A total of 4,851 council seats are available in 88 councils across Wales and Scotland as well as 27 counties and seven unitary authorities in England. Polls show the Conservatives could win more seats in Scotland in the general election than it has held for decades. Labour now enjoy 12 and the SNP have some ground to make up, now with 6, while the other three seats are made up by the Community Party (2) and one Independent.
California's Feinstein cited the amount while questioning FBI Director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Wednesday. The about-face followed the discovery of missing Clinton emails with classified material on the laptop of a former congressman on October 27 a year ago, days before the November 8 election.
Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit Chicago for a community meeting to discuss their planned library and museum. While the construction won't be complete for at least four years, the former president said that programming would begin within a year.
Investigators say they verified the use of 90 children for suicide bombings in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger - the majority of them being girls. In an emailed statement on Tuesday night, the air force said it had bombed "a gathering of Boko Haram terrorists" last Friday "in a village 3.42km northeast of Mangosum".
While Western security sources said the allegation should be treated with skepticism because Pyongyang has an unproven history of such accusations, a statement by North Korea's Ministry of State Security claimed the plot was real and that Washington and Seoul had bribed a turncoat citizen of the nation to kill Mr.
They weren't waiting for final passage to celebrate. Instead, the battleground moves from the House to the Senate, where divisions remain and where senators seem likely to tweak the House-approved measure. "Our job is to make sure that we are here and that we have the capacity for veterans when they do seek care from us", he said. "This is a scar they carry", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared just after the American Health Care Act passed the House.
The agreement, the latest endeavor to reduce violence in the conflict-ridden Arab country, calls for delineating zones where frontlines between the Syrian government forces and militants would be frozen and fighting halted. Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation signed an agreement in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Thursday, setting up four "de-escalation" zones in war-torn Syria.
Glasgow has been a Labour stronghold for nearly 40 years, Labour MSP Anas Sarwar calling the los "disappointing" for the party. The magic number to reach is 12, which would give one party overall control of the 22-seat authority. It is the first time a Tory has been elected there. "The term historic is often overused in politics but to see 40 years of Labour control in Glasgow brought to an end to be replaced by a new SNP city government probably makes that word "historic" appropriate".
The swing through the Middle East, added to a trip that includes a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on 25 May and the Group of Seven summit in Sicily on 26 May, suggests Mr Trump is seeking to reinforce alliances with top USA allies in the region.
Hezbollah fought a monthlong war with Israel in 2006. The Damascus International Airport lies about 25 kilometres southeast of Syria's capital. A Syrian military source reportedly said, "The missiles were fired from the occupied territory, which led to explosions on the ground and property damage", Lebanese media reported.
Labour has so far lost 341 seats and control of five councils, while the Lib Dems have lost 34 seats, and UKIP has been all but wiped out with just one seat returned so far. This implies a 2.5% swing from Labour to Conservative or a Commons majority of 56 compared with the 2015 local elections. "Our electoral success over recent years was a key driver in forcing the Conservatives to embrace our cause under a new Prime Minister who was campaigning for a Remain vote in the referendum a year ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.
She says the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare , has more similarities to the Australian health care system than the GOP's plan does. Trump is right on that point. "We reaffirmed the tremendous friendship between the United States and Australia and the vital importance of our security and our alliance". After the conversation, Trump took his frustrations to Twitter , writing , "Do you believe it?" The men cleared the air and Trump declared that they "get along great - ...
Police say the bus was heading northbound when it was hit by a vehicle. Two others were treated at another hospital and released. The female driver of the school bus was checked out at the hospital, but she was not listed among the people injured in the incident.
EAMCET Exam was held from 24th April to 28th April 2017. A total of 1,98,064 students had registered for the exam from engineering stream and 80,735 registered for the agriculture stream. "We will be sending the ranks and marks details to each student on their registered mobile numbers". All the EAMCET ranks will be based on the Reservation including SC, ST, OC, BC Caste Categories.
Duterte was due to release a chairman´s statement at the end of the one-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders meeting that ignored an global tribunal ruling rejecting China´s sweeping claims to the strategically vital waterway.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (C) shakes hands with ASEAN foreign ministers before a working lunch at the State Department in Washington , U.S., May 4, 2017. Tillerson's remarks on Wednesday, however, were more specific about what Washington is willing to offer if Pyongyang gives up its nuclear programs.
The Unesco resolution sponsored by Arab countries on Tuesday addressed Israel as the "occupying power" and urges it to stop "persistent excavations, tunnelling, works and projects in East Jerusalem ", Xinhua news agency reported . Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel would cut $1 million from its United Nations funding over the resolution he says denies Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem .
But Abbas also laid out goals for a "just and comprehensive" agreement: a two-state solution with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. "We believe Israel is willing, we believe you're willing, and if you both are willing, we're going to make a deal".
