Four Corners reported the Jabiru light plane was bought with money donated by Victorian property developer Bill McNee. Some of the allegations also target Ms Hanson's Sunshine Coast advisor James Ashby, who has previously faced claims that he wields too much power in the minor party.
President Jacob Zuma survived calls to resign by members of the ruling party following his decision to fire his finance minister and stack the cabinet with loyalists, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. S&P said it made the decision in light with the cabinet reshuffle effected by President Jacob Zuma last week. From Durban, Peter Granitz reports for NPR that Zuma's sacking of well-respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was particularly controversial: "He was replaced by ...
South Korea's Foreign Ministry called the North's latest missile launch a "reckless provocation" that posed a threat to worldwide peace, while Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said the country lodged a strong protest. The missile was confirmed by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday morning, according to The Wall Street Journal . "We have no further comment", he said in a statement.
Former Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, changed Senate rules during the Obama administration to require a simple majority vote for lower court nominations. "One way or the other, he's going to get the necessary votes to get there". "No one is forcing Senator McConnell to change the rules", he added from the Senate floor.
China and several European Union countries have implemented a strict import policy for Brazil's agricultural products, following the discovery of exported inconsumable Brazilian beef products to a number of countries. The Minister-Counsellor added that before the scandal was discovered by the Brazilian side, the country had not received any complaint or feedback from partner countries on any incident of Brazilian meat being tainted.
It surpassed the $60 million pre-sale estimate when Hong Kong jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook won the auction. First unveiled to the public in 2003, the Pink Star was called the "Steinmetz Pink", but it was renamed after it was first sold for an undisclosed sum in 2007.
South Korea's unification ministry said Monday it plans to allow North Korea to take part in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics if Pyongyang decides to do so. The big meeting is set to take place at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida on Thursday and Friday. The two are expected to discuss a number of issues, including North Korea , trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea during their meeting.
No elected official, including from Trump's Republican Party, has supported the claim. When the national security adviser tried to replace him, Cohen-Watnick appealed to senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner and chief strategist Steve Bannon, who reportedly got the president involved to save his job.
Joseph Scrocca, who said the new tactic was caught on video for the first time on Wednesday. US military leaders say the ammunition used in the coalition strike on civilians this month was insufficient to explain the amount of destruction and number of casualties observed.
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring for Brazil just 10 minutes before the break at Arena Corinthians. Thirty more teams will join Brazil , and hosts Russian Federation, at next summer's World Cup. Marquinhos added: "We are playing well and it's because of the collective effort in the Brazilian national team". That revival saw Brazil take maximum points from their next eight qualifying games, leaving them nine points clear on Tuesday with four games left.
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Two weeks ago, the South Korean and US militaries said they detected what they called a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch. The launch comes on the eve of a visit by China's President Xi Jinping to the U.S. "For North Korea, making advancements on missile and nuclear weapons technology is the clear priority, and political and diplomatic considerations come second", said Kim Dong-yub, an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies.
Mr Watson, the MP for West Bromwich East, said it is "incomprehensible" that members of the panel "found Ken Livingstone guilty of such serious charges, and then concluded that he can remain a member of the Labour Party". Lisa Nandy, tipped by some as a future leader of the party, said: "Standing against racism is one of the many reasons I'm proud to be in the Labour Party".
At least 35 persons were killed and 28 injured in a series of attacks carried out by the Islamic State militant group in the Iraqi city of Tikrit , a security source said on Wednesday. The attacks came as the Iraqi security forces backed by anti-IS global coalition are carrying out a major offensive to drive out the IS militants from their major stronghold in the western side of Mosul in northern Iraq.
The new economic area, located about 100 kilometers southwest of downtown Beijing , will span three counties that sit at the center of the triangular area formed by Beijing , Tianjin, and Hebei's provincial capital Shijiazhuang, Xinhua reported last Saturday, and will help to phase out nonkey functions from Beijing .
Russia's state investigative committee said the bomb may have been detonated by a man whose body parts were found in one of the train carriages. A Russian man with ties to ISIS reportedly provided information on the attack to authorities after he was arrested returning home from Syria, according to Russia's Kommersant newspaper.
