But the White House says the problem is that Flynn's conversations were in the news at all. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., ranking Democrat on the Senate committee, offered an appeal to common sense: The public, he said , must "not lose sight of what the investigation is about: An outside foreign adversary effectively sought to hijack our most critical democratic process, the election for president" in order to "favor one candidate over another".
The test elicited a terse response from the US State Department, unlike the standard diplomatic condemnations that usually follow Pyongyang's missile tests. One senior administration official warned that the "clock has now run out" on Pyongyang. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement that the missile fired from the North's eastern coastal town of Sinpo on Wednesday morning flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles.) It gave no further details.
The leaders of the world's two largest economies will discuss trade, North Korean nuclear weapons and other issues here because President Donald Trump believes Mar-a-Lago is a better place than the White House to get to know Chinese President Xi Jinping, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syria's civil war, with the United Nations blaming three attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth on the Islamic State group. The worldwide gathering comes after Prime Minister Theresa May called for an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian civil war.
Wednesday's missile appeared to be a KN-15, according to the U.S. Pacific Command, based in Hawaii. The use of solid-fuel missiles is a worrying development because the fuel already being inside the rocket shortens launch preparation times and makes it harder for outsiders to detect what's happening before liftoff.
Hwang ordered the nation's troops to strengthen their combat readiness in case of a contingency. An undated image provided by Yonhap News TV of a North Korean missile launch. Pacific Command's initial assessment is that the missile was a KN-15 medium range ballistic missile. South Korea's Foreign Ministry called the North's latest missile launch a "reckless provocation" that posed a threat to global peace, while Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the country lodged a ...
Fadnavis's statement, made in the state assembly, came in the backdrop of persistent pressure from the opposition Congress-NCP as well the ruling BJP and the Shiv Sena, for writing off the loans of farmers. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI said the admirable step taken by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister should be emulated by others too. Referring to the High Court directive in Tamil Nadu asking the state government to waive farm loans following a peasant protest, Devendra Fadnavis ...
The British foreign secretary Boris Johnson met Tuesday with the German foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel. " Gibraltar belongs to the Gibraltarians and we want to stay British". "The Spanish government is a little surprised by the tone of comments coming out of Britain, a country known for its composure", Dastis said during a conference in Madrid.
She then went into criticizing President Trump over his tweets that suggested Obama had his " wires tapped " at Trump Tower during the campaign and transition. She did not explain why the information would have been masked by intelligence agencies in the first place if it were deemed by them to have any intelligence value.
There were no immediate casualty reports but state news agency IRNA quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying there were fears that casualties in villages and small towns could be high. The US Geological Survey described the natural disaster as a magnitude 6.1. Rescue teams and helicopters were deployed to the area to assess the damage.
Marine Le Pen waves to supporters at the end of a political rally in Lille, France on Sunday. It's rare for Vladimir Putin to receive a presidential candidate from overseas. "The European Union will die because the people do not want it anymore ... arrogant and hegemonic empires are destined to perish", Le Pen said to loud cheers and applause.
Mr. Trump, however, sounded increasingly optimistic a few days after tweeting that his meeting with Xi would be "difficult". President Donald Trump is to host Chinese President Xi Jinping beginning Thursday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in the southern United States.
North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks holds the championship trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Gonzaga , Monday, April 3, 2017, in Glendale, Ari. The season-long vow was to get back to the title game, and not let it slip away this time . A 37-2 season changed that. The bulk of the rotation could be back to put Gonzaga back in the Final Four mix.
Petersburg subway bombing. Three days of mourning began on Tuesday. Interfax also reported a theory being investigated "in which the bomb was worn by a suicide attacker". The explosion tore through a metro vehicle in a tunnel between the city's Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologicheskiy Institut metro stations Monday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m.
The Tony Romo saga is over. Romo, the veteran whose offseason uncertainty has garnered a great deal of notoriety, is in line to call the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game, given it is CBS' game this season. The Associated Press stated he would join Jim Nantz in the broadcast booth, replacing Phil Simms. The departure of the team's all-time passing leader has been expected since November, when Romo conceded the job after missing 10 weeks with a back injury.
The official added that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to urge China to exert leverage over North Korea as Pyongyang is a matter of urgent interest for him. What are the expected discussions about North Korea? James Nolt, an Global political economy analyst with the World Policy Institute, is concerned hawks in the Trump administration may likely consider launching preemptive military strikes against a possible North Korean ICBM launch to be an acceptable risk to maintain USA security.
The ISIS on its propaganda news agency "Amaq" had claimed responsibility, saying a "Soldier of the Caliphate" carried out the attack on the British Parliament. Masood drove his rented SUV across the crowded Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, striking pedestrians. Spanish teacher Aysha Frade and 54-year-old Kurt Cochran from Utah died Wednesday after being hit by the vehicle, while police officer Keith Palmer was stabbed to death outside the Houses of Commons.
