This election is your chance to change the direction of our country. "If they want , it will also be possible for the British people to choose to remain in the European Union". Mr Farron was pressed to clarify his position while appearing on ITV 1's Peston On Sunday , replying "being gay is not a sin" before adding he was "getting exhausted of this line of questioning" when asked to be unambiguous on the matter.
The Taliban claimed an attack Monday on a US base in Afghanistan as Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in the country to assess what has become America's longest-fought war. "In order to pay tributes to the honourable and courageous Afghan soldiers who martyred during Friday prayers in Shaheen 209 Corps mosque, the President declared Sunday as a National Mourning Day", a presidential palace statement said on Saturday.
Trump, though, seemed to double down on his promise Saturday, promising in a tweet that, "Big TAX REFORM AND TAX REDUCTION will be announced next Wednesday". It was apparently a bit of a surprise to Mnuchin who, earlier in the day, had avoided putting a timetable on a tax reform proposal. With his unexpected comments, Trump jolted the process forward, as he tries to breathe new life into an effort that risked becoming bogged down like other campaign priorities.
The latest Canadian sanctions "affect 17 high-ranking individuals in the Assad regime and five entities linked to the use of chemical weapons in Syria ", the Foreign Ministry said . "It was a fabricated play to justify the attack on the Shayrat air base", Assad told Sputnik and RIA on Thursday. Mattis later met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
Final results from the election's first round show that Macron got almost 1 million more votes than Le Pen, with both advancing to the May 7 runoff. Conceding defeat even before figures from the count came in, rival conservative and Socialist candidates urged their supporters now to put their energies into backing Mr Macron.
US President Donald Trump's proposal of administering cutbacks in the budget for scientific research did not go down well with scientists, which caused them to join hands and hit the streets of Washington in protest. It's the epicenter for a war on science increasingly being waged on partisan grounds, and one that marchers were intent on pushing back against. "Hopefully we reach them in some way to tell them that science is apolitical".
Some of the attackers blew themselves up, with one blast killing 80 people, according to one source. "Given the scale of the attack, which has been described as nothing short of a massacre, there have been growing calls on social media, the local media, the streets and even in parliament for both of these men to go", he said.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson his condolences in a call Sunday, reaffirming the importance of the OSCE mission in Ukraine. They have clashed with pro-Russian insurgents after accusing them of being behind most violations of a truce deal. The separatists also accused the monitors of veering off the main road and travelling along an unsafe route not agreed with Russian and Ukrainian representatives.
The epicenter lied 26 miles west of the city of Valparaiso. No damage has been reported at this time. Most of Chile's large copper mines are in the far north of the country. near Martic Township, according to the USGS. The quake was recorded at approximately at 9:54 a.m. At least two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.0 and 5.4 were recorded in the same spot and could be felt in Santiago.
The defense treaty between the United States and Japan also covers the disputed Senkaku Islands, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday , using the Japanese name for the islands known in Taiwan as the Diaoyutai (釣魚臺). Navy announced that a strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson had been diverted north from Singapore to the Western Pacific as speculation mounted that North Korea was preparing a nuclear or missile test.
Forty percent said they approve of the president's handling of foreign policy and 44% said they approve of his handling of the economy. But 96 percent of those who voted for Trump in November say it was the right decision. Trump has consistently denounced his low approval ratings as " fake news ", often citing polling that predicted he would lose the 2016 election as evidence that surveys, and those who conduct them, are biased against him.
Washington has become increasingly concerned at North Korean missile and nuclear tests and threats to its neighbours and the US. In recent years during debates surrounding Syria's civil war, terrorist attacks in Europe and the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in US elections, Cabinet secretaries and senior law enforcement officials have traveled to Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers.
Voters rejected the two mainstream parties that have alternated power for decades, in favour of Le Pen and the untested Macron, who has never held elected office and who founded his own political movement just a year ago. Le Pen offers an alternative for anyone skeptical of the European Union and France's role in it, said Louis Aliot, another National Front vice president.
On Monday, the Global Times newspaper said that if North Korea stages a sixth nuclear test, Beijing would "undoubtedly support" the United Nations in adopting tougher sanctions against the regime, including an embargo on oil exports. Asked whether a preemptive strike was under consideration, she said: "We are not going to do anything unless he gives us reason to do something". But right now, we're saying "don't test, don't use nuclear missiles, don't try and do any more actions", and I think ...
While Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said the USA didn't provide evidence that Assad was responsible for the April 4 attack in Idlib, officials in Washington on Tuesday published a four-page document containing satellite images, reports from the scene and details of exposure gathered from victims.
ET at a two-story home in the Queens Village neighborhood of Queens, according the Fire Department of NY. The blaze ran through three alarms and burned for almost two hours before being declared "under control" around 4:30 p.m., according to the FDNY.
