Almost 97% of all the votes were in favor of statehood but just 23 percent of registered voters cast ballots. However, an expected pushback from the US Congress - the only body which can approve the status of new states - and a boycott by opposition parties are not going to help the Puerto Ricans who voted in favour of statehood .
Nicole Belloubet, a member of the Constitutional Court, became justice minister after Francois Bayrou , leader of the centrist Democracy Movement (MoDem), stepped down from the Cabinet post. Christophe Barbier, a political analyst, told BFMTV the president was "Macronising" the government to remove possible future sources of tension or opposition.
The march will also protests against other aspects of Tory rule, including austerity and anti-immigrant policies. The new data protection bill will "strengthen rights" and hand more control to users over their personal data, the government said, including the right to be forgotten when they no longer want their data to be processed, provided there are no legitimate grounds to retain it.
Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "sickening" incident, reaffirming Britain's determination to fight "terrorism, extremism and hatred". Another witness Yann Bouhllissa, 38, said he had been tending an old man who had suffered a heart attack when the van was driven at them.
The stabbing of a police officer at a MI airport Wednesday by a Canadian citizen who yelled "Allahu Akbar" and referenced people being killed in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an act of terrorism, officials said.
A White House spokesman said on Tuesday that US sanctions on Russian Federation would remain in place until Moscow withdrew from eastern Ukraine . The Russian deputy foreign minister has canceled his meeting with his American counterpart -- a long-planned summit to address more minor problems in the relationship -- because of the updated US sanctions announced Tuesday.
Khamenei said the US forces should not be allowed to enter Iraq "under the pretext of training (Iraqi forces) or other issues", quoted Tehran Times daily. On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US-led coalition have also struck pro-regime forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.
Through the 1970s-1990s, the DUP opposed successive accords that proposed Dublin's involvement in power-sharing arrangements, including the Good Friday Agreement, which ended decades of conflict and has maintained peace across Ireland . He spoke out after holding face-to-face talks with Theresa May in Downing Street aimed at kick-starting the stalled Northern Ireland peace process.
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The issue has become a flashpoint for the Trump administration as congressional committees and a special counsel investigate the interference and whether the Trump campaign may have become enmeshed in it. Johnson is testifying before the House intelligence committee . "Each time Secretary Johnson was directly asked about specific, credible threats and each time he confirmed that none existed", Lawson said.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert took a more direct position against the blockade today, but that is just raising more questions. While Russia, Saudi Arabia and other nations involved in the deal have met their targeted cuts, an unforeseen increase in USA supply has countered these efforts.
On Tuesday evening, the latest hopes for a new Democratic rise to power was dashed in Georgia as Democratic insurgent candidate Jon Ossoff conceded defeat to Republican victor Karen Handel . Democrats will need to pick up 24 House seats to take back the majority. " Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future". He explained that Democrats will likely continue to be demoralized after the national party spent years intentionally not wanting to win elections .
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Talks between the two parties, who are largely aligned on domestic issues and Brexit, have dragged on for almost two weeks, fuelling deep political uncertainty as Britain begins talks on leaving the European Union. She made clear she was not offering a full coalition with ministerial jobs for DUP MPs, but was seeking a "confidence and supply" arrangement, under which the smaller party would remain outside Government but would ensure its survival by supporting it on financial measures and ...
London Fire Brigade and the city's other emergency personnel have been praised by politicians, locals and celebrities alike for their efforts during the Grenfell Tower fire , which left at least 79 people dead or missing, presumed dead. Prices for apartments in the complex, located about 1½ miles south of Grenfell Tower in a highly desirable area, start at £1.6 million ($2 million) for private buyers, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.
Steven Fielding, a professor of politics at the University of Nottingham, called her "a zombie prime minister". The incumbent prime minister said her party, along with the Democratic Unionist Party in northern Ireland, have the "legitimacy" to provide the certainty that the country needs.
Across the world, the number of displaced people had risen by 300,000 by the end of 2016 from a year earlier - though the pace of the increase had eased from past years, the UNHCR report said. 73,189 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 whereas the corresponding figure for January-June 11 was 211434, nearly three times. Colombia has the second-highest displaced population with 7.7 million and Afghanistan has the third-highest displaced population with 4.7 million, ...
Users on social media have been poking fun at Leo Varadkar , the new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), for an enthusiastic rom-com reference on his first oversees trip. Minister Coveney said: "I will do my utmost to support the parties in reaching an agreement which ensures that the integrity of the Good Friday Agreement is fully protected, that all of its institutions function effectively and fairly and that previous agreements are honourably implemented".
