Park was accused of conspiring with a longtime confidante, Choi Soon-sil, to coerce big businesses to make donations worth tens of millions of dollars to two foundations controlled by Choi. Prosecutors allege Park colluded with Choi to make Lotte's Shin give 7 billion won ($6.2 million) in bribes to a foundation Choi had set up. The scandal sent her once-bulletproof approval ratings to record lows with millions taking to the streets for months calling for her ouster, though she also had a ...
USA warships in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at the airfield. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the USA strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed "red lines" and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally.
On education, Prime Minister Turnbull said his government and nation will continue to ensure that we provide outstanding opportunities for Indian students. "Australia is a key Indian Ocean littoral state and also part of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association. A particular highlight of my trip has been to see firsthand the new Indian Energy Research Institute and Deakin University's collaboration on a Nanobiotechnology Research Centre in New Delhi", he added.
Monday's event marked the White House's 139th egg roll event, which started under President James Madison in 1814. Melania and Barron Trump are officially moving to the White House this summer once the school year ends. About 35,000 people attended a year ago, when then-first lady Michelle Obama organized a carnival-like affair with pop singers, celebrity chefs and professional sports stars.
Moscow still wants Washington out of its backyard, but Russia's alleged campaigns to influence the USA presidential election and upcoming votes in the heart of Western Europe have made it harder for American officials to take the offer seriously.
On either side of the barrier, protesters and counter-demonstrators held two large banners: one reading, "Defend America", and another reading, "Anti-Fascist Anti-Racist". Another woman from the pro-Trump side came up to Lundy and, putting a hand to her ear, said, "Ask her why she hates white people". Another Trump supporter, Ben Bergquam of Fresno, was also bloodied as the melee moved from the park up Center Street toward the UC Berkeley campus.
The North conducted two nuclear test explosions and 24 ballistic missile tests in 2016, and experts predict it could have a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland within a few years. Trump appeared to be responding to a statement from a North Korean spokesman threatening "catastrophic consequences" for the USA maneuvers, adding that the isolated country is "ready" for "any mode" of war.
On Friday, the semi-annual U.S. Treasury report on foreign exchange policies of major trading partners was published, and no country was deemed a currency manipulator. Despite Trump's argument that China is taking North Korea seriously, China remains adamantly opposed to US deployment of an advanced missile defense system in South Korea.
It is illegal to count the unstamped ballots as valid, Tezcan said. In some affluent neighborhoods in Istanbul, people took to the streets in protest while others banged pots and pans at home - a sign of dissent that was widespread during anti-Erdogan protests in 2013.
However, he added, "Erdogan has ruled with a narrow victory before". They have lost the referendum vote but in some sense see the result as a victory given what they say was the enormous pressure of the state against them during the campaign.
In response to how Japan is planning to protect the nation and its people if a provocative act were to occur, Abe said although Pyongyang may be showing its military might and capabilities, peace must be maintained through diplomatic efforts.
The legislation's intention is to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to pot, said Liberal MP Bill Blair, former Toronto police chief and the government's point man on the legalized-marijuana file. Canada's proposed legislation follows success at USA ballot boxes a year ago in several states, including recreational marijuana laws in Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and California.
With the closure of the Meethotamulla dump, officials said the rubbish would be placed in two other sites. According to one estimate, there were 23 million tonnes of garbage which built up over many years - it's not something that started recently.
In one operation, it rescued 134 people, all from sub-Saharan counties, he said. "In 2017, the sea continues to be a graveyard", it said. Italian NGO Sea Eye and the German group Jugend Rettet were also aiding in the rescue efforts. The journey from Libya across the Mediterranean to Italy is now the main route to Europe for migrants. " Frontex Director says it's a paradox that a third of rescues are done by NGOs.
France and Germany: In a joint statement , the leaders of France and Germany said Assad "alone carries responsibility for this development", because "his repeated use of chemical weapons and his crimes against his own population had to be sanctioned".
In the meantime, North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States of turning the Korean peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a risky situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment". South Korea's acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn hailed the early deployment of the controversial U.S. missile defence system (known as THAAD ) created to protect against threats from North Korea.
Sheikh Hasina arrived on a four-day visit on Friday and was received at the airport by Mr Modi. The Prime Minister further said that he was happy that India had provided scholarships to more than 10,000 children of Mukti Jodhas or those who fought for liberation.
And last Wednesday he pledged to support his former deputy Hamid Baghaie. Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he will run for office in the presidential elections in May. It's also a challenge to other hardliners , who are said to have mostly coalesced around another candidate, cleric Ebrahim Raisi. Baghaei, who was imprisoned for seven months after he left office, registered alongside Ahmadinejad on Wednesday.
