Commercial flights and cruises between the US and Cuba are set to continue under an exemption, as US President Donald J. Trump yesterday hardened diplomatic stances between the countries . "Because we know it is best for America to have freedom in our hemisphere, whether in Cuba or Venezuela, and to have a future where the people of each country can live out their own dreams", he said.
Cuba regretted "a reversal in relations between the two countries", the statement said. The Cuban leader added that "the USA is not in a position to give us lessons", voicing "serious concerns" on the "numerous cases of murders, brutality and police abuses, the exploitation of child labour, racial discrimination and restrictions on healthcare services".
That sentiment is shared by Cubans on the island who are critical of their government's refusal to allow more political and economic reform. The Cuban government has rejected the newly-announced USA policy towards the country and said that any attempt to change the political system on the island would be "destined to fail".
At a moment when America's policy toward a geopolitical adversary seems up for grabs, this is an important reassertion of tough-mindedness toward Moscow . Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, the chairman of the Banking Committee, said the legislation expands the Ukraine-related sanctions to ban Western companies from being involved in Russian energy exploration projects in the Arctic and elsewhere.
If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller . "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy said . Bush's press secretary, again highlighted the issue of Mueller's probe being handled by attorneys who have donated mostly to Democrats, a message that Donald Trump Jr.
The collision resulted in some flooding. The USS Dewey and two Navy tugboats had been dispatched to provide assistance, the Navy said. "Bryce Benson, the USS Fitzgerald's commanding officer", Aviquivil said. Local broadcaster NHK showed helicopter footage of the container ship with minor damage to its bow, while the Fitzgerald appeared to have significant damage above and below the waterline.
Meanwhile, a Twitter account representing Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign trolled Trump for attacking Clinton . The tweet came as news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump personally for possible obstruction of justice.
The home side thought they should have had a penalty for handball when Dusan Tadic's cross from the left was blocked by Chris Gunter, but De Sousa refused to point to the spot for a second time. "You expect a tough game here". 34' - GOAL! Serbia 0-1 Wales (Ramsey pen) Stojkovic dives right and Ramsey chips beautifully into the opposite side-netting! All games will be played on September 2.
Protestors at Kensington town hall were trying to reach councillors in person and demand they answer questions about the block. At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's inferno at the Grenfell Tower , while dozens of others are missing.
Scott Applewhite, File). The game dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , Dr. "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in a statement Friday.
Girls have photos of a missing child on their t-shirts near scene of the massive fire in Grenfell Tower, in rear, in London, Thursday, June 15, 2017 . "We do believe that that number will sadly increase", Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said. A criminal investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the blaze.
The announcement comes as the congressional charity baseball game, for which Scalise and his Republican colleagues had been practicing at the time of the shooting , continues as planned. He was hit in the left hip, suffering injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding. Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery to fix injuries sustained after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, hospital officials ...
A second victim named Friday was Khadija Saye, a 24-year-old photographer who had exhibited at the Venice Biennale. One of the victims was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother and was studying civil engineering.
Kanter said Otto Warmbier suffered "extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain". He is believed to have been in a coma since March 2016, reportedly after being given a sleeping pill by prison officials. Foreign nationals have also been detained on political grounds, including two U.S. university professors in Pyongyang who were arrested this year for allegedly plotting anti-state acts.
The collision between the Fitzgerald and Philippine-flagged container ship ACX Crystal happened around 2:30 am (1730 GMT Friday) off the coast of the Izu peninsula, southwest of Tokyo . "We are now searching for the missing individuals", a coastguard spokesman said, also confirming that another crew member had sustained serious injuries.
President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday that he is personally under investigation as part of a widening probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's US presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign, an inquiry that has cast a shadow over his five months in office.
Trump didn't immediately elaborate on the tweet , but it appears he is referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , whose memo on fired FBI Director James Comey last month was initially used as justification for the termination.
Anti-President Donald Trump protester chants anti-Trump slogans during the president's visit to the Manuel Artime Theater, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Miami . "To the Castro regime, I repeat, the harboring of criminals and fugitives will end. As we cope with the biggest drop in farm prices in decades, we need to be opening up markets for American farm goods, not sending signals that might lead to less access".