Sarfraz had to come out on the balcony of his home holding high the trophy as hundreds of fans lined up in the streets outside and near his residence chanted Pakistan Zindabad as patriotic songs were also played. With their inability to host top worldwide sides on home soil due to security concerns and a spot-fixing controversy blighting their domestic T20 league, Sunday's win provided the country's cricket fans with some much-needed cheer.
In a press conference afterward, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US has made a commitment to "hold North Korea accountable" for multiple violations of UN Security Council resolutions that "explicitly prohibited its nuclear weapon and missile programme".
Mrs May and Mr Macron later went to watch the France v England football friendly global at the Stade de France, where crowds sang God Save The Queen and observed a minute's silence in honour of the victims of recent terror attacks in the UK.
Prime Minister Modi kickstarted the third edition of International Yoga Day today at Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan in Lucknow . The yoga protocol will began on Wednesday at 7 a.m. He said, yoga has become a part of so many lives and its popularity outside the country is very much high and it has also connected the world with India .
U.S. President Donald Trump boasted Wednesday about Republican success in winning congressional elections this year, the latest in the southern state of Georgia in what was the most expensive race for a seat in the House of Representatives in U.S.
Kirkwood has the largest two-year agriculture program in the nation. The rally was originally planned for June 1 but was postponed because of an "unforeseen change" in the president's schedule. The president is scheduled to arrive at the Eastern Iowa Airport at 5:45 p.m. This will also act as a send-off for Terry Branstad as the new U.S.
Now, they announced their nominee first and informed us later. Meanwhile, the other faction of AIADMK led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam is yet to take a decision on the presidential election. "Since the party has made a decision to support the NDA nominee, there is no need to attend the meeting of the opposition parties convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi".
The PM is desperate to see the speech pass without a hitch but it risks being overshadowed by "Day of Rage" protests outside Parliament. The newspaper reports that High Court judges might be asked to access whether a "confidence and supply" arrangement between the Conservatives and the DUP would be a breach of the United Kingdom government's requirement to exercise "rigorous impartiality" in regards to Northern Ireland, as outlined in the Good Friday Agreement (1998).
Series co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Instagram on Tuesday, June 20 to announce Haynes' casting, but didn't divulge any details about his role. The series, which is shooting now and will premiere in the fall, is somehow tied to last year's election.
An Iranian spy drone was shot down by the Pakistan Air Force over Panjgur , Pakistan, nearly 45km inside Pakistan territory, according to foreign media. Pakistan shares a 900-kilometre-long border with Iran which in the recent months has expressed concern over militants operating along the Pakistani border.
The babies are expected to be okay as well, ' they add. "Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends", the source said . Former Destiny's Child star Beyonce , 35, revealed she was expecting twins with an Instagram post in February. "As a father with a growing family, it's the least I can do, but philanthropy is not a long fix, we have to get rid of these inhumane practices altogether".
Democrats now face a new and uncertain question ahead of statewide and local races in 2018: Which candidates get to be Jon Ossoffs - with the same national attention and money - and who gets to decide ? Handel will fill a seat vacated by Tom Price , who was appointed by Trump as Health and Human Services secretary.
Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum previous year but there is growing opposition to the government's "hard Brexit" approach of cutting immigration at the expense of trade ties. Manufacturers were mostly impressed, with Terry Scuoler, chief executive of the EEF trade body, saying the speech had "moved some way" to providing signs that the government is listening to industry's concerns over Brexit but said more information needed to be provided and quickly.
President Trump said last week that Qatar had to put more effort to fight the funding of terrorist groups.The President said it's time for Qatar to put an end to funding terrorism . Two U.S. Navy vessels have also arrived at Hamad Port south of Doha "to participate in a joint exercise with the Qatari Emiri Navy", according to the Qatar News Agency.
The first drills took place on Sunday at the Tariq bin Ziyad military base in Doha, the ministry said in a statement. Although the military drills had been "planned for some time" according to the Qatari defence ministry, the message of cohesion is significant given the extent to which both sides have been anxious to demonstrate how they are winning global support.
A total of 27 pieces of planned legislation were included in the "Queen's Speech" , marking the state opening of parliament. It comes at a time of unprecedented political flux with May yet to secure a deal to prop up her government after a botched snap election left her short of a majority.
Akashdeep Singh snatches one back for the team . Akashdeep Singh has been India's best player, scoring four goals , and Harmanpreet Singh, with his powerful drag-flicks, has made the team a huge threat in the competition. On the pitch, India delivered a brutal blow to the neighbours by hammering them 7-1. "India needs to do more to be called a world beater and it has to start with penalty corner conversion".