Melenchon voted in Paris, as did Fillon. And even beyond the exceptional show of voting advice when it usually is scrupulously neutral, the European Commission also said it would vet campaign arguments and counter them if they told lies about the EU.
After spending three years in an Egyptian jail, a charity worker returned home to the Washington D.C. area. Trump and White House aides negotiated their release as well as freedom for four other humanitarian workers, and Trump sent a USA government aircraft to Cairo to bring them home, the Post reported.
Of course, Glavine and Romney are not the only power duo to express interest in the Marlins. Just a few days ago it was known that Jeb Bush , ex-governor of the state of Florida, and Derek Jeter joined forces to give the Florida based team's owner a substantial offer to buy the Marlins.
The Iranian nuclear deal, which took years to negotiate, restricted the nuclear ambitions of Tehran in exchange for lifting financial and oil sanctions. interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. When asked by a reporter whether the White House had any reasons to suspect that Iran was cheating on the nuclear deal, Trump appeared to ignore the question, answering only that his administration was analyzing the 2015 nuclear deal.
The vice president was in Sydney for talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on a trip aimed at mending fences following a surly phone conversation between Trump and Turnbull in January, which rattled a long-standing alliance between the two powers.
Poland's centre-left Gazeta Wyborcza expressed relief that the prospect of a French exit from the European Union - which could spell disaster for the bloc - appeared slightly further off with polls indicating a Macron win in the run-off. Ms Le Pen declared that she embodied "the great alternative" for French voters. Macron was criticized in some quarters for a less hawkish response.
Erdogan on April 20 said in an interview with Turkish media that the meetings with Trump would be held May 16-17 after the Turkish leader travels to China on May 15. Sunday's referendum narrowly backed the largest overhaul of Turkey's political system since the founding of the republic almost a century ago, paving the way for the country's first ever executive presidency in 2019.
In a report by CNN , defense officials revealed that the failed missiles test occurred in Sinpo, a port area in the eastern North Korea. In the wake of US Vice-President Mike Pence's visit to South Korea to declare the era of strategic patience was over, China's Global Times newspaper wrote in an editorial that China will cooperate with the US by imposing stricter economic sanctions on Pyongyang that will devastate the North Korean economy, but it won't support a military strike.
Giving Tillerson a chilly reception, Lavrov said Russian Federation was trying to understand the "real intentions" of the Trump administration. In an interview on Tuesday , Trump said "we're not going into Syria" when asked of any possible escalation beyond the small U.S.
While Trump has dispatched what he called an "armada" of ships to the region, including an aircraft carrier, USA officials have told The Associated Press that the administration doesn't intend to militarily respond to a North Korean nuclear or missile test.
Kim taught accounting at the university for about a month and was detained by officials as he was trying to leave the country from Pyongyang's global airport. However, Michael Madden, a visiting scholar at the US Korea Institute, cautioned against reading too much into the detention, saying the North Koreans may announce charges after the Tuesday celebrations are over.
The incident occurred a week after the first leg was postponed by 24 hours after the Borussia team bus was attacked with explosives on its way to the stadium. The Ligue 1 leaders, the first team under the current Champions League format to reach the last four after going through two preliminary rounds, had the game nearly wrapped up through early goals by 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.
The British tabloid newspaper reacted to the results by plastering the words "The new French revolution" in all caps on Monday's front page. Like Melenchon himself, many of them refused to say whether they would vote for Macron in order to keep Le Pen from winning - a pledge made by both Fillon and Hamon.
Ms Le Pen wants a total moratorium on immigration. The prospect of a Macron presidency has certainly been viewed positively in the markets, with the CAC 40 stock index in Paris surging 4.5 percent on Monday morning to 5,289, its highest level since early 2008.
The people of France will not take much more than this. The two will meet in a run-off on May 7. "That was disdainful towards the French people", Phillipot said. "I promise you, extremism can only bring unhappiness and division to France", he said, describing the National Front as a party of "violence" and "intolerance".
If there was broad public support for a border wall, Dems might feel a bit more pressure, but that's plainly not the case. Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff has reiterated the President's firm stance on getting funding for the Mexican wall.
An updated estimation by research firm Elabe for local broadcaster BFMTV indicates that Macron leads with 24 percent of votes, and Le Pen 21.8 percent. No matter what the ouctome of that second vote, Sunday's result means that for the first time in 30 years France will have a President who is neither Republican nor Socialist.
It's not yet clear why Kim might have been detained, other than as a possible bargaining tool for North Korea in worldwide negotiations over its nuclear program and a dire need for imports of foodstuffs, coal, and other vital supplies - the bulk of which come from China .
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabried said Macron would offer the chance of a "new beginning" for Europe while Le Pen's program "could cost hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of jobs in France and all over Europe". Socialist candidate Hamon, who placed behind the four leading candidates in Sunday's election, called on his supporters to give Le Pen the "strongest possible beating" by voting for Macron, saying that there is "a clear distinction between a political adversary and an enemy of the ...