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that it's impossible for President Donald Trump to obstruct justice because of the fact that he's president. And a person familiar with Trump's thinking said Tuesday morning that it's "unlikely" the President will fire Mueller, but conceded that it's often hard to predict Trump's behavior.
He also seemingly attacked the deputy attorney general, a man he appointed just a few months ago. On May 9, Rosenstein wrote a memorandum outlining reasons why Trump should fire then-FBI Director James Comey . Rosenstein serves under Attorney General Jeff Sessions . A few days after the March 22 meeting, Mr Trump spoke separately with Mr Coats and Mr Rogers and asked them to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of coordination between his campaign and ...
Clair Sheriff's Office. We first spoke with U.S. Representative Mike Bost, of Illinois' 12th District, of which Hodgkinson lived in. The suspect, James Hodgkinson , was killed when officers returned fire. His only contact with the 66-year-old was returning a saddlebag that fell off Hodgkinson's Harley Davidson motorcycle. "I talked to people on the Iowa campaign this morning who have never heard of him".
Hodgkinson said she only learned of the shooting and her husband's involvement when a reporter called to ask her about the events. A search of online newspapers show that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality.
The letter said the investigation would also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, attorney general under former U.S. president Barack Obama , had directed him to describe an FBI probe into former USA secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton's e-mail practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation.
In the other sensitive places in south Kashmir, heavy deployment of security forces has been made to maintain law and order, the officials said. Shops, public transport and educational institutions remained closed. Officials say dozens of youth have joined the rebel ranks since last July after a popular rebel leader was killed by security forces, sparking months of wide-scale protests in the territory.
The Illinois congressman grew emotional as he described seeing his colleague, Rep. Steve Scalise , lying motionless on the ground. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding.
Steve Scalise during this hard time and recognizing him by wearing LSU gear in support of his recovery", LSU President F. King Alexander said in a statement . The Louisiana Republican is recovering from "substantial damage" he suffered when a bullet pierced his left hip and traveled directly across to the other hip, Dr.
The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing three senior intelligence officials to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Thursday, Trump griped he was receiving unfair treatment from investigators compared with his election opponent, Hillary Clinton . Mr Trump also tweeted on Friday morning: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' ...
The president wrote , "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Trump said in an early morning tweet. President Donald Trump says it's "sad" that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation have been fruitless.
One day after knocking out multiple world and Olympic medallist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the unseeded Prannoy stunned Long 21-18, 16-21, 21-19 in a match lasting an hour and 15 minutes. He had last won the 2014 China Open and the 2015 India Open. However, Prannoy stuck to his natural game and clawed his way back to take an 18-17 lead.
The DUP , Sinn Féin , the UUP, the SDLP and Alliance are to hold separate discussions with Mrs May. Mr Williamson said of the upcoming Brexit negotiations: "Labour has attempted to block the wishes of the British people every step of the way".
At least 30 people have been killed in a massive blaze that engulfed a London high-rise in a tragedy that has deeply shocked Britain. Vanezis said the best chance to identify victims may be if officials find any remaining bits of teeth or bone, medical devices like a pacemaker or any artificial implants.
As the 50-year-old anomaly of the occupation turns in the minds of an overwhelming majority of Israelis and Palestinians into the only reality they know, governed by constant violence and no political horizon, many of them - if not most - are accepting the erroneous assertion of extremists on both sides that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unsolvable.
The Queen and William signed a book of condolence in front of a wall plastered with missing posters describing those feared lost in the fire. Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this.
The Navy Times reported that the ship endured substantial damage and had limped back to land under its own power. Crew members from the destroyer USS Dewey had helped stabilize the damaged destroyer after it collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan , leaving at least three sailors injured, in addition to the seven missing.
Extremist snipers fired on security troops who surrounded the restaurant building and used big guns mounted on the backs of vehicles to neutralize militants. Somalia-based al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu , including hotels, military checkpoints and areas near the presidential palace.