More recently, lawmakers in the Louisiana House backed a proposal aimed at keeping cities from removing Confederate monuments in a controversial vote Monday that black lawmakers derided as "divisive" and "offensive". The Liberty Monument, which honored the Crescent City White League, a group of whites who tried to overthrow a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans , was taken down last month.
If that expectation is met, then voters will be deciding whether Rouhani's policy of greater engagement with the West continues, or whether it could stall under Raisi if the conservative cleric becomes president. "The leverage of my power does not possess some things, but some things will be possible with a vote of more than 51 percent", he said during a campaign stop in western Iran.
Athar Khan discusses the issue with Pramit Pal Chaudhari, Madhav Nalapat, Vivek Katju, Arsalan Bhatti, GVL Narasimha Rao, Ashis Singh. Indian lawyer Harish Salve alleged that the trial of Jadhav, a former navy officer, was held under "farcical" circumstances in violation of the Vienna Convention.
After Trump made a decision to fire Comey, he was told by aides that Democrats would likely react positively to the news given the role many believe Comey played in Hillary Clinton's defeat previous year. Trump fired Comey earlier this week over the way he handled the criminal probe into Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
That will be a key question this week. Trump predicted, "I think the process is gonna go quickly, because nearly all of them are very well known, so - you know - they've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially". Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he'll put a high premium on independence from the president. Cornyn is a longtime senator who dutifully rose the ranks to become majority whip, and muses about queso on Twitter .
The rival claims to Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and no countries now have their embassies in Jerusalem , instead basing them in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv. There was no immediate comment from the White House. U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson suggested on Sunday that moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv might not impact the Trump's peace-making efforts.
More than three dozen people have been killed and hundreds injured in protests that erupted after the government-stacked Supreme Court issued a ruling March 29 nullifying the opposition-controlled National Assembly, a decision it later reversed amid a storm of global criticism and outrage among Venezuelans.
These threats are not welcome", Haley told reporters ahead of the meeting. "If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it", Haley said . The Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions a year ago to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang and deny leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund his military programs.
The UK had notably pushed for more restrictions on its borders while London's calls for amending the European Union treaties have been rebuffed, contributing to the outcome of the Brexit vote. It is also the home state of Martin Schulz, the Social Democrat seeking to deny Merkel a fourth term in the September 24 election. Merkel will be buoyed by his remarks as she basks in the glory of winning three consecutive regional elections, in Schleswig-Holstein, Saarland and the crucial state of ...
In his remarks to the press, Abbas called for a Palestinian state based on the 1967 "borders", with East Jerusalem as its capital, and said the issue of Palestinian refugees must be resolved " according to the terms of global law". The Netanyahu government, like those before it, have expanded settlements on war-won lands, despite U.S. appeals to curb construction. "We'll start a process which hopefully will lead to peace", Trump said, standing alongside the Palestinian leader.
At the press conference, Congress leaders pulled out key poll planks and promises by the Centre and pointed out how numerous schemes had "not been realised including some bumper packages announced to states like Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar".
Hirono was also the first elected female Senator from Hawaii, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, the first U.S. Senator born in Japan and the nation's first Buddhist Senator. Senator Hirono said that by the end of her treatment for her kidney cancer, there will not be any "identifiable disease left untreated". Hirono was elected to Congress in 2006, to the second congressional district, representing the seat once held by Patsy T.
Complaining about what he said was "political schizophrenia" in the United States, Putin said Trump was not being allowed to do his job properly. "This is the most important defense and security relationship that we have around the world".
That's why it's called ransomware. Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said on Sunday: "We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world".
But a strong element in The Republicans has a different strategy, hoping to win a majority in the June elections and be able to name a conservative prime minister with whom Macron would have to share power in a so-called "cohabitation". Valls is planning to run in the Essonne department, his fiefdom south of Paris , but Republic on the Move officials said his nomination won't be automatic.
Facts be damned! They want to impeach President Trump anyway. "The President has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations". Democrats demanded an independent commission to dig into his sacking of Mr Comey, but Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against "rushing to judgment".
McClatchy reported in November 2010: "U.S. officials concede that they have no evidence to date that the documents [released by Manning to WikiLeaks] led to anyone's death". State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigns after causing a stir by describing Manning's treatment in the Quantico brig as "ridiculous" and "stupid".
