John Dorrian. FILE - This April 30, 2017 photo provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows a fighter from the SDF carrying weapons as he looks toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. The decision to arm the Kurds had already provoked anger in Turkey, which says the YPG are linked to its own domestic Kurdish separatist group the PKK, or Kurdish Workers Party.
The Trump administration asked for Flynn's resignation in February after the White House said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about a communication with Russia's U.S. On Monday, the former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, told lawmakers that she had warned the president's top legal adviser on January 26 that Flynn's deception on those calls left him open to blackmail.
Struggling countries could be saddled with Chinese loans requiring payment regardless of project performance, Fitch Ratings said. The finance for this project comes from ASIAN Infrastructure Investment Bank, Silk Route Fund, China Development Bank and also the deals which China has cracked with other nations.
TRT World's Joseph Kim has more from Seoul . He said: "President Moon said he understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns, and said he hopes the two countries can swiftly get on with communication to further improve each other's understanding".
A group of United Nations human rights experts today welcomed the release of 82 Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity, and called on the Government of Nigeria and the worldwide community to take all necessary steps to ensure the timely release of those under Boko Haram captivity and to provide support to the girls to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration in full respect of their human rights.
In 2013 he tweeted: "We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan", and a buildup of USA forces there would seem to run counter to his campaign pledges to put the rebuilding of America first. The Afghan government has however welcomed the move but emphasized the need for help regarding the air force. However, loss of territory to Taliban and Islamic militants, a rise in civilian casualties and a fall in the number of Afghan security forces have led the USA ...
Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia: "Both Democrats and Republicans attacked the FBI Director at various times for various reasons and called for his ouster". The Republican chair of the Senate intelligence committee, Sen. Sen. Susan Collins of ME in a statement: "Today's announcement is likely the inevitable conclusion of Director Comey's decision last July to bypass the longstanding protocols of the Justice Department and publicly announce the reasons he had decided not to recommend an ...
Reflecting the weaker pound, the MPC lifted its 2017 inflation projection to 2.7 per cent from 2.4 per cent, meaning a bigger overshoot of its 2 per cent target. In the minutes to Thursday's decision, the bank said that if the economy performs as expected, its interest rates may be raised "by a somewhat greater extent" than is now expected in financial markets.
Ten months after Alton Sterling was killed by Baton Rouge police while pinned to the ground, the Department of Justice announced no federal charges will be filed against the two officers at the scene. Police in Baton Rouge , the Lousiana capital, said on Wednesday they had arrested three women at a late-night protest on a city highway near police headquarters.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election victory and says he hopes to meet the French president-elect soon. Once again a national electorate has chosen to opt for a leader outside the mainstream - indeed outside of politics, more generally, as although Macron was a minister in the last government he has never held an elected office, not unlike President Trump who never held a cabinet position before his election.
He is also expected to name his prime minister, spy chief and presidential chief of staff Wednesday, his aides said. Moon pledged during the campaign to turn the presidential Blue House palace into a "rest space for the people" and work in a 19-storey government complex building in Gwanghwamun, in central Seoul .
I haven't thrown my toys out of the pram but I do want to play to help the team". "This idea that they are sixth in the league, I think it's 19 points behind Chelsea, the manager and players should be embarrassed by that". It doesn't matter what happened before, it doesn't matter how many big matches we played before. "We've got to go with the attitude that in football, everything is possible".
A US-backed alliance on Wednesday captured Syria s Tabqa and its nearby dam from the Islamic State group, a day after Washington said it would arm the force s Kurdish fighters. "We want to encourage democracy", spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the time. The Pentagon said on Tuesday it was aware of concerns in Turkey , which has given vital support to a US -led campaign against Islamic State insurgents in Syria and Iraq.
The contest will be held in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, as the country won last year's competition with singer Jamala. Tuesday's other qualifiers for the final were Moldova , Azerbaijan , Greece , Poland , Australia , Cyprus and Belgium .
Thapar is the only pending official nominee to a lower federal court until the Trump administration releases the new list of 10 Monday. Last year, national media outlets included University of Kansas alumnus David Stras on a shortlist of potential nominees to the U.S.
Moon assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption charges is one of the most turbulent stretches in the nation's recent political history.
Some opposition sources claimed there were limited reports of sporadic incidents of confrontation in northern Homs and Hama and the southern province of Dara'a, but said there were no immediate reports of casualties. A spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group told Reuters fighting broke out in Hama shortly after midnight. Several ceasefires have been agreed since Syria's conflict broke out in March 2011, but they have failed to permanently stem the fighting.
