Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad take positions on a look-out point overlooking the historic city of Palmyra in Homs Governorate in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 27. The latest advances are part of Syrian government's military campaign, backed by Russian Federation, to recapture area separating the capital Damascus from Deir Ezzor and other towns along the Euphrates Valley.
Short singled out several states where Democrats are facing tough reelection bids, including Montana, North Dakota, Ohio and Indiana. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., said Wednesday that the Senate was working to complete a bill on FDA user fees and confirm additional nominees.
Foreign ministers of member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday ignored Washington's call to downgrade diplomatic ties with North Korea, choosing instead to reiterate its "grave concern" over regional tensions.
Wang spoke to reporters in Manila after meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on the sidelines of a regional meeting after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions to punish Pyongyang for its escalating nuclear and missile programs.
The State Department said it needed to ensure Sudan is making enough progress on counterterrorism and humanitarian access and that it wanted to check "that Sudan is committed to the full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea".
Dhaka - Amid growing global tension over North Korea's repeated missile tests , Beijing has asked Pyongyang to stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests. The resolution also prohibits any new joint business ventures with North Koreans, limits existing ones and blacklists 13 new North Korean individuals and entities, including its primary foreign exchange bank.
Matthew F. Thorn, executive director of OutServe SLDN , a group which supports LGBT service members, said that Trump was conducting a "purge based on bigotry". They also praised Mattis, Dunford, and other military leaders' "measured" response to the president's tweets. "What happened to your promise to fight for them?" she tweeted shortly after Trump announced the ban.
One man has died and two others are thought to be missing after a boat sank in the English Channel . Lifeboats from Brighton and Shoreham and two coastguard helicopters are being assisted by other local boats in the search for the missing men.
KR Narayanan too did secure 700 valid votes. His opponent Gopalkrishna Gandhi got just 244 votes. The electoral college for the vice president consists of 790 members from both houses of parliament. Mr Naidu's 67.9 per cent vote share is also the highest in 30 years, a fraction more than the 67.3 per cent vote share of incumbent Vice President Hamid Ansari in 2012.
Netanyahu is not believed to be directly involved in Case 3000, which some say could be the gravest corruption case in the nation's history. The Attorney General and the State Attorney's Office approved the agreement. "It needs to be something extreme to warrant toppling a government; holding elections is not a small thing", she added. Police have been investigating Netanyahu for months in connection with two cases - known as Cases 1000 and 2000 - and he has been questioned on several ...
One of the officials said that there are reservations on the staff about giving Miller extensive say over communications since he has a tendency to be dismissive of reporters, a trait that reflects the president's approach but could further tensions between the news media and the White House.
According to " CNN ", during the first 196 days in office, back in 2009, President Obama stayed 21 days away from the White House for leisure, while President Trump reached the mark of 41 days off work through the same period. Under President Donald Trump's administration, the White House has become a revolving door of politicians, military personnel and millionaires who either chose to leave or were pushed out.
The sun's brightness is enough that staring at it for even a short period of time it can produce enough light to damage individual retinal cells. While only a small band of Americans will be able to view the total eclipse , most will be able to see a partial eclipse.
The binding resolution calls for a ban on the North's exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, speaking at the Security Council meeting where the vote took place on Saturday, said: "Monday (July 31), we said that the time for talking was over and that it was time for action".
Doctors treating veteran actor Dilip Kumar have said his condition has improved since Wednesday, when the actor was rushed to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra after his kidney function had stopped. This is the third time the actor has been admitted to the hospital. Earlier on Friday, a family friend of Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, told IANS that the ailing thespian is being monitored carefully in the ICU due to his age-related complications.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the world can truly be free of such weapons only through the participation of both nuclear and non-nuclear states. Japanese city of Hiroshima on Sunday observed 72nd anniversary of US atomic bombing at its annual memorial ceremony, with U.N.
Water can rise rapidly, especially on the smaller creeks and streams. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas through 11 p.m. Last week, massive flooding affected multiple areas after several inches of rainfall. This additional rain will result in minor flooding. The weather service asks motorists to avoid flooded roads.
He added that the Republican Party has a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to redesign the nation's tax laws. "We look forward to working together to write tax reform legislation that provides real relief for America's working families".
She broke Muguruza one more time to make it 4-1 when the Spaniard knocked a forehand into the net. "I think (I'm) a little bit of a different tennis player". She'll face fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe , who reached the final with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over CiCi Bellis . She lost her serve once in the first set, the first time she had been broken all week.
Some Republicans also are pushing the administration to keep the subsidies. Trump has continued to make the payments - which would amount to about $7 billion in 2017 - but he has also made no promises about continuing to do so and is openly suggesting that the payments may stop.
Give me your wealthy, your rich, your huddled MBAs yearning to be tax-free. The background here is that Trump on Wednesday rolled out a plan to cut legal immigration in half over a decade by reducing green card approvals and implementing a point system to evaluate applicants on such factors as English proficiency, education level and job skills.
Several GOP leaders say that at least for now, they see no clear route to the 50 votes they'd need to get something anything recasting President Barack Obama's health care statute through the Senate . He's meeting with one lawmaker today who's indicated he's open to repeal. Yet Alexander remains "undeterred", the article explained. McConnell added, "I don't think this is going to be 1986" - which is true, because apparently he doesn't want it to be like 1986.
Banning these exports will prevent the DPRK from earning over one billion USA dollars per year of hard currency that would be redirected to its illicit programs, according to the resolution. In particular, it adds nine other individuals linked to the scheme and four entities, including the national insurance company, the main currency exchange bank and a group that sends North Korean workers to other countries.
And as his administration has lurched from one crisis to the next - from the firing of FBI Director James Comey to allegations of collusion with Russian Federation and the Republican Party's failure to repeal Obamacare - something of a consensus has emerged in the currency market.
But it said it would have only asked for an 8.8% bump if Trump and House Republicans agreed to fund the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies through 2018. Why would anyone expect the federal experiment - which in many ways resembles Kentucky's failed program - to end differently? This is D-day for insurers on the federal exchange.