The first was administered earlier that morning by Chief Justice John Roberts with Scalia's widow and one of his sons in attendance, as well as the other eight Supreme Court justices. Before, a nomination could only move forward if a nominee had 60 votes. It saw Senate Republicans trigger the "nuclear option" to eliminate the 60-vote filibuster threshold for all future high court nominees.
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday that "there is no doubt" that Assad is behind the chemical attack. The president said it was "disappointing" to see "vicious and violent" images of children dying, "fathers holding children in their arms that were dead, dead children".
And a petition demanding that Trump release his returns has garnered more than 1 million signatures. "Well, they want to hit me with brass knuckles from my blind side", Trump supporter John Beavers of Washington said, as his nose gushed blood.
South Korea said on Sunday North Korea's latest missile launch threatened the entire world, warning of a punitive action if it leads to further provocations such as a nuclear test or a long-range missile launch. On Saturday, China's state news agency said that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held phone conversations on preventing war on the peninsula and restarting peace negotiations.
Overnight, sporadic protests by disgruntled "No" voters erupted in parts of Istanbul , with demonstrators banging pots and pans to voice their discontent. Opposition events were obstructed and state resources misused, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said. "This poll, which followed a principle of "open vote but secret count" will find a place in the dark pages of our history", Tezcan told reporters at CHP headquarters in Ankara.
He said rolling back the hostile USA policy toward the DPRK "is the precondition to solving all the problems in the Korean Peninsula". Lavrov noted that "if the US vice president meant that Washington could unilaterally use military force, then it is a risky road".
The diplomat suggested that the group of inspectors should include experts from Western countries, countries in the Middle East and Russian Federation. Lavrov said the deal would apply only if the United States and its allies targeted terrorists, not Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The chemical attack killed about 80 people and injured many more, yet Russian Federation does not seem to want to budge from its position of support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Visiting American Vice President Mike Pence described North Korea's failed missile test on Sunday as a "provocation" and assured South Korea of Washington's full support against the threat from its volatile neighbour. He said: "This is a guy we have to take seriously - not because he is serious - but because he is seriously delusional, seriously insane and would seriously use whatever weapon he could get his hands on".
He said the CHP would submit complaints to municipal election authorities and the YSK and, depending on the result of those appeals, would go to Turkey's constitutional court, the European Human Court of Rights and any other relevant authority.
In an editorial published Saturday after the parade, China's official news agency, Xinhua, said the region was at "a critical moment in history" and a pre-emptive USA strike could trigger full-scale war. A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday from the country's east coast, U. So-called cold launches would also allow the missiles to be fired from silos.
The three protesters - Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau - say they were assaulted while attending the Louisville rally for the goal of "peacefully protesting Trump", according to Hale's ruling. In February, a scheduled appearance by former Breitbart News editor and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley was canceled after protesters threw rocks, broke windows and set fires outside the student union building.
Skirmishes broke out on Saturday ahead of a campaign rally by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, prompting the removal of more than a dozen protesters and the evacuation of the hall in Ajaccio, Corsica. For months polls have shown Ms Le Pen, leader of the right-wing Front National, on track to reach the second-round of France's 2017 presidential election.
Northern France, including Paris, was occupied at the time by Nazi Germany, while in the south, the Vichy government collaborated with the Germans, including in rounding up Jews that were sent to the Nazi death camps. FIDH President Dimitris Christopoulos, who defends immigrants' rights, said that Le Pen's presidency will be a political defeat of human rights, speaking with AFP, he said that this "ideological battle" will become an existential priority for communities.
Devineni Nehru's bBody has been shifted to Vijawayada to perform final rights on Tuesday. He is accompanied by his son and daughter. He got elected to assembly for five times from Kankipadu assembly segment in Krishna district. Nehru played a key role in active politics in his three-decade political career. Tweeting about the same, RGV tweeted - "Shocked to hear about Devineni Nehru Garu's death.A symbol of strength with strong convictions.Remembering my wonderful memories with him." .
PM Modi while addressing a gathering said that many pharmaceutical firms were unhappy with his decision of cheaper medicines. "We have also capped the prices of stents used in heart ailments", he said. "Addressing the meet, PM Modi urged all citizens to serve the nation with their hard work and said that India can not be run by the government without the support of its people".
The protests were called by Save South Africa, which has been campaigning for better government and are backed by the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, and civil-rights groups. hence some of us are not part of this rubbish". "Such actions have no place in democratic South Africa and threaten to turn the country back to a time where civic activism by citizens was stifled in the name of "preserving law and order", the party said .
Porlier, of no fixed address, is charged with arson and mischief over $5,000. A fire that was deliberately set at an east-end Toronto Roman Catholic church on Easter Sunday morning has left the entire community in shock. Father Maderak said scaffolding will be erected inside the church sometime this week so clean-up crews can reach the ceiling and pillars. Toronto Mayor John Tory said the city is standing in solidarity with the parish.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un launched a failed missile test Sunday, after a strong show of force during the Day of Sun celebrations Saturday, when Kim's regime showcased new missiles and launchers during a large-scale military parade. Mr Pence reiterated that "all options are on the table" to deal with the threat and said that any use of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang would be met with "an overwhelming and effective response".