The U.S. House of Representatives has recently passed a bill allowing the U.S.to impose sanctions against third countries including China that are engaged in trade with North Korea. President Donald Trump had warned on Sunday in an interview with Financial Times that he could take unilateral action to eliminate North Korea's nuclear threat.
The subway system in St. Petersburg, a city of 5 million that typically is crowded during peak commute hours, looked nearly deserted on Tuesday as many residents opted for buses. The Caucasus Emirate group, a Chechen militant group claimed responsibility. Putin, who had been in St. Petersburg earlier in the day, laid roses at one of the memorials Tuesday.
The Syrian army could not immediately be reached for comment on the reported air strikes in town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Wednesday. Mounzer Khalil, head of Idlib's health authority, said hospitals in the province were overflowing with victims.
While Rice would not deny that she asked that names of Trump officials be demasked, she insisted the Obama administration did not spy on Mr. Trump or his staff for political purposes. The intelligence agencies, the ex-official added by email, "take this requirement VERY seriously". "Any senior official who receives the underlying intelligence may request these identities", Deitz said, noting that while "the bar for obtaining the identity is not particularly high, it must come from a ...
Tesla said it delivered about 13,450 Model S sedans and 11,550 Model X crossovers, while actual production in the first three months was 25,418. Tesla hit a record high of 25,000 vehicle deliveries for the first quarter, representing a 69% YoY jump in delivery numbers.
A British Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: "The Royal Navy challenges all unlawful maritime incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters - and did so again on this occasion". The row has become one of the early flashpoints in Brexit negotiations which started last week after British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, the process for leaving the European Union, and spectacularly failing to make any mention of Gibraltar in the letter delivered to the EU.
The filibuster still applies to legislation and Supreme Court nominees, meaning Justices and bills now need 61 votes for Senate approval, instead of a simple 51-vote majority. The Senate is set for a "nuclear" showdown over President Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Thursday. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, said that he had been discussing a potential compromise with Democrats as recently as Monday , but admitted "I haven't made a real push" to reach an ...
His supporters were mostly young voters alienated by Serbia's decades-long crisis and economic decline. "A huge majority in Serbia is in favour of continuing the [reform] process, the European path, and also wants to maintain our traditional friendships with Russian Federation and China".
The measure was circulated to the 15 council members on the eve of an emergency meeting requested by France and Britain to discuss the attack carried out in the early hours on Tuesday in the town of Khan Sheikhun. It laid the blame squarely on the rebels, accusing them of fabricating the attack and trying to frame the Syrian government. Footage from Turkey's Dogan news agency showed at least four people being brought out of ambulances on stretchers in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli by ...
As a member of the intelligence committee, Castro has seen more evidence associated with the issue than most members of Congress. "It's unbelievable that in that relatively small campaign, small circle so to speak, that you would have so many people with so many deep connections to Russian Federation", he said.
Israel's Army Radio reported Sunday morning that ongoing discussions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and USA president Donald Trump's special envoy for global negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, have been put on hold after working groups from both sides failed to reach understandings.
The nuclear option would be "damaging to the Senate, damaging to them and damaging to the country". Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican. Then Reid appealed to the full Senate, with all sides knowing he had the votes from his Democratic majority to win.
He added, though, that he was "deeply disappointed by the way the most recent Supreme Court nominee, Judge (Merrick) Garland, was treated by the Senate, but as Senator, I can only vote on the nominee that comes to the Senate floor". Michael Bennet is in the political crosshairs in a new ad from the NRA that urges the Democrat from Denver to support Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch , or risk alienating gun-rights voters.
Three North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country's leader were believed to be returning home with the coffin of the victim after Malaysia agreed to a swap deal. North Korea had requested the body, but has not confirmed its identity. The assassination led to a major diplomatic dispute between Malaysia and North Korea.
The former SC governor wound up instead as the usa ambassador to the United Nations - the first to enjoy Cabinet rank in a Republican administration since Jeane Kirkpatrick during Ronald Reagan's first term. The future of Assad has been the key stumbling block in negotiations aimed at ending the six-year war in Syria. And she said the USA will have conversations about human rights as well because "that's what you do with friends".
Juventus have achieved a great deal in recent years. Juventus may not have been at their best on Sunday evening but many sides suffered a similar hangover after an worldwide break. However, he was left isolated for much of the match and unable to provide the level of impact we have grown accustomed to watching. 1-1 is how it finished with the teams having it all to do again on Wednesday in Naples with a Coppa Italia final spot on the line.
The Interfax and Tass news agencies said the suspect had been identified, but there are conflicting reports as to whether he was a suicide bomber. The bombing occurred around 2:40 pm (1240 GMT) while the train was travelling to the central station Tekhnologichesky Institut. The St Petersburg metro system was shut down and three days of mourning were declared.
Until Tuesday the NCAA remained quiet about whether or not it would allow NC to regain permission to host the games. In its statement today, the NCAA said its board would require any location hosting a championship event to "submit additional documentation demonstrating how student-athletes and fans will be protected from discrimination".