A deputy leader of Merkel's party said the Saarland win gives the conservatives "tail wind" for the upcoming elections, but they still won't be easy. The SPD came out with 29.6 percent of the vote, meaning the most likely outcome will be a continuation of the current two-party government.
The former home affairs minister and ex-head of the ruling party's youth league has little economic experience but has agreed to meet with Gordhan. Gordhan attended a memorial for an anti-apartheid activist on Saturday and called on the ANC supporters to mobilize against Zuma.
Logan mayor Luke Smith said the "unprecedented" impact of the weather meant a ballpark figure on the damage bill was beyond comprehension. NSW SES Commissioner Mark Smethurst said emergency services had been "flat out" with more than 400 rescues in the flood-affected areas.
The White House on Friday released documents that show the wealth and assets of numerous senior administration officials, including President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, chief strategist Stephen Bannon and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.
The retired Army lieutenant general was paid by an air freight company associated with the Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group and a subsidiary of the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, according to the amended disclosure. Farkas was no longer in government when she urged officials to collect intelligence on "the staff, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians". Mr Kelner said the FBI compensation was for a speaking event in 2015 and training Mr Flynn provided to the bureau.
Germany , meanwhile, has said Ankara's crackdown on the opposition and civil society following the failed coup goes too far, and has bristled at Turkey's repeated accusation that modern Germany is acting like the Nazis did. Merkel's spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said today: "The government is watching this very closely, and we maintain that Nazi comparisons are unacceptable in any form".
Lenin Moreno, presidential candidate for the party Alianza PAIS talks to the crowd during closing campaign event ahead of Sunday's presidential runoff election in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, March 30, 2017. "The moral fraud of the right-wing won't go unpunished", Correa said on Twitter, referring to what Moreno called misleading exit polls that had "lied" to his rival.
Speaking from the Oval Office, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said these orders mark the "beginning of a totally new chapter in the American trade relationship with our partners overseas". The study of trade abuses appeared aimed at justifying unilateral retaliatory trade actions by the United States, said Matt Gold, a former deputy assistant USA trade representative who is now an adjunct trade law professor at Fordham University in NY.
US -backed Iraqi forces are battling to free Mosul from IS fighters, their last stronghold in the country. At least 229 civilians have been unintentionally killed by air strikes since the US -led operation against the militants began nearly three years ago, the Pentagon said in a statement .
Prime Minister Modi yesterday asked the youth to shed terrorism and adopt tourism, adding that the path of bloodshed would never help the state to prosper. "Every Indian wants to see Jammu and Kashmir". Technologically, this is one of the most advanced road tunnels built in the country, surmounting challenges of terrain and distance, Managing Director, ABB India, Sanjeev Sharma said.
Even allies of the ruling party had warned against replacing Gordhan. The dismissal of Gordhan and his deputy was part of a broader cabinet reshuffle that shifted Zuma ally Malusi Gigaba from home affairs to finance. Gordhan said he would not fight his firing but invoked South Africa's long history of mass mobilization. Dlamini-Zuma is Zuma's ex-wife and he is expected to support her while a separate faction will back Ramaphosa, analysts say.
Ashley McDonald described the flooding as the worst she has ever seen despite the region's prior history of flooding. The peak insurers body said that the number and value of insurance claims are expected to rise as more policyholders lodge claims and the extent of damage becomes clearer in the flood-hit areas of southeast Queensland and northern NSW.
Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink and Pep Guardiola are the only managers to achieve the feat before Shakespeare. It was just his eighth league start of the season but he proved more than capable and must find the consistency his game has lacked to ensure he keeps his place.
The ministers will look for ways to curtail the recruiting of Islamic State fighters over the internet, to better inform the populations in countries where there is civil war, such as Syria, and to interrupt the flow of money to the terrorist network.
IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi talked to his supporters one month ago through a written speech distributed in the Iraqi city of Mosul, acknowledging the defeat of his forces against Iraqi government troops, according to military officials.
While Israel claimed the city as its "eternal capital" after occupying East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israel war, the global community does not recognize the claim and foreign embassies are now located in Tel Aviv. He mentioned how the administration's special representative on peace negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, had visited Israel and the Palestinian territories a few weeks ago.
Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi said the Arab Summit, which concluded today on Dead Sea shores, was a success by all standards and served, as His Majesty King Abdullah II wanted to it be, a platform for an inclusive and open Arab dialogue that translated into a decision to promote joint Arab action.