Trump said at the White House signing ceremony he and Mr Xi were "going to get down to some serious business" and vowed that "the theft of American prosperity" by foreign countries would end. Shares of Caterpillar Inc, which rose 2% following a positive research note from Goldman Sachs, contributed the most to gains. He predicted only a year ago on a Breitbart radio show that the U.S.
In addition, it was announced by the Citizenship and Immigration Services of the USA that it would be stepping up reviews of employers using the H-1B visas as it said too many workers in the US who are qualified, deserving and willing to work in those fields have been unfairly disadvantaged or ignored.
But it also aims to radically transform the economy "to include the black majority in the ownership and control". Gordhan's sacking has outraged opponents and some political allies of Zuma, undermining his authority as president and threatening to split the ANC, which has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994.
But by 2022 Canada will still be in red to the tune of $18.8-billion. But the government is also boosting revenues via new tax measures and higher premiums on the employment insurance program. And Peterson said Nunavut will continue to press the federal government to make them aware of Nunavut's needs. $27.5 million for programs to help newcomers get foreign credentials.
In an exclusive interview, the close family of 75-year-old Les Rhodes told how they could never forgive Khalid Masood, who murdered four people and injured many others on 22 March. 'I am told they will have a brief meeting with members of the royal family. We have an update for you on the Utah couple who became victims of the London terrorist attack.
The presence of the six minor candidates, all polling well under five%, added a strong anti-capitalist element to the debate, as well as vivid anti-EU sentiment. Macron promoted pro-free market, pro-European views. Macron, whom the daily Le Parisien on Tuesday dubbed "the man to beat", has warned that commentators are still underestimating Le Pen.
It also shows how Flynn "quickly cashed in on his experience and access by working with more than a dozen Washington D.C. consulting firms and Silicon Valley tech companies seeking to expand their federal government contracts" after he was replaced as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, notes Politico .
The Republicans blocked Garland's nomination by refusing to hold a hearing for 10 months, purportedly on principle and not, as the Democrats charged, because of politics. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it will remain in place for legislation. Republican and Democratic senators exchanged bitter accusations Tuesday as they headed toward an explosive confrontation over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations.
According to a Syrian opposition group, renewed airstrikes hit the town of Khan Sheikhoun a day after the attack that the Trump administration has blamed on the government of President Bashar Assad, saying that his patrons, Russian Federation and Iran, bore "great moral responsibility" for the deaths.
Now geophysical data from France and Belgium and seafloor data from Britain showed huge holes and valley system on the seafloor helping researchers establish how this breach of the chalk ridge occurred. Although the researchers are now quite confident that they have fit together most - if not all - the pieces of this longstanding geological puzzle, there are a few questions that still remain unanswered.
Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday that a poisonous gas contamination in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun was the result of gas leaking from a rebel chemical weapons depot after it was hit by Syrian government air strikes. At first, people were unaware it was a gas attack, Abdullah said. The White House called the attack an "intolerable act" and said President Donald Trump was alarmed by the reports.
State TV showed Putin telling Le Pen Moscow reserved the right to meet any French politician it wanted. She is among the European politicians who have called for closer ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin and approved of Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
At least four stations were closed on Tuesday after a call about a possible bomb. Many world leaders have condemned the attack. SIEGEL: And the fact that the suspected suicide bomber was from Kyrgyzstan - what does that say to Russians, and what does Kyrgyzstan connote in the context of Islamism? US President Donald Trump spoke briefly with Putin on Monday, expressing his condolences in the wake of the terror attack and offering assistance in the investigation.
The earlier disclosure omitted payments to Flynn for three speeches that he made to Russian companies, while the second filing disclosed those payments. To deflect questions about Trump's friendly rhetoric toward Russian Federation, the White House points to the fact that Clinton was a central figure in the Obama administration's attempt to "reset" relations with Moscow - an effort that crumbled after Vladimir Putin took back the presidency.
Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, appeared on CNN on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing investigation of possible collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian Federation meant to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Ayrault said "chemical weapons" had been used in the attack and that it was "more proof of the savagery that the Syrian people have been subjected to for so many years". A suspected sarin gas attack in the Islamic State-held town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province, Syria, killed at least 100 people, including 11 children on Tuesday, reported the Union of Medical Care Organisations, a Syria medical relief group.
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.