President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey are the most prominent players in the saga over Comey's removal. "He keeps a very robust schedule", Spicer said . Mr Trump showed no concern that the request might be viewed as interference in an active Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. The White House - and even vice-president Mike Pence - had insisted Mr Comey was sacked on the recommendation of assistant attorney general Rod Rosenstein because of a loss of trust earlier ...
Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters. Russian Federation said yesterday it had tabled a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council to back up a deal on establishing safe zones in Syria. "We continue to have concerns about the Astana agreement, including the involvement of Iran as a so-called "guarantor", the State Department said in a statement Thursday.
Outlets from the New York Times to Newsweek and Quartz reported the perceived snub to US-based media. "I am urging US journalists not to lose their professional dignity and not to pin the blame on other people for their failure in organizing the photoshoot and the failure to provide access to their media".
Southeast Asian leaders prepare to link arms as they pose for a family photo following their retreat in the 30th ASEAN Leaders' Summit Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Manila , Philippines . China has built structures believed to be military facilities in seven reefs in South China Sea that are also being claimed by the Philippines namely Panganiban (Mischief), Zamora (Subi), Kagitingan (Fiery Cross), Kennan (Chigua), Mabini (Johnson South), Burgos (Gaven) and Calderon (Cuarteron).
Flynn was sacked by Trump after less than a month on the job. In a joint statement, Senator Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman, and Senator Mark Warner, its top Democrat, said the panel had first requested the documents from Mr Flynn in a April 28 letter, but the retired lieutenant-general had declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the committee's request.
Mark Hughes' Stoke City side are now 13th in the Premier League table with 41 points from 36 games this season, coming off the back of three defeats and two draws from their last half a dozen outings. This is no longer a game defined by brute force, but it will still be a test of the Gunners' character. The Gunners beat Southampton 2-0 on Wednesday to move within three points of fourth-place Manchester City with three games to play.
Han took that a step further with the extradition statement. Lee leads the NIS, though new South Korean President Moon Jae-in has nominated a replacement. Pyongyang claims a North Korean man surnamed Kim was coerced into attempting to poison the leader with a "biochemical substance". "It's another sign that North Korea is the top of the list".
North Korea has since vowed to pursue a sixth nuclear weapons test despite worldwide sanctions and the threat of USA military intervention. "I warmly congratulate H.E. The new South Korean president will need to address the Trump administration's conflicted approach to the region. While South Korea, China and Japan all share worry about North Korea, ties between South Korea and China have been strained by South Korea's decision to install a US anti-missile system in defence against the ...
Loretta Lynch - had been compromised, especially by a meeting in June with former President Clinton. "We have high confidence that the Russians did the hacking of the DNC and other organizations", he said, referencing the release of thousands of emails from the Democratic organization and its key staffers.
Slager still faces the possibility of life in prison as well as $250,000 in fines at his sentencing, but prosecutors are proposing a sentence based on federal guidelines for a second-degree murder conviction, which recommend more than 20 years.
South Korea says it needs Thaad to defend itself from North Korea, but China believes its radars threaten regional security. "President Xi Jinping said in the message that the Chinese side attaches great importance to the ROK and the relationship with the ROK", Geng said.
Kansas has lots of great products to export , but Kris Kobach's mistaken ideas about voter fraud are not among them. "The Commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of Federal elections", a White House official reportedly told the Daily Caller.
The special election was necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption charges marked one of the most turbulent stretches in the nation's recent political history. In the letter to 192 United Nations members and two observer states - dated Thursday - North Korea urged them to "reconsider any of their implementation activities until the legality of those "sanctions resolutions" are to be clarified".
The Trump administration advocates isolating North Korean officials so that they'll be forced to make concessions ahead of negotiations. North Korea is blaming the US for instigating what have become heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, as Pyongyang vows to go forward with nuclear weapons testing and Washington threatens to use military action to prevent it from doing so.
Hamas is under increasing pressure in Gaza as it struggles under a blockade by Israel and what it says is a campaign by Palestinian leaders in the West Bank to undermine its authority. Some 850,000 Palestinians have been incarcerated since Israel occupied their territories 50 years ago, Palestinian leaders say. The contrast between the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) own evolution from the 1970s onward, and Hamas' apparent shift toward moderation, can not be ignored.
Trump's decision to pull out of the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deprives China's neighbors of a tool they hoped would counter its rising influence, said Max Baucus, the USA ambassador to Beijing until January. In Europe, anti-globalisation sentiment has grown among voters and the continent has been rattled by Britain's looming exit from the European Union.
Its sponsors claim it's about "safeguarding the cultural heritage of Palestine and the distinctive character of East Jerusalem ". "This cynical move must be recognized for what it is: a distorted, risky and illegitimate revision of history, which serves only as bait for adversaries of Israel seeking to strip the Jewish people's right to self-determination and deny its historic and religious link to Jerusalem ".