The U.S. sent its highest-level official yet to observe the talks in Astana - Acting Assistant Secretary of State Stuart Jones. The Syrian opposition has criticized the deal, saying it lacks legitimacy. The statement added: "We continue to have concerns about the Astana agreement, including the involvement of Iran as a so-called 'guarantor.' Iran's activities in Syria have only contributed to the violence, not stopped it, and Iran's unquestioning support for the Assad regime has ...
Five people have died in Missouri flooding, and several towns have sustained damage. Nine deaths are blamed on the flooding. Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small Missouri River town and halted traffic along a busy section of the Mississippi River near St.
A Navy SEAL was killed Thursday in Somalia while accompanying Somali National Army soldiers on a raid targeting a remote al-Shabab compound just outside Mogadishu, U.S. The US Africa Command announced in April that it was planning to send " dozens " of additional troops to train and equip the Somali National Army. The group has carried out lethal bombings and attacks across Somalia and neighboring Kenya for more than a decade.
It was altogether fitting that the starting point guard in the first Spurs playoff game in 16 years in which that role was not filled by Tony Parker was a rookie, Dejounte Murray . "I don't know what it is but I just like playing here", he said. "He's a great guy; not a good guy". You hate to see that for anybody. For the remainder of the postseason, Patty Mills is certainly capable of filling in for Parker, as he has whenever Parker has been out for the last few years.
According to the agreement signed on Thursday by Turkey , Russia and Iran in the Kazakh capital, Astana, the de-escalation zones cover the city of Idlib and certain parts of Latakia, Homs, Aleppo and Hama as well as Damascus, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and Quneitra.
Meanwhile, Le Pen drew ridicule in the press and on social media Tuesday for using chunks of a speech by defeated center-right nominee Francois Fillon , word-for-word, during a rally, in what her campaign said was an attempt to lure the former prime minister's voters.
He is also the subject of congressional probes into Russian Federation interference in the presidential election, as well as his work previous year as a foreign agent hired to promote Turkish government views. In the letter , the DIA said Flynn could violate the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, which prohibits retired military personnel from receiving payments from foreign sources without advance permission, and advised Flynn to "obtain advance approval from the Army " before receiving an ...
The United States says it has "reason to be cautious" about the chances for success of an agreement signed by Turkey , Iran and Russian Federation calling for " de-escalation zones " in Syria. Opposition to this new agreement protested Iran's involvement as a guarantor of the deal, for Iran is accused of encouraging sectarian fighting in Syria.
But they weren't sounds of triumph, they were words of warning from House Democrats to the GOP. Standard & Poor's analyst Deep Banerjee was a bit more optimistic, noting that S&P isn't taking any rating action on health insurers based on the AHCA.
Any bellicose actions by Pyongyang can not be totally ignored as North Korean regimes in the past have carried out a number of actions against neighbouring South Korea, whose capital, Seoul , is only minutes away from North Korea's extremely large army and other military forces.
That seems implausible - especially since what most Labour MPs want to talk with me about is what may happen after the party loses (their assumption, not mine), and whether Corbyn would immediately resign. I think the Labour party, and the Labour party supporters and members and our advocates I think are at their best. Theresa May will look at the figures and feel well satisfied that her gamble in calling a snap general election is going according to plan, with not only Labour having a bad ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided a special forces operation called the "Dropping and Target-striking Contest of KPA Special Operation Forces - 2017", the North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Thursday, April 13.
The statement, carried by North Korean news agency KCNA , said the alleged plot included the use of "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance". Fewer South Koreans still believe economic assistance could get the North to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Tensions between the United States and North Korea started since April 7 when President Trump ordered a missile attack in Syria as a retaliatory measure to a deadly chemical attack.
Government forces and rebels who have signed onto the deal will agree to halt all hostilities, including the use of warplanes, in the zones. There were no immediate reports of casualties after the plan hammered out by Russia , Turkey and Iran - the latest attempt to bring calm to the country - kicked in at midnight Friday.
According to the New York Times , Tillerson said that "things have gotten out of balance" in regards to how the United States has conducted itself with allies and emerging nations. Broadly speaking, they want a sustained USA presence in the region - which President Barack Obama promised them as part of his "pivot" to Asia - to counter China's military assertiveness and growing economic dominance over its neighbors.
A man and two women were killed and 10 were taken to hospital, two of which are in life threatening condition. The driver of the Jeep was alert and talking to police after the crash, officials said. Only employees, Ryan said, are permitted to drive vehicles at auto actions on site. This story has been corrected to show that authorities say the driver was not hospitalized, not that it was unclear whether he was hospitalized, and that the vehicle was a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, not a 2006 ...