Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) fetched 33 percent of the vote in Schleswig-Holstein, up from 30.8 percent in the last election there in 2012, an exit poll for broadcaster ARD showed. It dropped below the 5 per cent threshold for legislative representation in the 2013 national election but is expected to exceed that level in September.
US press was not allowed into either meeting nor has the White House released any photos. It was Comey's poor handling of the email investigation that Trump used in explaining why Comey was being fired. Current and former U.S. intelligence officials have accused Kislyak of being a top spy and recruiter of spies, a notion that Russian officials have dismissed.
However, Comey also announced a few weeks ago that the FBI was conducting an investigation into the Trump presidential campaign's ties to the Russian government. "Watching Senator Richard Blumenthal speak of Comey is a joke ". Comey was speaking to agents at the FBI's field office in Los Angeles when the news broke.
President Donald Trump is considering four high-ranking FBI officials to serve as the bureau's interim director following the firing of James Comey. Comey had asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last week for a significant boost in resources for the agency's probe, and later briefed USA lawmakers on the request, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing three unnamed officials.
The YPG forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which has driven. The Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG ) is seen by Washington as the best ally against Islamic State group jihadists in Syria and the prime attacking force in any upcoming assault on their stronghold of Raqa .
Wilkerson has not yet reached 18 million retweets, but was able to hit a staggering 3.4 million as of Tuesday morning, even beating the iconic Oscars selfie from Ellen DeGeneres . Oh, and he also gained an extra 100,000 followers on Twitter from the stunt. Meanwhile, Twitter has granted Wilkerson a verified badge, and made a custom hashtag with emoji for the cause.
It said that the May ninth presidential election, which was held seven months earlier than originally scheduled, stemmed from candlelight rallies against a corrupt government. The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) in the South has angered China, Seoul's major trading partner, which sees the United States system's powerful radar as a threat to its security.
With tensions high after the United States launched a missile strike in Syria, a Russian ally, last month, Trump knew he would have to appear friendly - but not too friendly, since the FBI is investigating whether Trump's campaign might have colluded with Russia to meddle in last year's election.
In a statement issued the following day, the Kushner Companies said that the company "apologizes if that mention of [Meyer's] brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors". This prospective luxury apartment building is One Journal Square (and thus near to a commuter rail station leading to both Wall Street and mid-town Manhattan) and is not to be confused with Trump Bay Street, an earlier Jersey City Kushner development that used the Trump name under a licensing ...
The investigation into the serial killings had focused on what authorities said were seven fatal shootings. The 23-year-old serial killing suspect accused of fatally shooting seven people last year and wounding two others in attacks that terrorized a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood was arrested Monday, May 8, 2017, authorities said.
Trump began his speech by thanking NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox and NRA senior Vice President Wayne LaPierre for their hard work in defending freedom. Had the regulation fully taken effect, the Obama administration predicted it would have added about 75,000 names to the background check database. Trump was happy to tout those points, while declaring his allegiance to the hardline pro-gun group.
Labour also had a higher percentage of first preference votes than the SNP in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, up 1.65% percentage points, and was 0.91 percentage points higher in Lanark and Hamilton East. There will be at least one new face to this multi-ward after the SNP's incumbent councillor Gail Robertson announced her decision to stand down. It has led to seats that were previously thought a lost cause coming back onto the party's radar.
Following McConnell on the floor, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a special prosecutor. However Comey has also recently testified there is an active investigation into key members of President Trump's team over their contact with Russian Federation in the lead up to the election.
Office workers and passers-by lined the streets as Moon's motorcade passed through central Seoul en route to the presidential Blue House. Despite the clear result, Mr. "If it would be appropriate for me to meet with [Kim Jong Un], I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it", President Donald Trump said last week, adding that a meeting could only take place under "the right circumstances".
China tested a new missile in an area close to the Korean peninsula after warning South Korea against the deployment the US missile defense system THAAD. Military experts believe the projectile was likely a DF-26 intermediate range missile being developed to sink warships, including US aircraft carriers.
Despite hardline pre-election rhetoric against the deal, Trump's inner circle has been tasked with providing the president with a range of policy options. lead the way", Obama told a conference Tuesday in Milan, in one of his first public appearances since leaving office. Tiffany & Co. calls itself a sustainable brand and boasts using recycled paper to make its iconic blue boxes and pledging to cut down to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission said the remaining armed perpetrators fled into the bush. The convoy was attacked near Yogofongo village, more than 470 kilometres (290 miles) east of the capital Bangui, close to the border with Democratic Republic of Congo , a MINUSCA statement said.
The former Celtics all echoed earlier comments. And at this time I don't think it's on nobody on here to break the ice. "We did form a family". It was five years from the time Shaquille O'Neal got traded to the Miami Heat until the All-Star Game where he and Kobe Bryant shared the MVP award together smiling on speaking terms again.
