The president extended the olive branch during an interview with Bloomberg News . Asked if he was confirming that the North Korean missile launch did have a controlled reentry into the atmosphere, Mattis said Friday: "No, I was not". The meeting came after North Korea successfully test-fired a new intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday. Not surprisingly, there was global condemnation, including harsh words from the Trump White House.
The Iranian Interior Ministry has declared the nearly final results of the Friday presidential election, putting Hassan Rouhani in the lead with 22,796,468 votes so far, state-owned Press TV reported. Raisi's populist campaign vowed to fight corruption and fix the economy while boosting welfare payments to the poor. The two other lesser known candidates, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, got 478,215 and 215,450 votes respectively.
These meetings - including with new French President Emmanuel Macron - will be closely watched for signs of whether Trump and traditional United States allies in Europe can work together. "The package of defence equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the entire Gulf region", Mr Tillerson said in Riyadh .
The wedding, which was said to be the society wedding of the year, was attended by about 130 guests, including Princess Eugenie, Roger Federer and his wife Mirka, and Donna Air. The bride's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, had an elaborate glass marquee built on the grounds of their estate in nearby Bucklebury for the lavish wedding reception Saturday night.
Speaking to reporters in London where he is on an official visit, Yildirim said a United States decision to provide weapons to the group in the fight against Daesh in Syria would harm the relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
Also in the limelight were 3-year-old Prince George , who took on the role of page boy, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte , who was a flower girl. Pippa became perhaps the most famous bridesmaid in the world at Kate's 2011 wedding at Westminster Abbey in London , where, as maid of honor, she held the train of her older sister's Alexander McQueen gown.
In a pair of Thursday morning tweets, Trump asked why no special counsel was appointed for what he called "all of the illegal acts" of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Obama administration. Comey, who headed the FBI's now-criminal investigation into the same events, declined to do so. The announcement was made by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
The Israeli leg of his trip is already awash in controversy - from a row over Trump's visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest prayer site for Jews, to his alleged disclosure of Israeli intelligence to Russian officials. Earlier, Trump waved as he stood atop stairs on Air Force One that had been rolled to the side of the official presidential aircraft as it landed. The avalanche of revelations in the run-up to his departure have eroded Trump's standing at home - where the parallels ...
President Trump faces pressure from one of his largest donors to deliver on his promise to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem at the same time as he seeks to broker peace between the state and the Palestinians. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to NBC: "The president, I think rightly, has taken a very deliberative approach to understanding the issue itself, listening to input from all interested parties in the region, and understanding what ...
The Department of the Treasury announced that it had designated seven entities in connection with the missile program, including two top Iranian defense officials. INU -Tensions have been rising in recent weeks between the United States and North Korea, with the latter aggressively pursuing missile development while boasting of its ambition to be able to reach American targets with a nuclear weapon.
Al Green gave an impassioned speech on the House Floor supporting impeaching the President. The act is the obstruction of a lawful investigation of the President's campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 Presidential Election. Alongside the president of Colombia, Trump answered questions that largely focused on the investigation into his team's possible ties to Russian Federation, his firing of FBI Director James Comey , and the special counsel appointment.
Despite agreeing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey declined to testify before the Judiciary Committee. "This new report that President Trump openly admitted to the Russians that he "faced great pressure" from the FBI's criminal investigation that was "taken off" when he fired Director Comey is astonishing - and extremely troubling", Cummings said in a statement.
Last week, former FBI Director James Comey was sacked by Trump amid reports he sought to expand the investigation and, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee its probe.
While Trump would be the first sitting president to visit the holy site, his four predecessors ventured there before or after their terms. It has long urged the global community to relocate embassies there. Officials are also considering a lesser announcement outlining a USA vision for the future of Jerusalem as Israel's capital without taking any immediate action, created to help Trump save face on his campaign pledge.
Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers, including Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, three current and former officials said.
Pippa Middleton rocketed into the public eye at her sister's wedding, which had an estimated worldwide television audience of two billion. Prince George waves from a vehicle as he leaves St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, following the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews .
The release of the 82 schoolgirls this month came after an initial group of 21 girls was released in October. The families of 82 Chibok schoolgirls, recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity, have had an emotional reunion with the youngsters in the Nigerian capital .
China's BRI, when it comes to Southeast Asia, is still in its early marketing phase. The positive new prospect of United States-Russia de-escalation and military-to-military cooperation in Syria, along with the Astana process, now puts stabilization of the entire Southwest Asia region in sight.