While it's not making an explicit claim for the land as part of recent Brexit negotiations, it did issue a formal request in October for joint sovereignty over the British territory, repeating a demand made on the day Britain voted to "Brexit".
Dylan will play in the southwestern city of Lund on April 9 as well as his two concerts in Stockholm . Fittingly, Dylan did not comment on receiving the Nobel at his concert a few hours later, and all media was banned from attending the ceremony.
EU Council President Donald Tusk circulated the guidelines to 27 European governments on Friday. European Union leaders warned after a meeting Friday that the two years of talks triggered this week to negotiate Britain's exit will be hard - but insisted they don't want all-out economic or diplomatic conflict.
Now that he's in the White House, Trump's getting ready to do something about it. On Friday, the president will sign a pair of executive orders aimed at cracking down on trade abuses, according to top administration officials. The second order will address the failure of us agencies to collect anti-dumping penalties. The move comes ahead of his planned meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping, during which the two leaders are expected to discuss in detail bilateral trade relation and ...
The move late on Thursday - considered illegal under global law - was adopted less than a week after the United Nations criticised Israel for not taking any steps to halt settlement building on occupied Palestinian territory, as demanded by the Security Council in a resolution it passed in December.
Khehar said on Sunday. "Video conferencing facility in jails will also save a lot of time and money", he said. PM recalls Mahatma Gandhi 's philosophy that every decision must benefit the weakest section of the society. It has also given the Indian judicial system five chief justices of India, namely KN Wanchoo, Mirza Hameedullah Beg, Raghunandan Sarin Pathak, Kamal Narain Singh and VN Khare.
Flynn was sacked from that position after misrepresenting the contents of a conversation with the Russian ambassador in December, before Trump took office and shortly after the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia for its cyberattacks that attempted to influence the outcome of the presidential election in Trump's favor.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are still benefiting from the sprawling Trump business empire despite their roles in the White House, financial disclosures show. He left a top position at Goldman Sachs to become Mr Trump's chief economic adviser. According to the White House, he is still in the process of divesting more than US$1 million in income for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
At the security cabinet meeting, Netanyahu told the ministers that final approval has also been granted to market enough land for the construction of 2,000 houses in existing settlements, according to a report from the English daily Haaretz .
Mr Manafort, who was working as a political consultant for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine at the time, pitched a wide-ranging political influence campaign to aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin was anxious that "some people will continue using (politically) active people.to their own ends, calling them to illegal and unauthorised actions". The report also accused Mr Medvedev of having a special house for a duck on one of his properties and on Sunday, some demonstrators held up images of yellow rubber ducks.
In a sign of brewing unease, Germany yesterday protested over planned United States punitive anti-dumping duties on steel plate products from companies in that country and half a dozen others. US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with US manufacturers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House yesterday. It would be recalled that the USA president walked out of an interview on October 20, after a reporter asked him about being labeled a racist and sexist.
On a Monday night, April 14, 2014, 276 girls of the Chibok Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were abducted by Boko Haram fighters. Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Kuka Sheka Usman, has denied reports of the abduction, describing it as "false".
And the Wall Street Journal reported that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has offered to testify to investigators in return for immunity from prosecution, a claim Flynn's lawyers did not deny. Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the probe. Also Friday, Nancy Pelosi slammed the GOP chair of the House Intelligence Committee, arguing that he should step aside for his "bizarre" behavior investigating Team Trump's ties to Russian Federation.
The attack came four days after a Chinese man was killed by a police officer in Paris, sparking violent protests by member of the Chinese community in France . This week, China's foreign ministry called on a French diplomat in Beijing to explain what had happened. The case has sparked anger among Chinese residents in Paris .
Floodwaters swept away homes, cars and trees as people slept. The army said on Saturday that the death toll was 254, with 400 people injured, but Santos gave a lower toll, of 210 killed and 203 injured. Santos traveled to Mocoa and declared the city a disaster zone Saturday. There are "hundreds of families we have not yet found and whole neighborhoods have disappeared", he told W Radio on Saturday.
The second North Korean in Vietnam was working for Tanchon Bank, a North Korean financial institution sanctioned by both the US and the UN. "Of course (the Trump administration) has just begun, so they would need more time to decide what they're exactly going to do, but it looks like they will in fact add to the existing sanctions, and probably try to better implement them", Straub said in a recent interview with The Korea Herald in Seoul.
It is not clear whether Trump's comments will move China, which has taken steps to increase economic pressure on Pyongyang but has long been unwilling to do anything that may destabilize the North and send millions of refugees across their border.