President Donald Trump on Wednesday congratulated the liberal victor in South Korea's recent presidential polls for his "great election victory". Much of it, but not all of it: Moon Jae In, the victor of South Korea's presidential election on Tuesday, agrees with the American president that North Korea's expanding nuclear arsenal constitutes a grave threat.
The blast occurred the town of Mastung, 50 km (30 miles) from the provincial capital of Quetta. Later, senior police officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema said 15 people were killed in the attack and another 35 were wounded. Last year, the militants carried out a brutal attack against lawyers in Quetta killing almost 70 people, majority young lawyers. Pakistan Police said the blast was apparently a suicide attack.
Russian Federation appears to be the most infected country by far, according to cybersecurity firms Kaspersky and Avast. The National Health Service (NHS) says 16 of its organizations were attacked with ransomware today (May 12), locking doctors out of patient records and reportedly forcing emergency rooms to send patients to other hospitals.
Presidents Moon and Xi began their conversation at around noon and spoke for about 40 minutes. China has been upset by the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system that was approved by Moon's conservative predecessor as a hedge against North Korea, placing Seoul in a hard spot between its closest military ally in Washington and its largest trading partner in Beijing.
Certain ridings will undergo reviews and absentee ballots still need to be counted . Horgan sought to portray Clark as out of touch with regular British Columbians who feel the economy is not working for them, while Weaver cast the Greens as political outsiders.
Tension on the Korean Peninsula has been high for weeks, driven by concern that North Korea might conduct its sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. "I am begging for your cooperation". The U.N. Committee against Torture called on Japan and South Korea to revise their 2015 deal to settle the long-standing row over women who were forced into wartime Japanese military brothels.
And it was a disastrous day for the anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party, which lost all 114 seats it was defending, and won only one new one. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, however, remains unperturbed and ready to tackle the general election come June 8. "We know we ahve worked really hard, we have done an open and honest campaign It is not for a lack of a credible policies".
The document also recommends close and coordinated worldwide monitoring of the Arctic's changing climate, a priority that will be enhanced by a legally binding agreement that would ease Arctic research. Two broad frameworks, Soini said, should be taken into account in all Arctic Council activities: Climate change, especially the Paris Climate Agreement, and sustainable development goals that the United Nations adopted two years ago.
It is now working to tighten the noose before a final assault. Davis said that about 70 ISIS fighters "conceded to SDF terms, which included dismantling improvised explosive devices around the dam, surrendering all of its heavy weapons and forcing the withdrawal of all remaining fighters from Tabqa ".
James Clapper, director of national intelligence under Obama, also testified Monday. He said Yates was someone who "clearly showed by the fact that career [Justice Department] attorneys told her the president's lawful order - that she should sign the president's lawful order and then chose not to do it" and argued "that vindicates the President's point".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cautioned the global community against the growing "arc of violence" and said the biggest challenge to sustainable world peace is from mindsets rooted in hate and violence, and not necessarily from conflict between the nation states.
The Trump White House declined to provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with documents related to Flynn's application for a security clearance to work at the White House. They have no record of Flynn informing them of the RT payment. The Flynn probe is part of a series of larger, lingering questions about whether the Trump campaign was involved with Russian Federation, which federal authorities have said was bent on interfering with the outcome of the 2016 us ...
Mr Trump invited Democratic party leader Mr Moon to visit the United States "as early as possible". It's a system created to intercept short- and medium-range ballistic missiles of the sort that North Korea might use to deliver nuclear weapons on South Korea (and maybe Japan) if it ever managed to make its nuclear weapons small enough to fit on them.
Besides Sharif, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will attend the forum while other countries in India's immediate neighbourhood will be represented by second rung leaders and officials. India, which has traditionally enjoyed great economic and political ties with Nepal, has faced increasing competition from China in recent years. He indicated that Kuwait was amongst the first Arab nations to have signed the Belt and Road initiative .
Trump starting going after Obama's healthy eating initiatives and her "Let Girls Learn" program for women's education at the beginning of May. Access to healthy school lunches was the former first lady's focus while in the White House, and Trump's administration has been rolling back those efforts .
This past weekend, the president said members of the media deserve a "very, very big, fat failing grade" in their first 100 days covering his administration. They have noted embarrassing setbacks for Trump on health care and a travel ban, and reversals on China and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, while also recognizing campaign pledges he has met, such as appointing a conservative Supreme Court judge and pulling the country out of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
Hamas in its new document agrees to a transitional Palestinian state within frontiers pre-dating a 1967 war but continues to refuse to recognise a right for Israel to exist and backs an "armed struggle", while Abbas recognises Israel and seeks a final peace agreement based on those lines.
In South Korea, on the other hand, things are about to change a lot. "He said he saw a need for the two countries to work together and wisely overcome historical disputes, including the comfort women issue, while separately continuing their joint efforts to deal with the North Korean nuclear issue", Moon's chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan was quoted as saying.