest navy of any nation in Asia as of 2016, compared with just four destroyers operated by Taiwan.
Sisi did not indicate any groups that could be behind the attack , but strongly hinted the Muslim Brotherhood , which is led by the former president Mohamed Morsi overthrown by the military in 2013. "Either we bring back their right or die like them", they added, referring to the victims . Police Maj. Gen. Tarek Attia told The Associated Press the suspected bomber was arrested in Fayoum in 2014 and charged with membership in the Brotherhood.
The eastern Aleppo area has also been cut off from outside assistance since July by a government siege. "Russians continue their onslaught and have insisted on changes to the framework that we find unacceptable", a USA official said on condition of anonymity.
It says "these attacks which target our country's peace will never reach their goals". It did not clarify whether the people rounded up were suspected of direct involvement in the two bombings outside and near a stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night.
The Economist , the British publication with a strong pro-American bent, says this is extremely troubling. Miller's comments come a day after Trump appeared on " Fox News Sunday " and rejected the intelligence community's findings, saying "they have no idea if it's Russian Federation or China or somebody".
As the standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline intensifies in North Dakota, a UT Arlington student is sharing her firsthand experience from the camp that protesters call home. More than 2,000 USA military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organisers said.
Members of parliament voted on Friday by a higher-than-expected 234 in favour and 56 opposed in the secret ballot, meaning more than 60 of Park's own conservative Saenuri Party members backed the motion to remove her. Park, who has immunity from prosecution while in office, has refused to meet with prosecutors investigating the scandal. Though Park had said she would step down step down if the Assembly asked her to do so, she is now refusing.
But Mr Trump's team dismissed the Central Intelligence Agency line, saying: " These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction ". As summer turned to fall, Russian hackers turned nearly all their attention to the Democrats . But those actions were only described as being "intended to interfere with the USA election process", rather than to help a specific candidate.
On Sunday the Army Corps of Engineers rejected part of the pipeline route that would have crossed near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation . When asked why Assistant Secretary Darcy made a decision to go against the Corps of Engineers recommendation, Kelley her spokesperson said , "the Army decided that the totality of circumstances call for additional analysis, a more robust consideration of alternatives, and additional public information".
He died Thursday at a Columbus, Ohio , hospital at age 95. However, communications officer Hank Wilson of Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs told the AP that Glenn's hospitalization there did not necessarily mean he had cancer.
As law enforcement officers swarm across Sumter County, Ga. looking for a cop killer, the reward for his capture is growing. -On Nov. 6, two Peach County sheriff's deputies were shot while responding to a report that a middle Georgia man used a rifle to threaten people riding a motorcycle and a four-wheeler near his property.
Twenty-nine people, mainly police, were killed and 166 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game. Mr Soylu said: 'According to the latest information we have received, 38 of our nation's children have reached martyrdom after last night's cruel attack.
U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris said those who died during the attack never failed to stand for the national anthem, an apparent reference to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others who have knelt through the national anthem in protest of police brutality and the treatment of minorities.
Russian Federation is a close ally of Syria and has been providing military backing to the government for more than a year. Syrian government artillery pummelled fast-shrinking rebel territory in today as key regime backer Russian Federation vowed no end to the bombardment while opposition fighters remain in the battleground city.
Forces allied to Syria's government first recaptured the city from Islamic State in March, a victory held up as a major turning point in the war and the biggest reversal for the militants since Russia's intervention to support Damascus. The Syrian army withdrew to the desert in southern Palmyra , amid intense Russian and Syrian airstrikes on the IS positions there, SANA news agency reported .