Global News

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:45

Joseph Dunford also suggested that they could soon present options to President Donald Trump to support the request of Army Gen. John Nicholson, the USA commander in Afghanistan, for at least 3,000 more troops to back the Afghan army against the Islamic State and a resurgent Taliban.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:52

The regime's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper stated Saturday that Washington's hostile policies toward the North would lead to America's downfall. "Our government plans to deal with the THAAD deployment with a few principles while being fully aware of North Korea's nuclear and missile threats", Chung said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:02

On Tuesday, Republican Senator Rand Paul introduced a resolution - alongside two Democrat senators - to block a major United States arms sale to Saudi Arabia . However, if the situation becomes critical, the Qatari government can liquidate some of its overseas assets and provide the funds to its banking system, much as Saudi Arabia did a year ago when its banks faced a funding squeeze due to low oil prices, he said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:23

But Puerto Rico is seen as a low priority in Washington. In 1952, it became a U.S. commonwealth territory with its own constitution, governor, and legislature. The sovereignty view is and has been a minority in Puerto Rico. Thousands of Puerto Ricans already cast their vote earlier this week in the newest referendum, including inmates and those who are hospitalized.

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:50

The ride-hailing service, which is enduring a PR nightmare amid an ongoing investigation into its workplace culture, could see chief business officer Emil Michael depart as soon as Monday, reported The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. Mr Michael knew that Alexander had the report and expressed skepticism to some people about whether she had been raped, Bloomberg has reported. A former engineer named Susan Fowler write about her experience and claimed the company refused to properly ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:29

In a statement , Zinke said monument designation is "not the best use of the land". Legal experts have concluded that the Antiquities Act clearly gives the president the authority to designate national monuments , but not the authority to rescind those designations.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:39

Warmbier's parents were told their son was given a sleeping pill soon after his trial in March past year and never woke. "He is on a medivac flight on his way home. Mr Tillerson did not give any further information about Warmbier's medical condition. Then on June 6, Yun met with the DPRK U.N. Mission Ambassador Pak and learned that Warmbier was in a coma.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:19

The tweet shows that Trump is still occupied with testimony Comey gave on Thursday alleging that Trump asked him to back off of an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Kasowitz attacked Comey after his testimony for leaking what he called "privileged communications" to the media. While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:24

Turkey has been a sharp critic of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood since the former general (now retired from the military and elected to his office) ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in a 2013 coup.

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:44

Mr Sessions , who was appointed as Donald Trump's top justice official, said he did not recall meeting the Russian ambassador to the United States at an April event in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington attended by the USA president, contrary to recent media reports .

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:58

Senators want to get Sessions' take on all this. "He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee's questions tomorrow". The stakes for Tuesday's hearing could be high. Comey was sacked by Trump on May 9. At the same time, the White House is desperately counting on Sessions to confirm its side of the story.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:01

The talks revolve around support from the DUP on a vote-by-vote basis in parliament, rather than a formal coalition government. "I can't negotiate with myself", he told the Financial Times . As May attempts to cobble together a majority, the EU's Barnier said he will hold talks with British envoy Olly Robbins on Tuesday to organise the negotiations.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:15

Cohen told CNN , if subpoenaed, he'd comply. The subpoenas, the first from the House panel, seek their testimony, as well as documents from their businesses. The action to issue the unmasking subpoenas "would have been taken without the Minority's agreement". The House panel pursuing its own investigation of the Trump campaign and possible Russian Federation ties has also sought information from Comey, asking the FBI to turn over documents related to his interactions with both the ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:31

The governor and county mayors and their representatives gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors' agreement that "support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord ", a news release from the Ige's office said. A commission will be created to oversee efforts at every level of the state government to help hit the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement. As for the Paris Climate Accord, 196 different countries agreed to adopt green energy sources, cut down on ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:04

Qatar hosts the Hamas leadership and funds reconstruction projects in the Gaza Strip (ABC News 05/06/2017, Al Monitor 09/06/2017, Times of Israel 06/06/2017). It urged Israel "in its capacity as an occupying power according to the global humanitarian law, to fulfill [its] obligations towards the Gaza Strip population and guarantee civilians' access to the necessary basic services".

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:57

Georgia Corrections urges anyone who sees the inmates to not approach them and to call 911. Investigators said Dubose and Rowe disarmed the guards and shot them to death. "There was a physical altercation and they took (the guards') guns away from them", Sills said. Sills said the slayings and escape happened on state Highway 16 between Eatonton and Sparta, southeast of Atlanta.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:59

Any hard border, he said, would be catastrophic. Exchanges at Stormont Castle on Tuesday are expected to be limited discussions between party officials. The dispute has prompted renewed calls for a chairman from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to be appointed. "The danger is that however much any government tries, they will not be seen to be impartial if they're locked into a parliamentary deal at Westminster with one of the Northern Ireland parties", he said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:41

The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback a year ago. Following the Golden State Warriors' 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals that clinched their second title in three years, the headlines were all centered on Kevin Durant and how he claimed the Finals MVP .