Several leaders interviewed said they anxious that Trump's move could be unevenly enforced, allowing conservative Christian churches to promote political candidates without extending the same exemptions to other views or other denominations.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already said it would be "hugely significant" if her party takes control at Scotland's largest local authority. The nationalists have 431 councillors, while the Tories gained 164 seats to see a total of 276.
Eleven people, including women, children and a FC man, were killed and 47 injured when Afghan border forces resorted to "unprovoked" firing at Pakistani troops guarding a census team. He added that Pakistani troops returned fire and closed the busy Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan. Afghan officials reported several deaths on their side and the dislocation of people from villages close to the border.
As clashes continue between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey and Kurdish militant group the People's Protection Unit, U.S. forces are patrolling the border region in an operation reminiscent of the "reassure and deter mission" launched in Syria in March.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the group hoped Haniyeh's election "would see opening to the region". Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh gestures before delivering a farewell speech for his former position as a Hamas government Prime Minister, in Gaza City June 2, 2014.
Duterte spoke by phone to US President Donald Trump late on Saturday, his aide said. In contrast, Duterte took a much toned down stance on the Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea. Philippine foreign ministry official Zaldy Patron, who is in-charge of ASEAN affairs, said nobody at the summit had pushed strongly on the South China Sea issue, or mentioned anything about land reclamation and militarization.
Earlier this month, the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing almost a hundred militants, according to unverified figures from Afghan officials. The United States is sending an additional 1,500 Army soldiers to Afghanistan this summer to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel , the current USA campaign in the country.
The victory occurred at the Battle of Puebla between 6,000 French troops and small, under-supplied Mexican force of 2,000 men. According to historians, the battle's victory on the 5th of May not only delayed the larger invasion of Mexico but also blocked the flow of foreign weapons used to arm the confederate Army of the South during the U.S.
He said that Comey "danced with the devil" during his investigation into Hillary Clinton's email scandal. She also added that the president has encouraged the House and Senate committees to continue probing as well. She referred to what she called Comey's "atrocities in circumventing the chain of command" at the justice department. Co-hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Ainsley Earhardt repeatedly laughed off concerns about the timing of Comey's firing and savaged Democrats and the media ...
Asean members are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Xinhua news agency reported. To the dismay of some observers, the South China Sea issue was downplayed during the meet, as this year's ASEAN chair Manila pursued warmer ties with Beijing.
He has said he would skip a lavish inauguration ceremony and start work straight away. In his first speech as president, Moon Jae-in said he is willing to visit Pyongyang under the right conditions and ease potential rifts with China and the US.
Trump made a similar case on Twitter , saying Comey had "lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington ", adding: "When things calm down, they will be thanking me!" Trump defended his decision Wednesday, asserting in a flurry of tweets that both Democrats and Republicans "will be thanking me" for his action.
The picture was taken by the mother of Charlotte , the Duchess of Cambridge herself, and made crack the Internet users who do not stop for several hours to post nice compliments to the attention of the little princess. Tell us, HollywoodLifers - Are you excited about Princess Charlotte's 2nd birthday? Charlotte's privacy has been carefully guarded by her parents and during the past year, she has only been seen in public on a handful of occasions.
That came just days after the North announced the detention of an accounting instructor at the same university, Kim Sang Dok, also a USA citizen, for "acts of hostility aimed to overturn" the country. State Department said in the statement. He is the second USA professor working at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to be detained in recent months, taking the total number of U.S.
Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, Kapil Mishra , who is sitting on hunger strike since today morning, was physically assaulted by a youth at his residence in Civil Lines. "When the cabinet minister claimed that he saw Kejriwal receiving money, why did he take some much time..." Though the complaint mentioned Kejriwal, he is not an accused in the case.Probe inititaed against Kejriwal in the 2012 water tanker scamProbe started into allegations of scam in the app-based premium bus service ...
In another Twitter post, Mr Trump noted that Mr Flynn had been granted top security clearance while working in the Obama administration. Spicer sought to cast doubt on Obama's warning, noting that the Obama administration had renewed Flynn's security clearance in April 2016, well after his departure from the DIA.
The Syrian government has said that although it will abide by the agreement, it would continue fighting "terrorism" wherever it exists, parlance for most armed rebel groups fighting government troops. Weaponry and air strikes are to be banned within the zones - while no-fly zones will be introduced in the airspace overhead. The memorandum provides for halting the hostilities between Syrian government forces and armed opposition groups within the safe zones, allowing humanitarian access, ...
AAP has been struggling through one setback after another following its drubbing in the recent elections - Punjab and Goa, where it hoped to do well as well as the civic elections in Delhi. He said that the AAP's leadership in Delhi did not care to visit Punjab even once after the party lost the state polls. The letter has been sent on behalf of 13 NRI office-bearers from U.S., three from Canada and five each from Europe and Australia-New Zealand.