Abe's comments Thursday to a parliamentary panel on national security and diplomacy come amid looming concern about another missile or nuclear test by the communist country. The South Korean Defense Ministry has estimated that Pyongyang started producing chemical weapons in the 1980s and has a stockpile of as much as 5,000 tons, including sarin.
The U.S. moves an enormous warship to the waters off the peninsula in a display of military might. "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve - or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region", Pence said at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia.
Vice President Mike Pence, in his tour of the DMZ warned North Korea not to test Trump's military resolve. North Korea launched their fifth nuclear test April 15 after a day of military parades, but the weapon exploded almost immediately, according to CNN.
Mr Johnson said: "This afternoon in NY, the global community sought to make clear that any use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere is unacceptable and that those responsible will face consequences". "I don't think that joining the Western coalition, which just pretends to be fighting Daesh, would be the right choice". Such collaboration, he said, could help the two sides later address "more serious problems".
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will register as a foreign agent, becoming the second member of the Trump campaign to do so after Michael Flynn . But what does registering as a foreign agent actually mean, and what does it suggest for Manafort and the administration going forward? However, it has also come to light that Manafort's shell company has received $13 million in loans from companies with major Trump ties following his possibly forced exit from the campaign back in ...
Then it got weird and the offence all but disappeared. The Raptors passed the ball badly, and too much. With the game tied in the first quarter, Antetokounmpo sized up Carroll in the corner, took three dribbles to the rim, and dunked over three Raptors players , setting the tone for the rest of the game.
About 100,000 people have been fired from their jobs in the crackdown that followed on supporters of a USA -based Islamic cleric and former Erdogan ally who the president blamed for the attempted putsch. "The ruling party itself calls this a decisive and historic change". "The way (Erdogan) has closed the door on the opposition, there is likely to be increased political unrest", said Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of Middle East history at St.
Pence, inspecting the DMZ , warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the USA and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over". On Monday, Pence will also meet South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and National Assembly speaker Chung Sye-kyun. According to American intelligence reports, the missile blew up nearly instantly.
The country's pro-Kurdish party said it may take the case to the European Court of Human Rights if the electoral board does not reverse his decision and nullify the ballots lacking the official stamps. This will keep Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in power until 2029. Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of Europe's top rights watchdog, said Turkish leaders "should consider the next steps carefully.in view of the close result".
The president and his family planned to return to Mar-a-Lago for brunch and an Easter egg hunt on the lawn, a White House spokeswoman said. The president's weekend included several hours at his Trump International Golf Club on Friday and Saturday - his 17th and 18th trip to a golf course since becoming president on January 20, according to NBC News .
Pence said at a fellowship dinner at US Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul that the willingness of military members "to stand firm without fear inspires the nation and inspires the world". People watch a TV showing North Korea's missiles during Saturday's military parade in Pyongyang in North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul , South Korea, Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Critics accuse him of steering Turkey towards one-man rule and exacerbating divisions that could increase instability. Supporters of pro-'no' vote chant slogans as they protest against the referendum outcome, in Istanbul , early Monday, April 17, 2017.
The Washington Post report detailed a court filing involving a case against three men charged in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spying ring that involved Mr. FISA warrants are nearly never made public, and the Post cited unnamed law enforcement and other officials in its report . "I will say that I never met him anywhere outside of Cleveland".
Picardo said Gibraltar is not going to be " a [bargaining] chip " and "a victim of Brexit". Spain, which has persistently claimed sovereignty over Gibraltar , says the EU's clause is reasonable. Lord Howard said that 35 years ago, "another woman prime minister sent a taskforce halfway across the world to protect another small group of British people against another Spanish-speaking country".
Haley did not say the United States had changed its policy. Cairo - Arab League chief Ahmed Abu Gheit warned on Saturday against a "dangerous escalation" in Syria after a U.S. Criticized for his low-profile diplomacy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is emerging from the shadows with a leading public role in shaping and explaining the Trump administration's missile strikes in Syria .
Asked about North Korea this past week, he told reporters: "North Korea is a problem". Following the test, US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told news channel: "There s an worldwide consensus now - including the Chinese and the Chinese leadership - that this is a situation that just can t continue".
Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez launched a cross-country tour together Monday in ME, where Sanders won the Democratic presidential caucuses. The appearances are aimed at corralling Sanders' supporters to back new party leadership, but the tour comes with a catch: Sanders will keep the website data he collects.