When he went to receive his medal, Brooks pretended to pull Obama's trousers down. Obama awarded National Medals of Arts to 24 American giants of the arts and humanities , lauding their accomplishments - and sharing some laughs in a White House ceremony.
China, Taiwan, the Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts or all of the South China Sea , making it a hot spot of regional tension. He also said the situation in the South China Sea is moving towards a positive direction with joint efforts from China and other ASEAN members.
But it's smaller than her lead in the previous Monmouth poll in Florida last month, which showed Clinton up by 9. Almost 80 percent of Latinos have a negative view of Donald Trump , and fewer than one in five say that they plan to support him in November's election, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll shows .
Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with AP News broadcast on Thursday that Syria's war will "drag on" as long as it is funded and interfered in by other countries. FACTS: Syria is one of the world's most risky zones for aid workers. Syrian government aircraft were also nearby, he said. United Nations aid convoys resumed on Thursday aid delivery to besieged areas in Syria after a 48-hour suspension to review security guarantees following a deadly attack on relief trucks ...
In an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Assad also said deadly U.S. airstrikes on Syrian troops last week were intentional, dismissing American officials' statements that they were an accident. But neither the USA nor Russian governments disclosed details about how precisely any possible future military coordination would work between the former Cold War foes.
President Barack Obama walks to the podium to speak during the Leaders Summit on Refugees during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. Yet that point of agreement, reached after arduous negotiations, only partially masks the underlying tensions between the two governments - most notably over Israel's posture toward the Palestinians and continued expansion of settlements in occupied territories.
It was the second aerial show of force since the North conducted its most powerful nuclear test earlier this month in tit-for-tat actions on the already-tense peninsula. In military alliance with the US forces, Seoul also has the Kill Chain system by which it will pre-emptively hit missile-related facilities following signs of imminent missile attacks from the North.
Airbus expects the US government to approve the sale of the remaining 101 planes in the next few weeks, Airbus spokesperson Justin Dubon told CNNMoney. Base model A320s are now listed at an average of $98 million, while A330s start at $231.5 million. "We have received that licence and remain in talks with Iran Air " based on the memorandum of agreement reached in June, said the Boeing spokesman Marc Sklar.
A survivor whose comments appeared in a video posted online said the migrants had been told that about 200 people would be on board but the smugglers had added another 50, causing the boat to founder. And hundreds of migrants have died this year making the crossing. Authorities have arrested four suspected human traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the United Nations refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean.
Video footage released earlier this week - recorded by a police helicopter and a dashboard camera and released by the Tulsa Police Department - show Crutcher walking toward his auto with his arms raised and then placing his hands on the top of the vehicle.
Pakistan wanted peace with India and had repeatedly offered to talk, Sharif said: "But India has posed unacceptable conditions to engage in dialogue". He called Pakistan as the epicentre of terrorism. "We have always been ready for a dialogue, but we will not succumb to blackmail tactics (from) the government in Islamabad that seems eager to use terrorists and terrorism".
Experts who track shootings by police noted that the release of videos can often quell protest violence, and that the footage sometimes shows that events unfolded differently than the official account. They claimed he was carrying a book, not a gun, when he stepped from the auto after police approached. The officer, who has been placed on administrative leave, said Scott had a handgun as he got out of a vehicle and did not follow orders to drop it.
Russian Federation and the United States were to co-chair a meeting of the 23-nation International Syria Support Group in NY later on Thursday in a last-ditch bid to salvage the failed ceasefire. This post was syndicated from The Guardian NigeriaThe Guardian Nigeria. Assad told AP that Russian Federation was not behind a deadly attack on an aid convoy on Monday, for which us officials have said they believe Moscow was responsible.
The EU needs to listen "more intensely" to its 500 million citizens, he said. Moreover, on counter-terrorism, Juncker stressed the need to step up information exchange amongst national police authorities that would help strengthen Europol, as he proposed a European Defence Fund.
CNN's chyron late Monday said: " Trump says " racial profiling " will stop terror" - despite Trump not using the word " racial ". "You know in Israel, they profile ", Trump said Monday to Fox News . But when pressed by O'Reilly how it could be determined how a person could be deemed suspicious, Trump wouldn't elaborate. Allen praised Trump for speaking about Israel's successful use of profiling .
Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2016Hopefully the violence & unrest in Charlotte will come to an immediate end. Helicopter and dash camera footage shows Crutcher with his hands in the air , slowly backing away from the officers and towards the SUV.
He also reiterated that talks with Britain can not begin without a formal notification by the British government. Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the migrant crisis and deadly Islamic State attacks in the heart of Europe in France and Belgium have eroded confidence that the European Union can protect its citizens.
The only militias involved were Sunni tribal fighters from the area, he said. He said the extremist group has embedded itself "deeply" in Mosul but that the USA and its partners are confident they can be in a position to move forward in Mosul "fairly rapidly".
