House Speaker Ryan told reporters: "The point is, the intelligence committees in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigation of all things Russian Federation, got to the bottom - at least so far - with respect to our intelligence community that - that no such wiretap existed".
Shiffrin already held a almost insurmountable 198-point lead over Stuhec with two races left - a slalom Saturday and a giant slalom Sunday. Typically, it's Shiffrin who uncovers speed at the bottom of a course. On the men's side, Austria's Hannes Reichelt won the last Super-G race of the campaign in 1:08.22, defeating Italy's Dominik Paris by.11 of a second with Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Swiss Muro Caviezel sharing third on 1:08.55.
The exercise comes after Japan strongly condemned North Korea's latest launch of four ER-Scud ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan , three of which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone. "The government is now examining the damage". "Anything can happen these days, and it's even more true when we cannot anticipate the behavior of our neighboring countries", he said.
The tensions were among the worst ever in Dutch-Turkish relations. Turkey has tried drumming up support for its April 16 referendum through Turkish nationals outside the country. "The Dutch are showing how it is done, the German government pussyfoots around ... in that way Turkey can try to play one country off the other", he told Die Welt newspaper.
G20 finance chiefs meeting in Germany on Saturday have failed to renew a pledge to bolster free trade. After Mnuchin, a former Wall Street banker, became US treasury secretary, he and Aso held a brief telephone conversation in February but did not discuss currency policy.
Wildrose party Leader Brian Jean has said he's open to meeting Monday with the new leader, but has stressed that any new conservative party will be created under a Wildrose legal framework, with the approval of Wildrose members. "I'm there to support (Kenney) 100 per cent", Nelson said. Kenney's win didn't come as a surprise to most. "I'll be telling (Kenney) that Albertans expect to see a centrist, progressive conservative values (party) whether we call it that or something else", said ...
The final joint statement at the summit in Baden-Baden said: "We reaffirm our commitment to rationalise and phase out, over the medium term, inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, recognising the need to support the poor".
President Barack Obama, who, according to the New York Times , was considering the most extreme measures against Pyongyang, urged then-President-elect Donald Trump to make North Korea his highest security priority. Well before going nuclear, North Korea has dogged every US president since Harry Truman. While no match for the military power of United States imperialism and its allies, North Korea has a huge army, estimated at more than a million soldiers, and a large array of conventional ...
Minnesota is the state with the most voter turnout with 74.8 percent followed by Maine, New Hampshire and Colorado. After Colorado, Wisconsin rounded out the top five at 70.5 percent. "Being a battleground state always helps, of course, but that's not enough", Secretary of State Wayne Williams said. Overall, the 2016 nationwide voter turnout of 60.2 percent of eligible voters was up 1.6 percentage points compared with 2012's 58.6 percent turnout.
She added, "I am ready to, you know, come out of the woods ". "Our country seems so divided right now". Clinton's announcement came over a month after US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, tried to silence his female colleague Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, as she gave a speech.
It was one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member against another. The way the Dutch government handled the crisis was disgraceful, and far removed from diplomatic customs. Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik also said Ankara "should re-evaluate" a key part of a 2016 deal to stem the flow of migrants to the EU. Turkey's relations with the Netherlands, and with European countries in general, should not be held hostage to domestic politics.
These are for North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile programmes and the US and South Korea to halt their large-scale annual military exercises, allowing the two sides to come to the negotiation table. The Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, which means the Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war. The US and China will work together to get nuclear-armed North Korea to take a "different course".
Meanwhile, the South Korean foreign minister said it was urgent to deal with the DPRK's advanced nuclear threats, and that he will discuss countermeasures against the threats with his US counterpart who has said Washington is examining a "new approach" to the peninsula's nuclear issue.
This breaks with a decade-old tradition of the G-20 endorsing free trade and rejecting protectionism. Mnuchin said that language was "in the past" and "not really relevant". While watering down their commitment to trade, the guardians of the world economy failed to agree on how things should look like in the future. Additionally, Britain is preparing to pull out of the European Union and its free-trade zone that permits cross border business without import and export taxes, or tariffs, ...
Accoring to several media reports, operations in 12 metro stations are likely to be terminated. "As directed by Delhi Police, Metro services will not be available at all stations outside Delhi (NCR stations), on Line-2 (Guru Dronacharya to Huda City Centre), Line 3 and 4 (Kaushambi to Vaishali and Noida Sector 15 to Noida City Centre) and on Line 6 (Sarai to Escorts Mujesar) from 11.30 pm on Sunday onwards till further instructions".
On Friday President Donald Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. Trump said these nations need "to pay their fair share " in order to receive the promise of defense from the rest of the alliance. "At least we have something in common, perhaps", said Mr Trump, referring to 2013 reports that the USA was monitoring Mrs Merkel's cellphone conversations.
Though heavy rain hampered the advance, Federal Police and rapid response unit troops reached points about 500 m (yards) from the centuries-old al-Nuri Mosque by Thursday morning. Troops were trying to besiege the Old City and cut off a street leading out to prevent Daesh dispatching the armored suicide vehicle and truck bombs that have been targeting army positions inside the city.
