Macron met with the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, as well as bid leaders Tony Estanguet and Bernard Lapasset, at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday morning. The host-city vote is scheduled for September. Paris has made clear it is only interested in hosting the 2024 edition, a message hammered home once again by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday.
Putin cast the current turmoil engulfing Washington as "political schizophrenia" during a joint news conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and said that USA politicians seem to be provoking an "anti-Russian sentiment".
Macron's victory was seen across the world as a victory for supporters of European Union integration over Le Pen's anti-EU proposals which included ditching the euro currency. Conversely, the far-right FN is anticipated to win between 15 and 25 seats, a marked increase from the two seats it now has. Indeed, while Le Pen may have lost the presidency, she also boasted her greatest political performance to date.
The national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, which is now £7.50, will rise in line with average earnings until 2022, while workers will also be given a statuary right to be informed of key decisions affecting their company's future.
Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White said Tuesday the Kurdish component, which makes up more than half of the SDF fighters, would be armed "as necessary to ensure a clear victory" over Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria. It is the highest-ranking meeting of diplomats from Ankara and Washington since the United States authorized the further arming of Coalition ground forces on Tuesday, ahead of the anticipated Raqqa offensive.
On Monday, the Washington Post , followed by a number of other U.S. outlets, said Mr Trump had given the Russian officials information relating to the Islamic State group (IS) that could have endangered the source of the information. "I think we need to come up with some sort of punishment for him, because he didn't share this secret information, not with us, not with the special services".
Weaver says the Greens will seek intervener status to support mounting legal challenges by First Nations and municipalities opposed to the project. The three party leaders did not speak to supporters until after midnight. If the Clark Liberals falter and prove unable to govern as a minority, British Columbians could yet be in for a new NDP government that would aim to block the Kinder Morgan pipeline twinning, and potentially unravel BC Liberal megaprojects like the Site C dam and Massey ...
Disclosures on Tuesday that FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo in February saying President Donald Trump asked him to. Senator John McCain has always been critical of President Donald Trump, but never before has he come close to suggesting Trump could be impeached or forced to resign from office like Richard Nixon.
A White House spokesman later told CNN: "These comments were not authorized by the White House". Ahead of President Trump's upcoming visit to the Jewish state, a USA diplomat reportedly angered Israelis by saying the site was part of the occupied West Bank and thus not under legitimate Israeli jurisdiction.
Though she's set to be released from Fort Leavenworth, Manning's lawyers and the Army have refused to say when and how she'll be freed due to potential security concerns. Chelsea Manning , the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks. Known as Bradley Manning at the time of her arrest, the whistleblower revealed after the conviction that she identified as a woman and requested to be called Chelsea.
The campaign for the release of the almost 300 Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram says it is glad Nigeria's government is committed to freeing the 113 girls still unaccounted for. In April of 2014, almost 300 young girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria by terrorist group Boko Haram, sparking world-wide outrage that led to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
State media in China reported that hundreds of thousands of devices there were infected. The assault, which began on Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies and major companies around the world - from Russian banks and British hospitals to FedEx and European vehicle factories.
Hours before his death, Brady reportedly was told to "do the right thing" and reveal the location where 12-year-old Keith Bennett, the last of his child victims, is buried. Mr Makin told Radio 4's Today programme: "I would be very surprised if he really had information that was useful". He said: "I suppose it is a double-edged sword in that he has died and a lot of people will take solace from that but I think as far as the family is concerned it is the end of the line for information ...
The Liberals won 43 seats and the NDP 41, with the Greens making a major breakthrough by picking up three seats in Tuesday's provincial election. "The more likely hookup is the Liberal-Green one, just simply because of the extra two-seat cushion it would give".
The company did not specify when the Transit app integration will come to iOS devices. The integration of the transit data will be available in major USA cities like Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Seattle, St.
She admitted unlawfully wounding the Cambridge University student, who she met on the dating app Tinder. Aspiring heart surgeon Lavinia Woodward , 24, punched and stabbed her boyfriend during an alcohol-and-drug-fuelled row at Christ Church College .
Where once the Budget night catch phrase was "sharing the wealth", in recent years it's been "budget repair" and, as Joe Hockey found in 2014, getting it wrong can have devastating political consequences. Older Australians will be encouraged to downsize by being able to make a non-concessional contribution of up to A$300,000 into their superannuation fund from the sale of their home.
