Putin and Trump "both insist on their priority as national interest". Donald Trump and his administration have repeatedly denied any knowledge of Russia's interference with the US election, albeit with some argumentative responses. "It's about whose ideas are more close to you and whose ideas are more welcome in Russian public opinion". Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are each investigating whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to win the ...
The future of the strategically important territory has spiralled into a major dispute since European Union draft negotiating guidelines for Brexit said any agreement on Gibraltar would have to be run past Spain . A resolution overwhelmingly approved by MEPs did not take up a clause in draft European Union leaders' guidelines requiring Spain to be consulted on any post-Brexit trade deal that affects Gibraltar .
China doesn't want to crush the economy of its neighbor, which it views as a buffer between it and South Korea, a key US ally. "Because we're not sure, every time they launch, we're not sure if this is a threat missile or not". national security. A senior U.S. White House official said Trump wanted to work with China and described the discussions over North Korea as a test for the U.S.
Last week, the United States issued new sanctions against North Korea over its alleged development of weapons of mass destruction and its continued violations of UN Security Council resolutions. United States officials said the latest missile launch used a solid-fueled rocket from a mobile launcher. "The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined that the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America", it said.
The Oregon Democratic senator is hoping to rally support for a filibuster of Gorsuch. How do the rules work now? The additions give Democrats the 41 votes needed for a filibuster to demand Gorsuch receive the 60 votes required by Senate rules.
Bashar al-Assad's regime is chiefly responsible for a suspected chemical attack that has killed scores of civilians in Syria, EU president Donald Tusk said Wednesday. The Syrian government "categorically rejected" claims that it was responsible, saying it does not possess chemical weapons, has not used them in the past and will not use them in the future.
Six people of central Asian origin have been detained on suspicion of recruiting for radical Islamist groups, Russian investigators said on Wednesday, but added there was no proof linking the detainees to the deadly metro bombing in St Petersburg .
A new Pepsi commercial featuring Kendall Jenner as a soda-wielding protester garnered online backlash as some denounced the advertisement as appropriation for the Black Lives Matter movement. Community organizer Deray McKesson also commented on the ad, tweeting, "If I had carried Pepsi I guess I never would've gotten arrested". In a statement to CNN, Pepsi said: "This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think ...
In that scenario, Romo would replace Simms as an analyst in the booth. "As an organization, we did what he asked us to do in terms of his release, and we wanted to do what was ultimately in his best interest and in the best interest of his family", Jones said in a statement.
Worldwide outrage is mounting over a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria on Tuesday morning. Tillerson called on both countries to use their influence over Assad to prevent future chemical weapons attacks and noted Russia's and Iran's roles in helping broker a ceasefire through diplomatic talks in the Kazakh capital Astana.
Merkley's lengthy speech made for drama but had no chance to change the outcome. McConnell says the Democrats' blockade is unprecedented, because there's "never been a successful partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee". But Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said that an impasse could still be avoided if Trump and Senate Republicans negotiated with Democrats to select a new nominee.
Equal Pay Day aims to raise awareness of this issue. Their analysis shows not only the size of the gender wage gap but its detrimental effects on the spending power of Utah women. Things have improved over time, but progress has largely stalled in recent years. The pace of change has been slow. Even in NY, which has the smallest gap overall, Hispanic women earn 58 percent of white men's pay, compared to 69 percent for black women, 81 percent for white women and 85 percent for Asian ...
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the blast in St. Petersburg is a reminder that terrorism must be dealt with "urgently and comprehensively". Even Trump, who rarely misses a chance to tweet promptly in response to terrorist attacks when they are suspected to be inspired by Islamist extremism, kept quiet about the St.
The Brexit talks are expected to start in late May once the negotiating guidelines of the 27 member nations have been sealed in a mandate for Barnier. The ex-Ukip leader slammed the idea of Britain being landed with a £52billion bill for Brexit and questions over the future of Gibraltar. Barnier defended the EU's position on structuring the talks in phases, saying that its pre-condition of concluding the divorce agreement first is not a tactical step, but is instead an effort to build trust.
The government will do what it can to protect the status of Gibraltar as a British territory, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions said on a visit to Huntingdon. He said: "Thirty-five years ago this week, another woman prime minister sent a task force half way across the world to defend the freedom of another small group of British people against another Spanish-speaking country".
Ferguson, Missouri, Mayor James Knowles III says officials in the city where 18-year-old Michael Brown died in a fatal police shooting in 2014 will continue to move ahead with reforms, regardless of any Justice Department review. Attorney for OR at the time the settlement was reached. Now Attorney General Sessions is looking to roll back these "agreements" that were as mutual as your local restaurants' agreement to pay Vinny half the take in exchange for him not burning the place down.