Willem-Alexander said he is rarely recognized by passengers, especially since security was tightened on board planes in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Their King, Willem-Alexander, ascended the Dutch throne in 2013 after his mother, Beatrix, abdicated saying it was time for the throne to be held by "a new generation".
The New York Times and several other outlets reported Tuesday that in February, Trump had urged Comey to end the FBI's investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "The appointment of former FBI Director and respected lawyer Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation is a positive development and will provide some certainty for the American people that the investigation will proceed fairly and free of political influence".
Yet, British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in the United Kingdom capital, London, where he has been holed up since 2012. "The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy", it read. After the Swedish announcement, WikiLeaks tweeted: "UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a U.S.
The official statement said that Russian Federation had made "apparent" attempts to "dissuade Syrian pro-regime movement south toward At Tanf", but that those efforts were "unsuccessful". It added that the USA asked Russian Federation to pressure the Syrian army to stay nine miles away from their "illegitimate bases in Tanf". "A convoy going down the road didn't respond to numerous ways for it to be warned off from getting too close to coalition forces in At-Tanf", a United States defense ...
In a sweetener for Saudi Arabia, US officials said the Trump administration plans to announce $110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to the kingdom during the president's trip. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said on May 10, according to the paper. Saudi King said the leaders at the summit in Riyadh will also discuss on ways to help Somalia to rebuild its institutions, national army and respond to the current humanitarian crises in the country.
Macron said he discussed the issue this week with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He also met European Council President Donald Tusk over lunch on Wednesday in Paris, saying he said to wanted to start working immediately on the overhaul of the bloc.
The host of the event declared that Trump was being honored for "his quest to enhance security and stability in the region and around the world". Trump's delivery of a speech on Islam before dozens of Muslim leaders gathered in the Saudi capital could prove a far more delicate exercise, however, given the tensions sparked by his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations - now stuck in the U.S.
I will continue to carry out my duties as Minister for Finance until a successor is appointed . While Noonan and Kenny have been widely praised for their management of the economy, their Fine Gael party lost a quarter of its seats at elections past year as voters complained they were not feeling the recovery.
Large billboards of Trump and King Salman lined the highway from the airport, CNN reported. Iran and Syria were not invited to the summit, and they are not part of a regional military alliance that Saudi Arabia is establishing to fight terrorism.
Another source confirmed that Markle did not attend the ceremony, but that "Harry went to get Meghan to bring her to the reception later". Royal watchers are waiting with anticipation for Pippa's sister Kate, Prince William , Prince George and Princess Charlotte to arrive; the Cambridges were driving from Kensington Palace.
After two days of the White House claiming the Justice Department had initiated Comey's firing and that it was because of the Hillary Clinton investigation, Trump said to hell with it; he blurted out that he was determined to fire Comey all along and that the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind when he chose to do it.
Mr Lieberman was among four candidates Mr Trump interviewed at the White House on Wednesday. Trump interviewed three other potential Federal Bureau of Investigation director candidates Wednesday: former Oklahoma Gov. Joe Lieberman was among his top choices for the job. Lieberman was Democrat Al Gore's vice presidential nominee in 2000 and unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.
The quantum of punishment for the trio will be announced on May 23. Three others were injured in the blast that was triggered at the behest of Prabhunath Singh, who was defeated by Ashok Singh in the Assembly polls just three months ago. He was in Janata Dal in 1995 and later joined Janata Dal-United (JD-U). At presently, he is with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). According to prosecution, Ashoke Singh, then MLA of Masrakh in Chapra district, was killed at his residence after being attacked ...
Dame Fiona and the Care Quality Commission wrote to Mr Hunt to highlight a "lack of understanding of security issues", the newspaper said, and that "the external cyber threat is becoming a bigger consideration". "Bearing in mind the impact of the global cyber attack we would urge people to be patient with staff who may still be dealing with disruption to their systems".
The French leader also praised a "crucial" and "exemplary" intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States for military operations in Africa's Sahel region. Nineteen French personnel have been killed in the mission since 2013, most recently including a soldier in eastern Mali in early April. Visiting the French forces there was one of the first things Macron had promised to do during his presidential campaign if he was elected President.
However, despite Labour likely heading towards its worst UK General Election results, with UK polls indicating that the party may loss between 50-60 seats, William Hill has detailed that Corbyn is still being backed to remain as party leader post 8 June.
Trump's May 10 meeting with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and visiting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was controversial enough, seeing as it took place the morning after he unexpectedly axed Comey and claimed that the firing had nothing to do with the F.B.I.'s probe into his presidential campaign's ties to Russian Federation.