He's a grandstander. I believe that it would be very unfair to hear from somebody who we don't even know and immediately run out and fire a general". "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". The Republican chairman of the Senate panel, Richard Burr, asked McCabe whether he ever heard Comey tell Trump the president was not the subject of investigation.
More than 36 per cent of voters in the constituency chose the Tories as their first preference, while only 31 per cent backed the SNP, it claims. Although that marked the first time that the SNP had managed to outpoll Labour in local elections , the outcome was, in truth, widely regarded as a disappointment for the nationalists.
The CDU unseated the SPD in North Rhine-Westphalia in May 2005, prompting a snap federal election. And Sunday's election in the country's most populous state is widely seen as a key indicator of the national mood ahead of national elections in September.
McInnes, at his pre-match conference yesterday, hit back saying that Rangers should be "embarrassed" at finishing behind Aberdeen and accused the Ibrox boss of playing to the gallery. "That's how the majority of people manage". "I think that's what you need when you come to play for a big football club, you take on the responsibility of that football club and players that won't hide".
On Friday, Trump will embark on his first foreign trip as president. In a statement, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said Israel has "full confidence in our intelligence sharing relationship with the United States" but he did not comment specifically on the veracity of the Times report .
It was the latest sign of the Israeli right's growing disenchantment with Trump after having rejoiced in his election. A Fox News reporter cited sources saying Netanyahu had asked Trump not to move the embassy now, leading the prime minister to issue an angry rebuttal.
But he insisted the whole episode was a tempest in a teacup whipped up for political reasons. Putin said Russian Federation was ready to hand a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov over to USA lawmakers if that would help reassure them.
An official in Netanyahu's office said the USA comment was "received with astonishment" and that Israel had asked the White House for an explanation. Israel captured East Jerusalem - which is home to the Western Wall - in 1967 and has claimed it as part of its capital since 1980 . East Jerusalem is also where the Palestinians want to place the capital of what they hope will one day be an independent state.
The services offer a reminder that fighting crime is risky work for the 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. The monument honors over 20,000 law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty throughout history.
Under the 25th Amendment, the president can be removed from office if he (they've all been he) is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". "Who is going to step out now and defend the president in these denials?" In Saudi Arabia, some officials have privately complained the White House isn't sharing important information about Trump's schedule ahead of his stop.
With President Trump roundly criticized for allowing a Russian Foreign Ministry photographer and his equipment in the White House's Oval Office, whilst allowing no American reporters in the meeting, folks are curious about whether the meeting in the White House was recorded, and if so, whether or not USA officials knew the White House meeting was being recorded.
Some commentators and political opponents are calling for Trump's impeachment. House Democrats previously announced their intent to use a procedural maneuver to force an up-or-down vote in that chamber Wednesday on a bill that would establish an independent commission .
Conference on Disarmament in Geneva yesterday that North Korea would "bolster its self-defense capabilities as long as the United States continues its hostile policies ... North Korean officials accused the U.S. of pressuring other countries into severing or degrading diplomatic ties with it by misusing "sanction resolutions" against it.
Mr Kenny gave thanks to his loyal constituents and supporters in Mayo. "Enda Kenny will be remembered as the Taoiseach (prime minister) of the government that brought the country back from the brink". Kenny, who's served as prime minister for six years, hinted in March he would step down soon - first as leader of the Fine Gael party and then as prime minister, once his replacement is selected.
Christian Arroyo played his first big league game at second and melted right in, making a spectacular Panik-esque diving stop off Joc Pederson's sharp ground ball that almost slipped through to right field. It was not until the sixth inning when Blach ran into some trouble. Just like when Blach worked out of the fourth-inning jam, the Giants provided an immediate reward by regaining the lead.
The Globe and Mail reports the first Star Wars Day celebration took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema. It was an instant classic. September will be the month where we will get to see the first toys that will be released based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The Federal Government has invited parents of the 82 released Chibok girls to Abuja to re-unite with their daughters on Friday, Punch reports. We pray for more to follow.... The suspect said she was abducted with her father, Usman, by Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno State , in 2013. Last week, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu explained that one girl had refused to leave because she had married a Boko Haram fighter.
A number of black and biracial students at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School have faced detention or suspension for wearing braids with hair extensions, which the school said could be "distracting to other students". "The fact that it's in the handbook does not make it a non-discriminatory policy". Students were taken to administrators' office and asked whether their braids had any "fake hair", according to parents who said that their children had been treated similarly.