The footage does not offer a clear view of when Shelby fired the single shot that killed Crutcher. "He has his hands up and is facing the auto and looks at Shelby, and his left hand goes through the vehicle window, and that's when she fired her shot", Wood said.
Airbus announced Wednesday that the US government approved its first sale of 17 planes to Iran after last year's nuclear agreement eased a decades-long economic embargo. Iran has also ordered up to 40 Franco-Italian ATR turboprop planes needing US approval. Most Iranian planes were purchased before the Islamic Revolution.
District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler issued a statement about the warrant issued for Shelby. Police in Tulsa , Oklahoma, broadly released dashcam and aerial footage, 911 calls and police radio traffic with unusual swiftness following last Friday's shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer.
Cloud is a very resilient community". Ahmed Said, executive director of the Somali American Relations Council, said it's not certain religion motivated the attack. Cloud company Electrolux Home Products. Adan was wearing a security guard's uniform during the attack. Dahir A. Adan, 22, is said to be a Somalian "soldier of the Islamic State" who emigrated from Africa to the USA with his family 15 years ago.
It's not a player's job to speculate who should or shouldn't be on the team before or after the tournament". Phil Kessel's omission is apparently another matter. This strategy has not faired well for them as they were knocked out of the tournament on Wednesday . "It doesn't mean they have to chase hits". He said players were in tears following the loss to Canada.
The joint statement from the continent's traditional axis of power came after the EU's 27 leaders, minus Britain, gathered in a castle overlooking the Slovak capital Bratislava to respond to multiple challenges. "I'm absolutely sure that, after Bratislava, we have to assure our citizens that we have learned the lesson from Brexit", Tusk said. The EU leaders agreed to step up joint efforts to strengthen the EU's external borders, integrate European defence, fight terrorism and boost economic ...
Speaking to the Associated Press on Tuesday, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said , "I think all members of the United Nations have to ask themselves whether North Korea is really qualified as a member of the United Nations". The test explosion, the most powerful to date, was conducted on the 68th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's government. They also condemned the North Korean's blatant disregard for global sanctions.
The license , granted by an obscure US Treasury Department bureau, comes as Boeing continues to negotiate terms to provide as many as 109 jetliners to Iran Air , the Chicago-based planemaker said in an e-mailed statement. Yesterday's announcements came as Iranian and U.S. leaders are in NY for the United Nations General Assembly and demonstrate that the outgoing administration of president Barack Obama was honouring the economic terms of the nuclear pact.
Prosecutors charge the scheme was aimed at causing massive traffic jams in Fort Lee in an act of political retribution targeting Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich over his decision not to endorse Christie for re-election. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vikas Khanna started the trial by revealing that former port appointee David Wildstein will testify that he bragged to Christie about the scheme at a September 11 memorial in NY three days after the gridlock began.
So no, not having cable isn't a valid excuse anymore to not watch the debates, plus it'll give users reason to dust off their Facebook accounts. The new way of watching and reacting to the debates evokes the 1960 presidential debate . Its partnership with Bloomberg Television is enabling Twitter to provide a live stream of the US presidential debates . You can catch the live action on ABC News' Facebook feed , though you might want to tune in early.
The legislature's unanimous resolution against releasing water will be submitted to the apex court. Siddaramaiah has convened an all-party meeting in the evening, to be followed by an emergent cabinet, where the chief minister is likely to lay down the options and seek consensus.
He was remanded to custody on $260,000 bond, according to court documents. Police in the San Diego County city of Escondido have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting several women while working as a driver for Uber and Lyft.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Division (DHSSD) told the station that the agency is in the process of developing a plan to help prevent local transmission and assist those dealing with the Zika virus.
The number of migrants who perished in a shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta has reached 42, state-run daily Al-Ahram said on Thursday. Survivors say most of those who died were women and children. Officials said they believed it was going to Italy. "Uncle help me! People are dying around me, the boat is sinking, water is coming in from all sides".
The injured co-pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is recovering at a local hospital. Beale AFB officials have chose to ground all U-2 planes as a safety precaution as the investigation continues. The U-2 "Dragon Lady" is a surveillance and reconnaissance plane capable of flying above 70,000 feet (21,336 meters), an extremely high altitude that's twice as high as a typical commercial airliner flies.
Authorities were looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized USA citizen from Afghanistan with an address in Elizabeth , New Jersey. There were no reports of injuries. Security had already been tightened in the city for the ongoing UN General Assembly, but the presence of officers throughout New York City after the blast will be "bigger than ever", New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Although the summit was called in the wake of the June 23 vote in Britain, the forthcoming negotiations with London were "not a major topic" for the leaders in Bratislava, Tusk said. Liam Fox, the Tory minister who oversees the Secretary of State for International Trade, has been advised to delay negotiations with countries like the USA as pressing ahead while Britain remains an European Union member state risks a huge confrontation with Brussels, which could result in whopping ...