Le Pen put in a steady performance under fire, warning about the closure of factories, and the danger of Islamists and immigrants eroding France's national identity. "With Fillon, the more you look the more corruption and cheating you find", he said. Fillon, a 63-year-old conservative former prime minister, and his wife are being investigated over the allegations, although they deny any wrongdoing.
House Speaker, Paul Ryan said, "We don't have bill text or an agreement yet, but these are the kinds of conversations we want". "It's an acknowledgement that they were chasing votes with the Freedom Caucus and the Far Right and then ended up losing votes with those of us who are typically the most reliable votes", Collins said of the proposal provisions discussed at the meeting.
The 17-year-old was allegedly stamped on and assaulted by a mob at a bus stop in Shrublands Road on Friday after they found out he was an asylum-seeker. "He couldn't recognise me as well". A total of 16 people have been arrested but Ch Supt Jeff Boothe said "there are three more key individuals believed to have played a part".
On Tuesday, House Republicansannounced that they're putting President Trump's first request for wall funding - $ 1.5 billion requested in March, through a supplemental spending bill - on hold until later this year. "There's parts of our border which it makes absolutely no sense", said U.S. Sen. "That is our request", press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday when asked if the wall funding is a deal-breaker for a must-pass spending bill".
Meanwhile, when asked on the fate of the two men who were believed to be the suspects in the killing of Jong-Nam who was said to be hiding in the North Korean embassy, Najib said both of them were believed to have returned to the country of their origin.
FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, a U.S. Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter approaches the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during the annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle betwe. Many weapons experts say the North could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental USA within a few years. "Japan has lodged a stern protest with North Korea and strongly condemns the act", Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the ...
The leaders of all the main political parties at Stormont also attended requiem mass in a church not far from the only "peace barrier" separating the remaining loyalist enclave on the west bank of the river Foyle, and the nationalist streets that surround it.
Trump described Tuesday's incident as "heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime", but also faulted Obama for having failed to enforce the red line four years ago. The draft text, seen by Reuters, says Syria's government must provide an worldwide investigation with flight plans and logs for Tuesday, the names of all helicopter squadron commanders and provide access to air bases where investigators believe attacks using chemicals may have been launched.
Israel cites biblical, historical and political links to the land, as well as security interests, to defend its actions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had pledged to accommodate Jewish families evicted in February from an outpost ruled to have been illegally built on private Palestinian land.
The Russian Investigative Committee has qualified the blast as a terrorist attack, but other versions are looked into as well. It was neutralized by specialists. The device that detonated on the train was set off by a man "whose remains were found in the third vehicle", says the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, which is leading the inquiry.
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Dozens of people were treated for symptoms of chemical poisoning, including foaming at the mouth and suffocation. The Russian defense ministry claimed on its Facebook page that a Syrian airstrike strike hit "workshops, which produced chemical warfare munitions" in the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun.
The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights to Atlanta's airport because of storms. "It's a 2015. I just made a $550 payment this morning", Copeland said. In Georgia, National Weather Service meteorologist Laura Belanger said about 75 percent of the state could experience severe weather beginning at daybreak and see it increase after 2 p.m.
The province of Idlib, which is nearly entirely controlled by the opposition, is home to some 900,000 displaced Syrians, according to the United Nations. Speaking at a news conference with his German counterpart, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggested the attack could amount to a war crime. Sporadic chemical weapons attacks have since continued, some with less potent agents.
In a statement , the Syrian government "categorically rejected" claims that it was responsible, asserting that it does not possess chemical weapons, hasn't used them in the past and will not use them in the future. Doctors and activists in rebel-held areas have accused the government of sharply increasing chemical attacks across Idlib, Aleppo and Hama provinces since the end of a year ago.
More than 70 Turkish soldiers lost their lives during the operation. Speaking after meetings in Ankara with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and senior government ministers, Tillerson said there was "no space" between Turkey and the United States in their determination to defeat Islamic State.
I just want to let everybody know in case there was any doubt that we are very much behind President el-Sisi. "We stand behind Sisi", said Trump and announced the strengthening of military cooperation with Egypt. Briefing reporters after Monday's White House talks, spokesman Sean Spicer gave no hint of what their collaboration on counterterrorism strategy would look like.
In the past two decades, Russian trains and planes have been frequent targets of attack, usually blamed on Islamic militants. Authorities said that the explosion, which occurred on Monday, was an act of terrorism. Since then, Russian Federation has joined Syria's messy civil war, and ISIS has a few times threatened revenge. Chinara Esengul, an expert on radical Islam based in Kyrgyzstan, said on Dozhd TV that about 850 people from Kyrgyzstan have joined the Islamic State in Syria and ...
Mike Baker, a former CIA covert operations officer and President of Diligence LLC, a global intelligence and security firm, says no matter how strenuously Rice may deny it, if she "weaponized" information gathered by the nation's intelligence community to "unmask" members of Trump's transition team for political reasons, it must be investigated.