Han said: "We certainly will not keep our arms crossed in the face of a USA pre-emptive strike". North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Sunday near Sinpo, on its east coast, but it is believed to have failed, South Korea's military said.
The strikes on Friday [NZT] - some 60 cruise missiles fired from two ships in the Mediterranean - were the culmination of a rapid, three-day transformation for Trump, who has long opposed deeper U.S. An air strike by the U.S. airforce in response to a suspected chemical attack damaged or destroyed 20 percent of Syria's operational aircraft, USA defence secretary James Mattis says.
Maryland State Police were reportedly on the scene aiding the medical evacuation. The crash of the Fort Belvoir helicopter took place at the Breton Bay Golf Course at about 2 p.m.in the afternoon in Leonardtown, Maryland, NBC Washington reports .
Over at Samsung headquarters meanwhile, the company reported preliminary operating profit of 9.9 trillion won ($8.7 billion) for the first quarter of 2017, a jump of nearly 50% from a year ago. Problems began a year ago with widespread reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets. A South Korean court on Friday held the first trial on Samsung heir over bribery charge involving impeached President Park Geun-hye and her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil.
Lenin Moreno votes during a presidential run-off election, in Quito , Ecuador, on Sunday. Surveys show Moreno with a slight lead going into Sunday's vote, but pollsters warn that as much as 15 percent of the country's almost 13 million voters will make up their mind at the last minute.
Earlier in the day, the vice president, the son of a Korean War veteran, Edward Pence of the 45th infantry division of the U.S. Army, visited the demilitarized zone (DMZ) bordering North Korea. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un applauds during a parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Saturday, April 15, 2017. US President Donald Trump has said that will not happen, and stepped up pressure on the isolated North.
Mr. Kushner was "traveling on behalf of the president to express the president's support and commitment" to USA and Iraqi forces battling Islamic State, said Joint Chiefs spokesman Capt. Kushner was appointed as a senior adviser to Trump early January. Dunford and Kushner would meet with Iraqi Defence Minister Irfan al-Hayali during the trip, ministry spokesman Colonel Laith al-Nuaimi said.
He added, "Maintaining regional balance and preemptive power is essential for a country like Iran which has endangered interests of major powers and sent message of justice and freedom to the world". The benefits have yet to trickle down to the average Iranian, though, fueling some discontent. Every Iranian president since Khamenei himself took the presidency in 1981 has won re-election, making Rouhani the presumed front-runner long before the vote.
Northern France, including Paris, was occupied at the time by Nazi Germany, while in the south, the Vichy government collaborated with the Germans, including in rounding up Jews that were sent to the Nazi death camps. Although they also say the National Front (FN) leader can not win in the decisive May 7 runoff whoever she faces, a great many pundits were wrong about Brexit and Donald Trump after failing to feel the populist pulse.
Voters from overseas have provided a strong support to the referendum with more than 48 percent turnout. Returns broadcast by state-run news agency Anadolu showed that with nearly all the votes counted, the "Yes" vote, in favor of the sweeping changes, had about 51.3 percent compared to 48.7 percent for the "No" vote.
Another, Geoff Burr, was the top government affairs official for the construction industry trade association, lobbying the agency on matters related to wages and workplace safety . Instead, it offered this statement: "The White House requires all of its employees to work closely with ethics counsel to ensure compliance and has aggressively required employees to recuse or divest where the law requires".
However, the defence ministry decided that the time was not right for India to discuss security with Pakistan which has defied all global norms in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. While Janjua has rejected India's demand for consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was a case of espionage, New Delhi maintains that it must be granted under global law.
China , Japan , South Korea and Taiwan remained on a list for special monitoring of currency practices, China by virtue of a massive trade surplus with the United States . He said previous American Presidents "haven't had a clue" about how to deal with it. The US trade deficit with China in 2016 was over $347 billion (327 billion euros).
Turkey's referendum campaign was conducted on an "unlevel playing field" and the vote count itself was marred by late procedural changes that removed key safeguards, worldwide observers said on Monday. Both the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said they would appeal the results from most of the ballot boxes due to alleged violations.
America's increased military intervention in the Syrian civil war follows a chemical weapons attack that killed civilians, including women, children and babies. But Mr Johnson attacked the Kremlin and said he would instead focus on building support with allies to secure a ceasefire in war-torn Syria , led by Bashar al-Assad.
The poll also finds that fewer Americans now see the president as a strong and decisive leader who can bring about changes the country needs. Which is why in the latest Gallup poll , President Trump's approval ratings have seen a modest rise from 35 percent to 39 percent.
He also warned than any attempt to upset the regional balance of power would lead to problems, which he said has always been undermined by the "powers' intervention and the cancerous tumor of Israel", Press TV reported. The stagnation, which has prompted criticism from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has boosted Iran's conservatives, who also point to the aggressive rhetoric from US President Donald Trump as a sign that Rouhani's diplomatic efforts have failed.