The official allegedly went on to say: "This is not your territory but rather part of the West Bank". The White House distanced itself from the alleged comments, saying in statements to U.S. What does this mean today? "The capital should be Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem , because [Israel's] government is in Jerusalem ".
I think he is still the chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and I find it genuinely alarming that just last month when we sent the advanced forward presence to shore up our friends in the Baltic and United Kingdom troops went to Estonia, he said that was an escalation of tensions.
Another 30 percent do not affiliate with either faction, and 25 percent decline to give a response or don't know, which means a combined 55 percent of the voters could be swayed toward either the hard-line or moderate camp. Political analyst Hamid Farahvashian told Reuters he expects Qalibaf's votes will be divided between Rouhani and Raisi. Iran's hardline security and judicial powers, which operate separately to the presidency and are close to Iran's ultimate authority - Supreme Leader ...
Debris that appeared to be from a plane and an oil slick was spotted in the search area east of Eleuthera but authorities were still trying to determine whether it came from the missing plane, said Lt. "There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Ryan Kelly , said. According to the Daily News , the Coast Guard released photos on Wednesday of items from a debris field found during the search.
Under the leadership of Kim, North Korea has been speeding up its pursuit of a decades-long goal of developing nuclear-armed missiles capable of reaching the US mainland. South Korean companies, from automakers to retailers and cosmetics firms, have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over Seoul's decision to deploy the system.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh also said Bhardwaj's social media profile and posts showed that he was a BJP supporter. Sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra's mother has written an open letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Around 5.30pm, the youth allegedly charged at Mishra, who later told journalists: "He came running and tried to throttle me saying he would kill me.
The foreign secretary caused shock when he started speaking about ending tariffs on whisky between the United Kingdom and India. At this point, a woman spoke up, pointing out to the foreign secretary, whose wife is of Sikh heritage, that drinking alcohol was against the tenets of the faith.
Attackers made it look like they were going to steal his vehicle but then shot him 12 times with two different weapons. "Javier Baldez, one of the journalists and writers who covered with professionalism the terms off narcotrafficking in Sinaloa was killed; the bullet that he knew followed reached him", members of the Network of Veracruzan Journalists said during the protests on Tuesday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari departed the West African country on Sunday for further health checkups in London, less than two months after an extended medical break in the United Kingdom. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to reporters on the matter. There was no word on how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged.
So far, the global community does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and not a single foreign country has based their embassies in Jerusalem . "The President is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", he said. He has told Trump that Palestinians are intractable negotiating partners who make demands that Israel can not meet.
It was a cliffhanger for the ages as the lead in Tuesday's B.C. election flipped and flopped and flipped again as the votes were counted in one of the closest photo-finishes in provincial history. She says she has worked with Green Party leader Andrew Weaver in the past and called him a "smart, thoughtful and reasonable guy". After months of pressure, the Liberals committed to convening a panel to review political fundraising.
The other remaining candidates are Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri, who supports Rouhani and is thought to have simply entered the contest to shield him from attacks, fellow reformer Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, a former industry minister, and Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative and former culture minister.
While Clark's promise of a booming liquefied natural gas industry has not materialized over the past four years, Clark was able to point to B.C.'s strong economy as proof of the Liberals' financial savvy. With more than 75 per cent of the province's 7,503 ballot boxes counted, the NDP has narrowed the gap with the B.C. Liberals in popular vote and projections show the two parties in a dead heat, with each either elected or leading in 42 seats.
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Joseph Fiennes ( Shakespeare in Love ) star in the series, which Hulu commissioned in the USA, with MGM producing. Starring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss , the show is set in the fictional Gilead, a near-future totalitarian society under threat from environmental disaster and a plummeting birth rate.
In addition to Lieberman, the president will meet with former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating, who worked previously as a US attorney and as the No. 3 official in the Justice Department; Richard McFeely, a former FBI official who spent more than two decades in the bureau; and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who has taken over for Comey in the short term.
Turkey has demanded that Washington sever its cooperation with the YPG and extradite Fethullah Gülen, the self-exiled Islamic cleric who resides in Pennsylvania and whom the Turkish government accuses of masterminding the failed coup attempt of July 2016.
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".