ISC chairman Dominic Grieve said: "I note GCHQ's public denial of the potentially damaging allegations against them". "It would be epically stupid", he added. The conversation was "cordial" and McMaster described Spicer's comment as "unintentional", the official said. Apart from the domestic political storms that are battering the White House, the news conference and Merkel's visit to the White House are coming at a crucial moment for US-German relations.
Fortunately, the traffic controllers were able to provide a runway, and the plane safely landed. The Rex Airlines spokeswoman said that there were fortunately no injuries as a result of the emergency landing. "It happens very, very rarely", he added. Given the proximity of the turboprop aircraft over built-up areas near Sydney when the mid-air incident occurred, aviation sources said it was fortunate that the propeller did not injure people on the ground.
The man, who was shot dead by police in the airport, had reportedly opened fire on three police officers, hitting a female officer in the head. The country remains on high alert after attacks by Islamic State group's militants killed dozens of people in the past two years, including coordinated bombings and shootings in Paris in November 2015 in which 130 people were killed.
Or tried to. When Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday afternoon, he was asked by a German reporter about the claim, which White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made earlier in the week, citing a Fox News report . The Trump's administration is facing calls to either shore up, or drop, the unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama ordered the phones tapped at Trump Tower during the election campaign.
The White House did not immediately respond to TPM's requests for comment. The reporter who was invited on the trip, IJR's Erin McPike, has yet to file any stories about the trip. While she has years of experience covering Washington , she is not a State Department beat reporter. He said "clearly the level of spending that the State Department has been undertaking is unsustainable ".
Adityanath, a five-time MP from the Gorakhpur constituency, was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at the age of 26. People's views are mixed over rumor about Yogi's appointment. His selection of Adityanath as chief minister of a communally sensitive state has, for once, created doubt in the minds of his supporters that Modi can't always withstand pressure from RSS and Sangh Parivar.
Congress leaders are speaking out against the party leadership, even as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi maintains that they only suffered "a little down" in Uttar Pradesh. Former Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit said that it can't be business as usual in Congress and the campaign managers need to be replaced by mass leaders. Read Also: Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane blames party loss on delayed decision-making "The leadership has taken note of these voices and have asked for a report", a senior ...
Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a Friday news conference, Trump showed that he was not ready to quit the wiretapping story , giving it another boost, even if it meant embarrassing a world leader. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Devin Nunes, said in a statement late on Friday that the Justice Department had "fully complied" with the panel's request.
But the times have been changing, and it is reasonable to assume that the Dutch authorities' extraordinary measures to prevent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's representatives from addressing rallies to garner support for a "yes" vote in Turkey's constitutional referendum on April 16 were intended, in part, to avert the spectacle of large immigrant gatherings on the eve of the local election.
An analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found 24 million people would drop or lose their health insurance over a decade though the bill would also reduce the deficit. Bentlage said that given his preexisting conditions, health insurance became impossibly expensive - a problem because he needed more health care. This would be a shift from the current Medicaid program, where the federal government matches state Medicaid spending on a percentage basis.
Trump's aides had earlier attempted to quell British anger over the claims, based on a Fox News report cited by his press secretary, Sean Spicer, in a briefing Thursday, by explaining the comment to the United Kingdom government. That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox [News]. "Fox News can not confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary", anchor Shepard Smith said on air.
The increase defence spending will be recouped through deep cuts elsewhere, the BBC understands. It is not uncommon for a president's initial " skinny budget " to face an uphill fight with congressmen who control the government's purse strings.
North Korea, if provoked, could lash out against Japan and South Korea - potentially causing mass casualties in America's two closest allies in the region. North Korea has launched ballistic missiles twice in three weeks and has said that it is close to testing a missile could reach the United States mainland.
In May 2016, relations between the two religious bodies started to improve when Pope Francis met with the Al-Azhar Grand Imam El-Tayyeb. Pope Francis will visit Egypt's capital city in April at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Al-Azhar, announced the Vatican on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the past, has largely remained silent on hate speeches made by his party members, including some by the Yogi. A strong votary of construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Adityanath drove BJP's Hindutva campaign in the eastern UP in the just concluded Assembly polls.
In its first comments since GCHQ branded the Fox News allegations repeated by spokesman Sean Spicer as "utterly ridiculous", the White House said in a statement that the aide was not endorsing the original story. "I don't think we regret anything". "Ambassador Kim Darroch and Sir Mark Lyall expressed their concerns to Sean Spicer and General McMaster", a White House official said on the condition of anonymity to confirm private conversations.
Visiting the headquarters of an army unit early this month, the North's leader Kim Jong-Un praised his troops for their "vigilance against the US and South Korean enemy forces that are making frantic efforts for invasion", according to the North's official KCNA news agency.
In a combative speech, Mr Erdogan hit out at European leaders in the Netherlands and Germany after Turkish ministers were prevented from holding events created to drum up support ahead of a constitutional referendum. But the mayor of the Dutch city of Rotterdam approved a pro-Turkish protest scheduled for midnight yesterday (Singapore time), over the police's handling of clashes that erupted outside the Turkish consulate last Saturday.
