Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported that Russian military police stationed in Afrin had begun leaving the region ahead of the possible Turkish operation, but the report could not be independently verified. For us it does not matter that a terrorist organization will change its name, its name will remain a terrorist organization. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Thursday urged Turkey not to take any action in northern Syria.
The ex-aide eventually reached a settlement with the congressman that paid her thousands of dollars from Meehan's congressional fund. Nevertheless, with sexual harassment allegations dominating the news, Rep. The payments were also apparently reported months after they were made. In this case, the employee, represented by counsel, made certain assertions of inappropriate behavior which were investigated.
Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced Friday an offensive into Afrin had "de facto" begun, in reference to sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. "The U.S. must eliminate the confusion and change its stance in favor of peace and improving relations with Turkey ", he said during an address to police chiefs.
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Former US Ambassadors to African countries have written to president Donald Trump expressing their anger over his "shithole" remarks. The plan was presented to Trump last week by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.
Having been sidelined for six months with an elbow injury, Djokovic is through to the fourth round as he chases a seventh title at Melbourne Park. Open finalist Madison Keys opened with four straight aces and won the first 11 games in a 6-0, 6-1 win over No. 92-ranked Ekaterina Alexandrova .
She is also the First Lady of Pakistan Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif. Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday took a jibe at the Sharif family, alleging that it was destroying the moral values of the country's youth. "Don't lament on the 2018 general elections getting rigged because empty chairs can not cast votes", she said. Maryam said, "When the opponents [Imran Khan] were on his container, Nawaz was working on CPEC".
Ronny Jackson said he administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment during Trump's physical exam Friday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and said the president achieved a score of 30 points. Jackson said he'd ruled out a list of possible causes, and that dry mouth caused by the over-the-counter decongestant Sudafed was likely to blame. Jackson said that the president is eating a healthier diet now that he is in the White House and has a team of chefs cooking for ...
The Election Commission's (EC) decision to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit , was its chief, A.K. Jyoti's parting gift to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said here on Saturday. "There is a tacit understating between BJP and AAP, which is why EC has delayed the recommendation", he claimed . The focus is now on the Chhattisgarh parliamentary secretaries and what they would do next.
At 7-0 in conference play, Holtmann is the first coach in 95 years to win their first seven Big Ten games. At the end of the second period, it looked like Minnesota was going to add another win. I love Madison Square Garden, but I just don't get it. They've been without star guard Amir Coffey (shoulder) since January 3, and starting center Reggie Lynch was suspended on January 5.
Having failed to register a shot on target in the first half, Martial fired the victor in off the crossbar nine minutes after the break. Sean Dyche's side responded well to going behind and hit the crossbar but were unable to find an equaliser despite bringing on Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, Sam Vokes and Nahki Wells late on.
Secretary-General Guterres also expressed concern that trust between Moscow and Washington "continues to ebb" on nuclear and other issues including "vital strategic arms reduction measures established during and after the Cold War". The foreign minister again made the argument that killing off the Iran nuclear deal would also compromise any bid to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear arsenal.
The modern Olympic Games were born out of an ideal for peaceful sporting competition amongst nations. South Korea has asked North Korea for an explanation on why it suspended a planned visit to the South by a North Korean team to inspect venues for concerts to be held around the Olympic Games next month.
Sen. Durbin was having none of it, saying if Trump truly feels his comments are being "misrepresented" then he should release any existing recordings from the Oval Office meeting. "I think both are based upon racial perspectives I think are highly objectionable to large numbers of our caucus, correctly so, and in any event are items to be discussed in the terms of comprehensive immigration reform".
Sky News Ireland Correspondent David Blevins said the change in leadership was significant, adding that Mrs McDonald is the first woman to lead Sinn Fein and comes from a middle class background. Sinn Fein is now the third biggest party in the Republic of Ireland and the second biggest party in Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein has shared power in Northern Ireland since 2007 and is in negotiations to try to restore the devolved executive there but it has never governed in the south where it has ...
State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), a candidate for IL attorney general, released a statement Tuesday saying Rauner's inability to call Trump a racist is "pretty damning". I know where the bandwidth exists. "I want to make sure that I can keep talking to the President". Meadows has backed an immigration bill with more restrictions than Democrats are likely to agree to.
So, why are people so adamant Mr Trump's numbers don't add up? Perdue initially said he did not recall whether the president made the comment. "It's really an honour for me, " said Nasreddine, now affiliated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities in Quebec.
Kyrgios will next face third seed Dimitrov for a place in the quarter-finals, the man he beat in the last four of the Brisbane International this month. "How much do you have to pay Svitolina to have (a) one-hour lesson? I had the chances, but because I thought, like, she is incredible, she's a god, I can not do anything against her, that's the problem".
While there was no official response from the president, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders branded senate Democrats as "obstructionist losers, not legislators" in a statement released minutes before the shutdown came into effect.
In addition to funding government operations through to February 16, the House-passed bill would have extended funding by six years for the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, a provision meant to secure Democratic votes. "SHAME on Republicans in the House and Senate and the Trump Administration!" This is the first time in the modern budget era that the government shuts down , with employees furloughed, with one party in control of the government.
While military action during the games is nearly a non-issue with the recent meeting between the North and South, the ongoing lack of diplomacy shown by our current president is nearly certain to continue throughout the games. China and Russian Federation - two major regional players who were not invited to participate in the Vancouver summit this week - criticized Washington's pessimistic outlook of the Korean diplomatic process.
Reuters reported that there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the latest in a long series to have hit Kabul. An Afghan spy agency official told AFP there are four militants inside the hotel. The hotel, located on a hilltop and heavily protected like most public buildings in the city, was previously attacked by Taliban fighters in 2011. This was the second time that the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul came under attack.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney addressed the press on Friday morning over the possible government shutdown. So when you only have 51 votes in the Senate, you have to have Democrat support in order to keep the government, to fund the government.
On 16 January, a factory in Delhi's Udyog Nagar was gutted in a fire . Mayor Preety Agrawal has also reached the spot. From ground sources it is known that one of the factories manufactures fire crackers while the other two are engaged in manufacture of carpet and plastic respectively.
Those "activists" who are now banned from entering Israel include two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland. "The decision to cut funding to UNRWA and to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital puts pressure on King Abdullah to distance himself from the U.S., and Israel, but of course that is much easier said than done".