It was also nearly three times the number of applications the agency received in 2012 for the recent astronaut class. The candidates were introduced by Vice President Mike Pence and Robert Lightfoot, NASA's acting administrator, in a ceremony held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Now the Queen's Speech could be delayed from next Monday , as cobbling together a deal to be propped up by the ultra-socially conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) is proving more hard than originally thought. Taking a swipe at the former prime minister, he added: "David Cameron tried to make that work and nobody was prepared to deal with him on that basis so I'm not sure that would be on the table".
Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a senior counterterrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that Qatar hosted the Taliban "by request by the USA government" and as part of Qatar's "open-door policy, to facilitate talks, to mediate and to bring peace".
Donald Trump has blasted the former director of the FBI as a "coward" shortly after he testified as to why he was sacked during the Russian Federation investigation. "I hardly know the man. It doesn't make sense". Trump's last tweet before Friday morning came at 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday and was about his planned trip to Cincinnati to speak about his infrastructure plans.
The leaders supported Afghanistan's efforts to combat terrorism, extremism and drug-related crimes, saying the United Nations should play a core role in coordinating worldwide cooperation to secure peace and stability in the Asian country. They reportedly exchanged greetings even as it was the first occasion when the two leaders came across each other after Sharif's operation. Nawaz said Pakistan as a full member of the SCO would strive further to achieve the collective objectives of the ...
They accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region with ties to their Shiite rival, Iran, and its support for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The crisis escalated further on Friday after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain released a list of 59 Qatari and Doha-based people and entities linked to "terrorism".
Who will be prime minister now? . "Voters do not want further months of uncertainty and upheaval", William Hague wrote in the Daily Telegraph, while adding that "very serious lessons" would be learned. At the start of the campaign, she was enjoying poll leads of 20 points or more over the main opposition Labour Party. And Nicola Sturgeon suggested during the campaign that the SNP might be willing to prop up a Labour minority government.
The Gulf states have also been critical of Qatar's increasing closeness with Iran , Saudi Arabia's principal rival in the region. Qatari officials met Monday with Ethiopia's prime minister and Saudi officials visited the Ethiopian capital over the weekend.
The agency made the disclosure in response to a freedom of information request by The Wall Street Journal . The Secret Service, which protects the president and his family, maintained a secret taping system for the White House in the eras of John F.
The Russian president also declined to address reports that he was in possession of a secret dossier of compromising material on Trump, and said there was no "special relationship" between the two men. Kelly met Putin in St. Petersburg, the Russian president's hometown and his nation's onetime capital, after sharing a contentious discussion about Russia's attempts to hack the 2016 election at the St.
Timothy said he had resigned on Friday after the result was confirmed, and took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a botched plan for elderly social care that caused a major backlash. It's a great result for anyone who wants to see more gender equality in politics, and it's happened on the 104th anniversary of the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who spent her life fighting for the right of British women to vote.
Trump said last month that former FBI Director James Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of their conversations, days after the president abruptly fired Comey. The Secret Service was asked because it has traditionally been the agency to maintain White House recording systems. Since then, the White House has refused to clarify whether such tapes exist.
The farmers called off their stir after the Government came out with the loan waiver. Addressing reporters in Delhi on the issue of farm loan waivers, Jaitley said that states who want to go for such schemes will have to generate the required funds from their own resources.
Whenever Pakistan has done something, our Army has given a reply... This is not the language a parliamentarian must use. "Where is the public outrage for such a comment from the president of the ruling party?", she asked. "The kind of words.the latest bout of words shocks me and my party.These are coming from eminent leaders of the (Congress) party, a party which governed us for the last 60 years".
Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed ministers to her shaky government on Sunday, as some Conservative colleagues rallied to support her and others said her days were numbered after last week's disastrous election. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling sprang to Mrs May's defence, insisting she needed to stay in office for the national interest. "I think its quite possible there'll be an election later this year or early next year, and that might be a good thing, because ...
US House and Senate investigators have requested former FBI Director James Comey's memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion including audio recordings. On Thursday, Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that as Federal Bureau of Investigation director he drafted - and shared with his senior staff - memos about his interactions with Trump that left him uneasy.
Republicans said James Comey's testimony had bought Trump some time, because the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had not presented smoking-gun evidence of any crimes, but they're concerned that the White House's failure to change the subject was robbing the GOP of its legislative agenda.
On Saturday in Washington, D.C., the annual D.C. Capital Pride Parade, a massive showing of the rainbow colors by gays, lesbians, transgenders, and others, was almost halted in its tracks. Dodgers Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen said it's all about making the relationship between the team and the community genuine.
Israel later withdrew from Gaza but lay a siege to it. While there is no official overall figure for Israel's spending on Jewish settler units since the June 1967 war, the Israeli finance ministry has been publishing partial figures every year, and these show the sum standing at $3.5 billion over 12 years up to 2015, a figure that does not include investments before 2003.
That was to be Sri Lanka's last taste of success as Sarfraz and Amir took advantage of some lacklustre fielding to amass an unbeaten 75-run partnership to lead their side to victory with 31 balls to spare. Tensions did rise for Pakistan when Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Ali all fell within 18 runs of one another, and coach Mickey Arthur's side hit a mid-match lull in tempo that threatened to throw off their pursuit.
Islamic State group leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Syrian airstrike on Saturday, according to Syrian state TV. "We are doing everything we can". Just last Spring, US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, predicted a gruesome end for Baghdadi. The fighting - backed by bombing from the US-led coalition - left at least 12 IS jihadists dead in al Romaniya, the SDF said.
Speaking in Mexico, Mrs Merkel told a news conference: "We are ready for the negotiations". "At the same time, we say that we want to remain a good partner to Britain". We know when they must end. "To be acceptable domestically, this deal must minimize the economic risks inherent in Brexit and not put parliament in a position where it is forced to test Theresa May's proposition that "no deal is better than a bad deal".
The latest iteration of Microsoft's console is capable of running games at 4K resolution and that comes at a price , R7 499 to be exact. There are 6 teraflops of graphical power within the compact black box, higher than the PS4 Pro's 4.2 teraflops.
An Italian investigative source said Zaghba was a Moroccan-Italian whose mother lived in the northern Italian city of Bologna. Police had on Monday named the other two attackers as Khuram Butt, aged 27, and Rachid Redouane , aged 30. The Guardian said he was a pastry chef who had lived in Dagenham in east London , not far from where Butt was residing. The 12 people arrested shortly after the attack had already been released without charge.
The unusual timing of the call and the adviser's haste to get the message across pointed to Qatar's deep concern about the impact the remarks attributed to the emir could have. However, the nature of the Qatari delegation's visit was unknown. "The catalogue is so wide". The dispute between Qatar and other Arab states could lead to war, Sigmar Gabriel, German foreign minister, has told a newspaper.