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:29

Parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard want their 10-month-old son, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to undergo a therapy trial in America. "He can not move his arms or legs or breathe unaided". His brain is severely affected, and there was a significant decline in the level of his brain functioning in January, the U.K.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:47

Mrs May's weakened position in the House of Commons as a result of losing her majority has fuelled speculation the Tories would be forced to soften their stance on Brexit . "My preoccupation is that time is passing - it's passing quicker than anyone believes". She left to cheers after a 75-minute session of questions and answers, described by lawmakers as assured.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:00

Reports emerged that President Donald Trump may sack special counsel Robert Mueller. "All three of them could be lying to me; I don't think so", he said. The move would be Nixonian. Multiple House Republicans said that there was no discussion about the special counsel at the weekly GOP meeting. Rosenstein was testifying hours ahead of a separate Senate appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who was expected to face sharp questions from his former colleagues about his role ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:16

The Strait Times reported that Albayalde said Carlos' family said he had been hooked on gambling and was in debt by at least four million pesos, the USA equivalent of $111,897. "It was painful for us not to see him", she said at the press conference. He was wielding an M4 assault rifle, Armeen Gomez, chief security officer of Resorts World Manila , said at a news conference.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:58

It states: 'The DUP and the Conservative Party agree that the UK's standing in the world is of paramount significance. Despite anger at the election, she was cheered briefly at the start of the meeting. who helped the party win 12 more seats in Scotland in contrast to losses elsewhere. "But we are going into these talks with the national interest at heart ", Foster said ahead of the meeting.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:11

Corbyn, 68, may not have dislodged May in the polls but the Labour Party's strong showing prompted him to demand her resignation, saying she "lost votes, lost support and lost confidence" of the people. "That's why at this critical time for our country, it's important to form a Government in the national interest". "The clock will pause and time is a crucial factor in the Brexit negotiations", said Clingendael's Korteweg, who ruled out EU's intention to extend the negotiations time ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:52

The relocation plan was conceived in response to the large influx of migrants and refugees in 2015, in an attempt to relieve pressure on frontline states, mainly Greece and Italy, where the vast majority of migrants were arriving. Under "infringement" proceedings the European Commission, the 28-nation EU's executive arm, sends a letter to national governments demanding legal explanations over certain issues, before possibly referring them to the European Court of Justice .

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:25

Only Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic do not have pledges pending to accept asylum-seekers under the plan. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia voted against it. Avramopoulos praised Austria and Slovakia for recently pledging to do more. The infringement package would be adopted officially on Wednesday. "Even the European Commission can not take away the right of a member state to decide whom to let in, and whom it wants to live with and whom it does not want to live ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:43

The president has said flat out that climate change is "nonexistent" but also at different times hedged his answer, and said there could be some connection to human activity. "It wouldn't have happened, that's very simple", he said. Other studies, carried out not only by environmental organizations, but also by Citibank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, have concluded that failure to curb climate change could cost the USA economy trillions of dollars, according ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:56

US President Donald Trump on Sunday accused James Comey of cowardice by leaking accounts of his meetings with the president, days after the ex-FBI director testified that Trump sought to derail the Russian probe. The Trump administration did not have representatives on the Sunday talk show circuit, but a member of the president's outside legal team on "This Week" seized on Comey's admission that he gave an unclassified memo he penned to a friend to share with The New York Times.

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:50

After protests became rough across the state post the firing, the Chief Minister began what came to be dubbed a "peace fast". He announced a series of decisions aimed at the welfare of the state's farmers, including buying of all crops on Minimum Support Prices, purchase of milk as per Amul Dairy's formula, and setting up of farmers markets in Madhya Pradesh to save them from the clutches of middlemen.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:20

Warmbier was supposed to graduate from the University of Virginia in May. The statement said the department would have no further comment on Warmbier, citing privacy concerns. State Department officials are accompanying Otto from Sapporo to Cincinnati. Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea has been released, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , the Associated Press reports.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:37

The Justice Department sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about the budget instead. Speaking at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing today (June 13), Rosenstein confirmed Trump could not legally outright fire Mueller himself, and assured senators that the Justice Department has given Mueller the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation".

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:33

Warmbier is in a coma, his father tells NPR. "We learned of this only one week ago", they said . "We get to see our son Otto tonight". They said they are grateful he " will finally be with people who love him ." . That would be grounds in North Korea for a subversion charge. "We won't know anything for sure until doctors are able to fully evaluate Otto's condition".

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:14

But reports of a possible third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak have occupied congressional investigators since then. "The Attorney General has requested that this hearing be public", Justice Department spokesman Sarah Isgur Flores said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:23

It began when management at the restaurant called police to report a woman was parked in their drive-through lane and was refusing to move, in spite of the fact there were several cars behind her. She got off a lot luckier than the OH woman who called 911 to complain about some unsatisfactory Chinese food in 2015 and was arrested for misusing 911.

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:23

President Donald Trump says he is willing to testify under oath that he did not ask former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was dismissed in February. Trump was asked if he would move the U.S.to defend North Atlantic Treaty Organisation if Russian Federation attacked; he did not answer that part of the question .