In fact, it's yet another in a series of UNESCO resolutions denying any Israeli connection to, e.g., the Temple Mount. Although such a move would have merely symbolic value, it would likely be interpreted by Palestinian and other Arab leaders as tacit American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Arab east Jerusalem .
Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama (center) talks with his lawyers after his sentencing hearing Tuesday in Indonesia's capital city. The five-judge panel ordered Ahok's immediate arrest. Ahok has been on trial for blasphemy since December following a speech he made in September in which he criticised his detractors for using a Koranic verse - Al Maidah 51 - to "fool" people into not voting for a non-Muslim.
This morning, he dramatically called Kejriwal his mentor and sought his blessings and "forgiveness" before "the biggest step of my life". Mishra also claimed that he urged the Chief Minister to disclose as to from where he got the money. "You know what kind of deals I am talking about". Maken said if any further proof was required of the AAP's sliding popularity it was seen in the Municipal Corporations of Delhi elections when the AAP, enjoying a brute majority in the Delhi Assembly, could ...
In a prosaic repetition of history, Hamas - the 30-year-old, Gaza-based Islamic resistance movement - chose to amend its charter , releasing a political document of principles that basically severs ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and accepts a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, without recognizing Israel .
Yates, appearing before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the election, described discussions with Don McGahn, the Trump White House counsel, in which she warned that Flynn apparently had misled the administration about his communications with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador.
President Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office on Saturday at the end of what could be a pivotal week in his presidency. Trump's numerous policy pivots and resets also raise questions about the very definition of his fluid brand of "Trumpism" - which revolves around his ubiquitous "America First" slogan, a seemingly simple idea that is nevertheless tough to explain.
An FBI official, who was not authorised to speak to reporters and so asked not to be identified, said the staff meeting would meet late on Tuesday night (local time) to explore the next steps for the law-enforcement agency. Mrs Clinton earlier said her election bid was derailed by Mr Comey's letter to Congress about the probe of her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, and by the WikiLeaks release of her campaign chairman John Podesta's emails, allegedly ...
Obama said while politicians can help guide climate policies, it's businessmen seeking to cut on energy consumption and waste or mothers taking action out of concern for the future of their children that can make a real difference. Obama told the Milan conference that climate change was a challenge "that will define the contours of this century more dramatically, perhaps, than any other".
With the 82 released on Saturday, the tally of the girls who have regained their freedom comes to 163, leaving 113 still with their captors, according to figure provided by the #BringBackOurGirls' movement. Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government announced early Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save almost 300 girls whose mass abduction ...
But he also conceded that a deal "cannot be imposed by the United States or any other nation". "Over the course of my lifetime, I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians - let's see if we can prove them wrong , ok?" The source of Trump's optimism was not immediately apparent.
In response, Netanyahu described the resolution as "bizarre", adding that "this harassment has a price". "Grateful", the foreign minister tweeted. The resolution, adopted Tuesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), declared all Israeli legislation relating to Jerusalem's disputed status to be "null and void".
Dorrian, spokesman for the USA operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria , said the US troops were about six miles, or 10 kilometers, from the strikes. A statement released by Turkey's air force said that it carried out the airstrikes against PKK targets located in the Sinjar Mountain region in northern Iraq and in Karachok mountains in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, Aljazeera reported.
Syrian government supported the de-escalation plan, but said it would continue to fight. The main Syrian opposition body, the High Negotiations Committee, which includes political and armed groups, denounced the plan earlier as vague. Senior Russian and United States military officials have reportedly agreed to implement the terms of the deal, which would still allow planes to fly over the zones but not to drop bombs.
In a speech at the National Assembly hours after being declared the victor of Tuesday's election, Moon pledged to work for peace on the Korean Peninsula amid growing worry over the North's expanding nuclear weapons and missiles program. This signals a major overhaul of Seoul's policy on North Korea. Moon says Roh's death led him to politics. Exit polls suggest that South Korea's historic presidential election has been won by liberal Moon Jae-in.
At a White House event, they heaped praise on their effort and brushed off worries that health coverage could be imperiled for many people if the Senate goes along with the legislation . "In the area of Medicaid, they are going to eliminate Medicaid expansion", Kasich said on CNN's " State of the Union ". The ACA expanded Medicaid with extra payments to 31 states to cover more people .
At least nine people were killed and dozens injured when Afghan border forces fired at a Pakistani census team in Balochistan on Friday. Pakistan said the Afghan government was informed about the census being undertaken on the Pakistani side of the border and that exact coordinates of the areas were also shared with Afghanistan.
The change helped get the bill through the House of Representatives in a tight vote Thursday, but experts say it may make little difference in the hunt for affordable coverage for these patients. Currently, Planned Parenthood receives money via reimbursements for care under Medicaid and through federal grants, neither of which can be used to cover abortions .