The AP reports that Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister, suggested there had been tension during the two-day meeting . That stance has grated Washington's partners, who are trying to persuade US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to renew a long-standing G20 anti-protectionism commitment and uphold an global deal on climate won only after years of painful negotiations.
While the BSF has ordered a departmental inquiry into the incident, state chief minister Manik Sarkar has asked state chief secretary Sanjeev Ranjan and DGP K Nagaraj to submit a detailed report about the incident. Schools also remained closed. The injured have been identified as Sunil Kumar (47) and Jiban Kumar (22). A BSF jawan opened fire, killing the woman and two other villagers on the spot.
However, the Election Commission has dismissed their contention. The BSP leader was speaking to mediapersons in Lucknow ahead of addressing partymen at a review meeting on the party's debacle. "This shows that there are some defects in you (Mayawati)", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters. Irom Sharmila, after 16 years of hunger strike, got only 90 votes while her rival, current Chief Minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh garnered over 15,000 votes.
Britain yesterday dismissed as "ridiculous" Donald Trump's allegations that it helped Barack Obama wiretap him during the U.S. presidential polls and said it has received "assurances" from the White House that it will not repeat the claims .
The clear verdict from the committee leaders comes a day after two heads of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said they had received no information to back the Trump tweets. Trump told Fox his Twitter comment "really covers surveillance and many other things". Nunes said that James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the country's top law enforcement agency, would testify next Monday before the intelligence committee about the wiretapping allegation ...
Having spent the better part of her political life in the Congress, she was perhaps acting in the "best traditions" of her old party! Backing Mr. Singh, Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "This is her own statement. "Now, they (the Congress) have given BJP the mandate on a platter", he said. BJP yet to decide leader in UP and Uttarakhand. Anand Sharma of the Congress party said the Constitution clearly defines the duties and powers of the governor in appointing the chief ...
After the news conference White House spokesman Sean Spicer echoed Trump's defiant tone. Britain was then told the claims will not be repeated, showing that the U.S. "If he didn't do it, we shouldn't be reckless in accusations that he did". It said "they are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored ". In a surprise break from its normal practice of refusing to comment on allegations about its activities, GCHQ released a statement on Thursday night, saying: "Recent allegations made by ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told agency employees in a letter Thursday morning that next year's budget proposal, marked by deep funding cuts, is an "unmistakable restatement " of the country's needs and a harbinger of new priorities. Tillerson dined with Trump on Monday, the night before he flew to Asia. And there's little reason to think that this will be the last time Tillerson - or another member of the administration - ditches the press in favor of hand-picking a reporter from a ...
A White House official confirmed that Darroch and the prime minister's national security adviser, Mark Lyall Grant, expressed concerns to both Spicer and Trump's national security adviser, Lt. We have a close relationship which allows us to raise concerns when they arise, as was true in this case. On Friday, Fox News also clarified its stance on the original claim by Napolitano.
During a media briefing at the White House on Thursday, Mr Spicer drew reporters' attention to comments made earlier this week on Fox News by former judge Andrew Napolitano in relation to Mr Trump's controversial claim that his NY residence had been bugged.
The combined budget for the State Department and USAID would be $25.6 billion under Trump's proposal. This has added to the widespread impression that the department, whose budget the White House reportedly plans to cut by as much as 37 percent , is a nonentity in this administration.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday quoted Napolitano's comments about GCHQ during a testy briefing with reporters. At the conference, which was held after Trump's meeting with Angela Merkel, a German reporter asked him directly about his claims that Britain spied on him.
During his press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Trump was asked by a German reporter about the wiretapping charge and recent developments . The dust up clearly strained tensions between the White House and America's closest ally. The White House also said USA officials spoke with British authorities to explain Spicer's claims.
In addition to the USS Carl Vinson and B-1B bombers, the US plans to continuously deploy other core strategic assets such as F-22 stealth fighter jets and nuclear submarines to the Korean Peninsula to send a strong warning to the North. Both the US and South Korea maintain that the exercises are purely defensive. -South Korean defensive posture and immediately respond to any situation, the statement said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has received assurances from the White House that it will not repeat allegations that Britain's GCHQ spy agency had helped former US President Barack Obama eavesdrop on Donald Trump, her spokesman said on Friday.
Kurtulmuş said that the government plans to advise parliament to withdraw from a Dutch-Turkish friendship group. Ambassador Kees Cornelis van Rij is now outside of the country, and business is being handled by Dutch charge d'affaires. Ms. Merkel does have security reasons for her restraint: Germany uses a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation base in Turkey for reconnaissance aircraft in the fight against the Islamic State , and Ms.
The US has threatened to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council unless it undertakes "considerable reform", a letter obtained by Foreign Policy has revealed. President Donald Trump, which is expected to take place in early April in Florida. A spokesman for IJR , Matt Manda, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether McPike would file pool reports to colleagues, or whether IJR had any comment on the SDCA's statement.
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.