Both the Democrats and Republicans have been demanding the White House to come up with proof that such wiretapping happened. The White House request came a day after Trump accused his predecessor of ordering a wiretap of the phones at Trump Tower, his NY residence and campaign headquarters, during the presidential campaigns for the November 8 polls.
Donald Trump's Education Department has swung into action on student debt ... to make things worse for students and better for predatory lenders. The number of people defaulting hit an all-time high in 2016 , with 8 million people abandoning repayment on loans exceeding $137 billion.
If J.C. Penney would have closed in Grand Forks, it would have been the fourth major retailer to shut its doors in Grand Forks. Other area J.C. Penney locations that will remain open are in the Westmoreland Mall, the Century III Mall, the Monroeville Mall, the Robinson Town Center, and the Beaver Valley Mall.
It was a story in Breitbart - the far-right website once run by his senior adviser Steve Bannon - that appeared to spark Trump's March 4 tweets accusing Obama of wiretapping the NY skyscraper where he lived and ran his presidential campaign.
In a match where the stakes were high a tense start was always expected and that's just what happened at the Vitality Stadium. Joshua King nearly put the ball in the back of his own net, after he met Sigurdsson's free kick but the header is just inches the right side of the post for the Bournemouth forward.
Spicer was also defiant Friday, telling reporters, "I don't think we regret anything". On the Fox & Friends programme, Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano said that rather than ordering U.S. He said Mr Spicer never had evidence for the allegations and made them only because he was desperate to justify Mr Trump's claim. The Number 10 spokesman said: "We've made clear to the administration that these claims are ridiculous and they should be ignored and we've received assurances they won't be ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has expressed the explicit goal of developing a missile capable of reaching the US homeland and carrying a nuclear warhead. He spoke through a translator. A change to a progressive government in South Korea would pose a significant challenge for the Trump administration, making the US and South Korea out of step on North Korea policy.
But that hasn't stopped President Trump from retweeting more Fox reports Friday morning. "All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television", Trump said, referring to analyst Andrew Napolitano .
Party sources revealed that the state will have two deputy CMs -Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Maurya. But with Yogi Adityanath's elevation, opposition leaders and experts raise questions on whether the BJP, along with the development plan, will peddle on soft Hindutva? Yogi, according to those present in the meet, was given a rapturous welcome by his party colleagues.
The attack underscored the dangers confronting aid agencies in the world's youngest country at a time almost half its population, or about 5.5 million people, face food shortages. An Apache helicopter attacked a boat carrying Somali refugees from war-torn Yemen to Sudan, leaving at least 31 dead, Reuters reports . "Refugees from South Sudan are crossing the borders to the neighbouring countries".
Though the former Chief Minister of the state was initially hesitant to go back to state politics, but is now ready to follow the party leadership's decision. "You can't have a Thakur chief minister in both Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh", a BJP source said. A five-time MP from Gorakhpur, Adityanath was elected as the UP BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the party MLAs led by Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav on Saturday evening at Lok ...
For Mrs Merkel - who shared such a close relationship with former USA president Barack Obama that his last official phone call to a foreign leader was to her - talks with Mr Trump will involve walking a fine diplomatic line. But he failed to mention that Russian Federation is the one responsible for the instability there, raising alarms all across Eastern Europe. President Trump's handshakes with world leaders have quickly garnered a reputation of their own.
Trump says Merkel meeting was 'great,' then blasts Germany for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bills
Republican Representative Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania said there was no evidence or proof of Trump's claim and "he should simply retract it and move on". Although White House press secretary Sean Spicer read an extensive litany of news reports from the podium Thursday that showed intelligence agencies' interest in Trump's activities, none of them actually corroborated Trump's claim.
Spicer was citing Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano, who recently suggested British intelligence agency GCHQ had helped then-President Barack Obama spy on Trump . The Russian government has rejected an accusation by U.S. intelligence agencies that it worked to influence the election in Trump's favour by hacking computer systems, among other methods.
The decision stirred complaints because it broke with decades of tradition and may impede news coverage of Tillerson's foreign policy moves. "America needs a secretary of state like Rex Tillerson who has the potential to quietly and effectively get the job done, as opposed to a showy one like John Kerry who got out-negotiated by the Iranians, Russians, Chinese and other adversaries at every stop", said Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the conservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
A Turkish-Dutch friendship group in Turkey's parliament group will be abolished within the week following the eruption of a diplomatic crisis with the Netherlands, the group's chair, Ertuğrul Soysal, has said. A senior member of her conservative bloc in parliament, Hans Michelbach, demanded Sunday that the European Union stop aid to Turkey and ruled out any hopes that it would join the bloc.
The first explosion took place in a garbage dump when the Municipal Corporation workers where cleaning the site. However, there have been no reports of any major damage of casualty. The police are still investigating the blasts and security has been tightened up. In the wake of the blast, the bomb squad and and the dog squad have also reached the spot, in anticipation of finding and neutralising any other explosives and explosive devices in the region.